Hex Group Privacy Notice. Version 12 June 2018
Hex Innovate (UK) Limited (“we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and your data protection rights.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the “GDPR”) as amended or replaced from time to time (“Data Protection Law”), the data controller is Hex Innovate (UK) Limited, registered in England and Wales with registered number 10233388 and registered office at Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4BG, United Kingdom.
1. Information we collect from you
We will collect and process the following personal data about you:
1.1. Information you give us.
This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our website(s) ("our sites") or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our sites, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our sites, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our sites, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our sites, products or services. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information. If you have subscribed to our HEX Logbook it may also include information about your vehicle and your use of it, and location information concerning your vehicle (“Vehicle-related Information”).
If you provide any information about any other individuals, you warrant to us that you are entitled to provide that information to us and to authorise us to process it on the same basis as we will process the rest of the data you provide about yourself.
Please note that this notice only relates to information about you. It does not relate to, for example, performance information of your vehicle for example, as that is not information about you.
1.2. Information we collect about you.
With regard to each of your visits to our sites we will automatically collect the following information:
• technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, interface device serial number and its firmware/software versions.
• information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our sites (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for' page response times, download errors, [ength of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
If you have subscribed to our HEX Logbook it may also include Vehicle-related Information.
1.3. Information we receive from other sources.
This is information we receive about you from sources other than directly from yourself, which may include the person who supplied you with your vehicle or one of our devices or performs services on them, which may include Vehicle Related Information. We may also receive information from social media such as Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
3. Purposes for which we may process the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
3.1. Information you give to us.
We will use this information:
• in the case of Vehicle-related Information, to provide you with services related to your vehicle, and to allow others to provide you with services related to your vehicle;
• to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
• to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
• to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please indicate this in the relevant tick-boxes situated on the form on which we collect your data (or the order form OR registration form);
• for our management, research, analysis and business improvement purposes;
• to notify you about changes to our services;
• to ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Please note that, where you are asked to provide information to us which is of a sort that is necessary to enable us to perform a contract or fulfil a request that you make (eg contact, delivery or payment information) it is a requirement for us to enter and perform such a contract or fulfil your request that you provide that information – if you do not do so, we may not be able to perform your contract or fulfil your request.
3.2. Information we collect about you.
We will use this information:
• In the case of Vehicle-related Information, to provide our services in relation to your vehicle;
• to administer our sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
• to improve our sites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
• to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
• as part of our efforts to keep our sites safe and secure;
• to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
• to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our sites about goods or services that may interest you or them.
3.3. Information we receive from other sources.
We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
3.4. Previously-held information
We may hold non-personal data, for example relating to vehicles. Where you subscribe to use our services, if any of that data relates to your vehicle(s), then we may be able to link that non-personal data with your personal data, and some of the non-personal data may, if it relates to you, may therefore become personal data.
3.5. Data ownership
You acknowledge and agree that we retain ownership of all data on our systems.
4. Disclosure of your information
4.1. You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:
4.1.1. Any of our group undertakings, as defined in s1161(5) of the UK Companies Act 2006 and also including any undertaking which is under 50% or more ultimate common ownership with Hex Innovate (UK) Limited, provided that they either:
(a) are within the European Economic Area;
(b) are in a country that the European Union has decided has adequate data protection laws in place; or
(c) have provided appropriate data protection safeguards of the sort approved by the European Union and provide effective rights and remedies for you.
We may do this either:
(i) for administrative purposes, or
(ii) where it is necessary for the business and legitimate activities of our group, in which case the sharing is done on the basis that it is in the legitimate interests of the group members provided that your fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of your data do not override those legitimate interests.
Any use or disclosure by other group members of one group member’s personal data beyond administration will be subject to all the requirements of Data Protection Law.
4.1.2. Selected third parties including:
• In the case of Vehicle-related Information, whoever supplied you with your vehicle or one of our devices or performs services in relation to them (such services might include, but are not limited to, servicing and maintenance, customisation, fleet management and insurance)
• business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
• advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we will provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience;
• analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our sites;
4.2. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information to third parties:
4.2.1. If we outsource any aspect of our business or systems, then we may disclose your personal data to our service provider(s).
4.2.2. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
4.2.3. If we or a substantial part of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers may be one of the transferred assets.
4.2.4. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply the terms of any agreement or policy to which we are a party, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hex Innovate, our customers, or others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
4.3. We may, having removed anything from the data which might enable you to be identified, make non-personal and/or statistical/aggregated data available to third parties. We may also make such data (including, for example, the depersonalised content of communications that we may have to or from you) on our sites or in discussion groups.
5. Legal basis of processing
5.1. Data Protection Law requires us to meet at least one “legal ground” for processing, currently set out in Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The grounds applicable to the personal data to which this notice relates are:
5.1.1. Where the processing is necessary for us to perform a contract that you are party to, or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract, that is the ground on which we are processing that data;
5.1.2. Where the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, that is the ground on which we are processing that data;
5.1.3. Where processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, that is the ground on which we are processing that data, provided that your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of your data do not override those legitimate interests (our legitimate interests comprise the management, marketing and promotion of our business, products and services and the provision of our services);
5.1.4. If you have given your consent to our processing the data, that is the basis on which we are processing that data.
If more than one of the above grounds apply to the processing of data in question, the applicable ground will be the one that is set out first above.
5.2. Special categories of personal data
If you provide us with any special categories of personal data (that is to say information as to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sex life or sexual orientation or genetic or biometric data) or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences, it is a condition of us receiving that information that you expressly consent (and you hereby do) to us processing that personal data for the purposes set out in clause 3. Accordingly, if you do not want us to process any such categories of personal data, please do not provide it to us.
