A. Introduction

1. The privacy of visitors to our website is very important to us and we are dedicated to protecting it. Our policy explains how we use your personal data. Our policy explains how we use your personal data.
2. Your consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our policy when you first visit the website allows us to use cookies each time you visit our website thereafter.

B. Acknowledgements
This document was prepared using the template from SEQ Legal.

C. Collection of personal data

The following types of personal data may be collected, stored and used:

  1. Data related to your computer, including your IP address, your geographical location, the type and version of your browser and your operating system.
  2. Data regarding your visits and use of the website, including the external source, the duration of your visit, the accessed pages and the navigation through the website.
  3. Data such as your e-mail address, which you enter when registering on the website.
  4. Data you enter when creating your profile on our website; for example, your name, profile photos, sex, date of birth, your personal status, your interests and hobbies, information on your level of education and relative to your employment.
  5. Data such as your name and e-mail address which you enter when configuring your subscriptions to receive e-mails and/or newsletters.
  6. Data you enter when using the website services.
  7. Data that are gathered during your use of the website, such as when, how often and under which conditions you use it.
  8. Data regarding your purchases, the services you use and the transactions you undertake on the website, which include your name, address and telephone number, your e-mail address and credit card details.
  9. Data you post to the website with the intent of publicizing them on the internet, including your user name, profile information and the content of your posts.
  10. Data included in any communication you have with us via e-mail or website, including communication content and metadata.
  11. Any other personal data you send us.

Before disclosing any personal data pertaining to a third party, you must have that party’s consent to the disclosure and processing of their personal data, in accordance with this policy.

D. Use of your personal data

The personal data submitted to us are used for the purposes specified in this policy on the website’s relevant web page. We can use the personal data for the following purposes:

  1. to manage our website and business;
  2. to personalize the website for you;
  3. to activate the use of available services on our website;
  4. to send the goods you purchase through our website;
  5. to provide services you purchase through our website;
  6. to send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you and to collect payments from you;
  7. to send non-advertising communications to you;
  8. to notify you via e-mail regarding your requests;
  9. to send you our newsletter via e-mail if you have subscribed (you can notify us at any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter);
  10. to send advertising related to your business or specific third-party businesses we believe may be of interest to you, by forwarding them or, if you have agreed, via e-mail or similar technology (you can notify us at any time if you no longer wish to receive advertising);
  11. to provide statistical data on our users to third parties (which are not able to identify any user from such data);
  12. to manage requests and complaints you might submit yourself or which are related to your website;
  13. to safeguard the security of the website and prevent any type of fraud;
  14. to verify compliance with the terms and conditions for providing our website (including monitoring of personal messages transmitted over our private internet messaging service); and
  15. other uses.

If you submit personal data for publication on our website, we will publicize or use these data in accordance with your authorization.

Your confidentiality settings can be used to limit the publication of your data on our website and can be configured using the confidentiality settings on the website.

We will not distribute your personal data without your consent to any third party or to any commercial department of a third party.

E. Disclosure of personal data

We do not share your data with third parties.

F. International data transfer

  1. The data we collect can be stored, processed and transferred between any country in which we operate so we can use them in accordance with this policy.
  2. The data we collect can be transferred to the following countries which do not have comparable personal data protection laws as that applied in the European Economic Area: the U.S.A., Russia, Japan, China and India.
  3. The personal data you publicize on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available via the internet to everyone. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such data by third parties.
  4. You expressly agree to the transfer of session data described in section F.

G. Retention of personal data

  1. Section G lays down the procedure and policy for retaining data and has been designed to ensure compliance with our legal obligations regarding retention and erasure of personal data.
  2. Personal data we process for any purpose will not be retained for longer than necessary for that purpose.
  3. Despite the other provisions in Section G, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) that contain personal data
        1. to the extent required by law,
        2. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any pending legal procedure and
        3. for the purpose of establishment, exercise or defense of our legal claims (including providing information to third parties to prevent fraud or minimize credit risk).

H. Security of your personal data

  1. We will take the required precautions at a technical and organizational level to prevent loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
  2. We will store all personal data you provide on secure (code- and firewall-protected) servers.
  3. All electronic monetary transactions carried out on our website are protected by our encryption technology.
  4. You accept that the transmission of data over the internet is inherently unsafe and we cannot guarantee the security of data transferred through the internet.
  5. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential; we will never ask you for your password (other than when you log onto our website).

I. Amendments

We may update our policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should occasionally check the website to ensure you understand any change to our policy. We may inform you of changes to our policy by e-mail or via a private messaging system on our website.

J. Your rights

You can ask us to provide you with any of the data we retain that pertains to you; the provision of such data is subject to the following: obtaining sufficient identification for that purpose,

  1. we usually accept a photocopy of a passport verified by a notary and a photocopy of a utility bill displaying your current address.

We may retain the personal data you have requested for the legally permitted period.

You can request at any time that we no longer process your personal data for advertising purposes.

In practice, you usually either expressly agree to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes beforehand, or we provide you the opportunity to exclude your data from their use for advertising purposes.

K. Third-party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to and information from third-party websites. We cannot control and bear no responsibility for third-party privacy policies and practices.

L. Updated data

Please notify us when data we have on record for you need updating or rectification.

M. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file that contains an identifier (a series of letters and numbers) sent by a server and stored in the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be either “persistent” or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie is saved on a browser and remains active until its expiry date, unless deleted sooner by the user; a session cookie, on the other hand, is deleted when the user terminates the connection and the browser is shut down. Cookies do not usually contain data that can identify the users, but personal data we retain could be linked to data stored or recovered from cookies. We use persistent and session cookies on our website.

  1. The names of cookies we use on our website and their purpose are explained below:
    1. we use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to identify a computer when a user visits the website / to identify users browsing our website / to allow the use of a shopping basket on the website / to improve the website’s functionality / to analyze website use / to manage the website / to protect you from fraud and improve website protection / to personalize the website to each user / to target advertising that may interest specific users.
  2. Most browsers allow you to block cookies; for example:
    1. on Internet Explorer (10) you can exclude cookies using the cookie settings by selecting Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Advanced;
    2. on Firefox (v.24.0), you can exclude all cookies by selecting Settings/Options, and on the Privacy tab, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the History menu and de-selecting “Accept cookies from sites”; and and
    3. on Chrome (v.29.0), you can disable all cookies by going to the Settings menu and selecting “View advanced settings”/”Content settings” and selecting “Block site data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will negatively affect the functionality of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all of the functions of your website.

  1. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
    1. on Internet Explorer (10), you will have to manually delete cookies (for instructions, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 );
    2. on Firefox (v.24.0), you can delete cookies by clicking on Settings and the Options dialog box; click on the “Privacy” tab, select “Use custom settings for history”, click on the “Show cookies” box and select “Remove all cookies”; and
    3. on Chrome (v.29.0), you can delete all cookies by going to the Settings menu, selecting “Show custom settings” and “Delete browsing data” and then selecting “Cookies and other site data” before clicking on “Clear data”.
  2. Deleting all cookies will negatively affect the functionality of many websites.