PRIVACY POLICY

This policy was last modified on January 23, 2020.

The website you have entered (WesleyGrees.com, its sub-domains, affiliated websites or applications, and any services available therefrom, including any mobile versions of the website or mobile applications) (the “Site”) is operated by Wesley Grees (“Wes,” “we” or “us”). We respect your privacy rights and recognize the importance of protecting data collected from you and about you. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how we collect, use, share, and protect that data.

If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using the Site immediately. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. 

1. Collection of Data  

   a. We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us.

We collect personal data from you in several different ways on the Site. Personal data means information that can reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your name, phone number, address, and email address). We collect this personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us (such as when you submit an inquiry). You can choose not to provide the requested data, but you might not be able to take advantage of certain Site features.

   b. We automatically collect data about your browser or device and your use of the Site.

When you access and use the Site, our technology and tools may automatically collect and record certain data (which does not identify you as an individual) about your use of the Site (your IP address, browser type, the make and model of device used to view the Site, unique device identifiers, the referring web page, pages visited, search terms, and other information relating to your use of the Site, browser or device).

We also use various tracking technologies (such as cookies, clear GIFs, and/or pixel tags) to collect data about your use of and access to the Site. Cookies are small bits of information that may be placed on your computer by websites you visit, applications you use, or advertisements you view. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are. Pixel tags generate a generic notice of a visit to the Site. Pixel tags are used in conjunction with cookies to anonymously track the activity on the Site by a particular browser on a particular site.

   c. Third-parties may also automatically collect data about you.

Some embedded content on the Site may be served by third-party content providers. Please note that these companies may also use cookies or other similar technologies to collect data about you, both on the Site and throughout the Internet. Data collection and use by those third-parties is subject to the privacy policies of those third-parties.

   d. Our “Do Not Track” (DNT) Policy

Some websites have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. We do not currently respond to those signals or similar mechanism transmitted by web browsers. To learn more about browser tracking signals and DNT, please visit http://allaboutdnt.org.

 e. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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).

   f. We have implemented Google Analytics features

Based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting), which gives us insight into behaviour information relating to visitor age, gender and interests on an anonymous and aggregate level. This will help us to understand browsing behaviour to give you a better experience whilst visiting our sites.

2. Use of Collected Data

We collect and use the types of data described above to assist in the administration and operation of the Site and to provide you an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. We may use the data to:

  • Fulfill our obligations with respect to the reason you volunteered the data (e.g., to respond to an inquiry, etc.);
  • Allow you to participate in certain features of the Site;
  • Improve the Site or our products, events, and services;
  • Optimize your experience on the Site (e.g., troubleshooting technical programs, storing your preferences, etc.);
  • Notify you about changes to the Site (including this Privacy Policy);
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from arrangements between you and us; and
  • For any other purpose with your consent or as permitted by law.

Additionally, we may use the data for marketing purposes to:

  • Provide you with additional information regarding products and services from Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller, its affiliated companies, or from others that may be of interest to you via email, text message, or through advertising on various social media platforms or websites (both desktop and mobile) that you may visit; and
  • Develop, improve, and target our promotional messaging to you and others via retargeting, online behavioral advertising, and use of social media platform tools for advertising (such as creation of Facebook Lookalike Audiences).

You can learn more about Facebook ads HERE and other types of online advertising HERE.

3. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

To the extent you provide us with personal data, we are processing your personal data under the following lawful basis:

   a.   Consent: by clicking the opt-in button on the Site you consent to permit us to process your personal data for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

   b.   Processing necessary for compliance with legal obligations.

4. Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Embedded Content

We do not control the privacy policies of third-party websites or applications, our affiliates, service providers, and business partners which may be accessed, directly or indirectly, through your use of the Site. Any data you provide to, or that is collected by, third-parties may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites or applications (including third-party content embedded on the Site), if any. It is up to you to review the terms of use and privacy policy of third-party websites or third-party content originators.

 a.   External social network and platform interactions

To create a better user experience, we use services that allow interaction with social networks or other external programs directly from the platform of each application. Even if it is not in use actively, that type of service might track traffic data for each social network where the service is installed. The information collected through this platform is content to the user’s privacy settings of each social network.

  1. Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)
    The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.
  2. Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
    The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.
  3. YouTube button and social widgets (Google Inc.)
    The YouTube button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the YouTube social network provided by Google Inc.
    Personal Data collected: Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.
  4. LinkedIn button and social widgets (LinkedIn Corporation)
    The LinkedIn button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

   b.   Presenting content from external platforms

Some widgets allow you to interact with and view content that is directly hosted on external platforms. Even if it is not in use actively, that type of service might track traffic data for each social network where the service is installed. The information collected through this platform is content to the user’s privacy settings of each social network.

  1. Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)
    Instagram is an image visualization service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.
  2. YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)
    YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

   c.   Commenting

We want you to be part of the community. It is crucial for us to get to know you and your opinions. To make things simple, we use services that allow Users to publish their comments on the contents of the platforms. Depending on your chosen settings, your email address may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Commenting services provided by third parties might track traffic data for each page where the service is installed even when it is not in use.

