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Our Terms and Guidelines

Welcome to mylivn

Terms of Service

Welcome to Mylivn!

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to the use of the Mylivn website, apps, APIs and widgets (“Mylivn” or the “Service”). We recommend reading these Terms carefully, and contacting us if you have any questions. Mylivn offers you a global experience of social networking; thus, content you share when using the Service will be available online from (almost) anywhere in the world. To best connect you with other users around the globe and give you the best user experience, regardless of your location, we have set up Mylivn as a world-wide network and chosen a variety of global partners. This set-up entails data sharing on a global level, to which you agree and declare your consent when accepting these Terms (check below for further information). Please also check and acknowledge our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.

Please note that, as regards Mylivn apps, the Specific Acknowledgments for Using Mylivn Apps are of utmost importance and that all other provisions of the present Terms shall be read and understood as to comply with those Specific Acknowledgments for Using Mylivn Apps.

Our Service

To provide our Service, we need to be able to identify you and your interests. Some of the things we show you are deemed relevant to you according to the interests you share with Mylivn. In order to show you the most interesting content, we use the interests that you choose to display the most relevant content to you.

Registration for Mylivn

Creating a user account on Mylivn requires your registration. Please note that we reserve the right to reject any request for registration. Registration is only possible by using the form provided on our website or apps. Please make sure that any data provided by you during the registration procedure, including but not limited to your e-mail address and/or phone number and other contact information, is accurate and complete. Upon submitting your request for registration, we may send you an e-mail or text message asking you to confirm the validity of your request. This e-mail or text message shall be deemed to be our declaration of acceptance concerning your request for registration and, thus, upon receipt of such e-mail or text message an agreement shall be formed between you and Mylivn concerning the use of our Services.

Using Mylivn

You may use Mylivn only if you can legally form a binding contract with Mylivn, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws and third-party terms of agreement, if any. When you create your Mylivn account, you must provide us with truthful and complete information.

You can't use Mylivn if it would be prohibited by U.S. sanctions. Thus, you represent and warrant that you (i) are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

Any use or access by anyone under the age of 16 is not allowed. If you are based in the EEA, you may only use Mylivn if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country.

Using Mylivn may include downloading software to your computer, phone, tablet or another device. You agree that we may automatically update that software, and these Terms will apply to any updates. You may be able to adjust these automatic downloads through your device’s settings. Please note, however, that our updates may include new features but also important security enhancements, and that we, therefore, encourage you to update the Services as soon as possible.

Our license to you

Subject to these Terms and our policies we grant you a limited, non-transferable, nonexclusive and revocable license to use our Service. This license is for the sole purpose of letting you use and enjoy the Services’ benefits in a way that these Terms and our other policies allow.

You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell or lease any part of our Services. Nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit these restrictions, or you have written permission to do so from Mylivn.

The services we provide

We use the data we have received from you in accordance with our Privacy Policy to provide the following services to you on Mylivn, and solely to give you the best user experience we can:

  • Personalize your experience
  • Allow you to communicate with others
  • Connect you to others
  • Show content that interests you
  • To operate, store and distribute content globally
  • Protect the Mylivn community

Your Content

Mylivn allows you to post content, including photos, comments, links, and other media. Anything that you post or make available on Mylivn is referred to as “User Content.” You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Mylivn. You are especially responsible that any User Content you upload to the Services is in accordance with our Community Guidelines at any time.

How long we keep your content

If you delete your account, or if you remove any User Content from Mylivn, we may keep your User Content for a reasonable period of time for backup, archival or audit purposes, but no longer than a maximum of 30 days upon deletion or removal.

If you should decide to delete your Mylivn account, such deletion will remove your posts and any of your user content from Mylivn, including without limitation re-posts by other users and chats you had with other users. Thus, the deletion of a given user account may also affect your account, e.g. if you stored or shared content from an account that is deleted, or if you exchanged chat messages with such an account. You hereby declare your consent with such deletion of third party User Content.

Feedback you provide

We love hearing from our users and are always interested to learn in what ways we can improve Mylivn. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. By accepting your submission, Mylivn does not waive any rights to use similar or related feedback previously known to Mylivn, obtained from other sources other than you, other users, or developed by its employees.

How Mylivn and other users can use your content

You grant Mylivn and our users a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable license to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform and distribute your User Content on Mylivn solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using Mylivn. There are no points in these Terms that restrict other legal rights that Mylivn may have to User Content, for example under other licenses.

Our Rights as Regards Infringing Content

We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content, or change the way it’s used on Mylivn, if we have reason to believe that such User Content violates these Terms or any other policies. If we learn of content or conduct that misuses or violates these Terms and/or our Community Guidelines, we may for example, offer help, remove content, disable an account or contact law enforcement. You are however, responsible for the content you create, upload, post, send or store through our Services.

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the information you provide to us when you use our Services. You understand that your use of Mylivn requires the collection and use of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States, Ireland, and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Mylivn and its affiliates.

Your Consent to International Data Transfers

By accepting these Terms, you explicitly declare your consent that Mylivn may transfer personal data you share when using the Service to countries outside the EEA in order to and inasmuch as this is required to provide you with the Service. This comprises, in particular, data transfers as regards your Content, to make your Content accessible for users of Mylivn worldwide. To enhance user experience, Mylivn may share your personal data, including your Content, with technical providers (such as operators of data centers, content delivery networks and the like). Mylivn will always contractually bind any recipient of your personal data to keep your personal data in secure locations and implement adequate technical and organizational measures. Mylivn may, in particular, use EU Standard Contractual Clauses to foster the application of European data protection standards and principles wherever your personal data are being processed. However, in some countries, including the United States, governments or government-run agencies may be entitled by domestic laws or other means of authorization to access information that is transferred via the Internet or that is being stored in data centers. Neither Mylivn nor its partners will always be able to avoid such access or to restrict it to what can be deemed adequate in accordance with European data protection standards and principles. Thus, your personal data may not always be secured against governmental access. Please keep this in mind when accepting these Terms and, thereby, declaring your consent to international data transfers. You may revoke your consent at any time by contacting us as described herein. Please note, though, that you will not be able to use Mylivn any longer if you choose to do so as these international data transfers are required for us to properly operate the Mylivn network.

Copyright

We respect copyright law and therefore take the necessary steps to remove any infringing material from our Services that we become aware of. If we become aware that a user has repeatedly infringed copyrights, we will take the most reasonable steps i.e. to terminate the user’s account.

We would like to make it easy to report suspected copyright infringement. If you believe that anything on the Service infringes copyright that you own or control, please file a notice with our designated agent:

Mylivn GmbH
Attn: Copyright Agent
Riesstraße 12
80992, Munich Germany
Email: copyright@mylivn.com

When contacting our Copyright Agent please include the following:

  • The physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
  • Identify the copyrighted work claiming to have been infringed.
  • Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to help us to locate the material.
  • Provide your contact information, including address, phone number and an email address.
  • Provide a brief statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner.
  • Provide a statement that the information in the notification is truthful and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Security; Your Login Data

We care immensely about the security of our users. We work to protect the security of your content and account. However, Mylivn cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties won’t be able to defeat our security measures.

