Privacy policy and cookies

Effective January 06, 2016

Last updated January 01, 2019

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

Right now HeliSimmer.com does NOT collect any data from you.

How do we protect visitor information?

Even if we do not collect any data, we still try hard to protect you and any information that is shared between you and us.

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We use regular Malware Scanning.

Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all information being sent to and by you to our website.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if set accordingly in your browser settings) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Types of cookies we use

  • strictly necessary cookies - these are essential in to enable you to move around the websites and use their features. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, such as registering for an account, cannot be provided.
  • performance cookies - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve our websites and to aid us in investigating problems raised by visitors. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
  • functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide more personal features. For instance, a functional cookie can be used to remember the volume level you prefer to use when watching videos on our websites. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • targeting cookies - these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They collect information about your browsing habits. Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'like' and 'share' buttons and advertisements. We use targeting cookies to send third parties information on your visit so that they can make their advertising more relevant to you when you visit their websites.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by the HeliSimmer.com website, or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time. Additionally, some cookies may be set from time to time by feeds from third party websites that we make available on our sites.

First Party Cookies

Provider

Cookie name

Purpose

Further information

HeliSimmer.com

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This cookie is used to remember whether you wish to view the cookie notice or not.

 

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Overview of Google Analytics privacy

Third Party Cookies

Provider Cookie name Purpose Further information
Disqus

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ajs_anonymous_id
ajs_group_id
ajs_user_id
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disqusauth
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Disqus uses these cookies to provide their commenting service to our website. These cookies are used to identify you with their system (if you login and comment, for example). https://help.disqus.com/customer/en/portal/articles/466259-disqus-privacy-policy
YouTube

 

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YouTube may still set cookies on the user's computer once the visitor clicks on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/ 
Doubleclick

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Targeted advertising cookies from Doubleclick (a business owned by Google) used for maps related to events. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/apr/23/doubleclick-tracking-trackers-cookies-web-monitoring
Google PREF
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Cookies related to Google. May include targeted advertising cookies used on our social media hub. http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
Facebook

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Facebook uses these cookies to identify you in case you are logged in, and personalize your experience through their social tools (such as the Facebook Page widget on the right bar of this website) https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Disabling of cookies in your browser’s settings

If you disable cookies in your browser’s settings, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not work properly.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google advertising

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Google Analytics

This website employs Google Analytics, a web-analysis tool from Google Inc. ("Google") that enables us to understand which content our readers access the most, as well as the countries they access our website from, as well as other data, that will not be traced back to you.

Google Analytics uses cookies that track your preferences during your visit to our websites. This allows us to simplify navigation, for example, thereby helping us to make the site more user-friendly. The information that is generated in this process (including the IP address) is anonymized, making personal identification impossible. An evaluation for reporting purposes is carried out only after the anonymization process.

The data, generated by this Cookie are usually transferred and stored on a server in the USA. As a user of our websites, you always have the option of disabling cookies in your browser settings. Most browsers allow cookies as a default setting. Should you change this setting, this may disrupt certain functions of our websites. Furthermore, you can prevent Google's acquisition and processing of the information that is generated by the cookie and concerns your activity on the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in.

In this process, your IP-Adress is in a first step reduced to Countries in the European Union or other Countries in the European Economic Community. The actual link to the tool is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Further information on the terms of use and the privacy options of Google are available on:
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

Disqus Interaction

Our website uses a commenting system by Disqus, Inc., 717 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When visiting this website your browser will establish a direct connection with servers operated by Disqus in the European Union and/or the United States. Any content of the respective plug-in will then be transferred to your device and embedded into the website. In case you visit this website whilst signed in to your Disqus account, information regarding your visit and/or your interaction behavior with Disqus plug-ins (e.g. by adding a comment) will be transferred to and stored by Disqus’ servers.

For more information have a look at Disqus’ Privacy Policy page.

Facebook Interaction

Our website uses plug-ins operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are easily identifiable by the use of the term “Facebook”, the use of the Facebook logo or the “Like” and “Share” buttons visible under each individual post. When visiting this website your browser will establish a direct connection with servers operated by Facebook in the European Union and/or the United States. Any content of the respective plug-in will then be transferred to your device and embedded into the website. In case you visit this website whilst signed in to your personal Facebook profile information regarding your visit and/or your interaction behavior with Facebook plug-ins (e.g. by clicking a “Like” or “Share” button) will be transferred to and stored by Facebook’s servers. Should you wish to prevent this you must log out of your personal Facebook profile prior to your visit of this website.

For more information have a look at Facebook’s Data Policy page.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We do not collect your email address. As such, we will not send you any kind of email unless you contact us previously or you give us permission (and your email address) to do so, by contacting us.

For more information, you can email us at [email protected].

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