PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
Effective Date: April 19, 2021
1. THE INFORMATION PETER RUBI OBTAINS
We collect information you provide directly to us via the Service, such as when you register, create an account profile, subscribe to our emails, mobile messages, push notifications, or social media notifications, post on our forums or blogs, participate in a sweepstakes, contest, promotion, survey, or poll, communicate with us, shop our online store, order physical or digital gift cards, request customer support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us through the Service.
Personal Data: “Personal Data” (or “Personal Information”) is any information that can be used to identify, locate or contact natural persons. Personal Data includes, but is not limited to, your name, telephone number, email address, or home or other physical address. It also includes other information that may be associated with your Personal Data, such as your internet connection, the physical equipment you use to access the Website, and usage details.
Sensitive Personal Data: “Sensitive Personal Data” means Personal Data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data that uniquely identifies a natural person, data concerning health, or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
Payment Data: “Payment Data” includes any information you may transmit to us to effect payment for any services provided by us. This includes, but is not limited to, your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, check payment information, and billing/payment account address. For purposes of the Policy, we refer to Personal Data, Sensitive Personal Data, and Payment Data collectively as “Data” unless otherwise specified.
2. CONTACT INFORMATION
To ask questions or provide comments about the Policy, our privacy practices, or to exercise any rights identified in the Policy, please contact us at Peter Rubi, 15412 South Route 59, Unit 106, Plainfield IL 60544, United States.
3. COLLECTION OF DATA
Website: If you fill out the contact form or blog subscription forms on the Website, you will be asked to provide us with certain Data, including your email, address, name, or phone number. Please do not submit any confidential or proprietary information, Sensitive Personal Data, or Payment Data through these contact or subscription portals.
In Connection with Our Services: We may request or obtain Data from you to provide services to you, or to collect payment from you for our services.
Information Provided by Third Parties: We may collect Data about you from various third parties, such as third parties whom we use to provide services to you. From time to time, we may use third-party Data to supplement the Data of yours which we possess.
Children’s Online Data: The Website is not directed at children, and we do not solicit or knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If we learn that we have obtained Data from a person under the age of thirteen (13), we will delete that Data.
For residents of the European Economic Union, please see our policy below concerning consent by children under the age of sixteen (16).
4. COOKIES AND OTHER AUTOMATED DATA COLLECTION
The Website uses a number of automated data collection methods that help improve your experience on the Website, and help us administer the Website, analyze their usage, and improve the overall user experience.
Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Your web browser may include a function that permits you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you do so, you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website. The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as www.allaboutcookies.org.
Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “Google Analytics” section below.
Flash Cookies: Certain features of the Website may use local stored objects (or “Flash cookies”) to collect and store information.
Web Beacons: Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics.
Google Analytics: The Website, as well as third parties, may use Google Analytics cookies to collect aggregate information about how users visit the Website. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Server Logs: We may track information about your visit to the Website and store that information in web server logs.
Shopify: We use Shopify to power our online store. You can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
Social Media Plugins: Some parts of the Website may use social media plugins to aid social media sharing. We do not control any of the content from the social media plugins and recommend that you review these third parties’ privacy policies. These plugins include:
- Stay Connected Links: These links take you to your social media account(s).
- Share Links: These links appear below each post and allow users to share the post on their social media accounts.
5. DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Certain web browsers allow users to provide “do not track” signals to websites. Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.
6. USE OR PROCESSING OF DATA
We may use the Data that we collect for the following purposes:
- Presenting and providing Website content to you, and operating and improving the Website and related services;
- Communicating with you concerning our services, and responding to your requests, questions, or comments;
- Monitoring and analyzing usage, trends, and activities related to our services;
- Transmitting notices, updates, technical information, and other messages;
- Allowing you to participate in interactive features of the Website;
- Carrying our obligations and enforcing rights arising from any contracts entered between you and us, including but not limited to billing or collection matters;
- Notifying you concerning changes in any services we offer, or of modifications to our policies, including the Policy; or
- For any other purpose with your consent.
7. SHARING OF DATA
Our agents, vendors, consultants and other service providers (“service providers”) may have access to, or receive from us, your Data and other information about you, to carry out work on our behalf; however, we do not authorize our service providers to use your Data for any purpose other than to provide this assistance.
Selling Data: We do not sell, rent, or lease your Data to others, with the following exceptions: if Data is “anonymized”, meaning it cannot be used to identify you; to our subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors, service providers, partners, and other third parties Peter Rubi uses to support its business; to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Peter Rubi’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Data held by us about the Website’s users is among the assets transferred; to third parties in connection with continuing legal or other education and credits; to third parties to market their products or services to you if you have given prior consent to these disclosures; to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; to comply with any enforceable subpoena, government or regulatory request or demand, investigative demand, court order, law or legal process; to enforce or apply our legal rights, including for billing and collection purposes, and to defend against legal claims; if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our customers, or others, including for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; io aid in a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the event of a bankruptcy; for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or with your prior consent.
In our sole discretion, we may also share aggregated and other non-personal information as permitted by applicable law.
8. DATA PROTECTION
We maintain physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your Data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We regularly update and test our data security technology, restrict access to your Data to our employees with the need access such Data in the course and scope of their employment. We also train employees concerning the privacy and security of your Data.
9. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code section 1798.83 allows you to request information about our disclosure of your Data to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. You can make such requests of us at the following address: Peter Rubi, 1542 South Route 59, Unit 106, Plainfield IL 60544, United States. Within thirty (30) days of receiving an express written request, we will provide a list of the categories of Data disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding year, along with the names and addresses of those third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve the right not to respond to requests submitted in ways other than those specified above.
If you are a resident of California and do not want us to disclose your Data to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, please notify us of such using the contact information provided above, and clearly state your request, name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. Upon receipt of your express written request, we will remove your name from lists we share with other companies as soon as reasonably practicable.
Additionally, if you are a California resident under the age of eighteen (18), and have registered to use the Website, California Business and Professions Code section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. You can do so by contacting us at peterrubi.com If you make such a request, please identify where the content or information is posted on the Website so that we can attempt to remove the post from public view or anonymize the content or information such that you cannot be identified. This removal process cannot ensure complete removal, for example, if content or information remains visible because a third party has copied the posting or reposted the content or information posted by the minor.
10. OTHER PRIVACY RIGHTS
Connecticut Residents: To the extent that we collect Social Security numbers of Connecticut residents, (1) we protect the confidentiality of those Social Security numbers, (2) prohibit unlawful disclosure of those Social Security numbers, and (3) limit access to those Social Security numbers.
Right to Opt Out: You have the right to opt out of receiving future marketing, promotional, or emails from us by following the instructions set forth in any such emails. Even if you opt out of such communications, we may nevertheless transmit non-promotional communications to you, such as communications concerning ongoing representations or business relationships. We may not accommodate a request to change information if it believes that the requested change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Exercising Your Rights: You may exercise any of the foregoing rights by contacting us at the address and/or email address identified in the Policy above.
11. RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC UNION
Pursuant to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we are the “Controller” with respect to your Data that we process. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain rights and protections under applicable law regarding the processing of your Data, including:
- Information: You have a right to be informed about our collection and use of your Data.
- Access: You have the right to access the Data that we hold about you. Access may be denied in certain, limited circumstances, for example, if providing access would reveal a third party’s Data.
- Rectification: You have the right to seek rectification of inaccurate Data, or the completion of incomplete Data.
- Erasure: You have the right to erase your Data when that Data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, when, among other things, you have withdrawn consent and Peter Rubi has no other legal grounds to continue processing, or when your Data has been unlawfully processed.
- Restriction: You have the right to restrict Peter Rubi ’s processing of your Data in certain circumstances, e.g., when processing is unlawful or when you contest the accuracy of the data.
- Portability: You have the right to request Peter Rubi provide your Data to You, or to another data controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
- Objecting: You have the right, in certain instances, to object to Peter Rubi ’s processing of your Data and to ask Peter Rubi to block, erase and restrict your Data.
- Right to be Informed About Automatic Decision makingor Profiling: You have the right to determine whether your Data is being used in automatic-decision making processes or for profiling.
- Complaints: If you have a concern about our processing of your Data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the DPA or to seek remedies in a court.
Children’s Consent: If residents of the EEA under the age of sixteen (16) provide consent for us to process their Data, we will process that Data if and to the extent that consent is given or authorized by the holder of parental responsibility over the person under the age of sixteen (16).
