Your Privacy is important to us.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Online Account Registration
You may want to register with vernec.com to do shopping faster and easier. For non-registered users, we request account information (e-mail address and password), and billing and shipping information for orders placed during each visit. As a registered customer, you only have to enter your billing and shipping addresses and account information once; they will be securely stored in our database for your future use. Use your username and password to access your account online at any time when adding, deleting, or modifying information. If you are using a computer at a public place, we encourage you to log out at the end of your session. Your information is securely stored with us and will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer.
Information Collected By the Site
When you visit the site (https://www.vernec.com/), we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the site and information about how you interact with the site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include a unique anonymous identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the site.
Additionally, when you shop on the site (https://www.vernec.com/), we obtain information from you needed to complete your transaction. This may include your name, shipping address, billing address, telephone number, credit/debit card number with the expiration date, and e-mail address. If you enter certain of our contests or giveaways, we may collect additional information. Under no circumstances do we ever share, sell, or rent your personal information to outside parties. In addition to the below uses, the customer contact information you provide may be used to contact you concerning the status of an order, answer your questions, and, unless you choose to opt-out, to send you communications about upcoming sales, discounts, contests, promotions and product information.
Use of Personal Information
We use the Order Information that we generally collect to fulfill any orders placed through the site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
– Communicate with you;
– Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
– When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Sharing Your Personal Information
Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to protect our rights otherwise.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt-out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
– Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
– Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt-out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at http://optout.aboutads.info/.
The Legal Basis for Collection and Processing of the Information Collected
The legal basis for our collection and processing of the information collected is your consent and that the processing is necessary to complete your transaction.
How to Withdraw Your Consent
You can withdraw your consent to our collection and processing of the information collected at any time by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that we need to retain certain records for legal or internal business reasons and that some of your information may remain on backup systems, in compliance with applicable law.
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to complete your transaction, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations or enforce our agreements.
Social Networking Sites
We have our own pages on social networking sites (for example, our Facebook® page). We may collect information when you interact with our social networking pages.
Minors and Children
Persons who are at least 18 years of age are permitted to register for an Account as set forth in terms of Service (Eligibility). If the site becomes aware that any Minor is submitting or has submitted personal information to the site without parental consent, we will close the account and delete any personal information within our control as soon as possible.
In addition, for purposes of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the site makes the following statement: the site is not directed to or intended for persons under the age of 13. If the site becomes aware that any person submitting personal information is under the age of 13, we will close the account and delete any personal information within our control as soon as possible.
California Privacy Rights Under California Civil Code §1798.83
EU Privacy Rights Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU Regulation 2016/79)
- the right to access personal data held about you;
- the right to object to processing (for example, direct marketing);
- the right to data portability;
- the right to complain about processing carried out by the data controller;
- the right to object to automated decision making;
- the right for the personal data being updated; and
- the right to be forgotten.
Our Do Not Track Policy
Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, the site is not set up to respond to browser “do not track” signals.