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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


Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions form the basis for business of the sciu, Martin Bechberger und Andreas Gardemann GbR (hereinafter "we" and "us"), offering the service to our users. If other language versions differ by inaccuracies in the translation of the German version, the version of the Terms and Conditions in the German language takes precedence.
1. Registration and Acceptance of Terms
1.1 When registering a user account truthful information must be provided.
1.2 The acceptance is by confirming the acknowledgment of the Terms and conditions during the registration process and through continued use of our service.
1.3 Terms and Conditions of the user are only effective if we have accepted them in writing.
2. Scope
2.1 Our general terms and conditions (hereinafter "GTC") explain how you can use our service.
2.2 When registering, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement explicitly. Should you not agree to, a use of our service is not possible.
2.3 Third party services have their own terms and conditions and privacy statements. This shall apply accordingly.
3. Service of sciu
3.1 We offer a service for private use. With our online service you can manage your collections and eventually show them to others.
3.2 If you want to use our service for commercial purposes, for example advertising or initiating business transactions, this purpose expressly requires our written consent. Please contact us in this regard under info@sciu.de.
4. Access to and use of sciu
4.1 After completion of registration you will have access to sciu and be able to use our service.
4.2 The service is aimed at people aged 16 and over. Accounts of individuals under the age of 16 will be blocked.
4.3 You may not use our service to resell or charge for the use of others.
4.4 Changes, modifications, tampering, copying or circumvent security measures and reengineering are expressly prohibited. Offences are prosecuted.
4.5 Unless you have agreed to the method of automatically matching contact, contact details of yourself and others from your address-directory are sent to our server, in order to be compared and to make you contact suggestions. This data is only sent as a hash value, it is only transmitted encrypted and compared automatically. This method provides a very convenient way to give you contact suggestions with whom you can use sciu together.
4.6 You expressly agree not to use technologies that can do us harm or other users. We take measures to us and other users to protect against tampering. Other users can not be bothered. Users can be blocked and reported.
4.7 In particular, the use of the following content is prohibited:
• Content that violates § 4 para 2 Youth Media Protection State Treaty (JMStV) or content that affect the development of children according to § 5 JMStV
• No illegal content of any kind
• Pornographic content
• Threatening, racist, violent, defamatory, harassing or offensive content
• Content that violates the moral and ethical sensibilities of fellow human beings, or are otherwise unsuitable for children or teenagers.
• Representation of violence and abuse of drugs
• Presentation of radical political views, religious or ideological nature (even when using symbols or characters)
• Content that pursues commercial objectives, such as advertising or spam
4.8 We have taken extensive measures to ensure a high availability of our services. In some cases it is possible, caused by maintenance, exceptional costs of the system and technical faults that the system may fail. On our website we will inform you of the status. Our service is not to be used for emergency calls.
4.9 At irregular intervals we will adapt our service and functionality. You can download these updates to your device.
5. Security
5.1 We have taken extensive measures to protect you and our service. But you can also contribute to your safety, when you follow the usual rules of conduct which are recommended for the responsible use on the Internet.
Notable examples are:
- Give no one your login
- Use only secured connections
- Use complex passwords
5.2 When you encounter any security violation please tell us at: security@sciu.de
6. Copyright
6.1 The content provided by us (on the website and in the app) are protected by copyright, neighboring rights and other international agreements. These contents belong either to us, are licensed by us or are the property of the said owners.
6.2 Content that is produced by you stays yours. In other content that, you make available to third parties, you must own the rights to the content or the permission of the copyright holder. You are responsible for the spread of your content. Do we get to know issues of copyright infringement, we will delete that content.
6.3 You acknowledge that violations of copyright and other related rights is an infringement. This can be punished and pull compensation claims to. You are responsible for the content that you used.
6.4 When purchasing third-party content (eg iTunes, Google Play, Amazon) whose terms and conditions apply accordingly.
7. Quit the business relationship
7.1 You can delete your account at any time. In the context of legislation, we will delete all data.
7.2 We shall be entitled to dissolve the business relationship with a period of 14 days.
7.3 If you breach these terms and conditions or pursue illegal activities, we will delete your user account immediately.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability and Damages
8.1 To the extent of applicable law, that the use of our Services is at your own risk and without warranty.
8.2 Despite all reasonable technical and organizational efforts, we can make no assurances concerning the quality of data transmission, uses, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from defects.
8.3 We shall be liable only for damages caused by intentional or grossly negligent breach of contract, and for damages, which are based on slightly negligent breach of essential contractual obligations. In the latter case, our liability is limited to the usual contract foreseeable damage. This does not affect our liability for damage to health, body and life, as well as under the Product Liability Act.
8.4 These limitations also apply to the personal liability of the shareholders, employees, representatives and vicarious agents or affiliated companies.
8.5 Should a third party assert claims against us, in consequence of any breach by you against our terms and conditions or applicable law, an impairment or violation of third party rights, because you have posted or any of its complaints against another User Submission, you are obliged us harmless to hold and release us from all damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses in relation to these claims indemnify (including reasonable legal fees and costs).
9. Liability for content
The information accessible on the website are for general. We endeavour to ensure the accuracy and topicality of the information and data contained on the website according to § 7 Abs.1 TMG. However, no guarantee is given in accordance with §§ 8 to 10 TMG for the accuracy, completeness, topicality or quality of the information and data provided. The liability for the content of the available information is excluded if it is not intentional or grossly negligent false information. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. However, a relevant liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.
10. Liability for Links
We are not responsible for the content of websites which are reached through a hyperlink. The operators of the linked pages are exclusively responsible for the content. We don’t appropriate the contents of this website and can therefore provide no guarantee for the correctness, completeness and availability. When the link was established, we checked the external content whether a possible civil or criminal liability could have been triggered. But we are not obliged to constantly check the content to which we refer in terms of changes that could give rise to liability. Only when we discover or are informed by others that a concrete content to which we have provided a link could lead to civil or criminal liability, we will remove the link, where this is technically possible and reasonable.
(Source: http://www.disclaimer.de/

11. Miscellaneous
11.1 Jurisdiction is Germany.
11.2 Fulfillment is in Alpen.
11.3 We are neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer complaint office.

The EU Commission's online dispute resolution platform:
Alpen, 11.09.2017

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