Last updated: 01.01.20
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of the BLOCKIT, INC. Sites, to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use the Sites. This allows BLOCKIT, INC. Sites to recognize your device from those of other users of the Sites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES
“First party Cookies” are cookies that belong to BLOCKIT, INC. and that BLOCKIT, INC. places on your device. “Third party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through BLOCKIT, INC. Sites. BLOCKIT, INC. may contract with third party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided BLOCKIT, INC. with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users. For more information on how these companies collect and use information on behalf of BLOCKIT, INC., please refer to their privacy policies as indicated below.
DEPENDING ON THE SITE, THESE TYPES OF COOKIES MAY BE USED
COOKIES ARE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES
Purpose Strictly Necessary/ Technical - These Cookies are necessary to allow BLOCKIT, INC. to operate the Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, help recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable BLOCKIT, INC. to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure the Sites.
Analytical/ Performance - These Cookies are used by us or third party service providers to analyze how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.
Functionality - These Cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit BLOCKIT, INC. to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of BLOCKIT, INC. Sites. If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above. For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.
HOW OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES ARE USED IN COMMUNICATIONS
BLOCKIT, INC. may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research or event communications that we send to you through web beacons. A web beacon is a graphic image, which is placed on a website or in an email that alone or in conjunction with cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with a BLOCKIT, INC. website or email. For example, BLOCKIT, INC. may add web beacons to the knowledge, research or event communications that we send to you to determine whether you have opened our email or clicked a link. The analysis gathered helps us improve the effectiveness of content and format of our websites and email communications.
HOW TO REFUSE OR WITHDRAW CONSENT FOR WEB BEACONS
You may avoid web beacons by configuring your email reader program to disable the functionality that enables remote images to load and by refraining from clicking on any links in email messages.
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