Technically speaking, cookies are called “HTTP cookies.” There are other technologies that can be used for similar purposes, such as HTML5 Local Storage and local shared objects (LSOs). LSOs are used by the authors of files that are read by Computeroids and the websites hosting those files. We may use HTML5 Local Storage, LSOs, and similar technologies for authenticating you, keeping track of information you have provided to us, and remembering your preferences (see bullet points above). When you are using a Computeroids application offline, we may store information related to how you used that website on your device and then transfer it to our servers the next time you connect online to our service.
Web beacons and embedded scripts are other technologies that we use in our websites, as well as in some of our emails and ads.
Web beacons (or “tags”) are bits of programming code included in web pages, emails, and ads that notify Computeroids (or the companies that help us run our business) when those web pages, emails, or ads have been viewed or clicked on.
Computeroids may collect information about you in connection with social networking sites in several ways, including:
We may reach out to you in different ways, for example, to tell you about a new Computeroids app we think you’d be interested in, or to show you how to use a particular feature we think you may enjoy.
Computeroids email, telephone, and postal mail marketing
If you agree to receive email, telephone, or postal mail marketing from us, we try to make it useful for you based on your likely interests. For example, we check to see if you have opened emails so we can measure their effectiveness. We also send you recommendations for products and services based on the way you use Computeroids products and services. If you are a business customer and agreed to receive Computeroids marketing communications, we may share your information with our resellers and other sales partners. We do not share personal information about consumers with third parties for their own marketing purposes unless the consumer agreed to that sharing.
Tailoring Computeroids apps and websites to your interests
When you are using a Computeroids app or website, we may show you content, offers, or recommendations that are based on your likely interests.
Computeroids runs online ad campaigns that display ads for you based on your likely interests. We may learn your likely interests when you use our apps and websites. We also acquire information from other companies that gives us more insight about your likely interests based on your activity on non-Computeroids web pages and mobile apps. These types of ads are often called “interest-based ads” or “online behavioral advertising.” We use ad platforms to display Computeroids ads on non-Computeroids web pages and in non-Computeroids apps.
The ad platforms we hire to display these ads set their own cookies, web beacons, and other identifiers to measure the effectiveness of these ads and to understand your likely interests. We and our ad platforms learn information such as which Computeroids ads are shown to you, which ads are clicked on, and on which web page or in which app they were displayed.
The ad platforms we hire may also use technology that helps them identify devices and browsers that are being used by the same person. We may use these ad platforms to display ads to you on non-Computeroids websites or apps, which are tailored to you based on your use of our websites and apps on your various devices and browsers.
If you prefer that we not deliver ads to you in non-Computeroids apps based on how you use Computeroids apps and websites, please set the preference on your mobile device to limit ad tracking.
Please note that if you do set your preferences as described above, you may still see Computeroids ads on other companies’ websites or apps, but they will not be based on your activity on our websites and apps.
Computeroids complies with the DAA’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and related DAA guidance. For more general information about interest-based ads and your choices, please see:
At this time, Computeroids websites do not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.
When Computeroids transfers personal information from customers across national borders, we do so in compliance with applicable law.
How does Computeroids transfer your EU personal data?
For our individual users and customers whose use of Computeroids websites and apps results in the transfer of personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to non-EEA countries, we rely on one or more of the following legal mechanisms: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, Standard Contractual Clauses, and consent of the individual.
Computeroids U.S. has certified that it complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for transfers of your personal information from the EEA and Switzerland in connection with Computeroids websites and apps.
More information about our certification to the Privacy Shield is provided below.
How does Computeroids transfer EU personal data on behalf of our business customers?
For our business customers whose use of Computeroids solutions results in the transfer of personal information from the EEA or Switzerland to non-EEA countries, Computeroids relies on the following legal mechanisms: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, and Standard Contractual Clauses. More information about our certification to the Privacy Shield is provided below. Regarding the Standard Contractual Clauses, Computeroids has prepared a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) that includes the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). If you are a Computeroids business customer and want to enter into a DPA and SCCs with Computeroids please contact us.
Computeroids Privacy Shield certification
Computeroids U.S.has certified to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the transfer of personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to the United States.
As described in the policy, for individual users who reside outside of North America, your relationship is with Computeroids which is the “data controller” with regard to your personal information collected by Computeroids Your personal information may be transferred to Computeroids (Computeroids U.S under our Privacy Shield certification or other legal transfer mechanisms, as described above.
With respect to personal information processed on behalf of our EEA and Swiss business customers, under EU privacy laws, Computeroids is generally considered a “data processor.” As part of Computeroids providing services to the business customer, this personal information of consumers may be transferred by Computeroids to Computeroids U.S. under our Privacy Shield certification or Standard Contractual Clauses, as described above.