The right to privacy and, specifically, the right to personal data protection is one of the values of ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE, which is set out in our Code of Ethics.
2. Commitment to privacy
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE is fully committed to compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the laws on personal data protection in force at any given time, as this is a top priority for ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE.
Therefore, ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE has made the decision to implement the following principles, in which privacy forms the basis of all data processing:
We shall only process the data that are strictly necessary for the purposes about which you shall have been informed.
We shall never oblige you to provide personal data, unless absolutely necessary to render you a service that you may have requested.
Whenever possible, we shall make the most straightforward means available to you for you to control your personal data.
We do not disclose data to any third parties, except to those suppliers that render us services, and those about which we have informed you beforehand and to which you have given your consent.
Purposes of data processing
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE collects your personal data for handling your requests and providing you with the products and services that you may find useful. Specifically, we process your personal data for the following purposes:
To reply to your queries, questions and requests made through customer service, channels posted on the website and to contact you in order to deal with them.
To improve our web pages, services and products, as well as to provide a better service and content.
To provide you with access to the restricted areas on our website and, if applicable, to modify your profile information whenever you request to do so.
To submit a quote for any products that you request.
On some occasions, it may be necessary to process your personal data to comply with legal obligations, or in relation to a contractual relationship we may have with you.
In all other cases, whenever required, we shall ask you for your consent for processing your personal data.
3. Sending of marketing messages
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE, within the framework of its marketing activities, may provide you with the means to register or subscribe to the company's newsletters and commercial information. The sending of such messages is subject to your consent at all times.
In the event that you have given your consent to do so, ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE shall send you customized information about its products, business and services in accordance with your tastes and preferences.
You may withdraw your consent at any time whenever you receive marketing messages through the link or button enabled for this purpose in all messages, or by expressing your desire to withdraw your consent through the following channels:
(i). An email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(ii). A letter addressed to Avda. Francesc Macià, 60, planta 20, 08208, Sabadell (Barcelona).
International data transfers
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE, as an international company, has international service providers that may render their services from outside the EU. As a result, it is possible that your data may be transferred outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
In any event, ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE shall ensure that such data processing is protected by the appropriate safeguards, which may include Standard Clauses approved by the EU that are taken from agreements approved by the EU regulator and that provide sufficient safeguards to ensure that data processing complies with the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, as well as third-party certifications, amongst others.
5. Term of data processing and storage
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE is committed to only processing your personal information when we actually need to do so in order to provide you with a quality Service. Therefore, we make every reasonable endeavor to keep the term of processing and storage of personal data as short as possible.
To this regard, we shall inform you of the term of processing and/or storage of personal data on each form from which data are collected.
In any event, even if you request that we delete your data, we may store and keep them on record, subject to their being blocked as required by law, for the term required for us to fulfill our legal obligations and for their disclosure to the competent Authorities on the various matters to which they are subject.
6. Exercise of rights and complaints to the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD)
As a result of ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE processing your personal data, current laws grant you a number of rights. Below is a brief explanation of each right to assist you should you wish to exercise them:
Right of access. You are entitled to find out which of your personal data are processed and the purposes for which we process them.
Right of rectification. Your data shall always belong to you and, as such, you may at any time request that they be rectified if the records we hold of them were wrong.
Right of erasure. You may at any time request that your personal data be erased from our records. However, as set out in the above section on data storage, it should be remembered that in certain circumstances compliance with the laws in force may prevent this right from actually being exercised.
Right to object. You may object to your personal data from being processed in relation to any of the purposes for which we process them, pursuant to the privacy policies that may apply in each case.
Right to restriction of processing. You may request restriction of processing in the following cases:
If you consider that the data we hold about you are incorrect or inaccurate.
If, in the event that you believe we are not legitimately processing your data, you prefer that we restrict their processing rather than erasing them.
If the data we have on record are no longer required for the purposes for which we collected them, but you need us to store them to file a lawful claim.
If, having exercised your right to object to the processing of your data for a specific purpose, you are awaiting a reply from us to this regard.
Right to data portability. Provided that it is technically possible and reasonable to do so, you shall be entitled to request that the personal data that you have directly submitted to us be disclosed to another data controller. If this is possible, we shall directly disclose your data to this other data controller, but if this were not possible, we shall provide them to you in a standard format.
Whenever we process your data based on your consent, you may withdraw it at any time, whereby the only consequences for you, depending on the right exercised, shall be that we are unable to render certain services to you.
You may exercise your rights by contacting ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE in any of the following ways, accompanied by a copy of a valid ID document:
(i). An email to email@example.com.
(ii). A letter to Avda. Francesc Macià, 60, planta 20, 08208, Sabadell (Barcelona).
In addition, should you wish to do so you may contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Should you have any inquiries or claims about how we process your personal data, or any other questions related to this matter, you may contact our DPO at Avda. Francesc Macià 60, pl. 220, 08208 Sabadell (Barcelona) addressed for the attention of “Delegado de Protección de Datos”, or by writing an email with the subject line “Delegado de Protección de Datos” to email@example.com. Should you not receive a reply within a reasonable amount of time, you may lodge a claim with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.
7. Confidentiality and security in data processing
Your personal data are very important to us and we undertake to process them in the strictest confidence and with utmost discretion, as well as to implement all security measures that we consider are required and reasonable.
In this regard, ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE hereby represents and warrants that it has implemented all available technical means to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access and theft of the data provided by users.
8. Social media
Social media form part of the everyday lives of many Internet users, so we have created a number of profiles on them.
All users may join the pages or groups set up by ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE on the various social media platforms.
However, you are reminded that, unless we directly ask you for your data (for example, through marketing campaigns, competitions, promotions or in any other valid way), your personal data belongs to the corresponding social media platform. Therefore, we recommend that you read the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies carefully and be sure to set your preferences insofar as the processing of your data is concerned.