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Vietcetera's Privacy Policy

Last updated: 01/08/2020

INTRODUCTION

Vietcetera hereafter referred to as "we" or "us" or "our", respects the privacy of our users ("user" or "you"). Here at Vietcetera, how we collect, use and protect user data is in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This applies to our main website (Vietcetera.com) and any other official Vietcetera Media websites and mobile apps. Please read this privacy policy carefully and please do not access the website if you do not agree with this statement.

We reserve the right to make changes at any time for any reason to this Privacy Policy. We will record the most recent time we update our Privacy Policy in the ‘Last updated’ section that can be found above. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the modified Privacy Policy on our website.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Data

Personal data is any information about you that can be identified. This can include:

  • Your name, DOB, email address, phone/mobile number, picture, hometown, interests, educational background, likes and comments associated with your account and other information that you give us when you choose to participate in various activities related to our website such as creating an account, becoming a writer;
  • Debit card information or any bank details;

Some of this personal information will be mandatory in order for you to participate in activities on our website but some will be voluntarily given by you. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may result in you not being able to use certain features of our website.

Derivative Data

Information that our servers automatically collect are such as:

  • IP address;
  • Your location;
  • Your internet browser;
  • Your device information;
  • Your operating system.

Facebook and Google Permissions

If you choose to create an account with us, you will be given the choice to either log in with your email or use your Facebook or Google account. This gives us access to basic information about you including your name, gender, birthday, profile picture and other information you have made public. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, please visit Facebook Permissions Reference page. For more information regarding Google permissions, please visit Third-party sites & apps with access to your account page.

Mobile Device Data

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We ask you for your information in order to provide you with smooth and efficient access to our website. We may use your information to:

  • Compile information about our users in our internal databases
  • Create and manage your account
  • Use anonymous statistical data to perform data analysis for internal use or with third parties
  • Deliver targeted advertising
  • Email you regarding your account/activities with us
  • Send you a newsletter
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems
  • Respond to support and customer service requests

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

Third-Party Service Providers

We do not share your information with third parties service providers.

Interactions with Other Users

You will be able to see other users on the site. You will be able to see their name, profile photo and pen name.

Online Postings

When you post articles and comments on our website, they will all be able to be viewed and distributed publicly outside the site and on other channels.

Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit Vietcetera. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Affiliates

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies

We use cookies on the website to help us customise and improve user experience. Most browsers by default accept cookies. You will be able to turn it off but please be aware that turning off cookies might affect the functionality of the site.

Internet-Based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on the Site [and our mobile application], implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us. For more information about opting-out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Website Analytics

We may use anonymised data with selected third-party vendors such as Google Analytics to allow us to analyse and track users on the site. By visiting our website, you are consenting to such use of your information. We use this information internally.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Vietcetera may contain links to other third-party sites, which includes advertisements and services that might not be affiliated with us. Once you click on those links and other sites, any information you provide for them will not be covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the content or Privacy Policy of any third party links on the site.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

Account Information

At any point in time you may want to change the information in your account by logging in and changing your details.

Upon request to terminate your account, we will delete your account and information from our active databases and systems.

Emails and Communications

We will only contact you by email if you are registered as a writer with us and/or if you are subscribed to our newsletter.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter and/or contact us directly through the email addresses provided down below.

CONTACT US

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

[email protected] or [email protected]