1. The Basics
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of LinkConnector, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings (see below). Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality on LinkConnector Websites and may prevent you from being able to access certain features.
B. Key Terms
In this policy, these terms have the following meanings:
“Affiliate” means a person or company that agrees to promote Services in exchange for a payment.
“Member” means any person or entity that is registered with us to use the Services. Members are also referred to as Customers and further delineated as Affiliates and Merchants.
“Merchant” means a person or company that create an offer or campaign through LinkConnector and agrees to pay Affiliates for promoting Services.
“Personal Information” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify a Member, a User, or a Visitor, directly or indirectly. Examples of Personal Information include, but are not limited to, first and last name, email address, occupation, or other demographic information.
“Relationship” means an agreement between an Affiliate and Merchant to promote Services in exchange for a payment.
“Services” means the product(s) or service(s) offered by the Merchant and promoted by the Affiliate.
“User” is any person who engages with our tracking or Websites.
“Visitor” means any person who visits any of our Websites.
“you” and “your” means, depending on the context, either a Member, a User, or a Visitor.
2. What Is a Cookie?
A. Key Concepts
i. First and third-party cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.
- First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.linkconnector.com).
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
ii. Persistent cookies
These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that cookie.
iii. Session cookies
These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
3. What Cookies Do We Use and Why?
The cookies we may use on LinkConnector may be categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary
Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes.
A. Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies allow you move around LinkConnector and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Identify you as being logged in to LinkConnector and to authenticate you
- Make sure you connect to the right service on LinkConnector when we make any changes to the way it works
- For security purposes
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our platform, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee how LinkConnector Websites (or the security on LinkConnector Websites) will perform during your visit.
B. Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use LinkConnector (e.g. which pages you visit), and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how LinkConnector Websites works understand the interests of our users, and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
We use Performance cookies to:
- Carry out web analytics: Provide statistics on how LinkConnector Websites are used
- Obtain data on the number of users of LinkConnector Websites that have viewed a product or service
- Help us improve LinkConnector Websites by measuring any errors that occur
- Test different designs for the LinkConnector platform
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties.
C. Functionality cookies
These cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use Functionality cookies to:
- Remember settings you’ve applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors
- Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey or questionnaire
- Remember if you have engaged with a particular component or list on LinkConnector Websites
- Show you when you’re logged into our platform
Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties.
D. Tracking cookies
These cookies are used to track your visit to LinkConnector’s Merchants’ sites, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows LinkConnector provide the basic functions of our service.
We may use Tracking cookies to:
- Display ads on Affiliate or related sites across the web
- Improve how we deliver personalized ads and content, and to measure the success of ad campaigns for Members
4. Third Party Analytics and Advertising
Facebook Connect. For more information about what Facebook collects when you use Facebook buttons on the Quora Platform, please see: Data Policy.
Facebook Ads. For more information about what Facebook collects and your choices around Facebook Ads, please see: AdChoices.
For more information about what Twitter collects when you use Twitter buttons on LinkConnector or visit pages on LinkConnector that include these buttons, please see: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
D. Google Analytics
Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.
5. Your Choices and Opt-Outs
You can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Use these links to find out more information about cookie settings for these common browsers:
i. More cookie information
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Also, you can opt out of third party advertising cookies at any time by visiting this page.
Just keep in mind that if you disable cookies, there mot like will be some functionality that will not work or not operate correctly on our sites.
You may opt-out of tracking. To understand more about our tracking and your ability to opt-out you should review our Tracking Technologies Guide.
6. Changes to this Policy
We may change this policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the policy is reflected by the version date located at the top of this policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this policy or other notice on the Websites. We encourage you to review this policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this policy are each deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy of the version of this policy that was in effect on each respective date you visited the Website.
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