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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy
We respect your privacy and process your personal data only for the purpose for which you provided and in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act and the Telecommunications Act.

Company information The Pet Empire
The Pet Empire
Stieltjesstraat 108
3071JX
Rotterdam
The Netherlands
(no visiting address).

Chamber of Commerce number; 51390876
VAT identification number; NL819674734B01
IBAN: NL64ABNA0629249466
Business owner: Marcus Steinmann

Contact details
Chat with us via WhatsApp on (0031) 643230309
Leave a callback request at info@thepetempire.com or (0031) 643230309
Ask a question via: info@thepetempire.com 

Our privacy policy
The Pet Empire (https://www.thepetempire.com) cares greatly about your privacy. We therefore only process data that we need for (improving) our services and handle the information we have collected about you and your use of our services with care. We never make your data available to third parties for commercial purposes.

This privacy policy applies to the use of the website and the services provided by The Pet Empire. The effective date for the validity of these terms and conditions is 11-11-2018, with the publication of a new version the validity of all previous versions expires. This privacy policy describes what information about you is collected by us, what this information is used for and with whom and under what conditions this information may be shared with third parties. We also explain to you how we store your data and how we protect your data against misuse and what rights you have with regard to the personal data you provide to us. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact our contact person for privacy issues, you will find the contact details at the end of our privacy policy.

Data processing
Below you can read how we process your data, where we store it (or have it stored), which security techniques we use and for whom the data is available.

Web store software

LightSpeed
Our web store has been developed with software from Lightspeed. Personal data that you make available to us for the purposes of our services is shared with this party. Lightspeed has access to your data to offer us (technical) support, they will never use your data for any other purpose. Lightspeed is obliged on the basis of the agreement that we have concluded with them to take appropriate security measures. These security measures consist of the application of SSL encryption and a strong password policy. Lightspeed uses cookies to collect technical information regarding your use of the software, no personal data is collected and / or stored. Lightspeed reserves the right to share collected data within its own group to further improve services.

Email and mailing lists
Our website uses Lightspeed, a third party that handles e-mail traffic from our website and the sending of any newsletters. All confirmation e-mails that you receive from our website and web forms are sent via the Lightspeed servers. Lightspeed will never use your name and e-mail address for its own purposes. At the bottom of every email sent via Lightspeed, you will see the "unsubscribe" link. If you click on this, you will no longer receive e-mail from our website. This can, however, seriously reduce the functionality of our website! Your personal data is stored securely. Lightspeed reserves the right to use your data to further improve the service and, within that context, to share information with third parties.

Payment processors

MultiSafepay
We use the MultiSafepay platform to handle (part of) the payments in our web store. MultiSafepay processes your name, address and place of residence information and your payment details such as your bank account or credit card number. MultiSafepay has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. MultiSafepay reserves the right to use your data to further improve the service and to share (anonymous) data with third parties in that context. All the aforementioned guarantees with regard to the protection of your personal data also apply to the parts of MultiSafepay's services for which they engage third parties. MultiSafepay does not store your data any longer than is permitted by law.

Afterpay
We use the Afterpay platform to process (part of) the payments in our web store. Afterpay processes your name, address, age, gender, place of residence information and your payment details such as your bank account number. Afterpay uses this data to first perform a credit check on the data you entered. Afterpay has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. Afterpay reserves the right to use your data to further improve the service and in that context to share (anonymous) data with third parties. All the above-mentioned guarantees with regard to the protection of your personal data also apply to the parts of Afterpay's services for which they engage third parties. Afterpay does not store your data any longer than is permitted by law.

Reviews Kiyoh
We collect reviews via the Kiyoh platform. If you leave a review via Kiyoh, you are required to provide your name, place of residence and e-mail address. Kiyoh shares this information with us, so that we can link the review to your order and product. Kiyoh also publishes your name and place of residence on its own website. In some cases, Kiyoh may contact you to provide an explanation of your review. In the event that we invite you to leave a review, we will share your name and email address with Kiyoh. They only use this information for the purpose of inviting you to leave a review. Kiyoh has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. Kiyoh reserves the right to engage third parties for the purpose of providing the service, for which we have given permission to Kiyoh. All the above-mentioned guarantees with regard to the protection of your personal data also apply to the parts of the services for which Kiyoh engages third parties.

Shipping and logistics
If you place an order with us, it is our job to have your package delivered to you. We use the services of our suppliers to perform the deliveries. It is therefore necessary that we share your name, address and city details with our suppliers. Our suppliers use this information only for the performance of the agreement. In many cases, subcontractors are hired by suppliers, which means that your details are also made available to these parties.

