PLATFORM PRIVACY POLICY


We are Improve Digital. We are based at Danzigerkade 215, 1013AP Amsterdam. You can contact us at privacy@Improvedigital.com. You can contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@improvedigital.com or via the switchboard at +31 202 620 277. In this Platform Privacy Policy we describe how we use cookies and process data, including personal data, when you visit a site of one our publisher clients.
 
We are committed to a lawful, fair and transparent processing of personal data, adhering to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
 
If you have any questions about our use of personal data when you visit our website, apply for a job, or get in touch with us via our website, please take a look at our Website Privacy Policy.

 

 

1. How does Improve Digital use cookies
Cookies to be able to sell and show ads
 
The websites of most of our clients are accessible free of charge. They use advertising income to cover for their cost, so ads are for them a necessary and vital source of income.
 
Our clients use the technology of Improve Digital to sell their advertising inventory. Through our platform they are able to sell it to numerous buyers. Our platform makes use of functional and non-functional cookies. For making use of non-functional cookies, we need your approval. When you visit a website from a company that makes use of our platform the website will ask your permission (opt-in) to do this.
 
Our platform works as an auction that connects the buyers with our clients. In order to start the auction, Improve Digital sends a so called bid-request to numerous buyers. In response, the buyer will send a so called bid-response. The bid request that Improve Digital sends to buyers makes use of cookies and may contain personal data.
 
Below we describe what cookies Improve Digital uses to establish a bid request, and how long they are used.
 
Cookies used by Improve Digital to sell and show ads
 
Name Placed by Reason How long
pvt Improve Digital Tracks views to measure conversions  90 days
pct Improve Digital Tracks clicks to measure conversions 90 days
fh Improve Digital Track views for reporting to client. 90 days
TUUID Improve Digital To enable the bidding process. 90 days
ih Improve Digital To limit the number of advertisements you see (frequency capping). 90 days
sh Improve Digital To limit the number of advertisements you see (frequency capping). 90 days
ad Improve Digital Track views and clicks to measure conversions. 90 days
pxl Improve Digital Division by client into groups. 90 days
um Improve Digital  To enable the bidding process. 90 days
umeh Improve Digital  To enable the bidding process. 90 days
lc7d Improve Digital To enable the bidding process. 7 days
lcri5m Improve Digital To enable the bidding process. 5 minutes
lcai9h Improve Digital To enable the bidding process. 9 hours
Tuuid_last_update Improve Digital To enable the bidding process  90 days
Ihti Improve Digital To limit the number of advertisements you see (frequency capping)  90 days

 

 

2. How does Improve Digital use personal data
Data used by Improve Digital to sell and show ads
 
Improve Digital collects and processes the following types of (personal) data:

  • General data about the browser used for instance, whether it is Chrome or Firefox, and what version.
  • Whether you visit the website with a desktop/laptop or tablet/smartphone.
  • The version and language of the operating system used.
  • Upon access, the approximate geographical location of the visitor based on the IP address, at the country or region level.
  • The IP address used (the address of the Internet connection).

Purposes that we use the data for  
Improve Digital uses the data it collects for the purpose of enabling the automated auction (bidding process) of ad inventory of our clients and to record views and clicks on ads.
 
Our legal basis for the processing 
We base our processing on consent of the data subject.
 
Where do we obtain the data from  
We collect our data via the above cookies.
 
How long and where do we store data 
We store data for up to 90 days. If we interact with a cookies stored on your device, this period starts again.
 
Who we share data with 
We share the above data with a large number of buyers, such as advertizers, brands, media agencies, and other intermediaries, although not all buyers receive the same data. The list of buyers changes on a continuing basis, and for this reason we cannot include a comprehensive list here.
 
Transfer of your personal data 
If you are an EU resident, you should also know that we intend to transfer your personal data from your home country to countries and organization that do not offer an adequate level of protection for your personal data. When we transfer this data, we will do so only when we have put in place appropriate safeguards (a copy of which you can get by writing to our DPO), or have obtained explicit consent from you for such transfer.
 

3. Your rights to your data
Access rights
 
You have the right to request access to your personal data that we process. You also have the right to: 

  • Rectify incorrect personal data or erase it in certain circumstances.
  • Restrict or object to the processing of your personal data.
  • Receive your data so that you can use it elsewhere (data portability).

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at privacy@Improvedigital.com. We will provide you with instructions about what information (cookie) we need so that we are able to find the data in question. If you ask us to delete your data, then we reserve the right to store the data we need to meet our legal and internal audit requirements. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
 
Revoke consent for Improve Digital cookies and data processing 
You also the right to withdraw your consent at any time but we would like to point out that this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing before the date that you withdrew your consent. To revoke your consent, please click here.
 

 
Advertising on devices (Internet of things) 
Some of our clients also use the technology of Improve Digital to sell advertising space on Internet-connected devices that are not a phone, computer or tablet. For example, a smart tv, game console or mediabox. The possibilities of these devices are limited, and not everything described in this Platform Privacy Policy takes place with the selling of advertising space on such devices. 
When selling such advertising space our clients can only track what ads you have already seen. They cannot use our technology to look at your use of the devices to try and assess your interests. 
Also, for most of such devices it is not possible to generally not allow cookies or opt-out, although you can often remove all cookies. Consult the user manual of your device, or the privacy or cookie policy of the provider of the device to know how to do this.
 
Opt-out of all cookies 
If you want to opt-out of cookies more generally, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also adapt the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or refuses only cookies from third parties. You can also remove cookies that have already been placed. Note that you need to change separate settings for every browser and computer you use. Please also be aware that refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see any ads.
 
Whitelist of Advertising Technology Providers 
Whilst we are working with our trade partners and affiliates to implement new industry standards and frameworks, such as the IAB transparency and Consent Framework. We have in the interim put in place static vendor lists with some of our partners. Data Subjects and End Users should note that at present when you provide consent to Improve Digital or consent to the use of our cookies, this consent is applied to our present static vendor list, if you wish to review this list please click here.
 
Version information 
This policy was last updated 25th May 2018.