Last Updated: May 20, 2021
- Our Legal Bases of Processing.
The laws pertaining to data protection are followed in the handling and use of personal information. When handling personal information, one or more of the following legal grounds are often followed:
2.2. Legitimate Interests. The use of the Personal Information gathered via our services is permitted for legitimate business purposes, such as enhancing user experiences, carrying out analytics, stopping fraudulent activity, and guaranteeing security measures.
2.3. Legal Obligations. In some situations, obtaining personal data could be required to carry out legal or regulatory obligations, such responding to user complaints or giving information to regulatory bodies.
2.4. Consent. In some cases, processing and using your Personal Information for extra services may need your express approval. These services might include things like setting up a user profile, getting personalized offers, writing product evaluations, and subscribing to newsletters. Should the lawfulness of this processing depend on your consent, you may withdraw your consent by clicking the link that is given. We will get in touch with you as needed after verifying your request.
- Information We Process.
We employ a variety of techniques to gather data about your interactions and use when you use Our Services.
3.1.1. Third-Party Forms and Services: One of the many services that our firm offers is the evaluation and appraisal of other businesses, brands, and companies that we refer to as "Partners," along with the products that they each sell as "Products." Our Partners may from time to time offer you opportunities, resources, and services. You could be given the option to voluntarily and with your consent fill out an online form that presents these to you. The information you provide on this form will help to expedite your interaction with the relevant Partner ("Lead").
Please click on the relevant Partner icon or tab to get more details about a Partner or Product, or to initiate a transaction with a Partner. By doing this, you will be sent to a landing page. The Partner is the one who owns and runs this website; it could also be accessible via other internet portals. On the Landing Page, users could be asked for specific information, including Personal Information like their name, email address, and phone number—collectively, "Landing Page Info."
3.1.4. User Profile and User Reviews. Requests for the creation of a user profile for our services or an assessment of our partners are both available. This will make it possible for us to provide more details about you, which will help us provide a more personalized experience.
3.2. Information We Collect from You. The following approaches are used to collect data on how Our Services are used and interacted with:
3.2.1. Device Information: Device-specific data is collected to enable smooth delivery and improve language, region, and time zone compatibility amongst devices. The data that will be gathered includes the kind of device, the operating system and version, the language and version, and user agent information such as the browser type, version, and screen resolution.
3.2.2. Interactions and Usage: We gather data on user interactions and utilize to improve and efficiently run our services. Additionally, our affiliates and partners get this information. Users' access to Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) from both within and outside the system is gathered, and their actions while using the Services—such as views and clicks—are also monitored. We also gather information on the day and time that users use the site, as well as the sequence in which they click and view pages.
3.2.3. Log Files: To analyze trends, track user activity, and assess user interactions with our services, data is gathered from server log files and tracking technologies, including pixel tags, are used on our services. Internet protocol (IP) addresses that are assigned to users' devices by their ISPs are included in the information that is sent. IP addresses are gathered for certain reasons and for a limited amount of time. First, the information is used to determine the user's geographic location, including their nation, region, and language. This allows us to provide our services to users in a language that is appropriate for their region and corresponds with their mother tongue. Automated procedures are then used to examine IP addresses and find any instances of dishonest behavior.
3.2.4. Cookies and Similar Technologies. Technologies for anonymous internet tracking, such as "cookies," "web beacons," and "pixel tags," may be used in our services by us or by other service providers. A small electronic file that is downloaded to a user's computer when they visit a website is called a cookie. When a user returns to the website, cookies let the website recognize and identify the particular browser they are using. This allows the website to remember and save user preferences along with relevant data about their interactions with Our Services. Users may decide to get notifications each time a cookie is delivered to their web browser, or they can refuse to accept cookies altogether. However, this might also result in the deactivation of certain features or services on the website, which would restrict your ability to access specific features.
A pixel tag is an embedded tool on websites that may be used to track and monitor user involvement, including actions like reading and accessing emails, where applicable. It often works best when combined with cookies.
3.3. Information we receive from Third Parties. To ensure that operations run smoothly, our services cooperate with external entities including Partners, affiliates, and other organizations. Information may be obtained from several sources, such as an internal user identity generator and an overview of user actions like clicks, purchases, views, form fills, or phone conversations.
Customers may easily access some services offered by our platform instantly by using the click-to-call feature. In such cases, the participation of outside providers could make it possible to facilitate call forwarding, monitoring, and reporting. For this reason, it is possible that we will get the phone number that was used to initiate contact for a limited time, without any personal information. This data is exclusively used to facilitate efficient communication with our Partners and referrals. However, any further use of your data is absolutely limited to what you specifically authorize.
- Consent, Choice, and Modifications.
