Created: July 23, 2015
Last Updated: July 23, 2015
Protranstech BV DBA Netherlands Besloten vennootschap respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website, BeSocial.com ("Website") and our practices for collecting, using, keeping, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
You can only become a registered user of BeSocial if you are 18-years old and have reached the age of majority in the county where you live if that age happens to be greater than 18. That means that we do not knowingly collect any information about children, minors, or anyone under the age of majority. Nor do we knowingly market to children, minors, or anyone under 18-years old. If you are under 18-years old, we request that you do not submit information to us. If we become aware that a child, minor, or anyone under 18-years old has registered with us and provided us with personal information, we will take steps to cancel that person's registration and delete their profile information from BeSocial. If we do delete a profile because you breached our no children rules, we may keep your email and IP address to make sure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new profile.
Under 47 U.S.C. § 230(d), we notify you that parental control protections (including computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. You may find information about providers of these protections on the Internet by searching "parental control protection" or similar terms. If minors have access to your computer, please restrain their access to sexually explicit material by using any of the following products provided for informational purposes only and not endorsed by us: CYBERsitter™ | Net Nanny® | CyberPatrol | ASACP.
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website or service, including information:
We collect this information:
Information You Provide to Us
You also may provide information to be published or displayed ("posted") on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "user contributions"). Your user contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for this information by logging into your account, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your user contributions. Thus, we cannot and do not guarantee that your user contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may keep it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by allowing us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
We do not control third-party tracking technologies or how third parties' use them. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
Social Networks and Third-Party Plug-ins
Social Network and Third-Party Login
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties' goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile. For more information, see What choices do you have about how we use and disclose your information.
We may use the information we have collected from you to allow us to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
If you have registered with one or more of our partner websites, including Facebook, or you have verified your account through a partner website, we may connect your BeSocial profile with your profile on that partner website. We may do this by way of new products and applications that we introduce on one or more occasions, including new products powered by Belgrano.
To make sure you get to meet as many people as possible on BeSocial, other users get to see your user name and any information you post on your profile, including photos if you select the "photo privacy" setting on the account settings page. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other BeSocial users to know about you. You can also choose to limit the information that other users see by adjusting your "privacy settings" on the account settings page.
We recommend and encourage you (and all our users) to think carefully about the information you disclose about yourself, and suggest that you follow our Safety Tips. We also do not recommend that you put email addresses, URLs, instant messaging details, phone numbers, full name or address, credit card details, national identity numbers, drivers' license details, or other sensitive information in your profile, which is open to abuse and misuse.
Please be careful about posting sensitive details about yourself on your profile, including your religious denomination and health details. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on BeSocial may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are expressly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.
When you post information about yourself or use the messaging system, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our terms, we may terminate your account.
We strive to provide you with choices about the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. But these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.
Warning: If you have created a BeSocial profile through Facebook and you do not want to link your BeSocial profile to your Facebook profile, BeSocial cannot amend these settings. Please visit the application settings on Facebook and follow the instructions to remove the BeSocial access permissions.
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at privacy@BeSocial.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your user contributions from the Website, copies of your user contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Our terms govern proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including user contributions.
If you have registered on BeSocial, you can cancel or hide your account at any time by going to the My Settings control on BeSocial when you are logged in and choosing the "hide account" or "cancel account" link. Hiding your profile means that no user can search for you on the Website although they might still see your profile from direct cached links, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information in case you later decide to restore your account. We save your profile information in case you later decide to restore your account. Many users cancel their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so expect us to keep their information until they return to BeSocial (if this is not true for you, please contact us and we will delete your information). You will thus be able to restore your account and your profile in its entirety within six months of canceling it.
After the expiration of six months, we permanently delete your account from BeSocial. We delete photographs from our servers no later than 14 days after the expiration of the six month period while we delete other information (like contact history) over a longer timescale, by way of periodic housekeeping. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to restore it.
To prevent abuse or misuse of BeSocial by a user, after termination or deletion of a profile/account, we will keep the information we consider necessary to make sure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our terms and to ensure compliance with all laws.
Warning: Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable or accessed on the Internet if you have previously shared that information with others, or copied or stored by other users or if that information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor will we be liable for this. If you have given third-party applications or websites access to your personal information, they may retain that information if permitted under their terms or privacy policies.
Removed or delete information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days to allow restoration, but will not be available to others in the meantime.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, change, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like your profile. Any user of the Website may view the information you share in public areas.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
This Website complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you reasonably believe your copyrighted work has been used or posted by a third party without your consent, you may follow the instructions on our DMCA Page on how to report it.
By submitting a copyright infringement notice or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Website), you consent to have these communications forwarded to the person or entity who stored, transmitted, or linked to the content addressed by your communication, in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. We forward DMCA infringement notices (including any personally identifying information contained in the notices) as submitted to us without any deletions.
Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that you can set in your browser. DNT is a way for you to inform websites and services that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information we collect and that is why we provide you the ability to opt-out. But we do not recognize or respond to any DNT signals as the Internet industry works toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT. For more information about DNT signals, you may visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make this request, please send an email to privacy@BeSocial.com.
Residents of Canada are notified that the personal information they provide to BeSocial is stored in BeSocial's databases outside of Canada including in the United States and may be subject to disclosure to authorized law enforcement or government agencies in response to lawful demand under the laws of that country.
If you need to contact BeSocial about your personal information, please email us at privacy@BeSocial.com.