Data-Protection Statement and Consent to Use of Data
Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. So that you can feel secure when visiting our websites, we strictly observe the statutory regulations in processing your person-specific data and we would like to inform you here about our data acquisition and data utilization. The following data-protection statement explains to you which data is collected from you on our websites, which parts of this data we process and use and in which way, and to whom you can turn with any concerns or requests.
1. Body Responsible, and Rights of Those Affected
The body responsible for the acquisition, processing and utilization of your person-specific data, in the sense of the French Data Protection Law is MAISON SKOV SAS (hereinafter referred to as MAISON SKOV). As the body responsible, MAISON SKOV can be reached by you via the following contact options:
– by post under MAISON SKOV SAS, 38 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 PARIS, France.
– by email under [email protected]
You can request, at any time and free of charge, information about your data stored by us, and can exercise your right to correction, blockage or deletion of your data. To this end you can make use of the previously mentioned contact options. Should you object to the acquisition, processing or utilization of your data by MAISON SKOV in keeping with the stipulations of these data-protection provisions, whether entirely or for individual measures, you can send your objection per email or by letter again using the previously mentioned contact options.
2. Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Person-Specific Data
Person-specific data describes details relating to the actual or personal relationships of a specific or identifiable natural person. Such details include, for example, your name, your telephone number, your address, and all existing data that you disclose to us during registration and when opening your customer account.
2.1 Customer Account
For each customer who registers with us via the “My Account” function, we set up a customer account, i.e. password-protected, direct access to his or her existing data stored by us. This allows you, amongst other things, to view your already-concluded, still open and recently sent orders, or to manage your personal data and the newsletter.
2.1.1 Setup of the Customer Account
The following data must be given during the registration for a customer account (obligatory disclosures):
– your email address
– your password
– your forename
– your surname
Your invoice and delivery address need not be given when you order something. For your order we need your collect name, address and payment data. We need your email address so that we can confirm receipt of your order and its dispatch, and so that we can communicate with you in general. We also use your email address to identify you (as a log-in name), when you visit your customer account.
2.1.2. Use of the Customer Account
You can use your SKOV ELEMENTS customer account to log-in to SKOV ELEMENTS online store in each language. If you do not log out of your customer account, you will automatically remain logged in. This function enables you to use part of our services (e.g. My Basket) even without having to log-in to the customer account again.
2.2 Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Your Person-Specific Data
We collect, store and process your data for the entire processing of your purchase, including any subsequent guarantee claims, for our services, the technical administration, our own marketing purposes and to prevent criminal offences and fraud. Your person-specific data is only passed on to third parties to the extent that this is legally permissible, including the purpose of processing the contract or for invoicing, for marketing or if you have previously consented to this. When processing orders, for example, the service companies used by us (transport companies, logistics companies, banks) are sent the data they require for processing and concluding orders. The data passed on to our service providers in this context may only be used by them for fulfilling their duties.
2.3 Use of Your Data for Advertising Purposes
Apart from the processing of your data for settlement of your purchase at MAISON SKOV, we also use your data for the following purposes: to permanently improve your purchase experience and for making this more customer-friendly and individual for you; to communicate with you about your orders, and about certain products or marketing campaigns; and to recommend products or services that might interest you.
To this end we use the information available, such as confirmations of receipts and reading confirmation of e- mails, information on the terminal device used by you, your connection to the Internet, operating system and platform, date and time of the visit to the home page, or products that you have looked at, as well as information that we have received from you (including automatically transferred or generated information). Apart from this we also make use of your order history.
The utilization of your person-specific data for advertising purposes can be objected to at any time, whether all-in-all or as regards individual measures, without any tariffs, other than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs, being thereby incurred. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 is sufficient for this purpose.
For sending the Newsletter we make use of the email address given by you and for this we need your confirmation that, as the owner of the email address, you consent to its receipt.
Should you later decide that you no longer want to receive a newsletter from us, you can object to this at any time without thereby incurring any other costs than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 is sufficient for this purpose. There is, of course, also a cancellation link in every newsletter.
