This Website is intended for adults. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask your parent or legal guardian for permission before you enter the Website.
NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS:
ICREST DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MUST NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ICREST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION. IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ICREST, YOU MAY ONLY DO SO THROUGH YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Type of information collected
When you visit this Website, we may collect certain non-personal information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and operating system. This type of information does not identify you personally. As a visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any personal information as a visitor. When you register with Icrest, we may also collect the personal information that you submit such as your -name, address, email address, country of origin(“Registration Information”). For contributors (as identified on our Website), Registration Information may include verification of your identity with a government issued ID. Additionally, we may collect certain information from our contributors for tax purposes.
We may also collect non-Registration Information from our users, including the number of uploads and downloads on the Website, profile changes, content changes, and forum activity. Icrest uses an outside third-party credit card processing company to bill you for your purchases or compensate you for your uploads, which may in some instances include the storage of your personal information by the third party, such as your credit card number. Additionally, Icrest may track copyright infringement claims through its membership management module. Information related to copyright infringement claims may be stored by Icrest.
Our primary goal in collecting your personal data and other personal information is to provide you a safe, efficient, smooth and customized experience on the Website.
We also use your Registration Information together with other information to help us better understand theUsers and to improve the content and functionality of our Website. The information we learn from you helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at our Website. We do not voluntarily make this information available to third parties, nor do we use it for any other purpose, except as set out herein.
How your information is used
Icrest may use your personal information to:
- Verify a user’s identity for security purposes
- Create and manage your membership account
- Process your transactions
- Provide customer services
- Display services or offers that may be of interest to you.
- Monitor our users’ uploads, downloads, changes in profiles, and blog participation.
- If you are a contributor, to compensate you.
- To notify contributors or other users of who you are when making a download providing them with public information that is provided in your account settings (this does not include your payment details, email, or address). You may change and edit what information is available to users and contributors at any time.
- To communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services
- To run our interactive features such as the Blog and reviews.
- We may also convert your information into anonymous data in order to help us monitor traffic on our Website. For example, we may also use the personal information disclosed to us to assist you with technical difficulties you may experience while using our Website. We may share your personal information and the demographic information we have collected with our third party service providers.
With whom will your information be shared?
We will not use your financial information for any purpose other than to complete a transaction with you. We do not share or rent your email addresses with third parties.
You have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the personal information we have on you
- The right of rectification
- The right to object
- The right of restriction
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
You have the right to confirm as to whether or not we process your Personal Data and, where we do, access to the Personal Data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned and the recipients of the Personal Data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your Personal Data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your Personal Data by when logged into our Website.
You have the right to have any inaccurate Personal Data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete Personal Data about you completed.
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your Personal Data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the Personal Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the Personal Data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. We may need to retain and use your personal Information in connection with legal claims, or for compliance, regulatory and auditing purposes. We may retain your personal information where we are required by law, or if we are compelled to do so by a court order or regulatory body. Also, when you exercise any applicable legal rights you have to access, amend or delete your Personal Data, we may request identification and verification documents from you for the purpose of confirming your identity.
In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the Personal Data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes of our processing, but you require Personal Data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your Personal Data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your Personal Data for this purpose.
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data for research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your Personal Data is consent; or that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract; and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your Personal Data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
If you consider that our processing of your personal Data infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection in your country.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us or by writing to us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
Protecting your personal information
As a valued customer, we recognize that protecting your privacy is important to you. For this reason, Icrest is committed to protecting your Personal Data in several ways. Our servers are only accessible to a select number of authorized personnel. Your Registration Information is protected by a unique customer password and user ID, and your password is encrypted. You should not disclose your password information to anyone and you should always remember to log off if using a shared computer. We also use secure socket layer technology (SSL) for specific types of information, such as your login and payment information. Lastly, when you register with Icrest, we allow you to utilize an “alias” so that your user ID cannot be seen by other users of Icrest. We may retain your personal information for as long as is required to fulfill our business objective.
Additionally, the Personal Data collected by Icrest may be stored and processed in a country other than your home country. By providing us with your personal information and using the Icrest Website, you are consenting to any such transfer of information outside of your home country.
As a registered user of Icrest, you may participate in Icrest’ Blog and review models or methodologies. Blog postings, reviews and comments are visible to any guest of our Website. We strongly discourage posting any information that you do not want others to see on these features. Messages posted to the Blog or any review may be retained so long as the Icrest Website is operational.
You may review and change the information you provide to us by going to the “Account Settings” section of the Website. You may opt out of receiving our newsletters or other forms of email notification when you register with Icrest. By opting out, you will no longer receive certain special offers, promotions or notifications. We may continue to send you any legally required notifications and certain notifications, including but not limited to service-related notices or notices regarding a change to any of Icrest’ policies (“Required Notices”). For example, we may send you a notice regarding server problems or scheduled Website maintenance. In order to opt-out of receiving Required Notices, you may need to deactivate your account.
On rare occasions, Icrest may be required to disclose your Personal DAta due to legal or regulatory requirements. In such instances, we reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data as required in order to comply with Icrest’ legal obligations, including, but not limited to, complying with court orders, warrants, subpoenas, service of process requirements, or discovery requests.
Notification of changes
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion, therefore you are advised to review the Policy frequently in order to stay updated
Please note that if you have limited your account preferences, we will not change your preferences without your consent. If substantially all of Icrest’ assets are sold or merged with another company, Icrest will notify you of the transaction. The acquiring company will be given access to your personal information without your consent. If Icrest sells only a part of its business, the acquiring entity will have access to your personal information without your consent and Icrest may send you a notice regarding this sale.
Deletion of Your Personal Data and Account Process
You may request all of your personal data and your member account to be erased/deleted from our servers. A process exists via your “Account Settings”. Once the process is undertaken, Icresthas 30 days to confirm that the member account and your personal data has been erased.
However, certain data may be kept for legal, regulatory, tax or accounting purposes such as data linked to but not limited to invoicing, transactions, accounting etc. Besides, some data may be kept for data analysis reasons but anonymised. Where your personal data is no longer required, we will ensure it is either securely deleted or stored in a way which means it will no longer be used by the business
If your Icrest Member Account is inactive after a three year Period, we will initiate a process to delete your account and your personal data. You will receive multiple emails in the 30 days proceeding this action so that you have the opportunity to reactivate your Icrest Member Account for at least another 3 years.