Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice explains how Smartbizbox “Smartbizbox”, “we“, “us“, and “ours“) use data, use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website.  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

Privacy Policy


Last updated: January 2019

At Smartbizbox, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by Smartbizbox

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, Smartbizbox makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Smartbizbox does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.thesheapproach.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.thesheapproach.com and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

This website uses ads provided by different ad networks and also affiliate links.

Affiliate Links

This blog is a participant in Affiliate Programs, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to our partnersites.

Smartbizbox is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though Smartbizbox receives compensation for  posts and/or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics, events, or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on smartbizbox send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Smartbizbox has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.thesheapproach.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

 


Cookies Policy


We use cookies on our sites (www.thesheapproach.com and the subdomains associated with www.thesheapproach.com) for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal data with anyone.

What rights you have over your data

 If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Cookies

Last updated: January 2019

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.  

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Smartbizbox) are called “first party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.  

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.  This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Serves: Smartbizbox

How to refuse: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use.  However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

Serves: Smartbizbox

How to refuse:To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Google Analytics (Google Analytics Opt Out)

Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

Serves: Smartbizbox, Google Analytics

How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Google Analytics (Google Analytics Opt Out)

Targeting/Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you.  They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Serves: Doubleclick (www.doubleclick.net) Google Analytics (Google Analytics Opt Out)

How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

To learn more about these and other advertising networks and your ability to opt out of collection by certain third party, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out, and the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt Out.

See also specific Opt Out links below:

Google Analytics Opt Out

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites.  These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Serves: Facebook (www.facebook.com) Twitter (www.twitter.com)

How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them.  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these. 

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.   As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

How often will you update this Cookie Statement?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.  

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.  

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at info@smartbizbox.com