Effective Date: October 20, 2021
Who we are ?
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
What information do we collect?
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.
You also provide us with information in User Content that you post to the Service. Your posts and other contributions to the Service, and metadata about them (such as when you posted them), are publicly viewable on the Service, along with your name (unless the Service allows you to post anonymously ). This information may be searched by search engines and republished elsewhere on the web in accordance with our Terms of Service.
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:
The information you provide.
Information we obtain when you use our services.
Information we obtain from third parties.
Use of your data
Your choices and obligations
Other important information
Here are some explanations on each of these categories.
You provide us with data to create an account on our platform
To create an account, you must provide your name, e-mail address and/or telephone number, as well as a password. If you subscribe to a Premium service, you will need to provide payment information (paypal, by bank transfer) and billing data.
You create your Kuettu profile (a complete profile allows you to get the most out of our Services).
You can choose your profile information, such as your education, work experience, skills, photo, city/region, and endorsements. You are not required to provide additional information on your profile. However, profile information allows you to get the most out of our services, in particular to make you more visible to other users and for information of all kinds. It is up to you whether you want to include sensitive information on your profile and make this sensitive information public. Only add or publish in your profile personal data that you agree to make public.
Publication and upload on the platform
We collect personal data from you when you indicate, publish or upload it to our services, for example when you fill out a form. If you choose to import your address book, we receive your contacts including contact information that your application or service provider has automatically added to your address book when you have communicated with addresses or numbers not listed in your directory.
If you sync your contacts or calendars with our Services, we will collect information about your address book and calendar meetings to continue to grow your network by suggesting connections to you and third parties, and by giving you information about events.
You are not obligated to post or upload any personal data. However, if you do not do this, your ability to grow your network and engage with your connections through our Services may be limited.
The information you provide
When you interact with our services, we collect the information you provide to us. So we need to collect some important details about you, such as your name, username, password, email address, phone number and date of birth. We may also ask you to provide us with additional information that will be publicly visible on our platform, such as a profile picture or avatar. Other services, such as commercial products, advertisements, blogs, may require you to provide us with associated account information.
Of course, you also provide us with all the information you send through our services, such as videos, photos, chats etc. Be sure that users who view your videos, photos, chats and other content can always save this content or copy it outside the application. So the same common sense that applies to the Internet in general also applies to Kuettu: don't send messages or share content that you wouldn't want someone to save or share.
When you contact customer service or communicate with us in any other way, we collect the information that you want to give us or that we need to answer your question.
Information we obtain when you use our services
When you use our platform services, we collect data about the types of services you have used and how you have used them. We might know, for example, that you watched a particular story, saw a specific advertisement for a certain time.
The way you interact with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your exchanges, the number of messages you exchange with your friends, the friends with whom you exchange messages the most, as well as your interactions with those messages such as when you opened a message or took a screenshot.
We collect content you create on our Services such as personalized stickers and information about the content you create or provide, such as whether the recipient has viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.
Data relating to the device used.
We collect information from and about the devices used. For example, we collect:
Phone book of the device.
Because Kuettu is designed to communicate with your friends, we may with your consent collect information from your device's phonebook.
When you use our services we are likely to collect information relating to your geographical position. When you use our services, we may collect information about your location. With your permission, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods such as GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi hotspots and other sensors such as gyroscopes , accelerometers and compasses.
Data collected by cookies and other technologies.
Log File Data.
We also collect log information when you use our website, such as: information about how you have used our services information about your device, such as your web browser type and language used; viewing times pages viewed; IP address; identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that uniquely identify your device or browser; and the pages you visited before or after accessing our website.
Our Services are not intended for, and we do not offer to, anyone under the age of 13. And that's why we don't knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Additionally, we may limit how we collect, use and store certain information from users between the ages of 13 and 16. In some cases, this means that we will not be able to provide certain functionality to these users. If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires the consent of a parent or guardian, we may require your parent's consent before collecting and using that information.
