We are multippl ('multippl', 'we', 'us' or 'our') and we operate multippl.com.
Multippl is committed to protecting the personal information you provide or we collect when you use our website (our 'Services').
We collect and use different information depending on the way in which you interact with us.
We are the data controller of the personal information processed in relation to this policy, except where this policy explains otherwise. This means we are responsible for treating your personal information safely, in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. If you have any questions about how we protect your Personal Information, please Contact Us.
2. Types Of Information We May Collect About You
Information You Provide Us
We collect the content, communications, and
other information you provide directly to us when you use our Services. This includes information you provide when you sign up to our website ("Registration Information"), create or share content and message or communicate with us.
You are not required to create an account in order to use our Services. However, you may wish to do so in order to post, comment and network. When you complete your profile, you give explicit consent and choose to provide us with information that is considered "special" or "sensitive" in certain jurisdictions. For example, your racial and/or ethnic origin as well as your sexual orientation. By choosing to provide this information, you consent to our processing of that information and making it public to other Users.
If you create an account using your Facebook or Google account, it saves you from having to create another username and password. It also allows you to share some information from Facebook and Google account with us. The information we get from those services depends on your settings and their privacy policies.
As part of our editorial, journalistic and/or commercial activities (collectively, 'Content'), we may receive, collect, store, analyse, Publish (making available on our website and/or social media channels), use and otherwise disseminate or process (in any media) personal data for the purposes of and/or in connection with our activities. We collect and store information that you submit on our website. This includes any media you submit to publish.
Information Collected When You Use Our Service
In some instances, we automatically collect information about which features you've used, how you've used them and the devices you used to access our services. See below for specific information
Information about your use of our website
Information about the browser and device you are using
Information collected by cookies
Most web browsers including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can remove or reject browser cookies. You may also opt out of Google Analytics by downloading the browser add on. Please note that we strongly recommend leaving cookies active because they enable you to use a full functioning website.
Information we receive from others
We may also receive information about you from other sources, including other users who may write about you. Also, if you create a multippl account using third parties, such as social media, when you login using Google or Facebook, we may have access to certain information from that platform. We may also receive information through other partners, such as, business partners and affiliates, where you have given them permission to share your information. We may also collect information that is publicly available as well as through social media platforms.
3. How We Keep Your Information Safe
We are committed to protecting you from unauthorised access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information. Our website host and maintenance provider have in place many security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information against potential hackers and intruders including IP blocking and malware removal.
Unfortunately, however, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we take steps to secure your information, we cannot promise its security and when giving us your information, please do so at your own risks.
When you create an account to use our full Service, please do so with a strong password. A password with letters, numbers, upper case, lower case, and symbols. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account. Please notify us of any unauthorised use of your profile.
4. Use Of Information
The main goal of multippl is to create a platform where people can entertain, educate, and inspire others. To do so we need to ensure your experience is enjoyable and safe.
We use the information we collect to deliver, maintain, and improve our services, which includes Publishing and disseminate user-generated content and personalising the posts you may see.
In order to deliver this safe and enjoyable experience to you, we may use your Registration and other information to:
Provide, personalise and improve our Service
Provide measurement, analytics and other business services
Provide security and safety
Communicate with you
Under EU and UK data protection laws, we are obligated to tell you about our lawful basis for using your data.
Provide our service to you:
Most of the time, the reason we process your information is to perform the contract that you have with us. For instance, as you go about using our service to build meaningful connections, we use your information to maintain your account and your profile, to make it viewable to other users and recommend other users to you.
We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For instance, we analyse users’ behaviour on our services to continuously improve our offerings, we suggest offers we think might interest you, and we process information for administrative, fraud detection and other legal purposes.
5. Disclosure Of Information
multippl does not sell your data and has not sold your personal data in the previous 12 months.
Our policy is not to disclose your Registration Information or personal data, expect in the limited circumstances described here:
You share information with other users when you voluntarily disclose information on the service. This includes your public profile, which can be seen by anyone, including if they don't have an account. Please be careful with the information you share and make sure that you are comfortable being publicly viewable. We have no control what others will do with your information once it is Published.
Our Service is run thanks to certain trusted third parties. These third parties help to perform functions and provide services to us, including website hosting and maintenance, analytics providers, marketing, and advertising. We may share your Registration Information or personal data with these third parties, but only for the purposes of performing these functions and providing the services.
Admin and Editors
Our Service would not be possible if not for Admin and Editors who moderate the website. These people will moderate activity on the website as well as approve and edit content. They will have access to your registration details, profile information, content and media published.
Law and Enforcement
As mentioned in our Community Guidelines, we have rules when using our Service. It is very important that you obey to the guidelines set out. We will, if necessary, cooperate with third parties as well as law enforcement to protect the vital interests of a person or to help in an investigation into alleged criminal behaviour. This may include preserving or disclosing any of your information, if we believe that it is necessary.
We may disclose and transfer your information if we are involved in a merger sale or acquisition by another company, restructuring or reorganisation of part or all of our assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, or other change of ownership or control.
We may share aggregated information (unidentifiable data) with third parties that includes your personal data. Aggregated information cannot reasonably be used to identify any user.
Researchers and Academics
We may provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances literature and innovation that support our business and/or mission. This may be related to sociology, psychology, health and wellbeing, public interest and/or geography.
6. Third-Party Embed
Some content displayed on our Service is not hosted by us. Users have the ability to post content that is hosted by a third-party that is thembedded in our pages. When you click on an embedded link, it can send information about your interaction to the hosting third party like you visited the site directly. For example, if you read a user post that includes an Instagram embed and you click on the embed, Instagram receives the information about your activity such as your IP address. multippl are not responsible for what the third party collect and what they do with the information collected through Embeds. We recommend you review that policy before interacting with the Embed.
7. How long we hold personal information
We hold personal data associated with your account for as long as your account remains active or until it is no longer necessary to provide our service, depending on which comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs.
You may permanently delete your account at any time by going into your account and selecting delete account. Once you do so, all of your personal data will be completely erased from our website.
We will not be able to recover any of your data including posts, media and comments.
Our Content is Published on or through multippl, and will generally remain available on multippl for as long as multippl continues to produce, Publish and store content.
In some cases, we may ask that posts written by you Published on or through multippl remain available after you have deleted your account.
8. Your Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you:
2. Right of access: You have the right to request to download a copy of your data from the privacy page of your account. Please note that when you request to download your data you will need to enter your current password.
3. Right of rectification: You have the right to update the personal information we hold about you. If you are unable to do so manually, you can contact us to amend any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold.
4. Right to erasure: You have the right to have your data deleted in certain circumstances. We may continue to retain certain information about you as required by law or for our legitimate business purposes.
5. Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that processing is stopped but your data is retained.
6. Right to data portability: You can request a copy of certain data that can be transferred to you in a usable electronic format, so you can use it elsewhere.
7. Right to object: You have the right to contact us to object to the processing of your personal data. In instances such as direct marketing or we are processing it on the grounds of legitimate interest, and you feel it impedes your rights.
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling: There are several rights in this area where processing carried out on a solely automated basis results in a decision which has legal or significant effects for the individual. In these circumstances your rights include the right to ensure that there is human intervention in the decision-making process.
If you want to exercise any of the rights above, please Contact Us. If you are concerned about how we have processed your request or personal data, please contact us in the first instance via the Contact Us.
For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer any requests.
If you feel we have not satisfactorily resolved your concern, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), at any time. They are the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).