Privacy Policy

At Around25, the privacy and security of our customers and employees are of paramount importance.

See what we do to secure your data.

Last modified: October 2018

1. Introduction

Around25 respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.around25.com (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Around25 or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries);
  • Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

2. Collection and use

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“);
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you;
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (email addresses, chats, video calls), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website

2.1 Purpose of processing personal data

Around25 uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.

2.2 Sharing personal data

Around25 may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website.

2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the surfer.

2.3.1 Type of cookies we use

Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to Around25 and how users use Around25. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to Around25, the websites that referred them to Around25, the pages that they visited on Around25, what time of day they visited Around25, whether they have visited Around25 before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate Around25 more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on Around25. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how Around25 works.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through Around25 and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of Around25 and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on Around25 or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.

Targeted and Advertising Cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third party websites. These cookies may also store your location, including your latitude, longitude, and GeoIP region ID, which helps us show you locale-specific news and allows Around25 to operate more efficiently. You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioural advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.

2.3.2 How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developers website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.

2.3.4 Links to other sites

Please be aware that while visiting our site, Visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. Around25 is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites

2.4 Applicants

Applicants should be aware that in responding to our application forms, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable to Around25. The security and privacy protection implemented on Around25’s platform does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information. Around25 will not process Personal Data of Applicants for other purposes.

2.4.1. Inquires

If you wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected in a Around25 application process, we recommend that you contact us directly at office@around25.com.

2.4.2 Collection of Applicant data

Applicant data includes data from individuals uploaded, transferred or manually entered into their account for the purpose of working with Around25 as a customer or developer. Personal Data may include, personal contact information such as name, e-mail, past work experience, social media links, video recordings and other sensitive Personal Data.

2.4.3 Processing in the European Economic Area (EEA)

For Applicants with accounts located in Around25’s European Data Region, all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Around25’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.

2.4.4 Controller

Around25 processes Personal Data as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR. All data collected by Around25 through forms will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Amazon Web Services. Around25 has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement.

2.4.5 Processing in the United States Of America (US)

For United States based Applicants, Around25 has adopted reasonable physical, technical and organizational safeguards which substantially mirror the EU safeguards against accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, access, use or processing of the Applicant’s data in Around25’s possession. Around25 will promptly notify the Applicant in the event of any known unauthorized access to, or use of, the Applicant’s data. All data collected by Around25 through forms will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Amazon Web Services.

Around25’s contract with its hosting provider ensures that all hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. Around25’s policy is to protect and safeguard any personal information obtained by Around25 in accordance with United States state or federal laws governing the protection of personal information and data. Accordingly, Around25 adheres to practices and policies that aim to safeguard the data.

3. Retention and deletion

Around25 will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

4. Acceptance of these Conditions

We assume that all Visitors of our website and Applicants of Around25’s platform have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website and platform. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of Around25 website and platform after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy.

5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Around25 or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.

6.Changes to our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

7.For Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the data Around25 collects, or how we use it, please feel free to contact us by email at office@around25.com.

 

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