ANTI-SPAM POLICY

This sets forth our privacy with regards to the use of “Spam” marketing techniques in connection with internet marketing. In the event that we deem you to be in violation of these policies, we shall immediately revoke your membership rights and close any active account.

We have a strict policy against spamming. We forbid the sending of unsolicited mass emails or unsolicited email of any kind in connection with the marketing of our programs, products or services.

We reserve the right to terminate your account and participation in our programs “for cause” if we deem you to be in violation of our anti-spamming policies. We also reserve the right to suspend your account and participation pending review upon receipt of any complaint or other evidence that you might be engaging in any spamming activity.

We consider spamming to be any activity where you directly or indirectly transmit email messages to any email address that has not solicited such email and does not consent to such transmission. We also consider spamming to constitute positioning advertisements to newsgroups in violation of the terms of participation in such newsgroups that are off topic or in newsgroups that do not specifically permit advertising. We also consider it spamming when advertisements are placed in message boards or in chat rooms when they are not permitted by the terms of participation in such message boards and chat rooms.

If you are spammed by anyone regarding our products, services, website or any other matters, please report this activity at wesales@forestview.eu

ForestView Website – Privacy Policy

Effective Date – May 25, 2018

Protection of your personal data is key to us.! As a business, we are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of all individuals with whom we interact. We will process your personal information at all times in accordance with applicable privacy and data protection laws.

Aiming to make you feel safe when visiting our website (forestview.eu) and/or dealing with our technologies and/or services, this Privacy Policy offers you information on how we deal with your personal and non-personal data – whether you visit our website, whether we collect data from you as a client (Advertiser, Publisher or Agency) or whether you are a user (visitor of our website or our clients’ website and platforms).

The collection, processing and use of your data takes place in compliance with all applicable data protection regulations.

This privacy policy explains how ForestView (referred to “us” and “we” in this policy) may collect, use, share and secure your personal information from you when you use our website (forestview.eu) or dealing with our technologies or services.

By accessing or using our Website or dealing with our technologies, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide transparency around what information we collect, how and why we collect it, how we use, store and secure it and with whom we share it.

1. Personal Data

Personal data (also “Personally identifiable information” or PII) includes individual information by which you as a natural person are or can be identified by, e.g. your name, address, telephone number, email address or date of birth, as well as information which does not reveal your name, but which relates to you or your device and enables you to be treated individually.

Non-personally identifiable information (also known as non-PII) is information that cannot be connected to your real identity, e.g. the number of users visiting our website or other any other kind of aggregated information.

2. Collection of personal data and other information

2.1. ForestView Website

When visiting ForestView’s website (forestview.eu) there are two different types of information we collect: (a) Information the users provide to us and (b) information we collect from users automatically.

In the following you will find details on what information we collect, how and why we collect it, how we use it, how we store it and for how long and how we secure it.

(a) Information the users provide to us: We ask users who visit our website to provide us via the Submission Form available in our website the following data:

  • Name
  • Company
  • E-mail
  • Telephone
  • Personal Message with their Queries

Otherwise, we do not record your name, address, telephone number or email address, unless voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of a survey or when attempting to enter into a contractual relationship.

How and why we collect information

We collect this information through ForestView's website (forestview.eu). The reason why we collect all these 5 personal details you provide to us is to deliver the specific information or service you have requested. For example, if you have subscribed to our newsletter or submit an enquiry in relation to a job or career opportunity through this site, we need your email or telephone in order to contact you.

How we use information

This information is not shared outside the company. We only use the information you provide to us within ForestView for authentication and identification purposes, for contacting the users (name, company, email, telephone). The email is also used for sending email newsletters about website updates, ForestView's business news, job openings etc. Without your expressed consent, we will not use your contact details for any (other) purpose.

In more detail, we may use the information you provide to us for the following reasons:

  • To provide the features and functionality of the Website to you
  • To consider your candidacy for employment.
  • To identify you as the sender of, and to process, your e-mails.
  • To respond to questions and comments.
  • To carry out specific actions you may request.
  • For validation purposes.

We only use the personal information you provide to us to deliver the specific information or service you have requested. For example, if you have subscribed to our newsletter or submit an enquiry in relation to a job or career opportunity through this site, we will only use the email address you provide to us to respond to that request. Without your express consent, we will not use your contact details for any other purpose.

