Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

TEKHNĒ has adapted this website to the requirements of the Organic Law 3/2018, of 5 December, for Data Protection and Digital Rights guarantee (LOPGDD – the Spanish acronym), and to the Royal Legislative Decree 1720/2007, of 21 December, better known as the LOPD Development Regulation. It is also compliant with the Regulation (UE) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, of 27 April 2016, with reference to the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR), and also with the Law 34/2002, of 11 July, for the Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services (LSSICE – the Spanish acronym).

 Responsible for the use of your personal data

  • Corporate name: MECHATRONICS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
  • Trade name: TEKHNĒ
  • VAT number: B47797816
  • Address: Paseo de Belén 9A 47011, Valladolid, Spain
  • e-mail: info@tekhne.pro
  • Activity: CNAE (Spanish National Classification of Economical Activity) 7112 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy.
  • Registered in the Mercantile Registry of VALLADOLID, on 13th September 2019, entry 1, volume 1565, sheet 101, page VA-30914.

Pursuant to General Data Protection Regulation, the personal data that you send us through the forms on the web will receive the data treatment of “Users of the web and subscribers”. For the data processing of our users, we implement all the technical and organizational security measures established in the current legislation.

 Changes to this privacy policy

TEKHNĒ reserves the right to modify this policy to adapt it to new legislation or jurisprudence, as well as industry practices. In such cases, TEKHNĒ will announce on this page the changes introduced with reasonable anticipation of their implementation.

 Which principles we apply to your information

In the use of your personal data, we will apply the following principles that comply with the requirements of the new European data protection regulation:

  • Principles of lawfulness, fairness and transparency: We will always require your consent for the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes that we will inform you in advance with absolute transparency.
  • Principles of data minimisation: We will only request data that is strictly necessary in relation to the purposes for which we require it. The minimum possible.
  • Principles of time-limit on retention: The data will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes of the treatment, depending on the purpose, we will inform you of the corresponding conservation period, in the case of subscriptions, we will periodically review our lists and eliminate those inactive records for a considerable time.
  • Principles of integrity and confidentiality: Your data will be treated in such a way that adequate security of personal data is guaranteed and confidentiality is guaranteed. You should know that we take all necessary precautions to prevent unauthorized access or misuse of our users’ data by third parties.

 How we collect your information

Information You Give Us

We may collect Personal Information you provide directly to us via the Services. For example, Personal Information may be collected when you use or register for our Services, subscribe to our notifications, post on our Services, participate in promotional activities, apply for a job, communicate with us through the Services, or use an app installed on a device. You may choose to voluntarily submit certain other information to us through the Services, including Personal Information, but you are solely responsible for your own Personal Information in instances where we have not collected such information or requested that you submit such information to us. De-Identified Data or Personal Information once “de-identified” may not be subject to this Privacy Policy and we and our Service Providers (defined below) may treat it as non-Personal Information and use it without obligation to you except as prohibited by applicable law.

Information We Collect Automatically From Your Use of Our Services

We and our Service Providers collect information about the Services that you use and how you use them. Certain information is collected automatically through your device, such as your: IP address; device identifier, Ad ID, browser type; operating system characteristics; information about your use of our Services; and data regarding network connected hardware (e.g., computer or mobile device) (“Usage Information”). To the extent that Usage Information is Personal Information under applicable law or is combined with Personal Information, we will treat that information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

The methods that we and our Service Providers may use to collect Usage Information include:

  • Log Information: We collect information about your use of our Services, such as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account, and related data, and store it in log files.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our Service Providers may use cookies or other tracking technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) to collect and store information about interactions with our Services, including information about your browsing and purchasing behavior. Further information about how we use cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

Personal Information Collected from Other Sources

We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners and social media platforms, and combine that with information we collect about you. To the extent we combine such third-party sourced information with Personal Information we collect directly from you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information obtained from third parties or third-party practices.

 What are your rights when you provide us with your data? 

Anyone has the right to obtain confirmation about whether TEKHNE is treating personal data that concerns them, or not.

Specifically, interested persons can request the right of access to their personal data, as well as receive them in a common format and mechanized reading if the treatment is carried out by electronic means (right of portability).

