COOKIES AND PERSONAL DATA POLICY

PLAN C LLC (PLAN C OÜ) (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on www.dad.ceo and affiliated websites (collectively the “Site”)

What are cookies?

Cookies are used by most websites in order to improve users’ experience by enabling a website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally enable us to improve the performance of our website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. 

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). 

You can find out more about the way cookies work on www.cookiecentral.com.

What’s in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

Use of cookies on our website and app

We use cookies on our website and app to collect information about how visitors use the site and to enhance aspects of the performance of our website and app. This is important to us as we want to deliver and improve our visitors’ user experience across the website and app.

Cookies are not harmful to your computer. We do not use cookies to store any personal or sensitive information about you, nor do we pass any of your personal details to third parties. However, for your peace of mind, we have detailed all the cookies we use on the www.dad.ceo website below so that you can see exactly what we use them for.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose

How do third parties show adverts?

At times, third parties may show our adverts outside of our website. If you visit the site, having browsed content and then leave, third parties may ‘remember’ this visit and display a relevant advert within another website you visit. This process is commonly referred to as remarketing or retargeting. The three services this website uses for remarketing/ are Google, Facebook, and Bing.

How do third parties use cookies to serve adverts?

Third parties ‘remember’ you and can display adverts through cookies. Cookies may be sent to your browser when you visit a page on the site, which will then be used to show adverts based on the content you browsed.

The use of first and third party cookies

Our website, app and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to your website.

Our website, app and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing.

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; although if you do this you may lose some of the website functionality and may not be served relevant adverts. If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. 

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. Click on the Help function within your browser to find out more.

You can opt out of Google’s use of Cookies by amending your Google Ad settings: www.google.com/settings/ads.

Please note, by turning off your personalization across the web and on Google Search, you may still see adverts.

You can opt out of a third party’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

If you would not like us to know your site activity you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. Internet Explorer will sometimes load the Google Analytics opt-out add-on after sending data to Google Analytics. If you are using Internet Explorer, the add-on will set cookies on your computer which will ensure that any data collected is removed immediately from the collection server. Please make sure that third-party cookies aren’t disabled for your Internet Explorer browser. If you delete your cookies, the add-on will reset these cookies, within a short time, to ensure that your Google Analytics browser add-on remains fully functional.

To block cookies on a mobile app, please refer to the iOS or Android websites for further information.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to anonymously measure visitors on our website so we can understand which content is being viewed and optimize our site to best meet our visitors’ needs. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Google Analytics sets to enable this measurement here: www.support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking you can do so using the following link: www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout 

Facebook 

When we embed Facebook content on our pages or if you use Facebook to comment or share content on our website, then Facebook may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Facebook uses and how to manage them here: www.facebook.com/help/360595310676682 

Instagram

When we embed Instagram content on our pages or if you use Instagram to comment or share content on our website, then Instagram may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Instagram uses and how to manage them here: www.instagram.com/legal/cookies/ 

Twitter

When we embed Twitter content on our pages or if you use Twitter to share content on our website, then Twitter may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Twitter uses and how to manage them here: www.twitter.com/privacy.

YouTube and Google+

When we embed YouTube and Google+ content on our pages or if you use YouTube or Google+ to comment or share content on our website, then YouTube or Google+ may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that YouTube and Google+ use and how to manage them here: www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy

Online Behavioral Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements on our online services including a company known as DoubleClick and Google’s AdSense program. The ads you receive are influenced by various factors, including your browsing history prior to visiting this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your use of our online services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements, our third-party serving network may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. This is a "persistent" cookie, which means that it is stored on your computer and will remain there until it expires or you remove it. The ad serving networks may also make use of other technologies, such as "web beacons", in order to improve the relevance of the ads you receive. If you would like more information about DoubleClick’s practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company please click here: www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy. If you would like more information about Google’s AdSense program please click here: www.google.com/adsense.

Personal Data

Generally, the Site doesn’t collect the personal data, but if we identify you as a person, your information will be treated as Personal Data (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally, Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. If you reside or are located in the European Economic Area, it can also include your IP address or device identifier. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Data you submit to us. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you.

Please understand that by submitting any of your Personal Data to us, you consent and agree that we may collect, use and disclose such Personal Data in accordance with this Policy and/or as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not provide any of your Personal Data to us. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, or if you choose not to provide us with any required Personal Data, we may not be able to provide you with the services that can be offered on our Site. Consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us at editorial@dad.ceo.

Please note that we rely on legitimate interests as the basis for processing your data in the limited circumstances set out below:

  • In situations where we obtain your Personal Data from a source other than you, we process your data on the basis of legitimate interests, until the earlier of (a) the point at which you provide your consent; or (b) the point at which you ask us to stop processing your data on the basis of our legitimate interests;
  • We will archive information about your use of our services, even after you withdraw your consent to our processing of your data. This information will only be used in very limited circumstances, such as for defending legal claims relating to contracts we have with you or a third party and retention for audit purposes relating to commercial contracts; and
  • We will use information relating to your use of our services for statistical analysis and research purposes, however, we delete your name and email address from such information before we do so.

If you reside or are located in the European Economic Area, you have the right to request that we:

  • provide access to any Personal Data we hold about you;
  • prevent the processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes;
  • update any of your Personal Data which is out of date or incorrect;
  • delete any of your Personal Data which we are holding about you;
  • restrict the way that we process your Personal Data;
  • provide your Personal Data to a third party provider of services; or
  • provide you with a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you.

We offer you the opportunity to manage your communications from us. If you decide to subscribe to newsletters from us and/or opting into offers to receive marketing and/or promotional communications from us or our partners, you may anytime modify your preferences by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link provided in an email or communication received. 

The Site may contain links to other websites which are under control of third parties and not www.dad.ceo, and the Site may contain videos, advertising, and other content hosted and served by third parties. The Site does not control and is not responsible for the privacy terms of third parties.

The Site is intended for a general audience and is not intended for and should not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target any information of the Site to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us using the details in the Contacts section and we will delete such information from our files immediately.

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