Notice of Collection of Data
What data is being collected?
We do not collect any personal data about you however we may automatically collect information about your visits, such as browsing patterns. Information collected in this way does not reveal your contact details or any type of personal data. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyze, manage and develop circusphere.net and is not linked to any individual.
How we collect data
Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology however if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work at www.cookiecentral.net.
Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on a circusphere.net advertisement on another site that links to circusphere.net will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyze advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.
While you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of our stores or access any areas reserved for registered users. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.
circusphere.net cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you and you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, some interactive features of circusphere.net may not work if cookies are disabled. Cookies can be disabled in your browser by following the instructions found at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
Why is this data collected?
Circusphere collects aggregate user information to sell sponsorships on circusphere.net to advertisers and to monitor customer traffic patterns such as the number of users to circusphere.net, the pages visited and the length of visit which enables us to improve the service we provide.
In addition, Circusphere collects information from users who click on advertisements to measure interest and inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or clicked on their ads.
Circusphere also uses demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on circusphere.net to be targeted, in the aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent.
What we do with the information collected?
We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes and aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
circusphere.net co-operates with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information to detect and prevent fraud and in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
How do we keep data secure?
circusphere.net has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under circusphere.net’s control. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. We use appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures to try to prevent that personal data from being accessed by unauthorized persons and to ensure that you may input personal data safely. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal data to you.
Only aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns will be given to advertisers.
Individual user details will not be passed on without prior consent. If circusphere.net ever requests that you volunteer additional information, such as financial data or age (in an online survey, for example) your response will always be voluntary and this data will only be used as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users of circusphere.net as a whole.
Despite these efforts, circusphere.net cannot guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between users and circusphere.net.