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Privacy and Cookie Statement

What we have, know and store about you!

We understand that your trust in us is FITNESS-TRADER’s most important asset (hereinafter referred to as “FT”, “we” or “us”). As such, your privacy is essential for us. This privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as “Privacy Policy”) is applicable, inter alia, to ( 1 ) our websites www.fitness-trader.com and www.trader.fitness (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), ( 2 ) visiting our offices or warehouses and ( 3 ) all (commercial) relations between FT and its customers, prospects and business partners.


This Privacy Policy includes information about the personal data collected by FITNESS-TRADER BV, as well as the manner in which FITNESS-TRADER BV uses and processes this personal data.


This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions, establishes the basis for the processing of personal data by FITNESS-TRADER BV.


1. Who we are


FITNESS-TRADER BV is a professional reseller of secondhand, used and refurbished fitness equipment, who sells, and buys used fitness machines all over Europe, but also operates outside the European Union. So, when you’re looking for an affordable supplier in second hand fitness equipment, FT is a good place to start for finding sharply priced used and refurbished fitness equipment. The main reason for looking for fitness equipment occasions is that companies/customers can get refurbished ‘used’ equipment for a lot less money instead of buying new equipment. This can make all the difference in spending your available budget or investment.


FITNESS-TRADER BV is based in De Dieze 6a, 8253 PS Dronten, Flevoland Netherlands, registered with the Trade Registry in Lelystad under no. 68712677 and having the Unique VAT Identification Number NL857559266B01 and is responsible for processing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We ensure that we collect and process the personal data of customers and potential customers of the website and recipients of newsletters and business communications in accordance with applicable personal data privacy laws.


This Privacy Policy explains what kind of information we collect, how we collect, use, process and disclose it and how you can manage and control the use of your personal data, so please read it carefully.


Introduction 


We define “Customer” or “Prospect” as any person or company who accesses our sites and, places an order for used fitness equipment and uses our services. Anyone wishing to become a customer must be at least 18 years of age.


According to the legislation on the processing of personal data, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is the person who can be identified directly or indirectly.


This Privacy Policy concerns the personal data of customers, potential customers, members, visitors to the www.fitness-trader.com website and recipients of newsletters and commercial communications and applies to personal data collected through our web site, https://fitness-trader.com/, as well as those collected via e-mail or other offline methods.


If you are not a Customer and receive a gift voucher from FT, we will need to process your personal data so that you can benefit from our services. We understand the importance of data confidentiality and to ensure that data processing is conducted in accordance with the law, we will send you an email containing detailed information about your data processing, rights and options. The mechanism implemented by us in this respect will allow you to give you the consent to process your data in order to benefit from our services and to give you the consent only for the marketing communications you feel comfortable with.


2. Parental Agreement


Minors and their rights and freedoms are important to FT and we take all reasonable steps to protect them.


Only persons of 18 year and older can create an account on the FITNESS-TRADER website(s) for requesting quotations or for purchasing fitness equipment and accessories directly online.


In regard to this restriction for minors under the 18 years not to be able to buy equipment or request a quotation and also by the validation during the account creation it’s clearly not possible for us to do business with persons under the age of 18.


FT will only validate accounts of persons of 18 years and older.


3. Information that we collect, use and store


3.1 Information you can give us:


  • Name and surname;

  • Company name;

  • Job title;

  • VAT-number (if necessary);

  • Address of company (when different also for delivery / invoicing);

  • Contact details, such as email and phone number(s);

  • Website URL;

  • Gender;

  • Date of birth;

  • Signature;

  • Username;

  • Password;

  • Opt-in status.


3.2 Information we collect automatically


  • Usage information: We collect information about your actions on the FT website and / or mobile application, such as the type of content you are viewing or the frequency and duration of the visit;


  • Location information: We collect different kinds of information about your general location (e.g., IP address) or more specific information if the location feature in the settings menu of your mobile device is enabled;


  • Device Information: We collect information about your computer, phone, or any other device you use when you access the site area and mobile app, such as hardware and firmware information, unique device identifiers, stored information locally on your device in the browser’s web storage, information about application cache pages and data, and the connection you are using (e.g., browser type);


  • Information provided by Third-Party Partners: We collect information that third parties and partners can distribute to us, such as Facebook, Google Analytics, Google AdWords.



