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Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: October 29, 2020

Introduction

We take the protection of data of users of our website and/or our mobile app very seriously and are committed to protecting the information that users provide us in connection with the use of our website and/or our mobile app (collectively referred to as "digital assets"). Furthermore, we are committed to protecting and using your data in accordance with applicable law.

This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your data when accessing our digital assets (the "Services") through your devices.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and make sure you fully understand our practices regarding your data before using our Services. If you have read and fully understood this policy and do not agree with our practices, you must cease using our digital assets and Services. By using our Services, you acknowledge and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. Continued use of the Services constitutes your consent to this Privacy Policy and any changes thereto.

 

In this Privacy Policy, you will learn:

• How we collect data

• What data we collect

• Why we collect this data

• To whom we disclose the data

• Where the data is stored

• How long the data is retained

• How we protect the data

• How we handle minors

• Updates or changes to the Privacy Policy

 

What data do we collect?

Here is an overview of the data we may collect:

 

  • Non-identifiable and non-identifying information that you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of our services ("non-personal data"). Non-personal data does not allow conclusions to be drawn about the person from whom it was collected. The non-personal data we collect primarily consists of technical and aggregated usage information.

  • Individually identifiable information, meaning information that can identify you or could reasonably be used to identify you ("personal data"). The personal data we collect through our services may include information that is periodically requested, such as names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses, and more. When we combine personal data with non-personal data, as long as they are in combination, we treat them as personal data.

 

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, gather, and store usage, session, and related information.

  • We collect data that you provide to us directly, for example, when you contact us through a communication channel (such as 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 sign in to our services through a third-party provider such as Facebook or Google.

 

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, inquiries, and requests and provide assistance.

  • To analyze request and usage patterns.

  • For other internal, statistical, and research purposes.

  • To enhance our data security and fraud prevention capabilities.

  • To investigate violations and enforce our terms and policies, as well as to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or governmental orders.

  • To communicate updates, news, promotional materials, and other information related to our services. In the case of promotional emails, you can choose whether to continue receiving them. If not, simply click the unsubscribe link in these emails.

 

To whom do we disclose this data?

We may disclose your data to our service providers in order to operate our services (e.g., storing data through third-party hosting services, providing technical support, etc.).

We may also disclose your data under the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent, or take action against illegal activities or misconduct; (ii) to establish or exercise our rights of defense; (iii) to protect our rights, property, or personal safety, as well as the safety of our users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control within our company or one of our affiliates (such as through a merger, acquisition, or purchase of (substantially all) assets, among others); (v) to collect, retain, and/or manage your data through authorized third-party providers (e.g., cloud service providers) to the extent reasonably necessary for business purposes; (vi) to collaborate with third-party providers to improve your user experience. To avoid misunderstandings, we would like to clarify that we may transmit, disclose, or otherwise use non-personal data at our discretion to third parties.

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 in order to improve the navigation experience on our digital assets, optimize their performance, ensure a personalized user experience, and for security and fraud prevention purposes.

To learn more, please read our Cookie Policy.

We may deliver advertising through our services and digital assets (including websites and applications that utilize our services) that may be tailored to you based on your recent browsing behavior on websites, devices, or browsers.

To provide these tailored advertisements to you, we may use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including transparent GIFs) and/or HTML5 Local Storage and/or other technologies. We may also employ third parties, such as network advertisers (i.e., third parties that display advertisements based on your website visits), to serve targeted advertisements. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may also use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including transparent GIFs) and/or Flash cookies and/or other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and customize ad content for you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are subject to the specific privacy policy of each respective third party, not this one.

 

Where do we store the data?

 

Non-Personal Data

 

Please note that our companies, as well as our trusted partners and service providers, are located worldwide. For the purposes outlined in this privacy policy, we store and process all non-personal data we collect in various jurisdictions.

Personal Data

Personal data may be maintained, processed, and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and other jurisdictions as necessary for the proper provision of our services and/or as required by law (as further explained below).

 

How long are the data retained?

Please note that we retain the collected data for as long as necessary to provide our services, comply with our legal and contractual obligations to you, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may correct, supplement, 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 on the data storage, databases, and general applications of our hosting provider. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall and provide secure HTTPS access to most areas of their services.

 

Despite the measures and efforts taken by us and our hosting provider, we cannot and will not guarantee absolute protection and security of the data you upload, publish, or otherwise provide to us or others. Therefore, we kindly request you to set secure passwords and refrain from transmitting confidential information to us or others if its disclosure could cause significant or sustained harm in your opinion. Additionally, since email and instant messaging are not considered secure forms of communication, we ask you not to disclose confidential information through these communication channels.​

How do we handle minors?

Children can use our services. However, if they wish to access certain features, they may need to provide certain information. The collection of some data (including data collected through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies) may occur automatically. If we knowingly collect, use, or disclose data collected from a child, we will notify and obtain consent from the parents in accordance with applicable law. We do not make a child's participation in an online activity dependent on the child providing more contact information than is reasonably necessary for participating in that activity. We only use the data we collect in connection with the services requested by the child.

We may also use a parent's contact information to communicate about the child's activities in the services. Parents can access the data we have collected from their child, prohibit us from collecting further data of their child, and request the deletion of all data we have collected from our records.

Please contact us to access, update, or delete your child's data. To protect your child, we may require proof of your identity. We may deny access to the data if we believe your identity is questionable. Please note that certain data cannot be deleted due to other legal obligations.

We only use your personal data for the purposes set forth in the privacy policy and only when we are convinced that:

The use of your personal data is necessary to fulfill or enter into a contract (e.g., to provide you with the services themselves or customer support/technical support).

The use of your personal data is necessary to comply with relevant legal or regulatory obligations.

The use of your personal data is necessary to support our legitimate business interests (provided that this is always done in a manner that is proportionate and respects your privacy rights).

As an EU resident, you have the following rights:

 

  • You can request confirmation of whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed and access your stored personal data as well as certain additional information.

  • You can request to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

  • You can request the correction of your personal data stored by us.

  • You can request the deletion of your personal data.

  • You can object to the processing of your personal data by us.

  • You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

  • You can submit a complaint to a supervisory authority.

 

Please note, however, that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to our legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you have any general questions about the personal data we collect and its use, please contact us as provided below.

 

In the course of providing the services, we may transfer data to affiliated companies or other third parties across borders and from your country/jurisdiction to other countries/jurisdictions worldwide. By using the services, you consent to the transfer of your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

 

If you are located in the EEA, your personal data will only be transferred to locations outside the EEA if we are convinced that there is an adequate or comparable level of protection for personal data. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that we have adequate contractual arrangements with our third parties to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken to minimize the risk of unlawful use, alteration, deletion, loss, or theft of your personal data, and that these third parties act in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

 

If you are a resident of California using the services, you may have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to request access to and deletion of your data.

 

To exercise your right to access and delete your data, please refer to the information below on how to contact us.

 

We do not sell users' personal data for the purposes and intents of the CCPA.

Updates or Changes to the Privacy Policy

 

We may revise this privacy policy at our discretion from time to time, and the version published on the website is always current (see the "Last Updated" section). We kindly ask you to regularly review this privacy policy for any changes. In the case of significant changes, we will provide a notice on our website. If you continue to use the services after being notified of the changes on our website, it will be considered as your confirmation and consent to the revised privacy policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of those changes.

 

Contact

 

If you have any general questions about the services or the data we collect about you and its use, please contact us at:

 

Name: Sandra Seiling

Address: Business Center Sharjah Publishing City, Sharjah, UAE

Email Address: info@poodoo.de

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