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Privacy Policy
We respect your privacy.
(effective date of this Policy: January 14th, 2019)

At zinezoo.com, we respect your privacy. We endeavor to make our policies for the collection and use of information relating to you and others who use our services understandable, fair, and consistent with applicable privacy and data protection laws, and the EU privacy law in particular. We adhere to the principle of data minimisation, recording as little personal data as possible for zinezoo.com to provide its services. This Privacy Policy describes the personal data we collect, how and why we use that data, the purposes for which we share that data with others, and how you can contact us to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about our privacy practices or data that you have provided.

Personal Data We Collect and How We Use It


We only keep information about you if you give us permission.
We adhere to the principle of data minimisation and we retain the minimum amount of personal data necessary for as long as necessary to provide our service and to fulfill any other purposes for which the data was initially collected and to which you have given consent.

The personal data we store is either given to us by you, or it is personal data generated by activities on our site.

Personal data you give us


You give us information about you.
Below, you can find the personal data we record for your account if you give it to us, with a short explanation of how we use the personal data:

  • Your email address, in order for us to be able to send you our weekly newsletter which for example may contain an editorial and links to new episodes and brand new stories.

Personal data generated by activities on our site


We also remember things about how people use this website.
There is also personal data we record for your account that is generated when you interact with our site. Below is a list, with a short explanation of how we use the personal data:

  • We may maintain anonymous statistics on how often you performed certain tasks on our website. For example, we may count how often a certain episode was read.
  • We may store log files. These log files may contain personal data about you such as your internet address and other personal information. We may need to record this to guard the safety and security of the website, or to help us fix problems with the website. In addition, such log files may be used for "web analytics" — to store information about the website use in order to improve the user experience of the website.
  • The server may be configured to send emails that allow us to monitor these servers, in order to keep them up and running and secure. These emails may contain some of your personal data.
  • We may store cookies for advertising purposes or to maintain a secure session between your computer and our server. However, if we do so, we will ask you for explicit permission for us to do so first.

Your Rights and Choices


You can change or remove information about you.
We store your email address. According to EU Privacy law, you have the "right to be forgotten", and so you can unsubscribe from our mailing list. If you do so, we remove your email address from our database and we stop sending you newsletters. For as much as we can, we remove any reference to you, but certain laws and regulations may require us to keep records, and there may be some remnants of your personal data in our log files and internal emails, for example sent automatically by the servers.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, you consent to us using your email address within the context of this website. When you unsubscribe, you withdraw consent from that moment on.

You have the right to contact a supervisory authority.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the Netherlands, the organisation to contact is the Authoriteit Persoonsgegevens.

Data We Transfer to Third Parties


We may use Google Analytics or third-party ad services.
We may use Google Analytics to examine how our website is used.

We host zinezoo.com on a dedicated server at ixlhosting.nl. In practical terms, the employees have physical access to that server, and they may have access to the contents on the harddisks, and they may make backups of the system. However, ixlhosting stipulate in their terms of use, article 19.2 that they will not look at our data unless they are required to by law.

For advertising purposes, third parties may store cookies in your browser. However, if this is the case, you will be asked for permission explicitly before us doing so.

Your personal data, in the form of your email address, is not visible to anyone else. We do not share your email address with anyone. We also do not share any log files or statistics that we capture of your use with anyone else.

International Transfers


Your personal data is stored on computers in the Netherlands.
We are based in the Netherlands. Although you may access zinezoo.com from a location outside of the Netherlands, any data collected in connection with zinezoo.com may be transferred to, processed, and stored within the Netherlands. The Netherlands may not have the same data protection framework as the country in which you may be using zinezoo.com. When we transfer your data to the Netherlands, we will treat you personal data in accordance with the requirements of the European Union Privacy laws.

Data Retention and Security


We do our best to keep information about you as safe as possible.
We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect personal data against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We use Secure Sockets Layer encryption for the transmission all data. When sensitive data is involved, we encrypt it. We keep the data retained to a minimum, and we have backup systems in place to guard against data loss. Permissions on the server are carefully managed using the principle of least privilege. Care has been taken to avoid buffer overruns and malicious code injection.

Keeping a server secure is an on-going process as ways of compromising servers also evolve and zinezoo.com is committed to stay ahead of any potential security zines. But you understand that hackers may compromise our servers. For example, a hacker may obtain your email address this way.

If our services require a password in the future, we will never ask you for a password in any unsolicited communication (including by telephone or email). If you believe your password has been compromised, please contact us through . You should understand that no feasible system of data security is invulnerable, but we are committed to storing data at zinezoo.com as securely as possible.

Links to Other Websites and Services


We are not responsible for what other companies do.
We may provide links to various third party websites and services. Those sites and services are not under our control. Those sites and services may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit them or utilize them. We are not responsible for those third party privacy policies, the related data processing practices, or any other aspects of those sites and services.

Changes to this Policy


If we make changes to this policy, we may need to ask you to accept these changes before you can continue using this website.
We may change this Privacy Policy at any time, and may even be required to do so under certain Regulations in the future. EU Privacy regulations require that we obtain consent from you for these changes. If such changes involve collection of or use of information materially different from that described in our Cookies Policy or Privacy Policy, we will inform you accordingly and post a revised Privacy Policy and a revised Cookie Policy. Changes are effective when disclosed, or at such later date as may be stated in the revised Policy. We will indicate above the effective date of this Policy. If sessions are used, then all sessions will be closed, and if necessary, you will be required to consent to the changes on your next visit if necessary, before being able to continue using the services provided by zinezoo.com. We may at our discretion also communicate changes to our terms through our newsletter and editorial.

How to Contact us


You can always contact us through .If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or your personal data, please contact our us through .