Ruokangas Guitars Privacy Policy - yup, compatible with GDPR

Ruokangas Privacy Policy - compatible with GDPR

At Ruokangas Guitars, we are committed to protecting the data and privacy of all our clients. We believe in open and transparent communication that puts the user needs and safety first.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018. Well… we’ve kept our data safe before and we’ll keep it safe in the future – in that regard nothing has really changed. But – we did go through our Privacy Policy and made sure it’s all GDPR compatible as part of our commitment to providing you with the best possible service. Our updated Privacy Policy will apply to all clients who continue to communicate and/or do business with Ruokangas Guitars after May 25, 2018.

1. General

Purpose of processing
Ruokangas Guitars informs the User that he/she is the owner of personal data files in which his/her data are incorporated and processed in order to provide the requested services and send him/her information about our company that may be of interest.

Legitimization of Treatment
Treatment is based on the consent requested of you.

Conservation period
The data provided will be kept until the data subject requests the deletion of his/her data. Once the data subject has been informed of the deletion of his/her data, they will be blocked and subsequently deleted from our files or returned to the owner of the data, as the case may be, of the media on which the information containing the personal data provided is collected, without the retention of copies of this information being accepted.

Communication of data to third parties
Your data will only be used for the purposes indicated above and will not be passed on to third parties, except for those communications to the Authorities, Bodies or Offices of the Public Administrations which were consented to by the interested party or person authorised by him for the proper fulfilment of the obligations arising from the services rendered, or which are compulsory or authorised by Law.

Duty of Confidentiality
Ruokangas Guitars guarantees the confidentiality of the personal data contained in its files and will adopt the regulatory measures to prevent, as far as possible, its alteration, loss, processing or unauthorized access.

Exercise of Rights
You have the right to access your personal data, rectify inaccurate data or request their deletion when the data is no longer needed. On certain occasions, data subjects may request a restriction on the processing of their data, in which case we will only retain them for the purpose of exercising or defending claims.

You can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail to mail@ruokangas.com

You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Ruokangas Guitars expressly guarantees that the data you provide will be kept absolutely confidential.

2. Credit card data
Ruokangas Guitars has no access to your credit card data. All our distance selling with credit cards is done through PayPal, who processes the payment and notifies us of the transaction without sharing credit card data of the client with us. Learn more about PayPal Privacy Policy by following this link. Our merchandise shop has its own Privacy Policy regarding credit cards – read more here.

3. Security
Ruokangas Guitars takes all the necessary precautions to protect the confidentiality of your personal data. Only authorized employees have access to the data base and the internet server where your information is stored.

4. Modifications
Ruokangas Guitars reserves the right to modify their confidentiality politics, either due to a change in the legislation, or according to the company practice. If you require any further information with reference to our confidentiality politics please do not hesitate to contact us at mail@ruokangas.com

5. Cookies
By visiting and using the Ruokangas.com website you accept cookies. Ruokangas.com uses Google Analytics to monitor web traffic – read here more about Google Privacy Policy. Our website hosting platform uses also cookies and may collect data to improve the user experience – read here more about their Privacy Policy. Our merchandise shop platform has its own Privacy Policy as well – read more here.

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website, stored in the users web browser while the user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the users previous activity, thereby distinguishing the user from others using the site. Cookies are controlled by the users browser. Saving cookies can be restricted or prohibited. Cookies are harmless and are always time-limited.

Cookies are fundamental to providing user friendly web services. The interaction between the user and a website is quicker and easier by using cookies.

It’s up to you whether you’ll allow cookies on your device. You can monitor and change your cookie settings in your web browser.

Happy browsing!