Personal Information We Collect
As used in this Policy, “personal information” is understood as all data that relates to an identifiable human being whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be inferred, from the data.
Our website does not collect your personal information, with the exception of your IP address and certain information collected by Google Analytics and Metrika Yandex , as will be explained below. In addition, our website may be detecting non-personally identifiable geo-location information to optimize our service, however our website does not collect your precise geo-location or associate the detected geo-location data with a specific user. We do not sell your personal information to advertisers or other third parties. In certain instances, we may request your email address to communicate with you. If this happens, your email address will only be used to communicate with you and deleted upon your request.
Use of IP Addresses and Browser Settings
When you visit our website, we register the IP address and browser settings of your computer or other device. The IP address is the numerical address of your computer or other device used to visit our website. Browser settings can include the type of browser you use, browser language and time zone. We collect this information so that we can trace the computer or device used in cases of misuse or unlawful actions in connection with visits to or use of our website. Moreover, we may collect this information for various internal business purposes, such as:
- generating statistics;
- measuring traffic and popularity of content areas;
- identifying usage trends and expanding our business activities;
- general data analysis and administering our site and affiliated sites;
- improving or modifying our website, developing new services and functionality;
- and complying with applicable legal requirements and legal process, requests from governmental authorities, relevant industry standards and our internal policies.
We may also use your IP address and browser settings in other manners and for other purposes for which we will provide specific notice on this website at the time of collection. We may use or disclose your IP address and browser settings for any legitimate purpose to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Google Analytics and Metrika Yandex
We use tools commonly known as “Google Analytics” and “Metrika Yandex” (henceforth, “Analytic tools”), it’s industry standard analytics tools operated by Google and Yandex, to collect information about use of our website. We also rely on Google Analytics and Metrika Yandex too for purposes of display advertising and personalized advertising, as such terms will be explained below. Analytic tools collects information such as how often users visit our website and what other sites they visited prior to reaching our website. We use the information we obtain from Analytic tools for the purposes of improving our website.
Analytic tools collects only the IP address assigned to your computer or other device and your browser settings on the date you visit our website, rather than your name or other identifying information. We never combine the information collected through the use of Analytic tools with any other kind of personally identifiable information. Although Analytic tools will usually plant a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, such cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google and Yandex.
Please note that you can prevent Analytic tools from recognizing you on return visits to our website by disabling cookies on the browser of your computer or device.
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or other device when you visit a website that can be understood by the website that issued the cookie. We and Our Partners (as such term is explained in the next section) use the information collected by cookies to remember who you are to log you in and your preferences, to serve content tailored to your needs or interests and to assess how our website is used. You can accept or decline cookies through your browser settings. To learn more, please look at the cookie settings available in your specific web browser(s).
Personalized Advertising (Formerly Known as Interest-Based Advertising)
Our website permits Google Adsense to collect certain information about you to provide personalized advertising to you. They may be collecting from your computer or device certain information, such as:
- your gender;
- your age;
- your location; and
- areas of your interests.
In addition, they may be collecting certain information related to your PC, laptop, mobile phone or other device attributes and traffic/session information, such as:
- the model of your computer or device;
- the make of your computer or device;
- your computer or device agent details;
- the ID of your computer or device;
- session durations;
- and activity information.
Opting-Out of Receiving Personalized Ads
If you do not want our website to show you personalized ads please be advised to do any of the following:
- use Google’s service enabling opt out of seeing personalized ads by clicking Google Ads Help for opting out of seeing personalized ads and follow the instructions;
- For Yandex you can remove marks from necessary items here;
disable and delete cookies from the browser settings of your computer or device as follows: cookies.insites.com