Privacy Policy

Last revised: Januari 12, 2014

1. Agreement and Parties

Lynks. ("Lynks," "us," or "we") respects the privacy and personal information of the members of the Lynks community. This privacy policy applies to information we receive when you use the Lynks website ("Lynks Service" or "Service"). This privacy policy ("privacy policy" or "policy") is an agreement between Lynks and you, as the user of the Lynks Service ("you"). This agreement tells you when this policy is effective, how we may change this policy, what information we collect from you, how we might use that information, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected. We share your personal information only with your consent or as described in this policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how Lynks treats personally identifiable information.


2. Agreement to Terms of Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Any Lynks Service you wish to use is purely voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features of the Service which require such information. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy or other terms of use related to the Lynks Service, then please do not provide us with personal information, exit this website immediately, and discontinue using the site or any component of the Service. Lynks's terms of use, and your end user license agreement related to any software provided by Lynks that you use, are expressly incorporated into this policy by reference and made a part of this policy. By using the Lynks Service, you signify that you agree to the terms of this privacy policy as well as to our terms of use.


3. Effective Date Of And Changes To Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of 1 January 2015, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective thirty (30) days after they are posted to the website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. Use of information we collect is subject to the policy in effect at the time such information was collected. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time and you should check this privacy policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the "last updated" date found at the beginning of this privacy policy when we post changes to it.


4. Policy Applicable To Online Activities Only

The privacy policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the internet, and therefore beyond Lynks' control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This privacy policy only applies to information collected through the Lynks Service and otherwise as described in this policy.


5. Personal Information About You

5.1. Types Of Information Collected

We may ask you for certain information, referred to as "personal information," which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name and email address.

5.2. Personal Information You Provide to Us

You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts or features of the Lynks Service. For example, you will be asked to provide your name and a valid email address to establish an account. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the particular component of the Service where such information is required.

5.3. Survey Information

From time to time, Lynks may ask its registered users to participate in surveys. These surveys are purely optional and help us improve the Lynks Service and provide aggregate information which we think may interest our registered users and visitors. We may use the information that you voluntarily provide as part of your survey response in the manner outlined in this Privacy Policy. In addition, if you choose to participate in a Lynks survey, any information you provide to us, including personal information, will be linked with your account in our system and to any personal information contained therein. We may also use the information you provide in the aggregate to help us generate statistics regarding use of the Lynks Service. For example, if you reveal in a survey response that you are a teacher, Lynks will know that you are a teacher, will retain that information in association with your registered user account, and may publish aggregate statistics based thereon (for example, statistics regarding what portion of our educational users are teachers versus what portion of our educational users are students). If you would not like your information to be used in this way, please do not participate in Lynks surveys or, if participating, please provide us only with information you consent to our use of in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


6. General Information We May Collect

6.1. Types Of Information Collected

There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature ("general information"). Such information may include information recorded by our server logs from your browser such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address (which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network like the internet), and the specific webpage you requested. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access or use the Lynks Service, whether or not you provide us with any other personal information.

6.2. Click Stream Data

When you use the Lynks Service we may collect "click stream data" (server address, domain name, etc.). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our services, to determine which features within the Lynks Service are most or least effective or useful to you.

6.3. Cookies

A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity throughout the Lynks Service and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your experience. Lynks cookies do not collect personal information from you, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other personal information you may provide to personally identify you. You can turn off all cookies, if you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. Please refer to documentation provider with your web browser (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer) for information on enabling these options. There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website and you may lose access to some of its features.

7. Use and Sharing of Information

7.1. To Provide Products And Services To You

We will use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide Lynks products and services to you, which include the following:

  1. To assist third party companies and individuals to facilitate our products and services, to provide products and services on our behalf, to perform related services, to market and promote our products and services or to assist us in analyzing how our products and services are used. These third party service providers may include processing, accounting, customer relationship management, marketing and promotion services, website maintenance, notification services, database management and analytics. These third party service providers will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential.

  2. To send you information or materials via email about products, offers, and news we think might interest you. This information may relate to products, offers, and news of Lynks or its licensees or selected commercial partners. (If you no longer wish to receive any emails from us, or if you want to modify your personal data or want your personal data to be deleted from our database, please see "CANCELING YOUR ACCOUNT, OPTING OUT OF EMAIL, AND MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION" below.)

  3. To analyze visits to the Lynks website and learn about the interests of our visitors in the aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve our products and services and deliver to you the type of content, features, and promotions that you are most interested in.

  4. To publish aggregate statistics regarding our user base. For example, we may choose to publish statistics regarding how many registered Lynks users live in Europe versus how many live outside Europe. If you complete a Lynks survey that asks for employment information, we may publish statistics regarding which professions are most likely to use or not use Lynks.

7.3. Protection of Lynks and Others

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with any law, enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of Lynks, our employees, our customers, or others. We may disclose personal or general information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the Netherlands. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion.

7.5. Retention of Your Information

We will only retain your information to the extent: (a) it is needed for the purposes which we have conveyed to you; (b) we are required by law to maintain such information; or (c) it is needed for us to address any issues or inquiries that you may have.


8. Protection Of Your Information

8.1. Risk Of Interception

Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Lynks strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using the Lynks Service, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through your use of the Lynks Service and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through your use of the Lynks Service is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.

9. Links to Third Parties

For your convenience and to improve the usage of the Lynks Service we may insert links to third party websites. This privacy policy does not apply to such third party websites. These links take you outside our Service, and off the Lynks site, and are beyond our control. This includes links from partners that may use Lynks' logos as part of a co-branding agreement. The sites those links can take you to have their own separate privacy policy and although we seek to protect the integrity of our Service, Lynks is not liable for the content and activities of those sites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.


10. Canceling Your Account

You may cancel your Lynks account at any time.


11. Questions or Comments

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns relating to the Lynks Service or this privacy policy, please send an email to

We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.