Privacy

This Privacy Policy describes the 20blinks policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of the information we receive from you through our Website www.20blinks.com. By using 20blinks you agree with the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by us in The Netherlands or any other country where we operate. This privacy policy applies to all of 20blinks. It does not, however, apply to entities or information that we do not own or control. Parts of 20blinks, such as searching and viewing public user profiles, do not require registration. By using or accessing 20blinks, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms, which are available on the Website. The Privacy Policy forms and integrated part of our Terms. For definitions of certain terminology used in the Privacy Policy, we refer to the Terms.  

 

Collecting Personal Information
You can only join 20blinks by logging into your account with Facebook via www.20blinks.com. We will extract the Personal Information (i.e. any data concerning you as a  person, which either specifically identifies you or through which you are likely to be identified) you have provided to Facebook, including but not limited to your “real” name, and use that information to create your Account. The Personal Information we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with Facebook. Some of the Personal Information, for example your name and profile picture, is listed publicly on Facebook and therefore on 20blinks as well, including on your profile page and in search results. Other information, such as your password and email address, is not listed publicly on Facebook and will therefore not be listed publicly on 20blinks either.

Publicly Available Personal Information

Other people will be able to see the content you share on 20blinks, including people not logged into 20blinks such as one-time visitors. You understand that items in your Collections are publicly available and might be shared or copied by other people. The information and content you share on 20blinks may be indexed by third party search engines and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. You should consider that the Items you share in your Collection may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of 20blinks, such as on public search engines. 20blinks is primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Therefore, we trust that most of the information you provide to 20blinks is information you are asking us to make public. Note that these are not only the Items in your 20blinks Collections and the Data provided with those Items, but also the people you follow, the Items you drag from other Users’ Collections and drop into your own Collection (“ReBlink”), Items you like and many other bits of information.

 

Default Privacy Setting
Our default setting is to make most of the information you provide to 20blinks public. However, we will not make available information that is not listed as public on Facebook, unless you request us to do so. Keep in mind that public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For example, the Items and Data you share are searchable by many search engines and can immediately be delivered to a wide range of users and services. You should be careful about all information that you share through 20blinks. You have to consider that after deleting content you posted on 20blinks, we will remove it from our servers, but have no control over its use outside of 20blinks. Remember that some of the information you share and the actions you take may show up in other Users’ Collections, on other Users’ home pages and other pages they visit. Even after you remove information from your own 20blinks collections or your profile, or even completely delete one of your Collections or your Account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, or it was ReBlinked, or it was otherwise distributed. Remember also that certain types of communications that you send to other Users cannot be removed, such as messages.

 

Use of your Personal Information.
We use your Personal Information to provide services to you, including the representation of edited content and advertisements; for checking, investigation and analysis purposes to maintain, protect and improve our services; for developing new services and for the protection of the rights and the property of both of us. In certain circumstances we might process Personal Information on behalf of or in accordance with the instructions of Third Parties, such as advertising partners and business partners. We may process your  on a server which is not in your own country. Today your Personal Information is processed on a server in The Netherlands.

 

Use of your Personal Information by Third Parties

Access to Personal Information will only be granted to those employees, contractors and agents who need these data to control, develop or improve our services. Our employees and third parties contracted by us will be held to respect the confidential nature of your Personal Information.
We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.
By using 20blinks you agree that in some events your Personal Information may be shared with Third Parties for your convenience, e.g. when you use a third party web client or application to access your 20blinks account.

 

Business Transfers
Should we be involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your Personal Information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy will also apply to your relationship with the new entity.

 

Cookies
Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data. When you visit us, we may send one or more cookies (a small file with a series of characters) to your computer; with the help of these cookies your browser can be recognized. We may use cookies to improve the quality of our services, among other things to store your user preferences, to improve search results and relevance of advertisements and to update user trends. We may also use cookies in advertising services to help advertisers and publishers present and control advertisements on the Website. We may place cookies in your browser when you visit a website or click on the advertisement. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, however, you could re-set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie has been sent. In some cases that may impact your ability to use 20blinks.

 

Log Data
When you open 20blinks, our servers will automatically store the data that your browser sends when you visit a website. These server log files may contain details such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your request and one or more cookies with the help of which your browser can be recognized. Other actions, such as interactions with our website, applications and advertisements, may also be included in the log data

 

Disclosure

We may preserve or disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights our property.

 

Access to your Personal Information
Whenever you make use of 20blinks, we will make every effort – in good faith – to provide you with access to your Personal Information in order for you to correct the information or to delete information at your request if keeping these details is not required in any way under the applicable legislation or for any legal business purposes. We will request Users to identify themselves and the data that Users request to have made accessible, to have corrected or deleted before such requests are processed; we refuse to process any requests that are repeated in an unreasonable manner or which are systematic, which require extraordinary technical efforts, which put the privacy of other individuals at risk, or which are virtually unfeasible, practically seen (e.g. request with respect to data that have been stored on back-up tapes), or which do not require access generally speaking. In all cases where we support access and data correction we supply this service free of charge, except where performing this service should require extraordinary efforts.

 

Our Policy Towards Children
Our services are not directed to people under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at info@20blinks.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy.
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your Personal Information and will always be available at www.20blinks.com. By continuing to access or use 20blinks you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy.

 

Effective as from December 1, 2011