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The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
By submitting your information with us you consent to the use of that information as laid out below.
2. The information we collect and how we use it
In order to purchase services from us, we need to know your name, address, email address and a contact number. We gather this information to allow us to contact you efficiently and provide the best and safe service to you. The relevant information is then used by us, and us alone. We do not pass any of your information on to 3rd parties.
We only ever collect information directly from you or from an individual that has been given consent to disclose information about you. (For example, if a family or friend were to book a treatment or purchase a product on your behalf).
If you wish to register for our marketing service you must provide us with your name and email address/mobile number. From time to time we may contact you with offers or information that we feel would be relevant or of interest to you. We may choose to send you these messages based on treatments or products that you have had with us in the past. You can opt out of this marketing scheme at anytime just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the salon. We will then update your preferences.
We may need to collect relevant medical information from you if the service you are having requires it under our public liability insurance. This information must be kept by us for 6 years after the date of your service. You must be willing to provide us with the relevant medical information for us to be able to provide these treatments safely.
4. How we protect your information
We do not share your information at any time with 3rd parties. Your details are kept on our database that is only shared between our 2 salons if you decide to visit both. Otherwise it is kept on a single non public network system at each salon. The information is backed up daily and that backup is kept in a safe overnight on the premises. This backup is never removed from the salon, and only The Essentials employees have access to it. Our systems are password protected to each individual member of staff, so we can log who has used the system at what time. If a member of staff is to leave our employment their password and access is terminated on their last day. We do not save any of your payment information at any time. We do not record our phonecalls.
5. Right to Erasure
We will keep your information and will use it in the ways outlined in this policy for up to 2 years after your last visit to us at either of our 2 salons. If you have had a treatment that requires medical information we will keep this information for 6 years but you will not receive any marketing after 2 years from your last visit to us. After this time you information will be deleted from our database.
6. Sale of business
If The Essentials was to be sold to another individual or organisation your details may be disclosed to the new operators of The Essentials
7. Viewing and updating your details
If you wish to view, change or delete any of the information that you have provided to The Essentials, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
8. Your consent
If you wish to make a complaint or have any issues about the way that we collect, store or use your information you can go to www.ico.org.uk