Privacy & Cookies Policy

Last Updated Jan 21st 2020

Privacy Policy

A) Privacy Policy

A.1. Personal information collected and how it is used:

A.1.1. Personal information is collected that you have provided both directly (for example account registration, feedback provide, etc) as indirectly (for example items added to shopping list, which pages visited, etc).

A.1.2. We will use all gathered personal information to monitor and improve our systems, processes, products and services. Our use of your personal information will not result in information that was previously not publicly available being made public on our website. Please below an overview of the different types of information we collect, and how it is used.

A.1.3. We may anonymize and aggregate any of the information we collect (in such a way one person is not directly identifiable), and use this information for purposes such as data analysis, website improvement, development of new products & services, displaying key aggregate information on our website (for example most frequently purchased products, popularity of products, etc)

A.1.4. Our website uses the external services of WordPress. Your personal information can in part (and in our name) be managed and stored by these parties. They are equally obliged to safely store all data and to respect all privacy laws in accordance with EU GDPR legislation. Under no circumstances will they use personal data or share it with any third parties without your explicit permission.

Type Of Information

How It Is Used

Contact details associated with your account: such as name, address, telephone number, email, date of birth.

We use this information to communicate with you regarding any product or service we provide (for example order confirmation, issues, etc). Can also be used by us or partner organizations to send marketing messages (in case you have indicated so in your marketing preferences on our websites or those belonging to our partners).

Payment & Transaction information: which products or services you have purchased with us & which payment method used.

We use this information to process any product or service you purchase from us. Historical transaction information may also be used to determine what products may also be interesting to you.

Questions, feedback, comments & opinions: any information you share with us or with other users via the website.

We use this information to reply to any question, concern or issue you might have. We may also leverage this information to determine what products and services may be interesting to you.

Preferences: choices you have made about notifications, messaging and website display.

We use this information to share information and display the website in line with your indicated preferences.

Information about how you look at our website: such as which pages you have visited, how long and in what order, what products you have looked at, what products you have added in your basket, etc.

We use this information to send you reminders of products you have looked at, and identify which products or services may be interesting to you.

Information about the device used to look at our website: details about type of device, operating system, internet provider or carrier

We use this information to present our website to you on your device.

Information about your location: other than the information you have explicitly provided to us (for example in account information) we do not collect or track your exact location. Your device its IP address might help us determine an approximate location, but this will never be precise than a country, state or city location.

We may use an approximate location to make sure any information displayed content on our website is relevant to the country, state, city your device is in. Please note we will not collect or track your exact location without your consent.

Information provided by other users: personal information that is provided to us through other users of our website. For example if they indicate you would like to be contacted by us.

We will use the personal information provided by other users to contact you if they have indicated that you would like to be contacted by us.

Criminal or fraudulent activity on our website: if criminal or fraudulent activities are suspected relating to your account, we may be provided with information coming from credit, crime or fraud prevention organizations.

We will use this information to prevent any criminal or fraudulent activity on our website

Information provided by other organizations: Other organizations may share information we associate with you, if this information was lawfully obtained.

We may use this information to contact you, and identify which product or services may be interesting to you.

A.2. Information shared with third parties:

A.2.1. We can share your personal information with (i) other users of our website (in case you indicated this in your preferences, for example showing name details on feedback forums), (ii) other companies within our holding group as well as subsidiary companies, (iii) service providers, partners or advisors (for examples delivery partner or marketing partners) who are obliged to keep your personal information secure and can only use your information in line with your indicated marketing preferences, (iv) law enforcement, regulators and other parties for legal reasons.

A.2.2. We may provide aggregate statistical information to other third party organizations, but we will make sure no one person can be identified from this information.

A.3. Marketing and Advertising:

A.3.1. We may contact you via email,

  1. in case you have purchased a product or service directly on our website and we want to communicate with you regarding the delivery, status, updates or issues.
  2. in response to any query, question or concern you have sent to us.
  3. in case you have indicated you want to receive our newsletters or other communication related to our products and services. This includes any third party website where you might have indicated to receive email communications from them and partner websites.
    To note, at any time you can decide to opt out of any marketing email communication, and this by contacting us at info@thegifthacker.com .

A.3.2. We, or our partners, may show advertising to you on our own or other websites. In order to make sure that advertising show to you is relevant, we might use any information collected about you (such as email address used to log in to the site, device used, IP address of the device used, how you use our website).

A.3.3. Typically, cookies and similar technologies are used to provide such advertising. This means a certain device or email address is recognized, but not you as a named individual. Please also see our Cookie Policy below.

A.4. Storage of Personal information

A.4.1. We keep the personal information we collect about you in secure environments, this accordance with the ruling privacy policy. Your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, alteration or destruction by any organization or individuals.

A.4.2. As of May 25, 2018, the processing of personal data of users in the European Union is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (” GDPR “). On this page you can find more information about the rights of users in the EU.

A.5. Links to third party websites:

A.5.1. Our website may contain links to and from third party websites. These websites have their own privacy policies. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please make sure that you read their privacy policies before you submit any information to these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please make sure you are aware about those policies before you submit any personal information to them.

A.6. Questions and contact:

A.6.1 In case you have any questions please contact us at info@thegifthacker.com

A.6.2. If you have further questions about your data, how it is used, or if you wish to have it removed, you can contact our DPO (Data Protection Officer) at info@thegifthacker.com.

Cookie Policy

B) Cookie Policy

B.1. What cookies are used for:

B.1.1. Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your browsing device. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions. The website stores a corresponding file to the one they set in your browser and in this file they can track and keep information on your movements within the site and any personal information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website.

B.2. Types of Cookies:

B.2.2. There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. Persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

B.3. How to manage Cookies on your device:

B.3.1. You can usually use your browser to enable, disable or delete cookies. Please refer to instructions provided by your browser.

B.3.2. Please note that if you choose to disable cookies, some elements might not function properly and you might not be able to access secure parts our website.

B.3.3. You can find more information about cookies and privacy on http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

B.4. Questions and contact:

B.4.1. In case you have any questions please contact us at info@thegifthacker.com

Advertising Privacy Statement

C) Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.  AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.  

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.  

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at info@thegifthacker.com and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site.