Terms & Conditions
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
ESD PROFESSIONAL collects information about our customers and visitors to our web site so that we can provide an experience that is responsive to our customers' and visitors' needs. Information may be collected as part of: (i) fulfilling online registration of our website (ii) purchasing products, (iii) registration of your purchased products, (iv) submitting a job application, or (v) responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, promotional offers, or reservation confirmations). We endeavor to collect information only with your knowledge and with your permission if necessary. The types of personally identifiable information that we collect may include your name, home, work and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information, date of birth, gender, and lifestyle information such as shopping preferences, activities, names and ages, and other information necessary to fulfill special requests (e.g., hair conditions that require special treatments).
ESD PROFESSIONAL may also collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your use of our web sites, communication preferences, shopping habits, aggregated data relative to your purchase, and responses to promotional offers and surveys.
PURPOSE FOR COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND DISCLOSURE
Collection & Use
ESD PROFESSIONAL is fully committed to providing you with information about the collection and use of personally identifiable information (PII) furnished by, or collected from, visitors while using our web sites, products and services. It is our practice not to ask you for information unless we need it or intend to use it. Some of the primary purposes for collecting your PII are as follows:
* providing services such as processing a transaction (e.g., making a registration of our website, fulfilling a request for information, or completing a product order)
* marketing and communications with you in relation to the products and services offered by ESD PROFESSIONAL, our strategic marketing partners, and other trusted third parties
* performing market research via surveys to better serve your needs, improve the effectiveness
of our web sites, your shopping experience, our various types of communications, advertising campaigns, and/or promotional activities
You will always be offered the choice not to submit your PII or to decide what communications you want to receive from us. However, doing so may cause certain transactions to become affected. For example, not providing a name will prevent the processing of registration of our website, registration of your purchased product, and transaction of your purchase.
Processing and Disclosure
In most cases, the information you provide is added to a local or global database. As a general practice, ESD PROFESSIONAL does not sell, rent, or give physical possession of your PII to unaffiliated third parties outside the ESD PROFESSIONAL system. Situations in which ESD PROFESSIONAL may disclose your information to others include:
* when we have received your consent to do so
* in situations where sharing or disclosing your information is required in order to offer you products or services you desire (e.g., new IZUTECH™ products and special promotions)
* when companies or services providers that perform business activities on behalf of ESD PROFESSIONAL require such information (e.g., credit card processing, customer support services, market research administration or database management services)
* in the event ESD PROFESSIONAL is merged or acquired by another company
* to comply with legal or regulatory requirements or obligations in accordance with applicable law or court order
* in case of emergency such as to safeguard the life, health, or property of an individual
* If information is shared as mentioned above, we seek to limit the scope of information that is furnished to the amount necessary for the performance of the specific function. Unless otherwise precluded by legal process, we require third parties to protect your PII and abide by applicable privacy laws and regulations.
As part of our commitment to keep you informed, we may mail, e-mail, telephone, or contact you by other means to notify you of new IZUTECH™ products and services, or upcoming IZUTECH™ special offers, events, enhancements, or other relevant information that may be of interest to you. You may also receive mailings or other communications from carefully selected third parties. We always offer you the option to decline any or all of these communications by following the directions included in our e-mails or other communications, or by contacting ESD PROFESSIONAL directly.
If you are a registered IZUTECH™ member, you may also change your communication choices by updating your e-mail preferences in your individual membership profile.
We would like to keep all of our customers and visitors informed and equally able to take advantage of the benefits offered by ESD PROFESSIONAL and its strategic marketing partners. However, if you reside outside of the United States, certain data privacy regulations may require us to obtain your permission before we send you information that you have not requested from us.
In some cases your permission will be implied from the nature of the service requested or transaction undertaken. For example, ESD PROFESSIONAL may collect and use personally identifiable information that you volunteer, or behavioral data or information collected in the aggregate. In addition, your permission will be deemed given for communications from us that are necessary to fulfill transactions and services that you request.
In certain circumstances, we will seek your express permission when we collect information that is regarded under certain data privacy regulations to be sensitive in nature (e.g., information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, or health conditions).
