Privacy & Cookies

Cookies Policy

In this Cookies Policy you will find information on how we use cookies and similar devices installed on the terminals of our customers and users. The use of cookies may sometimes be related to personal data processing, therefore we recommend you consult our Privacy Policy, available on our Platform, if you would like information on how we use the personal data of our customers and users, how to exercise your rights, or the terminology we use to refer to our Platform (Website, App or Physical Stores).

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website, app or other platform stores on your computer, tablet, smartphone or any other similar device, with information on your browsing and use, like a tag that identifies your device. Cookies are necessary, for example, to facilitate browsing and understand how users interact with platforms so they can be improved. They are also useful to provide advertising according to user preferences, as well as for other purposes detailed below. Cookies do not damage your computer or device. By “Cookies” we are also referring to other, similar technologies used to install and/or collect information on or from your device such as flash cookies, web beacons or bugs, pixels, HTML5 (local storage), and SDK technologies for apps. The term Cookies also applies to the use of fingerprinting, in other words, techniques used to combine information that help us identify your device. These technologies sometimes run alongside cookies to collect and store information, either to provide you with certain features or services on our Platform, or to display third-party advertisingaccording to your browsing. This explanation is a general overview of what Cookies means and is for informational purposes only.

2. What type of Cookies are there?

Cookies can be classified as follows, depending on the owner:

a. First-party cookies : Are sent to the user’s computer or device from a computer or domain managed by the editor, and which provides the platform or service requested by the user.
b. Third-party cookies : Are sent to the user’s computer or device from a computer or domain not managed by the editor, but rather by another entity that processes data obtained from the cookies.

Cookies can be classified as follows, depending on the purpose :

a. Strictly necessary cookies (technical) : The cookies that allow the user to browse a website, platform or app, and use the various options or services on it. For example, control traffic, identify data or session, access restricted access sections or content, remember the elements of an order, complete an order purchase process, manage payment, control fraud related to service security, use security elements during browsing, complete an application to register or participate in an event, store content for publishing videos and audio, enable dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image) and share content on social media. As they are strictly necessary, technical cookies are downloaded by default when they are needed to display the platform or provide the service requested by the user.
b. Functionality or customisation cookies : These cookies are needed to remember information so that the user can access the service or platform with specific characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users. For example, language, number of results displayed when the user runs a search, appearance or contentof the service based on the type of browser used, or the region from where the service is accessed, etc. Not accepting cookies may cause slow website performance or poorly adapted recommendations.
c. Analysis cookies : These cookies can quantify the number of users, sections visited on the platform and how users interact with it to carry out statistical measurement and analysis on use, in order to implement improvements based on the analysis of data on how users use the platform or service.
d. Behavioural advertising cookies : Are those which store information on user behaviour obtained from continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows us to develop a specific profile for displaying advertising adapted to these habits. These cookies allow for the most effective management possible of any advertising space the editor has included directly or in collaboration with third parties.

3. What are Cookies used for on our Platform?

Cookies are an essential part of our how Platform works. The main goal of our Cookies is to make your browsing experience as easy and efficient as possible. For example, they are used to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) when browsing and during future visits. We also use our Cookies to continuously improve our services and Platform, and to offer customised advertising according to your browsing habits.

Information collected on Cookies also allows us to improve our Platform by making estimates on statistical data and patterns of use (number of visits, most visited sections, visit time, etc.), gain a statistical understanding of how users interact with the Platform so as to improve our services, and to adapt the Platform to your individual interests, accelerate searches, etc.

We may sometimes use Cookies to obtain information that enables us to display advertising, from our Platform, third-party platforms or any other means, based on an analysis of your browsing habits (products visited, sections consulted, etc.).

In any case, the Cookies we use neverstore sensitive information such as passwords, credit or debit card details, etc.

4. How can I manage the use of Cookies on this Platform?

When you are browsing the Internet, you can disable the use of Cookies on your browser. Here is how to do this on the most popular browsers :

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Safari

You can prevent the use of Cookies at any time. Therefore, if you configure Cookies one way on one device and want your option to apply equally to another device, you must enable the same option on the other device. Additionally, regarding third-party Cookies used to provide advertising based on your interests, please note that certain third parties may be members of some of the following self-regulatory programmes for online behavioural advertising, with the relevant voluntary exclusion options:

Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
Google Analytics

5. Who uses the information stored on Cookies?

The information stored on our Platform Cookies is only used by us, except those identified in section 2 as “Third-party cookies”, which are used and managed by external entities to provide us services aimed at improving our services and the user experience when browsing on our Platform. For more detailed information on how we process your personal data in collaboration with third parties and on data subject to international data transfers, please read our Privacy Policy available on our Platform, and the privacy policies/privacy settings of these third-party collaborators, available on their platforms.

