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The following notes provide a detailed explanation of the Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of the Miniwatts Marketing Group ("Miniwatts") web sites as of May 1st, 2014, including www.internetworldstats.com. Miniwatts is commited to respecting your privacy rights when visiting any Miniwatts Marketing Group web site, such as this one. To protect your personal information, we have created the guidelines outlined below. Understanding that the Internet technologies evolve, any changes to this policy will be promtly posted on this page, with an updated "effective as of date" posted at the end of this policy page.

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1 - INFORMATION COLLECTED
While visiting the Miniwatts Marketing Group Web sites (collectively, the "Site"), or participating in a promotion or newsletter subscription sponsored by any Miniwatts Web site, we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") for purposes of interacting with the Site. Such Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, street address, e-mail address, city and country. On any page that collects Personal Information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service, enter you in the promotion you have requested, or respond to your inquiry or comment.


IP ADDRESSES

Miniwatts records and logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to determine site usage. Your IP address does not contain personal information about you.

COOKIES AND BEACONS
What are Cookies? A cookie is a small data text file that a Web site sends to your browser, which is stored on your system. The Site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the Site. We cannot access cookies sent by other Web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically and voluntarily submit that information to us, for example, through a registration system, or by entering a sweepstakes or promotion. Internet

WHY DOES THE SITE USE COOKIES?
Miniwatts uses cookies to track usage of the Site and further personalize your Internet experience when you are visiting the Site. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the Site best serve the users.

WHAT BENEFITS DO I RECEIVE FROM COOKIES?
Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a more personalized experience at the Site. The information is used to keep our Site fresh and content relevant to the users. Cookies also identify you to our server, allowing you to avoid retyping your e-mail address and password each time you access certain parts of the Site.

MAY I DECLINE TO ACCEPT A COOKIE?
Yes, you may decline to accept cookies sent by the Site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. However, portions of the Site which require registration will not be accessible to you. In such cases, we ask that you register and provide us with basic information on our registration page, or sign in if previously registered. Cookies enable our server to know that you are a registered user, and will eliminate the need for you to log in each time you access our Site.

WHAT ARE WEB BEACONS?
Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel or clear-pixel gifs) are invisible images that are used to write cookies or access the cookies we have written previously or to access information about the page you are viewing for the purposes of recognizing our returning users and analyzing traffic patterns. A Web beacon cannot access cookies sent by other Web sites or the information contained therein.

We use an advertising server developed by a third party to display ads on the Site. Some of these ads may contain cookies or Web beacons that are sent by third parties (e.g. advertising partners or advertising clients). We do not have access to these cookies or Web beacons or any information that the cookies contain. We encourage you to contact the advertiser or its privacy policy for more information on their data collection practices. Links from other Web sites that appear on the Site may also use cookies or Web beacons, but we do not control such activities. We also use Web beacons to write cookies, to access the cookies that we have written previously, and to access information about the page you are viewing, in order to recognize our returning users and analyze traffic patterns.

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2. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We believe in protecting your privacy, and we will not share, rent nor sell your Personal Information to third parties outside of Miniwatts except as described in this Privacy Policy. We believe we can enhance your experience on our Sites with the information you share with us. We use Personal Information about you to improve our advertising and marketing efforts, to statistically analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the Site's content, layout, and services. We may also use your Personal Information, such as your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected, or respond to your comments and suggestions.

Miniwatts may match specific and/or aggregated Personal Information with third party data to provide you with product and content offerings that interest you and improve our advertising and marketing efforts. Miniwatts also may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes.

As part of your experience on our Sites, you may receive communications including mail, email or wireless short text messages from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our Site, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. Please refer to "Opting-Out" for further reference.

We have today, and will in the future have, arrangements with third party service providers, such as credit card processors, shipping companies and fulfillment services. When you sign up for a service we offer on our Sites, we may be required to share Personal Information with that service provider in order to provide the service. These third party providers are required to comply with this policy and protect your information in the same way we do. They are not permitted to retain or use Personal Information for any purpose unrelated to providing the service.

Miniwatts may also offer other services as a part of our Site services (e.g., product buying services, personalized finance and information alerts, contests, surveys and other promotions with unaffiliated third parties). Some of these third parties may collect their own Personal Information in connection with providing you their service. We encourage you to check the applicable privacy policy for that portion of the Site or Service prior to disclosing Personal Information. Please refer to "Party Collecting the Information" for further reference.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, to identify persons violating the law, or in connection with the sale of part or all of Miniwatts' or its affiliate's stock or assets.

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3 - PARTY COLLECTING THE INFORMATION
This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and dissemination of information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose any information to other parties, whether through, for example, on-line auctions, chat rooms, personal ads, or the like, through third party services or promotions offered on or through the Site or through other Web sites throughout the Internet, different policies may apply and Miniwatts shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of such information.

The Site may offer forums, message boards, or chat rooms as one of the services on the Site. If you disclose personal information in one of these forums, this information can be viewed, collected, and used by others. Miniwatts is not responsible for the use of information you disclose in these forums. We encourage you to consult the Forum Rules regarding the policies and procedures that apply to that portion of the Site.

