The organisation understands that your privacy is important to you, and that you care how your information is used and shared. The privacy of everyone who visits our website is important to us and we intend to collect and use your information in ways that are both useful to you and that are consistent with your rights and our obligations under applicable law.
III. APPLICATION OF NATIONAL LAWS
Without the valid consent of their parents or guardians, our website is not intended for use by individuals under 18 years of age. The information that we collect or receive from an individual under the age of 18 without verification of legal guardian consent will be deleted. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe we might have any information on or about a child under 18.
V. DATA COLLECTION
Our website will automatically collect some data, and other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to us using it. Automatically collected data includes (1) Information about the type of browser and version used; User information: Frequency, sessions, recency, page visits, usage details, clicks, data of traffic, and website navigation paths (2) information about your operating system; Platform/device used (3) your Internet service provider; (4) your system, computer/ laptop details, and internet connection, IP address; (4) Internal searches: search terms and categories (5) Date and time of access, E-commerce transaction details if any (6) Session: Duration of time, bounce rates (7) sources of traffic (8) Adwords. In the adverse event of abuse, we may block certain IP addresses.
VI. USE OF DATA
a) Personal data is stored securely in a manner that is reasonably protected against misuse and loss, as well as from unauthorized access, modification, and disclosure.
b) We use your data for these purposes: (i) Providing and handling your account; (ii) Providing and managing your access to our website; (iii) Personalising and customizing your experience on our website; (iv) Supplying our products and services to you; (v) Personalising and molding our products and services for you; (vi) Responding to communications from you; (vii) Supplying you with newsletters, alerts and more via email, that you may have consented and subscribed to and that you can unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link from such emails or from your account profile; (viii) Market research and (ix) Analysing your use of our website and collecting feedback to allow us to continually improve our website and your experience.
(c) Sometimes, data collection may be a legal requirement, and we may be restricted in the products and services we can provide you without your consent to use such data.
d) If you agree, we may also use your data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by phone, email, text message, post, or messaging services with information, news, and offers about our products and/or services. However, we will not send you unsolicited marketing or spam, and we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect e) your rights and adhere to all applicable laws.
(f) Legal basis: Your personal data will be processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data where at least one of the following applies: (i) you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more purposes; (ii) if the processing of data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract; (iii) if the processing is imperative for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject; (iv) if the processing is essential to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person; (v) if the processing is mandatory for the performance of carrying out a task in public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller and/or if processing is required for the purposes of the lawful interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, particularly when the data subject is a child, which require protection of personal data.
g) Sensitive Information: We will only use sensitive information (i) for the primary purpose for which it was obtained; and/or (ii) with your consent; or where required by law.
VII. STORAGE OF DATA
a) We only keep your data as long as we need it for the purposes described above (Use of Data), and/or for as long as you allow us to do so. In any case, we will conduct an annual review to determine whether to keep your data. Upon no longer needing your data for the purposes for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your data and permanently de-identify it.
b) By using our website and submitting information to us, you accept and agree that some or all of your data may be stored outside of your country of domicile. When we store data outside of your country of domicile, we take all reasonable measures to ensure that it is treated as safely and securely as it would be within your country.
c) Data security is of great importance to us, and we have implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your data.
It is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be entirely secure, and you should take appropriate precautions when sending us data via the internet despite our security measures.
VIII. SHARING OF DATA
a) It is possible that we may contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on our behalf. These can include payment processing, goods delivery, search engine facilities, advertisement, and marketing. Your data may need to be accessed by third parties in some cases. In the event we need to use any of your data for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is handled safely, securely, and in compliance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of third parties.
b) We may compile statistics about the use of our website, including traffic patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. The data will be anonymized and will not contain any personally identifiable information. We may share such data with third parties from time to time. Using and sharing data will only be done within the bounds of the law.
Occasionally, we may have to share your personal information legally, for example as part of legal proceedings, to comply with a governmental requirement, or to comply with legislation or court order. Our right to share your data in such circumstances does not require any further consent from you, and we will comply with any legally binding request made of us.
IX. USER OPTIONS
a) If you submit information via our website, you may be given the option to restrict our use of your information. Our goal is to give you strong controls over how we use your data (such as the ability to unsubscribe using the links provided in our emails or to change your account preferences if you wish).
b) you may also wish to sign up for one or more preference services in your country. It may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. However, these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receive.
c) It is important that your data is up-to-date for us. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect about you is accurate, complete, and current. We would appreciate if you could notify us as soon as possible if the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate so that we can keep our records updated and continue to provide quality services to you.
X. RIGHT TO WITHDRAW INFORMATION
a) It is possible for you to access certain areas of our website without providing any information at all. You may be required to submit or allow us to collect certain information in order to use all features and functions on our website.
c) You may withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data at any time by deleting your account or contacting us using the details below, and we will delete your information from our systems. You acknowledge, however, that this may limit our ability to provide you with the best products and services.
XI. ACCESS TO DATA
Subject to certain exceptions, you may access your personal data and update and/or correct it. Your personal data can be accessed through your account if you wish.
If you request access to your personal information, we will not charge you a fee but may charge an administrative fee to provide a copy, unless otherwise requested by you. The information shall be provided in an electronic format. For your protection, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
XII. SUMMARY RIGHTS
Among your rights are: (i) access to, deletion of, and correction of, your personal data held by us; (ii) contacting a supervisory authority; (iii) being informed of what data processing is taking place; (iii) restricting the processing; (iv) portability; (v) object the processing of your personal data; (vi) automated decision-making and profiling.
XIII. AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING AND PROFILING
a) If we use your personal data for automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on you, you have the right to challenge that decision, requesting human intervention, expressing your own points of view, and obtaining an explanation.
(b) The right described above is not applicable in the following circumstances: (i) the decision is required to enter into, or perform, a contract between us and you; (ii) the decision is authorized by law; or (iii) you have explicitly consented.
c) The following shall apply when profiling is used: (i) clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and likely consequences; (ii) appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used; (iii) technical and organizational measures to minimize the risk of errors shall be implemented; and (iv) processing of personal data for profiling purposes will be secured to prevent discriminatory effects.
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