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Privacy Policy

In this Privacy and Cookies Policy, you will find all relevant information applicable to our ‘users’ and clients’ personal data, regardless of the channelor means (online or in person) of Bjäste that you use to interact with us.

We are transparent about what we do with your personal data, to help you to understand the implications of the way in which we use your data, and the rights you are entitled to in relation to your data :

We permanently make available for you all the information included in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, that you can check when you consider appropriate, and in addition, you will also find further informationon how we use your data as you interact with us.

These are some terms we regularly use in this Privacy and Cookies Policy :

When we speak about our Platform, we refer, in general, to any of the channels or means, digital or in person, you may have used to interact with us. The main ones are :

  • Our Website, www.bjaste.com
  • Our App “Bjäste” available for Android and IOS
  • In person, in any of our Bjäste stores.

1. WHOIS THE CONTROLLER OF YOUR DATA ?

Your data controller is FRONT GROUP BVBA, company currently operating in Belgium in the sales of Bjäste’s articles :

  • Postal Address : Rijksweg 449, 3630 Maasmechelen, Belgium
  • Email of the Data Protection Officer : dataprotection@bjaste.com

2. WHY WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ?

Depending on the purpose for which we process your data from time to time, as explained above, we need to process one or other data, which will in general be, depending on each case, as follows:

your identity data(for example, your name, surname, language and country from which you interact with us, contact data, etc.);
economic and transactions information (for example, your payment or card data, information on your purchases, orders, returns, etc.);
connection,geolocationand/orbrowsingdata (if you interact with us from your mobile phone, for example);
commercial information (for example, if you have subscribed to our newsletter),
information about your tastes and preferences.

Remember that, when we ask you to fill in your personal data to give you access to any functionality or service of the Platform, we will mark certain fields as compulsory, since this is information that we need to be able to provide the service or give you access to the functionality in question. Please take into account that, if you decide not to make such data available to us, you may be unable to complete your user registration or may not be able to enjoy those services or functionalities.

In specific cases, a third party may have provided us with information about you by using a feature or service on the Platform, for example by sending you a gift card or shipping an order to your address. In these cases, we only process your data where relevant to this feature or service, as stated in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Depending on how you interact with ourPlatform, i.e., depending on the services, products or functionalities that you wish to enjoy, we will process your personal data for the following purposes :

2.1. To manage your registration as user of the Platform

If you decide to become a registered user of our Platform, we need to process your data to identify you as a user of the Platform and grant you access to its various functionalities, products and services available to you as a registered user. You may cancel your registered user account by contacting us through Customer Support.

2.2. For the development, performance and execution of the purchase or services contract that you executed with Us on the Platform

This purpose includes processing your data, mainly :

2.2.a. To contact you for updates or informative notices related to the contracted functionalities, products or services, including quality surveys and to be able to establish the degree of customer satisfaction with the provided service;
2.2.b. To manage payment of the products that you purchase, regardless of the payment procedure used.
2.2.c. Activate the mechanisms necessary to prevent and detect unauthorised uses of the Platform (for example, during the purchase and returns process as well as potential fraudbeing committed against you and/or against us. If we consider that the transaction maybe fraudulentor we detect abnormal behaviour which indicates attempted fraudulent use of our features, products or services, this processing may result in consequences such as the blocking of the transactionor the deletion of your user account.
2.2.d. To manage potential exchanges or returns after you have purchased and manage requests of availability information for articles, reservations of products through the Platform, depending on the availability of such options from time to time.
2.2.e. For invoicing purposes and to make available to you the tickets and invoices of the purchases you have made through the Platform.
2.2.f. To ensure that you are able to use other available functionalities or services, such as the purchase, receipt, management and use of the Gift Card or of the Gift Voucher.

2.3. To meet requests or applications that you make through the Customer Support channels

We only process the personal data that are strictly necessary to manage or resolve your request or application. If you contact us via telephone, the call may be recorded for quality purposes and so that we can respond to your request. If you decide to use WhatsApp as a channel to communicate with Customer Support, we will share your telephone number with WhatsApp Inc. to confirm that you are a user of this service. We recommend you to review your privacy settings and to read WhatsApp privacy policy to obtain more detailed information about the use that WhatsApp makes of the personal data of the users that use their services.