How we store information and for how long

The information you provide to us through the submission form available in our website is stored in the same Wordpress database that the website uses for all its functionality.

We are able to delete the information upon user request. Otherwise the information is not deleted.

How we secure the information

For the information stored in our databases: all databases need authentication to access.

With whom we share the information

The information is not shared outside ForestView and its parent company the Think Digital Group. We may share it with other companies of the Group to fulfill job openings that may comply with your profile.

(b) Information we collect from users automatically: When you use the Website, we may collect information about your use of the Website and the device used to access the Website that relates to you, but on its own does not identify you (“non-personal information”) such as your:

  • IP address and country location.
  • Browser information (including browser type, capabilities, and language).
  • Operating system.
  • Date and time you accessed the Website.
  • Website usage information, including the paths taken as you move from one website or webpage to another website or webpage (i.e., your "click stream" activity).

How and why we collect information

Our webservers temporarily log traffic data provided by the device you use to enter our website (including the host name (IP address) of the requesting computer), date, time and duration of your visit, data specifications of your browser and operating system as well as the name of your access provider, and the website you were referred from to our website (so called Referrer URL). This information is stored in a log file until it is automatically deleted in accordance with our retention policy.

Cookies: We use cookies on our website to optimize its usability. A cookie is a text file, consisting of a series of random numbers and letters that serves as a pseudonymous identifier for the internet user’s browser, but does not identify him/her.

Cookies cannot be used to obtain personal information from your computer. The only data in a cookie is the data put into by a website’s server. The only site that has access to it is the site that put it there.

We use the following types of cookies:

Domain Cookie Name Purpose Cookie Length
.forestview.eu _ga Analytic cookies by Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users. 2 years
.forestview.eu _gid Analytic cookies by Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users. 24 hours

Analytics cookies that anonymously remember your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. They keep track of browsing patterns and help us to build up a profile of how our readers use the website.

How we use information

We use this data for the following reasons:

  • To improve, enhance, and tailor the Website for you, and to improve and enhance the overall Website experience for all the Website users.
  • For analytics and trending purposes.

How we store information and for how long

The server generates one cookie the first time you visit a site. It sends it to your browser, and your browser stores it. On subsequent page loads, the browser informs the server of the relevant cookies currently being stored. The server reads them and knows that this is the same browser as before.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.

How we secure it

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

Analysis: Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics which is a web analyzing tool of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google“) for the purposes of the adequate design and continuous optimization of our website. Google Analytics works with cookies and creates pseudomonysed usage profiles, which enable an analysis of your use of our website. Information stored in such cookies (such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, Hostname of the accessing computer, time of server request) are usually transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the USA. We do this in the pursuit of our legitimate interests of better understanding how our website is used and to report aggregated usage statistics.

Due to the activation of the IP anonymization (IP masking), Google will truncate and therefore anonymize the IP address of your device within the European Union or the European Economic Area.

We contracted Google to analyze your use of this website in order to produce reports on the activities on our website and provide more services connected to the use of our website and the internet in general. The IP address provided by your browser will not be combined with other Google data. The information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by adjusting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that changing your settings may have negative effects on the usability of our website. You may prevent Google from recording and processing data on your use of our website (including your device’s IP address) and storing such information in a cookie by downloading and installing a browser deactivation add-on from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more information, see Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

2.2. ForestView Affiliate Network

You need to register in our Network in order to obtain access to our technologies and services as contractually agreed upon. Visit our Terms and Conditions to learn more about the affiliates and the affiliate network.

If you enter into a contractual relationship with us and/or register in our Network, there are two different types of information we collect: (a) Information the affiliate provides to us when registering to our affiliate network and (b) information we collect from users automatically.

