Privacy Policy and Cookies

Introduction

Thank you for visiting our website. SQLNetHub is dedicated to providing the IT professional and technical community with high-quality technical articles on Database technologies, simple, yet powerful software tools and online services, and generally provide you with a rich learning experience on Database Systems via webcasts, podcasts, eBooks and more.

SQLNetHub (referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘SQLNetHub’ or the ‘our Website’) is committed to protecting your privacy and handling your data in an open and transparent manner. The personal data that we collect and process depends on the product or service requested and agreed in each case.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using the site or submitting any personal information.

This Privacy Policy:

  • provides an overview of how SQLNetHub collects and processes your personal data and tells you about your rights under the local data protection law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’),
  • explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website and how we use it,
  • explains the conditions under which we may disclose this personal information to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time, so you are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the site, to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Note: The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the Privacy Policies posted at those sites.

Any questions regarding SQLNetHub’s Privacy Policy should be directed to privacy@sqlnethub.com


What Data We Collect

We collect personally identifiable information when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The personal information we collect include your name, email address, profile photo/avatar (optional – during member registration), as well as any information you enter in different “comment” sections on our website. Moreover, for purposes of security and analytics, we also collect your IP address when you visit our website.


How We Use Your Data

We may use the personal information provided to us in order to:

  • customize the service we provide to you,
  • administrate or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us,
  • anticipate and resolve any problems with any goods or services supplied to you,
  • send you our newsletter, where this is requested by you,
  • send you information about our other products and services provided we have your consent for doing so,
  • notify you of changes to our services as above.

Third-Parties and Their Sites

Certain SQLNetHub services, such as order handling and payment processing are offered in conjunction with our (third-party) business partners. In such cases, the personal data you submit, are hosted on our third-party business partners’ systems. Even though we choose our business partners carefully, we are not responsible for their privacy policies and practices or those of other sites that you access using links from our site. Therefore we recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit.

If you decide to purchase any of our digital goods (i.e. eBooks or Software), then you are transferred to FastSpring which is located to Santa Barbara, California. FastSpring is our third party digital commerce partner, who specializes in the secure processing of your order including the payment, processing of credit/debit transactions, and delivery of the digital goods you purchased. Any data you provide for purchasing SQLNetHub’s digital goods via FastSpring, are not collected by us, as they are entered directly on the respective FastSpring store/website, and therefore, everything is governed by FastSpring’s privacy policies and practices, data protection processes, and terms of service.

In addition, if you linked to our site from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.


What are Your Data Protection Rights

SQLNetHub respects your rights to your data. You have the following rights in terms of your personal data we hold about you:

  • the right to be informed,
  • the right of access,
  • the right to rectification,
  • the right to erasure,
  • the right to restrict processing,
  • the right to data portability,
  • the right to object,
  • rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

For any requests regarding the above, you can contact us via the Contact Section on our Website.


How you can Access and Update your Information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us via the Contact Section on our Website.

Also, if you have registered as a member on SQLNetHub, at any time you can delete your account (along with any of your data, i.e. comments, etc.) by selecting the “Delete Account” option from the “Members” menu on the upper right menu on our Website.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information SQLNetHub holds about you. If you wish to have a copy of your data, you can send us a relevant via the Contact Section on our Website.


Security Precautions in place to Protect the Loss, Misuse or Alteration of your Information

When you submit personal information on our website, we take all reasonable measures to protect your data from unlawful destruction, leakage, etc. For example, your communication with our website is private and encrypted with 128 Bit encryption on SSL.

Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


Cookies

Like many other websites, SQLNetHub’s website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you next visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies for analytics purposes (i.e. to see how many users return back to our website), which helps us to identify popular content; for interaction with social media; and, where applicable, to allow users to log in to our site. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Disabling cookies, however, may mean that some functionality may be affected.


Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.


Marketing

SQLNetHub provides a newsletter service. Our newsletter contains news about new blog posts on our Website, as well as news about our products and services and other marketing material.

Receiving our newsletter is optional,  and in order to receive it, you need to intentionally register and provide your explicit consent for receiving our marketing material.


Right to Complain

If you want to complain on any issue relating to this Privacy Notice, please send an email to privacy@sqlnethub.com. We aim to respond in a reasonable amount of time (normally 30 days). We will manage your complaint and will give you additional information about how it will be handled. You also have the right to complain to the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection. Find out on their website how to submit a complaint (http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy).


Retention Period

For Registered Members

If you have registered as a member on SQLNetHub, at any time you can delete your account (along with any of your data, i.e. comments, etc.) by selecting the “Delete Account” option from the “Members” menu on the upper right menu on our Website.

In an opposite case, your data will be stored until you select to delete your account.

For Non-Members

If you are not a registered member on SQLNetHub, your data (i.e. blog post comments) will be available until you request to erase it. In such case, you can send us a data erasure request via the Contact Section on our Website.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in March 2018.