Suppliers based on drop shipping
The Pet Empire does not supply some brands from its own warehouse but via a drop shipping partner. The only data that is processed is your name, address data and the order data.

External sales channels

MyAbandonedCart
Lightspeed can send you an e-mail to retrieve your abandoned shopping cart. When you put a product in your shopping cart, leave your e-mail address (for example to subscribe to the newsletter or an earlier order) and then leave The Pet Empire, Lightspeed can send you an e-mail to retrieve the shopping cart with the associated products. You will of course, in every mail, have the option to unsubscribe immediately via the "unsubscribe" link.

Purpose of data processing
We use your data solely for the purpose of our services. This means that the purpose of the processing is always directly related to the assignment that you provide. We do not use your data for (targeted) marketing. If you share data with us and we use this data to contact you at a later date - unlike at your request - we will ask you for explicit permission. Your data will not be shared with third parties, other than to meet accounting and other administrative obligations. These third parties are all held to confidentiality on the basis of the agreement between them and us or an oath or legal obligation.

Automatically collected data
Data that is automatically collected by our website is processed with the aim of further improving our services. This data (for example your IP address, web browser and operating system) is not personal data.

Cooperation with tax and criminal investigations
In some cases, The Pet Empire may be required by law to share your information in connection with government tax or criminal investigation. In such a case we are forced to share your data, but we will oppose this within the possibilities that the law offers us.

Retention periods
We keep your data for as long as you are a client of ours. This means that we save your customer profile until you indicate that you no longer wish to use our services. If you indicate this to us, we will also regard this as a forget request. Based on applicable administrative obligations, we must keep invoices with your (personal) data, so we will keep this data for as long as the applicable period runs. However, employees no longer have access to your client profile and documents that we have produced as a result of your order.

Your rights
On the basis of the applicable Dutch and European legislation, you as a data subject have certain rights with regard to the personal data processed by or on behalf of us. We explain below what these rights are and how you can invoke these rights.

In order to prevent misuse, we will only send copies of your data to your e-mail address already known to us. In the event that you wish to receive the data at a different e-mail address or, for example, by post, we will ask you to identify yourself. We keep records of settled requests, in the case of a forget request we administer anonymized data. You will receive all copies and copies of data in the machine-readable data format that we use within our systems.

You have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority at any time, if you suspect that misuse your personal data in any way.

Right of inspection
You always have the right to view the data that we (let) process and that relate to your person or that can be traced to that. You can make a request for that to our contact person for privacy matters. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a copy of all data with an overview of the processors who have this data at the e-mail address known to us, stating the category under which we have stored this data.

Rectification right

You always have the right to change the data that we process (or let process) that relate to your person or that can be traced back to you. You can make a request for that to our contact person for privacy matters. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a confirmation at the e-mail address known to us that the information has been changed.

Right to limit processing
You always have the right to limit the data that we (let) process that relate to or can be traced to your person. You can make a request for this to our contact person for privacy matters. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you a confirmation at the e-mail address known to us, that the information, until you remove the restriction, will no longer be processed.

Right to transferability
You always have the right to have the data that we (let) process that relate to your person or that can be traced back to you, be carried out by another party. You can make a request for this to our contact person for privacy matters. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days. If your request is granted, we will send you copies and records of all data about you that we have processed or that has been processed on our behalf by other processors or third parties to the e-mail address known to us. In all likelihood, in such a case, we can no longer continue to provide services, because the secure linking of data files can then no longer be guaranteed.

Right of objection and other rights
In appropriate cases you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by or on behalf of The Pet Empire. If you object, we will immediately cease the data processing pending the handling of your objection. If your objection is justified, we will provide you with copies and / or records of data that we process or have processed, and then permanently cease processing.

You also have the right not to be subject to automated individual decision-making or profiling. We do not process your data in such a way that this right applies. If you believe that this is the case, please contact our contact person for privacy matters.

Changes to the privacy policy
We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. However, you will always find the most recent version on this page. If the new privacy policy has consequences for the way in which we process already collected data with regards to you, we will inform you of this by e-mail.

Cookies & Google Analytics
Cookies from the American company Google are placed via our website as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to keep track of and get reports on how visitors use the website. This processor may be required to provide access to this data on the basis of applicable laws and regulations. We have not allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.

Cookies from third parties
In the event that third party software solutions use cookies, this is stated in this privacy statement.

Contact details
The Pet Empire
Stieltjesstraat 108
3071JX
Rotterdam
The Netherlands
(no visiting address)
E: info@thepetempire.com
Contact person for privacy issues: M.Steinmann

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