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Effective Date: March 21, 2018
This policy document describes how we deal with intellectual property (IP), liabilities, services, data protection, privacy, and cookies::
- Data Protection and Privacy
- Disclaimer of Liability
- Shipping and Returns
- General Provision
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2. Data Protection and Privacy
We are a commercial entity and we deal exclusively with commercial and institutional entities only. We do not deal with individuals on a regular basis, except by consent from such individuals, including individuals who intentionally and consensually apply for jobs with our companies, or if they purchase products/services DIRECTLY from us (very rarely, if at all). In such instances, we will collect the minimum data necessary to fulfill the transaction. In the case of individuals who apply for jobs with our companies, their data will be deleted (destroyed) once they are found to be unsuitable for engagement or employment. For individuals who purchase products/services directly from us, however rare, (i.e. a person who has purchased an item DIRECTLY from us with monetary consideration from our firm, and NOT through other retailers or entities), and should they need to remove any personal identifiable information with us, they shall file a formal request on the website and we will remove their details (if any) within TWO (2) WEEKS notice. For electronic communication, such as monthly newsletters or other marketing-related communications, individuals have the same capability to UNSUBSCRIBE from such communications through email.
2a. Data we may collect
We may collect such information:
- Name (legal name)
- Job title
- Contact information (including email address, phone number)
- Demographic information (such as post code, preferences/interests)
- Website usage data
- Information relevant to your enquiries
- Information related to special offers and surveys
2b. How we use data we collect
Collecting such information help us better understand what you may need from us and help us deliver better products and services. Specifically, we may use data:
- For our internal records
- To improve our products and services
- To contact you in response to an enquiry you made
- To customize this website and other websites we own for you
- To send you emails, messages, or mailings about products, services, offers, and other information we think you may find relevant
- To contact you through email, mail or telephone for research reasons.
2c. Control your own information
When you fill in a form or provide your details on your website, you may see one or more options which allow you to:
- OPT-IN to receive marketing communication from us by email, text message, mail (post) or telephone.
- OPT-IN to receive marketing communication from our third-party partners by email, text message, mail (post) or telephone.
If you have agreed to allow us to use your information for marketing to you, you can change your mind easily by:
- Send an email to: dpo [AT] mcgallen [DOT] com.
- Sign in to our website and change your OPT-IN settings (if available).
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third-parties unless we have your permission, or the law requires us to.
We will always endeavor to hold your information securely. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To prevent unauthorized disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented physical and electronic security safeguards.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a nutshell. If you are a business entity, it is permissible for us to communicate with you, although you can request to be taken off future communication with us. For individuals, we generally have no communication with you, if you are a consumer. If you are a business entity, please communicate with us ONLY with your business contact details (such as your email or business phone). For job candidates who submit your personal information to us, we will only retain your information to facilitate communication with you IF you are shortlisted; and if you are NOT shortlisted, your information will be delated. No details of anyone are kept on the web servers.
2c. Cookies and how we use them
- Store information about your personal preferences, so that we may attempt to show information that are as relevant to you as possible.
- Analyze our web traffic, through an analytics platform (such as Google Analytics for example). Usually, collected data are aggregated usage data, to help us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
- Identify if you are signed in to our website. This may be necessary in situations where you fill in forms, or shop for products/services, which require the stateful nature of whether you are signed in or not. This also helps to show us if you return to our website again.
- Test different content on our website. This is sometimes for testing for different user audiences, serving different content to different people.
2d. Links from our website
Our website may contain links to other websites, including informational links, or links to websites providing certain functionalities (such as Google Fonts, Google Analytics, social media platforms, et al). Please note that we have no control of websites outside our websites or domains. If you provide information to a website to whcih we link, we are NOT responsible for its data protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the website’s data protection and privacy policies fully.
Any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of ANY governmental structure, including employees, students, any entity under direction or control, also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, will not have permission to utilize any of this information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to textual information and images (photographs, illustrations, et al) herewith, and/or the comments made about the photos or any other “image” art posted on this site, and are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, downloading, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against this website or any of its associated websites, with regard to this site and the contents herein, which are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation is punishable by law, unless a valid written license or agreement is in force with the owner(s) of this site.
