PRIVACY STATEMENT – ABURY Collection

PRIVACY STATEMENT

SECTION 1 - What do we do with your information?
SECTION 2 - Consent 
SECTION 3 - Disclosure
SECTION 4 - Shopify
SECTION 5 - Third-Party Services
SECTION 6 - Security
SECTION 7 - Cookies
SECTION 8 - Age of Consent
SECTION 9 - Changes to this privacy policy
SECTION 10 - Questions and Contact Information

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

Our website can usually be used without providing personal information. Personal information collected at our website (e.g. name, address, email address) is always gathered on a voluntary basis. This data will never be passed on to a third party without your express consent.

We will only use your personal data to fill and process your order. If you sign up for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own internal advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT 

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

How do I withdraw my consent?
You can cancel at any time. We would like to make you aware of the fact that there are security gaps when transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is impossible to provide 100% secure data protection that will keep unauthorized third parties from accessing this data.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE 

ABURY Collection is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you:

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell, buy or merge businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: ABURY Collection, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements: ABURY Collection may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or a government request, (ii) verify compliance with or enforce our Terms of Service or protect and defend the rights or property of ABURY Collection users of the Site or others (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public or (iv) protect against legal liability.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links:
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Social Media:
• Plug-in “+1″ from Google Plus
A button with the symbol "+1" on a white or coloured background, run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”)
• Facebook plug-ins
Plug-ins featured as a white "f" on a blue square, or the "thumbs up" or "Like" button are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
• Twitter plug-ins
A button featuring the word "twitter," "retweet" or a small bird, operated by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter").

Whenever you open a website that uses these plug-ins and features our products, your browser will connect with the provider servers that operate those plug-ins, which could be located in the US. The content of the plug-ins is transmitted directly from the plug-in providers to your browser and integrated into the page. We have no influence on the amount of data that the providers of the plug-ins collect. According to platform design, personal data is gathered for both non-members and members who are not logged in. This personal data includes your IP address, which is collected, processed, and transmitted to servers in the US.

If you are logged on to a social network, it can immediately correlate your visit to our website with your profile. If you interact with the plug-ins (such as the "Like" button or leave a comment), this information (including your IP address) is also directly transmitted from your browser to a server of the provider that operates the plug-ins, which is possibly stored in the US.

Please refer to the respective data privacy policies for the purpose and scope of the data that the providers gather, process and use. These policies also contain your rights and setting options that serve to protect your privacy:
• Google +1: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

You can take the following action if you are a member of one of these networks but do not want the provider to link your social media profile to the data collected on you when you visit our website:
• Always log completely out of the respective network before you visit other websites, and delete any possible cookies;
• Get rid of the plug-ins on your ad blocker. You can find more information on this at: http://www.antispam-ev.de/wiki/Werbeblocker_f%C3%BCr_Browser

Google analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files that are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyze your website yourself. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Through the IP anonymization on this website your IP address from Google will first be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA where it is then shortened. Google uses this information on our behalf in order to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and to provide the website owner with other website- and internet-related services. The IP address your browser sends will not be merged with other Google data as part of Google Analytics.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to fully utilize all features of this site. You can also prevent the detection of the cookie generated by and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading the available at the following link browser plug-in and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 - COOKIES

A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality and help us analyze Site usage. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. You may be able to turn cookies off on your web browser, but we recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where.

SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for ABURY Collection to make changes to this Privacy Policy. ABURY Collection reserves the right to periodically update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above and your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy indicates your agreement with the revised terms.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at compliance@abury.net or by mail at

ABURY Collection GmbH
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
[Kastanienallee 42
10119 Berlin
Germany

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