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December 2012

Privacy Policy for the dawawas service operated by conceptspace GmbH (further referred to as "Operator", "dawawas" or "us") Brüsseler Platz 8, 50672 Cologne

This English language version is for convenience purposes only. A German language version can be found at www.dawawas.com/inhalte/datenschutz/. The German language version is the only legally applicable version of this privacy policy. In any case of contradictions the German version supersedes the English version. German law is applicable.

1. Definition and Scope

Personal data is defined under German law as follows: particulars about individual or factual circumstances related to a certain or definable natural person ("subject").

This privacy policy applies to the dawawas service (also referred to as "service") operated by conceptspace GmbH. It is valid for all versions of dawawas including the website, mobile and other apps as well as apps for TV sets with internet capability.

2. Personal data within dawawas

We will store the personal data you provide at sign up for the service electronically. This includes your name, surname and Email address.

3. Visibility of data

The data you provide at sign up or later will be visible to other users of the service. This is subject to the setting you make. You may chose for events - including pictures and media within the event - to be visible publicly. If you do so all media attached to these events can be seen by others within and outside of dawawas. Your personal data will still only be visible for registered users of dawawas unless you actively choose a different setting. We will never disclose your personal data to third parties outside of dawawas without your consent unless we are obliged to do this, e.g. due to a court injunction.

User setting on visibility will be identical in all versions of dawawas. E.g. a setting that is made on the website will also apply on the mobile app.

If you choose to set up a "public event" this public event may be embedded via plugins on other websites or apps so that the content / media may be seen there as well. This option is not available for private events.

4. Storage and sharing of data, deletion of data

We may share sozio-demographic and anonymized data with selected partners. We do this to focus ads to target groups that are selected by categories such as gender of a user or hobbies. Doing this we will never share any personal information with partners that allow the identification of the user.

When you use dawawas you opt in for us to acquire, store and use your IP-address, your login-information as well as a login time-stamp. The data may be used to prevent and investigate attacks on dawawas. If required, we may disclose this information to law enforcement agencies. Such data will be deleted from our systems after 30 days.

All content that you delete on dawawas will be deleted from our systems permanently and as soon as possible. Such content cannot be restored. We reserve the right to keep content that is deleted by us as evidence when necessary, for instance to prove a violation of law or the terms and conditions. Of course this content is not accessible for third parties after deletion.

When content is deleted on one version of dawawas it may for some time still be accessible through another version (e.g. within apps). This is due to technical reasons. We use caching mechanisms to make content available offline in certain cases. The content will be deleted though as soon as there is an internet connection established. This applies vice versa to deletion of content in an app that is not connected to the internet at the time of deletion.

You can permanently delete your account and user personal data in the dawawas settings by following this link. You can also send an Email using the contact form if you would like to delete your personal user data.

5. Use of cookies

We use cookies for dawawas in order to provide you the best user experience possible. Cookies are text-files that allow a user allocation. This gives users the comfort to stay connected with dawaws and not having to actively sign in every time they access the service. Cookies further allow us to track users' behaviour and the usage of dawawas in general. They also allow us to provide information to users that they might be interested in. You may use dawawas without cookies by changing the respective setting in your internet browser. Functions may be limited in this case though.

We also may use third party cookies on dawawas, e.g. if we play out ads through Google adsense. In this case a third party might place or read a cookie from the users' browser. This may include information about frequency capping or your usage of dawawas. In may not include personal data that allow an identification of the user.

6. Social Plugins

dawawas uses or will in future use so called SocialPlugins ("Plugins"). Such plugins are provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, the operator of facebook.com ("Facebook"). Plugins may be identified within dawawas through the Facebook-Logo or the text-reference "Facebook SocialPlugin"

When you access a site within dawawas that incorporates such Plugin our servers will establish a connection to the Facebook systems and Facebook will use this connection to display content within your browser.

Also certain other information will be transferred to Facebook via the Plugin. This may e.g. be the access of our service through your browser. When you use Facebook on the same computer as dawawas and you are logged in to Facebook while using dawawas facebook may be link this information and your usage of dawawas to your facebook account. This might also trigger further actions. For instance the use of the "Like"-button may be transmitted and stored within Facebook.

Further details about the use of data by Facebook can be found within Facebook's privacy policy under http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

These include information about privacy protection and settings.

If you want to prevent the transfer and use of data to/by Facebook we suggest that you log out at Facebook before using dawawas.

7. dawawas App within Facebook

We also offer a dawawas App within Facebook. Except the information that you have accessed the App, we will not transfer any information from this App to Facebook

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics operates on "cookies", that are text files placed on your computer and help the website to analyze the site usage. In general information acquired through the cookie is transmitted to a Google server within the USA and stored there. If this website has enabled the option for IP-anonymization your IP-addresses will be shortened within the territory of the EU or another of the countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EWR). Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server within the USA and shortened there when this option is enabled. Information is used by Google on behalf of the Website operator 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. Google will not associate your IP provided within Google Analytics process with other data of Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. This might though result in a limitation of feature on the website. You may also prevent the compiling of data regarding your use of the Website (including your IP-address), the transfer of data to Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available under the link below. (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)

dawawas uses Google Analytics with activated IP-anonymization as described above

9. Specific rules for us on internet TV-sets

dawawas may be used on selected TV sets with internet capability. To provide you an easy access we might not use the classic login screen here. Instead we give you the option to link your dawawas account to the app on the TV-set. For this purpose a code will be generated on the TV-set. If you enter this code on your online account your TV-set is linked and you will have access to dawawas.

Please note that the link described above will not be disconnected when you turn off the TV-set. To do this you will also have to log out within the App on the TV set or disconnect the online account.

10. Specific rules for the use on mobile devices / Apps

If you use dawawas on mobile devices / Apps we may generated a unique device ID of ("device id"). This allows us to enable certain functions for you and we may also transmit this device ID to third parties (service providers) to allow a device allocation, e.g. for sending out push-notifications. The device ids do not contain any personal data that allow user identification.

11. Partners of dawawas

dawawas works with several partners that operate independent services and websites. These partners usually have their own privacy policies. dawawas is not responsible for the privacy policies of its partners or the use of data by its partners

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