Our privacy and cookies policy

  1. Introduction
  2. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

  3. Collecting personal information
  4. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
    (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

    (b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);
    (c) information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
    (d) information relating to any purchases you make of our goods and services or any other transactions that you enter into through our website (including your name, address, telephone number, email address and card details);
    (e) information that you post to our website for publication on the internet (including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts);
    (f) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication);
    (g) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
    Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

  5. Using personal information
  6. Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
    We may use your personal information to:
    (a) administer our website and business;
    (b) personalise our website for you;
    (c) enable your use of the services available on our website;
    (d) send you goods ordered through our website;
    (e) supply to you services purchased through our website;
    (f) send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
    (g) send you non-marketing commercial communications;
    (h) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
    (i) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
    (j) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
    (k) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
    (l) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
    (m) keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
    (n) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
    If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

    We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

  7. Disclosing personal information
  8. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies, employees and business partners insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
    We may disclose your personal information:
    (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
    (b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
    (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
    (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling.
    Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

  9. International data transfers
  10. Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
    Information that we collect may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
    Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
    You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.

  11. Security of personal information
  12. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
    We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.
    You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  13. Amendments
  14. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

  15. Your Rights
  16. You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

  17. Third party websites
  18. Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
    We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  19. Updating information
  20. Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

  21. About cookies
  22. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
    Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

  23. Our cookies
  24. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

  25. Analytics Cookies
  26. 13. 1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

    Google Analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
    Google Analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

    13.2 We use Adverticum AdServer to manage advertisement.
    Adverticum service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
    Adverticum’s service provider’s privacy policy is available at:

    http://adverticum.hu/english/privacy_policy

    13.3 We use software from Zoho Corp. to distribute our newsletters.
    Zoho service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
    Zoho service provider’s privacy policy is available at:

    https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html

  27. Third party cookies
  28. Our website also uses third party cookies. Our website integrates websites features of third-party websites, especially social networks. These functions often contain scripts that read cookies from these social networks and may be stored on your device. These cookies allow under certain circumstances the provision of individual advertising for the respective user. Although we do not have access or influence on those cookies or the data collected from them, we want to let you know about these cookies and seek your consent to those elements. Below is a list of possible cookies for social networks:

    14.1 Twitter. The following Twitter features may be used on our website. This read or set off under circumstances Twitter cookies:
    Twitter application (allows users to log in to their Twitter accounts and interacting with our websites about these accounts)
    Re-tweet button of Twitter (allows users to share content on LinkedIn)

    Twitter’s privacy policy is available at: https://twitter.com/privacy

    14.2 LinkedIn. The following LinkedIn features may be used on our website. These may read or store LinkedIn cookies:
    Share button of LinkedIn (allows users to share content on LinkedIn)

    https://www.linkedin.com/legal/pop/pop-privacy-policy

    14.3 Facebook. The following Facebook features may be used on our website. These may read or store Facebook cookies:
    Like button of Facebook (allows users to share on Facebook that they like something)
    Facebook Connect (allows users to log into their Facebook accounts and to interact through these accounts with our websites)
    Share button of Facebook (allows the user to share content on Facebook)

    Facebook’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
    Facebook’s cookies policy is available at: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies

    14.4 Google +1. The following Google features may be used on our website. These may read or store Google cookies:
    Google +1 button (allows users to select an element in their accounts with Google+)
    Google login (allows users to log in to their Google Accounts and interact with our website through these accounts)
    Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

    14.5 YouTube. The following YouTube features may be used on our website. These may read or store YouTube cookies:
    YouTube Video Player (allows users to view YouTube videos on our websites)
    YouTube login (allows users to log in to their YouTube accounts and to interact our website through these accounts)
    YouTube’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  29. Blocking cookies
  30. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example
    in Chrome, you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
    15.1 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    15.2 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.