Last updated: March 27, 2021

 

 

Your rights as a user of our services

You have the right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of your data at any time. Any given consent can be revoked at any time and you may partially object to the processing of your data, even if no consent was required from you for the processing. You can contact our data protection officer at any time for further information on privacy issues by email at privacy@blaklisted.com.

Data we collect about you

On the one hand, your data is captured because you communicate it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in our contact form. Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you visit our platform.

  • Registration Information: When you register for BlaklistEd (for our free offer, paid subscription, or use of a code), we collect the personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering through your access device.

  • Mobile Advertising ID: If not disabled by the user, we collect the Mobile Advertising ID provided by your mobile device. If you do not want us to collect this Mobile Advertising ID, you can always disable or change this on your device. Please see this manual for iOS devices and this manual for Android devices.

  • Cookies and Cookie-Policy: For the provision of the BlaklistEd service and to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure, we also use so-called cookies for data collection and storage. Cookies are small data packets that are stored on your device and do no harm. We collect Cookies in the following categories:

  • Necessary technical or functional cookies: They help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

  • Statistical cookies: They help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

  • Marketing cookies: They are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

  • Tracking Services: We use tracking services to collect information about the behavior of visitors to our pages. So we can ensure an optimal user experience. These services use pseudonymised user profiles with the help of cookies, so that a direct inference to persons is not possible. Of course you can contradict the creation of these profiles at any time. Incidentally, each access device can be configured in such a way that basically no cookies can be created at all, or they can be deleted directly after the session.

  • Social Plugins: Our pages contain buttons from various social networks so that you can recommend our offers, services and / or products to other interested people. If you click on such a button, data such as your current IP address, browser and access device information (type and operating system), the resolution of the screen, if you have plug-ins installed will be the referrer (from where you came to the site) and the current URL to the site operator.

  • Newsletter: When you sign up for our newsletter, your email address will be used for information on advertising and advertising purposes. Of course, this is voluntary and you can even after the consent at any time unsubscribe.

  • Personal Data of Children: We are not aware of collecting personal data from children under 16 years of age; if you are under 16 years of age, please do not register for BlaklistEd or send us any personal data. If we learn we have collected personal data from a child under 16 years of age, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us personal data, please contact us at privacy@blaklisted.com.

How we collect your data

We collect your data in three different ways:

  • automated when you visit our website

  • through cookies

  • through your voluntary input

What we use your data for

We want to offer you a faultless use of our services. Therefore, data is needed for the administration and troubleshooting of our websites. We pass on the collected data for processing to the respective internal departments or to external service providers and contract processors according to the required purposes. However, as we are constantly improving ourselves and offering you optimized services, data in pseudonymised form (through usage profiles) are also needed for advertising and / or market research. Of course, this can be contradicted at any time.

How we work with partners

In some cases, your data is also processed with the help of third-party providers of various online services (please refer to our privacy policy in detail further below). However, this is exclusively regulated by data processing agreements and the processing is instruction-bound, so that we always keep the responsibility for the processing.

Use of your data for other purposes

In addition to the purposes already mentioned, we are also subject to legal requirements. These are:

  • any request for information (and the related disclosure) to governmental authorities

  • any request for information (and the related disclosure) to copyright holders

  • for the misuse recognition of our provided services

  • trouble-shooting or -avoidance

Our Privacy Policy in detail

General and Responsible Entity

We are glad that you are interested in BlaklistEd. In order to provide you with our service, we need certain information about you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect about you for what purpose and what we use it for. It also explains what rights you have with regard to the data processing operations affecting you.

BlaklistEd LLC (hereafter referred to as “BlaklistEd” or “we”) operates on the internet site https://www.blaklisted.com as well as via the mobile application a platform for mobile learning (hereinafter “platform”).

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of consent

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by email to privacy@blaklisted.com is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data Collection and Use

Cookies 

We use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your access device and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your access device and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Cookies which are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions which you wish to use. We as website operators have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy. We collect Cookies in the following categories:

  • Necessary technical or functional cookies: Functional cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function without these cookies.

  • Analytical cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features.

  • Marketing cookies: These cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms to deliver ads and track ad performance, enabling advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you.

Registration on this Website

You can register on our platform to use our services. We only use the data entered for the purpose of using the respective offer for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration, such as name and email address, must be provided, otherwise the registration can not be completed.

For important changes such as the scope of the offer or in case of technical changes, we use the email address given at registration to inform you in this way.

The processing of the data entered during registration takes place at your request in order to be able to comply with the user contract, including precontractual measures.

The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered for our services and will subsequently be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google

For marketing optimization purposes, we send, if not disabled by the user in the system settings of its device, the Mobile Advertising ID, the hashed email address given during registration and the parameters specified in the section “Social Plugins” (such as IP address, browser and access device information) to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA (“Google”). The data processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests of analyzing user behavior and optimization of our website and our advertising. If you do not want us to collect the Mobile Advertising ID and send it to Google, you can find a manual for deactivation under the topic “Mobile Advertising ID”. Further details to different Google services are mentioned below.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA (“Google”). As part of Google AdWords, we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for the personal identification of the users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies can not be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this use by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from your Internet browser under User Preferences. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and cookies only on a case by case basis, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. More information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in the Google Privacy Policy

Google Analytics

Our sites use functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics for the purpose of needs-based design and continuous optimization. Provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

Here’re the details in regard to how we’re using Google Analytics:

  • Browser Plugin: You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under this link.

