What Information are Collected by Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine?
We collect two types of information regarding our Visitors and registered Users:
1. Un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a Visitor or registered User, which may be made available to us, or collected automatically via his/her use of the Services (“Non-personal Information”). Such Non-personal Information does not enable us to identify the Visitor or registered User from whom it was collected. The Non-personal Information collected by us mainly consists of technical and aggregated usage information, such as Visitors’ and Users’ browsing and ‘click-stream’ activity on the Services, session heat maps and scrolls, non-identifying information regarding the Visitor’s or User’s device, operating system, internet browser, screen resolution, language and keyboard settings, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps, etc.
2. Individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable efforts cause the identification of an individual, or may be of private or sensitive nature (“Personal Information”). The Personal Information collected by us mainly consists of contact details (e.g., e-mail address or phone number), details regarding a browsing or usage session (IP address, Geo-location and/or device unique identifier), details regarding connected third-party accounts (such as the e-mail or username for a connected PayPal, Google or Facebook account), correspondences (including those made through or uploaded to studioknowmag.com), and any other Personal Information provided to us by Visitors and/or registered Users through their access to and/or use of the Site.
The information we collect automatically may be combined with information that is personally identifiable so that we can make our Site and communications more interesting to you.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Non-personal Information that is connected or linked to Personal Information (for example, in order to improve our service) is deemed and treated by us as Personal Information, as long as such connection or linkage exists.
How Do We Collect Such Information?
There are two main methods we use:
1. We collect information through your use of the studioknowmag.com. In other words, when you are visiting or using this website, including when you browse the website, create, or register a User Account or upload your User information (as well as other content), we are aware of it any may gather, collect and record such uses, sessions and related information, either independently or with the help of third-party services, including through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies, as further detailed in future section of this document.
2. We collect information which you provide us voluntarily. For example, we collect the Personal Information you provide us when you register to our Site; when you sign-in to our Site via third party services such as Facebook or Google; when you submit or upload such Personal Information as you use of our Site; and/or when you contact us directly.
Why Do We Collect Such Information?
When Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine collects Personal Information that you provide to us, studioknowmag.com may store, process and use it for the following purposes:
To send you information you have requested such as information about us, promotional information about our activities, to assist us in improving our services or the content of our site; to contact you in connection with a contest, or for our own internal marketing and research purposes.
Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine may retain third parties to analyze, update and correct data we collect on our web site, including Personal Information, to help us improve our database and our website. You agree that studioknowmag.com may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content offerings and customize the Site's content, layout and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
You agree that studioknowmag.com may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings and communications relevant to your use of the Site.
If you do not wish to receive these communications, studioknowmag.com encourages you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications on the notification preferences page.
You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:
- permitted or required by law.
- trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions
- investigating fraud which has already taken place.
The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine may share your Personal Information with others if we believe in good faith that this will help protect the rights, property or personal safety of studioknowag.com,
any of our Users, or any member of the general public, or if the law requires us to do so,
with or without notice to you.
we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although studioknowmag.com uses industry standard practices to protect your privacy,
studioknowmag.com does not promise and you should not expect, that your personal information will always remain private.
Social Media Features and Framed Pages:
This site may include certain Social Media features and widgets, such as the “Facebook Connect” or “Google Sign-in” features, “Facebook Like” button, the “Share this” button or other interactive mini-programs (“Social Media Features”). These Social Media Features may also collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our Website and may set a cookie to enable them to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these third parties are governed by their policies and not studioknowmag.com.
In addition, this site may enable you to share your Personal Information with third parties directly, such as via page framing techniques to serve content to or from Third Party Services or other parties, while preserving the look and feel of our Website and Services (“Frames”). Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such Frames, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us, and such interactions and sharing too are governed by such third parties’ policies and not studioknowmag.com.
Several studioknowmag.com sites offer a subscriber-based as well as free registration system, for example our VIP ZONE and FORUM.
By registering, users can enter the sites without having to log in each time; you can vote in forum polls and you can take advantage of personalization (the ability to select content according to a user-supplied profile).
When register, studioknowmag.com uses a cookie to store a unique, random user ID.
We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our site.
Cookies also enable you to enter studioknowmag.com sites (eg. the Forum) as a member without having to log on each time, and to visit member-restricted "Subscribers-only" areas of the studioknowmag.com sites. We encrypt the user ID for added security.
By subscribing to our service's (including to any of our newsletters, as well as VIP ZONE and other special content such as: MIXROOM and SHOWROOM) and providing Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine with your e-mail address or any other contact information (such as your phone number or social media handle), you expressly agree to receive promotional content, messages or calls from us or our partners (acting on studioknowmag.com behalf) through such means.
