This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you through our website.
Our website is based in the United Kingdom and we take reasonable care to comply with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable privacy laws relating to the personal information you supply on our website.
ERBORIAN UK is part of L’Occitane Ltd. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act the data controller is L'Occitane Limited, a company registered in England, company number 3278335, with its registered office at 21 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH.
If you have any questions about the policy, please get in touch with us using the following email address and we will do our best to answer your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can visit most pages on our website without giving us your personal information.
ERBORIAN UK only collects personal information when you register for our communications including email newsletters, or when you register to place an order.
The information we collect could include your name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, gender, and payment card details.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your information to service your account and to personalise your ERBORIAN UK website experience. ERBORIAN UK reserves your personal information for internal use only.
• Processing your orders;
• Verifying your identity;
• Answering queries that you may have;
• For statistical or survey purposes to improve our online store and its services to you;
• To send you information which we think you might find useful;
• To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts or agreements entered into between you and us;
• To serve website content and advertisements to you;
• To administer this website; and
• To analyse how you visit this website and how often you visit the website.
We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to any such requests.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We will keep details of transactions you carry out through our website, fulfilment of your orders, details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
We may also use your information to send you details of our products or special offers that may be of interest to you, unless you notify us that you do not wish to receive this information. You can tell us to stop this at any time by sending an email to email@example.com
In addition we may pass your information onto one of our carefully selected business partners or to other carefully selected third parties to enable them to send you information which may be of interest to you, but only if you have given us permission to do so. You can tell us to stop this at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our business partners are outside the EEA, in countries which may not have the same level of legal protection for personal data as in the EEA, but we will take steps to ensure that your information is used by such third parties in accordance with this policy.
ERBORIAN UK also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and referring web site addresses such as search engines, third party partners. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number which means no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details that we collect for these purposes. You will remain anonymous to us unless you specifically choose to share information with us.
This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide us with general statistics regarding use of our website.
CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, but we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
Other than as set out above, we will not disclose any of your personal information without your permission unless we are required by law to do so. For example, if required to do so by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime, or if such a disclosure is required for the purpose of enforcing the terms and conditions of a contract or protecting ERBORIAN UK and its products.
You have the right and the ability to modify your online account information at any time by logging on to your account. If for any reasons you would like to be removed from our membership program (email and/or mailing, simply email us your address details email@example.com or contact our Customer Service Department on 0207 907 0328.
IP ADDRESSES & INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED FROM YOUR COMPUTER
Log files / IP addresses: When you visit our website our web server automatically records your IP address. This IP address is not linked to any of your personal information. We use IP addresses to help us administer our website and to collect demographic information for aggregation purposes.
We may also gather other information, from which we cannot identify you, such as the type of your internet browser which we use to provide you with a more effective service.
• What is a cookie?
Cookies are pieces of computer code stored on your computer or other mobile/handheld device when you visit certain pages of this website.
Like most websites, when you visit the Website we may store some cookies on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device.
Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and are not harmful to your computer but can be used to ‘remember’ previous visits to our website.
• Who sets the cookies?
The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by ERBORIAN UK or suppliers who partner with us to help deliver high quality online shopping experience.
Some cookies may also be set by third parties who participate with us in advertising campaigns to promote this website.
These third parties do not collect any personal data from which they are able to identify individual customers e.g. name or address, simply that your computer has been used to visit the site before.
• What are cookies used for?
By remembering returning visitors, we can improve customers’ shopping experiences, making them more convenient and more tailored to products and offers of interest both on this site and elsewhere.
Enabling your cookies whilst using our website will ensure that we are able to enhance your ordering process, such as remembering items you have already added to your shopping basket, or promotional codes you have entered at checkout.
Some cookies are for statistical purposes only. They collect anonymous information about browsing and purchasing behaviour which allows us to see which content is popular with our users.
Cookies that are set by partner third parties who participate with us in affiliate marketing programmes or advertising campaigns enable us to offer tailored campaigns, and also ensure we adhere to contractual obligations to reimburse third parties for purchases made via a referral from their site.
For example, to track and confirm customer cash-back payments via loyalty websites.
A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your session and expire when you close your internet browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to our website and will last for longer.
We use a mixture of “Persistent” and “Session” cookies on our website as follows:
• Session cookies are files which allow the Website to link your actions during a single browser session. They are not stored long-term on your device; and
• Persistent cookies are cookies which remain on your device between sessions and allow the Website to remember details about you.
The cookies we store make use of the information entered during the Website registration process and are used to identify you when you do things like update your accounts details -the name, address and so on.
Essential Operational/Session Management Cookies:
These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate the Website. Without the use of these cookies parts of the Website would not function correctly. These cookies, for example, let us recognise whether you are a subscriber and what type of subscriber you are and then provide you with the services which you are entitled to. Further examples of essential cookies include cookies which keep you logged on during your visit and retain details of your online shopping basket or purchases. These cookies also allow you to move easily from one page to another within the Website and your page requests are loaded in a smooth and secure manner without you having to re-enter your details.
Analytical Performance Cookies:
These cookies are used by us and/or our business partners to analyse how the Website are used, including for example how users navigate through the Website. The cookies also let us monitor how the Website is performing. These cookies do not let us identify users (the information collected is anonymous) and we combine the information which they provide us. We use this information to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website.
These cookies let us operate certain functions of the Website in line with the choices you make. These cookies mean that when you come back to the Website we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided, such as knowing your user name, remembering how you have customised our services.
Our website uses Google DoubleClick, AdWords and analytics cookies across a 30-day window. These are used to determine user behaviour across the website and serve appropriate adverts through display and remarketing to visitors and customers of our website.
Further information is available at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Our website also uses a cookie from Monetate.com in order to present a consistent experience to visitors. The cookie is typically set with a 5-year life beyond the current browser session), but all end-user cookie actions (cookie refusal, cookie deletion) are respected and never circumvented.
• How to disable cookies?
If you want to prevent ERBORIAN UK and other websites from capturing data about your visits, you will need to change your website browser settings to ‘block’ cookies, but please be aware that this may restrict your user experience.
To do this, these settings will typically be found in the “option” or “preferences” menu on your internet browser.
We provide below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers and you can also use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2 Click on the “privacy” tab
3 Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2 Click on the icon “privacy”
3 Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
For Google Chrome:
1.Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
For further directions on how to disable cookies please click here for the Interactive Advertising Bureau's guidelines.
All transactions at this online store are protected by Secure Sockets Layer, (SSL), and Secure Data Encryption using a 1024-bit process to encode all personal data. This sophisticated encryption process ensures that prying eyes are unable to decode your personal data when it travels from your computer to ours, and from our computer to the bank's. Also, all credit card payments are processed in real-time for your security and immediate peace of mind.
You can tell whether your browser is in secure mode by looking for the padlock icon in the bottom corner of your screen or at the end of the address bar of your browser window.
Our website uses security measures which protect any personal information that is stored on our servers and systems from unauthorised access or use.
However, as no data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we cannot take responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our reasonable control.
ERBORIAN UK welcomes feedback on your experience with our products. We will publish both positive and negative testimonials, so long as the product testimonials are accurate and constructive. Should you post a testimonial that we do not publish, our customer service department will contact you in order to improve our product quality and service. We also reserve the right to edit your testimonials for length, spelling, etc., and to post your comments in e-mails and other marketing materials. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with other ERBORIAN UK customers.