Last updated: February 1, 2023
The Argonauts (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://the-argonauts.com website, the https://community.the-argonauts.com platform, and the mobile app “The Argonauts” (all referred to as the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
We use a solution called “Hivebrite”, which enables the import and export of user lists and data, the management of content and events, the organization of emailing campaigns and opportunity research and sharing as well as the management of funds and contributions of any kind.
In this regard, as data controller, we are particularly aware and sensitive with regard to the respect of our Users’ privacy and personal data protection. We commit to ensure the compliance of the processing we carry out as data controller in accordance with the applicable provisions of the “Loi n°78-17 dated January 6, 1978, relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés” and the EU Regulation EU 2016/679 regarding data protection dated April 27, 2016.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). All data that is being collected is used to identify the most suitable members for our community and to create the best possible experience for every community member.
When subscribing to The Argonauts Community Platform, we inform you that we collect the following personal data:
As a User, you commit to only provide accurate, exhaustive, and regularly updated data regarding your identity, your content and any information in general. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any data that is illegal contrary to public order provisions.
In the event you do not consent to the collection of the above-mentioned data, you cannot have access to The Argonauts Community Platform.
You may validly submit, at your own initiative, any content on the Platform which shall be kept by us:
You commit not to publish any content which contains, including but not limited to, any remarks/images/pictures, contrary to application legislation and regulations, to public order and good morals, or affecting the rights of third parties, including but not limited to:
Please also note the regulations stated in our Code of Conduct.
In any event, neither we nor Hivebrite shall be liable for the content, accuracy, or up-to-date state of the information freely submitted by you and other Users.
You consent that, following the publication of the content, your information will become public on the Platform and that as such, the same information will be published, modified, translated, reproduced in any form and accessible, saved and reproduced by other Users and us. An exception to this are the answers you provide to the assessments, which are treated as confidential and will not be shared with anyone else but you and the Membership Office.
In most cases, Users post content without previous moderation from us, e.g on the News Feed. We do not alter the content or information of the User, except under exceptional circumstances. We reserve our right to freely delete or amend the content or information, without prejudice to our Users.
We do not collect any particularly sensitive data within the meaning of applicable legislation and regulations.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
In case of consent, your internet browser shall automatically transmit to us the data collected.
The cookies and trackers will be automatically deleted following a period of thirteen (13) months.
You may at all times configure your browser in order to prevent the creation of cookie files.
However, certain functionalities of the services proposed by the Platform may not function properly without cookies. In addition, even if most browsers are configured by default and accept the creation of cookie files, you have the possibility to choose to accept the creation of all cookies other than the functional cookies or to systematically decline them or to choose the cookies you accept depending on the issuer by configuring your browser settings.
The Argonauts uses the collected data for various purposes:
We and our subcontractors collect, process and host personal data that are freely transferred by you when accessing the services of our Community Platform.
We only collect and process your personal data for the purpose for the optimal implementation and use of our Platform that is put at your disposal.
No personal data within the meaning of applicable legislation and regulations shall be collected without your prior explicit consent.
We and our subcontractors commit to a lawful and fair collection of your data, in full transparency and in compliance with the rights conferred to you pursuant to applicable legislation and regulations.
In accordance with application legislation, cookie data will be automatically deleted thirteen (13) months following their placing on your terminal.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside Germany and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Germany and process it there.
As data controller and in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations, we commit to:
For any additional information on Hivebrite, you can consult their webpage.
Your data is accessible only to the persons duly authorized to do so by us for administrative or maintenance purposes of the Platform to the exclusion of any commercial use, and if applicable, in order to enforce the rights exercised by you regarding your data (in particular the right to access, rectify, oppose, port and to be forgotten).
Outside of hosting and payment services, we use the company KIT UNITED for our Hivebrite solution, a French société par actions simplifiée with a capital of 284.280,00 Euros, registered with the Paris Companies register under the number 75339171300017, having its registered office at 8, rue de la Grande Chaumière, 75008 – Paris.
The Argonauts may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
In addition, we share information with third parties who help us provide our service, including:
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The personal data collected by us, alongside all data and content produced / provided by you, as well as images, profile pictures and backups, is hosted by the following service providers:
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
In case of breach of our systems, or theft, deletion, loss, alteration, disclosure, unauthorized access, or any other malicious act, we commit, in the event the said breach presents a serious risk regarding the rights and freedoms of you and our other Users, to notify you within a period of seventy two (72) hours as of the occurrence of the breach, of (i) the nature of the breach, (ii) the probable consequences of the malicious act, (iii) the appropriate measures proposed to remedy the malicious act.
The malicious act presenting a serious risk regarding the rights and freedoms of you and our other Users shall be notified to the competent supervisory authority.
We shall not be liable in case of breach of IT security which can cause damages to computer equipment, as well as in case of breach or malicious act by a third party targeting the system or the Platform.
You dispose at any time, meaning prior to, during or following the processing of data, to a right to access, copy, rectify, oppose, port, limit and delete your data.
You can exercise your rights by sending an email to email@example.com or by mail to Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997 Berlin, Germany, provided that you justify your identity.
In addition, in the event you consider that your rights have not been respected, you can file a reclamation before the competent supervisory authority. For any additional information, you can review your rights on the websites of the competent authorities.
The competent supervisory authorities are listed on this website.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.