Data Privacy
of TradersYard GmbH
  • Information pursuant to Art 12 para 1 GDPR
    You have the right to the best possible protection of your personal data. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (GDPR, TKG 2003). In this privacy policy we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing on our website.

1. Information We Collect

  • Information You Provide To Us

  • You provide data to create an account with us.

  • Registration
    To create an account you provide data including your name, email address, address data, skills, broker and/or datafeed vendor and a password. If you register for a chargeable Service, we ask you for payment (like credit card, PayPal) and billing information.

  • Profile
    You have various choices about the information on your profile photo, city or area and endorsements and some more. Profile information helps to be found by other members. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

  • Posting and Uploading
    We collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill out a form, create events, create groups, send invitations, asf.

  • Information From other Members
    Be aware – Members may post or write about you. As part of blog posts, feed updates and comments, videos you and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services. We might collect public information about you, such as professional-related news and accomplishments (e.g., patents granted, professional recognition, conference speakers, projects, etc.) and make it available as part of our Services (e.g. suggestions for your profile, or notifications of mentions in the news).

  • Contact and Calendar Information
    We may receive personal data about you when others import or sync their address book or calendar with our Services, or send messages using our Services (including invites or connection requests).

  • Customers and partners may provide data to us

  • Partners
    We receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as prospective employers and applicant tracking systems providing us job application data.

  • Service Use
    We log your visits and use of our Services, including mobile apps. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology (e.g., our off-site plugins), such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.

  • Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies
    We collect data through cookies and similar technologies. As further described in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels, ad tags and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different Services and devices. We also allow some others to use cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. You can also opt out from our use of cookies and similar technologies that track your behavior on the sites of others for third party advertising. For Visitors, the opt out is here.

  • Your Device and Location
    We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data. When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings.

  • Messages
    If you communicate through our Services, we learn about that. We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a TradersYard Gmbh/TradersYard connection request, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. We also use automatic scanning technology on messages.

  • Sites and Services of Others
    We get data when you visit sites that include our plugins, ads or cookies or log-in to others’ services with your TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard account. We receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others when you log-in with TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard or visit others’ services that include our plugins (such as “Share on TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard” or “Apply with TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard”), ads, cookies or similar technologies.

  • Other
    We are improving our Services, which means we get new data and create new ways to use data. Our Services are dynamic and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

2. How We Use Your Data

We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services. How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide, support, personalize and make our Services (including ads) more relevant and useful to you and others.

  • Services
    Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for work and business opportunities, stay informed, get training and be more productive. We use your data to authenticate you and authorize access to our Services.

  • Stay Connected
    Our Services allow you to stay in touch, in communication and up to date with colleagues, partners, clients, and other professional contacts. To do so, you will “connect” with the professionals who you choose, and who also wish to “connect” with you. When you connect, you will be able to search each others’ connections in order to exchange professional opportunities. We will use data about you (such as profiles you have viewed or data provided through address book uploads or partner integrations) to suggest connections for you and others (e.g. Members who share your contacts) and enable you to invite others to become a Member and connect with you. You can also opt to allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others to suggest other nearby Members for you to connect with. It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services, send a connection request, or allow another Member to become your connection. When you invite someone to connect with you, your invitation will include your name, photo, network and contact information. We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited. You can choose whether or not to share your own list of connections with your connections. Visitors have choices about how we use their data.

  • Stay Informed
    Our Services allow you to stay informed about news, events and ideas regarding professional topics you care about, and from professionals you respect. Our Services also allow you to improve your professional skills, or learn new ones. We use the information about you to recommend relevant content across our Services, suggest skills you may have to add to your profile and skills that you might need to pursue your next opportunity. So, if you let us know that you are interested in a new skill (e.g., by watching a learning video), we will use this information to personalize content in your feed, suggest that you follow certain members on our site, or watch related learning content to help you towards that new skill. We use your content, activity and other data, including your name and picture, to provide notices to your network and others. For example, subject to your settings, we may notify others that you have updated your profile, posted a blog, took a social action, made new connections or were mentioned in the news.

  • Productivity
    Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow you to communicate with other members and schedule and prepare meetings with them. Subject to your settings, we scan messages to provide “bots” or similar tools that facilitate tasks such as scheduling meetings, draft responses, summarize messages or recommend next steps.

  • Communications
    We contact you and enable communications between members. We offer settings to control what and how often you receive some types of messages. We will contact you through email, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to your TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard inbox, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices. For our chargeable services, we also enable communications between you and others through our Services, including for example invitations, groups, messages, VoIP Calls, Audio- Video streaming, Desktop sharing, etc. between connections.

  • Advertising
    We serve you tailored ads both on and off of our Services. We offer you choices to opt out of interest based ads, but you cannot opt out of seeing generic ads. We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks and exchanges, using the following data, whether separately or combined: Data from advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers;

  • Member-provided information
    Data from your use of our Services (e.g., search history, feed, content you read, who you follow or is following you, connections, groups participation, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad, etc.), including as described in Section 1.3;

  • Information from others
    We will show you ads called sponsored content which look like similar non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled ads or sponsored. If you take an action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including the ad provider.

