Effective Date: April 1st, 2022.
This is the website of World Vapers’ Alliance (“WVA“), which is supported by Consumer Choice Center (‘‘CCC’’). WVA is an alliance of individual vapers from around the world and national groups representing vapers’ interests.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Through your use of WVA’s website and participation in other activities we or WVA carry out (including surveys and issues-based recruitment drives), we may collect personal and non-personal information from you, including:
Your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, or similar information;
Your browser type, operating system, IP address, and device information (“Analytical Information”).
We will retain your information for as long as your information is needed to provide you with our services (including information on your confirmed areas of interest), as required to fulfil our legal obligations, or until you tell us to delete your personal information.
If you would like us to delete your personal information or request that we no longer use it to provide you services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE COLLECT AND PROCESS INFORMATION
The information we collect about you, including any personal data, will only be used in connection with issues relating to WVA, as well as to provide you with information on requested topics and related communications, and to comply with our legal obligations. We use your information to assist you, provide you with the information you have requested, and note your preferences in order to provide the best user experience possible.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The information we collect will only be used in connection with issues relating to WVA to provide you with information on requested topics and related communications, and to comply with our legal obligations. We use your information to assist you, to provide you with the information you have requested, to note your preferences in order to provide the best user experience possible.
We may use your information, including personal data relating to you, for these specific, legitimate purposes:
If you have signed up to receive information from us, we may contact you by telephone or by written communication (including via electronic communications, for example, email) with relevant content and information, if you have consented to us contacting you in this way. You may unsubscribe from such issues-based lists at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
If you sign up to participate in any WVA related campaign work, for instance, if you sign one of our online petitions, we may then use your information to contact you in relation to these and other WVA activities and campaigns.
We may use your contact information to respond to your questions about WVA’s work and to communicate with you about relevant activities and developments.
When you use our websites, we automatically collect and use Analytical Information, described above, for us to continually improve your experience with our websites and to target marketing communications and advertising to you.
You may unsubscribe from this list at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
We share your information (including your contact details) with WVA and the Consumer Choice Center for the purposes indicated in the previous section, and so that they may be able to inform and communicate with you about the work of the WVA and vaping developments. For the same purposes, we may also share your information, including your contact details, with one or more national groups or associations representing vapers’ interests that WVA partners with, again so that they may inform and communicate with you about specific issues of interest and developments relating to vaping on a more local, national level.
Third-party service providers may receive your personal information as necessary to perform their role (these include designated data processors, providers of IT infrastructure, telephone service providers, external auditors, offsite data storage providers etc.).
If any personal information is provided to third parties outside the EEA or who will access the information from outside the EEA, we will ensure approved safeguards are in place, such as the approved standard contractual clauses or the EU-US Privacy Shield. Examples of where these safeguards are in place include where we provide your information to our other subsidiaries and divisions (for our legitimate business purposes) or to our trusted third-parties who provide the following services: data processing, IT infrastructure, telephone services, external auditing, offsite data storage, etc. All our subsidiaries and divisions sign standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission to safeguard the personal information transferred across our businesses to and from the EEA.
We will disclose your personal information if required by law, regulation, or as part of a legal process. If we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under GDPR and other laws, we may disclose certain personal information to such bodies or agencies.
We work hard to protect our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to our systems.
We restrict access to personal information to CCC employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or their contracts terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
While no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, we strive to protect the information submitted to us. We consider the sensitivity of the personal information we collect, process, and store and use the appropriate technology to protect your personal information. We cannot, however, guarantee its absolute security.
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
Individuals in certain countries, including the EEA, have certain rights in relation to their personal data. For example, you have the right to request access to your personal information, the right to have a machine-readable copy of your data transferred to another organisation, the right to correct or update your personal information, and the right to have all your personal information deleted. You also have the right to object to our processing activities (as summarised below).
If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights as described above, you may contact us at email@example.com.
COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH REGULATORS
We process your information for the purposes described in this policy, based on these legal grounds:
With your consent. We ask for your agreement to process your information for specific purposes and you may withdraw your consent at any time.
When pursuing legitimate interests. We process your information for our legitimate interests while applying safeguards that protect your privacy. This means we process your information for things like:
Communicating with you, with your prior consent, on issues of concern to WVA;
Providing, maintaining, and improving our websites to meet the needs of our users;
Developing new features;
Understanding how people use our websites to improve the performance of our websites;
Marketing to inform users about our work
Detecting, preventing, or otherwise addressing fraud, abuse, security, or technical issues with our websites, and
Protecting against harm to the rights, property, or safety of WVA, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
When complying with legal obligations. We will process your data when we have a legal obligation to do so, for example, if we are responding to legal process or an enforceable governmental request.
If you have questions about our legal basis for processing information, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact your local data protection authority if you have concerns regarding your rights under local law or would like to make a complaint against us.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
We use “cookies” and other similar technologies to help provide you with a better, more personalised user experience. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use these technologies to help us understand and improve how visitors use our websites, including which pages and products are viewed most frequently.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone who is either under the permitted age for vaping or subject to other legal restrictions in their country of residence that prohibit them from viewing or submitting personal information to this site. If you are not legally entitled to do so in your country of residence then we require that you do not view or enter information into this site or engage in our services, including completing surveys conducted online or in-person.
If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please email us at email@example.com