Becase Privacy Policy

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. Thank you for using Becase! Your trust is important to us and we’re committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. The information that’s shared with us helps us to provide a great experience with Becase. We have a dedicated privacy team that’s committed to protecting all the personal information we collect and help ensure that personal information is handled properly worldwide.

    This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information, in conjunction with your access to and use of the Becase Platform and the Payment Services. This privacy policy describes our privacy practices for all websites, platforms and services that link to it. Please read the privacy policy on the applicable site.

    1.1 Definitions

    If you see an undefined term in this Privacy Policy (such as “Listing” or “Becase Platform”), it has the same definition as in our Terms of Service (“Terms”).

  3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  4. There are three general categories of information we collect.

    2.1 Information You Give to Us.

    2.1.1 Information that is necessary for the use of the Becase Platform.

    We ask for and collect the following personal information about you when you use the Becase Platform. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services.

    • Account Information. When you sign up for a Becase Account, we require certain information such as your first name, last name, email address, and date of birth.
    • Profile and Listing Information. To use certain features of the Becase Platform (such as booking or creating a Listing), we may ask you to provide additional information, which may include your address, phone number, and a profile picture.
    • Identity Verification Information. To help create and maintain a trusted environment, we may collect identity verification information (such as images of your government issued ID, passport, national ID card, or driving license, as permitted by applicable laws) or other authentication information.
    • Payment Information. To use certain features of the Becase Platform (such as booking or creating a Listing), we may require you to provide certain financial information (like your bank account or credit card information) in order to facilitate the processing of payments (via Becase Payments).`
    • Communications with Becase and other Members. When you communicate with Becase or use the Becase Platform to communicate with other Members, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.

    2.1.2 Information you choose to give us.

    You may choose to provide us with additional personal information in order to obtain a better user experience when using Becase Platform. This additional information will be processed based on our legitimate interest or when applicable, your consent.

    • Additional Profile Information. You may choose to provide additional information as part of your Becase profile (such as gender, preferred language(s), city, and a personal description). Some of this information as indicated in your Account settings is part of your public profile page, and will be publicly visible to others.
    • Address Book Contact Information. You may choose to import your address book contacts or enter your contacts’ information manually to access certain features of the Becase Platform, like inviting them to use Becase.
    • Other Information. You may otherwise choose to provide us information when you fill in a form, update or add information to your Becase Account, respond to surveys, post to community forums, participate in promotions, communicate with our customer care team, share your experience with us (such as through Host Stories), or use other features of the Becase Platform.

    2.1.3 Information that is necessary for the use of the Payment Services.

    The Payments Service needs to collect the following information necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you and to comply with applicable law (such as anti-money laundering regulations). Without it, you will not be able to use Payment Services:

    • Payment Information. When you use the Payment Services, the Payments Service requires certain financial information (like your bank account or credit card information) in order to process payments and comply with applicable law.
    • Identity Verification and Other Information. If you are a Host, the Payments Service may require identity verification information (such as images of your government issued ID, passport, national ID card, or driving license) or other authentication information, your date of birth, your address, email address, phone number and other information in order to verify your identity, provide the Payment Services to you, and to comply with applicable law.

    2.1.4 Information We Automatically Collect from Your Use of the Becase Platform and Payment Services.

    When you use the Becase Platform and the Payment Services, we automatically collect personal information about the services you use and how you use them. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, to enable us to comply with legal obligations and given our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the functionalities of the Becase Platform and Payment Services.

