LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2021
Your privacy is extremely important to us, please read this information notice carefully.
We wish to inform you in a complete and transparent manner about the personal data processing that the companies listed in paragraph 1 below will carry out on your personal data provided by you and/or collected in the context of the contacts you will possibly have with us, including for example the following:
• visiting our stores;
• contacting our Customer Service; or
• visiting the website www.marni.com (hereinafter the “Site”) and/or the other websites referring to the brand, interacting with our pages on the social networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, etc.);
• in the context of Marni’s use of content posted by users (“User Generated Content”).
When we collect your personal data, we differentiate between active and passive users, depending on how you use our Site or services.
You are an active user (“User”) when you:
• Register an account;
• Sign up for a newsletter on our website;
• Visit a Marni store;
• Download and use our applications;
• Use Wi-Fi systems in stores; or
• Engage with us on social networks.
You are a passive user (“Passive User”) when you visit any and all websites and applications without registering.
If you provide personal data on behalf of someone else, you must ensure, in advance, that the interested parties have read this information notice.
1. WHO COLLECTS YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The companies collecting and processing personal data as autonomous data controllers (hereinafter the “Data Controllers” or the “Companies”) or as joint controllers are:
• OTB S.p.A. (“OTB”), with registered office in Italy, Breganze (Vi), Via dell’Industria 2, 36042, telephone +390445306555, email email@example.com; OTB’s Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org;
• Marni Group S.r.l. (“Marni HQs”), with registered office in Italy, Via Sismondi Gian Carlo 70/B, 20133 Milano, telephone + 390271055555, email email@example.com; the Marni’s Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org;
• Marni USA Corp. (“Marni”), with registered office in 220 West 19th Street, 11th floor, 10011 NY NY, email email@example.com;
OTB (Parent company of Marni Group S.r.l and Marni USA Corp.) and Marni HQs carry out some activities as joint controllers, taking jointly the decisions regarding the purposes and means of personal data processing. Hereafter, the term “Joint Controllers” means Marni HQs and OTB jointly considered when they process data as joint controllers.
To facilitate your understanding of the processing activities carried out by the above mentioned subjects as Controllers or Joint Controllers, we have prepared this document explaining which processing activities are carried out autonomously by each company.
Please note that this Privacy Statement is subject to an arbitration provision, requiring you to arbitrate any claims you may have against us on an individual basis. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, IF ANY, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY
2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE PROCESS
Each Company collects different categories of personal data according to the purpose for which it processes them.
Herein below we specify which categories of Personal Data are collected; in the following paragraph we will explain for what purposes each category of data is processed by each Data Controller or by the Joint Controllers as appropriate. “Personal Data” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual, device, or household.
• Identifiers/contact data/biographical data, which may include name, date of birth, address, online identifier or username, Internet Protocol address, email address, telephone number, or account name. These are sourced directly from you or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on the Site). They are used to fulfil or meet the reason you provided the information, to contact you in relation to our Site, to respond to an inquiry, for product and service improvement, to provide loyalty programs, to provide prizes, marketing, or to process an order. For example, when you create an account, you provide your first and last name, email address, and other identifying information. We disclose this information for business purposes to internet service providers, administrative service providers, and payment processors.
• Personal Data categories contained in customer records/sales data, which may include name, address, telephone number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, passport number, tax code, or any other payment and financial information for billing. We source this information directly from you. We use this information to fulfil or meet the reason you provided the information, to contact you in relation to our Site, to respond to an inquiry, or process an order. For example, we need your payment information when you purchase products and services from us. We disclose this information for business purposes to internet service providers, administrative service providers, and payment processors.
• Characteristics of protected classifications, such as age or gender. We source this information directly from you. We use this information to fulfil or meet the reason you provided the information or to provide relevant services and advertising. We do not disclose this information to third parties.
• Commercial information/purchase data, which may include records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, such as details on purchased items (e.g., size, price, discount, model, collection, calculated spending level, abandoned cart items, etc.) or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. We source this information directly from you. We use this information to fulfil or meet the reason you provided the information, to contact you in relation to our Site, marketing, and to respond to an inquiry or process an order. For example, we keep track of your purchases to create a purchase history. We disclose this information for business purposes to internet service providers, administrative service providers, and payment processors.
• Professional or employment-related information, such as employment history or professional certifications. We source this information directly from you. We use this information to process employment applications. For example, when you apply for a job with us, we ask for your relevant employment history. We disclose this information for business purposes to service providers, such as background check providers and human resource administrative service providers.