4. Cookies and other similar technologies


4.1 What are cookies?


When you visit our site, a small amount of data known as a cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies include information about, for example, the type of web browser you are using.


Which cookies we use and why


4.2 Type of cookie:


This Site/Platform uses different types of cookies:


  • Strictly necessary cookies: As the name suggests, these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to surf the Website, respectively use the Platform or to provide certain functions you requested.

  • Functionality cookies: These cookies improve the functionality of the Website and the Platform by remembering your preferences. For example, you can set up your profile on the Website.

  • Tracking Cookies: These cookies will survive user sessions. When the Max-Age of a permanent cookie is set at one year, then, within that year, the initial value – stored in that cookie – shall be sent back to the server each time the user visits the server. This is done to save a vital piece of information, such as how the user initially came to the Site or the Platform. For this reason, they are also called tracking cookies. For example, once you have chosen your preferred language, the Website/Platform will record your preference in a persistent cookie and save it in your browser. When you visit the Website/Platform again, the Website/Platform will use that persistent cookie to ensure that the content is delivered in the desired language.

  • Performance Cookies: These cookies help to improve the performance of the Website and the Platform, so as to provide a better user experience. FT uses Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help FT to analyse how users use the Website/Platform. It records the number of visitors and it provides FT with information on their overall behaviour – such as the typical duration of a visit to the Site or the number of pages a user views on average.

  • Third party cookies: In order to support its communications, FT has anchored its content in social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and FT makes use of the sharing features on social networks. The channels that FT uses may contain cookies of these websites, but FT does not verify this. You should consult the relevant website of these third parties to learn more about these cookies.

  • Session cookies: stay on the user’s computer until the internet browser is closed;

  • Permanent cookies: Remain on the user’s computer until they are deleted or expire.


We use cookies to monitor how the website is used, which helps us ensure that the site is relevant to its users. It also help us improve our services.


4.3. How we use cookies


Like many other sites, FT uses cookies and other similar technologies for automatic data collection.


These tools collect general information your browser sends to our site, such as the browser type and the address of the site you visited before accessing our site. They also collect information about:


  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) Address – This is an automatically assigned number to your computer or device every time you connect to the Internet. This is a unique address assigned by your Internet service provider on a TCP / IP network. The IP address allows web servers to locate and identify your device.

  • Google Analytics behaviour – This includes, for example, the pages you view and the links you click. These tools help you make your visit to our website easier, more efficient and more valuable, giving you a personalized experience and recognize you when you come back.

  • Browser version.

  • Device type.


How to change your cookie usage options


You can instruct your browser by modifying its settings, stop accepting cookies, request permission before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit or clear cookies. For more information on how to change browser settings for using cookies and how to block them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.


How to view and change the cookies using your browser


Users can select which cookies to authorize by following the instructions given by the websites, which can be accessed via the links above. In addition, users can authorize, block or delete (fully or partially) cookies using specific browser functions: however, if all or some of the cookies are disabled, it may no longer be possible to view the website or use some services in full, and/or certain website functions may not be available or may not function correctly and/or users may be required to change or manually re-enter certain information or preferences each time they visit the website.


For more information on how to set cookie preferences via your browser, please see the following instructions for each browser:



5. Use of information


We process the collected information, including your personal data, for the following purposes:


  • to create an account/quotation at your request (your personal account for quotations and purchases);

  • to provide you with fitness equipment/accessories and related services;

  • to produce statistics;

  • to monitor traffic and improve the content of our website;

  • to maintain and improve our relationship with you;

  • to communicate with you about the information requested through contact forms;

  • to provide you with electronic bulletins and commercial information in electronic format;

  • for conducting advertising campaigns;

  • to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations to protect the rights, property, or safety of https://www.fitness-trader.com/.


We use and store your personal data only for the purposes mentioned above and limited in time to three years from the termination of the contractual period or the requested time frame for each specific purpose in accordance with the applicable law.


FT employees, agents and suppliers have access to your personal data that we collect, but their use is limited to performing their tasks, according to the reason of the processing. Our employees, suppliers and agents who have access to your personal data must keep this information confidential and may not use them for purposes other than to allow you to access and benefit from the services offered by FT and use the www.fitness-trader.com website.


Instructions for managing Cookies


Below, users can choose and specifically indicate which cookies they wish to authorize.


Users are informed that if they do not authorize technical cookies, it may no longer be possible to use the website, to view its contents and to use the relative services. Disabling cookies may result in certain services or functions of the website not being available or not working properly, and users may be forced to change or manually re-enter certain information or preferences each time the site is visited. 


The non-authorization of third-party cookies does not have any effect on use of the website; however, since these cookies are sent exclusively by third parties, and in light of the fact that the website operator does not control the sending of these cookies to the user terminal, the latter can only be disabled by accessing the consent forms provided by the above-mentioned third parties, if available, or alternatively, through the browser settings. The links to the privacy policies and any consent forms for use of third-party cookies on this site are provided above in the section on Types of cookies used by websites and options for enabling/disabling these.


With regard to cookies sent directly by the site operator, as well as those sent through the procedure made available on this page, the user can block or delete cookies (either completely or partially) using the specific browser functions (see the example above).


User preferences with regard to website cookies will be stored by a technical cookie designed for this purpose, with the characteristics indicated in the cookie table. However, these cookies may not function properly in some circumstances: in this instance, we recommend deleting unwanted cookies and preventing the user of these through the browser functions. User preferences with regard to cookies will be reset where the user uses different devices or browsers to access the website.


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If you would like to contact FITNESS-TRADER BV about our privacy policy and/or cookies policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer at: [email protected].


6. Disabling the FT account


We reserve the right to automatically deactivate the account created on the FT site when we sense something is not ok with the account or it’s not correctly filled in. We will then make contact with the account holder and disclose the reasons why we deactivated the account.


7. Distribution and disclosure


By accessing our website, you expressly consent to the use, storage, distribution or disclosure of your personal data. By sharing or disclosing personal data, you agree that FT can do so with its successors, third-party sites, or any other third party (such as Google Analytics). You may at any time withdraw your consent for the future use, storage, distribution or disclosure of your personal data. However, please note that the withdrawal of your consent will only take effect for the further processing of your personal data and will not affect the legality of the processing already carried out.


In order to comply with local laws, regulations and legal requests, our fitness companies reserve the right to use, store, distribute or disclose your personal data if necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, tackling security issues, technical issues, fraud, and the protection of FT rights. In this regard, none of the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy is a waiver of FT rights, a limitation of our legal defense in any way, or access to the necessary court procedures.


8. Your rights


In accordance with the applicable legal provisions regarding the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, FT undertakes to respect the rights of the data subject. You have the right to access, rectify and request the deletion of your personal data as well as the right to data portability and to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.


In addition, you have the right not to be subject to an automated individual decision and to file a complaint with the supervisory authority.


In order to exercise these rights, please contact us in writing at De Dieze 6a, 8253 PS Dronten, Flevoland Netherlands or fill in the contact form that you can find online at https://fitness-trader.com/contactus or send an email to our Data Protection Officer: [email protected].


9. Security


FT takes all necessary measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, loss, destruction or undesirable alteration.


Even if we are continually implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to ensure your personal data protection, we cannot guarantee at all times the security of transmission or storage of your data in the Internet.


10. Connections


FT displays links to third-party sites on its site. The company cannot control and cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies and the content of any third-party sites. We encourage you to read our privacy policy to learn how we collect and process your personal data.


11. Updates of this  Privacy and Cookie Statement


We may need to revise this Privacy Policy in the future. If we modify the Privacy Policy, we will publish the revised Privacy Policy on the website and report the updated version by modifying the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. After the updated Privacy Policy becomes effective, accessing our website will be your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.


12. Contact 


If you have any questions, complaints or need additional information about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at De Dieze 6a, 8253 PS Dronten, Flevoland Netherlands or fill in the contact form that you can find online at https://fitness-trader.com/contactus or send an email to our Data Protection Officer: [email protected].


We will do our best to respond to your request as soon as possible. Normally we respond within 24 hours.


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