Privacy Policy

Introduction

Conectivest is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy explains how we will treat your private information, with respect to how we intend to use the information obtained from you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of such information, and the procedures that we have put in place to safeguard your privacy.


By visiting and using Conectivest platform, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in this policy.


The Information we collect and how we use it

1. When you register on this Conectivest Platform, we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:


  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Conectivest Platform including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and Conectivest Platform navigation;
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and Conectivest in relation to this Conectivest Platform;
  • Information that you provide to Conectivest for the purpose of registration on Conectivest Platform;
  • Your email address – this is not displayed publicly on Conectivest Platform. Conectivest uses information on your email address for the following purposes;
  • to manage and communicate with you about your access to, or use of Conectivest Platform, as well as to inform you of updates to your account;
  • to send you newsletters from time to time containing news regarding activity and content on this Conectivest Platform, unless you indicate that you do not wish to receive these emails at the time you enter your details on the registration page for Conectivest Platform. If you wish to stop receiving these newsletters, or e-alerts, you can do so at any time, by following the instructions in ‘Editing your settings and unsubscribing from Conectivest’ emails; and
  • to send replies to any correspondence you send to us; and for any other reasonable purposes related Conectivest or your membership.

2. Your name – this will not be displayed publicly on Conectivest Platform, unless you choose to use your name rather than your username when you carry out a transaction on the Platform.


3. Your username – you are required to provide a username by which you can be identified publicly. Please note that your username should not feature your last name or contain any other personal information that could be used to identify you (e.g. your address). If your username with Facebook (or any other third party authentication provider) contains personal information, we recommend you do not use such third party facilities to link Conectivest Platform and instead create a Conectivest Platform account in the standard way. We reserve the right to reject usernames that are offensive, defamatory or which we otherwise think are unsuitable.


4. Any personal information you choose to include in your “My Profile” page (e.g. your photo). We use this information:


  • To populate your profile. Kindly note that your photo is viewable by other users
  • To facilitate interaction between community members
  • Authentication providers - If you choose to create a Conectivest Platform account using Facebook Connect (or any other authentication provider), we are provided with profile and photo data about you through their application programming interface (API). We use this to create your account, allow you to interact with Conectivest Platform and in some instances to identify you publicly on the Platform. By clicking on the authentication providers’ link, you are consenting to share this information with us.

Any other personal information you choose to disclose during your use of Conectivest Platform. Examples include when you update your profile, list a news item, post a guide, make a comment, upload a photo, share a link, send someone a message or otherwise engage in the Conectivest community. This information is viewable by other users. We use this information to:

  • enable you to engage more fully with the Conectivest community;
  • enable other members to search for you and communicate with you; and
  • enable other members to provide you with feedback.

Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.


  • We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
  • We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website.
  • We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
  • Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
  • To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  • By using Conectivest Platform, you are agreeing to the use of the cookies listed above.
  • Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
  • We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

Disclosures

a. We do not sell or rent your personal information. We may, however, disclose information about you to the following, for the express purposes set out below.


b. In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling;
  • to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
  • we may display some information that is publicly available on Conectivest Platform, on third party websites that are closely connected to the Conectivest Platform project and wish to embed Conectivest Platform activity. So, by way of example, user generated content such as titles of users’ posts on Conectivest Platform groups would be displayed on such third party sites with a link back to Conectivest Platform. To the extent that usernames or personal information is included in that user generated content on Conectivest Platform, it may be displayed on such third party sites. So for example if a listing included a username or a member’s photo, that information may also be displayed on the third party website. Just to be clear, this information will be embedded on any such third party website as a link. We will not hand over that information to the third party website;
  • we may display some information that is publicly available on Conectivest Platform in the regular newsletters that are emailed to all registered users on the Conectivest Platform mailing list.
  • we may share non-personal aggregated statistics data about visitors to Conectivest Platform and traffic patterns with third parties. This information does not identify users in any personal capacity; it just gives generalised information about the users of Conectivest Platform.
  • we may display some information that is publicly available on Conectivest Platform in the regular newsletters that are emailed to all registered users on the Conectivest Platform mailing list.
  • if there is a change (or prospective change) in the ownership of Conectivest Platform or any of its assets, we may have to disclose personal information to the new (or prospective) owner. If we do so, we will require them to keep it confidential and use it in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.
  • apart from the use and sharing of your personal information in the limited circumstances already described, the only ways we may share your information are if we need to disclose personal information to protect our and our licensors’ rights and property or to comply with any applicable law or valid legal process.
  • we may use your personal information to investigate a complaint made by a user of Conectivest Platform, or a breach of Conectivest Platform’s Terms of Service and to prevent and detect criminal activity, fraud and misuse of or damage to Conectivest Platform or the service made available through it and to prosecute those responsible.

Certain areas of this Website are restricted from access by you and Conectivest may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality of such information.


International data transfers

  • Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.
  • Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
  • In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others where You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

Security of your personal information

  • We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
  • We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
  • All electronic transactions entered into via the website will be protected by encryption technology.
  • You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
  • You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

Policy amendments

  • We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
  • We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Your rights

  • You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to;
  • the payment of a fee; and
  • the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity [(for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)].
  • We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
  • You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes, by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

. Third party websites

  • The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Contact

  • If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by using the contact page in the top of the page.