Data Transfers: We may transfer your Data to countries which are not recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection. We transfer Data outside the EEA when it is necessary for the services that we provide to you, when you have consented to such a transfer, when it is necessary for Peter Rubi to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, or based on a derogation specified in Article 49 of the GDPR.
Processors: Peter Rubi is the “Controller” with respect to your Data, meaning Peter Rubi determines the purposes and means of processing your Data. Peter Rubi may engage third parties to process Data, who will act as “Processors” with respect to your data. Peter Rubi may engage these processors to provide the following services:
- Marketing, accounting, financial, data security, service, or blog providers;
- Litigation, corporate, incorporation, trustee, business processing, or other service providers;
- Expert witnesses and consultants; and
- Information technology (“IT”), telecommunications, email service providers, and data hosting service providers.
Automatic Decision-Making or Profiling: Peter Rubi does not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
12. DATA RETENTION AND STORAGE
Your Data is stored on our servers, and on the servers of the cloud-based database management services we engage, which are located in the United States. We retain your Data for the duration of your business or other relationship with us, and for a period thereafter to allow you to continue to your business relationship with us in the future, to analyze the data for our own operations, and for historical and archiving purposes.
For more information about this Policy and our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at Peter Rubi, 15412 South Route 59, Unit 106, Plainfield IL 60544, United States.
14. GOVERNING LAW
We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. To the extent permitted, use and protection of the Data shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the United States, please be aware that information collected through the Service will be transferred to, and processed, and used in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may be different from those of the country in which you are located. Your use of the Service or providing us with any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to, and processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Data, in the United States as set forth in this Privacy Notice. We will take reasonable care to ensure that your data is treated fairly and lawfully.
Participation in Privacy Shield — Additional information. As mentioned above, we participate in and comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) member countries and the United Kingdom.The independent dispute resolution body that will investigate any unresolved complaints is the U.K. regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose website https://ico.org.uk/. You can find out more about the Privacy Shield program and any businesses approved to participate in Privacy Shield here:
Children. Our Service is not directed to children under 13 years of age, nor do we knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Data Security. We take reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to help protect your Data. This may include, in appropriate circumstances, use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information collected through our Service.
15. CHANGES TO THE POLICY
We reserve the right to revise the Policy. The Effective Date of this Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage, and this Policy supersedes any and all prior versions. If we materially change the way we collect, use, or disclose your Data, we will notify you prior to said change by email and/or by inserting a prominent notice on the Website.
16. DISCLOSURES FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA
These additional disclosures for California residents apply only to individuals who reside in California. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides additional rights to know, delete and opt out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise those rights. The words used in this section have the meanings given to them in the CCPA, which may be broader than their common meaning. For example, the definition of “personal information” under the CCPA includes your name, but also more general information like age.
The categories of personal information that we have collected – as described by the CCPA – including in the past 12 months are:
California residents have the right to delete the personal information we have collected from you, and the right to know certain information about our data practices in the preceding twelve (12) months.
We do not generally sell information as the term “sell” is traditionally understood. However, if and to the extent “sale” under the CCPA is interpreted to include advertising technology activities such as those implemented specifically for interest-based advertising, we will comply with applicable law as to such activity.
You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any your rights.
Financial incentives are programs, benefits, or other offerings, including payments to consumers as compensation, for the disclosure, deletion, or sale of personal information about them. We offer a number of promotions and other incentives at any given time, each with their own individual terms. For a list and more details about our promotions and other incentives current at this time, please visit our “Terms of Promos and Credits” page which lists each promotion and links its respective terms here. Your intentional participation in any of the programs, benefits, or other offerings under this Section will be interpreted as affirmative consent to the terms of such incentive.
If you are a California resident, you may ask Peter Rubi for a notice describing what categories of personal information Peter Rubi shares with third parties or affiliates for those third parties or affiliates’ direct marketing purposes and identify the name and address of the third parties that received such personal information. Please submit a written request to the address provided below and specify you want a copy of your California Shine the Light Notice. We may require additional information from you to allow us to verify your identity and are only required to respond to requests once during any calendar year.
17. DISCLOSURES FOR RESIDENTS OF NEVADA
If you are a Nevada resident, you may ask Peter Rubi to add you to our opt-out list for possible future sales of certain information we have collected or will collect about you. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third-party for the third-party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. To submit such a request, please contact our designated request email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
18. DISCLOSURE FOR RESIDENTS OF CANADA