Privacy Notice for Light-Collector Pages

Philips believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information you share with us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data, and to give you choices about how those data will be used. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This privacy notice ("Privacy Notice") applies to all personal information of consumers collected via www.light-collector.com and the Light-Collector app (“Light-Collector Pages”). The website and app are non-commercial properties sponsored by Philips providing functionality tailored towards lighting professionals. As main sponsor of the Light-Collector Pages this Privacy Notice applies and the pages are controlled by or under the control of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. or any of its subsidiaries (”Philips”)

This Privacy Notice applies in addition to any other conditions applicable to these Philips Pages.

Why should you share your personal data with Philips?

Sharing your personally identifiable information enables us to offer you a number of benefits. It will make it easier and more convenient for you to participate in the light-collector.com community and the Light-Collector app. None of this data will be used to contact you in any manner

Who is responsible for your information?

Philips Lighting B.V. is the entity that controls the Light-Collector Pages and is responsible for the collection and processing of personal data via the Light-Collector Pages

How and which personal data we collect

You can share your personal data with us in a number of ways, for instance by:

  • Via social media log in through Facebook, Twitter or Linked In your share your log-in credentials with us.
  • By creating a profile with user name and log-in on www.light-collector.com, when creating a profile you share your email address, first name and last name with us.
  • By sharing information of you with us via the Light-Collector Pages, for example by uploading photo’s or via participation in a forum or sharing comments.

The Light-Collector Pages also allow sharing comments and sharing uploads. Please remember that any personally identifiable information you provide in these areas is also available to other users, and you should exercise caution before deciding to disclose it. If you choose to upload photos, share comments or participate in a forum you should be aware that you can be associated with this information.

We also may use your personal data for our internal business purposes. These purposes include administration of this website, data analytics, and compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures.

Sharing information

You should know that your personally identifiable information may be transferred from your home country to other Philips companies around the world. Philips will only share your data with third parties outside Philips in the following circumstances: Philips sometimes uses outside companies for processing your data. Philips requires these companies to adequately safeguard your personal data and not use your data for any other purpose not authorized by Philips. Philips sometimes sells a business to another company. Such transfer of ownership could include the transfer of your personal data directly related to that business to the buyer. Philips will release personally identifiable information if compelled by law. Philips will not sell or provide your personal data to other third parties allowing them to use your personal data for their own purposes.

"Cookies” and website logging

The Light-Collector Pages will send a "cookie," a small text file, to your computer. This allows us to recognize your computer the next time you visit, without bothering you with another request to register. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please refer to the "Help" file of your Internet Browser to learn how to either block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. To learn more about cookies we encourage you to visit www.cookiecentral.com

If you visit and use Light-Collector Pages to browse, read, or download information, we collect and store some "visitor information" from you, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access the Light-Collector Pages, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Web Site. We use this information to measure the traffic on the Light-Collector Pages and to help us make the Light-Collector Pages more useful. We delete this information after some time.

Safeguarding the information you share with us

We recognize our responsibility to protect the information you entrust to us. Philips uses a variety of secure techniques to protect your information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of data.

Your rights

Once you have provided us with your personally identifiable information, you will have reasonable access to that information so you can change or delete it. You may do this by accessing your online profile, or by requesting a copy of your profile at the contact address listed below.

Because Philips sells thousands of products in hundreds of countries, you may have previously provided us with personally identifiable information through reply cards, our call centers, or in some other manner. These pages are not linked in any manner to those systems. Your decision not to register now will not affect the information you have already provided to Philips. Of course, you will always have the option to unsubscribe to any online contact from Philips or change your personal profile information.

Special information for parents

While Philips Web Sites are generally not targeted at children under the age of thirteen, it is Philips policy to comply with the law when it requires that a parent's or guardian's permission is secured before knowingly collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

We strongly recommend that parents take an active role in supervising the online activity of their children.

Contacting us

You may contact us through lightcollector@philips.com if you would like to:

  • ask us any question regarding our privacy policy;
  • request a copy of your personal data, or change or delete your personal data;

Our Address

You can find our address by pressing the “contact us” button at the bottom of the Light-Collector Pages.

If you have a concern about our use of your personally identifiable information, please let us know and we will make all reasonable efforts to address it.