Data Protection Notice
PPE Cure LLC (hereinafter ”PPE Cure“ or “We“ or “Us”) welcomes you to our PPE Online Exchange/Marketplace (https://ppecure.com/) websites (together also referred to as “PPE Marketplace”). We thank you for your interest in our company and our PPE Marketplace.
This data privacy information applies to interested parties, customers and business associates and to the users in the PPE Cure Ecosystem.
PPE Cure respects your privacy
Protection of your privacy throughout the course of processing personal data as well as the security of all business data is important to us. We process personal data that was gathered during your visit of the PPE Marketplace in accordance with best practices and statutory regulations.
PPE Cure is the controller responsible for the processing of your data; exceptions are outlined in this data protection notice.
PPE Cure LLC is a Limited liability company with its registered seat at 8605 Santa Monica Blvd., #31976, Los Angeles, CA 90069, registered in accordance with the Laws of the State of California. (“PPE Cure”, “we”, or “us”) under the domain name: ppecure.com with all its sub-domains, pages and sub-pages (the “PPEC Marketplace”) accessible at https://ppecure.com/ (the “Website”).
You can reach out to us via email at support @ppecure.com, phone 310.564.6927, or mail at 8605 Santa Monica Blvd., #31976, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Collection, processing and usage of personal data
Processed categories of data
The following categories of data are processed:
- Communication data (e.g. name, telephone, e-mail, address, IP address)
- Contractual master data (e.g. contractual relationships, contractual or product interest)
- User history
- Billing and payment data
- Planning and regulation data (i.e. attendee management)
Provision of the data can be required:
- by contract
- by law or
- for contract formation.
There are situations in which we cannot take action without certain personal data, for instance because this personal data is needed to enable your access and usage of the PPE Cure Platform and services, process your orders or to give you access to a website or newsletter. In such cases, we unfortunately cannot supply what you desire without the relevant personal data.
Personal data consists of all information related to an identified or identifiable natural person, this includes, i.a. names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, contractual master data, contract accounting and payment data, which is an expression of a person’s identity.
We collect, process and use personal data (including IP addresses) only when there is either a statutory legal basis to do so or if you have given your consent to the processing or use of personal data concerning this matter, e.g. by means of registration.
Processing purposes and legal basis
We, as well as the service providers commissioned by us, process your personal data for the following processing purposes:
Offers. Provision of the offers.
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part in direct marketing as long as this occurs in accordance with data protection law.
Service. Resolving service disruptions as well as for security reasons.
Legal basis: Fulfillment of our legal obligations within the scope of data security, and justified interest in resolving service disruptions.
Promotion. Self-promotion and promotion by others as well as market research and reach analysis done within the scope statutorily permitted or based on consent.
Legal basis: Consent / justified interest on our part in direct marketing if in accordance with data protection and competition law.
Registration. Registration for usage of services offered on our website and to obtain feedback on these services.
Legal basis: Justified interest on our part to execute the services and administration of justified interest of third parties. And fulfillment of contractual obligations if relevant for the offered services.
Surveys & newsletters. Online product or customer surveys and email newsletters if you have expressly consented herein
Legal basis: Consent
We and service providers we engage process your personal data for interested parties, customers and business associates for the following purposes:
- To foster business relations and strategies with current and potential customers and business associates such as suppliers and vendors;
- To perform and fulfill the contractual obligations of a contract with customers, business associates or interested parties;
- To manage customers, business associates and interested parties;
- To handle and, if required, bill any business transactions;
- To perform advertising and marketing activities;
- To manage accounting, taxation and financial systems;
- In the course of managing IT systems and performing IT services;
- To perform quality audits, assessments and complaint management;
- For product support and maintenance, error diagnostics and error pattern recognition;
- Product or customer surveys by mail, telephone and digital channels;
- Transmission of data to third parties or service providers within the framework of the handling of business processes.
The legal bases for the aforementioned purposes are the underlying contract with the interested party, customer or business associate, the query of a data subject in a pre-contractual situation which allows us to take steps prior to contract formation, or the applicable legislative acts. In addition, we process personal data of our customers, business associates and interested parties (including their contacts and sales representatives) on the basis of our legitimate business interests, including the maintenance of contact with customers / business associates / interested parties, quality assurance, complaint management, marketing and promotional activities, and only insofar as is required to protect our legitimate interests and it does not override the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject or when the data subjects have given their consent in this regard.
