PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide us with this (by contact form or email, for example). The data collected can be seen from the respective input forms includes, but is not limited to names, first and last names, delivery address and possibly credit card information. Data you provide is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. Without these data points we may not be able to provide you with services or products. When you visit our Site, we automatically receive your computer’s IP address, in order to determine which browser and operating system you are using. We use the data provided by you for processing your requests.
To make the visit to our Site attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use ‘cookies’ on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your Device. Some cookies we use (called ‘session cookies’) are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser. Other cookies remain on your Device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (‘persistent’ cookies). You can set your browser so that you are notified about cookie settings and individually decide on their acceptance or block the acceptance of cookies for specific cases, or in general. Not accepting cookies may limit the functionality of our Site.
To make the visit to our Site attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use ‘cookies’ on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. As such, when you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
You can set your browser so that you are notified about cookie settings and individually decide on their acceptance or block the acceptance of cookies for specific cases, or in general. Not accepting cookies may limit the functionality of our Site.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Third party providers such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google collect and process the data necessary to perform their services. Some of these third parties have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we provide them for transaction processing purposes. We encourage you to read these privacy policies in order to understand how these third-party providers process your information. In particular, please note that certain third-party providers do not have a registered office or server in the United States, or in your jurisdiction. As such, if you choose to use a third-party payment method, your data and the processing thereof may be governed by the law of that third-party provider.
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect and enforce our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising at any of the links below:
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Lastly, to the extent you receive any direct mail from us you can opt out of this by visiting the Direct Marketing Association at: https://dmachoice.thedma.org/.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. You can learn more about Do Not Track at https://allaboutdnt.com.
We do not collect any special categories of personal information about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Our services are generally not directed to children under 16. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 16 without parental consent. If you become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 16 without parental consent, please let us know so we can take appropriate action.
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
In proportion to the sensitivity of the information, we maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and/or physical safeguards and appropriate security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information, as no electronic data transmission or storage of information is completely secure. If an incident is reported affecting your information, we will investigate and comply with all required reporting obligations.
PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO THE GDPR
This section applies to you only if your Personal Information is subject to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
We collect your Personal Information in the manner described in the “Personal Information We Collect” section above.
We use your Personal Information for the purposes described in the “How We Use Your Personal Information” section above. However, use of your Personal Information will be limited (i) to entering into or fulfilling contracts with you, (ii) to the legitimate purposes described in the “How We Use Your Personal Information” that are not overridden by your rights, and (iii) to comply with our legal obligations.
If you do not disclose your Personal Information, it may prevent our ability to enter into a contract with you.
You may have certain rights regarding your Personal Information, subject to local law. These include the following rights to:
We are a United States based company. Your Personal Information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States and Canada.
Your Personal Information will only be retained for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected.
WEB BEACONS; PIXELS
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR WEB ANALYTICS
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (www.google.com). Google Analytics uses methods enabling analysis of your use of the Site, such as “cookies”, text files stored on your computer. Hereby, data regarding geographic location, language settings, internet browser, internet service provider, operating systems, screen resolution, device type, gender, age, personal interest, online behavior on the Site, are collected by Google LLC and used by us, in the form of statistics for the purpose of improving our products, marketing activities, website and its functioning. The information used by us in this context, does not permit any conclusion in respect of the identity of a concerned individual person.
The information generated about your use of this Site is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. By activating the IP anonymization on this Site, the IP address used will be abbreviated prior to transmission within European Union member states or other states contracting to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the Google Analytics framework will not be amalgamated with other Google data.
You can prevent Google’s collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the Site (including your IP address), as well as Google’s processing of this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
The relation to Google LLC is based on the European Commission’s implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
The data processing is based on the legal provisions in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interest).
USE OF FACEBOOK PIXEL FOR WEB ANALYSIS
With respect to Facebook, Inc., located at ., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), in addition to web beacons and pixels, we also use “Custom Audience Pixel” analysis software to optimize our advertising campaigns. This software enables online behavior to be observed in terms of time, geographic location, purchase behavior and use of this Site. This information is collected via web beacons and/or cookies. The information received from the web beacons and/or cookies is anonymous and will not be linked to personal data. This information will not be shared with third parties for their own use. Further information can be found at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel.
The relation to Google Analytics is based on the European Commission’s implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 pursuant to the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
The data processing is based on the legal provisions in provisions in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interest).
USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS
Our Site uses social plugins of the Facebook social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by a Facebook logo or the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin”.
If you visit a page on our Site that contains this plugin, your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed on the corresponding page of our Site, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the United States and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately attribute your visit to our Site to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins by clicking the “Like” button or by leaving a comment, for example, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server, and stored there. The information will also be posted on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.
If you do not wish Facebook to directly assign the data collected via our Site to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our Site. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, such as a “Facebook Blocker” or script blocker, for example.
USE OF LINKEDIN PLUGINS
On our Site we use the analysis and conversion tracking technology of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085, USA. With this LinkedIn technology, you can see more relevant advertising based on your interests. We also receive aggregated (summarized in a certain way) and anonymous reports from LinkedIn about ad activity and information about how you interact with our Site. We also may embed a plugin, in which case LinkedIn receives the information that you have accessed our website from your IP-address. Please note that the information is exchanged when you visit our Site, regardless of whether or not you interact with the plugin.
LinkedIn guarantees compliance with an appropriate level of data protection by participating in the Privacy Shield program. LinkedIn also complies with certain legal frameworks relating to the transfer of data, such as the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks and European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. You may read more about LinkedIn’s policies with respect to Privacy Shield at https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/83459/linkedin-s-privacy-shield-statement?lang=en.
RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND CONTACT OPTIONS
You have the right to information and data portability, free of charge, on the personal data stored by us, as well as a right to have this data corrected, deleted or if necessary, restrict their use. For questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the exercise of the above-mentioned rights as well as withdrawal of consent granted or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case you believe that the usage of your data infringes your data protection rights, you can complaint at the responsible data protection authority.
Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you can request the immediate deletion of your personal data stored by us. We are obliged to delete personal data including if (i) it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed, (ii) there is no legal basis for the processing, (iii) you have objected to the processing and if there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, (iv) the personal data was being processed unlawfully or (v) the deletion is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation.
Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data where one of the following applies: (i) the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, (ii) the processing is unlawful, yet you reject its deletion, (iii) we no longer need the data, but you still need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or (iii) you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.
Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR you have the right to receive your personal data provided and processed automatically by us on the basis of your consent (or for contract fulfilment) in a structured, current and machine-readable format and to request transmission to another data controller.
Pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you can revoke your consent provided to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future.
Right to Object or Complaint
Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, which may be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; the same applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will no longer process your personal data after your objection, unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If an objection relates to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes, it will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR any data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in the country of such individual’s habitual residence or place of work, or of the believed breach of the GDPR. A list of the data protection supervisory authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.