www.girlsareawesome.com (hereafter “Girls Are Awesome”) works to ensure that your privacy is always protected when using our services, which means that all customer information provided to Girls Are Awesome is treated as confidential. No information will be disclosed to third parties and is strictly used by the customer and Girls Are Awesome. We use the internet every day, and are as concerned as you are about the misuse of personal data.
1. PERSONAL DATA
1.1 WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?
Girls Are Awesome collects personal data and non-personal data that you forward when using girlsareawesome.com and associated online services. This occurs when you eg. complete an order, contact customer service, scroll our website or perform certain actions such as subscribing to our newsletter. The personal data you forward includes, but is not limited to: contact information, date of birth and payment details. Non-personal data includes, but is not limited to: IP address, browser type, number of visits, popular searches, domain names and referring sites. We may also collect personal data from external sources and third party providers e.g. credit information and address registrar information.
1.2 HOW DO WE STORE PERSONAL DATA?
The data that we collect from you is stored within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) but may also be transferred to and processed in a country outside of the EEA. Any such transfer of your personal data will be carried out in compliance with applicable laws. For transfers outside the EEA, Girls Are Awesome will use Standard Contractual Clauses and Privacy Shield as safeguards for countries without adequacy decision from the European Commission.
1.3 HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Girls Are Awesome uses your personal data for the following purposes:
• To create and manage your Girls Are Awesome account
• To process your orders and returns
• To contact you in the event of any problems with your order or delivery
• To send newsletters
• To analyze and create statistics, in order to make your shopping experience better
• To prevent fraud or misuse of our services
• To respond to email inquiries
1.4 WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
You have the right to request information about the personal data we behold on you at any time. You can request correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data we hold about you via our customer service. You can request that we delete data we hold about you, or stop processing or collecting it, except for special circumstances such as if there is a legal storage requirement (eg. book-keeping rules), or when there are other legitimate grounds to keep the data (eg. unsettled debts). You can also withdraw your consent (opt-out) to us using the data for marketing purposes at any time (i.e., sending newsletters or offers) via the unsubscribe function in each send-out.
1.5 WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE DATA?
Girls Are Awesome does not sell your information to third parties. We do, however, share data with third parties when necessary to fulfill a transaction, complete a service, for administrative purposes, or when required by law. Any data that is forwarded to third parties is used to meet Girls Are Awesome’s commitments to you. Girls Are Awesome may also supply your personal data to organizations such as credit reference or debt collection agencies for the purposes of credit checks, identity checks, monitoring credit rating and debt collection. Additionally, we will share your data if such sharing is required by law or to protect against potential or suspected fraud.
1.6 HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR DATA?
Once we receive your transmission, we have technical and organizational measures in place to help protect your data from loss, manipulation, unauthorised access, etc. At Girls Are Awesome we protect your data using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a function that encrypts all information sent between buyer and seller, including card information, so that card details cannot be read by external parties. Payments proceed securely through Stripe or PayPal, which are both PCI DSS 3.2 compliant as Level 1 Service Providers.
1.7 EMBEDDED CONTENT
2.1 WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are saved during subsequent visits to a website. These files are retrieved from your computer, tablet, or mobile device and based on your behavior on the website. There are two types of cookies, permanent cookies which are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device for no longer than 12 months, and session cookies which are stored temporarily and disappear when you close your browser session.
2.3 WHEN DO I ACCEPT COOKIES & WHAT IF I DON’T ACCEPT?
You accept cookies by entering and using our site. On the front page, you will get notified about cookies. If you choose not to approve cookies, your shopping experience may be affected.
2.4 CAN I DELETE COOKIES?
You can delete your browser history and thus your cookies, in the settings of the specific browser you are using. For instructions on how to handle and delete cookies please look under “Help” in your browser. You can choose to disable cookies, or to receive a notification each time a new cookie is sent to your computer or mobile device. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies, your user experience may be affected, and you are unable to use certain functions on our site.
2.5 COOKIES FROM THIRD PARTIES AND SUPPLIERS