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Last updated: 21th of December 2014

Thank you for visiting the Adbrain Privacy Policy. We take your privacy and Our legal obligations very seriously and want to ensure that We are open and transparent about the types of data We gather and how We use those data. This Privacy Statement is split into two sections. Firstly, a Privacy Policy which provides information on how We collect and use information that is collected directly on this website or from Our relationship with you as Our customer, supplier or employee. Secondly, information which describes how We collect and utilize user information in connection with Our provision of Adbrain Technology Services to customers.
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We may make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time so please check it regularly for the latest information on how We gather and process your personal data. If We make any material changes We will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account with us) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective.

By visiting www.adbrain.com you consent to Us processing your personal data in accordance with the current version of this Privacy Policy.

1. Who we are

We are Adbrain Ltd. (“Adbrain”, “We”, “Our”, “Us”) of Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London EC1V 9DD. Adbrain provides Technology Services to Our customers, including advertisers, publishers, media agencies and other technology platforms. Our customers use Our Technology Services for a variety of purposes including but not limited to delivering adverts to consumers, analytics and research, optimisation and media campaign planning. We collect data about users as a result of Our customer’s using Our Technology Services.

2. Privacy Policy

3. What types of personal data do we collect?

For the purposes of the UK’s data protection laws, We are the “data controller” of your personal data as it relates to usage of this website which means We are legally responsible to you for the way We gather and process your personal data. Adbrain has notified the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and is registered on the Data Protection Register under registration number ZA004370.

This Privacy Policy governs the way in which We use and disclose any personal information (“Personal Data”) that you provide to Us whilst visiting www.adbrain.com (Our “Site”) or which you provide when corresponding with Us or which We otherwise gather about you. Personal Data includes any information which identifies you personally, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number and any correspondence between you and Us. We may also gather information about your visit to Our Site and the resources you access including your IP address, browser settings, the date and time of your visits, the pages visited, and page interaction information. An IP address is similar to a telephone number; it allows your device to be identified and enables communication between different computers and devices over the Internet.

4. How do We use your Personal Data?

We may use your Personal Data:

  • to provide goods and services to you or the organization you work for.
  • to carry out direct marketing and advertising and promotions unless applicable laws prohibit direct marketing or you have opted-out of receiving direct marketing.
  • ensuring content from Our Site is presented to you in the most effective manner.
  • statistical analysis; and
  • any other purposes outlined at the time your data is collected.

5. Do We share your personal data with third parties?

Adbrain may disclose your personal data:

  • business transfers: as we continue to grow and develop as a business, we may decide to sell some or all of our business. If we do, then your Personal Data is likely to be one of the assets transferred to a prospective buyer. If this happens then any buyer of the business would have to continue to process your Personal Data in line with this Privacy Policy unless you agree to additional processing. We may buy other businesses and assets and it is possible that they may have additional Personal Data relating to you. If they do, then we will process any Personal Data we acquire from those businesses in accordance with the privacy policy you agreed with that business, unless you agree to additional processing.
  • third party service providers: in common with many other businesses, we use a variety of service providers to deliver our services, including various providers of data storage and computer processing on the “cloud”. These third party service providers may store or have access to your Personal Data from time to time. We remain fully responsible to you for their processing of your Personal Data.
  • law enforcement and legal obligations to disclose your data: we may share your Personal Data where we consider it is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply any terms of use or other agreements between you and Us or to protect the rights, property and/or safety of Adbrain, our customers or others.
  • with your consent: if we want to share your Personal Data with any other third party, we will notify you in advance and give you an opportunity to choose not to share your Personal Data.

6. International Transfers

The Personal Data which We collect about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which may not provide for the same level of legal protection of your information as you enjoy in the United Kingdom. You consent to these transfers.

7. How We use Personal Data for Direct Marketing

Where you provide Us with your contact details and We are allowed to do so, We may send you marketing communications about our products, services, events, training and education programs. If at any point you want Us to stop sending you marketing communications, you can opt-out here or in the link provided in the marketing email itself.

8. What choices do I have?

  • Although We may gather some Personal Data about you from other sources, you can always choose not to share any Personal Data directly with Us. That said, We may need certain information, such as your contact details, in order to provide products and services to you.
  • You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from Us, by unsubscribing as described in section “How We use Personal Data for Direct Marketing” above.
  • If, at any time, you want to request the deletion or correction of any inaccurate personal data, you may simply email your request to info@adbrain.com.
  • You have the right to ask Adbrain for a copy of the personal data held about you. To do so, you should contact Adbrain at info@adbrain.com or write to Us at Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London EC1V 9DD. We currently charge a small fee of £10 for this service and may require proof of your identity.
  • Adbrain takes your privacy and data compliance seriously. Data is what We do; so We hope that you are happy with the way your personal data is handled. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact Us at privacy@adbrain.com.

