Personal data (“Personal Data”) of users and customers (collectively "Users") of will be conducted in compliance with applicable US Governing Laws.
Your Personal Data will be processed to provide the services you subscribed to or reserved for registered users, to facilitate your navigation of and shopping from the website and to keep you informed of Houghton news and offers, (herein the "Marketing Purposes").
1. Our Policy
Everyone has the right to protection of his/her Personal Data. We respect Users' right to be informed regarding the collection of and other operations involving their Personal Data. In using data that may directly or indirectly identify you personally, we will apply a principle of strict necessity. For this reason, we have designed the Site in such a way that the use of your Personal Data will be kept to a minimum and will not exceed the purposes for which your Personal Data was collected and/or processed; we do not process your Personal Data when we can provide you with services through the use of anonymous or traffic data (such as marketing research made for improving our services, browsing data processed to provide you with customized contents or offers adapted to your preferred language, your location, etc.) or by other means which allow us to identify you, apart from when it is strictly necessary or upon request by competent public authorities or the police (for example, in case of traffic data or your IP address).
2. Who collects and processes Your Personal Data, how and for which purposes?
Houghton is the controller of your Personal Data as they determine the E-Commerce Purposes and means of processing Personal Data. For E-Commerce Purposes Houghton has appointed certain entities that will also process Personal Data relating to the Site’s Users (herein the "Processors").
The above mentioned service providers and Processors have been chosen because of their experience in processing Personal Data and they provide sufficient safeguards regarding compliance with data protection laws (including the technical security measures governing the processing to be carried out. on Personal Data processing.
Some of the Processors of your Personal Data E-Commerce Purposes directly are:
United Parcel Service, Fed Ex, USPS and International Checkout for purposes related to shipping, delivering and returning products purchased on www.houghtonnyc.com
For the E-Commerce Purposes, collect your Personal Data (such as personal details, e-mail address, address, Credit Card numbers, bank code, tax code and telephone number, etc.) on your order form only for the purpose of selling the products ordered by you. Your Personal Data is mostly processed by electronic means and, in some circumstances, by paper-based means, such as when the processing of your Personal Data is required for preventing fraud on the Site. Your Personal Data shall be stored in a way which allows us identify you for the period necessary for the purposes which the data was collected for and subsequently processed and, in any case, in accordance with Governing Laws. Please report any modification of your Personal Data your personal account on the Site in order to ensure that your Personal Data is always accurate and up-to-date, relevant and complete. Your Personal Data shall not be disclosed to third parties other than is necessary to process your transactions and comply with your requests for information including receiving our newsletters and special offers and emails, which are not permitted by law or without your consent.
Aside from the Processors appointed for Personal Data processing, your Personal Data will be made available also to third parties, autonomous controllers, for purposes related to supplying services requested by Users (for example, for purchase transactions) or for purposes of third parties. For more information on the matter, see section 4 (To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed). Please contact our Customer Care or send us an e-mail at email@example.com if you would like to receive a full list of our data Processors involved in processing your Personal Data.
For the Marketing Purposes, we may process your Personal Data as well as browsing data ("Traffic data") resulting from the use of our Services by any User, in order to provide Users with customized contents and offers on our Services or to deliver any newsletter they subscribed to, subject to their discretionary right to withdraw their subscription to such newsletter or to oppose or object to the receiving of any advertising or marketing content which we think is of interest to a specific User. For Marketing Purposes, Personal Data and Traffic data is mostly processed by electronic means and shall be stored for us in any case, in accordance with Governing Laws and made available to our Processors.
Moreover, your Personal Data may be disclosed to the police or to judicial authorities, according to Governing Laws and upon a formal request by such entities, for example in the event we need to prevent fraud on the Site (anti-fraud services).
Data processors will also have access to your Personal Data as stated in section 2 for the specific purposes stated therein. In all the above circumstances, your consent for data processing is not required as Personal Data Processing would be necessary for the performance of E-Commerce Purposes.
