Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Privacy Policy

This is Sharp Journal’s privacy policy. It sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of users and Sharp Journal. It is basically how Sharp Journal uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows Sharp Journal, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within it.

Sharp Journal uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy by visiting http://www.google.com/privacy.html for further information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

CONTACT & COMMUNICATION

Users contacting Sharp Journal and/or its owner do so at their own discretion. However, your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process.

This website use any information submitted to provide you with further information about Sharp Journal.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Sharp Journal operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about news, articles and other digital materials supplied by it. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Although Sharp Journal only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)

Sharp Journal cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and Sharp Journal cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

ADVERTS AND SPONSORED LINKS

Sharp Journal may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive.

 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that Sharp Journal and its owner participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither Sharp Journal nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to get in touch through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

Sharp Journal may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Sharp Journal and its owner through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages of interest. By default we make use of ‘bit.ly’ url shortening service to share this website on our social media platforms. For example: http://bit.ly/shARPj.

Users are however advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any other shortened urls published on social media platforms by Sharp Journal. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

For further enquiries, make use of the contact page.