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1. Introduction

We, A. Loacker USA, Inc. (hereinafter, together with other companies in the Loacker group, referred to as “Loacker,” “us,” “we,” or “our”), take the protection of your personal data seriously, and we endeavor to safeguard your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is designed to give you, the user, detailed information on the manner, scope, and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data by Loacker through the loackerusa.com website (“Site”). This Policy only applies to the Site.

The Site is not for use by anyone under eighteen years of age, and such persons should not submit any personal data to Loacker.

This Policy is effective as of April, 2017.

Loacker may update this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted below for a period of thirty (30) days and will be effective when posted. The changes will also be immediately incorporated into this Policy.

Your continued use of the Site after any changes are made to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If any of the changes are unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.
If any changes to this Policy affect how Loacker treats or handles information already provided by you to Loacker, Loacker will notify you by email (if we have a valid email address to use) and give you thirty (30) days to opt-in to the changes as they pertain to your information. If you do not opt-in, your information will continue to be used in a manner that is consistent with the version of this Policy under which it was collected, or the information will be deleted.

2. Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Data

2.1 Collection and Use of Data by Loacker

You can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable data/information about yourself. Personally identifiable data/information (“PII”) is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as, but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, birthday, credit card number, photograph, age, etc.

There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to provide Loacker with PII. For example, PII such as name and title, mailing address (street, number, postal code, city and country), email address, telephone or mobile number, job title, personal or company website, date of birth, company name may be collected from you when you:

  • contact Loacker with questions or comments;
  • participate in contests and other promotional events;
  • sign up to receive product and services information; and
  • engage in business dealings with Loacker.

Loacker uses users’ PII only to the extent required to respond to contact inquiries, provide information regarding Loacker’s products and services, engage in marketing and promotion of Loacker’s products and services, improve the content and general administration of the Site, and for the implementation, execution, content-related design, or modification of the agreements governing the use of Loacker services.

Loacker may use users’ PII for the above purposes generally and in the following cases in particular:

  1. When using the contact service: If you fill out and submit the respective contact form online, Loacker may contact you and respond to any inquiry or inquiries made by you. Once communication has ended, or if you request that your PII be deleted at any time, the transferred PII will be deleted.
  2. In the event that you request or otherwise consent to receipt of commercial information, the sending of newsletters, advertising and informational material, and/or to being contacted for commercial purposes, including by interactive channels.
  3. When participating in contests, prize drawings, and other promotional events: By filling out and submitting the respective contact form online, Loacker can contact you directly in the event of a win or in connection with any issues or questions regarding your entry or any submission you make.
  4. To perform internal operations such as fraud prevention, troubleshoot issues and operational problems, analyze Site usage, and conduct data analysis and testing.

For the purpose of continuously developing and improving the Site and related Loacker Site services, Loacker uses analytical tools to gather information on Site usage behavior, the length of stay on the Site, the channel-related or website origin of the user, the name of the viewed Site page, the Site data downloaded, the date and time of the retrieval, and the browser type used. ,. We also utilize the data gathered in this paragraph while using our Site services to market our Site services in a user-optimized manner. For more information, see: www.loackerusa.com/en/cookies/

By providing to Loacker the PII and other information referenced above, you agree that Loacker may use the PII and other information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

2.2. Disclosure/Sharing of Information

Loacker will disclose PII to third parties for the purpose of providing Site services or with the express consent of the user. Except as noted in this Policy, Loacker does not sell or share your PII with any person or entity outside of Loacker. Where third parties are involved in the processing or handling of PII Loacker will scrutinize such third parties before and continuously during their involvement and will contractually impose onto them to strictly follow the rules for data privacy and to implement all respective technical and organizational measurements.

Loacker may disclose PII to a third parties such as marketing agencies and suppliers of data management services to assist it with handling consumer requests, such as where to find Loacker products, questions concerning the ingredients of the products, other information and service requests as well as complaints.

Any companies who partner with or are engaged by Loacker to assist in providing its services, or operating and/or maintaining the Site and related computer systems and networks, may also have access to or receive specific PII and data in the performance of their respective services for Loacker or as a partner of Loacker. Services provided by such third parties involve the handling of sweepstakes and promotions. In these cases, Loacker endeavors to limit the scope of access or receipt by such entities of PII to the minimum level practicable.

PII may be made available to government institutions and public authorities if it is required by law, or otherwise made available if such PII is required to be produced pursuant to any legal process.

Loacker may share PII or other information in order to avoid imminent physical harm to any person or harm to any Loacker property.

PII received or held by Loacker may be transferred to any entity that succeeds to the assets or business of Loacker by any merger, consolidation, combination, reorganization, sale of assets or in connection with any transfer as part of any insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding. In such case, Loacker will make reasonable efforts to cause any successor to agree to abide by the terms of this Policy.

Other than what is referenced above, the PII collected from you is not shared with nor sold to any person or entity outside of Loacker.

3. Data Security

3.1 Basic principle

By taking all the appropriate technical and organizational measures, Loacker always endeavors to process PII in such a manner that it is secure and particularly inaccessible to unauthorized persons. In this respect, Loacker expressly states that complete data security cannot be guaranteed in any regard, including PII sent to the Site or through e-mail communications. Therefore, Loacker recommends sending confidential information by mail.

