From now on, the WaterAngle.com team will be referred to as “we”, “our website”, or “this website”, to facilitate our users’ understanding.
Below, you can read a detailed account of the process behind data collection and usage on WaterAngle.com. We will explain the difference between personal and non-personal data, how we use this information, and the final purpose of improving our website.
Types of Data We Collect
WaterAngle.com is collecting data of the non-personal and personal kind. The first category includes information taken from cookies or from other similar tools. The second category cannot be collected if we do not receive the explicit consent of the users. Users will receive a notification telling them we are planning to collect and store this data. However, before we can take any action, users need to give their approval.
This type of data involves information on browsing history and the internet behavior of the users. Since it is non-personal, it means we cannot find the users’ identity with it or track down their location.
To make the matter clear, we offer four examples of the most common types of non-personal data we collect.
- General browsing information;
- Logs from the browser history of the users, as well as the patterns they follow whenever they navigate on our website;
- The pages these users visit the most, arranged in lists based on the time they visit those websites (before or after they come to WaterAngle.com);
- Data from the Internet Service Provider (the IP).
We cannot collect any personal data if we do not have the explicit approval of the users. First, we send them a notification asking for permission to access this type of data. If they agree to it, then we can go on with data gathering. Also, we never or only rarely collect sensitive information or data that can be used to identify or track down any of the users. To make the matter clear, we offer a few examples of the most common types of personal data we collect.
- Full name;
- Physical address;
- Email address;
- Phone number;
- Social media;
- In some cases, the location and gender of the users might be relevant as well.
The main purpose behind this data collection is either building statistical analyses or getting into contact with the users. We want our content to be useful to the users, and this type of information can help us better understand their behavior.
WaterAngle.com will never use personal information for commercial or financial purposes and will never share it with third parties to gain money.
The Use of Personal Information
We gather all this data strictly for the sake of statistics. Through these analyses, we can better perceive the needs and wishes of the users. Thus, we can shape our content and our website according to these wishes and make sure they stay satisfied. We do not access any of this data prior to receiving an explicit approval from the users. Before we can go on with this activity, users receive a message informing them of our intention to collect their personal data. If they agree to it, we can continue with gathering the info.
Some third party companies might receive access to the personal data of our users. However, this will never happen for a commercial purpose or in exchange for monetary gains. Those third parties that get access to the data are our partners that provide us with different services. Also, they might share this data with several of their employees. However, they have no permission to share this information with people who do not work in the same company.
There is one more case when we might share your information with others. If the law, a warrant, or a court order asks us to do it, we might reveal both your personal and your non-personal information. However, this will happen only if legal matters are involved.
How Do We Collect Data from You?
This list contains all the methods used by WaterAngle.com to collect data both of a personal and of a non-personal nature.
Cookies are one of the most widespread internet tools that run in the background and collect browsing information. This data concerns mainly the browsing habits of the users and the patterns they follow on the internet. As mentioned above, we use the information strictly for statistical analyses.
2. Log Files
Log files are another common internet tool that can record the number of clicks per webpage and the number of seconds spent on the same webpage. Also, they can provide other information as well. They can identify plenty of browsing data, such as the webpages that users have visited before coming to our own website.
We cannot and will not use log files to reveal the identity of users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is our only means of collecting personal data, but only after receiving the explicit consent of the users. We ask all users if they agree to their personal info being gathered, and we go on with this activity only after receiving their approval. Users are required to provide accurate login information as a way to check that we are dealing with real persons and not bots. As mentioned earlier, we collect this data to ease our communication with the users.
All the personal data that users provide to us remains confidential.
How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?
WaterAngle.com functions with a triple-step system that ensures protection over personal and non-personal data, as well as the privacy of this information. The security system works with three levels of protection: electronic, physical, and managerial.