Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is only for this website www.divinemagazine.net and served by Divine Magazine. (‘The Data Controller and Owner’) and governs the privacy of its Users who choose to use it. This Application may collect some Personal Data from its Users. See Personal Data heading further down in this policy.

The policy sets out the different areas where User privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the Users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects User data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Definitions

Data Controller and Owner – Divine Magazine, and the Owner of this Application

The Application – The hardware or software tool used to derive and collect the Personal Data

Personal Data or data – Information collected within the Application which can serve to identify the natural person or ‘User’ of this site

User – The individual using this Application, or the Data Subject, to which the Personal Data refer.

Data Subject – The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers

The Website (‘the Application’)

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to User privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its Users throughout their visiting experience.

This Application may send push notifications to the User.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the User’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the User on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for website’s to obtain explicit consent from Users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a User’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the User’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the User’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the Users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it’s external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information  http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days though some may take longer.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but would advise Users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your User rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Personal Data

This service is not directed to children under the age of 13. Minors should only use this site with the permission or assistance of an adult – parent or guardian.

By registering an account with this Application, the User agrees and allows the Application to identify them and give them access to the services requested or provided.

Personal Data is collected to allow the owner to provide its services. It is used for the purposes of data analysis, making comments on the content contained within this Application, interaction with social and external networks, registration, subscriptions, and feed management.

Below is a list of the applications that may be accessed to operate the service and/or display content, including the use of social widgets and buttons. Authorization, authentication and registration services connected to any/each of these applications may also be utilised:

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest

Google +

Linkedin

Feedburner/RSS Feeds

Analytics

User Contact

Content Commenting

Displaying content from external sites – Vimeo, SoundCloud, YouTube

Interaction with other social networks

The various Privacy Policies for these sites can be located at the end of this policy.

The types of Personal Data that may be collected by this Application or through third parties:

  • Cookies
  • First Name
  • Last name
  • Usage data
  • Email address
  • Username
  • Gender
  • Picture
  • IP address

Other Personal Data may be collected in other sections of this privacy policy. Failure to provide certain items of Personal Data may cause problems with this Application and prohibit it from offering its services.

Users are responsible for any Personal Data of other parties, used within this Application, and duly agree that they have said other third parties consent to provide this data within the Application.

The Data Controller confirms that it will process all personal User data in a fit and proper manner and that appropriate security measures have been taken to prevent the loss, manipulation, disclosure or unauthorised access of this data. The User confirms that they are aware that the Data Controller may, on occasion, be required to reveal personal data when requested to by public or legal authorities.

The User can always request that their Personal Data be removed from the Application by sending an email to info@divinemagazine.net.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data can be obtained by sending an email to info@divinemagazine.net

Payment Handling

This Application may enable payment processing services by credit card, bank transfer, Paypal or other means. The only information required for the transaction to be successfully executed is shared with the financial parties handling the transaction. Said financial parties and their services may also enable messages to be sent to the User confirming the status of the payment.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the User.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with EU, law subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, Users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.) The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should, therefore, note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage Users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and, therefore, this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


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