Welcome to LaRepubblica. Your privacy and the security of your personal information are very important to us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible visiting our Site and using our Services and suggestions.
BY USING OUR SITE OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, PRODUCTS, SUGGESTIONS, OFFERINGS, FEATURES, TOOLS, MATERIALS OR RESOURCES (DIGITAL, PRINTED OR OTHERWISE) THAT WE PROVIDE ON OR BY OUR SITE (COLLECTIVELY, OUR “SERVICES”), YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY. IF ANYTHING HERE OFFENDS YOU OR YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY IT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES.
We collect mainly two types of information: personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”).
We will not use PII unless you voluntarily supply it to us, and even then we will use it subject to this Policy.
We may request PII from you when you register to our Site or subscribe to any of our services. Even then we will collect PII from you only if you chose to voluntarily submit such information to us. You may also supply us or post PII using our public sections of our Site, such as your profile page or include it in emails and other contacts you have wit us. You do not have to provide us with any PII. However, if you choose not to supply us with such information, you may not be able to use some services or visit some pages on our Site.
Unless you give us permission to do so, we will not sell, share, license, trade or rent your PII other than as specified in this Policy.
Non-Personally identifiable information, Non-PII, is information that may be gathered when you use the Site in several ways. Such information by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you (for example, demographic information (such as age, profession or gender), health information (such as weight and medical issues), technical data about your use of the Site and the Internet (such as IP addresses, browser types, sites you have visited prior or after using our Site and other statistical data involving the use of our Site or the Internet in any way). Non-PII is used to help us understand who uses our Site, to improve it and to make it more relevant and interesting to you and to the rest of our users.
Non-PII may be collected by us using technical tools such as cookies or in other manners (beacons, etc.). A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer holding information about you. This information may be gathered for all users and may be used by us to improve the Site, to offer a better experience to our users using the Site, to offer more useful advertising or promotional material directed to you, etc. Please note that other sites linked by our sites or advertisers on our Site may operate their own beacons, cookies, etc., and we have no control over those.
You may configure your web-browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, per browser’s definitions. However, in order to use some of the services you might have to enable accepting cookies from us.
When you post publicly any content to the Site, please note that such information or any part thereof may be available to other persons using the Site. You are specifically aware that we may allow access to some or all past content, information and posts as we may decide at any relevant time. Showing or hiding such information, content and posts may not allow you or anyone else any claim against us, for any cause whatsoever.
We may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contacts with us by email queries or by any other way.
We may also collect information from you in different manners, at different places and at various times on our Site or outside of it.
The information is used to help us understand our subscribers better, improving our Site, contacting you about issues relevant to you, offering you better deals, products, services and other transactions (by us or by others as well) and/or for subscription billing purposes.
You may also provide further information, and we encourage you to supply such information so we can provide a more personalized experience on our Site.
Information in its various forms is supplied to us and collected by us in several ways, among them –
Upon becoming a registered user.
Upon signing to any of our services or making a purchase using the Site.
Upon using the Site.
Upon posting anything in public or private forums.
Upon downloading any information from the Site.
If we offer any referral programs, upon use of such programs (tracking is used basically to track earnings of or referring parties and effectiveness of such program).
We care especially for protecting the privacy of children. The Site is not intended and not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect PII from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
We urge all parents or guardians to participate carefully in their children’s use and discovery of the Internet, and to supply them with efficient tools of safe surfing and privacy protection.
Public and private forums on the Site
The Site operates several public and private forums. Please note that anything you post on public forums is searchable by search engines and is made publicly available to anyone. THIS POLICY DOES NOT PROTECT YOU WHEN YOU USE ANY PUBLIC FORUM.
Also take care with private messaging, as you cannot control the use of the receiving party with any information, data or work it is supplied with.
What do we do with information collected and how may we expose it to third parties?
We value your privacy very much and unless stated herein, we will not expose your information to third parties.
Generally, we use the information collected in any way under this Policy to help us understand the uses and users of this Site and how it is used, to personalize your experience with the Site, to improve our Site, to supply you with more targeted and interesting promotional materials and for subscription billing purposes, if applicable.
Please note that our program requires us to send you information, offers and suggestions after you make a purchase from us, and to escort you throughout your efforts. Upon any such Purchase you will automatically be added to our mailing list. If you wish not to – please don’t conduct any transaction with the Site. Upon any Purchase you make with the Site, we may send you both e-mail and mail to both the email address and the postal mail address you supply us, that shall include also information of how to practice some of our suggestions and other offers of products that may be applicable to you. The emails and the postal mail is an integral and relevant part of our services and are required if you make any kind of Purchase. Those postal and electronic mail messages shall include also commercial and relevant other offers and suggestions, such as third party products and services or alternative products and services we supply, intended to assist you in your journey to good health.
Thus, if you become a registered user of the Site, purchase any product or suggestion or subscribe to any of the services, we will use your information to send you emails containing materials that are relevant to the interest you have expressed by your use of the Site, for example: dieting tips, food-info, new products and services available, etc..
If you “opt-in” (for example, if you check a box, or if the box is pre-checked, you do not opt out by un-checking the box) we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about our Services, products, further information and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback.
Whenever you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with an option to change your preferences.
