Cookies Policy

This document informs Users about the technologies that help gpltheme.com to achieve the purposes described below. Such technologies allow the Owner (GPL theme) to access and store information (for example, by using a Cookie) or use resources (for example, by running a script) on a User’s device as they interact with gpltheme.com.

To make it simpler for our users, we will be using the term” Trackers” to define all technologies in the following doc. 

It would not be meaningful to talk about the Cookies only in terms of Mobile-based apps as they are browser-based.

So, the term Cookies would be used where it is precisely meant to specify that particular type of Tracker.

In some cases, a User’s approval may be required for certain reasons for which Trackers are used. Once the user gives his/her consent to it, it could freely withdraw as per the instructions provided in the doc.

GPL Theme makes use of Trackers that are handled directly by the Owner as well as Trackers that permit third-party services. Third-party providers may access the Trackers that they manage unless otherwise specified in this document.

Cookies and other similar Trackers may have different validity and expiration durations based on the lifespan specified by the Owner or the relevant entity. For instance, sometimes, the cookies can expire soon after ending the browsing session.

We have detailed information below, and Users can find more precise and up-to-date information about lifetime specifications, as well as any other relevant information – such as the presence of other Trackers – in the linked privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or by contacting the Owner.

Necessary Activities for the functioning & operation of GPL Theme and service Delivery

To carry out the strict necessary activities, GPL Theme uses “Technical” Cookies and other similar Trackers for the operations and service delivery. 

  • 3rd Party Trackers 

Spam Protection: It examines traffic on GPL Theme, which may contain Users’ Data like IP addresses, with the goal of filtering out parts of the traffic, messages, and content that are considered SPAM.

Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.): It is provided by Google inc itself to prevent malicious activities by bots. The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Other activities involving the use of Trackers

  • Basic interactions/relationships and functionalities

 Trackers used by GPL Theme enable fundamental interactions and functionalities, such as granting Users access to specific aspects of the service and permitting communication with the Owner.

Live Chat Platforms – Interactions 

This service enables the users to directly interact with our support team through our website and get a resolution of the grievance instantly. It may ask for some basic details for the identification of the user and faster resolution.

  • Experience enhancement 

GPL theme uses Trackers to provide our users with a personalized experience with high-quality preference management options. We also allow/enable interactions with external platforms & links.

Content commenting

Users can use content commenting services to create and publish comments on GPL Theme content.

Users can leave anonymous comments, depending on the parameters established by the Owner. If the User’s Personal Data includes an email address, it may be used to send alerts of comments on the same article. 

Users hold the responsibility and accountability for the content of their comments. If a third-party content commenting service is installed, it may continue to collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed. This applies even if the users do not use the content commenting service.

Comment system managed directly by GPL Theme.

GPL Theme uses and has its own internal content comment system. 

Personal Data processed: Cookies, email address, first name, and website.

  • External social networks and platforms – Interactions

This type of service allows users to communicate with social networks or other external platforms straight from GPL Theme’s pages.

All the interaction and information received through gpltheme.com are always subject to the privacy settings for each social network specified by the User. Even if users do not use this type of service, it may continue to gather traffic data for the pages where it is installed.

It is suggested that you log out of the respective services to ensure that the processed data on gpltheme.com is not linked back to the User’s profile.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services provided by Facebook, Inc. that allow engagement with the Facebook social network.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

 Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter)

Twitter Inc. provides the Twitter Tweet button and social widgets, which allow users to communicate with the Twitter social network.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data. 

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

RSS feed management

This type of service enables the GPL theme to manage RSS feeds and content delivery. To put advertisements into the content as well as collect statistics data from them, these services are used depending on their parameters.

Feedburner (Google)

Google Inc. offers Feedburner, a service for managing RSS feeds. It enables the collecting of statistics on what material is consumed as well as the placement of advertisements inside it.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data. 

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

  • Measurement

To improve the services, the GPL theme measures traffic and analyzes user behavior with the help of Tracker.

Analytics 

The services in this part allow the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic, as well as track User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the information gathered to track and analyze how users interact with GPL Theme, as well as to generate reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. 

Google may use the information gathered to contextualize and personalize advertisements on its own advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data. 

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Google Analytics Demographics & Interests reports (Google Ireland Limited)

For Google Advertising Reporting, we have options as Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reports for GPL Theme that make demographic and interest data available within Google Analytics (demographics means age and gender Data). If a User wishes to opt-out of Google’s cookie use, they can do the same by visiting the Ads Settings page.

Tracker and unique device IDs for advertising are treated as personal data (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example).

Processing location: Ireland (Privacy Policy)

Analytics services are managed directly by GPL Theme. 

By utilizing first-party Trackers, the services in this section enable the Owner to collect and manage analytics. 

Directly collected analytics (GPL Theme)

GPL Theme employs an internal analytics system that does not rely on third-party vendors.

Cookies and Usage Data are two types of personal data that are processed.

Anonymized analytics services

The services in this section enable the Owner to collect and manage analytics in an anonymized manner by utilizing third-party Trackers.

Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Analytics uses the information gathered to track and analyze how users interact with gplthemes.com, as well as to generate reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the information gathered to contextualize and personalize advertisements on its own advertising network.

Your IP address is anonymized by Integration of Google. It operates by shortening users’ IP addresses within European Union member states or those contracting states to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in extraordinary situations would the entire IP address be transferred to a Google server and truncated within the United States.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data. 

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

In response to changes to the structure, text, or any other component of GPL theme, the services in this part enable the Owner to measure and evaluate User responses to web traffic or behavior.

Google Optimize (Google Inc.)

Depending on where you access GPL theme from (“Google”), Google Optimize is an A/B testing service offered by Google LLC or Google Ireland Limited. Google may utilize Personal Data to contextualize and personalize its own advertising network’s advertisements.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

Processing location: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • Targeting & Advertising

Trackers are used by the GPL theme to deliver targeted marketing information depending on User behavior, as well as to operate, serve, and track advertising.

  •       How do you manage preferences and grant or withdraw consent?

There are several methods for managing Tracker preferences and providing and

withdrawing consent, when applicable:

  •         Users can modify Tracker choices directly from their own device settings, for example, by disabling Tracker use or storage.
  •         Furthermore, whenever Trackers are used with consent, Users can offer or withdraw such consent by setting their choices within the cookie notice or changing such
  •         preferences accordingly using the relevant consent-preferences widget, if accessible.
  •         To erase previously-stored Trackers, including those used to recall the User’s initial consent, it is also possible to use the relevant browser or device features
  •         Other Trackers stored in the browser’s local memory can be removed by erasing the

browsing history.

  •         Users can alter their preferences and withdraw their consent in relation to any

third-party Trackers by using the associated opt-out link (where given), the

means stated in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third

party.

Locating

Tracker Settings

Users can, for example, go to the following websites to learn how to control Cookies

in the most popular browsers:

  •         Google Chrome         
  •         Mozilla Firefox        
  •         Apple Safari ·        
  •         Microsoft Internet Explorer ·        
  •         Microsoft Edge ·        
  •         Brave ·        
  •         Opera

Users can also manage specific types of Trackers used by changing setting of your mobile devices tracking settings in general.

Advertising

industry-specific opt-outs

Regardless of the above, users may follow the guidelines provided by the European Union(EU), Network Advertising Initiative (US), Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan), or other similar services. For the majority of advertising platforms, such initiatives allow users to set their tracking choices. As a result, the Owner suggests that Users use these resources in addition to the information provided in this document. The Digital Advertising Alliance provides AppChoices, an application that allows users to regulate interest-based advertising on mobile apps.

 Owner & Data Controller

GPL Theme- www.gpltheme.com

Email: [email protected]

Since the Owner cannot fully control the usage of third-party Trackers via GPL Themes, any particular references to third-party Trackers should be regarded as suggestive. Users are respectfully invited to review the privacy policies of the respective third-party services referenced in this document in order to acquire complete information.

 Given the objective complexity of tracking technology, Users are recommended to contact the Owner if they require any additional information on gpltheme.com’s use of such tools.

  •       Definitions and legal references

Personal

Data (or Data) 

Any information that, directly, indirectly, or in conjunction with other information — including a personal identification number — provides for the identification of a human.

Usage Data

Data that is collected while the User is accessing data from the website. It includes IP address, domain names, the method used to submit a request, browser used to surf the website, time of each activity (live chat, downloading, etc.).

User

The person who uses gplthemes.com and, unless otherwise noted, is the same as the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data is being referred.

Data Processor ( or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal authority including organization, public authority, agency, or other body that can process Personal Data on behalf of the Controller. 

Data Controller (Or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other entity that, alone or in collaboration with others, determines the goals and means of processing Personal Data, including the security measures pertaining to the operation and use of gplthemes.com. Unless otherwise noted, the Owner of gplthemes.com is the Data Controller.

Service

The service is offered by gplthemes.com as defined in the appropriate terms (where applicable) and on this website/application.

The European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise noted, all references to the European Union in this paper encompass all present member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookie

Cookies are Trackers that are little sets of data that are kept in the User’s browser.

Tracker 

Tracker refers to any technology, such as cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, embedded scripts, e-tags, and fingerprinting, that allows for the tracking of Users, such as by accessing or storing information on the User’s device.

Legal Information/Details

This privacy statement was created using provisions from numerous laws, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. (General Data Protection Regulation).

If nothing else is specified in this document, this privacy policy applies solely to gpltheme.com.