DopeInsights takes the privacy of its Website users very seriously. This policy and all of its clauses are applicable to the Website whether accessed through a computer, mobile device or otherwise.
PERSONAL INFORMATION/DATA DOPEINSIGHTS MAY COLLECT
We may collect the following information about you:
- INFORMATION THAT DIRECTLY IDENTIFIES YOU: This may include your name, address, email address, username, and password.
- INFORMATION THAT INDIRECTLY IDENTIFIES YOU: We automatically receive and record information from your device or web browser when you interact with our sites and apps, for example, your internet protocol (IP) address, mobile device ID, time zone setting, location data, language preference, operating system, platform, and links you have clicked on or shared with others, including through email and social media. We may also create a user ID that may similarly indirectly identify you. We may use this information to collect data about your activities on our sites and apps and on third-party sites, apps and platforms including but not limited to Facebook. We may associate information that indirectly identifies you with your user account (if you have one) and other information we have collected about you.
- LOCATION DATA: We may collect geo-data, which tells us where you are, when we collect other information about you. We may also collect the language option or country you choose. We may link location data to other information we have collected about you.
- PROFILE DATA: This may include your username and password and other information you give us (if you are a registered user), information you give us in connection with purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses. Profile data you enter in your account profile (if you are a registered user), including your username may be shown to other users to facilitate user interaction on our sites and apps. We do not disclose email addresses to other users.
- MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DATA: This may include information about your subscriptions to newsletters and your marketing preferences.
- TRANSACTION AND FINANCIAL DATA: We may collect or receive transactional and financial information relating to you when you buy something through our sites and apps (for example payment details) or because you have bought something from a third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content.
- SPECIAL CATEGORY DATA: When we conduct research or carry out surveys we may collect sensitive personal data about you, for example information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life or sexual orientation. We will not use or share this information without your explicit consent.
We aggregate personal data we collect, such as the number and frequency of your visits to our sites and apps, to produce metrics and statistical information. We may share this data with third parties.
We share aggregated, anonymized, information with our ad partners and service providers so that we, and they, can understand how people use our sites and apps; this helps us grow our business and improve and develop our products and services. These third parties may share with us information about you that they have independently developed or acquired.
We combine information about you with information about other users to create audience segments of aggregated data, for example, statistical, demographic and usage data. If we combine or connect aggregated data with personal data we treat the combined data as personal data and deal with it in accordance with this privacy notice.
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA / INFORMATION
- You may give us your personal data directly, for example when you create a user account, buy products or services, subscribe to our newsletters, opt in to marketing, publish posts or comments, enter a competition, participate in a promotion or survey, ask for user support, or contact us for any reason.
- We automatically collect personal data when you interact with our sites and apps. We collect information about your devices and browsing actions and interests by using cookies and similar technologies.
- Third parties who provide advertising and related services may give us your personal data, these including analytics providers and ad networks.
- We may receive your personal data from third parties when you buy things through our sites and apps or when you buy things from a third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content. This information may include your contact details and financial and transaction data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
- If you access our sites and apps using your social media account(s) credentials (including but not limited to Facebook / Twitter / Youtube / Google), we will automatically collect certain information, such as your name, picture, and email address. We will use all information available through your social media account(s) which your social media account(s) (such as Facebook / Twitter / Youtube / Google), including the user ID which those social media accounts attributes to you, in accordance with its policies and your preferences selected through that platform.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA / INFORMATION
We collect, use or otherwise process personal information as allowed under applicable law, including where based on one or more of the following:
– The consent you provide to us at the point of collection of your personal information;
– The performance of the contract we have with you;
– The compliance of a legal obligation to which we are subject; or
– The legitimate interests of DopeInsights, a third party or yourself. “Legitimate interest” is a technical term under the regulation. It means that there are good reasons for the processing of your personal information and measures are taken to minimize the impact on your privacy rights and interests. “Legitimate interest” also references our use of your data in ways you would reasonably expect and that have a minimal privacy impact. We have a legitimate interest in collecting and processing personal information, for example: (1) to ensure that our networks and information are secure; (2) to administer and generally conduct business within the DopeInsights; and (3) to prevent fraud.
Following are few of the uses of the Personal Data / Information we collect:
- Recognize you and analyze how you, and other users, navigate our sites and apps and what you’re interested in. We do this by using cookies or similar technology as explained herein below;
- Communicate information to you;
- Analyze comments and feedback you have given us including comments, feedback and reviews you have posted on our sites and apps;
- Provide you with communications and services you’ve signed up, for such as our newsletters;
- Register you as a user of our sites and apps and other products and services and administer your account;
- Publish content on our sites and apps including articles, feedback, reviews and user comments about our posts;
- Fulfill orders for products or services placed through our sites or apps;
- Collect money you owe us;
- Verify or obtain payments due to us when you buy something from a third party after clicking on an “affiliate” link in our content, measure the performance of affiliate links, analyze and develop this part of our business;
- Communicate our terms, notify you about changes to them and communicate with you about non-compliance;
- Ask you to take part in a survey or other research about our sites and apps and other products and services;
- Conduct surveys or undertake research so that we can improve and develop our business, our sites and apps and our products and services;
- Allow you to take part in a prize draw, sweepstake, or other competition or other promotional activity;
- Administration and protection of our business including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, user support, reporting and hosting data, administration and IT services, network security, fraud prevention, customer services and business reorganisation, including exchanging information with third parties for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention;
- Serve content and ads and analyze their performance and effectiveness;
- Use of data analytics to improve and develop our products and services and inform our marketing strategy;
- Send marketing communications to you if you subscribe to our newsletters or other products and services;
- Customising this website and its content to your particular preferences;
- Security vetting;
- Communicate with you about our services, and content, including published content, content you submit for publication, and content posted by you (including your comments on content, feedback and reviews);
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations and legal and regulatory processes.
