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Ethics Policy

Contributors to Wikicat are independent contractors who create and publish content on Wikicat.net and affiliated sites (the “Site”). Contributors are compensated in part based on the amount of content that they create and/or the page views of the Site containing the content they create.

Wikicat contractually requires that its contributors maintain high ethical standards and all legal requirements, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) disclosure requirements.

The contributors, and not Wikicat, are responsible for their own compliance with these standards.

These contributors and other writers provide advice and information that they intend to be not only practical but trustworthy.

These contributors and other writers write and are responsible for their content, and this content is made available on Wikicat “AS IS”.

Your use of the Site is subject to the Terms of Use (including any disclaimers).

Editorial Note

Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any hosting company, plugin provider, theme company, or WordPress Foundation, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer

We make great efforts to maintain reliable data on all offers presented.

However, this data is provided without warranty.

Users should always check the provider’s official website for current terms and details.

The product offers that appear on the website are from respective hosting companies, plugin companies, and theme companies from which Wikicat receives compensation.

This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear).

This site does not include all WordPress products or all available product offers.

Terms of Use

Last updated: 26/11/2019

1. Overview

Wikicat.net and its affiliated sites (the “Site”), owned and operated by Jet Studio Software. and its affiliates (“Wikicat”, the “Company”, “we”, or “us”). Access to and use of the Site is subject to these terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”).

  • “Site” or “Wikicat” shall include any information or services made available by Wikicat, regardless of the medium, and shall include, without limitation any affiliated websites, mobile applications, videos, products and applications we make available. We reserve the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify, suspend or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) the Site, or any part of the Site, with or without notice.
  • The Site is not intended for users under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use the Site and do not provide us with any personal information.
  • We make no claims that the Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of Switzerland. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside Switzerland, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations.

2. Disclamer

The information available through the Site is provided solely for informational purposes on an “as is” basis at user’s sole risk. Wikicat makes no guarantees as to the accurateness, quality, or completeness of the information and Wikicat shall not be responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information or for any user’s reliance on the information. User is solely responsible for verifying the information as being appropriate for user’s personal use.

3. Our Right to Modify These Terms of Use

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. You should check this page regularly. The changes will appear on the Site and will be effective when we post the changes. Your continued use of the Site means you agree to and accept the changes.

4. Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy contains further information about how data is collected, used and made available on or by our Site. We encourage you to read it, here.

5. Wikicat Intellectual Property & Your Limited License to our Intellectual Property

The materials used and displayed on the Site, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, music and sound, and names, logos, trademarks, and service marks, are the property of Wikicat, Jet Studio Software, or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. Any such content may be used solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material without the prior written permission of Wikicat. Wikicat grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Site and any materials on the site for non-commercial purposes subject to these Terms of Use.

6. Wikicat Trademarks and Logos

The terms Wikicat, wikicat.net and other Wikicat trademarks and services marks, and associated logos and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Wikicat or its affiliates or licensors. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of Wikicat. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

7. Reliance on Information on Site

We have no obligation to, and you should not expect us to, review content on our Site, including User Contributions (defined below) or contributions by our independent contributors.

a) About our Contributors

Wikicat seeks out content providers in particular subject matters as independent contractor contributors to the Site. Wikicat does not represent or guarantee that any contributor has achieved any particular level of expertise or knowledge or has any specific qualifications or credentials, without limitation, as to the subject matter to which their contributions relate. To the extent we refer to each of these contributors as an expert, you must understand we rely on the information they provide us and we are not obligated to independently verify or attempt to confirm any information they provide, nor their qualifications or credentials. Wikicat also is not obligated to monitor or independently research or verify any content they contribute. Contributors, even if characterized as an expert, are not employees of Wikicat or its affiliates and Wikicat cannot and does not represent or warrant the accuracy, completeness or truthfulness of the qualifications or credentials of any contributor, nor of any other users of the Site.

Please do not rely on Site content, including User Contributions and content from our independent contractor contributors. Content is provided for general information purposes only and can never take into account your unique, personal circumstances and needs. You acknowledge and agree that any reliance or actions you take in violation of your agreement with us shall be at your sole and exclusive risk and Wikicat shall have no responsibility or liability to you whatsoever. You also acknowledge and agree that communications on or through the Site, whether with content providers or other users, are at your own risk and are not covered by any privilege or confidentiality obligation that might apply if you were to obtain your own professional advice.

8. Prohibited Uses of the Site

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation.
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Wikicat, a Wikicat employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm Wikicat or users of the Site or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • “Scrape” or disaggregate data from the Site (whether by manual or automated means) for any commercial, marketing, or data compiling or enhancing purpose.
  • Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material or mechanism which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Site.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

9. Content That You Make Available on the Site

9.1 User Contributions

The Site may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Site.

If you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address) on the Site, such as on a forum, chat room or on any other user or member-generated pages, that information can be viewed in search engines, collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited contact from other parties. We advise that you not post any personal or other sensitive information on our Site.

Any User Contribution you post to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Site, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

  1. You represent and warrant that:

You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns.
All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Site.

9.2 Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

  1. We have the right to:

Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the content standards below, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Site or the public or could create liability for the Company.
Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.
Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information related to anyone posting any materials on or through the Site. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY/SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

We cannot and do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Site, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

9.3 Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
Be likely to deceive any person.
Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, harass, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
Promote commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if that is not the case.

10. Your Indemnification of Us

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Wikicat, and its officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of (a) any User Contributions, or (b) breach by you or any user of your account or these Terms of Use or any representations, warranties and covenants contained in these Terms of Use. You shall cooperate fully and reasonably in the defense of any such claim. Wikicat reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

11. Warranty Disclamer

THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPOSED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. WE DO NOT ENDORSE AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE. THE INFORMATION, FACTS, AND OPINIONS PROVIDED ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

12. Liability Disclamer

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER, WIKICAT OR JET STUDIO SOFTWARE. NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS (INCLUDING OUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CONTRIBUTORS) SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST WIKICAT, JET STUDIO SOFTWARE. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS (INCLUDING OUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CONTRIBUTORS) ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THEREON.

13. Third Party Links, Advertisements, Websites and Content

We do not review or monitor any websites, advertisements, or other media linked to or available through the Site and are not responsible for the content of any such third party advertisements or linked websites. Prior to purchasing any third party products or services described on the Site, you are advised to verify pricing, product quality and other information necessary to make an informed purchase. Neither Wikicat nor its parent or any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall have any liability arising from your purchases of third party products or services based upon the information provided on the Site, and we shall not receive or review complaints regarding such purchases.

