Etiko is totally committed to protecting the privacy of our site visitors and customers. The Etiko team members are customers themselves of other Internet sites and fully appreciate and respect the importance of privacy on the Internet.
Collection of personal information
“Personal information” is basically information or an opinion that can identify you.
The personal information we may ask for includes:
- information that identifies you, such as your name, address;
- your delivery address;
- your email address;
- your telephone number; and
- your debit/credit card details.
When we conduct market research and profiling, we may also ask you for your opinions about fashion, websites and customer service.
We also collect information about visitors to this Website using cookies and code embedded in this Website, as described in the “What are cookies?” and “Site Statistics” sections of this policy. Generally, if we do ask you for personal information, we will endeavour to say which information we require and which information is optional.
Use of personal information
We usually collect personal information from you so that we can provide you with the goods you want. We may also use personal information for other reasons, including:
- updating you on our latest products, news and special offers (unless you tell us not to – which you can do at any time); and conducting appropriate anti-fraud checks (this is done only to confirm your identity – a credit check is not performed and your credit rating is unaffected).
If you don’t provide some of the personal information we ask for (e.g. your name and address), we may be unable to provide you with the goods you want.
If we disclose your personal information to any of our group companies, they may use it for the same purposes that we may (including so that they can update you on their latest products, news and special offers via e-mail, post & telephone).
Disclosure of personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our group companies.
We will provide personal information about our customers to third parties outside our group companies. These third parties usually help us in providing goods and services to you, and include:
- couriers (who we arrange to deliver goods to you on our behalf);
- organisations who carry out credit, fraud and other security checks; and
- outsourced service providers (e.g. market research agencies).
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties outside our group of companies:
- where we have your express permission to do so;
- where it can reasonably be inferred from the circumstances that you consent to the disclosure to the third parties;
- in the event that Etiko sells or buys any business or assets;
- if Etiko or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data which we hold about our customers may be one of the transferred assets; or
- if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Etiko, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We try to limit the information we provide to third parties to the information they need to help us provide goods and services to you. We also enter into contracts with these third parties that require them to meet the privacy standards we set for ourselves in handling your personal information, and use your personal information only for the purposes we gave it to them.
Communication & Marketing
If you have made a purchase from our store we may occasionally update you on our latest products, news and special offers via e-mail, post & telephone. You will also be given the opportunity to receive such communications from us and selected third parties when you become a member of Etiko.
All Etiko members have the option to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us and/or selected third parties. If you do not wish to continue to receive marketing from us and/or selected third parties you should opt-out by visiting 'Your Details' in 'Your Account' on the Etiko website. You can access 'Your Account' once you register and login. Or click on the "unsubscribe" link in any email communications which might we send you.
What are Cookies?
We may disclose aggregate, anonymised statistics about the number of visitors to this Website or number of purchases made as required by our investors. We use an independent measurement and research company to gather data regarding the visitors to this Website on our behalf using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. Etiko uses and stores this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users. Further information regarding the way in which this information is obtained and used can be obtained by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third party sites
Our site may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access and correction of your personal information
If you wish to verify the details you have submitted to Etiko you may do so by contacting us via the e-mail address or address given below. Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information. This proof of identity will take the form of your e-mail address and password submitted upon registration. You must therefore keep this information safe as you will be responsible for any action which we take in response to a request from someone using your e-mail and password. We would strongly recommend that you do not use the browser's password memory function as that would permit other people using your computer to access your personal information. We encourage you to help us keep the personal information we hold about you accurate and up-to-date by updating your details immediately if you change your contact details (such as address, phone number, and email address).
You have the right to access the information which Etiko holds about you. You can also ask for corrections to be made.
You can request access to your personal information by contacting us either via our contact page or by writing to us at the address below.
You may lodge an access request for free, but depending upon the personal information you request, we may impose a charge to recover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We will notify you of any such charge upon receiving your access request, and confirm whether you wish to proceed and pay such charge.
We are always pleased to hear from our customers (even if it is a complaint!). We are always grateful for any time you spend providing us with the knowledge we need to ensure our customers are completely satisfied - we want you to return to the site and to recommend us to your friends and family. If you have any questions or feedback about this statement, or if you would like us to stop processing your information, please do not hesitate to contact a customer service member of the Etiko team, who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
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tip me privacy statement
We use the tip me service to enable our users to send direct tips to the people behind the products. The service is provided by tip me Global GmbH, Brüsseler Str. 48, 50674 Cologne, Germany.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON tip me
tip me Global GmbH (hereinafter "tip me") enables our users to give tips to the workers behind the offered products for a fair globalization. tip me provides partners, like us, with a script which we insert on our product pages. This script presents three choices for the amount of the tip and a choice element, as well as other information relevant to our users. By interacting with the displayed module, information such as IP address, browser type, date, time and product information is collected and stored anonymously on tip me's servers for internal statistical analysis. If you place an order, tip me has access to your personal data and your orders - independent of the use of tip me's services. For processing tips given by our users, tip me stores information such as IP address, browser type, device type, an anonymized ID, interactions with the interface, date, time, session duration, frequency of interactions, order ID, net shopping cart value, tip me product ID and selected quantity, payment status, and product information within orders placed. If you choose to be notified about tip me and your tip and expressly agree to allow us to contact you, we will store your email address, first name, last name, and mobile phone number.
tip me ORDER DATA PROCESSING CONTRACT
We have entered into a Data Processing Addendum contract with tip me. This contract serves to safeguard your personal data and ensures that tip me complies with applicable data protection regulations and does not disclose your personal data to third parties.
GRATUITY NOT SUBJECT TO SALES TAX
The "tips" of the customers correspond to a gift according to ErbStG §7, because they are added voluntarily by the customer without corresponding consideration. The tip does not give rise to any claim to consideration of any kind. They are therefore not subject to sales tax. The tips are not defined as donations and therefore cannot be declared to reduce the tax burden.