Privacy statement

With us, your private information is truly private

Your personal information is yours. And that’s why we keep it really private. For our services we do ask for and record your personal data. We need this information for the services we provide to you. This allows us to provide you with the best possible information for your situation.

As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, abbreviated as AVG, will be in force. This law applies to all European countries and describes how companies should handle personal data. Of course, we have made sure that we comply with this law.

Would you like to know more about how we deal with your privacy? Read more about this in our detailed explanation.

Legitimate reasons for recording and using your data

The AVG states that we may only record, process and use your personal data on the basis of legitimate reasons. And that we need your permission for this. We register your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual agreements with you, to provide you with a good service and to be able to communicate to you with appropriate information and promotions from our company.

We keep track of the personal data for which you have indicated to us that we may record, process and use yours, including for what purposes.

In case of contractual agreements, we need your personal data for this purpose:

Orders
Deliveries
Maintenance of purchased services


For a good customer experience, we are happy to use the personal information we have about you. We do this for you:

Obtaining your feedback & customer satisfaction survey
Contact our customer service
Visiting our website
Visit our social media channels
Customer accounts
Newsletter & email
Personal advice
Promotions


In addition, we have a legal obligation to use your data when we suspect fraud. Also, in suspicious situations, we will sometimes be obliged to share personal data with government authorities.

Who has access to your data

Only our company has access to your personal information, unless sharing it with other companies is really necessary to provide excellent services to you and to comply with legal obligations. When we share your personal information, we have made and recorded agreements with those companies in advance. In addition, these companies may only use and process the personal data as we have recorded with them.

If, for example, a product is sent to your company, the transport company that carries it out will of course need your address and specific company data.

Social Media Channels

On social media channels you can set how they deal with their ads. How you can change this can be read on the following pages:

Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter


Time limit for saving your data

We retain your personal information for a reasonable period of time so that we can give you the best possible experience with our company. We may retain the information below anonymously for internal analysis and reporting purposes.

In practice, our policy for the retention of your personal information means the following:

For customers, we keep the stored data for a period of 7 years after their last order.
The tax authorities oblige us to store the invoice, payment and order data for a period of 7 years. Thereafter, we only store anonymous data for internal analysis and reporting purposes.
Inactive accounts of portals are deleted after 7 years.
The permissions we have received from you, for example for receiving newsletters and promotions, we keep. Also from indicating that you no longer want to receive them. We keep these for a period of 7 years.
Data that turned out to be necessary for fraud we keep for a long time. Not nice, but necessary.
Visiting our website

When you browse our website, we use cookies and similar techniques. Cookies allow us and third parties to track your internet behaviour on our website. This information allows us to continuously improve our website and measure the effectiveness of advertisements. Would you like to know more about cookies or adjust your settings? More about this is described on our cookie page.

Your rights for your personal data

The AVG describes which rights you have with regard to your private data. Would you like to receive a copy of the private data we have about you? Delete it, modify it, limit its processing or your preferences for receiving newsletters and promotions? You can submit your request by contacting us by phone or email to info@hcu.global.

Questions or customers

For questions or complaints, please contact our customer service or send an email to info@hcu.global.

Responsible for your private data

We at HCU Global are responsible for your private information.

Mail address: info@hcu.global