WHAT IS THIS ABOUT
Regulation in Europe requires any website handling the personal data of European Union citizens – like ours – to make a policy available detailing what info we have, how its collected and why we have it.
The regulation is called GDPR and you read more about it here, including the new rights it gives users within the EU.
Our users’ privacy is vitally important to us and we hope this policy helps the understanding of all our customers and visitors, both inside of Europe and outside it.
We have tried to write concisely, in simple and easy to understand language.
When “our site”, “us” and “we” are mentioned, these terms refer to promixedwrestling.com, operated by PMW UK Videos, based in Great Britain.
If you have any questions or requests relating to these issues, contact the Data Controller of PMW UK Videos at email@example.com
WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR US
Fact is we do not handle huge amount of personal data but as a business selling products, we need to collect what is necessary.
Let’s break this down – the collection and processing of any personal information is carried out on our behalf by five service providers:
WordPress – our site is hosted on the wordpress.com platform (operated by a company called Automatic).
E-Junkie – provides our e-shopping solution and handles the emailing to customers of customs and downloads links.
Paypal – processes your payments for customs and downloads.
Amazon Web Services – our customs and downloads are kept in Amazon’s web storage, so when you are emailed a link to download videos you connect to Amazon.
You Tube – where the trailer clips you can see on our site are hosted.
Clearly there are a few familiar names here! Click on each company’s name to read its own data and privacy policies relating to GDPR and how they serve promixedwrestling.com and our users.
OUR SITE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTS SOME DATA
Like most other websites, there is an automatic exchange of some data to enable you to visit our pages.
“We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.”
Apart from technical reasons, anonymous data collected in this way can help us, for example, see how many visitors we have from certain countries or from where our users have been referred.
YOU VOLUNTEER THE MOST VALUABLE PERSONAL DATA
Our customers volunteer certain personal information which enables us to collect your payments and email you downloads.
If you buy something from us – you will provide personal and payment information that is needed to process the transaction.
Paypal requests your name, credit card information and/or Paypal username and email address to process purchases.
E-Junkie which delivers downloads to our customers requests your name, email address and location (country and post code).
This location information enables us to make VAT payments to appropriate countries. (Your IP address is also logged and we can see the country in which its based to again help us with our own tax arrangements.)
You will connect with Amazon’s servers, sharing your IP address and other technical information, to download a video.
OUR THIRD PARTY COLLEAGUES ASSURE US OF TIGHT SECURITY
Records of sales and relevant personal data are kept securely by our service providers in the US and outside it.
We have secure online access to sales records from E-Junkie and Paypal for an indefinite period (see the legal reasoning for this below).
promixedwrestling.com also receives email notifications of each sale from both E-Junkie and Paypal. These emails are deleted by us on a quarterly basis.
E-Junkie states it “has stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.”
Similarly Paypal says: “We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures designed to provide reasonable protection for your Personal Data against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, and alteration”.
Cookies are super common online – in WordPress’ words, cookies are “small pieces of data, stored in text files…widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences”.
Watch this short video by Google, which operates You Tube, to find out more about what cookies are:
As the video explains, cookies can be used to target ads to visitors. If you live within the EU, you must choose to accept cookies at promixedwrestling.com before WordPress.com will set, or allow its ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads. (You should have seen a banner pop up, asking you to approve.)
E-Junkie, which operates our e-shopping cart – says of its cookie use: “We use a small number of GDPR compliant tracking methods. These services use a combination of temporary and long-lived cookies to identify each buyer’s unique shopping cart instance. These cookies are only used for a better user experience and not for personal information tracking or internal use. These cookies don’t store any valuable information regarding the user.”
THE LEGAL REASONING FOR WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR DATA
We require a limited amount of personal data to:
- Run our website and provide you with our products i.e. so you can buy customs and downloads and these items can be emailed to you.
- Manage our business e.g. to complete our own accounts and analyse sales.
- Fulfil legal obligations e.g. protect our business from fraud and make appropriate VAT payments.
PROMIXEDWRESTLING.COM WILL NOT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Please refer to our service providers for their own policies regarding this.
SERIOUSLY, OUR WEBSITE IS NOT FOR CHILDREN
Although our site is not adult entertainment, on our landing page and at the top of every page, we make it clear that we believe our content is suitable for over 18 year olds only. We will never knowingly engage with or sell to children and young people under this age.
HOW WE COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
We currently do not process personal data for organised marketing purposes, for example a newsletter. If we do this in the future, there will be a clear opt in and opt out policy.
If you leave a message in the comments section of our website, we can see your WordPress.com username – as can the whole world online!
We update our social media pages with the latest news about the website.
We endeavour to reply to as many social media comments and messages as possible, some of which you post publicly.
Your social media friends may see what you’ve liked, shared or commented on at our pages.
If you email us or private message us on social media, clearly we can see your given identity.
YOUR RIGHTS WITHIN THE EU
European data protection laws are complex and there are limitations to the below but, broadly speaking, EU citizens have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
If you have any questions or requests relating to these issues, contact the Data Controller (PMW UK Videos) at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU FOR READING AND BE REST ASSURED WE TAKE YOUR PRIVACY iNCREDIBLY SERIOUSLY.
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