14. Disputes

These Terms of Use and any disputes arising out of or related to the Site shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Switzerland (without regard to conflict of law principles). In the event of any such dispute, you irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in the State of Switzerland.

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED AND YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM AFTER SUCH DATE.

15. Waiver and Severability

No waiver by Wikicat of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Wikicat to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

16. Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Wikicat with respect to the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site.

17. DMCA Policy

Wikicat deals with copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You may not post, upload, or otherwise place any content or information on the Site that belongs to a third party, unless you have the legal right to do so. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our Site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our designated copyright agent either by mail to Copyright Agent (Legal) in an email to [email protected]. This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Please include the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Site, a representative list of such works.
  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material, such as the precise URL (web page) that it appeared on, along with any copies you have of that web page.
  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and email address).
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the written notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
  • Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees).

It is the policy of Wikicat to disable the accounts of users who repeatedly post infringing material on the Site.

Privacy Policy

Wikicat (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://wikicat.net (the “Site”, the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and, disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site.

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy and applies to citizens of the:

  • US/CCPA – US (United States including California)
  • PIPEDA – CA (Canada)
  • GDPR – EEA/UK/SWISS (European Economic Area including the United Kingdom and Swiss)
  • AAP – AU (Australia)
  • LGPD – BR (Brazil)

This privacy statement was last changed on 11/01/2020, last checked on 30/12/2020.

Overview

We respect your right to privacy.

Our overall aim is to ensure that our collection and use of personal information is appropriate to the provision of the site for our users, and is in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Further details of how we do so are set out in each section of our privacy policy, as follows:

  • Who we are
  • Data Laws
  • Information we and our partners collect
  • Advertising and content personalization
  • Security
  • Children’s Online Privacy

Who we are

Wikicat is a site owned by Jet Studio Software Co.

We are the data controller of the personal information that we collect from you as described in this privacy policy.

We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information you consent to provide to us in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

GDPR

What is our justification for handling your personal data?

Under European data protection laws, we have to ensure that we process your personal information fairly and lawfully.

This means that we must have a “legal basis” for each of our processing activities where they relate to the personal data of an individual within the EEA.

These bases include:

  • Consent – we may decide to obtain your specific, freely given consent to one or more processing activities;
  • Legal obligation – we may need to process your data where it is necessary to comply with applicable laws that we are subject to;
  • Performance of a contract – we may process your data if we are entering into a contract with you, or taking preparatory steps to do so;
  • Legitimate interests – we may process your personal data where we believe that we have a legitimate interest in doing so, and we have analyzed this and determined that our interests are not overridden by the impact on your rights and freedoms under data protection law.

We rely on these legal bases in different ways, and in relation to different types of processing of your personal data.

Consent:

We process your personal information collected through the use of Marketing Cookies (as described in the Cookie section above) on the basis of your consent, which we ask for when you first visit our Website.

You are entitled to withdraw your consent to our use of these Cookies.

The list of partners for which we request consent is located at our Vendor List. In order to withdraw your consent, please visit the “Reset Your Tracking Preferences” button at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Legitimate Interests:

We believe that our use of your other personal information described herein is necessary for our legitimate interests, which are as follows:

  1. To run, grow and develop our business;
  2. To operate our Website;
  3. For marketing, market research and business development; and
  4. For internal administrative purposes.

If we rely on our, or another person’s, legitimate interests for using your personal information, we will undertake a balancing test to ensure that our (or the other person’s) legitimate interests are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection.

You can ask us for information on this balancing test by using the contact details in the “Complaints, Questions and Comments” section below.

We process your personal information collected through the use of Non-Marketing Cookies (as described in the Cookie section above) on the basis of our legitimate interests.

We also rely on legitimate interests to use your personal information in order to provide you with access to our Website, and to make sure that it works properly, and to keep a record of who is accessing and making changes to the different parts of our Website.

Rights of EEA Residents

Residents in the EEA have the following rights:

  1. The right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal information that we hold about you at any time free of charge, although we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or repetitive. Please utilize the form found here when making this request: Download Your Data.
  2. The right to ask us to update or correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you (in accordance with applicable data protection laws).
  3. The right to request that we stop using or delete your personal information (in certain circumstances we may not be able to stop using your personal information but if that is the case, we will let you know why). Please utilize the form found here when making this request: Right to be forgotten.
  4. The right to opt-out of any marketing communications that we (or any third party to whom we have disclosed your personal information with your consent) may send you.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please use the forms indicated where applicable and email us at [email protected].

We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within any time period required by law).

Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances.

If an exception applies, we will tell you this when responding to your request.

We may request you provide us with the information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to any request you make.

Please also note for security and fraud investigation and prevention purposes, we will retain the full IP address for users located in the EEA for up to 12 months.

In addition, we keep a copy of requests submitted to us to comply with our own legal obligation to maintain data processing records.

Please also note that certain information, such as your IP address (if you edit while not logged in) and any public contributions to the Wikicat community sites is archived and displayed indefinitely by design; the transparency of each community’s contribution and revision histories is critical to their efficacy and trustworthiness.

In addition, the anonymization process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive anonymization of all of the content or information posted on our Website related to your prior username.

If your request is granted, the name change will only occur in automatically generated logs (such as page histories) in association with the content that you posted.

The name change will not delete mentions of your prior username by third parties.

Data transfer outside the EEA

Where personal information is held by us, it is held in the U.S.A.

We will also transfer the personal information that we collect about you to third party processors located in countries that are outside the EEA, or to members of our group of companies in connection with the above purposes.

If we provide any of your personal information to any such non-EEA suppliers, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the recipient protects your personal information adequately.

US

If you are a resident of the US you have certain data protection rights.

Wikicat aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed of what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

Right to know what personal information is being collected about you

a) A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that collects personal information about the consumer disclose to the consumer the following:

  1. The categories of personal information it has collected about that consumer.
  2. The categories of sources from which personal information is collected.
  3. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.
  4. The specific pieces of personal information it has collected about that consumer.

The right to know whether personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom

a) consumer shall have the right to request that a business that sells the consumer’s personal information, or that discloses it for a business purpose, disclose to that consumer:

  1. The categories of personal information that the business collected about the consumer.
  2. The categories of personal information that the business sold about the consumer and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to whom the personal information was sold.
  3. The categories of personal information that the business disclosed about the consumer for a business purpose.

