THE BIZ

Privacy Statement

Last updated March 11, 2021

Thank you for visiting TheBiz.pro (the “Site“) . The Site is owned and operated by Synonym Software Ltd. (“Synonym”, “we,” “our,” or “us” ).

This privacy notice (“Privacy Statement”) sets out the basis on which any Personal Information we collect from you (“you”, “your”, or “user”), or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By“Personal Information”, we mean any information which, either alone or in combination with other data, enables you to be directly or indirectly identified, for example your name, email address, username, contact details or any unique identifier such as an IP address, device ID or other online identifier.

Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Statement shall have the meaning ascribed in ourTerms of Use.

Please read the following carefully to understand what Personal Information we collect, how it is used and the ways it can be shared by us.

The data controller of your Personal Information is Synonym Software Ltd., a company which is registered in the BVI under company number 2056692. Its EU representative is: ORWL Avocats, whose registered office is at 57, rue de Réaumur, 75002 Paris, France - [email protected].

1. Our Processing of Your Personal information

PurposePersonal InformationLegal basis
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Establish and maintain a relationship with you (creation and management of your account with us, including dealing with your request to make account changes)First name, last name, email address, username, password, time zoneTechnical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or other device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform
Information about your visit, including the dates and times you use the Site, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, IP addresses, logs history
You are using us
(performance of a contract)
Interact with you, allow you to listen to our podcasts and provide Contributions to unlock our episodesUser name, email address, wallet address
Administer the website, system administration and detecting usage patterns (including broad demographic information for aggregated use)N/AIP address, browser type, access times, URL requested and referral URLWe think we can
(legitimate interest)
Detection for troubleshooting purposesN/ATechnical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or other device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform
Information about your visit, including the dates and times you use the Site length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page
Protect the right, property, safety of us, or othersAny of the Personal Information in this table, taking into account necessity and data minimizationN/A
Inform you on the developments of our project, conduct surveys and get feedbacks from youContact detailsN/A
If you are a podcast participant, advert and share your details on our Site, as well as with other platforms (including social media)Picture, contact details, first name and last name, function, organization you are belonging to, video or sound footage.N/A
Provide you with news and communications about topics that might be of interest to youContact detailsIP address, other technical information through cookies and other tracking technologiesYou agreed to it
(consent)
Meet our legal requirementsAny of the Personal Information in this table, taking into account necessity and data minimizationTechnical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or other device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform
Information about your visit, including the dates and times you use the Site length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page
Compliance with a legal requirement

When we say that we think we can process your data, it is because we considered we have a legitimate interest (for ourselves or of a third party) to do so; it is in the interest of our organization to conduct and manage our business ; this includes ensuring the functioning of our Site. We might have legitimate interest to process Personal Information in other contexts. We ensure that we balance any potential impact on you and your rights before we process your Personal Information on that basis. You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us. Please also consult the section “Your rights” below.

It is important that the Personal Information We collect from You is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Information changes during your relationship with us. You can do so by writing to us at [email protected]. We will endeavor to effect those changes within a reasonable timeframe.

If you do not wish for your Personal Information to be used in the ways described within this Privacy Statement then you should not use the Site, access our podcast or use the functions, or features offered on the Site (including the crowdfunding component). Where we need information from you, failure to provide such information will mean that you will not get access to the Site, our podcast and other functions available on the Site.

2. Security and Confidentiality.

Synonym is committed to protecting your privacy. Internally, only people with a business need to know Personal Information, or whose duties reasonably require access to it, are granted access to users’ Personal Information. Such individuals will only process your Personal Information on our instructions and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We audit our personal compliance regularly.

The Site’s systems and data are reviewed periodically to ensure that you are getting a quality service and that leading security features are in place. We have put in place procedures to deal with any actual or suspected data breach and we will use our best efforts to notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Synonym takes all reasonable endeavors to protect and safeguard Personal Information, but there are protective measures you should take, as well. Do not share your Personal Information with others unless you clearly understand the purpose of their request for it and you know with whom you are dealing. Do not keep sensitive Personal Information in your e-mail inbox or on Webmail. If you are asked to assign passwords to connect you to your Personal Information, you should use a secure password and always use two-factor authentication (2FA), where available. You should change your password regularly.

3. What and with whom we share your Personal Information

As necessary, we will share your Personal Information with:

  • a) Any member of our group, which means our direct or indirect subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and any other subsidiary of that holding company, including their respective shareholders, directors, officers, affiliates, employees, contractors, agents, partners, insurers, and attorneys or representatives.
  • b) Our service providers and platform providers, to the extent necessary to conduct our business.
  • c) Selected third parties, including analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Site.
  • d) Authorities and law enforcement agencies worldwide either when ordered to do so or on a voluntary basis if this appears reasonable and necessary to us.

We also disclose your Personal Information to third parties:

  • a) If Synonym or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Information held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.
  • b) If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our clients, or others, including to defend ourselves from legal claims.

You can find more information on the actual parties we are sharing your data with here The list is updated regularly.

4. Transfers

Your Personal Information will be stored in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and may be transferred worldwide.

Personal Information and other data may therefore be exported outside of the jurisdiction in which you reside. Your Personal Information may be processed and stored in a foreign country or countries. Under those circumstances, the governments, courts, law enforcement, or regulatory agencies of that country or those countries may be able to obtain access to your Personal Information through foreign laws. You need to be aware that the privacy standards of those countries may be lower than those of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

EEA Users. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. All data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we transfer our data outside of the EEA, we ensure that adequate safeguards are in place. That includes, where necessary, taking steps to evaluate the risks raised by the transfers in countries that do not offer an adequate level of protection. Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Information out of the EEA.

5. Data Retention

We have data retention and deletion policies designed to retain Personal Information for no longer than necessary for the purposes set out herein or as otherwise required to meet legal or business needs. Because of those retention requirements, we might not be able to honor erasure requests.

6. Your rights

All Users. You may access and verify your Personal Information held by Synonym by submitting a written request to: Synonym Software Ltd. c/o ORWL Avocats whose registered office is at 57, rue Réaumur, 75002, Paris, France - [email protected].

EEA Users. You have a number of rights in relation to how we process your Personal Information. You may exercise these rights by contacting us (see details below). These include the right to:

  • a) access the Personal Information that we may hold about you;
  • b) rectify any inaccurate Personal Information that we may hold about you;
  • c) have your Personal Information erased in certain circumstances, for example, where it is no longer necessary for us to process your Personal Information to fulfill our processing purposes; or where you have exercised your right to object to the processing;
  • d) restrict the processing of your Personal Information where, for example, the information is inaccurate or it is no longer necessary for us to process such information or where you have exercised your right to object to our processing;
  • e) object to the processing of your Personal Information which may be exercised in certain circumstances, for example, where we are processing your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes, or where your own legitimate interests outweigh ours;
  • f) have your Personal Information ported to a new service provider. You may exercise these rights by contacting us (see details below);
  • g) when we rely on your consent to process Personal Information (some cookies and communications), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For cookies, this is done by setting up the cookie’s preferences. Please visit our Cookies Policy.

No fee usually required.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Information or to exercise any of your other rights. We may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

7. Changes to this Privacy Statement

Any changes we make to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Statement.

8. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Statement should be addressed by email to [email protected].

EEA Users.Should you have any concerns about how we handle your Personal Information, please contact us in the first instance by email at [email protected]. You can also contact our EU representative, ORWL Avocats whose registered office is at 57, rue Réaumur, 75002, Paris, France - [email protected]. You can also submit a complaint to the national supervisory authority within your jurisdiction, details of which can be found online.

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