2. Compliance with Applicable Law
3. No Liability for Unauthorised Disclosure
While METAL THINGS will do all things reasonably necessary to protect the Customer’s rights of privacy whilst on the METAL THINGS website, METAL THINGS cannot accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosure of the Customer’s personal and confidential information made by third parties who are not subject to METAL THINGS’s control.
4. Personal Information
5. Consent to Collection
6. Types of Personal Information Collected
METAL THINGS collects personal information when a Customer submits an application form to make use of METAL THINGS’s Services, to become a Reseller of METAL THINGS or to respond to a METAL THINGS survey. If you choose to pay for the Services you order from METAL THINGS by way of debit order, METAL THINGS will request your banking details to include in the periodic debit order transactions. METAL THINGS also collects personal information for purposes of improving its Service offering and for purposes of increasing service efficiency.
We use cookie technology which comprises tiny pieces of data or a small text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which contains information about you, so that the next time you visit the METAL THINGS website, the cookie reminds us of who you are, enabling us to achieve our goal of providing a valuable online experience to you. You are able to however, disable this cookie technology in your Internet browser..
8. Customer Data
The Customer Data collected by METAL THINGS is used solely in connection with granting you access to the website, to hosting services and for purposes of monitoring the Reseller/Customer’s use of the website so as to limit or prevent breaches of security. METAL THINGS may also use information collected for research regarding the effectiveness of the Hetzner website and related marketing and advertising efforts. Electronic communications will be sent by METAL THINGS using the Customer’s personal contact information to inform him of new products, important industry news or about general services provided by METAL THINGS. METAL THINGS adheres strictly to permission-based email standards and as such all emails that are sent will have an option to unsubscribe. Unsubscribe requests are fulfilled within minutes and no further communication will be sent to the Customer.
9. Service Announcements
In order for METAL THINGS to fulfil its service obligations it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, METAL THINGS will send an email to relevant Customers if METAL THINGS anticipates a service interruption as a result of system maintenance. Generally, Customers may not opt-out of these communications. These communications are not promotional in nature.
10. Disclosure of Personal Information
Subject to your right to withdraw your consent in certain instances, you agree that we may obtain your personal information and use it, for certain specified purposes, including for, METAL THINGS marketing and contract administration as well as to enable us to collect your debit order payment. We will also provide personal information to law enforcement authorities in response to subpoenas and other lawful requirements where we believe that the disclosure of such personal information is necessary to identify, contact or institute legal proceedings against third parties who jeopardise the provision and rendering of the Services by METAL THINGS.
Information collected from Customers may be disclosed to independent contractors and business partners, including METAL THINGS’s payment processors, hosting serve provider and mail marketing service provider, provided that they (i) have agreed to hold this information in confidence, (ii) do not use it for any purpose other than carrying out the service they are providing for METAL THINGS, and (iii) observe METAL THINGS’s information handling procedures.
11. Retension of Personal Information
All personal information will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned in clause 10 above.
12. Accurate and Up To Date
METAL THINGS will use its best endeavours to keep the personal information it collects as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purposes mentioned in clause10 above, and METAL THINGS shall, from time to time, request the Customer to update its personal information on the website or via Control Panel. You are able to review or update any personally identifiable information that we hold on you by accessing your account via Control Panel or by e-mailing us or phoning us. Please note that in order to better protect you and safeguard your personal information, we do take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account or making any corrections to your personal information.
METAL THINGS uses encryption, firewalls and other security technology and procedures to help protect the confidentiality of your personal information and prevent unauthorised access or improper use thereof. All personal information is securely stored in METAL THINGS’s Customer Database.