|Thank you for visiting the SkinCeuticals website. We
protect, share and use your information as part of our technology platforms, including, without limitation, our company websites, web pages,
sponsored social media platforms, mobile sites and mobile apps (the "Sites").
Your use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy and Cookie Notice and consent to the practices described.
QUICK GUIDE TO CONTENTS
1. INFORMATION COLLECTED
2. INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES
3. THIRD PARTY WEB ANALYTICS
4. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
5. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS, CHOICE AND ACCESS
6. ADVERTISING/TARGETED ADVERTISING; HOW TO OPT-OUT
7. TEXT/SMS MESSAGE OPT-OUT
8. CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK NOTICE
10. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
11. OTHER SITES
12. CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF INFORMATION
13. CHANGES AND POLICY UPDATES
14. CONTACT US
1. INFORMATION COLLECTED
You may visit and browse the Sites without providing personally identifiable
information about yourself. However, this may limit your ability to receive certain features, products or services from Us.
Information You Provide
We may collect Personal Information (information that can be used to identify you as an individual) such as your name, email, telephone number, home address, demographic information (such as zip code, age), or payment information (such as account or credit card number). The types of Personal Information we collect may vary depending on your use of the features of the Sites. If you register at the Sites, enter a promotion, opt–in to receive emails or other offers or communications, we collect and store the information provided. We may also ask you to provide other information, such as demographic information, such as gender, age or about your product preferences and interests.
Information We Collect Automatically
Mobile Apps: Some of our mobile apps include opt–in, geo–location services that provide location–based services, such as store locators, local weather, promotional offers and other personalized content. Some of our mobile apps include opt–in "push notifications." Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services or push notifications. If you consent to location services, we will collect information about the Wi–fi routers closest to you and the cell IDs of the towers closest to you to provide the requested location–based service, not to identify you.
Site Usage Information: L’Oreal and its third–party service providers may also use a variety of technologies that passively or automatically collect information about how the Sites are accessed and used ("Usage Information"), including but not limited to your browser type, device type, operating system, application version, the pages served to you, the time you browse, preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the Sites. This statistical data helps us understand what is interesting and relevant to users of the Sites so we can best tailor our content.
Device Identifiers: SkinCeuticals also automatically collects an IP address or other unique identifier information ("Device Identifier") for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, "Device") you use to access the Sites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. We may use a Device Identifier to, among other things, administer the Sites, help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, track users’ web page movements, help identify you and your shopping cart, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Cookies: Like many Web sites, we use "Cookies," which are data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Sites to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience, including tailoring advertisements. Cookies may also be used to associate you with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and, if you so choose, enable interaction between your activities on the Sites and your activities on such social networking sites. We, or our vendors, may place cookies or similar files on your Device for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting our Sites (such as allowing us to select which ads or offers are most likely to appeal to you, based on your interests, preferences, location, or demographic information).
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; or set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies. However, please be aware that some features and services on our Sites may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize and associate you with your account. In addition, the offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.
Pixel Tags or Web Beacons: We also use pixel tags or web beacons, which are transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email and indicate that a page or email has been viewed or tell your browser to get content from another server. These may provide confirmation to us when you open an email from us.
|2. INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES|
We may receive information about you from third parties that feature our
products or promotional offers if you opt–in to receive information from us. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or
social media site through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Usage Information and Personal
|3. THIRD PARTY WEB ANALYTICS|
|We may use third party web analytics services on this site, our social media platforms, or our social networking or mobile applications, such as those of Adobe Site Catalyst, Coremetrics and/or Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the site. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the website. You may deactivate the ability of these analytics services to analyze your browsing activities on this site.|
|4. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION|
SkinCeuticals uses the information we collect about you for a variety of
business purposes, including but not limited to:
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf. We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners) such as service providers that host or operate our Sites, analyze data, process transactions and payments, fulfill orders or provide customer service; advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions, contests, sweepstakes, surveys or provide marketing or promotional assistance. Your Personal Information may also be used by us or shared with our subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors, partners, advertisers or other third parties to provide you with product information and promotional and other offers to help maintain and operate the Sites or for other reasons related to the operation of our business, including but not limited to the fulfillment of purchases, promotional offers, and administering contests.
Business Transfers. We may share your Personal Information with other entities and our affiliates in the family of companies controlled by L’Oreal USA, Inc. for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or our assets, or assets related to the Sites, Personal Information, Usage Information, and any other information that we have collected about the users of the Sites may be disclosed to such entity as one of the transferred assets. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.
|5. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS, CHOICE AND ACCESS|
|You may direct us not to share your Personal
Information with third parties, not to use your Personal Information to provide you with information or offers, or not to send you newsletters, e–
mails or other communications by: (i) modifying your registered user information on the Sites; (ii) sending us an e–mail by clicking here;
or (iii) following the removal instructions in the communication that you
If you wish to modify, verify, correct, delete, or update any of your Personal Information collected through the Sites, you may edit your profile preferences or contact us at the above address or e–mail. In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Sites. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.
