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PRIVACY POLICY

 

We know that you care how your data is used and shared, and we appreciate your confidence in us to do so responsibly. This notice explains our privacy policy. You are consenting to the practices outlined in this Privacy Notice if you visit our chocolate shop.

What personal information about customers chocolate boutique gathers?

At the chocolate boutiques, we gather information from consumers in order to personalize and enhance your shopping experience. The following are examples of the data we collect.

Information You Give Us:

We collect and save any information you input on our website or give us in any other way. You have the option of not providing certain information, but you will not be able to take advantage of many of our services unless you do. We collect your personal information for such purposes as responding to your queries, customizing future purchases for you, and improving our store.

Automatic Information:

When you engage with us, we collect and store a variety of information. For example, chocolate boutique uses "cookies" like many other websites, and when your browser visits the site, we obtain certain types of data. Scroll down to see examples of the information we obtain. There are several utilities on the market that aid you in visiting websites anonymously. Although we won't be able to offer you a personalized experience at a chocolate store if we don't recognize you, we'd want you to know that these technologies exist.

About Cookies?

We use alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and provide features such as Automatic Login and permanent Shopping Carts so you can store items in your Shopping Cart between visits. Cookies are used by websites to provide information and offer services to individuals. Cookies, though necessary for a website's functionality, can be harmful if they are not handled correctly. Websites often utilize cookies to personalize advertisements and enhance your surfing experience or how to disable cookies entirely. Cookies do allow you to take full advantage of some of the chocolate boutique's best features, so we recommend that you leave them on.

E-mail Communications:

We often receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from a chocolate boutique if your computer supports such capabilities, to make e-mails more useful and interesting. Please select "Unsubscribe" in the Newsletter menu if you do not wish to receive e-mail or other mail from us.

Does Chocolate Boutique share the information it receives?

We do not sell customer information to anyone, as it is an important part of our business. Customer information is shared only with the subsidiary's chocolate boutique controls as described below.

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control:

Affiliated businesses and we work closely together. There are some businesses that operate stores in chocolate boutiques or sell products at the chocolate boutique. Other times, we operate stores, provide services, or sell products jointly with these businesses. Your transactions will be disclosed when another business is involved, and we will share customer information related to those transactions with that business.

Agents:

As part of our operations, we employ other companies and individuals. Order fulfillment, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service are examples. Because they have access to essential information for their tasks, they may not use it for any other reason.

Protection of Chocolate Boutique and Others:

Our policy is to release account and other personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of chocolate boutique, our users, or others. Fraud protection and credit risk reduction can be achieved by exchanging information with other companies and organizations.

With Your Consent:

The only exception to this is that you will receive notice when information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have the option not to share it.

What choices do I have?

In light of the above discussion, you can always opt not to provide information, even if it might be needed for a purchase or to take advantage of such chocolate boutique features as Automatic Login and permanent Shopping Carts. It is possible to add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in My Account. For our records, we usually keep a copy of the prior version when you update information. Please adjust your account settings to reflect this in the Newsletter menu if you do not wish to receive e-mail or other mail from us.

Children

Children are not allowed to purchase chocolate products from Chocolate Boutique. We sell children's products to adults only. If you are under 18, you may only use a chocolate boutique store with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

We will apply New Zealand law to any dispute over privacy arising from your visit to a chocolate boutique, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of our Conditions of Use. You can contact us at orders@chocolateboutique.co.nz if you have any concerns about privacy at the chocolate boutique. Our business constantly changes. The Notice and Conditions of Use will change as well, and the use of the information we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time. If you have instructed us not to, we may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, however, you should check our website frequently for any recent changes.

Information You Give Us

Such information is generally provided when you search, buy, bid, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. Your information is provided when you search for a product; place an order; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you've used multiple e-mail addresses while shopping with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; by providing employer, school, or other similar information; participate in Discussion Boards, and provide and rate Reviews. In the course of those actions, you may provide us with information such as your name, address, and phone number; people to whom purchases are shipped, including their addresses and phone numbers; other people; content of reviews and emails sent to us; and financial information.

Automatic Information

We collect and analyze data such as the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login information; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; and products you viewed or searched for.