Privacy

Thank you for using our social network and Zorbabook (Zb) online platform. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for users creating accounts.

Our mission is to provide the opportunity to all stakeholders involved and interested in Greek & Cypriot Gastronomia Industry connect, make their businesses visible and known to individuals worldwide.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy explains our practices with regards to collection, use and disclosure of information about you in connection with using our Services. This privacy policy applies only to those services and applications included within Services and doesn’t apply to any third-party websites, services or applications, even if they are accessible through Zb platform Services.
This privacy policy covers all Zb platform associated content and services offered, including our websites, e-mails, RSS, software, desktop application services, Mobile applications & services collectively, other materials or services made available through, from or on the Service(s). This privacy policy applies only to information collected by our Service(s). It does not apply however, to entities Zb platform does not control or own. We may share your information with the third party services you use to create a Zb account or if you link your Zb account with any of these third party services.
You understand and agree that Zb Services(s) provides you a platform to upload and view content, including comments, posts, shares, likes and other material to the Service(s) and to share the content publicly. Any of the content you create and make publicly available through the Service(s), other users may see, use, search for or share, in a consistent with this privacy policy terms, Terms of Use as well as Zb Social Media Moderation.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER FOR THE USE OF “ZORBABOOK” WEB SITE NAME
The name “ZORBABOOK” and all its affiliate names that might appear in the present Web site or Web platform and any other future Web link of this site, are an exclusive property of the company “GASTRONOMIA ZB LIMITED” that has been incorporated under the Cyprus Commercial Law, Cap. 113 as a Limited Liability Company and all rights are reserved.
The “GASTRONOMIA ZB LIMITED” COMPANY maintains all rights of the name “ZORBABOOK” of this Web site and the interactive services herein, that are either free of charge or not are property of the company. By using any interactive or none interactive services contained or provided herein, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the terms, conditions and notices relating to its use and its name “WWW. ZORBABOOK.COM”.
By using the present site/platform you accept and declare that no copy or use of the name “ZORBABOOK” or its variations can be used beyond herein or used in unlawful or prohibited way.
In case of any unlawful attempt to use or relate the name “ZORBABOOK” and all its affiliate names with such acts, the COMPANY “GASTRONOMIA ZB LIMITED” and all its lawful owners and entities reserve the right to take immediate legal actions in order to maintain and preserve its rights.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
2. Cookies
3. Third Parties
4. Modifying your Info and Account Termination
5. Children
6. Security
7. International Data Transfer
8. Libel Policy
9. Modifications to This Privacy Policy
10. Contact Information

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

User information collected by Zb platform is:
(a) information provided by users and
(b) information automatically tracked while navigation.
You can rest assured that all information submitted by you for your identification will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. We will not share, lease or sell your personal information to third parties.
Information and content you provide when using our Services, including log in, account creation, sharing, messaging and communicating with others, announcements and other services provided. Account creation allows us to collect and store account & profile information used to identify you as an individual, business, professional or organization entity such as name, e-mail, location and date of birth or additionally/optionally address, photos. By choosing to create an account you may provide us with a user ID (if you don’t the system creates one). The password you choose is stored but not accessible even by the platform administrators. In case you forget it, no one can retrieve it and you will be asked to set a new password. The information you provide us can be used by us to contact you by e-mail, newsletters, promotional materials and other marketing or general information of interest to you. We collect information such as location or a photo or date a file was created, as well as how you use our Services, such as the frequency or your activities and types of content you view or engage with.
When opening a Business or Supplier page, or use other Services you must provide additional information such as billing information.
By including personal information in the content you post publicly you are aware that other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account. Users can find one another based on their names or photos but not the e-mail address provided when creating an account. Messages sent or received using the Service(s) remain private to the extent that both you and the person you are communicating will keep them private. Zb platform may access and disclose such messages in the course of investigations relating to use of the Service(s).
We may use a person’s IP address to fight spam, malware and identity theft. We also use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
Among the information we collect, please note:
a. Account Information: If you create an account on Zb platform, we may store and use information you provide with your account. Your name and surname, as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal by notifying us with a message by clicking on the “contact us” tab at the footer of any page.
b. Public Content: The information that you contribute through the Service such as likes, comments, posts, reviews, tips, photos, videos, Events, friends, recipes account profile etc is intended for public consumption. We may display this information through the Service(s), share it with Businesses or Suppliers on the platform.
c. Contacts: You can invite your friends to join the Service(s) just by typing their e-mail address
d. Communications: When you create an account or use certain features, you are opting to receive messages from other Zb users, Businesses, Suppliers and Zb platform itself. We may also track your actions in response to the messages you receive from Zb platform or through the Service, such as whether you deleted, opened, or forwarded such messages. If you exchange messages with others through the Service, we may store them in order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and we may review and disclose them in connection with investigations related to the operation and use of the Service If you are a representative of a business or a supplier listed on Gastronomia ZB Ltd we may contact you, including by phone or e-mail, using the contact information you provide us, made publicly available, or that we have on record for your company.
e. Activity: We may store information about your use of the Service, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit. We also may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Service, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, phone number, unique device identifier, advertising identifier, location (including geolocation, beacon based location, and GPS location), and requested and referring URLs.
f. Groups: You should be aware that any information you choose to share and disclose if you participate in Groups can be collected, read and used by other group members, developers, advertisers or other third parties. Your Groups contributions are typically searchable on our services and may be public and searchable on the Internet depending on privacy settings. We are not responsible for the information you choose to post and submit in your Groups. You can remove your Group posts at any time, however if other Group members have used and copied the information you shared these cannot be deleted.
g. Search: You can search for Businesses, Suppliers, members, community content from Events and groups on our Services. We use personal information from our Services including Business, Supplier pages, groups & event content and member profiles to refine and inform our search service.

2. COOKIES

Cookies are pieces of information a website can transfer to an individual's browser for tracking (site usage), users’ navigation and customizing site information to further enhance and improve the user's experience. Most internet browsers are preset to accept cookies. Use "cookies", or similar electronic tools collects information in order to assign each visitor a unique, random number as a User Identification (User ID) to better understand the user's individual interests using the Identified Computer. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Please note, however, that if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services. We may engage third-party services providers (including third-party advertisers) that may also place their own cookies on your browser. Note that this Privacy Policy covers only our use of cookies and does not include use of cookies by such third parties.

3. THIRD PARTIES

3.1 Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third party companies and individuals service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services (e.g. development, maintenance, marketing, analysis). These third-party services providers have limited access to your information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3.2 Information shared with our Web Servers. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our site. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally.
3.3 Information shared through other website links. Zb platform includes links to other websites. Such sites are governed by their respective privacy policies, which are beyond our control, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. Our privacy policy does not apply to other websites or services and we are not responsible for the content, privacy or security practices and policies of those websites or services. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information.
3.4 Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. It is our policy to protect you from having your privacy violated through abuse of the legal systems, whether by individuals, entities or government, and to contest claims that we believe to be invalid under applicable law. However, it is also our policy to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe is reasonably necessary: (i) to satisfy or comply with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or to respond to lawful requests, including subpoenas, warrants, statutes, judicial proceedings or court orders; (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the rights, property and safety of third parties or the public in general; and (iv) to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.

4. MODIFYING YOUR INFO AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION

You can access and modify your account personal information anytime by editing your profile page.
If you wish to delete your personal details and close your account as a user please click on the Settings icon at the top right of any page then on General Settings and Delete Account. Keep in mind, however, information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account. We may retain some information in archived or backup records or as otherwise required by law to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service or to comply with legal obligations.

In case you have also opened a Business and/or a Supplier page and you are the unique administrator of this page(s), by closing your user account your Business or Supplier page(s) will also be deleted.

5. CHILDREN

Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us personal information without parental consent, please send us a message by clicking on the “contact us” tab at the footer of any page. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible and terminate the child’s account.

6. SECURITY

Zb platform generally follows the accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. All information collected by Zb platform is securely stored within the Zb platform controlled database. Access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information and the security of our database, we cannot guarantee its absolute security, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

7. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER

Please note that personal information we obtain from or about you may be transferred to, processed, maintained on and stored on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction. We take the privacy of our users seriously and therefore take steps to safeguard your information, including assuring an adequate level of data protection in accordance with E.U. standards. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of any personal information represents your agreement to that transfer.

8. LIBEL POLICY

Libel means "defamation", a statement in print – electronically or on paper – that damages the reputation of an individual, a service, a company, or a product.
Any negative statement that Zb platform users express through the Service(s) can be considered as libel of an individual, a service, a company, or a product. These personal opinions can be expressed in posts, reviews, comments and generally in any section of Zb platform where users are permitted to write their opinion.
Zb platform and consequently Gastronomia ZB Ltd are not responsible for the personal opinions of its users. Users can express their opinion/statement freely, complying with the Social Media Moderation policy. Zb platform has the right to remove the particular "libel" comment if the individual or company in question provides sufficient argument against it by informing us. Zb platform has the right to ask for sufficient agreement to prove this comment false. If such sufficient agreement is provided, then Zb platform reserves the right to remove the comment in question.

9. PRIVACY POLICY MODIFICATIONS

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time to incorporate necessary future changes. Our use of collected information will be consistent with the privacy policy in force at the time of information collection, regardless of later privacy policy updates. The most recent version of Privacy Policy governs information use, collection and disclosure. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a notice on the Service prior to the effective date of changes. Continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to the modified/revised Privacy Policy

10. CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions related to this Privacy Policy please send us a message by clicking on the “contact us” tab at the footer of any page.