Effective Date: May 25, 2018
Who we are
Mechelany Advisors FZE
Multi-flex Desk, RAKEZ
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Mechelany Advisors FZE
Level 41, Emirates Towers
Po Box 31303, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 58 578 0888
e-mail : [email protected]
Our website address is: https://mechelanyadvisors.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish a comment, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the comment you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Mechelany Advisors won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.
We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent;
(2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards;
(3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization;
(4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process;
(5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it, unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can ask to see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This policy explains what information we collect when you use Mechelany Advisors’ websites, services, products, and content (“Services”).
It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
Mechelany Advisors doesn’t make money from advertisings. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Mechelany Advisors is to make our product work as well as possible.
In order to give you the best possible experience using Mechelany Advisors, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Mechelany Advisors, such as what pages you access and your interactions with our product features (like navigation, likes , shares, etc.). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information.
We use this information to:
• provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Mechelany Advisors Services • fight spam and other forms of abuse
• generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Mechelany Advisors Services
When you create your Mechelany Advisors account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers.
We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission. Information Disclosure Mechelany Advisors won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you.
We won’t sell information about you. We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Mechelany Advisors uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Mechelany Advisors. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Mechelany Advisors Services, you authorize Mechelany Advisors to transfer, store, and use your information in the United Arab Emirates and any other country where we operate such as the United States of America.
Some of the content that you see displayed on Mechelany Advisors is not hosted by Mechelany Advisors. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Mechelany Advisors. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, Facebook posts, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a Mechelany Advisors post.
These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Mechelany Advisors post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity).
Mechelany Advisors does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it.
So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Mechelany Advisors asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it.
We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.
Mechelany Advisors doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Mechelany Advisors FZE network (which encompasses www.mechelanyadvisors.com and custom domains hosted by Mechelany Advisors).
Some third-party services that we use to provide the Mechelany Advisors Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser.
Mechelany Advisors complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium.
For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Mechelany Advisors’ analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Mechelany Advisors Services to work.
When you use Mechelany Advisors while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT. Here’s some more information about Mechelany Advisors’ Do Not Track policy.
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have a Mechelany Advisors account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account by contacting us through [email protected]
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time.
Mechelany Advisors may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Emails from Mechelany Advisors
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications by emailing us at [email protected] or through the unsubscribe feature of the mail received.
When your interact with an email sent from Mechelany Advisors (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.
Changes to this Policy
Mechelany Advisors may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.
The most current version of the policy will always be available on our website or upon request at [email protected]
Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
Description of Processing Activity
Mechelany Advisors collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
Purposes of Processing
• Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
• Gather usage statistics of services
• Provide customized reading experience
• Publish and distribute user-generated content
• Provide access to paid content
• Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
• Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
Mechelany Advisors also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.
Where Mechelany Advisors collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Mechelany Advisors. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content.
Mechelany Advisors will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
Public Nature of Personal Data
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Mechelany Advisors Services in the form of liking a post, sharing a post on Facebook or Twitter, making a comment on a post, sharing links on other social media accounts.
Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below.
If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of Mechelany Advisors Services.
Categories of Personal Data Collected
Logged out users
• Reading history
• IP address
• Browser information
• DNT status
Logged in users:
• Display name
• Email address (non-public)
• Session activity (security)
• Linked social media accounts (optional)
• IP address
• Browser information
• Reading history (on Mechelany Advisors network only)
• Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)
• Posts, responses, or comments published by user
• Billing information and history
• Bank account for payments
• Business information, if applicable
Categories of Recipients
Mechelany Advisors shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
This includes the following categories of recipients:
• Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrasructure
• Communication & Support
• Payment Processors
Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.
Mechelany Advisors provides Services in conjunction with several payment processors, including: Stripe, Paypal, Google Play, and Apple Pay, through which users may pay for Mechelany Advisors memberships or receive payment based on participation in our Partner program.
Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.
When you delete your Mechelany Advisors account, Mechelany Advisors deletes your personal data as outlined in this document. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Mechelany Advisors only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.
Mechelany Advisors FZE posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.
Existence of Automated Decision-making
Mechelany Advisors collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.
Mechelany Advisors also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.
Potential Consequences of Processing
By creating an account on Mechelany Advisors, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.
Due to the public nature of information posted to Mechelany Advisors, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions.
However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.
Mechelany Advisors is based in the United Arab Emirates and its websites are hosted in the United States of America.
By using Mechelany Advisors Services, you authorize Mechelany Advisors to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates and any other country where we operate.
Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
Mechelany Advisors retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Deleted account will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of fourteen days.
It may take several additional days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Mechelany Advisors may have limited or no control.
To delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Mechelany Advisors only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.
Rights of Data Subjects
1. If you sign up for a Mechelany Advisors account, you may at any time request an export of your personal information by writing to [email protected]
2. You may correct information associated with your account by writing to [email protected]
3. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any by writing to [email protected] We will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Mechelany Advisors is prevented by law from deleting your information).
4. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting [email protected] If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
5. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Mechelany Advisors with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.