This policy also covers where we are required to collect some personally identifiable information relating to the employees or representatives of third parties selling Maytronics products.
This policy will give you a quick and clear overview of our practices. Please take the time to read our full policy as set out below.
Personally identifiable information is any data that could potentially be used to identify a particular individual. Different pieces of information can count as personally identifiable information if in combination they can lead to the identification of a particular person being discerned.
THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US
We receive and store any information you enter on our Sites, Applications, or other platforms or interfaces, or that you give us in any other way. The personally identifiable information that we collect is more particularly described below.
Please note that you may browse our Sites as a website visitor to find out more about Maytronics, but will not be required to provide us with any personally identifiable information in this instance, unless you are otherwise notified.
THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Visiting Maytronics’ Sites
When you visit our Sites, we automatically collect and store the following information regarding all visitors; the type of browser and operating system used to access our Sites, the date and time our Sites are accessed (for the purpose of monitoring demand), and the last site that the visitor visited and if that site contained a link to our Sites (which indicates how visitor found our Sites).
Like many websites, we use "cookies" and similar technologies to identify the areas of our Sites visited. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information.
Maytronics will collect, including by using third parties' web analytics services, usage information about the time, type and manner of use of the Sites. The following information is collected: information regarding the Internet Protocol (IP) address/proxy server and Geo-IP parameters, user agent and device type and model, carrier (where applicable), non-personal usage statistics (e.g. time of usages, number of clicks on each link, etc.), crash reports, your browsing history (for the purpose of improving the usefulness of the Sites by providing helpful links) and web activities, heat map, sessions recording, and other information regarding the use of the Sites.
Use of the Applications
The Applications may use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of the Applications. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only non-personal information about the use of the Applications, but such tools are created and managed by parties outside Maytronics’ control. As such, we are not responsible for any information which is actually gathered by such third parties or for the use and protection of such information by such third parties.
When you install and use the Applications, Maytronics automatically collects and stores the following information: carrier (where applicable) and the date and time any of the Applications are accessed (for the purpose of monitoring demand).
In addition, during the Application on-boarding process, Maytronics collects the following information from you: email address, forename and surname.
If you are using one of our connected pool robot models, we will collect your usage information and location of the robot via the Application, which in combination with other details you provide us can potentially amount to personally identifiable information.
If you are a technician using the Maytronics Insight application, we will collect your geographical location data via GPS, to share with your employer for the purposes of carrying out location specific services and repairs.
Interactions via social media
If you choose to link your social media account(s) with us, we will also collect and store the information that you share with us relating to your social media account(s).
When you register or extend your warranty or obtain services relating to your product from Maytronics or one of our third party partners
In order to process your warranty registration or extension, or ensure that we or our partners are able to provide you with warranty or after-sales services (e.g. technical support, repairs, maintenance etc.) in relation to your Maytronics product, we and/or our partners are required to collect certain personally identifiable information from you such as contact details.
When you contact us, or when we contact you
In these contexts, we will receive and process any personally identifiable information that you provide us with in writing or orally.
If you work for or represent one of our partners (or applicant partners):
Maytronics collects and stores certain necessary personally identifiable information (e.g. professional contact details) relating to the contact employee(s) or representative(s) of distributor and reseller partners (and applicants applying to sell our products) as well as other third party business partners. These are collected and processed for the purposes of performing Maytronics’ business obligations and managing its distribution network and business relationships.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
We use the personally identifiable information that we collect from you to:
We obey the law and expect you to do the same.
If necessary, we will also use your personally identifiable information to enforce our terms, policies and legal agreements, to comply with court orders and warrants and assist law enforcement agencies as required by law, to collect debts, to prevent fraud, legal infringements and identity thefts, and to take any action in any legal dispute and proceeding.
SHARING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
We do not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information.
