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Privacy Policy

At ZigaZag (https://zigazag.com) or the Service or Website, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.

This Privacy Policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by ZigaZag (Service or Website) and how it is used.

In order to provide our Service to you it is sometimes necessary for us to collect or process information about you. This could be information that you provide to us directly such as when you complete an online form or when you send us a message via our website; information that is automatically sent to us by your computer’s internet browser when you visit our website, such as your computer’s technical address (or IP address) or information about which internet browser you are using and so on; information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit, how frequently you visit our site and so on.

We collect personal information in order to provide you with email updates, newsletters and market products. We do this to provide the best Service experience possible.

Terms and Conditions

All content provided on ZigaZag is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than for email updates or to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission.

By visiting the ZigaZag website, using our Service/s and/or signing up for our Email Newsletter you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security of personal information

Please be aware that personal information may be stored both electronically and in hard-copy form. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of any information (personal data) that you provide to us. We commit to ensuring that such data is held securely regardless of the format in which we hold it and we take all reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

However, you use the Service at your own risk and we accept no responsibility, whether we are deemed to have been negligent or not, in the event of a security that affects your privacy.

We have no desire to retain any more information than is necessary to provide our service efficiently.

We may dispose of information at our discretion without notice. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.

Personal data means any information that allows us to identify you personally such as your name, email address, postal address etc.

Other types of information such as your computer’s ‘IP’ address or broad geographical location do not normally allow us to identify you directly.

We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, but please note that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will endeavour to protect your personal information as best as possible but we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.

Information you make public to us or give to others

If you make your personal information available to others we can’t control or accept responsibility for the way they use or manage that data. You should be mindful when posting public messages on forum threads, or in public commenting areas on the Service/blog, sharing information via social media or making contact with another user of our Service.

Information you submit to this Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address, for instance you might choose to leave a comment on a post on ZigaZag or submit a contact form.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Information We Collect from Others

We may receive information about you from other sources.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

International Transfer

Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your country, state, province or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ to those of your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Email Newsletter DataBase

We may use your personal information to contact you with emails, newsletters and marketing or promotional materials that may be of interest to you. Your data, regarding this, is stored securely by our email marketing client when you opt in to subscribe to our newsletter. You provide specific consent for this when you sign up to our site. Your data will be stored until you provide specific consent to be removed and opt out from the newsletter emails and marketing.

To opt out or unsubscribe from our e-mail newsletter database, please use the unsubscribe option, which is located at the bottom of each email sent to you, or send an e-mail to jo@jocastro.com or jo@lifestylefifty.com with UNSUBSCRIBE typed into the subject line of the e-mail.

Affiliates and Advertising

The Website engages in affiliate advertising, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

ZigaZag is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Retargeting Advertisements

There may be occasion when ZigaZag may engage with third-party companies, such as Facebook, Google or Instagram in remarketing efforts which help market the Service/Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about an alleged breach of privacy, please contact us, using the email jo@jocastro.com, with the following information:

Your name and address

Details of the alleged breach of privacy.

URL link to the alleged breach of privacy.

Please allow us 30 days to investigate your complaint and contact you.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, ZigaZag makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, browser type, browser version, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), the date/time you visit, the pages of our site you visit, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

ZigaZag uses cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Some cookies are essential to the operation of the site, while others give us insights into how the site is used and allow us to personalise our services.

You have choices about cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept or reject cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our Service may not work properly.

Web beacons also known as ‘pixel tags’ or ‘clear GIFs’ may be included on our site that work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behaviour.

We use Google Analytics (website analytics) and other third party services to better understand what people are looking at on ZigaZag. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Google Analytics collects, monitors and analyses log data in order to increase our service’s functionality. Information about people’s visits to ZigaZag is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics which is controlled by Google. We cannot personally identify individuals from this data. Analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for people’s prior consent.

We use social media cookies from Facebook to help understand the effectiveness of social media campaigns.

If you leave a comment on our Website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on ZigaZag.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to ZigaZag and other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on ZigaZag send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

ZigaZag has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. ZigaZag’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Facebook and Instagram

By visiting this website you may be marketed to by third party apps such as Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook remarking service is provided by Facebook Inc.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.faacebook.com/privacy/explanation

Service Providers

Third party companies and individuals may be employed to help facilitate our service, or provide the service on our behalf, to perform service related services or to help us in analysing how our service is used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites not operated by us. If you click a third party link you will be directed to that third party’s site. Please review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or tactics of any third party sites or services.

Akismet anti spam service

Like many other sites ZigaZag uses Akismet, an anti-spam service which filters spam comments. It is just another way to help keep ZigaZag a safe place to visit, and free of spam. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information Akismet collects typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Privacy of children

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. Our service is not aimed at anyone under the age of 18 (Children). If you as a parent or guardian are aware that your Children have provided us with personal information please contact us.

Compliance with Laws

We may disclose personal information in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

General Data Protection

With regard to EU data protection law, and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we are a data controller of your personal information. You are entitled to ask us to port your personal information, to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests such as profiling that we perform. These rights are limited in some situations – for example, we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that we may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent. Where we require your personal information to comply with legal obligations then provision of such data is mandatory. Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in the context of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice. We may need to update it from time to time. Any changes will be added to this Privacy Policy page for you to read. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy page from time to time for any changes.

Consent

You hereby expressly and voluntarily grant your informed consent to us to deal with your personal information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. Should you retract your consent, please contact us. If you retract your consent, you acknowledge and agree that failure to provide certain types of personal information may not give you access to the full functionality of the Service.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at jo@jocastro.com

Privacy Policy last updated 28th May, 2018.

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