Effective Date: April 19, 2017, Version 2.1 This Privacy Statement is intended to inform you about tesa tape inc.’s collection, processing and utilization (hereinafter "use") of personal data gathered on www.tesa tape.com (the “Website”). See section 7 regarding your choices regarding the use of your personal data.
This U.S. Privacy Statement applies to the U.S. Website and is intended for U.S. visitors to the Website. It does not apply to tesa tape inc.’s affiliate websites. Information gathered on the Website is stored in the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.
Paul Sullivan (President & Regional Manager of North America)
The subject of data privacy is Personal Data. Personal data are individual disclosures regarding the private or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number, which you voluntarily provide to us when you use the Website.
We also collect non-identifying information when you use our Website, such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using and its settings, and the specific pages you visit on the Website (“Usage Data”).
tesa tape collects, processes and utilizes (hereinafter "uses") Personal Data provided by you as necessary for the preparation, conclusion, execution or termination of a transaction or transaction-like relationship with you, to respond to your inquiries, and/or for the use of services provided by us. Such a relationship arises, for example, when you contact us to obtain information regarding us or our products, or when you use the extranet login as a customer. In such cases tesa tape uses your Personal Data in order to process your respective inquiry.
We use Non-Identifying Information in a variety of way, including to help analyze Website traffic, understand customer needs and trends and to improve our products and services.
tesa tape will use your Personal Data to send communications (e.g. emails, newsletters, mail) until you choose to stop receiving communications from us – see Section 7 below. This means that tesa tape may contact you via the methods you voluntarily provide us (e-mail, telephone, mail etc.) and send you information and advertising about our products and services based on analysis of your individual purchasing and click behavior on our websites. tesa tape additionally uses your data to analyze use of its website for enhancement purposes.
If you wish for your Personal Data to no longer be used for tesa tape’s advertising and/or market research purposes, you may revoke consent at any time. The procedure for doing so is outlined here [link to Section 7 below.
We may disclose your Personal Data to affiliated companies within the tesa group, contractors, distributors, consultants and other external service providers acting on tesa tape’s behalf to assist us in establishing, maintaining and managing our business relationship with you. An example of such a service provider bound by tesa tape’s instructions is a newsletter dispatch provider. tesa tape ensures that external service providers use your Personal Data exclusively in compliance with its instructions and this Privacy Statement.
As with any business, it is possible that as our business develops, we may sell or buy certain online assets. In such transactions, information concerning customers often is among the transferred assets. Accordingly, in the unlikely event that our company or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, such information may be one of the transferred assets.
"Cookies" are used on our Website. Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer.
a. Cookies for improving the functionality of our websites
One reason tesa tape employs cookies is to better understand how the Website is used in order to enhance its attractiveness, content and functionality. Cookies help tesa tape, for example, to determine what pages of the Website are visited and what content interests users. For these purposes tesa tape uses flash cookies and load time optimization cookies. These so-called "first-party cookies" record Usage Data, in particular, the number of times a page is accessed, the number of website pages viewed, the amount of time spent on tesa tape websites, the sequence of pages visited, the search terms that led you to tesa tape’s site, the country, region and possibly the city from where the site is being accessed, the operating system and internet browser used, your language setting and how often the website is accessed by mobile devices. tesa tape also records mouse movements, clicks and scrolling to find out which areas of its website are of particular interest to visitors. The IP address of your computer, which is transmitted for technical reasons, is automatically rendered anonymous so that your identity cannot be determined.
b. Cookies for usage-based online advertising
tesa tape reserves the right to use data obtained by analyzing the usage behavior of visitors to its websites via cookies in order to display specific advertising for certain tesa tape products on tesa tape’s websites. tesa tape believes that you benefit from this as a user because tesa tape displays advertising banners or content based on your surfing behavior so as to match your interests, reducing random advertising and displaying of content likely of less interest to you.
c. How to prevent "cookies" from being stored on your hard drive and delete these
You can configure your internet browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive or to be asked every time whether you agree to the placement of cookies. You may also delete placed cookies at any time. Consult your browser's Help section to read about how all this works in detail. An explanation with screenshots is available for the web browsers Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome via this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2. If you do not accept the storing of cookies, the functionality of our Website may be impaired.
d. Third-Party Cookies Used by tesa tape
(1) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses a specific form of "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer allowing analysis of your website usage.
(2) Google Adwords
This website uses Google AdWords, a Google analytical service, and also conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google AdWords places a conversion tracking cookie on your computer's hard drive (called a "conversion cookie") whenever you click on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies become ineffective after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit specific pages of our website, Google and tesa tape can track whether were forwarded to that page by clicking on an ad.
Data obtained through use of conversion cookies are used for statistical reporting for AdWords customers who employ conversion tracking. These statistics tell us the total number of users who clicked on the ad delivered by Google and opened a webpage having a conversion tracking tag. We do not, however, receive any information allowing personal identification of users. We are unable to cross-reference the data obtained to any specific user.
In addition to conversion tracking tesa tape also utilizes the functionalities
1 Audiences with common interests
1 User-defined audiences with common interests
1 Purchase-willing audiences
1 Similar audiences 1 demographic and geographic targeting.
(3) How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals: Some browsers have a "Do Not Track" feature that allows you to set a preference in your browser that you do not want to have your online activities tracked for preference based advertising. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
Our websites make use of "social plugins", i.e. plugins for social networks, including particularly the Facebook "Share" button. For data privacy reasons tesa tape has deliberately opted against utilizing direct social network plug-ins on our websites. Instead, tesa tape employs an alternative technical solution that allows you to decide whether to transmit data to the social network operators and when. Thus when you visit our Website, data are never automatically transmitted to social networks such as Facebook, Google, Twitter or Pinterest. Only when you actively click on the respective button yourself will your web browser connect to the servers of the respective social network, i.e. clicking on elements then clicking on the social network's icon indicates your consent to your browser connecting to the servers of the respective social network and sending Usage Data to that social network operator.
tesa tape has no influence over the nature or scope of data that social networks may then gather. For information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by social networks and regarding your data privacy rights and relevant configuration settings, see the social networks' respective data privacy advisories. For Facebook see http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ und http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=186325668085084.
More information on data usage by Google+ and Twitter can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ bzw. http://twitter.com/privacy, and for Pinterest at http://about.pinterest.com/privacy.
Upon your request, tesa tape will notify you whether and what Personal Data about you tesa tape has stored. Upon your request tesa tape will correct or update without delay any incorrect or outdated information about you which tesa tape has stored. Should you no longer consent to the use of your Personal Data to receive communications from us, you may at any time revoke consent to such use and/or demand partial or full restriction or deletion thereof.
For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your Personal Data, to request information, correction, restriction or deletion of the data and to revoke previously granted consent, please contact customer service at (800)-426-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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