Data privacy is a matter of trust, and your trust is important to us. We respect your sphere of privacy and personality. Therefore, the protection and legally conformable assessment, processing and use of your personal data are a priority for us. To ensure your safety and wellbeing when visiting our websites, we strictly observe all legal regulations concerning data protection when assessing, processing and using your personal information. Furthermore, we would now like to inform you about our data assessment and use.
1. Responsible body
The responsible body for the assessment, processing and use of your personal data within the context of using the services offered by www.up2europe.com within the meaning of the Franch law of Data Protection is Up2Europe, 7 rue Augustin Fabre, 13006 Marseille, France.
2. Collection, processing and use of personal data
2.1. Personal data
Personal data are statements concerning factual or personal circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. These include, for example, your name, your address as well all inventory data you supply us during your registration and profile creation. Statistical data, which are, for example, collected during your visit to our website, but cannot be directly attributed to your person, are not included in personal data.
2.2. Assessment, processing and use of personal data
When visiting our website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. Following data is recorded without your additional input and stored by us until the automated deletion: the IP address of the querying computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the accessed file, the website from which the access took place, the operating system of your computer and the browser used as well as other technical data, the name of your internet access provider, your language settings and geographical origin.
The purpose of the collection and processing of this data is allowing the use of our website (establishing a connection), ensuring a lasting system security and stability, enabling the technical administration of the net infrastructure and the optimization of our internet range, and making internal statistic recordings. The IP address is only analysed in case of an offence against the Up2Europe net infrastructure and for statistical purposes.
The entry of personal data for the creation and completion of your profile on Up2Europe is done on a voluntary basis. However, the truthful entry of certain data is crucial. This includes the following: a user name, a password, your name and, if applicable, the name of your company, your complete address, e-mail address.
This data is necessary for the development and administration of Up2Europe, for checking the entered data for plausibility, for checking the user for his legal capacity, i.e. for his capacity of establishment of a contract, of content-related elaboration, execution and modification of the contractual relationship in the course of use of Up2Europe and for eventual inquiries. Furthermore, this data is essential for the elaboration of contents of the service contracts concluded via Up2Europe.
During the use of Up2Europe by registered users, we record certain data for statistical purposes, to ensure the smooth efficiency of Up2Europe, to eliminate malfunctions, for the better understanding of user requirements and the subsequent product optimisation and personalisation, and also to display this to other users. This data includes, in particular, ideas bids / postings entered by yourselves, if applicable payment information and all correspondence via Up2Europe with other users or ourselves. Furthermore data concerning your membership to Up2Europe, including, if applicable, electronic copies of certificates recorded in your profile as well as invoices are saved. Accesses are logged and evaluated. The e-mail address is especially used to send e-mails regarding the idea status and similar information. In case of a specific consent, the e-mail address is also used to inform the user via e-mail about Up2Europe, current promotions or to request the participation in surveys for market research or quality management purposes.
when visiting the Up2Europe website
when registering as a user on Up2Europe
when using Up2Europe as a registered user
3. Passing on personal data to third persons
Your personal data will be passed on to or be accessible by third persons, especially to or by other users or related companies, only to the extent that you permit in your settings, or in as much as it is necessary for the exchange of ideas, or if it is separately marked as accessible by third parties. Information accessible to third parties especially comprises information concerning ideas advertised on the platform and completed projects.
Beyond that, we only pass on your personal information in case of a legal requirement, for a credit assessment, an address check, to transfer information to a credit reference agency (for example in case of a termination due to arrears) and insofar as it is necessary for us to enforce our rights, and especially our contractual claims.
4. Data safety
We use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data, which has been stored by ourselves, from manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved correspondent to the technological developments.
5. Cookies and re-targeting
Cookies are small files which are stored on your data storage device and save certain settings and data to communicate with our system over your browser. Basically one distinguishes two kinds of cookies; so-called session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser and temporary / permanent cookies, which are stored for a longer period or for an unlimited period on your data storage device. This storage helps us to fashion our website and our offers to you accordingly, and facilitates the use for you, for example by saving certain entries to avoid you having to repeat them.
In this respect, cookies help to make your visit on Up2Europe easier, more enjoyable and more worthwhile. Cookies are alphanumeric information files which your browser automatically saves to the hard drive of your computer whenever you visit our website.
You may also configure your browser so that a cookie will only be saved with your permission. Usually, the help function in the menu bar of your browser will tell you how to reject new cookies and disable previously received cookies.
Please note that deactivating cookies may prevent you from using all functions of Up2Europe.
5.2 Cookies and re-targeting
The Up2Europe online portal is using a cookie technology to collect data to optimize offers and advertisements. The data will be anonymized and not used to identify you in person. This data will also not be merged or connected to saved personal data. With the help of the anonymized data we can present offers, services and advertisements that are of interest to you.
Up2Europe uses re-targeting technology. This technology enables us to address advertisements to Up2Europe users also on our partner websites. We are convinced that personalized advertisements are more interesting to our users than unrelated advertisements. For displaying advertisements, Up2Europe is using a cookie technology and analysis of the previous user behavior. The used data is anynomized and never be combined with personal data. At no time will your personal data be stored.
By using the Up2Europe online portal the user agrees that cookies can be used to collect, save and use anonymized data. The user also agrees on storing data in a cookie also after leaving the browser and when the user returns. The user can rescind this agreement at any time by changing browser settings and deactivating the usage of cookies.
6. Google Analytics
In order to constantly enhance and optimise our offer, we use so-called tracking-technologies. For this purpose we use the services of Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files which are saved on your computer, and enable an analysis of the use of the website by yourself. The information regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie are, as a rule, transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we have installed an IP-anonymisation tool on our website, thanks to which Google will previously shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union and other states which adhere to the relevant contract. Only in exceptional situations will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities and to effect further services for the website operator related to the website and internet use. According to the declaration by Google, the IP address submitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of cookies with the relevant setting of your browser software; however doing this may possibly prevent you from using all website functions to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition and the processing by Google of the information concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under following link: [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en]. Further information to this matter is available under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
7. Disclosure, modification, blocking or deletion of your data
You may request information regarding and the modification of your personal data saved by us at any time, or view and modify the data in your public profile by logging in to the online platform. Your data will be deleted upon termination of the contract.
As we take the protection of your data very seriously, in order to be able to ensure that your information is not disclosed to a third person, we would ask you to address your request to us per e-mail or by post accompanied by a conclusive identification to the following address:Up2Europe
The Up2Europe idea came from a group of freelancers who work around European projects. It has finally been realised by one of them with the support of the others.
Up2Europe is the first ideas accelerator for European projects , and aims to create a virtual community for Up and coming professionals in European projects.
We believe that this kind of virtual network has not yet reached its full potential and aim to explore it fully.
We want to give the European community a specific platform where users can submit their ideas and see them accelerated into real life projects.
We want to give all available tools for users to build connections in regional areas between future partners and their local European consultants.
European institutions don't know about Up yet, but our goal is to be part of them and we hope to work together in the future as a technological partner as we share the same vision.
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