Data protection declaration

 

 

 

We,

Kiddify GmbH

Rosenthaler Straße 40/41

10178 Berlin, 

are the operator of this website and the services provided therein, and are therefore responsible for collecting, processing, and using of personal data as defined by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (BDSG) [Federal Data Protection Act] and the Telemediengesetzes (TMG) [Telecommunications Media Act]. We are particularly concerned about properly handling of the personal data of our users. We are therefore delighted to inform our users as follows about how their personal data is used.

We use the personal data of our users in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. The following explains what data we collect, how we use this data, and what rights users can assert against us with respect to the use of their data.

  1. Collection, storage, and use of personal data

    1. When visiting our website

When visiting our website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. We store the following data in the log file without the intervention of the user until the data is automatically deleted no later than after 30 days:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer;

  • the date and time of the access;

  • the name and URL of the retrieved file;

  • the website from which the access occurred;

  • the operating system of the computer and the browser employed by the user;

  • the referrer URL.


The data is collected and processed for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (establishing a connection), to continuously ensure system security and stability, to facilitate the technical administration of the network infrastructure, and to optimize our Internet pages, and also for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is only analyzed when our network infrastructure is attacked, and for statistical purposes.

In addition, we insert cookies and make use of web analysis services when our website is visited. Also refer to Section 3 and Section 4 in this data protection declaration.

    1. When registering as a user

When registering as a user, we collect the following data on our website for the respectively indicated purposes:

  • the alias name,
    to create a user account,
    to display the alias name to other users;

  • the user's email address (if available, otherwise the email address of the legal guardian),
    for any required follow-up questions;

  • the email address of the legal guardian,
    to obtain any required agreement in connection with use of the portal;

  • the date of birth,
    to determine whether the use requires the agreement of a legal guardian,
    to provide targeted content (age-appropriate recommendation),
    for internal statistical purposes;

  • gender,
    to assign a matching Avatar to the user,
    to provide targeted content and participation initiatives,
    for internal statistical purposes;

  • home country,
    to assign a country flag to the user,
    to offer country specific content and participation initiatives,
    to facilitate country-specific searches of content and to provide country-specific content,
    to permit country-specific functions (e.g. map flight),
    for internal statistical purposes;

  • personally selected password,
    to give the user access to his user account.

Only the alias name and the country of origin are displayed to other registered users.

    1. When registering as a mentor

When registering as a mentor, we collect the following data on website for the respectively indicated purposes:

  • the name (first name and surname),
    for the purpose of identifying our contractual partner,
    to display the mentor name to registered users;

  • the alias name,
    to create a user account,
    to display the alias name to other users;

  • date of birth,
    to determine whether the agreement of a legal guardian is required;

  • email address and telephone number,
    to contact the mentor with follow-up questions;

  • address (street address, postal code, city),
    to verify identity as required,
    to settle credit memos, invoices, etc.,

  • home country,
    to indicate this to registered users;

  • gender,
    to provide targeted notifications to users,

for statistical purposes;

  • profession,
    to indicate this to registered users;

  • any required qualification records,
    to verify indicated qualifications;

  • web address (if available),
    to indicate this to registered users;

The alias name, the first and surname, the profession, the home country, as well as any personal web addresses (link) are displayed to registered users. 

    1. When subscribing to our newsletter

When the recipient has expressly agreed, we will use the indicated email address to regularly transmit our newsletter. At the end of each newsletter there is a link that can be used to cancel the newsletter subscription at any time. The newsletter subscription can also be canceled at any time by sending an email to info@kiddify.de.

  1. Forwarding of personal data to others

We will not sell or otherwise forward personal data to others without the user's consent. A different regulation only applies when this is governed by a statutory obligation, or if this is required to assert our rights, particularly to assert claims from the contractual relationship underlying the usage.

  1. Cookies

Cookies help to make visiting our website simpler, more convenient, and more purposeful in a variety of aspects. Cookies are alphanumeric information files stored automatically by the web browser on the hard drive of the computer from where our Internet site is visited.

Cookies neither damage the hard drive of the computer nor does the storage of cookies forward personal data to us.

For instance we store cookies to determine user preferences, visited pages, as well as activities on our website, and to improve the services and content we offer on the basis of internal statistics. The use does not result in us receiving new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer, or to have a notice displayed when you receive a new cookie.

Deactivating cookies can have the result that you are not able to use all functions on our website.

