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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Little Black Dress Empire is committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of this information. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to The Little Black Dress Empire (TLBDE) and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which The Little Black Dress Empire is linked.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services.  Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like.   In the case of our merchants, this information may extend to text, pictures, photographs, video, business names and individual names.   It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.

TLBDE collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us. Many of the individuals who access our services are anonymous to us.

The second type of information that TLBDE collects is personal information. TLBDE will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, TLBDE can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, age, internet address or screen name, billing address,  credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on our website. We may also ask about your interests, but it is your choice whether to respond.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to TLBDE is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you take part in a discussion forum or enter one of the competitions on our websites.

Use of anonymous information

TLBDE automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of TLBDE like the numbers and frequency of visitors to TLBDE and its areas. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve TLBDE to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. TLBDE may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people including our merchants.

Use of personal information

TLBDE will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. TLBDE will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Disclosure

There will be occasions where it will be necessary for us to disclose your personal information to third parties. We may be required by law to disclose the information, or we may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you purchase products online we may need to disclose this information to our merchants in order to bill and deliver your products. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside the TLBDE unless you have authorised us to do so.  

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will TLBDE sell or receive payment for disclosing your personal information.

Access and correction: personal data

If TLBDE holds your personal information we will where possible provide you with access to the information. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security

We operate a secure data network that is designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify us.

Changes to TLBDE privacy policy

If we decide to change TLBDE Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.