The Right to equal service and price, even if you exercise your privacy rights

We shall not discriminate against a consumer because the consumer exercised any of the consumer’s privacy rights, including, but not limited to, by:

a) Denying goods or services to the consumer.

b) Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.

c) Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to the consumer, if the consumer exercises the consumer’s privacy rights.

d) Suggesting that the consumer will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, nothing prohibits us from charging a consumer a different price or rate, or from providing a different level or quality of goods or services to the consumer, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.

The right to delete any personal information

a) A consumer shall have the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer.

b) A business that receives a verifiable request from a consumer to delete the consumer’s personal information pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section shall delete the consumer’s personal information from its records and direct any service providers to delete the consumer’s personal information from their records.

c) A business or a service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s personal information if it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer’s personal information in order to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
  3. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. (Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research if the consumer has provided informed consent.
  7. To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.
  9. Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data.

For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the US.

CCPA

CCPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy.

The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

Useful links to better understand CCPA:

According to CCPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

You can change your personal information by logging in to your account.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

Because Do Not Track is not a standard. We don’t honor Do Not Track signal and/or Do Not Track Headers.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking,

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act):

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control.

The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices:

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.

Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur we will notify you via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law.

This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

AAP

Useful links to better understand APP:

Your Privacy

Our Website follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.

You will see terms in our Privacy Policy that are capitalized.

These terms have meanings as described in the Definitions section below.

The Purposes of Processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes:

  • Contacting the User
  • Registration and authentication
  • Access to third party services’ accounts
  • Analytics
  • Measurement
  • Displaying content from external platforms
  • Managing contacts and sending messages
  • Managing support and contact requests
  • Hosting and backend infrastructure
  • Remarketing and behavioral targeting
  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Handling payments
  • User database management
  • Commercial affiliation
  • Tag Management
  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms
  • Data transfer outside the EU
  • Interaction with live chat platforms
  • Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties
  • Advertising
  • Managing web conferencing
  • Online telephony and Content performance
  • Features testing (A/B testing)

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.

Information Collection and Use

We and our partners collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you with the best experience.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”).

Personally, identifiable information may include but is not limited to:

  • E-Mail address.
  • Name.
  • Address.
  • State.
  • Province.
  • ZIP/Postal code.
  • City.
  • Cookies.
  • Usage Data.

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.

You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information about how the service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your:

  • Information about your use of the Services, such as usage data and statistical information, which may be aggregated.
  • Browsing history including the websites or other services you visited before and after interacting with the Services.
  • Searches for and interactions with e-commerce opportunities, such as merchants and offers contained in the Services.
  • Non-precise information about the approximate physical location (for example, at the city or zip code level) of a user’s computer or device derived from the IP address of such a computer or device (“GeoIP Data”).
  • Device identification (“ID”), which is a distinctive number associated with a smartphone or similar handheld device, but is different than a hardware serial number.
  • Advertising ID, which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a device (e.g., iOS uses the Identifier for Advertising (or “IDFA”) and Android uses Google Advertising ID).
  • Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is a unique string of numbers automatically assigned to your device whenever you access the Internet.
  • Internet connection means, such as internet service provider (“ISP”), mobile operator, WiFi connection, service set identifier (“SSID”), International Mobile Subscriber Identity (“IMSI”) and International Mobile Equipment Identity (“IMEI”).
  • Information collected through the use of cookies, eTags, JavaScript, pixel tags, device ID tracking, anonymous identifiers and other technologies, including information collected using such methods and technologies about (i) your visits to, and interaction and engagement with, the Services, content, and ads on third party websites, applications, platforms, and other media channels (“Channels”), and (ii) your interaction with emails including the content and ads therein (collectively, “Online Data”).
  • Device type, settings, and software used.
  • Log files, which may include IP addresses, browser type, ISP referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps and/or clickstream data, including any clicks on customized links.
  • Web Beacons, which are electronic files that allow a website to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies.
  • Pixel Tags, also known as clear GIFs, beacons, spotlight tags or web bugs, which are a method for passing information from the user’s computer to a third party website.
  • Local Shared Objects, such as Flash cookies, and Local Storage, such as HTML5.
  • Mobile analytics to understand the functionality of our mobile applications and software on your phone.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier.

Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.

Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Functional Cookies
  • Essential or “Strictly Necessary Cookies”
  • Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
  • Targeting or “Behavioural Advertising” Cookies.

Use of Data

We may use the information (User Data) gathered on Wikicat for various purposes, including the purposes listed below.

For example, if you were to contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you provided to respond to your inquiry.

In addition, we use the information we collect from you and through the Site to:

  • Provide products and services you request (such as when you sign up to receive our email newsletters).
  • Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support.
  • Offer your products and services via marketing communications, or direct you to portions of this Site or other websites, that we believe may interest you.
  • To serve advertising, content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities, from us or third parties.
  • To serve personalized content to you based on your interests and online activities, from us or third parties.
  • Communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions.
  • Carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the Site; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Site; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications).
  • Perform data analytics regarding usage of the Site (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal data).
  • Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities.
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies.

Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes.

Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Log Files

Log Files are files that may include information not limited to:

  • IP address (Internet Protocol)
  • ISP (Internet Service Provider)
  • GeoIP (non-precise position based on the IP address)
  • GPS (may including the state, ZIP/Postal Code, latitude and longitude)
  • Currency (the currency of the country you are)
  • Timezone (the current time of the country you are)

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Cookies

Like any other website, our website uses “Cookies”, “Flash Cookies”, “Web Beacons” and “Scripts”.

These cookies are used to store information including visitor’s preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited.

The information is used to optimize the user’s experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more information on the cookie usage of Wikicat, please visit the Wikicat Cookie Policy.

Hosting and backend infrastructure

This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable our site to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of this Application.

Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.

Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a content delivery network service provided by Cloudflare, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Cloudflare, please visit the Cloudflare Privacy & Terms web page.

Hostpoint

Hostpoint is a hosting service provided by Hostpoint AG.

For more information about the privacy practices of Hostpoint, please visit the Hostpoint Privacy & Terms.

KeyCDN

KeyCDN is a content delivery network service provided by proinity LLC.

For more information on the privacy practices of KeyCDN, please visit the KeyCDN Privacy & Terms web page.

WordPress

WordPress is a CMS provided by WordPress.org

For more information on the privacy practices of WordPress.org, please visit the WordPress.org Privacy & Terms.

Infrastructure Monitoring

This type of service allows our site to monitor the use and behavior of components of the same, to allow for improved performance and functionality, maintenance or troubleshooting.

The Personal Data processed depends on the characteristics and methods of implementation of these services, which by their nature filter the activity of our site.

New Relic

New Relic is an infrastructure monitoring service provided by New Relic, Inc.

