Privacy Policy

Effective Date: Oct 2023, Notice Version: 1.0

Contact Information for Data Controller

You can reach out to toppicpal.net for data-related inquiries at the following email:

Email: [email protected]

This document outlines the privacy policy governing our website, toppickpal.net, and informs you about the collection, protection, sharing, and management of both personal data (PD) and non-personal data (NPD).

Our privacy policy explains what information we may gather from you, the methods of collection, our security measures, potential data sharing, how you can access and modify your data, and how you can limit data sharing. Additionally, this policy highlights your legal rights regarding your personal data. Any terms not defined in this document will hold the same meaning as elsewhere on our website.

Your Rights By using our website and submitting personal data, you may have specific rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable laws. Depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data, you may enjoy some or all of the following rights:

  1. The Right to be Informed You have the right to know what personal data we collect from you and how we process it.
  2. The Right of Access You have the right to confirm if your personal data is being processed and to access your personal data.
  3. The Right to Rectification You have the right to correct inaccuracies or incompleteness in your personal data.
  4. The Right to Erasure (Right to Be Forgotten) You can request the removal of your personal data when there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it.
  5. The Right to Restrict Processing You have the right to ‘block’ or restrict the processing of your personal data, allowing us to store it without further processing.
  6. The Right to Data Portability You can request the personal data that you provided to us for personal use. We will provide it to you within 30 days of your request.
  7. The Right to Object You can object to us processing your personal data for specific reasons, such as legitimate interests, direct marketing, and purposes related to scientific or statistical research.
  8. Rights in Relation to Automated Decision-Making and Profiling You have the right to avoid decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that significantly impact you.
  9. Filing a Complaint with Authorities You can file a complaint with supervisory authorities if your data processing does not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. If the authorities fail to address your complaint adequately, you may have the right to seek judicial remedies.

Definitions

  • “Non-personal data” (NPD) is data that cannot identify you personally.
  • “Personal data” (PD) includes information about an identified or identifiable natural person (a ‘data subject’), where an identifiable person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, through an identifier like a name, ID number, location data, online identifier, or other factors specific to their identity.
  • A “visitor” refers to someone who browses our website.
  • A “member” is a registered user of our services or products.
  • The term “user” collectively refers to visitors and members.

Topics Covered in Our Privacy Notice

  1. Information We Collect
  2. Our Use of Cookies
  3. How Your Information Is Used
  4. Retaining and Destroying Your PD
  5. Updating Your PD
  6. Revoking Your Consent for Using Your PD
  7. Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
  8. Do Not Track Settings
  9. Links to Other Websites
  10. Protecting Children’s Privacy
  11. Our Email Policy
  12. Our Security Policy
  13. Use of Your Credit Card
  14. Transferring PD from the European Union
  15. Changes to Our Privacy Notice
  16. Questions About Our Privacy Notice

Information We Collect you have control over the type and amount of information you provide when using our website.

Our Legal Basis for Collecting and Processing Personal Data Our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD when you buy our products or services is the necessity for contract performance or taking steps to enter into a contract. When you sign up for our newsletter and information about our products and services through our website opt-in forms, our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD is based on your consent.

What Happens If You Don’t Provide Us Your PD Not providing sufficient PD may limit our ability to provide all our products and services. However, you can access and use some parts of our website without providing your PD.

We Collect Your PD in the Following Ways:

  1. Automatic Information We receive information automatically from your web browser or mobile device, including the website you visited before ours, your IP address, your Internet service provider, browser type, and more. We use this information to analyse user trends and improve our website.
  2. When Entering and Using Our Website If you accept cookies when using our website, some cookies may contain your PD.
  3. At User and Member Registration When you register as a user or member, we collect your name, email address, and other relevant information.
  4. When Buying Products or Services If you purchase our products or services, we collect your name, email address, physical address, credit card or payment information, phone number, and more.
  5. Collecting Your Location Information We may collect and process your physical location information when you use our services, using technologies like GPS and IP tracking.

Our Use of Cookies Cookies are small data files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. They may contain information read by the web server that delivered the cookie. Cookies often include a sequence of letters and numbers that uniquely identify your device. By agreeing to our use of cookies, you give us and our partners permission to place, store, and access specific cookies on your device.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are essential for the proper functioning of the website, such as displaying content, logging in, and responding to service requests. Disabling these cookies may affect your ability to use our website correctly.
  • Performance Cookies: These collect information about website usage, including pages visited, traffic sources, users’ interests, and other metrics.
  • Functional Cookies: These enable the website to remember user choices, such as language and personal preferences, and provide services like making blog posts or watching videos.
  • Media Cookies: These enhance website performance and deliver special features and content. They may be placed by third parties.
  • Advertising or Targeting Cookies: Advertising companies use these cookies to create a profile of your browsing interests and show relevant ads on other websites.
  • Session Cookies: These allow websites to track user actions within a browsing session.
  • Persistent Cookies: These are stored between browser sessions, preserving user preferences and actions across the site.

Cookies are used for various purposes, such as identifying visited areas, personalizing content, website analytics, remarketing products or services, and serving targeted ads based on your interests.

You can disable cookies in your web browser settings, but this may affect your ability to use our website.

Web Beacons We use web beacons to collect information about your website usage and the effectiveness of promotions.


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