Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

(Last modified May 24th, 2018)

INTRODUCTION, ACCEPTANCE, DEFINITIONS, AND MODIFICATIONS

Welcome to the Positive Lebanon website located at http://positivelebanon.com (the “Website”) which includes all subdomains present and future. The Website is owned and operated by Positive Lebanon, a brand of Tamyras Editions.   In this Policy, a Website visitor or user may be referred to as “you” or “your”. By submitting Personal Information to us or on or through the Website, you consent to Positive Lebanon’s collection, use and disclosure of such Personal Information in accordance with this Policy (as amended from time to time) and as permitted or required by law. Positive Lebanon reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify or replace any of the Policy. Any changes to the Policy can be found at this URL. It is your responsibility to check the Policy periodically for changes. Your use of the Website following the posting of any changes to the Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes. If we make any substantial changes to the Policy that materially affect the way we treat your Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by posting a prominent notice on our website. If you have any questions about the Policy or if you wish to inquire about and / or access any personal information Positive Lebanon holds about you, please contact by email: tamyras@tamyras.com

GENERAL STATEMENT OF PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Positive Lebanon takes your privacy and security of Personal Information very seriously. We have provided a secure environment and this strict Policy that describes (i) what we collect, (ii) the ways the information is used and (iii) the limited access to such information.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVER?

This Policy covers the treatment of personally-identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when you voluntarily submit this information (personal information such as your name, address, email, telephone number, …) and other information gathered by Positive Lebanon when you are using or accessing the Website. This Policy also covers Positive Lebanon’s treatment of any Personal Information that Positive Lebanon may share with its business partners or other third parties under very limited circumstances. This Policy does not apply to the general practices and treatment of information (whether personal or not) by third parties that Positive Lebanon does not own or control, including but not limited to any third party websites or services that you elect to access through the Website or via a link from the Website (“Third Party Website”), or to individuals that Positive Lebanon does not manage or employ. While we attempt to facilitate access or link only to those Third Party Websites that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Website you access. Finally, this Policy does not cover any Personal Information you send to Positive Lebanon via any non-secured mode of communications such as email, instant messenger or Twitter, as communications via these methods may be subject to interception, loss, or alteration. While we welcome your comments and suggestions sent to us in this manner, we encourage you to carefully examine what Personal Information you send to Positive Lebanon via these methods.

Communications

Our registered users (“USERS”) can utilize a number ofPositive Lebanon’s services and features. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Creating a user profile
  • Purchasing books
  • Creating and sharing content
  • Engaging with other users on the Positive Lebanon platform, this includes: following, witting, commenting
  • Receiving notifications
  • Consuming content on the platform and on third party websites (YouTube)
  • Signing up to newsletters
At any time, the USER can pick and choose the services they want to utilize, as well as set and change their notification and communication settings. Advertising Positive Lebanon collects certain information from its own site, as well as third-party analytics programs. Positive Lebanon may uses this information in order to target USERS with ads, and to subsequently measure the performance of these ads. These ads will contain Positive Lebanon sponsored content and services. These third parties may include:
  • Google Adwords and all types of ads that run under google Adwords including remarketing ads
    • Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
    • You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads
    • Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
    • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
 
    • Google Analytics
      • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
      • You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
      • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
      • Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
  • Facebook Pixel
    • Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
    • You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
    • To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
    • Centre d’étude des supports de publicité (CESP)Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
    • For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
  • Twitter Ads
    • Twitter ads remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc
    • You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Twitter by visiting this page: https://business.twitter.com/en/solutions/twitter-ads.html
    • For more information on the privacy practices of Twitter Ads please visit Twiter Ads Data Policy: https://business.twitter.com/en/help/ads-policies/introduction-to-twitter-ads/twitter-ads-policies.html
  • Positive Lebanon uses the platform “Disqus” to manage its comments section. You can find their Privacy Policy here.
 

Data We Collect

NO COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AS A MATTER OF COURSE

Positive Lebanon does not, as a matter of course, gather any of your Personal Information while you are using the Website, unless you are asked to provide such information, for example by signing up for a newsletter. Personal Information is only gathered with your informed consent. Where you have provided Personal Information, it will only be used for the stated purpose or use, as described in the next section of this Policy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED AND ITS USES

