Types of Information
"Personal Information" is information that you provide to us that personally identifies you, such as your name, phone number, or email address.
"Non-Personal Information" is information that cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity. Non-Personal Information includes but is not limited to the version of browser you use.
"Potentially Personal Information is information that is Non-Personal Information in and of itself but that could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify you. For example, Uniform Resource Locators (“URLs”) (the addresses of web pages) or Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses (the addresses of computers on the Internet), which are Non-Personal Information in and of themselves, could be Personal Information when combined with Internet service provider (“ISP”) records.
“Aggregate Data” is information that is recorded about users and collected into groups so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
Information Collection and Use
We collect and use Non-Personal Information (for example the version of browser you use) and Potentially Personal Information (for example, your IP address) (i) for statistical purposes to help us understand how people use our Service, (ii) to administer our services, for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis and testing, (iii) for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance, evaluate and develop our websites, products and services and (iv) to develop new products and services.
In addition to the above, we also collect Personal Information (for example, your email address) from blog commenters and we may use your personal information to respond to your requests, enquiries, comments or concerns. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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 and/or to help us support other users.
If you request to receive a newsletter, we shall use your personal information to send it to you by email. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) in emails sent to our newsletter subscribers to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details.
Protection of Certain personal and potentially personal Information
Competition Info takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal and potentially personal information.
Competition Info may disclose personal and potentially personal information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Competition Info's behalf or to provide services available at Competition Info's website, 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 Competition Info's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Competition Info will not rent or sell personal information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Competition Info may disclose personal and potentially personal information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Competition Info believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Competition Info, third parties or the public at large.
In the unlikely event that all or substantially all of the business or assets of Competition Info are sold or otherwise assigned to another entity, personal and potentially personal information may be transferred to such entity;
Our websites contain links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.
WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES'?
Cookies are small files, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.
When you use our website, the following type of cookies may be set on your device:
Competition Info uses web analytics services to help us understand how people use our website. These web analytics services may be designed and operated by other companies on our behalf.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our website.
Web analytics data and cookies never contain personal information such as your name or email address.
'New Visitor' cookies
the 'New Visitor' cookies allow us to recognize first time visitors of Competition Info. This enables us to display the relevant messages for first time visitors.
How To Control Your Cookies
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect Competition Info cookies. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
Managing cookies in your browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
Block third party cookies.
Block cookies from particular sites.
Block all cookies from being set.
Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
Managing analytics cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. Competition Info uses the following analytics providers:
You can opt out of cookies from the following analytics providers by clicking the following links. Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party's website and generate a ‘no thanks' cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by that third party.
CHANGES IN OUR PRACTICES
We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes to this Policy and any other places we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.