Privacy Policy

This statement tells how RubyGarage gathers, uses, and manages website visitors' data.

This privacy policy applies to the website rubygarage.org, served by RubyGarage, and governs the privacy of visitors who choose to use the site.

This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of users, the website, and website owners. The way this website processes, stores, and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure that necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visit. This website complies with the national laws of the visitor’s country as well as requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the user experience of its visitors. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system, allowing users to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device on their first visit to the website. This complies with recent legislative requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device.

Cookies are small files saved to a user’s computer/device hard drive that track, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and website use. They allow a website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience within the site.

Users are advised to take necessary steps within their web browser security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website to their computer’s/device’s hard drive.

This site uses the Lucky Orange analytics system to help improve usability and the customer experience. Lucky Orange may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, and scrolling activity. Lucky Orange may also record keystroke information that is voluntarily entered on this website. Lucky Orange does not track this activity on any site that does not use the Lucky Orange system. You can choose to disable the Lucky Orange service at http://www.luckyorange.com/disable.php. Note that doing so will disable other features of the Lucky Orange system that this site employs, such as one-to-one support chat.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such time that it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process, but users are still advised that using such form to email processes are done at their own risk.

This website and its owners use information submitted to provide you with further information about the products and services they offer and to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may submit. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting a form to email process or when you, the consumer, have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights with regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an automated online process should they wish to do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are made in compliance with spam laws of the visitor’s country. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the current data protection laws of the visitor’s country. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies or people outside of the company that operates this website.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: opening of emails, forwarding of emails, clicking of links within email content, and times, dates, and frequency of activity. This list of tracked activities is not comprehensive.

Information tracked in emails is used to refine future email campaigns and supply users with more relevant content based on their activity.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscribe system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only intends to include quality, safe, and relevant links to external sites, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any links to external websites contained throughout this website. (External links are clickable text, banners, or image links that direct the user to other websites).

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and that neither this website nor its owners can be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links on this website.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken on external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are governed by the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies of each respective social media platform.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage on them with due care and caution with regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons that help users share web content directly from website pages to a given social media platform. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and should note that social media platforms may track and save requests to share a web page through a social media platform account.

Shortened Links on Social Media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share links to relevant website pages.

Users are advised to exercise caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website or its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, social media platforms are prone to spamming and hacking, and therefore neither this website nor its owners can be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

v.1.0 October 2017

RubyGarage.org

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