Chotayah collects some Personal Data from its Users.
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Among the types of Personal Data that Chotayah collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: payment info; first name; last name; email address; billing address; Tracker; Data communicated while using the service; Usage Data; gender; date of birth; phone number; profession; physical address; country; state; ZIP/Postal code; various types of Data; city; field of activity; geographic position.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using Chotayah.
Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by Chotayah is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for Chotayah to provide its services. In cases where Chotayah specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through Chotayah and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of Chotayah (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.
If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right of access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Service, comply with its legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, protect its rights and interests (or those of its Users or third parties), detect any malicious or fraudulent activity, as well as the following: Handling payments, Platform services and hosting, User database management, Displaying content from external platforms, Analytics, Contacting the User, Social features, Interaction with external social networks and platforms and Managing contacts and sending messages.
For specific information about the Personal Data used for each purpose, the User may refer to the section “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data”.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of Chotayah, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes Chotayah to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
Personal Data processed: city; country; date of birth; field of activity; gender; phone number; physical address; profession; state; various types of Data; ZIP/Postal code.
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of Chotayah and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows Chotayah to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Instagram is an image visualization service provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd that allows Chotayah to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
Unless otherwise specified, Chotayah processes any payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means via external payment service providers. In general and unless where otherwise stated, Users are requested to provide their payment details and personal information directly to such payment service providers. Chotayah isn't involved in the collection and processing of such information: instead, it will only receive a notification by the relevant payment service provider as to whether payment has been successfully completed.
Stripe is a payment service provided by Stripe Payments Ltd.
Personal Data processed: billing address; email address; first name; last name; payment info; Tracker.
This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of Chotayah.
The interaction and information obtained through Chotayah are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
It is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on Chotayah isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.
The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
Twilio is a phone numbers management and communication service provided by Twilio, Inc.
Personal Data processed: phone number.
These services have the purpose of hosting and running key components of Chotayah, therefore allowing the provision of Chotayah from within a unified platform. Such platforms provide a wide range of tools to the Owner – e.g. analytics, user registration, commenting, database management, e-commerce, payment processing – that imply the collection and handling of Personal Data.
Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows the Owner to build, run and host Chotayah.
Users may have public profiles that other Users can display. In addition to the Personal Data provided, this profile may contain Users' interactions with Chotayah.
Personal Data processed: geographic position.
This type of service allows the Owner to build user profiles by starting from an email address, a personal name, or other information that the User provides to Chotayah, as well as to track User activities through analytics features. This Personal Data may also be matched with publicly available information about the User (such as social networks' profiles) and used to build private profiles that the Owner can display and use for improving Chotayah.
Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails based on specific actions performed on Chotayah.
What Data Do We Collect?
2 date of birth;
4 job title; profession
5 religion (only for matching purposes)
6 contact information such as email address, postal address and telephone numbers;
7 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
8 photographs of you and photographs of your ID, driving licence or passport for authenticity purposes
9 IP address (automatically collected);
10 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
11 operating system (automatically collected); and
12 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
13. Family story for matching purpose
14. Genotype, Blood Group, HIV Status for matching purpose
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of Chotayah or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
For operation and maintenance purposes, Chotayah and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with Chotayah (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
Chotayah does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through Chotayah (or third-party services employed in Chotayah), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use Chotayah, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
The individual using Chotayah who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of Chotayah. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of Chotayah.
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by Chotayah as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Cookies are Trackers consisting of small sets of data stored in the User's browser.
Tracker indicates any technology - e.g Cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, embedded scripts, e-tags and fingerprinting - that enables the tracking of Users, for example by accessing or storing information on the User’s device.
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).