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COOKIE POLICY

Last Updated: 18 April 2023

At Tap Door, we believe it's essential for our users to understand how we use cookies and other similar technologies. These technologies assist us in operating effectively, comprehending how you use our Services, and have numerous purposes beyond advertising, which we will elaborate on in this Cookies Policy.

For the purpose of this policy, we'll refer to our website, Tapdoor.com, as the "Site." Our Services, including the Site, are collectively referred to as the "Services." We will use the term "Cookie Technology" to refer to cookies and similar technologies as a whole.

Cookies

We want you to understand how we use cookies and other similar technologies at Tap Door, which we refer to collectively as "Cookie Technology". Cookies are small data files that are sent from a server to your web browser and stored in your browser's cache, allowing a website or third party to recognise your browser.

There are three primary types of cookies that we use.

  • Session Cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages on the Site, so you don't have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time, such as after you leave the Site or when you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the Site and allow Tap Door to recognise you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
  • Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Tap Door and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.

Cookies store data about your use, but they are helpful because they allow Tap Door to function and customise your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser's settings to reflect your preferences to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies, see "Managing your Cookie Preferences'' below.

Please note that some of our Services may not function properly if your browser does not accept cookies.

For a description of Tap Door's principal first-party cookies, please see our Cookies Disclosures.

Other Technologies

In addition to cookies, Tap Door uses other similar technologies on the Site and elsewhere on the web or in the mobile ecosystem. Here are some examples:

  • Web Beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) that are used to understand browsing activity. Web beacons have a unique identifier, but unlike cookies, they are not stored on a user’s computer hard drive. Instead, they are rendered invisibly on web pages when you open a page. We use web beacons to monitor the performance of the Site, measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, and to understand how visitors use the Site.
  • Social widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. Social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget. These widgets are controlled by the third parties that provide them, not by Tap Door.
  • UTM Codes: These are strings that appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator”, which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another. The string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website. We use UTM codes to understand how visitors are finding and using the Site.
  • Application SDKs: These are mobile application third-party software development kits that are embedded in the Apps and used in many mobile applications. App SDKs permit the collection of information about the app itself, activity in the app, and the device the application is running on. We use app SDKs to improve the functionality of our mobile apps and to understand how users interact with them.
  • Local Storage Objects: These are sets of data that can be stored on your browser by a site or app. They can be used to maintain preferences, a history of usage, or even the state or settings of a site or an app. We use local storage objects to improve the functionality of the Site and our mobile apps.
  • Internet of Things identifiers: Internet-connected devices such as voice-activated assistants or smart TVs may send identifiers and other data analogues to web browsers or mobile SDKs. We may collect this information to improve the functionality of our mobile apps and to understand how users interact with them.

We may use other similar technologies in the future as they are developed and become available.

Purposes

Tap Door uses Cookie Technologies for a variety of purposes, all of which are intended to enhance and customise your experience when using the Site, Services, and Apps. These purposes include:

Security and Authentication (Strictly Necessary): Certain Cookie Technologies are essential to ensure the smooth operation of Tap Door, including maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Site, enabling authentication and logging into Tap Door, and ensuring that transactions can be securely completed. These cookies are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the Site, and without them, some of the Services would not be available to you.

Account and User Preferences: Tap Door also uses certain Cookie Technologies to remember your account and preferences over time, such as maintaining your login status when returning to Tap Door, remembering your preferences for Tap Door features, and customising content based on how you use Tap Door. This helps to create a more personalised experience for you and enhances the usability of the Site.

Social Networks: Some Cookie Technologies are used to facilitate your interactions with social networks while using the Services, such as sharing content with the social network, logging in with the social network, and other features you employ with the social network. Tap Door partners with various social networks, and these technologies are set and controlled by the social networks themselves. Your privacy preferences for these social networks can be managed through your account settings with the respective social network. For more information on specific social media tools and widgets, please see our Cookies Disclosures.

Performance and Analytics: Certain Cookie Technologies help Tap Door to measure performance data on how the Services are functioning in order to improve the Site and the Services. This includes data on site and app functionality and speed to help us optimise Tap Door, as well as information on how the Services are used to help us improve your experience on Tap Door. We also use cookies to detect and report bugs to help make Tap Door work better. Transient technologies, including cookies or local stored objects, may be employed for site performance, experiments, form information, and interactions with the site, and temporary, short-term cookies may be used for limited-time site events such as sales and promotions. We use Google Analytics to help understand how Tap Door is used by its community, and for some advertising features, we may combine data from Google Analytics with our first-party and third-party cookies. To learn more about how to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, please see Managing your Cookie Technology Preferences at the bottom of this Policy.

Marketing Services: Tap Door partners with third-party service providers that may use various Cookie Technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit Tap Door, and affiliated sites, or to show you ads on and off Tap Door. These technologies allow a partner to recognise your computer, mobile device, or network device (like an IoT device such as voice-activated assistant or Smart TV), each time you visit Tap Door or other websites and mobile applications based on data like a cookie, your IP address, or device ID, but do not allow access to other personal information from Tap Door. However, these technologies may allow us or a third party to recognise you, either from a single device or across devices over time. These third parties are required to follow applicable laws, self-regulatory programmes, and Tap Door’s data protection rules where applicable. Tap Door does not control these third parties, who each have their own privacy policies and privacy practices. Tap Door adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising.

Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketing performance analytics and uses as well.

For Audience targeting, Tap Door may share hashed identifiers that represent an email address or name, along with other information you provide to use such as approximate location, birthday and/or phone number, with partners such as Google and/or Facebook so they can provide Tap Door with audiences interested in specific types of products or services. Google and/or Facebook will only provide this information and can only identify you based on their separate policies and agreements with their users.

You can find a description of third-party Cookie Technologies used by Tap Door, along with their respective Privacy Policies and options for controlling your privacy on these platforms, in our Cookies Disclosures.

Consent, Contract, and Legitimate Interests in Processing

Tap Door understands the importance of transparency when it comes to using Cookie Technologies. Some of these technologies are essential to the proper functioning of the Site and are provided based on contractual necessity, as they are required to perform the services you have requested. These functions include those that are strictly necessary for the service to function, as noted in our previous sections.

By choosing to use Tap Door's Services after having been notified of our use of Cookie Technologies in the ways described in this Policy, and in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use. You have the option to manage your Cookie Technology preferences through your browser settings and other tools. Please note, however, that if you choose to disable certain Cookies, the Site may not function as intended, and certain features may not be available to you.

Tap Door also relies on legitimate interests for processing some data. Legitimate interests include, for example, processing data for security purposes, fraud prevention, and network and information security. We will always ensure that we balance our legitimate interests with your rights as a user of the Site.

More information regarding the lawful basis for processing data and your rights as a user can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Managing Your Cookie Preferences

As a user of Tap Door's Services, you have the ability to manage your preferences for certain Cookie Technologies. If you do not wish to receive certain types of cookies, you can opt-out of them by changing your preferences in your Tap Door account settings. To do so, click on the GDPR Preferences link in your account settings and adjust the settings for third-party marketing cookies and similar technologies.

Additionally, you can find information on third-party privacy policies and opt-out processes in our Cookies Disclosures.

If you access Tap Door through a web browser, you can also adjust your browser settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Please note that each browser is different, but you can usually find these settings in the "options" or "preferences" menu.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertisements, you may opt-out of third-party networks by exercising your preferences as described below. However, please note that this will not stop you from receiving generic advertisements. If you reject or block all cookies in your browser settings, you may not be able to fully access and use Tap Door's Services, as some cookies are necessary for the Site to function properly.

To opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can visit Google Ad Settings or Ad Settings for mobile apps, or use the Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.

Various third parties provide browser plug-ins and apps that can help limit or block third-party cookies, web beacons, and some Javascript-based technologies. However, Tap Door does not recommend or vouch for the efficacy of any particular third-party product.

Both Google and Facebook provide tools to control the use of advertising on their respective platforms, including advertising on and with Tap Door. You can find more information on these tools and settings in your account settings on the respective platforms, including in Google's Privacy Centre and in Facebook's Ad Settings.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the use of Cookies at Tap Door, please see the “Contact” section of Tap Door’s Privacy Policy.

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