The New Relic integration methods provide that this filters all traffic of this site, i.e. communications between our site and the user’s browser or device, also allowing the collection of statistical data on it.

For more information on the privacy policy of New Relic, please visit the New Relic Privacy & Terms web page.

Tag Management

This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on this Application in a centralized fashion.

This results in the Users’ Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google Ireland Limited.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Segment

Segment is a tag management service provided by Segment.io, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Segment, please visit the Segment Privacy & Terms web page.

Analytics

We use analytics and measurement services that allow us: better understand how our site is used, analyze traffic, fix bugs, and so on.

No personal data is collected. Analytics services may use technologies not limited to cookies.

Admiral

Admiral is a web analytics service provided by Leven Labs, Inc DBA Admiral.

For more information on the privacy practices of Admiral, please visit the Admiral Privacy & Terms web page.

Clicky

Clicky is a web analytics service provided by Roxr Software, Ltd.

You may opt-out of Clicky tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Clicky, please visit the Clicky Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook Analytics

Facebook Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc.

Facebook may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Analytics (IP anonymized)

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Analytics (User ID extension)

Google Analytics on our site uses a function called User ID.

This allows more accurate tracking of Users by assigning each one a unique ID for various sessions and devices, but in such a way as not to allow Google to personally identify an individual or permanently identify a specific device.

The User ID extension also allows you to connect Data from Google Analytics with other user-related data collected by this application.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Analytics (Advertising Reporting Functionality)

Google Analytics on our site has activated the advertising reporting features, which collect additional information from the DoubleClick cookie (web activity) and from the device’s advertising IDs (application activity).

This allows the Owner to analyze specific Data relating to Users’ behavior and interests (Traffic data and User interaction data with advertisements) and, if enabled, Demographic data (information on age and gender).

You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Analytics (Demographics and Interests Reports)

Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports is an advertising reporting feature that makes demographics and interest data available within Google Analytics for this Application (Demographics means Age and Gender data).

You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Hotjar

Hotjar is a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd.

You may opt-out of Hotjar tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Hotjar, please visit the Hotjar Privacy & Terms web page.

Jetpack

Jetpack is a web analytics service provided by Automaticc, Inc.

Automaticc may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Automattic, please visit the Automaticc Privacy & Terms web page.

Quantcast

Quantcast is a web analytics service provided by Quantcast Corp.

Quantcast may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network.

You may opt-out of Quantcast by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Quantcast, please visit the Quantcast Privacy & Terms web page.

Yandex.Metrica

Yandex.Metrica is a web analytics service provided by Yandex LLC.

Yandex may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network.

You may opt-out of Yandex.Metrica tracking by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Yandex.Metrica, please visit the Yandex.Metrica Privacy & Terms web page.

Anonymous Data

We also collect anonymized details about visitors to our website for the purposes of aggregate statistics or reporting purposes.

However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymized details we collect for these purposes.

Interest-Based Advertising

Target participates in Interest-Based advertising (IBA), also known as Online Behavioral Advertising.

We use third-party advertising companies to display ads tailored to your individual interests based on how you browse and shop online, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as ad delivery, reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.

Target adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) self-regulatory principles for IBA.

We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit our websites or use our mobile applications.

This information is used to serve ads for Target products or services or for the products or services of other companies when you visit this website or other websites.

These companies use non-personally-identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, hardware/software information, cookie and session ID) and personally identifiable information (e.g., static IP address) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you or advertising-related services, such as ad delivery, reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.

These parties typically use a cookie, web beacon or other similar tracking technologies to collect this information.

Useful links to better understand about Third-Party Automated Collection and Interest-Based Advertising:

AdChoices

When you receive an ad based on your interests, you will see the Advertising Option Icon legal 1 in or near the ad to provide you with notice that the advertisement is tailored to your possible interests as inferred from your browsing activity.

When you opt-out you will still see ads, but they will not be based on subjects or products that the advertiser thinks may be of interest to you.

You can opt-out of receiving personalized ads (including retargeted ads) served by us or on our behalf by clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the ads we serve and following the instructions provided or by clicking here.

Please note that this “opt-out” function is browser-specific and relies on an “opt-out cookie”, thus, if you delete your cookies or upgrade your browser after having opted out, you will need to opt-out again.

You may also opt-out of our processing of your personal information of our advertising partners by using the opt-out tools provided by the following industry groups:

Advertising Controls (Browser)

If you do not prefer personalized advertising experiences, you may opt-out.

Note that if you opt-out you will continue to see advertisements on Wikicat, though they will be less relevant and useful to you.

When using web-based versions of Wikicat, you may opt-out of interest-based or personalized advertising by using the following industry opt-out pages:

United States

(US) Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – www.aboutads.info

(US) Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) –  www.networkadvertising.org

Canada

(CA) Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada – youradchoices.ca

EEA

(EU) European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) – www.youronlinechoices.com

Australia

(AU)

Japan

(Japan) Data Driven Advertising Initiative (DDAI) – www.ddai.info

Gobal

You opt-out of reciving Interest-Based Advertising from other companies that perform ad targeting services via the Evidon Gobal OPT-OUT web page.

Note to Safari Users

When you were opt-out on a browser, we, other advertising platforms, and other third parties, generally place a cookie on your browser instructing us not to use your other online behaviors to customize the ads you see.

However, if you are using a Safari browser, opt-out cookies that are set for purposes of restricting this type of advertising may be deleted prior to their intended expiration date; we have no control over these browser controls or cookie deletions.

You may change your Safari settings.

You Ad Choices (Mobile)

US

We remind you that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications.

However, you may download and use the DAA’s AppChoices mobile app on your iOS or Android device in order to opt-out of our interest-based advertising on mobile applications.

Links to this application are below:

Alternatively, application users may reset advertising identifiers or opt-out of certain mobile ads via their devices.

To learn how to limit ad tracking or to reset the advertising identifier on your iOS and Android device, click on the following links:

Advertising

Because Wikicat provides free content, we and our partners collect and use the User Data to give you the best experience by providing ads that are relevant to you and maybe more useful to you.

AdClerks

AdClerks is an advertising service provided by Publicity Clerks, Ltd.

For more information on the privacy practices of AdClerks, please visit the AdClerks Privacy & Terms web page.

BuySellAds

BuySellAds is an advertising service provided by BuySellAds.com Inc.

BuySellAds may display Interest-Based Advertising.

For more information on the privacy practices of BuySellAds, please visit the BuySellAds Privacy & Terms web page.

CarbonAds

CarbonAds is an advertising service provided by BuySellAds.com Inc.

BuySellAds may display Interest-Based Advertising.

