Time Out privacy policy

We have a strict policy with regard to your personal data



Privacy Policy

By visiting the websites www.timeout.com and www.timeout.com/switzerland (the "Websites"), you accept the terms and conditions described in this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") and consent to the collection and use of your personal data by Ripley & Jones AG, the registered office being at Bellerivestrasse 11, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland ("we", "us" or "our") for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and for any other purpose reasonably necessary for the provision or proper administration of the website www.timeout.com and the business of Time Out Digital Limited ("Time Out"). Further details concerning the use of your data on the website www.timeout.com are indicated on that website of Time Out.

If you do not accept the practices set out in this Privacy Policy you should not use the Websites.

What data is being collected?

We may automatically collect information about your visits, such as browsing patterns. Information collected in this way does not reveal your contact details or any type of personal data. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyse, manage and develop the Websites, and is not linked to any individual.

How we collect data

The Websites may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Websites, and understanding how visitors use the Websites. Cookies can also help customize the Websites for visitors. Time Out uses cookies to track user usage on the Websites. Time Out uses ad servers (such as DoubleClick) to serve advertisements on the Websites. Ad servers use cookies to help target relevant ads to users. To find out more about the use of cookies and the information-gathering practices and opt-out procedures of AdLINK, please follow the link here.

Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work at www.cookiecentral.com.

We may also use uses cookies for a number of other purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging on process for registered users, to help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users, to provide the mechanisms for improving and monitoring visitor’s experiences mapping and to enable traffic monitoring.

Non-registered visitors of the Websites are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on a timeout.com advertisement on another site that links to the Websites will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.

While you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of the Website or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of our stores or access any areas reserved for registered users. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.

Cookies on the Websites cannot be used by themselves to identify you and you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, some interactive features of the Websites may not work if cookies are disabled. Cookies can be disabled in your browser by following the instructions found at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

Why is this data collected?

We and Time Out collect aggregate user information to sell sponsorships on the Websites to advertisers and to monitor customer traffic patterns such as the number of users to the Websites, the pages visited and the length of visit which enables us to improve the service we provide.

In addition, we and Time Out collect information from users who click on advertisements to measure interest and inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or clicked on their ads.

We and Time Out also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on the Websites to be targeted, in the aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent.

What we do with the information collected

We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes and aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

We reserve the right to co-operate with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information to detect and prevent fraud and in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

How do we keep data secure?

We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the Websites. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. We use appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures to try to prevent that personal data from being accessed by unauthorised persons and to ensure that you may input personal data safely. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal data to you.

Only aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns will be given to advertisers.

Individual user details will not be passed on without prior consent. If we ever request that you volunteer additional information, such as financial data or age (in an online survey, for example) your response will always be voluntary and this data will only be used as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users of the Websites as a whole.

Despite these efforts, neither we nor Time Out can guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between us and the users of the Websites.

Amending this Privacy Policy?

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with Swiss data privacy laws.

Information on data, revocation and correction of data?

You have the right to request information regarding the storage of your personal data, if any, by us and can also request a copy of this data.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the storing of your personal data, if any, at any time and/or demand the correction of that data. Please be advised that in order to protect your privacy and security we will verify your identity before you are able to take these actions.

Should you wish to request information on your personal data, to object to the future use of your data and/or revoke consent, please contact us under the email-adress indicated on our website.

In the event of the revocation of consent to store, process, and use your personal data, if any, we will immediately delete all your stored data.


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