(a) Information the users provide to us: We ask users who wish to participate in our Affiliate Network as publishers to provide us via the Registration Form available in our website (forestview.eu/registeren) the following data:

  • Email
  • Password
  • Password verification
  • Title (Mr or Mrs)
  • Name
  • Surname
  • Phone
  • Website
  • Marketing methods
  • Visits per month
  • Brief description of the marketing techniques
  • User categories
  • Private citizen or Company
  • Address
  • Town
  • Payment method
  • VAT Number
  • Tax office
  • Invoice method
  • Beneficiary name
  • Country
  • Mobile phone (Optional)
  • Comments (Optional)
  • Postal Code (Optional)
  • IBAN (Optional)
  • Bank name (Optional)
  • Swift code (Optional)
  • Other details (Optional)

The information above may be updated by the affiliates or by the affiliate platform administrators upon affiliate request.

How and why we collect information

We collect this information through the registration form available at ForestView's website (forestview.eu/registeren) when someone becomes an affiliate. This information only concern the users who wish to participate in our Affiliate Network as publishers.

We need the information for authentication and identification purposes in order to approve someone in the affiliate. Also, after we approve a user in our Affiliate Network, we need this information in order to approve him in the campaigns he applies to promote and to be able to contact him. Lastly, we need the VAT number, the Tax Office and the Bank Account or company's paypal for invoicing and payment reasons.

How we use information

The information described in the above section is not shared outside the company. We only use it within ForestView for authentication and identification purposes, for contacting affiliates (phone, address, town, country, email), for invoicing (company's name, VAT number, Tax Office) and for payment (bank account or paypal). We also need to know where they promote our campaigns (their websites, newsletter databases, facebook pages) in order to monitor their actions for optimization actions, fraud detection and for approving them to campaigns. Lastly we use their email for sending email newsletters with useful information about the provision of services.

How we store information and for how long

We store this information in the same Wordpress database that the website uses for all its functionality. Also this information is available in our affiliate platform (HasOffers by TUNE) in each affiliate’s account. The information is accessible only by the affiliate networks administrators and the account user(s). If an affiliate wishes to be deleted from ForestView's affiliate network, this information is not deleted, for archive purposes, but it is not used or shared. We are able to delete any information if the publisher or advertiser requests it.

How we secure it

For the information stored in HasOffers, please see the Security and Privacy Compliance, Data transfer Practices, Processing Documentation, Privacy by Design and Customer Input at https://www.tune.com/gdpr/.

For the data stored in our Database: all databases need authentication to access.

With whom we share the information

The information we collect from the users through the registration form is not shared. We only use it for the aforementioned reasons. The information is only visible by ForestView's affiliate platforms administators (ForestView's employees) and by the account users (only their personal information available in their account). Also, we share the information with ForestView’s financial unit for payment and invoicing purposes.

(b) Information we collect automatically.

There are two types of such information:

(i) Information we collect automatically by the affiliates when they login in their account in the affiliate platform.

This information is their ip, the first time they logged in from each ip (date and time) and the last time they logged in from each ip (date and time).

How and why we collect information

This information is collected automatically by the affiliate platform we use (HasOffers by TUNE) for tracking purposes and fraud checks.

How we use information

We use this information for tracking purposes and fraud checks

How we store information and for how long

The information is only available in the affiliate platform and is only deleted upon affiliate request.

How we secure information

For the information stored in HasOffers, please see the Security and Privacy Compliance, Data transfer Practices, Processing Documentation, Privacy by Design and Customer Input at https://www.tune.com/gdpr/.

With whom we share the information

This information is not shared.

(ii) Information we collect by the end users that visit the affiliate properties (sites, facebook pages or any other way the affiliate uses to promote the ForestView’s affiliate campaigns).

This information refers to the users that are exposed to ads from our affiliate network and/or interact with them. The information includes:

  • IP address and country location.
  • Browser information (including browser type, capabilities, and language).
  • Operating system.
  • Date and time.
  • Website or property the publishers (affiliates) promote ForestView Affiliate Network's campaigns.
  • Conversion Sale amount.
  • Order Id.

How and why we collect information

We collect information using cookies and chameleon tags (please see the information below in the chameleon section). We collect it for monitoring our campaigns for optimization purposes and fraud checks, for showing to the affiliate their revenues for promoting our campaigns, for monitoring our revenues, for crosschecking our registrations vs the ones tracked by the advertiser.

How we use information

We only see this information in our affiliate platform (HasOffers by TUNE) and use it for the aforementioned reasons.

How we store information and for how long

This information is stored in ForestView's Affiliate platform (HasOffers by TUNE).

How we secure information

For the information stored in our affiliate platform (HasOffers by TUNE) please check https://www.tune.com/gdpr/. We are able to delete any information if the publisher or advertiser requests it.

With whom we share the information

We share the conversion information with the advertisers for crosschecking them. We don’t share it with anyone else. The information is only visible by ForestView's affiliate platforms administators (ForestView's employees) and by the account users (only the information that occurs by their promotion).

This information is only accessible by the affiliates. Each affiliate is able to see and not process the information that relates to his promotion.

The information may be shared with the corresponding advertiser. We confirm that the advertiser has signed an NDA and is legally bind to not share it.

Affiliate Network Cookies

When entering the affiliate network website (grnet.forestview.eu) we use the following cookies:

Domain Cookie Name Purpose Cookie Length
grnet.forestview.eu EUcomp 1 year
grnet.forestview.eu PHPSESSID End of browser session
.grnet.forestview.eu __ar_v4 1 year
.grnet.forestview.eu __utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
.grnet.forestview.eu __utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
.grnet.forestview.eu __utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
.grnet.forestview.eu __utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
.grnet.forestview.eu swidth End of browser session

2.3 Newsletter

We send out newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter "Newsletter") subject to the consent of the recipient or a legal permission.

After you fill the Registration Form available in our website (forestview.eu/registeren), within 72 hours you will receive an automated reply via email informing you about you application status (approved or rejected) and giving you information about how to login in the affiliate platform. This email is an automated notification generated by our affiliate platform (HasOffers by Tune). Please refer to TUNE’s Privacy Policy for more information (https://www.tune.com/gdpr/)

Once your application to register our affiliate network is approved, you are automatically approved to receiving emails and newsletters. If you wish to stop receiving the newsletter you can either contact your account manager or opt-out in the end of the newsletter. The registration for our newsletter is handled through a so-called double opt-in procedure, which means you will receive an e-mail after your registration in our affiliate network, in which you will be asked to confirm your registration once again. The registrations for the newsletter are recorded in order to prove the accurate registration process according to legal requirements. This includes storing the time of logon and confirmation. Furthermore changes to the data stored by Mailchimp are being recorded.

The newsletter will be sent by means of "MailChimp", a newsletter platform of the US company Rocket Science Group // 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA or "Cheetah Digital”, a newsletter platform of the US company Experian Information Solutions, Inc // 475 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States. The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as further data described in the context of this information, are being stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send out and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. In addition, MailChimp can use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them independently or transfer data to third parties.

MailChimp is certified under the US-EU-Data-Privacy-Agreement the "Privacy Shield" and is committed to comply with EU data protection requirements. Furthermore, we have concluded the "EU Model Clauses" with MailChimp. This is a data protection agreement which obliges MailChimp to protect the data of our users, to process according to its privacy regulations on our behalf and in particular not to pass data on to third parties. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

There are cases where we direct the newsletter recipients to the MailChimp websites. E.g. our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can access the newsletters online (for example in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently change their data (like their e-mail address). Likewise, the data privacy policy of MailChimp is only available on their website.

You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, which means revoke your consent. Therewith your consent to the dispatch of the newsletter via MailChimp as well as the statistical analyses expire at the same time. A separate cancellation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to unsubscribe from our newsletter at the bottom of each newsletter.

2.4 Chameleon

For chameleon technology, please refer to site.

When a user visits a site that is tagged with chameleon codes and that is the landing page of one of our affiliate networks campaigns or interacts with a chameleon banner (available as dynamic banner in the interface of the corresponding campaign in our affiliate platform) on one of our publishers websites (by publishers we mean the users who participate in our affiliate network as publishers and promote our affiliate campaigns), the information we collect is the following:

  • Site
  • IP
  • Conversion type (eg. subscription, visit)
  • Hour
  • Order id
  • Sales amount
  • Product ids (the last 3 are used when conversion is a sale).

We record each impression of chameleon banners. For each impression we store campaign name, affiliate id, banner size, banner variation, banner algorithm and the existence of remarketing cookies in user’s browser.

