Data Protection Policy of Palabea e-Services GmbH
The protection and confidentiality of your data are of particular importance to Palabea e-Services GmbH ("Palabea"). The collection and use of your personal data exclusively occurs within the context of the legal provisions of valid data protection law. With this Data Protection Policy, we are informing you about which personal data Palabea collects and for which purpose the data are used.
Palabea collects and uses your personal data exclusively within the context of the provisions of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following, Palabea will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on our website.
The responsible office within the meaning of the data protection laws is:
Palabea e-Services GmbH
Tel. +49(0)30 232.553.79.0
Fax. +49(0)30 232.553.79.11
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please contact us by e-mail at the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject matter of data protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. Pursuant to § 3 (1) Federal Data Protection Act, these are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. These include, e.g. details such as the name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, as well as possible utilisation data. Utilisation data are necessary for using our websites, such as details regarding the start, end, scope and use of our platform and login data.
Collection and use of data
Automated data collection
When accessing the Palabea website, your Internet browser automatically sends data for technical reasons. The following data are stored separately from other data, which you may possibly send to Palabea:
- Date and time of access
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- URL of the previously visited sites
- Quantity of data sent
These data are stored for technical reasons and used for investigations and analyses with the aim of improving our products, services and technologies (business intelligence). These data are never attributed to a specific person.
Data entered by users
You must login in order to use all of the advantages of Palabea. For this, you must enter your e-mail address, your user name and a password. These data are required by Palabea in order to set up and administer a user account for you and so that you can use the entire Palabea service. Not least, Palabea also requires these and possibly other data in order to deal with your requests, questions and criticism ("customer service") and communicate with you about your transactions, as well as new products and services. This way, you can receive e.g. transaction-related welcome letters, reminders and order confirmations. Furthermore, these data serve the purpose of conducting competitions, selecting participants and determining prize winners/prize draws; operating interacting areas.
Furthermore, Palabea offers you the option of personalising your profile. For this, you can, e.g. enter details about your name, hobbies, gender, date of birth, interests, native language and/or learning language. Furthermore, you can upload a photo and/or video of yourself to your profile page. These details are voluntary and not required for logging into Palabea. Please note that all data and photos/videos provided voluntarily on your profile are accessible to other Palabea users. Therefore, you should carefully select what you enter into your profile and thereby disclose to other users.
These data are used by Palabea in order to display content to you that is based on your interests and preferences.
Of course, you alone decide which data you would like to disclose to Palabea. Palabea feels obligated to this, according to the principle of data economy. However, if you do not provide Palabea with specific information, this can lead to you being unable to use Palabea to its full extent.
Interactive areas on Palabea
On our websites, Palabea offers you discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, groups, messaging services, message boards, online hosting or storage services or other areas and services, in which you or third parties can create, enter or store any type of content, messages, comments, materials or other elements on the websites ("interactive areas"). If you use an interactive area, you must be aware that these areas are publicly accessible and that all personal information, which you enter or provide during login, can be seen by others. We cannot monitor how other users of our website use this information. In particular, we cannot prevent unwanted messages from being sent to you. Content entered in interactive areas can be stored for an unlimited period of time. If, at any time, you would like the entered content to be removed, notify us by e-mail to email@example.com.
If you offer lessons/imparting of knowledge at Palabea, the data that you enter will be used in order to identify the content which you have uploaded as your content, as well as preparing possibly necessary tax vouchers. In order to pay out your fee, we will require information about your bank account details.
Opinion and market research purposes
If you wish, Palabea will use your personal data in order to make offers and information available to you, which are tailored to your requirements, and to inform you about news, such as improved services and other events. At any time, you can object to the use of your data for such opinion and market research purposes, with effect for the future. For this, an informal notification is sufficient to:
Palabea e-Services GmbH
Tel. +49(0)30 232.553.79.0
Fax. +49(0)30 232.553.79.11
Disclosure of data
In order to process payments, Palabea shall disclose your entered data (inter alia, account holder, credit card holder, account number, bank code, credit card number, credit card expiry date) to your house bank or a payment service provider â€“ Computop Wirtschaftsinformatik GmbH, Swarzenbergstr. 4, D-96050 Bamberg.
Furthermore, your personal data shall only be disclosed without your explicit prior consent in the following cases:
If it is for the purpose of investigating illegal platform use or for legal prosecution, personal data shall be forwarded to the prosecuting authorities, as well as any injured third parties. However, this shall only occur if concrete indications exist for illegal/abusive conduct. Disclosure can also occur if this is for the purpose of enforcing conditions of use or other agreements. Palabea shall also be legally obligated to disclose information to specific public authorities, upon request. These are criminal prosecution authorities, public authorities that pursue administrative offences and the fiscal authorities.
