Last updated and effective date: April 27th, 2022
WHAT WE COLLECT
We obtain information about you from a variety of sources depending on our relationship with you. The following are examples of the types of personal information that we collect and how we use that information:
Examples of Personal Information Collected
Primary Purpose for Collection and Use
When you create an account, we collect your name and e-mail address. We may also collect your birthday and zip code if you choose to provide it. You can choose to save certain information in your account to use for future purchases, such as your shipping addresses and payment information (“Card On File”). When you add a Card On File to your account, we collect your payment information details, billing address, phone number, and zip code.We use this information to maintain your account, including offering functionalities such as easy checkout and the ability to save user preferences and transaction history.
Browsing Activity and Website Usage
When you visit our websites, we collect certain information about how you use and navigate our websites, such as which links you click on, which pages or content you view, and other similar information or statistics. We also collect technical information about your device, operating systems, and web browser type.We use this information to understand how you use our websites to determine which of our products or services are the most popular, and to improve our websites. We also use this information to personalize your experience, to save you time when you visit our websites, and to customize the marketing and advertising that we show you.
Communications With Us
When you communicate with us, including contacting us for support, to provide feedback or comments, to participate in a survey, or to make a request or other inquiry, we will collect your name and contact information (such as e-mail address or phone number), as well as any other information that you choose to provide to us. In some cases, we record customer service calls for quality assurance.We use this information to respond to and/or follow-up on your issues or feedback, and to provide information in response to your requests and inquiries.
Online Beauty Content
For some online experiences, you may elect to submit (or we may ask your permission to take) pictures of your skin, hair, or other images of you. For example, if you use one of our digital or social media experiences, we may capture images of your skin. For some of our services we may request additional information as relevant, including having you fill out forms or waivers.We use this information to provide services, to better understand our customers’ needs, and to provide personalized recommendations about our products and services.
Posting in Public Forums
If you choose to submit or post information in a public space on our websites, or on our social media pages, such as creating a public profile, using our Ratings & Reviews feature to share product reviews, submitting content as part of GARCOA’s online social community , or leaving a testimonial about a GARCOA influencer, we collect the information you share.We use this information to understand your opinions and to provide a forum for discussion, asking questions, posting photos and reviews, and sharing experiences.
When you sign up to receive promotional communications from us, such as e-mail communications, mobile messages (including text and/or push notifications), and postal mailings, we collect your contact information. We may also collect certain information about how you interact with the e-mails and promotional messages we send you.We use this information to communicate with you and send promotional materials such as trend alerts, promotions, new product launches, and event invitations. We also use this information to understand how you interact with our communications with you.
Purchasing our products
When you place an order for a product or service on our websites or by phone, we collect your name, shipping address, payment information, and billing address. We use this information to fulfill your orders for products or services, and to process your payments for such products or services. We also use this information to provide you receipts and order updates.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
When you participate in a sweepstakes, contest, or other similar campaign or promotion, we collect your name, contact information, and in some cases limited demographic information and content generated by participants. Some campaigns and promotions have a social networking component where you can choose to submit additional information such as social media profiles and handles, photographs, and other content.We use this information to administer our sweepstakes, contests, and other similar promotions. In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about those that enter into our sweepstakes.
In addition to the personal information we collect from you directly, we may also obtain information about you from other sources, including third parties, business partners, our corporate affiliates, social networks, vendors that provide services on our behalf, or publicly available sources. For example, if you have given GARCOA permission to store your credit card information and your credit card issuer provides an account updater service, we may receive updated credit card information (including credit card number and expiration date) from the credit card issuer.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we use personal information in the following ways:
♦ To identify you when you visit our websites or online stores.
♦ To fulfill your requests, such as to provide you with products and services or to process returns.
♦ To communicate with you about your orders, subscriptions, and reservations, as well as our products, services, sales, offers, and promotions.
♦ To conduct research and analytics, including improving our services and product offerings.
♦ To send marketing and advertising communications.
♦ To detect security incidents, and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, including attempts to manipulate or violate our policies, procedures, and terms and conditions.
♦ To comply with legal obligations, to establish or exercise our rights, and to defend against a legal claim.
♦ To provide and maintain the functionality of our website, including identifying and repairing errors or problems.
♦ To support core business functions, including to maintain records related to business process management, loss and fraud prevention, and to collect amounts owing to us.
Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your personal information, in many situations we have more than one purpose. For example, if you complete an online purchase, we collect your information to perform our contract with you, but we also collect your information so that we can quickly and easily respond to any questions about your order after your transaction is complete.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
♦ Corporate affiliates. We may share personal information with our corporate affiliates, including our parent company, sister companies and subsidiaries.
♦ Service Providers. We share certain personal information with third parties that perform services to support our core business functions and internal operations (e.g., fulfilling orders, delivering packages, complying with your request for the shipment of products to or the provision of services by a third party intermediary, sending postal mail and e-mails, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, administering our Ratings & Reviews, supporting beacons, processing credit card and debit card payments, investigating fraudulent activity, conducting customer surveys, and providing customer service).
