At Talking Circles, we take protection of your private information very seriously. In what follows, we inform you in detail about how we treat your data.
Use of your personal information
You can visit our website without having to provide any personal information. We only collect personal information from you if you provide it voluntarily in relation to your entries or as a follow up to your inquiry and with signing up for our newsletter. We do not link your personal information with the statistical analysis of visitor activity we perform with installed statistics software, which records the host IP address, the date and time of access, the browser type, browser settings, operating system, screen resolution, browsed pages and site of origin. This data is used exclusively for optimizing our website by analyzing and comparing general information about user behavior that is unrelated to individual persons. We automatically collect IP addresses and information pertaining to use of our website as soon as you avail yourself of one of our online services.
The information collected in this manner aids us in analyzing visitor traffic and navigation on our website, including, but not limited to, the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to the website and the length of visits.
We use the collected information to send you email notifications of new or existing services, of our special offers or to otherwise contact you in order to improve existing or to develop new services and to make it possible for you to personalize contents and advertisements that you view based on personal preferences or settings.
We use information that you provide in connection with your inquiry only to fill and process your order. Insofar as it is necessary for supplying the goods, we will pass your information on to the respective product manufacturer, licensor or service provider or the shipping company that will deliver your order (name, address, possibly a phone number to set a delivery date.) If necessary, we will give your payment information to the banking institution we use for payments processing. We do not share your information with any other third parties.
When your sign up for our newsletter, we use your name and email address with your consent strictly for our own promotional purposes, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may cancel your subscription at any time by sending us a brief note or by deactivating receipt of the newsletter in your user profile. Our Newsletter provider MailChimp has certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Having data deposited in cookies frees you from needing to fill out forms out again. We use two types of cookies: so-called session cookies, which are deleted from your hard disk when you terminate the browser session and the type that remains on your computer after you end the session, which allows us to recognize your computer the next time you visit (permanent cookies.) These permanent cookies have a six-month life. Your browser will let you delete all cookies at any time; moreover, it will let you manage how you accept cookies from this site and to block them if you choose to.
You have the right to receive information about your stored data as well as the right if necessary to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted free of charge. For questions concerning collection, processing or use of your personal data, or for inquiries, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as rescinding of consents given, please contact Dirk Vandriessche, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0032 87 46 16 18.
If you comment a blogpost, all information you post there can be read, collected or utilized by other users. We are not responsible for personal information that you make available on these platforms.
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Confidentiality and Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.
We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. If Talking Circles learns of a security systems breach we will notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of those sites and services. We may post a notice on our applicable web sites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the applicable web sites. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances.
Changing your Preferences and Personal Information
You can edit your account information at any time. You can delete your data by emailing to email@example.com; we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in our records to the extent necessary to protect our legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you have the right to correct, update, or delete such information by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.