• Education information, such as level of education completed. We source this information directly from you. We use this information to process employment applications. We do not disclose this information to third parties.
for more information on the types of information we collect, how it is used, and how to opt-out.
• Inferences drawn from other personal data, which may include a profile reflecting preferences, interests, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behaviour, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. We source this information directly or indirectly from you, (e.g., from observing your actions on our Site). We use this information to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information, marketing, to provide more relevant products and services, and to improve our Site and services. We do not disclose this information to third parties.
• User Generated Content (e.g., user image) used by Marni.
3. FOR WHAT PURPOSES WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA
In this paragraph we further explain for what purposes each category of data is processed by each Data Controller or Joint Controller.
3.1 PURPOSES OF MARNI USA Corp. (MARNI)
Marni is the company that manages the shop where you purchased a product and to which you have requested assistance services. In some cases, it may be necessary for Marni to become aware of some information concerning you, to process specific requests you may have. Marni will process Personal Data for the following purposes.
a. Sales activities and response to other requests made by customers
If you purchase Marni products in shops, Marni will process your identifiers, contact data, biographical data, and purchase data to conclude the sale, as well as for all activities strictly connected and related to it, such as delivery or other administrative and accounting obligations.
Similarly, Marni may need to verify the requirements for participating to special discount programs (e.g., verifying if the purchase made is a first purchase or other requirements of the regulation) and to process your identifiers, contact data, and biographical data to respond to any further requests that you may formulate through the Site or through the Customer Service, through telephone or chat, such as information or assistance requests.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the performance of a purchase contract to which you are a party; the provision of the Personal Data listed above is necessary for this purpose, since otherwise Marni will not be able to process your request.
b. After-sales services
Marni may collect your identifiers, contact data, and biographical data to process specific requests that you may formulate in the shop, during post-sales; for example, to arrange a repair, a customization, a home delivery or to manage a return.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the performance of a contract of which you are a part; the provision of the Personal Data listed above is necessary for this purpose, since otherwise Marni will not be able to process your request.
3.2 PURPOSES OF MARNI GROUP S.R.L. (MARNI HQs).
Marni HQs is the company that designs, sells and promotes the brand’s products “Marni”. It is the company maintaining the contacts with you if you decide to purchase the products through the Site or other websites controlled by Marni HQs or through other methods provided for by Marni. Marni HQs will process your Personal Data for the following purposes.
a. Sales activities and response to other requests made by customers
If you purchase Marni HQs’ products through the e-commerce service on the Site, Marni HQs will process your biographical data, contact data, sales data and purchase data to conclude the sale, as well as for all activities strictly connected and related to it, such as delivery, in-store collection or other administrative and accounting obligations. These data will be requested also in case of purchases performed without registration; in this case the Personal Data will be stored exclusively for the time necessary to complete the purchase activity.
Similarly, Marni HQs may need to process your biographical data or contact data to respond to any further requests that you may formulate through the Site or through the Customer Service, through telephone or chat, such as requests for information, assistance, or to be notified by email when a desired product or size becomes available again on the Site, through the “Notify Me” functionality.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the performance of a purchase contract to which you are a party; the provision of the Personal Data listed above is necessary for this purpose, since otherwise Marni will not be able to process your request
Only with your consent, Marni HQs will process the identifiers, biographical data, contact data, commercial information, and contact data for marketing purposes, that is for advertising on social networks to which you are registered or sending advertising or direct sales material, carrying out market research, commercial communication with automated contact methods (email, newsletter, SMS, MMS, online messaging platforms, etc.) and traditional contact methods (mail).
Legal basis: this processing is based on the consent you have given.
You can at any time withdraw your consent to receive the above-mentioned communications by clicking on the appropriate option in each marketing email received, as well as by writing to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, or otherwise by contacting the Company at the addresses indicated in paragraph 1. The withdraw of consent regards only marketing emails and doesn’t regard benefit emails.
c. Registration on the Site and use of the services offered
Marni HQs will process your Personal Data in order to allow you to register on the Site and use the services offered. Your data will be stored until you request to delete your profile.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the performance of a contract to which you are a party; the provision of the Personal Data is necessary for this purpose, since otherwise Marni HQs will not be able to allow your registration and offer its services.
Marni HQs will process your User Generated Content (e.g., user image) to carry out the repost activity. Indeed, according to the relevant MARNI User Generated Content Terms and Condition, Marni HQs will also process these data on Marni HQs’ official social channels and/or in promotional activities for Marni’s branded products with its customers, provided that you have previously given your consent.