While Loacker takes the issue of protecting your PII seriously, you should exercise discretion in what information you disclose and/or transmit to the Site. Loacker cannot guarantee that information sent over the Internet is fully secure, and therefore the transmitted information may be intercepted by others before it reaches Loacker. If you are concerned about sending information to Loacker over the Internet, please send the information by mail or call us to make other arrangements. Loacker is not responsible for the security of information sent over the Internet.

Loacker retains collected information for a reasonable amount of time in order to fulfill the stated purpose for why the information was collected. Loacker will also retain collected information connected to business records for periods of time required by law. If Loacker determines that collected information is no longer needed, it will delete such information. Loacker’s collection times will be consistent with applicable law.

3.2 Measures

To best protect PII in both storage/rest and in transmission against accidental or intentional manipulation, disclosure, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons, Loacker uses, implements, maintains, and applies appropriate technical and organizational security measures and safeguards that are reasonably designed and continuously reviewed and, when appropriate, improved or enhanced consistent with industry standards.

4. Social Media Functions

Loacker uses Facebook social media functions. Loacker may use social media interactive functions of other social media services and providers in the future.

The relevant icons and buttons for these social media services function as external links, meaning that information will only be forwarded to these social media providers if these icons are clicked. If users click on one of these icons, they will be forwarded to the website of the corresponding social media provider. In this process, the URL of the current site is passed on as a parameter. We have no influence on whether or how the social media providers use such data for evaluation. You can find information on this subject in the privacy policies of the relevant social media services. You can find the Facebook data policy here: www.facebook.com/policy

If you do not want social media sites/networks to gather information on your usage of our Site, please do not click the buttons mentioned above.

Loacker may also allow interaction between the Site and other social media sites or applications. This may include the “Like” button or other plugins available through the Site that allow you to share information with persons outside of the Site. Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sharing.

5. Response to “Do Not Track” Requests/Signals

This Site does not process or recognize “do not track” or similar technical requests not to be tracked. Nevertheless, all of the collected information will be treated strictly according to the Loacker privacy policies.

As noted previously in this Policy, it is possible that third parties may directly collect information through the Site. Since it is possible that some of these third parties may respond differently than Loacker to “do not track” requests, you should consult the applicable privacy policies of those third parties for that information.

6. Children’s Privacy

The Site is intended for individuals 18 years of age and older located in the United States.

The Site is not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for, children under 13 years of age. Loacker does not knowingly collect any information, including PII, from children under 13 years of age. If Loacker learns that any information was provided through the Site by a person younger than 13 years of age, Loacker will delete the information immediately.

Loacker will not use a minor’s PII to market or advertise certain products or services deemed harmful to children. Loacker also will not disclose any minor’s PII if it has actual knowledge that the minor’s PII will be used for the purpose of marketing or advertising the harmful products or services.

7. Non-U.S. Concerns

The Site is meant for individuals within the United States. Loacker only knowingly collects information from individuals within the United States. If you provide information to Loacker from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. If you are outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with any local laws regarding use of the Site, and related data collection. You also agree and acknowledge that by providing any information, including PII, through the Site, that such information will be transmitted to, and stored in either the United States or the European Union.

8. External Links

The Site may contain links to external sites, including those embedded in third party advertisements, that are not controlled by Loacker. Loacker is not responsible for the privacy practices and data collection policies for such third party sites. You should consult the privacy policies of those sites for details.

9. Conditions of Use

The Conditions of Use for the Site is incorporated by reference into this Policy. The Conditions of Use can be found at : www.loackerusa.com/en/credits/

10. Your Choices/Review of Information and Correction

Upon written request to info@loackerusa.com, users can receive information on stored PII free of charge. Furthermore, where applicable, users have the right to have their PII deleted or corrected in case of incorrect data or otherwise request that such PII not be used in certain manners. PII that must be stored due to mandatory statutory provisions shall be blocked.

Loacker will do its best to accommodate your request, but Loacker cannot guarantee it can remove all PII from the specified uses. Therefore, please be as specific as possible in your request. If the request relates to information that Loacker needs to make the Site function properly for you, you may not be able to use the Site properly moving forward.

Loacker reserves the right to maintain proper business records with PII as required by law or for other legitimate business purposes to the extent permitted by law.

Loacker does not knowingly collect any information from minors, nor is the Site directed at or intended for minors. If a minor uploads/posts information to the Site that is publically available, and the minor subsequently wants that same information deleted, the minor has a right to request that said information be removed from public viewing. Any email sent by such minor to info@loackerusa.com

with the request to have the information removed will be processed without undue delay and Loacker will remove the information from its websites. Any removal of content by Loacker does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the content in all places. The content may have been shared or reposted by other parties, or federal or state law may require maintenance of the content or information.

11. Miscellaneous, Contact

You may at any time revoke declarations of consent effective for the future. If you would like to opt-out of receiving promotional emails from Loacker, please follow the opt-out instructions at the bottom of the email or send Loacker a detailed email to info@loackerusa.com.

It is the policy of Loacker to strictly enforce this Policy. If you believe there has been some violation of this Policy, please contact us.

In case of questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you can contact Loacker at the following address:

A. Loacker USA, Inc.
90 Broad St., Suite 402A
New York, NY 10004
USA
By email: info@loackerusa.com
By telephone: +1 (212) 742-8510
By fax: +1 (212) 747-8752

This Policy was last updated on April 2017.