Updated at: 2022-08-09.
Like most website operators, GimmeRank collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GimmeRank’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GimmeRank’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GimmeRank may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GimmeRank also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://gimmerank.com blog posts. GimmeRank only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
GimmeRank’s websites choose to interact with GimmeRank in ways that require GimmeRank to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GimmeRank gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave a comment at https://gimmerank.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
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GimmeRank discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GimmeRank’s behalf or to provide services available at GimmeRank’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GimmeRank’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GimmeRank will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GimmeRank discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GimmeRank believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GimmeRank, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://gimmerank.com and have supplied your email address, GimmeRank may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GimmeRank and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GimmeRank takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
GimmeRank may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. GimmeRank may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GimmeRank does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.
Those who engage in transactions with GimmeRank – by purchasing GimmeRank’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GimmeRank collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GimmeRank. GimmeRank does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, GimmeRank uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
This notice is for people who are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and supplements our general Privacy Statement. Our processing of personal data of people who are in the EEA is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which applies from May 25, 2018. The GDPR requires us to provide certain information to you about your personal data, which we refer to in this notice as your personal information.
Data Controller: The data controller for this website is GimmeRank (“GimmeRank” for short). For our contact information, see the section in our general Privacy Statement headed “How to Contact Us”. Purposes of the processing Personal information gathered through cookies is used for the purposes described in our Cookies Notice. Other than information described in our Cookies Notice, the only information collected through our website is personal information provided voluntarily by visitors for the purpose of receiving additional information or registering for a service or event.
The personal information visitors may enter through our subscriptions page is used only to provide them with communications in specialty areas they select. When visitors register via our website for one of our events (including webinars and events hosted at our offices), we use the personal information they have provided solely for purposes of contacting them about the event, and to let them know about future events if they have indicated that they would like to receive that information. [We use the information provided by our visitors solely to respond to and process their requests.]
Lawful basis for the processing: Generally, we process personal information provided by visitors through our website on the basis of consent. We may also process personal information on other bases permitted by the GDPR and applicable laws, such as when the processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.
Categories of personal information: We process the following information when provided voluntarily by our website visitors: name, business title, name of employer, email address (business e-mail address preferred), postal address and/or country, and telephone number (again, business number preferred).
We also process automatically-gathered information as described in our Cookies Dashboard. Cookies that are necessary to display content or perform other functions you have requested, or that are necessary for the security or basic operation of our website, are turned on by default and cannot be turned off. We request your consent for the use of other cookies as listed on our Cookies Dashboard. You can always revoke your consent by visiting the Cookies Dashboard again, which you can do by clicking on the small gear at the bottom of our website.
Recipients of your personal information: We use various service providers to manage our website and provide services such as event registration or managing e-mail communications. Our service providers change from time to time. Note that our service providers have entered into contracts with us that restrict what they can do with your personal information.
If you would like specific information about our service providers who have received your information, please contact us at email@example.com and we will provide that information to you. Information regarding the transfers of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) GimmeRank’s main administrative offices are based in the USA and that’s where we process personal information collected through our website.
When you provide personal information to us, we request your consent to transfer that personal information to the USA. The USA does not have an adequacy decision from the European Commission, which means that the Commission has not determined that the laws of the USA provide adequate protection for personal information. Although the laws of the USA do not provide legal protection that is equivalent to EU data protection laws, we safeguard your personal information by treating it in accordance with this GDPR Privacy Notice. We take appropriate steps to protect your privacy and implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information in storage. We use secure transmission methods to collect personal data through our website. We also enter into contracts with our data processors that require them to treat personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Notice.
Retention period for personal information: How long we retain personal information varies according to the type of information in question and the purpose for which it is used. We delete personal information within a reasonable period after we no longer need to use it for the purpose for which it was collected (or for any subsequent purpose that is compatible with the original purpose). This does not affect your right to request that we delete your personal data before the end of its retention period. We may archive personal data (which means storing it in inactive files) for a certain period prior to its final deletion, as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures.
Your rights to access, correct, restrict or delete your personal data and object to processing: You have the right to request access to your personal data, to have your personal data corrected, restricted or deleted, and to object to our processing of your personal data. You also have the right of data portability, which means that you can request that we provide you (or a third party you designate) with a transferable copy of personal information that you have provided to us. Your rights may be subject to various limitations under the GDPR. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any concerns about our processing of your personal data, please contact us in any of the ways listed in the section “How to Contact Us” in our general Privacy Notice.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to file a complaint concerning our processing of your personal data with your national (or in some countries, regional) data protection authority. The EU Commission has a list here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm
Absence of statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide any personal data. Users of our website are under no statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide personal information to us via our website.
The following applies to residents of California. You have certain choices regarding your personal information, as described below.
Access: You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you during the past 12 months.
Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete certain personal information we have collected from you.
Opt-Out of Sale: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.
Shine the Light Request: You also may have the right to request that we provide you with (a) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year and (b) the identity of those third parties.
How to Submit a Request. To submit an access or deletion request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and clearly indicate what you wish to access and what you wish to have deleted. Please understand that we cannot delete personal information in those situations where our retention is required for Business Purposes as detailed above. In these situations, we will retain your information in accordance with our records retention program and securely delete it at the end of the retention period. We do not offer financial incentives for the collection or sale of personal information, although we may offer individuals the opportunity to receive coupons or discounts via email.
If you ask us to delete your information, we will not be able to send you additional coupons or discounts via email, however coupons or discounts sent to you previously will continue to be honored according to their original terms. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under CCPA. To the extent advertising technology activities (e.g online advertising, e-commerce and related tools) are interpreted as a “sale” under the CCPA , please visit the cookie preference center when you first visit the https://gimmerank.com site to opt out of such sales.
You have the ability to update your preferences at any time via the Manage Cookies link in the page footer of the same site. We collect pseudonymised or aggregated data, e.g. shortened IP addresses to analyse the use of our websites and, thereby, improve and optimize the websites and to display advertising tailored to your needs. We collect this data (to improve your website experience and to promote our products and services) via a cookie management tool.
To submit a request as an authorized agent on behalf of a consumer, please send an email from your own email address to email@example.com indicating the name and email address of your agent. We will respond to requests using both your email address and the agent’s email address. The request must provide enough information for us to reasonably verify you are, or are the authorized representative of, the person about whom we collected personal information.
If you have an account with us, we may verify your identity by requiring you to sign in to your account. If you do not have an account with us and you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide additional information reasonable enough to verify your identity. In addition, if you do not have an account and you ask us to provide you with specific pieces of personal information, we may require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.
Additional Information. If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.