CookiesCookies

Cookie Policy of samerkhouzami.com

Cookies and other Identifiers consist of portions of code placed on the User’s device that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described.
Some of the purposes for which Identifiers are used may also require the User's consent. Whenever consent is given, it can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.


Activities strictly necessary for the operation of samerkhouzami.com and delivery of the Service

Samerkhouzami.com uses Cookies or other Identifiers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service and, therefore, do not require Users to consent. Users can disable such Identifiers by modifying their browser or device settings as described in more detail within this document, but this may affect core operational functions or result in the unavailability of the Service.


Traffic optimization and distribution

This type of service allows samerkhouzami.com to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between samerkhouzami.com and the User's browser.
Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.
Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)
Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.
The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through samerkhouzami.com, i.e., communication between samerkhouzami.com and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from samerkhouzami.com to be collected.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.


Other activities


Basic interactions & functionalities

Samerkhouzami.com uses Cookies or other Identifiers to enable basic interactions and functionalities, allowing Users to access selected features of the Service and facilitating the User's communication with the Owner.


Interaction with live chat platforms

This type of service allows Users to interact with third-party live chat platforms directly from the pages of samerkhouzami.com, for contacting and being contacted by samerkhouzami.com support service.
If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service. Moreover, live chat conversations may be logged.


Facebook Messenger Customer Chat (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Messenger Customer Chat is a service for interacting with the Facebook Messenger live chat platform provided by Facebook, Inc.
Personal Data processed: Cookies, Data communicated while using the service and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Privacy Shield participant.


Experience enhancement

Samerkhouzami.com uses Cookies or other Identifiers to provide a personalized user experience by improving the quality of preference management options, and by enabling interaction with external networks and platforms.


Content commenting

Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of samerkhouzami.com.
Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.
If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.


Facebook Comments (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Comments is a content commenting service provided by Facebook, Inc. enabling the User to leave comments and share them on the Facebook platform.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. Privacy Shield participant.


Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of samerkhouzami.com and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.


Google Maps widget

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location samerkhouzami.com is accessed from, that allows samerkhouzami.com to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Ireland – Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. Privacy Shield participant.


Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of samerkhouzami.com.
The interaction and information obtained through samerkhouzami.com are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
It is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on samerkhouzami.com isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.


AddThis (Oracle Corporation)

AddThis is a service provided by Oracle Corporation, which displays a widget that allows interaction with social networks and external platforms as well as sharing the contents of samerkhouzami.com.
Depending on the configuration, this service can display widgets belonging to third parties such as the managers of social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the third parties that provide the widget will be informed of interactions and Usage Data on the pages where this service is installed.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html.


Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. Privacy Shield participant.


Measurement

Samerkhouzami.com uses Cookies or other Identifiers to measure traffic and analyze User behavior with the goal of improving the Service.

Analytics
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.


Google Analytics (Google LLC)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of samerkhouzami.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
 – Opt Out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Privacy Shield participant.

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on samerkhouzami.com. The Facebook pixel tracks conversions that can be attributed to ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Privacy Shield participant.

Targeting & Advertising

Samerkhouzami.com uses Cookies or other Identifiers to deliver personalized marketing content based on User behavior and to operate, serve and track ads.

Advertising

This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes. These communications are displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on samerkhouzami.com, possibly based on User interests.

This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.

Some of the services listed below may use Cookies or other Identifiers to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside samerkhouzami.com. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.

In addition to any opt-out feature offered by any of the services below, Users may opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

Facebook Audience Network (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Audience Network is an advertising service provided by Facebook, Inc. In order to understand Facebook's use of Data, consult Facebook’s data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Samerkhouzami.com may use identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID or Advertising Identifier for iOS, respectively) and technologies similar to cookies to run the Facebook Audience Network service. One of the ways Audience Network shows ads is by using the User's ad preferences. The User can control this in the Facebook ad settings: https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings.

Users may opt-out of certain Audience Network targeting through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or by following the instructions in other Audience Network related sections of this privacy policy, if available.
Personal Data processed: Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
 – Opt Out: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. Privacy Shield participant.

Facebook Lookalike Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Lookalike Audience is an advertising and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that uses Data collected through Facebook Custom Audience in order to display ads to Users with similar behavior to Users who are already in a Custom Audience list on the base of their past use of samerkhouzami.com or engagement with relevant content across the Facebook apps and services.

On the base of these Data, personalized ads will be shown to Users suggested by Facebook Lookalike Audience.

Users can opt out of Facebook's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting this opt-out page: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
 – Opt Out: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN. Privacy Shield participant.


Remarketing and behavioral targeting

This type of service allows samerkhouzami.com and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of samerkhouzami.com by the User.

This activity is facilitated by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies and other Identifiers to collect information which is then transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

Some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists.

In addition to any opt-out feature provided by any of the services below, Users may opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of samerkhouzami.com with the Facebook advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ - Opt Out: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN. Privacy Shield participant.

Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of samerkhouzami.com with the Facebook advertising network.

Users can opt out of Facebook's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting this opt-out page: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.

Personal Data processed: Cookies and email address.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
 – Opt Out: https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN. Privacy Shield participant.

How to provide or withdraw consent

Users can provide or withdraw consent to the use of Cookies and other Identifiers by setting their preferences within the cookie notice or by updating such preferences via the relevant consent-preferences widget accordingly, if available.
Additionally, Users can manage preferences regarding Identifiers directly from within their own device settings and prevent – for example – the storing of third-party Identifiers. It is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored Identifiers, including those used to remember the User’s initial consent. Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Identifiers in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies,
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences,
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/
and
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies.
With regard to any Identifiers stored by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.
Notwithstanding the above, Users are hereby informed that they may follow the instructions provided by Your Online Choices (EU): https://www.youronlinechoices.com/, the Network Advertising Initiative (US): https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-digital-advertising and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US) https://www.aboutads.info/consumers/, DAAC (Canada) https://youradchoices.ca/en/learn, DDAI (Japan) http://www.ddai.info/optout or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller

Samer Khouzami, Ain el Tineh, Beirut, Lebanon
Owner contact email: [email protected]

Since the storing of third-party Cookies and other Identifiers through the services used within samerkhouzami.com cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Identifiers stored by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding technologies related to Cookies and other Identifiers, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of such Identifiers by samerkhouzami.com.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data
Information collected automatically through samerkhouzami.com (or third-party services employed in samerkhouzami.com), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use samerkhouzami.com, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

User
The individual using samerkhouzami.com who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of samerkhouzami.com. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of samerkhouzami.com.

samerkhouzami.com (or this Application)
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service
The service provided by samerkhouzami.com as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookie
Cookies are Identifiers consisting of small sets of data stored in the User's browser.

Identifier
Any technology - including Cookies - that allows for the storing of information, or the accessing of already-stored information, on the User’s device.

Legal information
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
This privacy policy relates solely to samerkhouzami.com, if not stated otherwise within this document.

Latest update: March 26, 2020