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Last updated on 06 July 2023.
IMIN - FZCO (”We ”, “Us”, “Our”, “PASSPORTIVITY”) (with company registration number DSO-FZCO-16324) may collect two types of information about you resulting from your use of its website https://passportivity.com/ (hereafter referred to as the “website” or the “site”), as follows:
- personal information, including your name and surname; and
- aggregate information which is generated from the practices that We have in place regarding the ‘cookies’ and Internet Protocol Address (“IP address”) of the users of the website.
Please read the following carefully to understand how and why the site uses your IP address and cookies. If you do not accept or agree to the practices described in this Policy, you must exit the site immediately.
1. What happens when you visit the site
Every time you connect to the internet or if you use an always-on connection, such as broadband or ADSL, when you boot up or restart your computer, you are automatically assigned a unique identifying number known as an IP Address. This IP Address, which contains information regarding the location of your computer on the internet (your country of origin) and the name of your internet service provider (“ISP”), is automatically logged by the site.
2. What is an IP address?
When you first started your internet session (i.e. your computer connected to the internet), your computer was automatically assigned a unique number (normally in the region of 9 or 10 decimal numbers), known as an IP Address. This is your computer’s unique address on the internet. Without an IP Address, websites would not be able to deliver their content to you, given that they could not find your computer on the internet. Since each time you disconnect and reconnect to the Internet, a new IP Address is automatically assigned to your computer, IP Addresses are not inherently capable of identifying you as an individual (at least, by themselves and not combined with other identifiers). An IP Address does, however, contain information regarding the location of your computer on the internet (your country), and the name of your ISP.
3. How do We collect your IP address?
Each time you visit a page on the site, your computer sends out a message asking for the requested content to be delivered. This message sent by your computer also encloses your IP Address as a form of “return address”, so that Our website may find your computer to send it that requested content. Our web server automatically logs all these messages.
4. What do We do with your IP address?
When We log your IP Address, the data collected is grouped up with the other logged IP Addresses to provide Us with the statistics on the geographic location of visitors to Our website, how long they stay on the site, which are the most viewed pages and for other statistical reasons that may be relevant for Our business.
We gather your IP address automatically and store it in log files. These files also contain information about your browser type, ISP, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data and the files viewed on the site. Collecting this type of information allows Us to generate aggregate information for the purposes of developing the site, including in terms of overall user trends and activities online (such as the number of unique visitors, pages accessed and viewed most frequently or the search terms entered). It also allows Us to administer the site, diagnose any potential server problems, analyse visitor trends and statistics, and generally helps Us to provide you with a better internet experience.
IP Addresses are not stored for longer than necessary for the above-stated purposes.
1. What are ‘cookies’?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser or your computer's hard drive if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. A cookie enables the website to remember users that have already visited. Without a cookie, every time you open a new web page, the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor. Cookies allow Us to remember your custom preferences, such as your language preference, and allow you to complete tasks without having to re-enter your information when browsing.
Cookies typically contain the name of the website that the cookie came from, the lifetime of the cookie, as well as a randomly generated unique number. Websites typically use this number to ensure that you are recognised when you visit the website again, while you move from page to page within one website and that any information you have entered is remembered.
2. Which cookies do we use?
We use different types of cookies on our homepage, including:
- Session cookies that disappear when you log out and close the browser;
- Persistent cookies that remain on your device until you or your browser removes them or until they expire;
- Primary cookies that are associated with the domain you are visiting;
- Third-party cookies that are associated with a different domain than the one you are visiting.
In addition to the cookies listed above, we can also use other standard technologies, such as web beacons, web errors, clean gifs, local storage objects (such as HTML5 and Flash), and scripts. They help to ensure the functionality described in this Policy.
3. Current cookies
Required / technical cookies. These cookies are required for the website's functioning and cannot be disabled. They are usually installed only in response to your actions that constitute a service request, for example, your privacy settings, logging on, or filling out forms.
You can configure the browser to lock or notify these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store personal data.
Performance / Analytics Cookie. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve our site's performance. They help us determine the most and least popular pages and see how visitors navigate the site. Some of the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous.
Functional cookies. These cookies allow the website to provide advanced functionality and personalization. Third-party service providers, or We can install them.
If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not work correctly.
Advertising cookies. These cookies can be installed through our site by our advertisers and other partners to personalize the content that you see. These companies can use them to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They often do not store personal information directly, but they are based on the unique identification of your browser and Internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will receive less relevant content to your interests.
4. What information do We collect from cookies
Maintain preferences and support additional features. Cookies can help you to fill out forms on our websites more easily.
5. Acceptance and blocking of cookies
You do not have to accept cookies to use Our website.
The majority of Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Still, some browsers may allow you to change your settings to turn off cookies (and other tracking tools) or to request an acceptance before using cookies from websites you visit. These browsers can also allow you to delete cookies that you already have. Please refer to the technical information of your browser or mobile device for instructions on how to delete or turn off cookies.
Preference managers. You can customise your preferences for most cookies on our website through the Cookie Approval Manager. You can also use this tool to view a list of third-party cookies on our Site. Please note that this tool will not be able to block all cookies and does not work with third-party sites.
Third-party extensions. Several browser extensions allow you to choose which cookies are hosted in your browser and help you to control the tracking. Please note that these extensions are made by third-party companies and not optimised, so we are not responsible and cannot provide technical support for these products.
Personalised advertising. You can opt out of receiving certain personalised advertisements from companies that are members of the network advertising initiative.
Further information on cookies can be found on various sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.com.
6. Social Media features and widgets
The site includes social media features. These features may collect your IP address and which pages you visit on the site and may set a cookie to enable this feature to function properly.
Any personal information you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application. Such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over or responsibility for those companies or their use of your information.