To avoid making this policy too long and hard to read, the Brushion.com team will be called “we”, “this website”, or “our website”.
This text represents a detailed description on the whole data collection and data use of both personal and non-personal nature. We will explain how we collect, store, and protect the data of our users, but also how we use this data to make our website more appealing and relevant for the users.
Types of Information and Why We Collect It
Brushiom.com collects personal and non-personal information from its users and visitors. Cookies and other internet-specific information suits the non-personal category. For personal information, we need the explicit consent of users before we can collect and store it. When they provide this data, they are showed a notification that informs them of our intentions to collect their personal information. They have to specifically agree to it before we can continue with the data collection.
The Non-Personal Data We Collect
We gather data related to browsing and the internet experience of our users. This type of data is non-personal, so we cannot detect the location or identity of users. For your understanding, we have listed a few examples of non-personal data we collect:
- A list containing the pages that users visit often before and after they come to our website.
- Information pertaining to the browser.
- Logs on their browser history and the patterns they follow while navigating on our website.
- Data coming from the Internet Service Provider, such as the IP.
The Personal Data We Collect
We cannot collect any kind of personal information without the explicit approval of the users. Whenever users are asked to provide private data, they also receive a notification that tells them we want to collect and store this information. They have the option to agree to it and express their explicit consent by pressing a button or engaging in other similar activities. Only after they do this are we able to start collecting data.
We never or rarely collect information that might be classified as sensitive or that might reveal the identity of the users. We have made a list of all types of personal information we might collect:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Social media details
The main purpose of this information is either statistical or to contact users more easily. This way, we seek to shape our content according to the users and make it more appealing for them.
At this moment, Brushiom.com declares that it will never distribute private information to third parties for the specific purpose of gaining financial benefits.
How We Use Personal Information
We gather all this information with the exact purpose of running statistical analyses. In the end, we seek to obtain a better understanding of the users’ behavior, likes, and dislikes, so that we can mold our content and make it more relevant for the users. This way, we can provide them with a better user experience.
We might grant access to the data we collect to some third parties, but this will never happen for financial purposes. These third parties include companies that provide different services for our website (marketing, web hosting, SEO). Also, they might allow a small number of their employees to access this data. However, they are strictly forbidden from forwarding this information outside of their company.
Also, there is another case where we might be forced to share both personal and non-personal information. If laws, court orders, warrants, or regulations ask us to offer this data to authorities and institutions, we will have to comply.
How We Collect Information
This list contains all the methods we use to collect personal and non-personal data from our users.
2. Log Files
Log files are also common internet tools. They can count the seconds spent on a specific page and the clicks made on the same page, identify the pages that have brought users to our website, or some other browsing information. Just like we do with cookies, we use log files to run statistics.
It’s impossible to use log files to reveal the identity of our users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
Register requests are the only way for us to collect personal data. As we have already mentioned, we cannot perform any kind of data collection without the explicit approval of the users. When they receive the notification telling them about our intentions to gather data, they have to hit an Agree button to make it possible for us to continue with the process.
We request our users to register using personal data as a way to match their account to an identity and to verify if they are real persons. The main purpose of this type of data is to communicate with the users.
All the personal data that we gather and collect is confidential.
How We Protect Information
Brushiom.com functions with the help of a three-step security system. The three steps it includes are managerial protection, electronic protection, and physical protection. We have designed this system to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data.