Effective date: 1st October 2022
Collectionof Personal and Non-Personal Information (PII and Non-PII)
We collect andstore certain personally identifiable information about you (i.e., informationwhich may identify you in some way; such as your name, telephone number, emailaddress, screen name and/or financial information) (“PII”) only when youvoluntarily submit it. We may request that you submit PII in certain instances,such as when you purchase products and services offered by us, submit commentsor questions, request information, participate in a promotion, contest orsweepstakes or utilize other features or functions of our site.
When youconnect to our Site, there is certain technical, non-personally identifiableinformation which does not identify any individual (“Non-PII”) that may becollected and stored through the use of “cookie” technology and IP addresses.PII is not extracted in this process. Non-PII may include, but is not limitedto, your IP host address, internet browser type, personal computer settings,and the number, duration, and character of page visits. This informationassists us to update our site so that it remains interesting to our visitorsand contains content that is tailored to visitors’ interests.
To respond to your questions,comments, and requests; to provide you with access to certain areas and features on our Site; and to communicate with you about your activities on our site.
To investigate suspected fraud,harassment, physical threats, or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the rules or policies of our Site, or the rights of third parties; or to investigate any suspected conduct which we deem improper.
To the extent that you provide us with financial information in connection with shopping or commercial services offered on our Site, we may use the financial information that you provide to fulfill the services. To help us develop, deliver and improve our products, services, content and advertising.
To share with our parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and promotional partners involved in creating, producing, delivering, or maintaining our Site, as required to perform functions on our behalf in connection with the Site (such as administration of the Site, administration of promotions or other features on the Site, marketing, data analysis, and customer services). In order to share such information, it may be necessary for us to transmit your PII outside the jurisdiction set forth below and you agree to this transfer. Further use or disclosure of PII by these parties for other purposes is not permitted.
To share with third party service providers whom we employ to perform functions on our behalf in connection with the Site (such functions may include, but are not limited to, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data and providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service). These third party service providers have access to PII that is needed to perform their functions, and may collect or store PII as part of their performance of these functions, but are not authorized to use it for other purposes.
For our internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services and customer communications. For other purposes as disclosed when your PII is collected or in any additional terms and conditions applicable to a particular feature of our site.
For disclosures required by law,regulation, or court order.
For the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or necessary for establishing, defending, or exercising legal rights.
In an emergency to protect the health or safety of users of our site or the general public, or in the interests of national security.
Except asprovided for herein, we will not provide any of your PII to any third partieswithout your specific consent.
ManagingYour Personal Information. Youhave the ultimate control over the PII that we collect and use. You can alwayschose not to provide certain PII, but please keep in mind that you may not beable to use some of the features offered by our site unless you provide us withyour PII. If you wish to verify, update, or correct any of your PII collectedthrough our site, contact us on the details provided in the contact section ofthis policy.
We may also use your PII for thefollowing purposes:
DirectMarketing. We mayuse your personal information to send you Essence-related marketingcommunications as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt-outof our marketing and promotional communications.
For researchand development. We may use your personal information for research and development purposes,including to analyze and improve the Service and our business.
To createanonymous data. We may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data records fromyour personal information and other individuals whose personal information wecollect. We make personal information into anonymous data by excludinginformation (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable toyou. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties forour lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service andpromote our business.
To complywith laws and regulations. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate tocomply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as torespond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
Forcompliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may use your personal information and disclose itto law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we believenecessary or appropriate to: (a) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy,safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims); (b) auditour internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements;(c) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; and (d)protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized,unethical or illegal activity, including cyber-attacks and identity theft.
With yourconsent. In somecases we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share yourpersonal information, such as when required by law.
Cookies do not contain anypersonal or confidential information about you.You can controland/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org.
You can deleteall cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers toprevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have tomanually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website or use ourPlatform and some services and functionalities we offer may not work.
To restrict orhandle cookies, please see the ‘Help’ section of your internet browser.
We adoptappropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and securitymeasures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure ordestruction of your personal information, username, password, transactioninformation and data stored on our Site. The security on the internet is not100% guaranteed, however we use best efforts to keep it secure for the users.We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure. We encourage you touse caution when using the Internet.
NOTICE TOCALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - CCPA
We are requiredby the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to provide to Californiaresidents an explanation of how we collect, use and share their PersonalInformation, and of the rights and choices, we offer to California residentsconcerning that Personal Information.
YourCalifornia privacy rights. TheCCPA grants California residents the following rights. However, theserights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request aspermitted by law.
Information. You can request information about how we have collected, used and shared and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.
The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information. The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.
The categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.
Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third party recipient. Whether we’ve sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third party recipient.
Access. You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
Deletion. You can ask us to delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you.
You areentitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination in theform of legally prohibited increases in the price or decreases in the qualityof our Service.
How toexercise your California rights. You may exercise your California privacy rights described above as follows:
Right to information, access and deletion. You can request to exercise your information, access and deletion rights, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.We reserve the right to confirm your California residence to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your information, access or deletion rights. As part of this process, government identification may be required. Consistent with California law, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government-issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.
Request a list of third party marketers. California’s “Shine the Light” law (California Civil Code § 1798.83) allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have formed a business relationship primarily for personal, family or household purposes to provide certain information about the companies’ sharing of certain personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding year (if any). You can submit such a request by sending an email to email@example.com with “Shine the Light” in the subject line. The request must include your current name, street address, city, state, and zip code and attest to the fact that you are a California resident.
We cannotprocess your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allowus to understand and respond to it.
Sharing your personal informationWe do not sell,trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others inaccordance with the CCPA. We may share generic aggregated demographicinformation not linked to any personal identification information regardingvisitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates andadvertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Essence is notintended for use by children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowinglycollect information about children under age 13 through the Service. Ifwe learn that we have collected personal information of a child without theconsent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will deleteit. We aim to comply with the COPPA.
Third party websites
Users may findadvertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services ofour partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other thirdparties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites andare not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or fromour Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content andlinks, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their ownprivacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on anyother website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject tothat website's own terms and policies.
We will retainyour information for as long as needed to provide you the Site services, forour valid business purposes, and as necessary to comply with our legalobligations, resolve disputes, defend our legal rights, and enforce ouragreements.
By using thisSite, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to thispolicy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site followingthe posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of thosechanges.