Security & Privacy
• Controllers of Personal Information
• What Personal Information about Customers does buymedesign.com gather?
• What about Cookies?
• Does buymedesign.com share the information it receives?
• How secure is information about me?
• What about Third-party advertisers and links to other websites?
• What information can I access?
• What choices do I have?
• Are Children allowed to use buymedesign.com?
• Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions
• Example of information collected
Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by buymedesign.com is controlled primarily by buymedesign.com - Brandequity Limited, at 3 Arbuthnot road, Universal Trade Centre, Unit 1005, 10 Floor, Central, Hong Kong.
What Personal Information About Customers Does buymedesign.com gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your shopping experience at buymedesign.com. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us, display content such as wish lists and customer reviews and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store and platform, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us: we receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our store, and communicating with you.
Automatic Information: we receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use "cookies" and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses buymedesign.com. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at buymedesign.com if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
E-mail Communications: to help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from buymedesign.com if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your opt in preferences in Your Account. Information from Other Sources: we might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized greetings and storage of items in your Shopping Basket between visits. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
Does buymedesign.com share the information it receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others.
Third Party Service Providers
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that buymedesign.com – Brandequity Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of buymedesign.com and Others
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of buymedesign.com, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Notice.
With your consent
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. Whenever we transfer personal information to other countries in the course of sharing information as set out above, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the Hong Kong's Data Protection Act.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to Sign Out when you finish using a shared computer.
What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
What Information Can I Access?
buymedesign.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with buymedesign.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This list will change as our website evolves.
What Choices Do I Have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such buymedesign.com features as Your Profile area. You can add or update certain information on pages. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the previous version for our records.
Are Children Allowed to use buymedesign.com?
buymedesign.com does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use buymedesign.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit buymedesign.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms and Conditions and Participation Agreement, including limitations on damages and application of the laws of Hong Kong. If you have any concern about privacy at buymedesign.com, please email us a thorough description and we will try to resolve the issue for you.
Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, spot, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you: search for a product; place an order through buymedesign.com or one of our third-party sellers; make a purchase; provide information in your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; compile Wish Lists or other gift registries, provide and rate Reviews; and employ other personal notification services such as Available to Order Notifications.
As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as: your name; address and phone number; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped (including addresses and phone numbers); people (with addresses and phone numbers) listed in settings; content of reviews and e-mails to us; the personal description in your Account area; and financial information.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include: updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising or other services; search results and links, including paid listings; and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at buymedesign.com include: up-to-date information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences and address book); payment settings; e-mail notification settings; and your personal profile).
Co-Branded and Joint Offerings
In the future we may offer joint or co-branded products and services.