GitNation Privacy Policy

GitNation collects some Personal Data from its Users. This applies to GitNation.org website and conferences organized by GitNation:

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Latest update: March 28, 2021

Owner and Data Controller

GitNation

KvK 65751868

VAT NL856244740B01

Eksterstraat 49

1021 EB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Owner contact email: hi@gitnation.org

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that GitNation collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Tracker; Usage Data; email address; first name; last name; company name; country; city; device information; address; password; profession; state; workplace; number of employees; billing address; field of activity; website; date of birth; geographic position; profile picture; Data communicated while using the service; username; picture; ZIP/Postal code.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection.

Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using GitNation websites and/or attending events.

Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by GitNation is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for GitNation to provide its services. In cases where GitNation 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.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by GitNation or by the owners of third-party services used by GitNation serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through GitNation and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

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 GitNation (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.

Legal basis of processing

The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:

Place

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.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore:

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to 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 purposes of processing

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: Analytics, Heat mapping and session recording, Traffic optimization and distribution, Tag Management, Remarketing and behavioral targeting, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, User database management, Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties, Displaying content from external platforms, Registration and authentication, Registration and authentication provided directly by GitNation, Contacting the User, Advertising, Handling productivity related activity , Information collection, Connecting Data and Managing data collection and online surveys.

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”.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Advertising

This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes. These communications are displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on GitNation, possibly based on User interests.

This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.

Some of the services listed below may use Trackers to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside GitNation websites. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.

Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

Direct Email Marketing (DEM) (GitNation)

GitNation uses the User Data to propose services and products provided by third parties or unrelated to the product or service provided by GitNation.

Personal Data processed: email address; first name; last name.

Analytics

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 (Google Ireland Limited)

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 GitNation, 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.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Twitter Ads conversion tracking (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects data from the Twitter advertising network with actions performed on GitNation.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Insight Tag) (LinkedIn Corporation)

LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Insight Tag) is an analytics and behavioral targeting service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on GitNation. The LinkedIn Insight Tag tracks conversions that can be attributed to LinkedIn ads and enables to target groups of Users on the base of their past use of GitNation.

Users may opt out of behavioral targeting features through their device settings, their LinkedIn account settings.

Personal Data processed: device information; Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Connecting Data

This type of service allows the Owner to connect Data with third-party services disclosed within this privacy policy.

This results in Data flowing through these services, potentially causing the retention of this Data.

Zapier (Zapier, Inc.)

Zapier is a workflow automation service provided by Zapier, Inc. that automates the movement of Data between (third-party) services.

Personal Data processed: city; company name; country; Data communicated while using the service; device information; email address; first name; geographic position; last name; phone number; picture; Tracker; Usage Data; username; workplace; ZIP/Postal code.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Backup saving and management

This type of service allows the Owner to save and manage backups of GitNation on external servers managed by the service provider itself. The backups may include the source code and content as well as the data that the User provides to GitNation.

Backup on Google Drive (Google LLC)

Google Drive is a service to save and manage backups provided by Google LLC.

Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Hosting and backend infrastructure

This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable GitNation to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of GitNation. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.

Netlify (Netlify Inc.)

Netlify is a hosting service provided by Netlify, Inc.

Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Contacting the User

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp)

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning GitNation. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to GitNation or after making a purchase.

Personal Data processed: email address; first name; last name.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Mailing list or newsletter (GitNation)

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning GitNation. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to GitNation or after making a purchase.

Personal Data processed: city; company name; country; email address; first name; last name; phone number; profession; state; Tracker; Usage Data; website.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of GitNation 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.

YouTube video widget (Google Ireland Limited)

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows GitNation to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Vimeo video (Vimeo, LLC)

Vimeo is a video content visualization service provided by Vimeo, LLC that allows GitNation to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Handling productivity related activity

This type of service helps the Owner to manage tasks, collaboration and, in general, activities related to productivity. In using this type of service, Data of Users will be processed and may be retained, depending on the purpose of the activity in question.

These services may be integrated with a wide range of third-party services disclosed within this privacy policy to enable the Owner to import or export Data needed for the relative activity.

Gmail

Gmail is a service that manages email communication provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location GitNation is accessed from. Such email communication is not scanned by Google for advertising purposes. In addition, Google does not collect or use data inside this service for advertising purposes in any other way.

Personal Data processed: city; company name; country; Data communicated while using the service; date of birth; email address; first name; geographic position; last name; phone number; physical address; profession; profile picture; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy; Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Information collection

Typeform widget (TYPEFORM S.L)

The Typeform widget is a service for interacting with the Typeform data collection platform provided by TYPEFORM S.L.

Personal Data processed: city; company name; country; first name; last name.

Place of processing: Spain – Privacy Policy.

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of GitNation.

The interaction and information obtained through GitNation 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 GitNation isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.

