PRIVACY POLICY

At clearliving.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. You have certain rights in relation to your data, including the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests, and direct marketing. At any time, you can exercise your rights by emailing us at dataprotection@mvfglobal.com. For further details about our processing and your rights, please see below.

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About Our Site

clearliving.com (“our site”) is an online resource which provides hearing information and advice.

About Us

Clear Living is a brand of Marketing VF Limited ("MVF", "we", "us", "our").
MVF is a company registered in England and Wales (company number: 06951544), whose registered office address is at Imperial Works, Perren Street, London NW5 3ED, United Kingdom. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), Marketing VF Limited is the controller in relation to your data. We are registered as a controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number Z1995728. You can confirm our registration here: www.ico.org.uk

What Data We Collect, And How We Use It

1. Types of information collected

2. How we use your data

-Custom audience– A custom audience is a list of existing users of our service ("Existing Users"). From time to time, we share this with Platforms. As explained above, the data is first hashed and pseudonymised. The Platform uses this audience to show our Existing Users our adverts for Other Products. -Lookalike/similar audience– A lookalike/similar audience is an audience created by the Platform. From time to time, we share with Platforms a list of Existing Users. The Platform uses this list to find and create lookalikes – i.e. other Platform users who have similar characteristics to the Existing Users – to which it shows our adverts. Again, as explained above, the data is first hashed and pseudonymised. As we explain below, at any time, you may object to such activity by emailing us at dataprotection@mvfglobal.com.

Confidentiality and security of personal information

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your personal information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a court order or other legal process; (b) protect our rights or property; or (c) enforce our Terms of Use. Your personal information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties. We provide you with the capability to transmit your personal information via secured and encrypted channels if you use a similarly equipped web browser.

Public information

We may make commenting available to you on certain pages. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. At the bottom of this policy, we have included a table, setting out what cookies we use, and the purposes for which we use them. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Third Party Advertisements

This site also uses third party advertisements to generate revenue. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings (as explained above), or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security, McAfee and Eset.com. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Transferring Your Data

We may transfer your data to countries outside the European Economic Area (the "EEA"). Some of those countries have a European Commission adequacy decision, which means they are considered to offer an adequate level of data protection. Other countries do not have the same level of legal protection as countries in the EEA, or with an adequacy decision. If we do transfer your data in this way, we will take steps to ensure that it is protected to the same levels that apply in the EEA. This may include, for example, ensuring that the organisation receiving the data is registered with the EU-US Privacy Shield (in the case of transfers to the USA), or that we use the EU’s model contract clauses.

Storing Your Data

We have a data retention policy, which clearly sets out how long we keep data for, and for what reasons. We will keep your data only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose/s for which it was collected in the first place, i.e. as set out in this notice.

Legal Grounds

This notice sets out (above) how we use your data. Under the GDPR, controllers must have a valid lawful basis for each processing activity that they undertake. This section sets out our lawful basis for each activity. [table id=80 /]

Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights, which are explained below.

Exercising Your Rights

If you wish to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR, please email us at dataprotection@mvfglobal.com. Alternatively, you can write to us at the address set out above, or inform us if you speak with us on the phone. Our lead supervisory authority for the processing set out in this notice is the UK ICO. If you are unhappy with how we have processed your data, you have the right to make a complaint to the ICO. If you are based outside of the UK, or you have a complaint concerning our activities outside of the UK, you may prefer to lodge a complaint with a different Supervisory Authority. A list of relevant authorities can be accessed here https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this notice, or any questions relating to data protection or privacy, you can contact us at dataprotection@mvfglobal.com. Alternatively, you can write to us at the address set out above.

Cookies Table

Cookie Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga _gali _gat_UA-1036645-1 _gid These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to make improvements. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. To opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Taboola Retargeting These cookies are used to tailor Taboola adverts to a user’s previous viewing habits. For instance, if you have previously visited our page, you may then see other adverts related to that product or service. Taboola is an ad network that shows sponsored content, usually as links below the article on major news sites.
Outbrain Retargeting These cookies are used to tailor Outbrain adverts to a user’s previous viewing habits. For instance, if you have previously visited our page, you may then see other adverts related to that product or service. Outbrain is an ad network that shows sponsored content, usually as links below the article on major news sites.
Adwords Retargeting (Google) These cookies are used to adjust the targeting of our paid search and display advertising to show ads to users who have previously been to our sites and/or engaged with our page such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
DoubleClick Retargeting These cookies are used to adjust the targeting of our display advertising to show ads to users who have previously been to our sites and/or engaged with our page such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
Taboola Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Taboola.
Outbrain Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Outbrain.
Yahoo Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Yahoo Gemini.
Zemanta Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Zemanta.
Ligatus/LiquidM Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Ligatus and LiquidM.
Plista Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Plista.
Revcontent Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on Revcontent.
EngageYa Conversion Tracking These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise spend for advertising campaigns served on EngageYa.
Adwords Conversion Tracking These cookies measure when a user has completed an action on site such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
Bing Conversion Tracking UET Tag These cookies measure when a user has completed an action on site such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
DoubleClick Conversion Tracking These cookies measure when a user has completed an action on site such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
Facebook Pixel These cookies measure ad conversions, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. To opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.
Nanigans JavaScript Pixel These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise advertising campaigns managed through Nanigans. They contain no personal information. To opt-out: https://www.nanigans.com/privacy-policy/
Twitter Pixel These cookies measure ad conversions and optimise advertising campaigns served on Twitter. To opt-out: https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads
LinkedIn Pixel These cookies measure ad conversions, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on LinkedIn. To opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Pinterest Tag These cookies are used to track conversions, optimise and build audiences to reach customers on Pinterest. To opt-out: https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/personalized-ads-pinterest
Skimlinks Our website receives paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. In some instances, we use a 3rd Party to enable these affiliate partnerships. To opt-out: https://skimlinks.com/privacy-policy#users
Amazon Associates These cookies track referral visits to Amazon for which we may earn commission for any eventual purchases.
Adsense AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising e.g. displaying targeted advertisements and avoiding showing advertisements that the user has already seen. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information.
VWO _vwo These cookies are used to help us optimise our sites by running tests and measuring user conversions. It is also used to track user information when visiting the site (e.g. browser and device information).
HotJar Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click etc) and their devices (in particular device’s IP address, captured and stored only in anonymised form, preferred language settings etc). This enables us to better understand our users’ needs and to optimise this service and experience. Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. To opt out: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

Changes To This Notice

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. Last updated: 4 November 2019