1. General information
By visiting this website www.corporateexpress.ie of Corporate Express (Ireland) Ltd. (“Staples”) you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree, please do not use or access this website. This Privacy Statement does not apply to external websites which link to this website or which are linked from it.
Staples reserves the right to make any changes to this Privacy Statement. Please consult this webpage for its latest version. This Privacy Statement is effective upon acceptance in registration for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on 1 April 2007 for all users.
The treatment by Staples of personal data which are processed on or via this website, will be in compliance with national applicable privacy laws.
2. Purposes of the processing of personal data
The personal data are processed within the scope of the normal activity of Staples and for the following purposes:
a) purposes connected with and instrumental to the management of the contractual relation (i.e. contact data);
b) purposes connected with and instrumental to the execution of orders
(i.e. delivery of the products you have ordered);
c) internal research purposes to analyse our users’ demographics and interests, to analyse site usage, and to improve and customize the website’s content, layout and services;
d) direct marketing purposes (i.e. direct mailings to you on product offerings, new products and/or services, communications relevant to your use of this website);
e) purposes connected with the requirements provided by laws, rules and Community regulations, as well as by regulations of the relevant authorities and supervisory bodies (i.e. accountancy requirements).
3. Procedures for the processing of personal data and security measures
In connection with the above mentioned purposes, the processing of personal data is carried out manually or in a computerized manner, in such ways as to be strictly connected with the purposes themselves and as to guarantee the safety and the confidentiality of the data.
Staples offers the use of a secure server for placing orders and for accessing your account information. The related software encrypts all information you put in, before it is sent to Staples. The collection of data by Staples is also protected against unauthorized access. Staples uses reasonable and up-to-date Internet security methods and technologies to prevent unauthorized access and to guarantee the correct use of data.
Staples applies data collection devices, so called “cookies”, on some of the pages of this website. “Cookies” are small files which are placed on the hard drive of your computer. They assist us in providing our services and certain elements of this website are only at your disposal through the use of a “cookie”. Most cookies are so called “session cookies”, that will be automatically deleted from the hard drive of your computer at the end of a session. If your browser permits so, you can always refuse our “cookies”. Please be advised that in such case, however, you may not be able to use some features on this website and you may need to re-enter your password more often during a website visit.
4. Categories of persons to whom the data can be communicated
Staples may use third parties to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the execution of your order and therefore Staples may provide some of your personal data directly to these third parties. In such cases these third parties are not entitled to use these data for any other purpose than to perform their duty in supplying the ordered products or services to you.
Staples does not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
Staples shares information, including personal data processed on or via this website, with its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and joint ventures, which follow privacy practices no less protective of personal data than the practices described in this Privacy Statement, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Staples may from time to time reveal general statistic information about this website and visitors, such as number of visitors, number and type of products and/or services purchased etc..
5. Special rights
If your personal data are processed on or via this website, you are entitled to receive confirmation of the existence at Staples of your own personal data and to receive such data in an intelligible form; receive explanation about the origin of the data and about the reasons and the purposes of the processing; request that the data that are incomplete or inaccurate be updated or rectified; object to personal data being processed for the purpose of direct marketing or sales; request that the data that are processed through violation of privacy laws, are erased, blocked or transformed into anonymous form; object, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of your personal data.
6. Presumption of consent
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the data you provide on or via this website. You also agree that Staples may use your personal data to contact you and to send information to you. By accepting this Privacy Statement you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive our messages, please consult your user profile and opt out the receipt of certain Staples communications.