Our Services connect people everywhere. What you share on EuropeConnectSU GmbH (EuropeConnectSU GmbH, a German company with, address Schwetzinger Str. 4 b, 51007 Köln, Email: email@example.com.) sites may be viewed all around the world.
When this policy mentions “we” or “us”, it refers to the controller of your information under this policy. Your information is controlled by EuropeConnectSU GmbH, a German company with, address Schwetzinger Str. 4 b, 51007 Köln, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite this, you are responsible for the posting of your posts and other content you submit through the Services, as provided in these Terms.
You’ve probably heard about the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short. This regulation gives citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) certain rights when you use services that process personal data – it’s all about making companies more transparent about how they handle your personal data and equipping you with tools to better control your data.
What are your rights under GDPR?
The right to rectification – Update data about you that’s incomplete or wrong.
The right to erasure – Easily delete your historical data on the site.
The right to restrict processing – Opt out of certain processing of your data
The right to data portability & the right of access – Upon request, access a file of the data connected to your account, and receive answers to your privacy related questions
The right to object – Request to opt out of certain forms of data processing
The right to appeal automated decisions and profiling – Contact our support team, if you believe that your account was unlawfully blocked
As GDPR gives you more transparency and better control, you will be aware of the very limited amount of data that we need to collect, in order to provide the EuropeConnect service.
Please note if you give us the following information we may processing personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation.
You have the right to withdraw you consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
We collect and use your information below to provide, understand, and improve our Services. Please note that some information are not obligatory.
Account Information: If you choose to create a EuropeConnect account, you provide us with some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, phone number, profile photo, background photo, birthday date, job or occupation, current address, interests your favorite products, school and education, relationship status, pages and business, bank account. On EuropeConnect, your name and username may listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can create and manage multiple EuropeConnect accounts.
Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address, address, phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications you receive from EuropeConnect. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settings control whether others can find you on EuropeConnect by your email address or phone number. You can ask us to delete your personal date from our server whenever you want, but you may lose your account in this case.
Additional Information: You may choose to provide us with additional information (profile photo, background photo, birthday date, job or occupation, current address, interests your favorite products, school and education, relationship status, pages and business, gender, tips, photos, videos) to help improve and personalize your experience across our Services. We may later personalize content, such as making suggestions or showing user accounts and posts for you and other users. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service, the other service may send us information that you authorize for use in the Services. This information may enable cross-posting or otherwise help us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service.
Payment Information: You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.
Posts, Following, Lists, Profile, and Other Public Information: EuropeConnect is primarily designed to help you to gain and share information form/with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information such as a short biography, your location, your website, date of birth, or a picture. Additionally, your public information includes the messages you post; the metadata provided with posts, such as when you posted and the client application you used to post; information about your account, such as creation time, language, country, and time zone; and the lists you create, people you follow, posts you like or repost on our site. EuropeConnect may broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate EuropeConnect content into their services, and organizations such as universities, public health agencies, and market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Services public for as long as you do not delete it, but we generally give you settings or features, to make the information more private if you want. For certain profile information fields we provide you with visibility settings to select who can see this information in your profile. If you provide us with profile information and you don’t see a visibility setting, that information is public.
Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications: We provide certain features that allow you to communicate more privately. For example, you can use direct messages to have private conversations with other other users. When you privately communicate with others through our Services, such as by sending and receiving direct messages, we will store and process your communications, and information related to them. Please note that if you interact with public content shared with you via direct message, those interactions may be public. When you use features like direct messages to communicate privately, please remember that recipients may copy, store, and re-share the contents of your communications.
Location Information: We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your posts and in your profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as allowing you to post with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.
Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Web Data: We may personalize the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate EuropeConnect content such as embedded timelines or post buttons. When you view our content on these websites, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We may use interests or other information that we derive from this data to improve our Services and personalize content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow, advertising, and other content you may be interested in.
Third-Parties and Affiliates: We may receive information about you from third parties, such as other EuropeConnect users, partners (including ad partners), or our corporate affiliates. For example, other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you. Our ad partners and affiliates may share information with us such as a browser cookie ID, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of an email address, as well as demographic or interest data and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, may enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology.
Personalizing Across Your Devices: When you log into your account with a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication and personalization. Depending on your settings, we may also personalize your experience on, and based on information from, other browsers or devices besides the ones you use to log into EuropeConnect.
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. When you sign up for or log in to a third-party application, you are directing us to share your contact information, such as your phone number, with that application. If you’ve shared information, like direct messages or protected posts, with another user who accesses EuropeConnect through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.
Public Information: We may share or disclose your public information, such as your public user profile information, public posts, or the people you follow or that follow you. Remember: your privacy and visibility settings control whether your posts and certain profile information are made public. Other information, like your name and username, may be public on EuropeConnect, unless you delete your account, as described below.
Non-Personal, Aggregated, or Device-Level Information: We may share or disclose non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information such as the total number of times people engaged with a post, the number of users who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a post (even if only one did), the characteristics of a device or its user when it is available to receive an ad, the topics that people are posting about in a particular location, or aggregated or device-level reports to advertisers about users who saw or clicked on their ads. This information does not include your name, email address, phone number. We may, however, share non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information through partnerships with entities that may use data in their possession (including data you may have given them) to link your name, email address, or other personal information to the information we provide them.
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your EuropeConnect account. If you follow the instructions, your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is not viewable on www.europeconnect.eu. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated, by sending us a request. Absent a separate arrangement between you and us to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public posts, even after you have deleted the information from the our sites or deactivated your account.
If you have registered an account, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account. You can ask us to send you a package with your certain account information, including your posts, by sending us a request. You can request correction, deletion, or modification of your personal data. You can learn more about the interests we have inferred about you and request access to additional information. When you are logged into your account, you can manage your privacy settings and other account features.
If you wish to access, delete (in some cases) or correct your personal information please contact:
Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the The National Supervisory Authority For Personal Data Processing.