Effective date: October 2021
Kuettu is created in October 2018 by founder and CEO Ansel MAKOMO @ansel and co-founder Edmond BYAMUNGU @ Edml1 who are software engineers.
Kuettu is the new social network of the former Social ConnectU (www.sconnectu.com) which was launched in 2011
We use the information we collect to analyze how the service is used, diagnose service or technical issues, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic and demographic trends. , and track User Content and users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.
You provide us with information about yourself, such as your name and email address, if you register for a member account with the Service. Your name and other information you choose to add to your profile will be available for public viewing on the Service. We may use your email address to send you service-related notices. You can control the receipt of certain service-related messages on your Settings page. We may also use your contact details to send you marketing messages. If you do not wish to receive such messages, you can unsubscribe by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mails, your e-mail address and our responses.
If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a friend to the Service, we will ask you for that person's email address and automatically send you an email invitation. We store this information to send this email, to register your friend if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our invitation service.
What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?
Describe the relevant processing terms contained in the GDPR. There are six possible legal grounds: consent contract legitimate interests vital interests public mission legal obligation
Provide detailed information on any grounds that apply to your processing and why. If you rely on consent, explain how people can withdraw and manage their consent. If you are relying on legitimate interests, clearly explain what this is.
If you process special category personal data, you will need to meet at least one of the six processing conditions, as well as additional requirements for processing under the GDPR. Provide information on any additional grounds that apply.
We collect several main pieces of information which are:
1. Data collected
2. Information You Provide.
3. Information we obtain when you use our services.
4. Information we obtain from third parties.
5. Use of your data
6. Information Sharing
7. Your choices and obligations
8. Other important information
Here are some explanations on each of these categories.
Other people may post or write about you.
Content and news
You and others may post content that includes information about you in articles, posts, comments, or videos on our Services. We may also collect public information about you, such as your news and make it available as part of our services, including notifications of mentions in the news to other people.
Contacts and calendar information
We receive personal data about you including your contact details when other people import or sync their contacts or calendar using our services, associate their contacts with member profiles, scan or send messages using our services and invitations or contact requests. If you choose to synchronize your email accounts with our Services, we will also collect email header information that we may associate with member profiles. We may also receive data from customers and partners.
We receive personal data about you such as your title and professional email address when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as employers.
Related companies and other services
We receive data about you when you use other services provided by us or our affiliates. For example, you may choose to send us information about your contacts in Microsoft applications and services, such as Outlook, to improve networking activities on our Services.
Use of the Services
We record your visits to and use of our services, including mobile applications when you access our services, including our sites, applications and platform technology, including when you view content such as video or advertisements on our sites and apps, when you click or click on them, when you search, when you install or update one of our mobile apps, when you share articles
Cookies and similar technologies
Your device and location
We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data.
When you visit or leave our Services (including certain plug-ins and our cookies or similar technologies on third-party sites), we receive the URL of the site you are leaving and the URL of the site you are going to, as well as the time of your visit. We also obtain information about your network and device. If you use our Services on a mobile device, it will send us data about your location based on the settings on your phone. We will ask for your consent before using GPS or other tools to identify your exact location.
We also know if you communicate through our services. We collect information about you when you send, receive or view messages in connection with our services. We track your response and send you reminders. We also use automatic message scanning technology to help and protect our site. For example, we use this technology to suggest replies to messages and to manage or block content that violates our policies on our Services.
Third Party Sites and Services
We receive information about your visits and your use of services provided by third parties when you log in via Kuettu or access third party services including some of our plug-ins (such as our advertisements, cookies or similar technologies) .
We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our services. Our use of your personal data depends on the services you use, how you use them and the options set in your preferences. We use the data we hold about you
How do we share personal data?
We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to connect to the Service through a third-party service. We cannot control the use of your information by third parties.
Kuettu may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect the rights or property of Kuettu.
All the data you include in your profile or in the content you post, as well as your actions on social networks (such as likes, subscriptions, comments and shares) carried out on our Services, are visible by d other people according to your preferences.
Your profile is visible in its entirety to all members and customers of our services. Depending on your preferences, your data may also be viewed by third parties within or outside of our services (for example, Visitors to our services or users of third-party search engines) has an impact on the availability of your profile and the possibility for the member to see certain fields of your profile.
Posts, likes, subscriptions, comments, messages.
Our Services enable the display and sharing of information, including through posts, subscriptions, likes and comments. When you share an article or post (like a news item, image, video, or article) publicly, it can be viewed by anyone and re-shared anywhere (depending on your preferences). Members, Visitors and others will be able to search and view content you have shared publicly, including your name (and photo if you have provided one).
In a group, posts are visible to other members of the group. Your group membership is public and listed in your profile, but you can change the visibility in your preferences. Any information you share through Company Pages or other organizations on our Services is visible to those entities and people who view those pages.
