Effective as of December 14, 2015
THE CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit or use the Platform, we may collect information from you. Some of it may be personal information. This information can include geography, search history, IP address, screen resolution, browser used, operating system and settings, language, fonts and plugins, access times and referring URL. If you are using a mobile device, we may also collect data that identifies your device, your settings and your location.
If you use any of our Services or tools, via any of the Platform, we may need additional information from you. This information can include your name, email address, telephone number, billing address, credit card information, PayPal information (if you select PayPal as your method of payment), bank name, swift code, account number, routing number or IBAN (if you select wire transfer as your method of payment).
If you choose to open an account with us, we will collect your email address, password, and other preference information you provide us. If you choose a third-party service, like Facebook Login, to register or login, you are permitting us to use and store the email address related to the account.
If you give us personal information, you are telling us that the information is true, accurate, complete and current. You are also telling us that you have the authorization to provide it to us.
Ad Delivery and Analytics
In order to provide the best reporting and Analytics service, and since in advertising is important to deliver the right message to the right receiver, for example based on the time of the day and the browser used, we log and collect information such as the Browser, the Operative System, Font and plugin list, screen resolution, domain name, date and time and page(s) visited. We do so on each site of the network.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect your personal information directly from you. For example, when you provide us your personal information when you use our Platform, answer our questions, engage us to provide Services or open an account with us.
We also collect your personal information passively. For example, we collect information about you over time and across different websites when you visit or use our Platform. We also use tracking tools like cookies and beacons.
We collect your personal information from third parties. This can include when you log in using a third party platform, such as Facebook.
About the Technology
We collect the information described above by using Web beacons and/or cookies.We often engage or cooperate with service and technology companies to collect this information.
WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information to provide you our Services, to improve our Platform and Services, to better understand the users of our Platform and Services, to protect our property and to prevent damage to them.
We also use your personal information to display more relevant advertising and recommendations, or suppress advertising and content that you might find irrelevant. We use collected aggregated anonymous data from all of our users to formulate advertising delivery strategies in order to show you relevant advertisements and provide attractive click through rates.
If for example we understand that on Saturday people visiting a website in the movie category are more inclined to go to the cinema, we may show advertising that offers a discounted ticket in a nearby theatre. This kind of advertisement may be interesting and advantageous to you.
If you do not want to benefit from this, you can opt-out by following the instructions in the “More Cookies Information” paragraph below.
We also use your personal information to contact you, which may include:
- To send communications related to the Services you have inquired about or have purchased;
- To send alerts and notifications you have subscribed to, including to your mobile device;
- To solicit reviews or feedback;
- To get in touch with you if you contact us;
- To send you information servicing and administrative emails;
- To send you emails regarding our Services or those of our partners, if you have opted-in to receive emails from us or have transacted business with us, and as permitted by law.
You can manage your communication preferences in your account. Every newsletter email has an opt-out URL and you can unsubscribe from such communication at any time. You cannot unsubscribe from servicing emails and administrative messages that are considered part of the Services you have purchased or inquired about.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your personal information with our corporate affiliates and with third parties for our legitimate business purposes as permitted by law. For example, we may share your personal information with suppliers who perform services on our behalf and have agreed in writing to protect and not further disclose your information.
If you engage us for Services through one of our Platform, we may share your personal information with the payment service providers and the vendors needed to provide the Services. This can include credit card companies and state agencies. These third parties will process your personal information as data controllers in accordance with their own privacy policies.
We may also share your information as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
If the Company itself (or part of its business) is sold or otherwise changes control, the new owners would have access to your personal information for the uses set out herein. In case of failure, bankruptcy or reorganization, we may not be able to control how your information is treated, used or transferred.
If you provide us a review of your experience with us, you authorize us to publish it on our Platform. You also authorize us to aggregate it with other reviews.
We may disclose personal information if required by law, for example to law enforcement or other authorities. This includes court orders, subpoenas and orders arising from legal processes, and administrative or criminal investigations. We may also disclose your personal information if the disclosure is necessary for the prevention, detection or prosecution of criminal acts or to prevent other damage, or in response to a legal action or to enforce our rights and claims.
We may also share anonymous aggregated usage information with others.
HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the most reliable technical security measures to protect your information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is entirely secure and Bidfluence cannot guarantee absolute security.
Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organizations, or our third party suppliers, who require such access to carry out the uses indicated in this Policy.
The Company does not knowingly collect personal information from minors. If we become aware that a minor is attempting to submit personal information, we will remove this information from our records. If you are the parent/legal guardian of a minor who has given us personal information, please contact us so we can delete it.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TOOLS
The Company uses tracking tools such as cookies and beacons.