ACCESS TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
To ensure that your personally identifiable information (PII) is accurate and up to date, we encourage you to regularly review and update your information as appropriate (e.g., in the event your home or e-mail address changes, or you wish to add an additional method for us to communicate with you). As a registered member on the IZUTECH™ website, you can review and update your individual membership profile on-line or with the assistance of an ESD PROFESSIONAL customer service representative. Please note that in an effort to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of your PII, you may be asked to provide proof of identity (or other authentication materials) together with the completed access request form. Access to PII from non-registered members at IZUTECH™ website cannot be provided by telephone.
If, upon review, you wish to deactivate your registered member profile at IZUTECH™ website, or update your PII, we will endeavor to do so in a timely manner. Occasionally, information that you request to be removed will be retained in certain files for a period of time in order to properly resolve disputes or to troubleshoot problems. In addition, some types of information may be stored indefinitely on "back up" systems or within log files due to technical constraints, or financial or legal requirements. Therefore, you should not always expect that all of your PII will be completely removed from our databases in response to your request.
ESD PROFESSIONAL recognizes the importance of information security, and is constantly reviewing and enhancing our technical, physical, and logical security rules and procedures. Our web site and servers have security measures in place to help protect your personally identifiable information against loss, misuse, and alteration while under our control. Although "guaranteed security" does not exist either on or off the Internet, we safeguard your information using both procedural and technical safeguards, including password controls, "firewalls" and the use of encryption based on a Digital Certificate issued. This allows for the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption method used to help protect your data from interception and hacking while in transit.
Cookies are designed to save you time because they help us to provide you with a customized experience without you having to remind us of your preferences each time you return to our web pages. IZUTECH™ cookies are not designed to damage your files, nor can they read information from other files on your computer hard drive.
Cookies can also help us provide you with a personalized on-line experience in the following ways:
* they remember your user name and password for future visits so log-in is easier and faster
* they ensure you are provided with the appropriate frames and content
* they ensure you obtain all requested information
* they help us deliver communications that are relevant and responsive to your interests and location
IZUTECH™ cookies are limited to our web sites only, and are not designed to follow you when traveling on the Internet after leaving IZUTECH™ web sites. We track the usage of our web sites in order to better meet your needs and to help make it easier for you to find information in the future. Please note that in addition to IZUTECH™ cookies, various third parties may also place cookies on your computer's hard drive. ESD PROFESSIONAL is not responsible for the presence or absence of third party cookies, or for the technological capabilities or practices employed by third parties in connection with third party cookies.
If you would prefer not to have the benefits of cookies, your Internet browser can be adjusted to treat cookies in different ways. Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security. However, you should also understand that rejecting cookies might affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our web sites and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next.
IZUTECH™ also uses invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain personally identifiable information. IZUTECH™ may use this information to improve marketing programs and content.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
In order to anticipate your needs, ESD PROFESSIONAL provides links to other web sites for your convenience and information. ESD PROFESSIONAL is not responsible or liable for any content presented by or contained on any independent web site, including, but not limited to, any advertising claims or marketing practices. Please note that while ESD PROFESSIONAL will protect your information on ESD PROFESSIONAL owned and operated web site, we cannot control and will not be responsible for the privacy policies of third party web sites, including web sites owned or controlled by independent third party owners of retail beauty supply store, distributor, interval ownership, or any other third party properties that may use the name of a IZUTECH™ brand, or web sites not controlled or authorized by ESD PROFESSIONAL.
Third party web sites that are accessed through links on our web sites have separate privacy and data collection practices, and security measures. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices, policies and security measures implemented by third parties on their web sites. We encourage you to contact them to ask questions about their privacy practices, policies and security measures before disclosing any personally identifiable information. We recommend that you review the privacy statements and policies of linked web sites to understand how those web sites collect, use and store information.
ESD PROFESSIONAL does not seek to obtain nor does it wish to receive personally identifiable information directly from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our web sites. If a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor from future IZUTECH™ marketing communications.
UPDATES TO THE PRIVACY STATEMENT
ESD PROFESSIONAL may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment, business needs, or to satisfy the needs of our customers, properties, strategic marketing partners, and service providers. Updated versions will be posted to our web site and date stamped so that you are always aware of when the Privacy Statement was last updated.