Privacy statement

 

Verder International B.V. Privacy Policy
Verder International B.V. operates an Internet site (the “Site”) intended for business, professional and academic visitors and their organizations. Portions of this Site are available to all users; access to certain portions is restricted to users who register or otherwise qualify for such access. This Site is not intended for general public consumers.
You acknowledge and agree that you are using this Site in a business, professional, or academic capacity, and that you and the business, professional, or academic organization on whose behalf you are using this Site are subject to the Verder International B.V. Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms and Conditions"), and accept them in full, as they may be modified by Verder International B.V.. from time-to-time and posted on this Site. The term “you” refers to both you and your organization.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes the type of information that Verder International B.V.. collects from you and other users of the Site, what Verder International B.V.. does with this information, and how you can update and control the use of information you provide. The Terms and Conditions incorporate this Policy by reference. This Policy may change from time to time, so you are advised to check it frequently.
By visiting the Site, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Policy.
1. Verder International B.V. Gathers Personal Information.
By gathering information from and about users of the Site, Verder International B.V. is able to personalize and continually improve the Site and services provided through the Site. You acknowledge and agree that Verder International B.V.owns all information collected on or through the Site.

Types of information gathered by Verder International B.V.on or through the Site include information: (i) given by users, (ii) obtained automatically, (iii) obtained from cookies and comparable technologies, (iv) obtained from email communications, and (v) obtained from other sources.
(i) Information Given By Users
Verder International B.V.receives and stores information that you enter on the Site or send to Verder International B.V. in any way. You send information to Verder International B.V. when you: search the Site, contribute submissions, establish an account, buy a product, post a message, participate in a forum or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. As a result of these actions, you might supply Verder International B.V.. with information such as the your: name, address, phone number and other contact information; e-mail address; profession and interests related thereto; employer; professional licensing information and credentials; fulfillment of continuing education requirements; credit card information; e-mail addresses that you wish to send a greeting card to; fields of interest; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including address and phone number; content of e-mails to Verder International B.V.; and financial and personal information, including identifying account numbers.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but Verder International B.V.., as a result, might not allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

Verder International B.V. uses the information that you provide to: respond to your requests, customize the Site, improve the Site’s services and products, and communicate with you.

You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on Interactive Areas (1) of the Site, third parties can collect and use this information to send you unsolicited messages. Such activities of third parties are beyond Verder International B.V.control, and Verder International B.V.is not responsible for such activities or the discovery of your identity.
(ii) Information Obtained Automatically
Certain information is automatically received and stored by Verder International B.V. whenever you interact with Verder International B.V. and/or the Site. Examples of this information are: the internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the internet; your e-mail address; your computer and connection information such as browser type and version; your operating system and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) clickstream to, through, and from the Site, including dates and times; cookie numbers; and products and services you view or search for while using the Site.

You cannot delete traces of your activity on the Site, including messages you posted to Interactive Areas of the Site. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help users visit web sites anonymously. Verder International B.V. does not prohibit the use of these utilities; however, Verder International B.V. may not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at the Site if Verder International B.V. cannot identify you.
(iii) Information Obtained From Cookies and Comparable Technologies
The Site uses "cookies" and/or comparable technologies to obtain information when a web browser accesses the Site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that Verder International B.V. transfers to your computer hard drive through your web browser to enable Verder International B.V. ’s system to recognize your browser. Cookies allow you to take full advantage of the Site’s features. New information technologies are always being developed and Verder International B.V. may use such technologies for information collection purposes. Use of these new technologies is contemplated by and consistent with the terms of this Policy.
(iv) Information Obtained From E-mail Communications
Verder International B.V. may receive information through e-mail communications. When you open an e-mail from Verder International B.V., a confirmation notice with certain information is sent to Verder International B.V., provided your computer supports such capabilities.
(v) Information Obtained from Other Sources
To improve, enhance, or expand the Site and services offered through the Site (for example, to provide better information, products, and special offers), Verder International B.V. may:
(a) obtain information about you from other sources and add this information to its account information.
(b) compare its customer list to lists received from other companies and use such lists to supplement its own information.
(c) obtain updated delivery and address information from its shippers or other sources so that it can correct its records and deliver purchases and communications more easily.
(d) receive reports from third parties that provide information obtained from or about users of the Site or potential users of the Site.
(e) collect information on or through the Site directly, or it may rely on agents or independent contractors to collect and/or analyze such information.
2. Verder International B.V.. May Share Your Information.
You have the opportunity not to disclose personal information on the Site. When you provide personal information on the Site, however, you consent to VERDER INTERNATIONAL B.V.’s use of the information as provided in this Policy. By use of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that in instances where you make confidential information available through public disclosure or otherwise, Verder International B.V. will not be liable for any claim arising from or in connection with the disclosure of such information.

Information about you and other users of the Site is important to Verder International B.V.’s business. Verder International B.V.. shares customer information with its Affiliates (2). Additionally, Verder International B.V.. may share or sell customer information it has compiled to non-related distributors and/or third parties to: (i) partner with other businesses, (ii) delegate duties to contractors, (iii) participate in promotional offers, (iv) engage in business transactions, and (v) protect the company and others.
(i) Disclosure of Information to Business Partners
Verder International B.V.works closely with other businesses, including business partners such as distributors, suppliers and service providers. In some cases, these businesses sell offerings to users of the Site or offer products and services on the Site. In other cases, Verder International B.V. provides services or sells products jointly with these businesses. As a result, Verder International B.V.. may share customer information with these businesses. In addition, Verder International B.V.. may provide business partners and/or third parties with aggregate statistics and non-identifying information about users of the Site, trends,transactions, or other activities.

Other companies that advertise or link to the Site may use cookies or collect other information about you when you go to their site. Verder International B.V. does not control the collection or use of information by these companies. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information.
ii) Disclosure of Information to Delegate Duties to Contractors
Verder International B.V. and its Affiliates may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, including functions concerning Site user information. Verder International B.V.. may employ another company to provide or collect information, fulfill orders, deliver packages, send postal mail and e-mail, remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, process payments, and provide customer service.
(iii) Disclosure of Information to Participate in Promotional Offers
Verder International B.V.., on its own behalf and on behalf of other businesses, may use and/or disclose customer information for the purpose of sending promotional offers to selected groups of Site users.
(iv) Disclosure of Information in the Course of Business Transfers
As Verder International B.V.. continues to develop its business and the Site, it is possible that Verder International B.V.. may sell or buy other companies or assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. As such, customer information may be disclosed. In addition, in the event another company or individual acquires substantially all of Verder International B.V. ’s stock or assets, Site user information would be an asset transferred to such acquiring company or individual, making disclosure necessary.
(v) Disclosure of Information to Protect the Company and Others
Verder International B.V.may exchange information with other companies and organizations to protect against fraud and reduce credit risks. In addition, Verder International B.V. may release account and other personal information when it reasonably believes that the release of such information is necessary to: (a) comply with the law, (b) enforce or apply the Site Terms and Conditions or other agreements, (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of Verder International B.V.. and its Affiliates, or (d) protect the rights, property, or safety of Site users and/or others.
3. Verder International B.V.. Takes Measures To Protect Confidential Information.
Verder International B.V.works to protect the security of confidential customer information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) software, which encrypts certain information input by users of the Site.

Verder International B.V.. will protect credit card and/or other account information when confirming purchase orders. Verder International B.V. may, however, transmit the entire credit card and/or account number to the appropriate credit card company or financial institution in order to process the order.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your passwords and computer.You should be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.
4. You Can Access Your Own Account Information.
Verder International B.V. gives you access to information about your account for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This includes viewing and updating information about your personal data, personalization preferences, and any subscriptions or communities.
5. You Can Choose Not to Provide Information.
You may choose not to provide information to Verder International B.V., though that might prevent you from making a purchase or taking advantage of some Site features.

You can add or update certain account information as described in Section 4 above. When you update information, Verder International B.V. may keep for its records a copy of the prior version(s) of your account information.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers describes how to prevent the browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when a new cookie is received, and how to disable cookies altogether. If you do not use cookies, some features of the Site may not be available.
6. The Site is Not Intended For Children.
The Site and the products, services, and information on the site are not intended for children. If you are under the age of 16, you should not use the Site.
7. Privacy Disputes are Subject to the Terms and Conditions; This Policy May Be Revised.
Visits to the Site and disputes over privacy are subject to this Policy and the Terms and Conditions. As a result, any and all disputes will be subject to the: (i) limitation on damages provision, (ii) arbitration provision, and (iii) governing law provision found in the Terms and Conditions.

Because the Site and Verder International B.V.’s business change constantly, this Policy and the Terms and Conditions will change. Use of information that Verder International B.V.. gathers is subject to the Policy in effect at the time of use. You should check the Site frequently to see recent changes.

If you have anyconcern about privacy at the Site, please send a description of your concern to info@verder.com

8. There Are Special Provisions Governing European Site Users.
IF YOU RESIDE IN A MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT VERDER INTERNATIONAL B.V. MAY COLLECT, USE, DISCLOSE AND TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY AND ANY AMENDMENTS HERETO.

YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT VERDER INTERNATIONAL B.V. MAY TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, INCLUDING TO THE UNITED STATES, FOR ANY PURPOSE CONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY.

YOU MAY ONLY USE THE SITE IF YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY.

THE UNITED STATES HAS NOT BEEN DEEMED TO PROVIDE “ADEQUATE” DATA PROTECTIONS COMPARABLE TO THOSE MANDATED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Annotiations
(1) “Interactive Areas” include chat rooms, news groups, bulletin boards, the Site’s guestbook, and other interactive forums

(2) “Affiliates” includes all subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents, employees, owners, officers, and directors
(Version 08/2003)

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