Effective May 25, 2018
This Website Privacy
Notice (the “Privacy Notice”) Notice describes how Wahl Clipper Corporation and
its subsidiaries (“Wahl” or “we”) collects, uses, and shares your information. It
explains our practices for the collection, use, maintenance, protection, and
disclosure of information that we collect from
you or that you may provide when you visit our websites at https://wahl.com, http://wahlpro.com, http://www.somahaircare.com, https://wahlbarberbattle.com, https://wahlanimal.com, and http://wahlglobal.com (“Websites”).
This Privacy Notice
applies to information that we collect: (1) via the Websites, (2) via
electronic message between you and the Websites (e.g. e-mail, text message,
etc.), and (3) as you interact with any advertisements or applications on
third-party websites and services.
This Privacy Notice
does not apply to information collected: (1) by Wahl offline, (3) through
any other website operated by Wahl or any third party, or (3) by any third
party (including our affiliates) that may link to, or be accessible, via the
Corporation is located at 2900 North Locust Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Should you have
any comments or questions about how we collect and use your personal
information, communication can be directed to Wahl’s postal address,
via email to email@example.com or by telephone to 815-625-6525.
This Privacy Notice applies
only to the Websites, and Wahl’s collection, use, disclosure, and protection of
your data. It does not apply to third party websites, applications, or
Before accessing, using, or
interacting with the Websites you should carefully review the terms and
conditions of this Privacy Notice. Your use of the Websites is further governed
by our Terms of Service (https://www.wahl.com/legal), which is also incorporated
into your agreement with Wahl by this reference.
Eligibility To Use The Websites
The Websites are not directed
to children under the age of 16. You may not use the Websites if you are under
the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you should not provide any
information on our Websites. If we determine that we have collected or
received any information from any child under the age of 16, we will delete
that information immediately. If you believe that we might have collected any personal
data from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide additional information or to request the
removal of the relevant information from our database.
information about you and your use of the Websites through various means,
including when you provide information to us and when we automatically collect
information about you when you access, use, or interact with the Websites. Such processing is necessary to provide you with the Websites.
Please read our
Privacy Notice and Terms of Service carefully to understand our policies and
practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accepting our Privacy Notice and Terms of Service,
you are confirming that you have read and understand our policies including how
and why we use your information. If you don’t want us to collect or process
your personal information in the ways described in this policy, you shouldn’t
use the Websites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy
policies or practices of any third-party websites or third-party apps.
By using the
Websites, you acknowledge that Wahl will use your information in the United
States, Germany and any other country where Wahl operates. Please be aware that
the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of
authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that
apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information
only to these countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal
information, and we will take steps to ensure that your personal information
continues to enjoy appropriate protections. Please read on to learn more about
how we protect personal information that’s transferred outside of Europe.
The types of information Wahl
may collect about you include:
Information You Provide To Us:
Account Information: Certain Websites users may register for an account (a
“Websites Account”). We do not require you to register to use our Websites.
However if you do register a Websites Account, you will gain access to those
areas and features of the Websites that require registration. Wahl will collect
certain information about you in connection with your registration for a
Websites Account, which may include personal data and other information such as
a username and password.
Correspondence Information: If you sign up, email us, subscribe to our
newsletters or mailing lists, we may keep your message, email address, and
contact information to respond to your requests, provide the requested products
or Websites, and to provide notifications or other correspondences to you. We
do not share or sell any personal information to other organizations for
commercial purposes. If you do not want
to receive communications from us in the future, please let us know by sending
us an e-mail requesting the same to email@example.com or by following the unsubscribe instructions found in
any e-mail we send. If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may
receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services
or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us
know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our phone number provided above. Please note requests to remove your email
address from our lists may take some time to fulfill. We may also still contact
you as needed to provide important announcements or notifications regarding the
Support Information: You may provide information to us via a support
request submitted through the Websites. We will use this information to assist
you with your support request and may maintain this information to assist you
or other users with support requests. Please do not submit any information to
us via a support submission, including confidential or sensitive information
that you do not wish for Wahl or our service providers to have access to or use
in the future.
Form Information: We may use forms to request certain information from
you on the Websites, such as your contact information to assist with contacts
or service requests. This information may include personal data.
