Cookie Policy

Version 1.0

Last Revised: October, 2014
Techloop, Inc. (“Techloop”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Cookies Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the cookies and other tracking technologies we use on our Site to collect information about users.

Cookies

On Techloop, we use cookies to collect information. These “cookies” lack chocolate chips, unfortunately: they are in fact little bits of information that our website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing it. To make sure you get a better, more personal experience on our site, we may use both session cookies (those expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (these stay on your computer until you delete them). We collect all of this information help you get the best out of our website and to tailor it to your special needs and preferences.

Here are the types of cookies we use on Techloop.

Type 1: Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential because they allow you to move around the website and interact with it. Without this kind of cookies, you wouldn’t e.g. be able to save your login info for the future if you wanted.

Type 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies gather anonymous information on how people use our website. For example we use Google Analytics to see how often people visit our website, what pages they go to, and what other sites they visited before coming to Techloop. We only use this information to improve our site and services we provide to you. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our website, not any of your personal data. We do not combine the information collected via Google Analytics with your personal data. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent cookie on your browser to identify you as a unique visitor the next time you visit our website, only Google can use this cookie. See Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy to learn about Google’s ability to use and share information they collect through Google Analytics during your visits to the Techloop website.

Type 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies serve to provide you a more tailored experience that reflects your preferences. For instance, they remember which country you visit our website from. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Type 4: Targeting or Advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits and help make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as help measure how effective an advertising campaign is. They are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. We use third-party companies to provide you with tailored adverts when visiting other websites.

Type 5: Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on our website on social media. Please take a look at the respective privacy policies of you preferred social networks for how their cookies work, as they are not under our control.

Information collected by our servers

To make Techloop more useful to you, to analyze trends and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) automatically collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.

Log files

Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes operating system, IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the site, gather aggregate demographic information about our users, and better tailor our services to our users’ needs. This may, for instance, be shown as when you visit the site again, it will recognize you and the information collected could be used to serve advertisements and other information according to your specifics. Except as mentioned in this Privacy Policy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to personal data.

Pixel tags

In addition, we use “Pixel Tags” (also known as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny images with a unique identifier, that work similarly to cookies, that are used to track online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s hard drive, pixel tags are embedded invisibly in web pages. Pixel tags also allow us to send email messages and tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are relevant to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by pixel tags to our users’ personal data.

Flash SLOs

When we post videos, third parties may use so-called “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove flash cookies. To read more about managing privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, click here.

How to delete cookies

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to your internet browser provider for instructions on how to do so.

You can also find more about deleting or controlling cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org. Be advised that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of certain areas or features of our site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you’d like to opt out of other third-party cookies that have to do with behavioural advertising, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. Note that opting out does not mean you will not receive any online advertising. It only means the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.