Dear Makerist Members,
The protection of your data is of paramount importance to us, so that you are able to use Makerist both enjoyably and safely. This privacy statement will inform you about how we collect and use your personal data. It supplements the general terms and conditions of Makerist GmbH. Please therefore read these privacy policies before registering with us, because by doing so you are consenting to the fact that we may collect and use your personal information in accordance with this declaration. If you do not express agreement with our data collection policies, you unfortunately cannot open an account on our site and benefit from our services.
The responsible agency is: Makerist GmbH (hereinafter "Makerist" or "we") Am Treptower Park 28-30 Haus B, Etage 2 12435 Berlin
Managing Director: Axel Heinz, Amber Riedl
If you have questions about privacy, write us a message.
The subject of data protection is personal data. These are according to § 3 para. 1 BDSG details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, email address or phone number - and, if applicable, may also pertain to data usage such as your IP address.
This protection applies to data related to visits, to registrations and to actions on the Makerist platform whilst registered: for example, publication of articles, participation in courses, purchase of materials, instructions and coupons. This also applies to participation in contests and sweepstakes.
In addition, the privacy policies of external sites also apply (for example, an external sales platform) or social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram), inasmuch as you access it using Makerist.
You cannot visit the Makerist site without sharing your personal data with us. Once you arrive at the Makerist website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. We store the following data anonymously - i.e. without specific reference to the person:
Thus, if you wish to not only visit our site, but also use it and actively participate, you must register and thereby leave the following information: full name, gender, e-mail address, personal password. Your e-mail address will not be publicly visible on our site.
The collection of obligatory data is required for:
In addition, you may voluntarily include the following details in order to better present yourself to other Makerist members: your first and last name, your gender, a profile photo and a profile text about yourself.
This information will be publicly visible.
If you book and purchase video courses, materials and tutorials, we also need the following information in order to process the payment: your PayPal e-mail address, or your credit card, or your bank account details.
We also save your questions and answers in the course, model and pattern pages, together with the information that you share within the showcase.
The data is collected for statistical reasons and to facilitate the smooth functioning of our site.
The data that we collect, as specified in para. 2 and in the following paragraphs, is colleted for statistical reasons and to facilitate the smooth functioning of our site. If we want to use the data for other purposes - e.g. for advertising purposes - we will obtain your consent beforehand. A transfer of your personal data to third parties cannot take place wthout your written consent, unless the transmission of these details is necessary for the carrying out of a service which contractually binds us to you. Similarly, the communication of this information to state institutions and authorities is only possible if a court or judicial decision requires us to do so.
The user may at any time delete their account. To ask us to delete your account or for further details pertaining to modifications, you can contact us at any time: see section 9 for further information.
Makerist uses the "Sign Up" and "Log-in" functions, as provided by the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States (hereinafter referred to as "Facebook").
With this collaboration, we offer the "Sign up" and "Log in" with Facebook options, so that you can register on our site via your Facebook account. Although you insert your Facebook password when registering at Makerist via your Facebook account, Makerist does not receive any information concerning this password - of which the access is encrypted.
In addition, we have incorporated the social plugins from Facebook, namely the Facebook "like" button, with which you like our content as well as share with your Facebook contacts. We also have the Facebook "share" button, with which you can publish our content on Facebook for your contacts to react and comment. Finally, thanks to the "facepile" function, you can view what Makerist content has been liked by your contacts and which contacts follow our pages "Sewing Café" and "Knitting Café"
Facebook will automatically receive information about which social plugin you use and in what way. If you are logged in simultaneously on Facebook, Facebook identifies your visit (for example, to then expose you to advertisements relating to our site). Facebook delineates in its own privacy statement what data is accurately collected and stored. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from using the social plug-ins as well as the function "Sign Up" and "Log in" with Facebook functions if you are unsure as to what their policy entails.
If you have agreed to receive the Makerist Newsletter, you thereby declare that you consent to receive e-mail Newsletters to the e-mail provided, complete with the content that we have chosen. Our Newsletters may contain information regarding Makerist, but also information concerning Makerist members and our partners. You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time via a link in the Newsletter itself.
In addition, when you subscribe to the Newsletter, you then automatically agree to receive e-mails related to your registration, changes to your user details, alerts for reserved courses, purchases made or your activity in our showcase.
Alongside its own e-mail systems, Makerist also uses the additional services of Mailchimp and Mandrill, part of The Rocket Science Group, LLC (hereafter referred to as "Mailchimp") whose privacy statement can be found here: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ When you subscribe to our Newsletter, we then transfer your details onto Mailchimp, but only so that they can send you the kind of information that is outlined above.
Our site may also contain other plugins. These plugins are the responsibility of the respective provider (for example, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+). As with the Facebook plugin, therefore, we have no influence over the amount of data collected by the respective plugin provider, or indeed how this data is then used. For those who are not yet clients of these plugin providers and who have not yet approved their terms and conditions, we advise that you avoid using or clicking on such plugins.
Your can at any time view, edit or delete the details in your Makerist profile. If you want to delete your user account entirely, please write to us a message.
Upon request, Makerist will also send you the information about the data that we have collected on you (by e-mail or by postal delivery). Before the communication of this information, it is essential that we receive documentary evidence confirming the identity of the person requesting this information. The blocking and deletion of data is done so in accordance with the legal requirements.
This privacy statement is currently valid and dated 14/03/2016. You may visit our website - https://www.makerist.com/privacy - and print this information.