Privacy Policy

Who we are

This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit our website to read our blog or to place an order for a product or a service on our shop. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses.

Our website address is: https://www.onlyvintagewatches.com.

This is our Imprint:

George Clarkson – OnlyVintageWatches.com
Malplaquet Str.10
13347 Berlin (DE)
E-Mail: info@onlyvintagewatches.com
Tel +49 (0) 30 7202 4433

The Data Protection Officer is: George Clarkson

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons” and “tags” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

The website is based on the open-source platform WordPress, and by default, the platform collects user information in several ways, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Name and email address in comment forms
  • Comment form cookie which remembers a user’s name or email address.
  • Name and email addresses submitted by user by using a contact form
  • Name and email address submitted to sign up for email list
  • Information collected when users register on a website.
  • Google Analytics tracking
  • Facebook page plugin and like button cookies
  • Other social media platform widgets that track users
  • Advertising programs like Google Adsense which track users

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

Orders

When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

Additionally when you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products or services and other updates.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you contact us through our contact Form, we collect your name and email address to better understand who we are talking to, and to have a means of contacting you in return should you need an answer to your specific question. The email address is not stored in the database of the website, but it is safely stored in the mail server of the business running the online shop, the contact data of which is found at the top of this page, or in the page “Impressum“. The sole responsible for the goodkeeping of the data herein stored is the Data Protection Officer.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use the following plugins as analytics packages:

Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights – https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/

Jetpack by WordPress.com – https://automattic.com/privacy/

Yoast SEO – https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/

Mailchimp – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Sumo – https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/218958727-Privacy-Policy

How do we use your personal information?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you;
  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Who we share your data with

This website is based on the open-source platform WordPress. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. Yet, we may share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioural Advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

  • FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
  • GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
  • BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
  • TWITTER – https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads
  • INSTAGRAM – https://help.instagram.com/615366948510230

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/. A very nice article on how to use this free service is at this link:

https://www.howtogeek.com/341487/how-to-opt-out-of-targeted-ads-around-the-web/

How long we retain your data

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. Yet, please understand that to fulfill our legal obligations regarding TAX collection and declaration to the German Authorities, we will not be able to delete your electronically crreated invoices asnd all the information we are legally bound to retain for a period of 10 years.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

If you have an account on this site, have placed an order, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@onlyvintagewatches.com or by mail using the details provided below:

G.Clarkson – OVW

Malplaquet Str.10, Berlin, BE, 13347, Germany

Additional information

We use the information we collect about you to execute orders and make your shopping easier.

All data collected on this website are treated in accordance with the provisions of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). A transfer of personal data to third parties without the express consent of the person concerned does not occur.

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol with a 256-bit key.

In case of payment with PayPal, your bank or credit card details are securely stored at PayPal and will not be transmitted to third parties.

Stand: 24 May, 2018