The InterCultural Lab AB (“TICL”) operates the website www.theinterculturallab.com.
It is TICL’s policy to respect its visitors’ and users’ privacy with regard to any information we may collect while operating our website. Privacy protection matters to us. When it comes to privacy protection, we live by two fundamental principles:
- We do not ask you for personal information unless it’s truly needed (and we actively ask ourselves the question every time we have to deal with some form of personal data collection).
- We do not sell or transfer your personal information to anyone, except to comply with laws and regulations, and protect our rights.
TICL in any case abides by the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 016/679 of 27 April 2016.
Data that we collect and why we do it
Non personally identifying information. Like most website operators, TICL collects non personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. TICL’s purpose in collecting non personally identifying information is to better understand how TICL’s visitors use its website.
TICL may collect aggregated statistics about the behavior of its website visitors. For instance, TICL may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. TICL may display this information or provide it to others. However, TICL does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described herein.
TICL only uses and discloses logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible to the administrator of the blog.
Personally Identifying Information. TICL’s website is built using the content management system WordPress and uses or might use in the future, tools that collect visitors’ and users’ personal information. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; technical data, such as information about cookies. Specifically, collected information may include:
Comment-form cookies which collect a user’s name and email address.
Name and email address submitted by visitors using our contact form.
Name and email address submitted to sign up for an email list.
Information collected when users register on the website.
User login and screen options cookies.
Google Analytics tracking.
Social media plugins, widgets, and like button cookies.
Cookies and analytics
Visitors and users rights over their data
Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, or at any time opt-out of services that use their personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities on our website. Users can always request to receive a record of their personal information stored by TICL. They can also request at any time to have their personal data erased. This does not include any personal data TICL is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Protection of personally identifying information
TICL discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on TICL’s behalf or in order to provide services available at TICL’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. For example, TICL might transfer a client’s name and contact information to an affiliate organization that processes invoicing on the TICL’s behalf, in order to enable it to process an invoice. By using TICL’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information. TICL will not sell or disclose potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone other than to (i) its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations as described above, or (ii) in response to a court order or other governmental request, or (iii) when TICL believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TICL. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, TICL may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features and updates or solicit your feedback. On all of these emails you will always have the choice to opt-out of any subsequent email communication of that sort.
Default length of data retention period
First-party cookies that visitors explicitly consent to be placed on their device last by default for variable durations. Google Analytics cookies expire after a maximum lapse of 24 months. When a user gives cookie consent, the consent expires after 30 days and the cookie consent banner appears again on next website visit, for the user to restate their cookie preferences. Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely by default so that any follow-up comments can be recognized and approved automatically. For users’ convenience, registered users’ profiles are kept indefinitely by default. However, users, as well as website administrators, can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Client purchase records are kept for ten years. Contact form personal information is kept for contact and client support reasons for an average duration of one year. It is erased at the latest by the end of the calendar year following the initiation of contact.
Ads and other embedded content from other websites
TICL takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information, such as for instance website encryption. However, no method of data transmission and storage is fully and perfectly secure. While we strive to use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
TICL has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, and security practices of any third-party websites and services that may be linked in TICL’s website. You further acknowledge and agree that TICL shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.
If TICL were acquired, or in the unlikely event that TICL goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information could be transferred to or acquired by a third-party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of TICL may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Please send any questions or remarks to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
The Intercultural Lab AB
Västra Varvsgatan 9A
211 11 Malmö, Sweden