    • Geo-location Information. When you use certain features of the Becase Platform, we may collect information about your precise or approximate location as determined through data such as your IP address or mobile device’s GPS to offer you an improved user experience. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services for applications in the device’s settings menu. Becase may also collect this information even when you are not using the app if this connection is enabled through your settings or device permissions.
    • Usage Information. We collect information about your interactions with the Becase Platform such as the pages or content you view, your searches for Listings, bookings you have made, and other actions on the Becase Platform.
    • Log Data and Device Information. We automatically collect log data and device information when you access and use the Becase Platform, even if you have not created a Becase Account or logged in. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used the Becase Platform (including if you clicked on links to third party applications), IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, device event information, unique identifiers, crash data, cookie data, and the pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Becase Platform.
    • Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use cookies and other similar technologies when you use our platform, use our mobile app, or engage with our online ads or email communications. We may collect certain information by automated means using technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixels, browser analysis tools, server logs, and mobile identifiers. In many cases the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable without reference to personal information. For example, we may use information we collect to better understand website traffic patterns and to optimize our website experience. In some cases, we associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your personal information. Our business partners may also use these tracking technologies on the Becase Platform or engage others to track your behavior on our behalf.
    • Pixels and SDKs. Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. For apps, that third parties, including Facebook, may collect or receive information from your app and other apps and use that information to provide measurement services and targeted ads.
    • Do Not Track Signals. While you may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings, the Becase Platform currently does not respond to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from your browser or mobile application due to lack of standardization regarding how that signal should be interpreted.
    • Payment Transaction Information. Becase Payments collects information related to your payment transactions through the Becase Platform, including the payment instrument used, date and time, payment amount, payment instrument expiration date and billing postcode, PayPal email address, IBAN information, your address and other related transaction details. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and Becase Payments and to allow the provision of the Payment Services.

    2.1.5 Information We Collect from Third Parties.

    Becase and Becase Payments may collect information, including personal information, that others provide about you when they use the Becase Platform and the Payment Services, or obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Becase Platform and the Payment Services. We do not control, supervise or respond for how the third parties providing your information process your Personal Information, and any information request regarding the disclosure of your personal information to us should be directed to such third parties.

  5. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  6. We may use, store, and process personal information to (1) provide, understand, improve, and develop the Becase Platform, (2) create and maintain a trusted and safer environment (such as to comply with our legal obligations and ensure compliance with Becase Policies) and (3) provide, personalize, measure, and improve our advertising and marketing.

    3.1 Provide, Improve, and Develop the Becase Platform. 

    We may use the personal information to provide, improve, and develop the Becase Platform such as to:

    • enable you to access and use the Becase Platform,
    • enable you to communicate with other Members,
    • operate, protect, improve, and optimize the Becase Platform and experience, such as by performing analytics and conducting research,
    • provide customer service,
    • send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and account notifications,
    • if you provide us with your contacts’ information, we may process this information: (i) to facilitate your referral invitations, (ii) send your requests for references, (iii) for fraud detection and prevention, and (iv) for any purpose you authorize at the time of collection,

    We process this personal information for these purposes given our legitimate interest in improving the Becase Platform and our Members’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you.

    3.2 Create and Maintain a Trusted and Safer Environment. 

    We may use the personal information to create and maintain a trusted and safer environment such as to:

    • detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity,
    • conduct security investigations and risk assessments,
    • verify or authenticate information or identifications provided by you (such as to verify your Accommodation address or compare your identification photo to another photo you provide),
    • conduct checks against databases and other information sources, including background or police checks, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and with your consent where required,
    • comply with our legal obligations,
    • Resolve any disputes with any of our Members and enforce our agreements with third parties,
    • enforce our Terms of Service and other policies, and
    • in connection with the activities above, we may conduct profiling based on your interactions with the Becase Platform, your profile information and other content you submit to the Becase Platform, and information obtained from third parties. In limited cases, automated processes may restrict or suspend access to the Becase Platform if such processes detect activity that we think poses a safety or other risk to the Becase Platform, our community, or third parties. If you challenge the decisioning based on the automated process, please contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below.

    We process this personal information for these purposes given our legitimate interest in protecting the Becase Platform, to measure the adequate performance of our contract with you, and to comply with applicable laws.

