This privacy statement was last changed on September 10, 2021, last checked on January 12, 2022, and applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States.

In this privacy statement, we explain what we do with the data we obtain about you through https://option.news. We recommend that you carefully read this statement. In our processing we comply with the requirements of privacy legislation. That means, among other things, that:

  • we clearly state the purposes for which we process personal data. We do this by means of this privacy statement;
  • we aim to limit our collection of personal data to only the personal data required for legitimate purposes;
  • we first request your explicit consent to process your personal data in cases requiring your consent;
  • we take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and also require this from parties that process personal data on our behalf;
  • we respect your right to access your personal data or have it corrected or deleted at your request.

If you have any questions, or want to know exactly what data we keep or you, please contact us. 

1. Purpose and categories of data

We may collect or receive personal information for a number of purposes connected with our business operations which may include the following: (click to expand)

2. Disclosure practices

We disclose personal information if we are required by law or by a court order, in response to a law enforcement agency, to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information, or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.

3. How we respond to Do Not Track signals & Global Privacy Control

Our website responds to and supports the Do Not Track (DNT) header request field. If you turn DNT on in your browser, those preferences are communicated to us in the HTTP request header, and we will not track your browsing behavior.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. For more information about cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy on our Cookie Policy (US) webpage. 

We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google.

Google may not use the data for any other Google services.

The inclusion of full IP addresses is blocked by us.

5. Security

We are committed to the security of personal data. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse and unauthorized access to personal data. This ensures that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to the data is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed.

6. Third-party websites

This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend that you read the privacy statements or these websites prior to making use of these websites.

7. Amendments to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy statement. It is recommended that you regularly consult this privacy statement in order to be aware of any changes. In addition, we will inform you wherever possible.

8. Accessing and modifying your data

If you have any questions or want to know which personal data we have about you, please contact us. Please make sure to always state clearly who you are, so that we can be certain that we do not modify or delete any data or the wrong person. We will provide the requested information only upon receipt or a verifiable consumer request. You can contact us using the information below. You have the following rights:

8.1 Right to know what personal information is being collected about you

  1. A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that collects personal information about the consumer disclose to the consumer the following:
    1. The categories of personal information it has collected about that consumer.
    2. The categories of sources from which the personal information has been collected.
    3. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.
    4. The categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information.
    5. The specific pieces of personal information it has collected about that consumer.
 

8.2 The right to know whether personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom

  1. A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that sells the consumer's personal information, or that discloses it for a business purpose, disclose to that consumer:
    1. The categories of personal information that the business collected about the consumer.
    2. The categories of personal information that the business sold about the consumer and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to whom the personal information was sold.
    3. The categories of personal information that the business disclosed about the consumer for a business purpose.
 

8.3 The Right to equal service and price, even if you exercise your privacy rights

We shall not discriminate against a consumer because the consumer exercised any of the consumer's privacy rights, including, but not limited to, by:

  1. Denying goods or services to the consumer.
  2. Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.
  3. Providing a different level of quality of goods or services to the consumer, if the consumer exercises the consumer's privacy rights.
  4. Suggesting that the consumer will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, nothing prohibits us from charging a consumer to a different price or rate, or from providing a different level to quality of goods or services to the consumer, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer's data.
 

8.4 The right to delete any personal information

  1. A consumer shall have the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer who has collected the business from the consumer.
  2. A business that receives a verifiable request from a consumer to delete the consumer's personal information from subdivision (a) or this section shall delete the consumer's personal information from its records and directly any service providers to delete the consumer's personal information from their records.
  3. A business or service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer's request to delete the consumer's personal information if it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer's personal information in order to:
    1. Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business's ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
    2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
    3. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
    4. (Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
    5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) or Title 12 or Part 2 or the Penal Code.
    6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses' deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research , if the consumer has provided informed consent.
    7. To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer's relationship with the business.
    8. Comply with a legal obligation.
    9. Otherwise use the consumer's personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.
 

9. Selling and disclosure or personal data to third parties

We have not sold consumers' personal data in the preceding 12 months.

A list of the categories we have disclosed for a business purpose in the preceding 12 months:

  • Internet activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer's interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement

10.Children

Our website is not designed to attract children and it is not our intention to collect personal data from children under the age of consent in their country of residence. We therefore request that children under the age of consent do not submit any personal data to us.

