ETC will only keep your information for as long as ETC is either required to by law or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected. You can visit the ETC website and use ETC’s mobile app (collectively called the “Website”) and browse without having to register for an Account.
1. Data that ETC collects
Your personally identifiable data (first name, last name, and email) are processed by ETC, with registered office at Rue du Marché aux Herbes 61, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, in its capacity of controller of the personal data.
Your data is collected and processed to:
Provide you with the services and information offered through the Website;
Undertake direct marketing;
Audit the downloading of data from the Website;
Improve the layout and/or content of the pages of the Website and customize the Website for users;
identify visitors on the Website;
Carry out research on ETC’s users’ demographics; and/or
Send you information which ETC deems you may find useful or which you have requested from ETC, provided you have indicated that you have not objected to being contacted for these purposes.
ETC will use your personal data only for the purposes indicated above.
Subject to obtaining your consent, ETC may contact you by email with details of the products offered or distributed by ETC. If you prefer not to receive any marketing communications from ETC, you can opt out at any time.
By giving your data to ETC, you agree to it being transfer to its commercial partners, who may be located in a country outside the European Union ("EU") where other standards of data protection might apply, including to companies whose intervention as data processors, acting on behalf and under the control of ETC, is required to accomplish the purposes indicated above.
Subject to the above, ETC will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange such personal data to any other organization or entity, unless you are first notified and expressly agree, or as otherwise required by law.
ETC draws your attention to the fact that you have the right to access and restrict your data and, where appropriate, request rectification of any incorrect data relating to you.
2. Other uses of your personal information
ETC may use your personal information for direct marketing (including opinion and market research). You may, at any moment, opt out by sending an e-mail regarding any questions you may have to [address], or by ordinary mail at the aforementioned address.
Any answers to surveys or opinion polls ETC may ask you to complete will not be forwarded on to third parties.
ETC may also send you other information about ETC or the Website. If you would prefer not to receive any of this additional information as detailed in this paragraph (or any part of it) please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email that ETC send to you.
ETC may further anonymize data about users of the Website generally and use it for various purposes, including ascertaining the general location of the users and usage of certain aspects of the Website or a link contained in an email to those registered to receive them, and supplying that anonymized data to third parties such as publishers. However, that anonymized data will not be capable of identifying you personally.
3. Third parties and links
4. Use of social plugins
The Website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
The Website uses plugins provided by the social network twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are identifiable by a Twitter logo or the notice “Twitter Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see https://dev.twitter.com/
The Website uses plugins provided by the social network Pinterest, operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Pinterest”). The plugins are identifiable by a Pinterest logo or the notice “Pinterest Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see http://www.addthis.com/social-plugins/pinterest
When you visit a page of the Website that contains a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the relevant servers. These servers directly transfer the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the Website, enabling the concerned companies to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of the Website. For this purpose, the Internet address of the visited site (188.8.131.52) is transferred to a USA-based server where the data are stored. This occurs even if you do not have a social network account or are not logged into your social network account at the time.
The Website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and appropriate advertising on your later visits to these sites. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why and how long they last.
|tastingeurope.com||__utma||1 year||Tracks in Google Analytics, each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking).|
|tastingeurope.com||__utmb||1 day||Used in Google Analytics, to track how long you stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes, you will see these change regularly.|
|tastingeurope.com||__utmc||Session||Used in Google Analytics, to track how long visitors stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes, you will see these change regularly|
|tastingeurope.com||__utmz||5 months||Tracks in Google Analytics, where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)|
|addtoany.com||uvc||2 day||Stores values for social share|
|static.addtoany.com||__utma||1 year||Tracks in Google Analytics, each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking).|
|static.addtoany.com||__utmb||1 day||Used in Google Analytics, to track how long you stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes, you will see these change regularly.|
|static.addtoany.com||__utmc||Session||Used in Google Analytics, to track how long visitors stay on a site - when a visit starts and approximately ends (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes, you will see these change regularly|
|static.addtoany.com||__utmz||5 months||Tracks in Google Analytics, where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)|
6 The use by ETC of Google Analytics cookies
We collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information does not identify visitors or collect any personal details. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal information from any source. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to use it for.
7 Use of Web beacons
The Website may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. ETC may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our sites. We prohibit web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information. Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on ETC sites to place web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a ETC site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser’s site.
8 Changes to this privacy statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how ETC will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how ETC is protecting your information.
9 Your rights
If you are concerned about your data you have the right to request access to the personal data which ETC may hold or process about you. You have the right to require ETC to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. At any stage you also have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes by contacting ETC by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.