“We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously”
We are committed to providing service that exceeds expectations, which includes maintaining your privacy. When it comes to the collection and use of any personally identifiable information known as Personal Data which you provide us when you visit our site, we are bound to protect its privacy. We believe it is important to explain our information gathering practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
After answering the below following questions, this policy then addresses a number of other issues related to privacy. We suggest that you read this Policy in full before providing information to Unrevealed Files or visiting our websites and that you regularly check our Policy to determine if there have been any material changes that would affect your decision to continue using Unrevealed Files’ website. Please note that this Policy is written in English. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any translated versions of this Policy. To the extent any translated version of this Policy conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
Who is Unrevealed Files?
UNREVEALED FILES ™ is a registered independently run website on Science and Technology, Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate knowledge-lovers around the world. We strive for accuracy, evidence, facts, and research. To know more about Unrevealed Files visit the about us page.
Some contents on our site are freely available, some are available to subscribers only. The following summary provides a quick overview of the data processing activities performed on our website. You will find more detailed information under the sections below.
What types of Data we Collect and How?
We and third parties collaborated with us that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Website, may use different technologies to obtain and process data. We collect your data with the help of cookies when you visit our website and surf/read or view content. Additional data such as your name, email etc are collected when you register your account with us or sign up for any services we provide.
- Personal data: means any information related to a natural person that can be identified directly or indirectly, specifically in reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
- Processing: means any operation performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, structure, storage, customization, or disclosure of any kind or other use.
Below we have explained briefly about how the information is collected and what types of personal data we collect.
When you surf without Registering or Signing-up
When you visit our website for informational reasons, that is, without registering for any of the services provided and providing personal data to us in some other way, we automatically May collect additional information that will only contain personal data in limited cases and is automatically identified by our servers, such as:
- Your IP address;
- Your device type, name, and ID;
- The date and time of your requests;
- The content of your requests;
- Information about your browser version;
- Your screen resolution;
- Information about your operating system including language settings.
We use such information to help us provide an effective service (for example – to make our website compatible with your device’s needs or to allow you to log in to our website), and To collect broad demographic information for anonymous, aggregated use.
If you are identified by IP or an equivalent method such as from a customer organization such as a university or company, we will also collect the identity of that organization and use it to create a usage report that shows the organization how much content we publish and how much/types of content read by their students, members, or staff. There is nothing in this information related to a personal login unless (a) you are not a designated administrator for that organization or (b) your organization specifically requires it as part of a usage-based access agreement.
When you surf with Registering or Signing-up
When you register on our website; sign up for our newsletters or to receive an electronic document; enter a contest; participate in a survey, or make a general inquiry. The information collected could include the following: name, address, phone, email address, and data mentioned in section 2.1 above.
Registration for our services: Access to membership content is provided through various mechanisms such as IP site licensing, log in through third-party federated identity providers, or through a Personal Account from us. If your access to our content is provided by an institution or a university or an organization, then they choose the access method on your behalf. A personal account is required to purchase content directly from us or receive personal services such as newsletters, alerts, etc.
Registration data is kept until such time as the account deletion is requested. If such a request is received, we will erase your data within 30 days. The need for statutory storage obligations or legal actions that may arise from malpractices within services or payment problems can lead to a longer retention of your personal data. In this case, we will inform you accordingly.
Personal data provided on the website is necessary for us, and for our legitimate interest to guarantee the stability and security of the website.
Information about specific uses that require registration:
You can comment/post publicly on our blog articles, forums, and activities. When posting a comment your name or username will be made public. You must have to register for your personal account with us or use your email address to be able to comment on our blog. When you post a comment we will retain some of your personal data such as your IP address and name and other metadata such as the time of posting. This possible liability is necessary to defend ourselves from claims that may arise from unlawful comments posted by you and reflect our legitimate interest in relation to the legal justification for this processing activity.
We reserve the right to remove comments that are off-topic, spam, abusive, use excessive foul language, including ad hominem attacks or crimes against legal rules. With your email address, you can subscribe to our newsletters which provide you the latest news about our products and services if you agree to receive such newsletters. Your email address will remain intact as long as you subscribe to our newsletters. You can terminate this service through the “unsubscribe” link given in each notification email.
We provide notification services. This service is provided through a double-opt-in. Thus, you will receive an email containing a link from which you can confirm that you are the owner of the email address and wish to be notified through your email service. You can terminate this service through the link provided in each notification email. This notification service is your consent.
With regard to surveys in which you elect to participate, we may request demographic information (age, family income level, etc.) along with basic information regarding your reading or hobby interests and how we can better serve those needs. Finally, name, address, and other contact information may be collected so that we can respond to any customer service issue, request for information, or other general inquiry, along with information about the nature of your inquiry.
Demographic and other information volunteered in connection with surveys is used primarily for internal purposes to improve the company’s responsiveness to customers’ wants, needs, interests, opinions, and suggestions. On occasion, the aggregate findings and results of such surveys may be published as a matter of interest to the hobbyists/respondents who provided the information, or for the benefit of trade associations or others who may occasionally sponsor such surveys.
Our Policy With Respect to Children
Our websites are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Data without parental consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Data without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our database.
What are our Cookies policy?
Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering on our site. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
This type of service allows this Website to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance. Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Website and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.
