Privacy and Cookies Policy
1. What is personal data and what personal information we collect about you?
Personal data refers to any information relating to relating to an identified or identifiable individual, which has been stored in some form.
For the purposes of the websites we only collect information about how you use our website, IT, communication and other systems – see below: ‘Connection Information’ and ‘Cookies & Web Beacons’ (the “data” or “Information”).
2. Connection information
When you access our website, particular information is transmitted by a standard procedure, such as the IP address, type and version of the web browser used, the operating system used, the website where you came from and the time of visiting the website. As a rule, we will analyse these data only statistically in order to prevent errors and to improve our services. Only in the event of potential abuse related to your use of the website we would use the connection information to facilitate the identification of the responsible person.
3. Cookies & Web Beacons
To enhance your experience with us, many of the website pages will use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to recognize your browser, store your preferences, and to provide convenience and other features to you. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to furnish this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to furnish a site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Our websites also store third-party cookies to provide a personalized browsing experience to users. We and the third parties we authorize may receive and store certain types of non-personally identifiable information whenever you interact with us by using “cookies,” “web beacons” and analogous technology.
4. Who do we share the Information with?
The data may be shared with our partners and other participants operating on behalf of us, e.g., subcontractors providing or enabling services related to the website. We provide Information to third party service providers to enable us to administer the website. Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area. For more information, including on how we safeguard your personal information when this occurs, see below: ‘Transferring your personal information out of the EEA’.
Preference Based Advertising: We also work with and permit certain third parties, including, but not limited to advertising networks and website analysis firms, to place cookies on your computer or browser when you view, click, or otherwise interact with advertisements that are featured on our website. These third-party cookies and analogous technology are used to gather non-personally identifiable information about your activities on our website and third-party sites you may visit to serve you with advertisements that are relevant to your interests and preferences while you are on third party sites. Some of these third parties participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behaviour across different web sites. To learn more and make choices about preference-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA website at www.aboutads.info.
We may also submit the data to a third party for marketing purposes, prior your given consent, or with a view to meeting a legal obligation or if so, required by law or court decisions.
5. Confidentiality and security of the Information
We take appropriate measures, about the nature of the Information and the inherent risks in processing it, to preserve the confidentiality and security of the Information and to prevent loss of, or alteration or damage to, the Information or access to it by non-authorised third parties.
Users’ Information will be processed by using electronic means that are such as to ensure, in relation to the purposes for which such data is communicated and collected, data security and confidentiality, as well as to prevent unauthorized access to such data, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes of its collection.
Data will be processed at the web server farm of VIP Affiliate Network Ltd and at our peer-to-peer network and tracking platform.
6. How long do we retain the Information?
We will keep your personal data for as long as is necessary for the following purposes:
- to respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;
- to show that we treated you fairly;
- to keep records required by law.
We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information.
7. Transferring your personal information out of the EEA
To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), e.g.:
- with your and our service providers located outside the EEA; or
- if you are based outside the EEA.
These transfers are subject to special rules under European and UK data protection law.
The following countries to which we may transfer personal information have been assessed by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal information:
- United States.
If you would like further information, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
8. Keeping your personal information secure
We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
9. How to contact us or file a complaint?
If you wish to update, delete, or correct data submitted, or if you have any questions or views relating to our services, the information we collect or your rights, please Contact Us.
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
Please Contact Us for more information.
We may update or change this Policy from time to time, with or without any advance notice. The date of the last change or update to this Policy shall be noted at the end of this Policy, and any changes made will be effective upon posting of the revised version. If there are material changes in the way we handle your personally-identifiable information, or to the Policy itself, including changes to the ‘Preference Based Advertising’ practices set forth above, we will notify you using direct means, at our discretion either through displaying a notice on our website or by sending you an email, so that you may review the changed terms and consent to them prior to continuing to use our website. We encourage you to check this policy whenever you use our website and services to understand how your personal information is used.
This privacy notice was published on 6th November 2018 and last updated on 28th February 2023.