Introduction and Scope
Welcome to trendhub, a service of fruittune GmbH.
1. Scope of This Policy
- NFT Rating and Polling: Activities involving user participation in NFT ratings, polls, and competitions, where users can vote and comment on the potential of various NFTs.
- Social Media Interaction: Features that allow users to engage with the community, share content, and participate in discussions related to NFTs and related topics.
- Data Collection and Analysis: The collection and analysis of data for improving user experience, conducting market research, and tailoring our services to better meet your needs.
- Website and Mobile Application Usage: Your interactions with our website and mobile applications, including any information you provide through these platforms.
Our Commitment to Privacy
We are dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your personal data. In alignment with this commitment:
- Transparency: We aim to be transparent about the data we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.
- User Consent: We seek your consent for data collection and processing, providing you with clear choices and respecting your decisions.
- Data Protection Compliance: Our practices are designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant data protection laws and regulations.
- Security Measures: We implement robust technical and organizational measures to protect your data against unauthorized access, alteration, and loss.
For any questions or concerns regarding this policy or our data protection practices, please contact us at [email protected].
2. Types of Data Collected
2.1 Personal Data
Personal Identification Information: When you register for an account or participate in our services, we collect information that can be used to identify you. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, and phone number.
Account Login Information: Your login credentials, such as your username and password, are collected to secure access to your trendhub account.
2.2 Engagement Data
NFT Interaction Data: Information regarding your interactions with NFTs on our platform, such as the NFTs you rate, like, or vote for, is collected. This also includes your comments and feedback on NFTs and polls.
Community Engagement: Details of your interactions with other users, including followers, comments, likes, and participation in community discussions.
2.3 Financial Data
Transaction Data: When participating in NFT transactions or polls, we collect data related to these transactions. This includes the number of tokens used, the distribution of tokens in polls, and any other financial transactions on the platform.
2.4 Technical Data
Usage Information: Information about how you interact with trendhub, including the features you use, the pages you visit, and the time spent on our platform.
Device and Access Information: Information about the device and internet connection you use to access trendhub, such as IP address, browser type, and operating system.
2.5 User-Generated Content
Content Contributions: Any content you create or share on trendhub, such as NFT descriptions, poll suggestions, and discussion topics, is collected and stored on our platform.
2.6 Data From Third Parties
Social Media Information: If you choose to link or login to your trendhub account via social media platforms, we may receive certain information from these platforms, such as your profile information and social media interactions.
Consent and Voluntary Provision of Data
Providing personal data is generally voluntary, but in some cases, it may be necessary for the use of specific features (e.g., transactions). By using our platform, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.
We adhere to the principle of data minimization, ensuring that only data necessary for the specified purposes is collected and processed.
Chapter 3: Purpose of Data Collection
At trendhub, part of fruittune GmbH, we are dedicated to maintaining transparency in our data collection practices. This chapter outlines the specific purposes for which we collect and process your personal data.
2. Enhancing User Experience:
- We collect data to personalize and enhance your experience on trendhub.
- Personal data helps us tailor the content, including NFT listings and polls, to your interests and preferences.
3. NFT Ratings and Polls:
- Data is used to facilitate the NFT rating system and polling processes.
- We track votes, likes, and engagement metrics to determine the popularity and potential of NFTs.
4. Community Engagement:
- Your data enables us to build and support our online community.
- We use engagement data to foster interaction among users and to improve our platform’s social features.
5. Service Improvement and Development:
- Collected data is analyzed to understand user behavior and preferences.
- This insight helps us to improve existing features and develop new services that meet user needs.
6. Marketing and Communication:
- We may use your data to send you relevant updates and marketing communications.
- You will have the option to opt-out of marketing communications at any time.
7. Legal Compliance and Regulation:
- We collect and process data in compliance with legal obligations.
- This includes but is not limited to compliance with tax laws, anti-fraud measures, and other regulatory requirements.
8. Security and Fraud Prevention:
- Data collection is also crucial for ensuring the security of our platform.
- We monitor data to prevent fraudulent activities and to protect the integrity of our platform and its users.
9. Analytics and Performance Evaluation:
- We use tools like Google Analytics to understand how our platform is used and how we can improve it.
- We collect anonymous data for statistical purposes, which helps us in decision-making and platform optimization.
10. User Support and Feedback:
– We use your data to provide customer support and to respond to your inquiries effectively.
– Feedback and interaction data help us to address user concerns and improve our support services.
– Our data collection is driven by the aim to provide a seamless, secure, and enjoyable experience on trendhub.
