Privacy Policy

Introduction:

The mission of Embraceled Bèta is to connect people who share the same interest, in daily live events or for example at conferences and events to enable them to be more productive and successful. We work to fulfill this mission by helping you, your connections, and all the of the other professionals and other private persons meet, exchange ideas, learn, make deals, find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups.

Being part of Embraceled Bèta means sharing information about yourself with other people listed in your Embraceled Bèta contact list by using your Embraceled Bèta hardware, communicating with them, as well as working privately on your own. By default, your account is set up to share the information that we have found the vast majority of our Users are interested in sharing. But the amount and type of information you decide to share, and with whom you share it, is up to you.

Here are the three main types of information on Embraceled Bèta:

  1. Information about yourself that you share. This is the information that your connections, see about you. This includes the information that you’re profile shows, name, age, a profile picture and links to the public social media (Hyves, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc.) profiles you filled in. You have control over what you share, and you can update information at any time.
  2. Communication. We help you communicate with connections and other professionals true a intern message system. Some of this is one-to-one, some of it is in groups. You decide how much or how little you wish to communicate to individuals or groups.
  3. Private activity. We also provide tools that you can use privately on Embraceled Bèta (for example, searching, or adding notes to your connections information.) These actions and information are private and we don’t share or distribute them to others on the website.

Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
  • We do not share any information you have displayed on your Embraceled Bèta profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Embraceled Bèta, its Users, and the public.
  • All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
  • We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. By continuing to use the Embraceled Bèta service after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the Embraceled Bèta website, you are consenting to the changes.

Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions at info@embraceled.com


What the Embraceled Bèta Privacy Policy Covers:

  • Information collected by Embraceled Bèta;
  • How Embraceled Bèta uses your information;
  • Your information choices;
  • Your obligations as a User;
  • Security;
  • How to contact us;
  • Personal information collected;

The mission of Embraceled Bèta is to connect people, true our Embraceled Bèta hardware, who share the same interest, in daily live events or for example at conferences and events to enable them to be more productive and successful. To achieve this mission, Embraceled Bèta makes services available through our website and mobile applications to enable private persons and professionals to develop, maintain and enhance a network of contacts, seek experts and consultants, fill job opportunities, create, share, and distribute information in collaboration with one another (“Services”). By joining Embraceled Bèta, you voluntarily and willingly provide us certain information, including personally identifiable information, which we collect in order to provide the Services. If you have any hesitation about providing information to us and/or having your information displayed on your personal Embraceled Bèta user account or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a member of Embraceled Bèta; and, if you are already a member, you should close your account.

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

Registration

In order to become a User, you must open an personal Embraceled Bèta user profile, then provide us the following information to create an account: name and email address. We do store password information and not use the third party authorization services of other social networks. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on Embraceled Bèta, you allow Embraceled Bèta, to identify you.

Profile Information

Once you become a User, you may provide additional information in your Embraceled Bèta profile section describing your preferences and interests. Providing additional information about yourself beyond what is minimally required at registration is entirely up to you, but providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from Embraceled Bèta and your network by helping you build and leverage your network and facilitating your search for resources, information, new opportunities, new friends en other kind of connections. Any information you provide at registration or in the Profile section may be used by Embraceled Bèta as described in the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy. If you decide not to share certain information, you may not receive the full benefit of being a Embraceled Bèta User.

Contacts Information

In order to connect with others on Embraceled Bèta, you may use the Services to send invitations either to their Embraceled Bèta profiles or email addresses if they are NOT Users. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders as well as to allow Embraceled Bèta to help expand your network. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another User, that User will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation. Your connections will also have access to your email address. You may not invite anyone to Embraceled Bèta you do not know or trust.

You may also choose to manually enter or upload data about your contacts to the “Contacts” section of your account on Embraceled Bèta. Information entered into Contacts is only viewable by you. By providing email addresses or other information of non-Users to Embraceled Bèta, you represent that you have authority to do so. All information that you enter or upload about your contacts will be covered by the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy and will enable us to provide customized services.

Customer Service

We may collect information through the Embraceled Bèta website or through our customer service website in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.

Site Usage

We may collect information about the fact that you use certain features and functionality of Embraceled Bèta, or participate in research initiatives like polling and surveys on Embraceled Bèta.

Cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on Embraceled Bèta, as well as to deliver third-party advertising to Users both on and off the Embraceled Bèta site. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the Embraceled Bèta website using the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Embraceled Bèta. One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your Embraceled Bèta account. The next time you visit the Embraceled Bèta website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the Services. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Embraceled Bèta website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Embraceled Bèta does not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.

Advertising and Web Beacons

To support the Online Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we may serve our own ads and also may allow third party advertisements on the site. These advertisements are targeted and served to Users, only by Embraceled Bèta.

Advertisements on Embraceled Bèta may be targeted to Users who fit a certain general profile category (e.g., “people who love dancing”) or may be based on anonymized information inferred from a User’s profile (e.g., industry, compensation bracket, gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, or other aspects of your life) in addition to a User’s use of the Embraceled Bèta site. Embraceled Bèta does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party!

Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer and mobile device

Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Embraceled Bèta website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Embraceled Bèta. Embraceled Bèta also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, mobile device operating system (if you are accessing Embraceled Bèta using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We use this information to analyze overall trends to help improve the service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except as described in Section 2.K (“Compliance with Legal Process”), below.

Linked Accounts

If you link your Embraceled Bèta account to another Embraceled Bèta account, we may collect statistical data regarding the recognition of the trend connections, in order to improve our services. Embraceled Bèta does not provide personally identifiable information suchs as connections between certain people to any other third party!

Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You

You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Embraceled Bèta. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting Embraceled Bèta customer service. We will respond to your request within 30 days.


Uses of personal information

Consent to Embraceled Bèta Processing Information About You

The information you provide to Embraceled Bèta may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, geography, or other aspects of your private life. By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your Embraceled Bèta profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and Embraceled Bèta’s User Agreement that allow Embraceled Bèta to process information about you. Supplying information to Embraceled Bèta, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent to Embraceled Bèta’s collection and processing of your information at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your Settings, or by closing your account, but please note that your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive.


Embraceled Bèta Communications

As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Embraceled Bèta website, messages to your Embraceled Bèta inbox, or through other means available through the service. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services.

You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to Embraceled Bèta customer service through our customer service site.

Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Embraceled Bèta.

User Communications

Many communications you initiate through Embraceled Bèta (e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User) will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.

Customized Content

We use information provided to us to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account, we will display the statistics of the most populair groups, groups that you may like, the trending topics and the total number of made connections.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Embraceled Bèta takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes or else. Further, we will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide the Services or information unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Embraceled Bèta, its Users, and the public.

We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Embraceled Bèta.

Working with Third Parties to Offer Services

We collaborate with third parties to offer services and functionality using Embraceled Bèta developer tools such as our application programming interfaces (“APIs”). These third parties are either partners (“Embraceled Bèta Partners”) with whom we have negotiated an agreement to provide services (“Combined Services”), or developers (“Platform Developers”) who have agreed to our API terms in our developer signup flow to build applications (“Platform Applications”). Both the negotiated agreements and our API terms and conditions contain restrictions on access, storage and use of your information.

If you choose to use Combined Services or a Platform Application, you may be asked to confirm acceptance of the privacy policy and/or user agreement of the Embraceled Bèta Partner or Platform Developer, which have not necessarily been reviewed or approved by Embraceled Bèta. It is your choice whether or not to make use of Combined Services or Platform Applications and whether to proceed under any third party terms.

Also, despite our agreements and technical steps taken to restrict access to and avoid possible misuse of information we may not screen or audit all Combined Services or Platform Applications. We also cannot guarantee that any Embraceled Bèta Partner or Platform Developer will abide by our agreement. You agree that your use of Combined Services or Platform Applications is on an “as is” basis and without any warranty.

If you, your connections, members of your network, or other Users of Embraceled Bèta use or interact with any Combined Service or Platform Application, the Embraceled Bèta Partner or Platform Developer may access and share certain information about you with others, such as your profile information and information visible only to your connections. This includes information about your connections by virtue of you being connected to others. However, because a Combined Service or Platform Application can make calls on behalf of the User interacting with it to access non-public information, the level of detail accessible by the Combined Service or Platform Application through Embraceled Bèta is constrained by the same settings that govern visibility of your data to that User on Embraceled Bèta. For example, assuming you have not already given a Platform Developer’s application permission to access your information, your non-public profile information should not be visible to someone using the same Platform Application if it is not otherwise accessible to that person on Embraceled Bèta.