For more information on the privacy practices of BuySellAds, please visit the BuySellAds Privacy & Terms web page.

Ezoic

Ezoic is an advertising service provided by Ezoic, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Ezoic, please visit the Ezoic Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook Audience Network

Facebook Audience Network is an advertising service provided by Facebook, Inc.

Facebook may display Interest-Based Advertising.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Facebook by changing your Facebook Account Preferences.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google, Inc.

Google may display Interest-Based Advertising.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Google by changing your Google Account Settings.

For more information on the privacy practice of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Media.net

Media.net is an advertising service provided by Media.Net Advertising FZ-LLC.

Media.net may display Interest-Based Advertising.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Media.net by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of Media.net, please visit the Media.net Privacy & Terms web page.

WordAds

WordAds is an advertising service provided by Automattic, Inc.

WordAds may display Interested-Based Advertising.

For more information on the privacy practices of Automattic, please visit the Automaticc Privacy & Terms web page.

Remarketing & Targeting

This type of service allows our site and its partners to inform, optimize and serve to advertise based on past use of our site by the User.

This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

Amazon Remarketing

Amazon OneTag is a remarketing service and behavioral targeting service provided by Amazon, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Amazon, please visit the Amazon Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook Custom Audience

Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Facebook Remarketing

Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Ads

Google Ads Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Google by changing your Google Account Settings.

For more information on the privacy practice of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Google Analytics

Remarketing with Google Analytics is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Google by changing your Google Account Settings.

For more information on the privacy practice of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Mailchimp Retargeting

Retargeting with Mailchimp is a retargeting service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp.

For more information on the privacy practices of Mailchimp, please visit the Mailchimp Privacy & Terms web page.

Mailchimp is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

ShareASale Remarketing

Remarketing with ShareASale is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by ShareASale, Inc.

For more information on the privacy policy of ShareASale, please visit the ShareASale Privacy & Terms web page.

Twitter Remarketing

Twitter Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Twitter, please visit the Twitter Privacy & Terms web page.

Twitter is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Affiliate

Our affiliating partners’ may use technologies not limited to cookies to analyze and measure.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon Affiliate Program is an affiliating service provided by Amazon, Inc.

Amazon may display Interest-Based Advertising.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from Amazon by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practice of Amazon, please visit the Amazon Privacy & Terms web page.

Amazon is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

ShareASale

ShareASale is an affiliating service provided by ShareASale, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of ShareASale, please visit the ShareASale Privacy & Terms web page.

VigLink

VigLink is an affiliating service provided by Sovrn Holdings, Inc.

VigLink may display Interest-Based Advertising.

You may opt-out of having Interest-Based Advertising from VigLink by opting-out.

For more information on the privacy practices of VigLink, please visit the VigLink Privacy & Terms web page.

Newsletter

We are providing you with the following information to explain the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation processes and your right of objection.

By registering in our newsletter, you agree with the described processes and to the receipt of Wikicat emails.

Privacy

Mailchimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp.

For more information on the privacy practices of Mailchimp, please visit the Mailchimp Privacy & Terms web page.

Mailchimp is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Double opt-in and recording process

Registration for our newsletter is completed as part of a double opt-in process.

This means you will receive an email after registering in which you will be asked to confirm your registration.

This confirmation is required so that nobody can register with email addresses that do not belong to them.

The newsletter registrations are recorded in order to be able to verify the registration process in accordance with legal requirements.

This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation and the IP address.

The changes to your data that is held by MailChimp are also recorded.

Unsubscribe Instructions

To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter.

If you would like to globally opt-out from all Wikicat email campaigns, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that newsletter.

When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters on behalf of those advertisers or partners.

We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

You can read the full act to better understant CAN-SPAM Act with the following links

Web Push Notification

We are providing you with the following information to explain the content of our web push notification as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation processes and your right of objection.

By registering in our web push notification, you agree with the described processes and to the receipt of Wikicat web push notifications.

Privacy

OneSignal is a service provided by OneSignal, Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of OneSignal, please visit the OneSignal Privacy & Terms web page.

Unsubscribe Instructions

To unsubscribe from Wikicat web push notification follow these step provided by OneSignal.

Surveys and Quizzes

While you are visiting Wikicat, you may have the opportunity to participate in surveys, quizzes, or other interactive features that request information about you and your opinions and preferences.

Your participation in these features is entirely voluntary. If you do choose to participate, please be aware that these features may be operated by a third party that is not controlled by Wikicat, and therefore the information you provide may be collected by the third party and subject to its privacy policy.

Embed Content

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.

This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Font

Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google, Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

YouTube

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google, Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

Font Awesome

Font Awesome is a typeface visualization service. That allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

For more information on the privacy practices of Font Awesome, please visit the Font Awesome Privacy & Terms web page.

Security

We use security service to ensure the full protection of our service, your data, and your conection.

Our security services may use technologies not limited to cookies.

Cloudflare

For more information on the privacy practices of Cloudflare, please visit the Cloudflare Privacy & Terms web page.

Cloudflare is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

    Access to Third-Party Services' Accounts & Registration and Authentication

    By registering or authenticating, Users allow this Application to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.

    Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services.

    In this case, this Application will be able to access some Data, stored by these third party services, for registration or identification purposes.

    Direct registration

    The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing the Personal Data directly to this Application.

    Personal Data collected:

    1. E-Mail
    2. Name
    3. Surname
    4. Password

    Facebook Authentication

    Facebook Authentication is a registration and authentication service provided by Facebook, Inc. and is connected to the Facebook social network.

    Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

    Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

    Google Authentication

    Google Authentication is a registration and authentication service provided by Google, Inc. and is connected to the Google.

    Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

    Google is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

    Interaction with external social networks and platforms

    This type of service allows interaction with social networks, or with other external platforms, directly from the pages of our site.

    The interactions and information acquired by this Application are in any case subject to the User’s privacy settings relating to each social network.

    This type of service could still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.

    It is recommended to disconnect from the respective services to make sure that the data processed on this Application is not reconnected to the User’s profile.

    AddThis

    AddThis is a social sharing managament provided by Oracle, Inc.

    AddThis may use the collected data to contexualize and personalize ads of its advertising network.

    For more information on the pricacy practice of AddThis, please visit the AddThis Privacy & Terms web page.

    Facebook Like Button and Social Widgets

    The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the Facebook Privacy & Terms web page.

    Facebook is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

    Twitter Tweet Button and Social Widgets

    The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Twitter, please visit the Twitter Privacy & Terms web page.

    Twitter is an active participant in Privacy Shield.

