1. DATA PROTECTION
Our Privacy Statement on the use of our websites and the AMPLUS Data Protection Policy do not apply to your activities on the websites of social networks or other providers that might be accessed using the links on our websites. Please read the data protection provisions on the websites of those providers.
2. COLLECTING AND PROCESING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may collect (either by ourselves or through our trusted service providers or business partners) information that can be used to identify you or contact you ("Personal Information"). The information we collect may be of the following nature: (i) Personal Information by asking you to provide such information, (ii) Personal Information through automated, meaning that are part of the technology underlying our platform necessary to provide you with our services ("Website Navigational Information"), and (iii) non-personally identifiable information.
We also may use aggregate information, such as usage data, to improve the user experience on our sites. This data is collected only in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other user information that you voluntarily submit.
When we ask you to provide personal information, it typically includes information that identifies, associates, or can reasonably be associated with you or your household. For example, this may include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, zip code, records of products purchased, Internet browsing history, geolocation data, and profiles of your preferences and characteristics inferred from other personal information. We may also collect other information you submit or disclose in connection with the Services, such as product interests, reviews, feedback, warranty registrations, and other similar information.
We may collect information about you and your use of the Services when you use the Services, either directly or through third parties. For example, we may collect various forms of information such as your IP address, the entry and exit points (i.e., referring URLs or domains) of our Services, Service traffic statistics, operating system and browser type (collectively, "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is generally anonymous information that does not personally identify you, but is useful for marketing purposes or to improve your experience on the Services. However, some Traffic Data may be associated with Personal Information, and we consider all such data to be Personal Information.
Whenever you visit our websites, we might store certain information about the browser and operating system you are using; the date and time of your visit; the status of the interaction (e.g. whether you were able to access the website or received an error message); the usage of features on the website; any search phrases you entered; how often you visit individual websites; the names of the files you access; the amount of data transferred; the Web page from which you accessed our website; and the Web page you visited after visiting our website, whether by clicking links on our websites or entering a domain directly into the input field of the same tab (or window) of the browser in which you have our websites open.
We only process other personal data if you provide this data, e.g. as part of a registration, contact form, chat, survey, price competition or for the execution of a contract, and even in these cases only insofar as this is permitted to us on the basis of a consent.
You are neither legally nor contractually obligated to share your personal information. However, certain features of our websites may depend on the sharing or personal information. If you do not provide your personal information in such cases, you may not be able to use those features, or they may be available with limited functionality.
3. PURPOSES OF USE
We may use personal information for the following purposes:
✔ To send you information about us and our products, including news and promotional materials for all of our affiliated brands and companies.
✔ To better understand your interests in all AMPLUS products.
✔ To collect information from customers and conduct marketing research.
✔ To respond to and confirm orders made on our merchant sites.
✔ To customize our services and display content that may be of interest to you based on your preferences.
✔ To better design our website.
✔ To protect against fraudulent, questionable, or otherwise illegal activities.
✔ To meet our legal, security, processing, and regulatory requirements.
If we use third party service providers, these service providers are only required to use personal information for the same purposes for which we use personal information. Further, these service providers may only use personal information in accordance with our instructions.
We use the personal information collected during your visit to any of our websites to make using them as convenient as possible for you and to protect our IT systems against attacks and other unlawful activities. If you share additional information with us – for example, by filling out a registration form, contact form, chat, survey, contest entry or to execute a contract with you – we will use that information for the designated purposes, purposes of customer management and – if required – for purposes of processing and billing and business transactions within the required scope in each instance.
For other purposes (e.g. display of personalized content or advertising based on your usage behaviour), we use your personal data if and to the extent you give your consent through our consent management system. In addition, we use personal data to the extent that we are legally obliged to do so (e.g., storage for the fulfilment of commercial or tax-related retention obligations, release in accordance with official or judicial orders, e.g. to a law enforcement authority).
4. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES; SOCIAL PLUGINS; USE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g. information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).
When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, we integrate them as follows:
When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.
We also use qualified service providers (e.g., IT service providers, marketing agencies) to operate, optimize and secure our websites. We only pass on personal data to the latter insofar as this is necessary for the provision and use of the website and its functionalities, for the pursuit of legitimate interests, to comply with legal obligations.
Cookies may be used when you are visiting our websites. Technically, these are so-called HTML cookies and similar software tools such as Web/DOM Storage or Local Shared Objects (so-called "Flash cookies"), which we collectively refer to as cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored, and later read out, on your desktop, notebook or mobile device while you visit a website. Cookies make it possible, for example, to determine whether there has already been a connection between the device and the websites; take into account your preferred language or other settings, offer you certain functions (e.g. online shop) or recognize your usage-based interests. Cookies may also contain personal data.
