Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 7, 2015

Cosmetic Essence, LLC, d/b/a Cosmetic Essence Innovations (“Cosmetic Essence Innovations”) values your privacy and Cosmetic Essence Innovations desires to ensure your experience with Cosmetic Essence Innovations, including subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies (collectively “Cosmetic Essence Innovations”, “we”, “our” or “us”) and all our websites and all our related subdomains (the “Sites”) and all our products, mobile applications, software, blogs, forums, channels and sharing services (collectively with the Sites, the “Services”) are as satisfying and safe as possible. In that regard, we have established for the Sites and/or Services the following Privacy Policy to explain and describe what personal information Cosmetic Essence Innovations collects on our Sites and/or Services, how Cosmetic Essence Innovations uses it and your options regarding information Cosmetic Essence Innovations may collect about you.  By accepting this Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Policy. In addition, by accepting this Privacy Policy you expressly represent that you are the age of 18 or older and/or not considered a minor in the jurisdiction for which you reside. Your continued use of our Sites and/or Services or any other content, products or other services covered by this Policy constitutes your acceptance and agreement to this Policy and any updates.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at:
Cosmetic Essence, LLC
2182 Route 35 South
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733
privacy@cosmeticessence.com

1. Information We Collect

In describing our collection, use, and sharing of information in this Policy, we refer to our collection and use of “Personal Information”. “Personal Information”, as used in this Policy, is personally identifiable information, which is information that directly identifies an individual, such as first and last name, mailing address, email address, demographics or other online contact information, or telephone number. We collect Personal Information, as well as non-personally identifiable information on Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services.

We collect Personal Information in two ways. First, we collect information you provide to us in optional, voluntary submissions, such as in registration forms, user profiles and promotional signups. Second, some Personal Information may be collected automatically. This is described below in “Passive Data Collection”.

We may also obtain information, including Personal Information, from third party sources. If we directly combine information from third parties with Personal Information that we have collected, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information and handle it in accordance with this Policy. In addition, please note that we may solicit third parties to collect Personal Information on our behalf and in such cases we instruct those third parties to comply with this Policy and all applicable data protection laws.

Cosmetic Essence Innovations never gives away information about our users. If you choose to provide Personal Information about yourself, Cosmetic Essence Innovations will use this information only to communicate directly with you. Cosmetic Essence Innovations will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific Site(s) and/or Service(s).

Passive Data Collection
We may receive passively-collected information through a variety of methods including, but not limited to the following:

Cookies

We may use a variety of methods, including "cookies" to collect information.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ .

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on our Sites and/or Services have been categorized based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on our Sites and/or Services by category is set out below.

Performance Cookies. Cosmetic Essence Innovations collects cookies on our Sites and/or Services to capture information about page visits (e.g. “performance cookies”). This information is anonymous and Cosmetic Essence Innovations uses this information only internally - to deliver the most effective content to our visitors. Information from the cookie is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our Sites and/or Services and guide development of other improvements to our Sites and/or Services.

Targeting, Performance, and Functionality Cookies. In our email programs, Cosmetic Essence Innovations employs some tracking methods (e.g. “targeting, performance, and functionality cookies”). We track “opens” via a tracking pixel in the email - meaning we track who opens our emails messages and when you open our e-mail messages; and we track “clicks” via encoded URLs - meaning we track whether you click on the links contained in our e-mail messages. This information is used internally only to help us deliver relevant messaging, and is not shared with any third parties.
Functionality and Necessary Cookies. Cosmetic Essence Innovations does not require that you accept cookies and/or you may withdraw your consent to our use of cookies at any time by adjusting your browser's privacy settings, however, some functionality on our Sites (e.g., “functionality cookies”), our product or service check-out process, and Services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies (e.g., “necessary cookies”).

Opting Out of Cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preference options in our Sites and/or Services, where applicable. We will indicate upon selecting your preferences that we will use a cookie to remember your preferences.

Location-Based Services. We may collect and use precise location data, including the real-time location of your mobile or fixed location device.

Analytics Tools. We use analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics and DoubleClick Cookies, to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you use our online Sites and/or Services. These tools and technologies collect and analyze certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC Address, mobile unique device ID, and other similar information.

The third party analytics companies who collect information on our Sites and/or Services and other online products and/or services may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services relating to your activities across their network of websites as well as online and/or mobile products and services. Many of these companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies.

In addition to our use of technologies as described herein, we may permit certain third party companies to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to you based on your use of Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services and to otherwise collect and use data about your use of Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services. For more information about this practice, please see the "Third Party Advertising Technologies” section below.

You may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.

2. How We Use Information

Generally, we use Personal Information to establish and enhance our relationship with our users through four main categories: (1) Communication; (2) Optimization; (3) Advertising; and (4) Sharing Features. Below, we provide some specific examples of how we use the Personal Information and other information we collect.

Communication and Responding to Requests. We use your information, including Personal Information, to provide you with customer support, respond to users' requests, send newsletters and updates and connect users to Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services.

Optimization. We use user information, including Personal Information, behavioral metrics, and other non-personally identifiable information to operate, provide, improve, and maintain our Sites and Services, to develop new products and services, to prevent abuse and fraud and for other administrative and internal business purposes.

3. When We Disclose Personal Information

We do not share Personal Information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy.

Legal Requirements. We may disclose Personal Information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena, warrant, or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to (a) prevent violation of any Legal Terms and Conditions of Service, or our other agreements, (b) take precautions against liability, (c) protect our rights, property, or safety, or those of a partner, any individual or the general public, (d) maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Sites and/or Services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our Sites and/or Services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses, (e) investigate and defend ourselves against third party claims or allegations or (f) assist government regulatory agencies.

