Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what personal and other information is collected by Wazzamba Services SA, Via Cantonale 19, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland, Corporate Registry Number CH-501.3.012.518-5 (“Monetizer101” or “we”) as part of its activities, and how Monetizer101 uses that information.

Monetizer101 recognises that your privacy is very important to you and that it is your right to control your personal information, whether you are a Publisher, a Merchant or a User. We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure that you are fully informed.

To make it easier for you to review those parts of the Privacy Policy which apply to you, we have divided up this Privacy Policy into the following sections.

Section 1 – General (applicable to everyone)
Section 2 – Publishers
Section 3 – Monetizer101 Enabled Sites
Section 4 – Users
Section 5 – Affiliate Networks

In this Privacy Policy, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Agreement”: an agreement between (i) a Publisher or a Merchant and (ii) Monetizer101.
“Computer”: a device used for accessing digital information including but not limited to desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices.
“Merchant”: a supplier of goods and/or services to Users, or individuals representing such a supplier, which may also be authorised by Monetizer101 to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement.
“Personal Information”: information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.
“Publisher”: a person or other entity who is entitled to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement, or individuals representing such a person or entity.
“Publisher Tools”: means (i) Monetizer101 Code and (ii) Monetizer101 API, either of which Publishers can use to affiliate Merchant links with the purpose of earning Publisher Commissions and obtaining insights via the Publisher Hub.
“Publisher Hub”: Monetizer101’ proprietary, login-protected web portal that may be accessed by Publishers at publishers.monetizer101.com to access and configure Tools, view performance and billing reports, and search for participating Merchants.
“Service”: access to and use of (i) the Publisher Hub and (ii) the Tools.
“Monetizer101 Code” is computer code which, when added to a web page or a global footer, enables the Service on a Monetizer101 Enabled Site.
“Monetizer101 Enabled Site” a Publisher’s website running one or more Tools.
“Tools” means Publisher Tools.
“Usage Data”: data collected or created by the use of the Service, including but not limited to device type, browser-type, operating system, internet provider,your ip address, domain name, the web pages that you visit or have visited, the actions that you take on those websites, the date and time of your visits, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information.
“User”: an end-user experiencing one or more of the Tools on a Monetizer101 Enabled Site.
“You”: anyone who interacts with our website, including Publishers and Users.

 

| Section 1

General

This section applies to everyone who visits, or otherwise interacts, with our website or Monetizer101 Enabled Sites.

How we keep your Personal Information secure

We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the Personal Information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your Personal Information. Specific measures we use include storing your Personal Information on secure, firewall-protected servers that are located in secure facilities. These technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, are designed to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance security as new technology becomes available. Access to your Personal Information is only granted to Monetizer101 staff who require such access. Backups are run to reduce the risk of loss of information, and our Internet servers are housed in secure facilities. We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally. While we take the steps described above to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

International data transfers

Your Personal Information may be transferred using Monetizer101’ content distribution network to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which it has been collected or in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

Specifically, our website servers, our Service servers and third party service providers and partners operate in the EU, Asia, Australia and the USA. This means that when we collect your Personal Information we may process it in any part of these regions or countries.

However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your Personal Information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

All our data transfers are safeguarded by the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses and Data Processing Agreements where this is required by European Data Protection Law.

Your data protection rights

You have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contacting Monetizer101” heading below.
  • In addition, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contacting Monetizer101” heading below.
  • If we have collected and process your Personal Information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Definition of cookie

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s Computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies, further details of which can be obtained here. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookie’ function. Please see allaboutcookies.org for more information about blocking cookies on your particular web browser.

Legal basis for processing Personal Information

Our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information described in this Privacy Policy will depend on the Personal Information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you only where (i) we have your consent to do so, (ii) where we need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you, or (iii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information from you. If we ask you to provide Personal Information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your Personal Information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your Personal Information).

Similarly, if we collect and use your Personal Information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will normally be to provide our Services and for our commercial interests, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities. We may have other legitimate interests and if appropriate we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Information, please let us know.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments, so please review it frequently. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify Publishers by means of a notice on the Publisher Hub.

Contacting Monetizer101

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices, or your dealings with Monetizer101, you can contact us here or on info@monetizer101.com.

Wazzamba Services SA / Monetizer101
Via Cantonale 19
6900 Lugano
Switzerland


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Publishers

This section describes what information is collected by Monetizer101 from Publishers through the Publisher Hub, and how that information is used by Monetizer101.

What information we collect from Publishers

When a Publisher signs up to use the Service through the Publisher Hub, we collect and store various pieces of Personal Information, including:

  • Full name of the Publisher and, if different, the name of the Publisher contact
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Website information
  • Bank/PayPal details
  • Payment & VAT Information
  • Address

How we use Publisher information

We use this Publisher information to perform our obligations under the Agreement, including:

  • To allow Publishers to access the Publisher Hub
  • To assess the suitability of Monetizer101 Enabled Sites for the Service
  • To contact Publishers to help them with registration, use and optimisation of the Service
  • To pay Publishers their share of the commissions earned through the Service
  • To communicate with Publishers on Monetizer101-related matters
  • To provide Publishers with performance and billing information
  • To improve the service we provide to Publishers based on how Publishers use our service and the tools which we provide to them.

