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Effective 16 March 2018
Types of Information We Collect Online
The types of Personal Data that we may collect while you use the Linx Sites are described in this section and include both information that you provide to us and information that we collect automatically when you use the Linx Sites.
Information You Provide
You do not have to register for a service or program to receive much of the information available through the Linx Sites. However, some of our content is available only to registered or identified users and will require you to set up a profile or provide specific information about yourself in order to provide you the content.
Personal Data You Provide When Visiting Linx Sites
Linx collects Personal Data that you provide on Linx Sites, for example, when purchasing a product, requesting marketing information, contacting Linx customer service, or responding to Linx questionnaires or surveys. This could include:
• Contact information such as your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address
• Registration information such as your username or password
• Employment, education and other background information when you inquire about employment with Linx
• Payment information (such as banking information, payment card number, expiration date, delivery address, and billing address)
• Content you may provide (for example, when you complete our Online Contact Form or submit other information).
Personal Data You Share During Other Interactions with Linx
You may contact Linx to ask questions, discuss your concerns, or report issues regarding our products or services. If you communicate with or request information from Linx, you may be prompted to provide your contact information as well as any Personal Data that is relevant to your request.
Information That May Be Collected Automatically
When you use the Linx Sites, we also may collect certain usage and device information automatically as described below.
We may record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or other electronic device when you visit the Linx Sites. An IP address identifies the electronic device you use to access the Linx Sites, which allows us to maintain communication with your computer as you move about the Linx Sites and to customize content.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We also collect information about your use of the Linx Sites through tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons. A “cookie” is a unique numeric code that is transferred to your computer to track your interests and preferences and to recognize you as a return visitor. A “web beacon” is a transparent graphic image placed on a website, e-mail or advertisement that enables the monitoring of things such as user activity and site traffic. These technologies help remember your preferences and allow us to bring you the content and features that are likely to be of greatest interest to you on the basis of “clickstream” data that shows your previous activities on the Linx Sites.
We utilize Google Display Advertising (such as Display Advertising on Facebook and Instagram, Retargeting with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) to (1) show you our ads on other websites based on your prior visits to the Linx Sites, and (2) better understand our ad impressions and use of ad services. In connection with the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting service, we may use data from Google's interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to understand and improve our marketing campaigns and site content.
Some of our online advertising takes place through Google Display Advertising. As part of this program, we use Google Analytics features such as Retargeting. In connection with that feature and others offered by ad networks, we and the operators of ad networks, including Google, may use third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) – and in some cases first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) – to inform, optimize and serve ads across the internet, based on a user's past visits to the Linx Sites. We may also show you ads from some of our affiliates when you visit the Linx Sites.
You can opt out of Google Ads by visiting Google Ad Settings. If you do not want your data used by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at the Google Analytics opt-out page.
This Linx Site is not designed to respond to "do not track" signals received from browsers.
To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies, including how to disable them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that some cookies are essential to the functioning of our sites and deleting or disabling them will reduce the site’s functionality.
Some Linx Sites are available either as mobile applications or mobile sites that you can use on your mobile device. If you use a mobile device to access and use the Linx Sites, we may collect the following mobile-specific information in addition to the other information described above: device or advertising ID, device type, hardware type, media access control (“MAC”) address, international mobile equipment identity (“IMEI”), the version of your mobile operating system, the platform used to access or download the Linx Site (e.g., Apple, Google, Amazon, Windows), location information and usage information about your device and your use of the Linx Sites.
Information Collected from Other Sources
We may combine information about you from a visit to one Linx Site with information about you from visits to other Linx Sites. We may also combine information about you that is collected through the Linx Sites with information that we have collected offline, as well as with information provided to us by third parties.
How We Use Your Information
We use your Personal Data to provide you the products and services you request, communicate with you, improve your experience on the Linx Sites, generally improve our products and services, and for other internal business purposes. These uses may also include the recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of Personal Data. The Personal Data we collect about you may be stored for ten years following the most recent interaction we have had with you, after which point it will be archived only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.
Providing Products and Services You Request
If you choose to purchase our products or receive our services, we use the Personal Data that you provide through the Linx Sites to manage your orders and invoices, to process payments, to respond to your questions, to provide you the products or services you request, and to offer an optimal customer experience.
You may also receive marketing information from Linx and our affiliates, such as offers regarding similar or related products or services, invitations to participate in surveys about our products, or notifications about special promotions. In such cases, we will use your contact and other Personal Data to send you marketing information.
Customized User Experiences
Business and Product Improvement
In order to discover new facts that could help Linx better understand customer needs and help improve, develop, and evaluate products, services, materials, and programs, Linx analyzes the information that you have provided. For these purposes, Linx does not use information that can directly identify you.
