Information about data protection

With this introductory text we would like to explain to you, as easily understandable as possible, our principles for data processing. Further down you will find the detailed privacy policy.

The protection of your personal data is a central concern for us. The data is collected in accordance with the legal regulations. In the following we would like to inform you about how your personal data is processed.

When registering, you enter data that is visible in the network. This includes:

- Username or clear name (there is no obligation to use a clear name)
- Gender
- Location (optional)

The following information can be added to your profile:

- Profile photo
- Age/Date of birth
- Place of residence
- State/State
- website
- Biography

We do not share your data with third parties unless you have given your consent to do so or we are required by law to disclose such data.

Member profiles may be visible to unregistered visitors of the website. It can not be excluded that comments or other data you share on the site finds its way to the public through illegal technical interventions. So think carefully about what data you share. We strive to protect the security of your data in accordance with applicable data protection laws but no electronic communication is completely secure. Therefore we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties.

We use your email address to send notifications and private messages. You can change these options in your profile privacy settings.

During your activities on our site certain actions are stored in an activity feed. This is displayed to other members on your own profile page and on the home page. The following data is used for this:

- Writing a status message
- Writing comments
- Forum posts
- Uploading pictures and videos
- Creating surveys, events, marketplace items

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. You can view all data entered or uploaded at any time, e.g. via your profile and edit or delete it.

If you use the Android app, you have the option to register your Push ID. An identifier of your Android device is sent to us and stored in order to show you future notifications of replies to your posts or messages. The push ID can be deleted by changing this setting back to disabled.

If you wish to download your personal data you can use the link provided in your account settings.

In the account settings you can delete your account and all of your stored data. Note that your account and the data it contains will NOT be deactivated, but deleted. It will not be possible to restore your account afterwards.

If you have further questions about our privacy policy, please send us a message using the contact form.

Privacy

Personal data (referred to as "data") is processed by us only when necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.

With the following privacy policy, we inform you in particular about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data. In addition, we inform you about the third-party components used by us for optimization purposes as well as to increase the quality of use.



Privacy Policy

Your data processed during the use of our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations and no other information on individual processing procedures is provided below.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted by your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. These so-called server log files are used to collect, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you accessed our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which the use of our website takes place.

The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data about you. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data is deleted again after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data is exempt from deletion in whole or in part until final clarification of an incident.

Cookies

a) Session cookies/Session cookies

We use so-called cookies with our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are placed and stored on your terminal device by the Internet browser you use. Through these cookies, certain information from you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, is processed to an individual extent.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables e.g. the storage of personalized user experience.

b) Third-party cookies

Where applicable, cookies from partner companies we cooperate with for the purpose of functionalities of our Internet presence may be also used on our Internet presence. We try to avoid cookies for analysis and marketing on the website as good as possible.

The details of this, in particular the purposes and legal basis for the processing of such third-party cookies, can be found in the following information.

c) Removal option

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. Likewise, you can delete already stored cookies at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on your specific Internet browser. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called Flash cookies processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you must change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you use. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be fully used.

Customer account / registration function

If you create a customer account with us via our website or mobile app we will collect and store the data you enter during registration (e.g. name, e-mail address) exclusively for pre-contractual services or for the fulfillment of the contract. At the same time, we then store the IP address and the date of your registration along with the time. Of course, this data will not be passed on to third parties.

In the course of the further registration process, your consent to this processing will be obtained and reference will be made to this data protection declaration. The data collected by us in this process will be used exclusively for the provision of the customer account.

Contact requests / contact option

If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The provision of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request - without their provision, we can not answer your request.

Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations, such as in the case of any subsequent contract processing.

User contributions, comments and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to publish questions, answers, opinions, images or ratings, referred to as "contributions", on our website. If you make use of this offer, we process and publish your contribution, date and time of submission as well as the pseudonym used by you.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you only need to delete your account.

In addition, we also process your IP and e-mail address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further steps if your contribution infringes the rights of third parties and/or it is otherwise illegal.

Subscription to contributions

When you publish information on our Service, we offer the option of subscribing to any follow-up contributions by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up contributions by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.

You can revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you only need to change your profile settings or delete your account.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube".

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".

Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield").

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your end device via your Internet browser. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. You can find more information on this above under "Cookies".

Google provides further information on the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the privacy policy published at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

You can revoke your consent to the processing of data for participation in our competitions at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you only need to delete your account.

Valid as of 2021-11-15