You are obliged to inform Mylivn without undue delay about any justified suspicion that unauthorized third parties have compromised our security measures and/or gained knowledge of your login data. Please note that you will be held liable towards Mylivn and third parties for any use of your account until you have so notified Mylivn.

Third Party Websites

Mylivn may contain links to third party websites, advertisers, services, offers or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Mylivn. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service or content from Mylivn, you do so at your own risk and you agree that Mylivn has no liability arising from your use of or access to any third party website, service or content.

Blocking of Accounts and Termination

Blocking of Accounts

Mylivn is entitled to temporarily block your account and, thus, exclude you from accessing your account and using the Services if Mylivn has sufficient grounds that you were in breach of the Terms, and/or a corresponding official order has been issued against Mylivn. Mylivn will unblock your account as soon as a suspicion against you is invalidated and/or a court and/or official decision has been issued.

Termination

Mylivn may terminate your right to access or use Mylivn for any reason on appropriate notice. We may terminate your access immediately and without any notice if we have a good reason, including a severe violation of our Community Guidelines, or your refusal to delete infringing User Content within an appropriate period of time issued by us. Upon termination, you continue to be bound by the “Your Content” and “Indemnity” sections of these Terms.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Mylivn and our affiliates, directors, officers, stockholders, employees, licensors, suppliers, and agents from and against any complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your culpable breach of these Terms. This shall not apply, if and inasmuch as Mylivn, its affiliates, directors, officers, stockholders, employees, licensors, suppliers, and/or agents have caused those complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, by their own fault.

Disclaimer

Our Service and all content posted on Mylivn is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. Mylivn specifically disclaims any and all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. In addition, while Mylivn attempts to provide a good user experience, we do not represent or warrant that the Service will always be secure, error-free or timely, or that any content or information you obtain through the Service with be timely or accurate.

We don't exclude or limit any liability for gross negligence, intent, or death or personal injury caused by our negligence or willful misconduct.

Mylivn takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other person or third party posts or sends using our Service. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.

Nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit any responsibility we may have to remove content if so required by the law of the country where you live.

Limitation of Liability

Mylivn's liability will be limited to foreseeable damages arising due to a breach of material contractual obligations typical for this type of contract. Mylivn isn't liable for damages that result from a non-material breach or any other applicable duty of care. This limitation of liability won't apply to liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, to any breach of our contractual obligations caused by gross negligence or willful misconduct, or if and to exclude our responsibility for something we have specifically promised to you. Furthermore, this limitation of liability won't apply to any statutory liability that cannot be limited.

Specific Acknowledgments for Using Mylivn Apps

If you download and use Mylivn apps from the iOS AppStore or on your Android mobile device, there are certain acknowledgments you and Mylivn need to make. These shall clarify that, as regards such Mylivn app, a legal relationship is solely made between you and Mylivn, and that neither Apple nor Google shall bear any responsibility for the app, its contents, functionalities, possible defects, and/or any claims you may have as a result of downloading or using a Mylivn app.

If you use an Apple device

This being said, you and Mylivn both acknowledge and agree that

  1. the present Terms are concluded between you and Mylivn only, and not with Apple, and Mylivn, not Apple, is solely responsible for the app and the content thereof,
  2. nothing herein shall be understood as to conflict with Apple’s App Store Terms of Service,
  3. your license is limited to use the Mylivn app on any Apple-branded Products that you own or control and as permitted by the usage rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service, except that the Mylivn app may be accessed and used by other accounts associated with the purchaser via Family Sharing or volume purchasing,
  4. Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Mylivn app,
  5. in the event of any failure of the Mylivn app to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the Mylivn app, if any, to you; and that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Mylivn app, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Mylivn’s sole responsibility,
  6. Mylivn, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the Mylivn app or your possession and/or use of that Mylivn app, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Mylivn app fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection, privacy, or similar legislation, including, where applicable, in connection with our app’s use of the HealthKit and HomeKit frameworks,
  7. in the event of any third party claim that the Mylivn app or your possession and use of that Mylivn app infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Mylivn, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim,
  8. Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of the present Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of the present Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the present Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.

If you use an Android device

This being said, you and Mylivn both acknowledge and agree that

  1. the present Terms are concluded between you and Mylivn only, and not with Google, and Mylivn, not Google, is solely responsible for the app and the content thereof,
  2. Google will not be responsible for, and will not have any liability whatsoever under, any provision of the present Terms.

Settlement of Disputes

For any dispute you have with Mylivn, we encourage you to first contact us and try to resolve the dispute with us informally and amicably. We will act accordingly should we need to resolve a dispute we have with you. However, nothing in this clause shall be understood as to limit your rights to assert any claims against Mylivn at the competent courts. For information on alternative dispute resolutions mechanisms please click here.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Governing Law

The laws of Germany shall exclusively govern these Terms and any claims and disputes (whether contractual or otherwise) arising out of or relating to these Terms or their subject matter. Inasmuch as the laws of your home country entitle you to further rights or claims, the choice of law shall not exclude or limit your ability or entitlement to assert any of such further rights or claims against Mylivn.

The courts in some countries may not apply the laws of Germany to some disputes related to these Terms. If you reside in one of those countries, the laws of your home country may apply to those disputes.

Jurisdiction

If your permanent residence is outside the Federal Republic of Germany, and if the applicable law allows for a choice of the competent court, the courts of Munich, Germany, shall have the sole jurisdiction concerning any claims and disputes (whether contractual or otherwise) arising out of or relating to these Terms or their subject matter.

Severability

If any provision of the present Terms or the Community Guidelines is found void, invalid, or unenforceable by a competent court, then that provision will be severed from these Terms. This shall, however, not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Updates and changes to these Terms

Means of Communication

We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if that’s what we choose to do. If we should need to contact you, we will do so at the email address on your Mylivn account or any other contact information you have provided to us during the registration procedure or at a later stage. You are responsible for the immediate acknowledgement of electronically delivered notifications. We bear no obligation whatsoever to monitor your activities to this effect.

Revision of the Terms

We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. However, we will notify you, whenever a revised version of the Terms shall enter into force by displaying such revised version and making it available to you for download on our website or app. By accepting such revisions, you agree to be bound by the new Terms. If you do not agree to the updated terms, you may not be able to log-in to your Mylivn account any longer. You may then refer to us at any time and ask for its immediate deletion.

Final Terms

Entire Agreement

These Terms, together with the Community Guidelines and the mandatory provisions of the applicable laws make up the entire agreement between you and Mylivn and supersede any prior agreements.

Third Party Beneficiaries

Except where explicitly stated to the contrary, these Terms do not create or confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

No Waiver

If we do not enforce a provision in these Terms, it shall not be considered a waiver.

Reservation of Rights; Transfer of Rights

We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you. You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our consent.

