Last Updated: 11/11/2021
We are delighted about your interest in Tech2Home (hereinafter “Tech2Home”). To offer you our services, we will collect data about you. In doing so, we take the protection of personal data very seriously and always process it according to the applicable data protection regulations, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Tech2Home respects your right to privacy and is committed to the following fundamental principles:
We are pleased that you are visiting and using our website, online store, and social media presence. During your visit, you will learn more exciting facts about Tech2Home, the history of our brands, and our products and services.
Information about the collection of personal data
Personal data is all data related to you personally, e.g., name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.
The entity responsible for processing your personal data is Tech2Home of Mesquite, TX 75150, USA. You can reach us at email@example.com or (469) 430 9494
Collection and processing of personal data
In the case of merely informational use of the website, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data your browser sends to our server. So if you view our website, we will collect the following data for Tech2Home to ensure stability and security:
In addition, we process the following personal data if a contractual relationship exists between you and us or you have otherwise transmitted the data to us:
In principle, we collect the data from the person concerned. In some instances, we also receive data because you have consented to its transfer to us. Personal data from publicly available sources (via direct data research) will be collected while safeguarding the data controller’s legitimate interests. There is no reason to assume that the data subject’s legitimate interest in excluding processing or use outweighs this interest.
We store personal data only as long as we are entitled to do so, and the purpose of processing has not ceased to apply. The respective statutory retention period applies to the duration of the storage of personal data. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted. Provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract.
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us about the personal data concerning you:
In addition to the previously mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which the entity that sets the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Cookies help offer the user a more pleasant and practical experience.
We use two types of cookies, necessary cookies that improve the functionality of our website and optional cookies that make our website more user-friendly. The user data collected through cookies are not used to create user profiles. Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. We learn how the website is used through the analysis of cookies and can thus constantly optimize our offer.
Legal basis and purposes of processing
We process your data exclusively based on one or more of the possible legal bases.
Personal data may be processed in particular based on a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, with consent from the visitor, based on legitimate interest or a law, and for the protection of vital or public interests.
Registration is required for the provision of certain content or services on our website. Registration is free of charge by providing your first name, last name, e-mail address, and password, which transmits your registration data to us. The collection and processing of personal data fulfill the contract of use between the user and Tech2Home.
We also use your e-mail address collected for registration or contract performance to inform you by e-mail of more services available on Tech2Home. In addition, the users’ e-mail address is used for advertising our goods and services.
On the Internet, every device requires a unique address, the so-called IP address, to transmit data. At least temporary storage of the IP address is technically necessary to enable the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. We shorten the IP addresses before any processing and only process them anonymously. No storage or further processing of the untruncated IP addresses takes place. Our servers also store your IP address for 14 days for our own security purposes.
We offer a review function on our website, whereby additional personal data is stored that you provide of your own accord. Provided you have given your consent to this, you can post comments on our website in some instances and subscribe. The same applies to surveys in which you participate. If you wish to post a comment, you must fill in the fields provided for this purpose. If you do not fill in the fields, you will not be able to publish a comment. We collect and process the data you provide in order to post your comment as requested. In particular, we also need your e-mail address to contact you in case of objections to your comment and to allow you to revise your comment.
In the case of processing operations that are not covered by one or more of the aforementioned legal bases, the processing is carried out if it is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest and, based on a comprehensive weighing of interests, does not override your interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms. A legitimate interest can be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller. If the processing of personal data is based on this, our legitimate interest is in particular the conduct of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
Our legitimate interest in being able to offer you customized products, to inform you about our products, innovations, and quality features, as well as to continuously improve our services and products and thereby also increase our sales, is the legal basis for processing for direct marketing (own advertising and third-party advertising), usage-based online advertising, web analysis and advertising scoring (bringing together various selection criteria for suitable advertising). In addition, our legitimate interest in fraud prevention, ensuring network and information security, and the reliability of our service provisions or products also serve as a legal basis for processing specific data.
