The Mediterranean Lifestyle: www.themediterraneanlifestyle.com
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, and other personally identifiable information (all referred to as “Personal Information”) when you enter a contest, complete a survey, purchase a Product, or register and/or set up an account/profile or attend a conference or event, you may be provided, or required to choose, a password and/or User ID, and you may provide a credit, debit, or payment account number, or other payment information, as well as your name, telephone number(s), email and/or street address. Other Personal Information such as your age, gender, and preferences may also be requested. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through the Site. You may provide us information in User Content, such as your public profile and comments that you post to the Site.
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page.
Third Party Analytics Services: The Mediterranean Lifestyle uses third party analytics services. See here for how Google uses data when you use our Service and how you may opt out (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the Personal Information you submit or that we collect to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site. We use your Personal Information to process your request for Content, to process your attendance at an event, and/or to process your request for Product(s). For example, if you subscribe to any of our Products we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the Product. Similarly, if you enter a contest, we will use your Personal Information to notify you if you are a winner.
By providing us with your email address (which includes, but is not limited to linking your account to the The Mediterranean Lifestyle service on or through a third party website or network such as Facebook), you acknowledge we may use the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also acknowledge that we may send you notifications of activity on the Service to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Service, or special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences in your account settings page. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers. You may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.
Following termination or deactivation of your User account, we may retain your profile information and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, contract performance and enforcement, or audit purposes but for no longer than is necessary and only where the information is accurate and relevant for our use. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including User Content) contained in your communications to other Users or posted to public or semi-public areas of the Service after termination or deactivation of your User account.
We may use certain information about you and/or your User Content internally for purposes such as analysing how the Site is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalising content.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Personal Information. We will not rent or sell your Personal Information to others. We may share your Personal Information with third parties (such as hosting providers, payment processors, database providers, customer support providers) for the purpose of providing the Service to you. If we do this, such third parties’ will be contractually bound to safeguard your Personal Information. We may store Personal Information in locations outside of our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers) on the basis of an agreement to safeguard your information.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.
Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as content that you “liked”, your first and last name or your username, or placed into a collection and User Content, becomes available to the public (and may be searched by search engines), whether or not you are signed into your account. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.
From time to time, we may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities (“Events”) on the Service together with a third party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you acknowledge they may use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.
(a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities;
(b) to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our Site; and
(c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Mediterranean Lifestyle, our Users or others.
Non-Personal Information. We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain The Mediterranean Lifestyle services.
Targeting and Marketing. Although we do not serve third-party advertising on our Site, we do work with third-parties to target advertising for our Site on the third-party websites. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We care about the integrity and security of your Personal Information and implement appropriate technical and organisation security measures to safeguard your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The Mediterranean Lifestyle or guarantee that your information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of The Mediterranean Lifestyle’s distributors, such as social networks. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from The Mediterranean Lifestyle, at all times.
COMPROMISE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
“Do Not Track” Signals. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like many other websites, the Sites are not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. Click here to learn more about “do not track” signals.
YOUR CHOICE ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
• Decline to Submit Information. You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information through the Service, in which case The Mediterranean Lifestyle may not be able to provide certain services to you.
• Unsubscribe from emails. To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter. When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters and marketing messages on behalf of those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.
• Disabling local shared objects (e.g., Flash cookies). We may use other kinds of local storage that function similarly, but are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies, including Flash cookies placed on your device or web browser via the Adobe flash plug-in. Your browser may allow you to disable its HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in its HTML5 local storage.
EU Residents. If you are located in the European Union, or if otherwise required by applicable law, you also have the following rights in relation to your information:
• Inspection and access: you can request from us a summary and a copy of any Personal Information we hold about you;
• Correction/addition/removal: where you believe your information is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request us to correct, amend or delete it;
• Portability: you may request that we send you any Personal Information that you have provided to us or ask that we send this information to a third party;
• Objection: you may object to us using your Personal Information where we use it based on our legitimate interests to do so;
• Restriction: you may request that we restrict the processing of your information where you believe it is inaccurate, our processing is unlawful, you believe we no longer need the information or if you have objected to our use of it; and
• Automated Decision Making: where we undertake automated decision making (including profiling), which significantly affects you, you are entitled to object to such decision-making.
You always have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority for data protection in your jurisdiction.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Members. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any Personal Information to or on The Mediterranean Lifestyle. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE EEA, UK AND SWITZERLAND
As explained above, we process your Personal Information to process your requests, to administer the Service, facilitate access by Service Providers, Third Party Businesses, and Related Entities, make marketing communications, facilitate health, safety and legal requests, respond to your requests in connection with employment opportunities, transfer or sell our business, and to combine data sets. We may also use, transfer and otherwise process Personal Information acquired from you directly or by use of Tracking Technologies, for marketing purposes, including to serve you with Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA).
Legal Basis for Processing. We serve you with OBA with your consent, and you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. You may do so as described at the end of this section. We rely on the legitimate interest basis of processing for the other activities described directly above because processing Personal Information is necessary to provide you with our Products and to respond to your requests, our activities are reasonably expected by our visitors, and those activities do not unduly and negatively affect the privacy rights of our visitors. When you make a purchase, sign-up to our newsletter, attend an event, or engage in another type of transaction with us, we may process your Personal Information to fulfill that contract. We may also process your Personal Information to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject and cooperate with regulators and enforcement bodies.
Transfers. Your Personal Information may be processed in or transferred to the U.S. or elsewhere in the world. We will ensure that transfers of Personal Information to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards (such as contractual commitments) in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that your data is adequately protected.
Individual Rights. If you are a resident of the EEA, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you are entitled to the following rights. Please contact us to exercise these rights by email as described at the end of this section. Please note: In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with Personal Information prior to accessing any records about you.
Right to access and rectify your Personal Information. You have the right to obtain information about our processing of your Personal Information and a copy of your Personal Information that we store. You have the right to request that we update your Personal Information if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to request erasure of your Personal Information. You have the right to have your Personal Information erased from our systems if the Personal Information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists.
Right to restrict our processing of your Personal Information. You have the right to restrict our processing if you contest the accuracy of the Personal Information we store about you, our processing is deemed unlawful and you oppose erasure of your Personal Information, or we no longer need the Personal Information for the purposes for which we collected it but we must store it to comply with our legal obligations.
Right to portability of your Personal Information. You have the right to receive your Personal Information and to transmit it to another controller where our processing is based on consent you gave us and was carried out by automated means.
Right to object to our processing of your Personal Information. You have the right to object to our processing where we process Personal Information based on legitimate interest.
Right to lodge a complaint.You have the right to lodge a complaint about our collection and processing of your Personal Information to your Data Protection Authority. Contact details for Data Protection Authorities are available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.html
Last Updated: January, 11, 2022