We share some personal data with other companies if they need it to provide services on our behalf. We only share what is needed for the service, we never sell personal data, and we remain strictly responsible for how your personal data is used.
Here is how we share data:
- If you order a product from us, your contact information is shared with our shipping vendors to help fulfill your order;
- If you visit our online discussion forums, your user profile is shared with a technical vendor to manage operations such as content moderation and account management;
- If you are logged into an Data Monsters website or online service and have opted to see recommendations, your personal data is shared with a technical vendor to help personalize your content.
We also receive personal data shared from other companies that provide identity enrichment. We use this information, such as your job title from LinkedIn, to supplement the personal data we receive from you and to show you more personalized website content if you have opted into recommendations.
Cross-border data transfers. Data Monsters are located in California, and in most cases we need to securely transfer and store your information in the USA. To meet data protection requirements, we are a member of the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks, and we are subject to enforcement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. This means we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, and accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity, purpose limitation, access, recourse, enforcement, and liability. We are the data controller, and we remain responsible for any of your personal information that is shared with third parties for processing on our behalf.
Data Monsters have committed to cooperating with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU and Switzerland. Under certain conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration to resolve any complaint. We are subject to U.S. law, and we may be required to share data with U.S. law enforcement agencies. To learn more about Privacy Shield, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Privacy Shield website:https://www.privacyshield.gov
. For more information regarding our Privacy Shield certification, please see:https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Data retention. We retain your personal data for as long as our engagement with you continues (e.g., emails, website visits, logins, or event attendance). We erase customer and enterprise personal data if there has been no engagement with you for more than five years.