Like most website operators, we collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Meliorate’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website.
Our websites may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites and we recommend that you read the privacy policies on any external sites you use.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from us. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
We only use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Third party cookies
Video, social sharing, content embedding and other services on our site are operated by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site. We do not have access to these cookies.
This Website uses plugins which are provided by LinkedIn Corporation and can be identified by the LinkedIn logo or e.g. the words “Linkedin” or “in”.
This Website uses social plugins which are provided by Twitter Inc. and can be identified by the Twitter logo or e.g. the words “Tweet” or “Twitter”.
The plugins enable the user to share an article or a page of this Website on Twitter. If you access a website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. Twitter transfers the plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the website. Therefore we have no influence on the extent or content of the data that Twitter collects via its plugin, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding.
This Website uses social plugins which are provided by Google Inc. and can be identified by the Google+ logo or e.g. the words “G+” or “Google+”.
If you access a page on our Website that includes this plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to Google’s servers. Google transfers the plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the Website. Therefore we have no influence on the extent or content of the data that Google collects via its plugin. According to Google, no personal data is being collected unless you click on the plugin. Only if you are a member of Google+ and are logged in to the network, such data is collected and processed.
This Website uses social plugins which are provided by Pinterest Inc. and can be identified by the Pinterest logo or e.g. the words “PinIt”, “Pinterest” or “P”.
If you access a page on our Website that contains a Pinterest-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. Pinterest directly transfers the button’s content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Pinterest to receive information about the you having accessed the respective page of this website. We have no influence on the data gathered by Pinterest. According to Pinterest, its buttons doesn’t collect any personally identifiable data on users and uses the user’s IP-address only in order to display the button.
This Website uses plugins which are provided by Facebook Inc. and can be identified by the Facebook logo or e.g. the words “Facebook” or “F”.
If you access a page on our Website that includes such a social plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the social plugin’s content directly to your browser which will then integrate it into the Website. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects via its social plugins, and thus, can only inform you based on our current understanding:
Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed the respective page on our Website, even if you are not a registered user of Facebook or are not logged into Facebook. This information as well as your browser’s IP address are transferred to Facebook’s server in the United States and is stored there. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are stored from non-registered users in Germany.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to our Website to your Facebook account. Facebook receives such information irrespective of whether you interact with the social plugins or not. If you do interact with the social plugins, e.g. by using the “Like-it-Button” or by posting a commentary, your browser will transfer such information directly to Facebook where it is being stored. Such information will also be published on Facebook and be displayed to your Facebook friends.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data on you via our Website and to combine such data with your Facebook membership data, you need to log off from Facebook before accessing our Website.
Furthermore, you may also block social plugins by downloading and installing add-ons for your browser, such as the Facebook blocker.
The email addresses provided by our subscribers is used solely for the delivery of our newsletter. Email addresses will not be published or given to any third parties.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by using the link found within in each email. Your email address will then be removed from our subscriber list.
Information is gathered on when and how often, newsletter issues are opened by recipients. This data is collected on an anonymous, statistical basis, i.e. we do not store when an individual recipient has opened a newsletter email.
Data entered by you into our contact form, such as name, email address, subject and message body will be used and stored by us for the purpose of our individual communication with you.
Some of our content pages allow you to leave comments. Your comment, including your name, will be published on our website after approval by a site administrator and may be removed upon your request.
The email address supplied with comments will not be published. These email addresses are stored as long as the comment is on our site. We reserve the right to use your email address to individually contact you in relation to the subject matter of your comment.
How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you are welcome to contact us
The Privacy Statement posted on this site was updated on April 19, 2017