2. 4. For marketing purposes

This purpose includes the processing of your data, mainly, for:

2.4.a. Personalise the services we offer you and enable us to give you recommendations based on your interactions with Bjäste on the Platform and an analysis of your user profile (for example, based on your purchase and browsing history).
2.4.b. If and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, we will process your personal data to manage your subscription, including to send customised informationon our products or services through various means (such as e-mail or SMS). We may also make available to you this information through push notifications in case you have activated them in your mobile device.
2.4.c. Show you ads on the Internet which you may see when visiting websites and apps, for example, on social media. The ads you see maybe random, but on other occasions they may be ads related to your preferences or purchase and browsing history.
2.4.d. Data enrichment: When we gather your personal data from a variety of sources, we may consolidate them under certain circumstances for the purpose of improving our understanding of your needs and preferences related to our products and services (including for the purposes of analyses, generating user profiles, marketing studies, quality surveys and improving our interactions with our customers). This refers, for example, to the way we may combine your information if you have a registered account and, using the same email linked to your account, you make a purchase as a guest, or to information which is automatically compiled (such as IP and MAC addresses or metadata) which we may link with the information you have provided us directly through your activity on the Platform or in any of our stores (for example, information related to your purchases, whether in brick and mortar stores or online, your preferences, etc.).
2.4.e. To perform promotional actions (for example, for the organization of competitions or to send the list of items stored to the e-mail you designate). On participating in any promotional action, you authorise us to process the personal data that you have shared with us depending on the promotional action and disclose them through different media such as social networks or the Platform itself. In each promotional action in which you participate you will have available the terms and conditions where we will be providing more detailed information about the processing of your personal data.
2.4.f. To disseminate in the Platform or through our channels in the social networks photographs or pictures that you shared publicly, provided that you expressly give us your consent for the purpose.

2.5. Analysis of usability and quality to improve our services

If you access our Platform, we inform you that we will treat your browsing data for analytic and statistic purposes, i.e., to understand the manner in which users interact with our Platform and with the actions we implement on other websites and apps, so we can improve them.

In addition, we occasionally perform quality surveys and actions to know the degree of satisfaction of our customers and users and detect those areas in which we may improve.

3. HOW WE ARE LEGALLY PERMITTEDTO PROCESS YOUR DATA ?

The legal terms on which we are permittedto process your personal data also depends on the purpose for which we process them, as explained in the following articles :

3.1. To manage your Platform user registration : We process your data because this is necessary on the terms regulating the use of the Platform. In other words, for you to be able to register as a user on the Platform, we need to process your personal data, since we would otherwise be unable to manage your registration.
3.2. Development, performance and making of the purchase or services contract : We process your data because their processing is necessary for us to make the purchase or services contract with you. Certain processing of data related to the purchase process is activated only because you request or authorise it. In these cases, our processing of your data is supported by your own consent. We consider that we have a legitimate interest to carry out the necessary verifications to detect and prevent potential fraud or fraudulent uses of the Platform, for example when you make a purchase or return. We understand that the processing of these data is positive for all the parties involved: for you, as it allows us to put in place measures to protect you against attempted fraud perpetrated by third parties; for Us, as it allows us to avoid unauthorised uses of the Platform; for all our customers and society, as it also protects their interest by ensuring that fraudulent activities are discouraged and detected when they do occur.
3.3. Customer Support : We consider that we have legitimate interest in answering the requests or queries raised by you through the existing different contact channels. We understand that the processing of these data is also beneficial to you to the extent that it enables us to assist you adequately and answer to the queries raised. When you get in touch with us, in particular, for the management of incidents related to your order or the product/service acquired through the Platform, the processing of your data is necessary to perform the purchase contract. When your request is related to the exercise of your rights on which we inform you below, or to claims on our products or services, we are legally permitted to process your data for compliance with our legal obligations.
3.4. Marketing : We are legally permitted to process your data for marketing purposes due to the consent that you give us, for example when you accept receiving customized information through multiple channels, when you accept receiving push notifications in your mobile device or configure your mobile device’s settings to allow personalised ads, or when accepting the legal terms and conditionsto participate in a promotional action or to publish your pictures on the Platform or on our social networks’ channels. To offer you personalised services or to show you customised information, whether on our Platform or those of third parties, as well as to engage in data enrichment, we consider that we have a legitimate interest to conduct a profiling with the information that we have about you (such as your browsing, preferences or purchase history) and the personal data that you have provided us, such as the age range or language, since we understand that the data processing of these data is also beneficial to you because it allows you to improve your user experience and access the information in accordance with your preferences.
3.5. Analysis ofusabilityandquality : We consider that we have a legitimate interest in analysing the Platform usability and the user’s satisfaction degree, since we understand that that the processing of these data is also beneficial for your because the purpose is to improve the user experience and provide a higher quality service.

