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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the processing of personal data that we collect or you submit when you visit bestseller.com, a brand specific website within the BESTSELLER group such as veromoda.com or jackjones.com and when you use one of our apps.

If you have been redirected to this privacy policy from a brand specific website, it is because that brand is also covered by this privacy policy as a member of the BESTSELLER group.

BESTSELLER Handels B.V., Sint Jorissteeg 2, 1012 XV Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the data controller of the personal data covered by this privacy policy.

Overview

 

1. Our statement on privacy

2. Collecting & using your personal data

3. Sharing personal data

4. Transferring data outside the EU

5. How long do we store your data?

6. Your rights

1. OUR STATEMENT ON PRIVACY

At BESTSELLER, it’s our mission to give you a great fashion experience right from the moment you start browsing the many styles from our many brands, to the time that you actually receive your order. As part of your shopping experience with us, we want to ensure you that we protect and respect your privacy and handle all your personal data with care.

We uphold the following principles when handling your personal data:

1. We collect and store data for these main purposes:

  • Packing and delivering your order
  • Customer service
  • Improving your user experience
  • Marketing
  • Fraud prevention
  • Regulatory requirements

2. We only collect data that we need for the purposes mentioned above

3. We delete your personal data when we no longer need it

4. We don’t sell your data

5. We keep your data secure

Below you can read more about how and why we collect and store your personal data – and who we share it with.

You can also read about how you can exercise your privacy rights, e.g. how to request access to your personal data.

2. COLLECTING & USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Fulfillment of your order

To handle your order, we need some information from you. When you place an order with us, you provide us with your name, address, email, phone number, payment method and, of course, which products you wish to purchase. We use the information to fulfill your order including sending an order confirmation and packing and delivering your order.

Customer Service

When you contact our customer service via email, chat or phone etc., we will register the personal data that you provide to us. Our customer service has access to all information about your order, so we can help you in the best possible way, whether you have questions about the status of your order, or if you need to return an item. Our customer service is also able to see any previous correspondence with you as this allows us to provide you with a better service.

If you use our “Notify Me”-service, we will use your email, in accordance with your request, to notify you when a certain item is back in stock.

Improvement of your user experience

We constantly strive to give you the very best user and shopping experience on our websites. We do that in different ways, but an important part of it is by tracking your browsing behaviour on our sites in order for us to improve the user friendliness, layout and overall experience of the sites. We do that by using cookies. You can read more about cookies HERE. We also use your browsing data to recommend you products that we think you might like.

Marketing

In order for us to present you with the best possible fashion advice and most relevant news and marketing, we and our advertising partners use personal data to personalize the recommendations and promotions on our websites and to show you relevant advertising on other websites, social media networks and apps.

Doing this, we use information about your use of our websites and services including information such as order history, past correspondence and profile information. This information may be combined with other information which you have provided to our advertising partners or which they have collected themselves. Our partners may use cookies to collect information when you visit our websites. Read more about the cookies used on our website HERE

You can always object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes by using our request form, which can be found HERE.

Below you can read more about how we personalize our marketing towards our customer club members, the users of our apps and through our marketing cookies.

I     Customer Clubs

If you have signed up to one of our customer clubs we use information about you to send you newsletters with offers, information about new styles, fashion guides etc., based on your preferences. You can read more about the membership in the specific customer club terms and conditions and privacy policy, which can be found HERE.

II     Our App

In our apps you can choose to receive push notifications from us regarding campaigns. If you have activated location services on your mobile phone, we may use such information to send push notifications when you are near one of our stores.

At any time you can deactivate the notifications and location services in the settings on your mobile phone.

III     Cookie based marketing

Some of our marketing activities are based on cookies. Among other things, the marketing cookies that we use collect information about your style and size preference, device ID, geolocation based on your IP address and your general browsing behavior on our websites. These cookies also track which ads you have already seen, how many times you have seen them, whether you have clicked on any of them and whether or not you have placed an order after clicking.

We use that information to personalize the recommendations and promotions on our websites and to show you relevant advertising on other websites such as social media networks and comparison shopping engines as well as on other applications. For instance, if you have looked at a specific pair of jeans, we may present you with adds for that pair of jeans or similar on your social media news feed.

In addition, we may also combine the information collected by cookies with your order history, past correspondence and other information you have provided us with for marketing purposes.

You can read more about our use of cookies HERE.

You can also opt-out of interest based advertising by visiting the following websites:

http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

My Account

If you choose to create a personal customer account (My Account), you must provide us with your name and email address. You can also choose to give us your phone number and address.

