Data protection

Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to CIONET. In these terms and conditions on data protection CIONET would like to inform you about how CIONET treats your personal data and how you can exchange this data with other users of CIONET.com.

These terms and conditions supplement CIONET's Terms and Conditions on the Use of CIONET.com.

1. Basic Principles of CIONET in treating your Personal Data

CIONET strictly adheres to the following basic principles in the protection of your Personal Data:

  • CIONET shall collect, process and use your Personal Data in accordance with the laws and statutes on data protection of Belgium and those of the European Union.
  • CIONET shall use your Personal Data solely to provide the CIONET.com-Services of CIONET.com on the Internet for which you have registered yourself. In no event shall CIONET pass your Personal Data on to any third party, neither for advertising, marketing nor for any other purposes.
  • With the exception of some general information about your profession you decide all for yourself which of your Personal Data you have delivered to CIONET.com may be displayed by CIONET.com to other members of CIONET.com (cf. Section 3).
  • Any person not registered with CIONET.com may only view your Personal Data to the extent you enable and allow them to do so (cf. Section 4).

2. Definitions

The following terms used in these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection shall have the following meaning:

  • "Personal Data" shall mean all data and/or information about your profession or your person.
  • "CIONET.com" shall mean the entirety of websites on which CIONET provides the CIONET.com-Services.
  • "CIONET.com-Members" shall mean all registered users of CIONET.com on the CIONET.com Websites.
  • "CIONET.com-Services" shall mean all registration based services offered by CIONET on the CIONET.com Websites.
  • "Registration Data" shall mean such Personal Data you must deliver to CIONET in the registration process for the CIONET.com-Services (mandatory fields).
  • "Contact Site" shall mean the CIONET.com Website on which the Personal Data you have delivered to CIONET is displayed in accordance with your specifications and your consent.

3. What does CIONET know of you, what do you allow CIONET to do, and what happens with your Personal Data?

3.1 Registration Data

In order for the CIONET.com-Services to function, CIONET needs to collect and process certain of your Personal Data in the course of the registration process. First of all, this consists of the following data:

  • User name
  • Password

Your password and/or your user name are not visible to any of the CIONET.com-Members at any time. In no event shall CIONET disclose or pass your password and/or your user name on to any third party.

Further, you need to fill out the following Personal Data in the course of the registration process (mandatory fields)::

  • Business e-mail account
  • Business telephone number
  • First name, surname, form of address
  • Birth date
  • Professional status
  • Company name
  • Position (Title)
  • Industry
  • Country, state and city of your company

The following mandatory Personal Data is accessible to other CIONET.com-Members without any restrictions:

  • First name, surname
  • Professional status
  • Company name
  • Position (Title)
  • Industry
  • Country, state and city of your company

With respect to the following mandatory Personal Data, you may choose in each individual case if the data shall be displayed to a specific other CIONET.com-Member:

  • Business e-mail account
  • Business telephone number
  • Birth date

3.2 Voluntary Data

If you wish, you may provide additional information about yourself aside from the mandatory data on a voluntary basis (in the following referred to as "Voluntary Data"), to allow other CIONET.Com-Members to better get to know you so they can possibly choose you as a qualified business contact. At the time being, you may choose for example from the following Voluntary Data: Your interests, your education, companies you have previously worked for, what you have to offer to other CIONET.com-Members, what you are looking for from other CIONET.com-Members, etc. You may also upload a photograph of yourself, if you wish.

The Voluntary Data you choose to provide to CIONET.Com is accessible to all other CIONET.com-Members, unless the data is particularly identified. With respect to particularly identified data you may choose in each individual case if the data shall be displayed to a specific other CIONET.com-Member.

3.3 Your Contact Site, Contact Management

The following of the Personal Data you have delivered to CIONET.com is visible to all other CIONET.com-Members:

  • First name, surname
  • Professional status
  • Company name
  • Position (Title)
  • Industry
  • Country, state and city of your company

All other CIONET.com-Members may access your Contact Site and view the information displayed on the Contact Site, including such Voluntary Data you have specified to be accessible to all other CIONET.com-Members. Certain CIONET.com-Members may be able to access further of your Voluntary Data in accordance with your specifications for the relevant certain CIONET.com-Member in each individual case.

If you contact CIONET.com-Members with a request for personal contact, such CIONET.com-Members are stored on your Contact Site in a contact list. In the event an CIONET.com-Member confirms your request for contact, this CIONET.com-Member shall be counted for you as a so called "confirmed contact". Confirmed and unconfirmed contacts shall be registered separate from one another. Other CIONET.com-Members may at all times only view your list of confirmed contacts

CIONET has preset the settings to your privacy under "My privacy" per default so that the list of your confirmed contacts is displayed to all CIONET.com-Members. However, you may change this setting at any time by yourself to the effect that your list of confirmed contacts is not visible to anybody at all or only to certain of your contacts, for example to the direct contacts of your contacts (i.e. contacts in the second generation) or only to the contacts in the third generation or only to the contacts in the fourth generation.

The following of your personal statistics are visible to all CIONET.com-Members at all times:

  • Number of your confirmed contacts
  • Number of hits of your Contact Site
  • Month and year of your membership

Other CIONET.com-Members may send private messages to you in order to establish contact with you. CIONET has preset the settings to your privacy under "My privacy" per default so that all CIONET.com-Members may send private messages to you. You may restrict the authority of CIONET.com-Members to send private messages to you at any time to the effect that either none of the CIONET.com-Members or that only selected contacts are allowed to send private messages to you, for example only the direct contacts of your contacts (i.e. contacts in the second generation) or only the contacts in the third generation or only the contacts in the fourth generation.

As you see, at CIONET.com you are at all times in control of your privacy!

4. Availability of your Contact Site to Non-Members of CIONET.Com

Non-Members of CIONET.Com can NOT access your Contact Site and can NOT view any of the information displayed on the Contact Site.

5. Forums, Groups

On the CIONET.com-Website, CIONET offers certain forums, groups and similar services (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "forums").

Each forum has one (1) or more moderator(s). The moderator decides for each forum whether the forum is public (within the context of the CIONET website) or whether it is only accessible to a specific person subgroup, as well as who has read and/or write access for each relevant forum. This information will be displayed on the CIONET.com-Website for the relevant forum.

Please note: In the event a forum is specified as "public" on the CIONET.com-Website and in the event the moderator has not restricted the access rights to the forum, all contributions of CIONET.com-Members to such a forum can be read by all other CIONET.com-Members, BUT these contributions are NOT accessible to non-members of CIONET on the Internet.

6. Appointments, Activities, Event Management

On the CIONET.com-Website, CIONET offers you the possibility to enter your appointments, activities and events as well as similar services (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "events"). With this function you may manage and coordinate your events with other CIONET.com-Members, and you may also invite other CIONET.com-Members and/or non-members to specific events.

Each event has one (1) or more hosts (organizer). The host decides for each event if and which information about the event is visible to other CIONET.com-Members and/or for non-members of CIONET.com. Among other things, this information may include whether the event is reserved to CIONET.com-Members or whether it is a public event and as such accessible to non-members, whether the number of participants is limited, whether the guest list is visible without any restrictions or if and which restrictions to the visibility of the guest list may apply. The above information shall be displayed on the CIONET.com-Websites for the relevant event. It is visible to CIONET.com-Members, and it may also be visible to non-members, dependent on the specifications by the host.

7. Invitations

As a member of CIONET.com you may suggest to invite other persons to membership with CIONET.com. Please contact support@cionet.com if you may wish to do so. CIONET shall process the personal data collected in the course of the invitation solely for the invitation and CIONET shall not use it for any other purposes.

8. What does "Clickpath" mean?

"Clickpath" is a function of the CIONET.com-Services which registers access to Contact Sites of CIONET.com-Members by other CIONET.com-Members or access to specific information contained on the Contact Sites.

By using Clickpath you may determine which Contact Sites of other CIONET.com-Members you have visited. Vice versa, you may check which other CIONET.com-Members have visited your Contact Site. Of course, all other members of CIONET may also do so, i.e. they may determine whether you have visited their Contact Site. This feature is an essential element to contact management with CIONET.com and as such an essential element of the CIONET.com-Services overall: You may not deactivate this feature in the settings to your privacy. If you do not agree that other CIONET.com-Members may determine whether you have visited their Contact Site, you should not use the CIONET.com-Services.

Further, Clickpath registers which CIONET.com-Members have visited your website at CIONET.com ("About me") which you may implement in the framework of the CIONET.com-Services, and which CIONET.com-Members have visited the website of one of your previous companies.

Any information registered by Clickpath is deleted by CIONET.com automatically within one (1) week after its registration.

9. Search Functions

The CIONET.com-Services offer various possibilities for the search of specific other CIONET.com-Members, including a power search function and a search agent. These various search functions may assist you, for example, in finding other CIONET.com-Members with similar interests. The search functions also helps you to initiate contact with other CIONET.com-Members who offer exactly what you are looking for. Thus, you can find exactly the contacts you really need - and systematically expand your personal network.

10. Newsletter, weekly Status-E-Mails

CIONET regularly sends out newsletters or weekly status e-mails (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "newsletter(s)") to all CIONET.com-Members. In these newsletters CIONET may inform you, among other things, about new features at CIONET.com, about your events in the upcoming week, and CIONET may also provide you with specific personal statistics from the respective past calendar week (i.e. the number of hits of your Contact Site, whether you have new contacts to be confirmed and/or new private messages, etc.).

Further, CIONET may present three (3) new members of CIONET.com to you in each newsletter. It may also be that CIONET presents yourself as a possible contact to other CIONET.com-Members in a newsletter. If you do not wish to be presented as a possible contact to other CIONET.com-Members in a newsletter, you may change the settings under "My privacy" at any time to the effect that this shall not happen.

Finally, CIONET may inform you about three (3) random CIONET.com-Members who have visited your Contact Site in the past week. Of course, this may also apply to yourself vice versa, i.e. you may be one of those random CIONET.com-Members with regard to another CIONET.com-Member whose Contact Site you have visited in the past week.

You may choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via sending an e-mail to the link specified at the end of each newsletter.

11. Cookies

After you have logged in to the CIONET-Services with your user name and password, CIONET uses cookies in order to identify you during the course of your session. One cookie will be stored on your computer. Upon the termination of your session the cookie will be automatically deleted. You may maintain this cookie on your computer for an automatic login to subsequent sessions by activating the function: "Login automatically on this computer". Any so maintained cookie contains part of your login data in encrypted form. If you choose automatic login, please be aware that an automatic login will then only be possible on the very computer on which the cookie was first maintained, i.e. an automatic login on two (2) different computers is then not possible.

12. Log Files

In each event you demand access to a website of the CIONET.com-Website, CIONET shall save the following data in a log file (the so called "server log"):

  • Your IP address (through which your computer may be clearly identified),
  • The name and IP address of the computer which demands the relevant page of the CIONET.com-Website (the so called "remote host computer"),
  • The time, status, and amount of the transferred data, as well as the Internet website from which you have reached the demanded page of the CIONET.com-Website (the so called "referrer")
  • The product and release information of your Internet browser (the so called "user agent").

This log file will be stored by CIONET in the standardized "combined" log file format of the Apache webserver. CIONET uses the data of this log file in anonymous form without reference to your person for statistical purposes. In doing so, CIONET may analyze on which days and at which time the CIONET-Services are particularly frequented and how much data volume is created on the CIONET.com-Website. Further, by using the log file, CIONET can identify certain defects of the CIONET.com-Website, such as defective hyperlinks or program defects, and thus continuously improve the quality of the CIONET.com-Website. CIONET does not attribute the website demands stored in the log file to the person of specific users. However, CIONET reserves the right to review the log files via the last known IP address with respect to such an CIONET.com-Member of whom CIONET has reasonable cause to believe that the member uses the CIONET-Services in breach of the contractual agreements or applicable law. By doing so, CIONET protects the other CIONET.com-Members, the safety of the data of the CIONET.com-Members, as well as the CIONET.com-Website and the CIONET-Services.

13. Changes to these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

CIONET reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection, in the event this is necessary due to gaps of these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection identified only after their release, or in the event this is necessary with respect to additional or amended services provided by CIONET. CIONET will notify you of any amendments of these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection by e-mail to the e-mail account you have provided to CIONET in the course of your registration.

14. Accessibility of these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

These Terms and Conditions on Data Protection are accessible from the CIONET.com-Website under the link "Data Protection".

15. Specific terms for Spain

A los efectos previstos en la Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, sobre Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal, se le informa que los datos personales proporcionados se incorporarán (o actualizarán) a los  ficheros de CIONET Working S.L. La finalidad del tratamiento de los datos será la de gestionar los datos de los clientes/ usuarios que accedan al formulario de contacto de la página web de la entidad. Los datos personales solicitados son de carácter obligatorio, por lo que su no cumplimentación supone la imposibilidad de su inclusión en los ficheros antes descritos y de cumplir con la finalidad definida en el párrafo anterior.  Ud. Tiene derecho al acceso, rectificación, cancelación y oposición en los términos previstos en la Ley, que podrá ejercitar mediante escrito dirigido al responsable de los mismos en la dirección de e-mail mona.biegstraaten@cionet.com

Updated: 14.03.2011

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