Similarly, interested persons may request the right to rectify inaccurate data or, where appropriate, request its deletion when, among other reasons, the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

In addition, in certain circumstances, the interested parties may request the limitation of the processing of their data, or in certain circumstances and for reasons related to their particular situation, the interested parties may exercise their right to object to the processing of their data. TEKHNĒ will stop processing the data, except for compelling legitimate reasons, or the exercise or defence of possible claims or in those exceptions established in the applicable regulations.

Likewise, we inform you that you have the right to withdraw your consents granted at any time, without affecting the legality of the treatment based on the consent prior to its withdrawal.

In addition, the User is informed that at any time he can exercise the aforementioned rights by writing to us using the contact information that appears in the Section ‘Responsible for the use of your personal data’ of this Data Protection and Privacy policy of TEKHNĒ, attaching a copy of your ID card.

 For what purpose do we process your personal data? 

When a user connects to this website, for example to comment on a post, send an email to the owner, subscribe or make a contract, they are providing personal information for which TEKHNĒ is responsible. This information may include personal data such as your IP address, name, physical address, email address, telephone number, and other information. By providing this information, the user gives their consent for their information to be collected, used, managed and stored by TEKHNĒ, only as described in the Legal Notice and in this Privacy Policy.

In TEKHNĒ there are different systems for capturing personal information and treating the information provided by interested persons with the following purpose for each capture system (forms):

  • Contact form: We request the following personal information: Name, Email, to respond to the requirements of TEKHNĒ users. For example, we may use this data to respond to your request and respond to any doubts, complaints, comments or concerns you may have regarding the information included on the web, the services provided through the web, the treatment of your personal data, questions regarding the legal texts included in the web, as well as any other queries you may have that are not subject to the contracting conditions. I inform you that the data you provide us will be located on the GreenGeeks servers (provider of TEKHNĒ) within the EU.
  • Subscription form: In this case, we request the following personal information: Name, Email, to manage the list of subscriptions, send newsletters, promotions and special offers, provided by the user when subscribing. Within the web there are several forms to activate the subscription. I inform you that the data you provide will be located on the servers of GreenGeeks LLC (provider of TEKHNĒ) within the EU.
  • Registration form for blog comments: To comment on blog posts TEKHNĒ, the user is required to register using this form. In this case, we request the following personal information: Name, Email, Website. Once registered, the user will be able to make as many comments as they wish and respond to the previous ones. I inform you that the data you provide us will be located on the servers of GreenGeeks LLC (provider of TEKHNĒ) within the EU.

 There are other purposes for which we treat your personal data

TEKHNĒ and its Service Providers may use your data for the following purposes:

  • To guarantee compliance with the conditions of use and applicable law. This may include the development of tools and algorithms that help this website to guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data it collects.
  • To support and improve the services offered by this website.
  • For operations in the segmentation of potential clients.
  • To provide both potential customers and our customers with product and service offers of interest to them.
  • Processing of the rights of those interested in data protection.
  • Other non-identifying data obtained through some cookies that are downloaded to the user’s computer when browsing this website are also collected, which are detailed in the cookies policy.
  • To manage social networks. TEKHNĒ can have a presence on social networks. The treatment of the data that is carried out of the people who become followers in the social networks of the official pages of TEKHNĒ will be governed by this section. As well as those conditions of use, privacy policies and access regulations that belong to the appropriate social network in each case and previously accepted by the user of TEKHNĒ. It will process your data for the purpose of correctly managing your presence on the social network, reporting activities, products or services TEKHNĒ. As well as for any other purpose that the regulations of social networks allow. In no case will we use the profiles of followers on social networks to send advertising individually.

In accordance with the provisions of the General European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679, TEKHNĒ, with address at Paseo de Belén 9A 47011, Valladolid, Spain, will be responsible for the processing of data corresponding to “Users of the web and subscribers”.

TEKHNĒ, does not sell, trade, or rent personal data that can identify the user, nor will it do so in the future, to third parties without prior consent. However, in some cases collaborations with other professionals may be carried out, in those cases, consent will be required from users informing about the identity of the collaborator and the purpose of the collaboration. It will always be done with the strictest safety standards.

 Children’s privacy

Our Services are not intended for children and are not targeted to children under the age of fourteen (14).

Under the protection of GDPR EU 679/2016, the Organic Law 3/2018 (LOPDGDD – the Spanish acronym) of 3 December on Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, and the RD 1720/2007, minors over 14 years of age can give their consent to the contracting of information society services, such as registering in a forum, filling in a contact form, etc.

