Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will help you understand how we collect, use, disclose and seek to safeguard the information you provide to us on our websites or via e-mail.


Users can access the WiLinkU portal (the “Portal”) through our official website www.wilinku.com or related domains including, but not limited to, www.wilinku.org, www.wilinku.net, and www.wilinku.de.  All of the different forms of data, content, and information described below are collectively referred to as “information.”

 

1. The Information We Collect And Store

We may collect and store the following information when running the WiLinkU Portal:

Information You Provide.   When you register on our website you are required to disclose the following personal information: your first and last names and email address. We also collect Other Information such as gender, country of residence and other personal preferences.  If you decided to purchase services or products from us, you must disclose additional Personal Information such as phone number, credit card details and other billing and/or shipping information. If you connect to WiLinkU using Facebook, we may also collect information that you have chosen to make available in your Facebook privacy settings.

Log Data.   When you visit WiLinkU.com or other domains hosted by us, our web server automatically recognizes and collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and browser type. To help us analyze the usage of our website(s), we also collect and keep track of Other Information such as the web page visited before coming to our website, information you search for on our website, local preferences, identification numbers associated with your devices, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, and other interactions with the Portal.

Cookies.   We also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your web browser and stored on your device’s hard disk, for record-keeping purposes. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to our Portal. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Portal, to better understand how you interact with the Portal and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Portal. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the Portal.

We may also use third-party cookies from advertising companies to serve ads while you are visiting our websites and we would permit these companies to place and access their own cookies on your web browser in the course of serving advertisements.  Such advertisers would not have access to the information we collect through our own cookies.  Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not ours.  Whenever applicable, we will name these companies and provide links to their privacy policies.

Files.   We  collect and store the files you upload, download, or access in the Wilinku Portal (“Files”).

 

2. How We Use Personal Information

Personal Information:   Personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”) is or may be used: (i) to provide you access to register-only features in our Portal, (ii) to better understand your preferences  and interests, (iii) to personalize and improve your experience, (iv) to send you email newsletters about videos, promotions and other information, (v) to confirm and fulfill your orders and purchases. . We provide choices regarding the use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your account settings information.

Geo-Location Information:   Some of the information we collect from a device, for example IP address, can be used to approximate a device’s location.

Analytics:   We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Portal, for the Portal’s technical administration, to increase our Portal’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Portal to process their requests.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, which your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.  (Schwenke & Dramburg – spreerecht.de)

 

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your Use.   We will display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Portal according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you. Please consider carefully what information you disclose in your profile page and your desired level of anonymity. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. We may also share or disclose your information with your consent, for example if you use a third party application to access your account (see below). Through certain features of the Portal, you may also have the ability to make some of your information public. Public information may be broadly and quickly disseminated.

Service Providers, Business Partners and Others.   We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve the Portal (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the Portal’s features). These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf and under obligations similar to those in this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Applications.   We may share your information with a third party application with your consent, for example when you choose to access our Portal through such an application. We are not responsible for what those parties do with your information, so you should make sure you trust the application and that it has a privacy policy acceptable to you.

Facebook Social Plug-Ins.  Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.  (Schwenke & Dramburg – spreerecht.de)

Twitter Plug-In.  Our web pages integrate functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function means that the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter.

Note that we as provider of the pages are not informed of the content of the submitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information on this, see the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your Twitter data privacy settings can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of WiLinkU's Rights.   We may disclose Personal Information when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Wilinku or its users; or (d) to protect Wilinku’s property rights.

Business Transfers.   If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction, but we will notify you (for example, via email and/or a prominent notice on our website) of any change in control or use of your Personal Information, or if such information becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy. We will also notify you of choices you may have regarding the information.

Non-private or Non-Personal Information.   We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Portal.

External websites.  We would like to stress the fact that this Privacy Policy only applies to our Portal: wilinku.com or other site(s) from our group of Wilinku companies. External websites, even if they can be accessed from links on our website, are not covered. The Wilinku group of companies assumes no responsibility for the conduct of external websites with regards to data protection.  To ensure that any external sites meet your expectations concerning data protection guidelines, we advise you to read all the information provided by these websites on this topic.

 

4. Changing or Deleting Your Information

If you are a registered user, you may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update or delete it by making the change on your account settings. In some cases we may retain copies of your information if required by law.

 

5. Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may delete your account. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be latency in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion.

 

6. Wilinku Community

Our Portal may offer publicly accessible community services such as comments, news, events, blogs and forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.

 

7. Security

The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at security@wilinku.com

 

8. Our Policy Toward Children

Our services are not directed to persons under 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@wilinku.com. If we become aware that a person under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information from our files.

 

9. Special Provision Applicable To Users Outside the European Union

By using the Services, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the European Union by the WiLinkU group of companies, except as otherwise stated in this Policy.

 

10. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, feel free to contact us at privacy@wilinku.com.

 

11. Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be reviewed and revised from time to time. If we decide to make material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you and other users by placing a notice on Wilinku.com or by sending you a notice to the email address in your registration. And we may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. By continuing to use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy. You should periodically check this privacy page for updates. You will be able to determine when this Privacy Policy was last modified by reviewing the “LAST UPDATED” legend below.

 

LAST UPDATED:  January 5, 2012

 
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