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Hair biz and Beyond Privacy & Cookie Policy

Hair biz and Beyond is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com.

This privacy policy describes how Hair biz and Beyond (“Hair biz and Beyond”, “we”, “us”, or “our”)  uses and protects any information that you give Hair biz and Beyond when you visit our website https://hairbizandbeyond.com. This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website (such as https://hairbizandbeyond.com), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Sites”).

Hair biz and Beyond may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes. This policy is effective from February 1, 2020. 

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Personal information you disclose to us

We collect personal information that you provide to us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Name and Contact Data: We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.

Payment Data: We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us on any changes to such personal information.

Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Sites. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Sites and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality. 

For more information on cookies see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

How we use cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

The cookies we set

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS RELATED COOKIES 

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. 

FORMS RELATED COOKIES 

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. 

SITE PREFERENCES COOKIES 

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences. 

THIRD PARTY COOKIES 

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. 

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. 
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. 
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most. 
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase. 
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, Google+ and Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. 

Who we share your data with

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or subpoena.
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to that information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on our Sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Sites over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless describes in this policy we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us.

  • Data Backup and Security: Google Drive Backup
  • Invoice and Billing: PayPal
  • Web and Mobile Analytics: Google Analytics
  • Website Hosting: BlueHost
  • eCommerce: WooCommerce
  • Payment Processor: PayPal

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to https://hairbizandbeyond.com. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at https://hairbizandbeyond.com. If you would like any information permanently deleted from our records, please email us as soon as possible, at https://hairbizandbeyond.com.

We will promptly respond to your request for a copy, modification or deletion of your personal information.

Information from minors

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Sites, you represent that you  are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Sites. If we learn that personal information from users less that 18 years of age has been collected, we take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com.

Controlling your personal information

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com. If you would like any information permanently deleted from our records, please email us as soon as possible, at hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com.

We will promptly respond to your request for a copy, modification or deletion of your personal information.

Policy updates

We may update this policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to the privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice on such changes or directly sending you a notification.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at hairbizandbeyond@gmail.com.