In this privacy statement you find an overview of the information we collect about visitors when they use our website and an overview of third party services we use that influence your privacy. We find the privacy of the visitors of Ratingle.com very important, and we do our best to provide you with as much accurate information as possible. Also at the bottom of this document you find more information on how you can protect your privacy better through changing your browser settings.
There are two types of information we collect: anonymous information, and personal identifiable information. Anonymous information consists of data that can’t be related to a real person, and is used and stored for example to perform maintenance, security checks and to track site usage. Personal identifiable information involves all information you provide about yourself on our website, we collect such information for example when you submit a contact form, subscribe to an email newsletter or signup for a giveaway contest. Below you find a detailed description about the ways that data is collected and used on Ratingle.com and by third-party services we use to run this website.
Server logs are log files that store data about visitors that connect to our web server. These server logs store information about the connection that is made between your computer and our web server, and include the Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and other data like the date/time of your visit, your browser type among other things. It also logs the number of clicks and pages that are visited on this site and similar data. Similar data is collected by almost all web servers, and can be used to analyze site engagement and to visualize trends. This data, including the IP address, is not linked to any personal identifiable information.
To monitor our website and to analyze usage statistics we use tools, including third-party tools that can track visitor’s behavior around our website. This data includes; visit duration, number of visitors, pages per visit, number of clicks, visited pages, and many other statistics. It can also include demographic information like age group, location, and information related to your computer device like the used browser type, screen resolution and more. This data is anonymous, as it is not linked to personal identifiable information in any way. We use these statistics to improve the website experience, test the engagement difference after website redesigns and to track the number of visitors on our website.
From time to time we use other website analysis tools. That might track mouse movement, clicks, and scroll behavior, among other things. This information is used to analyze site usage and improve our webdesign.
On some pages of our website we serve Geo-targeted content. This means that parts of the pages on Ratingle.com are tailored to your geographic region. For example you might see listed prices in your local currency. We do use third-party software for this, which identifies the country you are from using the IP you use to connect to our web servers. The smallest region we currently use to provide customized content is on ‘Country’ level. We do not store or collect these IP address used to identify the region/country you are visiting the website from, however the third-party provider might do so.
On our website we sometimes have giveaways either run by our own signup form, or by a signup form provided by a third-party. By using these signup forms you give us permission to execute the intention of the signup form. For example, if you signup to win a prize, we will use your name and email (provided by you) to contact you in case you won. If in any case we will use the provided information in a different way, we will ask permission during the usage of these signup forms. Information is stored and archived and can be used to analyze the performance of the giveaways or promotions, and to improve the experience of future promotions.
To participate in a giveaway we normally collect your name and email address and any information collected through the giveaway form. This includes all information that you fill in and all information that is acquired through the (social media) accounts you connect with our giveaway app/signup form. When connecting third-party accounts with our giveaway form, respective privacy policies and terms of service apply. We will never use your name or email address for anything else than completing the giveaway, if not stated otherwise. For example if you sign up for a newsletter through our giveaway we will use your name and email address to send the newsletters. Other information collected in giveaways can be used to examine if you are eligible to win the price, for example, we will verify if your answers or submitted actions don’t break the giveaway rules. Giveaway rules will be published on our giveaway page, or linked from our giveaway pages.
We will only publish your name as the winner of a giveaway if we have asked permission first. For example, if you compete in our giveaways you accept the terms & conditions of the giveaway and give us permission (if stated in the terms & conditions) to publish your name in case of winning the giveaway.
If you sign up for a newsletter on our website, we collect your email address and possibly your name too. We will never share or sell your personal data without your permission, except in case we will sell our business or website as a whole. In this case it is possible that data of our visitors and subscribers is transferred with it in such a deal, as a transfer of our complete business or website. This data will remain related to running this website and only be used to execute running this website. We will never sell or share this information on its own. For more information about this please see the specific paragraph about this subject below, this paragraph is called: “Business transfer”.
You can always unsubscribe from our email newsletters; you find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter. In case this method does not work for some reason, please feel free to contact us through our contact form here, and we will unsubscribe you manually.
We do use third-party tools to send and create our newsletters, and collect your signup information. When signing up for a newsletter your name and email address will be stored at the third-party provided, and can be used to perform data analyses. Among this data these third-party tool can store more information about you, for example it can log demographic data, IP addresses, browser types etc.. We do not have any control over the data that is collected by the third-party provider and how it is used. These third party provides do provide their own privacy statement which can be found either during signup or when receiving an email.
Third-party tools used at Ratingle.com also use the technique of cookies to collect data from your visit and to provide customized functionality. Please see the related paragraphs to know more about each type of third-party provider we use.
On Ratingle.com we use social media to provide you with easy accessible options to engage with our content. For example we have social sharing buttons and different social media integrations that enhance the functionality of for example; comment forms and giveaway contests.
We use social media platforms to provide easy social sharing buttons, link to and show excerpts from our social media profiles, and provide other functionality related with different social networks.
Some of the pages contain affiliate links, that means that if you click on the link we earn a small commission on some of the purchases you make on the other website. These companies can collect data when you visit their website, this is beyond our control.
When using our contact forms we will collect the data that is submitted with the form. We use this information to respond to your question, and will store emails and contact data for future reference. Sometimes these forms will also collect additional data like the IP address that was used to send the form, we use this to prevent spam and in case of misuse block the IP address from using the form and/or our website again.
In case that our business or our website, or parts of them are transferred as part of a business deal, information that is collected and stored by our website and company described in this document can be part of this business deal, and thus be transferred to the other party.
If in any case changes apply to our website, or business or our business model, we have the right to use previous collected data to serve our users with the same or similar experience as before. For example if we change the name of our website, and our website is moved to another domain, we remain the right to send newsletters to users that have signup before on our old website/domain. Other cases are if we launch a mobile application to serve or visitors in a more versatile way, we can include functionalities that involve user data that was collected through our website, to serve similar services. We will try to inform our users about these kind of changes.