Privacy Policy & Cookies Statement

AGNES' SELECT Respect Your Privacy

    1. We put the safeguarding of your data at the centre of everything we do
    2. All personal data is managed respectfully and responsibly
    3. When we communicate with you, we aim to always send information that is relevant and appropriate
    4. We are proactive about managing your privacy, making sure the way we look after your personal data is secure and legally compliant

Our policy

What this policy covers

This Policy explains:

  • Who we are;
  • What personal data we collect;
  • Cookie Policy
  • How we may use your data;
  • How we may contact you;
  • How we will store and protect your data;
  • What you should do if you would like us to change or delete the data we hold for you or stop contacting you.

Who we are

AGNES’ SELECT is an online style journal creating in-depth fashion decoding, style stories and artisan insights for our global stylish readers. 

The website: www.agneselect.com, together with the media label AGNES’ SELECT is found and managed by Agnes S. J. GE, While the affiliate Weibo account is managed by the media company: 上海涅偲文化传播有限公司 in Shanghai (Social Credit Code:91310118MA1JMHXM2R)

What personal data we collect

We may collect personal information about you when you engage with us for a number of reasons including when you engage with our social media, sign up to receive emails, create an online account, purchase something from us, register for an event, enable us to provide a service to you or to enhance your experience with us.

This can include information such as your name, postal address, email address, phone number, age, bank details and credit/debit card details*. 

In addition to your personal data, we may also ask for your preferences so that we can send you information that is tailored to your interests.

*We do not usually collect ‘sensitive personal data’ from you unless there is a clear reason for doing so. In certain circumstances, such as when purchasing a Product, you may provide a credit, debit, or payment account number, or other payment information which we recognize as more sensitive than other personal data. We generally do not request on or through the Service other Data that is often considered “highly sensitive,” such as other financial account information (e.g., credit report information, bank account numbers), personal health information, or government-issued identification numbers (e.g., social security number, drivers’ license number, or passport number), although we reserve the right to do so when such Data is necessary to offer you certain services.

Website users

We may also gather information about you from your use of our website, such as which pages are most visited and which events or facilities are of most interest. We will use this information to improve our website and to ensure we provide the best services for our users. Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our website. By submitting your details, you enable us (and where applicable any suppliers we use) to provide you with the goods, services, information, activities or online content you select.

Social network integration

If you choose to access, visit and/or use any third-party social networking service(s) that may be integrated with the Service, we may receive your Data that has been made available to those services, including information about your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push Content from our Service to your contacts or to pull information about your contacts so you can connect with them on or through our Service. Some social networking services also will facilitate your registration for our Service or enhance or personalize your experience on our Service. Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Service is voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with your Data the third-party social networking services may make available us by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services. We reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share, and provide access to all of your Data that we receive through third-party social networking services in the same ways as all of your Data we receive through our Service (as described in Section IV below).

If you register on our website (including sign in to leave a comment and sign up for email newsletter) then the following will also apply:

• The website will collect personal information when you register with us; 
• The website will collect such information as your name, email address. Once you register with the website you will not be anonymous to us when you subsequently sign-in; 
• You endeavour to ensure that any registration information you give to the AGNES’ SELECT will always be accurate, correct and up to date;
• We collect and retain information about your transactions with us so that we can process your transactions and deal with future queries;
• Through the use of cookies, we will receive information from your computer such as your IP address (the unique number that identifies your computer when you use the internet) and we may record this information to provide you with a good experience when browsing our website or to improve the functionality of our site.

Your debit card and credit card information

If you use your credit or debit card to buy something or pay for membership online, we will ensure that this is done securely and that we will not keep your details for longer than necessary for the purposes of the transaction.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, which are set by us in your web browser. Cookies store data that enhances your experience of the website (for example saving your shopping bag between pages); they also enable us to gather anonymous information on website use, which we can use to improve our service to you; they are also used by some of our third-party service providers, again to track usage and to save data between pages.

How we use cookies
We use cookies to:
  • Anonymously record and analyse website usage
  • Enable signing in to your online account
  • Have a shopping bag which saves your purchases as you shop online
  • Store information that you set whilst using the website (e.g. the volume of the radio, the visibility of a notification)

We may also use cookies to personalise your experience on our website, by recognising you and tailoring content or product and service offerings.

How to control or delete cookies

The majority of web browsers automatically enable cookies as a default setting. To stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, you’ll need to alter the settings of your web browser. You should also be able to delete cookies via your browser settings.

You can find instructions on how to control or delete cookies by clicking ‘Help’ in your browser’s menu bar, or by following these browser-by-browser instructions from AboutCookies.org.

For Google Analytics cookies you can also stop Google from collecting your information by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You may withdraw your consent for cookies to be set. Please note that by itself this action will neither delete any cookies nor prevent the future setting of cookies.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or preventing future cookies your experience on our website will be limited.

How we may use your data

We may use your personal data for a number of purposes, including the following: 

Processing Your Requests for Products. We use your Data to process your request for Content and/or other Product(s). For example, if you subscribe to any of our Products we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the Product. Similarly, if you enter a contest, we will use your personal data to notify you if you are a winner. If you enter a contest or submit Content to us, we may also publish your name, screen name, and other personal data you have provided to us.

Administering the Service. We also use your Data for any lawful business purpose in connection with administering the Service, including without limitation for customer service, to help diagnose problems with servers, to improve Products that we offer by tailoring them to your needs, to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, to seek compatible advertisers, sponsors, clients and customers, and to track users’ movements around the Service and elsewhere on the web or across apps and/ devices. Your geographic location Data may specifically be used to show you Content (including advertising and sponsored messaging) based on geographic location.

Access by Third Party Providers. We may also allow access to your Data by Third-Party Providers that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance, market research, community and forums management, auction services, e-commerce, personal/job search and other advertising functionality, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. And if you choose to purchase or subscribe to any Product(s), we may forward your Data to Third Party Providers for services such as credit/debit card or other payment processing, order fulfilment, credit pre-authorization, and address verification. There are also times when you provide Data to us in areas of the Service that may be managed or participated in by one or more Third-Party Providers. In such cases, the Data may be used by us and by such Third Party Provider(s), each pursuant to its own policies. While we may seek to require Third Party Providers to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use your Data except for the express purpose for which it is provided, we do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.

Marketing Communications. We may also use your Data to communicate with you about new features, events or Products offered by us, Third-Party Providers, our advertisers, and other companies and individuals with which we have a relationship.

Health, Safety, and Legal Requests. We reserve the right to access, use, and share with others your Data for purposes of health, safety and other matters in the public interest. We may also provide access to your Data in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings brought by or otherwise involving governmental and/or law enforcement officials, as well as private parties, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal processes. We may also provide access to protect our rights and property and those of our agents, customers, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of use.

Inappropriate website content
If you post or send any content that we believe to be inappropriate, offensive or in breach of any laws, such as defamatory content, we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your internet provider or law enforcement agencies.

How we may contact you

If possible, we would like to be able to contact you by email because we feel it is the most efficient and productive way to communicate with you about the wide range of contents we offer.

We will contact you by email if you have given us your email address and we are emailing you to provide the services you have requested.

We may also contact you by email if you have bought a service or goods from us and we want to contact you about similar goods or services.

We may in addition contact you for marketing purposes by email if you have given us your consent to do so. This may include requests for your support through a variety of different fundraising initiatives such as requesting donations, inviting you to attend special events, or encouraging you to purchase tickets or products.

If you enter your contact details into one of our online forms, we may use this information to contact you, even if you don’t click ‘submit’ on the form, but we will only do this to see if we can help with any problems you might be experiencing with the form or with our website.

If you have not given us your data yourself and we have not received it from a third party, we will only contact you if you fall into one or more of the categories below:
• You are a known philanthropist or connected with a trust or foundation, and/or
• You are a known style icon
• You are a publicly recognisable figure.

Business to business communications
If we are communicating to you on a ‘business to business’ basis we will contact you by post or email, unless you have let us know that you would prefer us not to do so.

How we will store and protect your data

We will either store your data on our own servers or in the Cloud. Where we transfer your data outside the UK, we will ensure that: the country where the data is transferred to is within the European Economic Area (EEA); or the country has been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; or we use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or the organisation receiving the data is part of the U.S. Privacy Shield arrangement; or a specific legal exception applies. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is kept secure, including encryption, network level protection, strong password policies and dual authentication.

Keeping your personal data

We keep your personal data for as long as required to operate the service we are providing to you or for archival purposes and in accordance with legal requirements and tax and accounting rules. If we have not heard from you or you have not engaged with us for a period of two years and we do not need to keep your personal data for archival, legal or business reasons, we will delete or suppress your personal information. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.

If you have told us that you do not want to hear from us at all or by a particular channel, we will hold the minimum amount of your personal data on a suppression list to ensure we comply with your request.

What you should do if you would like us to change or delete the data we hold for you or stop contacting you

Do you want us to stop contacting you?
It is your choice as to whether and how you want to receive information about us and our work, and the ways you can get involved. You have the right at any time to ask us to amend or stop using your personal information, including for marketing purposes.

You may opt-out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our marketing emails. You can also change any of your marketing preferences at any time (including telling us that you don’t want us to contact you for marketing purposes by telephone or send you direct marketing by post) by contacting us : [email protected] We will not use your information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted for such purposes. However, we will retain your details on a suppression list to help to ensure that we do not continue to contact you.

Do you want to change the details we hold for you?
The accuracy of your information is important to us. You can edit your information, including your address and contact details at any time. If you would like to change your preferences or update the details we hold about you, please contact us: [email protected]

  • Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update the terms of this Policy at any time, so please do check it from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address you have provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our website. By continuing to engage with us through our services and our website you will be deemed to have accepted such changes

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