What is personal data?
Personal data is as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and any successor legislation. This includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we hold about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.
We collect personal data for the following purposes and using the following services:
Like many websites, we use Google Analytics and other providers to monitor traffic to our website and analyse our audience. These services use IP addresses and other information from cookies to tell us, for example, the number of page views, number of users, what browsers users are using and location data of users. This statistical information allows us to understand our audiences, develop and customise our website and services, maximise compatibility for most of our users, and determine how much to charge for advertising.
More information about how Google Analytics uses this data can be found here.
For information about how you can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, see our “consent for cookies” section below.
We use Disqus to run the comments system on our website. When you leave a comment on our website we collect the data shown in the comments form. If you have a Disqus account, you can adjust and delete this information at any time from your Disqus account dashboard. Disqus may use your IP address and other information from cookies to personalise ads served within the comments section of our website.
More information about how Disqus uses this data and how you can opt-out of Disqus tracking can be found here.
When you sign up to one of our newsletters we collect and store the data shown in the signup form. This includes your name and email address. We use this information to send you our email updates and newsletters.
The newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. We use this information to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.
To unsubscribe from one of our newsletters, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Contact and other forms
When you fill out and submit a contact form or another type of form, e.g. to enter a competition or to purchase a product, on our website, we collect the data shown in the form. This will normally include information about yourself (such as your name or date of birth) and contact details (such as your address, email address or telephone number). We use this data to reply to contact messages, facilitate competitions and to deliver items or services that you have purchased.
More information about how Po.st uses this data can be found here.
We show you ads on our website so that we can keep it free-of-charge to use. Cookies help to make these ads relevant and interesting to you. If you do not allow cookies, you will still see ads; just less personalised to you.
We use Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on our website. Please see the “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising” section below for more information.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Affiliate Program Participation
At ADAPT Network, we pride ourselves on our independent gear and product reviews. When you buy products we write about (or make purchases after clicking on a product we’ve reviewed), we may earn an affiliate commission that helps pay for our work. For example, as an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases from Amazon.
If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. It is our goal to make the buying experience as seamless as possible, so we’ll be choosing affiliate partners on a case-by-case basis as we uncover the best deals and prioritise the most straightforward shopping experience. That said, there is no guarantee any link represents the current best price for a product.
Who we share your data with
If you enter a competition or purchase a product from us, we may share your details with partners and suppliers for the purposes of delivering the competition prize or purchased product to you on our behalf (for example, the use of a courier to deliver products to you). When we use third party service providers, we only share the personal data that allows them to provide their services to us or to facilitate them providing their services to you.
We never share personal information without your consent. We never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
Please see the Terms & Conditions of the particular competition/promotion for full details.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Consent for cookies
You can set your browser to not to accept cookies by default. Though be aware that some sites may rely on cookies to function properly.
To find out more about how you can opt-out of cookies for different services, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Google Analytics – Google has developed a browser add-on that allows you to turn off Google Analytics completely for your browser. This tool is available here.
Advertising cookies – You can change your consent choices for third-party advertising cookies by clicking here. You can also use the link at the bottom of this page (in the sticky banner) or in the footer of any page of our website.
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.
We routinely delete out-of-date and unused data to keep our users’ privacy a priority.
For example, we will routinely remove user data from our email lists if they have unsubscribed from our newsletters.
Competition entry data is kept for two years, to protect us, users and clients legally, in case of any disputes. This data isn’t used or accessed unless absolutely necessary.
About children under 16
Our website is not created for children under 16. We do not believe children are interested in our website and do not knowingly collect information from children under 16. If you are a parent or guardian and think we have information about your child who is under 16, please contact us at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
How to contact us
If you have any complaint or query about our data practices, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at [email protected].
From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. If there is a material change to this policy that we plan to apply retroactively, we will notify you as required by law. Please check this page periodically for updates.
Last updated: 25 June 2019.