Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 2010

1. Introduction.
As used in this Privacy Policy, “we,” “our” or “us” means, collectively, Expert Esthetics, LLC, and the website located at www.expertesthetics.com (the “Website”), and “you,” means you, the user of the Website. We receive and may or may not store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other manner. We are committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to the Website. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used, and explains some of the steps we have taken to protect your privacy.

2. Consent.
By using the Website or providing any information, personal or otherwise, to us, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in the Privacy Policy.  If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information, you are not authorized to use the Website.

3. Product Purchases.
If you purchase a product from us, we request certain personal information from you. You must provide contact information (such as your name, email, billing, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card issuer, credit card number, expiration date, and card verification code). We use this information for billing, and credit card payment processing, purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order or credit card payment, we will use this information to contact you. We also keep a record of your purchases. We will disclose your personal information to third parties to charge your credit card, fill your order, deliver your order, and provide customer service. We will occasionally send you information on products, special deals, special events, and promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Opportunity to Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy.

4. Registration.
If you purchase a product using the Website, you may be asked to register in order to allow you to view and manage previous purchases.  During registration you will be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, age, address, telephone and facsimile number, and email address. Once registered, you will be assigned or may be given the opportunity to create a password which, together with your email address, may be used to access certain password-protected sections of the Website. As part of creating your registration, you may also be requested to provide questions and/or secret answers which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password. You will also be given the option as to whether or not you want to receive email from us. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Opportunity to Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy.

5. Information We May Collect From You.
By “personal information” we mean any information that may be used to identify an individual. Personal information collected through the Website is used by us to process and deliver product purchases, to process credit card and payment information, to provide customer service, reply to queries initiated on the Website, to announce contest winners and award prizes, to operate and improve our website, and to track website usage policies and statistics. We may also use your personal information to communicate with you. For instance, when you register on the Website, or provide us with contact information in connection with purchases from the Website, we may use your personal information to send you an email confirming your registration, product order, and shipping information. We also use personal information to inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with your use of the Website. We may also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your Internet address, browser type and language, access times and referring website address.

We may use customized links or similar technologies in the newsletters or promotional e-mail you receive from us to determine whether the newsletter or e-mail has been opened and which links you clicked, in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications, customized content or other information.

We may hire or otherwise engage other companies who provide services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, hosting the Website, delivery of content and services provided by the Website, processing and delivery of orders for product through the Website, processing credit card charges and payments, and performing statistical analysis. These companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service for which they’ve been hired or engaged. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

We may combine, in a non-identifiable format, the information you provide with the information of other users to create aggregated data. We plan to analyze data of an aggregate nature mainly to track group trends. We do not link aggregate user data with personal information, so aggregate data cannot be used to contact or identify you. Anonymous aggregated data may be provided to other companies we do business with for statistical purposes, and to track group trends.

We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process, protect and defend our rights or property (e.g., to enforce the Terms of Use), or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our website or members of the general public.

Depending on the functionality of the Website that we, in our sole discretion, choose to provide, you may have the ability to view or edit your personal information that we maintain online. In such instances, in order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you would be required to be registered and sign in with your password. You are responsible for protecting the security of your password.

Personal information will not be posted or published by us, and except as specified in this Privacy Policy, it will not be provided to third-party providers without your consent. We will not sell, lease or rent our e-mail user or customer lists to third parties.

6. Brower-Based Information We May Collect.
We may collect information that is sent to us by your web browser.  This information does not identify your personally, rather it typically includes the IP address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider, the name of your operating system, and the name and version of the browser you are using.  The information received in this manner is, at least in part, on the settings in your browser.  We suggest you check your browser to determine what information it sends and how to manage those settings.

(a) Use of Cookies.
The Website may use “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by our web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by us. None of the information we gather in this way can be used to identify any individual who visits the Website. We use cookies to monitor the use of the Website, to gather non-personal information about users, to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information, and, possibly, to display personalized content on your later visits to our website. This information may also be used for statistical research to tailor content to usage patterns.

(b) Use of Web Beacons.
Our web pages may contain electronic images known as “web beacons,” sometimes called single-pixel gifs, that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on the Website and allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may also include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our delivery. We prohibit web beacons on the Website from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.

(c) Links to Other Sites.
This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by the Website. This website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites. When you leave our website you should read the privacy statements of each website that collects personal information.

7. Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our website is intended for general audiences and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. We do not sell products for purchase by children below the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 may not use this website with or without parental supervision. When our website collects age information, and users identify themselves as under age 18, the website will block those users from providing personal information, registering as users or purchasing products from this website.

8. Health-Related Information.
The Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be viewed nor construed as medical advice.  If you have a medical question, you are advised to contact your physician directly.  The Internet is by nature insecure, and the Website does not use encryption or other security measures for the “contact us” or other features of the Website.  You should not enter or disclose any individually-identifiable information about yourself on or through the Website, as we cannot be held responsible for any breach, interception, or loss of such information.  If you are a patient or prospective patient, and wish to learn how we collect, use, and disclose health information that is protected by the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, please contact us and request a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices.

9. Security.
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We, and the third parties hired to host and manage the Website, maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.   Although we use such security measures, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet and will not be held responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control. 

10. Changes to This Privacy Statement.
We reserve the right from time to time to change, modify or supplement this Privacy Policy in whole or in part. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to be informed of how we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information. The most current version of our Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” hypertext link located at the bottom of the home page on the Website. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy, but will not provide any other notice to you. Your continued access or use of the Website constitutes acceptance by you of any changes.

11. Legal Disclaimers.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, to protect public safety, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Website. This includes exchanging information for fraud prevention and reduction of credit risk.  We are under no obligation to maintain your information for any period of time, and may, at our sole discretion, delete or otherwise dispose of your information from time to time in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

12. Copyright; Trademarks.
All content on the Website is copyrighted by us or protected by trademark, and it cannot be distributed or used for commercial purposes. Your use and distribution of all content on the Website is governed by the Terms of Use which is located at the bottom of the homepage of the Website.

13. Opportunity to Opt Out.
We provide you the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your personal information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product but do not wish to receive any additional promotional material from us, you can indicate your preference to us. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by emailing us from the Contact Us page on the Website.

14. Governing Law.
The Website and its use, and this Privacy Policy, are governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to any conflicts of law principles.  By using the Website, you agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida, U.S.A. for any dispute arising or relating to the Website or your use of the Website.

15. Questions Regarding Privacy Policy.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us by telephone or by emailing us from the Contact Us page on the Website.

© 2010 Expert Esthetics, LLC. All Rights Reserved.