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Privacy

Privacy statement of the upgrade society b.v.

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Responsibility

The upgrade society B.V., registered at willem klooslaan 83, 5615nm in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is responsible for the processing of your Personal Data.

the upgrade society may engage third parties to provide service and maintain and improve its products. These third parties may have limited access to your Personal Data. They, too, are obliged to comply with this Declaration and all applicable legislation.

Collection and processing of personal data

In order to connect you with companies that offer initiatives on our website in the context of our service, we first ask you to open a free user account.  Through this account we collect your login details - your username and your password ('Login Data'). We then ask for your personal information ("Personal Data"), such as your name and contact details, as well as mandatory and voluntary data about yourself. Furthermore, we may automatically collect data for technical or statistical reasons while using the upgrade society website and services, such as your IP address, sites visited, etc. ("General Data").

Personal data includes all information about your login credentials, personal information and general data relating to you as an identifiable natural person, such as your name, your postal and email address, including usage data, such as your IP address.

All the above data is processed electronically in machine-readable form and stored in our own database in Europe.

Use of personal data

The upgrade society only uses your Personal Data to match your profile with initiatives offered within the web app environment.

If you expressly agree to this, we may use your Personal Data for advertising and marketing purposes, such as a newsletter. ​

The upgrade society will not sell your Personal Data to third parties, nor will the upgrade society market this data elsewhere. the upgrade society employees and service partners are all obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.

We store your Personal Data in servers within the European Union. The upgrade society obliges the service providers who make these servers available to comply with the GDPR and protect your personal data.

Freedom of choice

You retain full control over all Personal Data you provide to the upgrade society. You can change your account profile at any time. Please note that this affects your match score.

Retention period

The upgrade society does not store your Personal Data for longer than permitted by law. The retention period varies depending on the type of data.

 

Legal basis for the processing of your personal data

Your consent to apply our privacy policy and terms and conditions forms the legal basis for processing your data. ​

Cookies

When you visit our website and use our service, we may use so-called 'cookies' to tailor your visit to our website to your needs. Cookies are small text files, which your computer stores. After your browsing session, most cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive. So-called 'permanent cookies' are stored on your computer and allow us to recognize you on your next visit to our website. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer, you can refuse this via the settings of your internet browser (see below).

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. ("Google"). We use Google Analytics to better determine how our website is used and to improve our service. Google Analytics also uses cookies. Cookies store information such as IP address, browser type and operating system of your computer, as well as the URL of the referring site. The information generated by cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored in servers in the United States. In the event of IP anonymisation, Google will shorten and anonymise the last part of the IP address for the Member States of the European Union and for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases will a full IP address be sent to Google's servers in the US and shortened by Google. On behalf of the upgrade society, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to prepare reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if there is a legal obligation to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other Google data. You can block the storage of cookies using the appropriate settings of your browser. Please note that this may prevent you from using all the features of the website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google, as explained above. By downloading and installing the browser plug-in at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en, you can block Google from generating and processing your data using cookies (including your IP address).

Safety

The upgrade society pays all attention to the security of Personal Data. Your data is carefully protected against loss, destruction, distortion/falsification, processing and unauthorized release, as well as unauthorised disclosure by technical or organisational means.

Your password protects access to your free user account. Therefore, you should never share your password with third parties and you should change your password regularly.

When entering your personal data on our website, we transfer it with Secure-Socket-Layer ('SSL') technology, which is the industry standard.

Minors

Under no circumstances does the upgrade society knowingly collect Personal Data of minors, use them in any way or pass it on to third parties without permission.

Data deletion

By using the 'delete account' button, you can delete your account at any time, including your Personal Data. This automatically cancels all ongoing procedures in the matching process. Your account will be cancelled in accordance with the legal regulations.

We will also automatically delete your account and personal data no later than 12 months and in accordance with the legal regulations after your last login in our system.

Right to  information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or how your personal data is processed, or- in case you object or, in the event that you wish to download your personal data, or- if you have a complaint, you can contact our data controller at any time through mail@theupgradesociety.com.

Terms

The upgrade society B.V. – 'the upgrade society/we/us'

User of The upgrade society software and services – 'you/your'

Your personal data – 'Personal data'Your IP address, websites visited, etc. – 'General data'
 

Google Analytics, Google Inc. – 'Google'

General Data Protection Regulation – 'GDPR'

Privacy statement – 'Statement'

The upgrade society B.V.

Office: Willem Klooslaan 83 5615NM

Director: Rolf van Haren

Email: mail@theupgradesociety.com

This version dates from: December 2020