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Privacy Policy of Tangle

 

Introduction

Welcome to Tangle ("Tangle", "we", "us", or "our"). Tangle operates a social platform tailored for university students, accessible via our website and mobile application ("App"). Our services allow users to create profiles, connect, and engage with other users, sharing experiences and information pertinent to student life.

 

At Tangle, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users' personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we collect, how it is used, and the rights you have in relation to your personal data under applicable privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Information We Collect and How We Use It

1.1 Account Creation and Profile Information

When you sign up for Tangle, you'll be asked to provide certain personal details to create your profile. This may include your name, email address, date of birth, interests, study details, and a profile picture. We collect this information to facilitate interaction and connectivity among users. You may also opt to provide additional information to enrich your profile, though sharing sensitive personal data is discouraged.

1.2 User Engagement

On Tangle, you can interact with others through messages, posts, and group discussions. Basic profile information, such as your name, study details, and location (city), will be visible to other users to foster a connected community. We provide options for you to manage your privacy settings and choose the information you wish to share.

1.3 Content Moderation

To ensure a safe environment, Tangle may moderate content and interactions within the app. This includes the ability to remove content or users that violate our community standards.

1.4 Communication

We use your contact information to send updates about the App, including new features, service alerts, and updates to our Privacy Policy.

1.5 Analytical Use of Data

Tangle collects usage data to understand how our services are used, which helps us improve user experience and service delivery. This includes analytics on app usage patterns and user engagement.

2. Legal Basis for Processing

Our processing of your personal data is based on the following legal grounds:

  • Performance of the contract with you (to provide our services as outlined in our Terms of Service).

  • Legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party, where these interests do not infringe on your rights and freedoms.

  • Compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject.

  • Your consent, in cases where we specifically ask for it.

3. Sharing and Disclosure of Information

We may share your information with third parties that provide services on our behalf, such as hosting, analytics, and communication services. All third-party service providers are obligated to protect your information and may only use it in accordance with our instructions.

We may also share information with educational institutions as part of our services, subject to the privacy policies of those institutions.

4. International Data Transfers

Given our global user base, personal data may be transferred and processed in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we ensure that adequate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses, are in place to protect your data.

5.Data Retention

We retain your personal data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Beyond this period, we will only retain your data for as long as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

6. Your Rights

Under the GDPR and other applicable laws, you have rights regarding your personal data, including:

  • The right to access and receive a copy of your personal data.

  • The right to request correction of inaccurate personal data.

  • The right to request deletion of your personal data under certain conditions.

  • The right to object to or request restriction of processing.

  • The right to data portability.

  • The right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the details provided below.

7. Contact Information

For questions or concerns about our privacy practices, or to exercise your data protection rights, please contact us at:

Tangle B.V.

Email: info@tanglestudent.com

8. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, technology, legal requirements, and other factors. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on [01.02.2024].

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