    3.3 Provide, Personalize, Measure, and Improve our Advertising and Marketing.

    We may use the personal information to provide, personalize, measure, and improve our advertising and marketing such as to:

    • send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences (including information about Becase or partner campaigns and services) and social media advertising through social media platforms such as Facebook or Google),
    • personalize, measure, and improve our advertising,
    • conduct profiling on your characteristics and preferences (based on the information you provide to us, your interactions with the Becase Platform, information obtained from third parties, and your search and booking history) to send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising and other information that we think may be of interest to you,
    • enrolling in an email subscription will not affect the frequency of administrative emails that we may send in connection with any Becase Account. No fee is charged for sending promotional emails to you, but third-party data rates may apply. Note that you may not be able to take advantage of certain promotions if you do not have a Becase Account, and
    • invite you to events and relevant opportunities (for example, when you share your Host story, we may use the information provided to reach out to you to invite you to relevant events).

    We will process your personal information for the purposes listed in this section given our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be of your interest.

    3.4 How the Payments Data Controller uses the Personal Information Collected.

    We may use the personal information as a part of Payment services such as to:

    • Enable you to access and use the Payment Services.
    • Detect and prevent fraud, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
    • Conduct security investigations and risk assessments.
    • Conduct checks against databases and other information sources.
    • Comply with legal obligations (such as anti-money laundering regulations).
    • Enforce the Payment Terms and other payment policies.
    • With your consent, send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences.

    The Payments Service processes this personal information given its legitimate interest in improving the Payment Services and its users’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you and to comply with applicable laws.

  7. SHARING & DISCLOSURE
  8. 4.1 Advertising and Social Media; Sharing with Your Consent.

    Where you have provided consent, we share your information, including personal information, as described at the time of consent, such as when you authorize a third-party application or website to access your Becase Account or when you participate in promotional activities conducted by Becase partners or third parties.

    Where permissible according to applicable law we may use certain limited personal information about you, such as your email address, to hash it and to share it with social media platforms, such as Facebook or Google, to generate leads, drive traffic to our websites or otherwise promote our products and services or the Becase Platform. These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be if your interest.

    The social media platforms with which we may share your personal information are not controlled or supervised by Becase. Therefore, any questions regarding how your social media platform service provider processes your personal information should be directed to such provider.

    Please note that you may, at any time ask Becase to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@becase.com.

    4.2 Sharing between Members.

    To help facilitate bookings or other interactions between Members, we may need to share certain information, including personal information, with other Members, as it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, as follows:

    • When you as a Guest submit a booking request, certain information about you is shared with the Host (and Co-Host, if applicable), including your profile, full name, the full name of any additional Guests, your cancellation history, and other information you agree to share. When your booking is confirmed, we will disclose additional information to assist with coordinating the trip, like your phone number.?
    • When you as a Host (or Co-Host, if applicable) have a confirmed booking, certain information is shared with the Guest (and the additional Guests they may invite, if applicable) to coordinate the booking, such as your profile, full name, phone number, and Accommodation or Experience address.When you as a Host (or Co-Host, if applicable) have a confirmed booking, certain information is shared with the Guest (and the additional Guests they may invite, if applicable) to coordinate the booking, such as your profile, full name, phone number, and Accommodation or Experience address.
    • When you as a Host invite another Member to become a Co-Host, you authorize the Co-Host to access and update your information and Member Content, including but not limited to certain information like your full name, phone number, Accommodation address, calendar, Listing information, Listing photos, and email address.
    • When you as a Guest invite additional Guests to a booking, your full name, travel dates, Host name, Listing details, the Accommodation address, and other related information will be shared with each additional Guest.
    • When you as a Guest initiate a Group Payment Booking Request certain information about each participant such as first name, last initial, profile picture as well as the booking details is shared among all participants of the Group Payment Booking Request.

    We don’t share your billing and payout information with other Members.

