Privacy Policy

This document details the kind of information we collect and how we use and share this information. It also details how you can manage or delete the information we have, as well as our legal obligations as far as this information is concerned. CyberStudeo is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of your personal information. Continuing to use the CyberStudeo platform implies total acceptance of this policy, as well as your consent to our use of cookies.

What Information We Collect:

Before you disclose or use pictures and other media on our platform that may contain faces or other identifiable features of other people, trademarks and/or landmarks, you should check if you need a model or property release. CyberStudeo takes copyright infringement very seriously. Please read our Terms of Service to find out more.

CyberStudeo collects, stores and processes the following kinds of information:

For statistical purposes, we collect your IP Address, your geographical location (as far as we can estimate it based on your IP Address), what kind of device and browser you are using, any referral sources, the date and time of your visits as well as the length of your visit and the pages, blogs and articles you view. Our website uses cookies to determine whether you are a new visitor or returning visitor, as well as customize content that might be of interest to you. We also collect and store any other information that may be generated during your use of the website such as search phrases.

Based on the pages you visit, the articles you rate and comment on, and the ads you click, or the products and services you purchase or download, CyberStudeo algorithms may also try to estimate what content interests you and suggest additional similar content that may also be of interest. To this effect CyberStudeo automatically generates keywords that represent your interests and stores this information in our databases.

Information that you provide to us when you register for an account such as your first and last name, your email address, your CyberStudeo password and your country of origin.

Any additional information that you provide by completing your blogger profile and/or blogger “About” page including profile picture, gender, date of birth, interests and hobbies, educational and employment history.

Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our notifications or newsletters or to the newsletters of other bloggers on the platform. This information includes your name and email address.

Information relating to any downloads or purchases you make of our products or services, as well as the products and services offered by other bloggers on our platform. This may include your name, email address, billing and shipping information as well as the types of products or services you purchase or download.

For bloggers using our platform, we also store and process the content of your blog posts and products including, text, pictures, videos, audio recordings, keywords, and other metadata that you provide or that may be embedded in the media you upload. In addition to this, we store and process any electronic correspondence, including emails sent to your free CyberStudeo email address, as well as any newsletter correspondence you send to your subscribers. If you upload contacts (names and email addresses) to use with our Newsletter module, these are also stored for your use. The financial information for bloggers is collected in order to process pay-outs where necessary.

Metadata that our website automatically generates, such as your account number, blog identification numbers, etc.

Live chat messages and information you provide by participating in any surveys that we may offer. Any information that you send to bloggers on the platform, including email messages, contact form information, etc.

Any other information that you enter into the site or choose to send to us.

How We Use and Share Information:

Except as provided in this policy, CyberStudeo will never disclose your information to third parties who are not on the CyberStudeo platform. Limited information is made available to the bloggers on our platform - where this information is personal in nature, you need to give express permission before it is disclosed. Information submitted to us or generated automatically will be used for the purposes specified below or on the relevant pages of the website:

We use various kinds of information (as listed above) for the administration of the CyberStudeo platform as well as the administration of the blogs on our platform or to find trends or create new products and services that may be of interest to our users and bloggers.

Some types of information are used to personalize the website for you, as well as suggest content that may be of interest to you. Various types of information may also be used to enable your use of various products and services on the website, without which, the website will not work for you.

We may use your information to send you goods or services which you have purchased, downloaded or requested, as well as to collect payment, send statements, invoices or reminders.

Your name and email address may be used to send you email communications that you have requested from us, or from bloggers you have subscribed to. These may include marketing material. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive such communications or you can use the unsubscribe link on newsletters to remove yourself from future communications.

Some types of information may be used for the marketing of the CyberStudeo platform or the marketing of blogs products and services on our website. We will not disclose names and email addresses as well as other personally identifying information in our marketing material. In the unlikely event that this information needs to be disclosed, you will be asked to provide permission to us in writing.

Relevant statistical information is passed onto the bloggers on our platform, where such information relates directly to their blogs, products or services. This information is usually aggregated and used to help bloggers understand the performance of their blogs or marketing efforts. Bloggers will not be able to personally identify you using the statistical information we provide to them.

Your information may be used to the extent necessary to provide you with support, deal with enquiries or complaints made by or about you and relating to our website or any blogs, products and services contained on it.

Your information may be used to keep our website secure and prevent fraud or abuse. Email communications, newsletters and comments are monitored to reduce spam and other abusive activity.

Your name and email address are disclosed to a blogger when you use their contact form, send an email to their free CyberStudeo address or subscribe to their newsletters - these forms of communication are considered providing express permission. Bloggers are under strict terms not to further disclose that information to any other third parties.

Where necessary, such as the processing of payments, we will share some information with our payment processing partners (such as PayPal), only to the extent necessary to complete such transactions.

Your information may be disclosed to our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents or suppliers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes to which such information needs to be used.

CyberStudeo may also disclose any of the above information as we are required to do so by law, in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings and/or investigations, or to establish, exercise or defend our rights including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention, copyright or trademark infringement and to reduce credit risk. We may provide information to any person or law enforcement authority who has applied for a court order requiring us to disclose such information.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties outside of the CyberStudeo platform.

Storage & Transmission of Information

The following section details how we store, transmit and retain your personal information:

Confidential and sensitive information, such as your passwords, financial or credit/debit card details are hashed, encrypted and stored securely to prevent all unauthorized access. In the unlikely event of a data breach, this encrypted information is useless to humans and computers. You are responsible for keeping your passwords, pin numbers and OTP’s (One Time Passwords) confidential. Our support staff will never ask you for your password or card information, either by email, live chat, directly over the phone, or by any other means. Any requests for your CyberStudeo password or card information do not come from CyberStudeo and such attempts purporting to be from CyberStudeo should immediately be reported to us and then ignored or deleted. Entry of your password is only required when you log in to our website or reset your password. You are also responsible for keeping your credit/debit card information confidential. Never disclose your CyberStudeo passwords or card information to any bloggers on our platform - they are under strict terms never to ask for such information.

Information that we collect may be transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

Information that you publish on the website or submit for publication may be available on the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

Personal information that we collect, store and process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.

Notwithstanding the other provisions in this section, we will retain information to the extent that we are required to do so by law or if that information may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings or to establish, exercise and defend our legal rights.

CyberStudeo will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Your information is stored on our secure password- and firewall-protected servers.

CyberStudeo takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the data you transmit to our website is encrypted and cannot be intercepted. However, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently vulnerable and we cannot guarantee the security of data being transmitted.

All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website are protected by the encryption technology of our payment processing partners.

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, provision of such information will be subject to the appropriate evidence of your identity. (We will usually accept a photocopy of your passport, certified by a solicitor plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address). We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice you will usually expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

Other Policies Regarding Information

This section notes other policies that apply to your use of the CyberStudeo platform.

Our website and any blogs you visit may include links to other resources or reviews of third party websites. CyberStudeo has no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies, availability and practices of third parties and their resources, products or services as reviewed by our bloggers.

If any of the information we hold about you needs to be updated or corrected, please let us know. Users can also update their own personal information from within their user account.

Some sections of our website use cookies. The cookie we use contains only a unique identifying number which is of no use to anyone else. This unique number cannot be used to access your personal information on our platform. All other information as described in this policy is stored securely in our databases.

Note that even if you delete something from your blog (especially a blog post), it may still be available in our backups.

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy. CyberStudeo will notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the notifications feature on your blog.
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