We may collecet information you give us, such as personal information like your username, your country and your email address when creating an account for example. Optionally you may also indicate your real name as well as further information, and you may upload a photo for example. We will also collect information we will receive from your browser and from your internet service provider, such as your IP address, your browser type, and your operting system for example.
IP addresses and browser/OS information
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the IP address, and it will also try to detect your browser and operating system. Our webserver uses logfiles storing information about each script access, each file access, and each error. When accessing any resource on this site, your IP address and your browser/OS information will be stored along with date and time information in our logfile(s). All of this is a standard procedure on most websites, and it helps us to detect problems and to find errors if required. Note that national and as well as international laws require us to store this information along with your IP address and to keep this data for a specified amount of time. We will also store your latest IP address and your latest used browser and operating system information along with your basic account information.
We collect the e-mail addresses of those who use our social networking services or who post messages to our bulletin board, blogs or chat rooms, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
The information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded, used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Website.
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at the above address. If you're a registered user on this site, log in to your account and change your e-mail settings so that you won't receive any further messages.
If you do not with cookies to be stored, then please use the privacy settings in your webbrowser to block them for our site(s). Note that logins and some other features might not work properly if cookies have been blocked.
Third party relationships & Advertisements
To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information. For further information, consult the Google Ads privacy policies:
We are using Google Analytics in order to analyze the traffic on our websites and apps. When used in conjunction with Google's advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by us or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites. For further information, consult the Google Analytics privacy policies:
We will only collect the absolute minimum of information. Users may enter a profile name as well as information about hobbies, likes and dislikes, although all this is purely optional. Users may upload a profile picture or photo, although this is not required. We will never reveal or sell any personal information to any third party.
Users will have to specify their date of birth when creating an account on this ebsite. Additionally, you will have to specity your country if you are less than 16 years old, which is required to fully comply with EU law. Children that are younger than 13 cannot have an account on this site. Children living in certain EU countries cannot have an account on this site if they are younger than 16.
Requesting access to your information
Users are allowed to view all of their profile data store on our server(s). The related screen also offers information about additional information stored about them, although it may not display all data or logfile data.
Upon request we will provide site visitors with additional information (including proprietary information) about the data that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by e-mail us at the above address. Consumers can have this information corrected or deleted by sending us e-mail at the above address.
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses.
Deleting your data
You may close your account at any time. Closing your account will remove all of your profile data, although your main account data including your username and your e-mail address will still remain stored for a short period of time after you closed your account. Keeping your e-mail address for a short period of time will allow us to re-open your account if you should have closed it by mistake, and it will also allow us to prevent users from instantly re-opening a new account if they have been blocked by us.
Closing your account can never remove all of your data. Content you may have created or posted, such as online projects, texts, messages, or forum posts for example, as well as corrections or changes to existing content you may have made, will not be removed. If you want such data to be deleted, then you will have to do this manually before closing your account. Note that you are not allowed to delete collaborative content (content that you contributed to, but that has been created by other users too). Note that it may also not be possible to delete some kinds of messages or posts. You may contact us if you want additional content to be deleted at any time, we will then get in touch with you in order to see if and how your data could be deleted.
Note that we keep backups of your data, which means that your data may be stored in our backup systems for a while (usually about a week, not more than one month) even if you closed your account and if you manually deleted all of your data. Logfile data may even be stored over a longer period of time, if requested by law. Also note that data you publish on this website may be accessed and stored by search engines, as well as by archives and other third party websites and databases.
Futher information on the way we collect data can be found here:
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