Our website address is: http://the-gay-side-of-life.com. We are two individuals, Lucie and Vanessa, that want to change the world. We founded together the …. We are located in Zurich, Switzerland: Postfach, …..
When we say ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘GSL’ or ‘COC’, it’s because that’s who we are and we own and run the Sites.
We want to create a safe space, and this is a responsibility that we share all together. That’s why we also have our ‘Terms of Services’ (TOS), that provides the rules how we provide our services and how, you and us, together we take care of each other on this platform.
To protect your data and provide a safe space for you is part of our mission. We are looking on sustainable solutions. That’s why we have chosen Infomaniak as our web hosting provider:
Your data is stored exclusively in Switzerland in a TIER III+-type data center (TIER III means that it is already the second highest level) in the area of Geneva – the place to be chosen by organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the World Trade Organisation and many more.
Our platform is hosted in the greenest data center in Switzerland. It is designed to live without active cooling and uses only energy from regenerative sources such as water.
You can find more information about our amazing hosting partner and their data center here.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Registered Users (free package)
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Registered Users (Paid Services)
To make this a safe space and to avoid to let in any hostile intruders, we need to double check your identity. That’s why in addition to the collected data of free users, we also collect a copy of an official ID.
Users of the shop
Users of the shop and users of a recurring plan have the possibility to store their payment details (e.g., credit card information) on our Site. In order to proceed the fulfilment of orders, we provide the shipping address and order details to our suppliers.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Any data that you provide in contact forms is stored on our site solely and used to process your request.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
How we Use the collected data
We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent for the following purposes: as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our Website and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.
Who we share your data with
Your data is shared only to parties that provide
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data