AdUnity is fully committed to preserving the privacy of advertisers, publishers and internet users who receive content distributed by AdUnity Ltd systems and software at all times.
This privacy statement applies to the websites of AdUnity Limited, whose registered office is located at:
20 East Road,
London N1 6AD
For urgent contact, or to make any complaint or inquiry, please also contact:
AdUnity Ltd does not collect any personally identifying information about the internet user for the purposes of Internet advertising. AdUnity Ltd is compliant with the EU Privacy Directive.
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What Do We Do? A brief overview of AdUnity Technology and Services
AdUnity has a number of products and services that are used by publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies in order to trade and deliver online advertising. These products and services are described on our website. All our products and services make use of the same technology Platform.
The Platform is designed to collect non-personal information in order to make sure that the advertising shown to Internet users is relevant and safe for them to see. Our Platform does NOT collect any personal information. Our website does have the option for users to provide their contact details if they wish to register to use our services or if they would like to contact us for any reason.
What Information do we Collect?
Personal Information: Personal Information is information that can be used to identify a specific individual (please see Glossary below). AdUnity does NOT collect Personal Information on the Platform. We prohibit our clients from collecting Personal Information via our Platform. AdUnity does allow prospective customers and other interested parties to contact us via our website. Users can, if they wish to, complete the form and provide us with contact information so that we are able to contact them. Non-Personal Information: Non-Personal Information is information, such as the type of browser, that cannot be used to identify a specific individual (please see what this means in Glossary below). AdUnity collects Non-Personal Information via the Platform and uses this information to provide services to our clients.
How we Collect this Information?
As described above users of the AdUnity website can fill in our web form and provide their contact details so that we can contact them.
Why Collect Non-Personal Information?
The Non-Personal information we collect is primarily used by our clients to trade online advertising, including interest-based advertising and/or real-time bidding. The main reason why this is important is because we aim to make advertising appropriate and relevant to the user of any website and we do this by researching visiting patterns and targeting advertisements based on user interests. Since advertisers are willing to pay more money for such appropriate and relevant advertising this means more money going to the websites visited by Internet users. Please note that website publishers use advertising to pay for the costs of running their sites. In addition Non-Personal Information is used to track the progress and participation in promotions as well as progress of orders (or other action, such as request for a test drive).
AdUnity may also use the Platform for advertising its own business.
What Information does AdUnity share with Third Parties?
How and for How Long is the Information Stored?
The AdUnity Platform uses high security standards to protect Non-Personal Information and the limited amount of Personal Information we hold. At all times we have security measures and technical safeguards in place to prevent unauthorised access, theft or loss of any personal or non-personal information, from both inside and outside our company. Our employees are aware of and accountable for compliance with these procedures.
The length of time Non-Personal data is stored varies but in general it is kept no longer than 12 months in un-aggregated (raw) form. Aggregated data which is used for reporting and analysis, and may be stored in the Platform for up to four years.
Internet User Choices
As an Internet user you have several choices regarding cookies described below:
For further information on cookies you can visit aboutcookies.org
In order to make things a little easier for you we have included some basic cookie management instruction for some of the most popular browsers.
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In Internet Explorer, you can manage or refuse some or all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting the option using the sliding selector: “Accept All Cookies” “Low”, “Medium”, “Medium High”, “High” or “Block All Cookies”.
In Google Chrome, click the “Chrome Menu” on the browser toolbar, select “Settings”, and click “Show Advanced Settings”. In the “Privacy” section, click the “Content Settings” button. In the “Cookies” section, you can choose one of the following cookies settings: “Allow local data to be set”, “Keep local data only until I quit my browser”, “Block sites from setting any data” or “Block third-party cookies and site data”. You can set additional settings for the above selection: “Manage exceptions…” or “All cookies and site data…”.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”. You can select if you want “Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked”. Also, below in “History”, there is a choice of 3 under “Firefox will”: “Remember history”, “Never remember history” or “Use custom settings for history”.
Choose “Safari” and “Preferences”, then click on “Privacy”. In the “Block cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. There, you have a choice: “Block cookies from third parties and advertisers”, “Always block cookies” or “Never block cookies”.
Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your web browser. A cookie file simply contains a string of alphanumeric characters, which is passed from a Web site to your computer and back to the Web site, unchanged, for recognition purposes. A cookie is not a program or application. A cookie itself cannot do anything except help a Web site behave in a manner customised to the user such as language preferences, privacy settings, shopping baskets or relevant advertisements. If you want to learn more about cookies, please visit the Internet Advertising Bureau’s Cookies FAQ here or visit aboutcookies.org or see the Wikipedia description here.
Web Beacons: Web Beacons alternatively known as Web Bugs, Pixels or Pixel Tracking are event-trackers for visits and actions on a website. A pixel can, for example, register a view of this page or confirm an online sale of a product after seeing an advertisement. When a pixel is triggered, it stores its information in a cookie. They are used to match visitor browsing behaviour to an audience segment profile designated for targeting ads to visitors. See the Wikipedia description here.
Interest-Based Advertising: Interest-based advertising uses information collected across multiple web sites to predict users’ preferences and to show ads that are most likely to be of interest to those users. For example, if a user visits a sports site, they might see sport related ads on another site. AdUnity offers web users choices with respect to the use of the AdUnity for this type of advertising.
Personal Information: This sometimes called Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that by itself can be used to identify a specific individual. PII includes such things as name, address, phone number, and email address.
Non-Personal Information: This is sometimes called Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot by itself be used to identify an individual person. Non-Personal Information includes such things as browser type, operating system, the web address of a web page visited, the time and date a web page was visited, and the web address of the referring page. It may also include the number of times a particular browser has been shown a particular ad, or it may include generic categories indicating inferences that have been made about users’ interests.
Real-Time Bidding: Advertising buyers are able to bid in “real time” for the opportunity to show an online advertisement when a web page is loaded by a web browser. The winning bidder gets to show their ad in the web page. Of course, the explanations above are simplified. There are many resources available on the web to learn more about these concepts and online advertising in general. See the Wikipedia description