Last updated: 2019-02-27
1. Pledge on Privacy.
BLIX does not collect and process Data except when voluntarily provided by you. We ensure compliance by our staff with strict standards of security and confidentiality and in processing your Data we pledge to fully comply with internationally recognized standards of privacy protection including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.
2. Intended Use of Data.
BLIX collects and processes Data only for specific and limited purposes which we inform you about when you request certain products or services. For example, we may collect and use Data to provide you with our products or services, to bill you for products or services you request, to verify your credit, to market products and services we believe might be of interest to you, to process your job application if applicable, to receive news releases, or to communicate with you. In addition, we may use your Data to evaluate the effectiveness of and improve our services to our visitors and customers, for our own internal statistics to evaluate customer interests as well as purchasing and other trends among customers and to better determine product development and marketing strategies. We will do so as part of our aggregated customer data, without identifying you personally. By submitting your Data, you expressly consent to such use and you will affirm your consent prior to submitting Data. BLIX keeps your Data only for as long as is reasonably needed for such purposes and/or in accordance with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements. Some of our services require registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required, some are optional) as well as to choose a user name and password. In these situations, if you chose to withhold any Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to obtain a product or service, to gain access to certain parts of our websites and for us to respond to your queries. BLIX currently uses the Stripe platform for processing payments, and credit card information will be provided directly to Stripe or to another third party used by BLIX from time to time. BLIX will not store complete credit card information, but may store partial payment information if required for legal or regulatory purposes.
3. Non-Disclosure of Information.
BLIX will not sell, rent, share or otherwise distribute or make available your Data to third parties outside of the BLIX group of companies, except when required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes or when Data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of BLIX for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which your Data were originally collected, or except as part of the sale of Blix or its business. When disclosure of Data to third parties is likely or necessary for whatever reason, BLIX shall ensure that such third parties provide the same level of protection as BLIX, and shall contractually require them to process Data transferred only for the purposes authorized by you and on a confidential and secure basis.
From time to time, we may offer sweepstakes, contests and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) that require online registration. Persons wishing to participate in those Promotions may be asked to provide some personal information. Some of the information that may be requested for this purpose will be optional, but other requested information, such as the individual’s name and e-mail address, will be mandatory because it will be needed to identify and notify winners. Also, some Promotions may require selection of a user ID and password by the individual. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through our websites, as they may contain additional important information about our use of your personal information. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of your personal information conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
5. Right of Access.
You have the right to access and update your Data or to require their deletion. We endeavor to ensure that your Data are up to date, accurate and complete. If you wish to access, correct or delete your Data held by us, please contact BLIX at the e-mail address below. Deletion of your Data will not be possible in certain cases due to legal or regulatory requirements. In addition, deletion of your Data may make it impossible for BLIX to provide you with certain services.
6. Security / Confidentiality.
We undertake to take reasonable steps in order not to allow your Data to be seen by third parties other than those who act for or on behalf of BLIX and have agreed to treat your Data as confidential and secure. Access to Data is restricted to those of our employees on a need to know basis and who have been trained to observe strict standards of confidentiality in handling your Data. To ensure the security and confidentiality of Data that BLIX collects online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewalls and password protection. Although we have tried to create secure, reliable and trustworthy websites for our visitors, please be aware that the Internet is generally not regarded as a complete secure environment, and that therefore the confidentiality of the Data provided by you or material transmitted via our websites or by e-mail cannot be guaranteed by BLIX. Thus, we cannot be responsible or liable for the security of your Data whilst in transit via the Internet to us.
7. Data Transfer Abroad.
BLIX may have databases in different jurisdictions. BLIX may transfer your Data to one of its databases or to companies within the BLIX group or to its partners outside of your country of residence, who have agreed to keep your Data confidential and secure. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with internationally recognized standards, we will ensure that Data transfers to our databases in that country are equally protected. By submitting your Data, you expressly agree to its possible transfer to other companies within the BLIX group and/or its partners and to this end to its trans-border transmission.
8. Anonymous Data / “Cookie” Technology.
Most of the information we collect from our websites is anonymous information. When you visit our websites, we do not collect any personal Data from you unless specifically, voluntarily and knowingly provided by you. Anonymous information is processed by BLIX to help improve the content of our websites, to customize our websites for our visitors and to learn more about them and how they use our websites. In doing so, BLIX may use tracking technology (“Cookies”) to gather anonymous information, such as browser type, operating systems and the date and time of access. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A Cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer hard drive. Many browsers allow you to disable cookies, and you can do so by accessing the browser settings.
BLIX does not conduct “spamming”. Spamming is defined as sending unsolicited e-mails, usually of commercial nature, in large numbers and repeatedly to individuals with whom the sender has had no previous contact or who have declined to receive such communications. Where we believe that one of our products is of importance to you, we inform you by e-mail while giving you the choice of opting out of such service.
10. Data and Children.
To respect the privacy of children and to comply with laws designed to protect children, children under the age of 18 should not provide any Data to BLIX. BLIX will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (parent, guardian). Our websites are general audience sites that are not designed nor intended to collect Data from children under the age of 18. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.
11. Links to Other Websites.
12. Trademark Rights.
BLIX and its affiliates, licensors and content providers are the owners of all the trademarks used on the BLIX websites. Third parties are not allowed to use and apply any of the trademarks, logos and identifying marks without the express written consent of BLIX.
13. Contact BLIX.