Personal data is any information that can be used to identify an individual directly or indirectly via supplemental (context) information. Therefore, personal data can also be known as personal information, personally-identifying information (PII). A detailed explanation can be found in the Wikipedia article “Personal Data”.
Personal data we collect
We collect your personal data through various interactions when:
- you are using our website
- you fill out forms on our website
- you fill out questionnaires
- you call us via telephone with a request for information and/or a quote
- you send us an email with a request for information and/or a quote
- you subscribe to our newsletter
- you provide feedback about our products and/or services
- you provide comments on the blog post or article
- you order our products and/or services
- we have an in-person conversation/meeting with you
You may be asked to provide your name, email address, phone number, and other personal data (details). We collect all this data to contact you and provide additional information about our services and products or for various other purposes.
You can choose what personal data you want to share with us. You can decline when we ask you to provide personal data. However, we need you to provide some personal data to serve you with your requests. We always collect only the required personal data to deliver our services to you. If you choose not to provide the required personal data, we will not be able to offer our service to you.
How we use personal data
We use collected personal data to provide you with our services and products. In particular, we use data to:
- improve our website so we can better serve you and other users
- personalize our service for you and other users
- provide customer service while answering your requests
- run contests, promotions, surveys, and other website services
- send emails replying to requests about our products and services and/or your orders
- follow up after an in-person meeting, phone call, email, or chat
- advertise and market to you, send promotional information about our services and products, use targeting advertising, and present you with relevant offers
In carrying out these purposes, we may combine the personal data we collect from different contexts, e.g. from your use of our website and a phone call we had with you:
- to give you a consistent and personalized experience
- to improve our services and products
- to make informed business decisions
- and for other legitimate purposes
How we protect data
The protection of personal data is critical to us. Therefore, all monetary transactions made through this website are managed via 3rd party providers that use SSL encryption to protect your payment information. We also host our website on 3rd party hosting provider servers that maintain an optimal level of security by frequently updating their servers with the latest security patches and maintaining industry-standard firewalls.
Cookies and similar technologies
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to store data that can be recalled by a web server when you visit our website. Cookies and similar technologies, e.g. web beacons, scripts and tags, are used to store and honour your preferences and settings on our website, analyze how our website performs, and fulfill other legitimate purposes. Our website may include web beacons, cookies, or similar technologies from 3rd party service providers to track information on our behalf.
You can configure your browser to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers allow cookies by default, and you need to change your browser settings to decline cookies. Please consult your browser documentation for information about how to disable cookies. If you choose to decline cookies and similar technologies from our website, it may negatively impact your browsing experience.
Reasons when personal data is shared with 3rd parties
We do not trade, sell, or otherwise transfer your personal data to 3rd parties. This does not extend to:
- website hosting partners and other parties that assist us in operating this website or serving our users. All 3rd party partners and parties have agreed to keep collected information confidential
- when required by law or to respond to legal process
- when we have to protect our users or the safety of our staff and/or others
- when we have to protect the rights and property of Sergiy Tsygankov’s Blog and its users
- when we have to protect against legal liability
Service providers tracking
Our website uses several 3rd party service providers that track your behaviour while you are browsing our website. Here is a list of 3rd party service providers.
- None at this moment.
Links to other websites
Collection of data from children
We do not advertise or provide services to anyone under 18. We do not knowingly ask for or collect personal data from anyone under 18.
We update this privacy statement when it’s required. Most of the time, updates to this policy are made to provide greater transparency or in response to the following:
- feedback from our users, industry and/or regulators, or other stakeholders
- changes in our services and/or products
- changes in our personal data processing activities and/or policies
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