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Imprint

Cut the World GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 76, 10709 Berlin 

+49 (0) 30 91453900

info@apjar-black.com

www.apjar-black.com

Managing Director: Apjar Black

VAT ID: DE 314332442

 

Register number: HRB 190313 B

Registration court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg

Privacy Policy

As of: October 29, 2020

Introduction

 

We take the protection of our website and/or mobile app users' data very seriously and commit to protecting the information that users provide us in connection with the use of our website and/or mobile app (together, "digital assets").

 

Furthermore, we commit to protecting and using your data in accordance with applicable law.

This privacy policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your data through the use of our digital assets (the "services"), when you access the services through your devices.

Please read this privacy policy carefully and ensure that you fully understand our practices regarding your data before using our services. If you have read this policy, fully understood it, and do not agree with our approach, you must stop using our digital assets and services. By using our services, you acknowledge the terms of this privacy policy. Continued use of the services constitutes your consent to this privacy policy and any changes to it.

In this privacy policy, you will learn:

  • How we collect data

  • What data we collect

  • Why we collect this data

  • To whom we disclose the data

  • Where the data is stored

  • How long the data is retained

  • How we protect the data

  • How we deal with minors

  • Updates or changes to the privacy policy

What Data Do We Collect? Category: Always Below is an overview of the data we may collect:

  • Non-identified and non-identifiable information you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of our services ("non-personal data"). Non-personal data does not allow any conclusions about who it was collected from. The non-personal data we collect mainly consists of technical and aggregated usage information.

  • Individually identifiable information, i.e., all information through which you can be identified or could reasonably be identified ("personal data"). The personal data we collect through our services may include information requested from time to time, such as names, email addresses, addresses, telephone numbers, IP addresses, and more. If we combine personal data with non-personal data, as long as they are combined, we will treat them as personal data.

How Do We Collect Data? Category: Always Below are the main methods we use to collect data:

  • We collect data when you use our services. So, when you visit our digital assets and use services, we may collect, record, and store usage, sessions, and related information.

  • We collect data that you provide to us, for example, when you contact us directly through a communication channel (e.g., an email with a comment or feedback).

  • We may collect data from third-party sources, as described below.

  • We collect data that you provide to us when you sign up for our services through a third-party provider like Facebook or Google.

Why Do We Collect This Data? Category: Always We may use your data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and operate our services;

  • To develop, customize, and improve our services;

  • To respond to your feedback, requests, and provide assistance;

  • To analyze request and usage patterns;

  • For other internal, statistical, and research purposes;

  • To improve our data security and fraud prevention capabilities;

  • To investigate violations and enforce our terms and policies, and to comply with applicable law, regulations, or governmental orders;

  • To send you updates, news, promotional material, and other information related to our services. You can choose whether to continue receiving promotional emails. If not, simply click the unsubscribe link in these emails.

To Whom Do We Disclose This Data? Category: Always We may share your data with our service providers to operate our services (e.g., data storage through third-party hosting services, providing technical support, etc.).

We may also disclose your data under the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent, or take action against unlawful activities or other misconduct; (ii) to establish or exercise our rights of defense; (iii) to protect our rights, property, or personal safety, as well as the safety of our users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control in our company or any of our affiliates (through a merger, acquisition, or purchase (substantially) of all assets, etc.); (v) to collect, maintain, and/or manage your data using authorized third-party providers (e.g., cloud service providers), as far as this is reasonable for business purposes; (vi) to work with third parties to improve your user experience. To avoid misunderstanding, we would like to point out that we can transmit or share non-personal data to third parties at our discretion and use it otherwise.

Category: User has a Blog or Forum Please note that our services enable social interactions (e.g., posting content, information, and comments publicly and chatting with other users). We advise you that all content or data that you provide in these areas can be read, collected, and used by other persons. We advise against posting or sharing information that you do not want to make public. If you upload content to our digital assets or otherwise make it available as part of using a service, you do so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or members of the public with access to your data or content. You acknowledge and hereby confirm that copies of your data may remain accessible even after deletion on cached and archived pages or after a copy/storage of your content by third parties.

Cookies and Similar Technologies When you visit or access our services, we authorize third parties to use web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, and other technologies and analytics services ("tracking technologies"). These tracking technologies may enable third parties to automatically collect your data to improve the navigation experience on our digital assets, optimize their performance and provide a tailored user experience, as well as for security and fraud prevention purposes.

To learn more, please read our cookie policy.

Category: User is NOT Linked to an Advertising Service Without your consent, we will not share your email address or other personal data with advertising companies or advertising networks.

Category: User is Linked to an Advertising Service, a Campaign Manager, or Facebook Ads We may provide advertising through our services and our digital assets (including websites and applications that use our services), which may be tailored to you, e.g., ads based on your recent browsing behavior on websites, devices, or browsers.

To provide these ads to you, we may use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including clear GIFs) and/or HTML5 local storage and/or other technologies. We may also employ third parties, such as network advertisers (i.e., third parties that display ads based on your website visits), to serve targeted ads. External providers of advertising networks, advertisers, sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may also use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including clear GIFs) and/or Flash cookies and/or other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and tailor advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by the specific privacy policy of the respective third party and not this one.

Where Do We Store the Data? Category: Always Non-Personal Data

Please note that our companies, as well as our trusted partners and service providers, are based around the world. For the purposes explained in this privacy policy, we store and process all non-personal data we collect in various jurisdictions.

