Who we are
Our website address is: https://picante.today.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ means the PICANTE Media and Events entity with which you are interacting as detailed above.
‘you’ and ‘your’ means you, the person engaging with us, registering for our events or services or visiting our site.
Who are we?
We are PICANTE Media and Events, registered under Proshirt SRL, incorporated in Romania under company number 21343605. You’ll find our address below.
Who’s the Data Controller?
How to contact us
FAO: The Data Protection Officer
Address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918, nr. 5m ap.1, Targu Mures, 540061, Romania
Email: [email protected]
The PICANTE Media sites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.
What information do we gather about you?
What do we do with the information we collect about you?
With whom do we share the information that we gather?
What is our email policy?
How do I change or update my personal information?
How do I opt-out from receiving emails?
Is my information protected?
Compliance With Legal Process
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
The information gathered when you interact with PICANTE Media and Events falls into 3 categories:
1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, provide your email address for information request or request a call back.
Please note: none of the above mentioned data is collected without your consent.
2) Company information is collected for invoicing use and is collected via 2 types of forms:
2.1) Service or publishing orders, which includes official company name, full company address, company registration number or EU VAT ID and preferred payment method.
2.2) Event registration (delegate pass orders), which includes official company name, full company address, company registration number or EU VAT ID, preferred payment method, delegate’s full name, delegate’s job title, delegate’s e-mail address and best mobile number (to use in case of emergency).
Please note: none of the above mentioned data is collected without your consent.
3) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
We do not collect information on visitors to this site beyond what is ordinarily captured in a web server log. The log information consists of an IP address (which may be used to look up the domain name of the visitor, but no other information about the visitor), and the time of the visit to each page. This information is only used for reporting statistics to the webmaster about traffic to the site, so the performance and effectiveness of the site can be assessed.
For data and location sharing via your internet browser, please view the settings in your preferred internet browser.
Personal Information That You Give Us Or Ask a Third Party to Share with Us
Registration for the our services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (full company details, industry sector and job title) to register.
Social media registration features may collect your IP address, the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our web site.
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payments via for our services, we collect and store company name, address, telephone number and email address. Credit card information and other billing information for online payments is stored via third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments and Reader Reviews)
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on our websites. “Public activities” are any actions you take on our websites that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews or any other ratings that you submit.
Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by us for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas.
We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not by us.
We collect personal information from you when you participate in our special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than us, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the special offer. All collected data is only stored with your consent.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
We may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the our services. Data may be collected through the forms, on the phone or through e-mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection. Your consent will be asked and will be stored only if you accepts the Data Privacy and Terms of Conditions.
Members of our Reader Panels agree to participate in surveys, polls or discussions about their readership of our websites.
Conferences and Live Events
We often receive information about attendees to our live events from sign-in and registration lists. We may share this information with the event or promotion sponsors, in which case we will notify you when we collect the information.
The only date we share is your company name and job title. None of your other submitted data will be shared.
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
We use various Internet technologies to manage our services and track use of the them. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the our websites, such as IP address, geo-location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We use “cookies,” Web beacons, tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the our services. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including Picante.today, if your computer does not accept cookies from us. We do not respond to browser-based “do not track” signals.
We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you statistics about our services.
Local Storage Objects
We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here:
Analytics, Log Files and Reading History
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the Internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of our services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized Recommendations, advertising and currency display, to improve marketing, and to track access and use of the our websites across the devices that you use to access our websites.
Location Information. Some of our mobile applications can deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved to your history, we will store that information on our servers. If you do not enable the location-based service, or if an app does not have that feature, the app will not transmit to us, and we will not collect or store, location information.
The ads in our apps are not targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but they may be targeted to you based on your ZIP code or device’s IP address.
Some of the services and advertisements included on our websites, including on Picante.today, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of our websites.
These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of our websites. For another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.
Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
Provide the Content You Request
We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of our services and fulfill your requests for certain companies, services and market, such as sending out electronic newsletters.
We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of our services, and their subscribing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience
We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of our services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access our websites, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our websites to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
We will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional emails about services we our our advertisers offer. Our most popular newsletter is the Mid-Weekly Newswire, which is sent our subscribers every Wednesday and contains all the relevant information around the industry.
All the data we collect is stored on our server and on our local devices which are encrypted and can only be accessed by team members of our company.
For more details about how your data is stored, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
DPO at PICANTE Media and Events (0040 735 559 234), [email protected]
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GATHER?
Within PICANTE Media and Events
If you have registered to use our services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.
In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.
If you are a print subscriber, we may exchange or rent your name and mailing address (but not your email address) and certain other information, such as when you first subscribed to our list with other reputable companies that offer marketing information or products through direct mail. If you prefer that we do not share this information, you may opt-out by emailing us at [email protected], or write to us at Customer Care, Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania. Please include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and include “Opt-out” in the subject line.
We may share information about attendees to our live events with sponsors or other third parties. If so, we will notify you when you provide us the information.
We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, email distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for us, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.
WHAT IS OUR EMAIL POLICY?
We comply with the US – CAN-SPAM Act, Canada – CASL, Australia – Spam Act of 2003, European Union – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, UK – Data Protection Act, Germany – Federal Data Protection Act, Telemedia Act, Act Against Unfair Competition, The Netherlands – Dutch Telecommunications Act, France – Article L. 43-5 Code of Postal and Electronic Communications, Spain – Spanish Act on the Information Society Services and e-Commerce and Italy – Italian Data Protection Act.
We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact [email protected].
Email Newsletters. We offer several email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
Survey Email. We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on our websites and existing or prospective products, events and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve our services, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
Emails From You. If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
Email This Article Feature. Addresses you provide in the “Email” share feature may be saved for your convenience for future articles you may wish to email; but they are not used for any other purpose, and will not be shared with any third parties.
HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may update and/or edit your account information online on each of the website included in our network by clicking on the link for Update Account. Should you require assistance, please email us at [email protected]
Manage Your Picante.today Account in the My Account Area. You may review and update your account information and access your history in the My Account area. We will respond to inquiries regarding deletion of data within a reasonable timeframe.
Manage Your PICANTE Events Account. coming soon
Data Retention. We will retain your information for at least as long as your account is active, as needed to provide you services or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. As a matter of course, we will delete personally identifiable information associated with accounts that have been inactive for at least 15 years.
HOW DO I OPT-OUT?
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.
If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at [email protected] and provide your email address along with the name of the newsletter from which you would like to unsubscribe.
Mail or Telephone Promotions
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive mail or telephone solicitations originated by us, or if you prefer that we do not share this information with third parties for marketing purposes, please email us at [email protected] or write to us at Customer Care, Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania. Please include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and put “Opt-out” in the subject line.
Use of Third Party Personal Information
If you choose to use “email this article”, we require the recipient’s name and email address. We will automatically send them a one-time email about the service. We do not store this information.
IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the EGM Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
Changes to This Policy
Created: 01.07.2018 – Last Update: 18.07.2018