Privacy Policy

Introduction, (“The Shining Media”) takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously, Website Visitors Like most website operators, The Shining Media collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Shining Media’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Shining Media’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Shining Media may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.q. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Shining Media also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, The Shining Media does not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below,

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Shining Media’s websites choose to interact with The Shining Media in ways that require The Shining Media to gather personally-identifying information, The amount and type of information that The Shining Media gathers depends on the nature of the interaction, For example, we ask visitors who sign up for The Shining Media, com to provide a username and email address, In each case, The Shining Media collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Shining Media. The Shining Media does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below, And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities,

Aggregated Statistics

The Shining Media may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Shining Media may monitor the most popular collections on The Shining Media may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Shining Media does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Shining Media discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on The Shining Media’s behalf or to provide services available at The Shining Media’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Shining Media’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Besides, in some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if The Shining Media or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Shining Media goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquire or of The Shining Media may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as outlined in this policy. Otherwise, The Shining Media will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Shining Media discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Shining Media believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Shining Media, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Shining Media website and have supplied your email address, The Shining Media may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Shining Media and its products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Shining Media takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Shining Media uses cookies to help The Shining Media identify and track visitors, their usage of The Shining Media websites, and their website access preferences. The Shining Media visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Shining Media’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Shining Media’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any The Shining Media websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by The Shining Media and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to Third Party Sites

This privacy policy only applies to information collected by The Shining Media. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that The Shining Media does not own or control, or employees that The Shining Media does not manage. A The Shining Media website may contain links to third party websites. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites if any. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and The Shining Media and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.


Personal information about users that is maintained on The Shining Media systems and is protected using industry standard security measures. We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information.

All non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information described above is stored on restricted database servers, located at: Germany.

You should be aware that The Shining Media has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services which may be linked from here. You should keep your user name, password or other access information safe and confidential to protect against unauthorized access to your account information and services.

How long we retain your data

The Shining Media holding personal data or information of providers of information, shall not retain such information for longer than is required for the purposes for which the information may lawfully be used or is otherwise required under the User Agreement or any other law for the time being in force or unless ordered to the contrary by any order of court of law. The information collected shall be used for the purpose for which it has been collected.


If we ever send you information by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices.

Address Book Data

Any external address book data (email contacts, etc.) that a user voluntarily gives The Shining Media access to will only be used for the described feature (looking up, friends, etc.), and will not be stored or repurposed.

Privacy Policy Changes
We may update this policy from time to time. We may notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a notice on our site for a reasonable period of time. The Shining Media encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its privacy policy. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute your consent to the updated Privacy Policy.