Mizuno Europe is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our web site http://mizforum.balloonhost.co.uk/ (the “Site”) and users of the other services available through our Site (the “Service(s)”). We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private and is used only for the purposes set forth herein.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. We do not intentionally collect information from minors, and we do not target its web site to children. Users must be at least 13 years of age to use this site.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. We may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our web site.
We may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the web site, we may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the user deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Although GA4 records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. In GA4, IP Anonymisation is enabled by default and cannot be switched off. This means that GA4 will not store the IP addresses of users.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States. For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the user is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The following table describes each cookie set by gtag.js. To learn more about the data that Analytics collects, see Safeguarding your data.
|Cookie name||Default expiration time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_ga_<container-id>||2 years||Used to persist session state.|
These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties. The user may prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the user. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. The user has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that is generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/analytics/
We are constantly trying to improve the customer experience on our website by providing visitors with more personalised and targeted campaigns and offerings. To do so, we use Google Tag Manager (GTM).
GTM is a little snippet of code that helps us track user behaviour across our sites and then pushes the data to our Google Analytics 4 (GA4) account. Then, all the data is perfectly organised and ready for us to assess and review for potential site improvements and remarketing campaigns. Google Tag Manager is a tag management system provided by Google that allows us to easily update and manage tags on our Website without needing to modify the underlying code.
Google Tag Manager may collect certain information about your usage of our Website, such as:
This web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. We do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. We use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the pages of this site you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Information you provide when registaring as a user is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of our individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the sites members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to our members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
We may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about our web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
If you are a registered member of our website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Our member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other members and to the public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
Given the international scope of this websites, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If this is not acceptable to you then please do not submit information to this website.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by us, please do not visit our web sites or apply for membership of any of our websites or email lists. Members can review and manage what and who is able to view their information by visiting the account privacy page.
We are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of this web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
We make every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other members and to the public. We assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.
This website may send emails to users to inform them of updates, communication from another user, or about new content on the site they may be interested in. Members are able to select what level of updates they will recieve by email. If you would like to manage your settings regarding these emails please visit the account preferences page.
If you would like to exersise your right to be forgotten please get in contact with us and request account deletion. We will remove any personal information associated with your account on this website including any handle or usernames you have used before deleting the account.
Please be aware that any content posted onto the site may still be retained without any personally identifiable information. Users are able to edit their own posts and we recomend that users remove any personally identifiable information they do not want retained before requesting the deletion of their account.
From time to time we may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.