We may need to alter this policy on occasion, so please check it from time to time to ensure you are in agreement with it. If you have any questions regarding Privacy, please contact Rob Paul by email (robpaul AT gmail.com). Last Update: May 25th 2023.
Processing Personal Data
"Personal Data" is any information that may directly or indirectly identify you.
"Processing" of this information refers to collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
A "Data Controller" is a person who is responsible for processing personal data and determining the purpose and methods of processing it. For CelebHeights.com, the data controller is Rob Paul.
Personal Information We Collect and Usage
The Web Server stores logs of each request, in the form of an IP address, URL/file, User Agent and timestamp. This is necessary for diagnostic, management and site improvement purposes. These logs are purged from the server on a Daily basis.
Unauthorised Access Logs:
The Web Server stores logs of any attempts to access restricted services. This includes IP address, a timestamp and type of attempted intrusion. Under the Computer Misuse act, these type of attempts are illegal, and as such, logs may be used as evidence in a court of law.
Visitor Comments and Votes
The Web server stores data supplied by visitors who submit public comments or supply a height guess.
From January 2018, a visitor must include a Username and Email address to be able to comment or vote.
This information is used to identify commenters and prevent abuse of the website, by storing a Username, Email and IP address in our database. Comments are stored with a submission date, username and IP address.
When supplying votes, these are stored as an aggregate (average vote). No permanent record of your guesses are stored, only an indication of whether you have already submitted a vote, in order to discount duplicates.
Email addresses are never published. We only display the Comment, date of submission and the Username.
If you contact us by email, a record of our correspondence will be kept.
We may disclose your personal data when necessary in order to comply with a legal requirement, or to protect your vital interest or the vital interests of others.
We use 3rd Party services for Website analytics and Website advertising:
A cookie is a small textual file, stored by the visitor's browser on behalf of a website to let us recognise and remember you. It has an expiry date.
Google Analytics (GA)
We use GA to track interaction, like number of visits, pages viewed, to help understand how the site engages with visitors, and to help maintain and improve the experience. GA is also used in order to show visitors an accurate portrayal of the most popular celebrities on the site.
Although GA records data such as an approximate geographical location, device, browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. We set a flag - "anonymizeIp" - which requests GA to anonymize all IP addresses. More Information. To opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to get an add-on, that opts you out.
Within the European Economic Area & UK: We display personalised ads which may be based on the websites you visit, allowing advertisers to tailor their campaigns to your interests.
Google lets you manage preferences and whether to receive google ads on the web or not - https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
Google's Privacy and Terms
Users can opt out of advertising cookies by clicking 'Do Not Consent' when prompted by the Banner.
Upon clicking 'Consent' on the banner, the user agrees to Google Adsense and other cookies, allowing Celebheights to collect, share and use personal data to display interest-based (personalised) adverts.
Manage Options on the banner allows the user to alter their previously given consent or change settings.
Below is a list of 3rd party vendors that direct ads to celebheights, accompanied by links to their privacy policies.
Users can visit these sites to opt out of interest-based advertising (if the vendor or advertising provider offers such an option).
You can also visit www.Aboutads.info
Third Party Ad Vendors
Adara Media https://adara.com/2018/04/10/adara-gdpr-faq/
Adobe Advertising Cloud https://www.adobe.com/privacy/general-data-protection-regulation.html
advanced STORE GmbH https://www.ad4mat.com/en/privacy/
Applovin Corp. https://www.applovin.com/privacy
AppNexus (Xandr) Inc https://www.xandr.com/privacy/
Ask Locala (F.K.A Fusio by S4M) https://asklocala.com/privacy-policy/
Basis Technologies https://privacy.basis.net/
Batch Media https://theadex.com/privacy-opt-out/
BDSK Handels GmbH & Co. KG https://www.xxxlutz.de/c/privacy
C3 Metrics https://c3metrics.com/privacy
Cloud Technologies http://green.erne.co/assets/PolicyCT.pdf
Commanders Act https://www.commandersact.com/en/privacy/
Dentsu Aegis Network http://www.dentsu.com/termsofuse/data_policy.html
DMA Institute https://www.dma-institute.com/privacy-compliancy/
Flashtalking by MediaOcean https://www.flashtalking.com/privacypolicy
Fractional Media https://www.fractionalmedia.com/privacy-policy
GP One http://www.gsi-one.org/templates/gsi/en/files/privacy_policy.pdf
Haensel AMS https://haensel-ams.com/data-privacy/
Havas Media France - DBi https://www.havasgroup.com/data-protection-policy/
Ignition One https://www.ignitionone.com/privacy-policy/gdpr-subject-access-requests/
Improve Digital https://improvedigital.com/platform-privacy-policy
Index Exchange http://www.indexexchange.com/privacy/
Integral Ad Science http://www.integralads.com/privacy-policy
Macromill group https://www.metrixlab.com/privacy-statement/
Marketing Science Consulting Group, Inc. http://mktsci.com/privacy_policy.htm
