PRIVACY POLICY & COOKIE POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

Gearank (hereinafter also referred to as “Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) operates www.gearank.com (“Website”) and provides services (collectively “Services”). Our Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) governs your visit to our Website and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our Service.

We take your privacy very seriously. In this Policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue the use of our Services immediately. 

We use your data to provide and improve Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, the terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions. Our Terms and Conditions govern all use of our Service and together with the Policy constitute your agreement with us. 

If this Policy is modified in any way, it will be updated here. Regularly checking and reviewing this page ensures that you are updated on the information which may be collected, used and shared with other parties. If we believe that the modifications are material, we will notify you of the changes by posting a notice on the Website, or emailing you at the email address provided to us by you, and as we may deem appropriate. What constitutes a material change will be determined by us, at our sole and absolute discretion. In this Policy “you”, “your” or “Users” refers to the users of the Website. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The personal information you disclose to us

In Short: We collect information that you provide to us.

We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our Services or otherwise when you contact us.

The personal information that we may collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the services and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

Personal Information Provided by You. We only collect names and email addresses. We may also collect additional information about our users in order to provide relevant and effective services.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected

In Short: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Website. 

When you access our websites, we, our service providers and our partners may automatically collect information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity on our websites. Typically, this information includes your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before browsing to our website, general location information such as city, state or geographic area; and information about your use of and actions on or in our websites, such as pages or screens you accessed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of access.

Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites. This information is collected via various mechanisms, such as via web beacons, embedded scripts, and similar technologies. This type of information may also be collected when you read our HTML-enabled emails.

The information we collect includes:

  • Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity on the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
  • Device Data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other devices you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, and operating system configuration information.

DO WE COLLECT COOKIES DATA?

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a Website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies may also be used such as pixel tags, remarking tags and tag managers to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. Please refer to our Cookie Policy.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfilment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We use personal information collected via our Website for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below. 

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to provide you with our service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To protect our Services. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
  • To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.
  • To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.

WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfil business obligations.

We may process or share the data that we hold based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfil the terms of our contract. 
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved. 

WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?

In Short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our Website. 

The Website may contain third parties links and which may link to other websites. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of the data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this Policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

WE HEREBY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR, ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES POSTED OR OFFERED AT ANY OF THE THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE. BY CREATING A LINK TO A THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THAT WEBSITE, NOR ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR ADVERTISED AT THOSE SITES. SUCH A THIRD PARTY MAY HAVE A PRIVACY POLICY DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF OURS AND THE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE MAY PROVIDE LESS SECURITY THAN THIS SITE.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. No purpose in this Policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR).

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed of what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

Under certain circumstances, individuals in Europe have rights under data protection laws in relation to their personal data. If you are located in Europe, you may ask us to take the following actions regarding personal data that we hold:

  1. Access. You are entitled to ask us if we are processing your personal data and, if so, for a copy of the personal data we hold about you, as well as obtain certain other information about our processing activities.
  2. Correction. If any personal data we hold about you is incomplete or inaccurate, you can require us to correct it, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  3. Erasure. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law.
  4. Object. Where our reason for processing your personal data is a legitimate interest you may object to the processing as you feel it impacts your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
  5. Restriction. You may ask us to suspend our use of your personal data in the following scenarios: if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; where our use of your personal data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; where you need us to hold your data for a longer period than we usually would, because you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  6. Transfer. Where it is possible, we will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to personal data provided by you which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  7. Withdraw consent. Where our reason for processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
  8. Automated decision making. You have the right not to be subject to automated decision-making (e.g., profiling) that significantly affects you. The exercise of this right is not available to you in the following cases:
    1. The automated decision is required to enter into, or perform, a contract with you.
    2. We have your explicit consent to make such a decision.
    3. The automated decision is authorised by the local law of an EU member state.

However, in the first two cases set out above, you still have the right to obtain human intervention in respect of the decision, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

There may be legal or other reasons why we cannot, or are not obliged to, fulfil a request to exercise your rights. We will use available lawful exemptions to your individual rights to the extent appropriate. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions.

You will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your rights relating to your personal data. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note, we may not be able to provide Service without some necessary data.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  1. our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy”, and can easily be found on the home page of our website;
  2. users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page;
  3. users are able to change their personal information by emailing us at the contact details mentioned in the “Contact Us” clause.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals:

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)/CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS ACT (CPRA).

Your Right to Know: You have the right to request that we disclose the following information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months. We may ask you to provide certain information to identify yourself so that we may compare it with our records in order to verify your request. Upon verification, we will disclose to you:

 

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we have collected about you.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.
  • The categories of third parties to whom we have sold or shared your personal information if any, and the categories of personal information that we have shared with each third-party recipient.

Your Right to Opt-Out of Sale or Sharing of Personal Information: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information by submitting a request as directed on the homepage of our website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of any individuals under the age of 18.

Where we are sharing your personal information with third parties for the purposes of cross-context behavioural advertising or profiling, you may opt-out of such sharing at any time by submitting a request as directed on the homepage of our website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.

Your Right to Limit Use of Sensitive Personal Information: You have the right to request that we limit our use of any sensitive personal information to those uses which are necessary to perform the Services or for other specifically-enumerated business purposes under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA.

Your Right to Delete: You have the right to request that we delete any of the personal information collected from you and retained by us, subject to certain exceptions. We may ask you to provide certain information to identify yourself so that we may compare it with our records in order to verify your request. Once your request is verified and we have determined that we are required to delete the requested personal information in accordance with the CCPA, we will delete, and direct our third-party service providers to delete, your personal information from their records. Your request to delete personal information that we have collected may be denied if we conclude it is necessary for us to retain such personal information under one or more of the exceptions listed in the CCPA.