– We commit to using your data responsibly and in alignment with your preferences and interests.
- The purposes outlined here adhere to the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation under GDPR.
- We ensure that the data collected is relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which they are processed.
For any questions or concerns regarding our data collection practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].
4. User Consent and Data Processing
4.1 Obtaining Consent
- Explicit Consent: At trendhub, operated by fruittune GmbH, we prioritize your privacy and handle your personal data with utmost care. We obtain explicit consent from you before collecting, processing, or using your personal data. This consent is gathered through clear, affirmative actions such as ticking a checkbox, signing a consent form, or through other active engagement indicating your agreement.
- Scope of Consent: The consent covers the collection and processing of personal data for specified purposes, including but not limited to, participation in NFT ratings, polls, community engagements, and receiving updates or marketing communications.
- Revocation of Consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. To revoke consent, please contact us at the details provided in the Contact Information section of this policy.
4.2 Data Processing in Compliance with Regulations
- GDPR Compliance: We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection laws. We process personal data only when it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, to comply with our legal obligations, to protect your vital interests, or when processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
- Purpose Limitation: Your personal data will be processed only for the purposes for which it was collected, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason compatible with the original purpose. You will be notified and your consent will be obtained, if required, for any additional processing.
4.3 Data Use for Marketing
- Promotional Communications: With your consent, we may use your personal data to send promotional communications about our services, including exclusive offers, updates, and newsletters.
- Opt-Out Option: You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or contact us directly.
4.4 Processing Special Categories of Data
- Sensitive Data: We do not collect sensitive personal data (such as data related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, health, or sexual orientation) unless it is absolutely necessary and with your explicit consent.
4.5 Lawful Basis for Processing
- Legal Grounds: Our lawful basis for processing your personal data includes:
- Consent: where you have given clear consent for us to process your personal data for a specific purpose.
- Contract: where the processing is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
- Legal Obligation: where the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
- Legitimate Interests: where the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party.
Chapter 5: Data Storage and Security
5.1 Data Storage and Management
At trendhub, a part of fruittune GmbH, we prioritize the security and integrity of our users’ personal data. The personal data collected through our platform, including but not limited to names, addresses, email addresses, engagement data, financial information related to NFT transactions, and technical data, is stored on secure servers.
5.1.1 Storage Duration:
5.1.2 Data Management:
Data is managed and organized to ensure easy accessibility for authorized personnel only. Regular audits are conducted to evaluate data accuracy and to implement necessary updates or corrections.
5.2 Security Measures
We implement robust technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.
5.2.1 Technical Safeguards:
Our platform employs advanced encryption technology, secure network architectures, and intrusion detection systems to protect data against unauthorized access. Regular security updates and vulnerability assessments are conducted to maintain the integrity of our systems.
5.2.2 Organizational Measures:
Access to personal data is strictly limited to authorized personnel who are bound by confidentiality obligations. Training on data protection and privacy is provided to employees to ensure they understand the importance and methods of data protection.
5.3 Handling of Data Breaches
In the unlikely event of a data breach, trendhub is committed to taking prompt action in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
5.3.1 Breach Notification:
If a data breach occurs, we will notify the relevant supervisory authorities and, where legally required, the affected individuals, without undue delay. The notification will include details of the breach, the categories and approximate number of individuals and records affected, and the likely consequences of the breach.
5.3.2 Mitigation Efforts:
Immediate steps will be taken to mitigate the breach, including investigating the cause, restoring system integrity, and reviewing and improving security measures to prevent future occurrences.
5.4 Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
5.5 User Access and Control
Users have the right to access their personal data stored on our platform. They can request corrections, updates, or deletion of their data in accordance with their rights under the GDPR and other applicable laws.
5.6 Changes to Data Storage and Security Policies
We may update our data storage and security policies to reflect changes in technology, industry practices, or regulatory requirements. Users will be notified of significant changes through our website or direct communication.
5.7 Contact Information for Privacy Concerns
For any questions or concerns regarding our data storage and security practices, users can contact us at [email protected].
6. User Rights
6.1 Right of Access
6.1.1 You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed. Where that is the case, you can request access to the personal data, along with the following information:
- The purposes of the processing.
- The categories of personal data concerned.
- The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed.
- Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
- The existence of the right to request from us rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you or to object to such processing.
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
- Where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source.
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for you.
6.1.2 You have the right to request a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For additional copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.