When you follow a person or organization, you appear as a follower to others and the “page owner”. We notify senders of the actions you take with respect to their message, depending on your preferences if applicable. We notify a Member when you view their profile, based on your preferences.
When you like, re-share or comment on another person's content (ads included), other members will be able to see those "social actions" and associate that social action with you (e.g. your name, profile and photo if applicable ).
Archiving of communications
Members subject to controls may be required to store communications outside of our services.
For reasons of legal or professional compliance, some members must archive their communications and activity on social networks, and may use an external service provider to meet this need. We activate the archiving of messages from members outside our services and those intended for these members.
Third party services
You can link your account to third-party services so that they can search the profile of your contacts, publish your shares on other platforms, or allow you to start a conversation with your connections on other platforms. Snippets of your profile will also appear on third-party services.
Depending on your preferences, other services may view your profile. When you link your account to other services, these services have access to your personal data. When associating accounts, the sharing and use of this personal data will be described on a consent screen or a link leading to this type of screen.
Depending on your preferences, extracts from your profile will appear on third-party services (for example, in search engine results, in messaging or calendar applications displaying limited profile data of the person the user is going to meet or contact, in social network aggregators).
We may use outside help for our Services. We use third parties to deliver our services (for example, for maintenance, statistics, audits, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They have access to your information to the extent necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may need to share your data if we believe we are required to do so by law or to ensure our rights and safety, as well as yours and those of third parties. We may need to disclose information about you when we are required to do so by law, court order or other legal action, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to
• Investigate actual or suspected illegal activities, prevent such activities or take action against them, or assist judicial institutions;
• Enforce our contracts with you;
• Investigate and defend against third-party allegations and complaints;
• Guarantee the security or integrity of our services (for example, by sharing with companies facing the same threats); Where
• exercise or protect the rights and safety of Kuettu, our members, our staff or third parties.
And if we find it important, we immediately notify members who are the subject of a legal request for the disclosure of their personal data, except in an emergency or if the law or a court order prohibits it. We may challenge such requests when we believe, in our discretion, that they are excessive, vague or not duly authorized, but we do not undertake to challenge all of them.
We generally retain your personal data for as long as your account remains open or as needed to provide the services to you. This includes data that you or third parties have provided to us as well as data generated or inferred based on your use of our services.
Rights of access and control over your personal data
You can access and delete your personal data. You have many options for collecting, using and sharing your data. You can delete or correct the data included in your profile, manage the visibility of your posts or control your communications and the display of advertisements. You have the ability to control and manage the personal data we hold about you through preferences.
Regarding the personal data we have about you, you can:
You can ask us to erase or delete some or all of your personal data (for example, if it is no longer necessary for us to provide Services to you).
Modify or rectify data:
You can modify some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to modify, update or correct your data in certain cases, in particular if they are inaccurate.
Disprove, Limit, Restrict or Use Data:
You can ask us to stop using some or all of your personal data (for example, if we have no legal right to continue using it) or to limit our use of it (for example, if your personal data is inaccurate or illegally held).
Have a right to access and/or collect your data:
You can ask us for a copy of your personal data as well as a copy of the data you have provided in a machine-readable format.
Visitors can learn more about making such requests here. You can also contact us using the contact details available below and we will process your request in accordance with applicable laws.
Residents of Designated Countries and other regions may also have additional rights under their own laws.
Closure of account
We keep some of your data even after your account is closed. If you close your Kuettu account, your data is generally no longer visible on our services within 24 hours. We usually delete information from closed accounts within 30 days, with the following exceptions.
We retain your personal data after your account is closed as reasonably necessary to fulfill our legal obligations (including government requests), comply with regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse. Kuettu's Terms of Service or respond to your request to stop receiving communications from us. We retain personalized information after your account is closed.
How do we secure personal data?
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to maintain the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Kuettu or guarantee that your information on the Service cannot be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed in the event of a breach of any of our physical safeguards, technical or management.
We monitor security breaches and try to prevent them. Please use the security features available on our services.
We implement security measures to protect your data, such as the HTTPS protocol. We regularly monitor our systems to detect possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Cross-Border Data Transfers
We store and use your data outside your country. We process data both within and outside the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and we rely on legal processes to legally transfer data across borders. The laws of the countries in which we process the data may be different from those of your own country, in particular less protective.
Legal bases for processing
We have legal bases for collecting, using and sharing data about you. Kuettu provides you with options for the use of your data. You can withdraw your consent at any time by accessing your preferences.
We will only collect and process personal data about you for which we have legal grounds. Legal bases include your consent and the contract where the data processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, for example, to provide you with the Kuettu services you have requested and “legitimate interests”.
Where the processing of your personal data is subject to your consent, you have the right not to consent or to withdraw your consent at any time; where the processing of your personal data is subject to legitimate interests, you have the right to object.
You can contact us or use other options to have your complaints heard.
If you have any questions or complaints regarding this policy, please contact Kuettu online first. You can also send us an email. You have other options if you are still not satisfied after contacting us.
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