Privacy policy

 

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

We understand that your privacy is important to you. We are fully committed to respect your privacy and to protect your personal data, which is any information that is eligible in identifying you as an individual person, collected via all our sites and/or apps that are linked to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with all our sites within our capacities. Our sites only collect personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to the information that has been voluntarily provided to us, such as, e.g. your name, interests, address, email address and telephone and mobile numbers. We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, pages, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide. We will not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs,…) from you. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.

If you contribute to our sites you acknowledge and agree that we or our affiliates shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on our sites in comments, postings, survey responses, and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against us or our affiliates for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with our or our affiliate’s use and publication of such submissions. You confirm that you will not post or otherwise publish on the site any materials that are either threatening or disrespectful and/or would encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; and/or further infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties or contain advertising. We or our affiliates do not and cannot review all information posted to the site by users and is not responsible for such information. In any case we or our affiliates reserve the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. In any case we or our affiliates will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of other persons under the current law.

This site collects standard internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. To ensure that this site is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation, we or our service providers may also use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or electronic images that allow this site to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies to collect aggregate data. Additional information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control these can be provided upon request. We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our sites. Additionally we may automatically look into information about how you use the sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on our sites. The information automatically collected will be linked with any personal data you have provided. At times, you may provide personal information via this site, for example, to gain access to specific content, attend an event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit will be used to manage your request and to customize and improve this site and services offered to you. We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by us or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process. Further by registering for our newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive the information to which you have subscribed at the e-mail address that you provided at registration. We will send e-mails to this address related to your registration.

Be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by other users. We are not responsible for any action or policies of any other parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums or groups on the sites. Personal data collected on our sites may be transferred to our subsidiaries and/or affiliates and their personnel as well as to our third party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the sites may be viewed and hosted by third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by our subsidiaries, affiliates and third- party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. By using any of the sites and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

On our mobile applications we may use third party service providers to analyze non-personally identifiable user activity to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the mobile applications. In addition, our services offer a personalized list of recommendations providing you with potential content that we think you will find interesting. Recommendations are based solely on what you have viewed on our sites and apps. A unique user analyser that is generated by the app helps personalize your app experience and tracks the information that you read in the app. We do not share your viewing history or trends with other users or any external third parties others than explicitly third parties working for us.

Our sites may enable you to link your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, XING, Facebook, and YouTube, with us. The sites also may allow you to log in to our account using certain social network account credentials. By linking your social network account with us or logging in to our account using your social network account credentials, you give us permission to access information that you have made available in your public profile for that social network account. The information available in your public profile varies based on the social network and your settings, but may include your email address, real name, pictures, gender, interests linked our service and location. We use the information we receive from your social network account in accordance with the social network’s terms of use and this Privacy Policy. Please refer to the privacy settings in your social network account for information about what data is shared with us and other connected applications and to manage the data that is shared through your account, including information about your activities using our sites. If you would like to disconnect a social media account from us, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.

We may modify or amend this Privacy statement from time to time at our discretion. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

By using our sites and apps, you are agreeing to the use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement please contact us.