To make the following overview easier to understand, the team at GrabAGlass.com will be called from now on “we”, “this website”, or “our website”.
Below, you can get informed on how GrabAGlass.com handles the personal and non-personal data it collects from its users. After collecting and storing the data, we also make sure we keep it safe from attacks. Then, we use it for the clear purpose of improving our website and making everyone’s browsing experience a better one.
A Classification of the Data We Collect
Our website collects information of more kinds, both personal and non-personal. The one in the non-personal category includes regular internet information, such as cookies. The one in the personal category can be collected only after receiving the explicit approval of the users. They will all receive a message informing them GrabAGlass.com intends to collect their information, and they have to hit the Agree button before the website can proceed.
This data contains everything related to the internet behavior of the users. Since it is non-personal, it means we cannot use it to find the users’ identity or discover other sensitive information.
Here are some clear examples of what this non-personal data includes.
- Any kind of information related to browsers and browsing;
- Data offered by the Internet Service Provider;
- Information on how users behave on the internet and what they browse;
- Details on the webpages that users often visit, especially before visiting our website or after leaving it.
We always ask our users if they agree to our collecting of their personal information. They receive a notification that informs them on our intention. Before we can proceed with this activity, they need to give their explicit approval by hitting the Agree button. Only then do we have the legal permission to collect and use this data.
However, the data we collect does not put our users in danger. Usually, we refrain from collecting information that could be sensitive or that could serve to the identification of the users. To make everything clear, here is the information we collect. This data includes the first and last name of the users, their physical and email address, their phone number, and their social media data. In some cases, this information might also include geolocation information and data on the gender of the users.
We collect this information strictly to run statistical studies or to contact our users. We want to keep users engaged in what we post, and this gets easier if we have the data to study their interests.
GrabAGlass.com will never use the data it collects for commercial or financial purposes involving third party companies.
Using Personal Information
We collect all this information strictly for statistics. Through these studies, we can get a complete view of what users are looking for in a website. This way, we can offer them what they want and make sure they return to the website.
Before we can collect any kind of personal information, we need the explicit consent of the users. This way, we thoroughly inform them of our intention to collect this data and ask them to hit the Agree button on a notification. Only afterwards can we proceed with data gathering.
Some third parties might receive access to this type of data, but this will never happen for monetary purposes. The companies that are allowed to view the data are website partners and offer us assistance for different services, such as marketing or web hosting. They will also share this data with some of their employees, but they are specifically forbidden from revealing any of this information outside of their company.
Other situations might also force us to share this information. If certain state rules, federal rules, regulations, or subpoenas ask for it, we will have to share both personal and non-personal data.
How Do We Collect Data?
Here are the three methods we use to collect both personal and non-personal data from the users.
Cookies are the most widespread tool on the internet, as they are code fractions that run in the background and collect information from the browser. Therefore, this mostly consists of navigation history and the most common browsing practices used by our visitors. This information, as mentioned above, will only be used for statistics.
Through cookies, we cannot discover the identity of our users.
2. Log Files
Log files are also browsing tools that can tell how many seconds a user spends on different pages on our website and how many clicks they make on that particular website. Apart from that, log files can also show what other pages users visit, as well as some other browsing information. Just like cookies, we use log files for statistical purposes.
Through log files, we cannot discover the identity of our users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is the only method through which we can collect personal information. We cannot access any of this data without the explicit consent of the users. They will be asked if they agree with their data being collected, and we can proceed with the gathering of information only after we receive this approval. We are asking our users to register as a way to check they are real people and their identity belongs to a real person. As mentioned above, the strict purpose of this type of data is to maintain the communication between us and our users.
All the data users submit to us will remain confidential.
The Protection of Data
The security of our users’ data is our top priority. Therefore, to make sure they will not experience any unpleasant incident, we have activated a security system in three steps. This system activates protection on three levels, an electronic, physical, and managerial one.