We record conversion data with the chameleon thankyou page tracking code. For each conversion we may store: site, IP, conversion type (eg. subscription, visit), hour, order id, sales amount, product ids (the last 3 are used when conversion is a sale). For a specific implementations we also store a unique id (uuid) that identifies a user’s browser.

Chameleon collects user-anonymous information (not names). The only user-related data stored are uuid and IP for chameleon campaigns conversions.

How and why we collect information

The information is collected using the following cookies.

  • Category: stores product ids of a category page
  • Product: stores product id of a product page
  • Cart: stores product ids in cart
  • Thankyou: Installed in thankyou page and stores the sale’s product ids

We use them for retargeting and campaign optimization reasons.

The uuid we collect in some cases is anonymous and does not match real persons. We collect it in order to extract general statistical results on users’ behavior, eg. the average time that a user touched by a campaign needs to convert.

IPs are used for generating geo statistical reports.

We collect them from the chameleon tracking code for thankyou pages.

How we use information

We use this information for optimization and tracking reasons.

In more detail:

Ip, order_id and product ids are used to crosscheck the conversion that may occur with the respective advertisers.

The rest are used to optimize campaigns in order to increase advertisers deliverables depending on the campaign’s KPI’s.

We also use it to build marketing reports and feed algorithms for optimizing advertising campaigns.

How we store information and for how long

Chameleon tracking codes mainly store cookies in user’s (as described above) browser. They also run tracking codes of other platforms (google, facebook) that store user data in their systems. We collect and store in our databases only data per banner impression (from banners) and conversion data (from thankyou page tracking codes).

Also information is stored in MongoDB and MySQL databases. All Chameleon data are stored for lifetime (until manually removed when a decision is made to clear them) except banner impressions that are kept for 3-6 months and then are backed up to zip archives.

Also all the information is registered in our affiliate platform (HasOffers by TUNE).

How long: For the information stored in our affiliate platform, please refer to HasOffers Privacy Policy

How we secure information

For the information stored in our databases: all databases need authentication to access. Database backups exist in FV server and in Amazon S3 (ForestView's account). Access is allowed only to authenticated users.

With whom we share the information

Chameleon raw data are not shared with anyone outside the company. Summary reports generated from the data are shared to relevant clients.

3. Exercise your rights

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and you fall within the definition of End User as per this Privacy Policy, you have certain rights and protections under the European Law (GDPR 2016/679) regarding the collection, processing, and use of your personal data. As stated herein above, the information we collect about you when you visit one of our clients’ site where our codes are implemented, may include certain digital identifiers that are considered “personal data” under European Law applicable to data protection.

More precisely you have the right to: (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your data, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your User Information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your User Information.

All information and personal data regarding you are collected and stored by our Third-Party Technology Vendors.

Below is the list with the Third Parties Technology Vendors that we may use to serve our advertisers and may be holding information about you. If you want to exercise your rights, please visit their respective policies:

Additionally, you can opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising by either the Third-Party Technology Vendors we work with or other advertising companies by visiting the following links:

  • Network Advertising Initiative opt-out platform
  • DAA opt-out Platform
  • IAB Europe Opt-out platform

Please note that the above platforms allow you to opt out of interest-based advertising delivered by registered members on the current browser you are using.

Opting out from one or more companies listed on above links will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of targeted content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads).

Please note the following important information related to opting out:

  • The opt-out only applies to the browser in the device in which you set it. For example, if you set the opt-out while using the Firefox browser, then the opt-out applies only to the Firefox browser on the device where it was set, not other browsers or devices.
  • To opt out from other browsers and devices, you will need to repeat the opt-out process in such browsers and devices.
  • If you block the opt-out cookie or your browser is configured to block third-party cookies, then your opt-out may not be effective.
  • If you delete your cookies, you will need to opt out again. You may download a browser extension that will help preserve the opt-out preferences you set by visiting www.aboutads.info/PMC .

To learn more about the data that can be collected in online advertising, you can also visit the following sites:

A guide to online behavioral advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

Updates

This Privacy Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above.

We may update this policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our Services or for other legal and regulatory reasons.

If we make material changes to our policy, we will notify you by posting the revised policy on this website. Please check the website regularly for any changes to this Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services, please contact us at: it@thinkdigitalgroup.net