We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) 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, number of page views and search terms);
(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 but not limited to name, billing and delivery addresses, e-mail address, phone number, products selected and any personal data supplied in relation to a customer service query);
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including but not limited to name, address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth);
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including but not limited to name, address, e-mail address, phone number);
(e) information that you provide to us for the purpose of answering our online skin and lifestyle consultation form “Ark Age Aware Assessment” (including but not limited to age and lifestyle choices); and
(f) information that you provide to us for the purpose of entering a competition or prize draw (including but not limited to name, address and e-mail address). When you enter a contest or prize draw, you are also included in our newsletter list. You may unsubscribe at any time from this newsletter list by following the ‘Unsubscribe’ instructions in any e-mail received or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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 recognise 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.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising 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;
(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 relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or e-mail. You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletter and other marketing communications by following the ‘Unsubscribe’ instructions in any e-mail received, by e-mailing us at email@example.com;
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
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 take reasonable steps to create an accurate record of any personal information you have submitted through this website. However, we do not assume responsibility for confirming the ongoing accuracy of your personal information. If you advise us that your personal information is no longer accurate, we will, so far as practicable, make corrections. If any of the information you provided on registration changes, you can update your registration information by editing your profile in the “my account” page or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website is built on Shopify, the data centers of which are located within the United States. When a European customer proceeds through our checkout, their information is transferred to these data centers for processing.
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); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
(5) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password and firewall protected servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology. We do not store any credit or debit card details. Ark Health and Beauty holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the Data Protection legislation.
You acknowledge that data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we make no representations or warranties as to the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. If any of the information you provided on registration changes, you can update your registration information by editing your profile in the “my account” page or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.