  • Ad Choices
    We adhere to self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in industry opt outs from such ads. This does not opt you out of receiving advertising – you will continue to get generic ads or ads by advertisers not listed with these self regulatory tools. You can also opt out specifically from interest-based advertising served through our platform for third parties. For non-Members, this setting is here.

  • Info to Advertisers
    We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or (other than hashed or device identifiers, to the extent they are personal data in some countries) ad networks for their advertising without your separate permission. However, if you click on an ad, the ad poster will know you visited the page that you clicked on. Also, advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertisers to obtain your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.

  • Marketing
    We promote our Services to you and others. We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.

  • Developing Services and Research

  • Service Development
    We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.

  • Surveys
    Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and you have choices about the information you provide.

  • Customer Support
    We use data to help you and fix problems. We use the data (which can include your communications) needed to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).

  • Aggregate Insights
    We use data to generate aggregate insights. We use your information to produce aggregate insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our users, their profession or industry, the number of ad impressions served or clicked on, or the demographic distribution of visitors to a site.

  • Security and Investigations
    We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations. We use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Members or Visitors.

3. How We Share Information

  • Our Services
    Any information you include on your profile and any content you post or social action (e.g. likes, follows, comments, shares) you take on our Services will be seen by others.

  • Profile
    Your profile is fully visible to all Members and customers of our Services. As detailed in our Help Center, your settings, degree of connection with the viewing Member, the subscriptions they may have, their usage of our Services, access channels and search types (e.g., by name or by keyword) impact the availability of your profile and certain fields.

  • Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Messages
    Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, follows, likes and comments. When you share a post (e.g., an update, video or blog), the default (which you can change) is to share it publicly. Others who are not your connections will be able to find (including through search engines) and see your post. When you like, comment on or share another’s post, others will see it, including the person who initiated the post. In a group, posts are visible to others in the group. Your membership in groups is public and part of your profile unless you change the default settings. When you follow a person or organization, you are visible to others and that “page owner” as a follower. We provide aggregate insights about the followers and viewers to the respective page owners. We let senders know when you act on their message, subject to your settings where applicable.

  • Communication Archival
    Regulated Members may need to store communications outside of our Service. Some Members (or their employers) need, for legal or professional compliance, to archive their communications and social media activity, and will use services of others to provide these archival services. We enable such archiving outside of our Services. For example, a financial advisor needs to archive communications with her clients through our Services in order to maintain her professional financial advisor license.
  • Others’ Services
    You may link your account with others’ services so that they can look up your contacts’ profiles or post your shares on such platforms.Subject to your preference, other services may look-up your profile. When you opt to link your account with other services, personal data will become available to them. The sharing and use of that personal data will be described in, or linked to, a consent screen when you opt to link the accounts. For example, you may link your Twitter or FaceBook account to share content from our Services into these other services, or your email provider may give you the option to upload your TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard contacts into its own service. You may revoke the link with such accounts. Subject to your settings, excerpts from your profile will appear on the services of others (e.g., search engine results, mail and calendar applications that show a user a “mini” TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard profile of the person they are meeting or messaging, social media aggregators, talent and lead managers). “Old” profile information remains on these services until they update their data cache with changes you made to your profile.

  • Related Services
    We share your data across our different Services and TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard-affiliated entities. We will share your personal data with our affiliates to provide and develop our Services. We combine information internally across the different Services covered by this Privacy Policy

  • Service Providers
    We may use others to help us with our Services. We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

  • Legal Disclosures
    We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to protect your and our rights and security. It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
  • investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies
  • enforce our agreements with you
  • investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations
  • protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats)
  • exercise or protect the rights and safety of TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

  • Change in Control or Sale
    We may share your data when our business is sold to others, but it must continue to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise.

4. Your Choices & Obligations

  • Data Retention
    We keep most of your personal data for as long as your account is open. We retain the personal data you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. Even if you only use our Services when looking for a new job every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information in a depersonalized or aggregated form.

  • Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
    You can access or delete your personal data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used and shared. We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile and controlling the visibility of your posts to advertising opt-outs and communication controls. We offer access to the personal data we have about you.

  • Account Closure
    We keep some of your data even after you close your account. If you choose to close your TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard (or SlideShare) account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below. We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed. Information you have shared with others (e.g., through InMail, updates or group posts) will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members copied out of our Services. Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

5. Other Important Information

  • Security
    We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches. Please use the security features available through our Services. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Please visit our Safety Center for additional information about safely using our Services, including two-factor authentication.

  • Cross-Border Data Transfers
    We store and use your data outside your country. We process data both inside and outside of the United States. Learn more about the legal mechanisms we rely on to transfer data across borders.

  • Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals
    Our statements regarding direct marketing and “do not track” signals. We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission. Learn more about this and about our response to “do not track” signals.

  • Contact Information
    You can contact us or use other options to resolve any complaints.If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact TradersYard GmbH/TradersYard online. You can also reach us by physical mail. The address can be found in our Imprint.