We (or our suppliers) use several common tracking tools. We use these tools to collect usage and demographic information about you over time and across different websites when you use our Platform. We also have third parties (e.g. advertisers) that collect personal information this way. Tools we use may include browser cookies. Your browser will store these cookies on your computer in a small file.
The cookie named "Oli_Ref" is used to bind your eventual subscription in this website to another user that may have redirected you to us and allow us to pay him a commission. This cookie contains no personal information about you.
We use a single cookie named "bf_matchp" to save information about your navigation, and allow us to offer you more interesting advertising results and a better experience. This single cookie is also used for analytics purposes and for our Analytic service. No personal information is stored in the cookie, it is anonymous, encrypted, and only readable by Bidfluence who will use it in only as set forth in this Policy.
There are many types of cookies that exist, the following are some examples.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES: Strictly necessary cookies enable Services that you have specifically requested. They let you use our Services, and essential features on this website and log into secure areas. Without these cookies we cannot provide Services and the correct operations on this website.
FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES: Functionality cookies are used and installed directly from this website to provide customized functionalities, for example automatic language settings, preference settings and others to improve your experience. These cookies cannot be used by third parties or track your activity on other websites.
SESSION COOKIES: Session cookies are temporarily memorized and are deleted and expire when you close your browser. We may use them for preference settings and session maintenance during the navigation.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: These cookies collect information in an anonymous aggregated form, for example, number of users that visited a page and how they interact on a particular page to provide us analytics data.
THIRD PARTY SOCIAL COOKIES: Social networks like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube may install cookies through services such as “like” and “share” buttons. Please note that we have no control over these cookies, and you can choose to opt-out and find more information in the sections below.
We and our advertising partners may also use web beacons. Web beacons are electronic files used to track your navigation of a website or collection of sites, the completion of transactions, submittal of applications and browsing behavior. By using the Platform, you give us your free, unambiguous and informed consent to the use of any of the cookies and tracking tools mentioned in this policy.
The Company uses tracking tools for the following purposes:
- To track new visitors to the Platform.
- To help us recognize your browser as a previous visitor. This includes saving and remembering any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting the Platform, such as language.
- To store your username and password if you are registered with us.
- To work with online advertising companies to display targeted advertising on our Platform and third party platforms that you visit. This targeting may be based on information you submit on our Platform or third party platforms. This targeting may also be based on your activities or behaviors on our Platform or those of third parties. We may also obtain information about your browsing history from our business partners. To learn more about targeted advertising and how you can accept or refuse (opt-out of) this type of advertisements, we recommend that you visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.eu.
- To help improve our Platform offerings and for capacity planning purposes. We or our third party service providers may set analytics cookies. These allow us to gather aggregated or segmented information about the types of visitors that access our Platform and the pages and advertisements that they view. We do not use this information to personally identify you.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL TRACKING TOOLS AND OPT-OUT OF ONLINE BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING
You can find more general information on third party cookies and how to block them, here:
You can find information on how to disable cookies here:
There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you may not be able to use all of our Services and features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.
You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser.The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.
If you are not using any of the above-listed common browsers, you could find the relative settings in the browser menu or settings.
HOW THE COMPANY RESPONDS TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
EUROPEAN UNION AND PRIVACY
The European Union has strict privacy laws in place. These laws differ significantly from the laws of the United States.
From the Link HERE
"The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet the European Union (EU) “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. While the United States and the EU share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, the United States takes a different approach to privacy from that taken by the EU. In order to bridge these differences in approach and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a "Safe Harbor" framework and this website to provide the information an organization would need to evaluate – and then join – the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program."
By providing information to us, you agree that we operate in the US and you agree to permit us to transmit and use your user information anywhere necessary, including across international boundaries.
ACCESSING AND RECTIFYING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled at any time to obtain information about all your personal information that we store, in accordance with applicable law and without any fee. However, in exceptional cases we ask you to pay reasonable fee before we provide the information if permitted by applicable law. We may request proof of your identity before providing this information. We may not be able to allow you to access certain personal information in some cases. For example if your personal information is connected with personal information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases we will provide you with an explanation why you cannot obtain this information. You can also withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time by contacting us at the address below. You can demand deletion or rectification of your personal information, however, statutory provisions, especially those affecting the Company’s accounting, processing of claims, and mandatory data retention, may prohibit deletion or anonymization.
To exercise your rights, or if you have questions about our privacy practices or need assistance with exercising or understanding your privacy choices, please contact our Privacy Officer at