Who we are
SoSockz having an address at Koronis 7, Limassol, 3081, Cyprus (hereinafter, referred to as the “Company”, “us”, “we”, and “our”) collects from the individual user (hereinafter, referred to as “you” and “your”) certain personal data through the website http://www.sosockz.com (hereinafter, referred to as the “Website”). The Company acts as a data controller (i.e., the entity responsible for collection and processing of your personal data).
Personal data collection and processing through the Website is conducted in accordance with the data protection laws of Cyprus and the applicable EU laws, including the GDPR.
- Provide you with marketing communication;
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We adhere to data minimization principles. We collect and process only minimal amount of personal data that is strictly necessary for performing the operations requested by you through the Website (e.g., placing and processing orders) or for pursuing our legitimate interests, unless you decide, at your sole discretion, to provide additional personal data to us.
- When you visit the Website, we will collect your IP address.
- When you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect your email address.
- When you purchase products through the Website, create a user account on the Website, or create an affiliate account we will collect the following personal data:
- First name;
- Email address;
- Physical address;
- Billing address;
- Company name;
- Phone number;
If you do not provide us with the requested personal data, we may not be able to process your purchase order and you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree to submit personal data that is up-to-date, true, accurate, current, and complete, and you shall update your personal data as soon as any changes in your personal data occur.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Marketing and Newsletters
If you sign up for our newsletter, we will regularly send you newsletters and other news, offers, and information that can be of interest to you. Your subscription for a newsletter constitutes your consent to receive marketing communication. After you purchase products from us, we may use your e-mail address to send you information about products or services that are the same as or similar to those that you have ordered from us and that we think you may find useful. When you register a user account on the Website, you can opt in for receiving our newsletter and other direct marketing materials by expressing your preference and providing your consent. From time to time, we may also use your personal data to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. Opting-out from marketing messages. At any stage, you have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes by the following ways:
- You can click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in any newsletter provided by us;
Informational notices. In exceptional cases, we may send you important informational communications related to the Website and your orders, such as the status of your orders, announcements about important updates of the Website, information about security breaches, or other privacy-related matters. Please note that such communication will be sent only on an “if needed” basis and it does not fall within the scope of direct marketing communication.
Depending on the circumstances in which you provide us with your personal data, the collection and processing of your personal data is carried out on the basis of one of the following legal grounds:
- Ensuring the performance of a contract;
- Pursuing our legitimate business interests; or
- If you have provided us with your explicit consent for collection and processing of your personal data for a particular purpose.
Non-personal data. From time to time, we may collect your non-personal data, such as the browser types used by you, operating systems, and the URL addresses of websites clicked to and from the Website. Please note that such information does not contain any personal data and cannot be used to identify you. In case your non-personal data is combined with some of your personal data in a way that allows us to identify you, we will treat such non-personal data as personal data. We use your non-personal data to improve your user experience with us, including to offer you a better design of the Website and user traffic analytics purposes, such as to analyze what kind of users visit the Website, how they access it, how long they stay, from which other websites they come to the Website, what pages they look at, and to which other websites they go from the Website.
Sensitive data. Please note that we do not collect sensitive personal data (e.g., your health information, opinion about your religious and political beliefs, racial origins and membership of a professional or trade association), unless you decide, at your sole discretion, to provide such sensitive data to us through the Website.
What we do with the personal data we collect:
We respect data protection principles and we collect and process the personal data only for the purposes for which personal data is provided.
- If you provide your personal data for the purpose of obtaining quotes for the products and services sold through the Website, we will use your personal data to provide you with quotes for products and services for which you have expressed interest.
- Your personal data provided during the process of purchasing products and services through the Website will be used to process an deliver your orders.
- We may also use your e-mail address to send you information about products or services that are the same as or similar to those that you have ordered from us and that we think you may find useful. We will do so only until you object to being contacted for these purposes (e.g., by unsubscribing).
The use of your personal data for the purposes that are different than the purposes mentioned above will be possible only if we obtain your prior explicit consent.
