For any avoidance of doubt, "you" or "Users" of the Services may be "Clients", including individuals seeking hair, beauty and other health and wellness services or "Professionals", covering stylists; hair, beauty, health and wellness professionals; merchants; salons; and any staff of such merchants or salons (regardless of whether such employee, independently or not, registered for the Services).
Hair Decoded and its affiliate businesses also use Users' data and other personally non-identifiable information obtained through the Services to, among other things, help us improve the content and functionality of the Website and Services, to better understand the Users of our Services, and to enhance the user experience of our Services.
Hair Decoded employs the services of a third party to keep a protected copy of your credit card number. This billing information belongs to you, and by utilizing the Service, you grant Hair Decoded the right to use this data to bill you for services rendered.
We may, from time to time, collect personally non-identifiable information from you at the time of registration, or when you choose to subscribe to any of our Services. This kind of information is not sufficient enough to identify or contact users. Examples of these kinds of information include the following: demographic data, age, education level, profession, geographic location or gender. Note that Hair Decoded may store such information, or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by Hair Decoded's affiliates, agents or service providers. Personally non-identifiable information, along with other classes of data, may be used to track the total number of visitors to our Website and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. Users should note that no personal data is available or used in this process.
When users interact with Hair Decoded on the website, we receive and store specific additional, personally non-identifiable information. Such fringe information, collected passively using various technologies, cannot accurately identify any users. Examples of this kind of information include the following: IP addresses, browser types, domain names, date and time of page views, location information associated with your IP address, your interactions with an advert delivered by us or our advert technology partners and other anonymous statistical data involving your use of the Website and/or our services.
Hair Decoded strives to offer user a rewarding browsing experience at all times. To the end, we might analyze the personal data that is provided through the Services in an amassed form. This accumulated or aggregated information does not identify users personally. In other instances, Hair Decoded may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics to pitch our services to existing and potential partners, and to other third parties within the ambit of the law.
Hair Decoded, in operating this website, may resort to the use of technologies such as cookies, web beacons and log files. A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our website gives to your computer when you access a website. A web beacon is an electronic file that signals when a webpage, advertisement, video, other content, an email or newsletter has been viewed. Log file information is generated by your browser or mobile application each time you access the Website or our Services.
Cookies, Web beacons, and Log files help Hair Decoded provide additional functionality to the Website and Services and help us analyze Website and Services usage more accurately, thereby enhancing user experience.
Hair Decoded may, either directly or through third party companies and individuals we engage to provide services to us, also track your use of our Website and the Services. This tracking serves the purpose of enhancing our customer support structures, useful analytics, research, product development, fraud prevention/deterrence, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, as well as to enable our visitors to use and access the Services and pay for activities on the Website and through the Services.
Third parties may also offer users the opportunity to opt out of receiving targeted advertisements on our services that feature on third-party platforms. Industry groups such as the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/) will have such opt-out features on their platforms. Note, however, that even if you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising on the Services - which will not match your interests.
Understand that Google reserves the right to show users which remarketing lists they are on, along with the corresponding domain name. However, you can set modalities on how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preference Manager; head over to (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/). Also, you can elect to opt out of interest-based advertising in totality by adjusting your browser's cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
Hair Decoded uses the information we collect from our Services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to create new services, and to protect Hair Decoded and our Users. The information collected also helps to offer tailored content including making more relevant search results and adverts available.
Hair Decoded does not share Users' personal information with anyone except for the situations highlighted below or unless we specifically notify you of our intention and give you an opportunity, the first right of refusal, to opt out of our sharing your personal information.
Hair Decoded may share your personal information in the following cases:
Our authorized service providers are companies that perform certain services on behalf of Hair Decoded. These services may include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, processing credit card transactions, delivering packages, offering customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analyses, enhancing the functionality of the Services, and supporting structures, sweepstakes, surveys and other features we offer. These service providers may have access to your personal information to the extent permissible to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from sharing or using any of your personal information for any other purpose.
We may share information we collect, including personal information, with Hair Decoded-operated or affiliated businesses. Sharing information with our affiliates enables us to provide you with information about a variety of products and services that might interest you. All Hair Decoded companies comply with mandatory privacy and security laws and, at a minimum, in any commercial e-mail you receive from Hair Decoded, will give you the opportunity to choose not to receive such e-mails in the future.
Hair Decoded may share User's personal information with the merchants/sellers offering products, services, promotions, and contests. Hair Decoded affirms that your personal information won't be shared with these businesses unless you elect to participate in their offer or program. When you choose to engage in a particular proposal or plan, you authorize us to share your email address and other information with the relevant merchant.
When you contact us, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing or might arise in the future. We may use your email address to inform you about our Services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes, improvements or promotional offers.
There are other special circumstances in which Hair Decoded may also disclose Users' personal information. They include:
Hair Decoded affirms that Users' personal information will not be shared in the following ways:
The Website and our related Services are not meant for children under the age of 13, and Hair Decoded does not purposely collect information from young persons under 13. We state that children aged 13 or older should not submit any personal information without the express permission of their parents or guardians. By using the Website and our related Services, you are affirming that you are at least 18 years of age.
Hair Decoded goes to great lengths to ensure that your information is safe and secure. However, we cannot offer guarantees that hackers or unauthorized personnel will not gain access to your personal information despite our best efforts in this regard. Be aware that in using our website and other related services, will mean that the information you provide passes through third-party platforms/ infrastructures not under our jurisdiction.
It is possible that you can set your device to automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" signal to websites and online service you visit, including Hair Decoded's web pages. However, note that no clear industry standard adequately defines a 'Do Not Track' in all ramifications. In the light of this development, Hair Decoded does not respond to 'Do Not Track' signals and related instructions from web browsers, similar to many other websites and online services platform.
Users of Hair Decoded website, who are resident or natives of California can enjoy special consideration. This consideration allows this set of users request and obtains from Hair Decoded once a year and at no cost, specific information about the personal data (if any) we made available to third-party agents, for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. Where applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal data that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.
If you are resident in California and you would like to take advantage of this offer, please send your request to our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If at any point in the future after registering on the Hair Decoded website, you decide not to continue receiving information from us or about the use of information volunteered by you, please send the requisite request, detailing your new choice. Send your updated instructions to the contact address specified on our pages.