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Netvibes - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy



Netvibes SAS, a French corporate entity registered in the registry of commerce of Paris, located 10 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, FRANCE, (hereinafter “Netvibes”) processes Personal Data (as defined below) in the course of its business, including the Personal Data of people using and browsing the http://www.netvibes.com website (the "Site").

The purpose of this “Privacy Policy is to inform all individuals to whom the Personal Data collected by 3DS relate ("You" or "Your") how Netvibes collects and uses such Personal Data and how You can control its use.





This Privacy Policy sets forth the principles and guidelines governing the processing of Your Personal Data (as defined below) including the Personal Data collected on or through the Site.


Personal data ("Personal Data") means any information that may result in the identification of an individual.


Non-Personal Data means any information that does not result in the identification of an individual.


For visitors and users of the Site, the Site’s Terms of Services, which can be found at http://www.netvibes.com/static.php?show=tos are incorporated into this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Site and any Personal Data You provide on the Site are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and those Terms of Services.





Personal Data may include:

  • title,
  • first and last name,
  • postal address,
  • email address,
  • telephone number(s),
  • login and password,
  • university, degree and courses taken,
  • organization (company, school, university, etc.), organization size, department and job title,
  • industry and industry sub-industry sectors,
  • delivery method and people to whom purchases must be shipped,
  • financial data (credit card number and expiry date, name and address of the cardholder),
  • IP address, and
  • any other Data as may be relevant for the purposes listed below.


In all cases, however, the Personal Data gathered is limited to data necessary to the purposes described under section 4 herein.


For visitors and users of the Site: in order to use certain functions and features of the Site, 3DS requires that You provide certain Personal Data when visiting or using the Site. You are free to decide whether or not to provide all or part of Your Personal Data. However, if You choose not to provide all or part of Your Personal Data, the purposes as described in section 4 might not be achieved or not properly achieved, some areas and functions of the Site may not function properly and/or You may be refused access to certain pages on the Site. In particular, You will not be authorized to purchase products or services via the Site.





Netvibes products and services are not designed to be marketed to children under the age of 13 and Netvibes does not knowingly collect or store Personal Data from children under the age of 13.


However, certain Netvibes products and services may be appropriate for use by children, and in that case children must seek consent from their parents prior to creating a Netvibes account. Teachers and school administrators may act in the place of parents and provide consent for the collection of Personal Data from children (schools should always ensure that they have received permission from parents to do so).

If parents become aware that their child has provided Netvibes with Personal Data without their consent or without a teacher’s or school administrator’s consent, they can ask Netvibes to remove such Personal Data and terminate the child’s account by sending an email to: security@netvibes.com.


If Netvibes becomes aware that it has collected Personal Data from a child under 13, Netvibes will take steps to seek the parent’s consent for that processing or to remove such Personal Data and terminate the child’s account.




Note that You provide Your Personal Data on a voluntary basis.


Netvibes collects Personal Data online and offline (e.g., via a business card voluntarily given to a Netvibes employee) and this Privacy Policy is applicable regardless of the means of collection. 


Personal Data is generally collected to carry out the business of Netvibes, such as improving Netvibes’s marketing and advertising efforts and better tailoring Netvibes products and services to customers’ needs.


Your Personal Data collected by Netvibes on or through the Site may be used by Netvibes for the following purposes:

  • To enable You to request information;
  • To provide You with a personalized interactive use of the Site;
  • To ascertain Your requirements and interests and provide You with the most suitable products and/or services;
  • To allow You to open and maintain an account in order to obtain specialized documentation and technical assistance;
  • To enable You to subscribe to a commercial or a support service;
  • To enable You to make online purchases of some of our products;
  • To enable You to register for a seminar, webinar, or event;
  • To access all the features and options offered by the Site; and
  • Any other purposes associated with the above purposes..

By providing Your e-mail address, You hereby expressly authorize, Netvibes and its affiliates to use it together with other relevant Personal Data to send You commercial or marketing communications.


Netvibes might also use Your email address for administrative or other non-marketing purposes.





Cookies are text files stored and used to record non-personal and personal information concerning Your browsing of the Site.


Netvibes may use cookies or other technologies which may collect or store Personal Data to improve services for You through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognize your device so You don't have to give the same information several times,
  • recognizing that You may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do so repeatedly,
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast,
  • analyzing data to help Netvibes understand how people interact with the Site so Netvibes can improve the Site.


Netvibes may also use third party vendors to measure and analyze the effectiveness of the Site. In such a case, web beacons and cookies provided by such third party vendors may be used and stored.


Netvibes may use two types of cookies: permanent cookies and temporary cookies. Temporary cookies disappear as soon as You log off from the Site. Permanent cookies remain after logging off from the Site in order to be used on subsequent visits to the Site.


You will be notified the first time You receive a cookie, and then You decide whether to accept it or refuse it. By continuing to use the Site in consideration of the above, You expressly authorize Netvibes to use such cookies.


You can also configure Your browser software to refuse all cookies; if You do so, however, some areas and features of the Site may not function properly and/or You may not access some parts or services of the Site.






Processing of Personal Data includes using, storing, recording, transferring, adapting, summarizing, amending, reporting, sharing and destroying Personal Data as necessary under the circumstances or as otherwise required by law.


All Personal Data that will have been collected will be stored for a limited duration that is relevant to the purpose of such collection and for so long as required by applicable law.