6.2 Right to Rectification
6.2.1 You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
6.3 Right to Erasure (‘Right to be Forgotten’)
6.3.1 You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You withdraw consent on which the processing is based and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
6.3.2 There are certain exceptions where we may refuse your request for erasure, for example, where processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
6.4 Right to Restriction of Processing
6.4.1 You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead.
- We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
- You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.
6.5 Right to Data Portability
6.5.1 You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where:
- The processing is based on consent or on a contract, and
- The processing is carried out by automated means.
6.6 Right to Object
6.6.1 You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, including profiling. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
6.7 Automated Individual Decision-Making, Including Profiling
6.7.1 You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
6.8 Exercising Your Rights
6.8.1 To exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact us at [Contact Email/Contact Form Link]. We will respond to your request within one month of receipt. This period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests.
7.2 What are Cookies and Tracking Technologies?
- Cookies: Small text files placed on your device when you visit our website. They are used to remember your preferences, login information, and browsing history.
- Tracking Technologies: This includes web beacons, pixels, and other technologies that track your activity on trendhub to improve our services and provide personalized experiences.
7.3 Purpose of Using Cookies and Tracking Technologies
- Functionality: To enable essential features like user authentication and preference storage.
- Performance and Analytics: To analyze how users interact with trendhub, which helps us improve platform functionality and user experience.
- Personalization: To tailor content and advertisements to your interests, based on your past interactions with our platform.
- Security: To detect and prevent fraudulent activities and ensure the security of our services.
7.4 Types of Cookies We Use
- Session Cookies: Temporary cookies that remain until you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies: Remain on your device for a set period or until you delete them, helping us remember your preferences for future visits.
- Third-Party Cookies: Set by services and features from external providers integrated into trendhub, such as analytics or social media widgets.
7.5 Managing Cookies and Tracking Preferences
- Browser Settings: You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set.
- Opt-Out Options: For cookies related to analytics and advertising, you can opt-out through specific tools provided by the services we use (like Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on).
- Impact of Rejecting Cookies: Please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of trendhub and may limit your access to certain features.
7.6 Consent and Changes to Cookie Usage
7.7 Contact Us
8: Third-Party Data Sharing
trendhub, a service of fruittune GmbH, is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of its users’ data. This section outlines our practices regarding the sharing of personal data with third parties.
2. Circumstances of Data Sharing:
- We may share user data with third-party service providers who assist in various aspects of our operations, such as data analysis, payment processing, and marketing support.
- Data may be shared with affiliates or partners for the purpose of improving our services, developing new products, or for joint marketing efforts.
- In the case of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, user data may be transferred as part of the business assets.
3. Legal Compliance and Safety:
- We may disclose personal data to third parties if required by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).
- In situations where it is necessary to protect the safety, rights, or property of trendhub, our users, or the public, we may share personal data as permitted or required by law.
4. User Consent:
- User data will not be shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without explicit consent from the user.
- Users will be informed when their data is being collected for sharing and will have the opportunity to opt out.
5. Third-Party Service Providers:
- All third-party service providers are obligated to protect the data in a manner consistent with this policy and are prohibited from using the data for any purpose other than the specific service they provide to trendhub.
- We ensure through contracts and regular audits that these third parties adhere to high standards of data protection and confidentiality.
6. International Transfers:
- If personal data is transferred to third-party service providers in countries outside of the European Economic Area, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to maintain the level of data protection required by EU law.
7. Links to Third-Party Websites:
- Our platform may contain links to external websites not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website they visit.
8. User Responsibility:
- Users may choose to share their personal data with third parties directly, such as through social media platforms. We encourage users to be mindful of their privacy settings and the information they share in these contexts.
9. Updates to Our Third-Party Data Sharing Practices:
- This policy may be updated to reflect changes in our practices regarding the sharing of personal data with third parties. Users will be notified of any significant changes and encouraged to review the updated policy.
10. Contact Information:
- If users have any questions about how their data is shared with third parties, they are encouraged to contact us at [email protected].
9: International Data Transfers
9.1 Scope and Purpose
At trendhub, operated by fruittune GmbH, we acknowledge the global nature of the internet and the fact that our users may be based in various geographical locations. This chapter outlines our practices and obligations concerning the international transfer of personal data collected through the trendhub platform.
9.2 Data Transfer Mechanisms
- Within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA): Data transfers within the EU and EEA are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We ensure that all data handling practices comply with GDPR requirements.
- Outside the EU/EEA: When personal data is transferred to countries outside the EU/EEA, we implement appropriate safeguards to ensure an adequate level of data protection. This includes using Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, ensuring the recipient country has an adequacy decision by the European Commission, or using other mechanisms recognized under GDPR.
