1. Introduction

This cookie policy is designed to inform you about our practices in collecting information from you when you visit our site through cookies and other tracking technologies, while respecting your right to the protection of your personal data. Our cookies do not retain personal data such as your name or bank details. These only allow us to find out information after you’ve logged in or to help link the information about your navigation to your personal data when you choose to sign up for a service or newsletter. The confidentiality of the information is a permanent responsibility and we therefore assume that we will update this information document from time to time as we will undertake new practices on personal data or adopt new privacy policies. Concerning the processing of consent-based data (as described below), we will notify you of any change and will request your additional consent.

We specify that we will not request or receive information of any kind from children under 16 years of age.

The information below informs you about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by theitformula.com. There are also some helpful links to this topic. Theitformula.com site is operated by using cookies both both own and third parties, to provide visitors with a better navigation experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of visitors and customers. We also inform you that the site is hosted by the US web server.

2. Legislative context In accordance with the requirements of Directive 2002/58 / EC (the “E-Privacy Directive”) and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data the repeal of Directive 95/46 / EC (the “GDPR Regulation”) applicable from May 25, 2018, we have the obligation to manage safely and for the specified purposes only, the personal data that you provide us through the use of our site, in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR Regulation and the E-Privacy Directive. In particular, the GDPR Regulation requires us, first of all, to offer the possibility for the user to express or, as the case may be, withdraw his consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time, to rectify the content of personal data or to request transferring personal data to another operator, and secondly, informing the user about the content of the cookies used by our site, which categories of user’s personal data are processed by our cookies, what we do with cookie information and where we store that information, providing a high level of security on the information collected by cookies, the ability of the user to permanently block the running of any or all cookies on our site, and the deletion of the information collected by cookies. For more details on the content of these legal rules, please access the following links: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32002L0058 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32016R0679

3. Your Rights

The GDPR Regulation gives certain rights to the data subjects. You have the right to access and rectify (correct) the recording of your personal data processed by us if these are inaccurate. You may request that we delete or terminate this data, subject to certain exceptions. You can also ask us to stop using your data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to file a complaint with the data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal data. When technically feasible, we will be able – upon your request – to provide your personal data or send it directly to another operator. If access can not be provided within a reasonable timeframe, we will provide you with a date when the information will be transmitted. You can also request additional information about: the purpose of the processing, the targeted personal data categories, the source of the information and how long it will be stored. If you wish to execute any of these rights, please contact our data protection officer at office@theitformula.com at any time. WARNING! Please exercise your rights wisely and keep in mind that abuse of rights may make you liable. The contact details of the national authority for the protection of personal data are as follows: National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing

4. Responsible for the protection of personal data

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer with respect to all aspects of personal data protection and you can contact the Data Protection Officer for all matters relating to your data processing and the exercise of your rights under the legal provisions applicable, especially if you have any questions or concerns about how we process your personal data. The e-mail address to which you can contact your Data Protection Officer is: office@theitformula.com.

5. Your consent to the use of cookies

Once you have accessed our site, you will be welcomed by a message asking for your consent in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on the categories of cookies you will or will not agree to use during your visit . on our website. It is also important to note that by agreeing to the use of the cookie / s you will also agree to the safe storage of the information collected by the cookie (s) you have agreed with. Until the cookie acceptance / refusal process is completed, no cookies will be used by our site, except for cookies where the site can not function. We specify that you will always be able to block cookies as you will see, as well as the ability to delete cookie information.

6. What is a “cookie”?

A “Cookie Internet” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, other user equipment on which this site is accessed (more details on https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie). The cookie is installed through a browser-based browser (like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the hard drive user). A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of a cookie is determined, and technically only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web-server. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. There are 2 large categories of cookies: Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder to save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window. Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device for a duration that is configured by the website that placed it. This type of cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through browser settings.

7. What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information linking a web browser (the browser you are using, for example Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and a specific web-server, namely the server that host our site. If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable user services: online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

8. What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web-servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user leaves the website and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site (cookie persistent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time.

