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Privacy Policy

(last update: 31 Oct 2019)

 

Thank you for visiting Urban Cosmography. 

 

Urban Cosmography is committed to protect its Users' personal information and manage it properly in compliance with data privacy laws. This policy describes how we may collect and use personal data, and the rights and choices available to our Users regarding such information. We encourage our Users to read this policy and make sure to fully understand it, before sharing with us their personal data. 

Data are collected by Francesca Cocchiara and Sergios Strigklogiannis. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at our designated e-mail address: urban.cosmography@gmail.com. 

 

Urban Cosmography Site is hosted on the Wix platform (https://www.wix.com/).

 

1. What type of personal information we collect and Why.

Until further updates, we directly collect the following personally identifiable information:

- First Name

- E-mail address.

The above-stated information is collected for the following purposes:

- To provide Users with service-related notices (newsletter);

Other personally or non-personally identifiable information:                                                                             

Third-party analytics services, such as Google Analytics, may also collect certain personally or non-personally identifiable information via the Site, such as Site usage activity, preferences, demographics, etc. We may use these analytics to assess the interest in, and use of, our Site and emails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate. Aggregate statistics regarding user behavior obtained through analytics do not describe or identify any individual user.

Urban Cosmography is affiliated with the third-party service Bookdepository.com, an online bookseller. This means that we can place affiliated links to redirect our visitors to bookdepository.com and, in the case of a purchase, Urban Cosmography can get up to 5% commission, paid by Bookdepository. Affiliated links will track all sales that come through, with the sole purpose of identifying Urban Cosmography as the referring site that will be credited for the purchase.

 

2. How and when we collect personal information.

Data will be acquired using IT tools (newsletter subscription forms) both on urbancosmography.com and on our mailing list service campaign https://mailchi.mp/b00021b189b9/ucg-newsletter

Users will be invited to share the personal information stated in paragraph 1 of this policy (first name, e-mail) as part of the process when subscribing to the Urban Cosmography newsletter.

Prior to proceeding with the above-stated action, Users will be asked to agree with this policy and therefore to give their authorization for treating their data as per this policy.

 

3. How we store, use, share and disclose site personal information.

Urban Cosmography Site is hosted on the Wix platform that allows us to publish our content online. Users' data may be stored through Wix data storage, databases, and Wix applications. Data are stored on secure servers behind a firewall. Users can have access to Wix.com Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time.

 

As per paragraph 1 of this policy, Urban Cosmography does not directly share or disclose the acquired Users' personal data.

When subscribing to the newsletter, Users are asked to insert their data into a form that is later handled by the Mailing List service MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/). This platform allows us to manage Users' data (e-mail addresses). Users are able to unsubscribe at any time, as per following paragraph 5 of this policy. Urban Cosmography will monitor and assure the correct functioning of the Mailing List service.

 

4. How we use cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored on a User's browser, used to keep track of Users' movements and actions on a site. They can be transient (stored for the time of a session) or persistent (stored on Users' computer until expired or manually deleted). Persistent cookies identify information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or preferences for a specific site.


To view which cookies our hosting platform Wix is storing from the Urban Cosmography Site click here.

Note that third-party services, such as Google Analytics, place cookies or utilize other tracking technologies and may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. Users can check which cookies are being used by inspecting the cooking view of their browsers (E.g. in Google Chrome, click "Secure"/the lock icon next to the URL bar and then click "cookies"). Our third-party service Bookdepository.com, for the purposes noted in point 1. of this Privacy Policy, stores the cookie for 30 days. The 30-day cookie will expire once that particular visitor carries out their purchase or if the visitor didn't carry out the purchases within 30 days the cookie will automatically expire. 

 

5. How visitors can withdraw their consent or change their personal data.

Should Users wish to withdraw their consent for the collection of the personal information stated in paragraph 1 of this policy, or to modify those data, they can proceed as follows:

- To stop receiving the newsletter, click on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each e-mail, or contact us;

- To change or remove the collected data (name, e-mail), contact us via e-mail at urban.cosmography@gmail.com. 

 

6. Privacy policy updates

Urban Cosmography reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. 

Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If material changes to this policy are made, we will notify here that it has been updated, so that Users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.