Cookies and Privacy Policy

Summary

This documents details about your cookie usage and our privacy policy and what practices are in place to be compliant with the new GDPR regulation.

You will find here the list of cookies we use and why we use them. What personal data we collect and for what purposes and also how to contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) for inquiries about our GDPR compliance.

Introduction

  1. This website uses cookies.
  2. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this policy

About Cookies

  1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
  2. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
  3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  4. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Our Cookies

  1. We use both session and persistent cookies on this website.
  2. The names of the cookies that we use on the website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.

Analytics Cookies

  1. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our site.
  2. The analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
  3. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: ga_, _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.
  4. The information generated relating to this website is used to create reports about the use of the website.
  5. The Analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at:
    https://policies.google.com/privacy

Other Cookies

  1. In some cases this website uses other cookies to enable some of its functionality.
  2. Details about the cookies we use you can find in the table below
Cookie Name Description Duration
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_test_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID To identify your unique session on the website session
hide_newsletter_popup Remembers whether you have closed or opened the newsletter popup 7 days
snp_snppopup-exit Remembers whether to show our not the newsletter subscribe popup 30 days
woocommerce_cart_hash Keeps track of your shopping cart session
woocommerce_items_in_cart Keeps track of the items you have placed in the shopping cart session
wp_woocommerce_session_ To identify your unique session for the shopping cart module 2 days
pll_language Remembers language selection for pages translated into multiple languages 1 year
uap_referral Relates to our affiliate program. Keeps track of what affiliate link you have used 31days
mailchimp_ Cookies related to MailChimp. Please red their cookie policy. 7 days

Blocking Cookies

  1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
    2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
  2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
  3. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on this website. The shopping cart will no longer work and you will not be able to login to access the list of your purchased products and downloads.

Deleting Cookies

  1. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
    2. in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
  2. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites including this one.

GDPR Compliance

  1. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU-wide regulation for the protection of European citizens’ data that has come into force on 25th of May 2018 and all companies that collect such data need to comply with it. It establishes a set of compliance and security processes around managing personally identifiable information so that it is not misused. Currently there is no certification or license required or available for GDPR.
  2. We are committed to comply with this regulation and this Cookies and Privacy Policy document details how.
  3. For enquiries about our GRPD compliance or related questions you can reach our Data Protection Officer at dpo@ineliabenz.com
  4. On our website we collect the following data:
    1. If you are customer and buy any of the products in our store we will collect your NAME and EMAIL so we can deliver the product to your email account. The payments are processed by PayPal according to their Privacy Policy. Since we have a legitimate interest to collect this data, this is not covered by the “right to be forgotten” from the GDPR regulation. We will keep this data for 10 years for financial and legal reasons.
    2. If you become an affiliate who has generated sales we will collect your NAME and EMAIL necessary for your payout. Payment will be sent via PayPal (PayPal Privacy Policy) Since we have a legitimate interest to collect this data, this is not covered by the “right to be forgotten” from the GDPR regulation. We will keep this data for 10 years for financial and legal reasons.
    3. If you become a newsletter subscriber we will collect your NAME and EMAIL in order to deliver our newsletter to you. Our email service provider is called MailChimp and you can read their Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Each newsletter we send out, at the bottom has an option to opt out from our newsletter list. You can also ask to be removed from our mailing list by sending an email to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at dpo@ineliabenz.com
    4. If you write a product review we will collect your NAME, EMAIL and the REVIEW text. The review will be displayed on the product page for as long as the product is available or until you ask that your review be removed by writing to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at dpo@ineliabenz.com
    5. If you use our contact form we will collect your NAME, EMAIL and MESSAGE. These will be sent to a monitored business email and also stored in the database for future reference in communication with you. At your request, the messages can be removed from the database. Please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) by email at dpo@ineliabenz.com
  5. The Personal Data that we collect is stored on our hosting provider (SiteGround) server in Chicago (USA). The mailing list information is stored by MailChimp on their servers.
  6. You can update any of your personal data by a written request to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) by email at dpo@ineliabenz.com
  7. Personal Data related to shopping cart orders or affiliate payouts will be kept for 10 years and it is not subject to the “right to be forgotten” for financial and legal reasons. For mailing lists, product reviews or contact form messages you can send a request for deletion for our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at dpo@ineliabenz.com