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“].
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
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.
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 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
Cookies used by our Service Providers
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:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The author will never sell or give away your email address.
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