Personal Information; definition, collection and use
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.
The personal information we collect
Profoto may collect a variety of information but specifically your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, contact preferences, IP-number and credit card information.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect will be used:
- to keep you posted about Profoto’s latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events, by sending you newsletters, offerings and other news or product alerts. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out at any time by simply clicking the appropriate link for opt out in the footer of each and any newsletter.
- to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, advertising and customer communication by internal auditing, data analyzing and research of the personal information and preferences you have shared with us.
- to send you important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. If you have an agreement with Profoto which stipulates this method of communication, it is not certain you will be able to opt out of receiving such communications without amending the underlying agreement.
- to administer sweepstakes, contests or similar promotion programs in case you have entered into such events.
Disclosure to Third Parties
At times Profoto may disclose and share certain personal information to strategic partners that work with Profoto to provide or improve Profoto products and services, or that help Profoto market to customers.
Personal information will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Profoto may disclose and share personal information with Profoto Service Providers, namely companies who provide services such as information processing, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Profoto operates.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Profoto to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
Protection of Personal Information
Profoto takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
When you use some Profoto products, services, or applications or post in a Profoto forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and e-mail address in a forum posting, that information is then public. Please take care when using these features.
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
Access to Personal Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by contacting us.
For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Profoto is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. Under Section 26 of the Swedish Personal Data Act (1998:204) you are entitled annually, free of charge, to obtain details your Personal Information that Profoto handles and how it is handled, and request correction in writing if necessary. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made by e-mail: email@example.com. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.
Third-Party Sites and Services
Profoto websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
Transfer to third countries