How we process your personal data stored on Meduza
In some cases, “Meduza” (more precisely, the Latvian company Medusa Project LLC, or simply “we”) receives personal data from readers and processes it. In this document, we describe what and how we process. We apply these principles if readers agree to use Meduza's services.
Terms we use in this document
The Reader is any individual who uses any of the services provided by Meduza.
Reader data are any information that Meduza knows about the Reader.
Personal data are any information related to the Reader (first name, last name, any other identifier used).
Processing – collection, storage, modification, provision of access, transfer of personal data of the Reader.
Meduza means any public service of Medusa Project SIA available at meduza.io, amp.meduza.io, special.meduza.io, including the Meduza mobile app (iOS, Android).
Payment data are information available to Meduza on the basis of payments made and information specified independently by the Reader for making a payment.
Our Core Principles
We ensure the confidentiality of personal data and apply all necessary organizational and technical measures to protect them. In some cases, in order to process personal data, Meduza works with partners and transfers these data to them. In these cases, we ensure that appropriate security measures are followed. This means that we do not share data with partners if we have doubts about their data retention practices or if we know that these practices are significantly different from those described in this document.
Categories of personal data we process
We may store three types of personal data:
Our advertising and payment partners may collect additional data. Details on the data collected and controls over them are described on the Cookies consent pop-up window. You can read about our Cookies policy here.
What we do and why do we do it
We process personal data for several reasons:
We do not store your bank card or other payment instrument details on our servers. All debits are processed by the secure payment service Stripe and are transmitted only in encrypted form. In addition, there are no scripts on the payment page that we usually use on other pages (even Google Analytics).
We do not store information used for personalized advertising and do not use it for other purposes. All data is received and processed by our partner Azerion Technology B.V. in accordance with their Privacy Notice.
The data that we collect from you (e.g. email address) we use only in accordance with the principles of data processing specified in this document.
Who can access personal data
As mentioned above, sometimes we share personal data with our partners while maintaining the necessary security measures. For example, we share data with financial services companies for payment processing, email marketing services, analytics systems, and partners that provide continuous newsletters to our readers if they agree to receive such newsletters.
We could also be asked by law enforcement authorities in the Republic of Latvia to provide Reader data (though we regard this scenario to be highly unlikely).
Where and how personal data are processed
Personal data are processed within the area of the European Union and (or) the European Economic Area (EU/EEA), but in some cases may be transferred and processed in countries outside the EU/EEA. A transfer of data outside the EU/EEA can only happen if there is a legal justification for doing so and we can ensure an adequate level of data protection.
We store different personal data for different amounts of time:
The personal data we store are not used to personalize anything at Meduza (in legal terms: we do not make automatic decisions and do not profile anything or anyone based on these data).
What readers are entitled to
P.S. This document is subject to change!
At any time, we may unilaterally change the principles described above. But not in a secret way! We will warn readers on this page about this no later than a month before any changes come into force.
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