Privacy Notice

Version: 2.1

Effective date: 2024.05.08.

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Native by News website. Your privacy and the security of your personal data are of paramount importance to us. This Privacy Notice outlines the details regarding how we collect, use, and manage the personal information of our users and visitors in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant data protection laws.

2. Organization Details

  • Name of the Company: Native by News LLC
  • Control Number: 23043059
  • State of Formation: Georgia, USA
  • Contact Details:

3. Purposes of Processing Personal Data

We collect personal data, specifically names and email addresses, from visitors to our website for several key purposes:

  1. Communication and Updates: We use your contact information to send you updates about new articles, pages, and features on our website. This enables us to keep you informed about the latest content and enhancements.
  2. Feedback: Your feedback is vital to us. We may contact you to seek your opinions and suggestions regarding the content on our website. This helps us understand your needs and preferences, allowing us to tailor our content and improve our offerings.
  3. User Engagement Analytics: By analyzing how you interact with our website—such as tracking the articles you read and the content you like—we gain insights into user preferences and behavior. This data helps us to better understand and serve our audience by aligning our content with your interests.

Additionally, to enhance user experience and optimize our services, we integrate tools such as Google Analytics and Meta Pixel, which collect the following types of data:

  • Google Analytics: This service helps us understand user activity on our website by tracking such things as session duration, pages per session, bounce rate, and the sources of traffic. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is explicitly collected by Google Analytics. We use this information to analyze traffic patterns and to perform website optimization.
  • Meta Pixel: This tool enables us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising by understanding the actions people take on our website. Meta Pixel collects data that helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, build targeted audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already taken some kind of action on our website.

Data Usage Transparency: The information collected through Google Analytics and Meta Pixel is processed and stored by the respective services and is accessed by our team to improve our website and marketing efforts. The data is used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the privacy policies of Google and Facebook.

For more details on how these tools collect and use your information, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy and Facebook's Data Policy.

4. Methods of Data Collection

We use various methods to collect data to ensure that we provide the best experience to our users and maintain a high standard of user interaction. Below are the primary ways through which we collect personal data:

  1. Registration Forms: We collect personal data through forms on our website when you register to use our services. These forms require you to provide information such as your name and email address. This information is necessary to create and manage your account, and to provide you with the services you have requested.
  2. Google and Meta Pixels: We use Google Analytics and Meta Pixels on our website to collect data about your interaction with our content. These tools help us to understand how users engage with our website, including pages visited and links clicked. This information is used to improve our website's functionality and to tailor our content to better meet your needs.

5. Recipients of Personal Data

The personal data collected on our website are accessed and used by the following recipients within our organization:

  1. Client Communication Team: Our employees responsible for customer relations may use your contact details to send you updates, gather feedback, and respond to your inquiries. This ensures that our communication with you is timely and effective.
  2. Content Management Team: Our content managers utilize your data to understand audience preferences and behavior. This insight helps in planning and publishing content that aligns with your interests and enhances your experience on our website.
  3. IT Support Staff: Occasionally, our IT personnel may access your data as part of their role in maintaining and improving the technical infrastructure that supports our website services.

We ensure that all employees who have access to your personal data are trained in data protection and are required to respect the confidentiality of your information. Additionally, we implement strict access controls and auditing measures to ensure that your personal data is handled securely and in accordance with the GDPR.

6. Data Transfers

International Data Transfers: Native by News LLC, as a data controller based in the United States, engages in international data transfers to process and store your personal data. We ensure that all data transfers comply with the GDPR and other applicable data protection laws.

EU Representative:
To facilitate our compliance with the GDPR, we have appointed a representative within the European Union. Our EU representative acts as our contact point for EU data protection authorities and EU data subjects. Should you have any concerns regarding the processing of your personal data or if you wish to exercise your rights under GDPR, you may contact our representative directly:

Name: Gabor Hermann
Address: Hungary, H2800, Tatabánya, Sárberki lakótelep 602.

Data Processors: We utilize several data processors to manage and analyze data:

  • Webflow Inc.: Webflow Inc., based in the U.S., is a participant of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, ensuring that data transferred to them is handled with an adequate level of protection. Webflow Inc. helps us in website management and operations.
  • Zoho CRM System: We manage our customer relationships using Zoho's CRM system, which is operated by a company based within the European Union. This involvement does not generally involve transferring data outside the EU.
  • Analytics Services: For analytical purposes, we use services like Google Analytics and Meta pixels. These services are provided by companies based in Europe, and the data processing typically occurs within the EU.

Safeguards: To safeguard your personal data and ensure an adequate level of protection, we apply strict contractual obligations to our data processors, consistent with GDPR requirements. We also regularly review these practices to ensure ongoing compliance.

7. Data Retention Policy

Our policy is to retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. In line with this policy, we will retain your personal data as long as you continue to use our services and have not withdrawn your consent.

  1. While You Are a Registered User: We will maintain your personal data in our systems to continue providing you with the content updates and interactions you have requested via our website.
  2. After You Withdraw Consent: If you decide to withdraw your consent, which you may do at any time, we will stop processing your personal data for the purposes to which the consent was related. Following the withdrawal of your consent, your personal data will be securely deleted from our systems in accordance with our data deletion protocols, unless there is another legal ground or requirement allowing us to retain the data for a longer period.
  3. Legal Compliance: Occasionally, we may be required to retain personal data for longer periods as required by law, such as for tax, accounting, or other regulatory requirements. In such cases, your data will be retained as necessary to comply with our legal obligations and will be securely disposed of once it is no longer required for these legal processes.

8. Data Subject Rights

As a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have certain rights regarding the personal data that Native by News LLC collects and processes. Since our processing activities are based on your consent, the following rights are available to you as registered users and prospective clients:

  1. Right to Access: You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. This allows you to receive a copy of the personal data we have about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  2. Right to Rectification: You can request the correction of your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete. We encourage you to update your personal data promptly if it changes or is inaccurate.
  3. Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten): You may request the deletion or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. This right is applicable where the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected, or where you withdraw consent and there is no other legal ground for processing.
  4. Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to request that we suspend the processing of your personal data, for example, if you want us to verify its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  5. Right to Data Portability: You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This allows you to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability.
  6. Right to Withdraw Consent: Since our processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  7. Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.
  8. Rights Related to Automated Decision Making Including Profiling: You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

How to Exercise Your Rights: To exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details provided in the Contact section of this notice. You may also reach out to our appointed representative in the European Union for more immediate assistance within the region.

Please note that some of these rights may be limited where we have an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue processing the data or where data may be exempt from disclosure due to reasons such as confidentiality obligations.

9. Privacy Notice Updates

Native by News LLC is committed to continually enhancing our privacy practices and updating this privacy notice as necessary to reflect changes in our services, data handling processes, or in response to regulatory requirements. We value transparency and aim to keep you fully informed about how your personal data is treated.

Notification of Changes:

  • We will post any updates or changes to our privacy notice on our website. We encourage you to review our privacy notice periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting your personal data.
  • Major changes to our privacy policies, especially those affecting how we collect or handle sensitive information, will be clearly communicated on our website's homepage or through a direct notification to your registered email address.

Effective Date:

  • Each update to our privacy notice will include the date of revision, allowing you to easily identify the most recent version and be aware of the changes made since your last visit.

Where to Find Updates:

  • You can access the latest version of our privacy notice at any time by visiting the dedicated privacy policy section on our website. This section is designed to provide easy access to our comprehensive privacy practices.

By continuing to use our services after these changes are posted, you agree to the revised terms. If you do not agree with the changes, you are free to close your account with us and discontinue using our services.