Privacy of SEOjury.co.uk users is extremely important to us, and we want each user to have a full understanding of their right to privacy. We hope you will read the following policy carefully to gain a better insight into what type of information we and our sponsors may collect from you when you visit our website and use its services.
By visiting and engaging with our website, you agree to the gathering and use of information as stated in the Policy. If you do not want your information collected by us or our sponsors, you should refrain from visiting SEOjury.co.uk.
Information We May Collect
User Submitted Information: Users of our website will be from time to time asked to provide certain information about themselves. It is the user’s choice whether they want to share the information or not. We normally ask users to provide this information during the following:
Account Creation: If you wish to register a user account you will be asked to disclose your basic information, such as your name, short bio, email address, approximate geographic location, and a profile photo.
Sponsorship: It is our right to offer paid sponsorship to other SEO businesses. If you are a business owner interested in this type of sponsorship, we will ask you to provide payment details, your contact info, billing info, and other relevant business information. None of this information will be made publicly available.Guest Reviews: Our visitors are welcome to post guest reviews. In this case, they will be required to use either a pen name or a pseudonym of their choice. They are also free to use their real name if they wish, and provide a short bio, business info, and other information.
Guest Reviews: Our visitors are welcome to post guest reviews. In this case, they will be required to use either a pen name or a pseudonym of their choice. They are also free to use their real name if they wish, and provide a short bio, business info, and other information.Surveys: Our website occasionally features surveys related to our services and SEO industry. All individual survey responses shall remain anonymous, although they may be included in statistical reports available to the public.
Surveys: Our website occasionally features surveys related to our services and SEO industry. All individual survey responses shall remain anonymous, although they may be included in statistical reports available to the public.Information About Others: We require all user-submitted reviews to go through the reference check process, which means that you will be asked to provide information about third parties you mention in the review. The same information is required for paid sponsorships and related services. If this information cannot be accessed by the general public, it is your responsibility to request permission before sharing this information with us. We only use such private information during the reference check process and for no other purposes.
Information About Others: We require all user-submitted reviews to go through the reference check process, which means that you will be asked to provide information about third parties you mention in the review. The same information is required for paid sponsorships and related services. If this information cannot be accessed by the general public, it is your responsibility to request permission before sharing this information with us. We only use such private information during the reference check process and for no other purposes.
Information About You From Third Parties
If you are an SEO marketer or a representative of an SEO company, we may publicly share some basic information about you and/or your company on our website site. This information maybe included in reviews, both our own and those of other users. We never share any other information besides the very basic, non-personal information that has already been made available for the public.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
If you visit our website on your smartphone, we may collect your GPS location data. If you do not wish to share this type of data, you can disable GPS features on your device. If you are not sure how to do this, read the instruction manual for your device issued by the manufacturer.
Cookies: Cookies are small files used to identify users. Web servers send cookies to web browsers where they remain stored. Each time you use your browser to access a web page from the web server, identifying cookies are sent back to the server.
There are two types of cookies: “persistent” and “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive and remain there until their date of expiration (unless the user manually deletes them before this date). Session cookies are only stored until the end of the session and are automatically deleted once the user closes the web browser.
Web Logs: Your web server may also collect information about the type of device you use, ISP, geo-location, time zone, operating system, browser type, referring website, and language. Information about specific ways you engage with the website may also be logged (e.g. pages you visit).
Web Beacons: Another way user may be tracked is via web beacons. This usually happens during the signing in process. Web beacons log information about what pages are accessed via different web servers. We use web beacons on our website and in promotional emails.
How This Information Is Used
SEOjury.co.uk will never pass on or sell your personally identifiable information to other parties without your permission. The information we gather is used for improving user experience and overall functionality of our website. We do this by:
Enabling easier access to registered user accounts.
Creating and posting content tailored specifically for our users and their individual preferences, and optimising the look and feel of the website based on these same.
Communicating with users via email, which includes ending system and promotional emails such as welcome messages. We notify users about all changes and updates via email and use email to promote our and our sponsors’ services. We also respond to all feedback and queries through email.
Monitoring which pages are visited and for how long how long. We also keep track of referring sites.
Serve, control, and optimise ad campaigns, including text ads and banners.
Analysing users’ browsing habits for the purpose of enhancing user experience. We do this by serving tailored content and offering services targeted at specific users.
