This website is owned and operated by Okapi Media with its registered offices at 50 Fountain Plaza Suite 1400, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States.
This Policy sets out what the categories of personal information Viralsharks may collect from you when you use the Service as well as how Viralsharks processes that personal information.
If you have any questions about this Policy or do not agree with it, please contact Viralsharks by clicking here, or by email [email protected]
before using the website. Viralsharks may amend this Policy from time to time, so you should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes that have been made. This Policy was last updated on 16 February 2019.
By using any part of the website or providing personal information to Viralsharks you consent to Viralsharks processing your personal information as set out in this Policy.
Incorporation by reference
This Policy incorporates the following provisions (and their subordinate provisions) of the Terms by reference:
Modification to Viralsharks’s Services or this Agreement.
The provisions incorporated into this Policy from the Terms must be read as being applicable to this Policy, to the extent doing so does not materially change their meaning. To the extent the provisions of this Policy conflict with the Terms, the provisions of this Policy will prevail to the extent of the conflict.
The defined terms in the Supplementary Definitions in the Policy have specific meanings in the context of this Policy and shall be interpreted in accordance with the principles set out in the Terms.
Personal information Viralsharks collects from you
Personal information you volunteer or which Viralsharks collects directly
In general, you may navigate the website without directly providing Viralsharks with any personal information. Any domain name information that Viralsharks collects is not necessarily used to personally identify you but is instead aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the website and the web pages viewed. Viralsharks uses this information to measure the use of the website and to improve its contents. However, additional services may be only available if Viralsharks has certain information about you.
Viralsharks may collect the following personal information from you:
Information about the products and services you express an interest in when you visit the website;
Your name and contact information, including email address and company details which you may submit to Viralsharks;
Information about your location or similar location based information;
Information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experiences with Viralsharks’s products and contact preferences in order to provide you with further correspondence about Viralsharks’s products and services.
Viralsharks may intercept and monitor your communications
Viralsharks may implement systems designed to intercept and monitor your communications with Viralsharks, to the extent permissible by law in the course of the carrying on of business and for the purpose of monitoring or keeping records of direct and indirect communications.
Personal information Viralsharks collects automatically
When you use the website, Viralsharks automatically receives and records information from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. This information is stored in Viralsharks’s server logs.
Viralsharks only uses this data in aggregate form to better understand how Viralsharks’s customers, collectively, use the website.
Viralsharks is committed to ensuring that your information is kept secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure Viralsharks has put in place physical, technical and administrative measures to safeguard personal information Viralsharks collects though the website.
Viralsharks may link to other websites which are not within its control. Viralsharks will not be responsible for the protection of any personal information which you provide to 3rd parties. You should exercise caution and view privacy statements applicable to 3rd party websites or services.
How Viralsharks processes personal information
Viralsharks uses your personal information for the following reasons:
To provide services or information you have requested and to notify you about important changes or developments to these services;
To respond to your inquiries and complaints or to process your requests in relation to your information;
To follow up on any inquiries and complaints as part of Viralsharks’s customer care procedures;
To update Viralsharks’s records about you and for the purpose of retaining records about you;
To administer offers in the ordinary course of doing business with you;
To improve Viralsharks’s products and services by making them easier to use and by providing access to certain sections of the website;
To prevent or detect any unlawful activities;
To inform you of and administer competitions and other promotions; and
To evaluate the effectiveness of Viralsharks’s marketing and for the purposes of research, training and statistical analysis in order to improve Viralsharks’s services.
Should Viralsharks request any further personal information from you, Viralsharks will inform you how the personal information you provide will be used.
Viralsharks may contact you by e-mail, phone or messaging for the purposes set out in this section. By submitting such information to Viralsharks, you indicate your agreement with Viralsharks contacting you using these methods of communication. Viralsharks will continue to contact you using the methods you choose until you advise Viralsharks in writing that you no longer wish to be contacted using such methods. Please note that you are required to accept at least one of the above methods as your chosen method of receipt of communication from Viralsharks.
Sharing your personal information
Viralsharks will not transfer, disclose, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to 3rd parties except than on the following basis:
Where Viralsharks has your consent to do so for the purpose of providing a service to you;
Where it is required by Viralsharks’s associates involved in running accounts and services for you or in undertaking activities linked to the operation of such services or accounts on Viralsharks’s behalf; or
Where the disclosure in in compliance with legal and/or contractual requirements that Viralsharks is subject to, including, but not limited to, intergovernmental agreements.
Viralsharks will not pass your personal information to 3rd parties (other than on the basis set out in this Policy and in accordance with appropriate disclosure requirements Viralsharks may be subject to) without your consent.
This process may include sending personal information to other countries, whose data protection laws may not be as comparable to the European Economic Area. However, Viralsharks has taken appropriate steps to ensure the same level of protection for the processing carried out in these countries as within the European Economic Area.
Accessing your personal information
If you think that any personal information Viralsharks holds about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact Viralsharks as soon as possible. Viralsharks will take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal information is corrected and/or updated.
“Terms” means the Viralsharks Online Standard Terms and Conditions located at http://viralsharks.net/terms-and-conditions/;
“website” means the Viralsharks website accessible on the Viralsharks.net domain.
If your Offering is directed to children under 13 years old, or under any other age-threshold pursuant to the applicable Law, or if you have actual knowledge that you are collecting personal information from children under that above mentioned age, you will maintain full compliance with relevant Laws, including – if applicable – the US Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the provisions applicable to the protection of a child’s data under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR). Without limiting the aforesaid, you will provide all necessary notices and receive all necessary consents, including verifiable parental consent, as required under the applicable Law, to Viralsharks use of personal information.
This Data Processing Agreement applies when Personal Information is Processed by Viralsharks as part of Viralsharks’s provision of the Service, as further specified in the Agreement and the applicable order form. In this context, to the extent that provisions under the GDPR apply to Personal Information that Viralsharks processes for Customer under the Agreement, Customer is the Data Controller and Viralsharks and applicable Affiliates are the Data Processor under such laws and regulations.
Instructions for Viralsharks’s Processing of Personal Information. Viralsharks will only Process Personal Information on behalf of and in accordance with Customer’s instructions. Customer instructs Viralsharks to Process Personal Information for the following purposes: (i) Processing in accordance with the Agreement and applicable order forms, including, without limitation to provide the Service, and for back-up and disaster recovery, cyber security, operations, control, improvements and development of Viralsharks’s Service, fraud and service misuse prevention and legal and administrative proceedings; and (ii) Processing to comply with other reasonable instructions provided by Customer where such instructions are consistent with the terms of the Agreement and comply with applicable Privacy Laws and Regulations.
Processing outside the scope of this DPA (if any) will require prior written agreement between Viralsharks and Customer on additional instructions for processing, including agreement on any additional fees Customer will pay to Viralsharks for carrying out such instructions.
Collaboration with Third-Party Ad Networks.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on you visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
Please be advised that the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on our website, and therefore, please be informed as follows:
- Third-party vendors and ad networks may serve ads on our site.
- You may opt out of personalized advertising from such third-party vendors and ad networks under the following link: http://optout.aboutads.info
Information collected by third parties. The third parties that display advertisements on our site may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Unless expressly stated otherwise, our website does not provide personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers end users a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).
We also collect, use, and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature.