Welcome to popIn Discovery, the content recommendation platform displayed via the websites of our customers online on the internet including popIn READ technology analysing your reading behaviour of online articles on websites of our customers using popIn Discovery (together, the “Service”) owned by popIn Inc. (“popIn”).
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We collect personal information from you in order to provide you with a personalized, efficient overview of the news and to provide you with a personalized advertising experience. We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal information, namely for direct marketing purposes, which is the core activity of popIn. Please be reassured that we only process your personal information (including your reading behaviour) for the goals set out cristal clear in this Privacy Notice. The categories of information we collect include the categories of personal information as explained under ‘further information’.
1.1. Information generated when you visit a website displaying popIn Discovery
Collection: Via the popIn READ technology, we automatically collect personal information when you visit websites of our customers displaying popIn Discovery. The information collected via the popIn READ technology may concern information about IP address, operating system, browser type, device type, information about the webpage, the time when and during which you visited the webpage of our customers, the inviews of popIn Discovery (registration of the fact whether popIn Discovery available on the customer’s website appears on your screen), referring URLs, image URLs, READ technology statistics (e.g. reading progress, reading time, how much percent of the content is read, how many words and images you read, how long you stay on the webpage) and other information normally transmitted in HTTP/HTTPS requests.
Aim: We collect the abovementioned information to generate certain statistics. The statistical data generated with the popIn READ technology provide us with information about how the articles on websites of our customers are read. This information helps website owners analyze what content users are interested. Besides, popIn recommends more proper news content and advertisements (“ads”) to you when you visit a website displaying popIn Discovery, this based on the aforementioned personal information via which we can understand your interests and which reflect your preferences.
1.2. Information generated when you click on a news feed or advertisement in the popIn Discovery frame
Collection: When you actively interact with the popIn Discovery frame on our customers’ websites, we automatically collect personal information about how the Service is used (including how our news recommendation services and ad services displayed in popIn Discovery are used). This information may concern information about IP address, operating system, browser type, device type, information about the webpage, the time when and during which you visited the webpage of our advertising customers, referring URLs, ad information if an ad is displayed to a user, the type of information from popIn Discovery actively interacted with (clicked on ) and other information normally transmitted in HTTP/HTTPS requests including event information such as system crashes or other error information.
Aim: We collect the abovementioned information to generate certain statitics, for example to display how many users visit our customers’ websites, or to show which webpages on our customers’ websites have been viewed. This all provides our customers with the opportunity to better manage their websites.] Besides, popIn recommends more proper news content and advertisements to you when you visit a website displaying popIn Discovery, this based on the aforementioned personal information via which we can understand your interests and which reflect your preferences.
We may share your personal information with any organisation part of the Baidu group (at present or in the future), or with third parties (i) where they are subcontractors; (ii) to comply with legislation, to carry out a contract with the user or to defend popIn against any type of harm. Please find an elaborate explanation under ‘further information’.
We transfer your personal information outside of the European Union, in order to be able to provide our users with the Service. The personal information may be transferred to countries which provide an adequate level of protection or, where this is not the case, we ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. Please refer to section 8 in order to obtain a copy of these safeguards.
For more information on your choices regarding your information, see section 4 “Your Choices Regarding Your Information” below.
We may share your personal information with:
a. The Baidu groupThis includes other brands owned or controlled by Baidu and other companies owned by or under common ownership as popIn, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Notice;
b. SubcontractorsThis includes cloud services providers, consultants and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, in order to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, content or service fulfilment, or providing analytics services;
c. Future parties to the Baidu groupOther parties in connection with any popIn or Baidu company transaction, such as a merger, sale of all or a portion of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party or in the event of bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and
3.1. Data Retention
Unless stated otherwise in section 1 for a specific category of personal information, as you are a user using popIn within the European Economic Area or Switzerland, we will retain your information for maximum one day, as, popIn shall remove your personal information on a daily basis.
3.2. Your rights
In as far as imposed by applicable laws, you have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of or restriction of processing of your personal information. Besides, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal information and you may be entitled to request data portability. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to exercise your rights. Please be aware that we will not be able to delete any content you have shared with third parties.
You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing performed by popIn with a supervisory authority.
PopIn cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our service providers. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
The Service operates on third party websites and may contain links to third party websites of our business partners, advertisers, social media sites, and our customers may post links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, or browse on our customers’ websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy notices and policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any changes to this Privacy Notice, we will change the "Last Revision" date below and will post the updated Privacy Notice on this page. However, in case the modifications are significant, we will provide you with a more prominent notice. Continuing to use our Service after we publish changes to this Privacy Notice means that you have consulted and understood the changes, unless if the modification would reduce your rights. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Notice without asking for your consent.
If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at email@example.com.
This Privacy Notice was last revised on, and effective as of, May 25, 2018.