Faverity Privacy Policy

Welcome to the faverity Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy"). This Privacy Policy applies to all websites (“Website(s)”) and applications (“App(s)”) owned or operated by Because We App GmbH, Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 8 80807 Munich, Germany (“faverity” or “We” or “Us”). This Privacy Policy explains how We collect, store, protect, and share Your information as defined below (“Personal Data”), and with whom We share it. Faverity is the controller of Your Personal Data in the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We suggest You read this Privacy Policy in conjunction with our General Terms and Conditions of Use.

By using the Websites, downloading and installing our Apps, engaging our services, seeking our assistance, providing personal information to us or authorizing another person to provide us with personal information, you consent to personal information (including any sensitive information) being collected, stored, shared and used by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Collection of Personal Data

Personal Data means information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (data subject - You). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

1.1. Registration Information

When You download the App and/or create an account ("Account"), We may collect certain information ("Registration Information") about You, such as:

You will also be required to create a username and password in connection with the registration of Your Account. Once You register, You will be able to review and change this information at any time.

This information helps to enhance the App and verify our users. Registration Information such as Your name and username may be visible to the public on Your profile page.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract with You).

1.2. Payment Information

If You purchase products or services from Us, We will collect the billing and financial information necessary to process Your charges, which may include Your postal and e-mail addresses. We may also receive the billing and payment information that You provide if Your purchase is processed by another party. Our Terms and Conditions of Use describe our policies and terms relating to our charges and payment practices.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract with You).

1.3. Email Communications

We may send You marketing emails subject to Your prior double opt-in consent. You have the right to opt-out of receiving such emails at any time with future effect. Please click on the “unsubscribe” link in the email and follow the instructions.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a), 7 GDPR.

1.4. Simple Notification Service (SNS)

We receive and store the information You provide, including Your mobile telephone number, when You opt in to have SNS notifications/text messages sent directly to Your mobile phone. If available, these messages notify You of specials or other matters. You can adjust the types of notifications You receive and when You receive them by editing Your SNS notification settings. You have the right to opt-out of receiving such messages at any time with future effect. If You no longer wish to receive SNS text messages from Us, please log in to Your account and change Your settings or click on the “opt out” link contained in an SNS message received by You.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a), 7 GDPR.

1.5. Log and Usage Data

Our servers automatically record information ("Log and Usage Data") created by Your use of the Website or App, which again helps Us to improve our service. Log and Usage Data may include information such as Your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, access times, Your mobile carrier, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with faverity and advertisements, may also be included in Log and Usage Data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which You access the Internet, like Your ISP (Internet service provider), Your company or Your university.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. According to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR the processing of Personal Data is lawful if it is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of the data controller (faverity) except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (You). Our legitimate interest is to administer the Website, improve our services and to detect and avoid hacker attacks.

1.6. Information We Receive or Collect When You Access Our Website on Mobile Devices

If You access our Website on Your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including iPads and other tablets, We collect Your mobile device identifier and IP Address. We may create and assign to Your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name You have associated with Your device, device type, telephone number, country and any other information You choose to provide, such as user name, character name, geo-location or e-mail address.

If You turn these features on, We may collect Your device's geolocation data and save Your device's coordinates to offer certain features to You. We may also use Your device's geolocation information to personalize the App and make it easier for You to interact with other Users. You can control Your location information settings in Your Account settings and switch them off if You really want to. Even if You have disabled location services, We may still determine Your city, state, and country location based on Your IP address (but not Your exact location).

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. According to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR the processing of Personal Data is lawful if it is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of the data controller (faverity) except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (You). Our legitimate interest is to administer the App, improve our services and to detect and avoid hacker attacks.

1.7. Customer Support

If You contact our Customer Support team, We will receive Your email address, and may track Your IP address as well as the information You send to Us to help resolve Your query. We will keep records of our communications with You, including any complaints that We receive from You about other Users (and from other Users about You).

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract with You).

2. Use of Personal Data

As applicable, We may use the Personal Data about You to:

3. Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Our policy is to not disclose Your Personal Data except in the limited circumstances described in the following:

Service providers - We engage certain trusted third parties located within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to perform functions and provide services to Us. We may share Your Personal Data with these third parties, but only for the purposes of performing these functions and providing such services and subject to the required data processing contracts.

Law enforcement - We will cooperate with law enforcement enquiries if and to the extent in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This may include preserving or disclosing any of Your Personal Data, including Your Registration Information, if We believe in good faith that it is necessary to comply with a law or regulation, or when We believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal request; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.

As the case may be, the collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR (according to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR the processing of Personal Data is lawful if it is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of the data controller (faverity) except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (You)) - our legitimate interest is to enforce and protection our rights or on Art. 6 para. 1 (c) (necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation of the data controller (faverity)).

Business transfers - In the event that faverity or any of our affiliates are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, Your information may be transferred as part of that transaction if and to the extent in compliance with applicable data protection laws.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. According to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR the processing of Personal Data is lawful if it is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of the data controller (faverity) except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (You). Our legitimate interest is to be able to meet our obligations in connection with any such transaction.

Non-personal information - We may share or disclose Your aggregated or otherwise non-personal information with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling.

