privacy


Last update on Sep 25, 2022

Effective date: 2021-08-19


1. Introduction

Welcome to linkbe.

linkbe (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates linkbe.me (hereinafter referred to as “Service”).

Our Privacy Policy governs your visit to linkbe.me, and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our Service.

We use your data to provide and improve Service. By using Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern all use of our Service and together with the Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement with us (“agreement”).


2. Definitions

SERVICE means the linkbe.me website operated by linkbe.

PERSONAL DATA means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

USAGE DATA is data collected automatically either generated by the use of Service or from Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

COOKIES are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

DATA CONTROLLER means a natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

DATA PROCESSORS (OR SERVICE PROVIDERS) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

DATA SUBJECT is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

THE USER is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.


3. Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.


4. Types of data collected

4.1 Personal information

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

4.1.1. Email address
4.1.2. Name and surname
4.1.3. Phone number
4.1.4. Address, country, state, province, zip code, city

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link.

This is information about yourself that you provide to us directly when you interact with us. You can give it to us by completing a form on our Service, contacting us by phone, email, or at an in-person event. It includes the information necessary to register for a subscription, pay for a subscription, or place an order for other services that we offer. It also includes information shared when you share on social media through our Service, submit an inquiry, report a problem within our Service or any of the other Services (defined in the Terms of Use).

4.2 Usage data

We will automatically collect information that your browser sends each time you visit our Service or when you access the Service through any device ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address generally anonymized), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service with a device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of device you use, the unique identification of your device, the IP address of your device, the operating system of your device, the type of Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. Page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers), navigation methods to and from a page, and the methods used to contact our sales and support teams.

4.3 Location data

We may use and store information about your location ("Location Data") through your anonymized IP address to locate the country from which you visit us and the language according to your country. We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and personalize our Service.

4.4 Data that our clients request from their visitors

Certain features of our Service allow the inclusion of forms and other mechanisms to obtain Personal Data from our clients' visitors ("clients"), questions and answers, request information about orders, from forms created by our clients for their visitors.

Personal information that a form visitor includes on a form belongs to the visitor, unless the visitor has granted rights to that information to the customer of our Service who provided the form. Check with the customer if you have any questions.

The form submission data is managed by the customer who created the form. Our Service treats that information as private and encrypted. Please contact the customer who created the form directly to understand how they use their form responses. Some form building clients may provide you with a privacy policy or notice when completing their form, and we recommend that you review these to understand how the form building client will handle your responses.

We do not sell personal information collected from form responses. We will not make form responses available to third parties without permission, and we will not use contact data collected from our clients' forms to contact form visitors.

4.4.1 If you are a customer

The data is protected by AES encryption. It is strictly forbidden to request through forms and other mechanisms private information or sensitive content, such as credit card data, passwords, for example.

In order to provide you with useful options for using the services in conjunction with social media and other applications, we may provide you with the option to export your collected information. By exporting and collecting such information, you may be disclosing your visitor's information to the individuals or organizations responsible for operating and maintaining such applications and third-party sites or sites may access your information. We do not own or operate third-party websites or applications that you connect to. You should review the privacy policies and statements of those websites to ensure the privacy of the information you share with them from your visitors.

We are also not responsible for the use of the information of the visitors that they disclose through forms and other mechanisms to our clients. You as a customer are solely responsible for the use you give to the information requested from your visitors.

4.4.2 If you are a visitor

The data is protected by AES encryption. Never send private information or sensitive content, like credit card details, passwords, for example. By continuing to use forms and other data entry mechanisms, you consent to this website storing the information submitted on behalf of the customer who created the content so that they can respond to the query.

You, as a visitor, can prevent the use of your form data by choosing not to use these functions.

4.5 Cookie data

This site only uses strictly necessary cookies: essential to navigate the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. These cookies will generally be first party session cookies. Read more in our privacy policy on use of cookies.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that can include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies, such as tags and scripts, are also used to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to reject all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our Service.

Examples of cookies we use:

4.5.1 Session Cookies: We use session cookies to operate our Service.
4.5.2 Security cookies: We use security cookies for security reasons.


4.6 Data from other sources

This is the information we receive about you from third parties to provide our service and may come from business partners, vendors who provide assistance with technical and payment services, analytics data providers, advertising media.


4.7 Other information

While using our Service, we may also collect the following information: gender, age, date of birth, real address, phone number (work, mobile), document details and other data.


5. Use of data

We use the collected data for various purposes:

5.1. to provide and maintain our Service;
5.2. to notify you of changes to our Service;
5.3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
5.4. to provide customer support;
5.5. to collect valuable information or analysis so that we can improve our Service;
5.6. to monitor the use of our Service;
5.7. to detect, prevent and address technical problems;
5.8. to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
5.9. to comply with our obligations and enforce our rights derived from any contract entered into between you and us, including those for billing and collection;
5.10. to provide you with notices regarding your account and / or service plan, including expiration and renewal notices, email instructions, etc.;
5.11. to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events that we offer and that are similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about, unless you have opted out of receiving such information;
5.12. in any other way that we may describe when you provide the information;
5.13. for any other purpose with your consent.


