Privacy Policy

Effective as of 25 May 2018

At ARD FOUNDATION, we respect your need for online privacy and protect any Personal Information that you may share with us, in an appropriate manner. Our practice in regards to the use of your Personal Information is set forth below in this Privacy Policy Statement. As a condition of use of MACIV Services, you consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy Statement as it may be updated from time to time. In the event of a material change, we will notify you via email or by means of a prominent notice on the website. This Privacy Policy Statement applies exclusively to this website.

This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to the Website. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access or log-in into the Website.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party applications or software that may integrate with the Website (“Third Party Services”), or any other third-party products, services or businesses.

This Privacy Policy describes how MACIV collects, uses and discloses information, and what choices you have with respect to the information.

If you reside outside of the countries in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland (“Designated Countries”): MACIV Technologies Corp of 1201 Orange Street, STE 600 One Commerce Center, Wilmington, State of Delaware, USA, with the file number 6438758, will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with, the Website. If you reside within the Designated Countries: MACIV´s affiliate, Solidtech Unipessoal, Lda., registered at Florêncio Augusto Chagas, n" 6 A, Torres Vedras, 2560-230 Torres Vedras, Portugal, with the registered number n° 513 286 594, will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with the Website.

Lawful Basis for Data Processing

We only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases, including your consent, or when it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or to pursue legitimate interest, such as, for example, security threats or legal compliance.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object.

Information We Collect And Receive

MACIV collects and receives information about you in various ways, for example when you create an account on the Website, use the Website or communicate with MACIV.

Information you provide to us

When you register on the Website you provide us with information about you. To create an account, you need to provide data including your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. If you register or log into your account through a third-party social media service, we will have access to some of your third-party account information from that service, such as your name and other information in that account, as authorized by that service. In doing so, no information within your third-party accounts is transferred to your user account on the Website without your explicit consent.

We also receive other information when you submit it to the Website or if you participate in a group, upload content, request support, interact with our social media accounts or otherwise communicate with MACIV. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

Other information we collect and/or receive

Usage information

Services Metadata. When you interact with the Website, metadata is generated that provides additional information. For example, MACIV logs channels, people, features, content and links you interact with or the types of files shared.

Log data. As with most websites, we automatically collect information when you access or use the Website and record it in log files. This log data may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address, the address of the web page visited before using the Website, browser type and settings, the date and time the Website was used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data.

Device information. MACIV collects information about devices accessing the Website, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on the type of device used and its settings.

Location information. We receive information from you that helps us approximate your location every time you access the Website. We may, for example, use an IP address received from your browser or device to determine approximate location. MACIV may also collect location information from devices in accordance with the consent process provided by your device.


As further described in our Cookies Policy, MACIV also collects information using cookies and other technologies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve the Website and your experience, and track usage of the Website. You can learn more how we use cookies and other technologies by reading our Cookies Policy.

Third Party Services

MACIV may use Third Party Services software that may integrate with the Website. When using such Third Party Services, please check the privacy settings of these Third Party Services to understand what data may be disclosed to MACIV. When a Third Party Service is integrated and enabled, MACIV is authorized to connect and access information made available to MACIV in accordance with our agreement with the provider. We do not, however, receive or store passwords for any of these Third Party Services when connecting them to the Website.

Third Party Data

MACIV may receive data about organizations, industries, Website visitors, marketing campaigns and other matters related to our business from affiliates and subsidiaries, our partners or others that we use to make our own information better or more useful. This data may be combined with information we collect and might include aggregate level or more specific data, for example how well an online marketing or email campaign performed.

The service of the Website is dynamic, and we may introduce new features or functionalities, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

You are not under obligation to provide any data to us. However, certain information is collected automatically and, if some information, such as details for registration of account, is not provided, you may be unable to interact with us and we may not be able to provide you with all the services of the Website.

How We Use Information

MACIV uses all information as required by applicable law, legal process or regulation and in furtherance of our legitimate interests in operating the Website and our business and to help us provide and support the services of the Website.

MACIV may use information about you, for example, to operate and improve the Website, to communicate with you and to ensure safety and security for the users of the Website.

Operation and improvement of the Website.

We may use information about you to provide, maintain, and improve the use of the Website including to conduct audits and perform troubleshooting activities. We may also use information we collect to improve and develop new products, services, tools and features, to personalise the Website and to improve users´ experience.

Communication with you

We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to respond to your comments, questions, and requests, to provide customer service and send you technical and policy notices and updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the services within the Website and you may not opt out of them.

We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to respond to your comments, questions, and requests, to provide customer service and send you technical and policy notices and updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the services within the Website and you may not opt out of them.

In addition, we sometimes may send emails about new features, promotional communications or other news about MACIV that we think might be of interest to you. These are marketing messages and you can control whether you receive them.

