Privacy Policy

Virtual Beauty Corporation Ltd., conducting business as Virtual Beauty, provides digital and print educational resources for the Skin Care Professional. This Virtual Beauty Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes our general privacy policy and practices in relation to Virtual Beauty’s website, and the resources available. (collectively, the “Services”). In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (“GDPR”) Virtual Beauty provides website visitors with a ‘plain English’ notice regarding our data collection and processing policies and procedures in the Virtual Beauty GDPR Data Collection and Processing Notice (“Data Use Notice”).
Please click here to view the Virtual Beauty Data Use Notice. If there is a conflict with the terms of this Privacy Policy, as set forth below, and the terms of the GDPR Notice, the following order of precedence shall apply: first, the Virtual Beauty GDPR Notice; second, the Virtual Beauty Privacy Policy.

1. Relevance This Policy applies to individuals who provide personal data and personal information via visiting Virtual Beauty’s website (“Visitors”), registering to use the Services available.  “Personal data” and “personal information”, as used herein, means data, including data about individuals in European Union member countries (“EU Persons”), that is within the scope of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, that is received by Virtual Beauty, including in the United States of America from the European Union, and recorded in any form.

2. Information Collected How we collect and store information depends on the websites you visit, the activities in which you participate, and the Services you use. Several categories of information are automatically collected from you when you use the Services, as described below.

2.1. Information You Provide When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, Virtual Beauty requires you to provide personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Required Contact Information”). Optional Information is referred to collectively as “Data About customers”.

2.2. Automatically-Collected Information Virtual Beauty may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices that are used to access the Services, including mobile devices, through commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (“Website Navigational Information”).Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your browser or device (such as browser/device type and language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on Virtual Beauty’s website, such as the pages viewed and the links clicked.We may also collect and analyse information such as: (i) location information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (ii) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, error logs, and other similar information.As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.

2.3. Location Information We may use information about your location to customise the Services with location-based information and features. In order to do this, we may pass along your location information to our affiliates and agents. If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.

2.4. Information From Others We may obtain information about you from third parties, such as our content partners, resellers, and others. If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, you authorise Virtual Beauty to collect, store, and use, in accordance with this Policy, any and all information available to Virtual Beauty through the third-party interface.

2.5. Aggregate or De-Identified Data We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or via other means such as live events so that the information is not intended to identify you. This Policy does not restrict our use or disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information.

3. Cookies This Section describes our practices with respect to how we use cookies. By using our Services with your browser set to accept cookies, you are consenting to our use of cookies in the manner described herein.We may collect data about your use of the Services through the use of cookies, Internet server logs, tracking pixels (also called web beacons) and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, that enables us to recognise your computer/device, store your preferences and settings, enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your interests, perform searches and analytics, and assist with security administrative functions. An Internet server log is a file where website activity is stored. Server logs are used to track usage and provide security.A tracking pixel, which is also referred to as a web beacon or a clear GIF, is an electronic tag with a unique identifier that is embedded on web pages, in online advertisements and/or email. These pixels are designed to provide usage information, such as advertising impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and access user cookies.We use third parties to assist us in advertising, tracking aggregated and/or de-identified site usage statistics, and providing content-sharing services to support the Services. These third parties may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect similar information about your use of the Services.For instance, the cookies may reflect de-identified data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., a hashed version of your email address, which we may share with service providers, solely in non-human readable form. We do not control these third-party technologies, and their use is governed by those parties’ privacy policies.We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our site. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our Services. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session. A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, we would use a persistent cookie if you asked that we keep you signed in.Another type of cookies is Flash cookies, which are stored with your Adobe Flash Player files and help in the viewing of content that uses the Adobe Flash player.

3.1. Why does Virtual Beauty use cookies and similar technologies? Virtual Beauty uses cookies and similar technologies for the following purposes:

• Authentication and Security: To log you into the Services; to protect your security; and to help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate Virtual Beauty’s Terms of Use. For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to the Services and prevent unauthorised parties from downloading items purchased on your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through the Services.

• Preferences: To remember information about your browser and your preferences; and to remember your settings and other choices you have made.

• Analytics and Research: To help us better understand how people use our Services, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics; and to help us improve and understand how people use the Services. For example, cookies help us test different versions of our Services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics. We might also optimize and improve your experience using the Services by using cookies to see how you interact with the Services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. To find out more about how Google uses data when you visit a website that uses Google Analytics, please visithttps://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

• Personalised Content: To customize the Services with more relevant content.

3.2. Where are cookies and similar technologies used? We use these technologies on the Services, including our websites and apps. We don’t release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our service providers who assist us in providing the Services.

3.3. What are my privacy options? You have a number of options to control or limit how we and our partners use cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to limit or decline cookies by visiting your browser’s help page. The browser manufacturers, not Virtual Beauty, control these settings. You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). You can also manage the use of Flash technologies, including Flash cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customise, or use some features of the Services. For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit: allaboutcookies.org.

4. Use of Information Collected Virtual Beauty uses Data About Visitors, Data About items purchased, and Data About location to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” web form, Virtual Beauty will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services. Virtual Beauty uses Website Navigational Information to operate and improve Virtual Beauty’s websites, to protect Virtual Beauty and third parties, for security, and to prevent fraud and violation of Virtual Beauty’s applicable agreements. Virtual Beauty may also use Website Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data About Learners and Data About Visitors to provide personalised information about Virtual Beauty.

5. Information Sharing and Disclosure We may disclose to and/or share your information only with affiliated third parties in the following circumstances.

5.1. Consent: If you consent to the disclosure, we may do so.

5.2. Protection of Virtual Beauty and Others: We may disclose any of your information if required by law or in a good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce any agreements that you entered into with us; (iii) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; and/or (v) protect the rights or property of Virtual Beauty, its agents and affiliates, its users, or the public. We may also disclose information to law enforcement agencies in emergency circumstances, where the disclosure of such information is consistent with the types of emergency disclosures permitted or required by law.

6. Online Analytics We may use third-party web analytics services such as Google Analytics. These service providers use Website Navigational Information to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to advertising, as described in the following section. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On by visiting this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

7. Security We have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access and maintain data security of, and to use correctly, the information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store.Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy.

8. Communications Preferences Virtual Beauty offers Visitors, who provide contact information a means to choose how Virtual Beauty communicates with you. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of Virtual Beauty’s marketing emails.Additionally, you may send a request to bookshop@virtualbeauty.co.nz

9. Customer Testimonials Virtual Beauty posts Learners and testimonials on Virtual Beauty’s websites that contain information such as Customer names, titles and country location. Virtual Beauty obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting such information or testimonials.

10. No Rights of Third Parties This Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

11. How to Contact Virtual Beauty If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Policy or Virtual Beauty’s privacy practices, please address your inquiries to:Virtual Beauty Corporation Ltd P.O. Box 314184 Orewa 0946 New Zealand

Or by email here

12. How You Can Access and Update Your Information You may review and update certain user profile information by logging in, as applicable, to the relevant portions of the Services where such information may be updated, or by contacting bookshop@virtualbeauty.co.nz to make such a request.

13. Changes to This Policy Virtual Beauty reserves the right to change this Policy at any time to, including, without limitation, reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of the Services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes.Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Policy will mean you accept those changes. If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will post the updated Policy here and notify you by email or by means of a notice on our website prior to the changes becoming effective.

Last updated August 2019