Cutieville™

Privacy Policy

Last modified: March 26, 2021

 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how We will treat it.

By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with our policies and practices, PLEASE do not use our Site.

This privacy policy may change from time to time.
Your continued use of this Site after We make changes is deemed to be
acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This Privacy Policy and associated agreements are written to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016
(“General Data Protection Regulation”).

 

1.  INTRODUCTION.  IVA Holding GmbH, a company organized in the Federal Republic of Germany (“Cutieville,” “Company,” “We” or “Us”) respects your privacy and We are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.  

This policy describes the types of information We may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit www.Cutieville.com and such other related sites and mobile applications as CUTIEVILLE may create (collectively, the “Site”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

The Site provides parents and legal guardians the opportunity to submit photos of their children so others can enjoy the cuteness of their children and so all users can vote for their favorites so that the winner of each periodic contest can win cash and other prizes.  

Capitalized terms not defined herein are defined in our Terms and Conditions.

This policy applies to information We collect:

It does not apply to information collected by:

 

2.  CHILDREN.  Our Site features photos of children; but YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER AS A USER OF THE SITE OR TO SUBMIT PHOTOS OF CHILDREN.  

 

We do not require or request the collection of any personal information from ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.  We do require certain personal information from the parent or guardian to confirm the relationship of the child to the parent or guardian (collectively,, a “Parent”) who is submitting the Photo(s).  At no time is any such information disclosed publicly or privately by Us, except as expressly provided below.  

 

The GDPR requires us to inform parents or legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under the age of 16 in some member countries of the European Union. 

 

We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”) and, in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

 

Any parent of a child whose Photo is entered into a Contest can view, edit or delete any information of such child, or prohibit the further collection or use of information about such child by emailing [email protected] with the parent’s and the child’s name and address, written evidence of the relationship reasonably satisfactory to Us and the requested action.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, a court of law or appropriate law enforcement agency may, even after direction of a parent to terminate collection and use of a child’s information, have access to the child’s Information.

 

3.  INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT.  

 

We collect different types of information from and about users of our Site, including information:

 

(a) Information You Provide to Us. The information We collect on or through our Site may include:

(b) Information and Persistent Identifiers We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.  As you navigate through and interact with our Site, We may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

The information We collect automatically may include personal information which We may maintain or associate with personal information We collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

The technologies We use for this automatic data collection may include:

4a.  HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IN YOUR REGISTRATION AND PROFILE  Our employees have limited access to the information you provide in your registration and profile, as you may amend it from time to time.  Our employees may access that information only for the purpose of assisting you to edit or delete that information, as well as for assisting you in the use of our Site.

 

4b.  HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED OTHER THAN THAT PROVIDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION AND PROFILE  We use information We collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, notify us at [email protected].  For more information, see the section titled Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

We may use the information We have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though We do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

 

5.  DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION.  

While We do not disclose credit card information or any information relating to a minor that you provide in any way other than as described herein, we plan to sell certain information to third-parties who may have goods and services that may be of interest to you to enable them to provide information to you concerning such goods and services.

 

We may disclose aggregated information about our users and information that does not identify any individual without restriction.

We may convey or transfer your encrypted personal information (none of whom have access to the encrypted information):

We may disclose your personal information:

 

6.  CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose to not have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (”NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

7.  ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION.  

 

8.  DATA SECURITY. We employ measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. 

No data transmissions over the Internet, cell-phone connections or Wi-Fi can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although We do our best to protect your personal information, We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.  Once We receive your information, We take reasonable measures to secure it on our systems.

If We learn of a security breach, We may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Site or providing personal information to us, you agree that We can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. We may post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. 

Personal information that we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred among any countries in which we operate. The European Union has not found the United States and some other countries to have an adequate level of protection of personal information under Article 45 of the GDPR. Our company relies on derogations for specific situations as defined in Article 49 of the GDPR. If you are a European Union customer or user, with your consent your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other countries outside the European Union when you request information from Us. When you buy goods or services from Us, we will use your personal information for the performance of a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract. Wherever we transfer, process or store your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to protect it. We will use the information We collect from you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our Site, services or products you agree to the transfers of your personal information described within this section.

 

9.  DATA RETENTION & PROCESSING.  We will keep your information for as long as We need it to make the Site available to you; and We may store, use and/or transmit information in locations around the world, including those outside your country. Even if you delete your account, We will keep this information and any data collected regarding all activities in which you have already engaged pursuant to your use of the Site for a period of time as we deem appropriate but no longer than as allowed by applicable law. 

10.  CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.  It is our policy to post any changes We make to our privacy policy on this page. If We make material changes to how We treat our users’ personal information, We will notify you through a notice on the Site home page, an email or other such means as we determine reasonable to bring the changes to your attention. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring We have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Site and this privacy policy to check for any changes.  By continuing to use or access the Site after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

 

11.  CONTACT INFORMATION. To ask questions, comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, or file a complaint contact our Data Protection Officer, Alexander Ivanov, at Bahnhofstr. 1-3, 33102 Paderborn,  or write to [email protected].

 

12.  LAW AND JURISDICTION.  This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, and disputes shall be resolved pursuant to, the Terms and Conditions.

 

13.  YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.  Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), California residents have certain rights regarding our collection, use and sharing of personal information.  We do not sell your personal information and will not do so in the future without providing you with notice and an opportunity to opt-out of such sale, as required by law. We do not offer financial incentives associated with our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.

 

We collect various categories of personal information when you use the Site that may include but not be limited to identifiers, commercial information and internet or other electronic network or device activity information. A more detailed description of the information we collect and how we use it is provided above in Section 3. Sections 4 and 5 describe the categories of third parties, if any, with whom we share personal information and what information may be shared under different circumstances.

 

If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request to know what personal information has been collected about you and to access that information. You also have the right to request deletion of your personal information, though exceptions under the CCPA may allow us to retain and use certain personal information notwithstanding your deletion request.  You may also send your request by email to [email protected] or through regular mail to Bahnhofstr. 1-3, 33102 Paderborn. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA. An agent may submit a request on your behalf, but you must verify that your agent is authorized to do so.

 

Separate from the CCPA, California's “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected].

 

14.  Your Rights Under the GDPR.  When using our Site and submitting personal information to us, you may have certain rights under the GDPR if you reside or are in any of the countries of the European Union. Depending on the legal basis for processing your personal information you may have some or all of the following rights: