Though the regulations are changing rapidly, we’re still in the early stages of internet security and privacy. When you’re browsing the internet, there’s a huge amount of services tracing everything you do. Some of those services simply collect and sell your personal information, but others are necessary to make things function properly.
There are some things we have to do in order to make Fairify work. It would be impossible to recommend local alternatives without knowing your location. Local alternatives decrease transportation emissions and because it’s our mission to reduce the impact of products as much as possible, it’s necessary to collect the information about your location that is linked to your IP address.
We also use affiliate marketing. Because we earn a small commission for the things you buy through Fairify, we, our partner brands and affiliate services, need to know whether you have bought anything. That’s where cookies come in. The brands we recommend contain affiliate links and when you click on one of these, the affiliate services we partner with store a cookie in your browser. These cookies are linked to your IP address and will be deleted in 30 to 90 days. We realize that it’s not the perfect solution, and we will look for ways to improve this. But for now, this business model pays for the research and the development of Fairify.
Lastly, we use Google Analytics to gain insight into how you use our services. This allows us to improve our website and extension efficiently. Please note that your browser behavior will not be tracked and that the data we collect will always be anonymized. If you feel this violates your privacy or just want to use Fairify without any of the above, we recommend using a VPN connection. If you don’t want cookies, you can simply clean out your browser cache from time to time.
If you have any questions about our privacy, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fairify Team
We, Fairify B.V., process personal data in compliance with privacy laws and regulations, such as Regulation (EU) 2016/’679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation, “GDPR”).
We process personal data through our website (www.fairify.io) and through our application. The fairify application is a browser extension which provides services to its users by giving an alternative or multiple alternatives for sustainable options within a market. By means of this privacy and cookie statement, we want to inform you about the personal data we collect, the processing activities we conduct and your rights as a data subject, when visiting our website and using our application.
This document contains the following information:
1. Processing of personal data and its purpose
2. Legal grounds for processing personal data
3. Transfer of data with third parties
4. Security of personal data
5. Removal of personal data (retention periods)
6. Your rights
8. Contact details
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the “data subject”), such as a name, email address and/or the IP-address of your computer. The processing activities that we conduct with personal data have several purposes: providing a functional application and communication with the (potential) users. We process the personal data derived from our website and the application. All data that is requested by our application is required and failure to provide this data may make it impossible for the application to provide the services to you as an user. In case our application specifically states that some data is not mandatory, you are free not to communicate this information with us without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the application and its services.
Processing of data through our website and application
About you, as our visitor of the website and user of our application, we process: name, email address and usage data obtained through cookies.
In order to contact us about your rights under the GDPR, but also in order to receive newsletters, marketing and updates about our services, we process your name and email address after you have given us your consent in advance (‘opt in’).
In order to provide a functional website and application, we use cookie technology to collect website usage data and to improve our services to you. On our website and in our application, we use Google Analytics and Affiliate links.
Google Analytics use analytical cookies. Analytical cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website, show us how visitors behave on the website and record which content is read. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas on our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the website and the services. By placing these cookies, we will solely process anonymous analytical data from you. No personal data like name or IP-address will be processed.
Affiliate links use affiliate cookies, also known as tracking cookies, to collect data. By placing tracking cookies, we are able to collect information about your browsing behavior during and after the use of our application. With this information we can determine the amount of people using our services and if our services, provided to you, were helpful to find a good sustainable alternative considering your initial search. The tracking cookies will collect your IP-address. This IP-address will be stored anonymously with the affiliate provider.
We will collect this data for two purposes: to measure the amount of visitors and to give a sign to the advertiser that visitors have found and visited her website via our Fairify application. Please keep in mind that the affiliate cookies are not meant to collect information about you as the data subject. The data is meant to assist Fairify in receiving a compensation for making a sale via an advertisement in de Fairify application. According to the GDPR, your consent is required to collect the data through the tracking cookies. If you do not consent, we will not store the cookie. Please note that the website and application might not work properly and some services or functionalities may not be available or work smoothly.
We process your personal data based on your (implicit) consent. We aim to collect and process your data only for certain legitimate business purposes, only after having checked that the fundamental rights and freedoms of you as a data subject are not seriously impacted. This includes facilitating and improving your experience in the use of our website, the application and our related services.
We may share your personal data with third parties that provide database-, server-, maintenance-, security-, marketing-, IT- or other similar services to us, hereafter referred to as ‘data processors’. If we provide access to your data, we will enter into a ‘data processor agreement’ that requires the third parties (amongst other terms) to keep your data confidential and instructs these parties to process the data only on our behalf. Furthermore, we may disclose your data if such disclosure is required by law.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access and against all other forms of unlawful processing. Also, we require our data processors to implement such appropriate technical and organizational measures.
We shall only store your personal data that are necessary for the services that we provide. Your data will be stored no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is collected unless otherwise required by law. For visitors of our website who provide us their contact details for marketing purposes, we will delete the data if you chose to opt-out from communications.
You, as a data subject, have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not personal data are being processed, and if so, access to the personal data. Additionally, you have the right to ask for rectification and/or erasure of personal data concerning you. You also have the right to ask us for restriction of processing, the right to object against specific processing activities and the right to transmit your data to another organization.
If and in so far we (partly) base the processing of personal data concerning you with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at all times. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before withdrawal.
Requests to exercise your rights can be sent to us via the contact details at the end of this privacy and cookie statement. We may request provision of additional information necessary to confirm your identity. We will respond to incoming requests within four weeks.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in case you find that your rights regarding the processing of personal data are being violated by us.
Our privacy and cookie statement will be updated regularly. The most recent version will be available at www.fairify.io , the Google Chrome store and at request.
In case of questions or complaints about the way Fairify processes personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us via:
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