Privacy Policy

NetSec.News (“we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to the website. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you visit the NetSec.News website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy also explains how you can manage your information preferences. By using NetSec.News you consent to this Privacy Policy.


1.      Types of Data collected

1.1 Personal Information

When you sign up for our weekly newsletter or voluntarily provide information that personally identifies you – such as your name, address, mobile telephone number, e-mail addresses and other information – we use this Personal Information for internal purposes only. We do not sell or rent information about you. We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy.

We may share Personal Information with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with NetSec.News. If NetSec.News is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer your Personal Information in connection with such transaction.

1.2 Standard Analytics Information

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors to NetSec.News use this website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information such as how often users visit NetSec.News, what pages they visit, and what other sites they visited prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve your experience when you visit this Site.

Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit NetSec.News, rather than your name or any other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with any Personal Information you have voluntarily provided to us. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique member the next time you visit NetSec.News, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Service is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

1.3 Data relating to minors

Our content and services are intended for adults. However, access to the services is not restricted to adults, as they do not contain any content prohibited to minors. Consequently, we do not control whether a user is a minor or not.

Where the user is a minor, the processing of personal data must be subject to the prior consent of the holder of parental responsibility for the minor.

If information is collected on a minor via our services, the minor or his/her legal representative will have the possibility of contacting the DPO of the site processing the personal data concerned, in order to rectify, modify or delete this information.

2. How we collect your data

2.1. User interaction with the Site

When users visit our site and access, use, download or subscribe to certain content and services, personal data is collected. Whenever personal data is collected, we specify :

  • The purposes for which personal data is processed and the legal basis for the processing,
  • whether the collection is necessary for the execution of the subscription or the downloading of the service,
  • Any further processing,
  • The recipients or categories of recipients of the data, where applicable,
  • A reference to this policy for information on how to exercise your rights or any other information necessary for you….

2.2. Collection via cookies and other tracking devices

Like many other websites, we use cookies on this Site. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by the web browser on your computer that identifies your computer and browser when you visit NetSec.News. We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information but rather to improve the quality of this Site.

Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You have the option to reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note, however, that certain features of the Site may not function if you delete or disable cookies.


Cookies are small text files automatically saved in your browser by a website when you visit a website, read an e-mail, install or use software or a mobile application. These cookies may be “first-party” (deposited by the website you are visiting) or “third-party” (deposited on domains other than the main website, generally managed by third parties in order to collect your browsing data when you visit different websites). The deposit and use of third-party cookies by third-party companies are subject to their own terms of use.

Cookies are classified as “essential” or “non-essential”. Essential” cookies are strictly necessary for the provision of a service clearly requested by the User, or necessary for the operation of the site. These cookies do not require your prior consent. Data protection laws in force in different jurisdictions may result in different consent requirements. Depending on the jurisdiction, some cookies are not classified as “essential” or are not exempt and therefore require your consent before being deposited.

Where necessary, the site will collect your consent before depositing a cookie on your device via a pop-up message. This will provide you with a list of cookies that may be deposited once your consent has been obtained, together with the following information:

  • the purpose of each cookie deposited
  • methods for refusing the deposit of cookies for non-essential purposes; or
  • Alternatives to the deposit of non-essential cookies.

Refusing the deposit of cookies does not mean that there will be no advertising on your Internet browser, only that advertisements will not be tailored to your interests. Your browser settings can modify the way you access content and services that require the use of cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, access to all or part of the site may be blocked.

Click on the Internet browser names below for more information on their settings:

2.3 Third Party Advertising Cookies

NetSec.News may from time to time promote products or services through third party websites. Some of these third parties generate their own cookies in order to track how many visitors to this Site have seen their advertisement and to record how many people have seen it more than once.

Third party advertising cookies can are used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with future advertising that is more relevant to your interests.

We have no control over third party advertising cookies, but assure you that they cannot be used to identify an individual visitor. The only data that will be collected by these cookies is that the visitor has arrived on the third party´s site having previously visited the NetSec.News website.

2.4 Accuracy and Retention

If you have voluntarily disclosed Personal Information to us, you have the right to review, correct, update, or change it. Upon your request, we will: (1) correct, update or change your Personal Information; (2) stop sending emails to your email address if you wish to opt out of our weekly newsletter; and/or (3) disable your account to prevent any future activity through that account.

You may make any of these requests by emailing the request to [email protected]. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail them to [email protected]. Please do not email any sensitive information.

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to [email protected].


3. How to exercise your rights? (Outside California)

3.1 Your rights

You have the right to exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access. You have the right to request in writing details of your personal information and a copy of that personal information.
  • Right of rectification. The right to have inaccurate information about you corrected or deleted (including the right to ask us to complete information you consider incomplete).
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). The right to have certain personal information about you deleted.
  • The right to restrict processing. You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data in the following cases:
    • the accuracy of the personal data is disputed;
    • the processing is lawful, but you object to the deletion of the personal data; or
    • we no longer need the personal information, but it is still necessary for the defense of legal claims.
  • Right to object to processing. The right to object to the processing of your personal data where our processing is based on the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or where we have confirmed to you that the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or those of a third party. In the event of a decision based exclusively on automated processing producing legal effects or similar significant effects concerning you, you also have the right to contest the decision and to obtain human intervention on our part.
  • Right to data portability. The right to request that we transfer the personal information you have provided to us to a third-party organization or to you.
  • Right to object to marketing. You have the right to ask not to receive marketing communications from us, whether some or all types of marketing communications.
  • Right to withdraw consent. The right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us to process your personal data.

Any request relating to the exercise of your rights should be sent to the contact details of the publisher of the website which is the subject of your request. You may be asked to provide evidence of your identity and the reasons for your request so that we can assess whether the rights can be exercised in the particular circumstances of the request.

3.2 Data protection officers (DPO) and regulators

The site has a data protection delegate, who can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] to answer any questions or difficulties concerning the processing of personal data.


4. How to exercise your rights? (California)

If you reside in California, you may have certain additional rights under the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) (effective January 2023). This section describes your rights under the CCPA and explains how to exercise them.

In “How to exercise your rights (California):

  • The term “consumer” refers to California consumers, as defined in Section 17014 of Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations.
  • The terms “personal information”, “sensitive personal information”, “sale (of personal information)” and “sharing (of personal information)” are defined in California Civil Code section 1798.140.

In some cases, due to the Group’s security and confidentiality obligations, requests can only be processed if you provide proof of identity. Only you or an authorized agent registered with the California Secretary of State whom you authorize to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumer request regarding your personal information. Unless you have provided an agent with a valid power of attorney, when using an authorized agent, you must: (1) provide the agent with a signed authorization clearly describing the agent’s authority to make a request on your behalf; (ii) verify your own identity; and (iii) confirm directly that you have given the authorized agent permission to submit the request.  This agent must also be able to verify their identity with us and provide us with their authorization to act on your behalf.

Your request should contain as much information as possible so that it can be processed upon receipt within a maximum of 45 days, which may be extended once for an additional 45 days if reasonably necessary.  We do not charge a fee for processing or responding to your verifiable consumer request, unless it is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded.

Any request to exercise your rights should be addressed to the publisher of Scale Tone Limited or by email to [email protected].

We cannot respond to your request if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. Submitting a verifiable request as a consumer does not oblige you to create an account with us. One of our representatives will contact you to verify your identity. You may be asked to provide additional information in order to verify your request. Depending on the nature of the request, we may require that additional verification measures be taken, including, but not limited to, providing a signed statement under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request. We will only use this information to verify the identity of the requester or his or her authorization to make the request.

4.1 California consumer rights

You have the right, under the strict conditions of applicable law, to exercise the following rights.

4.1.1 Right of deletion

You have the right to ask us to delete any personal information we have collected from you. We may refuse your request for deletion if the retention of the information is necessary, for us or our service providers, in order to:

  • complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a product or service you have requested, take reasonably anticipated actions in connection with our ongoing business relationship with you, or perform our contract with you.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against or prosecute malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activities.
  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair intended functionality.
  • Exercise the right to free speech, guarantee another consumer’s right to free speech, or exercise any other right provided by law.
  • Comply with California’s Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
  • Permit only internal uses that are reasonably consistent with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • Make other internal and legal uses of this information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

4.1.2. Right of correction

You have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, taking into account the nature of your personal information and the purposes for which your personal information is processed.

4.1.3 Right to information

You have the right to request, no more than twice in any 12-month period, that we disclose the following:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected, disclosed, sold or shared about you.
  • The categories of sources from which your personal information is collected.
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling or sharing your personal information.
  • The categories of third parties to whom we disclose, sell or share your personal information.
  • The specific elements of the personal information we have collected about you.

4.1.4 Right of withdrawal

You have the right, at any time, to ask us not to sell or share your personal information with third parties.

We have not sold any personal information in the last twelve months.  Over the past twelve months, we have shared personal information with our third-party advertising partners in order to provide you with advertisements about our products and services when you browse the Internet.  Like most companies, NetSec may allow certain third-party advertising partners to place tracking technologies such as cookies and pixels on our websites. This technology enables these advertising partners to receive information about your activities on our website, which is then associated with your browser or device. These companies may use this information to provide you with more relevant advertising as you browse the Internet. This type of data sharing can be considered as “sharing” of personal information, which you can refuse.

4.1.5 Right to limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information

You have the right, at any time, to require a company that collects your sensitive personal information to limit the use of that information to that which is necessary to provide the services or goods that an average consumer requesting such goods or services might reasonably expect.  The Site does not currently collect or process sensitive personal information.

4.2 Other California consumer rights

Some web browsers include a “Do Not Track” (DNT) feature that signals websites you visit that you do not want your online activity tracked. Many websites and applications, including ours, do not currently respond to DNT signals from web browsers, as these signals are not yet uniform. For more information on DNT signals, please visit

California residents have the right to receive information identifying all third-party companies or individuals with whom the site has shared your personal information during the previous calendar year, as well as a description of the categories of personal information disclosed to that third party. You can obtain this information free of charge once a year by contacting us by e-mail at [email protected].


5. Related websites

The site provides links to other websites and services over which NetSec has no control and which are not covered by this policy. It is your sole responsibility to read the privacy statements published on these websites.


6. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

NetSec.News cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose Personal Information and any other information about you, if we deem that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process (such as a subpoena or court order) or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce the Terms or the Services, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of NetSec.News, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

6.1 Security

NetSec.News is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We employ security measures designed to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access. Regardless of efforts, no data transmission over the Internet or other network, including any of NetSec.News´s services can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and any information you transmit is sent at your own risk.

6.2 Your Personal Information is Retained in the United States

Please be aware that any Personal Information you voluntarily disclose to us may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we store all information in the United States. By using this Site, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.


7. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may periodically change this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Those changes become effective upon posting on the Site, the date of which is shown as the “Revised On” date in the revised Privacy Policy. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. By continuing to use NetSec.News, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Revised on 06/11/2024