Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to YouTech (“YouTech”, “YouTechians”, “we”, “us” and “our”). YouTech is a Tech Blog Where We Write Articles About Non-Google Playstore Android Apps, Gadget Reviews, Technology Tips & Tricks Related To Mobile Phones, Tech Facts, etc.

The “Websites” means YouTech’s websites (including without limitation www.youtech.com and any successor URLs, mobile or localized versions and related domains and subdomains), and the “Services” means YouTech’s articles, in each case in whatever format they may be offered now or in the future. As you use the Services, we collect and process information from and about you in order to provide you with access to the Services, enhance your experience while using the Service, and communicate with you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Account Registration Data That You Provide To Us

When you register for a youtech account you are required to provide certain personal information (the “Personal Data”), such as your name, and email address, and telephone number, as well as other information that you voluntarily choose to add to your account profile, like a profile photo. If you choose to register for an account utilizing your credentials from a third-party service (such as WordPress.com, Google, or Microsoft), then your name and email address will be provided to us as permitted by your profile settings within that third party services.

We will inform you when requesting your Personal Data, if certain data must be provided or if it is optional. We will also inform you of the consequences should you not wish to provide this data. We also collect the information that you may choose to submit to our youtech’s support team (through the contact page), for example regarding a question you have or a problem you are experiencing with our Services. This may include your contact information, a summary of the problem you are experiencing, and any other documentation or information that would be helpful in resolving the issue (which, at your option, may include Personal Data).

Automatically Collected Data

When you interact with YouTech through the Services, we automatically collect information about you through cookies (small text files placed on your device), mobile device identifier, and other technologies. Please read the “Cookies” section below to learn more about how we use cookies and other technologies. When you visit our Websites, our servers record information (“log data”), including information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit the Website. This log data includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (from which we understand the country you are connecting from at the time you visit the Site), browser type and settings, and the date and time of your request.

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 anonymized 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

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.

Who we share your data with

In order to provide you with the Service and operate our business effectively, we may need to share your Personal Data with certain third parties and service providers. This section explains when and why we share your information.

Sharing With Third Party Service Providers

We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers for business purposes (as we have done for the preceding months). This Personal Data may include personal identifiers (such as your name and email address), and internet or other electronic network activity information (such as your IP address, type of browser, version of operating system, carrier and/or manufacturer, device identifiers, and mobile advertising identifiers), and location data. We disclose these categories of Personal Data to service providers who assist us in fulfilling the following business purposes:

  • Maintaining and delivering the Interest-Based-Services.
  • Detecting and preventing fraud.
  • Analyzing and improving the Service (including via website analytics and data science service providers)
  • Providing marketing and advertising services for YouTech (including digital advertising services, CRM services, and marketing and sales software solutions). Our third party advertising partners also use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about members for advertising purposes as described below and in our [Cookie Policy].

These third-party service providers are provided only with the Personal Data that is necessary to perform the services we have hired them to provide.

We may share Personal Data about you with third parties when you give us consent to do so. For example, with your permission, we may publish and display testimonials or featured customer stories on our Websites, including names and profile photos of representatives of our customers alongside the testimonial.

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.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, mobile app, or use an online platform. Cookies and similar technologies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites, mobile apps, and online platforms faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information. For more information about cookies and their impact on you and your browsing visit www.aboutcookies.org

Cookies set by the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner (in this case, YouTech) are called “first party cookies“. Cookies set by parties other than the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner are called “third party cookies“. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website and/or mobile app and/or platform (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the website and/or mobile app and/or platform in question and also when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps and/or platforms. By choosing to use our Websites after having been notified of our use of cookies in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgment of your consent, you agree to such use.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use first-party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and/or App and/or platform to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites and/or App and/or platform. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites and/or App and/or platform for analytics and to help us deliver ads, measure the performance of those ads, and make them more relevant to you. This is described in more detail below.

Our Websites Cookies

Essential website cookies:

  • Purpose: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features.
  • Vendor:
    • YouTech.
  • How to refuse: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites and the Services to you, you cannot refuse them.

Analytics and customization cookies:

Purpose: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

Vendor:

  • Google Analytics
  • Microsoft Clarity

How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “Managing Cookies” Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Advertising cookies:

Purpose: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Vendor:

  • Microsoft/Bing
  • Google Double Click and AdWords
  • Google AdWords

How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “Managing cookies” Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Managing Cookies

Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies), or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our Services will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the features of the Services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and Services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.

How We Respond to Do Not Track (DNT) Signals

Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features which, when enabled, causes your browser to send a do not track HTTP header file or “signal” to each site you visit. At present, the Services do not respond to this type of signal.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify this Privacy Policy or any portion thereof. Any changes will be effective from the time of publication of the new privacy policy. If we believe that the changes are material, we will let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (i) posting the changes on or through the Services, (ii) sending you an email or message about the changes. Your continued use of the Services after the changes have been implemented shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised privacy policy. Otherwise, and if the new privacy policy does not suit you, you must no longer use the Services.

Our contact information

Have questions or concerns about YouTech and privacy? Contact us by email at [email protected] or by Contact Us Page: https://youtech.ooo/contact-us/