Privacy

Introduction

Grapeshot has a privacy policy for the web services it delivers to its business customers - web publishers, networks, media agencies or advertisers.

Grapeshot supplies a contextual targeting platform that uses the keywords it finds in web pages:

  • Grapeshot technology profiles the page URL by extracting keywords and calculating categories for the page
  • Grapeshot tries to calculate the most relevant content or advertising to place on the page, by using the keywords it sees on the page to find related media - this is called "contextual targeting"
  • Grapeshot sometimes stores page keywords against a Cookie ID, only when 'user context tracking' is switched on for a particular customer installation, on request of that customer
  • Grapeshot deploys 'user keyword tracking' to improve the context of content or advertising delivered to Home Pages and Section Heads, where there is no obvious text content on the page to drive relevance
  • Grapeshot is a technology provider and operates within the Terms & Conditions that Grapeshot customers use to deliver services to their own end customers
  • Grapeshot stores user keywords against a unique Cookie ID seperately for each customer service which Grapeshot supports
  • Grapeshot does not share any user keyword profiles between separate customer installations
  • If you opt-out of Grapeshot tracking then no user keywords, or derived categories, will be collected for your Cookie ID
  • Grapeshot Opt-In or Opt-Out tracking is universal across all the different installations supported by the Grapeshot domain grapeshot.co.uk
  • Where Grapeshot supplies Opt-In or Opt-Out tools to particular customers, the Opt-In and Opt-Out is specific to the customer's installation only and generally managed within the customer's own domain

Opt-In and Opt-Out

You currently have Grapeshot tracking enabled.

Opt-Out

Data Collection

Grapeshot receives most data that a typical ad server would normally receive:

  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms
  • Query-string portion of URL
  • Request timestamp
  • Full IP address

Our website collects the usual data within the HTTP protocol, as do our web services, but the main Grapeshot application operated for and on behalf of customers most often uses just the URL of a page view. When we deliver contextual services, we do not use the Cookie ID. When our publishers deploy a personal "My Editorial" service or choose to retarget their own users on their own Home Page based on the keywords those users read on other pages operated by that publisher, Grapeshot captures a selection of keywords and assigns them to each Cookie ID - only for that one publisher under Terms & Conditions that publisher already has in place with end users. The majority of Grapeshot installations are predominantly contextual only - for example Advertorial recommendations.

Note that Grapeshot records data on its servers that we keep proprietary to each publisher customer we serve, and so we do not share data between publishers or across publishers. In that respect Grapeshot does not operate any behavioural network. Data is held in silos and kept proprietary to each customer we serve.

IP Address is not to be stored on Grapeshot software systems, instead being anonymised to a hash number.

Privacy Policy

This is a privacy policy for Grapeshot Ltd. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.grapeshot.co.uk. The full text of our privacy policy is available on the Web at http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/privacy.php

Users may go to http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/privacy.php#opt for information on how to opt-in or opt-out of use of their information.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

Grapeshot Limited
9 Dukes Court
54-62 Newmarket Rd
CB5 8DZ
UK

You may contact us by e-mail at privacy@grapeshot.co.uk,
or telephone us at +44 1223 790 660.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals and/or dispute resolution mechanisms. If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, they can help you resolve your concern.

* Dispute resolution: Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Grapeshot Limited for clarification.

Additional Information

This policy is valid for 1 day from the time that it is loaded by a client.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 2 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.

Group "Basic information"

We collect the following information:

  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms
  • Query-string portion of URL
  • Request timestamp
  • Full IP address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity
  • Web site and system administration
  • Research and development
  • Anonymous user analysis
  • Anonymous user profiling and decision-making

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

Data collected from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered).

Group "Cookies"

We collect the following information:

  • HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Research and development
  • One-time tailoring

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you. This includes saving passwords that access password protected areas of our website.

Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • User targeting
  • Research and development

Compact Policy Summary

The compact policy which corresponds to this policy is:

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The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

Field

Meaning

CP

This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy.

NOI

No identifiable information is collected, so no access is possible.

DSP

The policy contains at least one dispute-resolution mechanism.

LAW

Privacy law specifies penalties for a violation of this policy.

CURa

The data is used for completion of the current activity.

ADMa

The data is used for site administration.

DEVa

The data is used for research and development.

TALa

The data is used for tailoring the site.

PSAa

The data is used for pseudononymous analysis.

PSDa

The data is used for pseudononymous decision-making.

OUR

The data is given to ourselves and our agents.

BUS

Our business practices specify how long the data will be kept.

IND

The data will be kept indefinitely.

UNI

Unique identifiers are collected.

COM

Computer information is collected.

NAV

Navigation and clickstream data is collected.

INT

Interactive data is collected.

CNT

Content data is collected.

The compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes. For more information, see the P3P deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment.

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.

Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Satisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered satisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. IE6 will accept cookies accompanied by this policy under the High, Medium High, Medium, Low, and Accept All Cookies settings.