Last Updated: December 2017
By using this site, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by RAINRUS and may be accessed in Lebanon and abroad. For data protection purposes, RAINRUS is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
Collection of Your Personal Information
The following personal information about you may be collected and stored by us (which will be in addition to the information we collect as described in the RAINRUS Terms of Service): (i) name and identity, email address, physical and virtual contact information (including home and/or office address), biographical and professional information, association affiliation, demographic data, and financial information; (ii) transactional information based on your activities on the Site; (iii) shipping, ordering, billing and other similar information you provide to purchase or ship an item or service; (iv) community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through the Site, and correspondence sent to us; (v) computer sign-on data, time and date data, statistics on page views, your IP address, your GPS location, the type of computing environment you use, and traffic to and from the Site (including data about you whenever you interact with the Site, such as when you search, click on links, send messages, make comments, replies or queries, and select best replies); (vi) other technical information or data collected from Site traffic, including IP address and standard web log information and information, gathered from cookies, beacons, and other mechanisms; (vii) supplemental or additional information we may request from you in the event previous information you’ve provided cannot be verified; (viii) Your Content (as that term is defined in the RAINRUS Terms of Service) and any other information that you choose to make available via the Site or that other user of the Site share about you; (ix) Third-party account credentials (for example, your log-in credentials for Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or other third party sites) that you provide to us. If you provide your third-party account credentials to us, you understand some content and/or information in those accounts may be transmitted into your account with us if you authorize such transmissions, and that such information transmitted to our Site is covered by this Policy; and (x) information that you voluntarily provide to us. Limited demographic information, such as industry you work in, is sometimes collected and may be linked to your personal information.
Use of Your Personal Information
RAINRUS collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services, and technologies, and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing emails to inform you of new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you may adjust your “Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included within each email communication.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
RAINRUS uses “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize and improve your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive or device. Cookies contain information, including personal information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history.
Cookies offer you many conveniences: 1. Cookies save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information. 2. Cookies help to protect your security by checking your login details and may help prevent fraud. 3. Cookies remember your preferences when using the site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Please be aware that the site is optimally designed to operate with cookies enabled in your Internet browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies. This may negatively impact your experience of the site.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For instance, when you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we use third-party payment software such as MIGS, Stripe and Paypal that uses secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site, including without limitation
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Policy at any time. The “last updated” section at the top would have the latest version of the Policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how RAINRUS will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our homepage, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites.