- GENERAL INFORMATION
I am strongly committed to protecting your privacy and security and providing a save online experience for all of my users while offering the highest quality user experience.
I control this site from offices in Switzerland. I do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
You can visit my Sites, read materials, and browse the Sites contents without giving me any personally identifiable information. In order to provide you with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service and attention, and to accommodate certain requests which you make, I request information about you in certain circumstances and collect certain information automatically.
- INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
I receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with me. For example, like many web sites, I use “cookies” and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses my Sites or advertisements and other content served by me or on my behalf on other web sites. I may also automatically collect your Internet Protocol and referring web site addresses, browser type and domain name. This information helps facilitate your online experience on my Sites. I use “cookies” to track usage patterns on my Sites and to control the display of ads, as well as to offer other functionalities. You can turn off cookies, but that will affect your online experience. Please see below for more detail on cookies.
- OUTSIDE SITES
- INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTEER
I collect personally identifiable information that you enter on the Sites or otherwise volunteer to me (such as your name, e-mail address, location, phone number, and/or similar information), when you contact me to make purchases, request information or other things. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of my features. I use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future experiences for you, improving my operations, and communicating with you.
- WHY I COLLECT INFORMATION
I use collected information to evaluate and administer my Sites, fulfill your requests, support your participation in the activities you select, respond to any future problems, such as difficulties in navigating my Sites or accessing certain features, and to gauge user trends.
If you register for an online seminar, for example, the information is used to reserve your seat, to track your preferences, and to keep you informed about the seminar and related events. As a visitor to my Sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information.
- WHAT INFORMATION I COLLECT
It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. As in any transaction, when you purchase products or services, you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. This may include personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including ZIP code), e-mail address, telephone, credit card, and other personal information.
If you do not provide the mandatory data, you will not be able to engage in that activity. In all cases, I will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to me.
When you use my Sites, I or my authorized technology services providers may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of the Sites and its services. I use this information to administer the Sites and to understand and measure traffic patterns on the Site so that I know which areas of my Sites are favorites of my users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that I may improve my Sites. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying you or any user individually. I may use this non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes. This data is often tracked by me or my technology services provider by using “cookies” during your visit.
- HOW DO I SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
I will tell you how I use your information or if I share it with another party. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, I will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission.
If you supply me with your contact information you may receive periodic e-mails, mailings or calls from me with information on new products and services, important issues, or upcoming events. If you wish to be removed from any postal, email, phone, or other lists, please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write me or call me at the contact information above. Please provide me with your exact name, email address, mailing address, and phone and your name is removed from the appropriate lists immediately.
Please note that if you give out personal information online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although I strive to protect my users’ privacy, I cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
- USING COOKIES
A cookie is small amount of data your web browser offers and stores on your computer when you visit a website. It can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
Cookies cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses, and they do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. However, cookies assist me in tracking which of my features you like best and make it easier to use my Sites.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.
For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.
- HOW YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can unsubscribe to any of my online e-mail updates by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any e-mail message. I will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly; but you may still receive promotional information from me by mail for up to 60 days due to printing and mailing schedules, and up to 10 days for e-mail. You may also continue to receive information from those third parties to whom your information was previously disclosed.
- SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Although I have implemented systems and procedures to secure the data maintained by me, security during Internet transmissions can never be assured. My policy is to limit access to personal data to those employees or agents with a specific need to access or retrieve this information. I store data on multiple service systems, in controlled environments. To maintain security, I conduct internal reviews of my security measures on a regular basis.
- VISITORS OUTSIDE OF SWITZERLAND
My Sites are available worldwide. The Internet laws in Switzerland govern all matters relating to these Sites.
- CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES AND REVISIONS
Sandrine van den Oudenhoven