WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT HERE?
We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading,
writing, and evaluating the content shared here.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering.
Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.
When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include
the IP address of every request to our server.
Data protection is of a particularly high priority for our management. The use of our Internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data;
however, if a data subject wants to register on our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is
necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us. By means of this
data protection declaration, we would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.
Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this,
we would like to first explain the terminology used.
In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
- Personal dataPersonal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable
natural person (“data subject”). 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.
- Data subjectData subject is any identified or identifiable natural person,
whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
- ProcessingProcessing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as
collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination
or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
- Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly
with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union
or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a
statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Any individual or organization who assists ITversity in the processing and/or organization of the personal data collected from the users shall act as
the subprocessor. He/she/it shall act in accordance with and/or under the directions of the Controller.
WHAT DO WE USE THE INFORMATION FOR
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
- To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
- To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or
in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Therefore, we analyze anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our
enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately
from all personal data provided by a data subject.
We process your personal data using Amzon Web Services at North Virginia, USA. Amazon Web Services acts as our sub-processor for the fulfillment of the GDPR guidelines.
In accordance with the GDPR guidelines, ITVersity shall be responsible for any failure(s) and/or lapse(s) in the processing of personal data by the subprocessor.
How do we protect your information ?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed
through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this
reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.
Rights of the data subject
- Right of confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data
concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any
employee of the controller.
- Right of access
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data
stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following
- The purposes of the processing.
- The categories of personal data concerned.
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or
- Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
- The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal
data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing.
- The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
- Where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source.
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases,
meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international
organization. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
- Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of
inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have
incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
- Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning
him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following
grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2)
of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or
the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by us, he or she may, at any time,
contact any employee of the controller. An employee of ITVersity shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of
available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the
personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as
processing is not required. An employees of the Itversity. will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
- Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal
- The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment,
exercise or defence of legal claims
- The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the
controller override those of the data subject
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal
- Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to
a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller
without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a)
of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing
is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the
exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have
personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and
freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of ITversity
- Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time,
to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based
on these provisions.
Itversity shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the
processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If Itversity or its sub processor processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to
processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If the data subject objects to the Itversity. to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the itversity. will no longer process the personal data for
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning
him or her by the Itversity. for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the
processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the Itversity In addition, the data subject is free in the
context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using
- Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing,
including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is
not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union
or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms
and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based
on the data subject’s explicit consent, the Itversity. shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate
interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of
- Right to withdraw data protection consentEach data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the itversity.
What is your data retention policy?
We will make a good faith effort to:
- Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
- Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.
- The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period,
the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow).
These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.
offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site
visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and
may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software
programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all
functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who
assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also
release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property,
or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent
privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the
integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of
13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.
Hosting of Data
Our website servers are located in North Virginia, USA, and are hosted using Amazon Web Sevices. Your personal information is held on
Amazon Web Services, North Virginia, USA and is transferred outside the geographical boundaries of the European Union using the EU US Privacy Shield
to govern the transfer of personal data outside the European Union under the GDPR guidelines.
Point of Contact
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are any concerns, we would request you to please not carry forward with the registration on our website.
This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated July 11, 2018.