Facebook Comments (Facebook, Inc.)
Facebook Comments is a content commenting service provided by Facebook, Inc. enabling the User to leave comments and share them on the Facebook platform.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

   d.   Managing contacts & sending messages

Third party tools help us to communicate with the User. We use them to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information. These tools may collect data concerning the date and time when the User viewed the message. These services may also receive data concerning the User’s interaction, such as by clicking on links held by the message.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)
MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.
Personal Data collected: company name, email address and first name.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

   e.   Contact

Contact form
We use a contact form to answer User’s requests for quotes, information or any other kind of questions as indicated by the form’s header. The User allows this plugin to use any given information to reply by filling in the contact form with their data.
Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name.

   f.   Data collection platforms and other third-party interactions

To save and to reuse data, some services allow User to interact with data collection platforms or other Applications directly from the pages. Even if it is not in use actively, that type of service might track browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed.

Typeform widget (TYPEFORM S.L)
The Typeform widget is a service for interacting with the Typeform data collection platform provided by TYPEFORM S.L.
Personal Data collected: address, billing address, city, company name, Cookies, country, email address, field of activity, first name, last name, phone number and website.
Place of processing: Spain – Privacy Policy.

5. How We Share Data

   a.  Affiliates and Subsidiaries. We may share your data collected on this Site with our subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

   b. Service Providers. We may provide collected data to our service providers. They may use your data to perform services for us and may have access to, store and process your personal data to provide services on our behalf.

   c. Sponsors or Event Partners. In the instance of ticketed events, we may share your collected data (including personal data) with sponsors or event partners.

   d. Law Enforcement and Safety. We may also share or disclose your data to comply with a court order or other legal obligation, to enforce the Site terms of use, and to protect the rights, property or safety of our users and other third-parties. We may disclose data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, is necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to comply with legal processes, to comply with laws, regulations or ordinances or to prevent or stop illegal, unethical or actionable activity.

   e. Business Transfer. In the event that Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller undergoes a merger, acquisition by another company or sale of its assets, your data will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

6. Your Rights under the GDPR

If you are accessing the Site from the European Economic Area, which includes the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

a.   Right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data

b.   Right to access your personal data

c.   Right to have any inaccurate personal data corrected

d.   Right to have your personal data erased

e.   Right to restrict use of your personal data

f.    Right to personal data portability

g.   Right to object to the processing of your personal data

If you wish to exercise any of these rights under the GDPR, please email us at service@wesleygrees.com or write to us at the address below with such request.  We will respond to any requests without undue delay and no later than one-month after receipt of your request.

7. Opting-Out of Data Use or Withdrawing Consent

As described above, we collect personal data about you when you voluntarily provide it to us and collect other data about you and your use of the Site automatically when you interact with us. If you do not want us to use your collected data as described above, or if you wish to withdraw your consent to permit us to process your personal data, please email us at service@wesleygrees.com or write us at the address below with such request.

If you no longer wish to receive communications from Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller, you can opt-out from receiving such messages in the future by following the instructions in the message or contacting us at service@wesleygrees.com.

With respect to the Site’s use of cookies and other similar technologies, by adjusting settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow cookies to be placed, and thus opt-out of certain features of the Site and the Site’s automatic collection of certain data about you.

You may remove certain tracking technologies and opt-out of online behavioral advertising messaging by using the opt-out tools available from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA Opt-Out Tool) and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI Opt-Out Tools). Please note that these opt-out tools are device and browser specific, so you must repeat the opt-out from each of your browsers and devices.

You may also adjust your advertising preferences on various social media websites by adjusting your settings on the platform (for example, you may adjust the types of Facebook ads you receive HERE).

8. Protection and Retention of Data

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk and to safeguard your data in our possession. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no security mechanism is impenetrable. Therefore, although we take steps to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data that we collect from you or the security of our servers or the Site. By accessing the Site, any transmission of data is at your own risk and you agree to assume all risk in connection with data sent to us or collected by us.

We retain data only as long as necessary in light of the reasons it was collected as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or until you inform us you wish to have your data deleted, whichever comes first. Please note that we may retain your data for longer periods of time as necessary to comply with our legal obligations or respond to governmental authorities.

9. Children and Parents

We respect children’s privacy. We do not target or knowingly or intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. By using the Site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the Site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Site. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please email us at service@wesleygrees.com.

9. Foreign Jurisdiction

The Site is designed for and targeted to global audiences and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of Germany. We are not responsible under any privacy laws or local data protection laws in any jurisdiction other than Germany.

12. Miscellaneous

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy to reflect, among other things, changes in the law or our data collection and use practices and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller. Your continued use of the Site after an updated Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.  If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, as determined in our sole discretion, we will notify you via email.

13. Contact Us

If you have any general questions about this Privacy Policy or other aspects of the Site or would like to correct, update or erase data provided to us, please email us at service@wesleygrees.com.