Legal basis: this processing is based on your consent that will be asked each time Marni will want to repost your User Generated Content.
3.3 PURPOSES OF THE JOINT DATA CONTROLLERS (MARNI HQs AND OTB)
Marni HQs and OTB operate as joint controllers on the basis of a specific agreement for the purpose indicated below.
a. Customer profiling
With your consent, the Joint Data Controllers will be entitled to process identifiers, biographical data, contact data, commercial information/purchase data, navigation data, and other similar network activity for profiling purposes and for business analysis, that is for analysis on your purchase preferences consisting of automated processing of the above mentioned Personal Data. This processing is aimed at analytically knowing or predicting your purchasing preferences, and also in order to create customer profiles and customize the commercial offer so that it is more in line with your preferences.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the consent you have given.
You will be entitled at any time to withdraw your consent to be subject to profiling by writing to email@example.com or otherwise by contacting the Joint Controllers at the addresses indicated in paragraph 1.
3.4 PURPOSES OF ALL DATA CONTROLLERS (MARNI, MARNI HQs, OTB) OR JOINT DATA CONTROLLERS (MARNI HQs AND OTB)
Finally, each Data Controller or Joint Controller may need to comply with a specific legal provision to which it is subject or to defend its own right in court.
a. Purposes related to the obligations established by laws or regulations, by decisions/requests of competent authorities or by supervisory and control bodies
Each Data Controller or Joint Data Controller may process your Personal Data to comply with a legal obligation to which it is subject.
Legal basis: compliance with a legal obligation.
The provision of data for this purpose is mandatory because in the absence of data the Data Controller or the Joint Data Controller will not be in a position to comply with their legal obligations.
b. Defence of rights during judicial, administrative or extra-judicial proceedings and in disputes arising in connection with the services offered
Your Personal Data may be processed by each Data Controller or Joint Data Controller to defend their rights or take legal action or make claims against you or third parties.
Legal basis: this processing is based on the legitimate interest pursued by the Data Controller or Joint Controller to protect their rights.
4. COOKIES; WHAT PROCESSING ACTIVITIES WE CARRY OUT IF YOU’RE USING OUR WEBSITE AND YOU NAVIGATE WITHOUT BEING LOGGED IN
The Site is owned by Marni HQs. It is possible to browse the Site without logging in. In this case, while browsing the Site, we inform you that the computer systems and software procedures used to operate the Site acquire, during their normal operation, some data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This is information that is not directly associated with individuals, but which by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow these users to be identified.
This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the Site, the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the requested resources, information regarding access, information regarding location, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.), the information regarding the user’s visit including data clickstream of the URL, within and from the Site, the duration of the visit on some pages and the interaction on these pages and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s IT environment.
The data collected while browsing the Site will be processed to (i) manage the Site and resolve any operating problems, (ii) make sure that the content of the Site is presented in the most effective way for its devices, developing, testing and making improvements to the Site, (iii) as far as possible, to keep the Site safe and secure, (iv) to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the Site and to check its correct functioning, (v) identify anomalies and/or abuses in the use of the Site. The data could also be used to ascertain responsibility in case of possible computer crimes committed against the Site or third parties and may be presented to the Judicial Authority, if this makes an explicit request.
5. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Some Personal Data that we will indicate you from time to time during the registration or purchase process are necessary for the completion of the purchase contract and for administrative and accounting purposes.
In the description of the purposes in paragraph 3, we have specified when it is necessary to provide Personal Data. Where not expressly indicated as mandatory, therefore, the provision of Personal Data is optional and there will be no consequences if you do not provide them, unless it is impossible for the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers to act as described (for example, the impossibility to carry out marketing activities).
6. HOW AND HOW LONG WE WILL PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
The Personal Data provided to and/or collected by the Data Controllers or the Joint Controllers are processed and stored with automated tools and, in some cases, may be processed and stored on a paper backing. In particular, the Personal Data processed for purposes of marketing and of marketing in line with your preferences will be entered and stored in the CRM systems that allow the processing of Personal Data for these purposes.
The Personal Data will be stored for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. In particular, the following rules will apply:
• data collected to enter into and perform purchase contracts on the Site or in shops, including payments: up to the conclusion of administrative and accounting obligations. The billing data will be kept for 10 years from the billing date;
• data related to data subjects’ requests: the data will be stored until the request is satisfied;
• if you have provided your consent, the data processed for purposes of marketing and profiling will be stored for a period of 7 years. Please note that the user may, in addition to viewing anytime the consent given at the time of registration, also change the consent given at any time through the dedicated function on the personal page (“My Personal Data”).