11.Contact details

Helmut Melzer, Option Medien e.U.
Johannes de La Salle Gasse 12, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Austria
Website: https://option.news
Email: [email protected]

Annex

WooCommerce

This example shows basic information about what personal information your store collects, stores, shares, and who might have access to that information. Depending on the enabled settings and the additional plugins used, the specific information that your store uses will differ. We recommend legal advice to clarify what information your privacy policy should contain.

We collect information about you during the ordering process in our shop.

What we collect and save

As you visit our website, we record:
  • Featured Products: Here are some products you have recently viewed.
  • Location, IP address and browser type: We use this for purposes such as estimating taxes and shipping costs
  • Shipping address: We will ask you to indicate this, for example to determine the shipping costs before you place an order, and to be able to send you the order.
We also use cookies to track the content of your shopping cart while you visit our website.

Note: You should supplement your cookie policy with more details and link to this area here.

When you shop with us, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address and phone number, credit card details / payment details, and optional account information such as username and password. We use this information for the following purposes:
  • Sending information about your account and order
  • Answer to your inquiries, including refunds and complaints
  • Processing of payment transactions and prevention of fraud
  • Set up your account for our shop
  • Compliance with all legal obligations, such as tax calculation
  • Improvement of our shop offers
  • Send marketing messages if you would like to receive them
When you create an account with us, we save your name, address, email address and phone number. This information will be used to fill out the payment information for future orders. We usually store information about you for as long as we need it for the purpose of collecting and using it and we are obliged to store it. For example, we store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting reasons. This includes your name, your email address and your billing and shipping address. We also save comments or ratings if you choose to leave them.

Who from our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide to us. For example, both administrators and shop managers can access:
  • Ordering information such as purchased products, the time of purchase and the shipping address and
  • Customer information such as your name, e-mail address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to process orders, refund, and assist you.

What we share with others

In this section you should list to whom and for what purpose you pass on data. This may include, but is not limited to, analytics, marketing, payment gateways, shipping providers, and third-party items.

We share information with third parties that help us to offer you our orders and services. For example -

Payments

In this subsection, you should list which external payment processors process the payments in your shop, as they can process customer data. We use PayPal as an example, but if you do not use PayPal, you should remove it.

We accept payments with PayPal. When processing the payment, some of your data will be passed on to PayPal. Only information required for processing or carrying out the payment is passed on, such as the total purchase price and payment information. Here you can get the PayPal Privacy Policy look at.

WooCommerce

This example shows basic information about what personal information your store collects, stores, shares, and who might have access to that information. Depending on the enabled settings and the additional plugins used, the specific information that your store uses will differ. We recommend legal advice to clarify what information your privacy policy should contain.

We collect information about you during the ordering process in our shop.

What we collect and save

As you visit our website, we record:
  • Featured Products: Here are some products you have recently viewed.
  • Location, IP address and browser type: We use this for purposes such as estimating taxes and shipping costs
  • Shipping address: We will ask you to indicate this, for example to determine the shipping costs before you place an order, and to be able to send you the order.
We also use cookies to track the content of your shopping cart while you visit our website.

Note: You should supplement your cookie policy with more details and link to this area here.

When you shop with us, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address and phone number, credit card details / payment details, and optional account information such as username and password. We use this information for the following purposes:
  • Sending information about your account and order
  • Answer to your inquiries, including refunds and complaints
  • Processing of payment transactions and prevention of fraud
  • Set up your account for our shop
  • Compliance with all legal obligations, such as tax calculation
  • Improvement of our shop offers
  • Send marketing messages if you would like to receive them
When you create an account with us, we save your name, address, email address and phone number. This information will be used to fill out the payment information for future orders. We usually store information about you for as long as we need it for the purpose of collecting and using it and we are obliged to store it. For example, we store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting reasons. This includes your name, your email address and your billing and shipping address. We also save comments or ratings if you choose to leave them.

Who from our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide to us. For example, both administrators and shop managers can access:
  • Ordering information such as purchased products, the time of purchase and the shipping address and
  • Customer information such as your name, e-mail address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to process orders, refund, and assist you.

What we share with others

In this section you should list to whom and for what purpose you pass on data. This may include, but is not limited to, analytics, marketing, payment gateways, shipping providers, and third-party items.

We share information with third parties that help us to offer you our orders and services. For example -

Payments

In this subsection, you should list which external payment processors process the payments in your shop, as they can process customer data. We use PayPal as an example, but if you do not use PayPal, you should remove it.

We accept payments with PayPal. When processing the payment, some of your data will be passed on to PayPal. Only information required for processing or carrying out the payment is passed on, such as the total purchase price and payment information. Here you can get the PayPal Privacy Policy look at.