(b) Use of Google DoubleClick
(c) Facebook Plugins
We use social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network Facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins are identified by a Facebook logo. If you use a social plugin on an SilverSingles site, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook then transmits the plugin content to your browser, and then integrates it into the websites.
In this way, Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed on the corresponding SilverSingles page. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the SilverSingles visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Facebook plugins (e.g. press the "Like" button), the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser to Facebook and stored there.
For more information about the purpose and scope of personal information collected by Facebook, and Facebook’s processing and use of personal information, as well as your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to collect personal information of this kind, we recommend that you log out of Facebook before you visit SilverSingles.
(d) Use Google+ Social Plugins
We use the "+1" the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA button ("Google+"). When you visit a page of our websites that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Google. The contents of the "+1" button is transmitted from Google directly to your browser which embeds the latter into the websites.
We therefore have no control over the amount of data that is collected with the Google+ button.
According to Google, no personal information is collected without clicking on the button. IP addresses are only collected from members who are logged in. For more information about the purpose and scope of personal information collection by Google, and Google’s processing and use of personal information, as well as your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies. of Google.
Click on the "+1" button and the corresponding FAQ (e.g. https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1319578).
If you do not want Google+ to collect data about you, we advise you to log out of Google+ before you visit SilverSingles.
(e) Use of Twitter Social Plugins
We use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo. When you select an SilverSingles website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with Twitter’s servers. Twitter transmits the contents of the plugin directly to your browser, which integrates it into the websites. This gives Twitter the information that you have accessed on the corresponding SilverSingles page. If you are currently logged into Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to your Twitter account. If you are using the Twitter plugins to interact (e.g. a tweet to an article post), the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Twitter and stored there.
If you do not want Twitter to collect data about you, we advise you to log out of Twitter before your SilverSingles visit.
Outbrain is a premium discovery platform that helps connect marketers to their target audience through personalized recommendations on the world's leading publishers. We use Outbrain to improve our products and to give our customers the best user-experience. If you want to learn more about Outbrain please visit: https://www.outbrain.com/ To opt-out please visit: https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
(h) Ve Interactive
(j) Use of payment processors
In part, we use external service providers to process your data. These companies have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly inspected. If your data is being processed by these companies outside the European Union, it may mean that your data will be processed in a country which has a lower data protection standard than in the European Union.
Personal data will only be passed on to external service providers if necessary to provide the service offered e.g. marketing companies, payment processors for fee-based memberships, debt-collection agencies, etc. In these cases, we will make sure that these service providers are contractually obliged – or through other measures compelled – to meet an equivalent data protection standard.
We will only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations, or for longer periods only where permitted by applicable law (for example, the defense of legal claims).
When you close your account, we will delete all information we hold about you. If a complete deletion of your data is not possible or not necessary for legal reasons, the data concerned will be blocked for further processing. Your data will be blocked rather than deleted, for example, in the following cases:
Your payment data and, if applicable, other data are generally subject to various legal storage obligations, for example from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Tax Code (AO). The law obliges us to keep this data for up to ten years for tax and auditing purposes. Only then may we finally delete the relevant data.
Even if your data is not subject to any legal storage obligation, we can refrain from immediate deletion in legally permitted cases and instead initially block it. This applies in cases where we may still need the relevant data for further contract processing or legal claims (e.g. in the case of complaints). The decisive factor for the duration of the blocking are the statutory limitation periods. After expiry of the relevant limitation periods, the relevant data will be deleted.
We use technological, organizational, and physical protection measures designed to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure or access of the personal information we collect. All information you submit to us at registration or login to us (e.g. contact information, profile information, or payment information when ordering a paid membership) is encrypted. This encryption helps protect the confidentiality of personal information exchange between you and our web server, and helps to prevent misuse of personal information, e.g. by interception. The encryption technique we use is SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It is an accepted and widely used technology. In view of our personal information collection, technical precautions have been taken to store your personal information in a secure environment. Access to your information is limited to only a few selected employees and service providers and will be granted only for carrying out the purposes identified in this policy, quality control and review of complaints, and for thwarting fraud. Personal information we collect is stored in the EU.
Some or all of the personal information we collect may be stored on servers located outside your jurisdiction of residence, where data protection laws may differ from the laws in the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, your personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement according to the laws in those jurisdictions. Subject to applicable laws in such other jurisdictions, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protection measures are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protection measures on the personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in the EU.
According to the GDPR you have the following rights in relation to your information, which you may exercise at any time in written form.
The right to be informed encompasses the data controller’s obligation to provide ‘fair processing information’, typically through a privacy notice. It emphasizes the need for transparency over how we use our customers’ personal data.
The right of access gives the data subject the right to request information regarding his/her personal data. from the data controller. The data subject can : a) request to obtain information whether his/her personal data is being processed; b) in case it is, the data subject can request to access the data and obtain a copy,; and c) request to obtain supplementary information about the processing.
It gives data subjects the right to require the controller to rectify inaccuracies about their personal data. If the data that the controller possesses is not up to date or is incomplete, the data subject can require the controller to rectify the data.
The right to erasure allows the data subject to require the controller to remove or delete their personal data from their system, so that their data cannot be found by third parties
The right to restriction of processing allows data subjects to demand from controllers to stop processing their personal data. However, controllers will still be able to store the data.
The right to data portability gives the data subject the right to require the controller to provide information in a structured, commonly used and machine -readable form so that it may be transferred by the data subject to another data controller without hindrance.
The right to object allows data subjects to prevent controllers from further processing of their personal data if there are no legitimate grounds for the processing of the data.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing consent will be made easy by us. Withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
If we do not respond to your request within a month, you have the right to lodge a complaint at the supervisory authority, and seek a judicial remedy.
For more information you can contact us at any time at: Spark Networks Services GmbH Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43 10999 Berlin Deutschland (Germany)
SilverSingles has its own Data Protection Officer, who is responsible for all matters related to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or the postal address stated above.
Berlin, May 2018