This section contains three parts:

By accessing our website noovell.com you agree to be bound by the terms set out below. Nvl News GmbH (hereinafter referred to as „noovell“) reserves the right to amend, modify or replace these terms (Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy) at any time and without further notice. The terms set out below are governed by German law. As far as a place of jurisdiction may be agreed, the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with these terms shall be Berlin, Germany.

Should you have any questions regarding our below-mentioned terms, please do not hesitate to contact us through our contact forms or by sending us an e-mail to the following address:

info (at) noovell.com.

Terms of Use

Noovell expressly excludes any liability for the continuous availability of the website and reserves the right to fully or partly stop operating and/or providing this website or limit the access to it at any time and without further notice. We do not endorse any of the news sources listed on noovell.com. Although all information presented by noovell is gathered with great care and reviewed regularly we make no claims or give any warranty concerning the validity, accuracy or completeness of any information contained in, or linked from or to our website.

The responsibility for the content of third party websites linked to or from our website lies solely with the respective third party. Noovell is not responsible for any misrepresentation which may be made by any third party, or for any dispute which might arise between a user and a third party. Noovell is not liable for damages which result directly or indirectly from accessing or downloading data files. Although noovell takes great care to keep the noovell website free from viruses, noovell cannot provide any warranty or guarantee that it is virus-free. Users shall, for their own protection, take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate security measures and shall utilize a virus scanner before downloading anything.

It is within the users' sole responsibility to secure any passwords and avoid any misconduct as regards the use of passwords that they might have received for the use of our website. In case a user should discover that his/her password has unintentionally been made accessible to any unauthorized third party or that there may exist any danger of misuse, the user shall immediately inform noovell. Noovell shall then take measures to block the respective password. Notwithstanding the above, however, noovell shall not be liable under any legal theory that might be considered applicable, for any damages resulting from the abuse of personal passwords. In addition, noovell reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without having to indicate any specific reasons, to cancel or limit the user‘s right to access the password-protected sections of the website.

The intellectual property (contents, design, etc.) of the website are the copyright of noovell. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks (such as the "noovell" name and logo) without written permission from noovell.

Privacy Policy

We at noovell aim for transparency and trust when it comes to protecting your privacy. We would like to explain in this section how we collect and process your information. In this policy, we outline why and how noovell collects and uses different kinds of behavioral and personal data. When it comes to your personal information, we would like to remind you that you are entitled to access, change or delete your information at any time.

Please read this policy together with our Cookie policy and Terms of Use to make sure that you fully understand how we collect and use your information.

As our privacy policy will be updated regularly to reflect changes in legislation and best practice, we advise you to check here from time to time to consult the latest version.

Information we collect

When registering at noovell, personal data, i.e. your name and e-mail address, may be collected via our registration form. We will use this information only to personalize the content you will see based on your particular preferences and to improve our comprehension of our users’ needs when developing noovell. We won’t share this information with third parties or allow third parties to send information to your submitted e-mail address.

When signing up, we ask you for certain personal information in order to provide our services. Examples of details we may collect in this context:

  • user name
  • password
  • e-mail address
  • name
  • country
  • postal address
  • photo or avatar.

When you access noovell.com, we collect data that helps us deliver our services and improve your user experience. To do so we use cookies and other technologies. The following are some examples of the kinds of information we may collect:

  • e-mail provider
  • browser
  • visited pages and how you reached them
  • IP address
  • device
  • internet connection
  • location.

In connection with this process, a cookie will be stored on your hard drive. What this file does is allow you to move around our site quickly and easily. A cookie allows us to identify registrants and identify returning users. As a registrant your e-mail address will be linked to the cookie so that you won’t need to log in to your account every time you visit us. We may also track a user's sessions via cookies. We only use this information to determine which site features are most popular so that we can develop noovell accordingly. You can erase cookies from your hard drive at any time. But once the cookie is erased, any settings, i.e. your stored username and password, will need to be entered again when you log in the next time.

What we do not do is collect and track sensitive data about our users, such as political opinion, race, religion, and ethnicity.

When you register for a user account on noovell, you agree to us sending you regular newsletters, website status updates, advertising for related products and services, as well as surveys for internal purposes to that e-mail address, unless you opt-out of these services by submitting a request to unsubscribe through noovell's Contact Us page [Link].

Reasons for collecting your information

The main reasons for us to collect your information are as follows:

  • to deliver our services;
  • to maintain/improve our services;
  • to develop new services;
  • to communicate with you;
  • to measure response and experience of users;
  • to prevent users from publishing offensive, objectionable, and unlawful comments on our website.

You may object to us using your information by contacting us. If we receive such a request, we will review and evaluate your objections and contact you with a decision in a timely manner.

How we retain and store your information

We retain and save your data for as long as we need to deliver our services to you in accordance with applicable law.

We will generally not keep your data for a period longer than 10 years if you do not log in to your account or interact with us during this period. We would only keep your information for longer periods than this in case we are required to do so according to applicable law.

As noovell is visited by users from all over the globe, the usage of our website involves the transmitting of information on an international basis. Hence, by browsing noovell and communicating electronically with us, you consent to our processing of personal data in this way.

Since we work with third parties outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), it may happen that we transfer your personal data internationally and also outside of the EU and the EEA. By visiting our website, you agree and acknowledge to such transfer of your personal information.

Information security is of high importance to us and we implement suitable steps and measures to ensure your information remains safe – this includes limiting who has access to your information.

Users under 16

We won’t intentionally or knowingly process personal data from users under the age of 16. In case a parent or guardian informs us that we have collected such data, we will delete the details of such users from our system.

Cookie Policy

To improve your experience, we use cookies in line with market practice – cookies are small files that are downloaded to your device. In this section we lay out what information cookies collect, how we use that information and why we need to store these cookies from time to time. We will also brief you on how you can avoid cookies from being saved, even though this could downgrade or 'break' elements of our website’s functionality.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny files which are downloaded to your computer to improve the user experience when accessing our site.

Cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they will remain in your browser:

  • Session cookies: These are cookies of a temporary nature, which will expire (and will be automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies usually have an expiration date, meaning they will stay in your browser until their expiration date (you can also delete them manually).

More general information on cookies can be accessed on Wikipedia (see HTTP Cookies).

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a number of reasons as laid out below. More often than not, there are no established options for disabling cookies without impairing the functionality and features they add to the website. We therefore recommend that you leave on all cookies in cases of doubt.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by adjusting the settings of your browser. Please be reminded that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website when you visit us online.

The Cookies We Set

In order to remember your preferences when using our website, we need to set cookies so that your preferences can be called upon whenever you interact with a page.

When creating an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the registering process and general administration. These cookies will usually be erased when you log out, however, in some cases they may remain on your device after you log out so that your site preferences are remembered for your next site visit.

When you are logged in, cookies are used so that you do not need to log in every time you visit a new page on our website. These cookies are typically erased when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Our website offers newsletter and email subscriptions, and cookies may be used to verify if you are already registered and to show certain notifications that might only apply to subscribed or unsubscribed users, as the case may be.

Occasionally, we may offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with insights, helpful tips, or to understand our user base more thoroughly. As part of these surveys, we may use cookies to determine who has already participated in a survey or to provide you with customized results after you change pages.

When submitting information through a form, i.e. those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be stored to remember your user details for future communication.

Cookies by Third Parties

In certain instances, we use cookies of trusted third parties. In the following section, we will explain which third party cookies you might encounter through our website.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a widespread analytics solution on the internet that helps us comprehend how you use our website and how we can improve your experience. Google Analytics cookies may track data, such as the duration of your stay on our website and the pages you visit so that we can continue to produce interesting content for you.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, you can check official Google Analytics page.

Occasionally, we test new features and make minor changes to the way our website is delivered. During the testing phase, cookies may be used to make sure that your experience is consistent when accessing our website whilst ensuring that we comprehend which optimizations our users value the most.

From time to time, we may create customized content for you based on what you have told us about yourself by linking a social media account. The use of such cookies allows us to provide you with content that we think may be of interest to you.

Moreover, we use social media buttons and/or plugins on our website, which allow you to connect with your social network accounts in various ways. For these to work, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, set cookies through our website that may be used to contribute to the data they hold for different purposes, as outlined in their respective privacy policies.