MARKETING AND OPTING OUT
We may share your personal data / information with organization who are our business partners and we or they may contact you, unless you have asked us or them not to do so by email about our or their products, services, promotions, special offers, charitable causes which may be of interest to you.
If you prefer not to receive any further marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may disclose your personal data / information to:
- Other Companies within our group;
- Our agents and service providers [(for example: provider of web hosting or maintenance services)]:
- Third parties who process your data on our behalf when they provide services to us, for example data analytics, ad networks, research, marketing and financial services;
- Third parties who use it for their own purposes if you have provided consent;
- Third parties when you publish content including articles, comments and reviews on our sites and apps;
- We may be legally required to disclose or share your personal data without your consent in some circumstances, for example to comply with a court order or law enforcement;
- Law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity;
- Our business partners in accordance with Marketing and Opting out section hereinabove.
KEEPING YOUR DATA SECURE:
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data. We would take steps to safeguard your information by putting in place appropriate security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.
We limit access to your personal data to employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who need to access it. All of them will be subject to a duty of confidentiality and may be required to process your personal data only in accordance with our instructions.
Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet. In addition, we cannot guarantee or warrant that security measures can completely prevent data breaches. We have made procedures to deal with suspected data breaches and similar situations. However, we will notify you and the relevant regulator of any data breach as required under the relevant applicable law at that time.
We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance, training and compliance of our agents / employee with our policies and practices, and to prevent any fraud.
INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER INDIVIDUALS
If you give us any information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his / her behalf and / or has agreed that you can:
- Give consent on his / her behalf to the processing of his / her personal data;
- Receive on his / her behalf any data / information protection notices;
- Give consent to the transfer of his / her personal data to other third parties;
- Give consent to the processing / publishing of his / her sensitive personal data.
RETAINING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We keep your personal data for as long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected.
When we decide how long we will keep your information we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, why we need it, and any relevant legal requirements.
We may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for
research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely.
THIRD PARTY SITES, APPS AND PLATFORMS
Our sites and apps may include links to third-party sites, apps and social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control third-party sites, apps and social media platforms and we encourage you to read their privacy policies so that you understand how they process information about you.
We may also obtain information about your online movements and use of the internet. We do this by placing a ‘cookie’ which is a small file, on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies are used for several reasons:
- To recognise you whenever you visit the website;
- To speed up access to this website;
- To store your personal preferences;
- To build a profile about you;
- To better target our marketing and advertising campaigns.
The vast majority of web browsers accept cookies. However, you can change your browsers settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org
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OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS
Google, Facebook, Twitter
DopeInsights follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and as part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Legal rights you may exercise over your personal data are briefly described below:
Right to request access
You have the right to ask for a copy of personal data we hold about you and to check we are dealing with it lawfully by asking for information about how we process it.
Right to request correction
You have the right to ask us to correct incomplete or inaccurate information about you.
Right to request erasure
You have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data.
Right to object to processing
If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your personal data, you have the right to object. Our legitimate interest in processing your information may override your rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Right to withdraw consent
If we are processing your personal data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time.
Right to request restriction of processing.
You can ask us to suspend processing of your personal data where: (a) you contest the data’s accuracy; or (b) processing of your data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; or (c) we no longer need your data but you need us to hold it for a legal claim; or (d) you object to our processing of your data and we are checking whether the legitimate interest we rely on overrides your rights.
Right to request transfer
You have the right to ask us to transfer your personal data to you, or to a third party. This right applies only to automated information you gave us consent to use, or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Right to object to automated decision-making
You have the right not to be subject to automated decision-making, including profiling, which has legal or other significant effects on you. This right does not apply when the automated decision is necessary for entering into or performing a contract with you or is based on your explicit consent.
How to exercise your rights
To exercise your rights email [email protected] As a security measure, we will ask you to verify your identity. If a third party is making a request on your behalf we will ask them to prove that they have your permission to act for you.
We may contact you to ask you for further information to help you exercise your legal rights, or to speed up our response. We will try to respond to requests within one month and we will let you know if we need to take longer, for example, because your request is complicated. We may have an overriding lawful basis for processing your personal data, or certain exemptions may apply. If we refuse your request we will explain why.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to [email protected].