Privacy Policy

GENERAL

By using Youstice, you agree that personal information be collected by Youstice. We understand the importance of data privacy and are strongly committed to protecting personal data. This policy covers the way Youstice treats personal information it collects and processes (e.g. postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers) as well as data related to your cases within Youstice.

Youstice, as a data controller, implements a processing of personal data concerning our users.

PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION OF DATA

We only collect and process personal data received from you, our users, and only do so for the following purposes :

  • - the creation of a user account
  • - the management and monitoring of the service provided by Youstice, i.e. the resolving of a particular case or cases.

Required data for these formalities are indicated by an asterisk when filling out the form. In their absence, the user request cannot be processed and/or all of the functionnalities of the service will not be made available.

DATA RECIPIENTS

We enable access to your data to the other party of the dispute and where applicable, to your selected consumer center or trustmark or service provider (e.g. advisor), their corresponding organizations in the seller’s country as well as your selected online dispute resolution (ODR) provider and its appointed neutral.

In respect of the transmission and access of personal data as set out above, it is only necessary made as part of the execution of the service, within the scope of its activities as service provider. In such instance, the recipient has a contractual commitment to respect security and data privacy and undertakes to implement appropriate measures.

We do not rent, sell or share your personal information or email addresses with any third parties unless expressly mentioned in this policy.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to inquire about, access, and rectify all of the data relating to you and the right to object on legitimate grounds to their processing. You can exercise these rights by sending a letter, together with a copy of a signed identity document, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail to the following address: Youstice SK, a.s., Rudlovska 53, 974 01 Banska Bystrica, SLOVAKIA.

You are bound to comply with the provisions of the applicable law on the protection of personal data. In particular, you must not collect or misuse personal data or otherwise act in a manner that may adversely affect the privacy or reputation of others.

You are solely responsible for the activity occurring on your account, and must keep your password secret at all times. Youstice shall not be held responsible for losses caused by unauthorized use of your account.

TESTIMONIALS

We may post customer testimonials on our website that may contain personally identifiable information such as the customer’s name. However, we do obtain the customer’s consent to post their name along with the testimonial prior to posting such testimonial.

ANONYMISATION

We will anonymize certain data from your cases and use them in anonymized form in order to assist other users of Youstice to resolve their issues. Anonymized data mean data which contain no personally identifiable information.

ELIGIBILITY

Our Youstice system is intended solely for persons of age 18 or older. Any access or use of Youstice by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using Youstice you confirm that you are 18 or older.

COOKIES

Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. Youstice may set cookies for your web browser as you visit our websites or as you use our products and services.

A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on your computer for the purpose of identifying your browser during interaction on websites. Cookies may also be used to store information such as identifiers and user preferences, during the validity period of the relevant cookie, when a browser accesses various website pages or when it returns on the same website. A website may set a cookie to the browser only if the browser's preferences allow it and only the issuer of a cookie may read or modify the information contained in such cookie. Furthermore, a browser only permits websites to access the cookies each particular website has set, never to those set by other websites.

We use various types of cookies :

  • 1. Necessary: "strictly necessary cookie" : Certain cookies are necessary for your usage of our website and are present every time you use our web. They do not contain any personal data.
  • 2. Site experience: "functional cookie" : Functional cookies enable our site to remember your choices and your personal parameters in order to be able to propose to you more personalized functions during your usage of our site.
  • 3. Performance and Operation: "analytical cookie" : Analytical cookies permit to recognize visitors of our site and in general anonymized manner measure user information such as frequency of visits of sub-pages, length of visits etc. They enable us to improve our website.

Why do we use cookies? The cookies installed on Youstice are exclusively intended to enable or facilitate communication by electronic means and are strictly necessary for the provision of the service. When you browse our website and use our application, cookies will be installed and accessed to help us analyzing your experience and the traffic of our website. You have the option to manage the cookies used by configuring your browser as described below.

How can you manage cookies? You have several options to manage cookies. Most browsers are set by default and accept cookies, but you can choose to systematically accept or reject all cookies or only cookies from certain issuers. You may also configure your browser to accept or reject cookies on a case by case basis prior to their installation. You may also regularly delete cookies from your device terminal via your browser. Remember to set all the browsers of your different terminals (tablets, smartphones, computers).

Each browser has its own way of managing cookies and cookies settings. The configuration of each browser is described in its help menu, which will inform you of how to change their cookie settings. For example:


However, please note that setting your browser to disable cookies may restrict you from accessing certain features, pages, or areas of the site, for which we cannot be held responsible.

Please further note that if you decide to reject cookies, a refusal cookie will be installed on your device. If you delete this refusal cookie, it will no longer be possible to know that you wanted no cookie to be installed. Likewise, when you decide to accept cookies, a consent cookie is installed on your device. This is why consent cookies and refusal cookies should not be deleted from your device.

RETENTION & ARCHIVE

We will only process your personal data when we are resolving the case for which your data was submited. We understand case resolution to mean reaching an agreement or issuing a decision as well as monitoring implementation of such outcomes. When the case is resolved for whatever reason (e.g. by implementing a reached settlement or by issuing a decision or when any of the prescribed time limits expires in vain), the parties and the relevant ODR provider are notified that they can instruct Youstice to either archive or delete their case file. If a party is silent, the case file of this silent party will be deleted from Youstice‘s online platform after 90 days.

In addition, if you are a business and you have concluded a Youstice Agreement with us, we will archive the following data for the duration of the Agreement: your name, address, website(s), email and telephone number (if provided).

If you are an individual registered with us, we will archive your registration data for the period of twelve months from your last case. Your registration data includes your name, address, email and telephone number (if provided).

In any event, and for the avoidance of any doubt, Youstice keeps your personal data only for the time necessary to carry out the operation for which they were collected and in accordance with the legislation in force.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and email addresses submitted to us both during transmission and once we receive the information . We limit access to your personal information and email addresses only to relevant employees and/or consultants, who we believe need to come into contact with such information and who are obliged to preserve confidentiality of that information.

We reserve our right to disclose your personally identifiable information when it is required by law.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If we decide to make changes to our privacy practices, we will notify you by posting them onto this privacy statement, on our homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect and how and under what circumstances we use it. This privacy policy may also be amended to reflect changes in laws, regulations and decisions of the data protection authorities.

CONTACT

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..