Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated: May 2018

1. Introduction

ModularAddict provides DIY modular synthesizer projects and parts to synth-junkies worldwide. At ModularAddict the privacy and security of our customers and visitors are of paramount importance. ModularAddict is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how ModularAddict processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of its website and platform. For the purposes of this policy, ModularAddict defines the term “User” as an entity with which ModularAddict has an established relationship and the term “Visitor” as an individual that visits our front-end website (for example www.ModularAddict.com).

Any information stored on ModularAddict’s platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. ModularAddict implements and maintains appropriate technical, security and organisational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.

2. Collection and Use

2.1 .General

The following sections cover the specifics of each of the groups from which data is collected: Website Visitors and Users.

2.2 Website Visitors

If you are a Visitor to our website only, then this section is relevant for you.

By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.

ModularAddict may collect, record and analyze information of Visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies. ModularAddict may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Furthermore, ModularAddict may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information and newsletters. If you provide ModularAddict with your social media details, ModularAddict may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.

Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in ModularAddict products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between ModularAddict and yourself.

ModularAddict gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come.

2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data

ModularAddict uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.

2.2.2 Sharing personal data

ModularAddict may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website. Let’s be clear on this – this means data passing from our ecommerce site to our shipping platform or similar. We have not and will not ever sell your personal information to assholes.

2.2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the surfer.

2.2.4 Links to other sites

Please be aware that while visiting our site, Visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. ModularAddict is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites.

2.4 Users

2.4.1. General

In order to provide services to its Users, ModularAddict collects certain types of data from them. This section will describe how these two types of data are collected and used by ModularAddict as well as geographical differences that effect this policy. Data entered or transferred into ModularAddict by Users such as texts, questions, contacts, media files, etc., remains the property of the User and may not be shared with a third party by ModularAddict without express consent from the User.

2.4.2 Collection of User Data

During a User’s registration and later on ModularAddict’s platform, they provide information such as name, company name, email, address, telephone, credit-card number and other relevant data. This information is used by ModularAddict to identify the User and provide them with support, services, mailings, sales and marketing actions, billing and to meet contractual obligations.

ModularAddict Users can at any time access and edit, update or delete their contact details by logging in with their username and password to ModularAddict’s platform. ModularAddict Users may create more Users with different privilege levels within their account. It is the responsibility of the User that creates other User accounts, to choose the level of access each User should have. Once these new Users log into ModularAddict, they meet the definition of User in this policy. ModularAddict will not retain User data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

2.4.4.1 Processing in the European Economic Area (EEA)

For Users with accounts located in ModularAddict’s European Data Region, all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and ModularAddict’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.

2.4.4.1.1 Controller

ModularAddict processes Personal Data both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR:

The ModularAddict entity which you as a User entered an agreement with when using ModularAddict’s platform, will be the Controller for User data, as outlined above in “Collection of User data” section.

For Respondent data, as outlined in the “Collection of Respondent data” section, the User will be the Controller in accordance with Directive and GDPR, and ModularAddict will be the Processor.

ModularAddict adheres to the Directive of 1995 and the GDPR from May 25th, 2018. Consequently, ModularAddict processes all data provided by its Users with accounts in its European Data Region, in the European Economic Area (EEA) only. ModularAddict has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement.

2.4.4.2 Processing in the United States Of America (US)

For Users with accounts in the ModularAddict US Data Region, ModularAddict processes data solely in data centers located in the US. ModularAddict has adopted reasonable physical, technical and organizational safeguards which substantially mirror the EU safeguards against accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, access, use or processing of the User’s data in ModularAddict’s possession. ModularAddict will promptly notify the User in the event of any known unauthorized access to, or use of, the User’s data.

3. Retention and deletion

ModularAddict will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. When a users’s account is terminated or expired, all Personal Data collected through the platform will be deleted, as required by applicable law.

4. Acceptance of these Conditions

We assume that all Visitors of our website, and users ModularAddict’s platform have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website and platform. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of ModularAddict website and platform after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy. This privacy policy is an integral part of ModularAddict’s terms of use.

5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to ModularAddict or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.

6. ModularAddict’s Data Protection Officer

ModularAddict has a “Data Protection Officer” who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:

ModularAddict

Attn: Data Protection Officer

2633 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53207 USA

support@modularaddict.com

7. For Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the data ModularAddict collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us by email at: support@ModularAddict.com, or in writing at:

ModularAddict

Attn: Data Protection Officer

2633 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53207 USA