Because vendors sell products in our marketplace, we (BAREANDBEYOND.COM) have to request certain information about them. For example, the company name and description of a vendor are shown to customers and serve to distinguish vendors from each other; the address is used for shipping rate calculation.
However, we also request some personal data, such as first name/last name, email address and Paypal or other payment information. Those are necessary for creating a vendor’s administrator account in our system. Vendors work with the marketplace through such accounts. Email addresses are necessary because they distinguish administrators from each other. You sign in to the store by entering the email address you provide here. Names are necessary because a single vendor can have multiple administrators—it is easier to handle accountability that way. Payment information is required in order for us to pay you the monies owed to you when customers purchase your products via our website.
We also send account-related emails (such as order status notifications, password reset emails, and more) to the provided email address. For that reason we need to store your email address while you remain our partner. If you decide that you no longer want to work with our marketplace and would like to have personal data removed from our database (or if you’d like to get all the personal data associated with your account that we have), please send an email to email@example.com.
If you believe that your personal data has been misused, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. We’re obliged by EU General Data Protection Regulation to let you know about this right; we don’t actually intend to misuse your data.