Site Analytics and Improvement
We may use the information that you provide and the information we collect automatically about your use of the Linx Sites to monitor user traffic patterns and preferences for site improvement, analytics, and optimization.
Forward to a Friend Feature
If our referral service is available and you choose to use it to tell a friend about a Linx Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and e-mail address. Your e-mail address will appear as the sender of the e-mail and we will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting him or her to visit the Linx Site. Both your e-mail address and the recipient's e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose except to facilitate the sending of this one-time e-mail to your friend. Linx stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral service.
Legal Basis for Processing
Under European data protection laws, Linx must have a legal basis to process your Personal Data. The legal basis that applies in a particular instance will depend on the specific purposes described above for which Linx is processing your Personal Data:
• In certain instances, Linx may ask for your consent to collect and process your Personal Data. Should you choose to provide your consent, you may later withdraw your consent by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section. Please note that the withdrawal of consent will not affect processing which has already occurred.
• In other instances, the processing of your Personal Data may be necessary in order to comply with an applicable law or regulation or for the performance of a contract to which you are subject. You may not be able to opt out of this processing, or your choice to opt out may impact our ability to perform a contractual obligation otherwise owed to you.
• In yet other instances, Linx may process your Personal Data based on Linx’s legitimate interests in communicating with you about our products and services, and about scientific research and educational opportunities. You have the right to opt out of all such processing of your Personal Data. You may do so by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section.
Information We Share
We only share your Personal Data with third parties as described below. We do not sell or disclose Personal Data to third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Third-Party Advertising and Online Behavioral Advertising
You may be provided with online advertisements of Linx products and services on third-party websites and mobile services that are tailored to you, for example, on the basis of information that you provide to Linx or a third-party website you are visiting, or your browsing activity, purchases, or interests. These types of tailored online advertisements may come through several sources, such as the following:
• We may share with our advertising service providers your non-identifying information that we have obtained from cookies and other tracking technologies on our Linx Sites.
Affiliates, Vendors, and Suppliers
We may partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or “co-branded” basis. At a co branded site, you will see both the Linx logo and the logo of the co-branding partner displayed on your screen. You should read the individual privacy policies of our co-branding partners, as they may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given site.
If you contact Linx regarding your experience in using one of our products, we may use the information that you provide in submitting reports to the applicable government regulatory authority, as required of us by law.
Legal Rights and Obligations
In certain limited circumstances, Linx may need to disclose your Personal Data in order to comply with a legal obligation or demand, such as to comply with reporting obligations to applicable governing regulatory authorities regarding the safety of our products, or in connection with the sale or transfer of one of our product lines or divisions, which includes the services provided through one or more of the Linx’s affiliates. In such instances, we will take measures to protect your Personal Data to the extent possible. We also reserve the right to use Personal Data to investigate and prosecute users who violate our rules or who engage in behavior that is illegal or harmful to others or to others’ property.
Change in Organization
Linx does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Data directly from children on Linx Sites (Linx defines “children” as minors younger than 18). We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, to communicate with us, or to use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.
Your Privacy Choices
You have the right to see and get a copy of the Personal Data about you that we maintain as well as to ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data about you. You have the right to receive data that you have provided to us in a machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another controller. You may also request the erasure of your Personal Data or the restriction of its processing, or object to the processing of Personal Data about you. To seek access to Personal Data about you, to file a concern, complaint, or request for correction, or to opt out of particular programs, please contact our Privacy Leader by clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the Linx Site you are using, by using the Linx contact information on the Linx mobile application you are using, or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send a letter to the following address:
8 Stocks Bridge Way
Compass Point Business Park
St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5JL
Your local Data Protection Authority is responsible for making sure that applicable privacy laws are followed in your locality. For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not able to resolve a problem directly with us and wish to make a compliant, please contact your local Data Protection Authority.
In all communications to Linx, please include your e-mail address, the website address, mobile application, and/or specific Linx product to which you provided your Personal Data (e.g., linxglobal.com), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete, amend, or correct your Personal Data and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment/Correction Request” in the subject line of the e-mail. We will respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner and may need to further confirm your identity in order to process certain requests.
Linx maintains reasonable technical, administrative, and physical controls to secure any Personal Data collected through the Linx Sites. However, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could intercept an internet transmission, or that someone will find a way to thwart our security systems. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Data over the internet, especially your financial information. Linx cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Data; therefore, when submitting Personal Data to Linx Sites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.
Third-Party Sites and Social Media Plug-ins
Accessing Our Sites Globally
Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limitations under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of Personal Data that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us at email@example.com.