Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.massagenearby.com.au.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Massage Nearby uses “cookies” in connection with the web browser for optimum usage of the site. A “cookie” is a small piece of data coming from our web server that is stored in the user’s hard drive or other storage device. The user may choose to disable or adjust enabled cookies accordingly by configuring their web browser. However, disabling or deleting cookies may result in the unavailability of some functions and features of the website.

Massage Nearby uses cookies to remember the last activity of the user on the website, for the user’s own convenience. This applies in terms of saving the user’s details (username and password) and settings on applications. Cookies are used to identify the used computer. No personal data except the users IP-address is saved.Massage Nearby does not use technology that may combine information obtained by cookies with personal user data, so as to detect the identity or email address of users.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Liability for content

The content of our sites is delivered with utmost diligence and care possible. However, Massage Nearby can not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, integrity and actuality of the content. In cases of declaration of violation of rights, Massage Nearby will delete the concerned content at the soonest possible time.

Liability for links

Our site contains links to external websites over which we have no control. Thus, Massage Nearby cannot be held accountable for the content of those third party websites and the consequences that may arise from the existence of such links on Massage Nearby. The operator or provider of the mentioned content is the one responsible for their respective site content. The linked-to websites were reviewed concerning possible violation of rights at the point of publication. However, some illegal content may not be recognizable at the point of publication. A constant and permanent monitoring of the links included on Massage Nearby without concrete indication and necessity is deemed unreasonable and infeasible. But in cases of declaration of violation of rights, Massage Nearby will delete the concerned link(s) at the soonest possible time.

Copyright

The content and text published by third party website operators on Massage Nearby are subject to the German copyright law. The duplication, revision, dissemination and all forms of usage of content beyond the copyright limits require a written approval of the respective author and/or creator. Downloads and copies of the aforementioned content is only allowed for private and non-commercial use. If the content posted on Massage Nearby did not come from the website operator himself, the third party copyright rules shall apply. All third party content is marked as such. Should there be any copyright infringement on Massage Nearby, kindly contact us and provide us with corresponding evidence. In cases of declaration of violation of rights, Massage Nearby will delete the concerned content at the soonest possible time.

The following clauses shall explain when and to which extent personal data is handled, collected, promoted and used by Massage Nearby.

Collection and processing of personal data

Ads on Massage Nearby are obviously made available to the public. Our servers are located in the European Union. We comply with the EU user consent policy. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information to and on our servers in the European Union.

We collect and store the following personal information:

  • Email address, physical location/contact information and financial information (depending on the service used)
  • Computer sign-in data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from Massage Nearby as well as ad data (Through cookies which you can disable on your browser. However, this is likely to affect your ability to use the site in terms of functionality).
  • Other information including your IP address and standard web log information.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication via e-mail) can lead to security issues. A complete protection of data against access of third parties is not possible.

Transfer of personal data

Transfer or provision of personal data to a third party occurs only if Massage Nearby is lawfully obligated to provide information to authorities in relation to an ad that a user has posted, or if the user has given prior consent to the release of personal data. Otherwise, personal data will not be released, shared or sold to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes without prior permission from the user.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses plugins provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are an EU resident, by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the “Like” button. For a full list of Facebook plugins please see: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website with your IP address. If you click the FB “Like” button while you are logged in on Facebook, the content of our page can be linked on your Facebook profile. Therefore if you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. We point out that we do not have knowledge about the data gathered and its use by Facebook. For more information, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: https://facebook.com/policy.php

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your Facebook member data, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Facebook Pixel

We use “Facebook pixel” operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are an EU resident, by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”) for our website.

We use the Facebook pixel in order to only display the Facebook ads placed by us to those Facebook users who also showed an interest in our website, certain products or subjects. In addition, the Facebook pixel is supposed to help us ensure that our ads on Facebook reflect the potential interest of the users and are not perceived as annoying. The Facebook pixel allows us to determine the effectiveness of your Facebook ads and to create statistics on the number of users who visit our website by clicking on an ad.

When one of our web pages is requested, the Facebook pixel is automatically integrated into the page if you have given your consent and a cookie may be placed on the user’s device. If the user is logged into Facebook during this time or if he/she logs in later, the visit to our website is also stored in the user’s Facebook profile. The data collected is anonymised and does not allow us to determine a person’s identity. However, Facebook itself does store and process the data and therefore, through the connection with the respective Facebook profile, Facebook may use the data for advertising or market research purposes. If we need to reconcile the data with Facebook, it is first encrypted within the browser and then sent to Facebook via a secure connection in encrypted form.

The volume and processing of the data are set out in Facebook’s Data Use Policy. The following page also provides basic information on Facebook ads: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Further information on Facebook pixel and how it works is also available in Facebook’s Help section: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can object to the collection of data by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads. If you wish to do so, please visit the page provided by Facebook for this purpose and follow the instructions regarding the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. All settings are independent of the platform, i.e. they are applied on all end devices (e.g. mobile or desktop devices).

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze the usage of the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States in most cases.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and then truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address, that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

More information about how Google uses data can be found here.

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze the use of this website. Google AdSense uses also use web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons information such as traffic can be analyzed.

This usage information, generated by cookies and web beacons (including your IP address) and the display of advertisements are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be given to Google partners. But Google will not associate your IP-address with other saved data they have from you. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all features of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Twitter

Our website contains plugins from Twitter. These plugins are solely provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-tweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and be visible to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the site have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Twitter at twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy preferences at Twitter in the account settings.

Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/categories/115001323967-About-Hotjar

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

Third party/External websites

Please be aware that other websites and other internet users may collect any personal information such as your e-mail address that is published on the websites of Massage Nearby. This is due to the natural interconnectedness of the internet. Our data protection policies only apply to Massage Nearby and do not cover external websites nor cover the external activities of the users and the consequences arising thereafter. Massage Nearby offers users the possibility to interact with Massage Nearby users and post ads under a cipher as an added security measure. This considerably hinders third parties from collecting users’ personal data. Massage Nearby also uses Javascript to encode your email address (that was submitted as a contact email) to prevent the scanning of users’ email addresses through external software. However, email addresses that are published openly in the ad itself are not covered by this security feature.

Right of withdrawal and information

Personal information provided to Massage Nearby may be requested for deletion at any time provided that the information is not needed for a running transaction or is not lawfully required for safekeeping. If you have given the permission for the transmission of personal information to a third party, you may at any time cancel or withdraw this permission. Information regarding all personal information saved on Massage Nearby can be provided on request and free of cost. You have the possibility of requesting eventual corrections to erroneous and non-current data at any point.