PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT DOES MIUSE DO WITH MY INFORMATION?

MIUSE collects and uses personal information for many purposes, including but not limited to, billing; product and service fulfillment; to better understand customer needs; to provide a better website, products and services; to communicate with customers and potential customers regarding our products and services and third party products and services.

MIUSE uses your e-mail address to inform you about the development of the website, about special offers and promotions. MIUSE will only do this if you have registered for our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to hello@miuse.nl. We also use personal information in an aggregate form (i.e., not individually attributable to you) for business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes.

Generally, your private information will only be disclosed to our owners, employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, attorneys, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents, acting on our behalf or request if necessary. This general rule, and disclosures in specific situations, is more particularly described below.

HOW DOES MIUSE RECEIVE MY CONSENT?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, it is implied that you have given MIUSE your consent to collect your data and use it for that specific reason only.

Your personal information is only used for a secondary reason (such as marketing) if you have given us permission by checking the newsletter box or either emailing us with your consent.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED?

Information collected by our shipping party:
When placing an order with miuse.nl, MIUSE will need your name, e-mail address and shipping address to carry out your order, and to keep you informed of its progress. If you have placed an order, we will hand over your address to the distribution company (PostNL), but only for the purpose of delivering the order at the desired address.

Information collected by our ISP:
The hosting provider for this Internet site (as with any Internet site) has the ability to record various information, including domain name, pages accessed, date and time of access, web browser type and computer operating system, and referring information, and to disclose this information. This is most commonly done by providing access to raw server logs. For more information you should perform an Internet search on 'server logs' or 'raw server logs.' We may have access to our raw server logs and access reports prepared by our hosting provider.

Financial information for billing purposes:
When sales are made financial information must be disclosed in order to complete the purchase. This information can include any number of facts you are asked to provide, but most commonly includes your name, financial / credit card information, billing address, and email address. Generally, this purchase information will be provided by you to a third party payment processor and we do not receive your financial / credit card information.

In the event we do receive financial / credit card information, we will not disclose it to anyone unless disclosure is required by law or a court order, or unless disclosure is required to address an issue implicated by the financial transaction. If you claim that your financial information was used to make a purchase you did not authorize, details about the financial transaction may be disclosed to law enforcement and anyone else we deem necessary to address the matter.

Use of contact information:
An important part of our services includes being able to provide you necessary information. Therefore, you expressly consent to receiving communications from us via email, fax, telephone, mail, or any other delivery method needed.

You as a customer agree to receive information about the product you purchased or the information (e.g. newsletter) you requested. This may include, but is not limited to, information about product or service updates, new products, new features, or information we believe you may find interesting. We will never sell, provide, or transfer your email address to others (Data Protection Act (PDPA). We may allow advertising to our customers, or engage in joint ventures, which can result in you receiving advertisements from selected third parties.

Information collected by Shopify:
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Their data storage facilities are located in the U.S.

Payment process via Shopify:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service or Privacy Statement.


WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that remember your browsing preferences and save it on your computer. As long as you do not enter personal information on the visited website, the cookie cannot contain this information.

There are two types of cookies. The technically necessary cookies and unnecessary cookies. The necessary cookies are necessary because they, for example, make sure that your products are kept in your shopping cart when browsing. The unnecessary cookies are the so-called non-essential 'tracking cookies': these are generally provided by third parties on the website and are therefore also called 'third party cookies'. These cookies remember the websites you've visited, monitor for measurement purposes, or make an estimate of your interests. Cookies can remember only preferences and interests based on browsing behavior; for example cookies may prevent you from seeing the same ad twice.

How does it work:
An advertiser (the third party) puts unnecessary cookies on the pc of the internet user (you). When you go to another website, this website recognises your cookies and shows you a personalized ad. In addition, it is possible that these cookies track your surfing habits, so a profile of you can be created.

Cookie law:
A user of a website must be clearly and fully informed about the use of cookies. No permission is needed for the so-called "necessary cookies" such as shopping baskets and cookies for remembering login information.

ATTENTION:
If you disable all cookies, you cannot always make use of all the possibilities of this website. It may therefore happen that you experience a disappointing use of the site or that you often see certain ads.

How do I prevent targeted ads on me:
The cookies placed by advertisers to track your browsing behavior can be turned off via www.youronlinechoices.com. 'Your Online Choices' initiative was started by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). On this website you can enter your preferences, per ad network (or all).

Please note that disabling cookies only raises implications for the computer and browser you perform this operation on. If you use multiple computers and / or browsers, you must repeat this operation as many times as necessary. Please refer to the help function of your browser.

Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). MIUSE uses this service to keep track of how visitors use the website. Google may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. MIUSE has no influence here.

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

MIUSE.nl places the following cookies:
* TestCookie = test whether the browser accepts cookies the visitor.
* _utma = Analytics = stores the amount of visits and the time of the first visit, previous visits and the current visit. Contains a random number. Expires after 2 years.
* _utmb = Analytics = Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
* _utmc = Analytics = Contains a random number. Expires at the end of your session.
* _utmz = Analytics = Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
* _utmv = Analytics = Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.
* _atuvc = Used by the Add This social media links on our site. Expires at the end of the session.
* CART = The association with your shopping cart.
* CATEGORY_INFO = Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
* CUSTOMER_AUTH = An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
* CUSTOMER_INFO = An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
* FRONTEND = Your sesssion ID on the server.
* LAST_PRODUCT = The most recent product you have viewed.
* NO_CACHE = Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
* STORE = The store view or language you have selected.
* USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE = Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
* VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS = The products that you have recently viewed.
* WISHLIST = An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
* WISHLIST_CNT = The number of items in your Wishlist.
* _SESSION_ID = Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
*_ SHOPIFY_VISIT = Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
*_SHOPIFY_UNIQ = Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
*_SECURE_SESSION_ID = unique token, sessional
* STOREFRONT_DIGEST = If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES:

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Europe and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms and Conditions.

Links to other websites:
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information, which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

SECURITY:
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

DISCLOSURE BY NECESSITY:
Private information may be disclosed if required by a court order, statute, law, or regulation. Information is subject to disclosure to address a claim that you are violating the terms of any agreement pertaining to your use of your use this website or our products or services, or rights of any third party.

Information is also subject to disclosure if we believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring an action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, your rights or property, other users of our website, products or services, or anyone else.

As we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company, or be bought by another company. In such transactions, personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which we maintain facilities or conduct operations. By using our website, products and services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

After your account becomes inactive your information may remain in our databases, computers, and archives, and cannot reasonably be expunged.

AGE OF CONSENT:
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.


Last modified on February 10th 2016.

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