For the treatment of data of minors under 14 years of age, said data collection will always be carried out with the express consent of the parents or legal guardians.

 Remarketing 

The remarketing function allows us to reach people who have visited TEKHNĒ before and associate a specific audience with a specific message. Remarketing is a method of getting users who have visited our site to do so again.

As a user of TEKHNĒ I inform you that we are collecting or may collect information for this remarketing function at TEKHNĒ.

The information we collect thanks to this function is collected by Facebook cookies, LinkedIn cookies and Google Adwords cookies.

If you do not want your information to be collected by these cookies, you can disable the use of Google cookies through the Google Ads Settings. You can also disable the use of cookies from a third party provider through the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

This type of service allows you to interact with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this website. The interactions and information obtained by this website will always be subject to the user’s privacy settings on each social network. In the event that a service is installed that allows interaction with social networks, it is possible that, even if users do not use the service, it may collect web traffic data relating to the pages on which they are installed.

 Facebook Ads 

At TEKHNĒ we use Facebook Ads, Facebook’s advertising platform, which allows us to create campaigns and advertisements. When generating an ad, you can segment your audience by:

  • Place
  • Demographic data (age, sex, etc.)
  • Interests (activities, hobbies, etc.)
  • What they buy on the internet and through other channels

The data obtained through Facebook Ads are subject to this privacy policy from the moment the user leaves their data in the form on this website to join the subscription newsletter. In no case will the information from Facebook be used for a different purpose.

 LinkedIn Ads 

At TEKHNĒ we use LinkedIn Ads, LinkedIn’s advertising platform, which allows us to create campaigns and advertisements. When generating an ad, you can segment your audience by:

  • Place
  • Demographic data (age, sex, etc.)
  • Interests (activities, hobbies, etc.)
  • What they buy on the internet and through other channels

The data obtained through LinkedIn Ads are subject to this privacy policy from the moment the user leaves their data in the form on this website to join the subscription newsletter. In no case will the information from LinkedIn be used for a different purpose.

 Google Adwords 

At TEKHNĒ we use Google Adwords, the Adwords advertising platform, which allows us to create campaigns and advertisements. The data obtained through Google are subject to this privacy policy from the moment the user leaves their data in the form on this website to join the subscription newsletter. In no case will the information from Google be used for a different purpose.

 What is the basis of legitimacy for the use of your data? 

According to the type of data processing, we summarize the basis for the legitimacy of said processing below:

USAGE

BASIS OF LEGITIMATION

Accounting Management: billing management with customers and / or suppliers.

Maintenance, development and control of the contractual relationship between the parties.

Tax management: application of withholdings, bonuses, etc.

Maintenance, development and control of the contractual relationship between the parties; Compliance with legal obligations.

Administrative management: logistics management, warehouse, customer deliveries, receipt of goods, etc.

Maintenance, development and control of the contractual relationship between the parties.

Marketing: Commercial actions on our products or services directed at our clients or those people who have requested relative information from us in the past, including conducting customer satisfaction surveys.

Free and unequivocal consent of the interested party (potential clients), we hereby state that the withdrawal of this consent in no case may condition the execution of the contract between the parties; Legitimate interest of the company in the promotion and commercialization of products or services similar to those obtained or requested by interested persons in the past.

Regarding the referenced legitimation base, you are obliged to provide personal data, in the event that you do not provide your personal data, your contract may not be executed, or comply with legal obligations or those derived from public powers.

 Data Category 

The categories of data that are processed are identifying data. Specially protected data categories are not treated.

 How long will we keep your data? 

The personal data relating to natural persons linked to potential clients, clients and suppliers that TEKHNĒ collects through the different contact and / or information collection forms will be kept as long as the deletion is not requested by the interested party. The data provided by our customers and suppliers will be kept as long as the commercial relationship between the parties is maintained, respecting in any case the minimum legal conservation periods according to the matter.

In any case, TEKHNĒ will keep your personal data for the period of time that is reasonably necessary taking into account our needs to respond to questions that arise or solve problems, make improvements, activate new services and meet the requirements required by the applicable legislation. This means that we can keep your personal data for a reasonable period of time even after you have stopped using our products or have stopped using this website. After this period, your personal data will be deleted from all TEKHNĒ systems.