Third party data
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 others 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 applications, when you click or click on them, when you search, when you install or update one of our mobile applications, 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 connect via Kuettu or access third party services including some of our plug-ins (such as our advertisements, cookies or similar technologies) .
Use of your data
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 to provide and personalize our services including advertisements.
Our Services allow you to connect and exchange data with other people around the world, to actively or passively find information, to keep you informed, to train and to be more productive. We use your data to give you access to our services and track your preferences.
To stay in contact
Our services allow you to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, partners, customers and other people around the world, as well as to keep you informed of their news. You can connect with the members of your choice, if they accept. Depending on your preferences and theirs, when you enter into a relationship with other members, you will each be able to search for the relationships of the other to exchange information.
It is up to you to decide whether you want to invite someone to join our services, follow someone or allow another member to follow you. If you invite (follow) someone to connect with you, your invitation will include basic information about your network and profile (e.g. name, profile picture, job title, region). We'll send reminders to the person you followed. You can choose whether or not to share your own list of connections with the people you are connected to.
Our services allow you to stay informed of news, events and opinions relating to professional and other subjects of interest to you. With our services, you can also enrich your skills and acquire new information. We use the data we have on your account (e.g. the data you provide, the data we collect about your interactions with our services and the conclusions we draw from the data we have on your account) to personalize our services, including recommending or ranking relevant content and discussions on our services. We use your content, activity and other data, including your name and photo, to send notifications to your network and others. For example, depending on your preferences, we may tell others that you have updated your profile, posted content, taken a social action, used a feature, added connections, or been mentioned in the news.
Our Premium services allow users to search and contact members through our services manage data and promote content on social networks.
We sell premium services that provide our customers and subscribers with personalized search functionality and other tools as part of sales, marketing, advertising solutions. Customers can export limited information from your profile, such as name, title, current company, current position, and general location to search for customers or sales leads, unless instructed otherwise by you. As part of these Premium Services, we do not provide contact details to customers without your consent. Premium Services customers may store information they hold about you on our Premium Services.
We contact you and allow communication between members. We provide preferences that determine the type of messages you receive and how often certain types of messages are sent.
We will contact you by email, mobile phone, website postings or otherwise through our services. We will send you messages relating to the availability of our Services, security or other questions regarding the Services. We will also communicate on the use of our services, news from your network, reminders, job recommendations and promotional messages issued by us or our partners. You can change your communication preferences at any time. Note that you cannot block receipt of messages we send to you, including legal notices and security notifications.
We also allow you to communicate with other people through our Services, including through invitations, groups, and messages between connections.
We send you personalized advertisements both on and off our Services. You can make choices about personalized ads, but you can't choose not to see other ads.
We measure the performance of advertisements and target them to Members, Visitors and others, both within our services and directly through a set of partners, using the following data, used from combined or individually:
Data from advertising technologies, both within and outside of our Services, such as pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers;
Data obtained through the use of our services (e.g., search history, content viewed, subscriptions, relationships, membership in groups, page views, videos watched, clicks on advertisements , etc.), including as described in Section 1.3;
We promote our services to you and to third parties. In addition to advertising our services, we use member data and content for invitations and communications to promote subscriptions, as well as the development of their network, interactions and our services, for example by showing your relationships that you use a feature of our services.
Service development and research
We develop our services and conduct research.
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development related to our Services, to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive, and personalized experience. to increase the number of memberships and interactions on our services, and to help professionals connect with each other and discover professional opportunities.
Through our Services, we and third parties conduct polls and surveys. You are not obligated to respond to these polls and surveys, and you can choose whether or not to provide certain information. You can turn off survey invitations.
We use the data to help you and troubleshoot issues. We use data (possibly including your communications) to investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints and service issues (such as bugs).
Non-personally identifiable data:
We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties for help understand usage patterns of certain Kuettu services.
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, snippets of 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 legal 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.
Your choices and obligations
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 remove 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.
Other important data Security
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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