Last Updated: July 1, 2021
Teknicks (“Teknicks LLC”, “Teknicks.com”, “website”, “site”, “we”, “us”, “our”) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
Table of Contents
- What Does This Policy Cover?
- What Data Do We Collect?
- How Do We Use Your Data?
- How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- Do We Share Your Data?
- What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
- How Can You Control Your Data?
- Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it
- How Can You Access Your Data?
- What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
- Summary of Your Rights under GDPR
- Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
- Summary of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
- Third Party Sites
- Note Regarding The Use Of The Site By Children
- Jurisdictional Issues
- Contacting Us
What Does This Policy Cover?
What Data Do We Collect?
For terms of such usage please see section 3 of this policy. Other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to us using it for the purposes set out in section 3. Depending upon your use of our site, we may collect some or all of the following data:
- first and last name;
- contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers;
- address information such as country, street address, town/city, state/region, zip or postal code;
- date of birth, age and gender;
- company name and website URL;
- job title and profession;
- budget information;
- other demographic information such as preferences and interests;
- financial information for billing;
- IP address (automatically collected);
- geographic location (automatically collected);
- web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- operating system (automatically collected);
- devices used (automatically collected);
- access times (automatically collected);
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
- marketing campaign and traffic source data (automatically collected);
- other anonymous, automatically collected, non-personally identifiable data.
How Do We Use Your Data?
- Personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). For more details on security see section 4 below.
- We use your data to provide the best possible services and products to you. This includes:
- providing and managing your account;
- providing and managing your access to our site;
- personalizing and tailoring your experience on our site;
- supplying our services and products to you;
- personalizing and tailoring our services and products for you;
- responding to communications from you;
- supplying you with various emails (e.g. newsletters, alerts, etc.) that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or following the unsubscribe link that may be found at the end of the email sent to you);
- market research;
- analyzing your use of our site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience.
- In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and we will be limited in the services and products we can provide you without your consent for us to be able to use such data.
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, phone, text message, or mail with information, news and offers on our services and products. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
- Advertisers whose content appears on our site may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” – advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using cookies, as detailed below in section 10. You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. Please note that we do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on our site.
- Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:
- you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;
- processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
- processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;
- processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or
- processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate 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 which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 3, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it. In any event, we conduct annual reviews to ascertain whether we need to keep your data based on our retention policy.
- Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through our site.
- Steps we take to secure and protect your data include:
- implementation of technical/administrative measures to secure personal information;
- storing personal information on servers in a controlled, secure environment, which are protected from unauthorized access;
- all employees of Teknicks and any and all third parties authorized to use our IT systems, including but not limited to, contractors and sub-contractors (collectively, “Users”), must ensure they are familiar with our policies/procedures and must adhere to and comply with them at all times;
- when personal information (such as an email address) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol or the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
- Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
- If any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
How Can You Control Your Data?
- When you submit information via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
- You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the United States: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it
- You may access certain areas of our site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
- You may withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data as set out in section in 3 at any time by contacting us at email@example.com, and we will delete your data from our systems. However, you acknowledge this may limit our ability to provide the best possible services and products to you.
How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Please contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact details below in section 17.
Summary of Your Rights under GDPR
Under the GDPR, you have:
- the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by us;
- the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
- the right to be informed of what data processing is taking place;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to data portability;
- the right to object to processing of your personal data;
- rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling (see section 12 below).
Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
- In the event that we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on you, you have the right to challenge to such decisions under GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.
- The right described in section 12.1 does not apply in the following circumstances:
- the decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the you and us;
- the decision is authorized by law; or
- you have given your explicit consent.
- Where we use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following stipulations shall apply:
- clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences of such usage;
- appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;
- technical and organizational measures necessary to minimize the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and
- all personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent any/all discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.
Summary of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
We have a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This is a data protection law that provides California residents with certain choices about their data. We do not sell any personal data (ex: your name, email address, phone number, etc.) in the traditional sense. However, the CCPA uses very broad definitions for the words “sale” and “personal information”.
Under the CCPA, “personal information” includes information that is not necessarily directly tied to an individual’s identity but may be associated with a device. This includes identifiers such as IP addresses, browser cookies, and web beacons. The term “sell” does not necessarily mean selling personal information in exchange for money. It can mean sharing or transferring any data. An example of this would be the common flow of information to digital analytics and/or ad platforms.
Under the CCPA, California residents have:
- the right to know what personal data is being collected;
- the right to know if your personal data is sold/disclosed and to whom;
- the right to say “no” to the sale of your personal data;
- the right to request your personal data;
- the right to request the deletion of your personal information;
- the right to not be discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights.
To request your personal data and/or the deletion of your personal data, reach out to email@example.com.
Third Party Sites
Note Regarding The Use Of The Site By Children
The site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide any personal information through the site.
We do not represent or warrant that the site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in all jurisdictions. Those who choose to access the site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. By using the site and submitting any personal information, you consent to the transfer of personal information to other countries, such as the United States, which may provide a different level of data security than in your country of residence.