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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 described 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. Our policy was also updated according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

 

1. What data/information processing is the subject of this Notice?

 

This notice applies to the processing of personal data of:

- People who subscribe to our newsletter on RoundNews.com ("Subscribers");

- Our contractual partners, such as business partners, sellers and suppliers;

- Visitors and users of our site and pages that can be accessed at roundnews.com, www.roundnews.com, ("Users");

- People who create editorial content for the RoundNews.com website

If you do not fall into the above categories, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will provide you with an Information Notice for your situation.

 

 

2. What information do we collect about you?

 

We collect and process your personal data when you interact with us to subscribe to the RoundNews.com newsletter, to comment as a commentator or as contributor. In these situations you agree to provide your first name, last name and email address. In order to become a contributor / commentator who signs texts on the RoundNews.com website, the information you provide may include your first and last name and your e-mail address.

In some situations, you may be asked to provide additional data in special forms created for our contract partners. The information you provide us may include your name, address, e-mail address and other information we deem appropriate.

We will not collect or process sensitive personal data related to you (for example, information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious confession or philosophical beliefs, health, sexual life, or sexual orientation) outside the opinions expressed in the comments section, ideas which you provide voluntarily. If you voluntarily provide us with other personal data (including sensitive personal data) through your interaction with our website or by contacting us by telephone, e-mail or in any other way, at our sole discretion and not at our request, we will delete such personal data from our systems unless we consider that processing is necessary for a legitimate purpose of RoundNews.com, unless you made the data already public (for example, in the comments section, or in a forum that is visible to the public), in which case we will delete this data from our website at your express request only if the law imposes this or if we do not want to keep it.

Every time you visit our website, we automatically collect the following data:

- technical data, for example this may include the Internet Protocol (IP) Address used to connect your computer to the Internet, connection information, browser type and version, time zone setting, plug-in types and versions, and operating platform, device type and mobile device tag information. This information may also be collected and processed on our behalf through third-party cookies;

- data about your visit, for example this may include Complete Uniform Resource Locators (URL), a sequence of clicks to, through and from our Websites (including date and time), the information or pages you have viewed, or (including the top read articles, top access categories, page response times, download errors, the duration of visits to specific pages (including the average time spent on certain pages, viewing certain content or videos), the average time spent in a particular page and the number of views in such apps, the average number of articles viewed on our website, page interaction information (such as scrolling, mouse clicks and crossings), the methods used to navigate the page , user behaviour data, and any phone number used to call or any email address used to interact with the representatives of our website.

When you visit and register on our website, we may obtain your personal data from a third-party social communication provider if you voluntarily opt to register through that third-party social communication platform.

If we obtain your personal data from a third party, we will provide you with all relevant information on collection and processing at your request, no later than one month after receipt of the request.

 

 

3. How we use personal data and what is the legal basis of the processing

 

General aspects

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We can process your personal data if we have to fulfil a contract that we have discussed with you; when we have to respect a legal obligation (the applicable laws in employment relations, accounting, audit, monitoring of equal opportunities); when necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party); when it is necessary for your interests (for example, to detect and prevent fraud or to ensure IT security and networks), unless your fundamental rights prevail over those interests; if it is necessary to protect your vital interests (or the vital interests of others); and / or where it is necessary for the public interest or for official purposes.

We process your personal information for the various technical, administrative, and operational reasons, such as ensuring that content is presented in the most efficient way for you and your computer; to improve the technical quality of our website, including its functionality; to manage our website; for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistics and research purposes; for advertising and marketing, including for specific marketing purposes, so as to provide content, including personalized content, that may be of greater interest to you; as well as as part of our efforts to keep our website safe.

In some cases, we will process your personal data only with your consent. In these cases, we will separately request your consent, in a transparent manner, when providing your personal data. You will then be able to withdraw your consent at any time via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Careful! Withdrawal of consent will not affect the legality of any processing that occurred prior to its withdrawal.

If we will request personal data to comply with legal or contractual obligations, the provision of such personal data by you is required. This means that if such personal data is not provided, we will not be able to manage contractual relationships or comply with our obligations. In all other cases, the provision of personal data is optional and you are not required to provide it.

We may also process your personal data, such as your identification, contact details, and residence address, for the purposes of the possible exercise of our rights or claims against you in the future. This processing is based on our legitimate interest, and we need to exercise our rights in case of possible litigation.

Most often, we will use your personal information in the following situations:

a. Commercial partners:

For the purpose of providing services, delivering goods and making payments based on relevant contracts, we may process your personal data, such as identification data, business contact details, bank details, and tax identification code, for registered persons (in VAT purposes). This processing is based on (i) the execution of a contract to which you, as a Business Partner, are a party, (ii) legal obligations imposed on us, and (iii) our legitimate interest.

In some cases, we process personal data such as the names and contact details of employees or contractors of the Trading Partners for the purposes of communications relating to the execution of a particular contract with the Trading Partners. This processing is based on (i) the performance of a contract to which the Trading Partners are a party, (ii) the legal obligations imposed on us, and (iii) our legitimate interest.