Registration: We collect personal
information from you when you request information from Wahl or register your
product on the Websites. We use this information in order to communicate with
you regarding your product and other Wahl products, to communicate with you
regarding your inquiry, and respond to your questions.
Information We Collect Automatically:
We use automatic
data collection and analytics technologies, for example, Google Analytics, to
collect aggregate and user-specific information about your equipment, domain
name, patterns of use, communication data and the resources that you access and
use on the Websites, including your IP address, browsing and navigation
patterns. This information is used to improve our Websites. We process
information collected automatically on the legal basis of Wahl’s legitimate
interests in assessing the use of its Websites. Information we collect
automatically through your use of the Websites includes:
Web Beacons, Links, And Other Tracking Technologies: Wahl may keep track of how you use and interact with
web beacons, links, Google Analytics, and other tracking technologies. We do
this to help analyze the use of and improve the Websites. Through these
technologies we may automatically collect information about your use of the Websites
and other online activities, including our email correspondences, third-party
services, and client applications, and certain online activities after you
leave the Websites. Link information is
generally only analyzed on an aggregate basis. Some
Websites may not function properly if you disable cookies. Such data may
include analytics information, sites visited before visiting the Websites,
browser type, operating system, and tracking of your interactions with our
content and emails.
partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party
advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Identifiers: When you use or access
the Websites, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or
remotely store one or more "Unique Identifiers," such as a
universally unique identifier (“UUID”). A Unique Identifier may remain on your
device persistently, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation
through the Websites. Some features of the Websites may not function properly
if use or availability of Unique Identifiers is impaired or disabled.
Information: We use data analytics to
ensure site functionality and improve the Websites. We use mobile analytics
software to allow us to understand the functionality of the Websites on your
phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the Websites,
what happens within the Websites, aggregated usage, performance data, app
errors and debugging information, and where the Websites were downloaded from.
We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any
personally identifiable information that you submit within the mobile
File Information: When you use our Websites,
we may receive log file information such as your IP address, browser type,
access times, domain names operating system, the referring web page(s), pages
visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device
and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive log file
data when you interact with our Websites, for example, when you visit our
websites, sign into our Websites, or interact with our email notifications. Wahl
uses log file data to provide, understand, and improve our Websites, and to
customize the content we show you. Wahl may
link this log file to other information Wahl collects
about you via the Websites.
Public Information: Wahl may also
collect information about you from publicly available sources. Information you
make publicly available in any public or open forum, such as on a social
network, may be considered public information for the purposes of this Privacy
Notice, and may be accessed and collected by Wahl.
Please be aware that any content or information you share with or provide to
third parties using or related to your use of the Websites is neither private,
nor confidential. Wahl is not responsible
for any content or information you post or share with third parties. If you do
not wish for certain information to be public, please do not share it.
Wahl uses the
information we receive about you for the purposes described in this Privacy
process personal data received about you through our Websites on the legal
basis of Wahl’s legitimate interests in providing the Websites and their
functionality to you. Such
processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by
Wahl or by our Service Providers related to the Websites.Where
appropriate, we may rely on alternate legal bases, such as your consent to
certain types of processing.
Examples of how we
may process your personal data and the legal basis upon which we perform such
processing are as follows:
Use of Information
(1) to present our Websites and its contents to you,
including to optimize the use of our Websites and its interface
GDPR, Art. 6(1)(f): personal data is necessary
for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Wahl or by a third
party, and there is no prejudice to the data subject arising from the use.
(2) to provide you with communications, information
or services, including those that you request from us
(3) to analyze your use of the Websites in order to
update, modify, improve, tailor, customize, or otherwise adjust the Websites
and its features
(4) to provide you with notices about your account
(5) to carry out our obligations and enforce our
rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
(6) to notify you about changes to our Websites or
any services we offer or provide though it
(7) to allow you to participate in interactive
features on our Websites
(8) or any other purpose with your consent
Data subject has provided Consent.
When you access or use the Websites, we collect, use, share,
and otherwise process your personal information as described in this Privacy
Notice. Wahl will not share, sell, rent,
or otherwise disclose your private personal information to third parties
without your consent, except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy
Notice, including to:
Non-Personal Data: We may disclose
aggregated, non-personal data received from providing the Websites, including
information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. Wahl
may share demographic information with business partners, but it will be
aggregated and de-personalized, so that personal information is not revealed.