♦ Public Forums. Some of our websites provide the opportunity to post content in a public forum. If you decide to submit information in these public forums, that information will be publically available.
♦ Legal Process. We may disclose personal information in response to subpoenas, warrants, court orders, government inquiries or investigations, or to comply with relevant laws and regulations. We may also disclose information to establish, exercise, or protect the rights of our company, employees, agents, and affiliates; to defend against a legal claim; to protect the safety and security of our visitors; to detect and protect against fraud; and to take action regarding possible illegal activities or violations of our policies.
♦ Business Transfers. We may share personal information with another company that buys some, or all, of the assets or stock of GARCOA, and that company may use and disclose personal information for purposes similar to what is described in this policy. GARCOA may also share personal information with prospective purchasers to evaluate the proposed transaction.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We realize that individuals trust us to protect their personal information. We maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to help protect your personal information. While we attempt to protect your personal information in our possession, no method of transmission over the internet, or security system is perfect, and we cannot promise that information about you will remain secure in all circumstances.
For your convenience, our websites include functionality that allows you to remain logged in so that you do not have to re-enter your password each time you want to access your account. If you choose to remain logged in, you should be aware that anyone with access to your device will be able to access and make changes to your account and may be able to make purchases through your account. For that reason, if you choose to remain logged in, we strongly recommend that you take appropriate steps (such as enabling the “Passcode Lock” security feature on your mobile device) to protect against unauthorized access to and use of your account. Please also notify us as soon as possible if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or password.
You have the following choices regarding your personal information:
What you need to do
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you are a GARCOA client, you may request access to your personal information by completing and submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-866-567-8600. If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information we have about you.
Updating Information Relating to Your Account
If you have created an account, you can update your name, e-mail address, security questions, and other preferences by logging into your account and clicking on the “My Account” page. You may also contact us to update your information by calling 1-866-567-8600.
Deleting of Your Personal Information
Receiving Communications From Us
You may choose to provide us with your e-mail address for the purpose of allowing us to send you free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials. You can stop receiving promotional e-mails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any promotional e-mail that you receive. You can also edit your e-mail preferences by logging into your account and clicking on the “My Account” page. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service related communications. If you receive a text message from us that contains promotional information you can opt-out of receiving future text messages by replying “STOP.” You can stop receiving in-app push notifications by adjusting your Notification Settings in your respective mobile device.
Removing Content From GARCOA Public Forums
You can request that we remove content or information that you have posted on a public page on some of our websites (such as part of a Ratings & Review) by e-mailing details to Customer Service at email@example.com. Please note that while we will endeavor to honor your request, our removal of your content or information does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that information from our website. For example, historical copies, or “caches,” may remain.
TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES
GARCOA is located in the United States and our service providers may be located in the United States or other countries. As a result, your personal information may be processed in a foreign country where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your personal information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States.
COMMUNICATING WITH US
If you have any questions about our privacy or security practices, you can contact Garcoa’s General Counsel by mail, telephone, or e-mail:
Legal Department, Privacy
26135 Mureau Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
If we need, or are required, to contact you concerning any event that involves your personal information we may do so by e-mail, telephone, or mail.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
♦ California Information Collection and Sharing Disclosure. California law indicates that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of personal information are collected, “sold,” or disclosed for an organization’s “business purpose” (as those terms are defined under California law). You can find a list of the categories of personal information that we collect and share here. Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we collect and share about people other than yourself. In addition, if you would like more information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, please submit a written request to us using the information in the "Communicating With Us" section above.
♦ In order for us to process requests to access or delete your information, we will need to verify your identity to confirm that the request came from you. We may contact you by phone or e-mail to verify your request. Depending on your request, we will ask for information such as your name, and an e-mail address that you have used with GARCOA, or a phone number you have used with GARCOA. For certain requests, we may also ask you to provide details about the most recent purchase you made online or in store.
♦ You may designate an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf to access or delete your personal information. To do so, you must: (1) provide that authorized agent written and signed permission to submit such request; and (2) verify your own identity directly with us. Please note, we may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
♦ Notice of Financial Incentive. We may offer our customers a loyalty program that provides certain perks, such as rewards and exclusive offers. We may also provide other programs, such as sweepstakes, contest, or other similar promotional campaigns (collectively, the “Programs”). When you sign up for one of these Programs, we typically ask you to provide your name and contact information (such as email address and/or telephone number). Because our Programs involve the collection of personal information, they might be interpreted as a “financial incentive” program under California law. The value of your personal information to us is related to the value of the free or discounted products or services, or other benefits that you obtain or that are provided as part of the applicable Program. This value is based on the expense related to offering those products, services, and benefits to Program participants.
♦ You may withdraw from participating in a Program at any time by contacting us using the designated method set forth in the applicable Program rules. Visit the terms and conditions page of each Program to view full details, including how to join.