9.3 User Consent
- Explicit Consent: We may seek your explicit consent for the transfer of your personal data outside the EU/EEA, especially in cases where the destination country does not have an adequacy decision from the European Commission.
- Revocation of Consent: Users have the right to withdraw their consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice.
9.4 Third-Party Processors
- When using third-party service providers or processors located outside the EU/EEA, we ensure they commit to GDPR-compliant data processing practices.
- We maintain a list of our data processors and the safeguards in place for international data transfers, which is available to users upon request.
9.5 Data Protection in Transfers
- All international data transfers are conducted in a manner that ensures the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of processing systems and services.
- We regularly assess and verify the effectiveness of the data transfer mechanisms in place to ensure the ongoing protection of personal data transferred internationally.
9.6 Legal Compliance and Rights
- We comply with all applicable laws regarding international data transfers and cooperate with competent data protection authorities.
- Users retain all their rights under GDPR, including the right to information about these transfers, the right to access their data, and other rights as specified in earlier chapters of this policy.
9.7 Changes to Data Transfer Practices
- Users will be informed promptly of significant changes that might affect the way their personal data is handled internationally.
9.8 Contact and Queries
For any questions or concerns regarding our international data transfer practices, users can contact our Data Protection Officer at:
Data Protection Officer
Regensburger Str. 25
12309 Berlin, Deutschland
10.1 Policy Updates and Revisions
10.2 User Notification
10.3 User Consent
Your continued use of trendhub following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. If we require additional consent from you concerning any changes or new data processing activities, we will ensure that such consent is obtained in compliance with applicable data protection laws.
10.4 Archival of Previous Versions
10.5 User Rights and Preferences
10.6 Contact Information
10.7 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
11. Integration with Social Media Platforms
11.2. Types of Data Shared
When you interact with social media features on trendhub, such as sharing content, liking posts, or following links to social media platforms, the following types of data may be involved:
- Your trendhub profile information.
- Information about your interactions on trendhub, such as likes, shares, and comments.
- Any content you choose to share on linked social media platforms.
11.3. How We Use Your Data
Your data may be used in the following ways in relation to social media integration:
- To share your trendhub activities on your social media profiles, subject to your preferences and consent.
- To enhance your experience on trendhub by importing your preferences and connections from social media platforms.
- For analytics and insights to improve our platform’s features and user engagement.
11.4. Your Control Over Data
You have control over how your data is shared with social media platforms:
- You can modify your trendhub settings to manage the connection between your trendhub account and your social media accounts.
- You can choose to disconnect your social media accounts from your trendhub profile at any time.
- You have the option to limit the visibility of your activities on social media platforms through their respective privacy settings.
11.5. Data Security and Privacy
We take the following measures to ensure the security and privacy of your data in the context of social media integration:
- We implement robust security protocols to protect data shared between trendhub and social media platforms.
- We only work with social media platforms that have demonstrated a commitment to data protection and privacy.
- We regularly review and update our data sharing protocols to align with best practices and legal requirements.
11.6. Third-Party Practices
It’s important to note that social media platforms have their own privacy policies and data processing practices:
- When you interact with social media platforms through trendhub, the privacy policies of those platforms apply to their processing of your data.
- We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any social media platforms you use to understand their data handling practices.
11.7. Changes to Our Practices
We may update our practices regarding the integration with social media platforms to improve user experience or comply with legal changes:
11.8. Contact Us
For questions or concerns about our integration with social media platforms, please contact us at [email protected].
12. Age Restrictions
12.1. General Age Requirement:
- Trendhub requires all users to be at least 18 years of age. Minors under 18 are not permitted to use Trendhub or access its services. This age requirement ensures compliance with legal standards and the responsible use of our platform, particularly considering the financial and digital nature of NFT transactions.
12.2. Verification of Age:
- During the registration process, users will be asked to confirm their age. Trendhub reserves the right to request proof of age at any stage to verify that minors are not using the service. This may include requesting a copy of government-issued identification or other legal documents.
12.3. Parental Consent for Minors:
- In regions where it is permissible by law for minors (individuals under 18 but over a specific younger age, usually 13 or 16, depending on the jurisdiction) to use online services, such usage must be with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. In these cases, Trendhub may implement additional verification processes to obtain verifiable parental consent.
12.4. Responsibility of Parents and Guardians:
- Parents and guardians are encouraged to monitor their children’s online activities. Trendhub advises parents or guardians to be aware of and manage the online activities of minors in their care, including monitoring the use of our platform.
