Date of last revision: 15 JANUARY, 2018
Vinted Inc. (“Vinted”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to share with you how we treat personal information about you that we receive in connection with your use of our website and mobile applications (collectively, the “Site”).
Also, please bear in mind that your use of this Site is governed by the Terms and Conditions posted on the Site. Any capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Terms and Conditions. As noted in those Terms and Conditions, although we operate internationally, Vinted Inc. is a company organized under the laws of Delaware. The servers that host this Site are located in the United States, and any personal details you provide to us will be processed by Vinted in the United States.
Information We Collect
- Information You Provide
We collect your personal information if you voluntarily submit the information to us for such purposes as registering for the use of certain services, completion of surveys, submitting applications for employment, product or service purchases, or requests for information or services. For example, sections of this Site (including certain restricted portions) may allow you to submit personal information (referred to for convenience as “Registration Pages”), including your name, address, email address, phone number(s), account information and any other information that you decide to provide us with, either directly or via third-party services (for example, Facebook Connect). To protect your security and privacy, we require that you (as opposed to a third party on your behalf) enter the personal information that we collect and that the information be current, although Vinted disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal data that you provide to Vinted.
- Location Information
You may provide information about your location, including your address, to us on our Site’s Registration Pages. If you post items for sale, we may use that information to tell other users, including potential buyers, your approximate distance away from them (but not your specific address). Similarly, when you review items for sale, we may use information that you have provided to us to give you an approximate distance between you and the seller. We may also collect and use current location information from your mobile device to do the same, but will ask you to allow us to collect such information, before we do so.
- Automated Information Collection
We may automatically collect certain information when you visit our Site, such as your IP address; details about your browser, operating system and device/hardware; your location, if available; the URL that referred you to our website; your activities on our Site; and other logging information, including the date and time of your visit. We may use a variety of technologies for such data collection, including web logs, web beacons, clear GIFs, cookies and others.
Analytics Services, Targeted Ads & Do-Not-Track
We may also use third-party analytics services, including Google Analytics, and these services may track details about your online activities over time and across different websites, in addition to our Site. These services help us to improve our Site and operations. These services may also allow others to provide you with targeted ads or content that you may be interested in based on your online activities. You can learn more about Google Analytics and your choices here. If you would like to learn more about targeted ads and consumer choice, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.networkadvertising.org or www.aboutads.info/choices.
We do not respond to, or take any specific action in connection with the receipt of, Do-Not-Track signals or other similar mechanisms regarding the collection of information about an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Accessing & Updating Your Information
You are free to access the personal information we have on file by contacting our Customer Service department using our contact form. In addition, at any time you can request that we modify or delete your personal information by contacting the team through our contact forum with the words “UPDATE MY INFORMATION” in body of your message. Please be aware that, to protect your security and privacy, Vinted may take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to making changes to your personal information.
How We Use the Information We Collect and Who We Share It With
Unless otherwise specified herein, Vinted reserves the right to compile, save, use within the scope of our activities, and analyze any and all data about you (contact and personal data, usage history, etc.) that we collect from you through the Site. We use the personal information about you that you provide to us for our internal purposes such as responding to your requests for information or materials, delivering newsletters to you, contacting you, assessing your application for a position with Vinted and entities related to Vinted, processing and completing orders, processing your payment, administering your account, and administering and developing our business relationship with you or the company you represent. We also use your personal information to communicate with you, such as, for example, to provide you with administrative communications regarding your account, newsletters, press releases, or information relating to products, offers, or programs that may be of interest to you.
We may share the personal information about you that you provide to us with trusted companies we have hired to provide services for us, such as sending out our newsletters, fulfilling orders you may submit, or collecting and processing information on our behalf. These companies – our vendors – are contractually bound to use personal information that we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. Each company must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
We may share your personal information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, government request or other legal process. And, we may also share personal information with others, including law enforcement, to protect our Site and to enforce our Terms and Conditions.
We may also share your personal information in the event that the business of Vinted is transferred to another entity by way of merger, sale of the company’s assets, or otherwise.
We may share your information with Vinted related entities and selected third parties so that they may provide you with or contact you regarding information and materials that may be of interest to you. Please refer to the section below on Opting In and Out.
We may also collect and group demographic and preferences information, responses to surveys and other personal information that we collect from you (as described in Information We Collect) into an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form for disclosure to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.
Children’s Information and COPPA
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. The content of our Site and the products and services available are not intended for, or directed to, children. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access our website at any time or in any manner. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us and we will remove this information from our files. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
California users under the age of 18 may request the removal of their content or information publicly posted on the Site by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that most of the user content that appears on our Site is stored and controlled by third party providers; thus, complete and comprehensive removal of the content may not be possible.
Opting In and Out
When you submit personal information to us through the Registration Pages on this Site, Vinted, Vinted related entities, and or selected third parties may use this information to communicate with you regarding the Services or to tell you about service we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, any marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us. Note that as a user of our service you cannot opt-out of some administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to the service.
Links to Other Sites and Site Accounts
For your convenience, the Vinted Site may from time to time include links to third-party websites and online services whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ and services’ privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Security of Information and Disclosures
Vinted uses industry standard security measures to safeguard information concerning, and submitted by you. Despite the security measures employed by Vinted, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet.