Privacy Policy

Overview

On 25 May 2011, e-Privacy Directive: Directive 2009/136/EC, also known as the “Cookies Directive”, came into force in the European Union (EU). It amends Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)

Among other things, this Directive states that “the storing of information or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information”.

This document contains relevant information about cookies and a description of the cookies used on vivainnovationacademy.com Website. You can manage these cookies through your web browser settings, for more information on this see section 4.

 

  1. Privacy Policy Acceptance

By using this site you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable cookies (see section 4) or refrain from using this site.

 

  1. About cookies

Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags. Sometimes they are encrypted, for instance when using a secure connection via the https protocol. The cookie file is created by the website you are browsing, and it is accepted and processed by your web browser, which stores the cookie in one of its folders. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Websites use cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, among many other functions. Nevertheless, computer cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. Also, the website stores a corresponding file (with same ID tag) to the one they set in your browser and in this file they can track and keep information on your movements within the site and any information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website, such as email address.

Types of cookies:

First Party Cookies: Set and collected by the website itself, and only used by the site when a user is visiting it.

Third Party Cookies: Set and collected by other entities besides the website, such as advertisers or services used by the website for things like web analytics or social media sharing.

Session Cookies: Only stored in a browser’s memory until it is closed down. Used for many essential site functions, such as quickly loading a page.

Persistent Cookies: Set up with a specific expiration date, so they will survive in your browser’s memory for a certain period of time before deletion. Used to keep you logged in, track web analytics, etc.

Secure or HTTP only Cookies: Secure cookies are only transmitted over “https” pages to keep data encrypted and secure. Only cookies prevent any client scripts on the page from accessing the cookie, preventing malicious cross-site-scripting (XSS) attacks.

Cookies are not viruses, they are plain-text files that cannot be self-executed or self-replicated, so they cannot be harmful on their own. Cookies have a very limited function: to help your browser deliver the full features designed into many of today’s websites. These features include smooth login, preference settings, themes, shopping carts, and many other features. Cookies cannot scan or retrieve your personal information.

 

  1. Cookies on vivainnovationacademy.com

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics and commenters:

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information on Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites, please visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

When visitors comment on our website, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

comment_author_{HASH}

comment_author_email_{HASH}

comment_author_url_{HASH}

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

 

  1. Browser Specific Instructions to Block and Remove Cookies

Internet Explorer
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Internet Explorer
Firefox
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Firefox
Google Chrome
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Google Chrome
Opera
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Opera
Safari
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Safari
Safari iOS
Changing privacy and other browser settings in iOS, iPhone and iPad
Android
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Android
Blackberry
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Blackberry

 

  1. How to contact us

Please use the contact form on this site to contact us..

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