privacy policy

1. OUR PRIVACY POLICY AT A GLANCE

General information

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration as provided under this text.

It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Any personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) on our website is collected on a voluntary basis as far as possible.

The data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Information you share with us

We need specific information to offer you our services. For example, you must have an account to upload or share content on united-sedcards. If you decide to share the following information with us, we will collect and use it for our services.

Basic account information

You do not need to create an account to use some of our features, such as searching and viewing public united-sedcards profiles. If you decide to create an account, you will be required to provide some personal information that will allow us to offer you our services. On united-sedcards, this includes a username, a password, an email address as well as information on what you are (e.g. photographer), where you come from and your date of birth. The latter serves to meet the requirements of the protection of minors, if necessary. Your displayed name and username are always public, but you can use both your real name and a pseudonym.

Public information

Some activities on united-sedcards are public. This includes some of your profile details, such as “What you are (e.g. photographer, model)”, or where you come from; details about the way you look and your areas of work, the name of the agency and what you have entered under the heading “About me”, your comments on photos or profiles as well as particular information concerning your comments, such as date and time; the photos you uploaded, including the time you uploaded them.

If the photo is subject to the protection of minors, it will not be accessible to the public. If you have added a “Like” to a photo, it will also be publicly accessible. Information that other people who use our services have published about you may also be public. For example, other people may mention you or highlight you in a photograph.

You are responsible for the photos you upload to united-sedcards and any other information you provide through our services, and you should carefully consider what you make available to the public, especially if it is sensitive information.

When you update your public information on united-sedcards, for example by deleting a photo or a comment, or if you delete your account, this shall take immediate effect on united-sedcards.

Contact details (registered users of united-sedcards)

We use your contact details, such as your email address, to authenticate and protect your account and also our services, and to prevent spam, fraud and abuse. We also use your contact details to personalise our services, enable certain account features (e.g. for registration verification) and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your telephone number, we will not contact you. You can specify in your settings which messages you would like to receive from united-sedcards via email . You can also unsubscribe to messages by following the instructions in the message. You can also unsubscribe from these notifications in your “Settings”.

When you send us an email, we store the content of your message, your email address and your contact details in order to respond to your request.

Direct messaging and non-public messages (registered users of united-sedcards)

We offer certain features to help you communicate with more privacy. For example, you can use the direct messaging function to have non-public conversations on united-sedcards. If you communicate with others by sending or receiving direct messages, we will store and process your messages and related information. We also use information about who you have communicated with and when (but not the content of these communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the security and integrity of our platform and to display more relevant content. We share the content of your direct messages with the people you have sent them to, we do not use them to show you advertisements.

If you use functions such as direct messaging for communication, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communication on united-sedcards, even if you delete your copy of these messages from your account.

How you can control the information you share with us (registered users of united-sedcards)

You decide:

Children and our services

Our services are not intended for children and you may not use our services if you are not at least 16 years old. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parents or guardian to do so on your behalf).

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily through the use of cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using specific tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following data protection declaration.

You can object to this analysis. In our data protection declaration we will inform you about how to exercise your rights in this regard.

2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

Privacy statement

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We must point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by email) may pose security risks. Complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing the data on this website is:

Heiko Grzonka
Traisaer Str. 23a
64287 Darmstadt
Germany

E-Mail: info [at] united-sedcards.com

The responsible party is a natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent supervisory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Please note that search engines and other third parties may keep copies of your public information, such as your profile details and public photos, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deleted your account.

Contradiction against advertising mails

The use of contact information published due to the legal notice requirement by third parties for sending unauthorised advertisements and informational material is hereby explicitly prohibited. The website administrators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of promotional information, for example, spam email.

3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

Cookies

Some of our webpages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies makes it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are set on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website owner has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies to the technically correct and optimized delivery of his services. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files” which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4. ANALYTICS AND ADVERTISING

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data on subsequent visits to this site: –› forbid google to track me

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy : https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contract data processing

We have entered into a contract with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

FACEBOOK

The plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated on our website. They can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by means of the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook „Like“ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our website with your user account. We must point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses that data. For more information please see the Facebook data protection declaration at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

TWITTER

Twitter functions are embedded in our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users.

We must point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter and how Twitter uses that data. For more information please see the Twitter data protection declaration at https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy settings on Twitter can be changed in your account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

6. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

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