1. Data Collection and Usage
Users and/or Specific Users (registered users) are allowed to have access and viewing of informational material in written and/or visual and/or acoustic and/or advertising form on the Website and in some cases the Website may allow to the Specific Users to upload content, such us photos, videos, comments on posts and articles, which will first be approved and/or deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the website owner and/or operator.
However, the User’s IP address will be recorded and retained by the Website in the event where any misappropriation of information and/or content and/or unlawful act and/or infringement of any applicable law takes place (e.g. uploading of child pornography or copyright infringement).
Any other personal information such as age and/or birth date and/or relationship status and/or sexual orientation can and may be added on a voluntary basis after the registration process. All this data information with the exception of the email and IP address becomes publicly accessible on the Website.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier by saving preferences and browsing patterns, while you are on the Website. Cookies may be used to analyse the Website’s usage and/or improve content and/or customize the Website’s content and layout and/or for other customer service purposes.
A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Website to other information about you, including your personal information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Website. Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using and/or have negative impact on the display and/or the function of the Website and/or on certain other areas and/or features of the Website.
We use three types of cookies:
- a) Session cookies — These are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser. We use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate on the Website.
- b) Persistent cookies — These are stored on your computer until they expire and/or until you remove them. For example, a persistent cookie may be used to remember that we have previously asked a User and/or a Specific User to complete an online survey. This would prevent you from being asked to complete the same survey every time you visit the site.
- c) Flash cookies — If you have Macromedia Flash installed, we may use Flash Objects to recognize your computer for security purposes.
This information is used for internal system administration, in order to help us diagnose problems with our servers and/or administer our services. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.
All of these activities, with regard to the Website’s usage information, may be performed on our behalf by our service providers, including, for example, our analytics vendor(s) and our e-mail management partner(s).
If you do not want your information to be part of this statistical information gathering, you can disable Google Analytics through your browser and/or through https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please note that our Guests and/or Registered users and/or our clients and /or companies who may choose to advertise on our Website, may also send you cookies. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, may have a negative impact upon the usage of our Website.
2. Uploaded Content
Any personal information and/or content you voluntarily disclose online, including username, videos, comments, pictures and your profile page, becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users.
3. Disclosure of Information
We may be required to release certain data to comply with legal obligations or in order to enforce our Terms & Conditions. We may also release certain data to protect the rights and/or property and/or the safety of our Users and/or of our Specific Users and/or of others and/or of our Website.
If you upload any material which is found to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others, we reserve the right to provide the necessary information to the respective copyright owners when deemed necessary and legally appropriate.
If you are a Registered as member of the Website, you are responsible for keeping your password confidential. If any unauthorised party gains access to your account on the Website and/or other personal information, we will not be responsible for any damage and/or illegal action and/or illegal and/or other activity that may occur.
While we use commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to secure your information, we bring to the attention of all Users on the Website, that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot ensure and/or guarantee the confidentiality and/or the security of any information and/or content you transmit to us.
This Website shall not be responsible or liable (whether in civil, tort or otherwise), under any circumstances for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any anticipated loss of profit, loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of data, costs and fines and/or any special or incidental damages of any kind) that may result to you or a third party arising from or connected in any way to cyber-attacks, computer viruses, system failures or malfunctions which may occur in connection with your use of the Website.