Contact us

These Terms are an agreement between you and Mylivn with its registered office at Riesstraße 12, 80992 Munich, Germany. Registered company number: HRB 217233.

Authorized representative: Lars Luethke, Managing Director. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

The original version of the Terms is written in English. We have made our best efforts to provide the Terms to you in your own language. If, however, we failed to make a proper translation, and, thus, the Terms in your language are inconsistent with the original English version, this fault is entirely upon us, and you may claim your rights as granted to you under your language version of the Terms.

Effective August 25, 2020

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Mylivn!

Mylivn is a place to discover new inspirations and explore the world around you. To do that, we show you personalized content that we think you’ll be interested in based on information we collect from you and third parties.

When you use these services, you share some information with us. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis to do so. We want to be transparent about the information we collect, how we use it, with whom we share it, and what choices you have regarding your information. We are happy to answer any comments or questions you may have on this policy; you can contact us here.

Mylivn offers you a global experience of social networking; thus, content you share when using the Service will be available online from (almost) anywhere in the world. To best connect you with other users around the globe and give you the best user experience, regardless of your location, we have set up Mylivn as a worldwide network and chosen a variety of global partners. This set-up entails data sharing on a global level, to which you agree and declare your consent when accepting the Mylivn Terms. We have incorporated in this Privacy Policy some detailed information about international data transfers in the course of using Mylivn.

Mylivn is a worldwide network, and we want to give our users the same level of data protection and security around the globe. However, we have chosen the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a standard to align with (not at last because we are a European company and are strictly bound by the GDPR). As GDPR imposes an obligation on us to inform Mylivn users not only about the circumstances of any data processing activity but to also let them know which legal basis we have for such processing, we have included herein various references to the GDPR. If you are a user that is not based in the EEA, please do not get confused – the processing of your data will not differ at all just because the GDPR may not be applicable to you.

Information we collect We collect three basic categories of information:

  • Information you choose to give to us.
  • Information we get when you use our services.
  • Information we get from third parties.

Information you choose to give to us

When you choose to interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us.

Account Creation

For example, when you create an account on Mylivn, in order to provide our service to you we collect a few basic details about you such as: your username, an email address and/or your phone number, a password, and date of birth. We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number to authenticate your account, to keep it secure and to prevent abuse. Such processing is required to enter into a contractual relationship based on the Terms and, thus, the legal basis for it is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.

We offer registration procedures through third-party services to facilitate an account creation (e.g. Facebook or Google). Please check below which personal data we process if you choose to use such third-party services. Please note that using an existing user account e.g. on Facebook to register for Mylivn may entail additional data processing.

Personalization and Information

We also use contact information to personalize our services and to send you information about our services, e.g. through push notifications informing you about certain events concerning your account or the information you shared on our platform or by displaying suggestions for other channels or users you may be interested in. Push notifications and suggestions will be sent to you unless you object to such processing, e.g. by respectively changing your account settings. The legitimate interest to process your personal data as described in this section is due to the nature of Mylivn being a social network that aims to connect users with one another (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR).

However, there may be some information (e.g. e-mail notifications) that we send you based on a legitimate interest to keep you posted on interesting events on our platform (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR). You may unsubscribe from these notifications by following the instructions contained within the notification.

Interaction on the Platform

To make it so that other users may find you more easily, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly displayed on our service, such as a profile picture, a name, or other useful identifying information. If you update your public information on Mylivn, such as by deleting a post or deactivating your account, we will reflect these changes across all of our services. Information posted about you by other users who use our service may also be public, for example when other users tag you in a post. You may also choose to share with us content, communications, location data or photos. Please note that some of the afore-mentioned information may be provided to us by third parties if you decide to use an existing user account e.g. on Facebook to register for Mylivn.

Messaging on Mylivn

We also provide a messaging feature to communicate with others. Please be aware that recipients may have their own copy of your communications on Mylivn, even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account.

Contacting Us

When you contact us or communicate with us in any way (e.g. concerning your user experience or to report a bug), we will collect whatever information you volunteer. We will only store and use this data on the basis of your voluntarily given consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, or to process your inquiries on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR if the subject of your inquiry relates to (pre-)contractual information. You may revoke your consent to the processing of the provided data at any time by sending an email to us. In this case, we will delete your data, unless we have a legal retention obligation (for example, if you sent us a pre-contractual message via e-mail which then becomes the basis of a contractual relationship or if your message refers to existing contractual relationships).

You may feel the necessity to report to us a malicious use of Mylivn concerning certain other users. If you do, we may process your personal data (account information and usage data) in order to verify whether your report was well-founded. We will then contact you as appropriate considering the result of our investigation. Such processing is required to ensure that all users act in compliance with our Terms of Service (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR). Furthermore, we may be legally obliged to examine such reports (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR).

Subscribing to Mylivn Communication Channels

We may give you the opportunity to subscribe to Mylivn communication channels, e.g. e-mail or text message information services. Whenever we decide to do so, you may, at your discretion, subscribe to these communication channels by providing us with the requested personal data. We will only ask you for personal data that (a) we need to communicate with you through the chosen communication channel (e.g. an e-mail address for an e-mail information service) and, as the case may be, (b) further information which is required for us to check whether you are eligible for a limited information service (e.g. your Mylivn account name, if an information service is limited to active users of our platform).

Before actually activating your subscription, we will ask you for a confirmation of your consent (e.g. by sending you an e-mail with a link we ask you to click). This is not to bother you but to make sure that it was actually you who entered your contact data in the subscription form. We are obliged in many jurisdictions (including Germany where our headquarters are located) to carry out such procedure, which you may have heard of as a “double opt-in”. So, if you want to subscribe to our communication channels, just tell us twice!

Any subscription data will be stored and used on the basis of your voluntarily given consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent to the processing of the provided data at any time by sending an email to us. In this case, we will delete your data from the respective list of subscribers, and we will not send you further messages through the respective communication channel.

However, please be aware that we may use third-party service providers to send out certain messages, and that, at rare occasions, you may receive another message shortly after you revoked your consent. If this should happen to you, we are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause. Please note, though, that this does not mean that we do not take your decision seriously, but only that, for practical reasons, we may have triggered sending out a specific communication before receiving and processing your revocation message. You will, anyhow, be unsubscribed from the communication channel.

Engaging in Competitions or Raffles

From time to time, we may offer competitions or raffles either on Mylivn or through third-party services (such as, for instance, other social media networks). If you decide to engage in any such competition or raffle, this will be subject to conditions of participation which we will specifically make available to you.

Insofar as we collect and process personal data of participants in the course of a competition or raffle, this data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of carrying out the competition or raffle. Such processing may include checking compliance with the conditions of participation as well as awarding prizes to participants. Please note that we may, depending on the conditions of participation, publicly announce who has won the competition of raffle and, thus, may reveal your (user) name to other visitors of Mylivn or third-party services. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and lit. f of the GDPR, whereby, in the latter case, our legitimate interest is to connect with our users through fun competitions and raffles. Any personal data will be deleted after the end of the competition or raffle, unless there are legal storage obligations to the contrary. However, if the competition or raffle includes posting comments or the like on Mylivn or other third-party services, please be aware that we may not want to delete either the original post or participants’ comments. Participants can delete their comments themselves any time after the end of the competition or raffle. You may delete any postings you made even before the end of the competition or raffle, but participation is no longer possible if e.g. comments were deleted before we had the chance to evaluate them.