Although using some services may require disclosing certain personal information, the choice to utilize these services is ultimately up to the user. Should a person have previously revealed Personal Information, they are free to withdraw consent at any time. Please refer to the previously supplied section 8 for more information on the procedure for withdrawing consent and opting out.
- Purposes for the collection of information.
The purpose of gathering Personal Information, often called "your Information," is to provide Our Services and improve their general quality. The information that is provided is used for a variety of purposes, including making it easier for users to interact with our services, improving their overall quality, keeping an eye on recommendations and adverts, confirming users' identities and stopping fraud, responding to user questions and other correspondence, and authenticating and validating users' access to and use of our services.
Personal Information is not disclosed to third parties unless under the following circumstances:
6.1. Data Storage and Security Platforms (“Data Platforms); User data is stored and managed via the use of third-party cloud and storage services, often called "Data Platforms." This suggests that the information that the user provides or transmits is shared with other businesses worldwide, including those in the United States, for the purpose of data storage or other processing needs. Amazon Web Services is one company whose privacy policies are available to see at https://aws.amazon.com/privacy,the company's official website. We comply with applicable data protection laws by implementing strong privacy protections and data security standards on the Data Platforms we use for our operations. Nonetheless, it is essential to recognize that their practices and guidelines are solely governed by their own privacy regulations.
6.2. Social Media Platforms. Certain information that cannot be immediately connected to your identify may be disclosed to social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn for marketing and operational purposes. These platforms have the power to collect personal information on their own and may combine it with the information we provide, provided that you give your explicit consent. We have no control, knowledge, or authority over the privacy policies of the relevant social media sites, on which the disclosure of personal information is dependent. Residents of California are legally entitled to use their right to decline to participate in data sharing, as explained in section 9 of our Privacy Notice.
6.3. Other Third Parties. The third-party organizations that assist us in running our business, such customer care agents and companies that provide email or phone administration services, may get the information you submit. These organizations furthermore aid with the examination of user conduct and the improvement of our offerings. It is essential for the service providers to provide their own privacy policies, which we guarantee are given to consumers throughout their use of their services. In situations when you get services from other companies, it is a good idea to carefully review these guidelines. These organizations may be located in any area around the globe, including the precise location of their servers.
6.5. Partners and Products. Those who would want more information on a certain service may utilize our Online Form. You may provide your personal information to a partner or product that best suits your needs by filling out this form. The partner will be able to get in touch with you and provide you the information you need thanks to this. Please be aware that, depending on the data you provide in the Online Form, our partners may choose to get in touch with you first. We don't have much control over what our partners communicate with you since they each have their own privacy policies that can be different from ours. It's also important to keep in mind that our partners might be spread out over different parts of the world.
6.6. Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy. If www.starreview.net or any of its affiliated entities decides to sell all or a portion of its assets, or if it is acquired by or merges with another company, the Personal Information and other data that the aforementioned entities have collected or received may be transferred or assigned. In situations such as these, the company collecting the data will have to ensure the protection of your rights in compliance with the laws that apply in your country and be transparent about its data processing practices.
Non-personal information may be shared with other parties under certain circumstances and for certain types of organizations. It is possible for third-party companies to provide services and features on our behalf or for their own gain. The integration of third-party features, services, or technology on our site allows companies like Tableau and Google Analytics to gather data while users are using or accessing it. This information is gathered through tracking user behavior on our services, which includes a variety of activities including clicking, scrolling, moving, and typing in addition to page content.
Links to other websites, materials, or digital resources (collectively, "Third Party Properties") that are not directly under our control may be found on this website. Websites that are connected to the relevant entity are included in the Third Party Properties. The information will be shared with the third party if the user decides to utilize the links offered and divulge personal information on the specified Third-Party Properties. Note that these third parties may have agreements in place with www.starreview.net and its affiliated organizations for the receipt or exchange of such data and Personal Information. It should be noted that neither the data collection procedures utilized by these third parties nor their privacy policies apply to Third-Party Properties and Products. It is strongly advised that you carefully read the terms and conditions and privacy statement of any Third-Party Property you choose to use or interact with.
- Choices and Opt-Out.
8.1. Cookies and Tracking Technologies. By changing their web browser's settings, users may choose to limit or reject the usage of cookies on the website or by third-party services. Section 2.1.1 of the current agreement has further information on this subject.
8.2. If necessary, you should review your Personal Information carefully, make any necessary changes, or officially request that it be removed from our systems. Please see Section 2 of the previously stated paragraph for more information.
- Your Rights.
9.1. EU Data Subject Rights. The collection, processing, and management of Personal Information follow the GDPR.
As a user located in the European Union, you have the following choices:
- Kindly make an official request to have the personal data linked to your profile, which is currently stored by our organization, retrieved. We must get the relevant credentials from you in order to verify your identity.
