Last updated: October 13, 2019
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Information Collection And Use
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include but is not limited to, your email, your name, your shipping address, and other information, including anything personal information that you may share in the comments section on the Website (“Personal Information”). Providing us with your personal information is absolutely optional, but may be necessary for us to provide you with our services. However, under no circumstances will we request any information from you that may disclose your: political, religious or philosophical opinions, beliefs, associations or affiliations; health and sexuality; racial or ethnic origin; membership of a trade union, or a professional or trade association; or criminal records. From time to time, we may also conduct surveys or market research and may seek other information from you on a periodic basis. These surveys will provide us with information that allows improvement in the types and quality of services offered to you, and the manner in which those services are offered to you. When we hold your personal information it will be used to ensure the proper functioning of the Website as well as for marketing, business development, and research requirements. We will not use or disclose (or permit the use or disclosure of) information that could be used to identify an individual member in any circumstances except:
o to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the Website; or where the law requires us, or authorizes us, or a company holding data on our behalf, to do so; or o where you have given express consent to us for a prescribed purpose.
We will not sell, distribute, rent, license, disclose, share or pass your personal information to any third parties. We will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to provide our services efficiently; we have no desire to retain any more information than is necessary. We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable. Log Data In addition to the Personal Information collected through the Website, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze the Website statistics and usage. This information is used to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the Website.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.
We use a limited number of third-party companies to facilitate our Website (such as Stamps.com to print your postage sticker), to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Access to Your Data
In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us (by filling out a form on our site), you have:
o The right to obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
o The right to require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
o Even if you have consented to Us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
o The right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you; In the situation where we collect personal data automatically (from your internet browser or via internet Cookies or other similar technologies), you have
o The right to object to the legal basis upon which we are collecting this data, and We have an obligation to consider and respond to that objection;
o The right to request the prevention of further processing of your data while your objection is considered;
o The right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection authority
Your Right to Unsubscribe or Be Forgotten
You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’). To request to be forgotten or to be unsubscribed from our e-mail database, please use the unsubscribe option of our newsletters or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “UNSUBSCRIBE” typed into the subject line of the e-mail.