12.5. Account Suspension and Deletion:
- If Trendhub becomes aware that a user is under the required age and has misrepresented their age during the registration process, the platform will take immediate steps to suspend the user’s account and delete any personal data provided, except where Trendhub is required to retain such information by law.
12.6. Legal Compliance and Reporting:
- Trendhub will comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the protection of minors in online environments. In cases of suspected illegal activities or exploitation of minors, Trendhub will cooperate with law enforcement authorities as required by law.
12.7. Updates to Age Restriction Policies:
- Trendhub reserves the right to modify its age restriction policies to align with legal and regulatory changes. Users will be notified of significant changes to these policies through our standard communication channels.
12.8. Contact and Queries:
- If you have any questions about this section or need further clarification regarding age restrictions on Trendhub, please contact us at [insert contact information].
13. Data Analytics: Clarify the use of analytics tools like Google Analytics and how users can opt-out.
14. Automated Decision Making: State the use (or non-use) of automated decision-making processes.
15. User Participation and Polls: Outline how user data is used in the context of NFT polls and community votes.
16. Contact Information
Contact Information for Privacy Matters
At trendhub, a service provided by fruittune GmbH, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal data is handled securely and responsibly. Should you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding your personal data or our privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Designated Data Protection Officer:
- Name: Tassilo Blöchl
- Address: fruittune GmbH, Regensburger Str. 25, 12309 Berlin, Deutschland
- Email: [email protected]
For Legal Correspondence:
- Address: Legal Department, fruittune GmbH, Regensburger Str. 25, 12309 Berlin, Deutschland
- Email: [email protected]
We encourage you to reach out to our Data Protection Officer for matters specifically related to the processing of your personal data, your rights under data protection laws, or if you have concerns regarding the way we handle your information.
For general inquiries, feedback, or assistance with our services, please use the general contact information provided. Our team is dedicated to assisting you and will respond to your queries in a timely manner.
Response Time: We aim to respond to all inquiries and requests regarding personal data within [specify timeframe, e.g., 30 days] of receipt. This period may be extended for complex requests or in times of high inquiry volumes, but we will inform you of any such extension along with the reasons for the delay.
Escalation and Complaints: If you are not satisfied with our response or believe that your data is not being processed in compliance with the law, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In Germany, the competent authority is:
- The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI)
- Address: Husarenstraße 30, 53117 Bonn, Deutschland
- Website: https://www.bfdi.bund.de
- Telephone: [Insert Telephone Number]
We are committed to resolving any concerns you may have regarding your privacy and our data handling practices.
17. Compliance with Legal Requirements
Objective: At trendhub, operated by fruittune GmbH, we are committed to the highest standards of data protection and privacy. Our practices are designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection laws. This section outlines our adherence to these legal requirements.
Compliance with GDPR and Other Laws:
- Scope: The GDPR and other relevant data protection laws govern the collection, processing, and storage of personal data for individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).
- Principles: We adhere to the principles of data protection set forth by the GDPR, which include lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
- Lawful Basis for Processing: We process personal data only when we have a lawful basis, such as explicit consent from the user, necessity for the performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, protection of vital interests, performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by our company or a third party.
- Rights of the Data Subject: In compliance with the GDPR, we respect and facilitate the exercise of the data subject’s rights, which include the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing, object to processing, and the right to data portability.
Data Protection Officer (DPO):
- Appointment: trendhub has appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee compliance with data protection laws and regulations.
- Contact Details: The DPO can be contacted at [DPO Email/Contact Information] for any inquiries or concerns regarding data protection.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA):
- When introducing new technologies or data processing activities that may pose a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, trendhub will conduct DPIAs to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.
International Data Transfers:
- If personal data is transferred outside the EU/EEA, trendhub ensures that adequate safeguards, as required by GDPR, are in place. This may include Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) or reliance on adequacy decisions.
Cooperation with Supervisory Authorities:
- trendhub commits to cooperating with supervisory authorities, such as data protection authorities, in the event of audits, inquiries, or investigations related to data protection.
Reporting and Notification of Data Breaches:
- In the event of a data breach, trendhub will promptly assess the risk to individuals’ rights and freedoms and report the breach to the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours, if it is likely to result in a risk to these rights and freedoms.
- If the breach poses a high risk to individuals, we will also communicate the breach to the affected data subjects without undue delay.
- trendhub maintains records of processing activities as required by GDPR, demonstrating our compliance with data protection principles and obligations.
Review and Updates:
Contact and Complaints:
- Data subjects may contact our DPO with any concerns or complaints regarding data protection. We also inform data subjects of their right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.