My Account provides you with an overview of you shopping bag and your order history.

You can update or delete your account at any time by logging in.

Fraud prevention

We use the personal data submitted by you when you place an order for fraud detecting and fraud prevention purposes. For those purposes we may also receive additional information from our payment solution partners. 

Regulatory requirements

We use and store your personal data in order to comply with regulatory requirements, e.g. bookkeeping regulations.

Legal bases for collecting and using your personal data

We collect and use your personal data on the following legal bases:

1. Our performance of a contract

  • Fulfilment of your order

2. Our legitimate interest

  • Customer service
  • Improvement of your user experience
  • Fraud prevention

3. Your consent

  • Customer clubs
  • My Account
  • Marketing through push messages in apps
  • Cookie-based marketing

4. Our legal obligations

  • Regulatory requirements

3. SHARING PERSONAL DATA

In order to provide our services, we share personal data with our partners. We only share your data when this is allowed by law and all our partners are committed to keeping your data safe. Some of our partners are “data controller” and others are “data processors”.

Data controllers

The below described partners are data controllers meaning that they are directly responsible for the processing of your data. We only share personal data to the extent it is required for performance of their services, e.g. shipping.

When you complete an order, your payment is handled by our payment solution partners and your order is sent to our warehouse partner. When your order is packed and ready to ship, we share your name, address, email and phone number with our carrier partners to fulfil your delivery.

For marketing purposes, we may share non-reversible and encrypted (hashed) information about your use of our websites and services with our advertising partners who may combine it with other information that you have provided to them directly or that they have collected themselves. We also share information such as your IP address and order information with our affiliate partners to settle commission for their reference to our web shops.

Data processors

The partners described below are data processors who are only allowed to process personal data on behalf of us and according to our instructions.

Our technical service providers process your personal data when they have access to our databases or store personal data in their applications. These service providers include, for example, hosting providers, providers of our website platform and providers of message distribution tools.

In addition we have partners who provide tools related to customer service and customer experiences, e.g. a chat tool on our website or a customer experience feedback tool.

Finally, as part of our advertising campaigns we share non-reversible and encrypted (hashed) customer email addresses with social media networks and with other partners who will make the campaigns available to you on their websites or in your social media news feed.

Other situation where we share data

For customer club members, we share information about your orders and other activities on our online shops such as your online shopping bag and your wish list with the customer club.

If we are obliged by law, a court decision or a decision of another authority, we will share personal data with the relevant authority or third party. We also report fraud incidents to the relevant law enforcement authorities.

4. TRANSFERRING DATA OUTSIDE THE EU

Some of our partners handle your personal data outside the EU. In such case we will always ensure that your personal data is still covered by an adequate level of data protection:

  • Google, USA (the data transfer is safeguarded by Google’s certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield)
  • Salesforce, USA (the data transfer is safeguarded by Salesforce’s certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses)
  • Facebook, USA (the data transfer is safeguarded by Facebook’s certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield)
  • Zendesk, USA (the data transfer is safeguarded by the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses)
  • True Fit, USA (the data transfer is safeguarded by the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses)

5. HOW LONG DO WE STORE YOUR DATA

We only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with regulatory requirements, e.g. bookkeeping regulations in the countries where we operate. When this is no longer the case, the information will be automatically deleted. 

You can also request us to delete personal data. We will comply with such request unless we are obligated to store the information for regulatory reasons or unless the information is relevant due to a pending legal case/dispute.  

6. YOUR RIGHTS

When we collect and use your personal data you have a number of privacy rights. If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please submit our online request form which is available HERE.

You can read more about your various rights below:

Right of access

One of the most important rights that you have is the right to request access to the data that we have registered on you. If you request access, we will provide you with a copy of your personal data.

Right to be forgotten

Another important right in terms of your relationship with us is that you have the right to be forgotten, meaning you can file a request asking that we delete the data that we have registered on you. We may not be able to delete all your personal data as we are required to continue to store certain data in order to comply with legal requirements.

Right to object

You are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data on certain grounds. For example, you can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling.

Right to rectification

If you believe that the data we have registered on you is inaccurate or incomplete, please let us know and we will make sure to update your information.

Right to restriction

In combination with some of your other rights you can also request that we restrict the use of your personal data, e.g. instead of full erasure or during our assessment of your objection. 

Right to data portability

You can file a request asking us to supply you with the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit the data directly to a specific recipient.

Complaints

If you wish to lodge a complaint about how we handle your personal data, you can always contact our customer service team. You can also file a complaint with your local data supervisory authority.