We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy online on our
site. The following describes information collection and dissemination practices for this website
TheThings (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Valnet Inc. (“We” or “we”), a company
incorporated under the laws of Canada, having its head office at 7405, route Transcanadienne,
Suite 100, Saint Laurent, Quebec H4T 1Z2.
Personal data collected
When you visit our website, we collect certain information about your device, such as your
IP address, which pages you visit on our website, if you have been referred by another
and what time you accessed our website.
We do not collect any other type of personal data. If you access our website through a
regarding their data collection.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes Internet Protocol (IP)
addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), landing / exit pages, platform type,
date / time stamp and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track
global movement and collect general demographic information for global use.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer linked to information about the user.
These cookies track the use of the site for security, analysis and targeted advertising purposes.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies: these cookies are essential for the provision of our website.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies help us remember the choices you have made on our website, remember your preferences and personalize your experience on the website.
- Analysis and performance cookies: These cookies help us collect statistical and analytical use to help analyze use of the website.
- Social media cookies: These cookies allow you to interact with the content of certain social media platforms, such as “liking” our articles. Depending on your social networks
, the social media network will have a record of it and may display your name or identifier in connection with this action.
- Advertising and targeted advertising cookies: these cookies track your browsing habits and your location to offer you advertisements online with your interests.
Please see our “advertisers” section below for more details.
If you wish to deactivate cookies, you can do so in the options of your individual browser. For more information on cookies and how to manage them,
please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We use web beacons, which are small graphics files that allow us and our trusted third party partners to track usage of your website and to collect usage data, including
the number of pages you visit, the time you spend on each page, what you click next, and other information about your visit to the website.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (excluding your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about the goods and services that you interest. If you want more information on this practice and know your choices not to use this information by these companies, click here.
The DART cookie allows it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users can refuse to use the
We have reviewed all of our advertising partners’ policies to ensure that they comply with all applicable data privacy laws and recommended data security practices.
We use the following advertisers:
Links to other websites
This site contains links to other sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the
the privacy practices of those other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our
site, and read the privacy statements of each website that personally collects
identifiable information. This privacy statement only applies to information collected by this
Purpose of data collection
We use the information we collect to:
- Administer our website, including troubleshooting and statistical or data analysis;
- To improve our website and improve the user experience by ensuring you have access to personalized content that meets your interests;
- Analyze user usage and optimize our services.
- To ensure that our website remains secure and is not subject to hacking or fraud.
- Share information with our partners to provide targeted advertising and social media functionality.
Data shared with third parties
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. However, our partners, including advertising partners,
may collect data relating to the use of your website, as described herein. Please see our “advertisers” section above for more details.
How your data is stored
All data collected through our website is stored on servers located in the United States. Our
the servers are certified under the EU-US data protection shield.
The IP address and user agent string data of all visitors is stored in rotating log files on Amazon
servers up to 7 days. All our employees, agents and partners are committed to keeping
your confidential data.
We have reviewed our partners’ privacy policies to ensure that they comply with similar policies
to ensure the security of your data.
Consent under applicable laws
If you are based in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), a consent window will appear when
access this website. If you clicked “yes”, your consent will be stored on our servers for
months, you will be asked to give your consent again.
We comply with the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework.
You can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing consent may affect your ability to access certain services and will not allow us to
provide a personalized website experience.
Our servers comply with ISO 27018, a code of practice focused on the protection of personal data
data in the cloud. We follow all reasonable precautions to ensure the
In the event that we become aware of a data security breach, alteration, unauthorized access
or the disclosure of any personal data, we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your data
and will notify you in accordance with all applicable laws.
Access, modification and deletion of your data
You have the right to request information about the data we have for you, to request
correction and / or deletion of your personal information. Please contact us at
[email protected] or to the postal address indicated above, for the attention of the data compliance service.
This website does not target people under the age of 16. By visiting this website. Hereby
guarantee that you are 16 years of age or older or that you visit the website under parental authority
While we strive to maintain user privacy, we may disclose personal information when
required by law in which we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a
a legal proceeding, a court order or a legal proceeding served on one of our sites.
Notification of changes
the places we deem appropriate, so that our users are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it,
and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
[email protected] or by mail to the postal address indicated above, for the attention of the data compliance service.