www.edinburghfriends.com hereinafter referred to as 'Friends'.
Date of last update: 30 April 2018
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
Friends is public and post and activities are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Friends too, through protected post and Direct Messages. You can also use Friends under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
We send a newsletter (email) with activities and the latest posts once a week, you can deactivate it at any time in My profile -> Edit profile -> Edit profile -> Newsletter -> NO.
When you use Friends, even if you are only viewing profiles or post, we receive some personal information from you such as the type of device you are using and your IP address.
If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.
Information you share with us
Basic Account Information
You do not need to create an account to use some of the features of our service, such as searching and viewing public Friends user profiles. If you choose to create an account you must provide us with some personal information so that we can provide you with our services. In Friends this includes an account name (for example, Maria), a future username (for example, @maria), a password, and an email address, your age, and your location. Your account name and username are always public, but you can use your real name or a pseudonym.
Most of the activity on Friends is public, which includes your profile information, your profile picture, your age, location, followers and your likes if you have indicated them, as well as some information about your activities on friends. Also public are the activities where he will participate, the next activities created, the activities he did, the latest post, the groups where he is targeted. Information posted about you by others using our services may also be public. For example, other people might mention you in a post or put a picture where you appear.
You are responsible for your posts, messages or activities and other information you provide through our services and should think carefully about what you disclose, especially if it is sensitive information such as the telephone. If you update your public information on Friends, for example, by deleting or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Friends. By unsubscribing we will remove your Friends information, but please note that it may still appear on search engines such as Google or social networks.
In addition to providing your public information to the world directly at Friends, we also use technologies such as application programming interfaces (APIs) and integrations to enable this information to be used by websites, applications and others (for example, to showcase your activities on Facebook, or Linkedin). These companies are not affiliated with Friends and their content may not reflect the updates you make to Friends.
Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate and maintain the security of your account (and our services), as well as to prevent spam, fraud and abuse. We also use contact information to customize our services, activate certain account features (for example, to verify your email address) and to send you information about future activities. You can modify your email notification settings to control the notifications you receive from Friends. You can also unsubscribe from notifications by going to My profile -> Edit profile -> Edit profile -> Edit profile -> Notifications -> NO.
If you send us an email, we will retain the content of your message, your email address and your contact information to respond to your request.
Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications
We provide certain features that allow you to communicate in a more private way. For example, you can use Private Messages to conduct non-public conversations on Friends. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Private Messages, we will store and process your communications and related information. This includes scanning links and words for malicious content, detecting spam and prohibited images, and reviewing reported issues, as well as checking for words with illegal, homophobic or pornographic content. We also use information about who you have communicated with and when (but not the content of these communications) to better understand the use of our services, and to protect the security and integrity of our platform. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people to whom you have sent them. When using features such as Private Messages to communicate that recipients, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on Friends (even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account), which they can duplicate, store or share.
Additional Information We Receive About You
We require information about your current access and location, which we collect from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably configure and maintain your account and provide you with our services.
Depending on your configuration, we may collect, use and store additional information about your location (such as your specific current location from the IP, data such as city, region, zip code...) to administer or customize our services, as well as security method.
To manage our services we track how you interact with our service links. This includes the links in the emails we send you.
If you click on an external link or advertisement on our services, the advertiser or administrator of the relevant website may know that you accessed from Friends, along with other information associated with the advertisement you clicked on such as the characteristics of the audience you intended to reach.
We receive information when you view content or interact in any way with our services, which we call 'Registration Data', even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, subscribe to our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes Friends content, we may receive information about you. This Registration Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, web page of origin, web pages visited, location, internet service provider, search terms and cookie information. We use Registration Data to administer our services and ensure that they operate safely, reliably and fully.
We use information you provide and data we receive from you, including Registration Data and data obtained from third parties, to infer which topics you may be interested in, your age and which languages you speak. This helps us better design our services and customize the content we show you, including the ads.
Advertisers and Other Ad Partners
Friends, Google Adsense adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Principles of Self-Regulation for Behavioral Digital Advertising (also referred to as Interest-Based Advertising) and adheres to the APD's Consumer Choice Tool to exclude you from interest-based advertising found at https://optout.aboutads.info. In addition, our advertising policies prohibit advertisers from sending targeted ads based on categories we consider sensitive or prohibited by law such as race, religion, politics, sex or health. Learn more about interest-based ad privacy options here and how ads work in our services here.
Personalizing Across Your Devices
When you log in to Friends on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security and customization. Depending on your configuration, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to access Friends (or associate such devices or browsers with other browsers or devices). We do this to manage and customize our services.
Information We Share and Disclose
Sharing You Control
We also share your IP with external geolocation service providers in order to know where you are coming from and thus avoid fraud or inconsistencies (for example, if you enter a website in Barcelona or Madrid and your IP is from Ukraine), this service is currently managed by FreegeoIP.
We also share your email with external validation service providers, in order to validate if your email exists (it is a first filter to limit invented emails), this service is managed by bulkemailchecker.com.
Law, Harm, and the Public Interest
Affiliates and Change of Ownership
We share or disclose non-personal information, such as the number of times your profile has been visited, the number of followers, the photos you have added, the groups where you have signed up, the description and definition you have put on your profile, the features you have indicated in your profile, the latest posts you have posted on friends, the activities you will participate in, your next created activities, the activities I perform, aggregated information including the total number of times people interacted with a post, the number of visits to an activity you created, the information in your post, comments in your post, comments in your activities, the number of people who clicked on a particular link.
Managing Your Personal Information With Us
Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data
If you have registered an account with Friends, we provide tools and account settings to access, correct, delete or modify the personal information you have provided to us and that is associated with your account.
You can change the information associated with your account by going to My Profile -> Edit Profile -> Edit Profile.
You can delete the information associated with your account by going to My profile -> Edit profile -> Unsubscribe -> Unsubscribe.
You can change or delete your profile pictures from My Profile -> Edit Profile -> Edit Profile Photos.
It is important to note that even if you delete the information associated with your Friends account, it is not automatically deleted from other sites that share our information (search engines, aggregators, social networks), for example, on Google, the process of removing your information from the search engine is not immediate once you unsubscribe from Friends, but you can still contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to try to expedite the removal of that information (for example, by asking google to deindex your profile url or by removing a photo from our server cache).
We keep your photos (although they are not used in any way, nor disclosed) for a maximum of 18 months once you delete the information from Friends, and we do not retain other data such as email, IP. In the case of banners (expulsion from the website for non-compliance with the rules) we keep the registration data.
When deactivated, your Friends account, including your account name, username and public profile, will no longer be visible on the Friends website.
In the event that your Friends account is accidentally or improperly deactivated, it will not be possible to restore it in the days following the deactivation.
Please note that search engines and other third parties may retain copies of your public information, such as your profile information and public posts and activities, your photographs or any information you post to Friends, even after you have deleted information from our services or deactivated your account.
Help with Google search visibility
Please note that Google and other search engines may index the words you type in your Friends profile or in your public activities and posts, your photos, or any information you post to Friends so that your profile or posts can appear in search results that include those terms.
Google and other third-party search engines use a variety of factors to generate search results, such as the content of Friends public posts and profiles, Friends has no control over the results of third-party search engines.
Why do my profile, post, activities... still appear on Google after I have deleted them?
Even if you delete posts, images, activities, Google and other search engines cache search results, which means that sometimes old information will still appear in searches until Google and other search engines update their systems with newer information.
Any outdated link that appears in a Google search will lead to the 404 Friends error page: That page doesn't exist! Outdated links keep appearing because Google and other search engines may not have the current information in their search indexes.
