Your privacy is is very important for us. This page details how and when we collect, use, disseminate and protect the data provided by you while accessing and using SchemeColor.com.
What is Personal Data?
As per Art. 4 section 1 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes name, email address, postal address, phone number, as well as, data such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address.
Data collection when you visit SchemeColor.com
You are not required to provide personal data when you visit SchemeColor.com. You can visit this web site anonymously.
However, based on your web browser, the settings of software and your computer, information such as your IP address, location, language, digital device, screen size, etc. may be passed to us. This data collection is automated and will be stored on the web server for a period of maximum 1 (one) month after which it will be deleted automatically.
Data collection when you register on SchemeColor.com
You are not required to register at SchemeColor.com to access the majority of the content on the web site, post comments or provide feedback. Registration is required only if you want to post color schemes or information related to color.
The registration process is simple via an online form in which only the fields for username, first name, last name, nick name and email are required.
Data collection when you post a comment or send feedback via online forms on SchemeColor.com
The two required fields in the online forms for posting comments or sending a feedback are name and email. This is to ensure a reply, if needed, and to personalise the message.
However, you can post comments anonymously the web site. We suggest using “Anonymous” and “email@example.com” if you do not want to share your actual personal data.
Data collection on subscribing to our newsletter
The only information required for subscribing to our newsletter is your actual email address. In addition to sending our newsletter, we may also use the email address for advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter service. Each newsletter contains an “Unsubscribe” link.
Data collection when you purchase goods or services from SchemeColor.com
When purchasing goods (digital or otherwise) or services from SchemeColor.com, you would be required to enter the actual and correct personal information which includes name, postal address, email address, credit card details, phone number etc. Payment information will be encrypted and processed by a third party payment gateway via their secure systems.
Some of this information (excluding the credit card information) will be stored with us only to the extent necessary for providing the goods, service or execution of the contract. This data will be blocked and deleted after the execution of the service/transfer of goods/end of contract deadline unless you explicitly agree for us to use the data.
Display of Gravatar
Gravatar is a “globally recognised avatar” which you can associate with your actual email address. On using the email address, the web site will display the Gravatar whenever required.
SchemeColor.com typically uses “Session Cookies” which will be deleted once the web site is closed in the browser window. Other kind cookies need to be manually deleted by you.
Data collection by Google Analytics
To refuse the use of Google Analytics click on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
For further details on Google Analytics cookies usage on the site, please refer this link.
Data collection by Google AdSense
Adsense serves non-personalised ads to EEA uses.
If a brand/product/service is promoted on the site via affiliate links and/or banners, it would mention explicitly.
Protection and appropriate use of data posted on SchemeColor.com
You can trust us with your data. The web site uses digital security systems that encrypt data during the transfer process. Your data stored on computers at our offices are also protected and available only to select employees. All our employees and service providers appointed by us are bound by us to maintain the confidentiality and comply with data protection regulations.
We will never sell or provide your personal information to other companies or organisations. Your personal information is retained by us for as long as your account/subscription/contract is active on the web site or as needed to provide you with our services or as necessitated to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law (for example, to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or court order) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
Right of Disclosure and Withdrawal