AdWatch privacy policy

Definitions

Personal Data

Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

Usage Data

Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.

Data Controller

Data Controller means a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed.
For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

Data Processor (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any person (other than an employee of the Data Controller) who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

Data Subject

Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

User

The User is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

Introduction

AdWatch (“Service” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use AdWatch website, services, and application (collectively “Services”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. This Policy does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on AdWatch’s Services. Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Services. By accessing or using AdWatch Services, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to our Privacy Policy). You will be provided notice of this change, and continuing to use the Services after receiving notice will constitute acceptance of the changes.

Types of data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, email address, first name, last name and password.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Application. Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this Application is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services. In cases where this Application specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the data controller. Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or by the data controllers of third-party services used by this Application serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the data controller.

How We Use Your Information

We use collected Information about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information, to:
Operate and improve our website and Services;
Qualify customers and provide offers for services from AdWatch;
Provide services as ordered by you;
Track and analyze your use of our Services;
Provide customer support, including support to our vendors or business partners;
Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about AdWatch, our merchants, and our business partners, such as news, offers and coupons, announcements, and other relevant materials;
Send you reminders, notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages, service bulletins, or marketing materials;
Administer contests or any promotional activities or events sponsored by us;
Manage our everyday business needs, such as website administration, fulfillment of orders, analytics, fraud detection and prevention, compliance with the law or reporting obligation, or enforcement of our Terms of Service;
Learn about customers’ app usage and onboarding experience and apply these learnings to improve the overall user experience;
Aggregate anonymous data from our Services used to benchmark, analyze, and improve the Services.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the data controller and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed. Personal Data collected for the purposes of the data controller’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the data controller.
The data controller may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the data controller may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

Service providers

The services listed below enable AdWatch to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Analytics

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: US
Pricay policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Opt Out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Application.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: US
Pricay policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Mixpanel

Mixpanel is a business analytics service company. It tracks user interactions with web and mobile applications and provides tools for targeted communication with them. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Pricay policy: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Hotjar

Hotjar develops intuitive and disruptive research and optimization tools for web businesses. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Pricay policy: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy
Opt out: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

Handling payments

Payment processing services enable this Application to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, this Application shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction. Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.

Paddle

Paddle is a payment service provided by Paddle.com Market Limited.
Privacy policy: https://paddle.com/privacy/

Hosting

This type of service has the purpose of hosting data and files that enable this Application to run.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is providing developers and businesses a reliable, easy-to-use cloud computing platform of virtual servers (Droplets), object storage (Spaces), and more. AdWatch is using DigitalOcean as an hosting service.
Privacy policy: https://www.digitalocean.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Registration and authentication

This type of service has the purpose of hosting data and files that enable this Application to run.

Google OAuth (Google Inc.)

Google OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by Google Inc. and is connected to the Google network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: US
Pricacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Direct registration (This Application)

The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing the Personal Data directly to this Application.
Personal Data collected: email address, first name, last name and password.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

AdWatch has implemented reasonable security mechanisms to protect AdWatch Client Information and Client’s User Data that is maintained on AdWatch servers from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
However, please keep in mind that no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access AdWatch Client Information and Client’s User Data in spite of these measures. AdWatch cannot guarantee the security of your information and cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to AdWatch client accounts.

Your Data Protection Rights Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the client data your provide.

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by emailing support@adwatch.me. In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing support@adwatch.me.
You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing, please contact us by emailing support@adwatch.me.
Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
AdWatch does not own, control or direct the use of any of the client data stored or processed by a client or user via the Service. Only the clients or Users are entitled to access, retrieve and direct the use of such client data. AdWatch is largely unaware of what client data is actually being stored or made available by a client or User to the Service and does not directly access such client data except as authorized by the Client, or as necessary to provide Services to the client and its users.
Because AdWatch does not collect or determine the use of any personal data contained in the client data and because it does not determine the purposes for which such personal data is collected, the means of collecting such personal data, or the uses of such personal data, AdWatch is not acting in the capacity of data controller in terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, hereinafter “GDPR”) and does not have the associated responsibilities under the GDPR. AdWatch should be considered only as a processor on behalf of its clients and users as to any client data containing personal data that is subject to the requirements of the GDPR. Except as provided in this privacy policy, AdWatch does not independently cause client data containing personal data stored in connection with the Services to be transferred or otherwise made available to third parties, except to third party subcontractors who may process such data on behalf of AdWatch in connection with AdWatch’s provision of Services to clients. Such actions are performed or authorized only by the applicable client or User.
The client or the user is the data controller under the Regulation for any client data containing personal data, meaning that such party controls the manner such personal data is collected and used as well as the determination of the purposes and means of the processing of such personal data.
AdWatch is not responsible for the content of the Personal Data contained in the Client Data or other information stored on its servers (or its subcontractors’ servers) at the discretion of the client or user nor is AdWatch responsible for the manner in which the client or user collects, handles disclosure, distributes or otherwise processes such information.

Our Policy Toward Children

Our Site and Service is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 or from websites that are targeted to children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at support@adwatch.me If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

AdWatch retains the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to the way we collect, use or disclose Personally Identifying Information, we will notify you by posting a clear and prominent announcement on AdWatch or through a direct communication to your AdWatch account.
Use and disclosure of information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have constructive notice. Your continued access to or use of AdWatch following constructive notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications.

How to Contact Us

AdWatch welcomes any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices. Any such comments or questions should be submitted via e-mail to: support@adwatch.me.