Thank you for visiting www.sparxhockey.eu (the "Site"), which is owned and operated by Velasa Sports, Inc. ("Velasa Sports" or "Sparx Hockey"). As used herein, the terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to Velasa Sports, and the term "Service" means the Site and all information, tools, functions, features and services available at the Site. To understand the terms under which you use the Services we provide, please read our Terms of Service, which are available at https://sparxhockey.eu/pages/terms-services.
Maintaining the security of your data is a priority at Velasa Sports, and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights. Velasa Sports is also dedicated to being transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.
Capitalized terms used herein without definition will have the same meanings as defined in the Terms of Service applicable to the Service, which are available at https://sparxhockey.eu/pages/terms-services.
SECTION 1 - WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:
Information that you provide
Certain parts of our Site may ask you to provide personal information.
When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, and email address.
We may ask you to provide your contact details including your name, email and password in order to register an account with us, to subscribe to marketing communications and email notifications from us, enter competitions or online contests, submit enquires to us and/or ask for customer support.
When leaving a review about our products or services you have obtained from us you may also provide us with your name and email.
Due to the nature of our business, our offerings may change from time to time, the options you have to provide us with personal information may also change.
Information that we collect automatically
When you browse our Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (together, "Europe"), this information may be considered personal data under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically will include information such as details regarding your web browser, IP address, and time zone. We also collect information about the page(s) you visit, actions you take on the Site (e.g., completing a purchase), or how you arrived at our site (e.g., search, paid advertisement).
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site for our visitors.
Some of this information is collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies, as explained below and under Section 9 “Cookies" below and as detailed in the cookie preferences in our consent management platform.
To track and store this information, we use the following technologies/services:
- Google Analytics. To gather information about how customers shop in our store, we use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google. You can view more information on this service here.
- Shopify. Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. See Section 6 – Shopify –Our E-Commerce Vendor for more information.
SECTION 2 – DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN?
Velasa Sports will not collect personally identifiable information from any person who is actually known to us to be under the age of 18 If we become aware that a person under 18 has provided personally identifiable information, Velasa Sports will take steps to remove such information and terminate that individual’s account, access and use of the Service.
SECTION 3 - HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use the information we collect to provide our products and services and for the following purposes:
- • To provide you with enhanced, customized and personalized content, products and services as well as promotional content and services;
- • To administer contests, promotions, events, surveys or other features;
- • To customize and improve features, performance, and support of the site;
- • To create update transaction features, such as placing an order through our online store;
- • To provide relevant advertising, including interest-based advertising from us and third parties;
- • For internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement;
- • To send you administrative messages and other information about Sparx Hockey, including communication with you about your purchase transaction, account information or customer service inquiries.
- • To create aggregate and statistical data that does not identify you individually (for example, we use mobile device data and IP addresses to gather demographic information);
- • To display relevant marketing to you;
- • For other purposes that you separately authorize as you interact with Sparx Hockey.
SECTION 4 – HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT
If we have collected and process your personal data with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at: Velasa Sports, Inc., 30 Sudbury Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, USA. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
If you wish to delete or block cookies from your browsing activity, you may do so within your browser.
SECTION 5 - DISCLOSURE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Velasa Sports does not rent or sell Service Data to outside marketers.
For clarity, we may share your Service Data with trusted service providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services for us. These providers must agree to comply with terms and conditions that are consistent with our privacy and data security policies.
We may also partner with third party organizations to provide special programs or offers to Velasa Sports / Sparx Hockey customers, in which case we may disclose to that organization information we collect, such as your name and contact information. Any such partnerships will be communicated and/or disclosed prior to placing an order to purchase Products from us. If you elect not to participate in such special programs or offers, you reserve the right to deny such sharing of information.
We may share your personal data with any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;
We may also share your personal data with an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) as set out in Section 13 "Business Transfers".
SECTION 6 - SHOPIFY - OUR E-COMMERCE VENDOR
Our store, which is located at the Site, is currently hosted by Shopify. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our Products to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases, and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as it is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) and Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
SECTION 7 - THIRD PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use, and disclose your Service Data to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies regarding the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
When you click on links on the Site, they may direct you away from our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 8 - SECURITY
Information collected by Velasa Sports is stored in operating environments that are secured using commercially available tools and procedures, and which are not made generally available to the public. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet and/or wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, Velasa Sports cannot unequivocally guarantee the security of any information you provide, and you do so at your own risk. Once Velasa Sports receives your information, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
If you provide credit card information, it will be encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with an AES-256 encryption.
Where you have created an Account and unique password to enable you to access our Site it is your responsibility to keep this password secure and confidential
SECTION 9 – COOKIES
What types of Cookies do we use?
We use two types of Cookies: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies." Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave our site. A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).
What are Cookies used for?
Cookies transmit information about you and your use of our site, such as your browser type, search preferences, product titles, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use.
Preferences and Features
Analytics and Performance
Additionally, you can also control, manage and/or delete cookies via your browser settings or in our consent management platform. A useful resource for information about deleting and controlling cookies can be found at https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
SECTION 10 - DO NOT TRACK
Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities, over time and across different websites.
When you turn on the Do Not Track function in your browser, Velasa Sports stops collecting the information from your browser that allows us to tailor the Service specifically to you and to develop valuable Analytics. Do Not Track signals are set on a browser-by-browser basis, so you must set them on every browser you use if you do not wish to be tracked.
For clarity, this is just our Do Not Track policy. Velasa Sports cannot and does not make any promise about how third parties react when you set the Do Not Track signal on your browser. In addition, the Do Not Track signal does not apply to the use of information collected prior to such request.
SECTION 11 - CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (the "Shine the Light" law), California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services from Velasa Sports are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2016 will receive information regarding 2015 sharing activities). If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this information, please submit a written request to:
Velasa Sports, Inc.
Attn: California/Shine the Light
30 Sudbury Road
Acton, MA 01720, USA
SECTION 12 – EEA AND UK RESIDENTS
The following section applies if you a resident in the EEA or UK.
Legal basis for processing personal information
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.
If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you (e.g. to process and deliver an order), we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under Section 15 "Questions and Contact Information".
Your data protection rights
Depending on your location, you may have the following data protection rights. To exercise any of them see specific instructions below or contact us using the contact details provided under Section 15 "Questions and Contact Information" heading below.
- • You may access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information.
- • You can object to processing of your personal information or ask us to restrict processing of your personal information.
- • You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us or use the marketing setting in your account.
- • If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
- • You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local supervisory authority. (Contact details for supervisory authorities in Europe are available here.) Certain supervisory authorities may require that you exhaust our own internal complaints process before looking into your complaint.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
International data transfers
Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).
Specifically, our Website servers are located in United States, and our group companies and third party service providers and partners operate around the world. This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of these countries.
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – European RepresentativePursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Velasa Sports has appointed European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as its GDPR Representative in the EU.
You can contact EDPO regarding matters pertaining to the GDPR:
• by using EDPO’s online request form: https://edpo.com/gdpr-data-request/
• by writing to EDPO at Avenue Huart Hamoir 71, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - UK RepresentativePursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Velasa Sports has appointed European Data Protection Office (EDPO UK) as its GDPR Representative in the UK.
You can contact EDPO UK regarding matters pertaining to the UK GDPR:
• by using EDPO’s online request form: https://edpo.com/uk-gdpr-data-request/
• by writing to EDPO UK at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom
SECTION 13 - BUSINESS TRANSFERS
SECTION 15 - QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at email@example.com or by mail at
Velasa Sports, Inc.
Attn: Compliance Officer
30 Sudbury Road
Acton, Massachusetts 01720, USA