Data Protection

DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Confidentiality and security of your personal data is important to us. We are committed to offering you personalised services while respecting your privacy and choices.

The purpose of this Data Protection Policy is to inform you in a transparent, simple and complete manner about the processing of the personal data that you provide or that we collect through the different touchpoints you use to interact with us (e.g. in store, customer service department, ghazalparis.com, social media, digital apps, events), about their possible transfer to third parties as well as your rights and options to control your personal data and protect your privacy.

In this Data Protection Policy you will find information on: 

  • Who we are
  • What data we can collect about you
  • How we collect or receive your data
  • How we use it
  • How long we can keep it
  • Who can access your data
  • How we protect it and keep it confidential
  • What your rights are under the European Regulation “GDPR”
  • How to contact us if you have questions about our use of your personal data

WHO WE ARE

When we say "GHAZAL", "us", "our" or "we", we refer to:

H&G SAS, a limited company governed by French law whose registered office is at 23 Rue du Roule 75001 Paris, France, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under the number 849 170 626 and represented by Houda Gianasso in her capacity as President of H&G.

H&G is the sole owner of the trademark ‘GHAZAL’ and ‘GHAZAL PARIS’.

H&G is the data controller under the applicable personal data regulations in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter "GDPR").

WHAT DATA WE CAN COLLECT ABOUT YOU

"PERSONAL DATA" means any information that could identify you either directly (e.g. your name) or indirectly (e.g. through a unique client ID number).

Depending on the data you provide or share with us, personal data may include information related to:

  • Your identity and your contact details
  • Your size and stylistic preferences
  • Your interests
  • Your purchases (in store or online) and your repairs
  • Your online journeys (ghazalparis.com, social media pages, partner websites)
  • Your requests through our customer department or our public relations department
  • The GHAZAL events you attend

Regarding your purchases, your bank details do not pass unencrypted through H&G servers. Payments are made via a secure payment platform PCI-DSS certified, supplemented by control measures, to ensure the security of purchases made and to fight against fraud.

In the context of a job application with H&G, we may collect the following information:

  • Your identity and your contact details
  • Your Curriculum Vitae and your cover letter

We invite you to keep us regularly informed in writing of any change in your contact details.

HOW WE COLLECT OR RECEIVE YOUR DATA

As part of our relationships, we may collect certain data via the following touchpoints:

  • Your ghazalparis.com journey
  •  Your in-store relationship with our salesperson
  • GHAZAL events you attend
  • Public Relations relationship
  • Contact with Customer Department
  • Forms you complete (in store or online)
  • Digital apps you use
  • GHAZAL social media pages you visit or interact with
  • Digital media advertising that you click on
  • Search engine paid advertising that you click

The personal data essential to GHAZAL is indicated by an asterisk on each personal data collection form. If you do not provide the data marked with an asterisk, this may affect the products and services that we can provide to you. Other information is optional and allows us to know you better and to improve our communications and services to you.

HOW H&G MAY USE YOUR DATA

As part of our relationship, depending on the context in which your data is collected, we use your data for:

  • The management of your orders
  • The management of the personalised content and communications with GHAZAL (digital or otherwise)
  • The management of your profile
  • The management of your requests linked with GHAZAL
  • The management of events which you register for / attend
  • The management of your application for a job
  • The management of our website and our digital apps
  • The improvement of our products and services

In the context of your application for a job, we use your data to manage and monitor your application.

The legal basis for the processing of your data can be, depending in which context your data is collected:

  • Your consent (e.g. to manage our tailored services, managing your browsing via cookies)
  • The performance of a contract (e.g. managing your access to your customer account, processing and tracking your orders)
  • A legal obligation when processing is required by law (e.g. retention of purchase invoices)
  • Our legitimate interest: improve our products and services, prevent fraud, secure our tools or tailor our communications

HOW LONG WE CAN KEEP YOUR DATA

We only keep your personal data for as long as we need it to reach the purpose pursued, to meet your needs, or to comply with our legal obligations.