    4.3 Profiles, Listings, and other Public Information.

    The Becase Platform lets you publish information, including personal information, that is visible to the general public. For example:

    • Parts of your public profile page, such as your first name, your description, and city, are publicly visible to others.
    • Listing pages are publicly visible and include information such as the Accommodation or Experience’s approximate location (neighborhood and city) or precise location (where you have provided your consent), Listing description, calendar availability, your public profile photo, aggregated demand information (like page views over a period of time), and any additional information you choose to share.
    • After completing a booking, Guests and Hosts may write Reviews and rate each other. Reviews and Ratings are a part of your public profile page and may also be surfaced elsewhere on the Becase Platform (such as the Listing page).
    • If you submit content in a community or discussion forum, blog or social media post, or use a similar feature on the Becase Platform, that content is publicly visible.

    Based on our legitimate interest to promote the Becase Platform we may display parts of the Becase Platform (e.g., your Listing page) on sites operated by Becase’s business partners, using technologies such as widgets or APIs. If your Listings are displayed on a partner’s site, information from your public profile page may also be displayed.

    Information you share publicly on the Becase Platform may be indexed through third party search engines. In some cases, you may opt-out of this feature in your Account settings. If you change your settings or your public-facing content, these search engines may not update their databases. We do not control the practices of third-party search engines, and they may use caches containing your outdated information.

    4.4 Additional Services by Hosts.

    Hosts may need to use third party services available through the Becase Platform to assist with managing their Accommodation or providing additional services requested by you, such as cleaning services or lock providers. Hosts may use features on the Becase Platform to share information about the Guest (like check-in and check-out dates, Guest name, Guest phone number) with such third-party service providers for the purposes of coordinating the stay, managing the Accommodation, or providing other services. Hosts are responsible for third party service providers they use and ensuring those service providers process Guest information securely and in compliance with applicable law including data privacy and data protection laws.

    4.5 Compliance with Law, Responding to Legal Requests, Preventing Harm and Protection of our Rights.

    Becase and Becase Payments may disclose your information, including personal information, to courts, law enforcement, governmental authorities, tax authorities, or authorized third parties, if and to the extent we are required or permitted to do so by law or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with our legal obligations, (ii) to comply with legal process and to respond to claims asserted against Becase, (iii) to respond to valid requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability, (iv) to enforce and administer our Terms of Service, the Payment Terms or other agreements with Members, or (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Becase, its employees, its Members, or members of the public. For example, Host tax information may be shared with tax authorities or other governmental agencies.

    These disclosures may be necessary to comply with our legal obligations, for the protection of your or another person's vital interests or for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interest in keeping the Becase Platform secure, preventing harm or crime, enforcing or defending legal rights, facilitating the collection of taxes and prevention of tax fraud or preventing damage.

    Where appropriate, we may notify Members about legal requests unless: (i) providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law, or (ii) we believe that providing notice would be futile, ineffective, create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or create or increase a risk of fraud upon Becase’s property, its Members and the Becase Platform. In instances where we comply with legal requests without notice for these reasons, we will attempt to notify that Member about the request after the fact where appropriate and where we determine in good faith that we are no longer prevented from doing so.

    4.6 Corporate Affiliates.

    To enable or support us in providing the Becase Platform and the Payment Services, we may share your information, including personal information, within our corporate family of companies (both financial and non-financial entities) that are related by common ownership or control.

    • Sharing with Becase even if your country of residence is not the Philippines, your information may be shared with Becase which provides the technical infrastructure for the Becase Platform, product development and maintenance, customer support, trust and safety and other business operation services to other Becase entities. The data sharing is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us and is based on our legitimate interests in providing the Becase Platform nationwide.
    • Sharing with Becase Payments. In order to facilitate payments on or through the Becase Platform, certain information as described above in “Information that is necessary for the use of the Payment Services” section above, may be shared with the relevant Becase Payments entity. The data sharing is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us.

    4.8 Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes.

