Summary

For the sake of transparency and readability, I have decided to write a short summary of the full privacy policy that you can read below.

  • My business (Nick Lievendag, 3D Scan Expert) is based and registered in The Netherlands
  • This website is hosted at Antagonist, a hosting provider with servers in The Netherlands
  • This website serves the purpose of being a freely and publicly accessible knowledge base for information about 3D capture technology as well as the content marketing platform for paid service I offer, like consulting, training and speaking.
  • You are asked to consent with cookie usage when you first enter the site through a popup in the footer of the website. Cookies are used to store your preference so the popup will not show again.
  • This website works completely fine without any cookies. Read how to disable cookies in your browser in chapter 12.
  • I use Google Analytics to analyze the behavior of visitors on this website but I strictly send anonymized IP addresses to Google Analytics for this purpose. Google’s servers are based in the USA. Google uses cookies for this.
  • This website uses dynamic advertising provided by Google (Adsense) and Amazon (Affiliate). Both companies are based in the USA and use cookies to personalize the ads. If you disable cookies, you will still see ads but they will be less relevant to you. I receive a small fee if you either click an ad from Google or purchase a product on Amazon through an ad or link provided on my website.
  • I use Mailchimp for sending my email newsletter. I won’t ask for any other personal details except for an email address. Mailchimp’s servers are located in the USA. You can unsubscribe from my mailing list through the link in the footer of any newsletter. I use double opt-in so only the owner of the email address can use it to subscribe. Cookies are used to store if you have dismissed the subscription popup. I won’t use your email address for anything else than the newsletter, nor will I sell it to third parties.
  • You can leave comments under each blog post. Leaving your name, email address and/or website is strictly optional. Your full IP address is stored for the purpose of spam prevention. Your IP address is deleted from the system after 60 days. You are asked to acknowledge this privacy policy before you can submit your comment. Comments will be placed without approval but I retain the right to delete comments for any reason and without notice.
  • I often embed or link to content from external websites and services like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo and Sketchfab in my posts. Their servers may be located outside the European Union and they may use cookies to store preferences or perform analytics.

Full Privacy Policy

 

1. Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.4    In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Nick Lievendag / 3D Scan Expert. For more information about us, see Section 13.

 

2. Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).

 

3. How we use your personal data

3.1    In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a)    the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b)    [in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];

(c)    the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d)    the legal bases of the processing.

3.2    We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your anonymized IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website content and services.

3.3    We may process information that you post for publication on our website (“publication data“), namely comments on blog post articles. The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent. Entering personal details (Name, email address and/or website) when placing comments is strictly optional. You will have to consent before posting comments. Your full IP address will be stored for 60 days the purpose of spam-protection.

3.4    We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information (“customer relationship data“). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact details, and information contained in communications between us and you or your employer. The source of the customer relationship data is you or your employer. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers and keeping records of those communications. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper management of our customer relationships.

3.5    We may process information relating to transactions, including donations and purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (“transaction data“). The transaction data may include your contact details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the proper administration of our website and business.

3.6  We may process information that you provide, namely your email address, to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.7  We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us(“correspondence data“). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

3.8  In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.9  Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

 

4. Providing your personal data to others

4.1    Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers, namely PayPal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

4.2    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

 

5. International transfers of your personal data

5.1    In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2    We have an office in The Netherlands.

5.3    The hosting facilities for our website are situated in The Netherlands.

5.4    Some service providers we use, namely Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Amazon Affiliate and PayPal are situated in The United States of America. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to [the data protection laws of each of this country. Transfers to this country will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.

5.5    You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

 

6. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1    This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3    We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a)    Business contact, administration and transaction data will be retained for a minimum period of 7 years.

(b)   For blog post comments, your full IP address will be retained for a maximum period of 60 days.

(c)   For email newsletter subscription, your email address will be retained until you unsubscribe.

6.5    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 

7. Amendments

7.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3    We will notify you of significant changes to this policy through this website.

 

8. Your rights

8.1    In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

8.2    Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access;

(b)    the right to rectification;

(c)    the right to erasure;

(d)    the right to restrict processing;

(e)    the right to object to processing;

(f)    the right to data portability;

(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)    the right to withdraw consent.

8.3    You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

8.4    You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

8.5    In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

8.6    In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

8.7    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.8    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

8.9    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

8.10  To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)    consent; or

(b)    that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

8.11  If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

8.12  To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

8.13  You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 8.

 

9. About cookies

9.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

9.2    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

9.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

 

10. Cookies that we use

10.1  We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your your language preference

(b)    cookie consent – we use cookies to remember if you have agreed to the cookie consent popup

(c)    newsletter – we use cookies to remember if you have dismissed the newsletter subscription popup

(d)    authentication – we use cookies to remember administrator and contributor logins

 

11. Cookies used by our service providers

11.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

11.2  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. We stress that we only send anonymized IP addresses to GoogleGoogle’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

11.3  We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

11.4  We publish Amazon Affiliate interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Amazon to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Amazon will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. Amazon’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496

11.5 We often embed content from other websites or social networks that may use cookies for storing preferences and analytics. The external content sources (including their specific privacy policies) we use include, but are not limited to: Twitter (https://twitter.com/en/privacy), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/policy.php), Instagram (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388), YouTube (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399), Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/privacy) and Sketchfab (https://sketchfab.com/privacy), into posts on our website.

 

12. Managing cookies

12.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

12.2  Blocking all cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

12.3  If you block cookies, you will still be able to use all features on our website.

 

13. Our details

13.1  This website is owned and operated by Nick Lievendag, also operating under the registered trade name 3D Scan Expert.

13.2  We are registered in The Netherlands under registration chamber of commerce number 64859320, and our registered office is at Pieter Kiesstraat 36, 2013BJ Haarlem.

13.3  Our principal place of business is at Pieter Kiesstraat 36, 2013BJ Haarlem, The Netherlands.

13.4  You can contact us:

(a)    By post at Pieter Kiesstraat 36, 2013BJ Haarlem, The Netherlands.

(b)    By email at nick@3dscanexpert.com

 

14. Data protection officer

14.1  Our data protection officer’s contact details are: nick@3dscanexpert.com

 

This policy was last updated on 24 May 2018