Privacy Policy



Updated 23 May, 2018, in accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This statement informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our platform and your choices in regard to that data. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you could be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

OnboardOnline (and hereafter ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) operates the website (the ‘platform’ and our ‘services’).

For the purposes of this policy, the term 'visitor' includes visitors to this website as well as our contributors and advertisers.

Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used have the same meaning as laid out in our Terms and Conditions.



Personal Data

Personal Data means data about an individual who can be identified from data in our possession.

Usage Data

Usage data is data that allows us to monitor how our platform is being accessed and used (for example, readership numbers or the duration of a page visit).


Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.

Data Controller

Data Controller means a person, or persons, who determine the purpose and manner in which any personal data are collected, processed or used.  For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

Data Processor (or Service Provider)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any person (other than an employee of the Data Controller) who processes data on behalf of the Data Controller.

We may engage the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively. 

User/ Data Subject

The User is the individual using our Service.

The Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

Data Collection and Use

We collect several different types of data to provide and improve our platform and service to you.

Types of Data Collected

In the context of usage data is collected automatically on our platform, and via Awstats and Google Analytics. We also collect your data when you register and/or login to our website, when you contact us via our online enquiry form, and when you subscribe to our newsletter mailing list.

Personal Data

In order to interact with our platform we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (Personal Data). This may include:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Company Name / Position

  • Phone number

  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters or marketing materials if you have subscribed to our mailing list for this purpose. You may opt out of this list at any time by clicking on the link ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of any mail shots we send you or by contacting us directly:

Usage Data

We may also collect data concerning how our platform is accessed and used (Usage Data). This may include information concerning your computer IP address, your browser, the pages on our platform that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on these pages, the device used, etc.

Location Data

We may collect data about your location if you give us permission to do so (Location Data). We may use this data to improve and customize our service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our platform by adjusting the settings on your device.

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our platform and hold certain information.

Cookies are files which contain data such as an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access certain features on our platform. Please view our Cookie Policy.

Examples of Cookies we use:

First Party Cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. We use these to monitor how website visitors find and use our website. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information solely for the purposes of improving the functionality and monitoring the usage of our website.

1) Session ID (PHPSESSID)

We use these to keep track of your movement from page to page, so you don’t get asked for the same information that you have already given to our site. This cookie is mainly for our site login facility and the site’s interactive features via the user portal.

2) Google Analytics Cookies

__utma - These are used to determine unique visitors to our website. This cookie expires after 2 years.

__utmb – These are used to establish and continue a user session with our website. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.

__utmc – These are used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for a website visitor. This cookie expires when the visitor closes their browser.

__utmz – These are used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our website. This cookie expires after 6 months.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. You would need to check these third party websites for more specific information. 

These third parties may collect information about your visit to our website when you interact with their internet tools and access their services. However, these services do not use cookies while you are simply browsing our site, but may apply if you access the services specifically.

The third party sites that we use are:

  • Facebook Share for sharing our posts on Facebook

  • Tweetmeme for sharing our posts on Twitter

  • LinkedIn Share for sharing our posts on LinkedIn

Collection of Data

Our platform uses forms that visitors can use to make contact with us to request information about our services, or those of our contributors and advertisers, or to allow you to share information with us, to post comments and reviews, or to add your listing with any associated content. 

Use of Data

OnboardOnline uses collected data for various purposes:

  • To maintain, administer and improve our platform

  • To monitor usage of our platform

  • To allow you to interact with our platform if you register/login to our website

  • To detect and address technical issues

  • To send newsletters and marketing communications if you have subscribed to our mailing list for this purpose.

  • To credit authorship of your articles on the website

  • To inform you of your activity and the promotional services that you purchase on our website

  • To notify you of reader comments, reviews or enquiries concerning items you have posted on our website

  • To send you statements and invoices 

Note: Please also refer to our policy on use of cookies

Retention of Data will retain Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy, in line with our legal obligations (for example, to demonstrate our compliance with GDPR, or to resolve any legal disputes). will also retain Usage Data to allow us to monitor readership and engagement on our platform, and to improve the security and functionality of our platform.

Transfer of Data

Your Personal Data may be transferred to and stored on computers located outside of your own state, country or legal jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ. will take all necessary steps to ensure that your data are treated securely and in accordance with the terms laid out in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Data

(a) Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, may be required by law to disclose your Personal Data in response to valid requests by a public authority, such as a court of law or a government agency.

(b) Legal Requirements may disclose your Personal Data in good faith if we believe that such action is necessary to:

Comply with a legal obligation
Protect against legal liability
Protect and defend the rights or property of OnboardOnline
Prevent or investigate possible misuse of our platform
Protect the personal safety of users of our platform or the general public

Data Security

The security of your data is a primary concern but no transmission of data over the Internet, or electronic data storage can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Securing Your Data

  • will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the misuse, loss or alteration of your personal information. 

  • will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers. 

  • Information in relation to electronic payment transactions via this website will be protected by encryption.

Any information that you provide will be held securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective 25 May 2018.

Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some cases, we may need to disclose your personal details to third parties, or contributors to so that they can provide a service you yourself have requested. Any information that is passed to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and used only to provide the information or services you have requested. adheres to industry best practices concerning security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in our possession. Our company databases are accessible only by persons who have entered into and are bound by a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement with

Your Rights takes all reasonable steps to allow you to amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data. You can contact us to make the required changes for you:

You can also unsubscribe from our mailing list via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the footer of our newsletters or by contacting us directly to request that we remove you from our mailing list: .

If you wish to know which Personal Data we hold about you, or if you would like this to be removed from our systems, please contact us: .

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies (Service Providers) to assist us in analyzing how our platform is used.

These Service Providers have access to your Personal Data to perform these tasks on our behalf and may not use or disclose it to another party for any other purpose.

Website Analytics

We may use third party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our platform.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses this data to track and monitor the use of our platform and this data may be shared with other Google services including Google’s own advertising network.

You can opt-out or customize Google Analytics for Display Ads by visiting Google Ads Settings

You can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please see Google’s Privacy Terms.


Twitter remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc.

You can opt-out from Twitter’s interest-based ads by following these instructions.

You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Twitter by visiting their Privacy Policy page.


Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page. To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions.

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada,  or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy.

Links to Other Sites

Our published content may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site and we advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every website you visit. Nevertheless, we seek to protect the integrity of and welcome any feedback about these third party sites.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of third party websites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under 18 years of age (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time and will notify you of any changes by updating our Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice concerning our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and we will amend the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. We advise you to review this Privacy Policy periodically in case of any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:




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