1. Personal information
1.1 Mandatory data during registration
In order to create a user profile the user needs to register first. Therefore, users are asked to provide the following personal mandatory information during the registration process:
User name, email address and password.
The email address and the password will not be accessible to other users. The information will be treated in a confidential manner, will be encrypted, and will only be used to manage the user profiles of bab.la.
1.2 Voluntary information
The user can provide additional personal information about him or herself. This information is entirely voluntary and is intended to help facilitate the contact
2. Purpose of personal data collection
2.1 The data mentioned in paragraph 1.1 is collected in compliance with the respective legal regulations.
2.2 Sole purpose of the collection, saving and processing of the data is to provide, sustain, and further develop the services of bab.la. The data will not be used for other purposes.
3. Sharing data with third parties
3.1 bab.la does not share personal information of its users with third parties unless it is legally required or permitted by the user. In case of a violation of third party rights (especially copyrights, trademark rights etc.) by the user, bab.la will only pass on data if the rights holder has conclusively laid out his claims to bab.la.
3.2 If the user has permitted to share his information with third parties he may revoke his permission at any time via email, fax or letter.
4.1 Cookies are small text files stored on the user's computer which help to recognize the user during his next visit on the website. Cookies contain only anonymous user IDs and no personal data such as names. Cookies do not contain any programs or viruses that might harm the user's computer.
4.3 Any user can decide whether to accept cookies without notice, accept cookies with notice or decline cookies based on the settings of his internet browser program. bab.la points out that several services cannot be used when cookies are declined.
5. Data security
bab.la has employed several security measures to protect user data from deletion, change, or abusive use. bab.la uses constantly updated industry-standard firewalls as well as other security systems. bab.la is committed to an adequate security level and to changing the security systems based on standard industry developments. Please note that due to constantly new computer viruses and other measures a hundred percent protection cannot be guaranteed. In case of damage or deletion of data through unknown viruses bab.la cannot be held responsible. bab.la will prosecute any hacker attacks or similar measures to the fullest extent of the law ("zivilrechtliche und strafrechtliche Verfolgung").
6. Information request, changing or removing of information
6.1. Any user has the right to gain access to his personal information free of charge. Requests are to be sent to bab.la in writing. In order to process a request the user needs to enclose an authenticated copy of his valid legal ID papers. The request answer will be sent to the address provided on the legal ID papers of the user.
6.2 If the user changes or updates his personal information and thereby overwrites old information, this old information will automatically be deleted. A separate request asking for the deletion of old information is not necessary.
6.3 Apart from paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 the user may request data changes of incorrect information saved on bab.la at any time. The easiest method to change information is to login to bab.la and update the information oneself.
6.4 If the user deletes his profile for good, any information ever provided will automatically be deleted completely. A separate request asking for the deletion is not necessary.
6.5 Any request for changing, updating or deletion of personal information needs to be sent to bab.la in writing via email, fax, or letter. In order to process the request the following information is necessary:
Last name, first name
Identification with valid legal ID papers.
6.6 bab.la points out that deleted data might still be available due to caching systems, search engines, proxy servers, or similar systems.
7. Server Log Files
7.1 With every page impression the user's internet browser transfers access data that is automatically saved in the server log files of bab.la. This data is specified as follows:
- type and version of browser
- referrer URL (last visited website)
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- time of access
- In addition, the complete address of the visited bab.la websites will be saved.
7.2 The saved data under paragraph 7.1 cannot be associated with a person. bab.la does not merge this data with other data sets. The collection of this data is standard in the industry and necessary to ensure a smooth operation of the servers (e.g. error diagnoses in case of problems) as well as to further optimize the services on bab.la based on the access statistics.
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