PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
We may from time to time modify these terms and will post a copy of the amended Agreement at http://www.earthfaves.com/page/about-us/privacy-statement. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with, the Agreement as amended, you must stop using the earthfaves Services (as defined below) or, if applicable, cancel your earthfaves Services subscription. You will be deemed to have accepted the Agreement as amended if you continue to use any of the earthfaves Services after any amendments are posted on the Site.
1. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
earthfaves is the sole owner of the information collected using earthfaves Services. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
In order to use certain portions of the earthfaves Services, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information such as name and email address, but no further personal data. This information is solely used to provide personalized recommendations and to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Users are not required to complete any registration form to use our site, however, access to personalized information from a person’s network is by definition restricted to registered visitors.
earthfaves utilizes HTTP Cookies to authenticate users and to provide personalized recommendations from friends in the system. You are free to disable usage of HTTP Cookies within your web browser, but this may impede the proper operation of specific earthfaves Services features.
4. LOG FILES
earthfaves gathers information on IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that earthfaves is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
6. LEGALLY AFFILIATED ENTITIES
In the event that earthfaves is merged, or in the event of a transfer of our assets, earthfaves Services or operations, earthfaves may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction. In the event of such a transfer, earthfaves will notify you via email or by posting a prominent notice on our Site for 30 days of any such change in ownership of earthfaves resulting in a change of control of your personal information.
7. LEGALLY COMPELLED DISCLOSURE
earthfaves will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.
Courts of equity may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission.
earthfaves strives to protect the security of your personal information and your choices for its intended use. We store your personal information on a secured server, and use procedures designed to protect the personal information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.
While earthfaves takes significant security precautions regarding your personal information collected from and stored on the Site, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any of your personal information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access, and we disclaim any liability for any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any data or communications. By using earthfaves Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
10. DATA PROTECTION
The protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to earthfaves.
10.1 Basic Principles of earthfaves for handling your Personal Data
EARTHFAVES strictly adheres to the following basic principles in the protection of your Personal Data:
The following terms used in these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection shall have the following meanings:
10.3. What does EARTHFAVES know about you, what do you give EARTHFAVES and EARTHFAVES Members permission to do, and what happens with your Personal Data?
10.3.1 Registration Data
In order for the EARTHFAVES Services to function, EARTHFAVES needs to collect and process certain elements of your Personal Data in the course of the registration process. First of all, this consists of the following data:
Your password is never visible to any EARTHFAVES Member at any time. EARTHFAVES shall never disclose or pass your password on to any third party. Furthermore, you will need to fill out the following Personal Data in the course of the registration process (mandatory fields):
If User Type is „Professional“:
The following Personal Data from these mandatory fields is accessible to other EARTHFAVES Members without any restrictions:
If User Type is „Professional“:
10.3.2 Voluntary Data
If you wish, you may provide additional information about yourself apart from the mandatory data on a voluntary basis (hereinafter referred to as "Voluntary Data"), to allow other EARTHFAVES Members to get to know you better and possibly encourage them to choose you as an appropriate recommender, expert or friend contact.
Private User: at the moment, you are able to choose from the following Voluntary Data, your slogan, your self-description, your interests, your travel experience, languages you speak, the Music, Books, TV and Movies you like etc. You may also upload a photograph of yourself or embed a video showing yourself.
Professional User: at the moment, you are able to choose from the following Voluntary Data to promote your business for free, Job Title, Company Name, Department, E-mail Address, Phone, Website, Address, City, Postal Code, Country.
The Voluntary Data you choose to provide to EARTHFAVES is accessible to all other EARTHFAVES Members.
10.3.3 Your Profile, Contact Management
The Mandatory and all Voluntary Data you provide is visible to all other EARTHFAVES Members.
If you send EARTHFAVES Members a friend request, these EARTHFAVES Members are then saved in your friend requests outbox. Should an EARTHFAVES-Member confirm your request for friendship, this EARTHFAVES-Member shall be listed as a so called "friend". Confirmed and unconfirmed friend requests shall be registered separate from one another. Other EARTHFAVES Members may only ever view your list of confirmed friends.
EARTHFAVES per default displays the list your confirmed friends to all EARTHFAVES Members.
The following of your personal statistics are visible to all EARTHFAVES Members at all times:
All EARTHFAVES Members with User Type “Private” may send you private messages to you in order to establish contact with you. You may restrict the ability of single EARTHFAVES Members to send you private messages at any time using the block users feature of the mailbox.
EARTHFAVES Members with User Type “Professional” can only send you messages if you
As you can see, EARTHFAVES gives you complete control over your own privacy at all times and has taken all means possible to avoid spam.
10.4 Visibility of your Profile to Non-Members of EARTHFAVES
Due to its open community character, all data described under 3. is also made visible to non-members of earthfaves.
10.5 Search Functions
The EARTHFAVES Services offer various possibilities to search for particular locations, and EARTHFAVES Members. These various search functions may assist you, for example, in finding recommended locations and other EARTHFAVES Members. The search functions can also help you to initiate contact with other EARTHFAVES Members who are experts in areas you are interested in. Thus, you can find the contacts you need - and systematically expand your personal recommendation network. EARTHFAVES does neither track nor store your personal search queries.
EARTHFAVES regularly sends out newsletters to all EARTHFAVES Members. In these newsletters EARTHFAVES may inform you, among other things, about new features on EARTHFAVES. EARTHFAVES may also provide you with specific personal statistics from the respective past calendar week (i.e. whether you have earthfaves to complete, new contacts to be confirmed and/or new private messages, etc.).
EARTHFAVES is the first service in the world that offers you a chance to ONLY get advertising from businesses you really like and ONLY if you like to receive it at all. Therefore, in case you opt in for receiving “special offers from businesses you love”, EARTHFAVES may add special offers, discounts, rebates and vouchers to your newsletter. These were issued by the business owners/regional tourism offices themselves personally for you, and are related only to those businesses/regions you personally recommend to your contacts.
You may choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending an email to the link provided at the end of each newsletter.