In general, we will use the Personal Information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your Personal Information.

Updating Publisher information

Publishers can contact Monetizer101 to edit any of their Personal Information. It is the Publisher’s responsibility:

  • To protect against unauthorised access to their details and the Publisher Hub
  • To log-off from the Publisher Hub when not using it
  • To keep its password secret.

How we use cookies in the Publisher Hub

Before dropping cookies onto your Computer for which consent is needed we will display a banner and give you the option to proceed or not and let you know what constitutes consent.


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Monetizer101 Enabled Sites

 

What does Monetizer101 do on Monetizer101 Enabled Sites?

Once a Publisher’s application to use the Service is accepted, and the Publisher has added the Monetizer101 Code to its Monetizer101 Enabled Site template, a JavaScript file will be downloaded to Users’ Computers when they view Monetizer101 Enabled Sites. This JavaScript file will drop a Monetizer101 geo location cookie when a User visits a web page to determine the location of the User. We do that so we can display geo targeted offers, that is product offers from local Merchants.

What information relating to Users does Monetizer101 collect?

Monetizer101 will not knowingly collect or store any information which enables us to determine the actual identity of Users visiting a Monetizer101 Enabled Site.The geo location cookie which is dropped on the Monetizer101 Enabled Sites does not contain an ID or any personal information, but only the country code that we use during the User session.

Do Publishers need to update their own privacy policies if they use Monetizer101?

It is the responsibility of the Publisher to ensure that its privacy policy, ‘About Us’ or other relevant website section includes the following information, and that the Publisher gives notice to each User (whether in a privacy policy or otherwise) containing these provisions. A statement regarding use of the Service on the Monetizer101 Enabled Site(s). For example: “Our website contains some affiliate marketing links, which means we get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. We use Monetizer101 and more information about their privacy policy at http://www.monetizer101.com/privacy-policy”

What we share with third parties

We may share with certain key partners and advertisers some anonymous Publisher information in order to optimise our Advertiser and Merchant relationships and increase revenue yields for Publishers.


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Users

 

What is Monetizer101?

Monetizer101 offers a service to Publishers to help them earn an income from their commerce-related content. The service works by adding price comparison widgets and product galleries containing links which, if clicked, takes the User to a Merchant website where the products and/or services can be purchased. If the User then buys something as a result of clicking on these links, the Publisher is paid a referral fee by the Merchant through Monetizer101. This referral fee does not come out of Users’ pockets, nor does it affect the price Users pay or the experience Users have on the Merchant’s site.

What information does Monetizer101 collect about Users through its technology and how does it use this information?

  • We store Users’ IP addresses, from which we can determine a User’s approximate geographical location (e.g. country or region). We need this information to optimize the links that are created/monetized to suit the geography of the User, and to provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers on the location of users visiting Monetizer101 Enabled Sites. We also use IP addresses as part of our efforts to reduce fraud and identify non-human browsing patterns.
  • We store information about the device that a User uses to access sites within our Publisher network, such as the browser type, browser version, and type of device. This helps us ensure we can diagnose and fix browser compatibility issues more swiftly, optimize our service to suit the preferred browsing environments, and provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers.
  • As part of the information available in standard web serving logs, we also store information about the referrer, i.e. the website page from which the User linked to the Monetizer101 Enabled Site.
  • To provide Publishers and Merchants with the Service, we collect information on visits and sales on Monetizer101 Enabled Sites, including but not limited to order value, products bought, and order identifiers. These are used to help Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers make better marketing and content creation decisions.
  • At no time do we know who a User is, nor do we make any attempt to try and identify a User.

In order for referral fees and commissions to be paid by Merchants to Publishers, Monetizer101 works with affiliate networks and other ad networks that manage the relationships between Monetizer101 and the Merchants.

When a User clicks on a link created by a Tool, Monetizer101 attaches a click’s unique identifier number so it passes to the appropriate affiliate network for the purpose of tracking whether that User makes a purchase on the Merchant website they visit. Note that at no time do we pass any Personal Information, nor make any attempt to determine the actual identity of an individual User; all information is completely anonymous and used only for the purposes of optimizing the service provided to the User. The affiliate and ad networks that work with Monetizer101 also use their own cookies in order to track if a sale has occurred, as most of these parties will only pay Publishers when a referral has been successful, i.e. a sale was completed. We do not have control over or access to these cookies and they are dropped by the affiliate and ad networks via our Monetizer101 Enabled Sites.


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Affiliate Networks

Monetizer101 works with Affiliate Networks to enable the connections between Publisher sites and Merchant sites. These networks use cookies to follow a user’s click on a merchant link through to purchase and associating that back to the Publisher who earns a commission off the purchase. Affiliate Network cookies get set when a User clicks on a merchant or product link in the content of a Monetizer101 Publisher site. Monetizer101 does not have control over the Affiliate Network cookies. However, this table will direct you to the relevant privacy policies and preference settings (where available) for each network we partner with.

 

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