  • Opposition to Data Collection: With the help of this browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics JavaScript, you can prevent Google Analytics from using your data during future visits to this website. For more information about how to handle user data on Google Analytics, see the Google Privacy Policy.

  • Demographic Data: This website uses the “demographics” feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the Ads settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as outlined in the “Opposition to Data Collection” section.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device features of Google AdWords. Provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA (“Google”). This feature allows you to link the advertising audiences created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been adapted to you based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (i.e. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (i.e. tablet or PC).

Once you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google account for this purpose. That way, the same personalized advertising messages can appear on any device you sign in to with your Google account. To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion. You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing / targeting by disabling personalized ads in your Google account; to do so follow this link.

The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account is based solely on your consent, which you can give or revoke on Google. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes. For more information and privacy policy, see the Google Privacy Policy

Branch

Branch Metrics, Inc.offers a linking and analytics platform enabling developers of applications—whether those applications are websites or “apps,” and across different types of devices–to improve their end users’ cross-application experiences, and to derive additional insights into how their end users download and utilize those applications. Branch recognizes and believes that data privacy is important to all Internet users, and therefore we design and operate our services in a privacy-first manner.  

You will find more information on the protection of your privacy in the Branch Privacy Policy.

OneSignal

OneSignal is a customer engagement platform for companies around the world to enable relationships for them and their customers. This is primarily done by leveraging first party data to personalize and automate messaging through first party channels, such as email, mobile push notifications, web push notifications, and in-app messaging. 

OneSignal collects this first party data through a software development kit (“SDKs”) that companies use in their mobile applications and websites. These web and mobile SDKs permit app developers and websites to send, manage, optimize and customize messages to their users. 

You will find more information on the protection of your privacy in the OneSignal Privacy Policy.

Facebook

For marketing optimization purposes, we send, if not disabled by the user in the system settings of its device, the Mobile Advertising ID, the hashed email address given during registration and the parameters specified in the section “Social Plugins” (such as IP address, browser and access device information) to Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). The data processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests of analyzing user behavior and optimization of our website and our advertising. If you do not want us to collect the Mobile Advertising ID and send it to Facebook, you can find a manual for deactivation under the topic “Mobile Advertising ID”.

You will find more information on the protection of your privacy in the Facebook Privacy Policy.

Facebook Pixel

Our site uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”) for conversion measurement. This way, the behavior of the site visitors can be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. As a result, the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures optimized. The collected data are anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we can not draw conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage directive. As a result, Facebook can enable ads to be displayed on Facebook and outside of Facebook. This use of data can not be influenced by us as the site operator.

You will find more information on the protection of your privacy in the Facebook Privacy Policy.

You can also disable the remarketing “Custom Audiences” feature in the Ads Settings section at the following link You have to be logged in to Facebook. 

The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

Newsletter

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis.

We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. Of course, you can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be saved by us from the newsletter until your cancellation and deleted after the cancellation of the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us (e.g. email addresses for logging on to our services) remain unaffected.

EmailOctopus

This website uses the services of EmailOctopus for sending newsletters. Provider is the Three Hearts Digital Ltd, Keltan House, 115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU, UK.

EmailOctopus is a service with which, among other things, the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you have entered data for the purpose of newsletter subscription (e.g. email address), these will be stored on the servers of EmailOctopus.

With the help of EmailOctopus we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with EmailOctopus, a file included in the email (called web beacon) connects to EmailOctopus’s servers. This way you can determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information can be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipient.

If you do not want to be analyzed by EmailOctopus, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data processing takes place on the basis of your active newsletter registration and our legitimate interests of optimization of our newsletter content according to the interests of our recipients. You can contradict this at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be saved by us from the newsletter until you receive it and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of EmailOctopus after cancellation of the newsletter.

For details, see the EmailOctopus Privacy Policy

Hosting & Analysis

Bluehost

Bluehost (10 Corporate Drive, Suite #300, Burlington, MA 01803) helps us to host our backend applications. Bluehost stores user data such as email, address, first name, last name, interaction data. The data processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. For more information about data services, please refer to Bluehost’s Privacy Policy.

YouTube

On our website and based on our legitimate interests to display video content we use components (videos) of the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, (“YouTube”), a company of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA (“Google”). Here we use the option provided by YouTube of “extended privacy mode”.

When you visit a page that has an embedded video, it will connect to the YouTube servers and display the content by notifying your browser on the website.

According to information provided by YouTube, in the “extended privacy mode” only your data – in particular, from our website you have visited and device-specific information including the IP address – is transmitted to the YouTube server when you watch the video. By clicking on the video you confirm this transmission. If you do not want the transmission, stop playing the video.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your Membership account on YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

For more information about data protection related to YouTube, please see the Google Privacy Policy Google.

Your Consent

By using our app, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us by sending an email to privacy@blaklisted.com