- What law applies?
Our use of your Personal Data is subject to both the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”) and the EU`s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and of course we process your Personal Data accordingly.
- What is Personal Data?
Personal Data is any information relating to personal or material circumstances that relates to an individual. This may include, a name, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, or telephone number but also online identifiers such as IP addresses or device ID`s.
- What is processing?
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually any handling of data.
- Who is responsible for data processing?
The responsible party within the meaning of the FIPA and the GDPR is AbstractElec.com a subsidiary of Abstract Electronics, Inc. of 11526 53rd St N, Clearwater, FL 33760, United States (“AbstractElec.com”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). If you have any questions or if you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us using our ContactForm, call 727-758-4277, email us at [email protected] or write to us at the above address.
- What are the legal bases of processing?
In accordance with the FIPA and the GDPR, we have to have at least one of the following legal bases to process your Personal Data:
- For the fulfillment of contractual obligations
- The purposes of the data processing are primarily based on the service we provide.
- Within the framework of our legitimate interests
Where necessary, we process your data beyond the actual performance of the contract in order to safeguard legitimate interests of us or third parties. Examples are:
- Ensuring IT security and IT operations,
- Measures for business management and further development of our services,
- Defense against third-party claims and enforcement of own claims.
- Based on your consent
- Insofar as you have given us your consent to process personal data for certain purposes.
- For the fulfillment of contractual obligations
- Is there an obligation for me to provide data?
Within the scope of our business relationship, you are only required to provide personal data that is necessary for the establishment, implementation, and termination of a business relationship or that we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will usually have to refuse to conclude the contract or will no longer be able to perform an existing contract and may have to terminate it.
Data we collect automatically
- Log data
Each time you visit our website, our system automatically records the following data from the visiting device and stores it in a so-called log file: i) Name of the retrieved file, ii) date and time of the visit, iii) amount of data transferred, iv) message about successful retrieval, type of browser and version used, v) IP address (identification of the user's device), vi) Operating system of the visiting device, vii) Internet service provider of the visiting device, viii) website from which you access our website, and ix) which of our website pages you are accessing. The legal basis for processing is our legitimate interest.
- Content Management System (CMS)
We also use the Content Management System (CMS) of WordPress by Automatic Inc to publish and maintain the created and edited content and texts on our website. This means that all content and texts submitted to us is transferred to WordPress. This represents a legitimate interest.
- Third-party services and content
We use content or service offers of third-party providers on the basis of our legitimate interests in order to integrate their content and services ("services").
This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser or place cookies in your browser to serve targeted advertising and for measurement and analytics purposes. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content.
The following provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, together with links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and so-called opt-out measures, if any,
- Analytics: Google Analytics by Google LLC,
- Fonts: Google Fonts by Google LLC and Font Awesome by Fonticons Inc,
- Forms: WPForms by WPForms, LLC,
- Spam protection: reCAPTCHA by Google LLC, and
- Maps: Google Maps by Google LLC.
- Mailings: Active Campaign by ActiveCampaign, LLC.
- Tag Management: Google Tag Manager and Google Site Tag by Google LLC,
- Remarketing and Advertisement:
If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalisation or retargeting/tracking you can object to behavioural advertising at the following websites: Your Online Choices, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, Network Advertising Initiative, AdChoices and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (Europe only). Opt-out from receiving cross-device site advertising (i.e. tracking a user across devices), is possible by accessing your device settings or visiting and employing the controls described at NAI’s Consumer Opt Out.
Data we collect directly.
- Contacting us
Personal data is processed depending on the contact method. In addition to your name, company name, and email address, IP address or phone number, we usually collect the context of your message, which may also include certain Personal Data. The personal data collected when you contact us is used to process your request and the legal basis is your consent.
We are present on social media (currently Facebook, and LinkedIn) on the basis of our legitimate interest. If you contact or connect with us via social media platforms, we and the relevant social media platform are jointly responsible for the processing of your data and enter into a so-called joint controller agreement. The legal basis is our legitimate interest, your consent or, in some cases, the initiation of a contractual service, if any.
