TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE
In this policy, “personal information” or “personal data” means information about an identifiable individual that is subject to protection under the law in the jurisdiction in which you reside. In some jurisdictions, “personal information” or “personal data” will not include business contact information.
The Websites collect information through a variety of different ways and for different purposes as follows. If you choose to register with any of the Websites to receive updates from us, to manage your account and/or use our portal, then you will be requested to provide contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address, a unique login name, and password). We use this information pursuant to our legitimate business interests to provide our services and/or to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
The Websites automatically collect technical information about your visit (such as browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, internet protocol (IP) addresses, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp). We aggregate this information for reporting about the Websites to analyze trends, diagnose problems with our server and administer the Websites, track user movement and use, and gather broad demographic information. See ‘Cookies and other digital markers’ below for more information.
You also have the option to provide demographic information (such as type of business, size of the business, locations, etc.). We use this demographic information to understand your needs and interests and to provide you a more personalized experience on our site. The information is used by the Company to process your orders, enable participation in promotions (subject to your marketing preferences), and so that we can provide our services to you.
If we speak to you over the phone, you may provide us with personal data during the call. Such calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes. You will be informed at the outset of a call if it is to be recorded, giving you an opportunity to end the call if you are not comfortable with recording
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Through the Websites, you can order products or services, request information, or subscribe to marketing or support materials. In order to purchase a product or service from us, we will request certain information from you which will be used for contract performance purposes. You will need to provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, billing address, and expiration date). Financial information collected from you is used only to bill you for the products and services that you have purchased.
If we collect credit card information from you, we only use this information for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and other similar sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by the Company without your express consent. We do not retain your credit card information after processing a payment unless you grant us permission to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
We may be required to share information with third parties as a result of applicable law. For example, we may be required to disclose information as a result of a court order, subpoena or warrant. In addition, we may, subject to applicable law, voluntarily provide information in order to assist in a law enforcement investigation or where the disclosure is necessary to protect our systems, our business or the rights of others
We may also use your contact information to send you information about other Company products and services. If you do not want to receive these promotional announcements on an on-going basis you can notify us to update your preferences (see ‘Your choices and Opting-Out’ below).
Once you register, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also respond to your inquiries; provide services you request and manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone and will make every effort to honor your preference.
Subject to the marketing preferences which you give us, we will also send you information on new products, services, special savings, promotions, and general information. If you do not want to receive this information, you can opt-out of receiving future mailings (see ‘Your choices and Opting-Out’ below).
If you ask to subscribe to our newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You can sign up for these newsletters from us on our registration page. You may unsubscribe at any time (see ‘Your choices and Opting-Out’ below). When necessary, we will send you service-related announcements, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you may deactivate your account with the Website.
Please note that we do not provide your email address to our business partners. However, we may send you offers on behalf of our business partners – see ‘Types of information we collect and use’ above for more details. You can opt-out from receiving email offers from us as described below.
SHARING OF INFORMATION AND CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS
We contract with third-party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services, and customer solutions described above. We may have to share your personal data with such third parties in order to allow for the provision of requested products, services, and customer solutions to you. In addition, we may have to share your personal data with other members of our Company for the purposes of data consolidation, storage, simplified customer information management, reporting and other internal uses (which may include a transfer outside of the EEA and Canada to the United States and other countries).
We will only share your personal data in these ways in accordance with data protection legislation.
COOKIES AND OTHER DIGITAL MARKERS
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target our websites to children under 13.
YOUR CHOICES AND OPTING-OUT
We give you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product-and service-specific information and Company-wide marketing communications. Such communications may include new product information, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communications including by contacting us at email@example.com
ACCESS TO AND ACCURACY OF YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR OTHER RIGHTS
In certain jurisdictions, notably in the UK and those in the EEA, in certain circumstances, you have the following rights: a right of access; a right of rectification; a right of erasure; a right to restrict processing; a right of data portability; and a right to object. These rights may be limited, for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person or breach the privacy rights of others, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. To exercise any of these rights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE
We do not guarantee or warrant the security of our servers nor can we guarantee that information you supply through the Website will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. We follow generally accepted industry technical standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card information) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secured socket layer technology. Where we process personal information for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests). We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data indefinitely so that we can respect your request in the future. Where we process personal information in connection with performing a contract or providing a service, or for a competition, we keep the information for 6 years (except for financial information which we keep for 10 years) from your last interaction with us.
In the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. They are NOT harmful to your computer or your security and despite misconceptions, are nothing to do with viruses like ‘Trojans’. When you visit a website, Cookies allow the website to ‘remember’ you and how you’ve used the website each time you come back, which means you get a much better online experience.
If you want to know more about cookies there is lots of information readily available online.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CONTROL MY COOKIE PERMISSIONS?
A so-called “User ID” will be used on this website. The User ID functions as your alias in Google Analytics. Google connects your online behavior and the User-ID to a profile. Google Analytics tracks your activities on an anonymized basis across multiple devices (tablet, PC, smartphone, etc.).
The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Google only receives the User-ID, not the information contained in the above-mentioned profile or other personal data of yours. A summarized version of the profile created is accessible to us. We do not attach any other of your personally identifiable data to the profile connected to a User-ID.
You can opt-out of tracking via User ID by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Further information about cookies is available at http://www.aboutcookies.org.
By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.