At Republic Of Brands, we appreciate the trust you place in us when you choose to visit our stores or websites and we take that responsibility seriously.
You should check our Policy regularly.Your continued use of the Website, App and services constitutes your agreement to this Policy, as amended from time to time.
We may collect various information if you visit the Website, install the App or seek to place an order for a product with us on any of our Platforms.
We collect, process and store your data, process your purchases on our Platforms and any possible later claims. We may collect your title, name, gender, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, delivery address (if different), telephone number, mobile number, fax number, payment details, payment card details or bank account details.
We also collect your device information including device IDs and any other personally identifiable information used to access the Platforms to enhance your user experience by making improvements to our Platforms to customize it to your preferences. This information is also used for fraud detection and prevention.
We will use the information you provide to enable us to process your orders and to provide you with the services and information offered through our Platforms and which you request. Further, we will use the information you provide to administer your account with us; handle returns and size change requests; verify and carry out financial transactions in relation to payments you make online, refunds and fraud detection and prevention; audit the downloading of data from our platforms; improve the layout and/or content of the pages of our platforms and customise them for users; identify visitors on our App and Website; carry out research on our users’ demographics; send you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us, including information about our products and services, provided you have indicated that you have not objected to being contacted for these purposes.
Subject to obtaining your consent we may contact you by e-mail with details of other products and services. If you prefer not to receive any marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time.
We may pass your name, phone number and address on to a third party in order to make delivery of the product to you (for example to our courier or supplier).
Your phone number and e-mail address may be used for notifications regarding order status and announcements of the latest deals and campaigns.
We may use the information we collect to conduct customer service related analyses, train our customer service agents and to provide you with the right customer support so that you receive the best customer experience from Republic of Brands.
Payments that you make through our Platforms will be processed by our agents. You must only submit to us or our agents or the Website information, which is accurate and not misleading and you must keep it up to date and inform us of changes.
Your actual order details may be stored with us but for security reasons cannot be retrieved directly by us. However, you may access this information by logging into your account on any of our Platforms. Here you can view the details of your orders that have been completed, those which are open and those which are short to be dispatched and administer your address details, bank details and any newsletter to which you may have subscribed. You undertake to treat the personal access data confidentially and not make it available to unauthorized third parties. We cannot assume any liability for the misuse of passwords unless this misuse is our fault.
We may keep your information even after you have closed your account and are no longer availing our services to detect and prevent fraud, meet our legal/compliance/regulatory requirements, resolve any disputes and enforce our privacy policies and terms and conditions.
We may use fraud prevention agencies (FPA) to help us make decisions as to whether to accept an order for products on our Platforms. A condensed guide as to how we or FPAs will use your information is detailed below. If you would like to see more information about this, or the agencies we use, please contact us.
We will use your data in the following ways:
- • We will search at FPAs for information on those placing orders for products on our Platforms.
- • We will use the information provided to us by FPAs to help make decisions about all those placing orders for products on our Platforms.
- • If you give us false or inaccurate information and we identify fraud, details may be passed to FPAs. (and we have the right to not process the orders).
We may use your personal information for opinion and market research. Your details are anonymous and will only be used for statistical analysis. You can choose to opt out of this at any time. Disclosing your e-mail address is only necessary if you would like to take part in competitions. We save the answers to our surveys separately from your e-mail address.
We may also send you other information about us, our Platforms, our other websites, our products, sales promotions, our newsletters, anything relating to other companies in our group or our business partners.
If you would prefer not to receive any of this additional information as detailed in this paragraph (or any part of it) please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in an e-mail that we send to you or send a communication to us via the Contact Us form available on Website, asking us to unsubscribe you from that particular e-mail. Within 7 working days (days which are neither a Friday nor a Saturday or (ii) a public holiday anywhere in the United Arab Emirates) of receipt of your instruction, we will cease to send you information as requested. If your instruction is unclear, we will contact you for clarification.
Please note that we will continue to share service level communication with you, even if you opt out of receiving additional information from us. Our service level communication enables us to fulfil our promise to you by communicating your order confirmation, shipment messages etc.
