Summary of Policies
- We don’t disclose information to third parties unless legally required to do so.
- We don’t sell or rent your personal information.
- We have cookies that make the site function, you cannot opt out of these.
- We use some third-party cookies for analytics, but you can opt-out below.
- By using this site you agree to these policies.
GiteWorld respects the privacy of its website users, advertisers and visitors. We never sell personal data and we carry out all processing operations in strict compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This page describes the information we collect, how we obtain the information and how we may use that information.
What information do we collect?
We collect information about your product or service to fulfil our service to you and also basic information such as your name, email address and phone number. We may verify your identity and ownership of your property or service to maintain a secure website for users. If you pay fees via credit card we do not store your credit card or payment information. We use Stripe to process our credit card payments. We also keep records when you contact us such as email communication.
How does GiteWorld use information about me?
We use information about you to fulfil our obligations to you as a supplier of our services, or to comply with other legal or regulatory obligations. For example, we use your email information to provide enquiries to you, send notifications that users are looking at your listing, and to notify you of improvements that should be made to your listing. This is done as we have a legitimate interest in doing so because of our services provided to you. We will only contact you if we believe we have legitimate interest in doing so. If you have any problems with us contacting you please e-mail a request to stop communication or change the methods of our communication, or you can unsubscribe from non-transactional emails from us at the bottom of the email or preferences in your user dashboard.
Does GiteWorld share my data with third parties?
We never share any of your data to third parties apart from when it is part of fulfilling our service to you.
Credit Card Payments
When a listing fee is paid for; credit card numbers are encrypted and transmitted using at least 256 bit encryption to Stripe. Stripe is audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved payment services provider (PSP). Your credit card details are not held in clear text on any website or database. It’s that simple. To view Stripe’s security policy click here.
What information does GiteWorld collect?
We collect information about you when you enter it into contact forms on our site when you wish to contact advertisers, such as your name, email address and phone number.
How does GiteWorld use information about me?
We use information about you to fulfil our obligations to you to forward your details on to the advertiser you wish to contact, or to comply with other legal or regulatory obligations. For example, when you contact an advertiser via our contact forms, we send that information to the advertiser. We will only contact you as we have a legitimate interest in doing so because of our services provided to you. For example, you may receive emails from GiteWorld if you leave a review or comment to an advertiser or other user. We will only contact you if we believe we have legitimate interest in doing so. If you have any problems with us contacting you please e-mail a request to stop communication or change the methods of our communication, or you can unsubscribe from non-transactional emails from us at the bottom of the email. You can also change your notification settings in your user dashboard.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Does GiteWorld share my data with third parties?
We never share any of your data to third parties apart from when it is part of fulfilling our service to you. For example, we share your contact information with an advertiser when you send an enquiry to that owner via the website and messaging service we provide.
Your Data, Your Rights and Opting out
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data.
- Request correction of your personal data.
- Request erasure of your personal data.
- Object to processing of your personal data.
- Request restriction of processing your personal data.
- Request transfer of your personal data.
- Right to withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information, in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate GDPR requests within 30 days. Occasionally it may take us longer than 30 days if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. Standard non-GDPR enquiries are usually responded to within 72 hours.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Website Cookies And Tracking Technologies
We use some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. We use some non-essential cookies. The exact nature of these cookies can change per visit as features depending on these cookies are turned on or off regularly. You may experience some, all or none of these cookies:
Google Analytics Cookies
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics visit this page.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their login username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Your Acceptance Of These Terms
By using this website, you signify your agreement to our privacy and cookies policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website. From time to time we may update our policies in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services.