Another legitimate interest is the functionality of the company’s operations, based on which processing is carried out for internal administrative purposes.
You can object to processing based on a legitimate interest at any time.
Transfer of your data to third parties
We only transfer your personal data to third parties if the transfer is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations to you, and this is obviously done with or together with another provider (e.g. in the case of cooperations), we are otherwise legally entitled or obliged to transfer the data, or you have given us your consent to do so.
To provide our services, selected personal data may be communicated to certain departments or companies within the group of companies. This includes employees of the accounting, product management, marketing, and IT departments.
In certain cases, we also use external service providers or affiliated companies that are commissioned by us to process data for us in accordance with instructions. Such service providers are contractually obligated by us as processors and are not allowed to further use your data for any other purposes.
The transfer of data to processors takes place on the basis of contractual service or alternatively on the basis of our legitimate interest in the economic and technical benefits associated with the use of specialized processors.
If we are legally obliged to do so or if this is permitted under data protection law, we transmit personal data to authorities, for example, the police or public prosecutor’s office. The transfer of this data is based on our legitimate interest in combating abuse, prosecuting criminal offenses, and securing, asserting, and enforcing claims, and that your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data are not overridden.
Place of processing
We ourselves do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the United States, except in cases where it is permitted under applicable data protection law.
Existence of automated decision making
We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.
The functions offered within the scope of the service can be adapted, extended, restricted, or discontinued by the operator at any time.
In addition to the central standard view, the Tech2Home customer account also offers users separate and thematically summarized views. In these summarized views, users are first shown further details about their existing activities with one or more companies within the Tech2Home network. Here, too, Tech2Home does not store any data but merely creates temporary detailed views of the activities of a Tech2Home customer account user, as in the standard view.
Registration and login with your Google user account.
You can register or log in to the Tech2Home customer account with the help of Google by clicking the button marked with the Google logo as part of the registration process. You will then be redirected to Google. If you are already registered with Google at this time, Google already learns with your click on the button that you want to register for the service with Tech2Home with the help of Google. If you are not logged in to Google at this time, Google will ask you to log in to Google by entering your access data or to register as a new Google user. In any case, the entry of your Google access data takes place directly on the Google server. Tech2Home and we do not learn your Google access data.
Google then asks whether you would like to register for the Tech2Home customer account with the help of Google. Only if you actively agree to this, Tech2Home receive your name, e-mail address, profile picture, and country from Google. Tech2Home only stores your name and e-mail address in order to create your personal Tech2Home customer account or to update your existing one. All other information that Tech2Home receives from your Google user account is discarded.
If you use an email address for which you already have a personal Tech2Home customer account with a password to log in with your Google user account, Tech2Home will ask you to enter your Tech2Home password so that Tech2Home can link your existing Tech2Home customer account with your Google user account. This way you will still have access to all your activities and benefits of your existing Tech2Home customer account.
If you decide to register or log in to Tech2Home with your Google credentials, Google will become aware of your request by clicking on the button marked with the Google logo. In addition, Google sets a cookie in your browser when you click on the button marked with the Google logo. By means of this text file, Google can collect further information about you and your surfing behavior.
However, neither Tech2Home nor we will at any time pass on your data stored by Tech2Home and/or us to Google.
Should you wish to disconnect the connection between your personal Tech2Home customer account and your Google user account, you can do so at any time in the settings for your personal Tech2Home customer account. If you do not yet have a Tech2Home password, Tech2Home will ask you to create one in order to continue to have access to your Tech2Home customer account.
