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Privacy Policy


Glamgeek.co.uk is an online service that provides users with reviews and offers for beauty and fashion products. It also provides the Beauty and Fashion Industry with a means of engaging with consumers via the Website. Our Website including mobile properties and related applications are owned and operated by Glam Geek Ltd.

By accessing our Website and utilising our services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and the information collection and handling practices outlined in it. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 21 August 2019. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time so please check back regularly to keep informed of any updates.

Overview

This Privacy Policy describes in detail our policy and practices regarding our collection, use and disclosure of your personal data.

We understand that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part. We take this trust very seriously, and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the any data you provide us when you visit our Website or use our services.

Collection of your Personal Data

Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified, electronic addresses, date of birth, password and payment information. It does not include data where the identity has been removed or otherwise anonymized (anonymous data).

In the course of our business, we collect and process personal data in different ways. We may collect personal data you give us directly but we also collect data by logging how you interact with our services. For example by using cookies on our Websites. You can read more about cookies in our Cookie Policy on www.glamgeek.co.uk. We may also receive information from third parties who partner with us, as more fully described below.

The personal data we collect about you is currently restricted to email address, Password and Year of Birth. You can choose not to provide us with your personal data. However, in general you need to provide us with certain information about you in order to take advantage of many features of the Website. For example, only registered members are able to post reviews, participate in discussion forums, access members-only newsletters and enter surveys and competitions

We automatically collect some information from your computer or mobile device when you visit Glamgeek.co.uk. For example, we collect your session data, including your IP address, the navigation software used and the reference site. We may also collect information about your online activity, such as reviewed content, pages visited and searches. We automatically collect this type of information to try to better understand your interests and preferences and to better personalise your experience.

In addition, we may collect certain information about your location if you have instructed your device to send such information to the application via the privacy settings on that device, or if you have uploaded photos tagged with location information.

You can change the privacy settings of your device at any time in order to turn off the functionality to share location information with the application and/or the functionality to tag your photos with location information. Please note that turning off location sharing may affect certain features of our application or mobile experience. If you have any queries about the privacy settings of your device, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your device or your mobile service provider for help.

How we use your personal data

We use the personal data that we collect about you only for specific purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, offer our services to you, to manage your registration and account, including your access to and use of our Websites and to publish your reviews, ratings and photos, to communicate with you about your account or use of our Websites and services, to notify you about promotions and special offers, to let you partake in a competition or complete a survey or about changes to our terms or privacy policy, to personalise your experience on our Websites, measure interest in and improve our Websites and services, protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent or illicit activity, unauthorised or illegal activity, administer and protect our business and to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems.

Marketing

We want to make it easy for you to take advantage of beauty and fashion related opportunities on our Website. One way we do this is by sending you email messages that contain information about your related interest. We believe these emails will provide you with useful information about related special offers available through our sites.

You will receive marketing messages from us if you have given your consent, if you have requested or if you purchased products or services from us and if you have not opted out of receiving marketing messages.

Each time you receive an email of this type, you will be able to tell us if you no longer wish to receive them, or deny push notifications in the application, or change the settings of your mobile device to do so for that type of marketing message or notification. You will be able to unsubscribe from each of those marketing communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link that you will find at the bottom of each communication you receive from us or by updating your preference settings on the Website.

Please note that we may continue to send you service communications, such as service and administrative messages about your account. It is not possible to unsubscribe from these service communications.

Sharing your Personal Data

Glam Geek Ltd may share your information with other parties, if we sell or divest our business or any part of it, and your personal data relates to such sold or divested part of our business, or if we merge with another business, we will share your personal data with the new owner of the business or our merger partner, respectively.

Separately, if we are legally obliged to do so, we will share personal data to protect our customers, the site, as well as our company and our rights and property. If you choose to create a profile on Glamgeek.co.uk, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable and identifiable by clicking your screen name. You will have the ability to view your profile as members of the public will see it. Additionally, if you choose to participate in our member forums, other Glamgeek members may contact you by using Glamgeek.co.uk as an intermediary. However, Glamgeek.co.uk will not share your email address with any other members nor display it any public manner. All Glamgeek.co.uk members have the option to turn off the member forum communication features at any time.

