Privacy policy

1. Data Collection
When registering with and creating their own user profiles, users enter personal data, such as e-mail addresses, date of birth, gender and place of residence. These personal user data are handled by in strict confidence according to statutory provisions; during the term of the agreement, the data will only be collected, processed and used for the purposes of executing the agreement, unless the user expressly consents to other uses. The data are collected, used and processed electronically.

2. Personal Data
“Personal data” are individual statements of information on the personal or material circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person. Personal data, therefore, allow for specific natural persons to be identified.

3. User Profile and Sharing of Information within the Community
Following registration with, the user can create and design his or her own profile. User-profile information, such as the username, the profile picture, display of the place of residence as well as videos and images uploaded to public folders, can be seen on the platform, including by non-registered visitors to the platform.

In addition, within his or her network of friends and groups, the user can exchange information with other users. Using the privacy settings, the user can decide which information he or she wishes to share with friends or groups. The user's actions will be documented according to his or her privacy settings – for example, contacting or adding a new friend, the number of photos or videos uploaded, or comments or reviews he or she has posted on certain images and/or videos. Such information is called newsfeeds. These newsfeeds are displayed within the user’s circle of friends, which he or she can define, as well as within the groups that the user joins. In the case of groups, for example, newsfeeds alert members of a certain group that a new post has been published to the forum. The user can limit the amount and extent of the information exchanged by adjusting the settings as needed. Through his or her own network and privacy settings, it is, therefore, the user who decides which other users can read his or her newsfeeds, particularly as he or she creates his or her own circle of friends and decides which groups to join. In addition, the user will find in his or her profile user-specific newsfeeds that display the activities and types of actions recently taken by the user. These user-specific newsfeeds can be disabled, if the user so wishes, using the privacy settings.

4. Use of Data will pass data on to a third party only if this is required for statutory or legal reasons and/or if this is required to provide the user with, and implement, the services of the platform and/or if has the user's express consent to do so. is authorised to pass information on to a third party if such third party is to provide services or carry out actions on behalf of, such as running the platform software on external servers or processing and settling payment transactions for products or services offered.

For the purposes of advertising, market research and expedient design of services, will conduct surveys regarding the user's interests and behaviour, for which purpose may also use the images, videos or tags uploaded by the user, in order to obtain a profile derived from such content under the user's pseudonym. This will be done using an anonymised process, so that no personal data are transmitted., therefore, will not pass on data that would allow for the user's direct identification. The user shall be entitled to object to such processing and use of his or her data at any time.

During the term of the agreement, may send the user a newsletter with material, for example, on support, technical advice and other information regarding the services utilised by the user, any options for expansion and other information regarding the operation of the platform. Each newsletter will contain a link that will allow the user to cancel his or her subscription to the newsletter at any time. shall be entitled to collect, process and use the user's master and connection data for the purposes of identifying, delimiting and removing malfunctions and errors in the telecommunications systems. If the corresponding requirements are met, may collect, process and use the master and connection data that are necessary to uncover any unlawful use of the telecommunications systems and services. Under the applicable provisions, shall provide information to prosecuting authorities and courts of law for the purposes of criminal prosecution. If requested by the user, shall inform the user, free of charge and immediately, about such data as are stored in respect of his or her person or pseudonym. If so requested by the user, such information may also be provided electronically. Furthermore, shall not share the user's data or the content of the user's private messages with any third party unless the user consents thereto. instructs the user in express terms that his or her privacy and the protection of his or data regarding data transmissions via open networks such as the Internet cannot be guaranteed in full under the current state of technology. The user understands and acknowledges that the provider can view, in technical terms, the pages stored on the web server and, perhaps, other user data stored on such server at any time. The user shall be fully responsible for ensuring that the data that he or she transmits through the Internet and stores on web servers are protected and secure.

5. Cookies
Following the user's registration, uses cookies with which the user will be identified during his or her visits to the platform and which allow the user to be recognised after logging on to the platform. Such cookies will be stored on the user's computer. Using the settings of his or her computer, the user can remove such cookies or disable the use of cookies.

6. Application of Privacy and Data Protection Provisions shall be entitled to amend this Privacy Statement subject to the applicable privacy provisions under law. shall identify and communicate any such amendment on its platform. The user may object to such amendment within 14 days in writing. E-mail communications shall satisfy the requirement of written form. In such event, may terminate the provision of services to the user.