As a general principle, your personal data will be retained in our client database:

  • If you are a “client” (i.e. you have already purchased an H&G product), for no more than 10 years after your first purchase; this period will be renewed each time you interact with H&G (e.g. a purchase).
  • If you are a “prospect” (i.e. you have never purchased an H&G product but you are interested in GHAZAL brand), we keep your data for 3 years; this period will be renewed each time you interact with H&G (e.g. when participating in an event).
  • If you are in contact with the Public Relations department, for no more than 10 years after initial contact; this period will be renewed each time you interact with H&G (e.g. when requesting information from GHAZAL).
  • If you are a “job applicant” (i.e. you apply for a job offered by H&G), for 2 years after your application.

Where cookies are placed on your computer, we shall keep them for no more than 13 months.

When we no longer need to use your personal data, it is removed from our systems and records or anonymised so that you can no longer be identified from it.

WHO CAN ACCESS YOUR DATA

Your data are for H&G services dealing with your requests. We ensure that only duly authorised persons can access your personal data when necessary for the above-mentioned purposes.

We do not give your data to third parties for commercial purposes.

We communicate your information only where necessary, and if possible, in a form that does not allow a direct identification to:

  • Other H&G entities to provide you with the same personalised service worldwide. 
  • Our trusted third-party suppliers, acting as processors according to our instructions and solely on our behalf.

For example, we entrust certain services to third parties in charge of delivering you a product; payment service providers and providers securing transactions against fraud; third parties who assist us in the organisation of our events; third parties providing IT services; digital communication and public relations agencies; and third parties who assist us with customer service; third parties in the event of a change of control; for legal reasons; or with your prior consent.

You may also choose to disclose your personal data to our partners, advertisers or affiliates by following a link to and from their websites. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies.

We may also offer you the opportunity to use your social media login. Please be aware that in this case you are sharing your profile information with us. The personal data shared depends on your social media platform settings. Please note that these social networks have their own privacy policies. 

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA AND KEEP IT CONFIDENTIAL

We take all useful precautions to guarantee the privacy and security of your data and to protect such data from any misrepresentation, damage, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties.

Please note, your data may be transferred to, accessed from, and stored outside the European Union by staff members who work for us or for one of our trusted service providers, for example to access your purchase history from a store other than your main store. We do it only in a secure and lawful way, and taking steps to make sure that third parties adhere to the commitments set out in this Policy in particular by entering into appropriate contracts based on the template adopted by the European Commission.

In creating your account on ghazalparis.com or in the context of your job applications, entering a personal password is compulsory and part of our privacy policy.

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE EUROPEAN REGULATION "GDPR"

It is important that you can control your personal data. Please find below the description of your rights under GDPR:

  • Right to be informed: You have the right to obtain clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your personal data, and your rights. You will find all this information in this Policy.
  • The right of access: You have the right to access to the personal data H&G holds about you.
  • The right of rectification: You have the right to have your personal data rectified if it is incorrect or outdated and/or completed if it is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure/right to be forgotten: You have the right to have your personal data erased or deleted. Please note this is not an absolute right, as we may have legal or legitimate grounds for retaining your personal data.
  • The right to object to direct marketing: You can unsubscribe or opt out of our direct marketing communication at any time. You are able to do so by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email or communication we send you. You are also able to request to receive non-personalised communications about our products and services.
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time for data processing based on consent: You can withdraw your consent to our processing of your data when such processing is based on consent.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to move, copy or transfer data from our database to another. This only applies to data that you have provided, where processing is based on a contract or your consent, and the processing is carried out by automated means.

You also have the right to contact the data protection authority of your country in order to lodge a complaint against the data protection and privacy practices of H&G.

HOW TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Please send us an email to info@ghazalparis.com to exercise these rights or if you have any questions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data. Note that we may require proof of your identity and full details of your request before we process it.