Last updated: 01/08/2020
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.