Part A: Privacy Principles
Welcome to A City for Her! The protection of your privacy and your personal data is taken very seriously and of utmost concern for A City for Her.
A City for Her is a community of trust which helps its members at the Internet platform www.acityforher.com to exchange and share information as well as to connect with other members. A City for Her ensures highest standards for the protection of your personal data and your privacy.
- A City for Her Principles
A City for Her works hard to earn and keep its User’s trust. Therefore A City for Her strictly adheres to the following principles to protect the User’s privacy:
A City for Her collects, processes, and uses all data and/or information about and related to the User’s person and the User’s account with A City for Her (Personal Data) in accordance with the laws and statutes on data protection of the French Republic.
A City for Her uses Personal Data solely to provide the User with the A City for Her Services. A City for Her will never rent, sell, or otherwise provide Personal Data to any third party for advertising or for marketing purposes without the User’s consent. The User is aware of the fact and agrees that in case of online debiting procedures (i.e. payment via credit card) any data (e.g. name, credit card number, expiry date, bank details etc.) which is necessary for the due processing of such payment will be transferred to third parties involved in the execution of the debiting procedure (e.g. operator of the payment module, credit card acquirer and the bank issuing the credit/debit card).
2. Information Collection by A City for Her
In order to become a User of A City for Her , it is necessary to first create an account on the A City for Her platform. To create an account, the User is required to provide mandatory contact information. In addition, the User must choose a password. The User’s password and/or User name are never visible to any other User of A City for Her or any third party at any time.
2.Profile Information and User Content
After successful registration on the A City for Her platform, the User may provide additional information about herself (e.g., professional background, centers of interest avoiding sensitive information such as ethnic background, affiliation to any philosophical movement, trade union, or political movement and religious beliefs). Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional and on a voluntarily basis, but enables the User to better use the Services. Additionally, the User can upload, publish, send, or display comments, photos, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content (User Content) on or through the A City for Her Service or the A City for Her platform, or transmit to or share with other Users or third parties accessing the A City for Her platform. The User may also develop relationships with other Users, perform searches, and create events. A City for Her collects all the above-mentioned information so that A City for Her can provide the User with the -Services and offer customized features. In most cases, A City for Her retains the information so that, for instance, the User can return to view prior messages she has sent.
3.Information about the User’s Contacts
If the User chooses to invite other people to A City for Her to join her network, the names and email addresses of the invitees need to be entered on the A City for Her platform. The names and email addresses of women who are invited will be used by A City for Her only to send the User’s invitation email (including an optional personal message) and corresponding reminders. A City for Her stores this information to send the invitation email, to register a contact connection if the User’s invitation is accepted, and to track the success of A City for Her’s referral program.
4.Cookies and Log Files
Each time the User accesses the A City for Her platform, A City for Her automatically receives the URL of the site from which the User came and of the site to which the User is going when leaving the A City for Her platform. A City for Her also receives the Internet protocol (IP) address of the User’s computer (or the proxy server the User uses to access the World Wide Web), the computer operating system and type of web browser she is using, as well as the name of the User’s ISP. This data is saved in a log file and will be stored by A City for Her in the standardized combined log file format unless the User objects to the processing of such data and notifies A City for Her accordingly by sending a letter to A City for Her. The information is used in anonymous form to analyze overall trends to help A City for Her improve its service, e.g., A City for Her may analyze on which days and at which time the A City for Her platform is particularly frequented. The linkage between the User’s IP address and her personally identifiable information is never shared with any third party without the User’s permission except when required by law. A City for Her reserves the right to review the log files from the last known IP address of the User where A City for Her has reasonable cause to believe that the User is using A City for Her Services in breach of contractual agreements or the applicable legislation. In doing this, A City for Her protects other users, the safety of its user’s data, as well as A City for Her platform and the A City for Her Services.
Like the information the User enters at registration or in her profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize the User’s experience on the A City for Her platform.
5.Information Collection from other Sources
A City for Her reserves the right to use information about the User that is collected from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, and other Users at A City for Her, to supplement the User’s profile in order to provide the User with more useful information and a more personalized experience. Where such information is used, A City for Her generally allows the User to specify the use in the privacy settings.