Who we share your data with
If necessary, we may disclose or transfer your personal data to third parties. Please note that such a disclosure or transfer is limited to the situations when the personal data is required for the purposes of (1) provision of the information or services requested by you, (2) pursuing our legitimate interests, (3) law enforcement purposes, or (4) if you provide your prior explicit consent. For example, your personal data may be disclosed to third parties that:
• Provide payment services. When you make payments through the Website, your payments will be processed by our third party payment processors, (i) PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. having an address at 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg and (ii) myPOS Europe Ltd having an address at The Shard, Level 24, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG, United Kingdom (hereinafter, collectively referred to as the “Third Party Payment Processors”). Our Third Party Payment Processors may collect payment information from you which is necessary to make the payments requested by you. Please note that we DO NOT store your credit/debit card information. Our Third Party Payment Processors handle all the steps in the payment process on their websites, including data collection and data processing.
• Provide us with technical support. Third party service providers that provide us with technical services, such as software developers, hosting, website, and storing providers, customer support and marketing partners, and shipping partners may have access to your personal data for the purposes of service provision.
We may pass on your personal data to other third parties if this is necessary in order to achieve the purpose for which you provided the personal data to us (e.g., to provide you with a quote and deliver you the ordered goods) or if it is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the Website and our business activities.
In case the Company is being sold partly or fully, the Company may also provide your personal data to a purchaser or successor entity.
We do not sell your personal data to third parties, and do not intend to do so in the future.
Transfer of personal data outside the EEA. Some of the Company’s subsidiaries, affiliates, and third parties mentioned above may be located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and, if you are a resident of the EEA, we may need to transfer your personal data to jurisdictions outside the EEA. In case it is necessary to make such a transfer, we will make sure that the jurisdiction in which the recipient third party is located ensures an adequate level of protection of your personal data or we conclude an agreement with the respective third party that ensures such protection.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
We will keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to provide you with the requested service (e.g., replying to your enquiry, delivering your orders, and sending a newsletter). If your personal data is no longer necessary for the delivery of the requested services, we will immediately delete it, unless (1) we are required by the applicable law to retain such personal data for a specified period of time (e.g., maintaining accountancy records) or (2) you provide us with your explicit consent to retain the personal data for a specified period of time. Where possible, we will anonymize your personal data.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data collected and processed by us is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Thus, we ask you to keep your personal data as current as possible and update your personal data through your user account on the Website as soon as any changes in your personal data occur.
You can manage your personal data collected and processed by us and request us to:
- Get a copy of your personal data that we store;
- Move your personal data to another processor;
- Delete your personal data from our systems;
- Object and restrict processing of your personal data;
- Withdraw your consent; or
If you would like to exercise your rights listed above, please contact us by email at email@example.com We may ask you to provide us with an identifying piece of information, so that we would be able to identify you in our system. We will answer your request within a reasonable timeframe but no later than 2 weeks.
If you would like to launch a complaint about the way in which your personal data is handled by us, we kindly ask you to contact us first. After you contact us, we will investigate your complaint and provide you with our response as soon as possible. If you are a resident of the EU and you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority. If you are a resident of Cyprus, more information about Cyprian Commissioner for Personal Data Protection is available at http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy
How we protect your data
We adhere to current information security standards by employing organizational and technical information security tools, such as secured networks, and limited access to your personal data by our staff, as well as suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures, for the purpose of protecting your personal data. We put reasonable efforts to maintain the security of and to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, and modification of your personal data.
However, due to the inherent risks of using the Internet, we cannot be liable for any destruction, loss, leakage, and falsification of personal data caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control. In case a personal data breach occurs, we will inform the local data protection authority, namely the Cyprian Commissioner for Personal Data Protection, without undue delay and immediately take reasonable measures to mitigate the breach, as stipulated in the applicable law.
Please note that you are solely responsible for keeping online credentials, such as login details and passwords, in a private and secure manner. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for unauthorized access and any damage whatsoever occurred due to your failure to protect your online credentials
Our contact details are listed below:
Address: Koronis 7, Limassol 3081, Cyprus
Last updated 11/04/2020