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Status: October 11, 2023
How we collect data
What kind of data we may collect
Why we collect this data
Who we share the data with
Where the data is stored
How long the data is retained
How we protect the data
How we deal with minors
How do we collect data?
Below are the main methods we use to collect data:
We collect data when you use our services. So when you visit our digital assets and use services, we may collect, record and store usage, sessions and related information.
We collect data that you provide to us yourself, for example when you contact us directly via a communication channel (e.g. an email with a comment or feedback).
We may collect data from third party sources as described below.
We collect data that you provide to us when you log in to our services via a third-party provider such as Facebook or Google.
What kind of data we may collect?
Below is an overview of the data we may collect:
Non-identified and non-identifiable information that you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of our services ("non-personal data"). Non-personal information does not allow us to identify who collected it. Non-personal information that we collect consists primarily of technical and aggregated usage information.
Individually identifiable information, i.e. any information by which you can be identified or could reasonably be identified ("personal data"). Personal Data that we collect through our Services may include information that is requested from time to time, such as names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and more. If we combine personal data with non-personal data, we will treat it as personal data for as long as it is combined
Why do we collect this data?
We may use your data for the following purposes:
to provide and operate our Services;
to develop, customize and improve our Services
to respond to your feedback, queries and requests and to provide assistance
to analyze request and usage patterns;
for other internal, statistical and research purposes;
to improve our data security and fraud prevention capabilities
to investigate violations and enforce our terms and policies and to comply with applicable law, regulation or governmental request;
to provide you with updates, news, promotional materials and other information related to our Services. For promotional emails, you can decide for yourself whether you wish to continue receiving them. If not, simply click on the unsubscribe link in these emails.
Who do we share this data with?
We may disclose your information to our service providers in order to operate our Services (e.g. storing data via third party hosting services, providing technical support, etc.).
We may also disclose your information in the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing; (ii) to establish or exercise our rights of defense; (iii) to protect our rights, property or personal safety, or the safety of our users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control of us or any of our affiliates (by way of merger, acquisition or purchase of (substantially) all assets, etc.); (v) to transfer control of us or any of our affiliates (by way of merger, acquisition or purchase of (substantially) all assets, etc.); (vi) in the event of a change of control of us or any of our affiliates (by way of merger, acquisition or purchase of (substantially) all assets, etc.). etc.); (v) to collect, hold and/or manage your information using authorized third party service providers (e.g. cloud service providers) as appropriate for business purposes; (vi) to work with third parties to improve your user experience. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that we may transfer, disclose or otherwise use non-personal data to third parties at our discretion.
Please note that our services enable social interactions (e.g. posting content, information and comments publicly and chatting with other users). Please be aware that any content or data you provide in these areas may be read, collected and used by others. We advise against posting or sharing information that you do not wish to make public. If you upload content to our digital assets or otherwise make it available as part of your use of a service, you do so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or members of the public with access to your data or content. You acknowledge and confirm that copies of your data may remain accessible even after they have been deleted from cached and archived pages or after a copy/storage of your content has been made by a third party.
Cookies and similar technologies
When you visit or access our Services, we authorize third parties to use web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts and other technologies and analytics services ("Tracking Technologies"). These Tracking Technologies may allow third parties to automatically collect your data to improve the browsing experience on our digital assets, optimize their performance and ensure a tailored user experience, as well as for security and fraud prevention purposes.
We will not share your email address or other personal data with advertising companies or advertising networks without your consent.
We may deliver advertising through our Services and our digital assets (including websites and applications that use our Services), which may also be tailored to you, such as ads based on your recent browsing behavior on websites, devices or browsers.
Where do we store the data?
Personal data may be maintained, processed and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and, to the extent necessary for the proper provision of our Services and/or required by law (as further explained below), in other jurisdictions.
How long will the data be retained?
Please note that we will retain the data we collect for as long as necessary to provide our services, to comply with our legal and contractual obligations to you, to resolve disputes and to enforce our agreements.
We may correct, amend or delete inaccurate or incomplete data at any time at our discretion.
How do we protect the data?
The hosting service for our digital assets provides us with the online platform through which we can offer you our services. Your data may be stored via our hosting provider's data storage, databases and general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall and they provide secure HTTPS access to most areas of their services.
Notwithstanding the measures and efforts taken by us and our hosting provider, we cannot and do not guarantee absolute protection and security of the data you upload, publish or otherwise disclose to us or others.
For this reason, we ask you to set secure passwords and, where possible, not to provide us or others with confidential information that you feel could cause you significant or lasting harm if disclosed. As email and instant messaging are not considered secure forms of communication, we also ask that you do not disclose confidential information via either of these communication channels.
How do we deal with minors?
Children can use our services. However, if they wish to access certain features, they may be required to provide certain information. The collection of some information (including information collected through cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies) may be automatic. If we knowingly collect, use or disclose information collected from a child, we will provide notice and obtain parental consent in accordance with applicable law. We will not condition a child's participation in an online activity on the child providing more contact information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity. We will only use the information we collect in connection with the services that the child has requested.
We may also use a parent's contact information to communicate about the child's activities on the Services. Parents may review information we have collected from their child, prohibit us from collecting further information from their child, and request that any information we have collected be deleted from our records.
Please contact us to view, update or delete your child's data. To protect your child, we may ask you to provide proof of your identity. We may deny you access to the data if we believe that your identity is questionable. Please note that certain data cannot be deleted due to other legal obligations.
the use of your personal data is necessary for the performance or conclusion of a contract (e.g. to provide you with the services themselves or customer service or technical support)
the use of your personal data is necessary to comply with relevant legal or regulatory obligations; or
the use of your personal data is necessary to support our legitimate business interests (provided that this is done at all times in a way that is proportionate and respects your data protection rights).
As an EU resident, you may:
Request confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed and request access to your stored personal data and certain additional information;
request to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format
request the correction of your personal data stored by us
request the erasure of your personal data;
object to the processing of your personal data by us;
request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, or
lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
However, please note that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you have general questions about the personal data we collect and how we use it, please contact us as set out below.
In the course of providing the Services, we may transfer data across borders to affiliates or other third parties and from your country/jurisdiction to other countries/jurisdictions around the world. By using the Services, you consent to the transfer of your data outside the EEA.
If you are located in the EEA, your personal data will only be transferred to locations outside the EEA if we are satisfied that an adequate or equivalent level of protection of personal data exists. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that we have appropriate contractual arrangements in place with our third parties to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place so that the risk of unlawful use, alteration, deletion, loss or theft of your personal data is minimized and that such third parties act at all times in accordance with applicable laws.
Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
If you are a California resident using the Services, you may be entitled to request access to and deletion of your information under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA").
To exercise your right to access and delete your information, please see below for how to contact us.
We do not sell users' personal information for the purposes of the CCPA.
If you have general questions about the Services or the information we collect about you and how we use it, please contact us.