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We take your privacy very seriously at French is Beautiful ( doing business across the domains www.frenchisbeautiful.com and www.highschooldejavu.com. ).

Part A: Privacy Principles

French is Beautiful ensures highest standards for the protection of your personal data and your privacy.

This Privacy Policy governs the entire relationship between the validly registered subscriber or client (User) and French is Beautiful and is applicable to all services provided to the User or offered on the French is Beautiful platform and also to all the User’s actions, contents, or other material relating to the French is Beautiful platform.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you better understand how French is Beautiful collects and deals with your personal data and information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact French is Beautiful by sending us an email at carrieannejames@gmail.com

By registering to use the French is Beautiful platform, you consent to the practices described in the following Privacy Policy.

1. French is Beautiful works hard to earn and keep its User’s trust. Therefore French is Beautiful strictly adheres to the following principles to protect the User’s privacy:

French is Beautiful collects, processes, and uses all data and/or information about and related to the User’s person and the User’s account with French is Beautiful (Personal Data) in accordance with the laws and statutes on data protection of the French Republic.

French is Beautiful uses Personal Data solely to provide the User with the French is Beautiful Services. French is Beautiful will never rent, sell, or otherwise provide Personal Data to any third party for advertising or for marketing purposes without the User’s consent. The User is aware of the fact and agrees that in case of online debiting procedures (i.e. payment via credit card) any data (e.g. name, credit card number, expiry date, bank details etc.) which is necessary for the due processing of such payment will be transferred to third parties involved in the execution of the debiting procedure (e.g. operator of the payment module, credit card acquirer and the bank issuing the credit/debit card).

2. Information Collection by French is Beautiful

1. Registration

In order to become a User of French is Beautiful, it is necessary to first create an account on the French is Beautiful platform. To create an account, the User is required to provide mandatory contact information. In addition, the User must choose a password. The User’s password and/or User name are never visible to any other User of French is Beautiful or any third party at any time.

2. Profile Information and User Content

After successful registration on the French is Beautiful platform, the User may provide additional information about herself (e.g., professional background, centers of interest avoiding sensitive information such as ethnic background, affiliation to any philosophical movement, trade union, or political movement and religious beliefs). Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional and on a voluntarily basis, but enables the User to better use the Services. Additionally, the User can upload, publish, send, or display comments, photos, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content (User Content) on or through the French is Beautiful platform, or transmit to or share with other Users or third parties accessing the French is Beautiful platform. The User may also develop relationships with other Users, perform searches, and create events. French is Beautiful collects all the above-mentioned information so that French is Beautiful can provide the User with the Services and offer customized features. In most cases, French is Beautiful retains the information so that, for instance, the User can return to view prior messages she has sent.

3. Information about the User’s Contacts

If the User chooses to invite other people to French is Beautiful to join her network, the names and email addresses of the invitees need to be entered on the French is Beautiful platform. The names and email addresses of women who are invited will be used by French is Beautiful only to send the User’s invitation email (including an optional personal message) and corresponding reminders. French is Beautiful stores this information to send the invitation email, to register a contact connection if the User’s invitation is accepted, and to track the success of French is Beautiful’s referral program.

The User may also choose to manually enter or upload data about her contacts into the private section of the French is Beautiful platform. All information that the User enters or uploads about their contacts will be covered by the same terms of this Privacy Policy as those covering her own personally identifiable information.

4. Cookies and Log Files

Like most websites, French is Beautiful uses cookies to identify the User during the course of her session and to recognize her as a user when she returns to the French is Beautiful Websites using the same computer and web browser. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User’s computer tied to information about the User. French is Beautiful uses session ID cookies to confirm that the User is logged in. These cookies terminate once the User closes the browser. By default, French is Beautiful uses persistent cookies that store the User’s login ID (but not the password) to make it easier for the User to log in when she comes back to the A City for Her platform. These cookies will then store part of the login data in encrypted form. If the User selects the automatic login, she should be aware that this will then only be possible on the same computer on which the cookie was first saved, i.e., an automatic login on two (2) different computers is not possible. The User can remove or block this cookie using the settings in the browser if she wants to disable this convenience feature. Unfortunately, if the browser settings do not allow cookies, the User will not be able to use the A City for Her platform.