  1. Web analysis services

We use web analysis services for purposes of user-friendly design and ongoing optimization of our pages. Anonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used in connection with this (refer to Section 3). The information created by the cookies about the use of this website, such as:

    • used computer type;

    • browser type/version;

    • the employed operating system;

    • referrer URL (previously visited page);

    • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address);

    • time of the server request;

    • usage behavior on the website (use of Web beacons as required);

    are transmitted to the server and stored there. The information is used to analyze the use of the website, to compile reports about web site activities, to render and determine services connected with the website use and Internet use for purposes of market research and user-friendly design of these webpages, how many users refer to the offers from our sponsors and partners, and to record the use of email offers and newsletters. This information may also be forwarded to others when this is required by law or when others process the data on a contract basis.

    Under no circumstances is the IP address associated with other data related to the user. IP addresses are anonymized, therefore preventing an association (IP masking).

    The user can prevent the installation of cookies with an appropriate setting in the browser software (refer to Section 3); however, please note that in this case not all functions on this website may be fully available.

    The user can at any time deny the creation of use profiles. Click here for additional information.

    1. Social plug-ins

    Our Internet pages use social plug-ins from Facebook. These are services provided by the US-based corporation Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). We use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button that are integrated with the so-called double click solution.

    This means that we integrate the named buttons in their deactivated state. This means that the buttons do not yet establish contact with Facebook servers when our pages are retrieved. The button becomes active and therefore establishes a connection with Facebook only when the user activates the respective button and therefore declares his agreement to communicate with Facebook. The user can then transmit his recommendations with a second click.

    After activating the button, Facebook receives the information that the user's browser has retrieved the corresponding page from our website, even when the user does not have a Facebook account, or is presently not logged into Facebook. This information (including the IP address) is transferred by the user's browser directly to a Facebook server in the United States, and stored there.

    If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly associate the visit to our website with the Facebook account. When the user interacts with the plug-ins, for instance by pressing the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, the associated information is also transferred directly to a Facebook server, and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to the user's Facebook friends.

    Facebook can use this information for advertising and market research purposes, and for user-friendly design of Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest, and relationship profiles to analyze use of our website with respect to the advertising displayed to the user on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about his activities on our website, and to render additional services in connection with the use of Facebook.

    If the user does not want Facebook to associate the data collected about our website to his Facebook account, the user will need to log out from Facebook before activating the button.

    The purpose and scope of the data collection and the additional processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as the associated rights and data entry options for purposes of protecting the private sphere of the user can be found in the [Facebook data protection notices].

    The user can permanently activate the button by checking the appropriate box under the gear icon. The selected button is then always directly activated when the website is retrieved. 

    1. Links

    This data protection declaration does not cover websites linked from our website. We have no influence on whether these pages also comply with our data protection and security standards. The content of linked pages is exclusively controlled by their operators. 

    1. Security

    We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against random or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction, or against unauthorized access by others. Our security measures are continuously improved in alignment with technological progress.

    1. Information, editing, correcting, and deleting data

    Users have a right to information about personal data stored relating to them, and a right to have incorrect data corrected, as well as to have said data blocked and deleted. 

    A request for information, correcting, blocking, or deleting in regards to personal data, including other questions can be directed to the following contact address:

    Kiddify GmbH, Rosenthaler Strasse 40/41, 10178 Berlin, Germany

    E-Mail: members@kiddify.com

    The data we store can be reviewed and edited by logging into our website with the login data.

    The user can delete entered data or the entire user profile at any time. This can also be accomplished by employing the appropriate option in the respective user profile, or by sending a corresponding email request to members@kiddify.com

    Please note that using our services is not, or not fully possible when data is deleted.

    1. Newsletter

    We regularly send out our newsletter by email to provide information to interested parties. The newsletter is sent to the email address indicated by the user during the online registration. The forwarding of the newsletter can already be denied during the online registration.

    The newsletter subscription can be discontinued at any time by sending an email or by using the link at the end of the newsletter.

    1. Currentness and revisions of the data protection declaration

    This data protection declaration is currently valid and dated 04.06.2014 .

    It can be retrieved and printed on our website www.kiddify.com/datenschutz at any time. 

    Any revisions to the data protection regulations are reported to the user by an email to the email address indicated during the registration, or by an appropriate notice in suitable locations on the pages of the Portal.