Privacy Policy

Here at Simply AJ, the privacy of my readers is of the utmost importance and I am committed to safeguarding it.

This Privacy Policy sets out how personal data is collected, used, shared and protected by Simply AJ. If you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Latest Update: 24th May, 2018.

This Website collects Personal Data from its Users to enhance user experience.


Owner and Data Controller

Website Name: Simply AJ
Location: United Kingdom
Contact Email: Please email here.


Types of Data Collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, name and email address.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection. Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Website.

Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this Website is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Website to provide its services. In cases where this Website specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service. Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Website or by the owners of third-party services used by this Website serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Website and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.


Mode and Place of Processing the Data

METHODS OF PROCESSING

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Website (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

PLACE

The Data is processed at the Data Controller’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller using the information provided in the contact section.

RETENTION TIME

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the User to provide the Service, or for the purposes otherwise outlined in this policy. The User reserves the right to request suspension or removal of Personal Data.


The Purposes of Processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Contacting the User, Content commenting, Displaying content from external platforms and Traffic optimisation.

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.


Detailed Information on the Processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

ANALYTICS

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

CONTACTING THE USER

Contact form (this Website)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorises this Website to use these details to reply to requests for information or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected: Name, email address and website.

CONTENT COMMENTING

Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Website.
Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.

If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

Comment system managed directly (this Website)
This Website has its own internal content comment system.

Personal Data collected: Name, email address, and website.

DISPLAYING CONTENT FROM EXTERNAL PLATFORMS

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)

Instagram is an image visualisation service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

AFFILIATE LINKS

ShopStyle Collective (ShopStyle, Inc.)

ShopStyle Collective is an affiliate marketing network. This Website uses affiliate links generated by ShopStyle Collective to create curated, monetised content by the Owner.

Personal Data collected: Cookies.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Additional Information about Data Collection and Processing

LEGAL ACTION

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website or the related Services.

The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT USER’S PERSONAL DATA

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Website may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

SYSTEM LOGS AND MAINTENANCE

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Website (System logs) or use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

INFORMATION NOT CONTAINED IN THIS POLICY

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

THE RIGHTS OF USERS

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner. In particular, Users have the right to know whether their Personal Data is being processed, learn about its

contents and origin, verify the accuracy, obtain a copy or request that it be updated, corrected, supplemented or erased.

Any requests should be directed to the Owner through the contact information detailed in this policy. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

HOW “DO NOT TRACK” REQUESTS ARE HANDLED

This Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the beginning of this policy.

Should the User object to any of the changes to this policy, the User must cease use of this Website and may request that the Owner erase their Personal Data.


Definitions and Legal References

PERSONAL DATA (OR DATA)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person, legal person, institution or association.

USAGE DATA

Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilised by the Users of this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilised to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilised by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Website) and the details about the path followed within the Website with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

USER

The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

DATA SUBJECT

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

DATA PROCESSOR (OR DATA SUPERVISOR)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

DATA CONTROLLER (OR OWNER)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.

THIS WEBSITE

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

COOKIES

Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.

LEGAL INFORMATION

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Website.


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