Change of Ownership.
Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of any bankruptcy, merger, sale, transfer of company assets, acquisition, or similar transaction. In the event of such a transaction in which your Personal Information would be transferred to a third party, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you. For example, we will post a notice of the transfer of Personal Information on our Sites and/or Services.

4. Information Practices for Children

Cosmetic Essence Innovations does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If in the future we choose to collect personal information from children, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

5. Your Choices

Submitting Personal Information. If you do not want to submit Personal Information that is necessary to provide or use our Sites and/or Services or to fulfill your request, you may or may not be able to access and/or participate in certain Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services. For example, you will not be able to register for an account with us or access and/or use certain Cosmetic Essence Innovations product features or online services. In addition, your refusal to submit Personal Information may limit our ability to respond to your customer support inquiry in a timely fashion.
Editing Personal Information. You may, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain Personal Information that you have provided to us by updating your preferences on the Account Settings page or by contacting us at the mailing or email address provided set forth in this Policy.

Marketing Choices. If you want to remove yourself from individual communications, including marketing promotions, advertisements, updates and email newsletters, simply click the unsubscribe link in the communication or access your Account Settings page when logged in or on the Sites. You also acknowledge and agree that there may be instances where we may elect to notify you about administrative notices regarding your account with us, such as to inform you about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, that your account may be expiring, or to provide you with other relevant administrative information about your account. Because this information is important to your interaction with us, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

Account Deletion. If you submit Personal Information, you may delete your account with us at any time. If you delete your account, your Personal Information and any and all other account related information including, but not limited to, user profile data, purchasing history, sharing data and any other data, credits, or content specifically associated with your account are also permanently deleted. Deletion of your data may take up to 30 days from accessible systems and up to 90 days from backup systems. If you choose to have an account with us in the future, you will have to sign up for a new account as none of the information you previously provided or saved within your account will have been saved.

6. Security

We take reasonable measures, including the implementation and maintenance of physical, electronic, and managerial procedures, in an effort to assure the security, integrity, and accuracy of all Personal Information that we collect. Our efforts include procedures designed to avoid unauthorized access, alteration, misuse or disclosure of Personal Information.

If we learn of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services covered by this Policy and providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your account information and usage.

7. Data Integrity and Data Retention
We collect and use Personal Information in accordance with this Policy and only for the purposes stated in this Policy and/or at the time we request such Personal Information from our users, or for such purposes to which a user may otherwise consent. We do not use or share our users' Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which such Personal Information was requested and authorized for use by us. We retain Personal Information for no longer than is commercially useful to carry out our business purposes, or as we believe may be legally required. When Personal Information is deleted or updated by you, it may take up to 30 days from accessible systems, and up to 90 days from backup systems, for us to delete such Personal Information.

8. Access to Personal Information
You may view, correct, or delete the Personal Information Cosmetic Essence Innovations stores about you. Most of your Personal Information may be accessed and corrected by simply emailing us at privacy@cosmeticessence.com. If you wish to obtain a report of the Personal Information Cosmetic Essence Innovations has about you, please send us a written request at the address set forth in this Policy.

9. California Privacy Rights
In addition to the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who are individual consumers or users of Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services to request certain information regarding its disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via mail or email at the address identified in the “Contacting Us” section.

10. Changes and Updates to This Policy
We may update this Policy from time to time. If we do, we will update the "effective date" at the top of the Policy. If we make material changes to how we use Personal Information, we will attempt to notify you of the change and to give you the opportunity to exercise choice as to how your Personal Information is used. We will post the updated Policy on the affected Sites and/or Service, and if we have your email address, we will send notice of the update to that email address.

We encourage you to review this Policy periodically to stay informed about our collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. Your continued use of our Sites and/or Services or any other content, products or other services covered by this Policy constitutes your agreement to this Policy and any updates.

11. International Users & U.S.-EU Switzerland Safe Harbor
Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services may be hosted in the United States. If you utilize our Sites and/or Services from the European Union or Switzerland, or any other region with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data outside of those jurisdictions to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union, Switzerland and other regions. By providing Personal Information under this Policy, you consent to the use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy and the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States.

The Personal Information practices set out in this Privacy Policy apply to all Cosmetic Essence Innovations Sites and/or Services, and customers worldwide. You have a right of access and to correct such data and/or Personal Information. To exercise these rights, or for other data privacy questions, please contact/send an email to privacy@cosmeticessence.com.
Cosmetic Essence Innovations is committed to complying with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.

12. Enforcement
Cosmetic Essence Innovations regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Cosmetic Essence Innovations' treatment of Personal Information by contacting us through this Site(s) and/or Service(s) at privacy@cosmeticessence.com or by writing to us at Privacy Group, c/o Cosmetic Essence, LLC at the address set forth in the contact section above. When Cosmetic Essence Innovations receives a formal written complaint at this address, it is Cosmetic Essence Innovations’ policy to contact the complaining party regarding his or her concerns. Cosmetic Essence Innovations will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved by Cosmetic Essence Innovations and an individual.

13. No Error Free Performance
Cosmetic Essence Innovations does not guarantee error-free performance under this Privacy Policy. Cosmetic Essence Innovations will use reasonable efforts to comply with this Privacy Policy and will take prompt corrective action when Cosmetic Essence Innovations learns of any failure to comply with our Privacy Policy. Cosmetic Essence Innovations shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or punitive damages relating to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey and the United States, to the extent applicable.