Privacy Policy

By registering with CradleCritic you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

  1. Introduction

CradleCritic (“CradleCriticOSLO”, “us” or “we”) values visitors to our website (the “website” or “Site”), mobile application, web widgets, feeds, and applications and we respect your (“you”, “users”, or “your”) privacy as expressed in this Privacy Policy (“Policy”). We want to maintain your confidence in our handling of any data and information that is collected from you. This Policy describes the personal information we collect about you via the Site, why we collect it, how we use it and under what circumstances we share it with third parties. This Policy applies to information that users provides us through the Site and Services and informs users of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use, maintenance, and disclosure of personal data and information we receive from you on www.CradleCritic.com (this “Site”), and our applications, web widgets, feeds and applications for third-party websites and services, and any other mobile or web services or applications owned, controlled, or offered by the CradleCritic platform (collectively, the “Services”). You are advised to consult this policy regularly for any changes. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service. By using the site, you are accepting the practices set out in this privacy policy and the Terms.

  1. Personal Information We Collect

We collect certain personal information about you in connection with your use of our Site so that we can provide you the services you seek, improve your experience, communicate with you about our services, and administer your account. We may collect personal information from you, such as your name, email address, age, occupation, neighbourhood, posts, comments, and preferences/interests (“Personal Information”). In addition, because we allow you to submit information and content to the Site such as photos, text, comments, and reviews, we are collecting any such information that you choose to submit (“Content”). CradleCritic may not always provide a way to delete posts or comments. We reserve the right to use any review for promotional purposes. Any “Personal Information or other content that you voluntarily disclose online (for example, your name or email address that you write in a non-restricted forum) becomes publicly available and could be collected and used by others. When you visit the Site or use the Services our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Site or while you are using the Services, pages of our and third party sites that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site or through the Services, access times and dates, and other statistics. We may use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and the Services and for the Site and Services’ technical administration, to increase the Site and Services’ functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our users’ needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Site again, it will recognize you and the Services will serve information appropriate to your interests. We also use this information to verify that visitors and users meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information but we may use it in association with other information and we may aggregate, analyze, and evaluate such information for the purposes as stated below regarding other non-identifying information. We may use third party services like Google Analytics to help understand use of our Services. These services collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. These services also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their respective privacy policies. We may anonymously aggregate user data to understand and report on geographic areas of activity. We may also anonymously aggregate user-generated content and present this data to our user community.

We may also collect non-personal information from you (“Non-Personal Information”), which is information that does not identify you and cannot be used to contact you personally, including information about you such as your date of birth, postal code, non-precise geolocation information (e.g., your city), and gender, as well as information about your computer and mobile device, such as your unique device ID, Internet Protocol (IP) address, or other persistent identifiers, and their hardware/software/firmware. Non-Personal Information also includes “Usage Data,” which is anonymous data relating to usage of your computer and/or device, such as the actions you take within and outside of the Site, the browser and/or device you use, the date and time of your use of the Site, particular preferences you have chosen, and the URLs you visited and/or apps you used before and after using the Site.

  1. Information Sharing & Disclosure

We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services. We may share your Personal Information with our third party service providers who manage our customer information, assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used, and perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) on our behalf. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or make use of your information for any other purpose. We may also provide Personal Information to potential business partners or other trusted entities in a joint marketing program to offer or provide you with information on goods, services, or promotions we believe will be of interest to you. You can, at any time, opt out of receiving such communications.

CradleCritic cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of CradleCritic or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity. CradleCritic may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

We may offer social sharing features such as “Share” or “Like” on Facebook or other third party social networking sites. If you decide to use such features, it may allow the sharing and collection of Personal Information both to and from such third-party social networks. You should visit the policies of such third parties for more information about their information collection practices.

Your Content may be viewable by all users/visitors of the Site. CradleCritic is not responsible for the privacy of any text, pictures, and other Content that you choose to submit via the Site or for the accuracy of any information contained in your postings. Any Content that you disclose becomes public information. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

We may share or transfer any and all of your information and data, including Personal Information and Content, with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with us. If we are merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer any and all of your information in connection with such transaction.

  1. Deleting Your Information

If you would like us to delete the record of your account in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation to retain the record. See below for privacy contact information.

  1. Use of Cookies & Analytics

We may also use “cookies” to collect information on our Site. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Site. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by visitors and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and Services and then close your browser.

As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within Norway or internationally.

You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of the Services.

  1. Security

CradleCritic is very concerned with safeguarding your information. Users are bound by the security of the WordPress system. Through WordPress, we employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. We will make any legally required disclosure of any breach of security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “data” (as defined in applicable state statues on security breach notification) to you via conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time practicable and without unreasonable delay, insofar as is consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity of the data system.

Although we use reasonable efforts to maintain the privacy of your personally identifiable data and information, due to technological limitation, and the risk of unlawful interceptions and accessing of transmissions and/or data, we cannot completely assure you, and you should not expect that your personally identifiable data and information, and any other electronically communicated information, will be absolutely confidential.

  1. Links To Other Sites

Our Site and Services occasionally contain links to, and may allow you to visit third party content providers and sites we think you will enjoy. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies and practices. These sites operate independently of us and have their own privacy and security policies. We do not exercise control over third party sites. We do not control the content nor the products on these non-CradleCritic sites, even one that may contain our logo.

These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. For the safest online experience, we strongly encourage you to read and review the privacy policies or statements of the other sites you visit. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked websites which are provided solely for the convenience and information of our users.

  1. Our Policy Towards Children/Users Under the Age of 13 (Minors)

Our Site is a general audience website that does not target children under the age of 13 as primary users. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Children aged 13 or older and under the age of 18 should not submit any information without the permission of their parents or guardians. By using the Site and the Services, you are representing that you are at least 18 years of age, or that you are at least 13 years of age and have your parents’ permission to use the Site and the Services.

In order to comply with international legislation on children’s online privacy and protection, we ask that you not provide personally identifiable information to us if you are under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, s/he should contact us at hello@cradlecritic.com to make a removal request of specific content or information. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

  1. Changes to this Policy

This Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site.

  1. Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at hello@cradlecritic.com.

Last Revised 13 April 2017

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