Intellectual property rights
The (intellectual property) rights that rest on or stem from the (content of the) Websites - including the texts, images, design, data files, photos, videos and other (still and / or moving) images, sound material, formats , software, brands (including domain names) and other materials on the Websites - are held by Lynqer, its licensors or contributors to the Websites. The Websites are exclusively intended for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the (content of the) Websites - including distribution, reproduction, framing, modification, publication or transmission - requires prior written permission from Lynqer.
Lynqer is extremely careful with the collection, creation and publication of information on the Websites. Nevertheless, it hereby excludes all liability for any consequences (including direct and indirect damage) that are in any way related to the use of the Websites or the inaccessibility of the Websites, including failures, interruptions or errors in the electronic delivery of via the Websites requested services, except when these are the result of intent or deliberate recklessness of Lynqer. In the event that the information on the Websites is incomplete or contains errors, Lynqer can not be held liable for this, except in case of intent or deliberate recklessness of Lynqer. Lynqer is not responsible for references to third-party sites (for example by means of a hyperlink or banner) and for the content of contributions offered by third parties such as photographs and video material.
In some parts of the Websites it is possible to make a voluntary contribution (including participation in a forum, chat, providing texts, images, photos and other visual materials, sound materials, ideas and concepts, etc.) to the Websites. . However, a number of rules apply to these contributions:
The user will observe the general norms and values of social interaction and the legal rules. This means, among other things, that no sexist, pornographic, racist and discriminatory contributions are submitted or statements that are abusive, slanderous or offensive. The user will not infringe the privacy of others; the user guarantees by participating in all (intellectual property) rights - including copyrights and trademark rights - on the offered contribution (s) and indemnifies Lynqer for possible claims from third parties in this matter;
All rights with regard to the contribution - with the exception of the rights to photos, videos and other image or sound material - are transferred by the user to Lynqer at the moment of participation, without Lynqer being liable for this. As a result of this transfer of rights, Lynqer can make unlimited use of the contribution and have it exploited via whatever media and in whatever form, for example, but not limited to the use of the contribution in television and radio programs, for telecommunication services, internet sites or other internet applications, etc. If a further document is required for the transfer, the user will fully cooperate with this.
With regard to photos, videos and other visual or audio material, the rights to the material remain with the user. The user grants Lynqer an unlimited license for the use of the material, without Lynqer owing a fee for this. Based on this license, Lynqer is entitled to use and / or exploit the material without restriction and for any purpose through any media and in whatever form, for example, but not limited to broadcasting in television and / or radio programs, for telecommunications services, internet sites or other internet applications, etc.
The user will not abuse the Websites, for example by inundating forums or similar services with (almost) the same messages;
Lynqer reserves the right at all times to immediately remove and / or edit inadmissible (parts of) contributions. In addition, Lynqer has the right to exclude users from participation in case of repeated abuse; claims, opinions and impressions expressed in the contributions of users / third parties on the Websites are submitted on their own title and under the responsibility of these users / third parties and are not those of (employees of) Lynqer;
The user will not include commercial messages in the contribution (for example, do not place advertisements in weblogs, forums and / or chat groups);
Any files sent by the user will contain no viruses, no technical defects or damage to the functioning of computers, servers and the like;
The users' contributions are placed for the user's own account and risk. Lynqer can not be held liable in any way for user contributions.
The user agrees that his nickname as stated in the Lynqer ID is mentioned with the photo / video. For other purposes, Lynqer does not need to apply the source.
Choice of law
We collect personal data in all our activities on the internet and via our apps.
We collect and use this information to, among other things, improve our websites and apps and to better align them with your personal preferences. This allows us to offer you targeted content and advertisements that suit your needs.
We want to inform you as well as possible about the use of your personal data. Below you can read what information we collect, how we do this and of course how we ensure that your privacy is protected.
Which services of Lynqer does this statement apply to?
The privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data by Lynqer and its affiliates (hereinafter jointly: Lynqer, rdesign, Inforitus, We or We). The privacy statement applies to all services we offer on the internet and via apps (hereinafter referred to as the domains). Examples of domains are Lynqer.com, Lynqer iPhone app, Lynqer Android app, Lynqer.com/blog and all sub-domains. We are the controller for the processing described in this privacy statement, unless otherwise stated.
If you accept this privacy statement and the cookie explanation on one of our domains, for example on Lynqer.com, this permission also applies to all our other domains. We call this cross-domain permission.
What definitions do you use and what do they mean?
Lynqer Account: register with us. By entering a username and e-mail address and password you get access to our services.
Devices: the devices, such as PCs, laptops and smartphones, that you use to access our services.
Services: the services we provide to users on the internet, in our domains and via apps, with or without payment. Both via the Lynqer Account and via unregulated website visits or via app use, and to which the Lynqer user conditions apply.
