Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 24th, 2013

We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is protected. This policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the types of personal information we collect and how we use, disclose and protect that information.

Scope of application

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that we collect in relation to your use of the Website (as defined in the Terms of Use). It does not apply to information collected by third party websites, platforms and applications that you may access through links on the Website. Such third party third party websites, platforms and applications may have their own privacy policies. In addition, when you use services offered by us, we may ask you to share further personal information with us. You will be informed in advance of the type and purpose use of such data.

How we process personal data

When you browse the Website, we may collect data relating to you, and you may also communicate such data to us. We will use such data only for our own purposes, and for our subsidiaries or members of our sales network, for the purpose of surveys, analyses or studies and for marketing purposes]. Except for these uses, we consider personal data collected through your visit of the Website as confidential, and treat it as such. Generally, we retain such personal data on file for no more than one year.

We may ask you to provide consent to certain data uses if we need to use your personal data for purposes not covered by this Privacy Policy. You are not obliged to provide such consent, but if you prefer not to, participation in certain activities may be restricted. If you do provide additional consent, the terms of that consent will prevail in case of conflict with this Privacy Policy.

Data transfer through the internet

Data transmitted through an open network such as the internet or an email service can be accessed openly. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or materials sent through such open networks. When you share personal data through an open network, you should be aware that third parties may access this information and collect and use it for their purposes. Even where the sender and the recipient are in the same country, data may be routed through other countries including such that do not have an adequate level of protection. Please use other means of communication where you consider this appropriate for security concerns.

Local storage

When you browse the Website, information may be stored on your computer (locally) through the “DOM Storage” process. DOM storage is used for storing data in a web browser, similar to cookies (see below), but with enhanced capacity. Locally stored information does not permit to identify you, but the DOM storage process records information on how you browse the Website on your computer (the pages you have viewed, date and time of viewing, etc.) that we can read during your subsequent visits. You can delete that information manually by performing the following steps:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0:
  1. From the “Tools” menu, select “Delete Browsing History”; select the “Cookies” checkbox and click “OK”.
  2. Click on the “Confidentiality” tab.
  3. Use the cursor to select the desired setting.

To delete all the storage areas irrespective of the source, clear the checkbox “Store data from favorite websites”.

Firefox:
  1. From the “Tools” menu, “Options” and then “Privacy”.
  2. Click on "Clear my history now”

For other browser(s), consult the user manual/help section of your browser.

Cookies

We use what is known as browser cookies to simplify the use of the Website and obtain information that can help us to improve the information and services made available through the Website. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. We use cookies to make the Website to use and to better tailor the Website and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the Website. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our Website and to help us improve their structure and content.

You can change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (see above) to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, your IP address will be truncated before it is passed on to Google in the USA (“IP masking”). The entire IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for us and providing to us other services relating to Website activity and internet usage.

You may refuse the use of cookies (see above). You can also opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Amendments

We may amend these Privacy Policy at any time and with immediate effect. If we make amendments, they apply as of the date of their publication on the Website. We expect you to regularly refer to this section to make sure you are familiar with the applicable Privacy Policy.

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