- If it turns out that the information supplied is unreliable, incomplete, or out-of-date, do let us know the relevant details so that we can make the required corrections.Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you need to withdraw your consent for us to handle your personal information. It is important to recognize that the act of withdrawing consent has no impact on data processing that has already been carried out with the individual's previous consent.
- People may lodge a complaint with a regulatory agency in charge of data protection.
- People can voice their objection to the processing of their Personal Information especially for the purpose of direct marketing.
9.2. Canada. By contacting [email protected] through email, Canadian nationals may request information about how their personal information is shared with third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
●Request to Know/Access: We want to make sure you are fully aware of all the data that has been gathered, used, disclosed, or acquired over the course of the last twelve (12) months. One should carefully review the contents of Section 3.1, which relates to information submitted by the user, Section 3.2, which relates to information acquired by the service, and Section 3.3, which relates to information obtained from third-party sources, in order to exercise one's right to access information. We will provide you a detailed report detailing the personal information we have collected about you as soon as we receive your request and have verified your identity.
●Request for Deletion.People have the right to ask for their personal information to be deleted from our databases. However, there are certain situations that depart from this rule, such as when security concerns, legal obligations, or troubleshooting requirements necessitate the keeping of your data. After your identity has been successfully verified, and unless there are special circumstances, we will remove your personal information from our databases.
●Request to Opt-Out from Sale of Personal Information:As of right now, our company does not engage in the sale of personal information. However, it is crucial to remember that, in compliance with the guidelines provided by the California Consumer Protection Act, certain cookie applications can fall within this category. Residents of California are free to use their right to refuse having their personal information sold to other organizations. at order to do this, find the "do not sell my personal information" link at the footer of our website and choose the appropriate option. It is still feasible to get ads that are tailored to a large audience while taking into consideration the characteristics of Our Services, even if you want to opt out.
●No Discrimination: When exercising one's rights, it is essential to make sure that there are no discriminatory practices in place. This is especially true when it comes to fair pricing policies, equal standards of quality maintenance, and the equitable distribution of goods or services. It is our responsibility to ensure that there are no hints of differences in the costs, rates, standards, or caliber of goods or services. However, we may be able to provide an alternative fee schedule or service level that fairly reflects the value created by the collection of your personal information.
●Handling Privacy Requests: Our company's main goal is to respond to all client inquiries with thorough and well-reasoned answers in no more than 45 days from the date of receipt. If an extension of time is needed to do the requested work, individuals will get written notice with a specified timeline, which may be up to 45 days. In situations where verification is not feasible or when the preservation of personal data is thought necessary for things like the identification of security events, debugging, or compliance with legal responsibilities.
●Our California Do Not Track Notice: The "Do Not Track" (DNT) signal is a feature of several web browsers that allows users to express their preference about being tracked while they access our platform or other websites. Unfortunately, our company's DNT signal functionality is now broken. In some situations, it could be acceptable for other businesses, like analytics tool suppliers, to compile private data on a specific user's online activity across several platforms and services. This is dependent on the person using our services, however.
- Information Security.
We take several precautions to protect the information that is transferred, processed, and stored on our website and computer systems since data security is very important to us. In order to ensure the security of its data collection and processing processes, the website regularly evaluates them and uses SSL encryption. Data is protected during transmission and storage by using third-party services that abide by recognized information security standards and certifications. In order to efficiently manage and limit staff access to sensitive data, our company has also put in place monitoring systems and access restrictions.
However, it is crucial to recognize that due to the widespread nature of the global network, complete protection against unauthorized access or other security issues cannot be ensured, even with the installation of these protections. Because of this, it is impossible to guarantee that our systems and services are completely impervious to security lapses.
- Children’s Privacy.
Our services are not intended for those under the age of sixteen. A policy that our organization has put in place expressly prohibits the collection of Personal Information from those who are younger than sixteen. If Personal Information is unintentionally obtained from someone under the age of sixteen, swift and appropriate action will be taken to remove this information. Should you have any suspicions that we may be in possession of such information, please contact [email protected].
- Non-US Users.
It is possible for your Personal Information to be transferred to a country outside of your home country or country of origin. It is plausible that some nations could not provide a comparable level of protection for your personal data in comparison to your own country. For example, it's likely that the information you have will be transferred to the United States. Contractual safeguards are used to ensure sufficient protection of data during processing when it is shared with outside contractors.
We take great pride in our Services' unwavering commitment to always adapting to changing customer needs and upholding the best privacy practices available in the sector.
- Contact Us.
Our privacy statement is clear and concise. Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Additionally, residents in the United Kingdom may use the website https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ to submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).