PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies when you visit or browse our web site without purchasing any product, when you register with www.y-concept.eu, and when you use our services for purchasing products. If you haven't already done so, please also read the General Terms and Condition of Use of www.y-concept.eu, which contain information on privacy as well as on the security systems used by the web site.

The website www.y-concept.eu is managed by Carbocon GmbH. ("Carbocon"), an Austrian company with its registered office in Austria at Schubertring 9-11/Top 20, 1010 Wien Austria, business register number FN 425645 z, tax number 09 246/3744 and VAT number ATU69334758.

1. Our Policy

Carbocon respects its users' right to be informed regarding the collection of and other operations involving their personal data. In using data that may directly or indirectly identify you personally, we will apply a principle of strict necessity. For this reason, we have designed www.y-concept.eu in such a way that the use of your personal data will be kept to a minimum and will not exceed the purposes for which your personal data was collected and/or processed; we do not process your personal data when we can provide you with services through the use of anonymous data (such as marketing research made for improving our services) or by other means which allow Carbocon to identify you, apart from when it is strictly necessary or upon request by competent public authorities or the police (for example, in case of traffic data or your IP address). Carbocon determines the purposes and means for processing your personal data, including security measures, as Carbocon controls www.y-concept.eu users' personal data. This Privacy Policy provides you with all information needed to understand how we collect data which may identify www.y-concept.eu's users. For further information on our Privacy Policy, please contact us at service@y-concept.eu, or at Carbocon GmbH, Schubertring 9-11/Top 20, 1010 Wien Austria.

2. Who Processes Your Personal Data

Carbocon controls the use of www.y-cnocept.eu users' personal data; Carbocon autonomously determines the purposes and means of processing personal data and the instruments used, including those for security measures.

Your information will be made available also to third parties, autonomous controllers, for purposes related to supplying services requested by user (for example, for purchase transactions). For more information on the matter, see section 5 (To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed).

 Please contact our Customer Service or send us an e-mail at service@y-concept.eu, in order to receive a full list of data processors.

 3. How We Use Personal Data and for What Purposes

Your personal data are collected and processed by Carbocon for purposes which are strictly connected use of the Website, its services and to purchase products on www.y-concept.eu. However, your personal data may also be used for other processing operations within the limits of such purposes.

In particular, your personal data shall be processed for the following purposes:

A. when you register with our website we collect your personal data (for example, your personal details, password, e-mail address, gender) through the registration form (My Account) in order to provide you with services in www.y-concept.eu’s reserved access areas and to send you our Newsletter, when specifically requested;

B. when you require assistance from our Customer Service area, we collect your personal data (for example, your name and surnames, e-mail address and password) for purposes strictly necessary to providing you with services related to www.y-concept.eu and to the purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu;

C. when you execute purchasing procedures for products sold on www.y-concept.eu, we collect your personal data (such as personal details, e-mail address, address, Credit Card numbers, bank code, tax code and telephone number) on your order form only for the purpose of selling the products ordered by you;

D. when you require technical assistance, we collect your personal data in order to provide you with information on browsing, browser compatibility and viewing or loading www.y-concept.eu web pages;

E. when creating a Wish List, we process your personal data in order to customize our services for the purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu.

Your personal data is mostly processed by electronic means and in some circumstances by paper-based means, such as when the processing of your personal data is required for preventing fraud on www.y-concept.eu. Your personal data shall be stored in a way which allows Carbocon to identify you for the period necessary for the purposes which the data was collected for and subsequently processed and, in any case, in accordance with applicable law. Please report any modification of your personal data to service@y-concept.eu, in order to ensure that your personal information is always accurate and up-to-date, relevant and complete.

Your personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties for purposes which are not permitted by law or without your explicit consent.

Your personal data may only be disclosed to third parties when it is necessary for processing an order. Moreover, your data may be disclosed to the police or to judicial authorities, according to law and upon a formal request by such entities, for example in the event Carbocon needs to prevent fraud on www.y-cocnept.eu (anti-fraud services).

Third parties and autonomous controllers will also have access to your personal data as stated in section 2 for the specific purposes stated therein. In all the above circumstances, your consent for data processing is not required. Your personal data will not be transferred abroad to non-EU countries that do not ensure an adequate level of protection of individuals. Should this be necessary in order to supply services or to execute a contract for the purchase of products, your personal data shall be transferred to such non-EU countries only after the execution of specific contracts between Carbocon and such entities in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

We wish to inform you that Carbocon shall process its users' personal data for purposes that are strictly connected to the supply of services on www.y-concept.eu, execution of contracts related to the sale and purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu and, after receiving your consent, to send you information on new commercial initiatives which are strictly connected to the web site's activities and services.