3. What Happens if You Do Not Disclose Your Personal Data to us?
Granting your Personal Data to us (in particular, your personal details, your e-mail address, your address, your Credit/Debit Card numbers and bank code and your telephone number) is necessary for processing your order for the purchase of products on the Site, supplying other services provided on the web site upon your request, or when your Personal Data is needed to fulfill obligations required by law or regulations. The refusal to provide us with some of your Personal Data necessary for performing the above purposes may consequently prevent us from processing your order for the purchase of products sold on the Site or fulfilling obligations required by law and other regulations. Therefore, failing to provide Personal Data may constitute, in some cases, a legitimate and justified reason for not processing your order for the purchase of products sold on the Site or not providing the Site’s services.
Disclosure of further Personal Data to us other than that required for fulfilling legal or contractual obligations and to be properly browse our services with necessary traffic data is optional and does not have any effect on the use of the Site and of its services or on the purchase of products on the Site.
4. To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed?
Personal Data will be disclosed to third party companies that provide, on behalf of Houghton, specific services as data Processors or to other recipients of Personal Data collected by us that autonomously process your Personal Data only for the E-Commerce Purposes and, in any case, according to Governing Laws and regulations.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Personal Data will not be disclosed to any other third parties or disseminated or transferred without informing our Users of such disclosure/dissemination/transfer, and, in any case, in accordance with the Governing Laws.
5. Security Measures
While we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, we cannot make any guarantees in this regard. In particular, online payments are secured through the https protocol in order for your data to be encrypted during their transmission to the payment processor. In some other cases, transmitting data over the internet is not assured to be secure from access by unintended recipients. We will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence.
If you have started the procedure of blocking or deleting cookies, we cannot ensure that all web pages of the Site will be displayed or that certain services will be supplied such as, for example, storage or display on the web pages of products you chose when you were finalizing the online purchase processes.
The Site uses automatic systems of browsing data collection, such as cookies. A cookie is a file stored on the hard disk of the terminal of an internet user; it does not contain intelligible information but it allows linking between a terminal and other information about User's experience on the web site and his/her preferences expressed while choosing services and purchasing products offered by the web site) provided by the Users. For Cookies disseminated by our servers, no one else may gain access to the information contained therein. These information and data are gathered directly and automatically by the Site. The information collected by cookies will be processed in order to optimize the services of the Site. We have provided cookies in connection to functions such as selecting the country, the language, the location, browsing the catalogue, purchasing products online and in general in connection with the provision of services reserved to registered customers. As you know, each internet browser allows the blocking or the deletion of cookies. Your internet browser contains instructions on these procedures. Please access the information on your internet browser if you wish to delete cookies.
7. Compulsory processing
We wish to inform you that we may process your Personal Data also without your consent in certain circumstances provided by laws.
8. Your Right to Access Personal Data and Further Rights
You are entitled to obtain at any time from us :
a. the updating or adjustment of your personal data;
b. the deletion, the transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of your personal data (unlawfully processed), including data which does not need to be stored for the purposes for which it was collected and subsequently processed;
c. the confirmation that the operations under letters a) and b) have been reported (together with the contents of the same) to whom the data was disclosed or disseminated, except when it becomes impossible or if the means used are clearly disproportionate to the protection of users' rights.
You are entitled to object, in whole or in part:
a. for legitimate reasons, to the processing of your personal data, even if it is related to the purposes for which it was collected;
b. to the processing of your personal data for advertising or direct marketing purposes or in order to carry out marketing research or commercial communications.
Each time your consent is required, Houghtonnyc.com will inform you in advance and will give you the option to either provide or refuse your consent for the use of your Personal Data, including your e-mail address, for the above purposes, by ticking the appropriate boxes.
We wish to inform you that may process your Personal Data also without your consent in certain circumstances, such as when such processing is necessary for performing a legal obligation to which we are subject or when such processing is necessary for performing obligations undertaken in contracts with the users.
To the extent of Governing Laws and subject to your rights, Your personal data may be processed by Houghton for sending you advertising or offers for Marketing Purposes about products and services unless you object to it at any time, either when Your personal data has been collected or at any time, notably when receiving any offer from Us.
In any case, guarantee that our site users may exercise, at any time and without having to state their reasoning, their right not to receive future communications connected to particular services upon request.
10. Links to Other Web Sites
If you wish to receive further information on how we process your Personal Data, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
12. Governing Laws