Rate A PC participates in affiliate programs. This means that when you click links to products we may get a percentage of the purchase price – this is at no extra charge to you. We would NEVER promote a product that we do not believe in and/or use ourselves.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Rate A PC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 10/3/20.
What we collect
Information you voluntarily submit to Rate A PC. This includes personal information such as your name or email address that you submit to Rate A PC when leaving a comment or optin to receive our newsletter.
Automatically Collected Information. Rate A PC collects certain information about you, the devices you use to access our site. This includes information such as your IP address, operating systems, browser, referring website, and the pages you viewed. We may also collect information about the actions you took while on Rate A PC.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Rate A PC. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To operate and maintain the Rate A PC website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on Rate A PC;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, Rate A PC may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of our website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
Rate A PC currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on Rate A PC. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Easy Digital Downloads & WooCommerce – These services are used for order and delivery of products created and sold by Rate A PC. We store your name, order number, and email address. Please refer to Easy Digital Downloads & WooCommerce’s privacy policies for more information.
This list may be amended from time to time at Rate A PC’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.
ANONYMOUS DATA COLLECTION:
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment on Rate A PC, certain information may be publicly visible such as your name or a link to your website. Your email address will never be available publicly.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Affiliate Program Participation
Rate A PC may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Rate A PC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, Rate A PC will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On Rate A PC, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking codes. The code is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking codes, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows Rate A PC to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Rate A PC does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Last Updated Oct 3, 2020