Third-party service providers who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, payment processing, customer service, marketing, public relations, distribution of surveys and fraud prevention. We may also authorise third-party service providers to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our Website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party service providers have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.

You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal data, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.

We also may share your information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary:

- to comply with legitimate and enforceable subpoenas, court orders or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us;

- to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Glam Geek Ltd, our customers or others and in connection with our Terms of Use and other agreements or

- in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation or asset sale or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal data about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors regarding the number of visitors our Website receives or the most popular brands and products. This information does not contain any personal data and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.


How long we keep your Personal Data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or statutory reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure or your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements.


Cookies

We collect information via cookies which are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Please see our Cookies policy for more information.

Your rights

You can check, supplement and update the information you have provided by accessing your account. You may also close your Glamgeek.co.uk account by contacting us using the method below.

If you decide to close your account, we will deactivate it, and remove your personal data. Remember that once your account is closed, you will no longer be able to login, access your personal information. You can however, open a new account at any time.

You can change your marketing and communication preferences at any time during which your account remains open through your account. In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right of access, the right of rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability and the right to object. Please find below more details and information on how and when you can exercise your rights. We will respond to your request within one month.

In accordance with applicable law, you may have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

- The right to request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

- The right to request to correct your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may also supplement any incomplete personal data we have, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

- The right to request deletion of your personal data if your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we collected or processed them; or you withdraw your consent if the processing of your personal data is based on consent and no other legal ground exists; or you object to the processing of your personal data and we do not have an overriding legitimate ground for processing; or your personal data is unlawfully processed; or your personal data has to be deleted for compliance with a legal obligation.

- The right to object to the processing of your personal data. We will comply with your request, unless we have a compelling overriding legitimate interest for processing or we need to continue processing your personal data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.

- The right to restrict the processing of personal data, if the accuracy of your personal data is contested by you, for the period in which we have to verify the accuracy of the personal data; or the processing is unlawful and you oppose the deletion of your personal data and request restriction; or we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but your personal data is required by you for legal claims; or you have objected to the processing, for the period in which we have to verify overriding legitimate grounds.

To exercise your rights you can file a request by contacting Glam Geek Ltd on the details below. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights described in this Privacy Policy). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. In an effort to speed up our response, we may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request.

How we protect your Personal Data

We want you to feel confident about using Glamgeek.co.uk, and we are committed to protecting the personal data we collect. While no Website can guarantee perfect security, we have implemented and maintain appropriate physical, administrative, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data you provide us against unauthorised or unlawful access, use of disclosure and against accidental loss, damage, alteration or destruction.

In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal data between your system and ours, and between our system and those of the parties with whom we share sensitive information, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access to your personal data.


External links

Our Website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. If you access other websites from the links provided on our Website, the operators of those websites may collect or share information about you. This information will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from our Privacy Policy. We do not control these third-party websites and recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal data.

International transfers

Your personal data may be stored or transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. When we store or transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area, we take the following precautions to ensure that your personal data is properly protected. Whenever we store or transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in accordance with applicable law and we will ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by implementing appropriate safeguards.

Transfers of personal data are made to a country recognised by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection; or to a country which does not offer adequate protection but whose transfer has been governed by the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission or by implementing other appropriate cross-border transfer solutions to provide adequate protection. By using our services, you understand that your personal data may be transferred to those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Glamgeek may change or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will note the date that revisions were last made to this Privacy Policy at the first page of this Privacy Policy, and any revisions will take effect upon posting. We will notify our members of material changes to this Privacy Policy by either sending a notice to the email address you provided us or by placing a notice on our Website. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time to review the most current version.

How you can contact us

To exercise your rights you can file a request by emailing us at [email protected] or in writing to Glam Geek Ltd, Maybury House, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1DD.

Glam Geek Ltd Maybury House, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1DD. Registered company no. 12142768.
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