The privacy of our visitors to hkshoplist.com is important to us.
At hkshoplist.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit hkshoplist.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Google Analytics is also enabled on our site. The information collected include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as HKBN or csl.), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Safari or Chrome), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. Regarding how Google uses your data when you use our site, you may visit the site “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” here.
Maps Services and Location Information
We may use your actual location, which is determined by GPS. When we have your location information, we use it to tailor our service to you, like showing nearby shops and displaying your location on the map. We collect your location information only after your request and permission. Your location information is only processed on your own devices, and is not stored or saved on your device, or transferred to our server.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on hkshoplist.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use third-party DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“personalized advertising”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Google Ads Settings here. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this may affect how you are able to interact with our site.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Last updated: 15 Feb 2020