We will share your personally identifiable information with our service providers and other third parties such as our distributors, resellers, agents, if necessary, to fulfill the purposes for collecting the personally identifiable information, including to provide customer support and services covered by your product warranty (as applicable).
When required and subject to your consent, we may also share your personally identifiable information with third parties such as our distributors, resellers and agents (or their representatives) for the purposes of providing you with relevant commercial and marketing information about our products and services.
Any such third party will commit to protect your personally identifiable information as required under applicable law and this policy.
We will also share your personally identifiable information with our affiliates. This means companies within the Maytronics group and includes subsidiaries, sister-companies and parent companies, with the express provision that their use of your personally identifiable information will comply with this policy.
Additionally, a merger, acquisition or any other structural change will require us to transfer your personally identifiable information to another entity, as part of the structural change, provided that the receiving entity will comply with this policy.
We may share personally identifiable information relating to our partners (and applicant partners) with third parties, including our distributors. Our partners will only receive information necessary to provide their respective services and fulfil their obligations as partners and will be bound by privacy and confidentiality agreements limiting the use and disclosure of the personally identifiable information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO AUTHORITIES
We may need to disclose personally identifiable information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Aggregated and Analytical Information
We may use non-personal aggregated information, including such that was derived from personally identifiable information but that was anonymized or pseudonymized to remove its personally identifying characteristics ("Aggregated Information") for statistical, research and planning purposes and may retain the personally identifiable information in order to improve the overall quality of Maytronics’ products and services.
We retain the right to collect and use personally identifiable information and the Aggregated Information in order to improve our Sites, the Applications, our other platforms and interfaces and our products and services in general.
We use standard analytics tools. The privacy practices of these tools are subject to their own privacy policies and they use their own cookies to provide their service (for further information about cookies, please see the 'Cookies and other tracking technologies' section in this policy).
We use Google Analytics and Hotjar and we will use additional or other analytics tools, from time to time, to learn about how users use the Sites, in support of our Site-related activities and operations. For further information about Google Analytics and Hotjar privacy practices, please read their Privacy Policies at:
You can also read how Google uses data when you use Google partners' sites or apps at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. We use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information and will share it with our partners for legitimate business purposes. It has no effect on your privacy, because there is no reasonable way to extract data from such information that we or others can associate specifically to you.
We will share your personally identifiable information only subject to the terms of this policy, or subject to your prior consent.
We request and collect personally identifiable information that we need for the purposes that we describe in this policy.
At any time, you can stop using the Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces and we will stop collecting any further personally identifiable information from, or about you through the Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces. However, we will store and continue using or making available your personally identifiable information according to our data retention section in this policy. Additionally, we may continue to collect certain personally identifiable information you otherwise provide to us or one of our partners (such as for the purposes of warranty registration, services or customer support).
At any time you can exercise your following opt out options:
Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days for your opt-out request to take effect, and that certain opt-out requests may require us to terminate any account that you may have with us or limit your entitlements, for example, if transferring your personal details to a third-party provider is essential to provide a service such as provide warranty support.
Web browsers offer a "Do Not Track" ("DNT") signal. A DNT signal is a HTTP header field indicating your preference for tracking your activities on a service or through cross-site user tracking. Our Sites do not respond to DNT signals.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Consumer Privacy Act. "Personal information" has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
If the CCPA applies to your personal information collected and used by Maytronics, then the following terms apply:
We reserve the right to verify your identity before we process any request relating to your personal information.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to know or a request to delete. To use an authorized agent, you must provide your agent with written authorization and we may require you to provide to us proof of your identity. We may deny a request from your agent if they do not submit proof that you have authorized them to act on your behalf. Such requirements will not apply where you have provided your authorized agent with power of attorney pursuant to Cal. Prob. Code Sections 4000 to 4465.
We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise any of the above rights granted to you by the CCPA. We are not discriminating against you if we deny a request to know or delete if we have a legitimate reason for the denial.