How to Update Your Data

You may always update your choices and control the information you share with us in your account settings. We may from time to time send you respective reminders or ask if contact information you provided to us is still valid. We would do so in order to make sure that we can reach out to you whenever this is required for the use of Mylivn services and, thus, based on our respective legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR).

Information we get when you use our services

When you use our services, certain information gets created and logged automatically. Here is a full explanation of the types of information we collect when you use our services:

Access information and Logfiles

When you access our website and make use of the Mylivn service, the browser deployed on your terminal device will automatically send information to our website server. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called log file. In this process, the following information will be collected without any action on your part and stored until its automated deletion, usually after one week but in no event later than after one month:

  • IP address of the computer sending the request,
  • Date and time of website access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which our site was accessed (referral URL),
  • Browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system as well as the name of your access provider.

The above-listed data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup to the website,
  • Ensuring easy use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability,
  • Clarification of any improper page access (DoS/DDoS attacks, etc.), as well as
  • Further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the above-listed purposes for data collection. We generally do not use collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. However, we reserve the right to do so if required to investigate improper page access.

Usage Information

We collect information about your activity through our services, for example how you communicate with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications and your interactions with messages.

Content Information

We collect content you create on Mylivn, such as information about the content you create or provide, and the metadata that is provided with the content.

Camera and Photo

Many of our services require us to collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. For example, you won’t be able to send posts or upload photos from your camera roll unless Mylivn is allowed access to your camera or photos.

Location Information

When you use Mylivn we may collect information about your location. With your permission, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that may include GPS, Wi-Fi access points and other sensors.

Information collected by Cookies

We may use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons and web storage, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you would prefer, you may be able to remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Please keep in mind that removing or rejecting cookies may affect the availability and functionality of our services. To learn more about how we use cookies and your choices about them, check out our Cookie Policy.

Information we get from third parties

When you interact with our services, we may collect information about you from others and third parties.

Account Creation Through Third-Party Services

If you link your Facebook or Google account or accounts from other third-party services to Mylivn, we also get information from those accounts. The information that we obtain from those services depends on your settings and their privacy policies, we recommend checking what those are. We do not provide any personal data to these third party providers in exchange except for the fact that you would like to register for Mylivn. Please also note the following general information:

Facebook: If you register for Mylivn with your Facebook account, we will get certain information from Facebook (i.e. the Facebook entity that you have registered with). These data are your email address, your name and Facebook username, and your Facebook profile picture. Facebook will also provide us with information that the existence of your account is verified.

Twitter: If you register for Mylivn with your Twitter account, Twitter (i.e. the Twitter entity that you have registered with), will submit to us your e-mail address and your Twitter profile information including your account settings. In addition, Twitter will enable us to see tweets from your timeline (including protected tweets) as well as your Twitter lists and collections, and the accounts you may have followed, muted or blocked.

Google: If you register for Mylivn with your Google account, we will get certain information from Google (i.e. the Google entity that you have registered with). These data are your email address, your language preference, and your Google profile picture. Google will also provide us with information that the existence of your account is verified.

VK: If you register for Mylivn with your VK account, VK (i.e. the VK entity that you have registered with), will submit to us your e-mail address and your VK profile information including your friends list. In addition, VK will enable us to access your account even if you are offline.

Apple: If you register for Mylivn with your Apple ID, Apple (i.e. the Apple entity that you have registered with), will submit to us your e-mail address.

All the afore-mentioned data transfers to us are based on the consent you declare when enabling the third-party services to share information on you with Mylivn (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR). The same holds true for any processing of such information by us, unless such information is required to create an account in which case Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR will give Mylivn the legal capacity to process your data.

Reports on Malicious Use

Other users may feel the necessity to report to us a malicious use of Mylivn concerning certain other users. If they do, we may process your personal data (account information and usage data) in order to verify whether your use of Mylivn was infringing our Terms of Service or statutory third-party rights. We will then contact you as appropriate considering the result of our investigation. Such processing is required to ensure that all users act in compliance with our Terms of Service (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR). Furthermore, we may be legally obliged to examine such reports (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR).

What we do with the info we collect

We use the information we collect to provide our services to you (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR). We strive to show you relevant and interesting content as well. In order to do so, it’s necessary for us to use your information to:

  • Identify you when you use Mylivn.
  • Recommend other users to you based on yours and their commonly shared interests, and by the overall popularity of each users’ posts.
  • In order to reply to your questions and comments.

In addition to these and similar reasons, we have a legitimate interest in using your information in these ways (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR). It is also fundamental to the nature of the services we provide. It is in both ours and our users interests to do these things in order to keep the service interesting, relevant and relatable.

We also have a legitimate interest to improve Mylivn, maintain communication and protection with our users (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR). We both benefit when we use your information to:

  • Suggest other users who have similar interests.
  • Improve Mylivn and offer new features.
  • Send you updates and news by email depending on your settings.

We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our service, and to let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

We may preserve, use or disclose your personal data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, governmental request, to protect the safety of any person, to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to prevent spam or abuse, to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services, to address technical issues, or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. As far as we are legally obliged to process your personal data for the above-described purposes, such processing will be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR. In all cases, the above-described processing operations are based on our respective legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR). However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

We engage with service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States, Germany and other countries. For example, we use various third party services to help operate our services, such as hosting our various blogs. We may share your private personal data with such service providers consistent with the Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions and interests. Please refer to the How we share information section below for further details.

In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction, such processing being based on our legitimate interest to ensure the welfare of our company and its shareholders (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR). This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity.

However, there are certain features we would only allow ourselves to provide you with, once you have declared your explicit consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR). This means that only upon your prior and explicit consent we will

  • Help your friends find you on Mylivn, if you agree to this in your settings. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we can help your Facebook friends find you on Mylivn.
  • Share your information with certain other users on Mylivn or publicly with all Mylivn users, our business partners, and the general public as described in detail below.
  • Send you messages through Mylivn communication channels, for which you have suscribed. In addition to the circumstances explained previously, we will only use your information with your consent to identify your location and relate the content we show to you. You can opt in to this in your device operating system settings.

How we share information

We may share information about you in the following ways:

With other Users on Mylivn

With other users on Mylivn we may share;

  • Information about you such as your username, name and profile picture, information about how you have interacted with our services, such as who you are following and other information that will help other users understand your connections with others using our services.
  • Any additional information you have directed us to share.
  • Content you post or send.

Public Information

We may share the following information with all users, our business partners, and the general public;

  • Public information like your name, username and profile pictures.
  • Content submissions that are set to be viewable by all users on Mylivn and any content that you submit to an inherently public service, like your story. This content may be viewed and shared by the public at large both on and off our services, including through search results, on websites, in apps, and in online and offline broadcasts.

