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Privacy Shield Notice
Effective date: 20 December 2018
MELwholesale is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Shield Notice sets out the privacy principles we follow with respect to transfers of personal data from the European Economic Area ("EEA"), United Kingdom, and Switzerland to the United States, including personal data we receive from individuals who visit our or our affiliates' web and mobile sites ("Websites"), who access or use our product or service offerings ("Services"), or who otherwise interact with us ("you").
Through the help of our Legal Council we are working to ensure we will comply with all the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from the EU, United Kingdom, and Switzerland. MELwholesale is certifying with the US Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles in respect of all personal data received from the EEA, United Kingdom, and Switzerland in reliance on the Privacy Shield.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over our compliance with the Privacy Shield.
For more information about the Privacy Shield in general please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview.
To view our certification online please click here.
If there is any conflict between the terms of this Privacy Shield Notice and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.
Types of Personal Data We Collect and Use
We will only process personal data in ways that are compatible with the purposes we collected it for or for purposes you later authorize. Before we use your personal data for a materially different purpose, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out.
Transfers to Third Parties
If we have received your personal data in the United States and subsequently transfer that information to a third party acting as an agent, and such third-party agent processes your personal data in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, we will remain responsible unless we can prove we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
Disclosures for National Security or Law Enforcement
Please note that under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Access, Correction and Deletion Rights
You may have the right to access personal data that we hold about you and request that we correct, amend, or delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in violation of the Privacy Shield. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of a third party. If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your personal data, you can submit a written request to the contact information provided below in the Questions or Complaints Section. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity.
Questions or Complaints
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, we commit to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal data. EEA, United Kingdom, and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield practices should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a complaint cannot be resolved with us directly, we have agreed to cooperate with JAMS. If you are not satisfied with the resolution of your complaint, please contact JAMS at https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield to address complaints.
You may, under limited circumstances, invoke binding arbitration for complaints not resolved by the above mechanisms. Additional information can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction.
MELwholesale is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with regards to our compliance with the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to amend this Notice from time to time in order to be consistent with the Privacy Shield's new or updated requirements.