Privacy policy

Our privacy policy

Privacy Policy
Union Distribution s.r.o.
Last Updated: December 2021

1. Introduction

At Union Distribution s.r.o.(“we”, “us”, “UD”), we take your privacy seriously. The following privacy policy outlines who we are as a data controller, what data we collect on our websites, how and why we collect it, and your rights to control that data.

As a responsible organization, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of any personal data (e.g. name, address, email, phone number) processed through this website, in order to meet the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and in accordance with any country-specific data protection regulations. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

2. Name and Address of the Data Controller

The data controller for the purposes of the GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Union Distribution s.r.o.
Na Strzi 1702/65
140 00 Prague 4-Nusle
Czech Republic

3. Collection of personal data and general information

We will collect personal data when you set up an account with us, purchase products or services from us, complete forms we provide to you, make a report or notification about our products or services, contact us by phone, email or communicate with us directly in some other way.

We collect the following types of personal data from you:

Contact details: information that allows us to contact you such as your name, email address, telephone number and addresses associated with your account, order or query.

Purchase and account history: records relating to the products and services which you have purchased.

Personal data in reports and notifications you submit to us: if you submit information to us about our products and services through our website we will collect any personal data you include.

Records of your discussions with us: when you contact us, whether by email or phone, we will keep a record of this. We also record calls with our customer support team so that we can keep up with training and ensure a good quality of service for you.

How you use our website: Our website collects a series of general data and information when a user or automated system calls up the website. This general data is stored in the server log files. We may collect (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

We do not draw any conclusions about the user from the website data. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisements, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the controller analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Legal basis for the processing

We limit the collection of personal data to only that which is absolutely necessary to carry out our legal or business obligations. In some cases, however the provision of personal data may be partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations), is needed as part of contractual negotiations, or as part of providing a service. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract or service with the data subject could not be provided or concluded, therefore is considered Legitimate Interest for processing.

Below, we describe:

The purposes we collect your personal data for:

  • the categories of personal data we process for that purpose;
  • the legal basis that allows us to process your personal data;
  • and how long we will keep your personal data for.

Provide our services to you and maintain your account-All the personal information we collect-Fulfilment of a contract between us-During the limitation period for any claims.

Deliver products to you-Contact details-Fulfilment of a contract between us-During the limitation period for any claims.

Answer your queries or complaints-All the personal information we collect-Fulfilment of a contract between us-Duration of the contract.

Investigating misuse of your account, fraud and debt collection-All the personal information we collect-Legitimate interest Legal obligation-During the limitation period for any claims.

Maintain and improve our products and services-All the personal information we collect-Legitimate interest [state legitimate interest]-During the limitation period for any claims.

Direct marketing-Contact details Products and services that we have determined may be of interest to you-Consent-Until consent is withdrawn.

Before you provide personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who can clarify whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract, whether there is any obligation to provide the personal data, and the consequences of non-provision.

5. Your consent

Where the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. You will not suffer any detriment for withdrawing your consent. If you withdraw your consent, this will not make processing which we undertook before you withdrew your consent unlawful.

You can withdraw your consent by contacting the Data Protection Officer, whose details are provided in section 2.

6. How we share your information

We share your personal information with the following:

Our staff: Your personal data will be accessed by our staff but only where this is necessary for their job role.

Companies in the same group of companies as us: For the purpose of providing a service to you.

Partners and Dealers: For the purpose of answering queries you have about products and services not directly provided by Union Distribution.

External service providers: Union Distribution use external service providers to assist with, for example, information technology and other administrative support services to operate this website.

Law enforcement and regulatory agencies: if we are required to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation or any regulatory requirement

Delivery companies: To deliver products that you have ordered from us.

Credit reference agencies: So that we can verify your identity, and to provide information on missed or late payments or other activity which may affect your credit score.

Other service providers and advisors: Such as companies that support our IT, help us analyze the data we hold, process payments, send communications to our customers, provide us with legal or financial advice and help us deliver our services to you.

The government or our regulators: Where we are required to do so by law or to assist with their investigations or initiatives, including the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Police and law enforcement: To assist with investigation and prevention of crime. We do not disclose personal information except as set out above. We may provide other third parties with statistical information and analytics but we will make sure that the information is aggregated and no one can be identified from this information before we disclose it.

7. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Privacy Policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganization of our business. Where we are involved in a merger, acquisition or sales of assets, we will always process your data in line with your rights and freedoms and subject to confidentiality agreements between the parties.

8. Transfer of personal data

To ensure that your personal data is secure, we will only transfer your information to any Countries outside of the EU or EEA in accordance with the GDPR. This requires that one of the following conditions applies:

the European Commission has decided that the country provides an adequate level of protection for your personal data;

the transfer is subject to a legally binding and enforceable commitment on the recipient to protect the personal data;

the transfer is made subject to binding corporate rules;

or the transfer is based on a derogation from the GDPR restrictions on transferring personal data outside of the EU. Or standard data protection clauses adopted by the EU Commission
9. Cookies

Our webpages use “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. These contain a so-called cookie ID, which is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the user from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, we can provide our website users with more relevant services and content that would not be possible without the cookie setting. Find out more information about our Cookie Policy.