Wahl: We may share and process
information internally within Wahl and with our subsidiaries and affiliates. Wahl’s
personnel may have access to your information as needed to provide and operate
the Websites in the normal course of business. This includes information regarding your use and
interaction with the Websites.
Providers: Wahl works with various
organizations and individuals to help provide the Websites to you ("Service
Providers"), such as website and data hosting companies and companies providing
analytics information, like Google Analytics. Wahl needs to engage such third-party
Service Providers to help us operate, provide, and market the Websites. These
third parties have only limited access to your information and may use your
information only to perform these tasks on our behalf. Information we share to
our Service Providers may include both information you provide to us and
information we collect about you, including personal data and information from
data collection tools like cookies, web beacons, and log files.
Wahl takes reasonable
steps to ensure that our Service Providers are obligated to reasonably protect
your information on Wahl’s behalf. If Wahl becomes aware that a Service
Provider is using or disclosing information improperly, we will take
commercially reasonable steps to end or correct such improper use or
We share personal information with our Service Providers on the legal basis
of Wahl’s legitimate interests in providing you with the Websites. Our
engagement of Service Providers is often necessary for us to provide the
Websites to you, particularly where such companies play important roles like
helping us keep our Websites operating and secure. In some other cases, these
service providers aren’t strictly necessary for us to provide the Websites, but
help us make it better, like by helping us conduct research into how we could
better serve our users. In these latter cases, we have a legitimate interest in
working with service providers to make our Websites better.
Transactions: Wahl may purchase other businesses or their assets, sell
our business assets, or be involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition,
reorganization or sale of assets (a “Business Transaction”). Your
information, including personal data, may be among assets sold or transferred
as part of a Business Transaction.
and Lawful Requests: We may be
required to disclose Websites user information pursuant to lawful requests,
such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We
generally do not disclose user information unless we have a good faith belief
that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets
applicable legal standards. We may share your information when we believe it is
necessary to comply with applicable laws, to protect our interests or property,
to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Websites or
using the Wahl name, or to protect the safety of any person. This may
include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents, or
government agencies. Nothing in this Privacy
Notice is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have
to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your
Rights and Choices Regarding Your Information
Wahl seeks to
ensure all individuals are provided with the rights mandated by their governing
jurisdiction. Not all of the rights
discussed herein will apply to each individual data subject and may not apply
to you depending upon your jurisdiction.
You may benefit
from a number of rights in relation to your information that we process. Some
rights apply only in certain limited cases, depending on your location. If you
would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your personal information, you
can do so by contacting us. Upon request, Wahl will provide you with
information about whether we hold any of your personal information. In
certain cases where we process your information, you may also have a right to
restrict or limit the ways in which we use your personal information. In
certain circumstances, you also have the right to request the deletion of your
personal information, and to obtain a copy of your personal information in an
easily accessible format.
To the extent that
such rights are mandated by the laws applicable to the individual data subject,
such as all data subjects residing in the European
Union (“EU”), the following rights may apply: the right to access (GDPR,
Article 15); the right to rectification (GDPR, Article16); the right to erasure
(GDPR, Article 17); the right to restrict processing (GDPR, Articles 18); the
right of object (GDPR, Article 21); and if applicable, the right to data
portability (GDPR, Article 20). You may also have a right to lodge a complaint
with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority (GDPR, Article 77).
If we process your
information based on our legitimate interests as explained in this Privacy
Notice, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain
circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless
we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is
needed for legal reasons. Where we use your data for direct marketing purposes,
you can always object by following the unsubscribe process in such communications
or changing your account settings.
Where you have
provided consent to certain data processing, you have the right to withdraw
that consent at any time by contacting Wahl at: email@example.com. A withdrawal of consent will not affect the
validity of our use of your personal data up until the point you have withdrawn
Access To The
Information Wahl Has Collected About You
Wahl welcomes you to
contact us regarding the information we have collected about you, including
regarding the nature and accuracy of the data that has been collected about you,
to request an update, modification, or deletion of your information, to opt-out
of certain Websites uses of your information, or to withdraw any consent you
may have granted to Wahl.
note requests to delete or remove your information do not necessarily ensure complete or comprehensive
removal of the content or information posted, and removed information may persist in backup copies indefinitely.
