PRIVACY POLICY | The Structural World

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

The Structural World (“The Structural World“) operates thestructuralworld.com. It is The Structural World’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of [our website visitors and service users]; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can [specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information].

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to [“The Structural World“].

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Structural World 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. The Structural World’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Structural World’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Structural World may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Structural World also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thestructuralworld.com blogs/sites. The Structural World only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Structural World’s websites choose to interact with The Structural World in ways that require The Structural World to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Structural World gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thestructuralworld.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Structural World are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Structural World collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Structural World. The Structural World 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.

How we use your Personal Data

  • In this Section we have set out:
  • The general categories of personal data that we may process;
  •  [In the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];
  • (The purposes for which we may process personal data; and
  • The legal bases of the processing.

We may process [data about your use of our website and services] (“usage data”). The usage data may include [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use]. The source of the usage data is [our analytics tracking system]. This usage data may be processed [for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website and services]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [monitoring and improving our website and services]].

We may process [your information included in your personal profile on our website] (“profile data”). [ The profile data may include [your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details].] The profile data may be processed for [the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [the proper administration of our website and business]] OR [the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract].

We may process [information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters] (“notification data”). The notification data may be processed [for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract].

We may process [any of your personal data identified in this policy] were necessary for [the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others].

In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section, we may also process [any of your personal data] where such processing is necessary[ for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or] in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

Providing your Personal Data to Others

 We may disclose [your inquiry data] to [one or more of those selected third party suppliers of goods and services identified on our website] for the purpose of [enabling them to contact you so that they can offer, market and sell to you relevant goods and/or services].[ Each such third party will act as a data controller in relation to the inquiry data that we supply to it; and upon contacting you, each such third party will supply to you a copy of its own privacy policy, which will govern that third party’s use of your personal data.]

In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.[ We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.]

 Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Structural World 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 The Structural World’s behalf or to provide services available at The Structural World’s websites, 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 The Structural World’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Structural World 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, The Structural World discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Structural World believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Structural World, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The Structural World website and have supplied your email address, The Structural World 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 The Structural World and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. The Structural World takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Your Rights

We have summarized the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

  • The right to access;
  • The right to rectification;
  • The right to erasure;
  • The right to restrict processing;
  • The right to object to processing;
  • The right to data portability;
  •  The right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  •  The right to withdraw consent.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data [by written notice to us]. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Structural World uses cookies to help The Structural World identify and track visitors, their usage of The Structural World website, and their website access preferences. The Structural World visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Structural World’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Structural World’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of [our website and services], we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that We Use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  •  [authentication – we use cookies [to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];
  •  [status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];
  • [personalization – we use cookies [to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];
  •  [security – we use cookies [as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];
  •  [advertising – we use cookies [to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];
  •  [analysis – we use cookies [to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]]; and
  • [cookie consent – we use cookies [to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally][ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]].

Cookies used by our Service Providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.[ The relevant cookies are: [identify cookies].]

[We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies.] OR [We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. This behavior tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements that you see on other websites to reflect your interests (but we do not publish interest-based advertisements on our website).] You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

We use Amazon, Clickbank, Gumroad and vi as an affiliate to promote their products and services. These services use cookies to track your IP address and behavior for certain span of time. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at their respective websites. The relevant cookie is: Persistent Cookie.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.thestructuralworld.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Business Transfers

If The Structural World, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Structural World goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of The Structural World may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Structural World may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Structural World’s sole discretion. The Structural World encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a thestructuralworld.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

Should you contact us or subscribe to any of our information services via https://www.thestructuralworld.com/contact/ or email us for any concern at admin@thestructuralworld.com. The author will never sell or give away your email address.

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