10. Profiling

Profiling involves the analysis of personal data (e.g. digital behavior such as pages visited, links clicked, downloads) in an way, to identify or predict behavior in website users. Union Distribution uses marketing automation platforms to profile website visitors at an IP level, and at an individual level if their personal data is processed and stored there. Users can opt-out of this by removing their consent using the opt-out mechanism provided upon first visit, or by visiting our website via an anonymous/ incognito browser window.

11. Registration and Website Enquiry Forms

Certain users can register on our website with personal data via a registration form, for example for our partner portal service or for our online training service (Academy). This personal data (e.g. name, email address, date and time of registration) is captured to provide them with this service, verify their identity, and provide them with a secure log in to a protected web environment. It also enables Union Distribution to provide access or deny access due to misuse of service.

Users can also submit personal information by submitting a general enquiry (e.g. a sales or service enquiry) via a form. In doing so, the personal data transmitted is automatically stored via email to the recipient contact at Union Distribution. Such personal data is transmitted on a voluntary basis and is stored for the purpose of contacting the data subject to fulfil their enquiry. Additionally, consent can sometimes also be given on the forms for other forms of communication e.g. marketing. This consent is freely given via an opt-in mechanism (see Section 12 below).

This data may also be passed on to Union Distribution companies and partners to fulfil the enquiry if it relates to a different area of the business than the one the user selected when submitting the enquiry. It may also be passed to third parties for example Sales CRM systems, Service CRM systems or Marketing Automation platforms, however in this case Union Distribution remains the data controller.

12. Sales and Marketing Communications

As a Union Distribution website user you also have the opportunity to provide personal data to register for specific sales and marketing programmers, for example to express interest in a product or service, subscribe to email newsletters, or register for events. We inform our users, customers and business partners regularly about our products, services and promotions through sales and marketing communications. Users are given the option to consent to receiving these communications via various channels, and are given the option to opt-out of these communications at every practical opportunity. Service communications for existing customers (such as billing/ contract information) is considered Legitimate Interest and as such these communications form part of providing the service. In the case of marketing communications they may only be received by the data subject if (1) they have a valid e-mail address, phone number or postal address and (2) they register for the marketing communication. During registration for marketing communications, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected as part of a registration for a marketing communications programmer will only be used to send our specific communication, unless otherwise stated in the consent form. We use third party platforms such as marketing automation providers and Sales CRM systems to process this data in some cases. The consent to the marketing communications programmer or storage may be terminated by the data subject at any time. Each communication we send contains a link to remove consent (in the case of electronic communications), alternatively you can remove consent by contacting the Data Protection Officer, whose details are set out in section 2.

13. Tracking & Analytics

Marketing Tracking

Our marketing communications can sometimes contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails, landing pages etc., which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the controller may see if and when a marketing communication and specific content was viewed or downloaded by a data subject, and may use this information to re-target users with more specific/ relevant content the next time they visit their digital properties. You can remove your consent to this either through the consent management link in each electronic communication, or by contacting the Data Protection Officer.

Your Rights to Control Your Data

Rights of the data subject (“you”).

You have the following rights to control your data according to GDPR principles:

Right of confirmation – this means the ability to find out from us if we are processing data about you.

Right of access – this means the ability to see what data is being held about you (also called Subject Access Request). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Right of rectification – this means the ability to change or alter any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you.

Right to erasure – this means the ability to be removed from our databases/ systems where: there is no good reason for us continuing to process it, you withdraw your consent, we are unlawfully holding your personal data or we should erase your data to comply with applicable EU law. You have a right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing.

Right to restriction of processing – this means the ability to limit or suspend what personal data is processed.

Right to data portability – this means the ability to move the data to another supplier

Right to object – this means the ability to prevent your personal data being processed in a certain way or remove consent. There is a specific provision to be able to object separately to data profiling.

Right to lodge a complaint– everyone has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority about the way their personal data are processed.

To exercise your rights to any of the above, please contact us via email at: Alternatively, there are other actions you can take as a user of our websites to limit the amount of personal data we may process:

Do not consent or remove consent:

Where we capture personal data on forms, we will be introducing opt-in boxes so that you can tell us if you want to hear from us for marketing purposes. If you don’t consent, you won’t hear from us, unless it’s related to the service we provide you.

Most marketing communications, especially electronic communications, where practical will provide the ability to opt-out of further marketing communications.

Prevent or remove web tracking:

Access our website using an anonymous/ incognito browser window

Deny the setting of cookies by adjusting your web browser settings:

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
  • o Cookie settings in Firefox
  • o Cookie settings in Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
14. Updates to this Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in the way we process personal data (e.g. if we implement new systems or processes that involve the new uses of personal data) or to clarify information we have provided in this notice. Our changes will be in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

We recommend that you check for updates to this notice from time to time but we will notify you directly about changes to this notice or the way we use your personal data when we are legally required to do so.