Last updated September 6, 2019
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Why the SRA Platform Uses These Technologies
We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as:
- To enable you to use and access the SRA Platform and the Payment Services.
- To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to the SRA Platform.
- To better understand how you navigate through and interact with the SRA Platform and to improve the SRA Platform.
- To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the SRA Platform.
- For fraud detection and prevention, and investigations.
- For purposes of our own customer support, analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance.
We may also allow certain business partners to place these technologies on the SRA Platform. These partners use these technologies to (1) help us analyze how you use the SRA Platform, such as by noting the third party services from which you arrived, (2) help us detect or prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, (3) collect information about your activities on the SRA Platform, or (4) facilitate and track the use of partner services such as the site’s WordPress Content Management System, YouTube, Google Maps, etc. For example, to help us better understand how people use the SRA Platform, we work with Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser by clicking here.
The SRA Website does not serve advertising to Users, however, some Third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness of their ads on other websites and online services.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or http://youronlinechoices.eu. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into the SRA Platform and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
Third Party Social Plugins
The SRA Platform may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebook’s Like Button. As a result of this, you may send to the third party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the SRA Platform. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the SRA Platform to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
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Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Refer to your device manufacturer’s instructions for more information.
If you choose to decline cookies, some parts of the SRA Platform may not work as intended or may not work at all.