For the media and aggregators: No unauthorized mention, framing, photography, videography, URL linking, or any extraction or distribution of the content of this and all associated web sites is permitted except with express written permission. All GOOD FAITH use of this and all associated content is happily and readily approved. For media interviews and assignments (paid or unpaid), original content (such as white papers, blog articles, videos, images, et al) from us will remain as our intellectual property (IP) and we will retain the rights to use them as we wish. We will be open to cede rights to particular intellectual property (IP) we own to you, as long as a mutual agreement and consideration are arranged and concluded.
4. Disclaimer of liability
While every reasonable care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the contents within this whole web site, our firm, associated entities, and staff members cannot be held and will not be responsible for any errors and omissions, losses or detriment whatsoever arising from the information contained within this site. Views and opinions expressed in the articles are entirely that of the writers and do not constitute endorsement or negation of any kind. Our firm, associated entities, and staff members shall in no way be liable or held legally accountable for the content of sponsor materials or information stored on or transmitted from this site. If, in the opinion of our legal counsel, sponsor materials or information violate federal or state law, said materials may be removed without warning or compensation. All information contained within this site can be subject to change without prior notice. All trademarks, registered trademarks and trade names belong to the respective companies and are acknowledged. Please also refer to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU Article 11. Existing laws disallow the use of criminally obtained materials to be counted as evidence (such as unlawful scraping or covet monitoring of proprietary intellectual property or IP, or in instances where our IP has been distributed by copyright and trade dress infringers without our express written permission and subsequently abused).
All of the information on this web site is presented in good faith and believed to be correct. However, We makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of this information. Information is supplied upon the condition that persons receiving it will make their own determination as to its suitability for their use. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE ARE MADE HEREUNDER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCT TO WHICH INFORMATION REFERS. We accordingly shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your use of or reliance on any information provided on and via the Site, any e-mails sent from the Site, services provided via this Site, any viruses that may infect your computer or other property on account of your access to and/or use of this Site, use of content, data or information made available via the Site, any failure, delay or unavailability of the Site or any services offered via the Site for any reason whatever and the supply, or failure or delay in supplying any of the services offered via the Site and you indemnify and hold harmless us in respect of any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential) or expense of any nature whatsoever, which may be suffered by you or any third party as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to any of the aforesaid. We does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered or advertised by a third party through this Site and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate. The inclusion of material on this site created by third parties (including but not limited to articles, news accounts or commentaries) which may describe products or technology is not intended to constitute advertising of such products or an endorsement of the opinions and comments contained therein. Such material may be posted as a service to users of this site and not for the purpose of promoting our products and technology.
Blogs/writings are OPINIONS and are PERSONAL, and based on server logs can be proven to be both LIMITED IN EXTENT and IMPERMANENT (can be removed fairly quickly), and should be treated as ENTERTAINMENT or HUMOR. They are published out of good faith, and reflects fair comment opinion based on public domain references, and are presented purely for intellectual, reasoned and mature discussion. If you have a problem with a specific page or content, kindly act out of good faith and ethics, and use the “Contact” page to contact us. We will ALWAYS respect fair requests and will act always on good faith immediately, and may remove pages if they are fair requests, or amend their contents with new information you may present as fact and truth. For third-party infringements, including theft and subsequent abuse of our IP and any/all content, or inaccuracy or falsehood propagated by public domain sources (including mainstream news and media owners), please follow through your actions with these third-party infringers – we are absolved of any and all liabilities.
5. Shipping and Returns
Shipping is available in specific locations as stated in the ordering system, and the shipping costs are pre-determined and final. All goods and services sold through our ordering system is final and cannot be returned in any form nor refunds be made. This is because in the case of professional services, they are already rendered and cannot be retrieved or returned. In the case of tangible products such as books and software, there will also be no returns or refunds, as the rampant software and content privacy worldwide means that there is no proof that copies have not been made of our books and software.
If you are under 18 years of age, you may use this Site only with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you represent that you are of a sufficient legal age to use this Site you will be bound by any legal obligations and liabilities that you may incur as a result of your use of this Site and its content. You agree to supervise all usage by minors of this Site under your name or account.
7. General Provisions
If any provision of these Terms shall be declared by a court to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms constitute the entire agreement with respect to your use of the Site and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements. We reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site and any services offered therein, at any time, and without notice, for any reason whatsoever.