Shine the Light. If you are a California resident who provides personal data in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine the Light Law”) permits you to request in writing and obtain from us, once per calendar year, data about the customer data we shared, if any, with other third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
If applicable, this personal data would include a list of the categories of customer data and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer data during the preceding calendar year (such as requests made in 2020 will receive data regarding 2019 sharing activities).
To make such a request, please contact us at supportMT@maytronics.com and write "Request for California Privacy Data" for the subject of your message. We will send you a reply e-mail within 30 days containing the requested data once we confirm your request.
Please note that not all of the shared data is covered by the Shine the Light Law requirements and therefore only data which is covered will be included in our response.
Consumer Rights Notice. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, Maytronics is required to provide California residents with the following specific consumer rights information:
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
If you find that the information we hold about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, please provide us with the necessary information to correct it.
At any time, you can contact us at: supportMT@maytronics.com and request to access the personally identifiable information that we keep about you. We will ask you to provide us with certain credentials to make sure that you are who you claim to be and will make good-faith efforts to locate your personally identifiable information that you request to access.
To the extent that you are entitled to a right of access under the applicable law, you can obtain confirmation from us of whether we are processing personally identifiable information about you, receive a copy of that data, so that you could:
We will use judgement and due care to redact from the data which we will make available to you, personally identifiable information related to others.
YOUR EU DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
a) For the purposes of this section, "Personal Data" has the meaning given in the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU 2016/679) ("GDPR").
b) If EU data protection laws apply to the processing of your Personal Data by Maytronics, then the following terms apply:
Interactions via social media
If you choose to link your social media account(s) with us, we will also collect and store the information that you share with us relating to your social media account(s).
Lawful bases for processing
More than one lawful basis can apply to any particular type of processing. We process your Personal Data on the following lawful bases:
We may use and process your Personal Data where you have consented for us to do so for the following purposes:
Where there is a legitimate interest
We may use and process your Personal Data where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business, or that of a third party. For example:
Where there is a legal requirement
Data Subject Rights
A summary and further details about your rights under EU data protection laws, is available on the EU Commission's website at: ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens_en.
Note that when you send us a request to exercise your rights, we will need to reasonably authenticate your identity and location. We will ask you to provide us with credentials to make sure that you are who you claim to be and will ask you further questions to understand the nature and scope of your request.
If we need to delete your personal data following your request, it will take some time until we completely delete residual copies of your personal data from our active servers and from our backup systems.
If you have any concerns about the way we process your personal data, you are welcome to contact our privacy team at: supportMT@maytronics.com. We will investigate your inquiry and make good-faith efforts to respond promptly.
Maytronics is based in a jurisdiction which is considered by the European Commission to be offering an adequate level of protection for the Personal Data of EU Member State residents. Our cloud hosting providers are situated in the United States, and are bound by contractual requirements to ensure proper privacy protections to individuals, regardless of any lesser requirements under US laws.
While privacy laws may vary between jurisdictions, Maytronics has taken reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is treated by its affiliates and service providers in a secure and lawful manner, and in accordance with common industry practices, regardless of any lesser legal requirements that may apply in their jurisdiction.
Maytronics’ Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces are not structured to attract or be directed to an individual who is a child or is under the minimum age allowed to use our Sites, Applications and/or other platforms and interfaces, under laws applicable to that person's jurisdiction, and we do not intentionally, or knowingly collect personally identifiable information of such users.
If you are a child or under the minimum age allowed to use Maytronics’ Sites, Applications and/or other platforms and interfaces under the laws applicable in your jurisdiction, you are not allowed to use our Sites, Applications and/or other platforms and interfaces.
If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information of said individuals, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we have any such information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: supportMT@maytronics.com.
We retain different types of personally identifiable information for different periods, depending on the purposes for processing the information, our legitimate business purposes as well as pursuant to legal requirements under the applicable law.
