Ben Buckwalter International
Ben Buckwalter International knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. The protection of your personal data, and compliance with GDPR is a very important concern. We therefore deal with your personal data in compliance with the applicable legal data protection provisions.
For information on specific aspects of our GDPR compliance, please read the appropriate section below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your personal Asset Manager, or the Ben Buckwalter International Data Protection Officer
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK RIGHTS
The texts, images, graphics and the layout of this website displayed on this website are subject to copyright. Violations of this will be prosecuted both under civil and criminal law. Reproduction of all or part of this website is only permitted with the prior written consent of Ben Buckwalter International. The individual use does not authorize the transfer of content to third parties. Trademarks used on this website are protected and all rights are owned by the respective trademark owners.
For us, Ben Buckwalter International, the protection of your personal data is a very important concern. It is therefore natural for us to deal with your personal data in compliance with the applicable legal data protection provisions.
DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING WHEN VISITING OUR WEBSITE
As is usual with many websites, the retrieval of the individual web pages from our web servers and the web analytics software Google Analytics we use automatically collects and processes the following non-personal data:
COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA AND CONSENT
We collect, process and use personal data such as your name, postal address, email address or other contact details only if they have been entered by you on the website and transmitted to us and to the extent that such collection, processing and use is permitted by law or covered by your consent.
The use of certain services of our website such as, information and study requirements, the contact form, the callback service and the registration for our newsletter makes the collection, processing and use of personal data necessary. In this case, we take the requirement of data economy seriously and only collect those personal data marked as mandatory in the respective online forms that are required for the purpose of using and processing the respective service. The personal data provided in the other form fields are voluntary and used by us for the purpose of being able to address you more personally and / or individually or to increase the service for you, for example through the possibility of queries. For each of these services, we point out to you, at the appropriate place on our website, the purposes for which we collect, process and use the respective personal data. Any collection, processing and use of your personal data will only be for the stated purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.
In addition, if your prior consent is required for certain data collection, processing and use, such as service telephone calls and the use of our newsletter or our information e-mails, we will, of course, ask you for your consent beforehand at the corresponding section of our website ask. These declarations of consent are recorded by us and can be accessed by you at any time at the appropriate place on our website. We recommend that you print out the declarations of consent for your own documents. You are entitled to revoke your given consent at any time in whole or in part with effect for the future. Even such a revocation will be logged by us.
When necessary/requested, your data will be destroyed in compliance with all GDPR rules and requirements.
HOW WE COLLECT MEMBER, VISITOR OR USER INFORMATION
The information we gather falls into two categories:
Information collected as a result of you navigating through the Site.
Personal information you voluntarily supply when you subscribe, order, post a message, photo, video or sound recording, send a message to another user, or participate in a chat room, complete a survey, enter a contest, or apply for a promotional product.
The first type of information we collect can be thought of as “passive” information in that we collect certain details about your visit to our site without you actively inputting any identifying information. This type of passive information that we collect and store in our databases, may include one or more of the following types of information (“Data”): your Internet Protocol (IP) address; the name of the domain name from which you access the Internet; the IP address of the Website from which you linked to the Site or our network of sites; browser data; email address data; and the date and time you access our Site and its functions. For example, when a visitor, member, subscriber, or other Site user requests web pages from the Site’s server, clicks on banners or other links or otherwise uses or views the Site’s services, products or other functions, we or our agents may automatically collect some information (“Data”) about the visitor, member, subscriber or user. This information may include the IP address from which the Site is being accessed, the pages or links that were requested, the special preferences or requests of the user and cookie information received from the computer of the visitor, member, subscriber or user. While the collection of Data described above could be thought of as passive, the second way we collect information is more active.
For example, we may ask you to provide personal information. Whether or not you provide this personal information is completely optional. This “Optional Information” may include your name, username, e-mail address, physical address (or part of it such as your zip code), telephone number, gender, marital status, occupation, education and any special interests or affiliations. Additional “Optional Information,” such as a credit card number, expiration date, security code and billing address may be requested for participation in special promotions or offers, or for billing and shipping information. We may also use “Optional Information” to verify identity, and protect against fraud. When a subscriber, member or user of this Site sends any personal communication or correspondence, by any means, to the Site, another Site User, the Company or any employees, agents or representatives of Company or Site, we may collect and use any and all such information and all other Data regarding that communication including the I.P. address the communication originated from. Once you submit personal information to the Company or Site we may collect and store information about your activities on the Site.
Cookies are one of the tools that we use to passively collect Data.
YOU MAY ENCOUNTER THIRD PARTIES ON OUR SITE
CLEAR GIFS (“WEB BEACONS”)
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
Like many other websites, this website also uses the Google AdWords online advertising program and, as part of that, Google Conversion Tracking to measure which websites our ads work best on. Google AdWords sets a cookie on your computer if you’ve reached this website through a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 540 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we may recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each advertiser receives different cookies. Cookies can not be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information obtained by using the conversion cookie is used to determine which visitors have triggered a specific action on our site through advertisements. We learn the total number of users who clicked on our ads, and which clicks resulted in an action. However, we do not receive any information that personally identifies a user. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can clear or disable the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from your Internet browser under User Preferences by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
The personal data collected as part of the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties or transmitted in any other way. Exceptions to this are transfers of personal data to our data processors, government institutions and authorities, as well as private right holders on the basis of legal regulations or judicial or regulatory decisions and the transfer to state institutions and authorities in the event of attacks on our legal interests for legal or criminal prosecution purposes. External service providers that we use to operate the website or to perform certain services on our website, process personal data exclusively on our behalf and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable statutory provisions on data protection and data security. They are not considered third parties in terms of data protection law.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. We shall continue to take reasonable steps to provide effective data protection at all times, however, no security technology can provide invulnerability to information compromise. Therefore Ben Buckwalter International cannot, and does not, guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us or to any third party affiliated with the Site. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
YOUR RIGHTS INFORMATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are a newsletter subscriber, you always have the option of no longer receiving them. At the bottom of each newsletter there is an opt-out option. Simply click on “Please click here to unsubscribe”.
Our customers can correct, access and update pertinent Personally Identifiable Information obtained through the site. Mechanisms include online, email, telephone, postal mail, etc. This helps to assure that the information we collect is accurate and up to date. You can correct, access, and update your personal information by emailing the address here.
REQUEST RECORD OF YOUR STORED DATA
To request a report on what data has been stored related to your account, or to request that we delete all associated data, please email us here.
CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES AND REVISIONS
If you choose to visit Ben Buckwalter International, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the Luxembourg. Our business changes constantly. This Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use.