PRIVACY POLICY

At Margherita (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” throughout this Privacy Policy), data protection and confidentiality are high priorities. We created this Privacy Policy because we care about your privacy and understand that you want control over how the information you provide to us is used, stored and shared. Please read over it carefully to be fully aware of how and why we are using your data as it contains important information regarding your rights and obligations, including limitations and exclusions that might apply to you. It sets out clear guidelines for how Margherita processes your personal data, and explains how we use the personal data that you leave and/or provide when you visit our website and use its various online services.

By visiting and using our site, www.bymargherita.com (the “site”), you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

  1. 1. Information we collect personal data and billing information Personal data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you.

The personal data collected by us may include your name, email address, address, telephone number, birthdate (primarily for eligibility purposes) and similar identification data. If you wish to purchase a product or service through the site, you will be required to provide certain information in addition to the personal data noted above. Such information may include a credit card number, paypal account number and similar information

You will always be informed about collection of your personal data. With the submission of your data it will always be stated whether the submission is voluntary or necessary for completing the desired action, such as the completion of a transaction in our web shop.

Your personal data is collected in one or several of the below cases:

  • When you buy goods online at www.bymargherita.com

  • When you sign up for our newsletter

  • When you create an account at www.bymargherita.com

  • When you participate in one of our competitions

If you use your email address in more than one of the above cases, your personal data will only be collected and registered in one place. This way your information is already stored when you shop from us and you will not receive the same marketing material from Margherita more than once.

Other information and cookies

In addition to the personal data and billing information noted above that you voluntarily provide to us, we may collect additional information (collectively, “other information”). Such other information may include:

  1. (I) information that we automatically collect when you visit the site, such as your IP address, internet service provider, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time of your visit, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the site you visit, number of links you clock while in the site, and similar information concerning your use of the site.

  1. (II) additional information that you voluntarily provide to us regarding your use and interest in our programs, offers, products and services.

  1. (III) information that we collect using “cookies”, bits of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can enhance your online experience by automatically saving your preferences. We use cookies because they help us provide you with a better online experience. The information we collect through cookies allows Margherita to determine when and for how long you logged on to the site so that we can try to understand how to better serve your needs. If you object to the use of cookies for any reason, you may set your internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you decline, you may have some difficulty using some features of this site.

2. Use of information collected

Personal data, billing information and other information to:

  • Provide access to and usage of the site

  • Order completions and handling of orders

  • Customer service support

  • Management of user accounts

  • Overview of purchase history

  • Measuring and improving our services

  • Inform you about our products

  • Newsletter sign-ups

  • Solicit feedback

  • Personalized advertising and marketing

  • Administer rewards and promotional programs

  • Improve our services to you

Please note: We will only use your personal data to send marketing material if you prior have given your explicit consent, unless legislation allows us to contact you without your prior consent.

We keep statistics about which areas of the site our users visit and which products the users prefer. This data does not contain personal data. Knowledge about your use of the website is gained with help from the collected data. This information is used to improve the experience on the website. We also collect information about what products our users, as a unit, prefer. This information is also used to improve the website. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about how you navigate and use our website. We do not sell or disclose information about your purchase history to third party.

If Margherita intends on using any personal data, billing information or other information in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which it is collected. If you have not been so informed, we will inform you and obtain your consent after collection, but before use. Otherwise we will only share personal data as outline in this Privacy Policy.

  1. 3. Transfer to other data controllers and disclosure to data processors

In general, we do not transfer your personal data to a third party without your consent. However, like other businesses, Margherita may hire other companies to perform certain business-related function. For example, we may pass your personal data and billing information to our designated service providers in order to process payments, ship products, send mailings and maintain databases.

Under specific circumstances and with reference to legislation, it might be necessary to transfer information to public authorities or the police. For example, information may be disclosed to the police in case of suspicion of credit card fraud.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies

  1. 4. Accessing, modifying and deleting personal data and communication preferences

We will delete your personal data when we no longer need to process them in relation to one or more of the purposes set out above in section 3. However, the data may be processed and stored for a longer period in anonymized form.

You may access, review, delete and/or make changes to personal data that you may have provided to us by clicking on “my account” on our site or by emailing us at ghita@bymargherita.com or studio@bymargherita.com. We will respond to your request to access personal data within 30 days. In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of Margherita marketing emails or by emailing your request to studio@bymargherita.com. We will use reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription database. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to your account with Margherita.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retail and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy, contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below. We will investigate your questions, respond to your inquiry and attempt to resolve any concerns regarding your privacy question.

5. Security

We have reasonable security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misue or alteration of personal data, billing information and other information that we have collected from you at the site. We are, however, unable to guarantee that the security measures we take will not be penetrated or compromised, or that your personal data will remain secure under all circumstances. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

6. Links to other websites

This site may contain links to third-party websites. We have no control over the privacy practices or content of partners, advertisers, sponsors or other website to which links are provided. As such, we are not