We will retain your information (including geo–location data) for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us here. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We do not control certain privacy settings and preferences maintained by our social media partners like Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to make changes to those settings and preferences, you may do so by visiting the settings page of the appropriate social media site.
|6. ADVERTISING/TARGETED ADVERTISING; HOW TO OPT-OUT|
|SkinCeuticals licenses technology to serve
advertisements on its own Sites and within its content as that content is served across the Internet. In addition, SkinCeuticals may use third party
network advertisers to serve advertisements and third party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Sites
and viewing of our content. We do not share Personal Information with these third parties, but ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors,
and/or analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on your Device and they may otherwise
collect or have access to information about you, including Usage Information. We and our network advertisers may target advertisements for products
and services in which you might be interested based on your visits to both the Sites and other web sites. We may use a variety of companies to serve
If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of certain network advertising programs through the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Opt-Out Page. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt out), you will still see advertisements while you're browsing online. However the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The NAI Opt–Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.
|7. TEXT/SMS MESSAGE OPT-OUT|
|If you so elect, you may provide your mobile phone number in order to receive text message alerts containing product and event information, products tips or promotions that may be sent using automated dialing systems (“Text Messages”), and your election to receive Text Messages is not otherwise required to purchase any goods or services from us. There is no fee from SkinCeuticals to receive Text Messages, however, your mobile service provider may charge you for sending and/or receiving text messages and air-time, as well as any other standard applicable rates charged by your mobile service provider.
You agree that by providing your wireless telephone number to SkinCeuticals you’re expressly consenting to receive automated marketing text messages from SkinCeuticals to the mobile number provided. Consent is not required to purchase goods or services. Message and data rates will apply and you should check the rates of your telephone carrier.
In Text/Message text case, we will then send a “confirmation” message to the user and will request that the user confirm that he has agreed to receive message from SkinCeuticals to this personal phone number.
You acknowledge that Text Messages are distributed via third party mobile network providers and, therefore, we cannot control certain factors relating to message delivery. You acknowledge that, depending on the recipient's mobile provider service, it may not be possible to transmit the Text Message to the recipient successfully; nor is content available on all carriers. We do not claim or guarantee availability or performance of this service, including liability for transmission delays or message failures.
Participants that have consented to Text/SMS Message can stop receiving messages by sending the keyword STOP to 855-213-3918. Participants can receive further help with Text/SMS Message services by sending the keyword HELP to 855-213-3918.
|8. CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK NOTICE|
|Under California law, website and online service
operators are required to disclose how they respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms that provide consumers the
ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about a consumer’s online activities over time and across third party
websites, to the extent the operator engages in that collection.
California law requires website and online service operators to disclose whether third parties may collect personal information about their users’ online activities over time and across different sites when the users use the operator’s website or service. Third parties that have content or services on our site such as a social feature, analytics service, or an advertising network partner, may obtain information about your browsing or usage habits but this information does not include personal information. We do not knowingly permit such third parties to collect any personal information from our site unless you directly provide it to us and we provide it to them with your consent.
|The Sites are not directed to children under 13. We do
not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we determine upon collection that a
user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian's consent. If we become aware that we
have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such
information from our records.
No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for SkinCeuticals or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
|10. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION|
|SkinCeuticals maintains reasonable safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss, unauthorized use, disclosure or destruction and when transferring information for processing. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. SkinCeuticals restricts authorized access to your personal information to those persons who have a legitimate purpose to know that information to provide products or services to you and those persons you have authorized to have access to such information. We also require that third parties providing services on our behalf protect Personal Information and not use it for purposes other than providing assistance to SkinCeuticals.|
|11. OTHER SITES|
|12. CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF INFORMATION|
|The Sites are governed by and operated in, and in accordance with the laws of, the United States, and are intended for the enjoyment of residents of the United States. Country or region specific web sites are available for L’Oreal brands and products around the world. L’Oreal makes no representation that the Sites are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation. Given that we are an international business, our use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Sites, or providing us with any information, you (a) acknowledge that the Sites are subject to the laws of the United States, (b) consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen, and (c) waive any claims that may arise under those laws.|
|13. CHANGES AND POLICY UPDATES|
|14. CONTACT US|
|If you have any questions or concerns regarding this
UPDATED AS OF: January 26, 2016