9. Cookies and other tracking technologies

Our Site uses cookies to collect information about the use of Our Site and to distinguish you from other users. The use of cookies helps Adbrain to provide you with a better experience when you browse Our Site, provide a more personalised service and allows Adbrain to improve Our Site. For detailed information on the cookies Adbrain uses and the purposes for which they are used please see Our Cookie Policy.

10. Links to third-party websites

This Privacy Policy only applies to the Personal Data collected by Us and does not apply to third party websites you may access from this website.

Adbrain is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. You should make sure you are comfortable with the privacy practices of third party websites before sharing any personal data with them.

11. Data retention

We retain the personal data you provide in your usage of Adbrain.com for a period of 12 months of your ceasing to be a customer or supplier or such longer period as we reasonably feel is necessary for us to properly meet our legal obligations and unless requested otherwise (see above “What Choices Do I Have”)

12. Adbrain Technology Services

13. Privacy and the Adbrain technology

Adbrain adheres to the Interactive Advertising Bureau principles and the European Advertising Standards Alliance Best Practise Recommendations for Online Behavioural Advertising. For additional information regarding online behavioural advertising and the choices you have click here. This means that whenever Adbrain serves a creative that creative will be accompanied by an Adchoices Icon which you can click on it to take control of data collection, including opting out of Adbrain’s Technology Services

Lots of us now have more than one device to access Our favourite applications and websites, including tablets and smartphones. What Our technology does is to allow Our customers to identify users with multiple devices. We won’t be able to tell who the individual user is – but We will be able to predict quite accurately which devices are being used by the same user. This allows customers to more effectively target advertising to users, so users get more advertising they are interested in, when they want to see it and less advertising they aren’t interested in receiving. We do this by creating so-called “Adbrain Identities” or “Adbrain IDs”. We create these identities using “bidstream” data and from time to time by gathering various non-personally identifiable pieces of information such as device operating system and language about the device; such information is broadcasted by the device and gathered passively by Javascript We are able to place into creative served using Adbrain Technology Services. Specifically this Javascript collects information including but limited to time zone, timestamp, screen resolution, page URL, referrer URL and browser type. In the event that the device is broadcasting geolocation data from a Mobile App Adbrain only collects this where explicit opt-in consent has been by broadcasted by the Mobile App developer. You can take control of this Javascript by opting out of Adbrain’s Technology Services by clicking here or by clicking on the Adchoices Icon included in all ads delivered using Adbrain’s Technology Services.

The majority of the information We use to create such identities is received through the “bidstream”. The bidstream is provided to us by Our inventory partners and contains data collected and derived from your device when your device requests an advert from within a mobile browser or a mobile application. We may enhance this bidstream data further using information from the publisher to whom the advertising request is made, third party data which AdBrain has bought in and data provided by AdBrain’s customers. The main purpose of enhancing data is to allow Our customers to more accurately show adverts to users from advertisers that the users are likely to be interested in.

Data collected passively from Javascript and from the Bidstream does not include information connected with or identifiable to specific individuals. Adbrain implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent Adbrain ID data being linked to an identifiable individual, including any attempts to re-construct any psuedoanonymised data such that an individual or specific device could be identified from such data.

14. Opting-out of the Adbrain technology

If you do not wish your device(s) to be included in Adbrain IDs, you can opt-out at any point. You can do so through providing your device ID to Us which will opt you out of receiving in-app adverts from Adbrain on your device. Please note that if you have more than one device you will need to complete this opt-out process for each device. The change made by the opt-out process is permanent unless you choose to opt back into receiving advertising from Adbrain. This opt-out only acts to prevent adverts from the Adbrain network – in order to opt out of any other networks, you will need to visit the website of the applicable network operator. In addition, this will only act as an opt-out from in-app advertising; to opt out of cookies being placed on your device within your mobile browser, please visit this page using a browser on your device.

15. Contacting us

If you have any questions regarding this policy or Our practices, or if you wish to register a dispute, you can contact us at privacy@adbrain.com or via postal mail at Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London EC1V 9DD. We will respond to questions or concerns within 5 days.