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Privacy policy


§1. Introduction:

  1. The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. This policy
    explains what we do with your personal information.
  2. Consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy on your first visit to our website
    allows us to use cookies on each subsequent visit to our website.

§2. Collection of personal data:

The following types of personal data may be collected, stored and used:

  1. information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and
    operating system;
  2. information about your visits to and use of this site, including referral source, length of visit, page views,
    and site navigation paths;
  3. information, such as the e-mail address, that you provide when registering on our website;
  4. information that you enter when creating a profile on our site – for example, your name, profile pictures,
    gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, education and employment data;
  5. information such as your name and e-mail address that you provide to set up subscriptions to our e-mails or
  6. information that is entered when using the services on our website;
  7. information that is generated when you use our website, including when, how often and under what circumstances
    you use it;
  8. information regarding everything you buy, services you use or transactions made through our website, including
    your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card details;
  9. information posted on our website with the intention of publishing it on the Internet, including username,
    profile pictures and the content of the posted posts;
  10. information contained in any communication you send to us by e-mail or through our website, including
    communication content and metadata;
  11. any other personal information that you submit to us.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both
the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

§3. Using your personal data:

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes set out in this policy or on
the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal data for the purpose of:

  1. administer our website and business;
  2. personalizing our website for you;
  3. to enable the use of the services available on our website;
  4. shipping goods purchased through our website;
  5. to provide services purchased through our website;
  6. send you statements, invoices and payment reminders, and collect payments from you;
  7. sending you non-marketing commercial communications;
  8. send email notifications that you have requested;
  9. sending our e-mail newsletter if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to
    receive the newsletter);
  10. sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the activities of carefully selected third
    parties that we believe may be of interest to you, by post or, if you have consented to this, by email or
    similar technology (you can let us know at any time if you do not wish to already receive marketing
  11. provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to
    identify any specific user from that information);
  12. deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
  13. to ensure the security of our website and to prevent fraud;
  14. verifying compliance with the terms of use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through
    our private messaging service); and
  15. other uses.

If you submit personal information for publication on our site, we will publish it and use it otherwise in accordance with the license granted to us.

Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.

We will not pass your personal data to third parties or any other related third parties for direct marketing purposes without your express consent.

§4. Disclosure of personal data:

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors as
necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose data personal data to any members of our group of companies (ie, subsidiaries, parent holding company and its subsidiaries) as necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal data:

  1. as required by law;
  2. in connection with any ongoing or potential legal proceedings;
  3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the
    purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  4. the buyer (or prospective buyer) of any business or asset that we sell (or are contemplating); and
  5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of such
    personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority is reasonably likely to order
    disclosure of such personal information

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

§5. International data transfers:

  1. The information we collect may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which we do business and may
    be transferred between those countries to enable information to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  2. The information we collect may be transferred to the following countries that do not have data protection laws
    equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and
  3. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available,
    via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
  4. You expressly consent to the transfers of personal information described in this section 5.

§6. Retention of personal data:

    1. In this Section 6, we set out our data retention policies and procedures to ensure we comply with our legal obligations to retain and delete personal information.
    2. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes will not be kept for longer than is necessary
      for that purpose or those purposes.
    3. Without prejudice to Article G-2, we will generally delete Personal Data falling under the categories
      set out below on the date / time set out below:

      • type of personal data will be deleted every 3 weeks to the extent required by law;
    4. Notwithstanding anything else in this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic
      documents) containing personal data

      • as required by law;
      • if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal
        proceedings; and
      • in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to
        others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

§7. Personal data security:

  1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or
    alteration of your personal data.
  2. We will store all personal information you provide on our secure servers (password and firewall
  3. All electronic financial transactions made through our website will be protected by encryption
  4. The user acknowledges that the transmission of information over the Internet is potentially insecure and
    the security of data transmitted in this way is not guaranteed.
  5. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password used to access our website; we
    will not ask you for your password (except when you log into our website).

§8. Personal data security:

We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our site. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy via email or the private messaging system on our website.

§9. Your rights:

The user may request access to his personal data that is stored. Providing such data is related to:

  1. Providing an appropriate proof of identity, or providing the e-mail address used during registration (data, if the e-mail address is in the system, will then be sent to the e-mail address provided).

We may hide personal data at your request, to the extent permitted by law.

You can instruct us at any time not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.

In practice, you usually either expressly consent in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with the option to opt-out of sharing your personal data for marketing purposes.

§10. Third party websites:

Our website contains hyperlinks to third party websites and detailed information about them. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

§11. Information update:

Please let us know if we need to correct or update the personal data we hold about you.

§12. Cookies:

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by the web server to the web browser and stored by the browser. The identification data is sent back to the server each time the browser sends a request to open a page on the server. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies: persistent cookies will be stored by your web browser and will remain valid until the expiration date you set, unless you delete them before the expiration date; the session cookie expires at the end of the user’s session when the web browser is closed. Cookies typically do not contain any information that identifies you, but the personal information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained from cookies. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

  1. The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which they are used are set out below:
    1. we use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to recognize a computer when a user visits the
      website, track users while browsing the website, improve website usability, allow us to analyze website
      use, administer the website, prevent fraud and improve website security website, personalize the website
      for each user, target advertisements that may be of particular interest to specific users, enable the
      use of the language versions of the portal.
  2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies – for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings
      available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
    2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting
      “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu and unchecking “Accept cookies from sites”;
    3. in Chrome (version 29) you can block all cookies by opening the “Customize and control” menu, clicking
      “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings” and then selecting “Block sites from setting
      any data” under under the heading “Cookies”.

    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on your ability to use multiple websites. If you block
    cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our website.

  3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer – for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you must manually delete cookies (instructions can be found at;
    2. in Firefox (version 24) you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then
      selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show cookies” and then clicking ” Delete all
      cookies “; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29) you can delete all cookies by opening the “Customize and control” menu, clicking
      “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browser data” and then selecting “Delete cookies and
      data other sites and plug-ins “before clicking” Clear data
  4. Removing cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.