Date of last update May, 2018.
By using the Blog and/or registering with us, submitting information, opening an account, or obtaining any of the products or services provided by the Blog, you hereby acknowledge and accept that you have read this Policy, the practices and policies outlined herein, and any supplemental terms thereof, such action constituting your acceptance of the policies, terms, conditions and notices contained thereof.
“You”, “your”, and/or “yourself” shall refer to you, a user of our Blog. “Us”, “our,” and “we” shall refer to Company and/or its parent, subsidiaries, assignees, successors, affiliates, and/or brands.
“Account Holder” shall mean any user who has registered with the Blog by opening a user account.
We seriously undertake the protection of minors and children, and thereby encourage parents, legal guardians and adults to be actively involved in helping minors learn about the safe use of the World Wide Web. You hereby represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen years of age, or older, as of the date of first access to the Blog, and, if you are still a minor (this may depends on the jurisdiction where you reside), are therefore using the Blog under the supervision of your guardian, parent or adult in charge. Please tell your parent or guardian or any adult to read these Terms alongside you, since children under eighteen are forbidden to visit the Blog or use our services otherwise.
In agreement with the rules and provisions set forth in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we do not collect any kind of information from any person under the age of eighteen (18) years.
We hereby declare that we have the sole and final right to change, alter or substitute this Policy, at any time now or beyond. You understand and agree that the collection, transfer and treatment of your personal information by us will be governed by the Policy effective at the time of your access to or use of the Blog. If we make material changes to the Policy, such changes will be shown within the Blog, and we may also notify you by email. Please see the date at the top of this page for the date that changes were last made. You should review the Policy regularly since your continuous usage of the Blog after any update to this Policy shall mean that you have accepted that changes and therefore the updated version will be binding upon you. Use your browser’s “Print” button to keep a copy of the Policy. Any update will be immediately effective from the public display of the updated Policy. Your further utilization of our Blog, either by virtue of being an Account Holder or through simple use, after the effective date of modifications to the Policy, indicates your acceptance of any modifications thereof.
During the course of use and access to our Blog, our server may place on your hard drive small text data files containing a small amount of data called “cookies” (sometimes called “web cookie” or “browser cookie”). Most commercial sites employ cookies. Company also utilizes such cookies and other computer code to provide our services, undertake statistical analysis, to better understand user behavior, to know how and when pages in the Blog are visited and by how many people and to manage our Blog. Blog’s cookies are used and processed on an aggregated, anonymous database.
- Collection of personal data and acceptance.
By using the Blog and/or being an Account Holder with us, submitting information, opening an account, or obtaining any of the products or services offered by us, you may need to disclose some of your personal data to Company, including, but not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, information which may otherwise not be publicly available. Any person who provides their personal information to the Company through the Blog represents that they are 18 years of age or older.
Therefore, personal data and other information provided by you to Company through the usage, browsing and/or registration into the Blog shall be used, without limitation, to: (i) create a record of our users; (ii) to provide you with custom, personalized promotional or marketing information; (iii) to create browsing and consumption preference profiles of you and other users for Blog improvement; and (iv) to create folders and cumulative statistics and analysis to be used to send users e-mails with promotions, advertising and information related to the Blog.
When you become an Account Holder or fill in the relevant sign-up forms on the Blog, you hereby provide Company with your explicit consent for the collection, treatment and processing of your personal data according to this Policy in accordance with the provisions of the relevant laws. If you elect to delete part or all of your personal data, you may do so through the pertinent settings on the Blog. You should be aware that some items of your personal data may be visible to members of the Blog. Please remember that any information (including personal data) that you disclose in public areas of our Blog, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, may become public information that third parties may collect and treat. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should apply prudence disclosing personal data in public forums.
- Personal data treatment.
We collect no more information than is reasonably required in order to provide the full functionalities of the Blog. Accordingly, we shall collect and process all personal data in a legal, lawful and adequate manner and shall undertake appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or unauthorized deletion of such data. Some of your information is used to provide and generate statistics and analytics and to provide us with marketing and traffic data regarding the Blog and other websites that link back to the Blog. We do not intend to use these logs to identify you or any other user. If you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to know who you are or where you are located, you may elect to browse the Blog in incognito mode or through another kind of anonymized browsing method to disguise your real IP address.
The information we learn from our customers helps us to personalize and improve your user experience. Here are some the types of personal data we usually collect: your name, e-mail address, physical address, workplace, IP address, phone number, user IDs, passwords, mailing information and any other information you may enter on the Blog or provide to us in any other manner.
- Personal data transfer.
We respect the privacy of each and every one of our users and consider their personal data as secret and private. Accordingly, we will not transfer, trade, or profit from your personal information or e-mail address to any third party or non-affiliated companies, and we shall take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of such data. However, we hereby reserve the right to release your personal data to protect our platforms, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms or Policy. We will also release your collected personal data under the following circumstances: (i) if required by applicable law; (ii) in response to a valid request from a law enforcement agency only when it is required by law and only as absolutely necessary for such compliance; (iii) to duly authorized third parties; (iv) to resolve or investigate abuse complaints; (v) when the information is connected to malicious software or other technical problems; (vi) when attempting to block abusive users or to complain to their ISP; (vii) to defend ourselves or our affiliates from legal claims by third parties; and (viii) as otherwise indicated by applicable law
We may employ third parties to perform certain activities (e.g. processing transactions, orders or providing customer service) on behalf of the Company. We will only share information with such third parties once you have given us your consent to such disclosure, only as reasonably necessary to provide their services or products requested by our Blog’s users, and provided that such third parties represent and warrant to keep such information confidential under security measures at least as stringent as the measures implemented by us. Additionally, such third parties shall be prohibited from using the received information beyond what is reasonably necessary to provide the services our users have requested.
We undertake reasonable technical and organizational measures to keep your data secure and protect it from any illegal access. Nevertheless, you must be advised that we can’t promise or ensure the security of your account information under all possible circumstances, therefore unauthorized entry or use by third parties, hardware/software malfunction, and other mayor factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.
Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized personnel have access to your data. We use safeguards, including but not limited to: (i) secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial information you input before it is sent to us; (ii) storing our database in a secure data centre; (iii) the highest form of server encryption available in the industry; (iv) undertake daily backups and on-site supervision and surveillance who have a legitimate need to know (including third-party contractors who process personal information); and (v) up-to-date firewall protection and other layers of security such as antivirus and anti-malware software.
- Your rights and revocation of consent.
Any user of the Blog can make a request to us in order exercise his rights to: (i) Access his personal data; (ii) Rectify his personal data when inaccurate or incomplete; (iii) Cancel his personal data; (iv) Object with legitimate reasons the process of his personal data; and (v) Revoke his consent for the process of his personal data at any moment, in order to stop its use.
The exercise of your rights to access, rectify or cancel your personal data and/or object or otherwise revoke your consent should be requested in writing to us and must include, at the minimum, the following info: (i) your name, address and e-mail address in order to notify you of the response to your request; (ii) documents establishing your identity; (iii) a clear and concise description of the personal data with regard to which you seek to exercise any of the abovementioned rights (when rectification is deemed necessary, any changes should be specified and documentation must be provided). In order to execute the previous rights, including any complaint or question concerning this Policy, you can get in touch with us via the e-mail address hello (at) vitpot (dot) com.
Additionally, and for convenience, you may also access your personal data at any time through your unique login-id and password for the Blog. After logging on to your account, you will be able to alter or modify all or part of your personal information.
- Advertising opt-out.
Company may use Google Analytics and other software tools (like remarketing codes) from time to time to gather information about websites you browse view or when you undertake specific actions in a website. This allows Company to provide customized, targeted advertising for our users. Therefore, third party vendors (such as Google, Inc.) may show you Company ads on certain websites across the Internet, even after you close the Blog. Such third parties may employ cookies and other Internet beacons to track your Internet browsing in order to serve ads based on your past visits to the Blog. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) which uses “cookies” to help us analyze how users use our Blog. The information generated therefrom will be transmitted to, and stored by, Google on US located datacenters. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Blog, creating reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. By using this Blog, you hereby consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set forth above.
These and other actions allow us to engage with our users, based upon their past interactions with the Blog. Any information collected is used only for marketing purpose and will not be used by third-party marketing vendors for any other purpose.
If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from Company now or in the future, you may opt-out by browsing the DoubleClick opt-out page currently located at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html and following the instructions, or via the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page currently located at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You can also set preferences for how Google advertises to you by using the Google Ad Preferences page currently located at www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/, and if you want, you can opt-out of interest-based advertising entirely by adjusting your cookie settings (see more at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/) or even permanently by using a browser plugin. Company’s ads do not collect any sensitive personal data about you.
You may opt out of receiving email marketing messages by sending us an email with the words UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject box or by simply responding to a link included in each e-mail.