This privacy policy sets out how Winterized uses and protects any information that you give while using this website.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information voluntarily as part of participation in contests, surveys, email subscriptions, and other activities:

  • Contact information including email address.
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests.
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers, or other information that we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Any user data that we collect and store is in a secure database with effective electronic controls and managerial processes to prevent unauthorised access and distribution.

How We Use Cookies

winterised.com sets several cookies which are necessary for the proper functioning of the web site. Additionally, our advertising platform and providers set and read cookies to track the advertisements our visitors see. This data is not personally identifiable.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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.

Affiliate Link Disclosure Statement

We work hard to test gear that we think is relevant to you. Did you know that you can support our efforts by purchasing your gear and equipment through the links on our site? It costs you nothing more than usual – it’s just how we are rewarded for the effort we put in to make sure we’re showing you the best stuff, and we appreciate the support as it helps us post top-notch gear reviews to you and other readers.

In some of our stories, we link to relevant and trusted affiliate partners like Amazon, Helly Hansen, Decathlon etc.

How it works

If a Winterized user clicks an affiliate link and purchases a product or service from any of these affiliate sites within a set amount of time Winterized receives a small commission. Affiliate linking has become a regular process in digital publishing. Though these commissions help us pay for things like site maintenance and buying kit, it doesn’t interfere with our goal of offering unbiased gear reviews, advice and stories. We do not accept payment in any form for positive reviews or stories.

Advertising

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is https://www.google.com/adsense. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Controlling Your Personal Information

If you have previously agreed to allowing us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Opt Out

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

winterised.com@gmail.com

Winterized may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 2017 and was last updated 21 December 2018.