Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated: [6th March, 2023]

1. Introduction

At Rated News, we take your privacy very seriously. This policy outlines what data we collect, why we collect it, and how we use and protect it. We also explain how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website. By using Rated News, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as described in this policy.

2. Data Collection and Use

2.1 Personal Data

We collect personal data when you interact with Rated News, such as when you subscribe to our newsletter, comment on an article, or submit a story. The personal data we collect may include your name, email address, and other information you voluntarily provide. We use this information to provide you with the services you request, such as sending you our newsletter or responding to your comments.

2.2 Non-Personal Data

We also collect non-personal data when you use Rated News. This data may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, and other technical information. We use this data to improve our website and to analyze trends and statistics.

2.3 User Rights and Data Deletion

You have privacy rights that ensure control over your personal information. Here’s how you can manage your data with us:

  • Request Information: You can ask us what personal information we hold about you.
  • Correct or Delete Information: You can request corrections or deletions of your personal information.
  • Stop Data Usage: You can instruct us to stop using your personal information.

Age Requirements for Requests:

  • If you are 13 years or older, you can make these requests yourself, but in certain situations, we may require consent from your parent or guardian.
  • If you are under 13, your parent or guardian must make these requests on your behalf.

Can I Delete My Information?

Account Information:

  • You can delete your account, and your account information will be immediately deleted. However, please note that:
    • We retain a record of your usage of our services, but this information will not be linked back to you.
    • We also retain any content you have uploaded or commented on.

To request a deletion of your account and/or information, email us  [email protected].

Other Personal Information:

  • If you have shared other personal information with us that is not linked to your account, you may also request its deletion by emailing us at email us  [email protected].

Your Rights: You are in control of your personal information. You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of your information.
  • Request corrections to any incorrect information, request deletions, or limit the use of your information to specific purposes.
  • Change your mind and request us to stop using your information, such as unsubscribing from marketing emails or disabling personalization.

For any requests regarding your personal information should be made by emailing us at email us  [email protected].

Please note that there may be instances where we are unable to comply with your requests due to legal requirements or other compelling reasons.

3. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website to enhance your user experience and to gather information about how our website is used. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. We use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your device until they expire or you delete them.

3.1 Types of Cookies We Use

We use the following types of cookies on Rated News:

  • Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for our website to function properly. They enable basic features such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. They enable us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

3.2 Managing Cookies

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie settings. You can usually choose to accept or decline cookies, or to receive a notification when a website sends a cookie. However, please note that if you disable cookies, some features of our website may not work properly.

4. Data Sharing and Security

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal data to third parties. We may share your data with trusted third-party service providers who help us to operate our website and provide our services. We require these service providers to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

We take appropriate measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data.

EU GDPR Regulation

If you are visiting our website from the European Union (EU), please note that we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here is how we collect and use your data:

  • Personal data: We only collect personal data that is necessary to provide you with the services you request. This includes your name, email address, and any other personal information you provide us with when you sign up for our newsletter or submit a comment.
  • Legal basis: We only process your personal data when we have a legal basis to do so, which may include your consent, the performance of a contract, or our legitimate interests.
  • Data retention: We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with the services you requested or for other essential purposes such as compliance with legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements.
  • Your rights: You have the right to access, rectify, or erase your personal data, as well as the right to restrict or object to our processing of your data. You may also have the right to data portability and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

USA Data Regulation Laws

If you are visiting our website from the United States, please note that we comply with the following data regulation laws:

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request access to, deletion of, and disclosure of your personal information that we have collected. To make a request, please contact us using the information below.
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Our website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us using the information below.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

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