1. Privacy statement

Please read this policy and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing or using our Website, you consent to our collection, use, processing and sharing of your personal information/data in accordance with this policy.

Hquality s.r.l. (hereby,”Hquality”, “we” and “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy tells you about our collection, use, processing and sharing of your personal information and our use of cookies. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. The terms of this policy apply to all personal information collected by Hquality on or through our Website. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Hquality owns and operates the www.hquality.eu website.

  1. Collection of Personal Information 

We may ask you to provide us the following types of personal information from you:

You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you do so, you may be ineligible to be a Website content customer, or participate in or complete transactions on our Website and/or certain other services may not be available to you.

In addition to the above, for each visit to Website, Hquality collects IP address and the type of device accessing Website (for example mobile phone or desktop), and we store and associate this information with your Hquality Website account. If you register your Website account using your Facebook account, we also collect your Facebook user name and email address to authenticate your account.

  1. Locations where your data may be Stored or Processed

Personal information collected by Hquality is stored in our systems, which relay on our partner chosen for the hosting. Personal information may be stored in countries outside your own and by providing us with your personal information and using our Website or services, you consent to any such storage of information outside of your country.

  1. Use of your Personal Information

As is true of most internet sites, we automatically gather information about your web session such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.

We use this information:

  1. Email Opt-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by contacting us at legal@hquality.eu 

  1. Information Obtained Regarding Third Parties

If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

  1. Information Sharing 

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, processing or management, to host websites or computer servers, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those third-party service providers (i) are permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service, (ii) are required by Hquality to protect personal information to the same extent as Hquality and as required by applicable law, including, if they process personal information of persons residing in the EU, the GDPR, (iii) are permitted to use such personal information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and (iv) are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

We may also disclose your personal information

  1. Payment Gateways and Processors

We have arrangements with PayPal under which they act as a payment gateway for our customers to finalize and pay for their purchases. You may choose and arrange with the payment gateway to process payments from you to us. You will provide your credit/debit card and/or financial institution account information directly to the payment gateway or processor through a secure API tunnel and is not accessible to or collected by us. The applicable payment gateway/processor’s privacy policy will apply to the information you provide to them.

  1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies 

We may use Hquality and third party cookies and other tracking technologies to facilitate Website users use of the Website, for example, to keep track information regarding Website users’ preferences, Website activity and profile information and the IP address of the devices the Website users use to access the Website. This piece of information enables us to link such information to the Website users’ Hquality accounts and provides verification of their identifying information. Cookies and other tracking technologies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies in other browsers may be available in each browser’s privacy or help documentation. But please be aware that certain features and capabilities of the Website depend on cookies, so if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use those features or capabilities, and your preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

  1. Website Analytics

We use third party website analytic services, including Google Analytics, to gather information about how you and others use our Website, and to facilitate Website users use of the Website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We may use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our Website is used and information regarding your activity on the Website to assess your content and other needs so that we may offer content and/or services to meet such needs. To find out more about Google Analytics please visitsupport.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

  1. Web beacons

Certain of our emails may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that are set by our third party service providers. Web beacons are used along with cookies enabling us to associate your responses to your Website account and/or compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our email campaigns are received by their recipients.

  1. Widgets

Our Website may include Widgets, which are interactive mini-programs that run on our Website to provide specific services from another company (e.g. displaying the news, opinions, music, etc). Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through a Widget. Cookies may also be set by the Widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by a Widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.

  1. Links to Other Internet Sites

Our Website includes links to other Internet sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Hquality. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Internet site you visit.

  1. Security 

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at legal@hquality.eu. If you have any question about the security of a payment gateway or processor, you should contact the payment gateway or processor.

  1. Right to be forgotten

You are entitled to ask us the complete deletion of all personal information that we have collected along with the time of your subscription on our Website.

If you wish to delete all of your personal information from our systems, please send us an email at legal@hquality.eu.

Your request will be then processed as soon as reasonably possible and the end of the process will be then notified to you by email

  1. Correcting and Updating Your Personal Information

To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, contact us at legal@hquality.eu.

  1. Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

  1. Contact Information 

You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing or email us at the address below:

Hquality s.r.l.

Via Castelfidardo 8

26900 LODI

Email: legal@hquality.eu