METCHA

Privacy Policy

Last Updated Date: July 17, 2019

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The following Privacy Policy covers our website metcha.com, which are owned and operated by Vereniging Leather Naturally (referred to as “METCHA”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

By using metcha.com or submitting information, you are agreeing with and accepting the terms and the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with and accept this Privacy Policy, please do not use or provide information to us.

This Privacy Policy covers METCHA's collection and use of any personal data that we gather when you are on the metcha.com. Also, this Privacy Policy covers METCHA's use of any personal data that our business partners may share with us. This Privacy Policy does not cover personal data (if any) that may be collected elsewhere, including without limitation offline and on other sites linked to and from the metcha.com as well as the practices of third parties that METCHA does not control or own, or individuals that METCHA does not employ or manage.

1. Personal Data You Provide to Us

metcha.com generally collect personally identifying information (such as, for example, your name, email address) with your specific knowledge and consent. This includes but is not limited to when you subscribe to our newsletter mailing list, enter a raffle sweepstakes or giveaway and complete a survey. You are free to choose not to provide us with certain personal data, but you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

2. Automatic Information

Our servers may automatically collect automatic and/or aggregate information about your computer or electronic device when you visit our websites, including but without limited to the website that referred you, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the type and configuration of the internet browser of your computer or electronic device, browsing preference such as language settings and font size, geo-location information and operating system of the computer or electronic device used for accessing our websites, and other usage and traffic information. METCHA uses this automatic and/or aggregate information to analyze trends, gather and prepare statistics or demographic information and administer our websites so that we may provide improved web experiences to our users. Such automatic and/or aggregate information is not collected in a manner that would identify you personally. We may provide automatic and/or aggregate information, which are not personal data, to our partners about how our users, collectively use our websites. We may share this information with our partners, so that they may further understand the usage of their areas and our websites, so that they too can provide you with a better web experience. 

3. Use and Provision of Personal Data

We may collect, use, store and provide your personal data for any of the following purposes, including:

  • To enhance or improve user experience in metcha.com or to facilitate our performance of our services or any services offered on metcha.com.
  • To conduct and process any contests, raffle sweepstakes, giveaways and/or surveys that we may from time to time organize in relation to metcha.com, our business, services, and to announce the winners of the relevant contests and/or sweepstakes (as the case may be) on metcha.com or any other medium/channels as may be required under the applicable laws.
  • To communicate with you about changes/revisions to our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, our websites or respond to inquiries.
  • To send e-mails and/or other marketing communications about our websites and/or other news, promotional sale alerts, related services, or updates for metcha.com, provided that we have obtained your explicit consent to do so.
  • To detect, investigate, identify and protect against misuses of our websites and/or other activities on metcha.com which may violate our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions or may be illegal.
  • To enforce our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • To provide third party service provider(s) engaged by us to provide services for or in relation to metcha.com, to process data on our behalf, to provide information technology support to us and/or conduct maintenance of our servers, databases, including but not limited to IT contractor(s), website analytic service provider(s), data processor(s) and service provider(s) for database management systems.
  • To provide third party content provider(s) engaged by us, including interactive and social media providers, to provide services for or in relation to metcha.com, to allow the provider to host the content on our sites
  • To provide our third-party advertising and promotional agencies and consultants and those organisations or online platforms selected by us to carry out marketing campaigns on our behalf and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements (for example, client campaign tracking)
  • To comply with or as permitted by any applicable laws or regulations, court order or lawful request from any government authority.

4. Cookies

In order to distinguish you from other users—especially other users on the same network as you— we would use cookies to track your specific computer or electronic device. Cookies are small computer text files that are sent from a website to the browser of your computer or electronic device and are stored on your device. Generally, cookies do not recognize you personally and are not harmful to your device. Cookies are used by websites that you visit and browse to improve your website browsing experience and provide the website operators with non-personal data or analytical information to help improve the quality of their websites for their users’ website browsing experience. For example, we use cookies to save your device’s browsing preferences and settings. For these reasons we require that you keep cookies enabled when using our websites. Please note that if you choose to disable cookies on your computer or electronic device, you may find that some of the features and functionality of our websites may not work properly. Additionally, our cookies may be accessible by third parties or provided by third parties including, for example, Google via Google Analytics or Facebook via Facebook Pixel on our website. We do not have any control over and are not responsible or liable for such third parties’ collection and use of the cookies. Please refer to those third parties’ relevant policies regarding their collection and use of cookies for further information.

5. Third Party Websites

metcha.com may contain links to third party websites, advertisers or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites, advertisers or services or their use of your personal data. If you access a third party website from our websites, you do so at your own risk and you understand that neither this Privacy Policy nor our Terms & Conditions apply to your use of such sites. 

6. Third Party Access to Your Personal Data

We strive to do our best to protect your personal data from being accessed by third parties. However, since we may employ outside maintenance personnel or use third party service providers to provide website, information technology and/or data processing services to us or to host our material, there are third party entities which may have custody or access to your information. Because of this, it is necessary that you permit us to give access to your personal data to such third party entities to the same extent that you authorize us to do so. 

To the fullest and maximum extent as is permitted under the applicable laws, you agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

We may store your personal data or share them with other third parties as set out in Clause 4 for the relevant purposes as set out in this Privacy Policy. Please refer to Clause 4 above for further information regarding our purposes of use and transfer of personal data and the relevant data transferees that may be involved. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the following is a non-exhaustive list of other entities that we may store, share, or transfer your information with in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy:

  • Google Analytics (Anonymous version)
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google DoubleClick for Publishers
  • Google AdSense
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook (SDK for iOS/Android, App Events/Analytics, AudienceNetwork)
  • Twitter (Analytics)
  • MailChimp
  • Google Firebase (Cloud Messaging, Performance Marketing, etc.)

7. Marketing & Communication

METCHA will only contact you via email if you decide to opt-in in our newsletter subscription field. If you would prefer to opt-out from these e-mails, you can do so at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.

8. Law Enforcement

We may disclose your personal data to a third party to comply with or as permitted by any applicable laws or regulations, court order or lawful request from any government authority. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, unless there are any prohibitions/ restrictions under the applicable laws, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either.

9. Security of Information

We use SSL certificates to help secure metcha.com. However, we make no representations as to the security or confidentiality of your personal data. You understand and agree that no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It is in our interest to keep our websites secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.

10. Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and the updated version will be posted on our website in place of the old version. We will also include the date that the currently displayed Privacy Policy took effect to help you determine whether there have been any changes since you last used the website. The changes in this Privacy Policy become effective as soon as the changes are published to the website. If you continue to use the website after the changes become effective, it will signify your agreement to be bound by such modifications or revisions.

If you do not agree with the revised/updated Privacy Policy, you must immediately cease using our website and service.

11. Contact

Any inquiries about your rights under this Privacy Policy, or any other matters regarding your privacy, can be directed to legal@metcha.com. You have the right to request access to and/or correction of your personal data held by us. If you wish to make such request, please contact us by email marking “Attention: Personal Data Access / Correction Request” on your correspondence.