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Privacy Policy for Rinnoo.net

When you use Rinnoo.net services, you trust us with your information. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on December 8, 2015

Your privacy matters to Rinnoo.net. So whether you are new to Rinnoo.net or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Rinnoo.net is a bilingual website with a multi-country detailed directory. The directory is composed of listings (e.g. places & brands), locations (e.g. venues & branches), and country-specific blog that shows news and reviews related to the selected country and the displayed listings. Rinnoo.net has also a section for general unique articles created by us, albums and photos captured by us, general knowledge, and users’ comments on all website sections.

Cookies from Rinnoo.net

So when you use our website, your selection of the preferred language and country will be automatically stored in your browser as a form of cookies. These cookies are useful to show you the same language and country selection the next time your visit Rinnoo.net, or when navigating to another web page during the same visit.

You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Cookies from third party vendors

Rinnoo.net uses some third party solutions to measure its traffic or to display ads.

Google Analytics

Rinnoo.net uses Google Analytics to measure its desktop and mobile websites traffic and gather demographic information. Google Analytics use cookies for it to function properly. You may check the following links for more information:
- Google Analytics Terms of Service
- Google’s Privacy Policy

Google Adsense

Rinnoo.net uses Google Adsense to display ads.

- The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser.

- Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to Rinnoo.net website and other sites on the Internet.

- Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising anytime by visiting Google Ads Settings. Alternatively, users can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Ipsos Gemius

Rinnoo.net uses Ipsos Gemius to measure desktop and mobile websites traffic. Although the traffic is already measured by Google Analytics, it is important for us to be ranked and compared to other websites in the same region and market (e.g. MENA). This is useful for us to improve, get known in the market, and plan how to expand. You may check Gemius Privacy Policy for more information.

Information we collect

We collect information to improve our website quality and provide better services and experience to all of our users – from basic stuff like users’ language/country selection, to more complex things like from where they arrived to our website, their browsing path within our pages, and their final action at the end of the visit so we know if they found what they are looking for or not.

There are two main types for collecting information:

Information you give us

Certain areas on Rinnoo.net provide you a way to send us your information such as:

Adding a comment:

When you add a comment, there are three public fields and one private field as explained below:

1- Your Name: (public & optional). This is the name that appears publicly when publishing your comment. It is useful to add your name to make it easier on others to know and reply you by name. You may choose to keep the “Name” field empty or add a nickname.

2- Your Email: (private & optional). This field will not appear publicly. We collect your email in case you asked something in the comment and want us to reply you. In the future we are willing to activate email notifications when we publish your comment, when someone replies you, or when someone else adds a comment on the same thread. We will never disclose your email to any third-party, and will never use it for newsletters or any other ways of advertisements.

3- Comment Title: (public & optional). This will carry the title of your comment. It is shown publicly and is useful to make your comment text clear.

4- Comment Text: (public & mandatory). This is where write your comment text, which will be shown publicly.

So, the information you add to the public fields will be displayed to all Rinnoo.net users and also will be indexed by all search engines (e.g. Google) to be seen by all the population living on Earth, as well as some aliens living on other planets. If you added some personal information in the public fields by mistake, you can inform us immediately to delete your comment – and we’ll delete it ASAP. But in case if the search engine crawlers arrived to your comment before us, it will be displayed globally and we can’t do anything about it.

Searching on Rinnoo.net

When you use the directory search box to find interesting places in your region, or the small search box in the header to find unique information and articles on Rinnoo.net, then you are sending us the search phrase, we process it to locate the information you are searching for, and return to you with your search results.

During the search process, we save the phrase and the number of returned results so we investigate it if no results were returned, and to use it for statistical purposes. When many people search for the same phrase (e.g. name of a place), we will add the place to the directory in case if we don’t have it, or improve and update it if we do.

Information we get from your use of our services

We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you browse a certain directory page, read an article, or view and interact with our content in general. This information includes:

Device information

We collect through Google Analytics your device-specific information such as your hardware model, operating system version, and mobile network information.

Log information

When you use Rinnoo.net services or view content provided by Rinnoo.net, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
- Details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
- Internet protocol (IP) address.
- Device information such as browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, browser capabilities as if it supports JavaScript or not, and browser user-agent to know its type and version number.
- Whether you have any software that affects running Google Adsense or Analytics on Rinnoo.net.

Location information

When you use Rinnoo.net services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. Currently we are just logging your IP address, but in future we may use additional technologies to determine your location, such as GPS. This is useful to show you more relevant locations near you.

Cookies and similar technologies

We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our services, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or other Google features.

We use Google Analytics to help us analyze the traffic to improve the quality of our services and to know our popularity in the market. When used in conjunction with other advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Rinnoo.net and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Rinnoo.net processes all information on our servers in USA. So your personal information may be processed outside the country where you live.

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Rinnoo.net unless one of the following circumstances applies:

With your consent

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Rinnoo.net when we have your consent to do so.

For legal reasons

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Rinnoo.net if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Rinnoo.net, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

If Rinnoo.net is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information security

We work hard to protect Rinnoo.net and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to Rinnoo.net employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

When this Privacy Policy applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Rinnoo.net, including Rinnoo.net desktop website, Rinnoo.net mobile website, current iOS mobile apps on Apple Store (Fashion Photo Gallery, Food Gallery, and Matrixx Game), future Android and Apple mobile apps for Rinnoo.net, and services offered on other sites (such as our "Today in History" box), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in directory pages (such as the websites of listed companies in the directory), sites that may include Rinnoo.net services, or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

When we do change this policy, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect our users’ information that we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of any modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using Rinnoo.net website and any of our apps and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website nor our apps and services. Your continued use following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.