Global Collect Services offers online retailers (Merchants) the opportunity to outsource the payment processing in e-commerce and mail order/telephone order to Global Collect Services. Global Collect Services takes the privacy of consumers seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We recognize our responsibility to keep confidential at all times any information about you which we acquire in connection with your payment order and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while executing your payment on behalf of our clients. With respect to any of your Personal Data (defined herein) collected during or otherwise processed in connection with your payment order, Global Collect Services B.V. acts as “data controller” and adheres to the Dutch Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
The processing of Personal Data is necessary when you initiate a payment under the purchase agreement you have entered into with a Merchant for the delivery of goods or services by such Merchant. Personal Data is required for us to execute the payment you wish to make for the purchase of goods or services from the Merchant. Withholding Personal Data may prevent Global Collect from proper fulfillment of the payment execution and will result in non-payment and therefore non-delivery of the goods or services that you have ordered from the Merchant.
When you initiate a payment on a Merchant’s website with via Global Collect Services, we collect information sent to us by the Merchant, our payment platform, your computer, mobile phone and/or other access device with the utmost care. The information sent to us includes data on the pages you access, your IP address, device identifiers, the type of operating system you are using, your location, mobile network information, standard web log data and other information. Web log data includes the browser type you are using and traffic to and from Global Collect’s payment platform.
The Personal Data and other information that we process varies depending on the payment method you have chosen and in order to enable us to process your payment. Among the Personal Data and other information that we may request and process is the following:
We do not process special categories of Personal Data such as data relating to your health, ethnicity, religious or political beliefs unless it is strictly necessary. The processing of sensitive Personal Data is limited to specific circumstances, for example if we are instructed to process a transaction for the payment of a membership fee to a political party.
Global Collect processes Personal Data for a variety of purposes:
We may also render your Personal Data anonymous and use such data and other non-personal information for statistic and analytical purposes.
Our retention periods for Personal Data are based on business needs and legal requirements. We retain Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the processing purpose(s) for which the information was collected, and any other permissible, related purpose. For example, we may retain the information you provided to us as long as necessary to provide you with the services you requested through our website and until the time limit for claims which may arise from those services has expired, or to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the retention of such data. If we use your personal information for more than one purpose we will retain it until the purpose with the longest period expires; but we will stop using it for the purpose with a shorter period once that period expires.
When Personal Data is no longer needed, we either irreversibly anonymise the data (and we may further retain and use that anonymised data) or securely destroy the data.
Your Personal Data is stored by Global Collect on secure computer servers located in The Netherlands and Miami (see Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties and outside European Economic Area below). Some Personal Data is transferred to affiliates of Global Collect Services B.V. outside the European Union, including the United States and may be transferred to third parties. All Personal Data is stored according to industry standards. See Security below.
We may share your Personal Data with:
Global Collect will not sell or rent your Personal Data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
Global Collect is committed to protecting the security of your data and shall only process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and in a proper and careful manner. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures and have implemented technological and organizational measures to safeguard your Personal Data from unauthorized or improper access during collection and while it is in our possession. Sensitive financial information (such as gender and financial information) is subject to heightened security measures. We do not collect special categories of Personal Data such as ethnicity, political beliefs and/or religion.
We respect your rights as a customer to determine how your personal information is used. Under certain conditions, you may have the right to require us to:
You can exercise your rights by contacting our Customer Service department at [email protected] or by writing to:
Global Collect Services B.V.
Attn. Data Protection
Neptunusstraat 41 – 63
2132 JA Hoofddorp
Please be aware that certain exceptions apply to the exercise of these rights and so you will not be able to exercise them in all situations. If you request deletion of your data, we may not be able to execute payment orders you initiated for the purchase of a good or service from a Merchant.
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). If you want to know more about our data protection policies and how we use your personal, you can send us an email: [email protected]
If you are not satisfied with our use of your personal information or our response to any exercise of these rights you have the right to complain to the Supervisory Authority of your usual place of residence or place where the alleged breach to the law occurred. Please click here to see the list and contact information of the EU Supervisory Authorities.
We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our platform. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it.
Issue Date: May 2018
Global Collect Services B.V. is located in the Netherlands and registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 34140462. Global Collect Services B.V. falls under the supervision of the Dutch Central Bank and is licensed to act as a payment institute within the European Economic Area.