If you wish to use or get access to benefits required to enter into the fulfillment of a contract, we request your registration. With your registration we collect personal data necessary for entering into the fulfillment of the contract (e.g. first name, last name, date of birth, email address, if applicable, details on the preferred payment method or on the account holder) as well as further data on voluntary basis, if applicable.
Each time you use the internet, your browser is transmitting certain information which we store in so-called log files.
We save log files for a short period of time to determine service disruptions and for security reasons (e.g., to investigate attack attempts) and delete them afterwards. Log files which need to be maintained for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident is resolved and may, on a case-by-case basis, be passed on to investigating authorities.
Log files are also used for analysis purposes (without the IP address or without the complete IP address). Also see module web analysis.
Log files are also used for analysis purposes (without the IP address or without the complete IP address) see module “Advertisements and/or market re-search (including web analysis, no customer surveys)”.
In log files, in particular the following information is saved:
- IP address (internet protocol address) of the terminal device which is being used to access the Online Offer;
- Internet address of the website from which the Online Offer is accessed (so-called URL of origin or referrer URL);
- Name of the service provider which was used to access the Online Offer;
- Name of the files or information accessed;
- Date and time as well as duration of recalling the data;
- Amount of data transferred;
- Operating system and information on the internet browser used, including add-ons installed (e.g., Flash Player);
- http status code (e.g., “Request successful” or “File requested not found”).
This Online Offer is not meant for children under 18 years of age.
Data transfer to other controllers
Principally, your personal data is forwarded to other controllers only if required for the fulfillment of a contractual obligation, or if we ourselves, or a third party, have a legitimate interest in the data transfer, or if you have given your consent. Particulars on the legal bases can be found in the Section – Purposes of Processing and Legal Basis above. When data is transferred to third parties based on a justified interest, this is explained in this data protection notice.
Additionally, data may be transferred to other controllers when we are obliged to do so due to statutory regulations or enforceable administrative or judicial orders.
Service providers (general)
We may involve external service providers with tasks such as sales and marketing services, contract management, payment handling, programming, data hosting and hotline services. We have chosen those service providers carefully and monitor them on a regular basis, especially regarding their diligent handling of and protection of the data that they store. All service providers are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the statutory provisions. Service providers may also be other Bosch group companies.
Transfer to recipients outside the USA
We might transfer personal data to recipients located outside the USA into so-called third countries.
In such cases, prior to the transfer we ensure that either the data recipient provides an appropriate level of data protection or that you have consented to the transfer.
You are entitled to receive an overview of third country recipients and a copy of the specifically agreed-to provisions securing an appropriate level of data protection. For this purpose, please use the statements made in the Contact section.
Duration of storage; retention periods
Principally, we store your data for as long as it is necessary to render our PPE Marketplace and connected services or for as long as we have a justified interest in storing the data (e.g. we might still have a justified interest in postal mail marketing after fulfillment of our contractual obligations). In all other cases we delete your personal data with the exception of data we are obliged to store for the fulfillment of legal obligations (e.g. due to retention periods under the tax and commercial codes we are obliged to have documents such as contracts and invoices available for a certain period of time).
Usage of cookies
In the context of our online service, cookies and tracking mechanisms may be used.
Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your device when visiting our online service.
Tracking is possible using different technologies. In particular, we process information using pixel technology and/or during log file analysis.
Management of cookies and tracking mechanisms
You can manage your cookie and tracking mechanism settings in the browser and/or our privacy settings.
Note: The settings you have made refer only to the browser used in each case.
Deactivation of all cookies
If you wish to deactivate all cookies, please deactivate cookies in your browser settings. Please note that this may affect the functionality of the website.
Management of your settings with regard to cookies and tracking mechanisms not required technically
When visiting our websites, you will be asked in a cookie layer whether you consent to our using any convenience cookies, marketing cookies or tracking mechanisms, respectively.
In our privacy settings, you may withdraw the consent with effect for the future or grant your consent at a later point in time.
We distinguish between cookies that are mandatorily required for the technical functions of the online service and such cookies and tracking mechanisms that are not mandatorily required for the technical function of the online service.
It is generally possible to use the online service without any cookies that serve non-technical purposes.
Technically required cookies
By technically required cookies we mean cookies without those the technical provision of the online service cannot be ensured. These include e.g. cookies that store data to ensure smooth reproduction of video or audio footage.
Such cookies will be deleted when you leave the website.
Marketing cookies and tracking mechanisms
We only use such cookies and tracking mechanisms if you have given us your prior consent in each case. By using marketing cookies and tracking mechanisms we and our partners are able to show you offerings based on your interests, resulting from an analysis of your user behaviour:
By using statistical tools, we measure e.g. the number of your page views.