Third Party Providers

We may share your information with the following third parties: We may share information about you with service providers who perform services on our behalf as well as with business partners that provide services and functionality. We have agreements with these third parties to help us to make sure that your information is kept as secure as possible.

These services include hosting and web services, services that help us detect infringing content, messaging and push-notification services, and are rendered inter alia by the EU-based branches of Amazon Web Services and Google, or, concerning text messages we send you when registering for a Mylivn account, by Twilio Inc., San Francisco, CA 94105, USA.

In order to appropriately safeguard your personal data, we make sure additional measures are put in place to protect your data, in particular EU Standard Contractual Clauses, for transfers of personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA, in addition to all the necessary privacy and security protections required by law. Please check the Transfer of data to Countries Outside the EU/EEA section below for further information.

Please note that, if you are using the Mylivn app on your mobile device, Apple or Google may collect certain data about you in accordance with their respective privacy policies. In addition, in certain situations, Apple and Google reserve the right to interfere with the relationship between you and Mylivn; please check our Terms of Service for further information on these situations.

Legal Claims and Security Issues

We may share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:

  • Comply with any valid legal process, request, law, rule or regulation.
  • Investigate, remedy, or enforce potential Terms of Service violations.
  • Protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others.
  • Detect and resolve and fraud or security concerns.

These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest as described above (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR), and there may even be a legal obligation on our part to process your personal data for these purposes (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR).

Aggregation of Data

Based on our legitimate interest to carefully examine how our services are used and to figure out possible improvements, we also may share with third parties aggregated, non-personally identifiable, or de-identified information. The processing of such aggregated data as such does no longer fall under the GDPR; the act of the aggregation itself is legitimized under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.

Third party integrations

Our services may also include third party integrations such as Mapbox. Through these third party integrations you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how these third parties collect or use your information. We recommend reviewing the individual privacy policies of every third-party service that you visit or use, including those you interact with through our services.

Please also check our Cookie Policy for further information on cookie-based technologies on Mylivn, those including third party integrations.

How long we keep your information

We keep your information only as long as we need it to provide Mylivn to you and fulfill the purposes as described in this Policy. This also applies to anyone that we share your information with and who carries out services on our behalf. This means that your personal data will be deleted upon the expiry or termination of your Mylivn account.

We may, however, have a legitimate interest to use some of your personal data also after a termination. This may be the case if we had to terminate your account due to improper behavior on your part or for any other reason that may lead to judicial proceedings. Any such processing will be strictly limited to what is necessary in order to establish, exercise or defend ourselves against legal claims (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR).

When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we will either remove it from our systems or depersonalize (anonymize) it so that we can no longer identify you.

Choices you have about your information

When you have a Mylivn account, many of the choices you have are built directly into Mylivn or your settings.

Self-control of your Data

You may at any time while registered for Mylivn access, correct, delete, modify or edit personal data associated with your account, download certain account information in your profile settings, link or unlink your Mylivn account from other services (like Facebook, Google or Twitter), and decide to deactivate or delete your account at any time.

A deactivation of your account does not entail a deletion of any data, but it will only “hide” your account so that no other users would be able to view your profile or the content you shared. However, if you so decide, you may at any time reactivate your account and, thus, make your Mylivn profile and history viewable to other users again. Only if you should decide to delete your Mylivn account, such deletion will remove your posts and any of your user content from Mylivn, including without limitation re-posts by other users and chats you had with other users. For technical reasons, it may take up to 30 days for us to completely delete your Mylivn account. Please keep in mind, though, that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account.

Device Settings

You also have choices you can adjust through the device or software you use to access Mylivn. Your mobile device lets you choose how and whether your location, photos and other data is shared with us. To learn more about these choices, we recommend seeing the information provided by your device or software provider.

The settings of Mylivn apps also give you full control about how personal data are being processed by means of any optional cookies as referred to and explained in further detail in our Cookie Policy.

Account Settings

As long as you are logged into your Mylivn account, you may manage the account privacy settings that you object to, restrict or withdraw consent for at any time.

Download your data

Mylivn also provides you with a way to download the information you have shared through our services by means of the Data Download feature located in your account settings. Please note that you may only download your data once every 30 day-period. This feature shall, however, not limit your right to access your data in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR.

Transfer of data to Countries Outside the EU/EEA

In accordance to this policy, we share information globally with our partners and with those you connect and share with around the world. Information controlled by Mylivn will be transferred to or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy, either by Mylivn directly or by certain service providers we engage. These services are deemed necessary to provide the services as described in the Mylivn Terms of Service to globally operate and provide our services to our users. We and our service providers utilize Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission and rely on the European Commission’s adequacy decisions about certain countries, when applicable, for data transfers from the EU/EEA to the United States and other countries.

In addition to these measures in accordance with Art. 44 et seq. of the GDPR, when accepting the Mylivn Terms of Service, you have declared your explicit consent to such international data transfers (Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR). This consent is meant to cover situations in which, despite the measures Mylivn and its partners have implemented, your data may not always be secured against governmental access. In some countries, including the United States, governments or government-run agencies may be entitled by domestic laws or other means of authorization to access information that is transferred via the Internet or that is being stored in data centers. Neither Mylivn nor its partners will always be able to avoid such access or to restrict it to what can be deemed adequate in accordance with European data protection standards and principles.

Some of our partners in the United States, with whom we share your personal data, may also be certified under the Privacy Shield program. As you may be aware, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), with judgment dated 16 July 2020, has held that the Privacy Shield was not a valid means to guarantee an adequate level of data protection. However, the ECJ has come to its conclusion not because he was of the opinion that the promises our partners have made as regards the protection of your personal data when applying for Privacy Shield certification were false or insufficient. The ECJ has invalidated the European Commission’s decision concerning the Privacy Shield for two reasons Mylivn and its partners cannot control, namely (a) some governmental surveillance programs in the United States which, in the opinion of the ECJ, were not limited to what is strictly necessary for the purposes of national security and defense, and (b) the fact that the United States did not yet implement sufficient measures for you as a data subject to claim redress once your rights and freedoms would have been violated in the United States. Though Privacy Shield, as an immediate result of this ECJ judgment, can no longer serve as a mechanism to guarantee an adequate level of data protection in the United States, the United States are encouraging U.S. based companies to maintain their Privacy Shield certifications, and many of them will certainly do so. This is because, still, the promises these U.S. based companies have made, and the measures they have implemented, are worth recognizing and constitute a significant level of data protection inasmuch as processing activities of these companies themselves are concerned. Please check the list available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework to see which of our partners have committed themselves to Privacy Shield principles and obligations.

You may revoke your consent at any time by contacting us as described herein. Please note, though, that you will not be able to use Mylivn any longer if you choose to do so as these international data transfers are required for us to properly operate the Mylivn network.

Children

Our services are not directed to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 16. You may not use our services if you are under the age of 16 and you must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country.

