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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 1st June 2024

Welcome to vital50plus.com!

This Privacy Policy (‘policy’) explains the information collection, use and sharing practices of vital50plus.com (‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘my’).

Unless otherwise stated, this policy describes and governs the information collection, use and sharing practices of vital50plus.com with respect to your use of my website (https://vital50plus.com), its forum and the services (‘services’) I provide and/or host on my servers.

Before you use or submit any information through or in connection with the services, please carefully review this Privacy Policy. By using any part of the services, you understand that your information will be collected, used, and disclosed as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Please also take some time to read through my Disclaimer.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use my services.

My Principles

vital50plus.com has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:

  • Privacy policies should be human-readable and easy to find
  • Data collection, storage and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency and make the practices easy for users to understand
  • Data practices should meet the reasonable expectations of users

Information I Collect

I collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to me, when I passively collect information from you (such as from your browser or device), and from third parties.

Information You Provide Directly to Me

I will collect any information you provide to me. I may collect information from you in a variety of ways, such as when you: (a) create an online account, (b) make a donation or purchase, (c) contact me or provide feedback, (d) join my community forum or (e) subscribe to my newsletter. This information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, payment information and your geographic location.

Information That Is Automatically Collected

Device/Usage Information

I may automatically collect certain information about the computer or device (including mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the services.

As described further below, I may collect and analyse: (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the services, such as referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the services, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the services, the frequency of your use of the services, error logs and other similar information. As described further below, I may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools to assist in collecting this information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

I also collect data about your use of the services through the use of internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website that enables me to: (a) recognise your computer, (b) store your preferences and settings, (c) understand the web pages of the services you have visited and the referral sites that have led you to my services, (d) enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your inferred interests, (e) perform searches and analytics and (f) assist with security administrative functions.

Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the services and associated advertising and to access user cookies. I may also use tracking technologies in our license buttons and/or icons that can be placed within other sites/services to track the website addresses where they are embedded, gauge user interaction with them and determine the number of unique viewers of them. If you receive email from me (such as a newsletter, campaign update or other ongoing email communications), I may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data as to whether you open my message, click on any links or banners my email contains or otherwise interact with what I send. This data allows me to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.  As I adopt additional technologies, I may also gather additional information through other methods.

Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the ‘Help’ section of your browser for more information. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the services.

For more information about how I use cookies, please read my Cookies Policy.

Information from Third Parties

To the extent permitted by law, I may also collect information from third parties, including public sources, social media platforms and marketing and market research firms. Depending on the source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact information, demographic information, information about an individual’s employer, information to verify identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety protection purposes.

How I Use Your Information

I may use the information I collect from and about you to:

  • Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it
  • Provide and improve the services, including to develop new features or services, take steps to secure the services and for technical and customer support
  • Fundraise, accept donations, or process transactions
  • Send you information about your interaction or transactions with me, account alerts, or other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed
  • Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback
  • Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesise and derive insights from your use of my services
  • Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property or security of vital50plus.com, the services, my users and the general public, and
  • Enforce my Terms & Conditions, including to investigate potential violations thereof

Please note that I may combine information that I collect from you and about you (including automatically collected information) with information I obtain about you from my affiliates and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

I may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the services. I may use de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes.

When I Disclose Your Information

I may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:

Service Providers

I may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on my behalf, including without limitation, event management, marketing, customer support, data storage, data analysis and processing, and legal services.

Legal Compliance and Protection of Creative Commons and Others

I may disclose your information, if required to do so, by law or on a good faith belief that such disclosure is permitted by this Privacy Policy or reasonably necessary or appropriate for any of the following reasons: (a) to comply with legal process, (b) to enforce or apply my Terms & Conditions and this Privacy Policy or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) to respond to your requests for customer service and/or (d) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of vital50plus.com, my agents and affiliates, my users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection, spam/malware prevention and similar purposes.

Business Transfers

As I continue to develop my business, I may engage in certain business transactions, such as the transfer or sale of my assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such transactions, e.g. due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of my assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.

Affiliated Companies

I may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.

Consent

I may disclose your information to any third parties based on your consent to do so.

Aggregate/De-identified Information

I may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners and/or others.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows:

To Honor Our Contractual Commitments to You

Much of my processing of information is to meet my contractual obligations to provide services to my users.

Legitimate Interests

In many cases, I handle information on the grounds that it furthers my legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals, these include:

  • Customer service
  • Marketing, advertising and fundraising
  • Protecting my users, personnel and property
  • Managing user accounts
  • Organising and running events and programs
  • Analysing and improving our business
  • Managing legal issues

I may also process information for the same legitimate interests of my users and business partners.

Legal Compliance

I may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with my legal obligations.

Consent

Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, I handle information on the basis of consent. Where I handle your information on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent, in accordance with applicable law.

Online Analytics

I may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on my services to collect and analyse the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research or reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies described in the ‘Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies’ section above will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive to our site, analysing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention and providing certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the official Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Your Choices and Data Subject Rights

You have various rights with respect to the collection and use of your information through the services.  Those choices are as follows:

Email Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe from my marketing emails at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing: co*****@vi*********.com with your request.

Account Preferences

If you have registered for an account with me through our services, you can update your account information or adjust your email communications preferences by logging in to your account and updating your settings.

EU Data Subject Rights

Individuals in the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and other jurisdictions have certain legal rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of whether I hold certain information about them, to access such information and to obtain its correction or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to my handling of your information, restrict my processing of your information and to withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please email me at co*****@vi*********.com with the nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the relevant supervisory or legal authority, but I encourage you to contact me so that I may resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as I can.

International Transfers

As described above in the ‘When We Disclose Your Information’ section, I may share your information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than your country of residence in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your information may be processed in countries that may not offer the same level of protection as the privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing me with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use.

If I provide any information about you to any third parties information processors located outside of the EEA, I will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and other data protection laws to govern the transfers of such data.

Security Measures

I have implemented technical, physical, and organisational security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that I collect and store. However, I cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorised attempt to access, use, or disclose your information since despite my efforts, no internet and/or other electronic transmissions can be completely secure.

Children

The services are intended for users over the age of 18 and are not directed at children under the age of 13. If I become aware that I have collected personal information (as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13, or personal data (as defined by the EU GDPR) from children under the age of 16, I will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as practicable.

Data Retention

I retain the information I collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as long as I am legally required or permitted to do so. Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Third-Party Links and Services

The services may contain links to third-party websites (e.g. social media sites like Facebook and Twitter), third-party plug-ins (e.g. the Facebook ‘Like’ button and Twitter ‘Follow’ button) and other services. If you choose to use these sites or features, you may disclose your information not just to those third-parties, but also to their users and the public more generally depending on how their services function. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such third party websites or services. The collection, use and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party websites or services, and not this Privacy Policy. I encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every site you visit.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy as I update and expand my services, and I may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. I will post any changes here and revise the date last updated above. I encourage you to check this page periodically for updates to stay informed on how I collect, use and share your information. If I make material changes to this Privacy Policy, I will provide you with notice as required by law.

Questions About This Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or my privacy practices, you can contact me (Click on email address to reveal): co*****@vi*********.com

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