 To which recipients will your data be communicated?

TEKHNĒ will never share your personal data with any third-party company that intends to use it in its direct marketing actions, except in the case that it has expressly authorized us to do so.

In turn, we inform you that we can provide your personal data to Public Administration bodies and competent Authorities in those cases that TEKHNĒ receives a legal requirement from said Authorities or in cases that, acting in good faith, we consider that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with a judicial process; to answer any legal claim or demand; or to protect the rights of TEKHNĒ or its customers and the general public.

TEKHNĒ may provide your personal data to third parties (eg Internet service providers that help us to administer our website or carry out the contracted services, computer support and maintenance companies, logistics companies, agencies and tax advice and accounting, etc.). In any case, these tools must maintain, at all times, the same security levels as TEKHNĒ in relation to your personal data and, when necessary, will be bound by legal commitments in order to keep your personal data private and secure, and in order to only use the information following specific instructions from TEKHNĒ.

Many tools used by TEKHNĒ to manage your data are contracted by third parties. To provide services strictly necessary for the development of the activity, TEKHNĒ, shares data with the following providers under their corresponding privacy conditions:

  • Google Analytics: A web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help TEKHNĒ analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of TEKHNĒ (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and filed by Google on servers in the United States.
  • Hosting: GreenGeeks LLC with address in the United States. More information at: https://www.greengeeks.com. GreenGeeks treats the data in order to perform its hosting services to TEKHNĒ.
  • Web platform: WordPress with address in the United States. More information at: https://es.wordpress.com/ treats the data in order to perform its web platform services to TEKHNĒ.

 Navegation

When browsing TEKHNĒ, non-identifiable data can be collected, which may include, IP addresses, geographical location (approximately), a record of how the services and sites are used, and other data that cannot be used to identify the user. Non-identifying data also includes those related to your browsing habits through third-party services. This website uses the following third-party analysis services:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Ads
  • LinkedIn Ads

We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

 Secret and data security

TEKHNĒ undertakes to use and process the personal data of users, respecting their confidentiality and using them in accordance with the purpose thereof, as well as to comply with their obligation to save them and adopt all measures to avoid the alteration, loss, treatment or unauthorized access, in accordance with the provisions of current European and Spanish data protection regulations.

This website includes an SSL certificate. It is a security protocol that makes your data travel in an integral and secure way, that is, the transmission of data between a server and web user, and in feedback, is fully encrypted or encrypted.

TEKHNĒ cannot guarantee the absolute impregnability of the Internet network and therefore the violation of data through fraudulent access to them by third parties.

Regarding the confidentiality of the processing, TEKHNĒ will ensure that any person who is authorized by TEKHNĒ to process the client’s data (including its personnel, collaborators and providers), will be under the appropriate obligation of confidentiality (either a contractual or legal duty).

When a security incident occurs, upon realizing TEKHNĒ must notify the Client without undue delay and must provide timely information related to the Security Incident as it is known or when reasonably requested by the Client.

 Accuracy and veracity of the information

As a user, you are solely responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data you send, exonerating TEKHNĒ from any responsibility in this regard.

Users guarantee and are responsible, in any case, for the accuracy, validity and authenticity of the personal data provided, and undertake to keep them duly updated. The user agrees to provide complete and correct information in the contact or subscription form.

Commercial and news e-mails

In accordance with the LSSICE, TEKHNĒ does not carry out SPAM practices, therefore it does not send commercial emails that have not been previously requested or authorized by the user. Consequently, in each of the forms on the web, the user has the possibility of giving their express consent to receive the newsletter, regardless of the commercial information specifically requested.

In accordance with the provisions of Law 34/2002 on information society and e-commerce services, TEKHNĒ undertakes not to send communications of a commercial nature without properly identifying them.

 Acceptance and consent

The user declares to have been informed of the conditions on the protection of personal data, accepting and consenting to the treatment thereof by TEKHNĒ in the manner and for the purposes indicated in this privacy policy.

This privacy policy has been updated for the last time on September 01, 2020.

On behalf of the TEKHNĒ team, we thank you for the time you spent reading this privacy policy.

MECHATRONICS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, SL

VAT: B47797816
PASEO DE BELÉN 9A
47011 VALLADOLID
SPAIN