About Modelisto › Privacy Policy

    This page is to inform you about a) the information gathered, b) how it is used and c) how you can request data deletion. If you have further questions regarding your privacy we'll be more than happy to answer them at info@modelisto.com, please read on

    Modelisto respects its users and does not send spam or sell any user information. The site consists of publicly editable pages that contain information about professionals nominated as important in their country. Modelisto provides a platform for creating and editing wiki pages in a collective environment assisted by editors, volunteers as well as the professionals themselves. The users of the network are encouraged to contribute and create or edit pages in "good faith". The resulting pages are retained in a journalistic manner for the purposes of enriching the academic and artistic documentation of notable modeling professionals and their work (GDPR, 153).

    A) Information Collected

    Data on User Registration & Wiki Creation: The network requires data about the professional, specifically: Name, Profession, Location / Address, Trademark, Gender, Height, Body Metrics, Email, Phone Number, Website url, Blog url, Video Channel url, Portfolio url and Social Media Urls. Moreover a Free Text description is needed containing “biography like” information about the professional’s modeling background, work experience and references. A photographic sample of his/her modeling related work is also required as defined in the Modelisto Quality Guidelines. The images should depict the professional's modeling work and are required for the Page to remain active in Modelisto. During Wiki Editing & Wiki Removal the site tracks the history of IP Addresses and Users that have edited each page along their modifications to that page. During Use of platform the site records the likes, votes and the friend requests made between users. During Browsing the site records viewability statistics to determine which pages are viewed the most.

    B) Use of Information Collected

    The free text description is used alongside the images in order to create a well-presented document about the artist aiming at enhancing his credibility in the modeling industry. The data entered in wikis is used to organize them into easily accessible categories that visitors can browse when searching for related professionals and their services. The categories include among others: by Country, Location and Gender. Messages send to the professionals are forwarded to the email address specified in the wiki. The professionals can respond to received inquiries as well as view a list of their messages. The history of changes made to pages is used so that human errors during editing can be reverted. This also protects against malware actions of trolling or spamming by anonymous users as they can be traced and reverted. The site uses the likes and friend requests to show privately to the receiving user his/her liked content as well as a list of his/her friends. Likes and votes are also used to prioritize the artist’s content. Usage statistics such as pageviews are used in order to identify popular artists that visitors tend to view more.

    * Since its creation in 2013, the Modelisto Network hasn't sold nor it will any private information of its members to other companies.

    C) Request Data Deletion

    1. As a Registered Wiki Owner

    If you've created a user account either directly or through a social network you can close your account through the account panel. This will also delete all your user data and photos.

    First login then:

    1. Open the account Settings - On Mobile: a) Click on the top left menu button b) Click on "Inbox" - On Desktop: a) Click on the top right menu arrow b) Click on "Settings" 2. Click on "Close Account" 3. Confirm by selecting "Close Wiki"

    After this your page will be offline and your account will go in a removal state for a period of 72 hours in which if you change your mind you have the option to restore it. These 72 hours are important because during this period the network signals the search engines about the upcoming data removal in order to also accelerate the removal from search results. After the 72 hours have passed your account data along any photos will be permanently deleted from Modelisto.

    2. As an Unregistered Wiki Owner

    If you've been nominated in Modelisto but haven't registered and you wish the page or photos referring to you be deleted you can directly remove them as an unregistered visitor.

    To remove a wiki page with multiple photos:

    1. Go to the page 2. Open the menu - On Mobile: a) Click on the top right menu dots then b) Click on "Edit Wiki" - On Desktop: a) Click on top right "Edit Wiki" 3. Click on the "Remove" Tab 4. Select "Owner's Request" and confirm your choice.

    The page will go in a removal state for 72 hours. During this period Modelisto signals the search engines about the upcoming data removal in order to also accelerate the removal from search results. After the 72 hours have passed the page and linked photos are permanently deleted from Modelisto.

    3. As a Contributor

    Users and contributors can easily edit or remove pages and photos appearing to be invalid or outside the guidelines.

    Using the Edit button, users (both anonymous and registered) can edit or remove any page or image. They can edit the descriptions or remove the content entirely. Once removed they stop appearing online and are placed in a queue where if not restored within 72 hours, they will be permanently deleted from the server.

    4. Alternative ways of Data Deletion Request

    If for whatever reason you are not able to access your account, or the aforementioned ways do not work for you, you can also send an email at info@modelisto.com requesting a particular page to be removed, however in this case there will be a slight delay compared to the previous automated methods.

    5. Removal from Search Engine Results

    When an account, page or photo has been deleted from Modelisto, the network also sends a 404 Response to search engines. The search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo subsequently clear the related search results within 7 days to 2 months (on average 3 weeks). This process is automated and you don't have to do anything else. Meanwhile anyone clicking on the search result won't be able to see anything since the photos are deleted.

    Removal Disclaimer

    In cases where the removal is directly or indirectly associated with fraudulent action taken against Modelisto or its users, the site retains the right to preserve offline data after removal. Such cases include among others: trolling, online spamming and false identity impersonations.

    D) Advertising Cookies

    Modelisto uses cookies as part of the Google Analytics features that are implemented based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting).
    They make use of cookies to understand the audience of the site. Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to the website.
    Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to the sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. View more information on how Google uses data when you use google partners’ sites or apps