Privacy policy

About this privacy policy

The following privacy policy informs users (hereinafter »user« or »you«) on the handling of personal information on this website (hereinafter »Kezera«) by its operators (hereinafter »we«).
We take the protection of your privacy seriously and treat it confidentially. By using Kezera, you agree with the transfer, collection, storage, modification and, if necessary, the disclosure of your information by us, no matter what country you live in or from which country you use Kezera.

Registration and user information

Public content and individual services of Kezera (e.g. the search) can be used without prior registration. For the creation of content on Kezera, a user account is required for which you have to submit some personal information (username, e-mail address and password). Other information (e.g. avatar, location, etc.) are optional. Some of this data (e.g. username) is accessible to the public.
We may use your information to contact you in some cases concerning the usage of the service (e.g. via e-mail). You can decline getting additional information from us in the settings of your account.
You are obliged to keep your password confidential and to protect your account from unauthorized use. Any liability for loss or damage caused by the failure to comply with these requirements is excluded. For details, please see our terms of use.

Logging

To get an insight into the uses of Kezera and to be able to continuously improve the service, we automatically collect some information about you while you are using the website. This data contains e.g. your IP address, pages visited, browser type, search terms and other interactions with Kezera.

Cookies

Like many websites, Kezera works with so-called cookies. These are small text files which are stored on your computer and contain information about your settings (e.g. language preferences) so that you do not have to set up your account each time you visit Kezera. They also help us to understand how you use Kezera and improving it to that effect. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not agree, you can change this in the settings of your browser. To use Kezera comfortably and completely, you should allow cookies.

Sharing and disclosure of information

Your data, information and content may only be revealed or passed on by us with your explicit permission. This excludes information published by yourself, such as your content, username or location.
Kezera is closely linked to other services such as Twitter or Facebook. By linking your Kezera user account with a user account like the previously mentioned, you agree to the disclosure and publication of your Kezera content to these services as part of each of their privacy policies and terms of use.
In case of a suspected or a specific infringement, we are authorized to block, disclose or delete your stored data, information and content to comply with laws or legal requirements, to protect the safety of other persons and the public, to counter fraud, to resolve technical or security related problems or to protect our own rights and the property of Kezera and its users.
In the case of a business transfer, we are allowed to sell or otherwise transfer your stored data, information and content. This privacy policy thereby remains unaffected until further notice.
We also point out that data transmission over the internet can always have vulnerabilities. We will do everything we can to avoid them, but we cannot guarantee a permanent, full-length protection of your data (or parts thereof) from access by third parties.

Privacy statement for using the Twitter plugin

Kezera provides functions of the service »Twitter«, offered by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. You can recognize them by the Twitter logo and the »Tweet« button on Kezera. If you click on that button when you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link content from Kezera on your Twitter profile. You can also login to Kezera with your Twitter account. Through these interactions, Twitter can match your visit to Kezera to your Twitter account and will also transfer data to Twitter. We point out that we have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and use of this data through Twitter. For more information please see the privacy policy of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Privacy statement for using the Facebook plugin

Kezera provides functions of the service »Facebook«, offered by Facebook Inc., 1601 S South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize them by the Facebook logo and the »Share« button on Kezera. If you click on that button when you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from Kezera on your Facebook profile. You can also login to Kezera with your Facebook account. Through these interactions, Facebook can match your visit to Kezera to your Facebook account and will also transfer data to Facebook. We point out that we have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and use of this data through Facebook. For more information please see the privacy policy of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

Privacy statement for using the Google+ plugin

Kezera provides functions of the service »Google«, offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can recognize them by the Google+ logo and the »Share« button on Kezera. If you click on that button when you are logged into your Google account, you can link content from Kezera on your Google+ profile. Through these interactions, Google can match your visit to Kezera to your Google account and will also transfer data to Google. We point out that we have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and use of this data through Google. For more information please see the privacy policy of Google at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

Privacy statement for using Google Analytics

Kezera uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. 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. Because we have activated IP anonymization ("_anonymizeIp ()") on this website, your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened by Google in order to maintain your anonymity. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and is shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can prevent Google from capturing and processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin from this Google website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time and will inform you about significant changes in time and at a suitable location (e.g. by e-mail). The latest and valid version of this privacy policy is always available at http://kezera.com/en/privacy. By using Kezera after a new privacy policy takes effect, you agree with it.
If any part of this privacy policy is or becomes invalid, contains a gap or cannot be enforced by us, we do not waive this provision, nor does it change the validity of the remaining provisions.

This privacy policy is valid from April 23rd, 2012.
In case you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please send us an e-mail to hello@kezera.com