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Privacy Policy

What Is Your Privacy Policy?

Thank you for visiting OuterbeautyCosmetics.com and its Privacy Policy page.  OuterBeauty Cosmetics Inc. respects your privacy and strives to protect your personal information.  To learn more, please read this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, utilize and, under certain conditions, disclose your personal information.  It also explains the steps we have taken to secure your personal information.  Finally, this Privacy Policy explains your options regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.  By visiting this Website directly or through another website, you accept the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any website not operated by OuterBeauty Cosmetics Inc. to which the Website links or that links to the Website.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

1. Information Collection

We collect your information in several different ways on this Website.  One goal in collecting personal information is to provide an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience.  For example, we can use your personal information to:

  • Alert you to new information, products, and services;
  • Help us create content that is optimized for you;
  • Help you more efficiently find information, products, and services; and/or
  • Make the Website easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.

(a) Registration and Ordering - Before using certain parts of any Website or ordering products, an online registration form must be completed.  During registration, you will be prompted to provide to us certain personal data, including any number of the following; your name, shipping and billing address(es), phone number, email address, and credit card number.  We use this information to facilitate with Paypal and various credit card companies and will not store or keep this information in our files.  In addition, we may also ask for your gender, your country of residence and/or your organization’s country of operation, so we can comply with applicable laws and regulations.  This personal information is used for billing purposes, to fulfill your orders, to communicate with you about your order, and for internal marketing purposes.  If we encounter a problem when processing your order, your personal information may be used to contact you.

(b) Email Addresses - Several locations of the Website permit you to enter your email address for purposes including but not limited to: registration for a contest or giveaway; to request us to notify you of new products; or to sign up for email newsletters and special offers.  Participation in a contest or giveaway is completely voluntary, thus you have a choice whether to participate and disclose information to us.  Outerbeauty Cosmetics Inc. uses this information to notify contest and giveaway winners and to award prizes.  We reserve the right to post the names and cities of contest and giveaway winners.  By entering a contest or giveaway, you may be opting in to receive our email newsletter and special offers and this will be disclosed in the official rules governing the contest or giveaway.

(c) Cookies and Other Technology - Like many sites, the Website employs cookies and web beacons (also known as clear GIF technology or “action tags”) to speed your navigation of the Website, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your Website usage.

(i) Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored as text files by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive.  Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies.  You can change your browser settings to reject cookies from websites or to remove cookies from your hard drive.  But if your computer browser rejects cookies, you will be unable to access or use portions of the Website.  We have to use cookies in order to allow you to select products, place said products in an online shopping cart, and to purchase those products.  If you do this, we keep a record of your browsing activity and purchase.  THE WEBSITE’S COOKIES CANNOT INFILTRATE A USER’S HARD DRIVE.  The Website’s cookies cannot GATHER A USER’S CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.  Our cookies are not “spyware.”

(ii) Web beacons assist in delivering cookies and help us determine whether a web page on the Website has been viewed and, if so, how many times.  For example, any electronic image on the Website, such as an ad banner, can function as a web beacon.

(iii) We may use third-party advertising companies to assist in delivering content to users or to serve ads on our behalf.  These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (e.g. such as which web pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount).  Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information collected by Outerbeauty Cosmetics Inc.

(iv) As an example, Facebook, collects certain information via cookies and web beacons in order to ascertain which web pages are visited or what products are purchased.  Please note that any information collected by Facebook via cookies and web beacons are not linked to any customer's personal information collected by us.

(d) Log Files - As is true of most web sites, the Website server automatically recognizes the Internet URL from which you access the Website.  We may also log your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, Internet service provider, and date/time stamp for system administration, order verification, internal marketing, and system troubleshooting purposes. (An IP address may indicate the location of your computer on the Internet.)

(e) Age - We respect children’s privacy.  We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children below the age of 13.  Users of this Website have to vouch to being either: 18 years of age or using the Website with the supervision of a parent or guardian.  If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to us, and rely on a parent or guardian to assist you.

(f) Product Reviews - You may choose to submit a product review.  If you post a review, we may ask for your email address and geographic location.  If you submit a review, your geographic location may be visible to other Website users (your email address is kept private).  Furthermore, any personally identifiable information that you submit as part of the review can be read or used by other visitors to the Website.  We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to submit as part of your review.  We trust that you can post a helpful review without inadvertently disclosing any personal information.

