Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Ripbook.com & Web Announcements Ltd. (“Company,” “we,” and “our”) collects, uses and shares personal data when using this website (the “Site”) and the associated applications(s), (the “Applications”), together (the “Services”). Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHO WE ARE: For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation, the data controller of your personal data is Ripbook.com of Unit 1 10 Stonefield Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0JS, UK.Our data protection officer is Mr. Del - Privacy@Ripbook.com

MUST READ SECTIONS: We draw your attention in particular to the sections entitled “International Data Transfer” and “Your Rights.”

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY: We will post any modifications or changes to the Policy on our Services. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when this Policy was last changed. If we make any material change(s) to the Policy, we will post a notice on our Services prior to such changes(s) taking effect.

1. PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

What is personal data?

We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Policy, “personal data” is as defined in the UK Data Protection Act 1998/the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC/General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and any successor legislation, this includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we hold about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.

Why do we need your personal data?

We will only process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We need certain personal data in order to provide you with access to the Services. If you created a profile/registered with us, you will have been asked to tick to agree to provide this information in order to access our services, purchase our products, view our content. This consent provides us with the legal basis we require under applicable law to process your data. You maintain the right to withdraw such consent at any time. If you do not agree to our use of your personal data in line with this Policy, please do not use our Services.

2. COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We collect information about you in the following ways:

Information You Give Us. This includes:

the personal data you provide when you register to use our Services, including your‎ name, email address, and password

the personal data that may be contained in any video, photo, image, condolence, sympathy message, diary entry or other written submission you upload or post to the Services

the personal data you provide when you report a problem with our Services or when we provide you with customer support

the personal data you provide when you make a purchase through our Services

the personal data you provide when you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise

the personal data you provide via any single sign-on service (SSO) including your name and email address

Information from Social Networking Sites. Our Services include interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking sites (each a “SNS”). If you connect to a SNS through our Services, you authorize us to access, use and store the information that you agreed the SNS could provide to us based on your settings on that SNS. We will access, use and store that information in accordance with this Policy. You can revoke our access to the information you provide in this way at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.

Sites we currently connect to include:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Information We Get from Others. We may also get information about you from other sources, for example, if you have agreed to share information with one of our partners or affiliates eg. newspapers,. this may include name and email address, we may add this to information we get from our Services.

Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you access our Services. For example, when visiting our Services, we log your computer or mobile device operating system name and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, browser language, screen resolution, the web page that referred you to our website pages you viewed on our website, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Services. We collect this information about you using cookies. Please refer to the sections on cookies, Flash Technology and Pixel Tags below.

Automated Decision Making and Profiling. We may use automated decision making and/or profiling in regard to your personal data for some services and products, for example we may refuse access based on your IP address, either temporarily or permanently, based on frequency of page requests or inappropriate use. You can request a manual review of the accuracy of an automated decision that you are unhappy with or limit or object to such automated decision making and/or profiling by contacting us at Privacy@Ripbook.com.

3. USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may use your personal data as follows:

  • to operate, maintain, and improve our Services, products, and services;
  • to manage your account, including to communicate with you regarding your account, if you have an account on our Services;
  • to respond to your comments and questions and to provide customer service;
  • to send information including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;

with your consent, to send you marketing e-mails about upcoming promotions, and other news, including information about products and services offered by us and our affiliates. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time: such marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” Please note, even if you opt out of receiving marketing emails, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account with us (if you have one) and our business dealings with you;

to process payments you may make via our Services

to link or combine user information with other personal data

as we believe necessary or appropriate (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and

as described in the “Sharing of your Personal Data” section below.

4. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data as follows:

Third Parties Designated by You. We may share your personal data with third parties where you have provided your consent to do so.

Our Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal data with our third party service providers who provide services such as data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, reporting and other similar services. These third parties are only permitted to use your personal data to the extent necessary to enable them to provide their services to us. They are required to comply with appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

Affiliates. We may share some or all of your personal data with our affiliates, in which case we will require our affiliates to comply with this Policy. In particular, you may let us share personal data with our affiliates where you wish to receive marketing communications from them.

Corporate Restructuring. We may share personal data when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.

Other Disclosures. We may share personal data as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others.

5. ANONYMOUS DATA

When we use the term “anonymous data,” we are referring to data and information that does not permit you to be identified or identifiable, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party.

We may create anonymous data from the personal data we receive about you and other individuals whose personal data we collect. Anonymous data might include analytics information and information collected by us using cookies. We make personal data into anonymous data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyses usage patterns in order to make improvements to our Services.

6. THIRD PARTY SITES

Our Services may contain links to third party websites and features. This Policy does not cover the privacy practices of such third parties. These third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their websites, features or policies. Please read their privacy policies before you submit any data to them.

7. USER GENERATED CONTENT

You may share personal data with us when you submit user generated content to our Services, including via forums, message boards, guest book entries and blogs on our Services. Please note that any information you post or disclose on our Services will become public information, and will be available to other users of our Services and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal data, or any other information, on our Services. Such personal data and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on our Services.

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on our Services , if you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on our Services. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal data in it in accordance with this Policy.

8. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER

Your information, including personal data that we collect from you, may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us and our affiliates and other third parties outside the country in which you reside, including, but not limited to the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By using our Services, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

9. SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal data within our organization. Unfortunately, no transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be completely secure, and transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us using the details in Section 20 below.

10. RETENTION

We will only retain your personal data as long reasonably required for us to provide the Services until you request otherwise unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law for example for regulatory purposes.

11. OUR POLICY ON CHILDREN

Our Services are not directed to children under 16. 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 Section 20 below. We will delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable.

12. SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

Subject to the following paragraph, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.

If you send or disclose any sensitive personal data to us when you submit user generated content to our Services, you consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal data in accordance with this Policy. If you do not consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal data, you must not submit such user generated content to our Services.

13. YOUR RIGHTS

Opt-out. You may contact us anytime to opt-out of:

  • direct marketing communications;
  • automated decision-making and/or profiling;
  • our collection of sensitive personal data;
  • any new processing of your personal data that we may carry out beyond the original purpose;
  • the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA. Please note that your use of some of the Services may be ineffective upon opt-out.

Access. You may access the information we hold about you at any time via your profile/account or by contacting us directly.

Amend. You can also contact us to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.

Move. Your personal data is portable – i.e. you to have the flexibility to move your data to other service providers as you wish.

Erase and forget. In certain situations, for example when the information we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.

14. COMPLAINTS

We are committed to resolve any complaints about our collection or use of your personal data. If you would like to make a complaint regarding this Policy or our practices in relation to your personal data, please contact us at: Privacy@Ripbook.com. We will reply to your complaint as soon as we can and in any event, within 45 days. We hope to resolve any complaint brought to our attention, however if you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, you reserve the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority, which for the UK, is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

15. CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact us in writing at Privacy@Ripbook.com.

16. EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD

Ripbook.com complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data transferred from the EU to the United States. We have certified to the Department of Commerce that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall take precedence. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, the Privacy Shield Principles and to view our certification, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.

As described in the Privacy Shield Principles, Ripbook.com is accountable for personal data that it receives and subsequently transfers to third parties. If third parties that process personal data on our behalf do so in a manner that does not comply with the Privacy Shield Principles, we are accountable, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Ripbook.com commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal data. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Policy should first contact us at: Privacy@Ripbook.com.

Ripbook.com commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the advice given by the panel with regard to personal data transferred from the EU. Please contact us to be directed to the relevant DPA contacts.

As further explained in the Privacy Shield Principles, binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel will also be made available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Ripbook.com is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.