About Cosmetic Choice Policy
When you use the Cosmetic Choice websites (“Site”) or mobile application (“App”), certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns may be collected by Cosmetic Choice using cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. Cosmetic Choice uses these technologies to provide you with a secure, personalized, and more relevant experience on the Site and App, as well as to continually improve our Site and App.
Below, we list the cookies and web beacons we use, explain why we use them, and detail how you can manage and delete cookies.
2. What are cookies and web beacons?
Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device to uniquely (but anonymously) identify your browser or device. A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognize your computer or mobile device when you return to our website and remember your preferences and actions. Cookies cannot search your computer in any way or introduce viruses.
Web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) are small electronic files contained on pages of websites that permit companies to count users who have visited certain webpages on a website or mobile application. They are used for other related statistics and analytics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
3. What type of information does Cosmetic Choice collect through cookies?
The type of information that Cosmetic Choice collects through cookies, web beacons, and tracking technologies may include information about your computer, device, and browser, including your browser type, browser language, IP address, advertising ID, referring URLs, and actions taken by you on our Site or App, including referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, pages viewed, and the order of those pages viewed. Through these technologies, Cosmetic Choice may also collect information from your devices when you access the Site or App, including Device ID or unique identifier, device type, and unique device token.
5. What types of cookies does Cosmetic Choice use?
5.1 First and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that are served directly by Cosmetic Choice to your computer. They are used only by Cosmetic Choice to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits the Site or App.
Third-party cookies are served by a third-party service provider on behalf of Cosmetic Choice and can be used by the third-party service provider to recognize your computer or mobile device when you visit other websites. Third-party cookies are most commonly used for analytics or advertising purposes.
5.2 Type of cookies used by Cosmetic Choice
Cosmetic Choice uses different cookies for a variety of reasons as explained in detail below.
Essential. Cosmetic Choice uses essential cookies to operate the Site and App, including enabling you to use the Cosmetic Choice product features, such as accessing logged-in or secure areas. We also use essential cookies to enable and support our security features.
Functionality. Cosmetic Choice uses functionality cookies and web beacons to remember how you’re logged in, whether you updated a review or added a comment, when you logged in or out, and the history of the tools you have used on the Site and App, as well as topics you have recently visited. Functionality cookies allow Cosmetic Choice to tailor the Site and App to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you have customized the Site or App in other ways. The information collected by functionality cookies and web beacons may be anonymous.
Performance/Analytics. Performance cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies collect information about how you have used the Site or App and may be used to allow Cosmetic Choice to know that you have logged in so that Cosmetic Choice can provide you with refreshed content. In addition, these cookies and web beacons are used for analytics purposes, including by Cosmetic Choice to track aggregate Site and App usage and experiment with new features and changes to enhance your experience on the Site and App.
Advertising or Targeting. Cosmetic Choice may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver advertisements and content that are relevant to your interests. These cookies and web beacons can remember that your computer or mobile device has visited our Site or App and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than Cosmetic Choice. This information may be shared with organizations outside of Cosmetic Choice, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks, to deliver the advertising and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
5.3 Third-Party Cookies Used by Cosmetic Choice
Below are some of the third-party service providers that currently place analytics, advertising, and social networking cookies within the Site or App. The table is subject to change at any time and does not necessarily include all third-party service providers used by Cosmetic Choice at any given time. For more information, please see our privacy contacts below.
PERFORMANCE & ANALYTICS
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. For more information about Google’s privacy practices, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
We use Microsoft Analytics to analyze the use of our website. For more information about Microsoft’s privacy notices, please see: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.
Information Collection About You
General Information: We may collect both personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address) and non-personal information that doesn't identify you. When you share personal information through our website, it may be transmitted to servers located in various countries, including the United States.
- Information You Provide: We gather and store any personal information you input on our website or provide through other means. This includes details such as your name, address, email, telephone number, and, for Professionals, credit card numbers and related personally identifiable data. We may also request information about your interests, activities, gender, age, and other demographic details.
- Information from Other Sources: Periodically, we may acquire personal and non-personal information about you from our business partners, contractors, and other third parties. This could include updated address information, purchase history, and additional demographic data.
- Information About Others: We may collect and store personal information about other individuals you provide to us. If you use our website to share information with others, we may retain your personal information and that of each recipient.
We utilize various technologies to collect information about your computer and your interactions with our site:
- Automated Collection: We automatically collect information from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, language, access times, and more.
- Cookies: When you visit our website, we may assign one or more cookies to your computer to enhance site access and personalize your online experience.
- Other Technologies: We may employ standard Internet technologies like web beacons to track your site usage and analyze effectiveness.
- Third-Party Data Collection: We may allow authorized third parties, such as advertising companies, to display ads on our site. These entities may use tracking technologies like cookies to gather information about user interactions with ads.
How We Utilize the Collected Information
In general, we use collected information to:
- Deliver requested products and services.
- Manage your account and provide customer support.
- Perform research and analysis on product, service, or content usage and interest.
- Communicate with you about products, services, promotions, or newsletters.
- Develop and display content and advertising aligned with your interests.
- Verify eligibility and distribute prizes in contests or sweepstakes.
- Conduct background screenings on Service Professionals.
- Enforce our terms and conditions and manage our business operations.
For Professionals, we may use financial information or payment methods to process payments, enrol you in programs, or pre-qualify you for relevant offers. Applicant’s, submitted personal information is used in connection with considering and acting upon your application.
Sharing Your Information
We want to clarify when and with whom we may share personal or other information:
- Authorized Service Providers: We may share your personal information with authorized service providers who assist us in various functions.
- Business Partners: In cases of purchases, reservations, or promotions offered through our website, we may share personal information with partner businesses involved.
- Professionals: Your information and service requests are shared with Professionals matching your needs. We may also share information with approved contractual partners who fulfill service requests.
- Direct Mail Partners: Occasionally, we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods and services.
- Other Circumstances: We may disclose information in response to legal demands, protect against fraud, or in connection with a significant corporate transaction.
Security Measures for Your Personal Information
We employ suitable security measures (physical, electronic, and procedural) to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Although we take security steps, no system can be entirely secure. Thus, while we secure your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Please refer to relevant resources for guidance on safeguarding your personal data.
Contacting Us Regarding Your Information
If you have an online consumer account with us, you can review and update your personal information by logging in. You can also deactivate your account, though certain data may be retained for analytical purposes and recordkeeping.
Your Choices Regarding Information Collection and Use
- You can choose not to provide certain information, but this might limit your use of certain features.
- You can opt out of receiving commercial emails or newsletters.
- To prevent sharing your postal information, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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