Privacy Policy

STORCK USA, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as "Storck", "we", or "us") takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and this Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share your data in accordance with applicable law.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Storck website where it is posted (the "Services"). If links to other pages online are found on our websites, this Privacy Policy may not apply to data collection and usage on the linked pages, as Storck does not have any kind of influence on any third party's set up of its website or the content it hosts.

2.1 Data Collection

Storck collects, uses, and shares the following individually identifiable information ("personal data") according to your actions on our website or your direct interactions with us:

  • • Identifiers and Characteristics: name, postal address; e-mail address; telephone number; and
  • • Network Activity & Device Information: your IP address; website usage; and general geolocation data.

To the extent you choose to provide additional categories of personal data about yourself or others to Storck as part of your interactions with our website or services, such as photographs or statements/opinions, we will collect, use and share such personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may also draw inferences based on any of the above personal data to facilitate the purposes of use described below.

Storck will collect, use and share such personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. To the extent the personal data you provide to us relates to another individual, you agree that you have obtained that individual’s consent to provide such personal data to Storck.

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13, and users under the age of 13 should not submit any personal data to Storck.

2.2 The business purposes for which we may use your personal data:

Website usage

When you visit our website, temporary connection data (IP address, Cookies, last visited URL, time and date, files accessed) is recorded. We may save, use, and share this information, which may qualify as personal data under applicable law, as necessary for your visit to the website or for contractual purposes, such as when you choose to participate in website competitions. We also track the type and scope of the website elements accessed by you as well as the date and time of access. Such information can also be processed and used in a pseudonymized form for the purposes described below.

Marketing purposes and website optimization

On the Storck website, data is collected, used and shared for analytics and optimization purposes. For this, first-party cookies and analytics tracking tools (collectively, "cookies") are utilized. Usage profiles are created from these files under a pseudonym. These files are not used to identify you by name and are not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym unless you have specifically consented to these activities. IP addresses are only processed and used in anonymized form. For more information about cookies and how to opt-out of the use of cookies, please see the "Cookies and Similar Technologies" section below.

2.3 Sharing

From time to time, we may share within the Storck group of companies third party service providers and authorities the following categories of information: Identifiers; Device Information.
This information may be shared in the following circumstances:

Storck group of companies

We may share your information with the Storck group of companies worldwide for the website usage, optimization, and marketing purposes described in Section 2.2 above and for other general business administration purposes. By visiting or using our Services or otherwise providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer of your information throughout our network of entities.

Service providers

We may share your information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf (e.g., hosting or operating our Services, sending email marketing communications, carrying out contests, special offers, or promotions, processing job applications, data analysis and other business support services). We do not authorize these third parties to use your information for purposes other than for which it was provided, and do not authorize these third parties to disclose that information to unauthorized parties. We require these third parties to maintain appropriate security to protect your information from unauthorized access or processing.

As required by law

We may disclose your information to regulatory authorities, courts, government agencies and other third parties where we believe that doing so would be in accordance with or permitted or required by any applicable law, regulation or legal process, to defend the interests, rights, and/or property of us or others, or to respond to emergencies.

Business transfers

We may transfer your information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, brands, affiliates, subsidiaries or other assets.

In addition to the above circumstances, we may share your information with other parties as directed by you or subject to your consent. We may also share and otherwise process aggregated information or de-identified information that does not identify you individually with other parties.

2.4 Social Share Links

We deliberately do not include any social plugins on our websites, which already transfer personal data when the website is loaded. Our website only contains links to social networks (e.g. Facebook and Twitter), i.e. when visiting our website no personal data is transmitted to the linked social networks. If, however, you click on a link to one of the social networks, it is possible that some information (e.g. browser name) may be transmitted to the providers of social networks - as with any Internet link. If you have an account with the social network in question and are logged in to your account, they can directly assign the visit to our website to your social media account. You may prevent this by logging out before clicking on the link. Please be aware that we have no influence on the contents of the linked websites and the data processing occurring there. The purpose and extent of data collection, processing and usage of data by the social networks as well as the setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the respective provider. You can find them here:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php/

Instagram Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA
https://twitter.com/privacy/

When you use our Services, we notify you that our website uses cookies and similar technologies in order to improve the functionality and to support the usage analysis for the purposes described in Section 2.2 above.

Cookies and similar technologies, such as beacons, scripts, and tags, are small bits of code, usually stored on a user's computer hard drive or device, which enable a website to "personalize" itself for each user by remembering information about the user's visit to the website. The use of cookies and similar technologies enables us to recognize repeat visits from you on your computer and thus offer a better functionality of the Services. We also use functional cookies, which are necessary for the best experience of website (called necessary cookies). To the extent that you use our "Where to Buy" feature, please note that you will be interacting with a third-party, which may use different types of cookies. Please refer to PriceSpider's online privacy policy for further details.

You may – depending on the options offered by your browser – choose to deactivate tracking cookies in your browser settings at any time, and/or delete cookies from your hard disk via your browser menu. Additionally, you may install a plug-in onto your browser that prevents tracking and/or related cookies to protect your privacy. If you do this, however, we cannot guarantee that our Services will be fully functional.

Email

If you no longer wish to receive email marketing communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails by using the unsubscribe method provided in our communications (e.g., by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the email to unsubscribe). Alternatively, to the extent that applicable law requires your prior opt-in consent to receive marketing and promotional emails, we will ask for your consent and you can choose not to opt-in.

Text Messages

If you no longer want to receive text messages from us, reply STOP (or as otherwise instructed) in the text message. Alternatively, to the extent that applicable law requires your prior opt-in consent to receive text messages, we will ask for your consent and you can choose not to opt-in.

Cookie Choices

To exercise choices regarding cookies set through our Services, see the "Cookies and Similar Technologies" section above.

If you are a resident of California, we are required to provide additional information to you about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, and you may have additional rights with regard to how we use your Personal Information. We have included this California-specific information below.

Consistent with the "Data Collection" section above, we collect certain categories and specific pieces of personal data about individuals that are considered "Personal Information" in California ("CA Personal Information"). We collect, share and disclose CA Personal Information for the business and commercial purposes described in the "The Business Purposes for which We Use Your Information", "How We Share Your Information for Our Business Purposes" section above.

Under California's "Shine the Light" law, if you are a California resident who provides Personal Information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use, you may request to opt-out of certain sharing by us at no-cost by contacting us as detailed in the "Contact Us" section below.

Subject to certain exceptions, as a California resident, you have the right to: (i) access your CA Personal Information; and (ii) obtain deletion of your CA Personal Information.

Should you wish to request the exercise of your other rights as detailed above with regard to your Personal Information, we will not discriminate against you by offering you different pricing or products, or by providing you with a different level or quality of products, based solely upon this request. Please see the "Contact Us" section below if you have questions or would like to exercise such rights.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Whenever that happens, we will post a revised policy (with a new effective date) on this site via a link from the homepage. Please check the Privacy Policy whenever you submit personal data via this site.

Upon request, and where required by applicable law, we will also provide you with details about the personal data we maintain about you, in writing, or, at your request, electronically. For any questions, complaints, or requests, please contact:
STORCK USA, L.P.
325 N. LaSalle, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
+1 800 852-5542

E-Mail: INFO@US.STORCK.COM

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is 1/1/20.