We will maintain your contact details, to help us stay in contact with you. At any time, you can contact our privacy team at: supportMT@maytronics.com and request to delete your contact details. Note that we may keep your details without using them unless necessary, and for the necessary period, for legal purposes.
We will keep aggregated non-identifiable information without limitation, and to the extent reasonable we will delete or de-identify potentially identifiable information, when we no longer need to process the information.
In any case, as long as you use our Sites, our Applications, our other platforms and interfaces and our products and services, we will keep information about you, unless the law requires us to delete it, or if we decide to remove it at our discretion, according to the terms of this policy.
TRANSFER OF DATA OUTSIDE YOUR TERRITORY
Your personally identifiable information is stored and processed by a data hosting service provider in the US.
We make sure that our data hosting service providers, provide us with adequate confidentiality and security commitments in respect of the storage and processing of your personally identifiable information.
If you are a resident in a jurisdiction where transfer of your personally identifiable information to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you provide us your express and unambiguous consent to such transfer. You can contact our privacy team at: supportMT@maytronics.com for further information about any such data transfer.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use tracking technologies, including cookies and local storage.
Cookies are small files that a web server sends to a user's device, when the user browses online.
Your device removes session cookies when you close your browser session. Persistent cookies last for longer periods. You can view the expiry date of each cookie, through your browser settings.
We use both types. We use persistent cookies to remember your log-in details and make it easier for you to log-in the next time you access our Sites. We use this type of cookies and Session Cookies for additional purposes, to facilitate the use of the Sites’ features and tools and to improve the user's experience with our Sites.
Every browser allows you to manage your cookies preferences. You can block or remove certain cookies, or all of them through your browser settings. Blocking or removing cookies will influence your user experience with our Service. For example, disabling or blocking our cookies will require you to re-enter your log-in details, or even prevent you from using features of the Sites.
Pixel tags are tiny graphics with a unique identifier (but do not retain any personally identifiable information), which help us count user or visitor visits/clicks to web pages while using the Sites. There are many browser add-ons available online, which offer online trackers blocking.
We also use browser local storage to store data on your device. Similar to cookies, browser local storage helps us store and retrieve data from HTML pages. It allows us, for example, to save the state of pages of the Sites that you have visited. When you come back and visit the Sites, or refresh the browser, the page will remain the same.
Unlike cookies, local storage objects (LSOs) are kept on your browser only and are not automatically transmitted to remote servers. You can disable storing LSOs through your browser's settings. For example, if you use Chrome, go to Settings->Privacy->Content Settings and check the box next to: "Block sites from setting any data." Please note that disabling LSOs will affect your user Site experience.
You can find more information about cookies and other online tracking technologies through the following websites:
In addition, you can find more information on how we use tracking technologies by reading the cookies section on your browser's settings. For example, if you use Chrome, go to Settings->Privacy and security->Content settings->Cookies->see All cookies and site data or contact us at: supportMT@maytronics.com.
Please see COOKIES POLICY for further information.
We and our hosting services implement systems, applications and procedures to secure your personally identifiable information, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information.
These measures provide sound industry standard security. However, although we make efforts to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee that our Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.
We do periodical assessments of our data processing and privacy practices, to make sure that we comply with this policy, to update the policy when we believe that we need to, and to verify that we display the policy properly and in an accessible manner.
If you have any concerns about the way we process your personally identifiable information, you are welcome to contact our privacy team at: supportMT@maytronics.com, or write to us at: Maytronics International, Kibbutz Yizre’el 1935000 Israel.
We will look into your query and make good-faith efforts to resolve any existing or potential dispute with you.
From time to time, we will update this policy. Any changes we make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail or by way of a pop-up on our Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces.
Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy. By continuing to use and access our products and services and our Sites, Applications and other platforms and interfaces 30 days after such revisions are in effect, you will be deemed to accept and agree to the revisions and to abide by them. Note that if we need to adapt the policy for legal requirements, the new policy will become effective immediately or as required by law.
Last Updated: 04 February, 2021