From time to time, Palabea is reliant upon contractually affiliated third-party companies and external service providers for the provision of services, for example, in the areas of sending advertisements (only, if you have explicitly consented to these), as well as customer service. In such cases, information will be forwarded to these companies/individuals in order to facilitate further handling. These external service providers are carefully selected and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that your privacy is maintained. The service providers are exclusively permitted to use the data for the purposes specified by Palabea. The service providers shall furthermore be contractually obligated by Palabea to exclusively handle your data in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and the German data protection laws.
Within the context of further development of our business, it can occur that the structure of Palabea e-Services GmbH may change, by the legal form being changed, subsidiaries, company parts or divisions being founded, purchased or sold. With such transactions, the customer information shall be disclosed, together with the part of the company to be transferred. With each disclosure of personal data to third parties in the aforementioned scope, Palabea shall ensure that this occurs in compliance with this Data Protection Policy and the relevant data protection laws.
Palabea offers you a free newsletter service. With the newsletter, Palabea informs you about new offers, new requests, new members, new products and services, as well as participation in surveys in order to draw your attention to new products or services or provide you with other information that may possibly be of interest to you. Furthermore, we inform you about offers and products of our cooperation partners in our newsletter.
In order to receive the newsletter via e-mail, you can set a tick next to "Send me the Palabea newsletter" under the "Newsletter" section of www.palabea.com in your profile, under "My private information".
You can cancel the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains the information relating to how you can cancel the newsletter with effect for the future.
Palabea stores so-called "cookies" in order to offer you a comprehensive scope of functions and make the use of our website more convenient for you. "Cookies" are small files that are stored on your computer using your Internet browser. If you want to, you can prevent the storage of "cookies" on your computer by using the relevant settings in your Internet browser. Please note that this can limit the functionality and functional scope of your service.
Palabea uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports regarding website activities for the website operators and provide other services related to website use and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is legally prescribed or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
You can deactivate Google Analytics using a browser add-on, if you do not want the website analysis. You can download this here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Palabea has integrated social plugins from Facebook ("Like") button and Twitter in its website (referred to jointly as "social plug-ins" below), so that you can recommend Palabea services to your Facebook and Twitter friends. If you click the social plug-ins, the message will appear on your Facebook or Twitter profile page that you recommend the Palabea services.
By clicking on the active "Like" button, this sends your IP address to Facebook. If you also login to Facebook or are already logged in, Facebook will additionally collect information regarding when you were on the Palabea website and declared the recommendation. Facebook can link this information to your user profile. You can prevent this by logging out of Facebook before visiting our Palabea website.
If you open web pages on our website which have the "Like" button, a link will be established with the servers at Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA and the plugin will be displayed on the website through a notification to your browser. Through this, it is communicated to the Facebook server, which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member at Facebook while doing so, Facebook will allocate this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the "Like" button, this information is also allocated to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out prior to using the "Like" button.
For detailed information about the use of your data, please read the Facebook Data Protection Policy (accessible at: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).
Palabea uses social plug-ins ("Tweet" plug-ins") of the social network, Twitter.com, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The "Tweet" plug-ins are identified with a Twitter logo.
If you open a Palabea web page, which contains such as "Tweet" plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link to the Twitter servers.
If you do not want Twitter to collect data about you through our website, you must log out from Twitter prior to visiting our website. Otherwise the content of the "Tweet" plug-in will be directly sent to your browser by Twitter and integrated into the website. By integrating the "Tweet" plug-ins, Twitter receives the information that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged in to Twitter, your visit can be allocated to your Twitter account by Twitter. If you interact with a "Tweet" plug-in, for example, use the "Like" button or submit a comment, the relevant information will be sent directly to Twitter by your browser and stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the Twitter Data Protection Policy, which you can access at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Palabea uses the social plug-in ("Google plug-ins") of the social network, Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The Google plug-in can be identified by the "+1" symbol.
If you open a Palabea web page, which contains such as Google plug-in, your browser will establish a direct link to the Google servers.
The content of the "+1" symbol will be sent by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website.
According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking on the +1 symbol. Personal data are only collected and processed for people who have logged in to Google+. Further information can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and FAQ: http://bit.ly/r3Qmer.
Palabea has no influence on the data collection and processing for which Google is responsible.
Deletion of your data
Insofar as your data are no longer necessary for the aforementioned purposes, they shall be deleted. Insofar as data must be retained for legal reasons, these shall be blocked. The data shall then no longer be available for further use.
Right to information and correction
Of course, you have the right to obtain information from Palabea regarding your personal data, which has been stored, upon request. You also have the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion. For this, please contact privacyalabea.com or by post to the aforementioned address.
Changes to this Data Protection Policy
Palabea reserves the right to change this Data Protection Policy. The current version of the Data Protection Policy is always accessible at www.palabea.com/data_protection_policy.
The German version of this Data Protection Policy is applicable. The English version is only for information purposes.
As of: 15 February 2012