Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy of www.scubadivermag.com

Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User’s consent.

Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.

Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes

  • Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the Service

    This Application uses Cookies to save the User’s session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Application, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic.

  • Activity regarding the saving of preferences, optimization, and statistics

    This Application uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize the User’s browsing experience. Among these Cookies are, for example, those used for the setting of language and currency preferences or for the management of first party statistics employed directly by the Owner of the site.

Other types of Cookies or third parties that install Cookies

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the User or may be managed directly by the Owner – depending on how they are described – without the help of third parties.

If any third party operated services are listed among the tools below, these may be used to track Users’ browsing habits – in addition to the information specified herein and without the Owner’s knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the listed services for detailed information.

  • Advertising

    This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this Application, possibly based on User interests.
    This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
    Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside this Application. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.

    Google Ad Manager (Google Inc.)

    Google Ad Manager is an advertising service provided by Google LLC that allows the Owner to run advertising campaigns in conjunction with external advertising networks that the Owner, unless otherwise specified in this document, has no direct relationship with. In order to opt out from being tracked by various advertising networks, Users may make use of Youronlinechoices. In order to understand Google’s use of data, consult Google’s partner policy.
    This service uses the “DoubleClick” Cookie, which tracks use of this Application and User behavior concerning ads, products and services offered.   Users may decide to disable all the DoubleClick Cookies by clicking on: www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google AdSense (Google Inc.)

    Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google Inc. This service uses the “Doubleclick” Cookie, which tracks use of this Application and User behavior concerning ads, products and services offered.
    Users may decide to disable all the Doubleclick Cookies by clicking on:google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Outbrain (Outbrain Inc.)

    Outbrain is an advertising service provided by Outbrain Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

  • Advertising serving infrastructure

    This type of service has the purpose of providing an advertising serving infrastructure that enables this Application to maintain its own network that serves optimized and targeted advertisements.
    To this end, the services listed below may allow the Owner to track unique User visits and their navigation patterns, also with the help of Cookies.
    This tracking may occur across different sites or apps, in order to serve optimized and targeted advertisements.

    AdButler (Sparklit Networks, Inc)

    AdButler is an advertising server provision service provided by Sparklit Networks, Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Analytics

    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

    Google Ads conversion tracking (Google Inc.)

    Google Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google Ads advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.)

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
    This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.)

    Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

    WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

    WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Content commenting

    Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application.
    Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.
    If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

    Comment system managed directly (This Application)

    This Application has its own internal content comment system.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies, email address, first name, last name and username.

  • Displaying content from external platforms

    This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.
    This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

    Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)

    Instagram is an image visualization service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

    This type of service allows Users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of this Application for the purpose of saving and reusing data.
    If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service.

    Wufoo widget (Wufoo Inc.)

    The Wufoo widget is a service for interacting with the Wufoo data collection platform provided by Wufoo Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

    This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.
    The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
    This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

    Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

    The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

    Google+ +1 button and social widgets (Google Inc.)

    The Google+ +1 button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

    LinkedIn button and social widgets (LinkedIn Corporation)

    The LinkedIn button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

    ShareThis (Sharethis Inc.)

    ShareThis is a service provided by ShareThis Inc., which displays a widget that allows interaction with social networks and external platforms as well as sharing the contents of this Application.
    Depending on the configuration, this service can display widgets belonging to third parties such as the managers of social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the third parties that provide the widget will be informed of interactions and Usage Data on the pages where this service is installed.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Remarketing and behavioral targeting

    This type of service allows this Application and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Application by the User.
    This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.
    In addition to any opt out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

    AdWords Remarketing (Google Inc.)

    AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Google Ad Manager Audience Extension (Google Inc.)

    Google Ad Manager Audience Extension is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google LLC that tracks the visitors of this Application and allows selected advertising partners to display targeted ads across the web to them.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

    Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Facebook advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and email address.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Facebook advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.)

    Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

    Twitter Remarketing (Twitter, Inc.)

    Twitter Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Twitter advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

  • SPAM protection

    This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

    Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)

    Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.
Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.
Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, the Owner informs that Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller

RORK MEDIA LIMITED
71-75 SHELTON STREET
COVENT GARDEN
LONDON
ENGLAND
WC2H 9JQ
Company No. 10564639

Owner contact email: privacy@scubadivermag.com

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Application cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Application.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Application (or third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

User

The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.

This Application

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service

The service provided by this Application as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookies

Small piece of data stored in the User’s device.


Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application, if not stated otherwise within this document.