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Privacy Policy


Introduction

Privacy Policy Overview

Welcome to Linklr, a dynamic social networking platform. We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all users who visit our website and use our services. This privacy policy is designed to inform you about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

Importance of User Privacy

At Linklr, we understand the importance of privacy in the digital age. We believe that your personal information belongs to you, and it's our responsibility to protect it. Our privacy policy reflects our commitment to safeguarding your data while providing a seamless social networking experience.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all information collected through our platform, including our website, mobile apps, and any related services. It covers how we handle personal data provided by our users, as well as data we collect automatically through our services.


Information Collection

Types of Information Collected

  1. Personal Information: This includes information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, date of birth, and profile pictures. When you register for an account or update your profile, you voluntarily give us this information.

  2. Non-Personal Information: We collect non-identifiable data that pertains to your usage of Linklr, like browsing history, preferences, and general demographic information.

  3. Sensitive Data: While we generally do not collect sensitive data (such as racial origin, political opinions, or health data), if it's voluntarily shared in your profile or posts, it will be subject to this policy.

Methods of Information Collection

  1. Direct User Input: Most of the personal information we collect is what you provide when you sign up, create a profile, or interact on the platform.

  2. Cookies and Tracking Technologies: We use cookies to improve your experience, remember your preferences, and analyze how you use our platform. This helps us provide personalized content and advertising.

  3. Third-party Sources: Occasionally, we might receive information about you from other users, partners, or other third parties that help us understand our user base better.

Specific Details on Data Collected

  • Profile Details: Your username, biography, location, and any other information you choose to provide in your profile.
  • Communications: Messages, comments, and other communications made on the platform.
  • Usage Data: Information on how you interact with our services, including the pages you visit, the time spent on those pages, and your navigation paths.

Use of Information

How Collected Information is Used

  1. Service Provision: The primary use of your data is to provide and manage the services you access on Linklr. This includes creating your user profile, enabling communication with other users, and customizing your user experience.

  2. Communication: We use your contact information to send notifications about your account, inform you of changes to our services, and provide customer support. This communication may be via email, notifications within the platform, or other means you agree to.

  3. Improvement of Services: We analyze user data to understand how our services are used, which helps us identify areas for improvement, develop new features, and fix technical issues.

  4. Data Analysis and Personalization: Your usage patterns and preferences help us tailor your experience on Linklr. This includes personalized content recommendations, targeted advertising, and more relevant search results.

  5. Marketing and Promotional Uses: We may use your information to send you promotional messages and invitations to participate in special programs. You will have the option to opt-out of such communications at any time.

Legal Basis for Processing

We process your information based on several legal grounds, including your consent (where required), the necessity to enter into and perform contracts with you, and our legitimate business interests, such as improving and personalizing our services, and administering our platform.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Circumstances Under Which Information May Be Shared

  1. With Your Consent: We may share your data with third parties when we have your explicit consent to do so.

  2. For External Processing: We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our privacy policy.

  3. For Legal Reasons: We will share personal information outside of Linklr if we believe that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

    • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
    • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
    • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
    • Protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Linklr, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Types of Third Parties With Whom Information May Be Shared

  1. Service Providers: Companies that provide services to us or on our behalf, such as hosting, data analysis, marketing, advertising, and customer service.

  2. Advertisers: We may share non-personally identifiable information with advertisers to help them reach the kind of audience they want to target.

  3. Legal and Law Enforcement: Law enforcement, government agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.

  4. In Event of Sale or Business Transition: In connection with a corporate transaction, like a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your information may be transferred as part of the deal.


Data Security

Measures Taken to Protect User Data

  1. Encryption: We use strong encryption techniques to ensure that your data is secure during transmission and storage. This includes SSL/TLS protocols for data in transit and encryption of data at rest.

  2. Access Control: Access to personal data within Linklr is strictly limited. Only employees and contractors who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access. They are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

  3. Regular Security Audits: We conduct regular security audits and continuously monitor our systems for vulnerabilities. Our security practices are updated regularly to respond to evolving threats.

Data Breach Protocols

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we have protocols in place to promptly notify affected users and relevant authorities, as per legal requirements. This includes providing timely information about what happened and what steps are being taken in response.

User Responsibilities for Data Security

While we take strong measures to protect your data, the security of your account also depends on you. It’s important that you protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer or device. We advise you to use a unique and strong password for your Linklr account and to log out once you have finished using our platform, especially when using a shared computer.


User Rights and Choices

User Rights Regarding Data

  1. Access and Correction: You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to request correction of any inaccuracies.

  2. Deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal data, subject to certain exceptions. For instance, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record-keeping or to complete transactions.

  3. Data Portability: Where applicable, you have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and to request that we transfer it to another data controller.

Opt-out Options for Marketing Communications

You have the choice to opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time. This can be done through your account settings or by following the unsubscribe link in the marketing emails.

Account Deactivation and Data Retention Policies

  • Account Deactivation: You can deactivate your account at any time. Upon deactivation, your profile will no longer be visible on the platform, but some information may remain in our records for a certain period.

  • Data Retention: We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


International Data Transfers

Cross-Border Data Transfers

  1. Global Operations: Given that Linklr operates globally, your personal information may be transferred to and processed in countries other than your home country. These countries may have data protection laws that are different from those of your country.

  2. Safeguards: We implement appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal information remains protected according to the standards described in this policy, regardless of where it is processed. This includes the use of Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission or other suitable mechanisms.

  3. User Consent: By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different data protection rules than your country.


Children's Privacy

Protecting the Privacy of Children

  1. Age Restrictions: Linklr does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for our services. Our services and content are not directed at children under the age of 13.

  2. Parental Control: In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information as quickly as possible. Parents who believe that their child has provided us with personal information can contact us for assistance.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

Policy Updates and Notifications

  1. Updates to Policy: Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.

  2. User Responsibility: We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of our services after any modification to this policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.


Contact Information

Reaching Out to Linklr

  1. Contact for Privacy Inquiries: If you have any questions or concerns about Linklr’s Privacy Policy or data processing, or if you want to report a security violation, you can contact us at [email protected]