Terms and Conditions

We value your trust in us for sharing your information. We respect your privacy and are committed to protect any identifiable information you may provide us with while using our website https://www.thebaffi.com/ or any other web application operated by Baffi. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information.

Conditions of use, notice & revision

By consenting to this website privacy notice, you are giving us permission to collect, access and process your data specifically for the purposes identified. You may change your marketing preferences or withdraw consent by emailing us at contact@thebaffi.com

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy periodically and we encourage you to review this to be informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes made hereafter to this Privacy Policy by your continued use of this website after the date of such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

Last updated: 31 March 2021

What data do we collect and how?

There are two types of data that we currently collecting: We collect information which you provide us voluntarily through Forms (Typeform Surveys, Contact Form, etc.). And we collect information when you access our website through cookies.

The information collected from you includes data related to your clothes upcycling and your responses in our forms. We may also collect personal data such as your email address, current location, or any other information you voluntarily give to us.

1) Forms

At the bottom of our website, we have a form where we record your name and your email address. This form is created in Webflow, a third party app, so that you can contact us. The processing of the data entered into the form occurs exclusively based on your consent. You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is send us an informal notification via an email to us. More information about Webflow can be found below.

On our website, we have created plenty of other forms to offer our services. This information includes your physical address, your email address and your responses throughout the form. These quizzes are created with Typeform, a third party app. The processing of the data entered into the quiz occurs exclusively based on your consent. You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us and delete your data. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via an email to us. More information about Typeform can be found below.

2) Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

You always have a chance to reject cookies or delete existing cookies. You can reject cookies by clicking "Deny" on the cookie banner when you first load the page. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support.

How will we use your data?

We use the data we collect for offering our services. The information we collect is for the purpose of, and may be used to:

a.      provide information and services as requested by you;
b.      communicate and market products and services based on your preferences and interests;
c.      to provide you the platform for upcycling your clothing or connecting with other sewists;
d.      data analysis to enhance our services and your user experience;

Please note that you shall have the option to review the information as provided by you from time to time and to correct/ amend/delete any information provided by you by contacting us at contact@thebaffi.com

How do we store your data?

We do not sell or rent your private information. However, all the data that is collected is used with the help of third party apps under confidentiality agreements. Such third parties are also obligated not to disclose or use the information provided by us for any other purpose. We obtain contractual commitments (such as the Standard Contractual Clauses) from third parties in order to protect your personal information. In our cases, the third party apps used are Webflow, Typeform, Google Analytics, Hotjar and Mailchimp. How these third parties interact with your data is given below:

a) Webflow

We use the website construction kit system provided by Webflow, Inc., 398 11th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“hereinafter referred to as “Webflow”) for the purpose of  hosting and displaying websites which are processed on our behalf. All data collected on our website including the personal data through the forms are processed on Webflows’s servers.

Webflow, Inc. based in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. However, we would like to point out that this might cause data to be processed outside the European Union, in the United States.

Further information about Webflow’s privacy policy can be found at: https://webflow.com/legal/privacy

b) Typeform

For conducting the quizzes, we use Typeform, a service of TYPEFORM S. L. , Carrer Doctor Trueta, 113-119, Planta 1, 08005 Barcelona, Spain. The data collected in the surveys will be stored on a Typeform server, which might cause data to be processed outside the European Union, possibly in the USA.

Further information can be found in Typeform's privacy policy: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt

c) Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses cookies.  

The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. On this website, however, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States.

d) Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback.

Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

However, we would like to point out that this might cause data to be processed outside the European Union, in the United States. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

e) Mailchimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp to send emails and newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.

MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp's servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For details, see the MailChimp privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

How long we keep your data?

We collect and store any information you provide us with only as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the information was collected or for other essential purposes such as resolving disputes, complying with our internal procedures, and enforcing our policies or for such longer period of time, if such retention is expressly mandated or necessary to comply with any obligations under applicable laws.

Is your data transferred to Third Countries?

We will not transfer any personal information to a third party located outside the EEA, except in accordance with applicable law and after we have sought your consent for transfer. We ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your information to the same or an equivalent level as would be found in the GDPR.

What are your data protection rights?

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: contact@thebaffi.com

Or call us at: +49-17624176177

Social media, Plug-ins and Tools

a) LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to LinkedIn.

If you do not want LinkedIn to be able to allocate your visit to our website and its pages to your LinkedIn user account, please log out of your LinkedIn account while you are on our website.

The LinkedIn privacy policy can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

b) Instagram

We maintain an online presence on Instagram to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. Instagram is a service provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Instagram.

If you do not want Instagram to be able to allocate your visit to our website and its pages to your Instagram user account, please log out of your Instagram account while you are on our website.

The Instagram privacy policy can be found here: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

c) Facebook

We have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on our website. You will be able to recognise Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the „Like“ button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available under the following link: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Whenever you visit our website and its pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited our website with your plug-in. However, if you click the Facebook „Like“ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website and its pages with your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook will be able to allocate the visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook user account. We have to point out, that we as the provider of the website do not have any knowledge of the transferred data and its use by Facebook. For more detailed information, please consult the Data Privacy Declaration of Facebook at: www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account while you are on our website.

The use of the Facebook plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.

d) YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.

Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: policies.google.com/privacy.

e) Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way. According to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.

If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: policies.google.com/privacy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: contact@thebaffi.com

Call us: +49-17624176177