9. How we use cookies on this site

We’ve classified our cookies in the following categories to make it easy for you to understand why we need them:     Strictly required – they are used to make our work more efficient on the site. These cookies do not collect information about you that could be used for advertising or to register your activity on the internet. Without these cookies, this site will not work properly. So, if you block these cookies, we can not predict how the site will evolve for you.     Performance – these are used to analyze how our site works and how we can improve it, for example, what are the most viewed pages and if you get error messages. They do not collect information that can identify you, all data being anonymous. By using our site you consent to the use of “performance” cookies. If you block them, we can not predict how the site will evolve for you.     Functionality – they help to improve your experience, for example by reminding you which products you have added to your cart. They can record the changes you made on the site. The information they collect can be made anonymous. They strictly refer to our site and can not track other sites you visit. You may block or allow the use of these cookies, but blocking them may mean that we will no longer be able to provide certain services. It’s also possible that blocking them prevents us from memorizing that you did not want a particular service.     Targeting / Advertising – These are used to share certain information with third parties we advertise to know how you arrived on our site. We can also use cookies to identify the parts of the site you are interested in. We then use this information to show you advertisements and pages that we believe may be of interest to individualize the way we communicate with you or individualize the content of the communications we send you. If you prefer, you can opt out of it. Content individualization means that it includes information that reflects your interest in the content of our pages or offers or promotions that we think might interest you, and to improve the way we respond to your needs.

10. The types of cookies we use:

Name – What they are used for

You can modify browser settings to accept or deny these cookies.

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_gac_UA88052505-1 the user’s route tracking on the site
__cfduid the user’s route tracking on the site
__gads the user’s route tracking on the site
__qca the user’s route tracking on the site
blocking visitors website statistics
is_unique the user’s route tracking on the site
is_unique_1 the user’s route tracking on the site
is_visitor_unique the user’s route tracking on the site
sc_is_visitor_unique the user’s route tracking on the site
landing the user’s route tracking on the site
log in Online Store Functionality Functionality
PHPSESSID Online Store Functionality Functionality
_lscache_vary Online Store Functionality Functionality
wordpress_logged_in_645a85c4126d08c4bb4507571401ef49 Online Store Functionality Functionality
wordpress_sec_645a85c4126d08c4bb4507571401ef49 Online Store Functionality Functionality
wp-settingsone Online Store Functionality Functionality
wp-settings-time-1 Online Store Functionality Functionality
wp_woocommerc Online Store Functionality Functionality

11. What are cookies placed by third parties?

Third-party cookies are placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting and could be used anonymously to store a user’s browsing history so that to be given the most relevant advertising. This type of cookies can be blocked by a user through browser settings. We specify that we have no control and we are not responsible for third party privacy policies and practices, but third parties are bound to comply with the applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.

12. How can you stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore. It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details. Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Chrome Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Safari For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/ Useful Links If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: All About Cookies Microsoft Cookies guide IAB Romania provides the following website to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

13. Storing information captured by cookies

The information obtained by cookies is kept in high security by the web server, respectively the server that hosts our site. We ensure that our web server has to comply with high security requirements with regard to information collected through cookies, being bound to strictly observe the obligations imposed by the applicable law. The information we collect about you by accessing our website will not be shared with third parties.

14. Personal Data Security

In order to protect the confidentiality of the data and personal information you submit through the use of this website, we will maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology continuously. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide you with benefits or services. In addition, we train our employees on the importance of confidentiality and maintain the confidentiality and security of your information. If a personal data leak occurs, we will do our best to eliminate it and assess a leakage risk level in accordance with our policy on personal data breaches. If it is found that leakage may result in physical, material or non-material harm to you (for example, discrimination, identity theft, fraud or financial loss), we will contact you without undue delays, unless the law provides otherwise. All our steps will be taken in full cooperation with the competent supervisory authority.

15. Security aspects of cookies

Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures. In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site. Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems can create cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network). Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on the servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to prevent browsers from sending information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

16. Changes to cookie policy

We may update this information document from time to time by publishing a new version on this website. Given that privacy laws, state authority interpretations, supervisor recommendations change and improve from time to time, this notice of confidentiality and conditions of use is expected to change. We reserve the right to change at any time for any reason and without notice this information document. Any changes to our privacy policy will be displayed on this page so that you are aware of our policies. The provisions contained in this document supersede all prior announcements or statements about our privacy practices and the terms and conditions governing the use of this website.

17. Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the biggest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most popular and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips that can help you navigate without worries with cookies: Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.     If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal access data.     If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete your individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any business information when you close the browsing session.     Install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date. Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers. Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.

18. Questions, concerns, complaints

If you have any questions about your personal information or if you wish to exercise your rights or have any concerns or complaints, please contact us by sending an email to the data protection officer at office@theitformula.com

If you do not wish to use the information you have provided us, please send us an email to office@theitformula.com with the title “Do not use my data” and your name.

To update or correct your personal information, please contact your data protection officer at office@theitformula.com