In some cases, we process personal data such as the names and contact details of employees or contractors of the Trading Partners for the purposes of communications relating to the execution of a particular contract with the Trading Partners. This processing is based on (i) the performance of a contract to which the Trading Partners are a party, (ii) the legal obligations imposed on us, and (iii) our legitimate interest.

Being a Commercial Partner,  can provide you with communications about our new products and services. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, you can opt-out by sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

b. Users and Customers:

We may process your personal data so that we can provide you with information about the goods or services that we consider to be of interest to you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you via email or push notifications via Mobile Applications (if applicable) with editorial information, analyzes similar to those that were your previous interest, or when you previously opted for it. If you are a new customer, we will contact you electronically only if we have your explicit, pre-agreement. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, check the appropriate box in the form by which we collect your data from the registration form. If you have installed a Mobile Application and want to no longer receive push notifications, you can change the settings on your mobile device or Mobile App.

We will not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent to that effect.

We may also use your personal data to measure interest or understand your preferred content and to allow you to participate in the interactive features of our service when you choose to do so. We may also use personal data to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we offer you and others and to provide you with relevant advertising; We may use such data to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other Users of our website regarding editorial content, products or services that may be of interest to you or them.

c. Application Users:

In connection with your possible use of our mobile applications, we may collect and process your personal data, such as identification data, contact details, and location data when:

• You register to use our Mobile Applications and provide us with information about you;

• Provide a comment, rating, or other post using our Mobile Apps;

• interact with us using our Mobile Apps;

• interact with us by other means, such as by telephone, fax, SMS, e-mail, social communication, or posts related to a Mobile Application;

This processing is based on (i) the execution of a contract to which Application Users are party through registration in such Mobile Applications; (ii) our legitimate interests in verifying user account data for the services provided in the territory in which you ordinarily reside and for detecting and preventing fraud; (iii) a legal obligation that has been imposed on us; and / or (iv) your consent for content information messages, RoundNews.com and / or our affiliated companies through newsletters and other marketing information sent by or on behalf of RoundNews and / or our affiliated companies.

 

 

4. How and to whom do we disclose your personal data?

 

We do not sell your personal data to third parties.

Within the company, only a limited number of staff members, such as sales, editorial, legal, and IT departments, have access to your personal data according to the need to know. These staff members are subject to confidentiality obligations with respect to personal data. Appropriate technical and organisational measures are taken for the protection of personal data. Company staff members have the right to manage personal data only by following the company's instructions and, if necessary, only in connection and in the interest of service responsibilities.

Personal data may be communicated to governmental authorities and / or law enforcement agencies if required by applicable law or if necessary for the exercise of our rights, including conditions of use, or for the protection of our legitimate interests (including legitimate interests of third parties) in accordance with the applicable laws.

Your personal data may also be disclosed to third parties, including:

(i) service providers providing administrative, professional and technical support to the company for IT support, security and commercial resources;

(ii) business partners, suppliers and subcontractors for the execution of all the contracts we conclude with you;

(iii) advertisers and advertisers who request your information to select and deliver advertising relevant to you. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to advertisers, but we will provide aggregate information about our users (for example, we can report that 1,000 men and / or women aged 35-44 have clicked on a an advertising message on a certain day / a certain amount of time). We can also use aggregated information to help advertisers reach the type of audience they are targeting. We may use the personal information we have collected from you to give advertisers the opportunity to display their advertising messages to the target audience;

(iv) analytics and search engine providers that help us improve and optimise our website.

(ivi) analytical and research service providers (e.g., Google Analytics) that help us aggregately analyze data on the number of visitors in a given timeframe, their age, interest categories. The data does not contain personally identifiable information.

The company may also disclose personal data in aggregate form but not information about identifiable persons, external consultants (eg lawyers, auditors), if necessary.

We may share personal data in aggregate form with other third parties in the context of certain types of transactions, including in the context of transactions involving a change of control over the company in terms of ownership or by the substantial sale of all its assets or other types of commercial restructuring.

RoundNews wishes to carry out an appropriate assessment in the process of selecting third parties (service providers) and requires those service providers to maintain adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data and process it only according to the provided instructions. Service providers will be entitled to use subcontractors to provide services to the Company, provided that the subcontractor respects the same data protection obligations as service providers.

 

 

5. Storing your personal data and transferring abroad

 

Your personal data that we collect is stored in the European Union ("EU") and in the European Economic Area ("EEA"). However, information collected by third parties through cookies will generally serve traffic from a data center closest to where the traffic originates. This means that such information, including ad traffic, can be managed by servers located in the EEA and can be transferred outside the EEA. For more information, see the Cookies Policy http://www.roundnews.com/world/5888-privacy-policy.html.

In addition, your personal data can be transferred and stored in a place outside the EU and the EEA. When your personal data is transferred from your own country to another country, the laws and rules that protect your personal data in the country to which your information is transferred may be different (or may offer less protection) than those in the country where you work.

We intend not to transfer your personal data outside the EEA if there are no adequate safeguards, including: (i) a decision on the appropriateness of the European Commission regarding the country or countries of destination; (ii) "confidentiality shield" certification; (iii) appropriate corporate governance rules; (iv) an approved Code of Conduct, together with the binding and enforceable commitments of the data controller or person authorised by the data controller in the country outside the EU and EEA; (v) an approved certification mechanism, together with the binding and enforceable commitment of the data controller or the person empowered by the data controller in a non-EU and EEA country to apply the appropriate safeguards; or (vi) EU standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.

