Erdotex Group Rotterdam, The Netherlands
What type of information do we collect?
Personal Information is any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to a Social Security Number and/or Identification Number (hereinafter “SSN/I.N”),or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
Personal Information shall include but is not limited to: identifying information such as name, home address, home telephone number, e-mail address, SSN/I.N, financial information and employment- related information such as may be found on resumes, applications, background verification information, or in employment references.
Erdotex takes measures to maintain the confidentiality of your SSN/I.N to protect your SSN/I.N from unlawful disclosure, and to limit access to your SSN/I.N. Erdotex will not make your SSN/I.N available to the general public, print your SSN/I.N on any card, require you to provide your SSN/I.N to access any products or services, transmit your SSN/I.N over the Internet unless the connection is secure or your SSN/I.N has been encrypted, or requires the transmittal of your SSN/I.N to access our Website without requiring additional authentication.
Non-personal information is information that is already a matter of public record or knowledge. Business contact information is considered non-personal information and not subjected to special protection because it can be routinely shared with anyone inside or outside of the business. Business contact information shall include but is not limited to: business name, business address, business telephone number, and is not considered personal information in certain jurisdictions.
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Collection and Use of Employee Personal Information
Erdotex also collects Personal Information from its employees and applicants (human resource data) in connection with administration of its Human Resources programs and functions. These programs and functions include, but are not limited to: job applications and hiring programs, compensation and benefit programs, performance appraisals, training, access to Erdotex and its affiliates facilities and computer networks, employee profiles, internal intranet employee directories, Human Resource recordkeeping, and other employment related purposes.
It is the policy of Erdotex to keep all past and present employee information private from disclosure to third parties. There are certain business related exceptions and they are:
1. To comply with county, state or federal agency requests;
2. Inquiries from third parties with a signed authorization from the employee to release the information, except in situations where limited verbal verifications are acceptable (see below);
3. Third parties with which Erdotex has contractual agreements to assist in administration of company sponsored benefits.
Verifications of Employment
Prospective employers, state agencies, financial institutions, and residential property managers may contact Erdotex requesting information on a former or current employee’s work history and salary. All such requests of this type shall be referred to and completed on a confidential basis.
For written verification of employment requests, information will be provided only when it is accompanied by an employee’s authorization to release information. The form will be returned directly to the requesting party and filed as part of the Human Resources confidential records.
Collection and Use of Customer Information
Erdotex will not collect customer Personal Information, unless the customer contacts Erdotex directly. In order to adequately address a customer’s concern, their Personal Information may be shared with our affiliates and distributors. Failure to provide necessary information may prevent Erdotex from fully addressing any customer concerns.
We may ask for contact information, name, shipping address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card information, and other related information necessary for billing purposes, such as a mailing address for credit card validation. In the future, and with your consent, we may use this information to contact you regarding products or promotions, as well as other products and services, which may be of interest to you. At any time you may “opt out” of future contacts by un-subscribing from our database or contacting us.
Sharing of Personal Information
As described above, Erdotex and its affiliates, third party service providers and distributors may share and exchange Personal Information in order to process your information requests, orders, services requests and matters related thereto. Personal Information may be provided to a courier or freight forwarder in order to fulfill an order, which may have been requested from us.
We endeavor to protect your Personal Information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our control. These measures include safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use and modification.
Currently, our website utilizes a variety of different security measures designed to protect Personal Information of users both inside and outside Erdotex, including the use of encryption mechanisms (e.g., Secure Socket Layers or SSLs), password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. This helps maintain the confidentiality, privacy, and integrity of your transactions, and helps to protect your confidential information – such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data from loss, misuse, interception and hacking.
Storage, Retention and Accuracy of Personal Information
Erdotex insures that Personal Information is safeguarded against loss, access, use, modification, disclosure or other misuse. All reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Information.
Erdotex will retain your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purpose(s) remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.
We take all reasonable steps to insure that your Personal Information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading.
Erdotex may store your Personal Information in its databases located in the United States and/or other countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Additionally, some of our service providers may reside in the United States or other countries outside of the EEA and will be subject to the laws of the local jurisdiction. As a result, in certain circumstances, the United States and other foreign governments, courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access the Personal Information collected and held by Erdotex.
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