Buffalo Machinery Privacy Policy    

Buffalo Machinery Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. (i.e. email, address) Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. To apply for enforcement of your rights please contact us at info@mail.buffalo.com.tw . And please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy and Cookies Policy via the website contact form.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard. [Please refer to Article 5, Analytics and advertising for related information]

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Buffalo Machinery Co Ltd

56, Lane 318, Desheng Road, Daya District, Taichung City 428-46, Taiwan

Telephone: +886-4-25603759

Email: info@mail.buffalo.com.tw

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Contact

If you need further assistance or would like to make a comment, please contact us at:

Buffalo Machinery Co Ltd

56, Lane 318, Desheng Road, Daya District, Taichung City 428-46, Taiwan

E-mail: info@mail.buffalo.com.tw

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. Other cookies that may be stored will be listed under.

The following is a list of cookies this website uses with their purpose, expiration period, and origin.

               
COOKIE NAMEDESCRIPTION EXPIRATION ORIGIN
DSIDAdvertising cookies. They are usually used to guide advertising according to the content that is relevant to a user, improve the performance reports of the campaign and avoid showing ads that the user has already seen. 2 weeks doublecheck.net (Google)
IDE 1 year and 7 weeks
1P_JAR These cookies are used to collect website statistics and track conversion rates. 1 month google.com
APISID Enable the registration function of the origin of the user. The registered data will be, among others, if the user arrives at our website through direct traffic, from another website, from an advertising campaign or from a search engine (indicating the keyword used and the source). 2 years
CONSENT 20 years
HSID 2 years
NID 6 months
SAPISID 2 years
SID 2 years
SIDCC 3 months
SSID 2 years
_ga Analyze navigation behaviors and allow the elaboration of traffic statistics. 2 years buffalo-machinery.com
_gat Expires at the end of the session
_gid 3 days
PHPSESSID Session cookie end of session
APISID In some pages of our website we have embedded YouTube videos, it’s a Google service. Its use implies the remission of these cookies in addition to the cookies that Google requires if you keep the session active with your account, in order to view the embedded videos, estimate the bandwidth and show how many times it has been played. 2 years YouTube.com
CONSENT 20 years
HSID 2 years
LOGIN_INFO 2 years
PREF 2 years
SAPISID 2 years
SID 2 years
SSID 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 9 months
YSC Expires at the end of the session
remote_sid Expires at the end of the session
nextld Expires at the end of the session
requests Expires at the end of the session

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

▪ Browser type and browser version

▪ Operating system used

▪ Referrer URL

▪ Host name of the accessing computer

▪ Time of the server request

▪ IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration. To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

5. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotional purposes.

For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

6. YouTube Videos

Our website contains plugins of YouTube, which is represented by Google Inc. and operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA. The YouTube button can be recognized by the name on the button. When you visit a page of our website containing a plugin of this type, your browser sets up a direct connection to the servers of YouTube. The specific page of our internet site that you visited is also reported to the YouTube server. If you are logged into YouTube with your personal account when you visit our website, YouTube allows you to assign your surfing actions directly to your personal account. If you would like to suppress data transmission of this nature, please log out of YouTube before visiting our website.

Regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by YouTube as well as your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your personal privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of YouTube at https://policies.google.com/privacy

7. Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. by replying to the newsletter with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription. Upon subscription cancellation, the said data would be immediately deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for logins) will remain unaffected.

Last updated: July 13, 2018