2.3.2 Banner Ads
We also use the data collected during your visit to show you so-called banner ads. These are advertisements which we also use on third sites. It usually involves the use of so-called cookies or pixels. Our aim here is to make the advertising offers more useful and more interesting for you, which is why you will see, in the context of the banner ads, mainly products that you have either already looked at on our site or products that are similar to those already looked at by you (so-called re-targeting). Within the framework of the banner ads we work solely with pseudonymous data; clear-text information relating to your person (e.g. your name or your email address) is not used in the cookies.
The acceptance of cookies is not a prerequisite for access to our websites. We draw your attention, however, to the fact that our website and service has only limited functionality, if you do not allow us to place cookies.
3.1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your data carrier and hold certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. Basically, there are 2 different types of cookies: the so-called session cookies, that are deleted as soon as you close your browser; and temporary/permanent cookies, that are stored on your data carriers for a longer period or without limit. This type of storage helps us to design our websites and our offers for you and makes it easier for you to use them in that, for example, certain input from you can be stored so that you are not required to enter this repeatedly.
3.2. Which cookies are used by MAISON SKOV?
3.3. What data is stored in the cookies?
In the cookies used by MAISON SKOV, only pseudonymous data is stored. On activation of the cookie this is allocated an identification number; an allocation of your person-specific data to this identification number is not undertaken. Your name, your IP address and other such data that might allow the cookie to be traced to you directly are not placed in the cookie. On the basis of the cookie technology we receive only pseudonymized information, relating for example to which of our shop pages have been visited, which products were viewed, etc.
What is on-site targeting?
On the SKOV ELEMENTS websites data is collected on the basis of a cookie technology for optimization of our advertising and of the entire online offer. This data is not used to identify you personally but solely serves the purpose of conducting a pseudonymous evaluation of the use made of the home page. With this technology we can present advertising and/or exclusive offers and services to you, the content of which is based on information obtained from a connection to click-stream analysis (for example, advertising that is based on the fact that during the past few days only body care products have been viewed). Our aim here is to make our online offer as attractive for you as possible and to present to you advertising that corresponds to your areas of interest.
Are there also cookies from third-party suppliers (so-called “third-party cookies”)?
MAISON SKOV makes use of a number of web partners who help to make the Internet offer and the websites more interesting for you. This is why, when visiting the websites, the cookies of partner companies are also stored on your hard disk. These cookies are temporary/permanent cookies that are deleted automatically after the pre-specified period. These temporary or even permanent cookies (lifespan of 14 days to 10 years) are stored on your hard disk and delete themselves after the pre-specified period. The cookies of our partner companies also contain solely pseudonymous – mostly even anonymous – data. This relates, for example, to data on which products you have looked at, whether anything was bought, which products were searched for, etc. Here, some of our advertising partners also collect information from the websites on which pages you have previously visited or which products you were interested in, in order to be able to show you advertising that best complies with your interests.
Our websites make use of so-called re-targeting technologies. We use these technologies to make the Internet offer more interesting for you. This technique allows Internet users who have already shown an interest in our shop and our products to also be provided with suitable advertising on the websites of our partners. We are convinced that the use of personalized, interest-oriented advertising is generally more interesting for the Internet users than advertising that has no such personal content. The use of this advertising approach by our partners is undertaken based on a cookie technology and an analysis of previous utilization behaviour. This form of advertising is completely pseudonymous. On using our sites cookies are deployed and thereby usage data is collected from you, stored and utilized. Your data is furthermore stored in cookies beyond the end of the browser session so that it can, for example, be called up again on your next visits to the websites.
How can you prevent the storage of cookies?
In your browser you can adopt the setting that storage of cookies is only permissible when you agree to it, and thereby prevent the further storage of cookies in the future. As a rule, the help function in the menu bar of your web browser will show you how to reject new cookies and how to inactivate old ones.
4. Log Files
With each access to the pages of SKOV ELEMENTS usage data is transmitted by the respective Internet browser and is stored in record files, the so-called server log files. The records stored in this way contain the following data: date and time of the call-up, name of the page called up, IP address, referrer URL (URL of origin, from which you came to the websites), the quantities of data transferred, product information and the version of the browser used. These log file data records are evaluated by us, to help us further improve our offer and the SKOV ELEMENTS shop, as well as to make these more-user-friendly and to detect and correct errors more quickly.
5. Web Analysis
In order to constantly improve and optimize our offer, we make use of so-called tracking technologies. For this purpose we enlist the services of Google Analytics.
