This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Web Focus the owner and provider of this Web Site. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Content" means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;
"Cookie" means a small text file placed on your computer by Web Focus when you visit certain parts of this Web Site. This allows us to identify recurring visitors and to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site.Further details are contained in Clause 10 and Schedules 1 and 2 of this Policy;
"Data" means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site. This includes, but is not limited to information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;
"Web Focus" means Web Focus Ltd, registered in Bulgaria (EU) with Company Number 200063740;
"Service" means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Web Focus makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;
"System" means any online communications infrastructure that Web Focus makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
"User" / "Users" means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Web Focus and acting in the course of their employment; and
"Web Site" means the website that you are currently using (gigacalculator.com) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. blog.gigacalculator.com) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2. Data Collected
3. Our Use of Data
3.1 Any personal Data you might submit through the use of our tools may be retained in an anonymized form by Web Focus for as long as you use the Services and Systems provided on the Web Site. Data that you may submit through any communications System that we may provide may be retained for a longer period.
3.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
3.3 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
3.3.1 internal record keeping;
3.3.2 improvement of our products / services;
4. Third Party Web Sites and Services
Web Focus may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to System maintenance, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Web Focus requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy.
5. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
Web Focus may, from time to time, expand or reduce its business and this may involve the sale of certain divisions or the transfer of control of certain divisions to other parties. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you.
6. Controlling Access to your Data
6.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
6.1.1 use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
6.1.2 sharing Data with third parties.
6.2 With regard to "Personal Information" as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you have the option to completely opt out of giving us the right to "sell" such data to third parties, e.g. for the purposes of targeted advertising (phrases in quotes as defined by the CCPA). To exercise your right, please use this opt out form.
7. Your Right to Withhold Information
7.1 You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit data relevant to the service at hand, e.g. a calculator cannot calculate anything without input. It is your right at any time to refuse to do so and suspend usage of our Services.
8. Accessing your own Data
8.1 Since we do not retain any personally identifiable data we do not and cannot offer any type of access to anonymized data stored on our end.
9.1 Data security is of great importance to Web Focus and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.
10.1 Web Focus may set and access first-party Cookies on your computer, or use other local storage mechanisms of your browser. These Cookies and other locally stored data are integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you. A list of the types of cookies we currently use:
Tracking cookies - simple browser identifiers that are used to track your actions across the pages of the Web Site. These codes do not contain personal information. One of the tools we use to analyze the behavior of our users is Google Analytics.
Testing/optimisation cookies - variant and goal data for Web Focus split tests, used for the purposes of improving our service.
10.2 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies and local storage in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling Cookies or other local storage may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.
10.3 You may delete Cookies and other locally stored data, however you may lose any information that enables you to use the Web Site more efficiently.
10.4 The Web Site uses third-party Cookies as well. These Cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you and may be blocked at your choosing via your internet browser’s privacy settings. Please ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser if you are unsure as to how to adjust your privacy settings. Currently used third-party cookies:
Ad-related Cookies - GigaCalculator.com shows ads in order to support its operation through the Google Ad Network. Some of those ads may use technologies such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will send those advertisers (for example Google through Google AdSense) information, including your IP address, Internet Service Provider, browser details, and in some cases - whether or not you have software like Java installed. These cookies are used to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website or other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this website and/or other sites on the Internet.
This data is usually used to geotarget ads (for example to deliver ads for restaurants in New York to visitors from New York) or to show a certain type of ads based on your browsing history (for example showing cooking recipes to someone who often visits culinary websites). These are examples of ads tailored to your inferred interests based on cookies and the aforementioned technical information.
You may, at any point of time and at your discretion, opt out of tailored advertising from the Google Ad Network by visiting Ads Settings. You can also visit www.aboutads.info to opt out of personalized ads from other ad vendors. For more on the policies of the Google Ad Network, and to control your interaction with ads served through it on this and other websites, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en.
11. Changes to this Policy