Privacy Statement West Coast Suits
This Privacy Statement was last amended on 21 June 2021
PURPOSES OF THE DATA PROCESSING
Clicking behavior and visitor data
When using our website, we obtain general visitor data. This concerns the IP address of your computer, the time of retrieval and data that your browser sends. We use this data for statistical analyzes of visit and click behavior on the website. We also optimize the functioning of the website with this. We try to pseudonymise or anonymize this data as much as possible and it is not provided to third parties who could use it for their own purposes.
We use this data because of our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our website. We keep anonymized data (which no longer contains personal data) for as long as they are relevant to us.
When you visit our website, cookies are placed on your PC for various purposes. These cookies can be functional or analytical and some track your surfing behaviour. That is why you will be asked for explicit permission for the latter type of cookies. With the placement of this, personal data is processed, such as the IP address. See our cookie statement below in which we explain exactly what these cookies do and why they are there.
Contact or registration form
With the contact form and registration forms you can ask us questions, make requests and, for example, register for our training courses and courses.
For this we use your name and address details, telephone number and e-mail address. If you are a student, we will also ask for the name of your educational institution for verification. If you pay online, we also use the payment details we receive from your payment provider.
We use this data under the basic agreement. We will keep this information until we are sure that you are satisfied with our response. If you have placed an order, we will keep the information until the order has been processed and seven years thereafter (the legal retention period).
If you comment on an article
It is possible to comment on the articles that we publish on our website. In that case we ask for your name and e-mail address. Optionally, you can also enter the (domain) name of your website.
After your response has been published by us, it will be published on our website with your name as the sender, and possibly the specified domain name. The e-mail address you have provided will never be published, but only requested to verify the sender. We keep the data that you provide to us in this way for as long as the article remains online. In exceptional cases, we will contact you via email if we have any questions about your response or to provide you with an answer to your response.
To prevent automated spam, we use the services of Akismet. For this purpose, certain data from you will be processed when you send a response. For more information about how Akismet processes data, please refer to the privacy statement by Akismet.
Provision to other companies or institutions (third parties)
We will under no circumstances give your personal data to other companies or institutions, except if this is necessary for our service or if we are legally obliged to do so (for example if the police require this in case of a suspicion of a crime). We will inform you in advance which other companies will receive your data.
Social media buttons
This site includes buttons to promote or share pages on the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. These buttons are realized by code supplied by Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin itself. These buttons become active when you click on them.
We take appropriate security measures to limit misuse of, and unauthorized access to, your personal data. In this way we ensure that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to your personal data is protected and that our security measures are regularly checked. We take the following security measures, among others:
- logical access control on our laptops and systems, using passwords;
- physical measures for access security, including access chips and camera security in our office building;
- encryption (encryption) of digital files;
- organizational measures for access security;
- security of network connections via Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology;
- targeted access restrictions and data storage within the EU.
We work digitally as much as possible: old papers go through the shredder and digital documents are secured.
When you visit our website for the first time, we will display a notification explaining the cookies. Here you can also indicate which cookies you want to be placed on your computer.
We use Google Analytics to track how users use the website. Cookies are placed for this purpose. This information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Google uses this information to keep track of how our website is used, to provide us with reports about the website. We have set up Google Analytics privacy-friendly. Among other things, the IP address is pseudonymised before this data is sent to Google. In addition, we have concluded a processing agreement with Google and Google is not permitted to provide this data to third parties or to use it for other Google services. The maximum retention period of the cookies that are used through this service is set by us at 26 months. This means that after this period the data can no longer be read. The processing of your personal data via Google Analytics is based on our legitimate interest to obtain general statistics from our website visitors.
We use Google Ads to promote our services through advertisements on external websites. In order to measure the effectiveness of these advertisements, we have set certain conversion tags on some pages of our website. This allows Google to measure conversions for us and provide insight into the advertising statistics. On the external website, Google will initially recognize that you have clicked on an ad and can determine how successful the ad was based on the conversion tags on our website. We do not load these conversion tags without your permission.
Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn ads
Enable and disable cookies
You can set your browser to accept the storage of cookies only if you agree. Consult the manual of your web browser for more information. Caution: many websites do not work optimally if the cookies are disabled.
Retention periods and deletion of cookies
Most cookies have an expiration date. That means they expire automatically after a certain period of time and no longer record any data from your site visit. You can also choose to manually delete the cookies before the expiration date has passed. For more information about this, please consult the manual of your browser.
Third Party Websites
This Privacy and Cookie Statement does not apply to third-party websites that are linked to our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties will handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We therefore recommend that you read the privacy statement of these websites before using these websites.
Transfers outside the EU
Facebook and Instagram transfer, transmit or store information in the United States or other countries. In order to meet the appropriate safeguards, Facebook and Instagram use the model agreements approved by the European Commission. In addition, they invoke adequacy decisions, decisions in which the European Commission has determined that the data protection of a country is of a comparable level to the GDPR, for data transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the US and other countries. For more information, see the privacy statements of Facebook en of ;Instagram.
LinkedIn also exchanges information with the US. They are based on the EU-US Privacy Shield. They state that they adhere to the principles of the Privacy Shield. For more information: see privacy statement from LinkedIn.
LinkedIn ‘Insight’ Tags
Complaints – PERSONAL DATA AUTHORITY
Of course we are also happy to help you if you have complaints about the processing of your personal data. Under the privacy legislation you have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority against our processing of your personal data. You can contact with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND COOKIE STATEMENT
West Coast Suits reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy and Cookie Statement. Changes will be published on our website. Therefore, regularly check this Privacy and Cookie Statement, so that you are aware of any changes.
INFORMATION, CORRECTION AND RIGHT TO OBSERVE
If you have a relationship with our company, you have the opportunity to view your personal data after written request. If the overview provided by us contains inaccuracies, you can request us in writing to change the data or have it removed. If you have any questions or want to know what personal data we have about you, you can always contact us. See contact details below.
Under the GDPR you also have the following rights:
- get an explanation of what personal data we have and what we do with it;
- access to the precise personal data we have;
- have errors corrected;
- having outdated personal data removed;
- withdrawing permission;
- objecting to a certain use.
If you want to make use of this, make sure that you always clearly indicate who you are, so that we can be sure that we do not change or delete data from the wrong person.
You can also inform us in writing if you do not wish to be contacted with information about our products and services by reporting this to the following address:
West Coast Suits
Hoogstad 279, 3131 KX Vlaardingen
+31 (0)10 435 77 92