Data Privacy

Effective 03rd july 2018

This website ("Site") and service ("Service") is owned and maintained by Daniela Hamberger / Olaf Siemen GbR, Steller Chaussee 12, 21435 Stelle, Germany (referred to hereafter as “yovoco”). The yovoco member program is operated as a survey panel for individuals who voluntarily register on the Site ("Members"). The Member can participate at offered surveys connected to the service and operated by yovoco or third parties. Under certain conditions Members may be rewarded in money ("Rewards") for participating in certain activities such as completing surveys.

This privacy policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions. This policy explains what information yovoco collects about Members of the Site and how we use this information.

What personal information does yovoco collect from me?

yovoco collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of websites. Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, yovoco asks for a variety of information (e.g., name, email address, zip code, household information, personal interests, etc.). Personal information may also be collected from you when you participate in a market research survey or similar service. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to yovoco -- you are given an account number which you will use to access the various protected areas of the site. Also, if you contact yovoco, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Wherever yovoco collects your personal information from, we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

What are cookies and how does yovoco use them?

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, yovoco may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. yovoco may also require you use cookies where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable to avoid your having to enter your login information many times in one day.

Who is collecting information and for what purpose?

yovoco collects information from you which assists brands and marketers in developing and improving products and services. Unless otherwise specifically stated in this Privacy Policy, when you are on a yovoco site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information solely with yovoco. If personal information is being collected by or for the benefit of any company other than yovoco, you will be notified prior to the time of such data collection. If you do not want your personal information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.

Any sensitive information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual) will be treated with additional care. If yovoco intends to disclose such information to a third party or use it for a different purpose than originally collected, yovoco will ask you express permission prior to any such disclosure.

With whom does yovoco share my information?
yovoco will not disclose any of your personal information without your permission except under special circumstances provided for herein or when we believe in good faith the law requires it. Please see the Terms of Use or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.

From time to time, we may share some of your personal information and profiling data with third-party partners to provide limited services on our behalf such as producing research products and services.

yovoco may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating yovoco’s Terms of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) yovoco’s rights or property, other yovoco users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. yovoco may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my personal information?

You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies or opt-out of accepting yovoco cookies you will be unable to use those yovoco services that require registration in order to participate.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, yovoco does not sell or rent personal information to anyone for their own independent use. As described above, we will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your personal information will be shared with a third party for their own independent use and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your personal information to be shared in that manner, you can choose not to use a particular service.

What is yovoco’s policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?

Members of yovoco may edit their yovoco Account Information and their yovoco at any time by using their yovoco login and password.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?

Your Account Information and Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information.

We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. yovoco will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your yovoco account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. Please change your password regularly.

Whenever yovoco handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, yovoco takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, yovoco cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online -- for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas -- that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

How do I cancel/unsubscribe from yovoco?
If you would like to unsubscribe from yovoco mailings and cancel your account please logon to your account and unsubscribe

Additional Information

Please contact us with any questions regarding this statement.