A. Introduction

 The confidentiality of our website users is of great importance to us, and we make every effort to ensure its protection. These rules explain how we use your personal information. By agreeing to the use of cookies on your first visit to our website, in accordance with the provisions of these rules, you give us permission to use cookies on each subsequent visit.

B. Intellectual Property Rights

All text, graphics, button icons, images, audio and video, content and software (“Content”) exclusively belong to our company. The rights to collect, post and compile all Content on this Site (“Content”) belong exclusively to our company. All software used on this Site (“Software”) is the property of our company. The use of any of our trademarks or service marks without our express written consent is strictly prohibited. You may not use our trademarks or service marks in relation to any product or service in any way that is likely to cause confusion. You may not use our trademarks or service marks in any way that disparages our dignity or discredits us. You may not use any of our trademarks or service marks in meta tags without prior explicit consent. We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.

C. Collection of Personal Data

The following types of personal data are subject to collection, storage, and use:

  • Information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  • Information about your visits and use of this website, including referral sources, length of visits, viewed pages, and site navigation paths;
  • Information about the email address you used to register on our website;
  • Information you provided when creating a profile on our website, such as your name, profile picture, gender, date of birth, marital status, hobbies and interests, education, and place of work;
  • Information such as your name and email address that you provided when subscribing to our email newsletters and/or mailings;
  • Information you entered when using our website’s services;
  • Information generated when using our website, including information about the time, frequency, and conditions of its use;
  • Information about any purchases, services used, or transactions you made through our website, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information;
  • Information you posted on our website for publication on the Internet, including your username, profile picture, and the content of your publication;
  • Information contained in any messages you sent us by email or through our website, including the message content and metadata;
  • Any other personal information you have provided to us.

Before disclosing any third-party personal information to us, you must obtain the consent of that person both to disclose and process this information in accordance with these rules.

D. The use of your personal information

The personal information that you provide to us through our website will be used for the purposes stated in these rules or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Administering our website and business;
  • Personalizing our website for you;
  • Providing you with the services available on our website;
  • Delivering to you the goods purchased through our website;
  • Providing you with the services purchased through our website;
  • Sending you messages, invoices, and payment reminders, and receiving payments from you;
  • Sending you non-marketing commercial messages;
  • Sending you email messages that you have specifically requested;
  • Sending you a newsletter if you have subscribed to it (you can let us know at any time that you no longer wish to receive newsletters from us);
  • Sending you marketing messages regarding our business activities or carefully selected third-party companies’ business activities that we believe may interest you, through publications or, if you have specifically consented to it, by sending emails or using similar technologies (you can let us know at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing messages);
  • Providing statistical information about our users to third-party companies (however, these third-party companies will not be able to identify any individual user from this data);
  • Processing requests and complaints made by you or about you, relating to our website;
  • Ensuring the security of our site and preventing fraud;
  • Checking compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website’s private messaging service); and
  • For other purposes.

If you have provided personal information for publication on our website, we will publish it. Otherwise, we will use this information only for the purposes stated in these rules or on the relevant pages of the website.

E. Disclosure of Personal Information

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to any of our employees, managers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors, to the extent and for the purposes set out in these rules.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (including our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and all its subsidiaries) to the extent and for the purposes set out in these rules.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information:

  • where required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any current or future legal proceedings;
  • to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention or reducing credit risk);
  • to a buyer (or potential buyer) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
  • to any person who, in our reasonable opinion, may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information and, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties except as provided for in these rules.

F. International Transfer of Personal Information
  1. The information we collect may be stored, processed, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate, in order to enable us to use that information in accordance with these rules.
  2. The information we collect may be transferred to the following countries, which do not have data protection laws similar to those in the European Economic Area: United States, Russia, Japan, China, and India.
  3. Personal information that you publish on our website, via the internet, may be available around the world. We cannot prevent its use, or unlawful use for criminal purposes, by third parties.
  4. By agreeing to these rules, you consent to the transfer of your personal information as set out in section E.
G. Personal Information Preservation

Section F establishes the company’s rules and procedures for preserving personal information. These rules and procedures are designed to ensure that we fulfill our legal obligations with regard to the preservation and deletion of personal information. Personal information that we process for a specific purpose or purposes is stored according to the agreement between the parties that provided such information. Notwithstanding any other provisions of Section F, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal information:

  • In cases where the law requires us to do so;
  • If we believe that these documents may be relevant to any current or future judicial proceedings; and
  • For the purpose of establishing, implementing, or defending our legitimate rights (including providing information to other parties to prevent fraud or reduce credit risks).
H. Protection of Your Personal Information

We will take adequate technical and organizational measures to prevent the loss, unlawful use or falsification of your personal information. All personal information provided by you will be stored on our secure (password and firewall protected) servers. All electronic financial transactions made through our website will be protected by data encryption technology. You acknowledge that transmission of information over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the worldwide web. You are solely responsible for keeping your password to access our website confidential. We will never ask for your password (except when you attempt to log into your account on our site).

I. Changes and Amendments

We reserve the right to periodically make changes and amendments to these rules and publish their new edition on our website. You should periodically check this webpage to ensure that you understand the content of the changes made to these rules. We may also inform you of any changes made to these rules by sending an email or using the private messaging system on our website.

J. Your Rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. We reserve the right to refuse to provide information at your request, within the limits of applicable law. You have the right to instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you usually either consent in advance to us using your personal information for marketing purposes, or we provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of such use of your information.

K. Other websites

Our website contains hyperlinks to and details about third-party company and individual websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these third parties.

L. Information updates

Please inform us in a timely manner if your personal information that we hold requires updating or correction.

M. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file that contains an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be either “persistent” or “session” cookies: persistent cookies are stored by the browser and remain valid until their expiration date, unless deleted by the user before then; session cookies, on the other hand, expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies typically do not contain any information that personally identifies a user. However, your personal information that we have may be associated with the information stored and obtained from cookies. We use both persistent and session cookies on our website.

  1. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are listed below:
    1. On our website, we use Google Analytics and Adwords to recognize a computer when a user visits the website / track users’ navigation on the website / enable the use of the shopping cart on the website / improve the website’s usability / analyze the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve website security / personalize the website for each user / deliver targeted advertising that may be of interest to individual users / send email newsletters.
  2. Most browsers allow you to opt out of using cookies, for example: 
    1. In Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block them using cookie management settings, available in the “Tools” menu – “Internet Options” – “Privacy” – “Advanced”. 
    2. In Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools” – “Options” – “Privacy”: in the drop-down menu, choose “Use custom settings for history” and uncheck “Accept cookies from sites”. 
    3. Finally, in Chrome (version 29) you can block all cookies by going to the “Settings and management” menu, selecting “Settings” – “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then choosing “Block sites from sending any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookie files will have negative consequences on the usability of many websites. If you block cookie files, you will not be able to use many features on our website.

You can delete cookie files that are already stored on your computer, for example:

  • In Internet Explorer (version 10), you need to manually delete cookie files (instructions on how to do this can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835).
  • In Firefox, cookie files can be deleted by going to the “Tools” menu – “Options” – “Privacy”: select “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, click “Show Cookies,” and then click “Remove All Cookies.”
  • In Chrome, you can delete all cookie files by accessing the “Settings and Management” menu, selecting “Settings” – “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data.” Deleting cookie files will have negative consequences on the usability of many websites.

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