Carbocon shall process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including by e-mail, only after receiving your consent. Carbocon may have access to third parties' personal data which was directly disclosed by their users, for example when a user bought a product to be sent to a friend, when the user paying for the product is different from the recipient of the product, or when a user wishes to recommend to a friend a service of www.y-concept.eu or the sale of a particular product.

In all of the above cases, please make sure you receive the consent of such individuals before disclosing their personal data to Carbocon and make sure you inform them about this Privacy Policy; you will be the only person liable in connection with the disclosure of information and data regarding such third parties if they have not provided you with their express consent for it and for any improper and unlawful use of that information. In any event, Carbocon shall fulfill any obligation to inform third parties required by law and, when necessary, shall request their express consent upon registering in its archives the personal information of the user indicated.

 4. What Happens if You Do Not Disclose Your Personal Data to Carbocon

Granting your personal data to Carbocon (in particular, your personal details, your e-mail address, your address, your Credit/Debit Card numbers and bank code and your telephone number) is necessary for processing your order for the purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu, supplying other services provided on the web site upon your request, or when your personal information is needed to fulfill obligations required by law or regulations.

The refusal to provide Carbocon with some of your personal data necessary for performing the above purposes may consequently prevent Carbocon from processing your order for the purchase of products sold on www.y-concept.eu or from supplying other services provided on www.y-concept.eu, such as Customer Care services, using the Wish List or fulfilling obligations required by law and other regulations. Therefore, failing to provide data may constitute, in some cases, a legitimate and justified reason for not processing your order for the purchase of products sold on www.y-concept.eu or not providing www.y-concept.eu’s services.

Disclosure of further personal data to Carbocon other than that required for fulfilling legal or contractual obligations or for providing the services requested, is, on the contrary, optional and does not have any effect on the use of the web site and of its services or on the purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu.

In some circumstances and if required, from time to time we will duly inform you if the personal data you are disclosing to Carbocon is compulsory or optional. We will point out to you whether the disclosure of your data is compulsory or optional by marking with an appropriate symbol (*) the information that is compulsory or data needed for providing the required services on www.y-concept.eu and for the purchase of products on www.y-concept.eu. Failing to provide optional personal data will not imply any obligation or disadvantage to our users.

5. To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed

Personal data will be disclosed to third party companies that provide specific services only for the performance of a contract for purchasing products on www.y-concept.eu and only when such purpose does not exceed the purposes for which your personal data was collected and subsequently processed and, in any case, according to applicable laws and regulations.

Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties or disseminated or transferred without informing our users of such disclosure/dissemination/transfer, without their consent and, in any case, in accordance with the law.

6. How We Collect Your Data on www.y-concept.eu

When you are using www.y-concept.eu, some personal data might be collected automatically (through "cookies"), for example, when we automatically collect users' IP addresses and other information regarding the users' data traffic or the users' preferences in the choice of services provided on this web site and of the products purchased through the provided services. This information and data are collected directly and automatically by the web site as part of its operational functions. This information and data are then processed in a collective and anonymous way for commercial purposes in order to optimize the services provided on www.y-concept.eu for the needs and preferences of the web site's users.

In other circumstances, Carbocon directly collect personal data and information from its users when they register online with www.y-concept.eu or when they send purchase orders of products sold on the web site in order to finalize e-commerce transactions. Carbocon will process such data only for the purposes and within the limits of what is stated in the section regarding data collection and may be disclosed to third parties only for the purposes related to providing the services requested by the user.

7. Security Measures

We have adopted security measures to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all other reasons for data processing that do not comply with our Privacy Policy. Nevertheless, Carbocon cannot guarantee that the security measures adopted for the protection of the web site and for data and information transmission on www.y-concept.eu will prevent or exclude any risk of unauthorized access or of loss of data.

It is advisable that your computer be provided with software devices that protect network data transmission/receipt (such as updated antivirus systems) and that your Internet service provider take appropriate measures for the security of network data transmission (such as, for example, firewalls and anti-spam filtering).