Your Right to Correct: Under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA, You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal information we maintain about you, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes for which we are processing such personal information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to correct such inaccurate personal information about you.

Non-Discrimination: You will not receive any discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of your privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

Verifying Your Request: Only you, or a person that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a request related to your personal information. In the case of access and deletion, your request must be verifiable before we can fulfil such a request. Verifying your request will require you to provide sufficient information for us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information or a person authorized to act on your behalf. We will only use the personal information that you have provided in a verifiable request in order to verify your request. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority. Please note that we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on a request if such request is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. To exercise these rights, please contact us at the contact information mentioned in the  “Contact Us” clause.

DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS FOR OTHER JURISDICTIONS

In Australia, data protection rights are governed by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). These principles outline the rights and obligations regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Individuals have the right to know how their personal data is being handled, access their personal information held by organizations, request correction of inaccurate data, and make complaints about privacy breaches. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is the regulatory authority responsible for overseeing data protection in Australia. For more information on data protection rights in Australia, visit the website of the OAIC at https://www.oaic.gov.au/

WHAT INFORMATION DO THE SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE ACCESS TO?

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

GOOGLE ADWORDS

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: My Ad Centre

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

DOUBLECLICK DART COOKIE

Google is one of the third-party vendors on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based on their visits to the website and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ads and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL- https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads 

Some of the advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has its own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads 

AMAZON

Gearank is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and other Amazon stores worldwide. Amazon may also set cookies when you click on advertising links to visit their websites.

SWEETWATER

Sweetwater supports Gearank.com with advertising which may be served from this website or via Google, including Remarketing Ads, and may result in third-party cookies being set on this website and when you click advertising links to visit the Sweetwater website. We do not share any personal information you provide to us with Sweetwater. Although there are many advertising links to Sweetwater on this website, Sweetwater does not have any editorial role in the content or product recommendations that we provide.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Services are not for the use of children below the age of 13 (“Child” or “Children”). In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without the consent of the legal guardian. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data without the parent’s consent, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?

In Short: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Last updated” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

CONTACT US

After reviewing this policy, if you have any additional questions, regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below:

Contact Form

Last Updated: July 25, 2023.
 

COOKIE POLICY

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For more details about your personal information, please refer to our Privacy policy.

This Policy also tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us. If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy please contact us through the Contact Form.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser when you access the Website. Cookies are classified into two major categories: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporarily stored on your device while you are visiting a given Website. They are deleted once you leave the Website. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your device for a more extended period of time specified in the cookie file, after you leave the Website. This type of cookie remains available for retrieval by the web server when you return to visit the website.

Cookies are further classified into “first party cookies” and “third party cookies”. First party cookies are those sent to your browser by the server of the Website you are visiting. Third party cookies are those sent to your browser by servers other than the Website you are visiting (e.g., the server of an advertising network to which the Website you are visiting is subscribed).

TYPES OF COOKIES WE ARE USING

When Users visit our platform to use our services, we place the following cookies for them. 

COOKIE

DOMAIN

DESCRIPTION

DURATION

TYPE

AWSALBCORS

scripts.mediavine.com

Amazon Web Services set this cookie for load balancing.

6 days 11 hours

Necessary

test_cookie

.doubleclick.net

doubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.

15 minutes

Advertisement

AWSALBCORS

keywords.mediavine.com

Amazon Web Services set this cookie for load balancing.

7 days

Necessary

__gads

.www.gearank.com

Google sets this cookie under the DoubleClick domain, tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the campaign’s success, and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are currently on and will not track any data while they are browsing other sites.

1 year 24 days

Analytics

__gpi

.www.gearank.com

Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.

1 year 24 days

Advertisement

IDE

.doubleclick.net

Google DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user profile.

1 year 24 days

Advertisement

 

AWSALB

scripts.mediavine.com

AWSALB is an application load balancer cookie set by Amazon Web Services to map the session to the target.

past

Performance

TYPES OF COOKIES

We may use other cookies which operate on our website which include but are not limited to these categories.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 
  2. Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site. 
  3. Advertising Cookies – These cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you. 
  4. Analytics Cookies – These cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
  5. Third-Party Cookies – These cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.  

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

We may use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by;

  1. Improving the quality of our service, better understanding of how people interact with us, and for survey control and fraud prevention purposes;
  2. Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and serving you content which we believe improves your experience on our Website;
  3. Remember your actions and preferences on the Website over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website; 
  4. Analysing how you use our Website helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.

HOW CAN I CONTROL OR DELETE COOKIES?

There are many ways to manage your cookies:

  1. You can refuse your consent (Opt-Out);
  2. You can disable third-party cookies by use of your browser settings; or
  3. You can use our cookie management tool to disable third-party cookies.

Control via your browser settings

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. If you do not want our Website to store cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. You can also adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies from third parties. You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies that have already been stored.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience on the Website, for example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of a Website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit a Website.

If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g., your computer, smartphone, or tablet) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.

In addition, most browsers offer a so-called “Do-not-track function”, with which you can state that you do not wish to be “tracked” by the Website. If this function is activated, the respective browser informs advertising networks, websites and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavioural advertising or similar. To enable the “do not track” option in your browser follow the respective link below:

Other cookie management tools

In addition, you may opt out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page.

CHANGES TO THE COOKIE POLICY

We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will let you know through email/ notifications, but please check this policy regularly to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

Last Updated: July 25, 2023