For the avoidance of doubt, if, for instance, our mobile applications are displayed in the app stores as restricted to users aged “12+”, this is due to the respective app store’s configuration limitations only, and it shall not be understood as contradictory to the above age restrictions. In addition, by accepting the respective app store’s terms and conditions, any user must have confirmed that he or she had the legal age to enter into a contract with the app store provider and declare his or her consent to connected data processing operations. This confirmation of age shall also be valid as regards the use of our Services.

Your Rights as a Data Subject

You have certain rights in relation to the information that we have about you. These rights are laid out in detail in the GDPR. However, we grant these rights to all our users, regardless of whether such user is located in the EEA or elsewhere:

  • Access the information we hold about you (Art. 15 of the GDPR). We will normally provide you with this information within one month of your request.
  • Have your information corrected (Art. 16 of the GDPR) or deleted (Art. 17 of the GDPR). You can always update your information in your settings. If you have any problems updating the information or would like us to delete it, contact us here.
  • Obtain from us the restriction of processing under the conditions laid out in Art. 18 of the GDPR.
  • Have the information you provided to us sent to you or to another organization, where you have provided such information to us and we hold this information with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you (Art. 20 of the GDPR).
  • Complain to a regulator. If you are based in the EEA and think that we haven’t complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

Your Right to Object (Art. 21 of the GDPR)

Object to us processing your information. You can ask us to stop using your information, including when we use your information to send you certain emails or notifications, if the legal basis for such processing is our or a third party’s legitimate interest.

Please note: If you opt out of receiving certain messages from us, we may still send you updates about your account. If you would like to opt out of certain emails and notifications from us, you can easily unsubscribe at any time in the footer of the emails we send you.

Your Right to Withdraw Your Consent (Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR)

If we process your data based on your consent, you may withdraw such consent at any time. We will then cease processing your data for the respective purpose.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website.

Whenever we change this Policy, we will inform you either by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy that’s available on our website and mobile application, or we may provide you with additional notice, such as an in-app notification or an added statement to our website’s homepage.

By continuing to access or use Mylivn after revisions become effective, you declare your consent for any processing activities that form an integral part of the revised Policy and that require your consent under applicable data protection laws. If you do not want to declare your consent, and no longer want to be a part of the Mylivn community, you can delete your account at any time.

The original version of this Policy is written in English. We have made our best efforts to provide this Policy to you in your own language. If, however, we failed to make a proper translation, and, thus, the Policy in your language is inconsistent with the original English version, this fault is entirely upon us, and you may claim your rights as granted to you under your language version of the Policy.

Contact us

The best way to get in contact is online through email here The data controller responsible for your information is Mylivn GmbH, which you can contact by mail at:

Mylivn GmbH
Riesstraße 12
80992 Munich, Germany

Effective August 25, 2020

Cookie Policy

Cookies on Mylivn

Our Cookie Policy describes how we use cookies in order to provide you with our Services, give you a better user experience, and to serve other purposes described in further detail below. Please refer to the What are cookies section below, to learn which technologies we mean when we talk of cookies in this Cookie Policy. Below we also explain under which circumstances Mylivn, our partners, and other third parties may use cookies as well as the options you have to opt-in or opt-out.

What are cookies

A browser cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your device to help websites and mobile apps to remember things about you. These are cookies in a narrow sense of the expression.

However, we also use Local Storage technologies (also referred to as “Local Data” depending on your browser) to make your Mylivn experience most convenient. This means that we store a token in your browser, i.e. a text that is digitally signed.

Other technologies, including identifiers associated with your device, may be used for similar purposes. Please note, however, that Mylivn does neither use this technology itself nor triggers the use of such technology by and third party including your provider. Please check the privacy and cookie policies of your provider and the respective settings of your device to find out about and influence the use of such technology by your provider or any other third party. Mylivn neither has any knowledge nor any control concerning the collection and/or use of such identifiers.

In order to discuss all the above-mentioned technologies, we collectively refer to them as “cookies” in this Cookie Policy.

How we use cookies

Cookies allow a site or service to know if your computer or device has visited it before. These cookies can be used to deliver services, help us understand how the site of service is being used, help to remember your preferences, navigate between pages securely and to provide you with a better, more intuitive overall experience when using our services. Cookies can also help ensure the content you see online is relevant to you and your interests.

What we use cookies for

The cookies we use generally fall into one of the following categories. As you will see when checking the information below, some of these cookies are necessary in order to use our Services, whereas others are not. Cookies that are not necessary in this sense will only be activated, and data about you will only be collected and processed through these cookies, once you have consented to their use.

If we have asked for your consent concerning the use of certain cookies, all processing of personal data will be carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR; you may withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that such consent may include an explicit consent with your data being processed in countries outside the EEA, in particular in the United States. This consent is meant to cover situations in which, despite the measures Mylivn and its partners have implemented, your data may not always be secured against governmental access. In some countries, including the United States, governments or government-run agencies may be entitled by domestic laws or other means of authorization to access information that is transferred via the Internet or that is being stored in data centers. Neither Mylivn nor its partners will always be able to avoid such access or to restrict it to what can be deemed adequate in accordance with European data protection standards and principles. Please check our Privacy Policy for further information on such consent.

Cookies, which are necessary in order to use our Services, are used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Mylivn has a legitimate interest in their use, which we will explain below specifically for each of these cookies.

Necessary Cookies

We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences. For example, we may use these cookies to remember your language preferences. Such necessary cookies are also used in order for our website and apps to remember that you have already logged-in when checking Mylivn. We use these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks. For example, we may use these cookies to store your session information to prevent others from accessing or hacking into your account. Or we use them to save your search history, emojis you have recently used, or categories or interests you have recently checked on Mylivn. None of these cookies is used for any analytics or marketing purposes as described below.

Please note that, if you register for and log-in to Mylivn with your Google or Facebook account, Google or Facebook (depending on the account you select to register with) will use cookies in order to properly run its authentication services. The use of such cookies is subject to Google’s or Facebook’s terms and conditions and privacy policy which we recommend you consulting for further information.

Analytics Cookies

We use cookies to make Mylivn better. For example, we use these cookies to learn more about the most popular features on Mylivn.

Marketing Cookies

We use these cookies to track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns, both on our services and while using third party analytics providers to help us to understand how people are interacting with Mylivn.

How long cookies stay

How long a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether the cookie is “persistent” or a “session” cookie. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they are either deleted or expire. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. The same is true for local storage technologies. The "Session Storage" is automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other local storage tokens will be stored persistently in the so-called cache of your browser (e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome). This data remains there even after closing the browser window or closing Mylivn. You can delete the data at any time by emptying or deleting the cache of your browser.

Our first party cookies are all necessary cookies. Some of them are session cookies, especially those preventing unauthorized hacking of your account during a session. Others, namely those we use as regards your preferences, settings, and usage history, will be stored for an indefinite period of time. Please refer to the Your options section to learn about how you can delete these cookies at any time.