Domains: the apps, websites and platforms on which we offer our services and all sub-domains.
User: this is you, as the natural person who does not act in the exercise of a profession or business and who purchases services from Lynqer.
Personal data: all data with which a person can be traced (directly or indirectly), such as an e-mail address, telephone number, name, address, account number, IP address, device identifier (such as ADIDs or IDFAs) or other online identifiers, age, gender , psychological, economic, social or cultural circumstances, location, surfing behavior, viewing behavior etc., or a combination of these data.
Lynqer: Trade name of the private company with limited liability, R Design B.V., with its registered office at Sarphatistraat 370 B19 in Amsterdam and all affiliated companies.
How and when does Lynqer collect personal data? Directly via the user
All personal data that you enter as user yourself or provide to us, for example when you create an account or give your opinion or reaction to our content.
First and last name
To personalize our services so that we can appeal to you by name and to close a payment relationship.
Gender / Date of birth
Your gender and age are used to place you within the right target group. These target groups are used for the analysis of the use of Lynqer's domains, to be able to make recommendations and to be able to show appropriate advertisements to the target group.
Based on your zip code, an estimate is made of where you live. This information is used to place you in the right target group. These target groups are used for the analysis of the use of our domains, to be able to make recommendations and to show suitable advertisements to the target group.
With this we can offer you the possibility to create an account. Offers and newsletters are also available via e-mail, of course only if you have given permission for this. We can also use your e-mail address to send you necessary service e-mails about our services.
Data for a purchase: name and address details and payment details
We use this information for handling your payment, for example when you buy Lynqer NFC tags.
Customer service contact
The messages you share through customer service are used to provide you with adequate assistance. In addition, messages can be used for training purposes.
Information that you have placed yourself on the domains. If you post a comment on or through our domains and apps, we can use this information.
If you want to participate in a program, certain information is requested for the selection of candidates and participants. The requested information depends on the nature and content of the program.
By using our services
If you use our websites and apps and you have given permission for this, if necessary, we, as well as third parties such as advertisers and social media networks, may collect personal data about you by means of cookies or similar technologies. For example, the unique features of the device you use can be recorded or the location of the device. The collected data are used by us to analyze the service and to gain a better understanding of the services our users are interested in. In addition, the data we use for building profiles, where interests and preferences of users are registered on the basis of which target groups are formed. Based on these target groups, we can make recommendations or use them for marketing and advertising purposes. For example, we use the data to show you on other websites advertisements for our services and to align the advertising space we offer as well as possible with your preferences.
Personal data obtained from third parties
Third parties with whom we collaborate, such as advertising networks or social media parties, may have collected data about you that they share with us. This data is then combined by us with the data collected by us so that we can improve our profiles and target groups.
What are cookies?
Cookies and all similar techniques, such as scripts, are small files that can be placed from our domains on the user's devices. Based on cookies, you can be recognized on a subsequent visit and information can be collected about the use of the websites.
There are different types of cookies. In some cases, cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. In other cases, these cookies are retained for a longer period of time and can also be read out for subsequent use of the services.
The processing of personal data with the help of cookies always takes place in accordance with the provisions of this privacy statement.
What does Lynqer collect personal information for?
We collect and process personal data for various purposes, all of which are related to the delivery of our services.
To be able to offer our services
Some of our services are only available when you use a Lynqer Account. Without the processing of the personal data, the account can not be created and the service can not be provided.
To be able to send newsletters and promotions
In order to keep you informed of information about our services or of promotions and offers, we can send you e-mail messages. You can unsubscribe here at any time.
For market research
Only if you have given your consent and you have left your data for market research, can we request you to assist in market research. These studies can have different subjects and participation is always on a voluntary basis.
To draw up profiles and target groups
All data that you enter directly or that we have collected through your use of the services or via a third party are used to build profiles and then target groups. The use of this is on the one hand to predict your individual preferences on the basis of analysis and thus to adapt the service to your preferences, for example to make recommendations. In addition, the target groups are used by advertisers to buy advertising space based on the target groups, so that suitable advertisements can be shown to you.
Unfortunately, there are multiple forms of abuse. You can think of payment fraud, non-compliance with copyright or the sharing of threatening messages. To prevent this abuse and to act against it, personal data are collected.
To improve our services and to identify general trends
We use the data to analyze in a general sense how our services are used and which trends can be observed. In this way we can make better informed decisions about, among other things, the further development of our services.
For compliance with laws and regulations
Some legal obligations require that certain data be retained or shared.
With whom does Lynqer share data?
For the purposes of our service or to offer advertisements, data can be shared with different parties. These parties are mainly located in the Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe and in an exceptional case outside. In all cases, an agreement is concluded with this party to make clear agreements in accordance with European legislation and to guarantee data protection. In addition, laws or regulations may apply on the basis of which personal data must be shared.