Please also note that because of our relationship with certain Embraceled Bèta Partners and Platform Developers, permission to access certain account information may be automatically granted to provide the combined services or functionality.

To revoke permission granted to a Combined Service or Platform Application at any time, please visit the settings page. If the relevant Platform Developer or Application, or Embraceled Bèta Partner is not listed under Authorized Applications, go directly to the Application Details page for the Platform Application you wish to uninstall. Note, however, that even if you revoke the permission granted a third party, your connections, other members of your network, or other Users of Embraceled Bèta may still be using the Platform Application, so the Platform Application or Combined Service may still have access to certain information about you, just as those Users do. That is why it is important to only connect to Users you know and trust. To report any suspected misuse of information, contact Embraceled Bèta’s customer service. Embraceled Bèta is not responsible for your use of or inability to use any Combined Service or Platform Application, including the content, accuracy, or reliability of applications and the privacy practices or other policies of Embraceled Bèta Partners or Platform Developers.

Polls and Surveys

Polls and Surveys may be conducted by Embraceled Bèta, Embraceled Bèta Users or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the Embraceled Bèta group you have joined. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, personal interest, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.

After you complete a poll, you will be given access to the aggregate responses of the poll on a results page. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll.

We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.

Search

We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Groups (for example, you can search for Groups regarding you’re personal interest, or Groups linked to your industry or professional interest). Embraceled Bèta search also allows Users to find Groups aspects of the Embraceled Bèta Services that will help Users more effectively use Embraceled Bèta and expand their network. We use information from User profiles and contributions to Groups and Polls to inform and refine our search service as also to improve the quality of our surveys and our questionnaires.

Social media Services

If you connect your public social media account to your personal Embraceled Bèta profile, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users with whom you’ve shared your Embraceled Bèta profile, a Embraceled Bèta connection. Embraceled Bèta is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in your profile.

Compliance with Legal Process

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a Embraceled Bèta User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Embraceled Bèta has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Embraceled Bèta, our Users, employees, or others.

Disclosures to others

We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of Embraceled Bèta Corporation, a subsidiary or division. Any third party to which Embraceled Bèta transfers or sells Embraceled Bèta’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.


Your information choices

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Embraceled Bèta account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Embraceled Bèta website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Embraceled Bèta may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.

Default Settings

The mission of Embraceled Bèta is to connect people who share the same interest, in daily live events or for example at conferences and events to enable them to be more productive and successful, we have established what we believe to be reasonable default settings that we have found most people desire. Because Users may use and interact with Embraceled Bèta in a variety of ways, and because those uses may change over time, we designed our settings to provide our users granular control over the information they share. We encourage our Users to review their account settings and adjust them in accordance with their preferences.

Embraceled Bèta accounts are also defaulted to allow Users to be contacted to participate in polls, surveys and partner advertising.

Closing Your Account

You can close your account through the Embraceled Bèta customer service site. If you close your Embraceled Bèta account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Embraceled Bèta believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Embraceled Bèta may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person’s inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, emails or connection requests you send on Embraceled Bèta to other Users may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Embraceled Bèta disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Embraceled Bèta does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Embraceled Bèta’s publicly viewable database.

Your Obligations

As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as Embraceled Bèta:

  • You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and User Agreement. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs).
  • You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Embraceled Bèta and its community of Users.
  • You must not provide to Embraceled Bèta and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
  • You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
  • Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Embraceled Bèta.

Important information

Children and Minors

Children are eligible to use our service (under the age of 18). However, certain parts of the site will be not viewable for the Users that have 18 years or less. Explicit content will not be shown. The use of the offline service will be conducted by all Users with a code of conduct. This conduct at least characterizing; respectful, according values and without harassment of any kind towards minors and under-aged Users.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, or in the Privacy Policy document itself, we will display a notice on the Embraceled Bèta website or send you an email, as provided for above. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that Embraceled Bèta has about you and your account.

Using the Embraceled Bèta Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

Security

In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Embraceled Bèta is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Embraceled Bèta website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Embraceled Bèta also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Embraceled Bèta. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of Embraceled Bèta are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

How to contact us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@embraceled.com.

Embraceled Interactions B.V.

Attn: Legal Department, Privacy Policy Issues
Nieuwe havenweg 5
6827 BA Arnhem
The Netherlands