Paula's Choice Europe B.V. (“Paula’s Choice”) has prepared this privacy statement on how we collect, use and protect your (personal) data in order to show you that we are very serious about protecting your privacy.
In this statement, we inform you about how Paula’s Choice treats your personal data. This privacy statement applies to all personal data collected by Paula’s Choice for the online services we offer. In this context, Paula’s Choice Europe is regarded as the ‘Controller’ as defined in the Personal Data Protection Act and as ‘Controller’ as defined in the Dutch General Data Protection Regulation (‘AVG’).
If you visit our website, you automatically provide certain data. What information we receive from you and store depends on how you use the paulaschoice.nl website. You can read more about the following topics below:
Paula’s Choice records various (personal) data in the context of our service provision. What data are involved depends on how you use our website and/or webshop. You can use our website in the following ways:
Below we describe for each type of use what data we process, why we do so, on what legal basis we process the data and with what other parties we might share the data. Without your permission, we never share your data with parties other than those mentioned below. We will also never sell your data to third parties.
If you subscribe to a newsletter from Paula’s Choice or ask us to send informational material, your personal data are used to inform you about our products and services. If you buy a product from Paula’s Choice and provide your data when doing so, for instance by asking a question, we may inform you about other Paula’s Choice products in the future.
You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter or mailing list by opting out or by contacting us at email@example.com.
We process the following data:
FOR WHAT PURPOSE
Paula’s Choice uses your data for the following purposes:
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
When subscribing to our newsletter and/or requesting informational material, by opting in you unequivocally give permission for the processing of the above data so that we are able to deliver the newsletter and/or informational material. You have the right to revoke this permission at any time by simply sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARED WITH WHOM
We share this information with:
In order to place an order via our website, you can register yourself as a customer via paulaschoice.nl. You create an account that is protected by password and linked to your email address. You enter your data personally and can also change these yourself at any time by logging into your account.
We do not process any payment data. Payments to our webshop are processed via a third party (our payment service provider: Adyen). Adyen offers a number of ways of paying securely. You enter your credit card or bank account details only on these secure pages and then complete your order here. We only receive from Adyen the message of whether your payment has been received, but not your credit card or bank account number. If you opt to pay via Klarna, the above also applies, but in addition to that, your date of birth is also recorded; this is needed in order to authenticate your payment. This information is shared with Klarna.
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
The processing of the data above is necessary in order to carry out your order - in other words, to perform the contract we have with you.
CUSTOM AUDIENCE TARGETING
Once you have placed an order from Paula's Choice and have given us permission to use your email address, we can use this for custom audience targeting via Facebook and Google. What this means, is that we will make a custom audience group based on email addresses from our customers by uploading these to an advertising tool. These groups can then be linked to specific Facebook advertising campaigns so that we can target our customers with the most relevant messages.
If you no longer wish to be included in targeted advertising please let us know by contacting: email@example.com
You do not need to register as a customer in order to place an order via our website. You personally enter the data we need to carry out your order and can also change these data yourself at any time.
If you put products into your shopping basket on our website but, for whatever reason, do not finalise your order, and you have provided your email address (for instance because you have logged into your account), we may help you to finalise this order. We do this by sending you an email with the products in your basket.
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
The processing of the above data is necessary in order to investigate whether something went wrong in your order process.
If you remain on a webpage for a certain period of time, the chat functionality may start up. You can also start up the website chat functionality with Customer Care yourself if you have questions. You are asked to enter your name (or a fictional name to be used for you during the chat).
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
The processing of the above data is necessary to be able to chat with you and, if applicable, to provide you with advice on our products or the use of our website, in other words, to improve our service provision. If you personally provide us with data via the chat, such as your email address, for instance, you give your consent for this to be used for the purpose mentioned in this policy.
If you wish to post a review or give other feedback on our customer service or our products, you can do this on the website by logging into your customer account.
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
The processing of the above data is necessary to post your feedback or review on our website and, in that context, to contact you, if necessary, and find a solution for the problem or complaint you raise.
If you contact us, for instance by asking customer service a question via firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone, social media or post, we use your personal data to respond to your question. We then register your question in our customer service administration.
WHAT LEGAL BASIS
The processing of the above data is necessary for advising you or assisting you with questions and/or complaints, depending on the reason you have contacted us.
Paula’s Choice understands that storing your personal data securely is extremely important. The data stored in our database are protected via the usual electronic security techniques, in accordance with the applicable data security standards.
You can only access your account if you enter your email and password correctly. All sensitive information and passwords are protected by encryption and can never be viewed by us.
Our websites and web applications are secured by means of SSL certificates. You can see this from the green padlock icon to the left of the URL in your browser’s address bar. All data you send and receive via our website are therefore encrypted and cannot be read by third parties. The exchange of data between our websites and our processing partners also takes place via secure connections.
Paula’s Choice stores your data for no longer than permitted by law and no longer than necessary for the purposes for which your data are processed. How long certain data are stored depends on the nature of the data and the purposes for which they are processed.
If you so desire, Paula’s Choice can provide you with an overview of the personal data we have on file for you.
If the information proves to be incorrect, or if storing the information emerges to be in violation of the legislation and regulations in effect, we will rectify this information or erase it at your request. Requests for access to data or the rectification or erasure of data can be submitted at any time by sending an email to email@example.com. After confirmation, Paula’s Choice will then erase or amend your data within 4 weeks.
If you do not agree with the processing of your data, you can object to the processing at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving your email, we will respond to your objection as soon as possible, but in any event within 4 weeks.
You are entitled to data portability. This means that you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a usable format so that they can be handed over to another controller. If you wish to receive your data in such a format, please send an email to email@example.com We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss in what format you would like to receive the data. After this contact, we will respond to your request and provide the data within 4 weeks, and no later than within 3 months if the request is complex.
If you have given us permission to process your personal data, you can revoke this permission at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to and confirm your request in relation to revoking permission as soon as possible, but in any event within 4 weeks.
Lodging a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. If you have any concerns about our privacy practices, including the way we have handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.
If you wish to contact us with questions or comments about this privacy statement, you can do so via the contact details below:
Paula’s Choice Europe B.V.
Telephone number: +31 (0)20 22 58 977
Email address: paulaschoice-eu.com
Postal address: Grote Koppel 7, 3813 AA Amersfoort The Netherlands