In addition, we may store some Personal Information on your computer in the form of "cookies" or similar files to help us maintain and improve the Service. It records your Internet address, session ID, preferences, etc., and serves as an identifier. It cannot be executed as code or send viruses.
We recommend that you leave cookies enabled, as this will allow you to take full advantage of all the features of the Service. If you choose to block cookies, we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience on the Services.
In some cases, we may use tracking scripts or "tracers" that recognize unique identifiers from cookies placed on your hard drive by other websites. These are used to measure the success of our own advertising and to better understand your interest in other brands and companies with which AMPLUS partners. For example, we may use tracers to determine whether you have visited a particular web page on which AMPLUS has placed a banner ad. We do not use tracers to collect information about your Internet usage that is unrelated to AMPLUS. We also do not use tracers to identify your personal information, and you remain anonymous unless and until you communicate with AMPLUS.
7. USER GENERATED CONTENT
Any material that you upload or otherwise submit to our pages, such as data, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, etc. ("Submissions") will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. Anything you submit or post becomes the property of our site, and our site is free to use and reproduce such Submissions freely and for any purpose. In particular, our site shall be free to use any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or concepts contained in any submission you make to our page for any purpose (including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing products). Such use will be made without compensation to you. By making a submission, you also warrant that you own the material/content submitted and that our use will not infringe upon the rights of any third party or violate any applicable law. We are under no obligation to use any information submitted.
8. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
9. AFFILIATED BRANDS AND AFFILIATES
A) We collect and analyze user information; conduct contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions; submit rebates; process credit cards in connection with orders; deliver packages; send postal mail and e-mail; remove repetitive information from customer lists; analyze data; provide marketing assistance; search results and links (including paid listings and links), and provide customer service. These third parties will use your personal information only for the purposes necessary to perform their functions.
We want you to have continued confidence in us and our products and services. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (a) the Internet has security and privacy limitations over which we have no control; (b) we cannot guarantee the security, integrity, or privacy of any information and data exchanged between you and us through our Services; and (c) such information and data may not be viewed or altered by third parties during transmission. (d) such information and data may be viewed or altered by third parties during transmission.
We take technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your information managed by us from being tampered with, lost, destroyed or accessed by authorized individuals. We are continuously improving our security measures in line with technological advancements.
11. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
12. SUBMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Except for personal information, we do not treat User Generated Content as confidential. You should not use the Services as a means of submitting information that would be considered confidential or proprietary. User Generated Content submissions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information and will be the sole property of the Company, which owns exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and has the right to use this material for any and all purposes, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
13. LEGAL AGE
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the online privacy and personal information of children under the age of 13. We respect the privacy of children. The Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not intentionally solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. Parents may also choose to opt out of the Subject. "Personal Information/Opt-Out" to access, change, or delete any personally identifiable information submitted by their children. We do not share or sell the personal information of minors under the age of 16.
14. THIRD PARTY LINKS
The Service may contain links to non-AMPLUS websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-AMPLUS Web site. We have no control over the use of such web sites. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information or user-generated content on these websites.
User Choices Regarding Collection, Use, and Distribution of Personal Information
You may choose not to provide certain types of personal information to us. However, we do automatically collect website browsing information, so if you do not want to disclose such information, please do not browse our site. If you choose not to provide some of the information you voluntarily disclose (as described in the "Information You Voluntarily Provide" section above), your access to some of the Services may be limited (except where prohibited by law).
15. TERMS OF ACCESS AND USE
Please review the Terms and Conditions of Access and Use for the AMPLUS website.
17. HOW TO CONTACT US
18. DELETING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We delete your personal information as soon as the purpose for which it was collected and processed has been fulfilled. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.
19. RIGHTS OF RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA
The information we collect, process and/or use about you is controlled by AMPLUS in Japan. The site is hosted outside the European Economic Area. The information you provide is transmitted to, stored and processed in Japan. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information, you may do so at any time by selecting the subject line. If you wish to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information, you may do so at any time by selecting the subject line "Personal Information/Opt-out" in your inquiry.
In addition, you may object to the processing of your personal information, request that we restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by selecting "Subject. Personal Information/Opt-Out". If we have collected or processed your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing we have carried out prior to the withdrawal, nor does it affect the processing of your personal information carried out in reliance on a lawful processing reason other than consent. You may withdraw your consent by selecting the subject You may withdraw your consent by selecting "Personal Information/Opt-Out" on the Contact Us page. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authorities regarding our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.