    In jurisdictions where Becase facilitates the Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes as described in the “Taxes” section of the Terms of Service, Hosts and Guests, where legally permissible according to applicable law, expressly grant us permission, without further notice, to disclose Hosts’ and Guests’ data and other information relating to them or to their transactions, bookings, Accommodations and Occupancy Taxes to the relevant tax authority, including, but not limited to, the Host’s or Guest’s name, Listing addresses, transaction dates and amounts, tax identification number(s), the amount of taxes received (or due) by Hosts from Guests, and contact information.

    4.9 Government Registration.

    In jurisdictions where Becase facilitates or requires a registration, notification, permit, or license application of a Host with a local governmental authority through the Becase Platform in accordance with local law, we may share information of participating Hosts with the relevant authority, both during the application process and, if applicable, periodically thereafter, such as the Host’s full name and contact details, Accommodation address, tax identification number, Listing details, and number of nights booked.

    4.10 Information Provided to Enterprise Customers.

    If you have linked your Becase Account to the Becase Account of a company or other organization (an “Enterprise”), added your work email address, or have a booking facilitated via another party (such as the future employer or other entity) or used a coupon in a similar capacity in connection with an Enterprise (such as using a coupon to pay for an accommodation for an enterprise related event like employment onboarding, orientation, meetings, etc.) through one of our Enterprise products, that Enterprise will have access to your name, contact details, permissions and roles, and other information as required to enable use by you and the Enterprise of such Enterprise products.

    4.11 Host Information Provided to Becase for Work Customers.

    If a booking is designated as being for business purposes and made by a Guest affiliated with an Enterprise, and the Enterprise is enrolled in our Becase for Work , such as a booking made for business purposes using a coupon provided by an Enterprise, we may disclose information related to the booking to the Enterprise, such as the name of the Host, the Accommodation address, booking dates, pricing, Listing details, and other related information, to the extent necessary for the adequate performance of Becase’s contract with the Enterprise and to provide the services. . At the request of the Enterprise or the Guest, we may also share this information with third parties engaged by the Enterprise to provide travel management, travel planning, financial reporting, personnel management, crisis management, or other services.

    4.12 Guest Information Provided to Becase for Work Customers.

    If you have linked your Becase Account with an Enterprise, and you are included on a booking designated as being for business purposes, we may disclose information related to the booking to the Enterprise to the extent necessary for the adequate performance of Becase’s contract with the Enterprise. Typically, this includes information related to the booking, such as your name, dates of the booking, number of guests, pricing, Listing details, the Accommodation address, and other related information. At the request of you or your Enterprise, we may also disclose this information to service providers engaged by it, such as companies that provide travel management, financial reporting, personnel management, crisis management, or other services. In the event of a dispute, emergency, or similar situation involving a booking identified as being for business purposes, Becase may also share additional relevant information it believes is necessary to safely and quickly address the situation.

    4.13 Programs with Managers and Owners.

    We may share personal information and booking information with landlords, management companies, and/or property owners in order to facilitate programs with these partners. For example, guest booking and personal information may be shared with owners and property managers of the building, complex, or planned community where a host lives and/or the listing is to facilitate hosting services, security, billing, and other services that may be provided.

    4.14 Business Transfers.

    If Becase undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including your information in connection with such transaction or in contemplation of such transaction (e.g., due diligence). In this event, we will notify you before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.?

    4.15 Aggregated Data.

    We may also share aggregated information (information about our users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user) and other anonymized information for regulatory compliance, industry and market analysis, research, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.

  9. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  10. 5.1 Analyzing your Communications.

    We may review, scan, or analyze your communications on the Becase Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research, analytics, and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, we scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. In some cases, we may also scan, review, or analyze messages to debug, improve, and expand product offerings. We use automated methods where reasonably possible. However, occasionally we may need to manually review some communications, such as for fraud investigations and customer support, or to assess and improve the functionality of these automated tools. We will not review, scan, or analyze your messaging communications to send third party marketing messages to you, and we will not sell reviews or analyses of these communications.

