Privacy policy

 

This data protection and privacy policy refers to our website www.ting-goods.com („we“, „us“, and „our“). The data controller of this website is

ting

Laura Huppert

Rykestrasse 41
10405 Berlin

Tel: 030 53 79 65 06

E-Mail: hello@ting-goods.com 

We are dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to us. When processing your data, we comply with the relevant applicable data protection regulation such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the German „Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” (BDSG) and “Telemediengesetzes” (TMG). Please read this Privacy Policy to learn about your rights, what information we collect, how we use it and protect it.

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or how we handle personal data, please direct your correspondence to:

ting

Laura Huppert

Rykestrasse 41
10405 Berlin

Tel: 030 53 79 65 06

E-Mail: hello@ting-goods.com

Should you choose to contact us using an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third-party data processors defined below. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our own SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

We generally only process the data pertaining to our users after their prior consent and if this is necessary for the functioning of our website – except inCases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for valid reasons and where the processing of such data is permitted by law.

Our webpages may contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by entities that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Please review the destination websites’ privacy policies before submitting personal data on those sites. Whilst we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.

Collection of personal information

In some instances, we use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of our online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct website trend and performance analysis.

Cookies

Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.

On some of our webpages, a notification banner will appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as “user-input” cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our websites’ features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Other third-party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our websites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

By navigating on our website, you give your consent to us placing these cookies on your computer or internet-enabled device.

Our website collects and uses personal information for site visitation tracking.

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. FYI our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (already held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.

This website is hosted by one.com within a data centre located in Denmark, within the European Union and compliant with the relevant applicable data protection regulation such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the German „Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” (BDSG) and “Telemediengesetzes” (TMG).

 

Social media widgets and applications

Our webpages may include functionality to enable sharing via third-party social media applications, such as Facebook and Instagram widgets. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of our webpages (see details on ‘Social Sharing’ cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

Furthermore, our webpages may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively “social media features”). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any social media feature on our webpages may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

Further information on the privacy policies of Facebook and Instagram can be found here (link functional on 16 May 2018):

https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Third-party data processors

We use third-party processors such as Facebook, Instagram and google analytics to process personal data on our behalf. All third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the applicable legislation. Instagram is based in the USA. Google and Facebook are also based in the USA and are EU-US Privacy Shield compliant.

 

Your data protection rights are highlighted below:

You have the right to access

You can ask us to verify whether we are processing personal data about you, and if so, to provide more specific information.

You have the right to correction

You can ask us to correct our records if you believe they contain incorrect or incomplete information about you. 

You have the right to erasure

You can ask us to erase (delete) your personal data after you withdraw your consent to processing or when we no longer need it for the purpose it was originally collected.

Data processing restrictions

You can ask us to temporarily restrict our processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of your personal data, prefer to restrict its use rather than having us erase it, or need us to preserve it for you to establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim. A temporary restriction may apply while verifying whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to process it. You can ask us to inform you before we lift that temporary processing restriction.

You have the right to data portability

In some circumstances, where you have provided personal data to us, you can ask us to transmit that personal data (in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format) directly to another company if is technically feasible.

You have the right to automated individual decision-making

You can ask us to review any decisions made about you which we made solely based on automated processing, including profiling, that produced legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affected you.

You have the right to object to direct marketing including profiling

You can object to our use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling. We may need to keep some minimal information to comply with your request to cease marketing to you.

You have the right to withdraw consent

You can withdraw your consent that you have previously given to one or more specified purposes to process your personal data. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. It may mean we are not able to provide certain products or services to you and we will advise you if this is the case.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information or to exercise any of your other rights. This helps us to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. No fee is required to make a request unless your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. Depending on the circumstances, we may be unable to comply with your request based on other lawful grounds.

Your personal data security

We have put appropriate technical and organisational security policies and procedures in place to protect personal data (including sensitive personal data) from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We aim to ensure that access to your personal data is limited only to those who need to access it. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We may apply pseudonymisation, de-identification and anonymisation techniques in efforts to further protect personal data.

Please be aware that the transmission of data via the Internet is not completely secure. Whilst we do our best to try to protect the security of your personal data, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. 

We retain personal data to provide our services, stay in contact with you and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and professional obligations that we are subject to. Unless a different time frame applies as a result of business need or specific legal, regulatory or contractual requirements, where we retain personal data in accordance with these uses, we retain personal data for seven years. We will dispose of personal data in a secure manner when we no longer need it.

Data breaches

In the unlikely event that it becomes apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been breached, we shall without undue delay and, where feasible, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it, notify the personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority, unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The data processor shall notify the data controller without undue delay after becoming aware of a personal data breach.

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and will post any updates to it on this website. This Privacy Policy was last updated 16 May 2018.

© 2018 by ting-goods | Laura Huppert