Please note that if you choose to delete your information or opt-out of the
collection and use of your information, you understand that certain features,
including but not limited to access to the Websites, may no longer be available
We may retain the
information we receive about you for as
long as necessary to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations, or indefinitely, but information generally will be
retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the
information was collected, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may delete your personal data from our
systems as part of a data retention plan. Following
termination or deactivation of a Websites
Account, Wahl may retain your
information and content for a commercially reasonable time for backup,
archival, and audit purposes.
Opting-Out Of Communications From Wahl
may opt-out of receiving certain communications from Wahl by following the
unsubscribe process described in an email communication, or by contacting us
using the contact information provided above. However, please note you may not opt-out
of Websites-related communications, such as account verification, changes or
updates to features of the Websites, or technical and security notices.
Do Not Track
Wahl does not
currently employ a process for automatically responding to “Do Not Track” (DNT)
signals sent by web browsers, mobile devices, or other mechanisms. Per industry
standards, third parties may be able to collect information, including personal
data, about your online activities over time and across different websites or
online services when you use Websites. You may opt out of online behavioral ads
at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You also may limit certain tracking by disabling cookies
in your web browser.
Security Of Your
Wahl takes reasonable
efforts to secure and protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of your
information and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access,
disclosure, alteration and destruction. Wahl implements
security measures as we deem appropriate and consistent with industry
standards. As no data security protocol is impenetrable, Wahl cannot guarantee the security of our
systems or databases, nor can we guarantee that personal information we collect
about you will not be breached, intercepted, destroyed, accessed, or otherwise
disclosed without authorization. Accordingly, any information you transfer to
or from Websites is provided at your own risk.
do your part to help us keep your information secure. You are responsible for
maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Websites Account, and are
fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or Websites
Account. Wahl specifically reserves the right to terminate your access to the Websites
and any contract you have with Wahl related to the Websites in the event it
learns or suspects you have disclosed your Websites Account or password
information to an unauthorized third party.
Provisions Regarding The Websites & Your Information
Transfer And Storage Of Your Information
information Wahl collects about you may be transferred, processed and/or
accessed by us in the United States, Germany, or another country where we, or
our Service Providers operate. Please be
aware your personal data may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers
located outside of your state or country where privacy laws may differ from and
may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside
the United States and choose to allow us to collect information about you,
please be aware that Wahl may transfer
your personal data to the United States and process and store it there.
If you are located in the European
Economic Area ("EEA") or other regions with laws governing data
collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may
transfer information to a country or jurisdiction that does not have the same
data protection laws as your jurisdiction, as disclosed in this Privacy Notice.
It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or
for one of our Service Providers, also as disclosed.
Hosting: Wahl works with the
following web hosting services providers:
wahl.com & wahlUSA.com
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
shares your data, including personal data, with our website hosting Service
Provider for the purposes of processing your data pursuant to your use of the Websites.
Hosting: Wahl works with the
following data hosting services providers:
shares your data, including personal data, with our data hosting Service
Providers for the purposes of processing your data pursuant to your use of the Websites.
Safely Using Wahl’s Websites
Despite Wahl’s safety and
privacy controls, we cannot guarantee the Websites are entirely free of
illegal, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate material, or that you will not
encounter inappropriate or illegal conduct from other users when using the Websites.
You can help Wahl by notifying us of any
unwelcome contact by contacting us using the information below.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code
Section 1798.83 (known as the "Shine the Light" law), Wahl members
and customers who are residents of California may request certain information
about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to
third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request,
please write to us at the address below or at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for California Privacy Information"
on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will comply
with your request within thirty (30) days or as otherwise required by the
statute. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the
"Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered
sharing will be included in our response.
Changes to Our Privacy
Wahl may modify this Privacy
Notice from time to time. The most current version of this Privacy Notice will
govern our use of your information and will be located at https://www.wahl.com/privacy.
You may contact us to obtain prior versions. We will notify you of material
changes to this policy by posting a notice at the Websites or by emailing you at
an email address associated with your Websites Account, if applicable, and
provide an “at a glance” overview of any changes.