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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.  We are committed to protect the privacy and security of any personal information received from visitors of the website. 


This Privacy Policy sets out how we process personal data and information we collect or receive and also your rights in respect of our processing of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decision when using the website and services.


1. Who Is Responsible for Your Personal Data?


The website’s chief editor is the data controller for the personal data we store in relation to you.


2. Collection of Your Personal information


Your information may be collected by us in the course of our business, including your use of the website, and your contact with us.


Automatically-collected information


Upon visiting the website, cookies may be used to automatically collect information on the general location information of access and a date/time stamp. 


Additionally, the website makes use of Google Analytics tools.


Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.


The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.


Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.


On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software.


In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics.


In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.


Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.


Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google 


Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting the ad settings at this link: https://adssettings.google.com.


Information Collected directly


We may collect and process personal data from you directly through you utilization of our services or your contact with us through the website.


By providing to us your personal information, you consent to us processing and holding your information to provide you with legal services and for administration purposes. You also consent to the transfer of those information at your instruction or when deemed necessary.


3. Our use of personal information


We use the collected personal information in the ordinary course of conducting our business and to respond to your request or inquiry. 


4. Security of personal data


We have put in place appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.
We use industry standard security safeguards to protect personally identifiable information we collect on the website from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. However there is no such thing as perfect security on the internet. By using this Site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to transborder and international transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us.


5. Access to Information and Your Rights


You have the following rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you, subject to limitations of overriding interest, legal obligation, or exemptions from disclosure:


Your right of access


You have the right to request a copy of personal data we hold of you. If you wish to access your personal data held by us, please contact us.


Your right to rectification


If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request to have it rectified. If you became aware that we possess inaccurate personal information of you, please contact us.


Your right to erasure


You have the right to request that we delete or remove your personal information in some circumstances such as where we no longer need it or if you withdraw your consent (where applicable).

Your right to restrict processing


You have the right to request that we ‘block’ or suppress the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of that personal information or you object to us.


Your right to data portability


You have the right, in certain circumstances, to obtain personal information you’ve provided us with in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and to reuse it elsewhere or to ask us to transfer this to a third party of your choice.


Your right to object


You can ask us to stop processing your personal information, and we will comply unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.


Your right to withdraw consent


If we rely on your consent (or explicit consent) as our legal basis for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.


Your right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority


If you have a concern about any aspect of our privacy practices, including the way we’ve handled your personal information, you can report it to the relevant Supervisory Authority.


6. Changes to our Privacy Policy


We may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, to reflect a change in policy, procedure, or applicable law.  Any changes or updates will be posted on this page and, where practicable, you may be notified by email of any significant changes. We encourage you to visit this page periodically for any updates or changes.


Contact Us


Please contact us for any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or to exercise your rights as detailed above.