Additional information or assistance
Alexandre Mora López
Carrer Primer de Maig 12 Atico
08820 - El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
If you are a resident of the European Union or an EFTA State, you can contact the Data Protection Officer in confidence at email@example.com.
Use of information by our users
The user may use the personal data published on Friends only to deal with another user about leisure activities and groups, and not to send unsolicited advertising information or junk mail or to collect personal data from a person who has not authorized it.
Security of data files.
Friends maintains the security levels of personal data protection in accordance with Royal Decree 994/1999 of Spain, of 11 June, relating to security measures for automated files containing personal data, and has established all the technical means at its disposal to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access and theft of the data provided by the user through the website, without prejudice to informing you that the security measures on the Internet are not impregnable.
Friends undertakes to comply with the duty of secrecy and confidentiality with regard to the personal data contained in the automated file in accordance with the applicable legislation, as well as to provide them with secure processing in the international transfers and transfers of data that may occur, where appropriate.
Children and our services
Our services are not aimed at children and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 18.
1. OWNERSHIP, PURPOSE AND USER ACCEPTANCE
The owner of Edinburgh city friends is Alexandre Mora Lopez
1.2. The user expressly authorizes his personal data to be published on this website by publishing and communicating the same to anyone who visits, views, or uses the services of the website.
1.3. Alexandre Mora López hereby declares that personal data, including images and any other content shared by its data processors will be used and published in this website in accordance with the limits specified by the user.
1.4. Alexandre Mora López may contact the User by all means including electronically regarding its products and services. Edinburgh city friends may contact the user about commercial sectors related to Internet business. Should you not consent to receive commercial messages, please inform us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.5. Alexandre Mora López may transfer all of the personal information of its data processors, including images of the user, to the social networking site with the prior consent of the user by checking the box provided to this effect in the registration form.
2. RIGHTS TO ACCESS, RECTIFICATION, CANCELLATION AND OPPOSITION
The owner of Edinburgh city friends is Alexandre Mora Lopez
2.1. The legitimate user and owner of the personal data may, at any time, exercise his/her rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Alexandre Mora López by postal mail or via e-mail listed above.
2.2. By this notification, the User is required to provide his/her personal identification data, a photocopy of valid identity or documents of a similar nature, as well as his/her mailing address, telephone number, contact person, and e-mail, all of which will be used with the purpose of verifying the individual's identity.
3. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY MEASURES
3.1. Alexandre Mora López guarantees the absolute privacy and confidentiality of all communications with the user, as well as the due and diligent handling of the personal data provided by the user, notwithstanding the implied publication of such through the placement of said advertisements on this website by the user.
3.2. Alexandre Mora López pledges to protect all confidential information, refrain from disclosing any data that is processed, except in the event that the law expressly requires it, or when relevant law enforcement authorities require it in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to the case.
3.3. Alexandre Mora López pledges to implement the organizational security measures in accordance with the current state of technology aimed at ensuring the protection of personal data.
3.4. Notwithstanding the latter, it is the user's responsibility to protect his/her login and password used to access this website. The user is aware and understands that his/her login and password are the only way that Alexandre Mora López can validate the user's identity and that any third party communication without the authorization of Alexandre Mora López could result in identity theft, which the user ultimately bears responsibility for.
4. ACCURACY OF PERSONAL DATA
4.1. The user is solely responsible at all times for providing accurate personal data. Alexandre Mora López reserves the right to deny services to any and all individuals who provide false, vague, or inaccurate information, notwithstanding any other legal actions that this may incur.
4.2. The user expressly declares that he/she is the owner of all data, including images, published on this website by said user. User is the sole liable party for any incidents that may arise to the contrary.
Upon entering Edinburgh Friends give consent to participate in our social network open, that means that your username and the data you specify will come indexed on sites like Google, Facebook and others collect information from our site.
It is also important to note that if you post a photo, your photos will come out on Google Images.
Therefore, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted the same in full all purpose being bound by them.