3. Sharing Information with Third Parties
- Sharing Personal Data with other Users of A City for Her or third parties
Profile information the User submits to A City for Her will be available to other Users of A City for Her depending on the User’s chosen individual privacy settings.
Posting User Content on or through the A City for Her platform, or transmitting to or sharing with other Users on the A City for Her platform is at the User’s own risk. A City for Her cannot control the actions of other Users with whom the User may choose to share data and information. A City for Her is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the A City for Her platform. The User understands and acknowledges that, even after removal, copies of Personal Data, User Content, and other information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored this data and information.
Any information and User Content (except personal messages to other Users) the User has submitted to A City for Her or to others via the platform may be accessed by third parties (i.e. non-registered users) when they visit A City for Her platform. Such information and content may also be found and made accessible by search engines (e.g. Google, Yahoo etc.).
2.Information about the User’s Activity on Profiles of other Users
If the User visits a profile of another User of A City for Her, this User may see that the User has visited her profile. This feature is an essential part of contact management on the A City for Her platform and as such an essential part of the A City for Her Services.
3.Newsletters, Emails, and Notifications to Users
A City for Her regularly sends out newsletters, service-related announcements, or other notification messages and emails to all Users of the A City for Her platform. Through this communication A City for Her informs the User, among other things, about new members, events, activities, new features, new locations, changes in her network or local community, invitation requests, and new messages.
4.Information Sharing with Third Parties
A City for Her does not forward the User’s Personal Data, her User Content, or other information to third-party marketers without the User’s permission. A City for Her shares Personal Data, her User Content, and other information with third parties only in limited circumstances where A City for Her is 1) legally required or, 2) permitted by the User. For example:
A City for Her may forward Personal Data, User Content and other information to service providers (including service providers located outside the European Union) to help A City for Her offer the A City for Her Services. Specifically, A City for Her may use third parties to facilitate A City for Her’ business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about A City for Her, to remove repetitive information from User lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links. In connection with these offerings and business operations, the A City for Her’ service providers may have access to the User’s Personal Data, her User Content and other information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where A City for Her utilizes third parties for the processing of any personal information, A City for Her will implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the A City for Her’ specified purposes.
A City for Her may be required to disclose Personal Data, User Content or other information in compliance with applicable laws or pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders notably. A City for Her does not reveal information unless A City for Her has the bonafide belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, A City for Her may share account or other information when A City for Her believes it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect the interests or property of A City for Her, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the A City for Her Service or using the A City for Her name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents, or government agencies.
A City for Her may use the User’s Personal Data, her User Content, or any other information in an anonymous way without identifying the User as an individual to third parties. This includes for instance providing aggregated data about the usage of the A City for Her Service to third parties for such purposes as A City for Her deems to be appropriate. A City for Her may segment its Users by e.g., age, geographic location, nationality, or center of interests.
Children and minors (under the age of 18) are not eligible to use any A City for Her Service and are therefore not allowed to submit any personal information to A City for Her. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children’s privacy.
3. Changing or Removing Information
Where the User makes use of the communication features of the service to share information with other Users of A City for Her, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another User of A City for Her) the User generally cannot remove such communications.
Part B: User’s Consent
I agree that A City for Her shall be entitled to pass on personal data (first name, last name and email-address) to third party providers for the purpose described hereinafter:
Third parties may offer certain services on or via the A City for Her platform (e.g. via the Event ticketing). If the User decides to order such services she will access the third parties’ websites through a link or frame embedded in the A City for Her platform and will then have the opportunity to use the third party services. In order to facilitate the ordering process A City for Her and such third parties may have agreed on a single-sign-on-process. This means that the User does not have to enter his personal data on the third party website again, but A City for Her rather passes on to the third party the personal data which is necessary for the third party service
1.Usage of personal data for marketing purposes of partners of A City for Her
I agree that A City for Her shall be entitled to process and use my personal data for advertising or marketing purposes of partners of A City for Her via the A City for Her platform. Particularly, my personal data may be used in order to tailor the advertisement presented to me to my specific interests.
2.Cookies and Log Files
3.Breach of obligations
I agree that A City for Her shall be entitled to review my personal data, communication and networking, in the event A City for Her has good reason to believe that I have breached my obligations under Section 5 of the GTC, however, only to the extent as required to verify such breach.