Privacy Statement

BGS Crossmedia Sàrl ("BGS" or "we") respects your concerns about privacy and security.

BGS has notified the Luxembourg Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données ("CNPD") the processing and advertising of processing of personal data in connection with the website ("MyOfficialStory" or "Site"). The confirmation of the CNPD was received on September 23rd 2008.

Our Site runs on a secure server that includes security functions designed to protect any personal information you may have given us in the registration form or in any other way, e.g. guarded access, 24h backup procedure, uninterrupted power supply and firewall protection.

Personal information covers any information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, telephone number, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available.

We follow two core principles. Firstly, every member has to be strictly identified. Secondly, you should choose what information you put in your profile, including contact and personal information, documents, interests and you should have control over your personal information and who can access it.

By using MyOfficialStory, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement.

Use and disclosure

Any personal information shall exclusively be used by BGS for the purpose of allowing you and its other members a secure access to the services provided on MyOfficialStory (the Services). By subscribing to the Services, you have given your consent to the use and treatment of such information as described in this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Service.

BGS will not use, without your prior consent, your personal information for any other purposes or in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement or the Terms of Service.

BGS undertakes to abstain from disclosing your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes or for any other purpose whatsoever. Personal information will only be used for the benefit of the membership, principally to contact members, and no information will be disclosed to any third party without prior approval.


In order to enter into business relationship with BGS, you have to register with MyOfficialStory as a member and provide information such as your name and email address. You cannot be registered as a member without providing this information.

By registering with MyOfficialStory, you may create your own profile and privacy settings. The information in your profile may include, without being limited to, your date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom you are affiliated, documents, private messages, bulletins or personal statements. This information is provided at your sole discretion.

Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on MyOfficialStory. BGS may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered on MyOfficialStory. Profile information is used by BGS to be edited by you when you access the Services and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings.

Although BGS takes all reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information corresponds to what you have provided by subscribing, it does not take any responsibility for and is not liable for the content of such information; in addition, it is up to you to update your personal information whenever necessary.

Right of access and control

Whenever possible, you may view your personal information by logging into your account and accessing features such as "My Profile". You may at any time modify, update or delete your personal data and control how other members of MyOfficialStory communicate with you by controlling your account settings.

Information Security

BGS takes all and any precaution necessary in view of the due protection of personal information regarding you and all its members. BGS takes appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Please be aware that no security measures are however perfect or impenetrable and BGS does not assume any responsibility in this respect.

Time of record of personal information

BGS does not retain any personal information for any longer than permitted by you in order to perform its services or as required under relevant legislation, regulatory requests and relevant orders from competent courts.

If you ask BGS to stop using your personal information, BGS will honor that request by deactivating your MyOfficialStory account. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of MyOfficialStory.


BGS reserves the right to, at any time and from time to time, add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Statement by posting such change, update or modification on this Site. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this Site. If we make changes to our privacy policy as set out herein, we will post them and will indicate at the bottom of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current Privacy Statement. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Last update: November 20 2008