Privacy policy

1. Privacy

METZ&CO. recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all consumers who visit the METZ&CO. website, which is accessible by going to the Metz-co.com homepage and then clicking. METZ&CO. also believes it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal information, and to give you choices about how this data will be used. For these reasons, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.
This policy applies only to information collected by METZ&CO. via the Sites and does not extend to any other website, including other Metz&Co.’ specific pages. The Sites are directed to viewers in and personal information collected over the Sites goes directly to servers housed in Europe.

2. Collection and Use of Information

a. Personal Information

While users can view our website by browsing anonymously, METZ&CO. collects identifiable personal information (.Personal Information.) about Sites users when they voluntarily provide it to make purchases from the Sites, voluntarily register with the Sites, or contact METZ&CO. via the Sites. Sites users may obtain or provide personal information for various reasons, including but not limited to, for the purposes of obtaining newsletters, product information, event information, and services, or to answer surveys, enter contests and receive notice of other promotional opportunities. The type of Personal Information that METZ&CO. collects includes name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address. METZ&CO. may also use the information that you provide to create a personal customer profile in order to let you know of products or events that may be of interest to you and to streamline future purchases. METZ&CO. may combine the personal information it collects on the Sites with other information it collects offline about users to better tailor marketing or website content or for other purposes, such as internal research. For information on how to opt-out of allowing METZ&CO. to use your personal information for marketing purposes, see section 6 below.

b. Non-Personal Information

METZ&CO. collects certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit the Sites. This information does not relate to a single identifiable visitor. It tells METZ&CO. such things as how many users visited the Sites and the pages accessed. Collecting this information helps us tailor our Sites to our visitors.
When you visit the Sites to browse, read or download information, we automatically collect standard computer information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. We generally do not link standard computer information to anything that will allow us to identify users unless to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users or others.
METZ&CO. also may collect aggregate and non-personal information through cookies or web beacons as explained below.
Cookies: Cookies are pieces of information that any website may transfer to your browser that are then stored in your computer system. Cookies are returned to the website that deposited them when a visitor returns to that site. Cookies tell METZ&CO. for example, whether a user is a first time visitor or has visited the Sites before and what areas of the websites are of greatest interest to the user. The deposit of cookies by the Sites may enhance your online experience by allowing METZ&CO. to save your preferences for your next visit. METZ&CO’ cookies may also measure the general activity on the Sites, which allows us to determine which areas and features are most popular. This information allows METZ&CO. to make improvements to our Sites.
Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline cookies, some of the functionality of the Sites may be impaired.
Web Beacons: Web beacons, also known as clear gifs, one-pixel gifs, web bugs, Internet tags or pixel tags, are small graphic images on a website or in an e-mail that allow METZ&CO. and third parties to monitor the activity on the Sites or to make cookies more effective. Web beacons allow METZCO, or third parties working on METZ&CO’ behalf, to gauge and enhance the effectiveness of our marketing by transmitting information about whether you follow links in our e-mails or websites, and by gathering information about the sites you visit before and after visiting our websites. We use log files to store the data that is collected through Web beacons.

3. Sharing of Personal Information

Subject to the following paragraphs, METZ&CO. will neither disclose nor sell any information about you to a party unaffiliated to METZ&CO. unless (i) required to do so by law or legal process; (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials; (iii) when METZ&CO. believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm, financial loss or injury to, or interference with, our rights or property or the rights or property of our users or others, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; (iv) if METZ&CO. reasonably believes that you have used information from the Sites in order to commit unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health and/or safety of the public; and (v) when we believe the law in good faith requires such disclosure.
METZ&CO. may appoint third party service providers to administer and/or operate certain functions or services on our behalf, the proper performance of which may require a transfer of the information submitted by you. The functions or services include, for example, administering this Sites other than communications to you about our products, services or special events. Any such transfer shall be subject to confidentiality and security obligations and for the sole purpose of the performance of those functions or services.
METZ&CO. may also share your Personal Information with other third parties for joint marketing and promotions of products, services or events that may be of interest to you. For information on how to opt-out of allowing METZ&CO. to use your Personal Information for marketing, see section 6 below. You should be aware, however, that even if you opt-out of allowing METZ&CO. to use your information for marketing campaigns, we may still share certain information with third parties to comply with law. For example, if you have opted out of marketing emails from METZ&CO, we may have to provide your email address to a third party we jointly market with to comply with your opt-out request. Any transfers of Personal Information shall be subject to confidentiality and security obligations and for the sole purpose of the performance of those obligations.

4. Unsolicited Materials

Through the Sites, METZ&CO. requests that you provide to us certain types of information so that we may better serve you. The requested information may include questions and comments about our products. Please do not provide us with materials, including but not limited to business, advertising, creative, marketing or any other types of proposals, concepts, know-how, ideas and the like (“Unsolicited Materials”). All Unsolicited Materials, including any unsolicited Personal Information (for example, Personal Information provided not in response to a specific request for such information, but in a free form text box), that we receive will not be subject to this Privacy Policy. By submitting any Unsolicited Materials, you agree that METZ&CO. shall have the sole discretion as to how to utilize such Unsolicited Materials and you automatically provide to METZ&CO. a perpetual, royalty free license to such end. If any Unsolicited Materials that you provide to METZ&CO. are protected by third party copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless METZ&CO., its parent, subsidiaries or affiliated entities, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers (collectively, .the METZ&CO. Indemnities.), against any claims or actions brought against any of the METZ&CO. Indemnities arising out of or relating to the use or possession of the Unsolicited Materials.

5. Security

Protecting your information is of primary concern to METZ&CO. stores the information that it collects on a secure server and otherwise takes reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information.

6. Changing Your Profile and Opting Out of Marketing Communications

If you want to change or delete your Personal Information, you may access your personal profile online, if one exists or is accessible, and change your entry. Otherwise you may contact us at 00-31-20-5207020 to change information in your profile.
You may choose to unsubscribe completely from marketing emails by sending an email to unsubscribe@metz-co.com or by utilizing the unsubscribe link on METZ&CO. marketing emails. Please note that any requests may take up to six to eight weeks to become effective. If you choose to opt-out of not only emails, but all other forms of marketing communications as well, please contact us at 00-31-20-5207020.
Even if you opt-out of marketing communications, METZ&CO. may still contact you to send you important information regarding the operation or administration of your personal profile or other non-marketing information. For additional information regarding our policies regarding the Sites please see legal statement.

Corporate Change of Control

Personal Information collected over the Sites may be transferred as part of any merger, acquisition or sale of company assets, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Information would be transferred to another entity.

8. Childrens Privacy

The Sites are not directed to children nor does METZ&CO. intentionally collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 16 years old. If you believe that we might have any personally identifiable information from or about anyone under the age of 16 , please reach us at the contact information provided below.

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

METZ&CO. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. We will notify you of material changes to this privacy policy by posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page and if you have registered with us, we may notify you by email to your email address of record. Your continued use of our Sites constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the Personal Information we collect.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update any information we have about you, please contact us by:
Sending an email to info@metz-co.com
Writing us at PO Box 15584, 1001 NB Amsterdam The Netherlands, Attn: Consumer Relations.