Accordingly, studioknowmag.com and its partners shall be entitled to call you or send you promotional content or messages by: e-mail, SMS, direct text messages, marketing calls and similar forms of communication. If you wish not to receive such promotional messages or calls, you may notify studioknowmag.com at any time.
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine may also contact you with important information regarding our site content, service's, or your use thereof.
For example, studioknowmag.com may send you a notice (through any of the means available to us) if a certain Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance; reply to your support ticket or e-mail; send you reminders or warnings regarding upcoming or late articles and other activities,
your current or upcoming subscriptions; forward abuse complaints regarding your User Website; or notify you of changes in our Services.
Our studioknowmag.com Cafe (Forum) and User Content
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine offers publicly accessible communities and forum.
Users of any of this activities must register for these services (it is free) in order to post or reply to messages. During Forum registration the user is required to supply a Display Name, Password, valid Email Address, and to state whether or not they are an existing studioknowmag.com Subscriber.
Be aware that any information you provide in any such areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your Personal Information from any of the public place (communities or forum), feel free to contact us but please remember that In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information from such areas.
For example, if you use a third party application to post a comment (e.g., the Facebook social plugin application) while logged in to your related profile with such third party, you will need to login into such application or contact its provider if you want to have the Personal Information you posted through it removed.
In any event, we recommend that you do not post any information (or use any posting means to post information) you would not want to be made public on these areas.
If you upload any User Content to your User Account, you do this at your own risk.
We cannot control the actions of other Users or members of the public who may access your User Content and are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures you or we may have placed on your User area. You understand and acknowledge that, even after its removal by you or us, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if any third parties have copied or stored such User Content. Again, we recommend that you do not upload or post any information you would not want to be publicly available.
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what the studioknowmag.com audience thinks about important issues. If such poll will take place. Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine uses a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.
This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Occasionally Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine may conducts user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Service on an ongoing basis and in order to provide our Visitors, and Users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our Visitor’s and Users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Service,
to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Service.
Please note that Third Party Services placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through our Services may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information.
Cookies: In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, studioknowmag.com uses several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the User’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability (e.g., for uploading media, using e-Commerce features, etc.), monitoring performance of our service and marketing campaigns and generally providing and improving studioknowmag.com site.
If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org (note that this website is not provided by studioknowmag.com and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of this site, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.
Clear Gifs: Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine and certain Third Party Services may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our Services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, however unlike cookies these are not stored on your device, but are instead embedded within our Service.
Flash and HTML5: Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine and certain Third Party Services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies.
Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting: Certain Third Party Services and ad networks may display advertising on our Website or manage our advertising on other websites. Such parties may use certain tracking technologies to collect certain information about your activities on the Services and different third party websites to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests and preferences.
User Data Supplementation: We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new potential users, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
“Do Not Track” Signals: Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.
Privacy Controls at Your Disposal
You have several options for managing the information we collect and how it is used.
In general, you can contact us directly via e mail and revoke any information that you do not want to share. Due to other European regulations, we are still obliged to know at least your nationality and to compare it with the IP address you use to access our services.
Within every email received from the subscribers area you will have a link to perform the "unsubscribe" operation. In the absence of this link, if you opt to be removed from our services you can temporarily use the regular e mail contact. In the event of a re-activation of your account following a previous de-activation, you need to send an request via e mail.
You can also request to remove content from Studio & Knowledge Mage(e)zine services specifically according to the applicable law.
Wherever the European Union Data Protection Act applies to the processing of your information, we will offer the controls described in these policies, so that you can exercise your right to request access, update, removal and limitation of the processing of your information. Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your information or to export it to another service.
Studio & Knowledge Maga(e)zine process your information for the purposes described in these rules, based on the following legal reasons:
1. With the consent of the user
We request your consent to process your information for specific purposes and you have the right to cancel it at any time.
2. Whenever we pursue legitimate interests
We process your information to pursue our goals and those of third parties, continuing to apply appropriate safeguards to protect your privacy. This means that we process your information, for example, to:
- improve our content and meet users' needs;
- Develop new features that are useful for our users;
- Understand how users utilize our services, to ensure and improve the performance of the aforementioned services;
- Customize this site to provide a better user experience;
- Detect, prevent or otherwise manage fraudulent activities, unlawful conduct or problems related to security or technical aspects, in relation to this site;
- Protect the rights, property or safety of studioknowmag.com, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law;
- Carry out research to improve our content delivered for the users, consequently providing a benefit to the public;
- Fulfill obligations to our partners, such as third parties and rights holders;
- Apply for legal claims, including verification of potential violations.
We will process your data when we have a legal obligation to do so, for example if we are responding to a judicial proceeding or an enforceable request on behalf of the government.
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