We also use Google Analytics to understand how the site is being used. Google Analytics uses permanent cookies on your web browser to identify you as a unique user. All data collected is anonymous. learn more about the Google Privacy policies and information here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. We also collect anonymous and aggregate advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses.
Cookies save our time as they help us to remember who you are so that you don’t have to login every time you visit our site. Cookies help us to be more efficient. We can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. With the help of cookies, we can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus our energies on content that you want.
If you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies.
Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept all the cookies provided by this website. If you want to see cookies that you have accepted, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server.
Please remember that we are not responsible for and do not control cookies placed in third-party ads or any actions or policies of any third-party advertising, technology service providers, or of any third party members of any related advertising networks. We encourage you to review the privacy policies or notices published by relevant third parties. You must contact the relevant third party directly to exercise your opt-out choices with respect to such parties’ use of your information.
How we protect your personal data?
We are committed to ensuring the security and privacy of the personal data that you provide us. We implement all the necessary security, technical, and organizational measures, with regards to the nature, impact, and context of the personal data that you share with us and the risks involved in processing it, in order to protect your personal data and, more specifically, to prevent any corruption, damage, or unauthorized use by third parties, either through accident or criminal activity.
We provide a secure online payment system using the latest technologies. You can make purchases on our website with the guarantee that your data is kept confidential and secure. We use 256 bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) that is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This secure link ensures that all data transferred remains private and encrypted so that your personal data remain safe from monitoring and tampering.
What you can do to ensure your security and privacy?
Everyone has a part to play in data security and privacy. For this reason, we recommend that you use a strong password and avoid sharing your passwords with others, and that you log out of your Unrevealed Files and social media accounts (especially if these accounts are linked), and close your browser window when leaving Unrevealed Files websites. When you are using a public device to access our site or internet, you should delete all the history and cookies when leaving the public device, this way, other users on the public device will not be able to access your personal information.
We strongly advise you that you should not share any document issued by Unrevealed Files that contains your personal details and avoid sharing your details with third parties or posting such documents on social media.
How do we use your Personal Data?
We use your information primarily to respond to you and to fulfill your needs as a customer or prospective customer. We use your information to send you newsletters or welcome messages, to process your payment, to fulfill your request to enter a contest, to recognize you as a repeat visitor to our websites, to acknowledge your interest in participating in a survey, or to resolve a customer service matter or other inquiry you have brought to our attention.
Information volunteered by you in any message or postings on forums, discussion/bulletin boards, membership, event calendars, or the like, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in any such posted message.
If you subscribe to one or more of our services, you will also receive a notice or notices about renewing your subscription prior to its expiration date. You may request to be excluded from such renewal mailings per the procedure set forth later in this Policy. You may also receive periodic mailings from us about new products, services, or upcoming events, and — from time-to-time — as mentioned earlier in the Policy, your information may be made available to other reputable companies or organizations for marketing or information gathering purposes. Typically, such third parties serve the hobby and/or leisure-time industries in one form or another. You may again request to be excluded from such mailings by contacting us directly or by taking other proactive measures, as specified below.
We don’t sell your Personal data but we reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Unrevealed Files. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to prevent harm to us, our websites, or our customers. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts, or other government entities.
Additionally, if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the websites to a third party, we may transfer your personal information to the new owner to be used consistent with this Policy.
We may also engage certain trusted third party companies and individuals to facilitate the websites on UnrevealedFiles’ behalf, to perform services (e.g., without limitation, hosting and maintenance services, customer relationship services, web analytics, payment processing, and database storage and management services). We may share your Personal Data with these third parties to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services.
We may also provide your information to other reputable companies or organizations for marketing or information gathering purposes. Typically, such third parties serve the hobby or leisure-time industries in one form or another. You may request to be excluded from such mailings by contacting the Data Protection Officer as indicated at the end of this policy.
What are your rights regarding your Personal Data?
We believe it is important for you to understand your rights and be able to control the Personal Data you provide. Please note the following rights you have regarding your Personal Data.
- You have the right to be informed about what Personal Data we collect and how we use it.
- You have the right to obtain a copy of your Personal Data.
- You have the right to correct Personal Data that is incorrect or complete your Personal Data if it is incomplete.
- You have the right to have your Personal Data deleted from our systems in certain circumstances.
- You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
- You have the right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
- You have the right to obtain or reuse any Personal Data that you provide.
How to exercise these rights?
To ask a question or to exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact us as indicated at the end of this policy.
In addition, at the time you volunteer Personal Data and at any time thereafter, you can direct us not to use this information for promotional or informational mailings. At your option, you may also elect to suppress the mailing of renewal notices for any of our subscription. If you do so, your Personal Data will be flagged in our system as “do not promote” to correspond with your request, and you will be excluded from the related mailings. You can also elect separately to be excluded from mailings by any third party to whom your address might otherwise be provided.
If you wish to review or request any changes to information that is stored by us or any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided below. These requests will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
There are also national clearinghouse organizations and governmental entities where you can register to suppress unwanted solicitations. In addition to the special measures you may take to suppress unwanted solicitations by contacting us directly, we implemented procedures whereby information that otherwise would be used for promotional mailings are processed with the DMA to remove any records belonging to individuals who may have registered with DMA’s Mail Preference Service but not with Unrevealed Files.
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