About this website

ASLAN Hub is a website with the web address: https://aslanhub.com. The website editor can be contacted using the contact form. The website is hosted by Siteground on servers based in London. The site’s content management system is WordPress, which is owned by Automattic, Inc.

Privacy policy introduction

Before you submit any information on or through the site, please review this privacy policy together with our disclaimer to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

Please note that this privacy policy applies to information collected through this site and not to information you may provide to any third-party sites to which we may link.

Information we collect

We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us, and when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device.

Information specifically provided by you includes your name, email address, physical address, login username, password, or other information that you voluntarily share with us, for example by subscribing to receive our newsletters, posting a comment, subscribing to receive comment follow-ups, making a contact form submission or communicating with us by email or otherwise.

You do not have an obligation to provide us with your information; however, by not providing your information, you may not be able to use our site or its services.

Information automatically or passively collected includes the following:

Device and usage information. We may automatically collect and analyse certain information about the computer or devices you use to access the site. This may include information such as IP addresses, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, the state or country from which you accessed the site, referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the site, the frequency of your use of the services, error logs, and other similar information. These things allow us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the site. We may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.

Location information. We and our service providers may automatically collect location information, including general information such as IP address from your computer or mobile device. The site uses this location information to provide customized location-based services, content, promotional offers and other information that may be of interest to you. We may also use location information to improve the functionality of the site. If you do not wish to have this location information collected and used by us and our service providers, you may disable the location features on your device. Please note that if you disable such features, you will not be able to access or receive some or all of the services, content and features made available via the site.

Cookies. Like many websites, this site uses cookies to gather information about your general internet use. Cookies are small files that are placed on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enhance your experience with the site. When used, cookies are downloaded and stored on your device. Such information, on its own, will not identify you personally. You can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Finally, some third-party services that we use may also place cookies on your device. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

Using your information

We use the information we collect from you to provide, maintain, protect and improve the site and its services. In addition, we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you related to products or services provided by us.

  • To inform you of any changes, offers, updates or other announcements about our site, services or products.

  • To process a transaction you initiate.

  • To process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback.

  • For internal research.

  • To keep the site secure and safe.

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features offered by our site.

Use of comments data. When visitors leave comments on the website, the WordPress software collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised 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/.

Information storage and security

We will keep your information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose that it has been processed. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for an additional time.

We take all reasonable measures to protect your personal data and information, and to protect our site from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we maintain.

Disclosing your information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this privacy policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • Consent: We may disclose personal information if we have your specific consent to do so.

  • Third party services: We may use third-party service providers and other agents to help us provide, maintain, protect and improve the site and its services. We may provide personal information to these parties to perform certain tasks based on our instructions and in compliance with this privacy policy or an equivalent level of privacy protection. Examples of third party services include data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and payment processing.

  • Legal: We will share personal information if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce our disclaimer and terms of use, enforce applicable terms of service or any of our other agreements with you, including investigation of potential breaches, detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the site, ourselves, our representatives, other users, and/or the public, as required or permitted by law.

  • Succession: If we are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, you agree that your personal information may be transferred to a third party.

If you wish to “opt-out” of having your personal information used for certain purposes, please contact us.

Contact form submissions. Information provided in contact form submissions is used for customer service purposes, but is not used for marketing purposes.

Comments. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service. All information you disclose in your comments, your public profile or in other public portions of the site becomes public information. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. Therefore, care should be taken in what you choose to disclose publicly. We recommend that you do not post contact details or sensitive personal information.

Media. If you submit images to us – for example to illustrate your article that we are publishing – any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) may be downloaded by visitors and the location data extracted. Therefore, you should avoid submitting images with embedded location data.

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.

Third party links

The site contains links to third-party websites, applications and other services. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and services. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the site and to read the privacy statements of every site they visit that collects their information. Some of these links may be affiliate marketing links encoded by third parties. This means that we may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links, and affiliate partners may use cookies to understand your use of the services.

Children’s privacy protection

Our site and its services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Your rights

Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and many other jurisdictions have certain legal rights to obtain confirmation of whether we hold personal data about them, to access personal data we hold about them, and to obtain its correction, update, amendment, or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may also have rights to object to our handling of your personal data, restrict our processing of your personal data, and to withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please contact us as described below with the nature of your request.

Changes to this privacy policy
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection, and use practices, the features of our services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the services following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, p
lease contact us.