We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services including name and address details so that we can deliver ordered goods;
c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including but not limited to identification information, contact details, preferences, etc.);
d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and /or newsletters;
e) any other information that you choose to send us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. In any event, our persistent cookies shall not have an expiry date exceeding thirteen (13) months following their initial placement on your device.
Our advertisers or payment services providers including PayPal may also send you cookies. Cookies placed by advertisers will generally be for the purpose of providing you with targeted or contextualized advertising on our website. Cookies placed by service providers such as PayPal will be for the purpose to allow such providers to both provide their service as necessary or required based on your use of our website and to allow them to provide advertising or other marketing services to you based on the information generated by your use of our website.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
a) administer the website
b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website
c) enable your use of the services available on the website
d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website and, more generally, perform our obligations resulting from your use of the website (including your purchases)
e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you
f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications
g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested
h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications (if any) relating to our business by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)
i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user
j) deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website
k) other uses:
– Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
– We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law
b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)
d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
International data transfers
In any event, we will proceed to comply with applicable data protection requirements and implement all necessary safeguards for the protection of your data as required by applicable legislation.
In addition, personal information that you submit specifically for publication on the website may be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of your personal information under the conditions set out above.
Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
We hereby expressly grant you a right to access, update, rectify and erase, for legitimate reasons, any information data which we may hold about you at any time. Your right to access data allows you to instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
Your right to update and rectify your data allows you to advise us of any modifications in your information which may be relevant to our provision of the goods and services you may have requested from us (including, for instance, any change of address, name, payment method, etc.).
Your right to have your data erased, for legitimate reasons allows you to request the deletion of your data from our databases. We will consider your request and, where appropriate and provided that this request does not appear to have any effect or consequences on our rights or legal obligations (e.g. those relating to invoicing, etc.), we will proceed to remove this information from our databases and cease any processing of your data.
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
You may exercise the rights set out above either by accessing your account on our website, where a significant share of the information we hold about you is accessible and may be updated or by contacting us by email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. Please refer to the privacy policies of these external websites to obtain information about the fashion in which they process and use your personal data.
Retention of the data
We will only retain your information for a period which does not exceed the term necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is collected, to comply with our legal obligations and preserve our rights.
The data controller responsible for our website is Valérie Bernard-Demyttenaere on behalf of The Pearl Ladies.
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