Between our domains
We process personal data for all our affiliates. You can recognize this because of the different domains for which the cross-domain privacy statement applies.
With our suppliers to offer our services
With commercial partners
For some actions, such as competitions or surveys, there is direct cooperation with other parties and the data are collected in cooperation with these parties. If this is the case, we will clearly state this.
With producers for the recruitment of candidates and participants and organizing shows and event
We cooperate with producers for the production of programs and events. Sometimes this is done on our behalf and in other cases we offer help in finding the right candidates and participants. Where we collect the data, we only share it with the producer and exclusively for the selection of candidates and participants.
With advertisers, media agencies and advertising networks
Data is shared with advertisers, media agencies, and ad networks to make it possible to display appropriate ads.
With competent authorities based on legitimate legislation
We only provide information to authorities if this is required by law or on the order of the court or if there is reason to do so, for example to prevent damage or misuse.
On what basis do Lynqer process personal data?
We will only process personal data if this is permitted by law.
To be able to execute the agreement with you, the user
If you have an agreement with us, such as when you take out a subscription or if you have bought Lynqer NFC tags, and it is necessary to process certain data for the execution thereof, we will do so.
If there is a legal obligation
Sometimes there are legal obligations on the basis of which data must be processed. If there is such a legal obligation, or on the order of a court order, we will comply with this.
If there is a legitimate interest for us or for you
If there is an interest, such as the security or improvement of our services, and this can not be achieved other than by processing data, the data will be used for this purpose. An assessment will always be made between the different interests and whether the same can not be achieved in another way.
If you have given permission for this
If we do not have a contractual agreement, there is no legal obligation to process data, or a legitimate interest, we will only process data with your consent. This also applies when sensitive data is collected. Also, electronic communication data, such as cookies and similar techniques, are never collected or placed without your permission.
How do you deal with special and sensitive data?
Data from minors
If you are under 16, you may only use our services with the consent of your parent or guardian. We do not intend to collect data from website visitors who are younger than 16 years of age. If you are a minor, make sure that your parents have given permission to share your information with us. We can not always check whether a visitor is actually older than 16 years. We therefore encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about minors from being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have collected personal information from a minor without this permission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then we will delete this information.
For some services it is useful to share your location data, for example when using the Lynqer app. But your location can also be used to show ads that are relevant at that moment. If location is used for advertising purposes, your exact location will not be used but an area around your location is the size of 200 football fields. Location is determined by means of the IP address and GPS.
Photos and videos
To enrich your account you can add a photo yourself. When you do this, we will save this photo (s). This will be removed if your account is canceled or if you delete the photo yourself.
What about the security?
A strict security regime applies to all data that we collect and use. In this way we secure our systems to prevent data leaks and we will always process data anonymously or pseudonymised if possible. Furthermore, a retention policy is used on the basis of which data is removed if it is no longer necessary.
It is possible that via our services links to websites of third parties are shared. We have no influence on the processing of personal data by these websites and third parties and we are not liable for this. We recommend that you always read the privacy statement of these websites.
What are your rights?
If your data is processed by us, you have a number of rights that you can always rely on (free of charge).
Insight into the personal data collected about you
If you are curious about what information we have collected about you, you can ask us to give you access to this. If some data do not match your situation or preferences, then these data can be corrected on request.
To view your personal data, please send an email with your first and last name, e-mail address, and a copy of your passport to email@example.com. We will respond to your request within 4 weeks.
The copy of your identity card is used to check that your data is actually being requested by yourself and not sent to someone else. We recommend that you send the copy of your ID in a secure way. Click here for more information about the secure sharing of your identity card.
If you do not agree with our data processing, you can object to this. You do this by sending an e-mail with your first and last name, e-mail address, and a copy of your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted within four weeks on the basis of which follow-up steps will be taken.
The copy of your identity card is used to check that the objection is actually made by yourself. We recommend that you send the copy of your ID in a secure way.
If we have collected data based on your consent, you can also withdraw it. You can do this by sending an e-mail with your first and last name, e-mail address and telephone number to email@example.com. We will contact you within 4 weeks.
Because we have chosen to offer our domains (partially) for free, we depend on advertising revenues for funding. Therefore, it is not possible to use our services without permission to place and collect cookies and similar techniques that we use for advertising purposes.
If you do decide to withdraw your consent, this means that you can no longer use our services. After revoking your consent, you will be asked for permission again when you visit one of our domains. You can then decide for yourself if you want to give permission again.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority supervises the processing of personal data. The website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority contains more information about the protection of personal data and the rights you have with regard to your personal data.
Explanation about cookies
This explanation about cookies was drawn up in collaboration with industry parties and discussed with the regulator. This explanation applies to all services of Lynqer and its affiliates (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Lynqer").