Each time the User accesses the French is Beautiful platform, French is Beautiful automatically receives the URL of the site from which the User came and of the site to which the User is going when leaving the French is Beautiful platform. French is Beautiful also receives the Internet protocol (IP) address of the User’s computer (or the proxy server the User uses to access the World Wide Web), the computer operating system and type of web browser she is using, as well as the name of the User’s ISP. This data is saved in a log file and will be stored by French is Beautiful in the standardized combined log file format unless the User objects to the processing of such data and notifies French is Beautiful accordingly by sending a letter to French is Beautiful. The information is used in anonymous form to analyze overall trends to help French is Beautiful improve its service, e.g., French is Beautiful may analyze on which days and at which time the French is Beautiful platform is particularly frequented. The linkage between the User’s IP address and her personally identifiable information is never shared with any third party without the User’s permission except when required by law. French is Beautiful reserves the right to review the log files from the last known IP address of the User where French is Beautiful has reasonable cause to believe that the User is using French is Beautiful in breach of contractual agreements or the applicable legislation. In doing this, French is Beautiful protects other users, the safety of its user’s data, as well as French is Beautiful platform and the French is Beautiful Services.

Like the information the User enters at registration or in her profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize the User’s experience on the French is Beautiful platform.

5. Information Collection from other Sources

French is Beautiful reserves the right to use information about the User that is collected from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, and other Users at French is Beautiful, to supplement the User’s profile in order to provide the User with more useful information and a more personalized experience. Where such information is used, French is Beautiful generally allows the User to specify the use in the privacy settings.

3. Sharing Information with Third Parties

  1. Sharing Personal Data with other Users of French is Beautiful or third parties

Profile information the User submits to French is Beautiful will be available to other Users of French is Beautiful depending on the User’s chosen individual privacy settings.

Posting User Content on or through the French is Beautiful platform, or transmitting to or sharing with other Users on the French is Beautiful platform is at the User’s own risk. French is Beautiful  cannot control the actions of other Users with whom the User may choose to share data and information. French is Beautiful is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the French is Beautiful platform. The User understands and acknowledges that, even after removal, copies of Personal Data, User Content, and other information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored this data and information.

Any information and User Content (except personal messages to other Users) the User has submitted to French is Beautiful or to others via the platform may be accessed by third parties (i.e. non-registered users) when they visit French is Beautiful platform. Such information and content may also be found and made accessible by search engines (e.g. Google, Yahoo etc.).

2. Information about the User’s Activity on Profiles of other Users

If the User visits a profile of another User of French is Beautiful, this User may see that the User has visited her profile. This feature is an essential part of contact management on the French is Beautiful platform and as such an essential part of French is Beautiful.

3. Newsletters, Emails, and Notifications to Users

French is Beautiful regularly sends out newsletters, service-related announcements, or other notification messages and emails to all Users of the French is Beautiful platform. Through this communication French is Beautiful informs the User, among other things, about new members, events, activities, new features, new locations, changes in her network or local community, invitation requests, and new messages.

While registering on French is Beautiful platform, you consent to agree on our privacy policy and to receive our newsletters, service-related announcements, commercial offers or other notification messages and emails. You can chose to unsubcrribe the above mentioned communications, at anytime, while using the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the newsletter or announcement, or by sending us an email at carrieannejames@gmail.com.

4. Information Sharing with Third Parties

French is Beautiful does not forward the User’s Personal Data, her User Content, or other information to third-party marketers without the User’s permission. French is Beautiful shares Personal Data, her User Content, and other information with third parties only in limited circumstances where French is Beautiful is 1) legally required or, 2) permitted by the User. For example:

French is Beautiful may forward Personal Data, User Content and other information to service providers (including service providers located outside the European Union) to help French is Beautiful offer the A City for Her Services. Specifically, French is Beautiful may use third parties to facilitate French is Beautiful's business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about French is Beautiful, to remove repetitive information from User lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links. In connection with these offerings and business operations, the French is Beautiful's service providers may have access to the User’s Personal Data, her User Content and other information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where French is Beautiful utilizes third parties for the processing of any personal information, French is Beautiful will implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the French is Beautiful's specified purposes.