4. Data Storage and Retention

Your Personal Data will exclusively be stored on servers located inside the EEA subject to the required data processing agreements. We will retain Your Personal Data for as long as Your Account is active or as needed to provide You products or services. We will retain and use Your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

5. Chatrooms and Comments

The Website and any App generally provides for chatrooms, commenting and message boards. You are not required to provide any Personal Data when using these areas, but You may choose to do so. Please note that if You post Personal Data online, it will be publicly available and You may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. In addition, when You post a comment to the App, the user name with which You registered for the website and Your current location may be made publicly available on the Website and through the App. We cannot ensure the security of any Personal Data or other information about You which You choose to make public in a chatroom, forum or message board. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personal Data and other information in these areas.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in the previous paragraph is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract with You).

6. Third Party Accounts

If You have registered with faverity using a third party social media platform, such as Facebook, Your faverity profile will be available to all users of faverity whether via our App or our partners' websites. Remember that when You register with a third party, You are also giving them personal information, so We recommend that You read their privacy policies as faverity does not control how they use their information. If You have registered on one of these third party websites, such as Facebook, or You have verified Your Account via a third party website, We may connect Your faverity profile with Your profile on such website. We may do this by way of new products and applications which We introduce from time to time. If You have created a faverity profile through a third party website and You do not want to link Your faverity profile to Your profile on the third party website, faverity cannot amend these settings. Please visit the application settings on Your third party website profile and follow the instructions to remove the faverity access permissions. We only receive the limited information that each Social Media Account permits to be transferred.

7. Cookies

Cookies are small data files that are transferred to Your computer's hard disk. Like many websites, We use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve faverity, but We do not require cookies for many parts of our App such as searching and looking at public User profiles or lists.

The cookies We collect enable Us to learn how people interact with faverity. Cookies store information about Your website visits and can recognize You and Your preferences each time You visit faverity. They help Us to provide a better service to You.

If for any reason You decide that You do not want all of Your faverity activities to be stored You may set Your browser and mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but please remember that if You do so, You may not be able to access all of the features faverity offers.

We use the following types of cookies:

Cookie Functions Cookie Purposes
Analytics and research The Website uses Google Analytics, a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "performance cookies" to analyze how You use the Website and Services. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of the Website and Services (including Your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This Website uses Google Analytics with the expansion 'anonymizeIp ()'; therefore, only abbreviated IP addresses will be further processed, so that a direct connection to the individual user is eliminated. Your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google (i.e. the last octet of the IP address will be anonymized) within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the Website operator for the purpose of evaluating Your use of the Website and Services, compiling reports on Website activity, and providing other services to Website operators relating to Website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by Your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the use of Google Analytics by disabling cookies in the browser's set up screen. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on Your browser software; however, We must advise You that in this case, You might not be able to use all functions of this Website to the full extent. You may prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to Your use of the Website and Services (including Your IP address), or processing these data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available through Google at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:
Authentication These cookies help Us identify our Users so that when You're logged in You can enjoy our offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs and chatting. You can even localize Your experience, such as when You've requested to view the App in Your local language or when You ask faverity to 'remember me'. These cookies also help Us to remember who invited You to join faverity. We also use cookies and other web technologies, such as CAPTCHAs, to help keep faverity and our members safe and secure.
Security and site integrity We may use persistent cookies, which will help Us to ensure We have identified the same device is logging into the correct account. These cookies help Us with our anti-spam measures and may help Us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorized log-in attempts to Your Account and accessing any hacked accounts.
Site features and services These cookies and local storage devices provide functionality such as uploading photographs, chat, instant messaging, and using Your Account settings. They also help provide experiences, such as links to other social media sites, social plugins and video content, including making it easier for You to share content between faverity and Your other favorite social networks. In some cases, We may allow a third party to place cookies or save data to Your local storage devices on Your mobile device – this is where faverity's Privacy Policy ends and theirs begin. The third party who places cookies on Your device is responsible for how they process their data so You should read their privacy policies and make sure You're okay with them before You start sharing. Examples of such policies are available at the following links:
Performance We need to use certain cookies and save data to Your local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience. They assist with Your navigation of our App, ensuring pages load quickly and respond promptly to Your requests.

Our use of cookies and local storage devices, including the specific cookie names, may change over time, but will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that You are aware of any changes.

The collection and processing of the Personal Data mentioned in this section is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. According to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR the processing of Personal Data is lawful if it is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of the data controller (faverity) except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (You). Our legitimate interest is to analyze the use of the Website and the App and to improve our services.

8. Children

Our Website/App is not intended for children under the age of 14 and We do not knowingly collect any Personal Data from children under the age of 14. Children that are at least 14 years old may use the Website/App subject to the prior opt-in to the collection and processing of their Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

9. Security

Here at faverity We pride ourselves on taking commercially reasonable security measures to help protect Your Personal Data against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, or disclosure. We use reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of Your personal information such as secured servers using firewalls. Unfortunately no website or internet transmission is ever completely 100% secure and even We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or other breaches will never occur, but here are some handy tips to help keep Your data secure. Please make sure You log out of Your Account after use. Please don't share Your password with anyone else.

10. Changes to this Policy

As faverity evolves, We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of Your Personal Data and will always be at https://www.faverity.com/privacy_app.jsp. If We make a change to this Privacy Policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, We may notify You, for example, via an email to the email associated with Your Account or by posting a notice within faverity. By continuing to access or use the Website and/or the App after those changes become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

11. Your Rights

You may access and review Your Personal Data at any time free of charge and request their correction and/or deletion and/or blocking as the case may be. You have the right to receive the Personal Data We retain about You in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Upon Your request, We will transfer Your Personal Data to another data controller. In order to exercise any of the rights mentioned in this section or should You have any questions, comments or inquiries concerning our collection, processing and use of Your Personal Data, please contact Us at policy@faverity.com.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on 10.11.2017