Safety and security

We use the information we collect to help verify safety and security on the Website and detect and investigate violations of our terms or policies, security issues, abuse and other illegal activities.

Aggregated information

We may use information provided and collected in aggregated or de-identified form so it is no longer reasonably associated with an identified or identifiable natural person, for any business purpose, for example to generated statistics about the Website and our users.

Advertising and personalised content

We may use information about you for various other purposes, including to provide advertisements, content and features that are relevant to you.

Advertisement may be showed in a form of sponsored posts, which look similar to non-sponsored posts, except that they are labelled as “sponsored.” If you take an action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including the advertiser.

Data Retention

We will retain personal information you provided to us as well as the information we collected from your use of the Website as long as your account on the Website exists and as long as it is necessary to provide services and products to you and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This may include keeping your information after you have deactivated or deleted your account for the period of time needed for MACIV to pursue legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply with (and demonstrate compliance with) legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

How We Share And Disclose Information

This section describes how MACIV may share and disclose Information.

Our services

Information that you include on your profile and content you post or social interaction (e.g. likes, comments, shares) you take on the Website, subject to your settings, will be seen by others. For example, your profile is visible to other users and visitors of the Website. The Website provides different ways for users to collaborate, such as groups for example. In a group, posts are visible to others in the group. Your membership in groups may be public and part of your profile, but you can change visibility in your settings.

Service Providers and Partners

We may engage third party companies or individuals as service providers or business partners to support our business and to help us provide our services (for example storage and infrastructure services). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obliged not to disclose or use it for other purposes. Prior to engaging any third party MACIV evaluates their standards and policies of privacy, security and confidentiality and enters into an agreement implementing its applicable obligations.

MACIV may also share information with its corporate affiliates, parents and/or subsidiaries.

Change of Business

If MACIV engages in a sale, merger or otherwise change of control or reorganisation, financing, public offering or similar transactions or actions in preparations to such transactions, some or all information may be shared or transferred, subject to standard confidentiality obligations.

Legal Compliance

If we receive request for information, it is possible that we will need to disclose information about you if we reasonable believe disclosure is in accordance with law or legal process or if we believe it is necessary: to investigate or prevent illegal activities or to assist legal authorities; to enforce our agreements with you; to investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of MACIV or third parties, including enforcing contracts or policies, or in connection with investigating and preventing fraud or security issues. We may dispute such demands for disclosure, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

Aggregated information

We may disclose or use aggregated or de-identified information with prospects, partners or for research and development purposes.

Your Rights

You can manage your account through your settings, for example you can choose who can see your posts, who can message you or who can post on your timeline. You can also correct and update data you include in your profile.

You have certain rights in respect of personal data that we have about you:

Right to Erasure

You can request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal data, for example, if it is no longer necessary to provide the services to you.

Right to Rectification

You can either edit and correct some of your personal data through your account settings or you can request us to rectify inaccurate data about you.

Right to Object or Restrict Use of Data

You have a right to object to processing of your data or you can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data or to limit our use of it, for example if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held.

Right to Access and Portability

You have the right to access and receive a copy of your data from us.

Right to File a Complaint

You have the right to file a complaint with the applicable data protection authority.

Other Information


MACIV takes security of data very seriously. MACIV works hard to protect your data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure. We regularly monitor our systems and implement appropriate security safeguards, such as HTTPS. When collecting, storing and processing data, we implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, taking into account the current state of technology, in order to safeguard your rights of data protection. However, given the nature of communications and information processing technology, MACIV cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. We cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others by breach of physical, technological or human safeguards.

Age Limitations

To the extent prohibited by applicable law, MACIV does not allow use of our Website by anyone younger than 16 years old. If you learn that anyone younger than 16 has unlawfully provided us with personal data, please contact us and we will take steps to delete such information.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

MACIV may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Laws, regulations and industry standards evolve, which may make those changes necessary, or we may make changes to our business. We will post the changes to this page and encourage you to review our Privacy Policy to stay informed. We will give you additional and particular notice, if we make changes that materially alter your privacy rights. If you disagree with the changes to this Privacy Policy, you should deactivate your account on the Website and stop using and accessing the Website.

International Data Transfers

MACIV may transfer your personal data to countries other than the one in which you live. When transferring data across borders, we rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer such data and we seek assurances that any data we transfer is safeguarded in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the requirements of applicable data protection and privacy laws.

If you are visiting from the Designated Countries or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your personal data by MACIV from your region to countries which might not have data protection laws that provide the same level of protection that exists in the Designated Countries. By providing your personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Contacting MACIV

If you are seeking to exercise any of your rights, including the ones mentioned in this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to contact us with any questions or requests, you may contact us at: