Last updated: October 28, 2022
Please note that participation in the “Gift Metropolis” is primarily a public activity and much of the information you post “Gift Metropolis” (whether directly through our site or via links with other social networking websites) is instantly publicly viewable. Therefore, you should not submit information that you consider confidential. We maintain the privacy of your email address and password submitted to us in the registration process (unless you enter such information as your username or in the text of your entries to user areas), but other information you provide should be considered non-confidential and available for viewing by others.
Also, please note that information provided through Facebook or other social networks, or for publication on fan pages, mobile apps, or websites may be subject to different privacy policies which may vary materially from these terms applying to our website.
The Information We Collect
Sensitive Personal Information
We do not collect or otherwise Process Personal Information about race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offenses or penalties, or any other information that may be deemed to be sensitive under GDPR (collectively, “Sensitive Personal Information”).
We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is limited to the User Information reasonably necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy or as required to provide you services or access to the Services.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we use industry-standard methods to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, although you recognize that data transmitted online or stored in a facility to which online access is provided cannot be made to be 100% secure. We believe in protecting your information just as we would want our information protected.
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as may be required by applicable law.
Please note that information you enter for your user profile or in your posts may be accessed and viewed publicly and therefore you should not post information that you consider confidential or that you do not want to be distributed publicly. Although in some areas you will have the ability to edit or delete information, please note that even this information may have been cached on servers, cut and pasted, or otherwise incorporated into other posts or for other uses, and so once information is posted you should consider that it may be publicly available perpetually, and in different locations and/or media than your original submission.
Remain in control of your data
You may directly take steps to change your preferences as follows:
Your Newsletter and Email Subscriptions. You can opt out or unsubscribe to a newsletter or other email list at any time by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters or emails you receive. If you have provided more than one email address to us, you may continue to be contacted unless you request to unsubscribe from each email address you have provided.
Push Notifications. We send you push notifications from time to time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.
If you would prefer that we not collect information that may be used to help determine which advertisements to serve you, opt-out or change your behavioral advertising cookie preferences by visiting the relevant opt-out page of the list below:
- European Union and Switzerland residents change your preferences by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
- Canadian residents change your preferences by clicking here: http://youradchoices.ca/choices/
It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our users via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on “Gift Metropolis” site, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users.
We do not offer services to, or target, persons under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will purge any information we receive from people we believe to be children under 13 from our database and cancel the corresponding accounts.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging in and “Editing” your account. Your password is needed to edit this information, even if you are already logged in. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You may not be able to edit or delete past entries and information collected regarding past updates.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. The main form of identity management is your email address. Please always use a valid and up-to-date email address.
Use of User Information
The information you provide to us about yourself, or that we collect and infer based upon your entries and posts to “Gift Metropolis” site may be used to improve your user experience, provide or suggest targeted services, and to allow third-party advertisers and messaging to be tailored or targeted. We may use or provide to third parties aggregated data entered by users or inferred from the usage. We may collect IP addresses and cookies for the primary purpose of assisting with ease of use by you. However, except as legally required, we will not sell or provide your email address, IP address, cookies, address, or phone number to third parties for advertising or other purposes. In the future, we may provide third parties with the ability to provide customizable or targeted advertising or messages and in such cases, we may allow third-party applications to access your user data in determining the messaging or advertising applicable to you.
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.