Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website and underlying IATI studio web-application.

Our Privacy Policy provides details on:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information.
  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.

Information we collect
When ordering or registering, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, company name, payment details and profile photo (if applicable) or other details to help you with your experience. The information you provide us will be used to grant you access to IATI Studio. We may also ask you to create a publicly visible IATI Studio profile, which may include your name and photo. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up to our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain applications features in the following ways:

  1. To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  2. To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  3. We collect information how our services are being used by the user and how you interact with the IATI Studio application. For example: we measure the amount of charts you create and how many you share with the public.
  4. We add your e-mail adress to our newsletter, enabling us to interact with you if IATI Studio is being enhanced or when we send out our newsletter. The newsletter contains a direct opt-out.
  5. We make use of Google Analytics, which enables us to:
  • View what type type of device you are using for this service (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique identifiers, and mobile network information);
  • View the type of browser;
  • View your geo-location;
  • View the interval of sessions with IATI Studio (such as login time or logout time).

Logging information
We log user sessions in IATI Studio on our server logs. This is an automated process and includes:

  1. IP adresses being used to access the service;
  2. System events, like crashes, hardware settings, browser versions and types, browser language and the date and times of requests of the referral URL;
  3. Cookies;
  4. Location information.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

  • We use cookies to:
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
  • You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
  • If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled.
  • How do we use information we collect?
  • When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, company name, payment details (if applicable) or other details to help you with your experience.
  • This information is used to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new and to protect the IATI Studio users.

How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security vulnerabilities in order to make your experience to our site as safe as possible.

  1. We do not make use Malware Scanning.
  2. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/payment information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  3. We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
  4. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
  5. We serve the service from physical servers based in the Netherlands;
  6. Backups from our services are made on physical servers based in the Netherlands;
  7. Accessing and updating your personal information
  8. Whenever you use our service, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. You can update your IATI Studio profile on the profile page. You can either ammend the data (if applicable) or delete your account. Please be aware that deleting your account will also delete any data you have entered into service and will be non recoverable.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We also do not include or offer third-party products or services on our services.

Google Analytics
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We have implemented the following options from Google Analytics:

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting;
  • We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

How does our service handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking to make the Service better. This allows us to better understand the needs of the user.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email: within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification: within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

IATI Studio
Oostelijke Handelskade 12H
Amsterdam, NH 1019 BM
The Netherlands


Amsterdam, 08-07-2016

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