2. Information Use and Disclosure

(a) Internal Use - We use your personal information to process your order and more efficiently provide you with customer service.  We may internally use your personal information to improve the Website’s content and layout, to improve the efficiency of our own marketing efforts, and to run statistical analysis of marketplace information.

(b) Communications with You - We will use your personal information to communicate with you about the Website and your orders and deliveries.  Also, we will send you a confirmation email when you register with us.  We may send you a service-related announcement on the rare occasions when it is necessary (e.g., if we must temporarily suspend our service for maintenance.)  Also, you may submit your email address for reasons such as to register for a contest or giveaway; to request us to notify you of new products; to sign up for email newsletters and special offers.  If you submit your email address, we use it to deliver the information to you.  We will always permit you to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails (see the opt out section, below, for more details).  Because we have to communicate with you about orders you choose to place, you cannot opt out of receiving emails related to your orders.

(c) External Use - We want to provide you with excellent service and offer you the best products.  We do not sell, rent, trade, license or otherwise disclose your specific personal information or financial information to anyone except the following:

(i) As do most catalog and Internet retailers, we require the use of various shipping and post office entities (collectively known as common carriers).  When we disclose information to these common carriers, we disclose information to help them to perform their service.  For example, in order to deliver products to you, we must share some information to said service providers.  We partner with third parties (such as the United States Postal Service and Canada Post) to ship products, to ensure timely delivery, and to improve the quality of our service, and improve the quality of the service of the third party.  In the example of common carriers, we provide them some personally identifiable information such as your name, shipping address, and phone number.

(ii) Similarly, to help you buy products and provide customer service to you, we must provide your credit card number to financial services corporations such as credit card processors and issuers.  When we submit your credit card number for authorization, we use state-of-the-art data encryption to protect your information.  (More on this below in Data Security.)

(iii) We may disclose such information in response to requests from law enforcement officials conducting investigations; subpoenas; court orders; or if legal authorities require us to divulge such information.  We also will release personal information where disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect ourselves or others.  For example, we may share information to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use the Website for illegal reasons or to commit fraud.

(iv) We will not sell, trade or rent personally identifiable information to other companies as part of our regular course of business.  However, it’s possible that we might acquire or merge with or be acquired by another company or that we might dispose of some or all of our assets.  If this were to occur, your personal information may be disclosed to another company, but that disclosure will be subject to the Privacy Policy now in effect.

(v) We may share non-personal information (such as the number of daily visitors to a particular web page, or the size of an order placed on a certain date) with third parties such as advertising partners.  This information does not directly personally identify you or any user.

(vi) We may publicly disclose the name, city, and province/state of the contest and giveaway winners.

DATA SECURITY

The Website incorporates physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) for all financial transactions through the Website.  We use SSL encryption to protect your personal information online, and we also take several steps to protect your personal information in our facilities.  Access to your personal information is restricted.  Only bonded employees who need access to your personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information.  Additionally, we rely on third-party service providers for the physical security of some of our computer hardware.  We believe that their security procedures are more than adequate.  For example, when you visit the Website, you access servers that are kept in a secure physical environment, behind a locked cage and an electronic firewall.

While we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee complete security.  100% complete security does not presently exist.

OPT OUT/CORRECTIONS

Upon your request, we will (a) correct or update your personal information; (b) stop sending emails to your email address; and/or (c) disable your account to prevent any future purchases through that account.  You can make these requests using the Contact Form on the Contact Us page of the Website http://www.outerbeautycosmetics.com.

Please do not email your credit card number, passwords or other sensitive information.

OFFLINE COLLECTION, USE & DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

As you might expect, the vast majority of information we collect is obtained through this Website, and this Privacy Policy applies only to that online collection of personal information.  In very rare cases, we may collect information offline, but we will also try to protect the privacy of your personal information.  Examples include phone calls to place or modify an order.  When we communicate with a customer offline, we will ask only for the personal information we need in order to fulfill the purchase request or to answer the question.  When information needs to be stored (such as order information), we utilize SSL encryption to enter it into our database.  (See the Data Security section above for more information).  Another example involves faxes.  If you fax something to us, we will act upon the fax and then either store it a secured lockbox or we will shred the fax if the information does not need to be retained.  There are other ways we could learn of personal information offline (for example, someone could send us a letter including some return address information), and this Privacy Policy doesn’t discuss or try to predict all of those methods or uses.  As we mentioned, we will try to treat offline collection, uses, and disclosures consistently with our relevant online practices.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 31, 2013.  We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy on the Website at any time at our sole discretion.