MindTake Research https://www.mindtake.com/en/reppublika-privacy-policy
Moloco Adsense http://www.molocoads.com/private-policy.html
Nano Interactive http://www.nanointeractive.com/privacy
Neodata Group https://www.neodatagroup.com/en/security-policy
NEORY GmbH https://www.neory.com/privacy.html
NextRoll, Inc. https://www.nextroll.com/privacy
Objective Partners https://www.objectivepartners.com/cookie-policy-and-privacy-statement/
Omnicom Media Group https://omnicommediagroup.com/privacy-notice/
On Device Research https://ondeviceresearch.com/GDPR
OpenX Technologies https://www.openx.com/legal/privacy-policy/
Oracle Data Cloud https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/marketing-cloud-data-cloud-privacy-policy.html
Protected Media http://www.protected.media/privacy-policy/
Publicis Media https://www.publicismedia.de/datenschutz/
Rakuten Marketing https://rakutenadvertising.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-policy/
Resolution Media https://www.nonstoppartner.net/
RTB House https://www.rtbhouse.com/privacy-center/services-privacy-policy/
Salesforce DMP https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/
Semasio GmbH https://www.semasio.com/privacy
Sift Media https://www.sift.co/privacy
STROER SSP GmbH https://www.stroeer.de/
TACTIC&tm; Real-Time Marketing http://tacticrealtime.com/privacy/
The Trade Desk https://www.thetradedesk.com/general/privacy-policy
Tradedoubler AB http://www.tradedoubler.com/en/privacy-policy/
travel audience - An Amadeus Company https://travelaudience.com/product-privacy-policy/
Travel Data Collective https://www.yieldr.com/privacy/
usemax (Emego GmbH) http://www.usemax.de/?l=privacy
Verve Group https://pubnative.net/privacy-notice
Virtual Minds https://virtualminds.de/datenschutz/
Vodafone GmbH https://www.vodafone.de/unternehmen/datenschutz-privatsphaere.html
White Ops https://www.whiteops.com/privacy
Set when you click the cookie banner at the bottom of the website to indicate your preference. This is necessary in order to remember the fact.
Google Analytics Cookies: _ga, _gat, _gid
Google sets cookies to track website visits, pages viewed etc. We ask Google to anonymize IP information.
To comment or submit a height guess, you have an option to click a 'remember me' checkbox. This sets an essential cookie on your current Computer/Device, so you don't have to type in your name and email every time you wish to comment or submit a guess. They expire after 60 days.
Page Id Guesses
If you submit a guess, a page number cookie is set to help the website remember this essential fact, by hiding the guessing box option for any celebrity you have voted on. These expire after 1 year.
Google Adsense Cookies
Google sets cookies to track information related to displaying adverts on the website.
Removing Cookies - You are free to control and delete cookies using your browser's Privacy Settings. Simply remove any cookies set by the domain CelebHeights.com. The following links provide information on how to remove cookies using various web browsers:
How long do we keep Personal Information
Username, email (encrypted) and comment data are stored in our database for as long as we have reason to keep it. In order to continue displaying visitor comments as a necessary function of the website, we retain this information in our server database for a minimum of 5 years. Off-site backups of the database are performed regularly and stored securely using 128-bit encryption. Rolling backups are kept for 3 weeks.
How We Secure Personal Information
We are committed to making sure information is secure and have put in place suitable electronic and access procedures to safeguard and secure information collected. Off-site database Backups are stored in a secure encrypted fashion. Traffic sent between the website and your browser is encrypted and delivered using the HTTPS secure transfer protocol.
Rob Paul is the only authorised person who accesses the server and it's database files. The website is hosted on a server, provided through Knownhost, and is located in a Secure data center in Texas, USA. Knownhost help manage and monitor the server, but don't access any personal data stored on it. Transferring data is done with care and consideration of privacy, by using Secure transmission and encryption protocols.
Controlling Personal Information
When submitting comments, you consent to the storage of information in the form of a comment, username, email and IP address, and for cookies to be stored so that website interaction is made easier.
Should you wish your details (username/email/ip) to be removed from our database, please contact me (robpaul AT gmail.com) from the email address you use to comment on the site, and I will assist you.
If you require comments removed, please contact me (robpaul AT gmail.com) from the email address you use (including your username), and I will assist you. Comments can also be anonymized (which I recommend). This means comments are retained, but your username becomes 'Anonymous' and IP address is anonymized. This would help maintain some integrity of discussions on a page.
If you wish to view your comment history, please contact me (robpaul AT gmail.com) with a request from the email used to comment on the site. This request is only possible for comments submitted from January 2018 onwards, when they began to be associated with an email address.
If you are concerned about how I have treated your information, please contact me (robpaul AT gmail.com) and I will assist you in resolving any issues. To learn more about your online privacy rights, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website - https://ico.org.uk