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Privacy Policy

Effective Date May 1, 2023


Horizon Search (collectively referred to as "Horizon Search," "us," or "we") acknowledges the importance of your privacy. We strive to be transparent about our use of various technologies. This Cookie Policy explains the usage and reasons behind the use of cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and similar technologies (collectively referred to as "Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies") on your device when you access or visit any website or application that includes a link to this Policy (collectively referred to as "the Sites"). Please read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

 

What Do We Mean by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored and accessed from your device when you visit any of our Sites, provided you give your consent. Other tracking technologies function similarly to cookies, placing small data files on your devices or monitoring your website activity, thus enabling us to gather information regarding your usage of our Sites. This allows our Sites to distinguish your device from other site users. The details provided about cookies herein are also applicable to other tracking technologies. More information is available at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

 

How do Our Sites Employ Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

Horizon Search utilises Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to identify you and your interests, recall your preferences, and track your usage of our Sites. We also employ Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to regulate access to certain content on our Sites, safeguard the Sites, and process any requests you submit to us.

 

For Site administration and research purposes, Horizon Search has engaged third-party service providers to track and analyse usage and volume statistics from our Site users. These third-party service providers employ persistent Cookies to aid us in enhancing the user experience, managing our Site content, and analysing how users navigate and utilise the Sites.

 

Distinguishing Between First and Third Party Cookies

"First party Cookies" are cookies that Horizon Search owns and installs on your device. "Third party Cookies" are cookies placed on your device through our Site by another party. Horizon Search may engage third-party service providers to email users who have shared their contact information with us. To measure and enhance the effectiveness of our email communications and to ascertain whether messages have been opened and links clicked, these third-party service providers may set Cookies on the devices of these users.

For more details on how these firms gather and utilise information on our behalf, kindly refer to their privacy policies below.

 

The types of cookies we use depending on the Site are:

 

Persistent Cookies: We utilise persistent Cookies to enhance your experience using the Sites. This includes recording your acceptance of our Cookie Policy to remove the cookie message initially appearing when you use the Sites.

 

Session Cookies: Session Cookies are temporary and are deleted when your web browser is closed. We use session Cookies to assist us in tracking internet usage as outlined above.

 

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the suitable setting on your browser. However, should you select this setting, you may be unable to access specific segments of the Sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you guide your browser to our Sites.

 

The data gathered by the Sites and via Cookies that may be installed on your computer will only be stored for as long as required to fulfil the purposes outlined above. Regardless, such information will be retained for up to one year.

 

How Can I Reject or Withdraw My Consent for the Use of Cookies?

If you prefer not to have Cookies placed on your device, you can modify your Internet browser settings to reject the installation of all or some Cookies and to notify you when a Cookie is being set on your device. For detailed instructions on how to do this, refer to the 'help,' 'tool,' or 'edit' section of your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) via your browser settings, you might not be able to fully access or utilize all portions or functionalities of our Sites.

 

If you wish to delete previously-stored Cookies, you can manually remove them anytime. However, this will only prevent the Sites from installing further Cookies on your device if you modify your Internet browser setting as stated above.

 

For more insights on creating user-profiles and the employment of targeting/advertising Cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu if you reside in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if you are based in the United States.

 

How Do We Employ Other Tracking Technologies in Our Communications?

Horizon Search may gather data regarding whether you open or click on any links present in the knowledge, research, or event communications we send you, employing web beacons. A web beacon is a graphic image situated on a website or within an email, which in combination with cookies, accumulates information concerning your use of or interaction with a Horizon Search website or email. For instance, we may incorporate web beacons into the knowledge, research, or event communications we send you to ascertain whether you have opened our email or clicked a link. The data gathered assists us in enhancing the effectiveness of the content and format of our websites and email communications.

 

How Can I Reject or Withdraw My Consent for the Use of Web Beacons?

You can evade web beacons by adjusting your email reader program to turn off the functionality that allows remote images to load and by abstaining from clicking links in email messages.

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