Our conversion tracking partners set a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) in case you entered our website through an advertisement of the respective partner. These cookies generally lose their validity after 30 days. In case the cookie has not yet expired, we and the respective conversion tracking partner can see that a particular user clicked the ad and was forwarded to our page. Information gathered through the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics and to determine the total number of users who clicked the respective ad and were referred to a page provided with a conversion tracking tag.
These tools create user profiles by means of advertising cookies or third-party advertising cookies so called “web beacons” (invisible graphics that are also called pixels or tracking pixels), or by means of comparable technologies. These are used for interest-based advertising and to control the frequency with which the user looks at certain advertisements. The relevant provider is the controller responsible for the processing of data in connection with the tool. The providers of the tools might disclose information also to third parties for the purposes mentioned above. Please note the data protection notices of the relevant provider in this context.
Please note that using the tools might include transfer of your data to recipients outside of the USA. For more details in this respect please refer to the following description of the individual marketing tools.
Cookies and marketing tools we use
Name: Google Analytics
Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Function: Analysis of user behavior (page retrievals, number of visitors and visits, downloads), creation of pseudonymous user profiles based on cross-device information of logged-in Google users (cross-device tracking), enrichment of pseudonymous user data with target group-specific information provided by Google, retargeting, UX testing, conversion tracking and retargeting in conjunction with Google Ads
Name: Google Tag Manager
Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Function: Administration of website tags via a user interface, integration of program codes on our websites
Name: Google Ads
Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Function: Placement of advertisements, remarketing, conversion tracking
Further information is available at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
Name: etracker (concerns blog.bosch-si.com)
Provider: etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Function: Analyses user behaviour (page views, number of visitors and visits, downloads)
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.
Newsletter with opt-in; Right of withdrawal
Within the scope of our PPE Marketplace you can sign up for newsletters. We provide the so-called double opt-in option which means that we will only send you a newsletter via email, mobile messenger (such as, e.g. WhatsApp), SMS or push notification after you have explicitly confirmed the activation of the newsletter service to us by clicking on the link in a notification. In case you wish to no longer receive newsletters, you can terminate the subscription at any time by withdrawing your consent.
You can withdraw your consent to email newsletters by clicking on the link which is sent in the respective newsletter mail, or in the administrative settings of the online offer. Alternatively, please contact us via the contact details provided in the Contact section.
Our PPE Marketplace may contain links to third party internet pages – by providers who are not related to us. Upon clicking on the link, we have no influence on the collecting, processing and use of personal data possibly transmitted by clicking on the link to the third party (such as the IP address or the URL of the site on which the link is located) as the conduct of third parties is naturally beyond our supervision.
We do not assume responsibility for the processing of personal data by third parties.
The external links deposited on our sites can i.a. also refer to services like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
Our employees and the companies providing services on our behalf, are obliged to confidentiality and to compliance with the applicable data protection laws.
We take all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security and to protect your data that are administered by us especially from the risks of unintended or unlawful destruction, manipulation, loss, change or unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access. Our security measures are, pursuant to technological progress, constantly being improved.
To enforce your rights, please use the details provided in the Contact section. In doing so, please ensure that an unambiguous identification of your person is possible.
Right to information and access:
You have the right to obtain confirmation from us about whether or not your personal data is being processed, and, if this is the case, access to your personal data.
Right to correction and deletion:
You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself without undue delay from us. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
This does not apply to data which is necessary for billing or accounting purposes or which is subject to a statutory retention period. If access to such data is not required, however, its processing is restricted (see the following).
Restriction of processing:
You have the right to demand for – as far as statutory requirements are fulfilled – restriction of the processing of your data.
You are entitled to receive data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or – if technically feasible – to demand that we transfer those data to a third party.
Objection to direct marketing:
Additionally, you may object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time. Please take into account that due to organizational reasons, there might be an overlap between your objection and the usage of your data within the scope of a campaign which is already running.
Objection to data processing based on the legal basis of “justified interest”:
In addition, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, insofar as this is based on a justified interest. We will then terminate the processing of your data, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds according to legal requirements which override your rights.
Withdrawal of consent:
In case you consented to the processing of your data, you have the right to revoke this consent with immediate effect. The legality of data processing prior to your revocation remains unchanged.
Changes to the Data Protection Notice
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this is required due to technical development. In such cases, we will amend our data protection notice accordingly.
Please, therefore, notice the current version of our data protection notice, as this is subject to change.
If you wish to contact us, please find us at the address stated in the Controller section.
Effective date: 2020-08-15