    Do Not Track

    It is possible that your browser may be set to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal.

    In the absence of legal or industry standards to recognize and comply with these rules, we are currently not configured to respond to them.

    We look forward to feedback and indications from companies and the sector community to determine when this response is adequate and the form it should have.

    Links To Other Sites

    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.

    If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site.

    We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

    Third-Party Privacy Policies

    Wikicat’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites.

    We are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information.

    It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

    You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser option.

    To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

    COPPA & Children's Online Privacy

    We collect personal information, as detailed below under the “The personal information we collect about you” section, from any unsupervised child who uses our Website.

    If you are under the age of 16 (applicable to users located in the EEA excluding the U.K.) or 13 (applicable to users located in the rest of the world including the U.K.), you may not use the site unless your parent or an authorized individual with parental responsibility has provided us with their consent for your use of our Website.

    Changes To This Privacy Policy

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

    We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

    You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

    Cookie Policy

    Last updated: 26/12/2019

    This Cookies Policy explains how Wikicat (“us”, “we”, or “our”, the “Site”) uses cookies and similar technologies.

    Whenever you use Wikicat’s, apps, products, advertising services or other technologies (“Services”), or visit a website, app or service which uses our Services, information may be collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies.

    Wikicat is committed to protecting the personal information collected when you use our Services.

    What are cookies and similar technologies?

    A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website.

    The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page.

    If you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

    Similar technologies known as “local storage” may also be used in our Services as an alternative to cookies.

    This is technology which is similar to cookies and performs very similar functions, such as caching data to enable us to improve our Services, allowing you to register for our Services, tracking activity to enable us and our advertisers to advertise to you in accordance with this policy and counting the number of people who view adverts on our Services.

    Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.

    Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests.

    Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

    In addition to cookies, our Services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs.

    These are all types of technology implemented by websites or third party ad servers to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.

    What are the different types of cookies?

    • Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
    • Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is typically 30-90 days for targeting or behavioural advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical performance and measurement cookies;
    • First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and
    • Third party cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organisations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.

    What are cookies used for?

    1. Functional Cookies
    2. Essential or “Strictly Necessary Cookies”
    3. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
    4. Targeting or “Behavioural Advertising” Cookies.
    1. Functional Cookies

    Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features.

    The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymized, so we cannot identify you personally.

    Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather the information that could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving to advertise.

    These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.

    2. Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies

    These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function.

    These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do remember preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.

    These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.

    3. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies

    Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Services, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has.

    Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties.

    The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyze patterns of user behavior and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance.

    The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes

    4. Targeting or ‘Behavioural Advertising’ Cookies

    These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with content or advertising which is tailored to your interests.

    This is often called online behavioral advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history.

    Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender, etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you.

    Without these cookies, content, and advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests.

    How does Wikicat use cookies?

    Wikicat, together with our trusted partners, uses cookies in combination with other information we maintain for a number of purposes, including the following:

    Essential and Functional Cookies:

    We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:

    • Access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited on the Services.
    • identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site.
    • Eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details.
    • Commenting on our sites.
    • Maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the Services.
    • To support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.

    If you object to the use of essential and functional cookies please scroll down to:

    How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

    2. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies

    We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services. By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics, we can analyse and measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest.

    We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising.

    How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

    3. Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies

    We use these cookies to:

    • manage online advertising and revenue share arrangements. Our approved advertising partners, primarily Google (Doubleclick, AdX, AdSense), Rubicon Project, Index Exchange, AppNexus, OpenX, Pubmatic, Criteo and GroupM use cookies together with web beacons to provide advertising to you and to enable us to manage our relationship with those advertisers by, for example, tracking how many unique users have seen a particular advertisement or followed a link in an advertisement;
    • manage eCommerce activities via affiliate links and associated revenue share arrangements;
    • measure general user behaviour across our sites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests. This means that if, for example, users visit a page with a review about a particular camera then the cookie will collect this information and we may target adverts for that camera to those users and, if users visit third party sites that are part of the same advertising network, those third parties may target adverts for that camera to those users;
    • to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more relevant content; and
    • keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.

    The trusted partners we work with in relation to targeting and behavioural advertising include third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors, providers of advertisement content, research firms and other companies that help us provide more effective advertising and offer you a more personalised experience.

    As your browser, app or device communicates with the third party’s servers, these companies can collect information, including your IP address, page header information, browser or device information, just as if you had requested their web page or used their apps directly.

    We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.

    For more detailed information about the third parties who we work with on targeting and behavioural advertising, please click here.

    How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

    4. Other Third Party Cookies

    You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to Wikicat.

    When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device.

    Wikicat does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them.

    Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

    Some of our websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

    Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie.

    You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.

    You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

    We also include web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns.

    This means that if you open an email from us we can see which of the pages of our Website you have visited.

    Our web beacons do not store additional information on your device but, by communicating with our cookies on your device, they can tell us when you have opened our email.

    How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

    Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party.

    For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history.

    If you would prefer to opt-out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however, you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.

    Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies.

    Some internet browsers have a “Do Not Track” or “DNT” setting; this sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing.

    The following links may be helpful:

    In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.

    Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of the site.

    To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser.

    If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

    Please be aware that these are third party websites and Future does not accept any liability for the instructions given on these sites.

    Web Beacons

    You can normally render web beacons and other tracking technologies ineffective by switching off cookies in your browser.

    There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically block web beacons. If you object to web beacons in emails, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies and disabling future cookies above.

    We will still know how many of our emails are opened and we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier of your device or other access devices; but we will not identify you as an individual.

    Partner List

    It takes teamwork to bring you the best experiences with our brands. We may provide information to our trusted partners to help them provide you with more relevant ads, and understand your interactions with them.

    See how partners can use your data:

    Information storage and access:

    The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your devices such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.

    Personalization:

    The collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalize advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as on other websites or apps, over time.

    Typically, the content of the site or app is used to make inferences about your interests, which inform future selection of advertising and/or content.

    Ad selection, delivery, reporting:

    The collection of information, and combination with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements.

    This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including for example clicking an ad or making a purchase.

    This does not include personalization, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalize advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

    Content selection, delivery, reporting:

    The collection of information, and combination with previously collected information, to select and deliver content for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such content.

    This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select content, processing data about what content was shown, how often or how long it was shown, when and where it was shown, and whether you took any action related to the content, including for example clicking on content.

    This does not include personalization, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalize content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

    Measurement:

    The collection of information about your use of the content, and combination with previously collected information, used to measure, understand, and report on your usage of the service.

