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Privacy Policy - 22th February 2018

In this privacy policy we inform you which data and information we collect. Why we do this, what we do with them, which rights you have as a user and where you can receive information about this topic. This privacy policy is base on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Which data do we collect, why we do this and what do we do with them

We collect data, so that we can open user accounts and offer our service (e.g. chatting, media exchange).

In order to identify a user, we collect data such as profile name, name, profile photo and email address. You can view and modify this data in your profile. Basically needed is only a profile name and email address. In addition you can add more information in your profile. Depending on how you want to use sciu.

Technical data resulting from the use of our service or visits to our website are stored and evaluated when they are designated to implement and improve our service.
This data is anonymous. These are, for example, Information such as IP address and cookies. In your browser, you can object to the storage of cookies. It may be that some services can not be used then.

Other data we collect is information about bought items and content that is viewed as part of our service, performance information of our service, equipment characteristics, statistical and anonymous information about the usage behaviour, browser types, maybe location data, contact information, correspondence with our service department, and access token to third-party services, such as Twitter or Facebook.

2. Protection of your data

We use encryption techniques to protect your data and content.

In our company, only authorized employees as part of their tasks have access to the data.

3. Disclosure of the data

While chatting, commenting and media upload such data is delivered to the recipients selected by you. The data is stored on our servers.

Profile data can be visible to friends, groups or third parties, unless you've selected this.

Any further disclosure of the data takes place only within the framework of legal regulations and on the basis of judicial decisions.

If you have linked your user account with other services, then it may be that data will be transferred there within the cooperation. There are then additional conditions of the third party.

By using our services you agree to this type of dissemination of the data.

4. Duration of data retention

We store the messages sent by you and other media types for a maximum of 90 days in order for the chat, backup and synchronization function to be functional.

From this scheme we differ only in the context of legal obligations.

Profile information, and information about your collection is permanent. Only when you give your account for deletion free, these data will be deleted.

By using our service you agree to the storage of your messages and media.

5. Rights under the the data protection law

You can get information about the data stored with us, free of charge and without giving reasons. This request must be in writing. You can withdraw your consent to use your data. You can rectify or delete your data. When legal reasons prevent the deletion, these data are stored under statutory deadlines.

6. Use of cookies and web beacons

Cookies are small text files that we use for obtaining anonymous statistical information. Within your browser, you can object to the acceptance of cookies. This can usually be found in the "help" section of your browser. Maybe this limits the functionality of our services, since they are dependent on this information. For more information (in English) about "cookies” have a look at www.aboutcookies.org.

Web beacons are used to analyze how often whether the website or other media were visited.

7. Links to pages of other companies.

Maybe you use a link to external websites from other companies which are not under the control of us. The privacy policy from the operator of those companies is then valid.

We take no responsibility for the content and services of other websites.

8. Interest-based advertising

The insertion of advertising is part of our funding. We at sciu think, that interest-based advertising is an interesting form of advertising. But you can opt out of interest-based advertising. We stop to use the anonymous profile data and by then only standardized advertising is shown to you.

9. Modification of Privacy Policy

In the case of adjustments to our services, we reserve the right to change this privacy policy. In case of any changes regarding the use of personal data, you will be informed at a suitable location, or in person. Please check at regular intervals if you want to use our service under existing conditions still. If you continue to use our service after those changes, you accept the new terms. We will ask for your consent again, should the changes be significant.

10. Facebook Plugin

Privacy Policy for usage of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Our pages integrate plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plugin is recognizable by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/  . When visiting our pages, the plugin establishes a connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information about your ip adress and that you have visited our page. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook-profile. Thereby Facebook can correlate your visit of our site with your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the transmitted data and the use through Facebook. Additional information can be found in the Privacy Policy of facebook http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php 

If you do not wish that Facebook can assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook-account, then please logout from your Facebook account.

Source: www.eRecht24.de

11. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB  .

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/ . Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the Double-Click-cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager.

(Sources: http://www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de )

12. GooglePlus

Collection and dissemination of information:
With the use of the Google + 1 button you can publish information worldwide. With the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized content of Google and our partners. Google will store both informations, that you have given “+1” for a content, as well as the information about the page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your + 1's can be shown as information along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your + 1- activities to improve Google's services for you and others.

To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute a different name that you used when sharing content under your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information from you.

Using the information collected:
In addition to the above usage, google will use the information you provided in accordance with the applicable privacy police. Google may release aggregate statistics about the + 1-user activities and transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

13. Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses "Cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense uses so called web beacons (invisible images). Through this web beacons, information can be evaluated how the visitor uses this site. The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website (including your anonymous IP address) and the delivered advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This information can be passed from Google to contractors of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by you. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in this case. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

(Sources: http://www.anwaltinfos.de/  )

14. Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function called "re-tweet" the web pages you visited are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We point out that we as providers of the site have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use of it through Twitter. For more information, refer to the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy .

Your privacy settings at Twitter, can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings  .

15. Pinterest

Functions of the Pinterest service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Pinterest and the function called "PinIt" the web pages you visited are linked to your Pinterest -Account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Pinterest.

We point out that we as providers of the site have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use of it through Pinterest. For more information, refer to the privacy statement of Privacy at https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

Your privacy settings at Pinterest can be changed in the account settings at http://www.pinterest.com/me/ .


Martin Bechberger und Andreas Gardemann GbR
Xantener Str. 180
46519 Alpen
VAT Nr.: DE294575463
Mail: info (aet) sciu ( dot) de
Tel.: +49 170 77 445 77