Privacy Statement

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This Privacy Policy outlines our practices on collecting, using, and disclosing your information when you use our service, and informs you of your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

We use your personal data to provide and improve our service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. This policy was created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator.

Interpretation and Definitions


Words with initial capital letters have meanings defined under the following conditions. These definitions apply regardless of whether they appear in singular or plural form.


For this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for you to access our service or parts of our service.
  • Cookies are small files placed on your device by a website, containing details of your browsing history among other uses.
  • Device means any device that can access the service, such as a computer, cellphone, or digital tablet.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service refers to the website.
  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes data on behalf of the company, including third-party companies or individuals employed to facilitate the service, provide the service, perform services related to the service, or assist in analyzing service usage.
  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by using the service or from the service infrastructure itself (e.g., the duration of a page visit).
  • You means the individual accessing or using the service, or the company or legal entity on behalf of which the individual is accessing or using the service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our service, we may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This may include, but is not limited to, your email address and usage data.

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the service and may include information such as your device’s IP address, browser type, browser version, pages visited, time and date of visit, time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

When accessing the service via a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including the type of mobile device, unique mobile device ID, IP address, mobile operating system, type of mobile internet browser, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our service or access it via a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used include beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and improve and analyze our service. Technologies we use include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies: A small file placed on your device. 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 parts of our service. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our service may use cookies.
  • Web Beacons: Certain sections of our service and emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the company to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email, and for other related website statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

We use both session and persistent cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the website and enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies: These cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the website.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the website, such as remembering your login details or language preference, providing you with a more personal experience and avoiding the need to re-enter preferences every time you use the website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The company may use personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our service, including monitoring usage.
  • To manage your account and registration as a user of the service.
  • For the performance of a contract: Developing, complying, and undertaking the purchase contract for products, items, or services you have purchased or any other contract with us through the service.
  • To contact you via email, telephone calls, SMS, or other forms of electronic communication regarding updates or informative communications related to functionalities, products, or contracted services, including security updates.
  • To provide you with news, special offers, and general information about other goods, services, and events similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests and attend to them.
  • For business transfers: Evaluating or conducting a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets.
  • For other purposes: Data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns, and improving our service, products, services, marketing, and user experience.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We may share your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service and to contact you.
  • For business transfers in connection with or during negotiations of any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or part of our business.
  • With Affiliates requiring them to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • With business partners to offer certain products, services, or promotions.
  • With other users when sharing personal information in public areas.
  • With your consent for any other purpose.

Retention of Your Personal Data

We will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal data to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and policies. Usage Data is retained for shorter periods unless used to strengthen security or improve functionality.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information may be processed at the company’s operating offices and other locations where parties involved in processing are located. It may be transferred to and maintained on computers outside your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction with different data protection laws.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by submission of your information represents your agreement to that transfer. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is treated securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Deleting Your Personal Data

You have the right to delete or request assistance in deleting your personal data. You can update, amend, or delete your information at any time through your account settings or by contacting us. We may need to retain certain information for legal obligations or lawful basis.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

  • Business Transactions: If involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your personal data may be transferred.
  • Law enforcement: Disclosure of your personal data may be required by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities.
  • Other legal requirements to comply with legal obligations, protect and defend company rights or property, prevent wrongdoing, ensure personal safety, and protect against legal liability.

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of your personal data is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your data, absolute security cannot be guaranteed.

Children’s Privacy

Our service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. If you are a parent or guardian aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. We will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Links to Other Websites

Our service may contain links to other websites not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to their site. We strongly advise reviewing the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of third-party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page and updating the “Last updated” date. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes are effective when posted on this page.