- Providing our services
The protection of your data is particularly important to us in the performance of our services. We therefore only want to process as much Personal Data (for example, your name, company or personal address, e-mail address or telephone number) as is absolutely necessary. Nevertheless, we rely on the processing of certain Personal Data, to fulfill our contractual obligations to you or to carry out pre-contractual measures.
- Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management.
We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as organization of our business, and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In this regard, we process the same data that we process in the course of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are our legal obligations and our legitimate interest.
Insofar as you have given us your separate consent to process your data for marketing and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to.
You may give us your consent in a number of ways including by selecting a box on a form where we seek your permission to send you marketing information, or sometimes your consent is implied from your interactions or contractual relationship with us. Where your consent is implied, it is on the basis that you would have a reasonable expectation of receiving a marketing communication based on your interactions or contractual relationship with us.
Direct Marketing generally takes the form of e-mail but may also include other less traditional or emerging channels. These forms of contact will be managed by us, or by our contracted service providers. Every directly addressed marketing sent or made by us or on our behalf will include a means by which you may unsubscribe or opt out.
- Who receives my data?
Within AbstractElec.com and Abstract Electronics, Inc., those that need your data to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations will receive access to it.
Processors used by us may also receive data for these purposes. These are companies in the categories of IT services, telecommunications, and sales and marketing. Where we use processors to provide our services, we take appropriate legal precautions and corresponding technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with the relevant legal provisions.
Data is only passed on to third parties within the framework of legal requirements. We only pass on users' data to third parties if this is necessary, for example, for contractual purposes or on the basis of legitimate interests in the economic and effective operation of our business or you have consented to the transfer of data.
- How long will my data be stored?
As far as necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our business relationship, which also includes, for example, the initiation and execution of a contract.
In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which result from the minimum statutory retention periods, among others. The retention and documentation periods specified there are two to eleven years.
- How do we secure your data?
Our website uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of content or contact requests that you send to us. We have also implemented numerous security measures (“technical and organizational measures”) for example encryption or need to know access, to ensure the most complete protection of Personal Data processed through this website.
Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. And databases or data sets that include Personal Data may be breached inadvertently or through wrongful intrusion. Upon becoming aware of a data breach, we will notify all affected individuals whose Personal Data may have been compromised as expeditiously as possible after which the breach was discovered.
- Are data transferred to a third country or to an international organization?
Your data is not transferred to third countries (countries outside the USA and the EEA).
- Special Category Data
Unless specifically required when using our services and explicit consent is obtained for that service, we do not process special category data.
We do not request Personal Data from minors and children and do not knowingly collect such data or pass it on to third parties.
- Automated decision-making
Automated decision-making is the process of making a decision by automated means without any human involvement. Automated decision-making including profiling does not take place.
- Do Not Sell
We do not sell your Personal Data.
Your Rights and Privileges
- Privacy rights
Under the FIPA, you have the following rights:
- Right to know
- Right of deletion
- Right of non-discrimination
- Right to opt-out of sale
Under the GDPR, you can exercise the following rights:
- Right to information
- Right to rectification
- Right to object to processing
- Right to deletion
- Right to data portability
- Right of objection
- Right to withdraw consent
- Right to complain to a supervisory authority
- Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.
If you have any questions about the nature of the Personal Data we hold about you, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us.
- Updating your information
If you believe that the information, we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion, or object to its processing, please do so by contacting us.
- Withdrawing your consent
You can revoke consents you have given at any time by contacting us. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
- Access Request
In the event that you wish to make a Data Subject Access Request, you may inform us in writing of the same. We will respond to requests regarding access and correction as soon as reasonably possible. Should we not be able to respond to your request within thirty (30) days, we will tell you why and when we will be able to respond to your request. If we are unable to provide you with any Personal Data or to make a correction requested by you, we will tell you why.
- Complaint to a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain about our processing of Personal Data to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.
Changes and Questions
Sunday, April 23, 2023