We may further anonymise data about users on our platform generally and use it for various purposes, including ascertaining the general location of the users and usage of certain aspects of the App or Website or a link contained in an e-mail to those registered to receive them, and supplying that anonymised data to third parties. This data is also used for research purposes, systems improvements, Website and App improvements and offering you the best products. However, anonymised data will not be capable of identifying you personally.
For any competition, we use the data to notify the winners and advertise our offers. You can find more details where applicable in our participation terms for the respective competition.
We may share collected personally identifying information (including e-mail addresses) with other companies in our group and for commercial purposes - such as advertising. We may also pass your details to our agents and subcontractors to help us with any of our uses of your data set out in this Policy. For example, we may use third parties to assist us with delivering products to you, to help us to collect payments from you, to analyse data, and to provide us with marketing or customer service assistance. We may exchange information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it.
Your information may also be shared with companies approved by you e.g. your social media sites. Our Platforms may contain advertising of third parties and links to other sites or frames of other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those third parties or other sites, nor for any third party to whom we transfer your data in accordance with this Policy.
We also customize our ads and other marketing content for you while you are on our Platforms based on the information we have on you, your browsing history on the Website and your previous transactions with us.
Other than as set out in this Policy, we shall not sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.
We may provide hyperlinks from the Website to other internet sites which are operated by other organizations. We are not responsible for external websites that link to the Website or which are linked from it. The inclusion of hyperlinks does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to prohibit any link from another internet site to materials or information on the Website. Without prejudice to that right, if you wish to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
- • the link is neither misleading nor deceptive and must fairly indicate the Website as the destination of the link;
- • you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our trademarks;
- • you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
- • you do not in any way imply that we endorse any products or services other than our products on the Website;
- • you do not misrepresent its relationship with us nor present any other false or misleading information about us;
- • you do not otherwise use any of the trademarks displayed on the Website without our express written permission;
- • you do not link from a website that is not owned by you;
- • any website from which you link to the Website does not contain any content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Our Platforms use social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our Website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser, which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of the relevant platform. For this purpose, the internet address of the visited site (your IP address included) is transferred to a USA-based Facebook server where the data are stored. This occurs even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time.
If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. The information can also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our Platforms with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our Platforms. You can also block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.
I voluntarily and expressly consent to Republic of Brands 's collection, use, sharing, processing and retention of my data in the manner set out hereinabove.
You have rights about your personal data:
- 1. You have the right to be informed of any personal data which we may hold or process about you
- 2. You have the right to request access to the personal data which we may hold or process about you
- 3. You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge
- 4. You have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes
- 5. You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data or restrict the processing of your personal data
- 6. You have the right to request us to transfer any personal data which we may hold to you or any other service provider of your choice.
- 7. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
If you have any concern about your data, you can contact us via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to or accidental loss of or destruction or damage to your information. When we collect data through the Website, we collect your personal details on a secure server. We use firewalls on our servers. When we collect payment card details electronically, we use encryption by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) coding. Whilst we are unable to guarantee 100% security, this makes it hard for a hacker to decrypt your details. You are strongly recommended not to send full credit or debit card details in unencrypted electronic communications with us. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you. You are responsible for protecting against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer.
You agree that we may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Every time you visit our Website, information is sent from your browser to our server log files, where it will be saved. The information transferred includes: time and date or visit to our site, which pages were viewed, IP address, URL of site that referred you to Republic of Brands, how much information has been stored and which browser you have been using.
Once we have all this information, all IP addresses are deleted or anonymised. Anonymisation means that your IP address is changed in such a way that they either cannot be linked with the original user or can only be linked through extensive research.
The anonymous information stored in this log file is then used to improve the shopping experience on the Website by making our navigation more user-friendly, finding errors quickly and directing our server’s capacity to where it is needed most. For example, this information allows us to work out our busiest times and plan enough server power for those times to keep our site running as quickly as possible.
By and in relation to my continuous use of the Website, I hereby give my permission for Republic of Brands to analyse and use protocol data to develop and optimise their Website.