We may also use the information collected to contact you about important service announcements and updates regarding our Site and our Services or, if you are a subscriber, about your billing account status. You will not be able to opt-out of these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of our Site and/or our Services and are not promotional in nature. (If you do not wish to receive these service announcements, you may cancel your account with us and delete the PII maintained about you on our systems by contacting our Privacy Coordinator at the address set out below.)
We may use any of your non-identifying or personal information to:
send you updates and promotional materials about the Site and its services;
better personalize the Site to your and to other user’s taste;
provide the Service you requested;
offer better and more interesting services, products and various promotional materials;
manage the Site and resolve any relevant disputes, if applicable;
prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms and this Policy;
send you targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers, both from the Site or third parties;
exchange or transfer information to third parties who wish to offer you commercial and other benefits.
We may use by ourselves or share information and content with third parties for the purpose of sending you promotional and advertising products and services in order to allow you a better and more targeted experience.
We also use the information gathered in a non-identifying manner, in order to suggest to our other users general statistical data we may gather. Your non-PII ma be included within such statistics, or at times – even you specific name and PII as well.
We may further disclose the information and content stored by us, including any personally identifiable information about you, in the following instances:
We believe, in our sole discretion, that the law requires us or we have to respond to the legal authority of any relevant jurisdiction.
We have been requested to do so by an authorized authority, by court order or by similar procedure;
We believe, in our sole discretion, that your actions while you were using the Site violate our Terms, any law, any agreement or any third party’s rights;
We believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of such information is necessary to prevent or minimize physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity or may be interfering with the our rights or property, with those of other users or any third party.
We may also provide information that does not allow you to be identified or contacted to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Site, the demographic breakdown of the registered users of our Site, or the activities that visitors to our Site engage in while on our Site. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including Site tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Contractors”) to provide specific services and products related to our Site, such as providing payment processing and fraud screening, developing applications for our Site and e-mail services, etc. These Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on our Site, including your PII, in the course of providing products or services to us. Access to your PII by these Contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for them to perform their function for us. We also require that these Contractors (i) protect the privacy of your PII consistent with this Policy, and (ii) not use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing us with products or services for which we contracted.
E-mail Links: In some instances we may include certain links in our e-mails that will allow us to monitor whether you access specific content or advertisements contained in that e-mail. When you click on one of these links, we will record that click and certain activities on the Web page associated with that link. We may use this information for various purposes, such as to conduct internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior in and to our e-mail advertisements and content, and to better understand and serve you.
We use all of this information in the following ways:
1. to provide you with personalized marketing information via electronic delivery, telephone and/or direct mail;
2. to send you targeted advertising via electronic delivery, telephone, SMS text, and/or direct mail;
3. to contact you for feedback and surveys via electronic delivery, telephone and/or direct mail;
4. to send you general and administrative information about your membership via electronic delivery, telephone and/or direct mail;
5. to provide your contact information to our marketing partners to allow them to send you special offers via electronic delivery, telephone and/or direct mail. This most often occurs when you request that we do so such as when completing an online survey; and
6. to deliver products to you for the purpose of incentive redemptions, contest fulfillment or product review and testing.
We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing analysis. These agents have access to members’ personal information as needed to perform their functions for us but we do not permit them to use it for other purposes.
Any information collected by us may be stored and processed in Israel or in any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents may maintain facilities, and by using the Service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We may sell or otherwise transfer your information to third parties to allow you a better and more targeted exposure to their products and services.
We may transfer any and all content, personal information and other information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale, merger, acquisition or any other transaction with the Site or substantially all of its assets.
We may also make any use of the content you post on the Service, as detailed in our Terms.
By using the Site or Services, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in Israel.
Is the information we collect secure?
We want your PII to remain as secure as possible. Therefore, we strive to provide secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. To help ensure the integrity and privacy of the information you provide to us via the Internet at the time you elect to become a registered user or subscribe to our Services, we use Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology during registration or purchase procedures, in transmitting such information over the Internet to our servers. We secure the PII you provide on servers located in controlled, secure environments, protected from unauthorized access, use, or alteration. Only employees who need access to your information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such information.
Nevertheless, you must understand there are always some risks involved in transmitting information over the Internet or that someone may find a way to penetrate our security systems. So as much as we try to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the complete security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Third Party Advertising on the Service
Changing or Removing Information
You may report any inaccuracies in personal information or other information which you wish to edit by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to correct inaccuracies.
Feel free to use email or contact our Privacy Officer (details below) in order to update or correct your PII, change your preferences with respect to communications and other information you receive from us, or delete the PII we reserve about you on our systems, by accessing My Profile.
After receiving your request we will act expeditiously to update all PII stored in our active databases but please note that it is actually impossible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us or was collected by us from our systems, for reasons such as the need for back-up that is not updated retroactively.
The site may contain links to other websites. Of course the Site will not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites. Please be cautious when you use other websites and follow their privacy statement as well, as they most likely will be different.
By using the Service, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information us or anyone on our behalf.
Notification of Changes:
We reserve the right to update this Policy in the same manner as updating our Terms.
It is your responsibility to review this Policy for changes and make sure you agree to each current policy. If you do not agree, please make no use of the Service as such use constitutes agreement to the updated Policy as well..
We may transfer any or all of the stored information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of our assets, provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Policy. We will notify users of any such transfer.