Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 1, 2019

1) Introduction

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Website”). We respect the privacy of the users (“you” or “yours”) accessing the Website. This webpage informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Website, as well as the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve our Website and services. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please read it carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not continue accessing the Website.

2) Definitions

This Privacy Policy makes use of the following definitions:

  • The “Website” is the website, operated by The Treatise Craftsmen & Co.
  • Services” are the services offered by The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. through the Website, including editing, formatting, translation, and others.
  • Personal Data” is data about a living individual that can be identified from those data, or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession.
  • Usage Data” is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Website or from the Website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies” are files with small pieces of data that are stored on your computer or mobile device.
  • The “Data Controller” is the natural or legal person who, either alone or jointly or in common with other persons, determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information is, or is to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are the Data Controller of your Personal Data.
  • A “Data Processor” or “Service Provider” is any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • A “Data Subject”, “User”, or “Client” is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

3) Collection of Information

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Website and Services for you. The information that we may collect on the Website includes Personal Data, Usage Data, and Cookies.

Personal Data
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) that can be used to contact or identify you. Such information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number

We may use your Personal Data to contact you through newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send, or by contacting us directly.

Usage Data
We or our servers may also automatically collect information about how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
  • Your device’s operating system (“OS”).
  • Your browser type and version.
  • The time and date you visited our Website.
  • The pages of our Website that you visited.
  • The time spent on those pages of our Website.
  • Unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our Website and hold certain information. The data stored in cookies may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website. Examples of Cookies we use include, but are not limited to:

  • Session Cookies for the operation of our Website.
  • Preference Cookies for remembering your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies for security purposes.

Tracking Technologies
The tracking technologies that may be used on our Website include beacons, pixels, tags, and scripts to collect and track information, as well as to analyse and improve our Website. When you access the Website, your Personal Data is not collected through these technologies.

Do-Not-Track Features
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting that you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognising and implementing DNT signals has been finalised. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practise in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

4) Use of Information

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. uses the data we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Website and Services.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website and Services.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website should you choose to do so.
  • To provide client support and respond to customer service requests.
  • To gather analysis or other valuable information so that we can improve our Website and Services, as well as for other internal uses.
  • To monitor the usage of our Website and improve its efficiency and operation.
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues with our Website.
  • To provide you with news, special offers, and information about other goods, services, and events we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive these types of information.
  • To email you regarding your orders.
  • To perform other business activities as needed.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”)
If you are from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the legal basis that The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. has for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you.
  • You have given us permission to do so.
  • The process is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • It is required for payment processing.
  • We must comply with the law.

5) Retention of Information

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (e.g. if we are required to retain your data in compliance with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. will also retain your Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

6) Transfer of Information

Your information, including your Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”) and choose to provide information to us, please note that your information, including your Personal Data, is transferred to Hong Kong and processed there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy, followed by your submission of such information, represents your agreement to those transferrals.

Links to Third-Party Websites
Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party hyperlink, you will be directed to that third party’s site. Once you have used these hyperlinks to leave our Website, any information you provide to those third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information.

We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit before providing information. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

7) Disclosure of Information

We may disclose information that we have collected about you in certain situations:

Business Transaction
If The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement and Rights Protection
Under certain circumstances, The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities such as a court or government agency.

Legal Requirements
The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary for the following purposes:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of The Treatise Craftsmen & Co.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoings in connection with the Website and our Services, including policy violations.
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Website and our Services or the general public.
  • To protect against fraud.
  • To protect against legal liability.

8) Security of Information

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. will take all steps reasonably necessary – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to ensure that your data is treated securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy and that no transfer of your Personal Data to an organization or a country will take place, unless there are adequate controls in place for the security of your data and other personal information. Although the security of your data is important to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no method of Internet data transmission or electronic storage is absolutely secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
If you are an EEA resident, you are entitled to certain data protection rights under circumstances as stipulated by the GDPR. Under those circumstances, those rights are as follows:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you may access, update, or request deletion of your Personal Data. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co. aims to take reasonable steps that allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us directly.

9) Privacy of Children

Our Website and Services are not directed towards minors under the age of 18 or as otherwise defined by local laws (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

10) Changes to This Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy to this webpage. We will also inform you via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective upon being posted to this webpage.

11) Contact Us

Should you have any further questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us through any of the following methods:

The Treatise Craftsmen & Co.
11/F, Ping Lam Commercial Building
282 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong