PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018 and includes substantial changes to the European Union data protection laws. The purpose is to standardize data protection laws across the EU, enable people in the EU enhanced rights to their data and require businesses to meet technical and organizational controls around the collection and processing of personal data. The Company has made changes in line with these new standards, which changes are set forth below in Section 7.
Please read this statement carefully and contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] if you have any questions about our privacy practices or your personal data choices, and please also feel free to contact your supervisory authority, contact details for which may be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm .
In operating the Site, Company may include registration, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information, as well as the following categories of information:
(A) Contact information, such as your name, address, phone, email and other similar information.
(B) Financial information, such as the full bank account numbers and/or credit card numbers that you link to your account or give us when you use our services.
(C) Detailed personal information such as your date of birth or social security number if provided.
(A) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION: Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
(B) COOKIES: From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Web site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on our website other than cookies. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Web site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
(A) PERSONAL INFORMATION: We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about Company. If you give your permission during the account registration process, we may share your contact information with our business partners or other companies so that they may send you promotional materials.
(B) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION: We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
(D) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Company or its parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Company or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(E) SALE OF INFORMATION: In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
(F) ACCESS TO INFORMATION: Unfortunately, we do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that we collect about you, except that you may request that we remove all information about you from our database by contacting us in accordance with Section 6.1 below.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
The Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database, please contact us at the following: [email protected]
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.
You can unsubscribe your name from our email/telephone and marketing lists by writing to us at [email protected]
If you are a user in an EU Member state, please be advised that we transfer all information to the United States for storage and processing, and your consent to this Policy represents your consent to this transfer, storage, and processing.
When you register on our Site, request information, make a purchase from us or otherwise you provide us with information about you such as your name, username, password, email address, and phone number. When you make a purchase from us, we will collect your payment card information, but we do not store or process this information beyond providing it to our payment card processor.
Please see Section 2 above for further details about the personal data we collect and the additional data that we collect.
The legal basis for processing the personal data we collect (in accordance with the policies of the Company, including this Policy), as well as the mechanism for transferring that personal data from the European Union, is the affirmative consent you provide when interacting with our Site. You may withdraw such consent at any time by email to our DPO at: [email protected]
We use the personal data you provide through our Site to complete the sale of products, to alert you of updates to such purchased products, and to inform you of products we think you may be interested in. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We may use your personal data to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about the Company. If you give your permission during the account registration process, we may share your contact information with our business partners or other companies so that they may send you promotional materials.
We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. We may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences.
Your information is not stored unless you purchase a product or otherwise submit a form providing affirmative consent for us to collect your personal data for providing the uses set forth herein. Your information will no longer be stored when it is no longer used for the purpose for which it has been collected.
We use service providers to provide certain services to us, such as credit card processing, analytics tools, DNS providers, data management services, Web hosting, and Web development. We provide our service providers with only the information necessary for them to perform these services for the purpose of performance of our contractual obligations or for measures in preparation for such a contract with you upon request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.
We may share information we collect with our affiliates. If the Company is merged, sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer information we collect in connection with such a transaction on the basis of our prevailing legitimate interests in participating in cooperating with our affiliates or being subject to such transactions in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
We may disclose information about you to third parties if
(A) that disclosure is necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request (Art. 6 (1) GDPR),
(B) to enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of service (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR),
(C) to protect the security or integrity of our Services (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR),
(D) to protect the property, rights, and safety of us, our customers, or the public from harm or illegal activities (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR),
(E) to respond in an emergency which we believe in good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person (Art. 6 (1) d GDPR), or
(F) to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
(A) You may review, correct, update, or change your account registration information by accessing your settings in your user profile on the Site or by contacting our DPO at [email protected]
(i) Access your personal data processed by us;
(ii) Have your personal data rectified or erased (“right to be forgotten”);
(iii) Have the processing of your personal data restricted, effectively barring further access; and
(iv) Receive a copy of your personal data, request your personal data be transferred (“right to data portability”).
(C) In addition, you may object to any processing of your personal data, where such processing is legally based on our prevailing legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f GDPR by contacting our DPO at [email protected] or through any other contact provided under section 9 below and providing personal reasons why such processing should be discontinued. We will comply with your objection unless we can demonstrate prevailing legitimate interests in continuing to process your personal data, including the necessity of using your personal data for protecting legal claims or defending against such.
(D) Without regard to the foregoing, you may object to any processing of your personal data for advertising purposes without having to provide any reasons by contacting our DPO at [email protected] or through any other contact provided in the Policy.
(E) You may opt out of receiving promotional email communications from us by using the unsubscribe link included within each email. Even after you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive such messages from us regarding our products and services.