Privacy Statement Effective date: November ___, 2019
Thanks for visiting our privacy statement, where we explain how we use the data you provide us, what data we collect and why do we collect it, how we share the data, and how you can access and control it.
Holding on to your private data is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we are handling it.
When you use our products and services, by browsing our site, by registering to our site, by logging in to your account etc., you do so under this privacy statement.
What private data do we collect?
Data you provide us, which personally identify you such as a user name, a password, an email address, a full name. If you create an account, we require some basic data like user name and password, a valid email address.
If you purchase products from our online shop, we require your billing address, address, nationality and country of residence; card account number, card expiry date, CVC details, bank and/or issuer details;
Also, if you choose to use your Facebook login to create your account, you give Facebook permission to share with us the associated email and your profile name.
Technical data, which may include data we collect from website browsers. We use common internet technologies such as cookies (see a more detailed information below), and web server logs. It may include data such as device info (desktop or mobile), language preference, referring site, additional websites requested; we also collect potentially personally-identifying data like internet protocol (IP) address.
Share functions, when you share our content with friends through social widgets and according to their social networks policies.
Why do we collect this data?
- We need your personal data to create your account and to provide the services you requested, and for the purpose of identifying you on our site.
- We will use your email to communicate with you and send you our newsletter, if you would like to receive it.
- We will need to share with us your email and profile name on Facebook, if you will decide to use your Facebook login to create an account with us.
- We use personal data and other data to make recommendations for you.
- We collect technical data to better understand how our site visitor uses it and to monitor and protect the security of the site.
- We collect data from your device in order to make sure that the site functions properly, that it’s up to date and tailored just for you when you visit it. For example, we want to know if you should see a mobile or a desktop version, data such as IP helps us diagnose problems with our servers, cookies help us know how you use our site and optimize it for bettering your user experience.
- We collect personal data from third parties for the purposes for which it was authorized to be collected.
How we may share the data we collect?
We aspire to secure your data and use it only according to this policy statement. We may need to share certain data with your permission, in order to preform services you have requested or communicate on your behalf or in order to optimize your experience. For example,
When we send newsletters, we use Drip in order to do so.
When we optimize our site and service we may use third parties who provide relevant services.
When we deliver ads through third parties, in order to help you receive more suitable ads.
When we need to do so according to law and for legal purposes.
Financial institutions – When funds are transferred from a payer to a payee, the transaction involves other financial institutions, banks or a specialized financial company. We may process payments through such other financial institutions. These external organizations may process and store your personal information abroad and we and they may have to disclose your information to foreign authorities to help them in their fight against crime and terrorism. To process payments, we have to share information about the transaction with other financial institution, such as your name and account number. We also share information with financial sector specialists who assist us with financial services like: • payments and credit transactions worldwide • processing electronic transactions worldwide • settling domestic and cross-border security transactions and payment transactions.
Sometimes we share information with banks or financial institutions in other countries, for example when you make or receive a foreign payment.
- what about privacy of children?
Whoever chooses to use our site and services confirms that he/she is of legal age or has an applicable consent.
Our site, services and content are aimed at general users. We do not consciously and intentionally use and perform data that could be used to identify kids under the age of 16 without prior parental consent or that is not consistent with applicable law.
How can you access and control the data?
If you have an account, you may access, update, alter or delete your basic user profile data be editing your user profile or contacting our support. You can control the data we collect about you by limiting what data is in your profile.
If you do not have an account and we process data about you, such as data which we receive from third parties, then, you may access, update, alter, delete or object to the processing of your personal data by contacting our support.
Generally, we will retain personal data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain information indefinitely unless you delete it or request its deletion.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your personal data, you may do so in your user profile. We will retain and use your data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations. You may contact our support to request the erasure of the data we process on the basis of your consent.
Your above-described requests will be done in a time frame of 30 days, subject to you providing valid proof of identification.
They help us make sure the site functions as expected. And also helps us provide you with the best possible experience with ads and great content.
If you use Ad-blocker on our site, we won’t be able to fully execute our services and therefore ensure your rights under this statement.
What about security?
We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction, maintain data accuracy and help ensure the appropriate use of the data.
No method of transmission or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
What you can do to help us keep your data safe?
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet in general is not always completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
We do our utmost to protect your data, but there are certain things you can do too:
Install anti-virus software, anti-spyware software and a firewall on your computer and keep them updated;
Do not leave verification tokens or your credit card unattended;
Keep your passwords strictly confidential and use strong passwords.
**CREDIT CARD PRIVACY
Collection of Information
We will collect and use information obtained from credit card transactions only for business purposes. These business purposes may vary depending upon the circumstances. We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited.
Protecting Your Credit Card Information
The credit card information provided by you will be stored in a confidential manner. Our employees may access such information only when there is an appropriate business reason to do so, such as when a refund must be issued back to the credit card. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information, and our employees are required to follow these privacy standards.
Disclosure of Your Information
We do not disclose any nonpublic information (such as credit card number and their expiration dates) about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as required by law. We disclose information only where disclosure is required by law. Information may also be disclosed for audit purposes, to regulatory agencies or for other general administrative services. We do not disclose information about you to other entities who may want to sell their products to you. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.
We, through our third-party payment provider “Cardcom”, use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure transaction security. Your payment and personal information are always safe. The SSL software used by “Cardcom” is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.
A refund for the purchases charged to a credit card must be reimbursed to the credit card account charged for the purchase.
Credit card payments can be made via the “Cardcom” Payment Service.
What is Cardcom?
“Cardcom” is the third-party vendor with whom we have contracted to provide secure online payments.
Why are we using a third party vendor?
Credit card processing fees have been increasing at an alarming rate. The vendor has expertise in online payment systems to meet all security and privacy issues and meets the banking and credit card industry compliance requirements.
Changes to our privacy statement
We may change or update our privacy statement from time to time, so please check our site’s policy frequently.
Where changes are made, we will post the revised policy here with an update effective date.
How to contact us?
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement you may
Email us directly at [email protected]
We will do our best to respond promptly- within 45 days at the latest.