Our Sites may operate as part of a larger group of sites, and may carry co-branded pages. In addition, other sites may use the Site's, Miniwatts', or its affiliates' name. Since Miniwatts does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies, if any, of such third parties, and Miniwatts shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of your private information by such parties. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions and review those parties' privacy policies before you disclose your Personal Information to others.

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4 - THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
We use Google Adsense and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. For more information about the program's policy, please click here.


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5 - THIRD PARTY COOKIES

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.


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6 - LINKS TO OTHER MATERIALS

Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of Miniwatts. Miniwatts shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Miniwatts does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.


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7 - CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Miniwatts cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practicable.

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8 - OPTING-OUT

We respect your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third party. You may choose to "opt-out" of subscriptions, or sharing Personal Information in several ways. You may choose to be contacted by any or all of these methods, or "opt-out" by sending an email to any of our contact options. You may change your contact options at any time by following the process described in "Reviewing, Changing, and Deleting Your Personal Information."

You may "opt-out" altogether from providing Personal Information to us by not registering on the Site, nor registering for any Site sponsored promotion, and thereby not providing Personal Information. You may also choose at a later date to have your name removed from our database by deleting your subscription registration profile. To do so, please follow the process described in "Reviewing, Changing, and Deleting Your Personal Information."

Certain portions of the Site and certain services provided on the Site, however, do require registration in order to access or use these areas and services. If you choose not to register or provide certain information, these areas will not be accessible to you.


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9 - REVIEWING, CHANGING AND DELETING YOUR INFORMATION

You may request a review of the Personal Information that we collect from you online and maintain by sending an email request. See below "contacting us" for the contact form.

For changing, or deleting (unsubscribing) please follow this same the procedure. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


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10 - SECURITY

Miniwatts maintains industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the Personal Information that you provide to Miniwatts Marketing Group.

For complaints, please send an email to:
" abuse@internetworldstats.com "

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12 - REPRODUCTION OF THE STATISTICS
The content of this website is intellectual property of its owner Enrique de Argaez and/or Miniwatts de Colombia Ltda. Data from this web site may be cited freely, giving due credit to the original data sources and establishing an active link back to InternetWorldStats.com. A notice of publication will be greatly appreciated, and might be rewarded with a reciprocal link from IWS back to your website.

Use of our content for commercial purposes requires a permission. For details, please read the
Copyrights page.

DISCLAIMER
Most of the data in this site comes from independent sources, found displayed freely in the wide world web. Other data has been investigated and retrieved directly by our staff. All the information has been consolidated by IWS, giving due credit to the corresponding original sources when these are known, and establishing a link back if possible. IWS provides and published the data and displays statistics in good faith but does not guarantee the accuracy or provenience. Likewise it is not responsible for the use given to this information. The usage and population data are best estimates available and a reasonable margin of error should be allowed for, as is usual for all statistical work.

In the event that any owner of the information cited or the sources opposes the publication of specific data, please let us know by advising our webmaster. We will promptly remove said data from our web site.

Visitors please take note that for statistical purposes Mexico has been included in the Central American countries statistics, according to the
United Nations Statistics Division methods and classifications of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings. Turkey is included in the European statistics.

The designations employed and the presentation of material at this site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on our part concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories by the United Nations or by this web Site.

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13 - EFFECTIVE DATE AND CHANGES
This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 1st, 2014. Miniwatts reserves the
right to modify the terms of this policy at any time and in our sole discretion,
by posting a change notice to this page. Your continued use of this Web Site
following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of
those changes.

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InternetWorldStats.com is a free Directory for Internet Market Research. Its aim is to make the Internet Usage Statistics available to the business community, the academic community, and to the general public. At present IWS has stats for over 233 countries and selected regions of the world. These statistics have been searched for, reviewed, and consolidated from various periodic surveys and other public information sources available in the Internet.

Because of the dynamic nature of the Internet, this site is frequently modified with updates whenever new statistics become available, and the old data is removed. If you have any comments regarding this site or if you wish to suggest additional statistics or topics, please feel free to send us an email message addressed to:
info at internetworldstats dot com


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About Us
Enrique de Argaez
The Internet World Stats web site was created on March 25, 2002 by Enrique de Argaez, MBA, PE, who is the Editor, Webmaster and owner. His present activities include International Internet Market Research and Internet publishing. He is be located at Carrera 7-B # 134-B-66, T-5 Apt.601, in Bogota, Colombia, South America. His phone number is 57-1-603-8155, and the Skype number(ID) is enrique.de.argaez.


Miniwatts Marketing Group is the International Division of Miniwatts de Colombia Ltda. ("Miniwatts"), a limited liability company (LLC) legally established in Bogota, Colombia as of April 24, 1997. Mr. Argaez is a partner and also the Managing Director of Miniwatts.



Statistics
The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

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American humorist.


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