Update 22 January, 2020
This Policy determines how we obtain, collect and use information on our website https://topicsmill.com/ (hereinafter referred to as “We”, the “Website” or “Our Website”) or other products and services provided on the Website https://topicsmill.com/ (all of the above together referred to as the “Services”).
- By visiting this Website or using the Services, You accept rules and conditions described in this Policy, which could be changed over time. Every time, when You visit the Website or use the Services You express Your direct consent to Us collecting, using and disclosing information provided by You in accordance with the procedure described in this Policy.
- We collect, register or process any of the following general categories of information:
- Information about Your visits to Our Website, Your use of the Website;
- Geographical location;
- Operating system;
- Browser type;
- Information source;
- Visit duration;
- Number of pages viewed;
- Pages requested by Your browser from Our server (via cookies).
The Website may gather information about Your general Internet use by using cookies. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to Your computer automatically. A cookie is a file that is placed on Your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to Your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to You, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to You. The Website uses “cookies” to help You personalize Your online experience.
The Website may also gather information such as IP address, internal session ID, user’s domain, type of Internet browser, domain of Website. Such information will not identify You personally: it is statistical data about Our visitors and their use of Our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save Your time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that You have returned to a specific page. For example, if You personalize the Website pages, or register with the Website or Services, a cookie helps the Website to recall Your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording Your personal information. When You return to the Website, the information You previously provided can be retrieved, so You can easily use the Website features that You customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies if You prefer. If You choose to decline cookies, You may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website Services or Website You visit.
- Our server processes the following specialized information while You are using the Website:
Your IP address is processed for the purpose of demonstration the language version of the Website corresponding to the language of Your country. In case if at the moment of using the Website, the language version corresponding to the country of Your IP-address is not available, You will see the version of the Website in English.
Data about Your IP address is processed by Our server exclusively during the time of Your visit of Our Website. We do not register, do not process for any purpose, other than the above, or do not store any data about Your IP-address.
- Payment Information
We will accept available precautions to protect Your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We will use encrypted connections customers with security protocols (SSL), to protect Your credit card data and other data that require a reliable security.
Payment information, including name, address, data on settlement account and credit card is required for the provision of certain Services. This information is used solely for billing purposes, receiving and control of payment. We do not store information about Your credit card and automatically not write off bankroll.
- We register and process the following general information provided by You while communicating with Us via the feedback form on Our Website with the purpose of responding to Your requests:
- The contents of Your message addressed to Us.
- Distribution and disclosure of information
To protect Your privacy and security, We will also take reasonable steps to verify Your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to Your data.
While You can terminate Your account at any time, Your information may remain stored in archive on Our servers even after the deletion or termination of Your account. However, We will not sell, transfer, or use the information relating to the terminated account of an individual in any way.
By writing a testimonial You agree that We are allowed to use Your testimonials linked to Your account or not for marketing purposes. We are also allowed to place Your testimonials on pages of the Website.
You can always contact support team and ask to block / remove Your testimonials if You feel that it may harm Your educational or business profile.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore the Website cannot guarantee the security of data sent to Us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at Your own risk.
We reserve the right to disclose personal user information subject to lawful demands or if We are bound by a court decision.
- We protect Your information in the following way
We take all possible steps to ensure the safety of Your information, which is required for functioning of the Services, on Our secure servers.
You bear responsibility for observing the privacy of Your passwords and safety of Your keys stored on Your device.
- Third party websites
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites. If You follow any links to a third party website, keep in mind that these sites have their own privacy policies and that We do not assume any responsibility or obligations under such policies. Please examine these policies prior to transferring any personal data to other websites.
- Access to information
Our Website does not possess the capability to access Your personal information on Your personal computer.
- Our relations with advertisers
We do not disclose Your data to Our advertisers, however, We are entitled to provide summarized information about Our users for the purpose of demonstrating to advertisers the characteristics of the target audience.
We are also entitled to use summarized information to provide assistance to advertisers in attracting the target audience.
If You have agreed to receive advertisements by email or via SMS from Us or Our partners, You can unsubscribe at any time by sending Us an email via the Website of the Company or software developed by the Company.
- California privacy rights
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from Us, once a calendar year, information about the customer information We shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which We shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2019 will receive information regarding 2018 sharing activities).
To obtain this information, please send an email message to [email protected] with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of Your message. We will provide the requested information to You at your email address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in Our response.
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California residents have the right to know what personal information about them is collected, request deletion of their personal data, opt-out of the sale of their personal data, and not be discriminated against if they choose to exercise any of these rights. We do not sell any of the data We collect about You. If You’d like to exercise any of the other rights afforded to You, contact Us at [email protected].
- Exercising Your other rights
You have a number of other rights in relation to the personal data We hold about You, however, there may be restrictions on how You may exercise the rights. This is largely due to the nature of the Services We provide. Much of the data We collect is in order to facilitate contracts between users, facilitate payments, and provide protection for the legitimate users of Our marketplace – these data uses are protected against the below rights.
You have the right to:
- seek human review of automated decision-making or profiling
- opt-out of direct marketing, and profiling for marketing
- temporary restriction of processing.
Erasure – most personal information and user-generated content cannot be deleted as they are used to support contracts between users, document financial transactions, and are used in providing protecting other legitimate users of the marketplace. In the case of non-personal data that can be linked with personal data, it will either be erased or otherwise anonymised from the personal data.
Temporary restriction to processing – under certain circumstances You may exercise this right, in particular if You believe that the personal data We have is not accurate, or You believe that We do not have legitimate grounds for processing Your information. In either case You may exercise this right by contacting Us.
- Children’s privacy
Our Services are restricted to users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not permit users under the age of 18 on Our platform and We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If You suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the Website.
- How to contact Us