6. Where we store your personal data
6.1. The data that we collect from you will be stored on our servers or those of our service providers. It will not be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") unless:
6.1.1. to one of our group undertakings to which section 4.1.1 applies; or
6.1.2. To a processor acting on our behalf which is either (i) within the EEA, or (ii) in a country that the European Union has decided has adequate data protection laws in place, or (iii) has provided appropriate data protection safeguards of the sort approved by the European Union and provide effective rights and remedies for you.
6.2. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential, and for all use made of your account with such password. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
6.3. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
7. Length of data storage
7.1. Our policy is to ensure that personal data is only stored for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out at section 3 above. This may vary according to the type of information and the specific applicable purpose(s).
8. Your rights
8.1. You have various rights under Data Protection Law. These include:
8.1.1. The right to ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, even if you have given consent;
8.1.2. If our processing is based on your consent, the right to withdraw any consent you may have given for our processing of your data – if you exercise this right, we will be required to stop such processing if consent is the sole lawful ground on which we are processing that data;
8.1.3. The right to ask us for access to the data we hold about you (see section 9 below for further details);
8.1.4. The right to ask us to rectify any data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete;
8.1.5. The right to ask us to delete your data in certain circumstances;
8.1.6. The right to ask us to restrict our processing of your data in certain circumstances;
8.1.7. The right to object to our processing of your data in certain circumstances;
8.1.8. In certain circumstances, the right to require us to give you the data we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you can provide the data to another data controller.
8.2. You can exercise any of the rights set out above, free of charge, by using any applicable methods set out in our communications with you, or by contacting us at email@example.com. In respect of certain of the rights referred to above, your right may be qualified by the GDPR (which we will discuss with you following your request) or we may need more information from you, which we will ask you for following your request. We may ask you to provide further information in order to confirm your identity. Please also note that if you submit unfounded or excessive (for example repetitive) requests to exercise any of these rights, we reserve the right to make a reasonable charge for providing the requested information or taking the requested action, or to decline your request.
8.3. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable data protection authority if you are concerned that we are not respecting your rights under Data Protection Law. In the UK, that is the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk). The Information Commissioner’s Office is the authority in the UK which is responsible for overseeing the application of, and enforcing, Data Protection Law.
9. Accessing your data
You have the right to obtain from us:
9.1. Confirmation as to whether we are processing (including holding) personal data about you; and
9.2. If we are processing personal data about you, you are entitled to be provided with:
9.2.1. Information as to the purposes for which we process the data;
9.2.2. Information as to the categories of the data that we are processing;
9.2.3. Information as to the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data has or will be disclosed;
9.2.4. Information as to the envisaged period for which we will store the data, or if the basis on which that period will be determined;
9.2.5. A copy of the data (further copies are available at a reasonable charge, which we will inform you of should you request further copies). Please note that this right is subject to the rights of others in relation to their own personal data, meaning that we cannot disclose data to you if it would involve disclosing data about someone else.
9.3. Please see section 8.2 above as to how to exercise your rights under this section 9. Section 8.2 applies in full to the exercise of these rights.
10. Other websites
Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
11. Changes to this privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read our complete End User License Agreement.
We changed our Google Analytics tracking code to support Display Advertising, so we would like you to take note of the following:
- We have implemented the following features on Google Analytics: Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.
- You can use Google Ads Settings to opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads.
Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web are here.
- We are using Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online.
- Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet.
- We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to your website.
We’ve implemented Google Display Network Impression Reporting & the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, so we are disclosing that:
- We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.
We’ve implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, so we are disclosing that:
- We use data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics.
Our motivation for using these methods of information gathering is simply because we are trying to market a very niche product across a very big world. As a small company at the foot of Africa, we need this information to reach people who have an immediate interest in BMW motorcycling and maintenance.
Hardware purchased from us is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from placing the order. This is a "Return to Factory" warranty, meaning defective hardware must be returned to us at the customer's expense. We will ship repaired or replacement goods to the customer at our expense using a comparable method of shipment.
You must contact us via email and receive a Return Authorization prior to returning any merchandise.
If you are not satisfied with our product for any reason within 30 days from the date of purchase you may return the tool to us for a full refund, less any shipping, taxes and duties. Software that has been purchased and downloaded is NOT covered by the 30-day return policy! NO refunds will be issued on Software that has been downloaded!
You must contact us via email and receive a Return Authorization prior to returning any merchandise. This must be done within the 30-days of receiving the product.
The refund is subject to the following conditions:
- The complete product must be returned to us at the customer's expense, using an online trackable shipping method (trackable door-to-door, e.g. FedEx, UPS etc.) that also requires a signature at delivery. You must notify us as you have shipped it, and you must provide the tracking number. AIRMAIL is NOT fully trackable and is NOT an acceptable shipping method. If you are unsure, ask.
- The product must be in good resalable condition. Any damaged or tampered devices will NOT be refunded. The refund will only be issued once the device has been received and inspected.
- This return policy only applies to customers who purchased directly from our hexcode.co.za online shop.
- This does not mean that we are in the tool lending business! This return policy can only be used once by any person or business.
Software (example: GS-911 for Android, purchased from the Android Market) that has been downloaded is NOT covered by the 30-day return policy!
- NO refunds will be issued on Software that has been downloaded!
We ship products Monday through Friday. We aim to have your product shipped within 48 hours (2 business days) of receiving payment confirmation. Orders are shipped using the FedEx International Priority Service, only. This is a "signature required" service, which means someone has to be available to sign for the delivery!
All international orders are shipped with the actual price of the item declared on the customs form. Any import duties or taxes will need to be paid by the buyer. Please do not ask us to misrepresent the value of the item or mark it as a gift or commercial sample.