Last updated: December 2021
We at Duda, Inc. (“Duda”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) very much respect your privacy, are committed to protecting it and want you to be informed about the ways we protect, use and share the information that we collect.
This Policy is an integral part of our Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”).
Processing of your personal information (meaning, any information which may potentially allow your identification with reasonable means; hereinafter "Personal Information") is necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations towards you and providing you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests and for compliance with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject. More information can be found in the "How We Use Your Information" section of this Policy.
We receive your Personal Information from various sources:
In the course of using the Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain Personal Information to provide and improve the Service, to contact or identify you and administer your account, to enable you to access certain restricted parts of the Site and the Service, and as otherwise indicated in this Policy. We collect the following Personal Information about you:
We also collect information about the use of our Service and the characteristics and activities of users of the Service, from which any Personal Information has been removed (“Non-Personal Information”). When you access the Site or use the Service, we may collect the following Non-Personal Information:
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use “persistent cookies” to save your username and login password for future logins to the Site. We use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor web traffic routing on the Site and aggregate usage of the Service.
In this Policy, we refer to all information collected from or about you, including but not limited to Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, as “Your Information.”
We allow users to manage their preferences and to opt-out of cookies by using our cookies management system. To manage your preferences, please click below:
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so that you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis or reject all cookies. You can configure your web browser to remove cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” section.
If you are using a mobile device, you can-opt out of certain types of interest-based advertising, by accessing the “settings” on your device:
Please note that the above information may change when manufacturers update their systems. Also note, that your device may use another platform, not described above. In that case, please consult the manufacturer documentation for further instructions.
Turning off third party cookies: you can turn off certain third party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.
Also, you are free to delete any existing cookies at any time. However, if you delete or disable cookies from our Site, some parts or functions of the Site may not work properly for you.
We may combine certain Personal Information with Non-Personal Information in order to allow us to create information packages and services that are better tailored to your interests and preferences. Among other things, linking this information may allow us generally to improve and personalize the Site and the Service. If we combine or link any information with your Personal Information, the resulting combination will be treated as Personal Information under this Policy.
Any information you choose to provide in a comment or a submission on the Site or the Service will be publicly available and should reflect how much you want other users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage you to think carefully about what information about yourself you disclose in your comments or submissions. If you disclose your Personal Information to others, whether or not they are users of the Site, on our Site or through the Service or otherwise, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them.
We encourage you to read the privacy policies and other terms of such Third Party Services before using them.
If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your Personal Information.
International Processing or Transfer
By visiting our Site, using our Service and/or providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that some of your information (including Personal Information) may be transmitted to, processed, and maintained outside your resident jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Specific information regarding transfer of data to/from the EEA and the US, as well as dispute procedures, is described below:
Transfer of data outside the EEA
Duda has certified its adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and detailed at https://www.privacyshield.gov. However, due to the invalidation of the Privacy Shield Framework by the Court of Justice of the European Union (decision 2016/1250), and to the extent Duda transfers your Personal Data outside the European Union, Duda shall only do so to a jurisdiction approved by the European Commission as providing sufficient protection to the processing of Personal Data, and/or rely on appropriate safeguards, including where applicable, the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data adopted by the European Commission.
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to provide our Service, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. Under applicable regulations, we will keep records containing client Personal Information, account opening documents, communications and anything else as required by applicable laws and regulations.
We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of your Personal Information. Your information is stored on secure servers and isn’t publicly available. We limit access of your information only to those employees or partners that need to know the information in order to enable the carrying out of the agreement between us.
However, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the internet. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of your Personal Information or other content you transmit using the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to overcome those measures or use your Personal Information for improper purposes, and we do not promise that your Personal Information or private communications will be protected from unauthorized disclosure or use.
You need to help us prevent unauthorized access to your account by protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your account (for example, by signing off after you have finished accessing your account). You will be solely responsible for keeping your password confidential and for all use of your password and your account, including any unauthorized use. Please do not provide any privileged information on the site or when using the service. If you receive an e-mail asking you to update your Personal Information, do not reply and please contact us at email@example.com.
You may also receive a copy of your Personal Information obtained by us in the 12 months prior to your request, in a readily usable format.
However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements.
The process of submitting a request:
If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, or receive more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) using the details provided below:
By post: ATTN: Duda Inc. DPO, Duda Legal Department, 577 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: +1.866.776.1550
Upon receiving your request, and according to legal obligations to which we are subject, we will first need to authenticate your request. In order to expedite our handling of your request, we recommend on providing us with the following authentication information: Full name and the email address used with your Duda account.
Should this information not be included in your request we will respond with an authentication request, after which your request will be processed within the legal timeframe.
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site and Services are not designed for or directed at children. Under no circumstances shall we allow use of our Service by minors without prior consent or authorization by a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com.
We reserve the right to check our user base from time to time and remove users whom we have grounds to believe they are in fact minors, including without limitation, restricting those user accounts, or deleting them, as we may deem appropriate.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to amend or update this Policy from time to time. Notwithstanding the forgoing, as of January 1st 2020, this Policy will be updated at least once every 12 months. If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will post a notice of these changes on our Site and in this Policy, and note the effective date of any changes at the top of this page. You are advised to consult this Policy regularly for any changes.
We may also post additional ancillary privacy notices with respect to specific services.
If you have any concerns or questions about this Policy or your rights, please contact us via:
All notices given by you or required from you under this Policy shall be in writing and addressed to the aforementioned email or postal address.