Privacy policy

Last updated: July 21st, 2022

At PlumResearch, the issue of privacy is always our top priority. We respect the privacy of our customers and strive to be transparent about how we use and protect our customers’ personal data.

This Privacy Policy describes how we process your data, including personal information when you use the Altroo browser plugin (the “Application”) or visit search.altroo.net (the “Website”) – which are collectively referred to as the “Service”. Any references to „us” in this Privacy Policy refer to Plum Research S.A. (a company with its registered office at Al. Piastów 22, 71-064, Szczecin, Poland, National Court Register (KRS) no.: 0000696107; tax identification number (NIP): 8522635486), while the references to “you” refer to persons who use the Service.

We act as the data controller of personal data collected through the Service.

This Privacy Policy also includes information on how we use cookies while providing the Service.

  1. What data do we collect?

    When you use the Service (by running the Application, for instance) and its functionalities (such as its support contact form), we collect the following data about you (the scope of data depends on your use of the Service):

    • contact and account data: your email address and login – which you have provided in the Service or, in case you decide to log in through a third party service provider like Google or Facebook (single sign-on), which you have allowed us to receive from such third parties;
    • technical data, including information collected during your visits to our Website or while using the Service such as your device’s IP address, approximate physical location of your device (derived from your device’s IP address), operating system, browser information, device identification (soft_id, Windows username, browser username), list of devices which you have used to access the Service;
    • your browsing history, including your activity on websites you visited using the Service and/or preferences which you have provided to us via the Service;
    • other data which you may have voluntarily provided upon contacting us.
  2. How do we collect your data?

    The data we collect primarily comes from you. We process your data when you use the Service, fill in the support contact form or when you communicate with us in any way.

  3. How do we use your data and on what legal basis?

    We use your data for the following purposes:

    • to pursue our legitimate interests – in particular, to conduct our business, analyze and improve our Service and the services we provide, in order to contact you (by answering your questions asked via the contact form, for instance), to allow you to use the Service, including its account system, as well as to establish, exercise or defend any legal claims;
    • on the basis of your prior, express consent – in particular in relation to the automated processing of your browsing history, to log you in the Service using a third party service provider, to send you newsletters, or to allow you to participate in our surveys or contests.

    We retain your personal data for the term necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations, or to enforce our rights. Because of this, the storage period depends on the nature of the information and the purposes of processing. We will store the data processed on the basis of your consent until you withdraw it, unless we have another legal basis for such processing.

    To provide our services related to the Service, we may transfer your data outside the European Economic Area. In this case, we will use appropriate safeguards, in compliance with applicable laws, to ensure the protection of your personal data.

    We share your personal data with third parties in order to help us use it, as detailed below:

    1. We use Google Ads to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit the Website. You can learn more about how Google uses your personal data here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can opt out of personalization of Google Ads by following the steps provided here: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
    2. We use Facebook Ads to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit the Website. You can learn more about how Facebook uses your personal data here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. You can opt out of personalization of Facebook Ads by following the steps provided here: https://www.facebook.com/adpreferences.
    3. We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers use the Website. You can learn more about how Google uses your personal data here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can opt out of Google Analytics by following the steps provided here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
    4. We also use HotJar to better understand how our customers use the Website. You can learn more about how HotJar uses your personal data here: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/. You can opt out of HotJar by following the steps provided here: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy/do-not-track/.
    5. We use MailJet to handle our email and newsletter communications. You can learn more about how MailJet uses your personal data here: https://www.mailjet.com/security-privacy/. You can unsubscribe from our mailing lists by selecting the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the email you receive.
    6. We use Typeform to handle our feedback forms. You can learn more about how Typeform uses your personal data here: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt/. You can request for any personal data you shared with us using Typeform forms to be removed by contacting us in one of the ways outlined in the "Contact us" section below.
    7. If you decide to use a third party service provider to log in to our Service, you grant us consent to receive and process your account data (login or name, e-mail address) from that provider to log you in.

    Regardless of the above, we may share your data with entities providing outsourcing services (such as IT, web hosting, legal services), as well as with entities cooperating with us for the purposes of developing and maintaining the Service.

    We also inform you that we may share anonymous (non-personally identifiable) data, in an aggregated form, with our clients or partners. This means that these entities only receive data related to groups of users, and cannot identify you in particular from such data.

  4. How do we protect your data?

    We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and resilience of our data processing systems and services. These include, among others: using passwords, encryption, limiting access of our personnel to personal data, physical security measures, and data transfers encrypted using a secure connection (SSL).

  5. What are your data protection rights?

    You have the right to request from us access to your personal data that we process. You may ask for your information to be corrected or updated. You may also request for your personal information to be erased or its processing to be restricted, under certain conditions; as well you have a right to object to further processing.

    In certain situations, you may also be entitled to the right to data portability, i.e. the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format, and to ask us to transmit the data to another controller.

    In case your personal data is processed based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, although the withdrawal will not affect the processing that has already taken place.

    You have a right to file a complaint to your national data protection authority in the EU/EEA. You may find its contact details here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.

    If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

  6. Newsletter

    We may offer you an option to subscribe to our email newsletter featuring information about what’s new in our application. We will use your email address to send you the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter by selecting the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the email you receive.

  7. Cookies policy

    Cookie files (or ‘cookies’) are small data files stored on your device once you load a website. We use cookies to improve our Website and to deliver a better service.

    In particular, we use cookie files for the following purposes:

    • For functional purposes, necessary to enable some functions of the Website or to keep track whether you are signed in;
    • To collect statistical data in order to observe how users use the Website;
    • For marketing and advertising, such as web banner advertisements.

    Our Website features cookie files originating from us (first party cookies), as well as from third parties (described in point 3 above).

    You may accept or decline using cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser - you can find information how to do it below:

    Removing or blocking cookies may affect the way our Website operates, and it may cause some functionalities of the Website, such as the user account functionality, to be unavailable.

  8. Contact us

    If you have any questions about how we process your data, or would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at altroo@altroo.net or at our office: Al. Piastów 22, 71-064 Szczecin, Poland.

    We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time due to, for example, changes in ways we operate or because we are required to do so under applicable laws.