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DatesWeiser (sometimes referred to as “DatesWeiser,” “us,” or “we”) respects and values your privacy. As part of our commitment to use the information you share with us responsibly, we want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information relating to you, your computer, or your device and that enable your identification (“Personal Information”). This Privacy Statement describes our practices with information that we (or our service providers) collect from you (sometimes referred to as “user”) through our websites that link to this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Site”).

This Privacy Statement only addresses information collected directly through or from our Site – it does not address or govern any information-gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from you other than directly through or from the Site, such as from telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media.

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into our Terms of Use by reference, as if set forth fully therein.  By using the Site, you agree and consent to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Statement.

DatesWeiser can be contacted at media@datesweiser.com.

Table of Contents:

  1. What information do we collect from you?
  2. How We Use the Information We Collect
  3. Our Disclosure of Your Information
  4. Uses and Disclosures to Comply with Laws
  5. Links to Third Party Sites
  6. Where Your Information is Processed
  7. Security
  8. Data Retention
  9. Lawful Bases for Processing Your Personal Information
  10. Your Data Rights and Choices
  11. Our Right to Change Privacy Statement
  12. Contacting Us

 

1. What information do we collect from you?

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect information from you as described below.

a. Information You Provide

We collect Personal Information that you knowingly choose to submit through the Site in order to benefit from specified features or to participate in certain activities, such as information that you knowingly provide when you contact us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Site or when you subscribe to our mailing list.    

We may combine information you submit through the Site with other information we have collected from you, whether on-line or off-line.  We treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Statement

b. Passively Collected Information and Choices

Also, as you navigate the Site, certain Personal Information may be passively collected, meaning it is gathered without your actively providing it.  The types of information passively collected, as well as the techniques used to collect and how we may use these types of information, are provided below.

  • IP Addresses: An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our Site, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our Site.

  • Through Your Browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type and operating system type and version screen resolution, and Internet browser type and version. Just as IP addresses, we may use this information to enhance our Site and user experience.

  • Cookies: Like many companies, our Site may use “cookies” to help make sure the Site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. We may use cookies set by us on the Site to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor.  We use third-party cookies set by our service providers to collect information about how visitors use the Site, including how long you spend on each page, and how you got to the Site.  

    The main cookies used by our Site are created from Google Analytics, which track your IP address. To see more information regarding what cookies Google Analytics puts in place and the entirety of all data it can monitor, click here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/.

    Cookies used include:

    _ga

     Google API used to distinguish users.

    _gid

     Google API used to distinguish users.

    _gat

     Google API used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property id>.


    We do not use data collected by cookies to identify who you are.  We do not allow our service providers to use or share our analytics data.  

    You can refuse our use of some or all cookies by turning off the use of cookies in your web browser. If you use your browser settings to block all types of cookies, however, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site or functionality may be limited. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies.

    At any point in time, you can change your internet browser settings can prevent the use of cookies. Each browser has a different procedure for disabling the use of cookies. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may visit http://www.aboutcookies.org where you can review information on how to control cookies on a variety of browsers. You will also find details of how to delete cookies from your computer and other general information about cookies.

    We do not track your behavior across third party websites. Our Site currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and we operate as described in this Privacy Statement whether or not a DNT signal is received, as there is no consistent industry-standard for compliance.

c. Sensitive Information

We ask that you not send or otherwise disclose to us through the Site your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background, or trade union membership. Where you provide us with such information, we reserve the right to erase any such information at our discretion.

d. Information About Minors

The Site is not intended for persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information online from persons in this age group. We reserve the right to delete any information identified as having been provided by such persons at our discretion.

2. How We Use the Information We Collect

We use Personal Information submitted by you or otherwise collected through the Site and through other sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection. Generally, we use the information you provide to us for the reason for which it was provided.  For example, if you sign up for our mailing list, we will contact you by email.  Specifically, we may use Personal Information from or about you:

  1. to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests;
     
  2. if we have your email address, to send you important information regarding our relationship with you or regarding the Site, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, and other administrative information;
     
  3. for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, recordkeeping, developing new products or services, enhancing the Site, improving our services, identifying Site usage trends, and personalizing your experience on the Site.

We may use any information that does not personally identify you, your computer, or your device, for any purpose.

3. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell your Personal Information. We may share your Personal Information with third parties only as described in this Privacy Statement or as otherwise described at the point where we collect the information from you, including:

  1. to our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement;
     
  2. to the companies or individuals that we hire to provide services to us, such as website hosting services;
     
  3. to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

4. Uses and Disclosures to Comply with Laws

In addition, we use and disclose Personal Information collected through the Site as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (i) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (iv) to enforce our terms and conditions; (v) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (vi) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (vii) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

5. Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to other Web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. If you access a third party website from a link on this Site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Statement. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you.

DatesWeiser is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. DatesWeiser does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

6. Where Your Information is Processed

DatesWeiser is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Information in and to the United States and other countries.  The laws of the United States and other countries governing data protection may not be as comprehensive or as protective as the laws in the country where you live.

7. Security

DatesWeiser will take reasonable steps to protect the information collected and provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  However, you should understand that no transmission over the Internet is ever fully secure.  Also, DatesWeiser uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is generally available. However, there will be occasions when access to the Site will be interrupted or unavailable. DatesWeiser will use reasonable efforts to minimize such disruption where it is within its reasonable control. You agree that DatesWeiser shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.

8. Data Retention

We generally retain Personal Information for so long as it may be relevant for the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement or at the time the information is collected, unless a longer period of time is required by law or unless you ask us to delete it sooner.

9. Lawful Bases for Processing Your Personal Information

The laws in some countries require us to tell you about the lawful grounds we rely on to collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process your Personal Information.  To the extent those laws apply, our lawful bases for processing your Personal Information are:

  1. To enter into and perform a contract with you:  We may process Personal Information to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to take steps in anticipation of entering into a contract.  For example, we process Personal Information on this basis to process any purchases you make.
  2. To comply with a legal obligation:  We need to use and disclose Personal Information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
  3. For our legitimate interests, where those interests are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms:  In many cases, we handle Personal Information because it furthers our legitimate business.  This includes:
    • Providing a safe user experience on our Site;
    • Customer service;
    • Sending communications to you to let you know about information you have told us is important to you;
    • Protecting users, our workers, and our property;
    • Analyzing and improving our operations (e.g., optimizing the design and operation of our Site); and
    • Managing legal issues.
  4. With your consent:  Where permitted by law, we handle Personal Information on the basis of your implied or express consent.  
    Also, this Privacy Statement is issued on behalf of KNOLL, INC., controller of your Personal Information under applicable data protection laws.  A “controller” is the person or organization who alone or jointly determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any Personal Information is, or is likely to be, processed.

Also, this Privacy Statement is issued on behalf of KNOLL, INC., controller of your Personal Information under applicable data protection laws.  A “controller” is the person or organization who alone or jointly determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any Personal Information is, or is likely to be, processed.

10. Your Data Rights and Choices

The laws in some countries may give you particular rights with respect to your Personal Information, including the right to access the Personal Information that we maintain, and the right to object to certain processing of Personal Information by DatesWeiser.  If you would like to submit a data access, correction, restriction, or deletion request, or if you would like to object to certain processing, you can do so by contacting us by email at media@datesweiser.com and we will process such request with respect to any Personal Information that we are able to link to you individually based on the information that you can provide to us.  These rights and options that you have with respect to Personal Information are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law.  In addition to those rights, if you live in certain jurisdictions, you have the right to submit a complaint to your relevant supervisory authority.  However, we encourage you to contact us first by emailing media@datesweiser.com and we will try to resolve your concerns.

Additionally, you have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. We inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.

At any time, you can unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link they contain.  You can also opt-out of the use of certain cookie-related processing by following the instructions in Section 1(c) above (Passively Collected Information and Choices).

11. Our Right to Change Privacy Statement

DatesWeiser reserves the right at any time to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Statement. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by E-Mail.

Your use of the Site following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Statement as changed, subject to limitations under applicable law. If you do not agree with such changes, you should stop using our Site.

Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any user who has visited the Site before the change was made. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Information to us.  The Privacy Statement was last updated on the date indicated above.

12. Contacting Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our information practices.  You may contact us as follows:

1700 Broadway
Buffalo, New York 14212
716.891.1700
media@datesweiser.com