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PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY
Germozap LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company (“Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) has created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with our website, www.Germozap.com (“Website”). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our Website, then it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy will be periodically assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs, as provided by law. By using our Website you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy, and you are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. The Website is not intended for use by users under the age of eighteen (18) years old (see our Terms of Use). If you are a minor, please do not submit any personal information. Privacy Policy does not apply to our practices on other websites or offline.
This Privacy Policy will change from time to time with or without notice, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of collection. You should check our Website frequently to see recent changes. If, however, we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Website for thirty (30) days.
IMPORTANT: BY USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR OFFERINGS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE, YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.
Information Collected
Through our Website you may request information about our products, and we collect, process and retain personal information from you when you: register for an account with us, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your account, or when you otherwise correspond or communicate with us regarding our Website. We collect your (i) contact information (i.e., e-mail address, shipping address, billing address, telephone number); (ii) financial information (i.e., credit card numbers, bank account information); (iii) demographic information (i.e., preferences, interests, and other relevant information); and (iv) other information relevant to our Website, products and/or offers.
How We Use the Information That You Provide to Us
Broadly speaking, we use information you provide to us for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the product orders you place and information you request, processing your payment, monitoring the use of the Website, improving and personalizing our marketing and promotional efforts, improving our content and product offerings, customizing our Website`s content and layout, to detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities, and for other lawful purposes.
We use this contact information you provide us to send you a confirmation e-mail for which you cannot opt out. We also use this information to send you your orders, as well as information about our company and products and special promotions. Your contact information may also be used to get in touch with you when necessary for additional information to process or fulfill your order. Financial information that is collected is used to bill for products you purchase from the Website. Unique identifiers are collected from Website visitors to verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to help us improve our Website and our product offerings. When you contact us, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you or others might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our products or changes to our Website, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We retain your personal information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. In addition, we may retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with national laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Use or Return Policy, and take other actions permitted or required by applicable laws.
Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, contractors, sub-contractors, or to third parties if such disclosure is reasonable for us to provide you access to our services or for shipment of products, administer or operate our business, to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our Terms of Use, Return Policy, or to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities related to our Website. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.

Information that we or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, contractors, or sub-contractors collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, contractors, or sub-contractors operate to enable the use of the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Security

In order to help prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect online; but remember that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.  While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and other purposes consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy, then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy Policy applicable to the website in question. 

Controlling Your Personal Information

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect and the purposes for which we generally use such information, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: (i) whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the Website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by any third party for direct marketing purposes or (ii) if you have previously agreed to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at                                      . However, if you withdraw your consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information for purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, you may not have access to our Website and we might not be able to provide you all of the services and customer support offered to our users and authorized under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use or Return Policy.

Other than as provided herein, we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information for direct marketing purposes or to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you indicate to us that you wish this to happen.

In addition to the disclosures for the purposes identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may disclose your personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: (i) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (ii) enforce applicable Terms of Use or Return Policy, including investigation of potential violations; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the company, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A fee may be payable, if permitted by law. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to karen@germozap.com. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at karen@germozap.com. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Change of Ownership

If we were to merge with or be acquired by another company, we may share information with them in accordance with our privacy standards. Should such an event occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be collected, used, disclosed, or retained for any purposes not covered in this Privacy Policy, you will receive prior notification of the processing of your personal information for the new purposes.

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how you use the Website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this Website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. If you activate IP address anonymization on this Website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union and other states that are a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information to analyze how you use the Website in order to compile reports about the Website activities and provide the Website operator with further services linked to use of the Website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser through the use of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the relevant setting in your browser software. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this Website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the Website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This Website uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIp()” extension. As a result, IP addresses are shortened for further processing in order to exclude the possibility of reference to direct persons.

We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our Website. The statistics we acquire allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield. . The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1(1)(f) GDPR).

Further information about data processing by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We use the Google Adwords offer to draw attention to our offers with the help of advertising materials (Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. We want to show you advertisements that are of interest to you, to make our Website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

These advertising media are delivered by Google via “Ad Servers”. For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as the insertion of ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our Website via a Google ad, Google Adwords stores a cookie on your computer. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (mark that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values.

These cookies enable Google to recognize your Internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Adwords customer’s website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. We do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. On the basis of these evaluations we can recognize which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data regarding the use of advertising material; in particular, we cannot identify users based on this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We do not have any influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating AdWords Conversion, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding part of our Website or clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in various ways:

(1) by setting your browser software accordingly, in particular by suppressing third-party cookies, you will not receive any ads from third-party providers;

(2) by disabling cookies for conversion tracking, by setting your browser so that cookies are blocked by the domain “www.googleadservices.com”, https://www.google.de/settings/ads, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

(3) by disabling interest-based ads from providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

(4) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome via the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer in full.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1(1)(f) GDPR. Further information regarding data protection at Google can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

As well as Adwords Conversion we also use the Google Remarketing application. This is a process we would like to use to contact you again. This application allows you to see our advertisements after visiting our Website when you continue to use the Internet. This is done by means of cookies stored in your browser, which are used to record and evaluate your usage behavior when Google visits various websites. This way Google can determine your previous visit to our Website. According to Google’s own statements, Google does not merge the data collected in the context of remarketing with your personal data, which may be stored by Google.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice

(1) No “do not track” standard has been adopted to this day, and therefore we do not use “do not track” signals.

(2) We do not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from users on the Website for third party use for direct marketing purposes without user consent.

To learn more about “do not track” (DNT) and our DNT practices, please read on:

On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) to require website operators like the Company to disclose how we respond to “Do Not Track Signals”(“DNT”); and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) about users when they visit the Website.

Do Not Track

What is DNT?  DNT is the concept that has been promoted by regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.

What is a DNT signal? Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – offer a DNT option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header that sends a signal to websites’ visited by the browser user about the user’s DNT preference. You can usually access your browser’s DNT option in your browser’s preferences.

Is there a DNT technology standard? The World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made on this issue, progress has been slow, and to date no standard has been adopted. Without an industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company abides by a DNT signal they receive from browser headers. We are committed to remaining apprised of the W3C efforts to develop a DNT standard.

How does the Company respond to the signal? We take privacy and security very seriously, and strive to put our users first in all aspects of our business. With regard to DNT, we currently do not respond to DNT signals in browsers because no DNT standard has been adopted, as noted above.

Does the Company share users’ personally identifiable information with third parties (like advertisers and ad networks)?  We do not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from Website users through advertising technologies deployed in ads that may appear on the Website without separate consent.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, we currently do not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Notices to International Users

The Website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Website (or providing information that is hosted on or routed through the Website) from the European Union (“EU”), Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions, and by providing your personal data you permit the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service at any time. You should periodically check the Website and this privacy page for updates.
Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of the Website, please contact us by sending an email to karen@germozap.com

Last Updated:

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 7, 2020.