  • Scope of application
    This data privacy statement explains the manner, coverage and reason of data collection and the usage of personal data by the responsible provider TradersYard GmbH (address: Kaerntner Ring 5-7/7, 1010 Vienna; email: [email protected]).

  • Login data / Server log files
    The provider (i.e. the webspace provider) collects data each time the content is accessed (so-called server log files). The access data include the following: Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of the access, data volume, announcement of successful access, browser type and version, user operating system, reference URL (website last visited by the user), IP address and the requested provider. The provider only uses the protocol data for statistic analysis for the purpose of product improvement, including its working condition, security and optimization. The provider reserves the right to examine the protocol data at any later time if there is suspicion of illegal use.

  • Usage of personal data
    Personal data are information with which a particular person can be identified, i.e. information that can be used to track down a person. Name, email address and telephone number make up part of this information. Preferences, hobbies, memberships and websites visited are also considered personal data. Personal data will only be used by the provider if legally allowed or if the user has agreed to it.

  • Contact
    If contact is established with the provider (e.g. by email or contact form), data provided by the user will be saved for further processing and questions.

  • Comments and posts
    If a user comments in a blog or other posts, the IP address will be saved. This is for security reasons and ensures the safety of the provider in the case that someone posts illegal content. In such a case, the provider could be prosecuted and therefore it is necessary to identify the author.
    Integration of third party services and contents It is possible that external contents may be used within the online presence of this website. Examples are: YouTube videos, Google maps, RSS feed, or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the providers of other contents (third party providers) are able to perceive the IP address of the user. Without the IP address it is not possible to send the contents to the user’s browser. Therefore the IP address is necessary in order to display the contents. We strive to use providers who use the IP address only for displaying contents. However, we do not have any influence and assume no responsibility or liability if the third party provider uses the IP address for statistical purposes. If we become aware of such information we will inform users.

  • Cookies
    Cookies are data that make it possible to save device-specific information on your PC, laptop, smartphone etc. On the one hand, they allow user-friendly website usage as well as enabling you to save user data such as your login. On the other hand, they are used for statistical analysis of the website usage and to improve the offerings. The user is able to influence the usage of cookies. The average browser provides the option of limiting the storage of cookies or avoiding them completely. We inform you that the comfort of usage without cookies is limited. You can manage many cookies used for online advertising by companies on the US website or the EU website

  • Google Analytics
    This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data that is saved on the user computer and that facilitates an analysis of the user’s website usage. The information generated by the cookies about the user of this website is generally saved on a Google server in the USA. In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, the user IP address will be shortened and saved by Google within the EU or by contract partners within the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases may the IP address be sent to Google USA and then shortened there. The IP anonymization is active on this website. In accordance with the provider of this website, Google will use this information to analyze the usage by users for reports about website activities and for further purposes of website and internet usage related to the website provider services. Google Analytics does not combine the IP address transmitted from your browser with other Google data. The user is able to prevent cookies from being saved within the browser settings. However, this resource points out that without cookies it is possible that not all functionalities or offers are properly displayed or available. The user has the possibility to avoid Google Analytics by downloading a browser plugin. Please follow the link for the download:

  • Facebook social plugin
    This resource uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are either recognizable by the Facebook logo (a white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are labeled “Facebook Social Plugin”. The following link displays a list of the characteristics of Facebook social plugins: If a user visits a page on this website that contains this kind of plugin, the browser automatically connects with the plugin server. The content of the plugin will be sent directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated on the website. The website provider has no influence on the range of data collected by Facebook with the help of the plugin. Therefore the provider informs the user according to his knowledge: With the implementation of the plugin, Facebook receives information that the user has accessed the respective page on the website. If the user is logged in to his or her Facebook account, Facebook is able to assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plugin, for example by clicking the like button or writing a comment, the information will be sent directly to Facebook and saved. Even if the user is not a Facebook member, Facebook is still able to identify and save the IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are saved for Germany. You can read about reason and range of the data collection and further use of the data by Facebook as well as legal rights and settings for the security of your privacy in the Facebook data privacy statement: If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her, he or she must log off his or her Facebook account before visiting the website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with an AddOn for your browser, for example the “Facebook Blocker”.

  • Twitter
    This resource uses the buttons of the Twitter services. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” together with a stylized blue bird. With the help of these buttons you are able to share a contribution or page from this offer on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter. If a user visits a page on this website that contains this kind of plugin, the browser automatically connects with the plugin server. The content of the plugin will be sent directly to your browser by Twitter and integrated on the website. The website provider has no influence on the range of data collected by Twitter with the help of the plugin. According to Twitter, no personal data will be collected if the button is not clicked on. For further information on the Twitter data privacy statement, please visit:

  • YouTube
    This resource uses functionalities of the YouTube service. These functionalities are offered by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. For further information on the YouTube data privacy statement, please visit:

  • Disclaimer, Changes, Authority and Actualization
    The user has the legal right to receive information free of charge about the personal data collected. Additionally, the user has the legal right to correct, block or delete false personal data, as long as there is no legal custody right.