Websites use useful and useful techniques that increase ease of use and that make the site as interesting as possible for every user. The best known examples of this type of technique are cookies and scripts (all techniques hereinafter referred to as 'cookies'). For example, cookies ensure that you can stay logged in on websites or that your preferences are remembered. Lynqer can also see, through cookies, how often its sites - and which pages - are viewed by users. Furthermore, some cookies make it possible to follow your surfing behavior.
More information about cookies
Cookies with the sole purpose of allowing the website to function.
Functional cookies ensure:
remembering products that you add to your shopping basket while shopping online
remembering information that you enter on the various pages during checkout or ordering, so that you do not have to re-enter all your data
passing on information from one page to the next page, for example if a long survey is completed or if you have to enter a lot of data when ordering online
saving preferences, such as the language, location, the desired number of search results, etc.
saving settings for optimal video display, such as the desired buffer size and the resolution data of your screen
reading out your browser settings in order to optimally display our websites on your screen
detecting abuse of our website and services, for example by registering the number of consecutive failed log-in attempts
the uniform loading of the website, so that the site remains accessible
offering the possibility to store log-in data so that you do not have to enter it every time
make it possible to respond to our websites
In order to determine which parts of the website are most interesting to our visitors, Lynqer continuously tries to measure the behavior of users, sometimes with the help of third-party software.
Statistics are generated from the information that Lynqer collects. These statistics give Lynqer insight into how often our website is visited, where visitors spend the most time and so on. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the website as user-friendly as possible.
Analytical cookies ensure:
tracking the number of visitors on our web pages
keeping track of the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages
determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website
assessing which parts of our site need adjustment
optimizing the website
Advertising cookies ensure:
keeping track of which advertisements you have already seen in order to prevent you from seeing the same thing
tracking how many visitors click on the ad for settlement with the advertiser
tracking how many orders take place via the advertisement for settlement with the advertiser
See below for the list of cookies that media agencies, ad networks and / or we use in combination with advertisements, what data they collect and how long they are used. Ad networks and media agencies are companies that act as intermediaries between website owners and advertisers.
For the cookies that our third parties place for advertising purposes, we refer to the statements that these parties provide on their own websites. Note that these statements can change regularly. Lynqer has no influence on this and is not responsible for the actions of these parties.
These cookies are used to map the behavior of users. By means of these cookies, Lynqer can build profiles and target groups with which Lynqer can ensure that the content of the websites and apps, such as videos and advertisements, is relevant for each user. Third parties can also post behavioral cookies via our websites. The information about your current website visit can in that case be combined with information from previous and later visits to websites other than ours.
Behavior cookies ensure:
keeping track of the websites you visit in order to make an estimate of your interests
checked whether you clicked on an advertisement
passing on information about your surfing behavior to other websites
enabling the use of third-party services to be able to show advertisements to you
showing interesting advertisements based on your social media usage
Social media cookies
The articles and videos you read or view on our websites and apps can be shared or clicked on social media by means of buttons. The functioning of these buttons uses social media cookies from various social media parties. In addition, social media networks place pixels on the pages of our websites and apps with which they follow you during your web sessions. The social media parties use these cookies to recognize you and to build profiles by combining the behavior on the Lynqer domains with previous information they have received from you, for example by using your social media account.
For the cookies that the social media parties place and the possible data they collect, we refer to the statements that these parties provide on their own websites. Note that these statements can change regularly. Lynqer has no influence on this and is not responsible for the actions of these parties.
Because of the way the Internet and websites work, it may be that Lynqer does not always have insight into the cookies that are placed by third parties via the domains.
If you encounter cookies in our domains that fall into one of the above categories and are not mentioned in this explanation, please let us know. Or contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they put, what the reason is, what the lifespan of the cookie is and how they have guaranteed your privacy.
Sometimes the functions of cookies overlap because their goals overlap. This is the case, for example, with analytical cookies and advertising cookies when the click behavior of an advertisement is tracked. Another example is the overlap between advertising cookies and behavioral cookies when a suitable advertisement is shown based on someone's behavior. If cookies are mentioned in several categories, this means that these cookies have multiple functions and fall into more than one category.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so that you get a warning before cookies are placed. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only cookies from third parties. You can also delete cookies that have already been placed. Note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.
Be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our websites are working properly. It is possible that some functions of the sites are lost or even that you can not see certain websites at all, because of the functionalities that cookies provide.
How you can adjust your settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser.
Accepting or refusing cookies does not affect whether your ads will be shown. Cookies only ensure that advertisements are not repeated each time and that the advertisements are adapted to the preferences of the user. The refusal of cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads. The ads are then no longer tailored to your interests and are repeated more often.
Processing personal data
If the information processed with the aid of cookies contains personal data, this personal data will be processed in accordance with Lynqer's privacy statement.