Paphos Life Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 3rd May, 2018

This Privacy Policy applies to Paphos Life. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Paphos Life when you access the Site, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources. The use of information collected through our Site shall be limited to the purposes under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service to customers.

  1. Information We Collect.

    (a) Our Advertising Service: We may collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your full name, phone number, email address, or similar, when you register for an advertising account. If you choose to advertise on our site, we or our third-party payment processors will collect your payment information. When you visit our website, we may receive certain information about you as described below. We do not send any promotional emails; however, we may send you service related emails related to your account. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt out of them by canceling your account.

    (b) Cookies And Tracking Technologies: Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Paphos Life and our partners (such as advertising, marketing and analytics), affiliates or analytics or service providers. These technologies may be used in analyzing trends, administering the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by such companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. Our partners may also use such technologies to deliver advertisements to you. We use cookies to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you can still use our Sites, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Sites may be limited. This website uses Google Analytics to track user activity.

    (c) Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile application each time you access our Site. For example, when you access our Sites or the Paphos Life Service, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your operating system, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and other such information. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

    We will retain personal data we process for as long as needed to provide our services. Paphos Life will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

  2. How We Use Your Information. We use the information that we collect to operate and maintain our Sites and the Paphos Life Service, send you marketing communications, respond to your questions and concerns and to help our partners improve their online offerings.

  3. How We Share Your Information.

    (a) Personally Identifiable Information: Paphos Life will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Paphos Life (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Any personally identifiable information you elect to make publicly available on our Sites or the Paphos Life Service, such as posting comments on our forum or blog page, will be available to others. If you remove information that you have made public on our Site, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of our Site, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

    (b) Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns. If you remove information that you have made public on the Paphos Life Site, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Paphos Life Site, or if other users have copied or saved that information. Non-personally identifiable information may be stored indefinitely.

    (c) Instances Where We Are Required To Share Your Information: Paphos Life will disclose your information where required to do so by law, if subject to subpoena or other legal proceeding or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Paphos Life, our users or others.

    (d) What Happens In The Event Of A Change Of Control: We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, and other User information related to the Paphos Life Site may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

    (e) Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting: We partner with third parties to display advertising on our Site. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this Site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please refer to your browser’s or mobile device’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools (to learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org and/or the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org). If you access Paphos Life on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings.

  4. Storage and Processing. Your information collected through the Paphos Life Service may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which Paphos Life or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Paphos Life may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

  5. How We Protect Your Information. Paphos Life is concerned with protecting your privacy and data, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Paphos Life or guarantee that your information on the Paphos Life Web Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. When you enter sensitive information (such as log in credentials) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at privacy@paphoslife.com We use a credit card processing company to bill you if you purchase services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

  6. GDPR: this is the new EU-Wide Privacy Law that is going to be in force from May 2018. The only personal customer information held online on the Paphos Life server is freely editable by that customer, and by Paphos Life. Paphos Life will only ever change this data at the request of that customer. For instance, we will reset your password if you ask us. None of this data is shared with any other company, with the exception of the online payment form that advertisers use. Their cc details are processed by Braintree. Paphos Life does not see the data. For more information, consult the Braintree GDPR page.

    phpBB does not encrypt any data it stores, outside of a password. This means that the forum owner, in this case, Paphos Life, can access every message posted, either publicly or privately. This is how the forum software works, and is not something implemented specifically by Paphos Life. Paphos Life WILL NOT read anybody's private messages without their explicit consent.

    Removing Your Data: you can delete your own individual forum posts yourself. However, cached copies may still remain on search engines etc. If you want to delete your entire account and remove all your posts, the quickest way is to just ask. Paphos Life uses phpBB for it's forum software. When deleting a user, phpBB gives you the option of keeping or removing the old posts. If you want all your posts removed, we will do so. Bear in mind though, that if a post has been quoted by another user, this will not be removed by default. However, if you ask us to remove specific occurances where you have been quoted, we will remove them when we delete your account.

    IP Addresses: when you register your IP address will be checked against a list of known spammers. If you don't want this to happen, do not register. If we have reason to ban a user for spamming, we just delete the account and any posts. We do not pass this information on to any third party. If we have banned you, you can ask for your name to be removed from the banned list. However, we will still know that you are banned, so any attempt at re-registering will be swiftly dealt with.

    Third Parties: Paphos Life utilises services from the following companies: Facebook (like button, blog comments), Google Analytics (site statistics for internal use) and Google Adsense, for the adverts. The only personal informaton we store is optional. For instance, you can enter your location, but you don't have to. None of the personal information you enter will be passed to any other company.

  7. Compromise of Personal Information. In the event that personal information is compromised as a breach of security, Paphos Life will promptly notify our customers in compliance with applicable law.

  8. Data Access, Correction, Deletion, and Opt Out. For current Paphos Life customers and forum users, you can review, correct, update or delete inaccuracies to the information about you that Paphos Life keeps on file by logging into your account to update your password and billing information. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. If you wish to opt-out of being tracked by Paphos Life's analytics software, you can do so by closing your account.

  9. Children’s Privacy. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Paphos Life does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@paphoslife.com

  10. Notification Procedures. It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the Service, as determined by Paphos Life in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

  11. Links to Other Web Sites. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from Paphos Life, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Paphos Life Site to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.

    Social Media Widgets: Our Site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and other widgets, that run on our Site. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the organization providing it.

  12. Changes to Our Privacy Policy. All changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. When we change the policy in a material manner, we will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site, prior to the change becoming effective and update the ‘effective date’ at the top of this page.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at admin@paphoslife.com

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