In the case an unlawful or harmful act has occurred (including, but not limited to fraud, threats, and/or harassment), we reserve the right to use the information we possess about users to investigate these acts and prevent others from occurring. We will also, if necessary, use this information for any legal action we take, as per our Terms of Service.
How This Information Is Shared
SEOjury.co.uk will never pass on or sell your personally identifiable information to other parties without first obtaining your permission. Still, we may share the information may in the case:
You have used a public profile to access our site and submitted comments and/or reviews. Such comments and reviews are visible to all users of SEOjury.co.uk and may also appear in search engine results like Google Search.
You have submitted a testimonial about SEOjury.co.uk or about SEO companies we review. These testimonials will be available for everyone to read. When submitting a testimonial, we may ask you to provide your name, title, company, and other such information, but you may choose not to share these with us.
You have given us explicit permission to share your information for whatever reason via correspondence.
For the realisation of any services that require the sharing of such information.
We may share your non-personally identifiable and anonymised/encrypted information with companies that directly or indirectly enable us to provide our services, such as statistics and analytics services like Google Analytics), payment processing networks like PayPal, advertisers and marketers, and customer support services. These companies may use the information they obtain from us only in accordance with our Terms & Conditions and as part of their service to us.
We may also have to share your information in the light of any major changes within the company itself, such as mergers, acquisitions, reorganisation, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation, and the sale or transfer of a portion of our assets that includes user information.
Advertising and Analytics Tracking
Analytics: By analytics, we refer to the organised analysis of scripts and other parties for the purposes of gathering non-personally identifiable information about website users and their browsing habits, for example, page hits, browser and device types used by visitors, user geographic location, among others. This information is gathered in bulk and cannot and will not be used for identifying individual users. Third party sources like Google Analytics may be used for analytics.
Ads can also be removed through Network Advertising Consumer Opt-Out and the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out schemes. If you use these services, you will not be tracked and served tailored ads by marketing companies that have agreed to these schemes. Please keep in mind that not all ads will be removed since there are ad companies that have not agreed to use these programs. Many major ad companies, however, are members. Not also that some of our advertising partners, such as Google Ads are not part of these programs. Google Ads does offer its opt-out option. You can learn more about this by following the link next to a Google-served ad or visiting the Google Ad Preferences page. Opt-out preferences are not universal across browser, so if you opt-out while using one browser, you will need to repeat the process when you switch to another browser or device.
Cookies will not be physically removed from your browser as a result of the opt-out. If you wish, you can remove them manually in your browser settings or with the help of a browser add-on cookie remover. Note that some information may still be collected even after you opt out, including information about your browsing habits collected for non-advertising purposes. You may also still be served the ad, but they will not be tailored based on the collected information.
SEOjury.co.uk does not adhere to the relatively new Do Not Track (DNT) protocol. DNT is essentially an HTTP header field available on some browsers that prevents websites from tracking users and collecting information about them. Since DNT is not widely used yet, we reserve the right to adhere to this protocol at some future point in time.
Accessing and Modifying Your Information
Users can access, alter, and/or delete any publicly shared information, such as user account information and profile data. Users are welcome to change their short bios, remove and upload profile pictures, or close their account. If they chose to close the account, their account would be removed from our servers and comments the user in question had previously made may also disappear.
Even if you chose to close your account or stop visiting SEOjury.co.uk, all content that you have submitted and that we have published (e.g., reviews) would remain publicly available. On some occasions, you may be allowed to change or comment on your published reviews later on.
We will not take responsible for the unauthorised use and distribution of your publicly available information by third parties, nor will we be able to request these parties to remove such information. This information may remain publicly available after you close your account. We also cannot control the appearance of this information in search engine results.
SEOjury.co.uk may store certain information even after you close your account to comply with legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve issues and disputes, prevent fraud, abuse, and other harmful acts, enforce our policies, or backup data. If you have purchased a service from our website, e.g. sponsorship, we may keep this information for tax purposes.
Data Protection and Security
SEOjury.co.uk follows all data protection laws and privacy obligations. We also use latest data encryption technology to ensure all user information is secure, and to prevent cyber attacks and security breaches. Any financial transaction will be secured through trusted payment processing gateways, such as PayPal.
Outbound Links and Third Party Content
To register an account and use our products and services, you must be over the age of 13. We do not collect, use, or pass on personal information about users under the age of 13, unless when complying with law. Once we have been made aware that personal information about a user under the age of 13 has been collected, we will immediately delete this information and terminate the said user’s account.