Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.bobcooney.com/
This website is owned and administered by Zen One Six Nine Limited and distributes information about Bob Cooney’s activities related to Virtual Reality, the Metaverse and other emerging technologies. You can read articles, watch videos, purchase and download books, register for webinars, and much more.
Our contact details can be found on our Contact Page.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you make a purchase on this site we will store your name, billing & shipping address, and email address. We do not store any payment information. All payments are handled by Stripe.
If you contact us through the Contact Form, your name, email address, and IP address are stored. If you contact us through email or phone, your name, email address, and phone number can be saved in our client administration.
If you subscribe to our email newsletter, your name, and email address, and IP address are stored and shared with our email service provider.
When visitors leave comments or reviews on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Information Automatically Logged
This website uses various web analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) and other measurement tools to help analyze how users use the site. These tools use ‘cookies’ or ‘web beacons’ to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Collected data can be used for Demographics and Interest Reporting and Remarketing. The information generated by the cookies or beacons about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and sometimes other vendors. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for bobcooney.com
We will never (and will not allow any third party) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. The Web Analytics vendors do not associate your IP address with any other data held by them. Neither we nor the web analytics vendors will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
Purpose of data processing
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
- To process and ship your orders;
- To inform you about any news and updates concerning our products and Bob Cooney’s appearances;
- To respond to your inquiry;
- For in-house marketing & outreach;
- For tax purposes;
- To fulfil any other legal obligations;
Sharing personal data with third parties
BobCooney.com does not share any personal data with third parties unless this is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.
BobCooney.com does not use automated processing for any form of decision-making.
Retention period for personal data
Your personal data will be kept for at least the legal specified period of time, but can be kept longer.
View, modify or delete data
You have the right to request, correct or delete your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data, as far as possible within the legal obligations.
Please contact us via email if you have any questions regarding this.
BobCooney.com takes the protection of your data seriously and has appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification.
We do not share any personal data with third parties unless this is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.
Special and/or sensitive personal data
BobCooney.com does not store any sensitive personal data about you.
The website does not intend to collect data about website visitors who are younger than 16 years. Unless they have permission from parents or guardians. However, it is not possible to check whether a visitor is older than 16. Parents are advised to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent. If you think that personal information about a minor has been collected without that permission, please contact us.
This privacy statement is a living document and will be updated from time to time.
Disclosure: I have past and current commercial arrangements with several companies in the VR market (many of them, in fact). In those arrangements, I am typically offering strategic advisory. I help some VR companies with their sales and marketing. Sometimes I am paid referral fees and commissions on sales where I have played a role.
Please contact us if you have questions or requests regarding this privacy statement.