6. Data retention

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.


7. Data transfer

If you choose to provide us with information, please note that your information, including personal data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your acceptance of that transfer.

linkbe will take all measures reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or country unless there are adequate controls in place, including the security of your data and other personal information.


8. Disclosure of data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us and we do not sell your Personal Data to third parties. However, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties, as follows:

8.1. Disclosure for Law Enforcement

In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests from public authorities, including to comply with national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data as required by law and when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a court proceeding, court order, or legal process.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that we collect only Personal Data that is relevant for the purposes to be used and that your data is treated securely.


8.2. Business transaction

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell businesses or assets. Your Personal Data may be transferred to a buyer or other successor in the event of a corporate sale, reorganization, merger, dissolution, or similar event in which the Personal Data we hold about users of our Service is among the transferred assets.


8.3. Other cases

We may also disclose your information:

8.3.1. to our subsidiaries and affiliates;
8.3.2. to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
8.3.3. in order to include your company logo on our website;
8.3.4. for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;
8.3.5. with your consent in any other case;
8.3.6. if we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers, or others.


8.4 Analytics

We may use third party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.


8.5 Related Third Parties

Sometimes we contract with other companies to perform certain business functions, such as sending emails on our behalf, payment processors, or conducting market research. We also share your email address with third parties, such as Mailchimp, to provide you with personalized marketing information. When we engage another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information necessary to perform that specific function. These companies are not authorized to use the Personal Data that we share with them for any other purpose than to provide us services.


9. Security of Data

We store your Personal Data only on servers with limited access located in controlled facilities and we use a variety of technologies and procedures designed to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


10. Control of your information

We provide the means for your Personal Data to be correct and up-to-date by accessing your account on our Service.

We will also allow you to completely delete your account along with all Personal Data associated with that account. You can request removal by logging into your account and clicking on the link available there. Alternatively, you can contact us and we will respond to your request within a reasonable time. Requesting the deletion of your account means that your Personal Data is permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

If you want to see your Personal Data that we have at any time, you can access your account from our Service.


11. Your data protection rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR.

Our goal is to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, modify, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you want to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

11.1. the right to access, update or delete the information we hold about you;
11.2. the right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if such information is inaccurate or incomplete;
11.3. the right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;
11.4. the right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;
11.5. the right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format;
11.6. the right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time that we rely on your consent to process your personal information;

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note that we may not be able to provide the Service without some necessary information.


12. Your Data Protection Rights under the California Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivable the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

12.1. users can visit our site anonymously;
12.2. our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy”, and can easily be found on the home page of our website;
12.3. users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page;
12.4. users are able to change their personal information by contact us.


13. Your data protection rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, you have the right to know what data we collect about you, request to delete your data, and not sell (share) it.

Please note that asking us to delete or stop sharing your data may affect your experience with us and you may not be able to participate in certain membership programs or services that require the use of your personal information to function. But in no case will we discriminate against you for exercising your rights.

To exercise your California data protection rights described above, please send your request(s) by contact us.

Your data protection rights, described above, are covered by the CCPA, short for the California Consumer Privacy Act. To find out more, visit the official California Legislative Information website. The CCPA took effect on 01/01/2020.


14. Service providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


15. Analysis

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.


16. Behavioral remarketing

We may use remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.


17. Payments

We may provide paid products and / or services within the Service. In that case, we use third party services for payment processing (for example, payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors, whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS administered by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

PayPal: is governed by its Privacy Policy which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

PCI compliance handled by PayPal

With Standard Website Payments, Online Billing, and PayPal Payment, PayPal is PCI compliant, all you need to do is complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).

When purchasing or renewing a plan of our Service, never reveal payment information, credit cards, bank details or any other private or sensitive information towards our Service. Always check that it corresponds to the official page of the payment processor, avoid phishing and any other fraud. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know through our regular help channels. We are not responsible in any case for problems or inconveniences that you present with the payment processor.

For our part, we will not store or collect your payment information. The information to make your payment must be provided only in the payment processor window corresponding to the option chosen by you.

We will only store the Services corresponding to your order, transaction, billing, expiration date and control data for your future reference, in encrypted form.


18. Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


19. Children's privacy

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 (“Child” or “Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children under 18. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.


20. Public comments

Our service may make available to its users means for comments or public messages, either through our own services or through the services or features of a third party. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when using these areas to avoid posting personal or confidential information.


21. Compliance with our practices

We will conduct compliance audits of our privacy practices to verify compliance with this Privacy Policy. Any employee of our Service who we determine has acted in violation of this Privacy Policy will be subject to disciplinary action.


22. Changes to this privacy policy

As our site evolves, this privacy may change to cover new situations, so it is important that you review it periodically to make sure you stay informed. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will inform you by email and / or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Your continued use of our Service after such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future version of the Privacy Policy, please do not use or access our Service.


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