- Why we process personal data
- Legal grounds for processing personal data
- European Union user rights under the GDPR and how to exercise them
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us here at NewTechUpdates. We collect and retain the minimum personal data needed so we can deliver the best possible experience to you.
Submission of personal information is not required to browse NewTechUpdates.com. Furthermore, we discourage disclosure of any of your personal addresses, emails or phone numbers when interacting with our readers in the comments and opinion sections of NewTechUpdates.com.
Categories of Personal Data Collected by NewTechUpdates
Purposes and legal grounds
Personal Data that is processed when you create a NewTechUpdates account:
To create an account with NewTechUpdates , you provide your email address, nickname, and a chosen password.
NewTechUpdates processes your email address and your chosen password when you sign in to your NewTechUpdates account. The legal ground for NewTechUpdates to process and retain your email address and password is to ensure the security of your NewTechUpdates account.
We do not send promotional emails. However, we may send you service-related emails to the account provided. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt out of them by deleting your NewTechUpdates account.
Additional Personal Data that is processed when you post Comments or Opinions:
(1) NewTechUpdates processes your IP address when you post comments and opinions. The legal ground for NewTechUpdates to process and retain your IP address is to provide moderated comments and opinions forums devoid of abusive or “spam”-like behavior.
Personal Data that is processed when you communicate with our support representatives:
(1) NewTechUpdates processes your email address when interacting with our support representatives. The legal ground for NewTechUpdates to process and retain your email address is to provide a seamless and high-quality support experience.
Automatically collected information
When you visit NewTechUpdates.com, we may automatically record certain information from the User’s or Visitor’s device by using various types of technology, including cookies, “clear gifs” or “web beacons”. This “automatically collected” information may include IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites visited just before or just after visiting NewTechUpdates.com, the pages or other content the User or Visitor views or interacts with on NewTechUpdates.com, and the dates and times of the visit, access, or use of NewTechUpdates.com.
We use this information to improve your experience with NewTechUpdates.com. Furthermore, we use this information to promote safety and security, by monitoring suspicious activity or violations of our terms and policies. Such processing is based on our legitimate interest in helping ensure the safety of our services.
Cookies and similar technologies
You can remove or reject cookies using your browser or device’s settings. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit NewTechUpdates.com, and some services and features may not work.
(1) Google: Google Analytics helps us analyze how visitors use NewTechUpdates.com. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their overall behavior – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. Information collected via Google Analytics is aggregated anonymously and contains no personal data. To learn more about Google Analytics Privacy and how to opt-out of having your data used by Google Analytics click here.
(1) Posts made within the Comments & Opinions sections are public.
Submission of personal information is not required to browse NewTechUpdates.com anonymously.
To create an account with NewTechUpdates, individuals must be 16 years of age or older. If we discover that we have collected the personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you know of or have reason to believe anyone under the age of 16 has provided us with any personal data, please contact us.
NewTechUpdates.com stores all website data on Google Servers.
NewTechUpdates.com follows accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. NewTechUpdates.com maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Data in our possession. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection and other access and authentication controls. We use SSL technology to encrypt data during transmission through public internet, and we also employ application-layer security features to further anonymize Personal Data.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. NewTechUpdates.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. NewTechUpdates.com also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your Personal Data has been compromised, please contact us immediately.
If NewTechUpdates.com learns of a security systems breach, we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence of the breach in accordance with applicable laws.
Retention of Personal Data
During the creation of a NewTechUpdates account, your email address, nickname, and password will only be retained if you respond within 1 hour to the confirmation email sent to the email address provided during registration. If no response is received after 1 hour, your email address, nickname, and password will be permanently deleted from our systems.
We will retain your personal data for as long as we consider your NewTechUpdates account to be active. Also, see below under “Your Rights” for a description of your right of erasure.
In the case of our web server logs, any personal information will be deleted after 24 hours.
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you’ve created an account with NewTechUpdates you can access and modify your personal information and preferences by visiting your user account.
Transfers of Personal Data
We do not sell our users’ private personal data.
We only share information about you in the limited circumstances detailed below with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
(1) As required by law: We may have to disclose information about you in response to a court order or other governmental requests.
If you reside in the European Union, under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to:
- Access, correct or delete your personal information that we have collected
- Receive your personal information in a structured and standard machine readable format
- Object to, and restrict, the further processing of your personal information
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
To gain access to, correct, restrict, suspend processing or ensure of your personal data, or to delete your NewTechUpdates user account, visit your user account.
If you live in the European Union and you wish to exercise your right to the restriction of processing or your right to object to processing, contact [email protected]
When significant changes are undertaken, or if we are required by law, we will provide notice of the changes on NewTechUpdates.com.
In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website NewTechUpdates.com will store some information about your preferences inside a tiny text file called a ‘cookie’.
A cookie is a small piece of data, which a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being saved. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionality may not work.
- Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis
- Remember you display preferences
Enabling cookies from NewTechUpdates.com is not strictly necessary for the website to work, but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally, and the content is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
Third Party Cookies
There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited our website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Third Party Ad Servers
We may have third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit our website. These companies may store information about your visits to our website and to other websites to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services.
These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to measure advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an e-mail message.
If you would like to learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.
You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks but opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It just means that the companies from which you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.
Controlling and opting out of cookies
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls and to exercise your cookie preferences, visit your browser or device’s help material. If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services.
A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to help you with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.
Do Not Track
Some browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. We do not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards described in our Privacy Statement and this Cookie Statement.