The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. This policy explains what we will do with your personal information.
B. Collection of Personal Information
The following types of personal information may be collected, stored and used:
information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system;
information about visits and use of this website, including referral source, duration of visit, page views and website navigation paths;
information such as your email address, which you enter when you register on our website;
the information you enter when you create a profile on our website – for example, your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, marital status, interests and hobbies, academic details and occupation details;
information such as your name and email address, which you enter to set up subscriptions to our emails and/or newsletters;
information you enter while using the services on our website;
information that is generated while you use our website, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it;
information relating to any purchases made, services used or transactions you make through our website, which may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and bank card details;
the information you post on our website with the intention of publishing it on the Internet, which may include your username, profile pictures and the content of your posts;
information contained in any communications you send us by email or through our website, including the content of communications and their metadata;
any other personal information you send us.
Before disclosing another person's personal information to us, you must obtain that person's consent both to the disclosure and to the processing of the personal information in accordance with this policy.
C. Use of Your Personal Information
The personal information transmitted through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or in the respective pages of the website. We may use your personal information to:
administering the website and our business;
personalizing our website for you;
authorization to use the services available on our website;
sending goods purchased through our website;
providing the services purchased through our website;
sending reports, invoices and payment notices to you and collecting payments from you;
sending commercial communications for information purposes;
sending expressly requested notices by e-mail;
sending our newsletter by email, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer want this communication);
sending marketing communications about our business or the companies of carefully selected third parties that we believe may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically consented, by email or similar technologies (you may inform us in any moment if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
providing statistical information about our users to third parties (those third parties will not be able to identify any user with this information);
dealing with requests and complaints made by you or about you relating to our website;
keeping our website secure and preventing fraud;
verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent via our private messaging service); and
If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and use that information in accordance with the extent of the consent you provide to us. Privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be changed using the privacy switches on the website. Without your express consent, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for direct marketing by those third parties or any other third party.
D. Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this includes our subsidiaries, our parent company and all of its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any potential or pending legal proceedings;
to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to third parties for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction);
to the buyer (or prospective buyer) of any business or good that we have sold (or plan to sell); and
to any person we reasonably believe could apply to a court or other authority having jurisdiction over the disclosure of personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority could order the disclosure of the personal information.
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
E. International Data Transfers
The information we collect may be stored, processed and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
Collected information may be transferred between the following countries that do not have personal data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.
Personal information that you publish on our website or that you submit for publication on our website may be available over the Internet worldwide. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of this information by others.
You expressly consent to the transfers of personal information described in this Section (F).
F. Retention of Personal Information
G. Security of Your Personal Information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall protected) servers.
All electronic financial transactions completed through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the Internet is typically insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password you use to access our website; we will never ask for your password (except when you log in to our website).
We reserve the right to update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to make sure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
I. Your rights
You can ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; the provision of this information will be subject to the following terms:
Free of charge
We may retain the personal information you request to the extent permitted by law. You can ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either give your express prior consent to the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will give you the opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
J. Third Party Sites
Our website includes hyperlinks to and details of third party websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
K. Updating Information
Please let us know if the personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which they are used can be found below:
We use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to recognize a computer when a user visits the website / track users while they browse the website / enable the activation of a shopping cart on the website / improve the usability of the website / analyze the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalize the website for each user / direct advertisements that may be of particular interest to the user / describe the purpose(s)};
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies – for example:
in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies by overriding the cookie handling settings, available by clicking on "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", then "Advanced";
in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu and unchecking "Accept cookies from websites "; and
In Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by going to the "Personalization and control" menu, clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", then selecting "Block sites from sending any data" under the heading "Cookies".
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the functions on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer – for example:
In Internet Explorer (version 10), you must delete cookies manually (you can find instructions on how to do this at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 );
In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history", clicking "Show cookies", then " Delete all Cookies"; and
in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by going to the "Personalization and control" menu, clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", then selecting "Delete cookies and other website data and plugins" and click "Clear browsing data".
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.