It is not necessary to accept cookies to visit our Platforms. However, if you would like to place an order or add an item to your shopping cart, you will need to set your browser to accept cookies so you can use the shopping cart and checkout functions.
Cookies and flash cookies are small files that are saved on your data carrier which store specific information about your preferred settings and any other data that our system needs when interacting with your browser. Cookies help us to tailor our Platforms to suit you and to reflect your tastes and your browsing habits. They also allow us to save any information you have entered so you don’t have to enter it all again the next time you visit.
Cookies enable our system to recognise that you’ve visited our Website before and to remember which settings (like language preference) and products you preferred. Temporary/permanent cookies have a lifespan, after which they will be automatically deleted. Cookies allow us to collect and analyse data to come up with strategies to improve our Website. This makes our Website easier for our customers to use and helps us to provide you with personal recommendation of products you may like. Our aim is to offer you a fun, easy shopping experience on our Website that is tailored to your tastes.
We may use any of the following types of cookies on our Website:
- 1. Session cookies - these cookies are deleted at the end of your browser session and are used to enable you to use our site and it’s features e.g. “Wishlist” and “Shopping cart"
- 2. Analytics cookies- these cookies enable us to analyse how you are using our site and come up with strategies to make your shopping experience even better
- 3. Customer preference cookies- we use these cookies to remember your product and account preferences to offer you an even more personalised shopping experience. To be able to do this, though, these cookies may remain on your computer even after you have quit the browser.
- 4. Customer targeting and advertising cookies- we use these cookies to show you ads that are relevant to you based on your preferences. These cookies also enable us to control the number of times you view an ad and gauge the efficacy of our marketing campaigns.
The cookies we use are never used to store any personal information. Therefore our cookies cannot be traced back to an individual user. Once a cookie is activated, it is given an ID number, which is solely used for internal reference and cannot be used to identify the user or access any personal information, such as your name or IP address. The anonymised information we receive from the cookies allows us to assess which pages of our site are visited the most and see which products were most popular etc.
We gather information that could be useful in tailoring our adverts and online offer to our customers. This information is not used to identify you as a user; it is solely used for the optimization of our Website. Information collected by our cookies is not stored with our customer’s personal information or order information, it is only used to provide our users with adverts and/or notification of offers and services that are suited to their individual tastes, using click stream analysis (e.g. adverts for discounted automatic watches if a customer has been browsing our automatic watches selection). Our goal is to provide you with a shopping experience suited to your tastes and shopping preferences.
Cookies from specific business partners are allowed by us for the purpose of tailoring their adverts to your tastes and browsing habits, so cookies from some of our partners may be stored on your computer when you visit our Website. These cookies are temporary/permanent cookies, which will be automatically deleted from your computer at the end of their lifespan (14 days to 2 years). As with our cookies, these third party cookies do not collect any personal information. The data stored is collected at certain times, allowing these companies to see which products have been viewed most frequently but this is done completely anonymously under randomly designated user ID numbers. Therefore, this data will never be pooled with any personal information you have given to us. Third party cookies have the sole purpose of allowing our partners to advertise products that may interest you.
Our Website uses retargeting, which allows us to make our online offer more interesting for you. Retargeting technology means we can advertise recently viewed and related products on our partners’ websites, meaning our adverts, even on other companies’ sites, are relevant to what you would like to see. We do this by analysing user behaviour from data collected by our cookies. Even this kind of information is anonymous, with no personal information being stored and no user profiles.
You can change the settings in your browser to ask for your permission every time a cookie tries to access your computer. If you would like to accept our cookies but block our partners’ cookies, you can set your browser to block third party cookies.
Usually, your browser’s help section will provide information on how to change your cookie settings.
We recommend only changing the browser setting for your profile on shared computers.
The Platform uses technology from third party services providers such as Google, Facebook etc. through which data is collected and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes and data use profiles are prepared under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this. The cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected is not used, without separate authorisation by the person concerned, to personally identify the visitors to this website and is not collated with personal data on the pseudonym holder. The permission for data recording and storage may at any time be cancelled with on-going effect.
By using our Platforms, you consent to the processing of data about you by our third party services providers in the manner and for the purposes set out above.