If you delete your Google user account, this will not affect the existence of your personal Tech2Home customer account.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data transmitted in the course of contacting us is our legitimate interest. If the contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the performance of a contract is an additional legal basis for the processing of your personal data. The processing of your personal data in the event of contact serves us solely to process your request. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case for the personal data sent in the course of contacting us when your request has been processed and legal retention periods do not prevent deletion. You have the option at any time to object to the processing of your personal data in the context of contacting us in the future. In this case, however, we will not be able to process your request any further. All personal data stored in the course of contacting you will be deleted in this case unless legal retention periods prevent deletion.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of direct marketing measures is either your consent or our legitimate interest in marketing and promoting our courses and services. The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of direct marketing measures is to send information, offers and, if applicable, to promote sales through the sale of goods or services. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected; this is the case in particular upon receipt of the revocation or objection. You can revoke your consent at any time for the future or object to the processing of your personal data in the context of direct marketing measures at any time for the future.
When you send a data subject access request
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of handling your data subject access request is our legal obligation and the legal basis for the subsequent documentation of t data subject access request is both our legitimate interest and our legal obligation. The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of processing data when you send a data subject access request is to respond to your request. The subsequent documentation of the data subject access request serves to fulfill the legally required accountability.. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the processing of a data subject access request, this is three years after the end of the respective process. You have the possibility at any time to object to the processing of your personal data in the context of the processing of a data subject access request for the future. In this case, however, we will not be able to further process your request. The documentation of the legally compliant processing of the respective data subject access request is mandatory. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.
Legal defense and enforcement of our rights
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of legal defense and enforcement of our rights is our legitimate interest. The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of legal defense and enforcement of our rights is the defense against unjustified claims and the legal enforcement and assertion of claims and rights. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The processing of your personal data in the context of legal defense and enforcement is mandatory for legal defense and enforcement of our rights. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.
Online Payment, Secure data transmission, and Credit card information
The transmission of your personal information during an order transaction is encrypted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology (SSL encryption version 3). Any credit card information you provide will not be stored by us but will be encrypted and collected directly from our payment service provider via hypertext transfer protocol secure (“https”). We may share information with our payment service provider, and you may need to provide credit or debit card information directly to the provider in order to process payment details and authorize payment following a secure link. The information which you supply in such cases is not within our control and is subject to our payment service provider’s own Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions.
Data recipients and international data transfers
In the course of our business, including in connection with some client services, and personal data collected on the Websites may be transferred from time to time to our third-party service providers located around the world, including to countries where local laws may give you fewer rights than you have in your own country. In addition, we and our third-party providers’ websites may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world. To the extent required by law, we have put in place legal measures designed to ensure that your personal data processed by third-party providers are adequately protected, such as when your personal data is transferred to countries other than your country of residence. By using the Sites and providing information thereon, you consent to such cross-border transfer and hosting of such data.
We may also share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services and tasks on our behalf in support of our interactions with you, such as, but not limited to, processing recruitment materials, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you.
In addition, we may share information about you:
In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal information in the event of a reorganization, business combination, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or part of our business.
The data provided for our reward program is mandatory information, without which participation in the loyalty program is not possible. This allows us to evaluate your use of our reward program in order to be able to inform buyers more effectively about opportunities and to manage your rewards. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest to provide participants in the rewards program with information tailored to their needs. Failure to provide the data means that you cannot use the function.
To implement our referral program, we process the data of the referrer and the referral recipient that we have collected in connection with the referral. The processing is carried out exclusively for the implementation of our Referral program and is necessary for this purpose, as participation would otherwise not be possible. The personal data will be transmitted and used there exclusively for the implementation of our referral program.
We have implemented generally accepted technical and organizational security standards to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Tech2Home employees and our third-party vendors are granted access to personal information, and these employees and third-party vendors are required to keep this information confidential. Despite these safeguards, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not gain access to your personal information.
Children need particular protection when collecting and processing their personal data because they may be less aware of the risks involved. Compliance with the data protection principles and in particular fairness is central to all our processing of children’s personal data. Where we process a child’s personal data consent from whoever holds parental responsibility for the child is obtained. Children have the same rights as adults over their personal data. These include the rights to access their personal data; request rectification; object to processing and have their personal data erased.