Privacy policy

Please see our terms of service policy for important definitions used here.

This document sets out how HasGeek uses and protects any information that the User may give HasGeek when they use this website. HasGeek is committed to ensuring that the User’s privacy is protected.

Consent to data and acceptance of this policy

By agreeing to our terms of service, you are also agreeing to this privacy policy.

Policy revisions

HasGeek reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy any time by updating this page. Users should check this page from time to time to ensure that they are happy with any changes. If a User objects to any change to the Policy, the User must cease using this Service and can request the Data Controller to deactivate the User's Account.

This policy is effective from January 1, 2016.

Definitions and legal references

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data (as defined below) refers.

User” or “you” or “your

The individual using this Service, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data (as defined below) refers.

Personal Data

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number, and which has been submitted by you on behalf of the Data Subject.

Application” or “Service

The hardware or software tool by which your Personal Data is collected.

Browsing and Usage Data

Information collected automatically from this Service (or third party services employed in this Service), which can include: the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Service, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized 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 utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Service) and the details about the path followed within the Service with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

Data Processor” or “Data Supervisor

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller (as defined below) to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller” or “Owner

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Service. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Service.

Cookie

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on the your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree (your browser may be configured to automatically agree on your behalf), the file is added. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Service can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Information collection

We operate multiple websites and services. When using these websites and services, your browser, computer or phone automatically submits information about itself, and about what you would like to access from our websites. We collect some of this information to help improve our services, including but not limited to the Browsing and Usage Data.

You may also be required to submit additional information about yourself, including but not limited to your publicly used name, employer name, job title, contact information and any other information as required for your use of our services.

Information use

We collect and store information from our Users for the following purposes including but not limited to:

  • To render the page or service the User requested
  • For internal record keeping
  • To improve our products and services
  • To contact the User with regards to the services they have availed of
  • To contact you for promotional offers or market research purposes, with the User’s consent
  • To syndicate User’s publicly available data
  • To syndicate User’s pesonally identifiable information with HasGeek and it’s partners

Disclosure

Any subpoena or attempts by government agencies or private sector organizations to gain access to any information that you give us will be vigorously challenged. In the unlikely event that we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are legally prohibited from doing so) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure.

Information ownership

We claim no intellectual property rights over the material the User provides to this Service.

Information control

Retention

We retain User’s searches and other identifiable User information for an undefined period of time.

Conservation

We are committed to ensuring that User’s information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Retrieval

  • The User may request a copy of their data
  • The User cannot request a copy of this Service’s representation of User’s data

Opt-out and Deletion

  • If User no longer wishes to receive marketing email from us, then they can unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link included in the email.

  • Complete withdrawal of information is not always possible as some information may persist in database backups, in messages the User has sent to other Users via our Services, or in public pages that have been reproduced by third parties without our involvement. A request for closing an Account refers to the Account being deactivated.

  • If a User would like to close their account, they must write to us on our support channels.

Transfer

User’s Personal Data may be disclosed to a third party in case of business transfer or insolvency.

Cookies, third-party analytics and logging

Cookies and logging

We use cookies to log traffic on our website, that is, to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse and improve our website in order to tailor it to fit our customers’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. Overall, cookies help us provide User with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages User may find useful and which they do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to User’s computer or any information about User, other than the data the User chooses to share with us. User can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but User can usually modify their browser setting to decline cookies if they prefer. This may prevent the User from taking full advantage of the website as several aspects of it require cookies to function normally.

Third-party analytics

We use analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage metrics when the User uses our services. These tools and technologies collect and analyse certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC Address, mobile unique device ID, and other similar information. The third party analytics companies who collect information on our services and other online products and/or services may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services relating to User’s activities across their network of websites as well as online and/or mobile products and services. Many of these companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies.

The User may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page or by using an ad blocker.

Content and scope of website

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once the User have used these links to leave our site, the User should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which User provides whilst visiting such sites, and such sites and the User are no longer governed by this privacy statement or HasGeek’s terms of service. The User should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Support

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, contact us via our support channels.