Please check the First and third party cookies section for further detail on the storage periods of third party cookies.

Where we use cookies

Mylivn uses cookies on mylivn.com, and on our mobile applications.

First and third party cookies

First party cookies are cookies that belong to Mylivn, third party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Mylivn, for example to help us to understand how Mylivn is being used. We use the following services that entail the use of third party cookies:

Facebook Authentication

When you use your Facebook profile in order to get registered for Mylivn, and to log-in to your Mylivn account thereafter, Facebook (i.e. the Google entity that you have registered with) uses cookies in order the identify you and grant you access to Mylivn. The use of such cookies is subject to Facebook’s terms and conditions and privacy policy which we recommend you consulting for further information. These cookies are necessary if you want to use your Facebook profile to register for and log-in to Mylivn. These Facebook authentication cookies are stored for a maximum of one year.

Google Authentication

When you use your Google account to register for and log-in to Mylivn with your Google account, Google (i.e. the Google entity that you have registered with) uses cookies in order the identify you and grant you access to Mylivn. The use of such cookies is subject to Google’s terms and conditions and privacy policy which we recommend you consulting for further information. They are necessary if you want to use your Google account to register for and log-in to Mylivn. However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that Google authentication services entail the use of your personal data, e.g. how you use our website or which advertisements you have seen before visiting Mylivn. To avoid such processing, please refrain from registering with your Google account and use the specific sign-in procedure of Mylivn.

Google authentication services require the use of both session and persistent cookies. Persistent cookies are regularly stored for a maximum of two years, some of them even longer depending on Google’s privacy settings.

Google Analytics

With the following tracking measures, we want to ensure a demand-oriented design and the continuous optimization of Mylivn. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to.

For the purposes of statistically recording the use of Mylivn, evaluating such records for the purpose of optimizing our Services, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google may transfer data to locations outside the EU/EEA. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework which has been invalidated by the European Court of Justice. Thus, as of August 12, 2020, Google and Mylivn are both bound to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses to guarantee adequate data protection measures also when processing personal data in the USA. However, in addition to that, when enabling Google Analytics with your consent, you also declare your explicit consent with the international data transfers, the use of this service may entail. Please check our Privacy Policy for further information on such consent.

Google Analytics creates pseudonymized user profiles for us. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this website such as browser type/version, the operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of the server request, are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of Mylivn. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). Google Analytics cookies are stored for a maximum of two years.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

Google Tag Manager

We also use the Google Tag Manager on our website. This enables us to manage so-called website tags and, thus, integrate the other Google offers mentioned here into the website. The Google Tag Manager as such does not process any personal data. For more information about Google Tag Manager privacy, click here (https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html).

Google Ad Manager (formerly known as “Doubleclick”)

We also use the marketing tool Google “Ad Manager” on our website. This makes it possible to place ads on Google's advertising network (e.g. in Google search, in videos or websites) that are specifically tailored to the user's presumed interests.

For this purpose, Google uses so-called web beacons on the connected websites, with which a user's visit to these pages is logged and shared within the network. This file records which pages a user has visited on the Internet, what content he is interested in and what offers he has clicked on. Furthermore, Google stores information on your use of our website such as browser type/version, the operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of the server request. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). Google usually works on the basis of pseudonymized user profiles. This is only different if you have expressly permitted Google to process your data without this pseudonymization. The information collected by Google marketing services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework which has been invalidated by the European Court of Justice. Thus, as of August 12, 2020, Google and Mylivn are both bound to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses to guarantee adequate data protection measures also when processing personal data in the USA. However, in addition to that, when enabling Google Ad Manager with your consent, you also declare your explicit consent with the international data transfers, the use of this service may entail. Please check our Privacy Policy for further information on such consent.

Google Ad Manager cookies are stored for a maximum of two years. For further information on data protection in connection with Google marketing functions, please refer to the Google data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and the settings for the display of advertisements by Google https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Mixpanel

The Mylivn website and also the mobile applications for iOS and Android use the service “Mixpanel” provided to us by Mixpanel Inc, One Front Street, 28th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111405, USA. With Mixpanel it is possible to trace certain of your activities as a user of Mylivn. In most cases, only the usage processes themselves are recorded, and we do not collect any personal data. However, in other cases, we may also transfer some of your personal data with Mixpanel through the use of the Mixpanel services. All these Mixpanel services are dedicated to better understand how Mylivn is being used and the results generated by Mylivn on our behalf help us further improve your Mylivn experience.

Although Mixpanel is a US-based company, all data that are transferred from Mylivn are processed within the European Union. Notwithstanding this location of the data, Mixpanel has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework which has been invalidated by the European Court of Justice but, nevertheless, imposes strict obligations as regards data privacy on companies that have committed themselves to and certified under the Privacy Shield. However, as Privacy Shield does no longer suffice to guarantee adequate data protection measures also when processing personal data in the USA, when enabling Mixpanel with your consent, you also declare your explicit consent with the international data transfers, the use of this service may entail. Please check our Privacy Policy for further information on such consent.

For further information on data protection in connection with Mixpanel, please refer to the Mixpanel which is available under the following link: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

Your options

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software at any time, also after you have declared your consent; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. If you are using a Mylivn app, you may check and change your selections as regards the use of cookies at any time in the “Settings” of the respective app.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated and related to your use of the Mylivn website (including your IP address) by Google Analytics cookies and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website/app and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

To learn more about the choices on how information across third party web sites or online services is collected and used, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org, the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://optout.aboutads.info, or the European Digital Advertising Alliance at http://youronlinechoices.eu/.

For further information on your rights and options, please refer to the Your Rights as a Data Subject section of our Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website.

Whenever we change this Policy, we will inform you either by revising the date at the top of the Cookie Policy that’s available on our website and mobile application, or we may provide you with additional notice, such as an in-app notification or an added statement to our websites homepage. We will never add any cookies to Mylivn without displaying our intention to do so by means of an in-app-notification or added statement to our websites and, thus, giving you the option of either accepting or rejecting such additional cookies, if the use of such additional cookie would require your prior consent as described above.

The original version of this Policy is written in English. We have made our best efforts to provide this Policy to you in your own language. If, however, we failed to make a proper translation, and, thus, the Policy in your language is inconsistent with the original English version, this fault is entirely upon us, and you may claim your rights as granted to you under your language version of the Policy.

Contact us

The best way to get in contact is online through email here.

The data controller responsible for your information is Mylivn GmbH, which you can contact by mail at:

Mylivn GmbH
Riesstraße 12
80992 Munich, Germany

Effective August 25, 2020

Community Guidelines

We want Mylivn to be a place where everyone can express their own way of living, feel respected and be able to connect with others freely. This page includes important information about our expectations of you as a user while using Mylivn. We take these rules very seriously and expect you to do the same, so please take your time to carefully read through the following guidelines.

The Mylivn Community Guidelines (along with all incorporated policies), Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy collectively make up the “Mylivn User Agreement” that governs the access to and the use of organic content on Mylivn’s services.

