Privacy

Privacy Statement for this Website including Sub-pages An Operator refers to the person, company or corporation represented by a person, company or corporation that is designated on the contact page of this Website. The term Users refers to people who have or have not registered at the website and who, meanwhile, use the contents of the website, communicate with other users on the website or publish contents through the website. The direct use of the personal pronoun "You" is used to address you as a user of this website. The term Website refers to all the documents, contents, and information offered at the same internet address, under which the operations of the aforementioned materials and these Terms and Conditions are made available. The term Website also includes all its sub-directories and sub-pages. This document is the Privacy Statement for using the Operators Website. The Operator dedicated himself to respect and to protect your privacy and to use any personal information gather on this Website only in accordance with the current Data Protection Laws and Regulations. What is considered personal data? As personal data the Operator refers to the information related to your identity, such as your name, email or postal address. Disclosure to Third Party(s) All data transmitted to the operator are expressly treated as confidential! In principle the Operator will not make such data available to any other parties unless you have approved such action or the Operator is obligated to disclose such data to comply with a legal obligation as for instance a court order. For what purposes does the operator use these data? The Operator gathers, stores, and processes information in order to better understand the Users of this Website and to be able to improve the services offered to them. In addition, the Operator will compile internal investigations concerning the demography, user interests and user behavior. This is done anonymously; meaning no data will be used that would make it possible to identify an individual User. With your prior approval, the Operator will inform you of newly developed Website-features and other important topics about this Website on a regular basis. At any time, you have the right to cancel this permission using a written (email please see the contact page) statement. In addition to that, in every email-newsletter, the Operator will provide you with information on how to opt-out from receiving further information. The Operator may also store your IP-address over a period of not more than four weeks upon utilization of any services enabling you to communicate with him, with a third party, or with other Users (such as upload of media, publication of comments, etc.). This is done in order to be able to identify the individual User(s) in case of their intervention with the Operators Website or in case of other rights being violated. The stored information is deleted immediately after being kept for four weeks. Use of Cookies In order to offer the Website services as user-friends as possible, this Website, as well as many well-known websites, also uses so-called Cookies. Cookies are small text files that enable recognition of a User; this way, non-first-time Users do not have to manually log-in to the Website each time they open it. Moreover, cookies can also be used to adjust the offered services according to your personal interests. The Operator uses cookies in order to analyze how the Website and its services are being used and to give out information of possible interest to you. It is however possible, to use the Website even without cookies. WWW-browsers can be adjusted to generally reject cookies. Security of Data Although the operator strives to protect the security of your personal data in accordance with the current Data Protection Laws, yet no electronic form of communication is absolutely secure. The Operator would like to remind you that in spite of his high demands regarding data protection and privacy, all information you release voluntarily over the Internet may potentially be used by others as well. Therefore, the operator shall assume no responsibility for or liability for the disclosure of information due to data-transmission errors and/or unauthorized access through any third party. Modification of this Privacy Statement The operator reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time and without prior notice in accordance with the current Data Protection Laws and Regulations. This privacy policy sets out how Student Mess uses and protects any information that you give Student Mess when you use this website. Student Mess is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Student Mess may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2008. What we collect We may collect the following information: · name and job title · contact information including email address · demographic information, preferences and interests · other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers What we do with the information we gather We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: · Internal record keeping. · We may use the information to improve our products and services. · We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. · From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. · We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests. Security We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. How we use cookies A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Links to other websites Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Controlling your personal information We may not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email info(at)studentmess.net