Privacy & Cookie Policy

Last updated: December 31, 2017

Privacy and cookie policy

Esoteric Forge, Belgrade, Serbia, (referred to herein as "EF", "us", "our" or "we") is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains what personal data we collect from you and how we use it. The data we collect is in connection with your use of EF software, websites, forums, blogs and chat features and related services (the “Service”). Please note that the EF Privacy Policy does not apply when you access other sites via the web links located on EF internet sites, as we have no control over the activities of these other sites. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace this Privacy Policy at any time. Please consult this document periodically so that you are aware of any changes. The date of the last update indicates the date of the most recent modifications.
By continuing to access or use EF Site or Service you agree to the terms of this Privacy policy. If you do not agree to the following terms, please stop using the Service.

What personal information EF collects:

The types of personal information collected may include your full name, email address, gender, IP address, browser information, username, demographic information, and any other information necessary for us to provide the Services.
EF may collect data about your interactions with EF software and with the other users inside EF software via server log files, whenever you use our software. This information may be associated with your user ID, IP address or device ID for the purpose of providing you our Services and improving them.

Use of collected information:

EF uses the information described in this Privacy Policy both internally and through third-party services, to analyze and monitor traffic on out websites, to troubleshoot technical problems and to create visitor statistics; develop and improve our products and services; send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies; to analyze user trends and target certain promotions; to measure advertisement performance and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to users (remarketing and interest-based advertising); to verify identity, assist with identification of users, and to determine appropriate services.
If you use our forums, blogs and chat features please note that any information you provide in doing so is public and available to be read, collected, and used by other users who access them as well.

Policy regarding children:

EF does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our Service. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, or equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction, outside the above circumstances we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

Cookies and similar technologies:

Cookies are small data files sent to your hard disk from the Internet sites you visit. Any cookies stored on your computer can be used to recall details such as your password or a previous registration or authentication. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned (source: www.aboutcookies.org). Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. For more information on cookies and how to block and delete them, please visit following page.
EF uses cookies as well as third party tracking tools: Google Analytics, a web analytics service and Google AdWords, an advertising service, both provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).
EF uses Session cookies, also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer.
To see the type of cookies are used by Google, please visit the following page. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and will be used to improve the Service. The cookies we use do not collect any sensitive information such as your name, address, email address, or any other contact details. For information on how to opt-out from Google Analytics and Google AdWords service please visit the following pages:
Google Analytics: Opt-out
Google AdWords: Opt-out

What IP (Internet Protocol) addresses are and how we use them

An IP address is the number assigned to your server or your computer by your Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). EF may require these IP addresses for account authentication, system administration purposes, or for sending out information collectively. EF may also use IP addresses to limit the use of its servers by any other system in order to avoid any misuse of its servers.
We may sometimes use these IP addresses and associate them with a particular account or user if we feel that the conditions of use have been violated or at the request of the legal authorities.

Sharing or disclosing personal information:

Except as otherwise described in this Policy, personal information you provide us will not be sold, traded or shared outside of Esoteric Forge and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, counducting our business, or servicing you, so as long those parties agree to keep this information confidetial. We may also release your information in order to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property or safety. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the security of your personal information.
As with any business, your personal information is also an asset of EF and will become part of our normal business records. As such, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your personal information may be transferred to EF’s successor or assignee.

Links to third-party web sites:

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Esoteric Forge. EF has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that EF shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

How to contact EF:

For general EF privacy issues, to submit feedback or ask EF questions about its privacy practices and this Privacy Policy please contact Esoteric Forge by email at office@esotericforge.com.