Privacy Policy

BELONGin helps IT professionals get matched with companies that share their values.

BELONGin is represented online through a website address: BELONGin is currently operated by Timea Turdean as the ‘data controller’ for the purpose of the Privacy Policy.

Contact us:

  • Email:
  • Address: Bonygasse 27/18, 1120, Vienna, Austria
  • Contact person: Timea Turdean

Protecting your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we collect and store only the minimum amount of data about you that is required for us to provide you with the best possible service. Our data collection and storage policies fulfil at minimum the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Austrian data protection law. In this privacy statement, we want to inform you about which personal data we collect, store, process, and to which end we do so.

Version 1, October 2020

Table of content

  1. What personal data we collect and how we collect it?
  2. How do we use your personal information (purpose of processing)?
  3. Cookies and web analytics
  4. Who we share your data with
  5. What rights you have over your data
  6. How long we store your data?
  7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

1. What personal data we collect and how we collect it?

The term “personal data” is defined by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can think of your personal data as any data that allow you to be identified or that can be correlated to you.

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. Our platform is accessed by individuals in their own capacity. Users of our platform typically may provide us with:

  • Contact data, such as email address, name and domain you work in.
  • Values and benefits.

When you visit or are redirected to the Website, some information may be collected and stored by us automatically. Such data includes:

  • Technical data, like browser type and version, language, time zone setting and location, internet protocol (IP) address, log files, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the Website.
  • Usage data, such as time spent on the Website, click stream and/or similar information reflecting how you interact with the Website.

We may also receive information about you from third parties. Typically, this includes tracking data, which we collect from cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, and mobile identifiers.

2. How do we use your personal information (purpose of processing)?

We use the Identity and Contact data that you provide to us to fulfil our function to match you with a company that share your values.  We use any missing values and benefits you provide, to add them to our values database which ultimately improves the results we can provide. We collect the values and benefits you select to make decisions about improving the values database and to create reports that will be shared on our blog. For example: if nobody selects value “13th salary” for a long time, we will very likely delete it.

Additionally, we use your personal data to communicate with you. 

Also, when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, we provide you with information on our launch and/ or information relating to services through the newsletter.

We use the Technical and Usage data collected to help us screen for potential risk or fraud and more generally to improve and optimise our Website.

3. Cookies and web analytics

Cookies are files with small amounts of data that are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to inform you when Cookies are being set so that you can decide in each case individually if you want to accept or reject a Cookie, or to generally not allow the setting of Cookies in your browser.

The BELONGin website uses Cookies to improve your experience based on analysis of user behavior on the website.

3.1. Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, 94043 CA, USA). Google Analytics uses Cookies which enable the analysis of website usage. The information generated by the Cookie are generally sent to and stored on a Google Server in the USA. Through the activation of IP anonymization on our website, Google will shorten your IP address within the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your IP address will be sent in full length to Google Servers in the USA and be shortened there. Google will use this information to analyse your usage of our website, to create reports about website activity and to provide other services related to website usage to us. The IP address sent to Google Analytics by your browser will not be combined with any other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of Cookies via a setting in your browser. You can also prevent the Google Analytics Cookie from collecting data about your usage of our website, including your IP address, and Google’s processing of your data by installing a browser plugin available under this link: browser add-on for deactivation of Google Analytics.

3.2. Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

4. Who we share your data with

To be able to offer you the best customer experience possible and to be able to continuously improve our products and services, we rely on third-party vendors and partners. We also use the assistance of third parties to improve our Website. Finally, we use certain tools for our marketing. 

Below is the description of the third-party vendors and services we use and for what purposes:

4.1. WordPress

Our Website is built with the help of WordPress platform. WordPress is the service owned by Automattic (Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110). 

Automatic collects information of visitors to our Website automatically and uses it to help us with keeping the Website functional, convenient and useful. You can find out more about data collected by these third party services by checking out Automattic’s privacy notice:

4.2. Mailchimp

In cases, where you explicitly consent to receiving our updates and special offers in a newsletter, we will use Mailchimp operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC (675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000. Atlanta, GA 30308 USA). We rely on Mailchimp to automate the process in relation to collecting subscriptions for, operation and distribution of the newsletter. To learn more about the data processing through Mailchimp, read their Privacy Policy here:

4.3. Amazon Web Services

Our Website is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, in a Frankfurt data-center. We rely on hosting, storage and security provided by AWS to operate our Website. To learn more about the data processing by AWS, read their Privacy Policy here:

4.4. TLS encryption with https

We use https to transfer data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design, Article 25 (1) GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transfer protection by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

4.5. Social plug-ins

To help you share our products and keep you up to date with what is happening at the BELONGin, we use social plug-ins on our Website. You will find following social plug-in buttons on our Website:

  • Facebook (operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A.);
  • Instagram (operator: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland);
  • LinkedIn (operator: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland).

These plug-ins routinely collect data from you and transfer such data to servers of the provider. Once activated, such plug-ins may also record your IP address. In addition, activated social plug-ins will place a cookie with a clear ID when the relevant Website is accessed. 

These plug-ins also allow providers to create profiles of your user behaviour. A cookie is placed whether or not you are a member of the social network. If you are a member of a social network and are logged in when you visit our Website, data and information about your visit to our Website may be linked to your profile on the social network. 

Please note that we have no control over the exact extent to which your data will be collected by social network providers. 

For more information about the extent, type, and purpose of data processing and about rights and settings to protect your privacy, please refer to the data privacy policies of the relevant social network provider. These are available at the following addresses:

5. What rights you have over your data

If you qualify as the “data subject” under the terms of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to: 

  • request information on personal data processed by us about you as provided by Art. 15 GDPR. 
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately demand the correction of incorrect data or completion of incomplete personal data stored with us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to request deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing of the data is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you or the processing is unlawful;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR, to revoke at any time the consent you previously granted to us. As a result, we will be no longer able to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future; 
  • in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, users have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or BELONGin’s legal address for this purpose.
  • also, if your personal data is processed based on a legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons based on your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which shall be implemented by us without you specifying any particular situation. 

If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us via email at Please include any information that would help us identify you in our database, such as your full name and email address.

6. How long we store your data?

Your personal data will be stored for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

By law we may have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for up to ten years after they stop being customers to comply with legal requirements. 

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may need to make changes to this Privacy Policy. GDPR is still a relatively new piece of legislation and governmental authorities issue updates and guidance for businesses on a regular basis. We may want to change our Privacy Policy to make sure that we comply with such recommendations or if we change the way we sell our products or provide our services. We will notify you of any significant changes and ask that you read and accept such changes before they are implemented by us.

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