Personal Information:
  • In order to use certain functions on the Website, you will be required to enter the following Personal Information: first and last names, email address. In this Policy, this shall be referred to as “Account Information”. Account Information is used to manage your account and to communicate with you information about your account via email.
Location information:
  • When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location.
Cookie Information: Positive Lebanon uses tracking technology (“cookies”) on the Website and by using the Website you agree to their use. Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive when you visit a web site, in order to track use of the site and to improve the user experience by storing certain data on your computer. The Website uses “session cookies,” which improve your user experience by storing certain information from your current visit on your computer while you are a Logged-In User. Specifically, we may use cookies for the following functions:
  • to recognize you and your device
  • to provide general internal and user analytics;
  • to conduct research to improve the content of the Website;
  • to assist in identifying possible fraudulent activities.
  • To facilitate and improve customer service;
  • To send you periodic emails of interest. Please see the Mailing List Management section further in this Policy for more information.
Your browser can be set to refuse cookies or delete them after they have been stored. Please refer to your browser’s help section for instructions. Please note that deleting these cookies may reduce your user experience on the Website by requiring you to re-enter certain information, including information required to use the Website and make purchases, such as account login information. Furthermore, deleting cookies may prevent certain functions from working at all. Positive Lebanon shall not be held responsible for any function that may not operate after you delete cookies, or any losses or damages arising from those functions not operating, or having reduced functionality. How your information is shared: Your user information can be shared in different ways:
  • When you take a social action (share, follow, comment, wit) we will associate you with the content, companies or people that you took this action with. We may also use this social action as part of an ad (unless your settings do not allow that).
  • When you login to Positive Lebanon through Facebook or Google, we only receive your public information and email address following your consent. In turn, we do not share back with Facebook nor Google any additional information you share with Positive Lebanon. However, your personal information (i.e. name and email address) might be shared with our third party external services.
Right to access and Control your Data
    • Users can request that any of the below actions be performed by contacting the the Positive Lebanon team. Any requests can be sent to the following email: tamyras@tamyras.com These actions are not performed through the Positive Lebanon platform they are instead implemented manually by our technical team. These actions include:
      1. Delete your data: you can ask Positive Lebanon to delete all or some of your personal data.
      2. Edit or correct your data: You can ask a member of the Positive Lebanon team to edit some of your personal data, especially if some of the data is inaccurate. You can contact the Positive Lebanon team on the following email: tamyras@tamyras.com
      3. Limit or restrict the use of your personal data: You can ask us to stop using all or part of your personal data (this can be name, e-mail,…)
      4. Access your data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data
      5. Delete your account: You can ask us to delete your account
Delete your account The user can request for their account to be deleted at any time. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed. Copies of some material (example: log records) may remain in our database but are disassociated from personal identifiers. All remaining data will be permanently deleted. Contact Information If you have any questions about the Policy or if you wish to inquire about and / or access any personal information Positive Lebanon holds about you, please contact: By email: tamyras@tamyras.com

SECURITY AND ENCRYPTION OF INFORMATION

NON-DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

Except as provided in the next paragraphs (section Mailing List Management), Positive Lebanon does not divulge any Personal Information gathered via the Website to third parties. Moreover, Positive Lebanon does not sell, rent, trade or license any Personal Information regarding its users to third parties. Only the employees, agents, subcontractors, officers, directors, or assigns of Positive Lebanon are responsible for the management and development of the Website, and only these individuals have access to the information collected there for work purposes. These employees, agents, subcontractors, officers, directors or assigns all have been instructed to comply with the Policy. Notwithstanding anything in the Policy to the contrary, we may share any information we have collected about you or that you have submitted: (1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or demands; (2) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or any violation of the Terms of Use; (3) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve abuse of the Website infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the Website infrastructure or the Website generally); (4) to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with Positive Lebanon (in which case we will require such entities to honour this Policy); (5) if Positive Lebanon merges with another entity, is subject to a corporate reorganisation, or sells or transfers all or part of our business, assets, or shares (in which case we will require such entity to assume our obligations under this Policy, or inform you that you are covered by a new privacy policy).

TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERNET

Despite Positive Lebanon’s best efforts to ensure that third parties will not access or obtain your Personal Information through your use of the Website, complete confidentiality and security cannot currently be guaranteed on the Internet. Communication via the Internet is subject to interception, loss, or alteration. You acknowledge and agree that Positive Lebanon cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from the transmission of confidential information or Personal Information over the Internet and that such communications are at your own risk.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

From time to time Positive Lebanon may provide links to other websites or services not covered by the present Policy. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of any website or service linked to from our Website, and to be careful when submitting any information, including your personal information, to them.

MAILING LIST MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH ANTI-SPAM LAWS

Positive Lebanon uses MailChimp to manage our mailing list and send out emails. Personal Information is transferred to MailChimp in order for the mailing list to function properly. Your Personal Information is only used for the proper sending out of email; MailChimp does not use this Personal Information for any other purpose, and will not transfer or sell your Personal Information to any other third party. For more information, please refer to MailChimp’s Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe from receiving emails from us at any time by following the link at the bottom of any email sent to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Positive Lebanon, its affiliates, or their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, partners, principals, licensors, representatives, successors and assigns, will not be held liable for any losses or damages (pecuniary or otherwise) resulting from the misuse of any information collected by any third party, or any misuse of any information collected through the Website not in violation of the Policy.

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