1. SSL encryption

  • As a default, we encrypt the most important data traffic of the user (e.g. registration, login). Additionally the user is able to choose an encryption of the whole data traffic. To do this we use SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption, the same technology banks use for their online banking sites. This form of encryption protects the entire data transfer process.What this means for you as a user is that communications between your computer and our servers cannot be accessed externally via, e.g., your Wi-Fi connection or your Internet provider's computers. SSL encryption can be seen by the "https://" in your browser's address line. LeVenues holds an Extended Validation Certificate (EV) which is a public key certificate issued according to a specific set of identity verification criteria. These criteria require extensive verification of the requesting entity's identity by the certificate authority (CA) before a certificate is issued. The guidelines are produced by the CA/Browser Forum, a voluntary organization whose members include leading CAs and vendors of Internet software, as well as representatives from the legal and audit professions.

2. Swissness

  • Your data will be stored on Servers located physically in Switzerland. Therefore Swiss law is applicable. Advantages for LeVenues members: In Switzerland there does not exist any law which dictates data preservation and the data protection law of Switzerland is one of the strictest worldwide. We do not give client data to third parties.

3. SMS password (will be available soon)

  • User of LEVENUES have the possibility to verify the login via SMS. This secures the own user account from abusive access. If a login is carried out from an other computer, a code has to be entered which you received via SMS to your mobile. The verification via SMS can be activated in your cockpit (Actions/Mobile Settings)

4. User verification

  • We operate an email verification to ensure the authenticity of identities on the LEVENUES platform. It is a standard operation on the LEVENUES platform carried out while creating a new user account: a link will be sent to the entered and valid email address. The user account will be activated only by using this link.

5. Password salting

  • Password salting is a way of making the passwords users give more security in the event a system is totally compromised and the intruder steals the entire database. In this case the intruder may possess the data but he can not read the passwords. It's like a second firewall the intruder has to unscramble. This is important if you use the same password elsewhere.

6. Further Protective Mechanisms

  • User Area

  • Additional to above mentioned security themes the LEVENUES platform uses a list of protective mechanisms to secure the user from different risks. This are e.g. :
  • Prevention of the possibility to contact user: The user may wish to present/promote himself on the LEVENUES platform but there may be reasons he does not want to be contacted with the help of this platform. The user can stop any possibilities of being contacted by third parties using the LEVENUES platform.
  • Hidden email address : Your email address will not be shown on the LEVENUES Homepage. Not only every visitor of the Homepage but even registered user are not able to get to know your email address. Only if you actively contact another member of LEVENUES your email address may be shown to this member - just to verify your person and guarantee the authenticity.
  • Profile Area

  • Prevention of the possibility to contact a profile of the user: The same as with the user the possibilities for third parties to get in contact with a profile by by using the LEVENUES platform can be prevented. The owner of the profile can decide to be contacted via his created profile(s).
  • Content Area

  • Access authorization: A user can give the authorization to other users to work on his content. So it is up to the user to select the field of people who are allowed to work on his content.
  • Comments: The user can give the other users the possibility to comment on his created contents. So it is up to the user to decide if he wants his content to be commented.
  • Read access: A user can select the audience which is allowed to read his content by choosing the public LeVenues-Community or an venue which he is a member of and where he knows the other members an their read access.
  • Venue Area

  • Venue types: While creating a venue (business community) the user can decide what read and write access he wants to assign:
  •   - Open: An open venue allows anyone to view contents inside, but requests to join and post inside the venue must be approved by venue managers.
  •   - Closed: A closed venue allows people to see the venue description, but contents are hidden until their request to join is approved. 
  •  - Secret: A secret venue does not allow anyone to view contents or the venue, and only invited people may join.
  • Visibility of members: The venue manager is able to decide whether or to whom he wants to show the members of the venue. To no one, only to the other venue members or to the whole public.
  • Admin rights: The venue manager is able to grant administrator rights (edit functions) to other members of the venue.

7. You decide

  • Ultimately you decide, what you want to publish and what data about you or your organisation you want to make public. You have to be aware that private information exchange and data transfer in the internet resp. world wide web basically can not be made secure entirely. This risk assessment has to be made by every user individually based on his situation only known to him, therefore this is subject solely to you while using the system of LEVENUES.
  • Date: June 2013