1. General Information – Our contact details as data controllers
The Website and/or Platform may include links to third-party websites or be connected applications whose privacy policies may differ from ours. Any information that these third parties collect about you is governed by their respective privacy policies. We suggest that you contact those third parties directly in order to obtain information about their privacy policies.
2. Type of Personal Information we collect
When accessing and using the Website and the Platform through a paid account Personal Information shall be provided by you for the purposes of registration to the Platform and account creation; it includes name, address, email, telephone number, company/employer, job title, job department, payment details. Failure to provide such Personal Information will result in your inability to register to, access, and use the Platform and its subsequent versions.
When accessing and using the Website and the Platform by using the free edition and features available without creating an account, you will be asked to sign in via Google Sing-In or LinkedIn Sing-In or e-mail Sign-In, you will therefore need to create or to have an existing Google or LinkedIn or e-mail account. When you click the Google Sign-In or LinkedIn Sign-In button or email Sign-In button, a screen will open showing what information from your Google/LinkedIn/email account we would like to have access to. In particular, we currently collect and process the following personal information about you:
(a) via Google Sign-In:
(b) via LinkedIn Sign-In:
(c) via e-mail Sign-In:
By clicking ‘‘Allow’’, you provide us with your consent, to collect your information from Google/LinkedIn/email account by using their application programming interfaces (APIs) and enable you to register to, access, and use the Platform. Failure to provide the above personal information will result in your inability to register to, access, and use the Platform and its subsequent versions.
SO UK may also collect Personal Information automatically through your use of the Website and/or the Platform, such as IP address, date and daytime of access request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the specific site requested, HTTP-status code, amount of data transmitted, the website from which you visit the Website, browser type, operating system, and user interface, language, profession, and version of the browser software. Please refer to the section on Cookies and similar technologies below for more information.
3. Purposes for which your Personal Information is processed
SO UK may use your Personal Information to:
We collect, use or share your personal information only when there is a valid legal basis allowing us to do so. Most commonly, the lawful bases we rely on for processing your personal information are:
4. Sharing your data with third parties
SO UK does not generally share your Personal Information with any third parties. However, your Personal Information may be disclosed in the following circumstances:
SO UK and/or SO GR may transfer to, store and use your Personal Information – for troubleshooting, customer support, usage tracking, and data storage purposes – in any country where SO UK’s and/or SO GR’s related companies, affiliates, or third-party service providers are based, even countries outside of the European Economic Area, and which may have lower levels of data protection from those applicable in the European Economic Area. SO UK and/or SO GR also take steps to protect Personal Information in the country in which it is stored, used, or to which it is transferred and to ensure that any such data storages, uses, and transfers are subject to adequate safeguards. To safeguard such transfers SO UK and/or SO GR use data protection clauses or other appropriate legal mechanisms to safeguard the transfer. If you require more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. How we secure and store your personal information
SO UK and SO GR have put in place appropriate technical, organizational, and other measures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized or unlawful use and accidental loss or damage and to provide a level of data protection that meets the requirements of applicable law. Such measures also apply to entities directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with SO UK and/or SO GR. However, no data security measures are 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Platform, and you do so at your own risk. SO UK suggests that you create a strong password and that you periodically change it. Moreover, if you have any reason to believe that your interaction with SO UK and/or SO GR and/or the Platform and/or the Website is no longer secure, please immediately notify SO UK at the following address email@example.com.
6. Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have the following rights:
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you, starting on the date of your submission request.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make a request.
7. How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at email@example.com.
You can also complain to the relevant competent Data Protection Authority if you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information.
In particular, for complaints regarding the use of your personal information by the SO UK, you can contact ICO to the following contact details: (a) The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, (b) Helpline number: 0303 123 1113, (c) ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk.
For complaints regarding the use of your personal information by the SO GR, you can contact the Hellenic Data Protection Authority at the following contact details: (a) Address: 1-3 Kifissias, 11523, Athens, (b) Telephone: +30 210 6475600 (c) Fax: +30 210 6475628 (d) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Cookies and similar technologies
The Platform and the Website collect information about the use of the Platform and/or the Website. Such information may be collected:
(a) through your browser or device;
(b) through cookies and similar technologies (such as beacons, pixels and tags); cookies contain a small amount of information downloaded to your computer or other device by the server of a website, page or advertisement, which allow the originating website, page or advertisement to recognize your computer or other device on subsequent visits; the Platform and the Website use both session-based cookies (which last only while your browser is open) and persistent cookies (enabling authentication, as well as other Platform features, for each time you log on to the Website and/or the Platform).
The Platform and the Website also deploy ), as well as third-party cookies used for analytics, such as Google Analytics, subject to the respective service provider’s policies, to help us understand how; you engage with the Platform and the Website to build better features that improve your experience.
You may opt-out of third-party cookies on that provider’s respective website; although most browsers accept cookies by default, you are able to set yours to alert you when cookies are being used, as well as to accept or reject cookies; you may also opt-out of all or certain cookies used by the Website and/or the Platform, but please note that such opting-out may significantly disrupt your use of the Website and/or Platform and that you may even lose the ability to access the Website and/or Platform; cookies can be either associated with your account and Personal Information or used to perform analytics and personalization, among other things; the following types of cookies are used by the Platform and the Website:
(c) through your use of the Platform and/or the Website (including but not limited to date and length of visit, location data, traffic data, etc.);
(d) from you on a voluntary basis, such as information about your geographic and/or commercial preferences; and/or
(e) by aggregating Personal Information, where such information does not personally identify you (collectively, “Electronic Tools”).
SO UK, SO GR, and their third-party service providers may use information collected through the Electronic Tools for any purpose, such as enhancement of navigation, functionality of the Platform, monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of the Website and/or the Platform, as well as aggregating usage metrics, except where SO UK and/or SO GR are required to do otherwise under applicable law.
If SO UK and/or SO GR combine information collected through Electronic Tools with Personal Information, it/they will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
9. Cookie Details
In the table below we provide detailed information about all Cookies that are stored in your device during your visit/browsing to our Website. By accepting cookies on the Website, you consent and accept the use/storage of Cookies on your device for the purposes that are listed in the table below.
10. Disabling Cookies
You can disable Cookies by accessing the Cookies Control Panel of our Website or by changing the relevant settings in your browser. Note that the site may not operate correctly if all cookies are disabled.
Choose your browser and click the appropriate link to get further information on how to disable and delete Cookies:
For other browsers that are not in the list, please contact the program provider or alternatively check the help function of the browser.
11. Information about Cookies
For more information about cookies, how to use them as well as how they apply to the use of your personal information, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
12. Other similar technologies
The Website and the Platform use Google Tag Manager (“GMT”), a solution operated by Google, that allows us to manage website tags through a single interface. Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used for analytics, marketing and/or advertising purposes; to measure traffic and visitor behavior; to understand the effect of online advertising and social channels; to set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups; to make the performance analysis and optimizations of our marketing campaigns per channel and to inject code for other tools (likeMicrosoft Clarity) that record user behavior within the site to improve the overall user experience. GMT does not collect user-specific identifiers that could be associated with an individual.
13. Other information that we collect
IP address is a unique number used by devices to identify and consult each other on a computer network using the Internet Protocol Standard. The IP address is a number that is assigned to your device (PC, tablet, smartphone) each time you access the internet to communicate with other devices. The IP address can also be recognized by your internet provider.
During your visit, the Website records the IP for security reasons and for preventing malicious actions. In addition, IP addresses are collected in order to analyze the website’s performance and optimize it by offering a more user-friendly and functional experience to you.
This information is necessary for the proper operation of the website and the user cannot deactivate them.