This Site might offer links to third party Websites which may be of interest to You.


Unless Netvibes receives Your express authorization, Netvibes does not share any Personal Data with these third parties. However, Netvibes may provide them with Non-Personal Data.


Netvibes does not exercise any control over the content of third party Websites or the practices of these third parties in connection with the protection of Personal Data that they might collect and are thus not under the control of Netvibes. Consequently, Netvibes declines all liability for the content of third party websites or the practices of these third parties concerning the protection of Personal Data.


It is therefore Your responsibility to inform yourself as to these third parties' privacy policies.






If You are accessing the Site from a location outside of the European Union, please note that through Your continued use of the Site, which is governed by French law, the corresponding Terms of Services and this Privacy Policy, You are transferring Your Personal Data to the European Union and You consent to that transfer.


As a member of a global group, Netvibes is able to use available technology to efficiently manage Personal Data and obtain such Personal Data online or otherwise throughout its affiliates’ international operations.  Personal Data may be collected through the Site and subsequently disclosed to and used by an affiliate of Netvibes (along with Netvibes, “3DS Group Companies”) for the purposes stated in section 4 of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that Netvibes may transfer Your Personal Data outside of the European Union, as long as before transferring Your Personal Data, Netvibes has ascertained that non European Union entities, including Netvibes’ affiliates and subsidiaries, offer an adequate level of protection in accordance with European legislation.

Where Netvibes has knowledge that a third party to which Netvibes has provided Personal Data for the purposes listed in section 4 above, is using or disclosing Personal Data contrary to this Privacy Policy or to applicable laws, Netvibes will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such use or disclosure.


You will have the opportunity to decide whether You authorize Netvibes to use Your Personal Data for a purpose differing from the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Netvibes will also disclose Personal Data to third parties if Netvibes determines that such disclosure is necessary for technical reasons (such as hosting services by a third party) or to protect Netvibes’ legal interests (such as in the event of sale of assets to a third company, or change of control or total or partial liquidation of Netvibes). Additionally, Netvibes may share Your personal Data with the reseller assigned to You or in the territory where You are located. Netvibes may also share Your personal data with business partners when Netvibes and the business partner sponsor an event together or participate in a marketing promotion together and in which You engage.


Netvibes may also disclose Your Personal Data if required by law or if Netvibes believes in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (for example, a warrant, a subpoena, or other court order) or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Netvibes, our customers, or the public.


These transfers may be transmitted over the Internet, via mail, via facsimile, or by any other method that Netvibes determines is appropriate and in accordance with applicable law.





Netvibes will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data collected is used for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy and that such Personal Data is correct and up to date.


You have a right to access Your Personal Data. In addition, You have a right to request the rectification, completion, update and erasure of Your Personal Data. You also have a right to obtain a copy of the Personal Data stored by Netvibes.


If You have an account, You may be able to exercise Your rights of access to and rectification of the Personal Data by logging on to Your account. Otherwise, You may exercise Your rights of access to and rectification of the data by writing at NETVIBES, Legal, 10 place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris (France) or sending an email to the following address: security@netvibes.com.


Depending on the scope of the request, Netvibes reserves the right to charge a reasonable fee to cover any out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with such access, modification and deletion of Personal Data.  Netvibes may deny access to Personal Data in limited circumstances, defined by applicable laws and regulations.






Netvibes undertakes to ensure the protection and security of Personal Data that You choose to communicate, in order to ensure the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and prevent Your Personal Data from being distorted, damaged, destroyed or disclosed to unauthorized parties.


Netvibes maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, modification and destruction.  As part of those safeguards, Netvibes employs sophisticated technology designed to protect Personal Data during its transmission and prevent transmission errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.  However, while Netvibes strives to protect Your Personal Data, in light of the inevitable risks of data transmission over the internet, Netvibes cannot guarantee full protection against any error occurring during the course of Personal Data transmission that is beyond Netvibes' reasonable control.


Since Personal Data may be confidential, access is limited to employees, contractors and resellers of 3DS Group Companies who have a need to know such data in carrying out their tasks. All the people who have access to Your Personal Data are bound by a duty of confidentiality and subject to disciplinary actions and/or other sanctions if they fail to meet these obligations.


However, it is important for You to exercise caution to prevent unauthorized access to Your Personal Data. You are responsible for the confidentiality of Your password and information appearing on Your account. Consequently, You must ensure that You log out of Your session in the event of shared use of a computer.





Although Netvibes has put in place reasonable safeguards to protect Personal Data, we recognize that there is no method of transmitting or storing Personal Data that is completely secure.

However, Netvibes is committed to ensure the privacy of Personal Data: if You have a reason to believe that the security of Your Personal Data has been compromised or misused, You should contact Netvibes via the following address:

Netvibes will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Policy. .

Unauthorized access to Personal Data or the improper use of Personal Data may constitute offenses under local law and under the regulations in force within each company in the Netvibes group.





For any additional question concerning this Privacy Policy, or any request for rectification, completion, update, or deletion of Your Personal Data You may write at NETVIBES, Legal, 10 place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris (France) or send an email to the following address: security@netvibes.com





This Privacy Policy may be updated at any time without further notice, according to Netvibes' requirements and circumstances, or when required by applicable laws and regulations.


Last modification: This Privacy Policy was modified in June 2016.