PRIVACY POLICY

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the AKWise.co Website. By using our Website or its content, you consent to this Privacy Policy, whether or not you have read it. 

The Website and its Content is owned by Anna-Kaisa Manolova, Owner of AKWise (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Website (“Website”).

This privacy policy (“policy”) describes how AKWise collects, uses, processes and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use AKWise.co (“website “, “service”). We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any given time, without notice. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. We also reserve the right to make changes to the website and its content. Continued use of any information on the Website or its content after changes and/or modifications constitute acceptance of the updated privacy policy. If we make a significant change to our privacy policy, we will post a clear note on our Website.

We are the data controllers as we are collecting and using your personal data. We use only trusted third parties as our data processors such as for payments and email marketing. We make reasonable effort to make sure we, and our data processors are GDPR-compliant.

What User Data We Collect

When you visit the website, we may collect the following data to provide you a positive experience – only a minimum amount of information is collected:

  • Your contact information and email address. You would be affirmatively consenting to this by providing this information to us in our contact forms.
  • Billing information including name, address and credit card information so that we can process payment to deliver our products or services to you under our contractual obligation.
  • A name and an email address if you complete our contact form with a question. We may send you marketing emails with either your consent or if we believe we have a legitimate interest to contact you based on your contact or question.
  • Your IP address: this will not identify you but may be needed to improve our services and marketing.
  • Other information such as interests and preferences.
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website.
  • We do not collect information from individuals who are under 18 years of age. Our services are aimed at people who are over 18 years old.

Please note that the personal data that you are giving to us is voluntarily, and when you provide this information to us you are giving consent for us to use, collect and process it. You can opt-out or request for us to delete your personal data anytime by contacting us at ak@akwise.co.

Why We Collect Your Data

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs.
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting, such as information on health and nutrition topics, our services, events and special offers, if you agree to this privacy policy (with explicit consent or with legitimate interest). If we feel a legitimate interest in being contacted by us to provide information based on your interests, we may do so. We never send any misleading information. You can always opt-out from any of our emails.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research (with explicit consent).
  • To deliver goods or services that you purchase from us (contractual obligation). We only use third party payment processors that take the utmost care in securing data and to comply with the GDPR.
  • We may share your information with trusted third parties complying with the GDPR, such as our email/newsletter provider to contact you via email on our behalf.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.

Whenever you voluntarily make your personal data available for viewing by others online through this Website or its content, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (such as commenting on a blog post, posting on a forum, posting in a Facebook group that we manage etc.).

Our Cookie Policy

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you visit and spend the most time on). The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you. If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser. You can visit internetcookies.com, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and devices.

Safeguarding and Securing the Data

AKWise is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential with reasonable effort.

AKWise will not lease, sell, or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us, or if we have good-faith belief that it is needed to protect our rights and property or to protect the personal safety of our users or to investigate a violation to this privacy policy, our disclaimer or our terms and conditions agreements. However, we cannot guarantee that your personal data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.

Personal Data that you provide to us is stored internally or through a data management system. Your Personal Data will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage, or store that information, or who have a legitimate need to know such personal data (such as our hosting provider, newsletter provider, payment processors or team members).

We may transfer data internationally. For users in the European Union, please be aware that we transfer personal data outside of the European Union. By using our Website and providing us with your personal data, you consent to these transfers in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Passwords

To use certain features of the Website or its content, you may need a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the security of the username and password, and you are responsible for all activities, whether by you or by others, that occur under your username or password and within your account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password, or account information. If you share your username or password with others, they may be able to obtain access to your personal data at your own risk.

You agree to let us know us immediately if your username or password have been used in an unauthorized or improper manner, or if any other breach of security has occurred. To help protect against unauthorized or improper use, make sure that you log out at the end of each session that required your username and password.

We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password(s) private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your consent, except as necessary when the law requires it or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, particularly when disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with our rights or property.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links we are not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to. AKWise is not responsible, and does not endorse the opinions, statements or errors on these websites. 

Accessing and Restricting the Collection of your Personal Data

You have the right to know what personal data we use and how. You have the right to restrict processing of data if you believe it’s incorrect or no longer needed. If you feel we have used your personal data unlawfully, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.

You may restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to leave the consent box unchecked, if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email at ak@akwise.co and we will erase your information and stop processing it. You can also click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the emails you have received from us.