If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), this policy informs you of certain specific rights and choices you can make with regard to personal data (hereafter referred to as “personally identifiable information”) I hold about you. Please read this Policy carefully. By using this website, you will be deemed, to the extent permitted by law, to have consented to this Policy and my data processing activities.
When you visit or access my website I collect certain information in different ways. This includes information you provide directly to us as Ill as information collected automatically via cookies and similar technologies:
Information you Provide Directly to Us:
If you create a user account at the site, I will require you to provide certain personally identifiable information including my name, email, and password. If you submit product advertising inquiries or contact us directly, please note that you may be submitting to us certain personal information and I advise you to take precautions when doing so.
Information Collected Automatically:
my website’s server automatically logs certain data about when a user visits or accesses the site “usage data”). This data or information may include my computer’s Internet Protocol address, the type and operating system of any device, the type, and version of the browser used to access the site, the URL that referred you to my site, pages views, and duration of stay on the site, the time and date of visit, as Ill as other analytical data.
Cookies and Similar Technologies:
What are Cookies:
A cookie is a small text file that a website places in the cookie file of any browser when you visit the site. Cookies help to remember users and make their next visit to the site personalized and useful. They also make my website to function efficiently. If you visit my Website I may place different kinds of cookies on any device and such cookies can be “session” or “persistent” cookies.
Sessions cookies are temporary and are only in use when a user is browsing the site. They automatically disappear when you exit any browser. Persistent cookies can stay in any browser’s cookie file for a longer term. I use session cookies to remember user actions and make the user experience easier and more useful. Session cookies for example help to remember products you have added to the shopping cart or login credentials to keep you logged in while navigating different sections of the site. This way you can avoid having to log in to the site all over again every time you navigate a different page.
I use persistent cookies to understand how users use my website, the specific pages that users choose to view, and store user preferences for future visits. For example, persistent cookies remember any language preferences, bookmarks, or favorites and offer you faster, personalized and useful access to the site on future visits. Where cookies constitute personal information in terms of the EU GDPR, I will process cookie data on the basis of my consent.
Please note that you can manage cookies by configuring any browser’s settings to accept, block, or delete cookies. You can block all cookies or only from third parties. You can also clear cookies after any browsing session has ended. I rely on some cookies for my website to function properly. If you delete or block all cookies from my site, you may not be able to save any preferences and certain parts of the site may not work properly.
Web Beacons and Third Party Cookies:
I allow third parties (like Google Analytics, Google Adsense, and Facebook tags) to collect certain anonymous information when you interact with my website. These companies may set third-party cookies or web beacons to collect this information. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information including for example information relating to any click stream, browser type, or the ads clicked on the site).
I also use these cookies for affiliate marketing purposes. They helps to know if users purchase products through affiliate links on my site in which case seomatt.com may receive affiliate commission. I also use information generated by these technologies to serve ads about goods and services which may of interest to you. To learn more about or opt out of these cookies and behavioral advertising practices, please visit the Network Advertising Imitative or Digital Advertising Alliance.
For EU /EEA residents, seomatt.com will as a general policy seek to rely on particular lawful bases for personal data processing activities in accordance with the EU GDPR. I will only process such data for the specific purpose for which data was obtained or collected. Below are the legal grounds that I rely upon in particular circumstances for the processing of particular personal data.
I will process certain personal data on the basis of my consent. This includes for example where you permit us to use any data for marketing purposes or transfer it to third-party service providers.
If you negotiate or enter into a contractual relationship with us, I will process any personal data as is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract with you or in order to take steps at my request prior to the entry into contact.
Compliance with Legal Obligations:
I may process any personal data to comply with any legal duty for which certain data need to be processed under EU law.
Legitimate Interest to Use My Data:
To the extent that processing does not override any rights and freedoms, I may process any personal data as is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by us or by my suppliers, affiliates, freelance digital marketing contractors, and service providers.
Sharing and Disclosure: I do not share or disclose any information outside of seomatt.com without my express and verifiable consent.
Please note however that I may disclose any information for my business’ legitimate purposes such as mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, or exercise or defense of my legal rights. I may also disclose any personally identifiable information if I am required to do in compliance with a lawful request by law enforcement agencies or in response to a valid request by public authorities (e.g. judges order) or in connection with fraud, crime, or violation of my terms of service.
Links to Third Party Websites:
As an affiliate marketer, SEO Matt features a wide range of links and content from websites, online retailers, and product compendiums all of which are not owned or operated by us. In some case I may recommend products on those sites. These links are included for informational and convince purposes only. You should not consider my inclusion of these links as an endorsement or approval. If I include those links on the site, I are not making any warranty or representation that the products, services or content made available on those sites are reliable or secure, or that those sites will respect your privacy. Please review the privacy practices of external sites to understand how to protect your personal information online.
Data Retention and Storage:
seomatt.com will only retain personal data for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with any legal obligation. To the extent permitted by law, I may retain any data in connection with requests by law enforcement agencies, resolving disputes or claims, or in exercising and defending my legal rights. SEO Matt will erase all data that is no longer needed. I may also retain certain data for internal analysis purposes. I retain such data for shorter period and to the extent necessary for improving the security and functionality of my website.
Transfer of Data:
I do not link or associate analytical information with the identity of a specific user or device. I also use Google Adsense to deliver and serve ads based on any previous interaction with my website and other sites that use Google advertising services. Google Adsense uses double-click Dynamic Advertising Reporting and Targeting (DART) cookie to serve targeted ads based on what’s relevant to the user. This helps us to measure the effectiveness of my ad campaigns and make my marketing and advertising efforts more efficient.
I also use Ib beacons (also called pixels, tags, Ib bugs or tracking bugs) to collect information on website usage, user behavior, track conversions and performance of my ad campaigns.
For example I use Facebook pixels to understand users who come to the site via Facebook, the products that Ire purchased, the ad that referred you to the site as Ill as gain insights into the performance of my marketing efforts and strategies. To understand Facebook interest-based ads and how to opt-out of them, please review Facebook’s data and privacy policies.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have, in accordance with the EU GDPR, certain data protection rights with regard to the personal information I hold about you in connection with the site. You have the right to access and control any information and where relevant withdraw any consent to further processing of personal data. You also have the right to correct and deletion of personal data where such data is, as the case may be, inaccurate, incomplete or outdated. You also have the right to object or restrict the processing of certain data if processing of that particular data is illegal or unlawful. You also have the right to permit the portability of transfer of your data to other service providers.
I care about the security of any personally identifiable information. SEO Matt has adopted technical and organizational measures to ensure that personal information submitted on the site is and secure. my site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure or acquisition. Nevertheless I do not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat my security measures and accordingly I do not make any warranty of data security.
Notice of Breach:
In the event of a personal data breach may result in a great risk to your rights and freedoms, I may as soon as practicable notify you of the breach and provide you with information explaining the nature of the breach, contact information of my data protection officer as Ill as the likely consequences of that breach.
This Policy was last updated on 26th December 2022