Managing data collection and online surveys

This type of service allows GitNation to manage the creation, deployment, administration, distribution and analysis of online forms and surveys in order to collect, save and reuse Data from any responding Users.

The Personal Data collected depend on the information asked and provided by the Users in the corresponding online form.

These services may be integrated with a wide range of third-party services to enable the Owner to take subsequent steps with the Data processed - e.g. managing contacts, sending messages, analytics, advertising and payment processing.

Typeform (TYPEFORM S.L)

Typeform is a form builder and data collection platform provided by TYPEFORM S.L.

Personal Data processed: company name; country; Data communicated while using the service; email address; first name; geographic position; last name; number of employees; phone number; physical address; profession; state; username; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service; website.

Place of processing: Spain – Privacy Policy.

Registration and authentication

By registering or authenticating, Users allow GitNation to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.

Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. In this case, GitNation will be able to access some Data, stored by these third-party services, for registration or identification purposes.

Some of the services listed below may also collect Personal Data for targeting and profiling purposes; to find out more, please refer to the description of each service.

Tito (Team Tito Limited)

Tito is an event ticketing system provided by Team Tito Limited.

Personal Data processed: company name; country; Data communicated while using the service; email address; first name; geographic position; last name; number of employees; phone number; physical address; profession; state; username;  address; billing address; city;  various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service; website.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Direct registration (GitNation)

The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing the Personal Data directly to GitNation.

Personal Data processed: address; billing address; city; company name; country; email address; field of activity; first name; last name; number of employees; password; phone number; profession; state; workplace.

Handling payments

Payment processing services enable GitNation to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, GitNation shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction.

Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.

PayPal (PayPal Inc.)

PayPal is a payment service provided by PayPal Inc., which allows Users to make online payments.

Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: See the PayPal privacy policy – Privacy Policy.

Stripe (Stripe Inc.)

Stripe is a payment service provided by Stripe Inc., which allows Users to make online payments.

Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: See the Stripe privacy policy – Privacy Policy.

Remarketing and behavioral targeting

This type of service allows GitNation and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of GitNation by the User.

This activity is facilitated by tracking Usage Data and by using Trackers to collect information which is then transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

Some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists.

Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

LinkedIn Website Retargeting (LinkedIn Corporation)

LinkedIn Website Retargeting is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects the activity of GitNation with the LinkedIn advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Twitter Tailored Audiences (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Tailored Audiences is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of GitNation with the Twitter advertising network.

Users can opt out from interest-based ads by going to: Personalization and Data.

Personal Data processed: email address; Tracker.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Twitter Remarketing (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of GitNation with the Twitter advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Google Ads Remarketing (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Ads Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Ireland Limited that connects the activity of GitNation with the Google Ads advertising network and the DoubleClick Cookie.

Users can opt out of Google's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Audience Network (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Audience Network is an advertising service provided by Facebook, Inc. In order to understand Facebook's use of Data, consult Facebook's data policy.

This Website may use identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID or Advertising Identifier for iOS, respectively) and technologies similar to cookies to run the Facebook Audience Network service. One of the ways Audience Network shows ads is by using the User's ad preferences. The User can control this in the Facebook ad settings.

Users may opt-out of certain Audience Network targeting through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or by following the instructions in other Audience Network related sections of this privacy policy, if available.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Lookalike Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Lookalike Audience is an advertising and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that uses Data collected through Facebook Custom Audience in order to display ads to Users with similar behavior to Users who are already in a Custom Audience list on the base of their past use of this Website or engagement with relevant content across the Facebook apps and services.

On the base of these Data, personalized ads will be shown to Users suggested by Facebook Lookalike Audience.

Users can opt out of Facebook's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting this opt-out page.

Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Traffic optimization and distribution

This type of service allows GitNation to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.

Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between GitNation and the User's browser.

Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.

Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)

Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.

The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through GitNation, i.e., communication between GitNation and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from GitNation to be collected.

Personal Data processed: Tracker; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

User database management

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 GitNation, 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 GitNation.

Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails based on specific actions performed on GitNation.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

Details about the right to object to processing

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.

How to exercise these rights

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.

Cookie Policy

GitNation uses Trackers.

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

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 GitNation 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.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, GitNation may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, GitNation and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with GitNation (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

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.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

GitNation 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.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by notifying its Users on this page and possibly within GitNation and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

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.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

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.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through GitNation (or third-party services employed in GitNation), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use GitNation, 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.

User

The individual using GitNation who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

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 GitNation. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of GitNation.

GitNation (or this Application)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service

The service provided by GitNation as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

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.

Cookie

Cookies are Trackers consisting of small sets of data stored in the User's browser.

Tracker

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.

Legal information

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).

This privacy policy relates solely to GitNation, if not stated otherwise within this document.