    These activities are carried out based on Becase's legitimate interest in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and our Terms, preventing fraud, promoting safety, and improving and ensuring the adequate performance of our services.

    5.2 Linking Third Party Accounts.

    You may link your Becase Account with your account at a third-party social networking service. Your contacts on these third-party services are referred to as “Friends.” When you create this link:

    • some of the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be published on your Becase Account profile;
    • your activities on the Becase Platform may be displayed to your Friends on the Becase Platform and/or that third party site;
    • a link to your public profile on that third-party social networking service may be included in your Becase public profile;
    • other Becase users may be able to see any common Friends that you may have with them, or that you are a Friend of their Friend if applicable;
    • other Becase users may be able to see any schools, hometowns or other groups you have in common with them as listed on your linked social networking service;
    • the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes; and
    • the publication and display of information that you provide to Becase through this linkage is subject to your settings and authorizations on the Becase Platform and the third-party site.

    We only collect your information from linked third party accounts to the extent necessary to ensure the adequate performance of our contract with you, or to ensure that we comply with applicable laws, or with your consent.

    5.3 Third Party Partners & Integrations

    The Becase Platform may contain links to third party websites or services, such as third-party integrations, co-branded services, or third party-branded services (“Third Party Partners”). Becase doesn’t own or control these Third-Party Partners and when you interact with them, you may be providing information directly to the Third-Party Partner, Becase, or both. These Third-Party Partners will have their own rules about the collection, use, and disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.

    Parts of the Becase Platform may use third party services such as Google Maps/Earth services, including the Google Maps API(s), and Citibank for Becase Payments. Use of these respective services is subject to their privacy policies such as Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Use, and the Google Privacy Policy, Citi Privacy Policy.

  11. 6. YOUR RIGHTS
  12. 6.1 Managing Your Information.

    You may access and update some of your information through your Account settings. If you have chosen to connect your Becase Account to a third-party application, like Facebook or Google, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your Account settings. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up-to-date.

    6.2 Rectification of Inaccurate or Incomplete Information.

    You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information about you (and which you cannot update yourself within your Becase Account).

    6.3 Data Access and Portability.

    In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).

    6.4 Data Retention and Erasure.

    In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).

    6.4 Data Retention and Erasure.

    We generally retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us and to comply with our legal obligations. In certain jurisdictions, you can request to have all your personal information deleted entirely." Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:

    • We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a Becase Account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that Becase Account to prevent that Member from opening a new Becase Account in the future.
    • We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, Becase and Becase Payments may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
    • Information you have shared with others (e.g., Reviews, forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the Becase Platform, even after your Becase Account is cancelled. However, attribution of such information to you will be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
    • Because we maintain the Becase Platform to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.

    6.5 Withdrawing Consent and Restriction of Processing.

    If we are processing your personal information based on your consent you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your Account settings or by sending a communication to Becase specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pursuant to Section 6.6 and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Becase override your own.

    6.6 Objection to Processing.

    In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require Becase and Becase Payments not to process your personal information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing Becase and/or Becase Payments will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

    Where your personal information is processed for direct marketing purposes, you may, at any time ask Becase to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@becase.com.

    6.7 Lodging Complaints.

    You have the right to lodge complaints about our data processing activities by filing a complaint with our Data Protection Officer who can be reached by the “Contact Us” section below or with a supervisory authority.

  13. 7. SECURITY
  14. We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use to protect your information are firewalls and data encryption, and information access controls. If you know or have reason to believe that your Becase Account credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Becase Account, please contact us following the instructions in the Contact Us section below.

  15. 8. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
  16. Becase reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Becase Platform and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We will also provide you with notice of the modification by email at least thirty (30) days before the date they become effective. If you disagree with the revised Privacy Policy, you may cancel your Account. If you do not cancel your Account before the date the revised Privacy Policy becomes effective, your continued access to or use of the Becase Platform will be subject to the revised Privacy Policy.