5.1 Google Analytics
This website makes use of Google (Universal) Analytics, a web-analysis service from Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics deploys methods that make it possible to analyse the use made of the website by you, e.g. the so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated on your use of this website is transmitted, as a rule, to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP-anonymize function on this website the IP address is shortened, within the member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states that were party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, before further transfer. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymized IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not brought together with other Google data. You can prevent the acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as its processing by Google, in that you download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in you can click this link in order to prevent the recording by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In this case an opt-out cookie will be placed in your terminal device. If you delete your cookies you must then click the link again.
6. Re-Targeting and Data Acquisition by Third Parties for Banner Ads
In the context of re-targeting and banner ads, make use of the services of third parties, which set cookies on our sites. These are the following companies:
– Doubleclick by Google, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
– Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
7. Safe Data Transfer
Your personal data is securely transferred by us with the help of coding. This naturally also applies to your orders, as well as to the customer login. Here we make use of the coding system or SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
With the help of both technical and organizational measures, moreover, we secure our websites and other systems against loss, destruction, access, alteration and distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files sent to the user’s device by the visited Site. Cookies are stored in the device’s memory, thus allowing the Site to recognize user and store certain information concerning them, in order to permit or improve the service offered.
There are different types of cookies. Some are necessary to navigate on the Site, others have a different purpose such as ensuring internal security, performing system administration tasks and statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the Site are more relevant to users, or offering a personalized experience on the Site.
Two types of cookies may be used, “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are stored temporarily on the device and are deleted when the user closes the browser. Persistent cookies remain longer on your device, for the duration of each specific cookie, and will be automatically deleted at the end of their “lifetime”.
Disabling cookies may limit the ability to use the Site and prevent from benefitting in full of the features and services offered on the Site. In order to decide which cookies to accept or reject, please find below a description of the cookies used on the Site.
Types of cookies used
First Party Cookies: First party cookies are set by the website visited by the user, whose address appears in the URL window.
Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are set from a different domain than the one visited by the user. When a user visits a website and a different company sends the information through that website using cookies, these cookies are third party cookies.
MAISON SKOV has no access nor control over cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies used by third party websites which the user may access from the Website. MAISON SKOV expressly disclaims any responsibility accordingly for such third party websites and their cookies. The user is encouraged to read the privacy policies of third party websites accessed through the Site, to understand the conditions applicable to the processing of personal data on such websites.
Session Cookies: These cookies are stored temporarily and are deleted when the user closes the browser window.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s device between browser sessions, allowing the Site to remember preferences and actions on the Site. These cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to remember preferences and choices when using the Site.
Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the Site. Without the use of such cookies, some sections of the Site may not work. They include, for example, cookies that enable access to protected areas of the Site. These cookies do not collect personal information for marketing purposes and can not be disabled.
Functional Cookies: These cookies are used to identify a user that returns to the Site. They allow to customize the content of the Site and to remember the user’s preferences (such as the language or country). These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user.
Cookies for sharing on Social Networks: These cookies facilitate the sharing of the Site content through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To review the respective privacy policies cookies, you can visit the social networks websites. In the case of Facebook and Twitter please visit https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies and https://twitter.com/privacy.
How to change cookies settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the User can usually manage preferences on cookies through browser settings It is possible to delete all cookies, block all types of cookies, or agree to receive only some of them disabling others. The “Options” or “Favorites” sections in the browser menu permit to accept or avoid receiving cookies and other tracking technologies, as well as to receive notification from the browser when these technologies are used. Alternatively, it is possible to manage cookies consulting the “Help” section of the toolbar present in most browsers. It is also possible to select the browser from the list below and follow the instructions: – Internet Explorer; – Chrome; – Safari; – Firefox; – Opera. For mobile: – Android; – Safari; – Windows Phone; – Blackberry.
How to access, modify or delete your personal information
As individuals, you have the right to access and to apply for the rectification of any personal information we hold about you and to enforce other privacy rights as applicable, by sending us a request in that respect with proper evidence of your identity. You also have the right to object, at any time and for free, to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If you want to exercise these rights, you may contact MAISON SKOV Customer Service by sending an email to [email protected] or at the address below. MAISON SKOV SAS – 38 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 PARIS, France.