Information collected online can generally be categorized as either non-personal information or personally identifiable information. Non-personal information is information that cannot by itself be traced back to a specific individual. For example, we know how many calls or queries we receive each day but we do not know the names and email addresses of the persons submitting the queries. Personally identifiable information is information you provide to us that is uniquely associated with you, such as your name or email address.
We do not associate any non-personal information we collect from you, including your search queries and IP address, with the personally identifiable information that you may submit to us. For this reason, we do not consider your IP address to be personally identifiable information. Dublin Educities will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any of the personally identifiable information that we collect about you.
On registration users are presented a registration form, which requests for some basic details. Mandatory fields are: name, email of the user. Moreover, users are requested to indicate at least one area of interest. Users are free to provide additional information, that might be of potential interest for other community members. At the end of the registration process users can upload a profile image of their choice.
All user details collected during registration are recorded and stored in the database, and by the user can be retrieved, modified or deleted at any time from their profile page. User details and profiles are visible to members of the Dublin Educities community solely. Moreover, users by adjusting the privacy settings, can hide their user details completely from other community members. In addition, they can specify the notifications and messages they want to receive from other members or community moderators. All privacy settings are available from users’ profile pages.
Users can delete their account at anytime from the profile section (“edit account details”). After deletion all records associated with the user account will be permanently removed from the database, including all postings, messages and submissions made during the community membership.
New users after registration receive an email, which includes an activation link. Registration only comes into effect if the user clicks on the link, and herewith formally confirms the membership (double-opt-in).
If users register through their accounts on third party social networks, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter, their name and email are transferred to Dublin Educities. However, in any case users must consent the exchange of data ahead of the transfer process.
User activities, such as blog posts, stream posts or comments are recorded and stored in the database. If the user deletes an activity or item posted, all related database entries at the same time will be removed from the database. Private messages will be stored for 100 days, and after this period automatically removed from the database.
Users for each activity are awarded with points. From the points overall scores are calculated, and highest ranking members are presented on the community frontpage. On removal of a user’s profile, all points will be removed from the database.
All personal data collected by Dublin Educities are available from the user’s profile page. Dublin Educities does not collect any other personal data, and does not claim ownership of any of the contributions made by users.
Dublin Educities does not sell or pass on any data to third parties, nor does it use google analytics or similar software to track users’ activities. We however reserve the right, to closer inspect cases of potential copyright infringement, offending or fraudulent behaviour, as far as this should have been brought to our attention.
All user data are stored on servers located in Germany. The Dublin Educities team is in charge of data handling, safety and protection. The team members are available from the moderator list, which is presented on the frontpage of the Dublin Educities community. Users are requested to contact a team member on any privacy issue that might occur during their membership.
It is not possible to use the Dublin Educities platform without specifying and processing personal data. This relates to the educational purposes of the platform. For this reason, consent of the user is required at the point of registration. The processing of personal Data , for example, the name , email address or residence of the affected person is done always in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with country-specific data protection regulations.
Data protection officer
Responsible in the sense of the Data Protection Regulation , other in the Member States of the European Union applicable data protection laws and other regulations with data protection legal character is the:
P &W Projekt GmbH
Kanalstr . 5
Each affected person can at any time send questions and suggestions for policy directly to our data protection officer:
Dr. Randolph Preisinger-Kleine
Email: info [ at] connect-project.info
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Rights of Users
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. In particular, you have the right to:
Request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing, where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent. In addition, you have the right to submit any complaints about how we process your personal data.
Information that we collect and that you can request
You must register at www.dublin.educities.eu to use the platform. This information is not given to third parties. However, other users may see your basic profile information in the default setting. You can change this in your profile i.e. specify what other users of the platform are allowed to see.
Within www.dublin.educities.eu, your messages , information or comments are stored on an encrypted database in Germany, hosted servers Hetzner Online GmbH, Gunzenhausen , Bavaria.
Usage and log information
This includes service-specific information and information for diagnostic purposes. This includes also information about your activity ( for example, use of services, your settings for services , such as your interactions with others within the platform), log files and diagnostic and crash-logs. This includes also information about, when you are using services that you have registered for, information about platform functions such as messages, group functions, your profile picture, background information, when you last used our services and when you last updated your information.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The personal data of the users is stored only for the period that of the purpose required or as long as specified by relevant European directives and legislature.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
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