    This does not include personalisation, the collection of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, i.e. on other service, such as websites or apps, over time.

    Foundational Partners

    We work with select partners that process your data to provide significant functionality for our products and services.

    For more information about these partners, and to understand and manage their use of your data, see:

    NamePrivacy Policy
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    DoubleClick (Google)Privacy Policy
    EzoicPrivacy Policy
    FacebookPrivacy Policy
    GooglePrivacy Policy
    InfolinksPrivacy Policy
    Media.netPrivacy Policy
    OraclePrivacy Policy
    QuantcastPrivacy Policy

    IAB Partners

    IAB Partners are partners certified by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

    For more information about the Interactive Advertising Bureau certification, privacy laws, and data protection, please visit the IAB official web page.

    For more information about these partners, and to understand and manage their use of your data, see:

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    33AcrossPrivacy Policy
    AdTech (Verizon Media)Privacy Policy
    AppNexusPrivacy Policy
    ContexWebPrivacy Policy
    CriteoPrivacy Policy
    FreeWheelPrivacy Policy
    Index ExchangePrivacy Policy
    MoatPrivacy Policy
    OpenXPrivacy Policy
    PubMaticPrivacy Policy
    RhythmOnePrivacy Policy
    SonobiPrivacy Policy
    SovrnPrivacy Policy
    SpotXPrivacy Policy
    Rubicon ProjectPrivacy Policy

    Additional Partners

    Our partners may work with other certified partners.

    We encourage you to use these controls to select your preferred list of ad technology providers to work with, and which ones are right for you.

    Additional Partners:

    FTC Disclosure

    As a website owner, I’m required by law to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    On a more personal note, I believe that being transparent with my audience is the right thing to do. That’s why I’m creating this disclosure page to let you know that I do make money from this website.

    If you’re using this website, then you should know:

    • I get direct benefit from every post and page I put on this website. Whether that is monetary or simple joy of helping others, I’m benefiting from it.
    • If you see an external link with a prefix /refer/, then it is an affiliate link. What that means is if you click on that link and purchase a product, then at no-additional cost to you, I will receive an a small referral commission.
    • I do write about my own products and websites, so yes that means those projects get additional PR and exposure.
    • I run my own consulting company, so it is possible that this blog may help me land new clients.
    • I make a lot of friends thanks to social media and business travel.
    • I do get a lot of freebies that I test and review. Often vendors send me those freebies in exchange for a review. However that doesn’t mean that they get a positive review. If I don’t like the product, then I will slam them. That’s just the way I roll.

    It’s important that I emphasize that the words on this website are mine and are not influenced by any sort of compensation. I only recommend products or services that I use personally and/or believe will add value to my readers.

    If you have any question regarding the above, then please do not hesitate to contact me by using the contact page.

    Comment Policy

    Released 22/11/2019

    Wikicat allows commenting on published posts. This Comment Policy is a document that describes the regulation, rights, possibilities, and how you can comment on Wikicat.

    Things you need to know

    Like many other sites, Wikicat has a Comment Policy.

    When commenting on Wikicat the text fragment you send to Wikicat is filtered numerous times.

    We use third-party services to filter the comments posted on Wikicat.

    We also use comments to answer you, advise you, and so on.

    Regulation

    • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
    • Comments including profanity will be deleted.
    • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
    • Comments that attack an individual directly will be deleted.
    • Comments that harass other posters will be deleted. Please be respectful toward other contributors.
    • Anonymous comments will be deleted. We only accept comments from posters who identify themselves.

    Additional Informations

    • Comment Name – We do not allow Keywords stuffed in the name field. You must use your name or nickname for commenting. Comments using keywords such as “Web Design Company” or similar will be flagged as spam and deleted.
    • Valid E-Mail – E-Mail addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. E-Mail addresses that look like spam will be flagged as spam.
    • Language and Manners – This blog is written in English, so leave your comments in English. Wikicat is a “family-friendly site” therefore any comment that includes offensive or inappropriate language, and/or considered rude by our editorial staff will be edited or deleted. This is a friendly community, so play it NICE.
    • Add Value – A comment which does not add to the conversation runs of on an inappropriate tangent or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted. All spam comments will be deleted because they do not add value to the site.
    • Limit Links – We love resources as they can be really helpful sometimes, but in order to prevent spam and assure quality, we must limit links on the comments. Do not add more than two links in the comment. If you do so, your comment will be added for further review. Do not sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.
    • No Personal Attack Comments Permitted – In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
    • All Rights Reserved – Wikicat Editorial Staff reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also have the right to block access to anyone or group from commenting or from the entire blog.
    • Hold Harmless – All comments within Wikicat are the responsibility of the commenter, not the editorial staff of Wikicat. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold Wikicat, all subsidiaries of Wikicat, and all representatives of Wikicat harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

    Comment System

    Disqus

    Disqus is a comment system provided by Disqus, Inc.

    Disqus may use the collected data to contexualize and personalize ads of its advertising network.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Disqus, please visit the Disqus Privacy & Terms web page.

    Comment Policy Changes

    You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this website and this Policy peridiocally and to be aware of any modifications.

    Advertising Policy

    To help us maintain the resources needed to create the quality content you deserve, we accept advertisements on our Site. We greatly value transparency and hope that this policy leaves you feeling even more confident about the content and service we provide.

    Wikicat maintains a distinct separation between advertising and editorial content.

    • All advertising or sponsored content on Wikicat is clearly and unambiguously distinguished from editorial content through borders or other distinguishing elements and/or identified as an “Ad,” “Advertisement,” “Sponsored” or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
    • All “native” ads or paid content are identified as an “Ad,” “Advertisement,” “Sponsored” or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
    • Editorial content on Wikicat is not influenced by advertisements unless the content is sponsored content, in which case, the content will be clearly demarcated and/or identified with the title “Ad,” “Advertisement,” or “Sponsored”, or a similar designation, indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.
    • All advertisements and sponsored content appearing on Wikicat are subject to the Guidelines found here.

    Ecommerce and Affiliate Links Disclosure

    Contributors and/or Wikicat may receive compensation for participation in third-party affiliate marketing programs, including purchases made through links to Wikicat’s e-commerce partners, if any. Pages on the Site containing affiliate marketing links, including product reviews, will be demarcated and/or identified with a disclaimer.

    Advertising Guidelines

    These advertising guidelines (“Guidelines”) set forth standards that govern the placement and display of advertisements and sponsored content (collectively “Ads”) by any advertiser, agency, or advertising technology platform (collectively “Advertisers”).

