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Cookie Policy

Updated at: 2022-08-09.

Cookies

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.

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. GimmeRank uses cookies to help GimmeRank identify and track visitors, their usage of https://gimmerank.com, and their website access preferences. GimmeRank visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using GimmeRank’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of GimmeRank’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to GimmeRank’s use of cookies.

GDPR Statement

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 info@gimmerank.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.

California Consumer Privacy Rights

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 info@gimmerank.com 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 info@gimmerank.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.

For questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us as described in the Contact Us section of the Privacy Policy of the website you are visiting. Verifying Requests. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request.

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.