Last Updated: September 16, 2022
2. Data Protection Policy
2.1. Goal of the data protection policy
The goal of the data protection policy is to depict the legal data protection aspects in one summarising document. It can also be used as the basis for statutory data protection inspections, e.g. by the customer within the scope of commissioned processing. This is not only to ensure compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data protection Act (DPA) 2018 but also to provide proof of compliance.
3. The Information We Collect and Store
3.1. Personal information is any information that identifies you (as a natural person) or makes you identifiable. Any information that is anonymized or aggregated is no longer personal information. We may collect and store the following information when running the Service:
Information You Provide. We collect personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you use when you: use our Services, register for an account with us, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your account, participate in a chat, or when you otherwise correspond with us.
Transaction Data. While using our Service, we collect information about the Services you purchase and your payment method. We monitor your time spent on our Website, so we can better help you if you struggle with any of the needed steps to be done.
Uploaded Data. We collect and store the information and data (typically on your marketplace traffic) you upload, download, or access with the Service (“Files”).
Log Data. When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your device, and your activity using the Services (“Log Data”). This may include the device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information you search for on our Website.
Users can choose whether or not to have their name, email address and website address stored in a cookie when posting messages on this site; this information is stored for their convenience so that they do not have to fill in their personal details again when posting other messages. These cookies will remain on the user’s device for one year if the user does not clear the cookie on the device itself.
If a user visits the login page of this website, a temporary cookie is set to determine if the user’s browser accepts the cookie; this cookie does not contain any personal information and is discarded when the user closes their browser.
Once the user has logged in, several cookies are set to store the user’s login information and display item settings; the login information cookie is retained for two days and the display item settings cookie is retained for one year. If the “Stay logged in” setting is checked at login, the user’s login status will be maintained for a fortnight; the login information cookie will be removed from the user’s device when the account is logged out.
Other cookies are stored in the browser when users edit or post articles; this cookie does not contain any personal information, only the article ID which indicates the article written by the user, and will expire after one day.
Posts on this site may have embedded content such as videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded content from third-party sites is treated in exactly the same way as the privacy practices that govern users’ visits to those sites.
Regardless of whether the user has an account on these third party websites or is logged in, they may collect information about the user in various ways, such as cookies, embedding third party tracking code, monitoring the user’s interaction with the embedded content, etc.
This Site is for personal data sharing.
If you make a password reset request, the IP address of your current connection will be displayed in the password reset email.
3.2. Some of this personal information (first name, middle name, last name, e-mail address of the registrant, password), such as a way to identify you, is necessary to enter into an agreement with you. The provision of all other personal information is voluntary, but may be necessary in order to use our Services.
4. Retention period for personal data on this website
When a user posts a message on this site, the message and its relay data will be retained indefinitely. This allows the system to automatically recognise and approve any subsequent messages without keeping them in the queue for review.
For users who register on the site, the site also stores the personal information they provide on the user’s [profile] page. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of user names which cannot be changed). Please note that the site administrator can also view and edit this personal information.
5. What rights users have in relation to personal data
If a user has an account on this site or has posted a message, he or she may request a downloadable export file of the user’s personal information on this site, which contains all the personal information provided by the user to this site. The user may also request the erasure of all personal information provided to the site, but this request does not include information that must be retained by the site for administrative, legal or security purposes.