8. Cookies

www.y-concept.eu uses automatic systems of data collection, such as cookies. A cookie is a device transmitted to the hard disk of an Internet user; it does not contain intelligible information but it allows linking between an Internet user to his/her personal information provided by the user on www.y-concept.eu. Cookies are disseminated by our servers, and no one may gain access to the information contained therein. Only Carbocon process information collected by cookies, in a collective and anonymous way, in order to optimize its services and its web site for the needs and preferences of its users. We have provided cookies in connection to functions such as selecting the country, browsing the catalogue, purchasing products online and in general in connection with the provision of services reserved to registered customers. As you know, each Internet browser allows the deletion of cookies after each session. Your Internet browser contains instructions on these deletion procedures. Please access the information on your Internet browser if you wish to delete cookies. The acceptance of automatic data collection procedures and the use of cookies are necessary for using the web site and its services, including the purchase of products. If you have started the procedure of deleting cookies, Carbocon cannot ensure that all web pages of www.y-concept.eu will be displayed or that certain services will be supplied such as, for example, storage or display on the web pages of products you chose when you were finalizing the online purchase processes.

9. Opt-in/Opt out

Carbocon processes your personal data only after receiving your consent, freely expressed, in order to send you advertising material and direct marketing or other commercial communications, including by e-mail, which do not fall within customer requested services provided by www.y-cocnept.eu. Each time your consent is required, we will inform you in advance and we will give you the option to either provide or refuse your consent for the use of your personal data, including your e-mail address, for the above purposes, by ticking the appropriate boxes.

We wish to inform you that Carbocon may process your personal data also without your consent in certain circumstances provided by law, such as when such processing is necessary for performing a legal obligation to which Carbocon is subject or when such processing is necessary for performing obligations undertaken in contracts with the users (such as, for example, if you purchased products on www.y-concept.eu or if you asked to use specific services through our web site).

In any case, we wish to inform you that Carbocon guarantees that its users may exercise, at any time and without having to state their reasoning, their right not to receive future communications connected to particular services upon request.

10. Your Right to Access Personal Data and Further Rights

You are entitled to obtain, at any time, confirmation from Carbocon as to whether or not data relating to you is being processed, whether the data is not yet registered, and the communication in intelligible form of the data undergoing processing.

Moreover, you are entitled to receive from Carbocon information on the source of your personal data; the purposes and way of processing your personal data; the logic involved in any electronic data processing; details of the data controller and of the data processors; the names of the entities and categories of entities to whom your personal data may be disclosed or who may access your personal data, for example, as a data controller or a party so appointed.

You can easily find part of the above information in our Privacy Policy. For further information, send an e-mail to service@y-concept.eu. You are entitled to obtain at any time from Carbocon:

A. the updating, adjustment or, when you have an interest in such, the integration of your personal data;

B. the deletion, the transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of your personal data (unlawfully processed), including data which does not need to be stored for the purposes for which it was collected and subsequently processed;

C. the confirmation that the operations above have been reported (together with the contents of the same) to whom the data was disclosed or disseminated, except when it becomes impossible or if the means used are clearly disproportionate to the right’s protection.

You are entitled to object, in whole or in part:

A. for legitimate reasons, to the processing of your personal data, even if it is related to the purposes for which it was collected;

B. to the processing of your personal data for advertising or direct marketing purposes or in order to carry out marketing research or commercial communications.

You may freely exercise your rights at any time, provided that you do so in compliance with applicable laws, by sending your request to Carbocon at the following e-mail address: service@y-concept.eu. We will reply to you as necessary.

11. Contacts

 If you wish to receive further information on how Carbocon processes your personal data, please send an e-mail to service@y-concept.eu.

12. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by Austrian law, guaranteeing that processing of personal data will be carried out in compliance with fundamental rights and freedom of individuals, as well as of their dignity, with particular reference to confidentiality, identity and to the right to personal data protection.

13. Modification and Updating of www.y-concept.eu Privacy Policy

Carbocon may amend or simply update all or part of www.y-concept.eu's Privacy Policy, including when amendments are made to legal provisions or regulations which govern data protection and protect your rights. The amendments and the updating of www.y-concept.eu Privacy Policy shall be notified to our users on www.y-concept.eu's homepage as soon as such amendments or updates have been introduced and shall be binding as soon as they are published on the web site in this section. Therefore, you are requested to regularly access this section in order to check the publication of the most recent and updated Privacy Policy of www.y-concept.eu.

 13. Disclaimer

Y-CONCEPT reserves the right to alter without prior notice any content found within the website. Y-CONCEPT and any other party involved in making this site available to you are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of it being accessed or used. Y-CONCEPT assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damage or viruses that may infect your computer equipment.

We take great care with the descriptions of our products, as they appear online. Every reasonable care has been taken to ensure that descriptions are accurate. Y-CONCEPT cannot be held responsible for discrepancies, either real or perceived.