1. General statement

SGS SAFEGUARD GRADING SERVICES attaches particular importance to the processing, confidentiality and security of your personal data. We are committed to providing you with personalized services while respecting your privacy and personal choices.

The purpose of this privacy policy (hereinafter the “Privacy Policy”) is to inform you in a clear, simple and complete manner of the processing of personal data that you provide to us or that we may collect through the various contacts that you may have with us (e.g. workshop, customer relations department, sgscards.com,We will inform you about the use of your personal information by third parties (e.g., social networks, digital applications, events), their possible transfer to third parties, as well as your rights and options to control your personal information and protect your privacy, in accordance with the applicable regulations.

The Privacy Policy is designed so that you can easily access the section that interests you. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or remarks about this document by writing to us via the Contact us or to the following address [email protected].

2. Who are we?

SGS SAFEGUARD GRADING SERVICES is a simplified joint stock company with a share capital of €5,000.00, whose registered office is located at 290 avenue de Paris, Espace Newton – 79000 Niort – France, registered in the Niort Trade and Companies Register under number 901 919 951.

The terms “Safeguard”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to SGS SAFEGUARD GRADING SERVICES as the controller of your personal data, unless otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

Safeguard is an independent company specialising in the expertise of collector cards and offering a protection, authentication and certification service for various types of cards.

3. What personal data do we collect and how is it collected?

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. They include, for example, a person’s name, address and gender.

We may collect personal data directly from you (e.g. when you contact us by telephone) or indirectly (e.g. from your electronic devices that interact with our website, electronic forms or mobile applications (the “Digital Platforms”)).

3.1. Data you provide directly to us

3.2. Indirectly collected data

3.3. Minimum age

We remind you that we do not collect, directly or indirectly, personal data from persons under the age of 16, without prejudice to any local law setting a different minimum age. We therefore ask you not to provide us with personal data of persons who do not meet this criterion.

4. Why do we collect your personal data and how do we use it?

5. Communication marketing (newsletter, invitations, etc.)

With your prior express consent (usually obtained by ticking a particular box on a form), you may receive information about offers, services or events from Safeguard

We rely on your consent to process the personal data you provide to us for this purpose. Therefore, if you no longer wish to receive such information, you may withdraw your consent at any time (see “What are your rights regarding your personal data?”).

We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you ask us to provide other services in the future or if there are changes in law, regulation or our business structure.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

7. How do we disclose and transfer your personal data?

8. How do we protect your personal data?

All your personal data is strictly confidential and will only be accessed on a need-to-know basis by Safeguard staff and other duly authorised Safeguard Group entities as well as independent service providers acting on our behalf under appropriate technical and organisational security measures.

The Safeguard Group has implemented security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access and use. We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal data to prevent unauthorised access by third parties and to prevent accidental loss of your data. We restrict access to your personal data to those who actually need access for business purposes. Persons accessing your data will be subject to a duty of confidentiality towards Safeguard.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data breach. We will notify you and any relevant supervisory authority of a suspected data breach where we are required by law to do so.

We also require those to whom we transfer your personal data to comply with the above. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We therefore cannot guarantee the security of your personal data that you have transmitted to us via the Internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of your data, except to the extent that we are required by law to assume such liability. Once we have received your personal data, we will apply the security measures mentioned above.

9. What rights do you have over your personal data?

10. How to contact us?

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy reflects our current practices and may be changed and updated from time to time. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the “Effective Date” at the top of this Privacy Policy to indicate when such changes took effect.

If we change this Privacy Policy in a material way, we will notify you by posting a notice of the change at the beginning of this Privacy Policy and on the home page of the Sitesgscards.com.

12. Cookie Management Policy

This Cookie Management Policy is applicable when consulting the sgscards.com website (hereafter the “Site”).

The purpose of this cookie policy is to inform you about the origin and use of browsing information processed when you visit the Website and about the tools available to you to express your choices regarding cookies.

12.1. What is a cookie?

When you visit the Site, a text file may be deposited, subject to your choices, on your terminal (computer, smartphone, tablet), using your Internet browser.

This text file is a cookie. During its period of validity or registration, it will allow its issuer to identify your terminal during your next visits.

Some cookies are essential to the use of the Site, others allow the optimisation and personalisation of the content displayed.

12.2. Who are the issuers of cookies on the Site?

The cookies that may be placed on your terminal when you visit pages of the Site are issued by Safeguard and/or third parties. Only the sender of a cookie can read or modify the information contained in it.

The cookies placed by Safeguard are mainly related to the operation of the Site.

Safeguard makes every effort to ensure that the issue and use of cookies by third parties is carried out in accordance with the regulations in force.

12.3. What is the purpose of the cookies issued on the Site?

12.4. How long are cookies kept?

The cookies deposited on your terminal have a maximum lifetime of thirteen (13) months. At the end of the retention period, the personal data collected through cookies will be deleted.

12.5. How do you manage the cookies placed on your terminal?