OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The following data protection declaration applies to the offers made available at the Parents Progressive Shop / https://www.karinundme.ch / www.theprogressiveparents.com hereinafter referred to as “website” and/or “Karin&Me”

This data protection declaration policy defines the principles according to which all personal data that we collect from you and/or that you make available to us are processed by us.

 

A.  Information about the collection of personal data and provider identification

1.  In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using the website. Personal data are all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

2.  Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website permits us to use cookies every time you visit our website.

3. The website of the Progressive Parents Shop by Karin&Me is owned by Ma. Venarisse Verga-Danemar, a resident of Switzerland.  For further information contact details, please visit us https://www.karinundme.ch/contact

 

B. Collecting personal information

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:

  1. Information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;

  2. Information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths;

  3. Information, such as your email address, that you enter when you register with our website;

  4. Information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our emails and/or newsletters;

  5. Information that you enter while using the services on our website;

  6. Information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it;

  7. Information relating to anything you purchase, services you use, or transactions you make through our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card details;

  8. Information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata;

  9. Any other personal information that you send to us.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

C. Details about our platform and service provider

The Progressive Parents Shop, www.karinundme.ch and www.theprogressiveparents.com is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s (hereinafter referred to as “WIX”) data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall and may transfer your data in accordance with Section F below.

WIX and our other service providers may use analytic tools to measure traffic and usage trends for our sites. For example, when you visit our website, WIX may collect the following information from your visit:

  1. the IP address of the computer or device you are using to visit our website,

  2. date and time of access,

  3. name and URL of the data accessed,

  4. the website from which access is made to our domain,

  5. your computer's operating system and the browser you user

  6. the country from which access to our website is made and

  7. the name of your internet provider.

 

This data is stored and managed by WIX, and thus is subject to their privacy policy. By using our site, you are agreeing to be bound by WIX privacy policy, which can be found here: https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Wix.com Ltd. is based in Israel, which is considered by the European Commission to be offering an adequate level of protection for the Personal Information of EU Member State residents.

D.  Collection of personal data for information purposes

If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not log in, register or otherwise provide us with information to use the website, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser sends to enable you to visit the website. These are:

  1. IP address

  2. Date and time of the request

  3. Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  4. Content of the request (concrete page)

  5. Access status/HTTP status code

  6. Amount of data transmitted in each case

  7. Website from which the request came from

  8. Browser

  9. Operating system and its interface

  10. Language and version of the browser software

E.  Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:

  1. Administering our website and business;

  2. Personalizing our website for you;

  3. Enabling your use of the services available on our website;

  4. Sending you goods purchased through our website;

  5. Supplying services purchased through our website;

  6. Sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you;

  7. Sending you non-marketing commercial communications;

  8. Sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested;

  9. Sending you newsletters if you subscribed to our website (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter)

  10. Sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)

  11. Providing third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

  12. Dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;

  13. Keeping our website secure and prevent fraud;

  14. Verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service); and

  15. Other uses.

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

 

F. Disclosing personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  2. In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

  3. In order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

  4. To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

  5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

 

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

G. International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

Information that we collect may be transferred  and or processed in the Philippines which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform.  As such, user’s data may be stored in data centers located in the United States of America, Ireland, Japan and Israel. WIX may use other jurisdictions as necessary for the proper delivery of our Services and/or as may be required by law.

 

Wix affiliates and Third-Party Service Providers that store or process your Personal Information on Wix’s behalf are contractually committed to keep it protected and secured, in accordance with industry standards and regardless of any lesser legal requirements which may apply in their jurisdiction.

Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section F.

H.  Rights of information and revocation

You have the right to demand information from us at any time about the data stored about you, as well as its origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is passed on and the purpose of storage. provision of such information will be subject to the following:

  • payment of a fee of CHF 25; and

  • the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity such as a National Card or a photocopy of your passport certified by a notary plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address

 

We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

 

You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

 

If you have given your consent to the use of data, you can revoke it at any time.

 

All requests for information, requests for disclosure or objections to data processing should be sent by e-mail to karinundme@gmail.com

I. Data Retention

We keep data for as long as there is a need to keep it in connection with the purposes for which it was collected. We may keep your personal data after a particular matter or exchange has concluded but purely for record keeping purposes and to be able to respond to queries. 

 

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  2. If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

  3. In order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

 

Whilst the specific time periods vary depending on the circumstances, in general we will not keep records that include personal data for more than 6 years after a particular matter or exchange has concluded.  In the event that you ask us to stop sending you marketing communications, we will retain certain details, such as your name, to help us ensure that you are not contacted again.

J. Security of your personal information

  1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.

  2. As we are using WIX platform as our website host, as such, we are limited by the processes used by WIX to protect your data, including the use of firewall and encryption for payments.

  3. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  4. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

K. Cookies and Tracking Tools

This website uses cookies to the following extent: transient cookies (temporary use) persistent cookies (temporary use), third party cookies (third party) and flash cookies (permanent use). Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.

 

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies—for example:

  1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”;

  2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

  3. in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

 

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer—for example:

  1. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 );

  2. In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies,” and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

  3. In Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data.”

 

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

 

L. Private Policy pertaining to Children

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information on this Website.

If you are parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.  If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove the information from our system.

 

M. Payment methods

Karin&Me does not collect, store, or have access to any payment data (e.g. credit / debit card details) related to your purchase. We may have access to limited personal data, such as your name, email address, and which products you purchased. Furthermore, we may use this data to contact you about your purchase, but only if you have given your consent to allow us to do so.

When you make a payment on www.karinundme.ch, your data is stored through WIX and one of the payment service providers such as PayPal or STRIPE (Data protection and Privacy Policies links provided below):

 

1. Use of Wix as payment method

WIX provides us with an online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell certain products and services to you. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

2. Use of PayPal as payment method

If payment is made via the payment service provider "PayPal", the payment will be processed by PayPal (Europe) S.àr.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, available at www.paypal.com.

 

The personal information provided to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, phone number, IP address, email address, or other information necessary to process your order, as well as information related to your order, such as number of items, item number, invoice amount and taxes in percent, billing information, etc. The transmission of this data is necessary for the processing of your order. Paypay may also pass on the transmitted data to third parties (service providers, subcontractors or other affiliated companies) if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations arising from your order or if the personal data is to be processed on behalf of Paypay.

 

Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, e.g. invoice or direct debit, the personal data transmitted to PayPal will be transferred by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission serves the identity and credit check with regard to the order you have placed. You can find out which credit agencies are involved and which data is generally collected, processed, stored and passed on by PayPal in the PayPal privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

 

3. Use of instant bank transfer by Stripe

If you pay by instant bank transfer, your bank details will not be stored by us, but will be encrypted using the "SSL" method and forwarded to the payment service provider StripePayments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland and processed by Stripe. Stripe processes the following information:

With regard to all transactions

a. the date of the transaction,

b. monetary amount of the transaction.

c. Status of the transaction (accepted/rejected)

 

For payment via SEPA:

a. IBAN

b. Name and first name of the account holder

 

The latest data protection information on Stripe and supplementary information is available on the website. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please send a message tp privacy@stripe.com or to:

Stripe, Inc.

185 Berry Street, Suite 550

San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

4. If you choose offline payment through Bank Transfer or TWINT, we have our Bank with Credit Suisse. As such, we may have access to the following information:

 

a. Your name

b. Your Phone number

c. Email address

d. You Bank Account Number

 

However, we do not have control nor are we responsible how Banking institutions such as Credit Suisse handle these details.

 

By choosing TWINT as payment method, you conform to their privacy policy here: https://www.twint.ch/en/app-dataprotection

N. Use of Social Media Plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook and Instagram

 

1. We use the so-called 2-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of these plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the initial letter / symbol. Only if you click on one of the plug-ins, personal data will be transmitted: When the plug-in is activated, data is automatically transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes or the storage periods. Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the symbols via the security settings of your browser.

2. If you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our online offer. In addition, the data mentioned in section 4 of this statement will be transmitted, whereby in the case of Facebook only an anonymized IP is collected according to the information provided by the respective providers in Germany. This occurs regardless of whether you have an account with this plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, this data is directly assigned to your account. If you click on the activated button and, for example, link to the page, the plug-in provider will also save this information in your user account and publicly communicate this to your contacts. If you don't want the plug-in provider to associate you with your profile, you must log out before activating the button.

 

3. The plug-in provider stores this data as a user profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of displaying need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right.

 

4. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and your processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection declarations of these providers. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

5. Addresses of the respective providers and URL with their data protection information:

Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection:

https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084x

and

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de

 

Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA; http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

O. Links to Other Websites

Our service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us.  If you click on a third- party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advice you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

 

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

P. Use of Google services

  1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA 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 the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet

  2.  The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.3

  3. The use of Google Analytics is in accordance with the requirements agreed upon by the German data protection authorities with Google. Information provided by the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
  4. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This allows IP addresses to be processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of a direct personal link.

 

Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,Übersicht for data protection:http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

Q. Amendments to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to amend the data protection declaration to adapt it to changed legal situations or in the event of changes to the services offered and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to statements on data processing. If the consent of the users is required or if elements of the data protection declaration contain regulations of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes are only made with the consent of the users.

The users are asked to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.