Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
“Ethnicelebs” refers to our business, which is a sole proprietorship operating as “EthniCelebs.com”; our Site: our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;
“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our the provision of information about celebrities, and the opportunity for Users to submit information about celebrities;
“Site” refers to our website, www.ethnicelebs.com;
“User” refers to registered and unregistered users of Ethnicelebs and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes general visitors to Ethnicelebs’ Site who do not otherwise interact with the Site;
3. Information Collected
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
4. Use of Your Information
We may use your information to:
- Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
- Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.
Processing Personal Data
“Personal Data” is any information that may directly or indirectly identify you.
“Processing” of this information refers to collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
A “Data Controller” is a person who is responsible for processing personal data and determining the purpose and methods of processing it. For CelebHeights.com, the data controller is Rob Paul.
Personal Information We Collect and Usage
The Web Server stores logs of each request, in the form of an IP address, URL/file, User Agent and timestamp. This is necessary for diagnostic, management and site improvement purposes. These logs are purged from the server on a Daily basis.
Unauthorised Access Logs:
The Web Server stores logs of any attempts to access restricted services. This includes IP address, a timestamp and type of attempted intrusion. Under the Computer Misuse act, these type of attempts are illegal, and as such, logs may be used as evidence in a court of law.
Visitor Comments and Votes
The Web server stores data supplied by visitors who submit public comments.
This information is used to identify commenters and prevent abuse of the website, by storing a Username, Email and IP address in our database. Comments are stored with a submission date, username and IP address.
Email addresses are never published. We only display the Comment, date of submission and the Username.
If you contact us by email, a record of our correspondence will be kept.
We may disclose your personal data when necessary in order to comply with a legal requirement, or to protect your vital interest or the vital interests of others.
We use 3rd Party services for Website analytics and Website advertising:
A cookie is a small textual file, stored by the visitor’s browser on behalf of a website to let us recognise and remember you. It has an expiry date.
Google Analytics (GA)
We use GA to track interaction, like number of visits, pages viewed, to help understand how the site engages with visitors, and to help maintain and improve the experience. GA is also used in order to show visitors an accurate portrayal of the most popular celebrities on the site.
Although GA records data such as an approximate geographical location, device, browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. We set a flag – “anonymizeIp” – which requests GA to anonymize all IP addresses. More Information. To opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to get an add-on, that opts you out.
Within the European Economic Area: We display Non-Personalised ads which may be based on the topic of a page or a general geographical area. Adsense non-personalised cookies are needed for frequency capping, aggregated reporting (statistics) and to help combat fraud and abuse of the Adsense Network.
Google lets you manage preferences and whether to receive google ads on the web or not – https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into your account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.
You may request a copy of your data stored in the WordPress database (comments etc.) by contacting the website admin.
We also use Google AdSense on our Site, which uses the DoubleClick cookie. For information on how to disable the DoubleClick cookie, please visit http://www.google.ca/policies/technologies/ads/.
7. Third Party Websites
Ethnicelebs may post links to third party websites on its Site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by Ethnicelebs, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
8. Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Ethnicelebs to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.
9. Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes
At times it may become necessary, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
10. Security Measures
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, as it is in our interest to do so. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
11. International Transfer
Last Modified: May 25, 2018