When accessing or using Mylivn’s services, failure to adhere to the policies set forth may result in the following enforcement actions:

  • Required removal of prohibited content before you can again create new posts and interact with other users.
  • Temporarily limit your ability to create new posts or interact with other users.
  • Asking you to verify your account with a valid email address.
  • Permanently suspending your account(s).

If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, your new accounts may be suspended.

We may change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The most current version is always available at https://mylivn.com/.

Safety

We work hard to keep disturbing or unsafe content off Mylivn. In order to keep Mylivn a safe place for everyone we delete some types of content, other content we simply hide from public view.

Self-harm

We remove any content that promotes self-harm, like self-mutilation, eating disorders or drug abuse.

Sexually Explicit Content and Minors

We remove content that physically or sexually exploits people. In certain cases, we work with law enforcement to address the sexualization of minors. It is not allowed to post, save or send nude or sexual content involving anyone under the age of 18, including yourself. We also prohibit accounts that promote or distribute pornographic content.

Harassment and Bullying

We have a zero tolerance for bullying or harassment of any kind. If another user blocks you, do not try to contact them from another account. Bullying and harassment can come in many different forms and in many different places. We want Mylivn users to feel safe and respected and will remove content that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. Online bullying can be especially harmful to minors, so our policies provide heightened protection to minors due to more vulnerability and susceptibility to harassment. Our bullying policies do not apply to public figures because we want to allow conversion that may include critical discussions of people who are featured more often in the public eye, or have a large public audience. These discussions must comply with our Community Guidelines, and we will remove content about public figures that violates other policies, including hate speech or credible threats. Our harassment policy applies to both public and private individuals to prevent malicious or unwanted contact on Mylivn. We allow users to share and re-share posts if the intent is to draw attention to content that is harassing in context.

Privacy Violations and Rights

We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potentially harmful content or situations. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without gaining their consent first. We provide our users with ways to report imagery on each post that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights.

Hate Speech

We do not allow hate speech on Mylivn due to the fact that in some cases this may promote real-world violence. Where the intention of speech is unclear, this content may be removed. It is expected for users to clearly indicate their intent in order to better understand why the content is shared. It is not allowed to post any content that demeans, defames, or promotes discrimination or violence on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. It is also prohibited to deliberately spread false information that causes harm or malicious deception.

Violence and Criminal Behavior

Violence and Violent Organizations

We remove content that could be used to threaten or organize violence or support violent organizations. Never threaten to harm a person, a group or someone’s property. Encouraging violence is prohibited on Mylivn.

Graphic Content

Content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others will be removed. The ability to discuss important issues such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism are in some cases valued and for that reason, may be allowed after careful review.

Promoting or Publicizing Crime

We do not condone promoting or publicizing violent crime, theft, and/or fraud and prohibit users to post such content. It is also not permitted to depict criminal activity or admit to crimes you or others have committed. It is however allowed to debate or advocate for the legality of criminal activities, as well as address them in a rhetorical or satirical way.

Objectionable Content

Hazardous Materials

We remove content that is used to sell or buy regulated goods, like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and other hazardous materials.

Inappropriate Content

We only allow users to post content that is appropriate for a diverse audience. For various reasons, nudity on Mylivn is not allowed. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but nudity in photos of paintings, sculptures and art pieces are however allowed.

Spam and Impersonation

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. While it is allowed to maintain parody, fan, commentary, or newsfeed accounts, you may not do so if the intent of the account is to engage in spamming or abusive behavior.

Keeping Mylivn Secure

In order to maintain a stable and secure environment on Mylivn, it is not allowed to attempt to do, or to do any of the following while using the service:

  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of Mylivn, Mylivn’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Mylivn’s providers.
  • Probe, scan, scrape or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
  • Access or search, or attempt to access or search, Mylivn by any means other than through our published interfaces provided by Mylivn that are currently available.
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use Mylivn to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing Mylivn’s services, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on Mylivn.
  • Reverse engineer our software.
  • Collect or store personally identifiable information from Mylivn or people on Mylivn without permission.
  • Share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that may put your account at risk.
  • Sell access to your account, or username, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.

Any accounts engaging in the following activities may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension:

  • Malware and phishing are prohibited. Specifically, to publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy.
  • You may not register or create misleading or fake accounts. While fan, commentary, and parody accounts may be used pseudonymously, you may not use misleading account information to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior, including attempting to manipulate others on Mylivn.

Some aspects that are taken into account when determining whether an account is fake include:

  • The use of stock or stolen avatar photos.
  • The use of stolen or copied profile bios.
  • The use of intentionally misleading profile information, including profile location.

Mylivn’s services may not be used for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is normally defined as aggressive or excessive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt the service or the experience of users on Mylivn to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives. Some of the factors that are taken into account when determining what is considered as spam include:

  • If you have followed and/or unfollowed a large number of accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated means.
  • If your posts or direct messages consist mainly of links shared without any adjoining text.
  • If a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you.
  • If you post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account, or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts.
  • If you send large numbers of unsolicited replies or mentions.
  • If you are aggressively engaging with posts or users to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives.
  • If you repeatedly post other people’s account information such as their bio or profile URL as your own.
  • If you post misleading, deceptive, or malicious links.
  • If you sell, purchase, or attempt to artificially inflate account interactions such as followers or likes.
  • If you use or promote third party services or apps that claim to get you more followers, re-shares, or likes, or any other site that offers to automatically add followers or engagements to your account or posts.

Respecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights

In order to respect the rights of other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights on and off Mylivn, do not infringe anyone’s intellectual property, privacy or other rights. Do not use Mylivn’s name, logo or trademark in a way that confuses people, you may check out our Brand Guidelines for more details. Mylivn does not allow anyone to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights.

Reporting and Copyright

If you notice something that you believe may violate our guidelines, please help us by using our reporting options where available. We review each report as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t fit our guidelines. When you complete a report, provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames and descriptions of the content, so that we may find and review the reported content as quickly as possible. It is possible that we may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines. You may find content that you do not like or necessarily agree with, but that happens to not violate the Community Guidelines. If that happens, you always have the option to unfollow or to block the person who posted this content.

Many disputes can be resolved directly to those who are involved in the matter. For example, if one of your posts was posted by another user, you could try commenting on the post asking the person to take it down. If that does not seem to fix the problem, you can try reporting the post. Do not target the user who posted this content by posting screenshots and drawing attention to the situation because this could be classified as harassment.

We may also work in some situations with law enforcement, including when we believe that there is a risk of physical harm or a threat to public safety.

When using Mylivn, be sure to follow all relevant laws and regulations.

For more information, read through our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Effective May 28th, 2019

Imprint

Mylivn GmbH
Riesstraße 12
80992 Munich, Germany

Authorized Managing Director
Lars Luethke

Contact
Telephone: +49 89 322 989 20
Email: support@mylivn.com

Register entry
Registry court: Munich District Court
Registry number: HRB 217233

VAT ID No: in accordance with § 27a of the German VAT Act: DE300638050