To keep it simple, we will talk about the Swimzer team by using ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our website’, ‘this website’ or, simply, Swimzer. In what follows, you will find a full overview of the way in which Swimzer gathers, stores, and protects its users’ data. This applies both for personal and non-personal data. Furthermore, we will have a detailed look at the process of using the information we collected with the purpose of improving our website experience.
What Do We Collect and Why?
This website collects different types of both personal and non-personal information from users and visitors alike. But let’s learn more about each type of data.
Non-Personal Data Examples
Swimzer.com gathers information related to the Internet experience our visitors have. The non-personally identifiable type of data usually means cookie-type info. Keep in mind that we can’t use this information to track or verify your identity. Some of the details we find out are:
- Information related to your browser;
- Internet logs from your browsing history, which help us see your online behavior pattern, especially on our website;
- A list of pages and websites that you access often, especially the ones before and after you visit Swimzer;
- ISP (Internet Service Provider) information, such as the IP address, but not only.
Personal Data Examples
The first thing you should know when it comes to personal information is that we will never collect it without asking and receiving your consent first. That’s why we rarely collect this kind of information that has a sensitive nature. Personal data usually refers to:
- Full name;
- Email address;
- Physical address;
- Phone number;
- Social media accounts;
- Gender, etc.
Keep in mind that the main reason why we are doing this is to contact our visitors or to use the statistics. The ultimate goal is to make the website as relevant as we can for all our users and visitors.
! At this moment, Swimzer.com states that it will never share personal data with third parties for commerce or monetary gain.
How Do We Use the Data?
As we already mentioned, Swimzer.com compiles the data described above for statistics. We aim to gain a better understanding of the behaviors and wishes of the users, so that we can offer them a better online experience. Please note that while we may allow third parties to access the data we gathered, we will not do it for a direct financial gain.
The companies that might have access to your data, besides us, are our partners. We need to work with other web hosting, marketing, or SEO companies in order to provide the best content. However, they will only permit access to the data to a small number of employees. They are not allowed to forward the information outside the company.
Please keep in mind that we might share all the information we have with state or federal institutions, as long as there are state or federal laws, warrants, court orders, regulations, or subpoenas that request it.
But How Do We Gather the Info?
This is a question many people ask. Next, we will have a look at the ways in which Swimzer collects all the data from visitors and users.
Sign Up Requests
This is the only means through which we can collect personal data. We ask our users to register so that we can check they are real people. Moreover, we want to make sure that their identity matches the account. The main goal here is to keep in touch with our users, as we mentioned before.
! Any and all data you provide us with is entirely confidential.
These are records of the clicks and the time you spend on certain pages on our website. Log files usually compile the pages that landed you here, the Internet client you are using, as well as other details regarding your browser. The purpose here is merely statistical, so you don’t need to worry about that.
! Log files can’t be used to identify visitors/users.
In the online world, cookies are very common. They are, in fact, pieces of code that collect information in the background. This data usually refers to online behavior, as well as navigation patterns, with the purpose we mentioned above. Once again, there is just a statistical purpose here.
! Cookies can’t be used to identify users or visitors on Swimzer.com.
How Does Swimzer Protect the Information It Gathers?
Naturally, everybody wants to know how we protect the information we gather. What you should know is that we use a 3-step security system to keep the data safe. This helps us maintain the security and confidentiality of the information you provide us with. The three levels of protection are managerial, electronical, and physical, so there’s nothing to worry about here.