You may contact the Privacy Officer of RoundNews.com or the Data Protection Officer of RoundNews.com to find out more details.

 

 

6. The Rights of "Users", "Business Partners", "Subscribers", "Contributors-Commentators"

 

You can ask us to confirm that your personal data is processed by us or not, to provide you with a copy of your personal data and / or to correct it. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete your personal data or, under the right of portability, to ask us to transfer part of your personal data to you or to other entities. You also have the right to oppose processing of your personal data (for example, the use of processing for direct marketing purposes or certain decisions taken only through automated processing (including profile creation) we have requested consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw this consent without any adverse effects on you. If we process your personal data because we have a legitimate interest in doing so, you also have the right to You may also restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Please note that your rights described above may be limited in certain circumstances and subject to the applicable laws and regulations on data protection per For example, your right to oppose the processing of your personal data may be limited if we can demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate reasons to process your personal data that prevails over your interests. You will need to prove your identity and provide us with further details to help us respond to your request. We will not charge a fee to meet your request unless this is permitted by law and, if such a fee is charged, it will be reasonable and proportionate to your request. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact persons listed below. You also have the right to file a complaint with the data protection supervisors. You can file a complaint in the Member State where you live, where you are working or where the alleged data protection violation occurred.

7. How long do we keep your personal data

We intend to retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for a period not exceeding the period required to meet the purposes listed in this Information Note and / or required by applicable law in accordance with the applicable legal minimum retention periods and / or as necessary to exercise our legitimate rights (and the legitimate rights of others). For example, if you are a Commercial Partner, we will retain your personal information while exercising your contractual relationship with you. If we have a continuing commercial relationship with you as a Commercial Partner (for example, if we can use the same personal data in separate contractual relationships with you), we will continue to keep this personal data until termination our business relationship and the minimum retention period required by law, subject to our Data Retention Policy. In the case of Application Users, we will retain your personal data for the period when the Mobile Application is downloaded or the period indicated by the relevant legislation, subject to our Data Retention Policy. If you would like more information about how long we keep your personal data, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be aware that we may process any of your personally-identifiable personal data without first notifying you.

If we process your personal data under your consent, such personal data will be processed only for the period of your consent, unless you withdraw or limit your consent before the expiration of that period. In such cases, we will cease processing the relevant personal data for the relevant purposes, subject to any legal obligation to process such personal data and / or our need to process such personal data for the purposes of the exercise of our legitimate rights (including the legitimate rights of others).

 

 

8. Data security

 

We keep your data on our servers and servers hosted by third parties (including cloud-based services). We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data and prevent unauthorised access. We have entered into contractual relations with third parties providing hosting services and these contracts include obligations on organisational and technical security of personal data. You are responsible for keeping confidentiality of all means of authentication (eg passwords) used by you to access parts of our Websites. Data transmission over the Internet is not completely secure. While we will do our best to protect your data, we can not guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

 

 

9. Confidentiality of juvenile data

 

RoundNews.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from the RoundNews.com website from persons under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian is aware that his / her minors / children have provided the company with their personal data, they must inform the company. If the company discovers that a person under the age of 16 has provided personal data, the company will destroy that information on its servers immediately unless the parent or guardian explicitly gives its consent to the processing of to the company's personal data of the child for the specified purposes.

 

 

10. Cookies and social communication widgets

 

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.

       Keep track of advertisements.

       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 settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

 

If users disable cookies in their browser:

 

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

 

Third-party disclosure

 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us provide you with an optimized experience when browsing our website and also enables us to improve the technical quality and quality of the content provided by our website. This processing is based on your consent expressed on our website or through your browser settings. For detailed information about the cookie files we use, how long we use them and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookie Policy here: http://www.roundnews.com/world/5888-privacy-policy.html.

Our websites can include social communication features, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or Youtube buttons. These features can collect information about you, such as the IP address and websites you visit, and set a cookie to allow it to function properly. The processing of this information through interactions with these features is governed by the information note / privacy policy of the company providing them.

 

 

11. Contact

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data or if you wish to exercise your rights, you can contact the Privacy Officer of RoundNews at the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please do not disclose sensitive personal data (eg information about racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, health or belonging), social security numbers, personal unique identifiers or criminal record information when you contact us.

 

 

12. Links to other websites

 

Our website may provide links to websites that the Company does not control. Once you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to the third-party website. If you visit any of these linked websites, you need to review their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies. Our company does not control and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies and notices or practices of third-party websites or services.

 
 
 

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

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. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
       Remarketing with Google AdSense
       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 by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
       On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
       By logging in to your account

How does our site 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 do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' 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 the age of 13 years old.

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 you via email
       Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue 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.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
       Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
 
Contacting Us
 
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
http://www.roundnews.com
Street I.I. de la Brad, no. 26
Timisoara, Timis 220026
Romania
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Last Edited on 2019-02-07

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