In any case, for technical reasons, the termination of the processing and the consequent cancellation or irreversible anonymization of the related Personal Data will be definitive within thirty days from the terms indicated above.
With particular reference to the judicial protection of our rights or in case of requests from the authority, the data processed will be stored for the time necessary to process the request or to protect the right.
7. WHERE PERSONAL DATA MAY BE TRANSFERRED
For the purposes indicated above, we may also transfer your Personal Data to Europe, in particular to Italy where OTB and Marni HQS are seated.
8. WHO WILL PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
Personal Data will be processed by:
• employees and collaborators of the Data Controllers or of the Joint Controllers processing data under the authority of the Data Controllers or of the Joint Controllers;
• employees and collaborators of the Data Processors designated by the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers, including (i) the companies managing the shops and who will be entitled to view, modify and update the Personal Data entered in the CRM systems through which the Data Controllers or the Joint Controllers carry out the processing activities for marketing and profiling purposes (ii) the companies managing the storage of the Personal Data of the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers based on agreements or local regulations;
• third parties established in the European Union and also outside the European Union, Data Processors, used by the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers in particular for services of: personal data acquisition and data entry, shipping, mailing of promotional material, after sales assistance and customer service, market research, management and maintenance of the CRM systems through which the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers carry out processing activities for marketing and profiling purposes and of the other corporate information systems of the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers of the processing. The complete list of Data Processors appointed by the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers can be requested to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to the postal addresses indicated above.
Personal Data may also be disclosed to third-party service providers, independent data controllers, in particular to freelancers or companies providing legal or tax advice and assistance and to companies managing payments made by debit or credit cards or for fraud prevention and management activities.
Our third-party service providers may also have access to the Personal Data of people who are not users of the Site based on information that you directly disclosed on the Site, in the following instances:
• A User who purchases a product on the Site to be mailed to a friend;
• A User who pays for a product on the Site who is different from the recipient of the product; or
• A User who recommends a product on sale on the Site to a friend.
In all of the above cases, you must make sure you receive the consent from third parties prior to disclosing their Personal Data and inform them about our Privacy Statement. We will treat this Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement, just as we treat your Personal Data. However, you will be responsible in connection with the disclosure of third-parties’ Personal Data, if you failed to obtain the third parties’ express consent to disclose their Personal Data or for any improper or unlawful use of that data.
Lastly, we may share your information with third parties, unrelated to the services provided on the Site, when we believe it is necessary or appropriate, including: (a) as required or necessary in order to comply with applicable law (including laws outside your country of residence); (b) to protect us against liability; (c) to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or legitimate requests by law enforcement officials; (d) to purchasers in connection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or a part of our business or company; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages we may sustain.
9. COLLECTION FROM CHILDREN
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from such children. Children under the age of 13 should not use or attempt to use our Site or send Personal Data to us. . If you are less than 13 years old, please refrain from provide any personal data. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered Personal Data from a child under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to erase such information from our records. Parents who believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, may submit a request to email@example.com and request that such data be removed.
10. EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS
Pursuant to Chapter III of the GDPR, you have the right to ask each Data Controller or Joint Controller:
• to access to your Personal Data;
• to receive the copy of the Personal Data you provided us (so-called “data portability”);
• the rectification of the Personal Data in our possession;
• the erasure of any Personal Data in relation to which we no longer have any legal basis for processing;
• the limitation of the way in which we process your Personal Data, within the limits set by the applicable law data protection law.
Right to object: in addition to the rights listed above, you always have the right to object at any time to the processing of your Personal Data carried out by the Data Controller or Joint Controller for the pursuit of its legitimate interest.
You also have the right to withdraw, in whole or in part, the consent to the processing of Personal Data concerning you for the purpose of sending advertisements or direct selling or for carrying out market research or commercial communication with automated contact methods (email, other remote communication systems via communication networks such as, for instance: SMS, MMS, messaging platforms, etc.) and traditional contact methods (mail).
If you prefer that the processing of your Personal Data is carried out solely through traditional contact methods, you can object to the processing of your Personal Data carried out through automated contact methods.
The exercise of these rights, which can be done through the contact details indicated in paragraph 1, is not subject to formal constraints. In the event that you exercise any of the above mentioned rights, it will be the responsibility of the Data Controller or Joint Controller that you contacted to verify if you are entitled to exercise the right and to provide you with an answer, normally within a month.