French is Beautiful may be required to disclose Personal Data, User Content or other information in compliance with applicable laws or pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders notably. French is Beautiful does not reveal information unless French is Beautiful has the bonafide belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, French is Beautiful may share account or other information when French is Beautiful believes it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect the interests or property of French is Beautiful, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the French is Beautiful platform or using the French is Beautiful name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents, or government agencies.

French is Beautiful may use the User’s Personal Data, her User Content, or any other information in an anonymous way without identifying the User as an individual to third parties. This includes for instance providing aggregated data about the usage of the French is Beautiful platform to third parties for such purposes as French is Beautiful deems to be appropriate. French is Beautiful may segment its Users by e.g., age, geographic location, nationality, or center of interests.

4. Miscellaneous

1. Under Age

Children and minors (under the age of 18) are not eligible to use any French is Beautiful Service and are therefore not allowed to submit any personal information to French is Beautiful. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children’s privacy.

2. Links

French is Beautiful may contain links to other websites. French is Beautiful is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. French is Beautiful encourages the User to be aware when she leaves French is Beautiful’s platform to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by French is Beautiful.

3. Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on French is Beautiful is readily available through the profile editing tools on the French is Beautiful platform. The User may modify or delete any of her profile information except the mandatory information required during the registration process at any time by logging into her account. Information will be updated immediately. Users who wish to deactivate their account with French is Beautiful should send a mail or letter to French is Beautiful. In this case French is Beautiful will remove the User’s name and other personally identifiable information from publicly viewable data. French is Beautiful may retain certain data contributed by the User if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy that the User has previously agreed to.

Where the User makes use of the communication features of the service to share information with other Users of French is Beautiful, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another User of French is Beautiful) the User generally cannot remove such communications.

4. Terms of Use, Notices, and Revisions

The use of French is Beautiful, and any disputes arising from it, are subject to this Privacy Policy as well as French is Beautiful's General Terms and Conditions for the use of the services under the domains www.frenchisbeautiful.com and www.highschooldejavu.com, and all of its provisions including limitation on damages and choice of law. French is Beautiful reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time insofar as these amendments are not unreasonable for the User. French is Beautiful shall give due notice of any amendments of this Privacy Policy to the User via the User’s email address or by placing a notice in the User’s personal inbox on the French is Beautiful platform. The amendments to the Privacy Policy shall be effective from that point in time unless the User objects within two (2) weeks after receipt of said notice by sending a letter to French is Beautiful, provided that French is Beautiful has explicitly informed the User about the consequences of such non-objection.

Part B: User’s Consent

The User acknowledges the principles set forth in this privacy policy (Part A) and also consents to the processing of her personal data as described below. The User shall be entitled to revoke her consent at any time and with effect for the future. For such revocation please contact French is Beautiful by sending an email to carrieannejames@gmail.com. The User declares the following:

  1. Single-Sign-On-Process

I agree that French is Beautiful shall be entitled to pass on personal data (first name, last name and email-address) to third party providers for the purpose described hereinafter:

Third parties may offer certain services on or via the French is Beautiful platform (e.g. via the Event ticketing). If the User decides to order such services she will access the third parties’ websites through a link or frame embedded in the French is Beautiful platform and will then have the opportunity to use the third party services. In order to facilitate the ordering process French is Beautiful and such third parties may have agreed on a single-sign-on-process. This means that the User does not have to enter his personal data on the third party website again, but French is Beautiful rather passes on to the third party the personal data which is necessary for the third party service

1. Usage of personal data for marketing purposes of partners of French is Beautiful

I agree that French is Beautiful shall be entitled to process and use my personal data for advertising or marketing purposes of partners of French is Beautiful via the French is Beautiful platform. Particularly, my personal data may be used in order to tailor the advertisement presented to me to my specific interests.

2. Cookies and Log Files

I agree that French is Beautiful shall be entitled to use Cookies and Log Files as described in section 2.4 of Part A of this Privacy Policy.

3. Breach of obligations

I agree that French is Beautiful shall be entitled to review my personal data, communication and networking, in the event French is Beautiful has good reason to believe that I have breached my obligations under Section 5 of the GTC, however, only to the extent as required to verify such breach.

You may review the data protection policies of our website host ( Squarespace ) and email marketing platform ( Mailchimp ) in the preceding embedded links. The privacy policy of Stripe, our online payment processor, is also available for your review.