Privacy Policy

General Terms of Use for our Websites

Who We Are: www.socialmedianv.com

By accessing and using our Websites and Services you agree to the following Privacy Policy and the corresponding Terms of Use for our Websites and Services. If you do not consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you must not use our Websites and Services.

General information and data we collect on our Websites

The SOCIALMEDIANV.COM websites automatically collect and store information transmitted by the user’s browser in server log files.

This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to optimize our internet appearance and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that a site or its service provider transfers to a user’s hard drive through a Web browser. If cookies are allowed, they enable the sites or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information, such as IP address, the type of browser used for accessing the website, a computer’s operating system and Internet connection. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can monitor and analyze site traffic, customize our sites and services to improve site navigation and user experience.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Of course, you can also access our Websites and Services without cookies. Internet browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the setting of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you disable the use of cookies.

Personal data we collect and why we collect it.

SOCIAL MEDIA NV is committed to protect your privacy and treat all personal data such as name, address and email address of customers and users confidentially and only for the fulfillment of the agreed purposes. Likewise, transmission to Third Parties or Third-Party Apps is conducted only for the fulfillment of the agreed purposes. The following privacy policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our Websites and Services and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By registering, subscribing, downloading or participating via a corresponding standard form, you agree that SOCIAL MEDIA NVprocesses and stores the given personal data for the intended service. You agree that you may receive sporadic information about news, product updates and promotions from us by email or telephone. You can revoke your consent and unsubscribe any time.

Data collected by Third Party Apps

Google Analytics Cookies

Our Websites and Services use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter called: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, thus text files, that are stored on your computer and that allow us to track and analyze the pages of the Websites and Services you use. We do this only to better understand how you use our Websites and Services to improve our business and marketing activities for you and for other users as well. Google Analytics cookies do not provide us with any personal information. The information about your use of our Websites generated by the Google Analytics cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to the full use all functions of our Websites. You may also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Learn more about privacy at Google and the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our Websites and Services we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plugins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at YouTube, see the privacy policy of the provider at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Social Plugins

Our Websites and Services use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.

When the website user calls a web page of the website containing such a plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the browser and embedded by it into the website. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that the website user has accessed the corresponding page of the website. If the website user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If the website user interacts with the plugins, for example, presses the Like button or leaves a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from his browser directly to Facebook and stored there.

The purpose and handling of the data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as related rights and privacy settings, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about your visit on this website, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.

The website includes features of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use Twitter and especially the function “Re-Tweet”, Twitter links your Twitter account with the websites you use. This will be announced to other users on Twitter, especially your followers. In this way, there is also a data transfer to Twitter.

We have no access to the information collected by Twitter, nor do we know about the extent of the transmitted data or the data usage by Twitter. Please visit the following link for more information: https://twitter.com/privacy. Please note, that you have the option to change your privacy settings for Twitter in your Twitter account settings: https://twitter.com/settings/account.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

-Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)

-Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)

-Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)

-Whatsapp

-Pinterest

-LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)

-Reddit

-Stumbleupon

Google AdWords

Our Websites use Google Conversion Tracking. If you have accessed our website via an advertisement sent by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clocks on a Google-served ad. These cookies lose their validity after a maximum of 90 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords advertisers’ websites. The information gathered by using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Advertisers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the conversion tracking, you can refuse the required setting of a cookie – for example via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies or sets your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com”.

Please note that you cannot delete the opt-out cookie as long as you want to prevent Google from gathering data. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will have to reset the corresponding opt-out cookie.

Google Remarketing

Our Websites use Google Inc.’s remarketing feature. This feature is designated to present interest-based ads to website visitors within the Google Network. A so-called cookie is stored in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he or she visits webpages that belong to the advertising network of Google. On these pages, visitors may be presented with ads related to content that the visitor previously viewed on web pages using Google’s remarketing feature. Google says it does not collect any personal information during this process. However, you can always disable the Google Remarketing cookie by changing the settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising through the Network Initiative by following the instructions at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Registration for our Apps and Services

When registering for our apps and services, some personal information will be collected, such as name, address, contact and communication information such as telephone number and email address. If you register with us, you can access content and services that we offer only to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data specified during registration at any time. Of course, we also provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you at any time. We are happy to correct or delete these data at your request, as far as no statutory storage requirements preclude or the data is required to carry out contractual services. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details given at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable federal and state standards to guard your Personal Information. For example, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology supporting up to 128-bit encryption to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing any nonpublic personal information transmitted to or from us.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

We restrict access to Personal Information about you as a current or former customer to our employees or affiliates who need this information to provide products or services to you and to otherwise service your account(s) with us.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. Some of the offers that you are matched up with are from companies or firms that we may receive compensation from. Based on our initial review of such companies or individuals, we feel comfortable introducing them to our readers. We won’t recommend something just because we’re offered payment to endorse or promote it.