    Advertisers must adhere to these Guidelines when placing Ads, including Ads purchased under the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions, on websites or mobile properties owned or controlled by Jet Studio Software, including Wikicat.net (collectively “Wikicat”).

    These Guidelines are intended to provide general parameters for Advertisers in connection with Ad creative and content served on Wikicat.

    They are not exhaustive and do not address every situation or issue that may arise in the course of business. Accordingly, these Guidelines are subject to change from time to time in Wikicat’s sole and absolute discretion.

    Advertisers are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including FTC guidelines regarding advertising, native advertising disclosures, endorsements, privacy, and data security.

    All Ad’s must be fair, truthful, and clearly distinguishable from editorial content. Advertisers are responsible for ensuring all Ads and related claims are adequately substantiated. Further, Advertisers must adhere to Wikicat’s Prohibited Content Guidelines and Additional Standards set forth below, which are incorporated into and made a part of these Guidelines.

    Ads served through networks or exchanges are reviewed on a regular basis and, in addition to any other remedies Wikicat may have, Wikicat reserves the right to remove, without notice, any Ads that do not meet these Guidelines, regardless of whether the Ad was previously accepted by Wikicat.

    Prohibited Content

    Ads may not contain or promote the following:

    • Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco. Ads may not promote illegal drugs, illegal substances, abuse of prescription drugs, use of alcohol (except for beer and wine), or tobacco products, or any related paraphernalia thereto. Lawful products and services which promote quitting tobacco related products are permitted.
    • Weapons/Violence. Ads may not promote the use, distribution, or making of firearms, ammunition, explosives, pyrotechnics or other weapons. Ads may not promote violence, cruelty, or physical or emotional harm to any person or animal.
    • Illegal Activities/Gambling. Ads may not promote any illegal or other questionable activities which may be illegal in one or more jurisdictions, including without limitation hacking, counterfeiting, or other activities that may violate the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contractual rights of others. Ads may not contain or promote content related to scams, financial schemes, pyramid schemes or other fraudulent or illegal financial or investment opportunities. Ads may not promote casinos, gambling, betting, numbers games, sports or financial betting. Ads promoting state lotteries are permitted.
    • Hate/Intolerance/Discrimination. Ads may not contain or promote hate speech, personal attacks, or discrimination toward any individual, group, country or organization.
    • Obscenity/Indecency/Profanity. Ads may not contain or promote any obscene, indecent, profane or offensive words, images, sounds, videos or other content.
    • Political/Religious. Ads may not contain hostile, offensive, inflammatory or hateful speech related to political or religious topics or groups. Ads may not exploit controversial political, social, or religious issues for commercial purposes.
    • Sexual/Adult Content. Ads may not include full or partial nudity, depictions of people in explicit positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative. Ads will not contain text or images exposing anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts or lewd and lascivious behavior. Ads may not promote escort, dating, erotic message, pornography, or other sexual products or services.
    • Disparagement/Defamation. Ads may not contain disparaging or defamatory information or content which tends to harm the reputation of Wikicat or any other individual, group, or organization.
    • Gross Depictions. Ads may not contain or promote content that is crude, vulgar, degrading or likely to shock or disgust.
    • Militant/Extremism. Ads may not contain or promote extremely aggressive and combative behaviors or unlawful political measures, including individuals or groups advocating violence as a means to achieve their goals.
    • Sensitive Content. Ads may not target sensitive categories such as financial status, medical conditions, mental health, criminal record, political affiliation, age, racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical affiliation or beliefs, sexual behavior or orientation, or trade union membership.
    • Free Goods/Services. Ads may not distribute or promise to distribute any free goods and services.
    • Targeted at Children. Ads may not specifically target children, including through cartoons or other similar content.
    • Unverifiable Claims. Ad’s may not make confusing claims that reasonable consumers cannot readily understand and evaluate.
    • Before/After Images. Ad may not depict “before and after” images or images that contain unexpected or unlikely results.
    • Health/Safety Claims. Ads may not promote actions likely to harm one’s health, such as bulimia, anorexia, binge drinking, or drug use. Ads may not make health claims that are not clearly substantiated. Advertisers may be required to submit supporting documentation to substantiate their products’ claims.
    • Misleading/False/Deceptive: Ads may not contain any information or content that is potentially misleading, false, or deceptive, including content which is meant to deceptively generate clicks such as fake “close” buttons.
    • Competitive to Wikicat/Affiliates. Ads may not promote direct competitors of Wikicat or any of its parent, affiliate, subsidiary or other related entity.

    Additional Standards

    Advertisers and Ads must adhere to the following:

    • Audio/Animation. Ads may not include overly disruptive audio or animation that plays automatically.
    • Popups/Downloads. Ads may not include lead ads, floating layers, pop-ups, surveys, or any digital downloads.
    • Malicious Software. Ads may not contain malicious code, software or viruses, including malware, spyware, adware, stealware, or Trojan horses.
    • Separation. Ads must contain clear boarders and be displayed so they are unmistakably not part of Wikicat’s editorial site content.
    • Phishing. Ads may not trap or trick a user into providing money or any account, personal or other sensitive information.
    • Compatibility. Ads must function uniformly on both Apple and PC formats, as well as all major Internet browsers.
    • Independence. Ads may not appear to compromise or influence Wikicat’s editorial independence from Advertisers.
    • Endorsements. Ads may not create or imply the existence of any endorsement by Wikicat of any product, service or organization.
    • Landing Pages. Landing pages associated with Ads must correspond to the Ads call to action and not engage in “bait and switch”.
    • Proprietary Rights. Ads may not violate any copyright, trademark, trade-secret, patent, publicity, privacy, or other proprietary rights of Wikicat or any third party. Advertisers may not alter or interfere with the readability or display of any Wikicat trademarks, service marks, logos, designs or slogans.
    • Data Collection/Use. Ads may not include open-box forms to register users or collect any data. Ads may not collect and sell or license any data or mailing lists regarding Wikicat users without the users’ express permission. Advertisers may not collect any personally identifiable information from Wikicat users or place any cookies, applets or other similar files — if those files transmit any personally identifiable information to Advertisers — on desktop computers or mobile devices of Wikicat users. Advertisers must handle data with appropriate care, not misuse any data which they are permitted to collect, nor collect any data for unclear purposes or without appropriate security measures.

    Report Ad

    If you see an ad not complying with our Advertising Policy, we please you to report it using our Report Ad form.

    We really appreciate your help by reporting ads that are not complying with our Policies.

    Copyright

    This copyright in this Policy is either owned by or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software.

    All intellectual property right in this document is reserved.

    Contact Us

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