Category: User Collects Personal Data Personal Data

Personal data may be maintained, processed, and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and, as required for the proper provision of our services and/or as legally required (as further explained below), in other jurisdictions.

How Long Is the Data Retained? Category: Always Please note that we retain the data we collect for as long as necessary to provide our services, to comply with our legal and contractual obligations to you, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.

We may correct, supplement, or delete inaccurate or incomplete data at any time at our discretion.

How Do We Protect the Data? Category: Always The hosting service for our digital assets provides us with the online platform that allows us to offer our services to you. Your data may be stored through our hosting provider's data storage, databases, and general applications. It stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall and offers secure HTTPS access to most areas of its services.

Category: User Accepts Payments/eCom All payment options offered by us and our hosting provider for our digital assets comply with the regulations of the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) of the PCI Security Standards Council. This is a collaboration of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card data (including physical, electronic, and procedural measures) by our shop and service providers.

Category: Always Despite the measures and efforts taken by us and our hosting provider, we cannot and do not guarantee absolute protection and absolute security of the data you upload, post, or otherwise transmit to us or others.

For this reason, we ask you to set secure passwords and, where possible, not to transmit confidential information to us or others, the disclosure of which you believe could cause you significant or lasting harm. Since email and instant messaging are not considered secure forms of communication, we also ask you not to share any confidential information via these communication channels.

 

 

How Do We Deal With Minors?

Category: User Does Not Collect Data from Minors The services are not intended for users who have not reached the legal age of majority. We will not knowingly collect data from children. If you are not of legal age, you should not download or use the services and not provide us with any information.

We reserve the right to request proof of age at any time to verify whether minors are using our services. In the event that we become aware that a minor is using our services, we may deny these users access to our services and block them, and we may delete all data we have stored about this user. If you have reason to believe that a minor has provided data to us, please contact us as explained below.

Category: User Collects Data from Minors Children may use our services. However, if they wish to access certain features, they may need to provide certain information. The collection of some data (including data collected through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies) may occur automatically. When we knowingly collect, use, or disclose data collected from a child, we will do so in accordance with applicable law and obtain parental consent. We do not make a child's participation in an online activity contingent on the child providing more contact details than are reasonably necessary for that activity. We use the data we collect only in connection with the services the child has requested.

We may also use a parent's contact details to communicate about the child's activities in the services. Parents can view data we have collected from their child, prohibit us from collecting further data from their child, and request that all data we have collected be deleted from our records.

Please contact us to view, update, or delete your child's data. To protect your child, we may ask you for proof of your identity. We may deny you access to the data if we believe your identity is questionable. Please note that certain data cannot be deleted due to other legal obligations.

Category: Always We use your personal data only for the purposes set out in the privacy policy and only if we are convinced that:

  • The use of your personal data is necessary to fulfill or conclude a contract (e.g., to provide you with the services themselves or customer support or technical support);

  • The use of your personal data is necessary to comply with relevant legal or regulatory obligations; or

  • The use of your personal data is necessary to support our legitimate business interests (provided that this is always done in a manner that is proportionate and respects your privacy rights).

As an EU resident, you can:

  • Request confirmation whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and access your stored personal data and certain additional information;

  • Request receipt of personal data you have provided us in a structured, common, and machine-readable format;

  • Request correction of your personal data stored with us;

  • Request deletion of your personal data;

  • Object to the processing of your personal data by us;

  • Request restriction of the processing of your personal data; or

  • File a complaint with a supervisory authority.

However, please note that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you have general questions about the personal data we collect and how we use it, please contact us as indicated below.

In the course of providing the services, we may transfer data across borders to affiliated companies or other third parties and from your country/jurisdiction to other countries/jurisdictions worldwide. By using the services, you consent to the transfer of your data outside the EEA.

If you reside in the EEA, your personal data will only be transferred to locations outside the EEA if we are convinced that there is an adequate or comparable level of protection for personal data. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that we have adequate contractual arrangements with our third parties to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken so that the risk of unlawful use, modification, deletion, loss, or theft of your personal data is minimized and that these third parties always act in accordance with applicable laws.

Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

If you use the services as a resident of California, you may be entitled under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") to request access to and deletion of your data.

To exercise your right to access and delete your data, please see below for how to contact us.

Category: The Website Does Not Sell User Data We do not sell users' personal data for the intentions and purposes of the CCPA.

Category: Websites with a Blog or Forum Users of the services who reside in California and are under 18 years old may request and obtain deletion of their posted content by email at the address given below in the "Contact" section. These requests must all be labeled "California Removal Request." All requests must include a description of the content you wish to have deleted and sufficient information to allow us to locate the material. We do not accept communications that are not marked or not properly submitted, and we may not be able to respond if you do not provide sufficient information. Please note that your request does not ensure that the material will be completely or comprehensively deleted. Material you have posted may, for example, be republished or reposted by other users or third parties.

Updates or Changes to the Privacy Policy Category: Always We may revise this privacy policy from time to time at our discretion, the version published on the website is always current (see the "Status" indication). We ask you to regularly review this privacy policy for changes. In the event of significant changes, we will post a notice on our website. If you continue to use the services after notification of changes on our website, this will be considered your acknowledgment and consent to the changes in the privacy policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of these changes.

Contact

Category: Always If you have general questions about the services or the data we collect about you and how we use it, please contact us at:

Name: Apjar Black

 

Address: Kurfürstendamm 76

 

Email Address: info@apjar-black.com

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