As regards the Joint Controllers relationship, please note that OTB and Marni entered into a specific agreement pursuant to article 26 of the GDPR, an extract of which is available for consultation contacting each of the Joint Data Controllers using the contact details indicated under paragraph 1.
If you believe that the processing of your Personal Data is carried out in breach of the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority or to start the appropriate legal actions before the competent courts.
To exercise your rights, you can send a request to the Data Controllers or Joint Controllers by writing to the addresses indicated in paragraph 1. The OTB Data Protection Officer appointed by OTB and Marni HQs can be contacted at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marni Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the email address email@example.com.
11. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS & HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
If you are a California resident, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about a company’s disclosure of your Personal Data to third parties for their own direct marketing use, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. Because we do not share your Personal Data with third parties for their own direct marketing use unless you are first given the opportunity to opt in or out, we are exempt from this requirement. If you still wish to learn more about our compliance with this requirement, please contact us at the address listed in paragraph 1.
As of January 1, 2020, you may be entitled to the below rights:
• the right to know. You may request information about the categories and specific pieces of Personal Data we have collected about you over the last 12 months, as well as the categories of sources from which such information is collected, the purpose for collecting such information, and the sale or disclosure for business purposes of your Personal Data to third parties, and the categories of third parties with whom this information was shared. You may also request a copy of the Personal Data we have collected, and upon request, we will provide this information to you in electronic form;
• the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Data to third parties. We do not sell your Personal Data at this time, and we do not sell the Personal Data of children under 16 years old;
• the right to request deletion of your Personal Data, subject to certain legal exceptions; and
• the right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights mentioned above.
You can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details set out in paragraph 1. Whenever feasible for verification, we will match the identifying information provided by you to the Personal Data already maintained by us. If, however, we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request additional information. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. Such authorized agent must be registered with the California Secretary of State and must have permission to submit requests on your behalf. We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
12. HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
The “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) privacy preference is an option that may be made in some web browsers allowing you to opt-out of tracking by websites and online services. At this time, global standard DNT technology is not yet finalized and not all browsers support DNT. We therefore do not recognize DNT signals and do not respond to them.
13. THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING
We may use advertisers, third-party ad platform, tracking technologies and other advertising companies to serve advertisements on the Site and to improve the performance of our advertising across the Internet. Please be advised that such advertising companies may gather Personal Data about your visit to our Site or other websites (such as through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies) to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which webpages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website https://optout.networkadvertising.org and DAA website https://optout.aboutads.info.
14. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND ADVERTISERS.
We have adopted commercially reasonable security measures to protect your Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure or access. We may use third-party products and services to secure or store your information. We encrypt credit card numbers from e-commerce transactions conducted on our Site. However, no method of internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure or error free. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. If we learn of a data security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Site or providing Personal Data to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. We may post a notice via the Site if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive written notice of a data privacy or security breach. If you have any reason to believe that your interactions with the Site are no longer secure, please notify us immediately at the addresses provided above.
Additionally, please do not forget that it is essential for the safety of your data that your device is equipped with tools such as constant antivirus updates and that your internet provider provides a connection ensuring a secure data transmission through firewalls, spam filters, and similar measures.
16. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT
We reserve the right to amend all or part of our Privacy Statements from time to time. The version published on the Site is the version currently in force. Changes to our Privacy Statements are communicated by placing a notice on the Site stating “Revised Privacy Statement(s).” Changes to our Privacy Statements will be effective immediately once published on the Site unless otherwise noted. If we make material changes to our Privacy Statement, we will notify you by prominently posting the changes on our Site as described or by using the contact information you have on file with us. Your use of the Site following any amendments, indicates your consent to the practices described in the revised Privacy Statements. We invite you to periodically review our Privacy Statements to be informed of any relevant changes, especially before providing any data to us.
17. DISPUTES, AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, AND CHOICE OF LAW
By using the Site, you and we agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action, or dispute arising out of or related to your use of the Site, or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of this Privacy Statement or any part of it (“Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party 30 days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute.
Notice shall be sent:
(1) to us at the address(es) listed above, towards the beginning of this Privacy Statement; and (2) to you at: the contact information on file with us. Both you and we agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party.
IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. All such Disputes shall be exclusively submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect, before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Privacy Statement, including any claim that all or any part of this Privacy Statement is void or voidable. This Privacy Statement has been made in, and shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles. The parties acknowledge that this Privacy Statement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the provision in the preceding paragraph with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Statement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16).