Holaba Privacy Policy
 
This privacy policy sets out how Holaba uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
 
Holaba is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
 
Holaba may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 7th 2014 onwards.
 
What we collect?
What we do with the information we gather? 
 
We collect this information since our clients (i.e. brands, media, retailers) love to know how likely it is that you would recommend them - and/or their competitors- to your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. At the same time they want to know your experience with their brand and your purchase intentions. These data are important for them to continuously improve their product/service package in general and some aspects in particular since the scores you give can be related to product quality, taste, price, after sales service, marketing. 
 
For our clients your scores are a continuous measurement system. If the majority of the Holaba-users start more and more recommending a given brand, then that’s a signal that that brand would probably progress. The more positive buzz experienced users spread in their environment the more they will positively influence that environment. 
 
Since we gather the information and sell access to parts of the anonymized and grouped data to our clients we are also the gatekeeper between you and them.
 
For diverse reasons brands on which you gave a score might want to contact you. Their request will be transferred to you by us mainly through e-mail. If you don’t want Holaba to reveal your personal details you reply with a refusal and we don’t give that brand access to your personal data. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.
 
We will/may use your data 
We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. If you want to stop us to use your personal information for the above mentioned purposes you can at any time email us at hello@holaba.com.
 
You may also choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information by simply not answering some questions you don’t want to answer or by not taking a survey.  
 
We will keep your data in a secure environment until you decide and alert us to discontinue your activity on the Holaba-platform.
 
Security 
 
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
 
How we use cookies 
 
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. 
 
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 
 
We also use cookies to store your scores in order for you to have a better and faster scoring experience.
 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 
 
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
 
Links to other websites
 
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.