BELLA BOUTIQUE COPYRIGHT
As an online store, it is only natural for us to provide images of our products right on our website. We expect you, our loyal customers, to respect our copyright and not to copy the images, descriptions and basic content and use them elsewhere.
BELLA BOUTIQUE VALUES YOUR PRIVACY
It is inevitable that during the course of your business with BELLA BOUTIQUE, you will be asked to provide certain pertinent Personal Information about you. “Personal Information” as defined in the Privacy Act of 1988 (Cth), is “information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about you or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained.”
BELLA BOUTIQUE supports the “National Privacy Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information” that sets the guidelines upon which stores like ours collect, store, access and use the Personal Information of our customers.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Common to every starting point in a business transaction is the procurement of personal details of the customer. BELLA BOUTIQUE may ask you to provide your name, address, telephone number or email address in exchange for gaining entry into the shopping space and being able to access the rest of the services of the website. Some of these personal information may be needed and used for recording preorders, suppliers’ after hours contact details, records of joining in contests promoted by the store and for the simple standard purchases and buying transactions through the online store.
As much as possible, BELLA BOUTIQUE will strive to collect this type of personal information directly from you. However, if we get your information from a different source, BELLA BOUTIQUE is required by law to do the following:
To let you know that BELLA BOUTIQUE has collected personal information about you
To let you know how you can gain access to the Personal Information collected
To inform you for what purpose BELLA BOUTIQUE has collected this Personal Information
To inform you where BELLA BOUTIQUE will disclose this Personal Information to, and;
To inform you about the consequences should you decide not to give our your personal information
In the end, no one can force you to submit your personal information to any entity, even to BELLA BOUTIQUE. But if you do not provide such information, you may not gain access to the services provided by the website. You may change your mind about providing BELLA BOUTIQUE with your personal information if you know for a fact that the collection of such information is required by law.
However, under no circumstances are we to collect sensitive information such as the following:
Race or ethnicity
Political or religious beliefs or affiliations
Membership of professional or trade associations or unions or health information or genetic information
HOW THAT INFORMATION IS USED
In most cases, we only require specific personal information in order to conduct our business transaction with you. For instance, we collect your name, address and phone number or email address in order to be able to send you the product which you’ve purchased from our store. The credit card number is required so we can deduct your purchases from it as payment. If you don’t purchase anything, your credit information will not be required or asked. We don’t use your Personal Information for any other purpose although we may share your Personal Information with our service providers who also provide related and connected services.
KEEPING INFORMATION ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE
Personal Information collection is only successful if it is accurate, maintained and updated. If for some reason, you need to update your personal information, like if you transferred homes or you’ve gotten married, then you may feel free to supply us with the corrected information.
KEEPING INFORMATION SECURE
The trust that you give BELLA BOUTIQUE when it comes to protecting your Personal Information is wholly appreciated. On our part, we have initiated security measures to ensure that your personal information is protected and thus will be safe from any unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. All your personal information is stored in electronic and digital form and we do everything in our power to make sure that external forces will not be able to get at such important personal information.
DEALING WITH BELLA BOUTIQUE ONLINE
One of the ways that BELLA BOUTIQUE protects your personal information is through encryption using a 256-bit SSL Encryption that is present in all the pages of our website. We have also implemented a Geotrust SSL Certificate for our checkout. There is a simple way of checking our website to ensure that you are indeed browsing a secure site and that is if you see a padlock icon in your browser when you’re at the BELLA BOUTIQUE’S checkout page.
Cookies are a computer’s and website’s way of identifying you on the webspace. Most browsers have settings that enable them to accept cookies as webpages often require them. If you wish to change your settings and have you approve the acceptance of cookies manually, you can do so. Just so you know, we have an option called “Remember My Details” as part of our shopping process that can automatically set a cookie on your hard drive to identify your computer with our system.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES FROM OUR WEBSITE
There are times when we provide links to other sites from our website. If you happen to click on these links, please remember that we no longer have any control over that website’s privacy standards and policies. You will be shown a warning prior to leaving our website in favor of the linked website.
GAINING ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We can reasonably grant you access to your own personal information that we currently hold unless otherwise specified by Australian Privacy Laws.
We do recognize that you may want to access your personal information but we will require a proof of identity from you before we can accede to your request. If the request is simple enough, we may not charge a fee but if it requires a substantial effort on our part, you may be charged for the service.
If you feel the need to update your information, you can simply contact us so we can update our records. You can also do this personally by accessing your online account with us by visiting our website.
RESOLVING YOUR PRIVACY ISSUES
Our lines are always open should you feel the necessity to discuss any Privacy Issues with us. We will do our utmost best in order to resolve the situation as soon as we can and with as little repercussion as possible. However, if we are unable to solve the problem, we will raise the issue to higher management, whichever is needed and just apprise you of the progress.
Should you need further information, you can visit the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.privacy.gov.au