4. HOW LONG WILLWEKEEP YOUR DATA ?

The time for which we will keep your data will depend on the purposes for which we process them, as explained below :

4.1. To manage your Platform user registration : We will process your data for the time during which you remain a registered user (meaning, until you decide to unsubscribe).
4.2. Development, performance and execution of the purchase or services contract : We will process your data for the time necessary to manage the purchase of the products or services that you buy, including potential returns, complaints or claims related to the purchase of the product or service in question. Sometimes, we will only process the data until the time when you decide, as is the case of payment (card) data that you requested us to store for future purchases (where this feature is available).
4.3. Customer Support : We will process your data for the time necessary to meet your request or application.
4.4. Marketing : We will process your data until you unsubscribe or cancel your subscription to the newsletter. Likewise, we will show you personalised ads until you change your mobile or browser settings such that permission to do so is revoked. If you participate in promotional actions, we will keep the data during a six (6) months period from the end of the action.
4.5. Analysis of usability and quality : We will process your data occasionally for the time during which we proceed to carry out a specific quality action or survey or until we anonymise your browsing data.

Not with standing the fact that we will process your data for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purpose in question, we will subsequently keep them duly stored and protected for the time during which liability may arise for their processing, in compliance with legislation in force from time to time. Once each of the potential actions is time-barred we will proceed to delete the personal data.

5. DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES ?

To achieve the purposes mentioned in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, we must give access to your personal data to entities of the FRONT GROUP and to third parties that provide us with support in the services that we offer your, i.e.:

  • financial institutions,
  • anti-fraud detection and prevention entities,
  • technological and analytical service providers,
  • logistic, transport and delivery partners and service providers and/or their partner establishments,
  • providers of customer support related services,
  • advertising and marketing related partners and service providers, such as social media sites, advertising agencies or advertising partners.

For service efficiency purposes, some of these providers are located in territories outside the European Economic Area that do not offer a level of data protection comparable to that of the European Union, in other words, the United States of America. In such cases, we inform you that we will transfer your data with adequate safeguards and always keeping your data safe :

6. WHAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE WHEN MAKING YOUR DATA AVAILABLE TO US ?

We undertake to keep your personal data confidential and to ensure that you may exercise your rights. Bearing that in mind, we, the Controller, have agreed that you may exercise your rights free of charge by writing us an e-mail to a single e-mail address(dataprotection@bjaste.com), simply informing us of the reason for your request and the right that you wish to exercise. If we consider this necessary to be able to identify you, we may request you to provide a copy of a document evidencing your identity.

In particular, not with standing the purpose or legal basis we use to process your data, you have the following rights :

  • To request access to your personal data that we hold. We remind you that where you are a Platform registered user you may also consult this information in the relevant section of your online account.
  • To request that we rectify the personal data that we hold. Please bear in mind that if you are a registered user on the Platform, you may also access the relevant personal data section of your online account to change or update your personal data. In any case, please take into account that, on actively making your personal data available to us through any procedure, you guarantee that they are true and accurate and you undertake to notify to us any change or modification of your data. You will be liable for any loss or damage caused to the Platform or to the person responsible for the Platform or to any third party by reporting erroneous, inaccurate or incomplete information in the registration forms. Please remember that, as a general rule, you must provide us only with your own data, not with those of third parties, other than to the extent otherwise permitted in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
  • To request that we erase your personal data to the extent that they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which we need to keep processing them, as we have explained above, or when we are no longer legally permitted to process them.
  • To request that we cancel or limit the processing of your personal data, which entails that in certain cases you can request us to temporally suspend the processing of the data or that we keep them longer that necessary.

If you have given us your consent to process your data for any purpose, you also have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. Some of the circumstances in which you may withdraw your consent are detailed in section 2 where we explain for which purposes we process your data. For example, should you not wish us to send information to third parties to show you ads, you can change your preferences on your mobile device by resetting your advertising ID or disabling personalised ads on your device. If you have our App installed on an iOS device, you can adjust your preferences in Settings/Privacy/Ads. If your device is Android, access Settings/Google/Ads. If you are visiting the website, you can change the cookie settings in your browser.

When we are legally permitted to process your data due to your consentor to for the purposes of a contract, as explained in section 3, you will also have the right to request the portability of your personal data. This means that you will have the right to receive the personal data that you made available to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-legible format, to be able to transmit them to another entity directly without impediments on our part.

In addition, where the processing of your data is based on our legitimate interest, you will also have the right to object to the processing of your data.

Finally, we inform you that you have the right to file a claim before the responsible data protection regulatory authority.

7. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PROVIDE US WITH DATA OF THIRD PARTIES OR IF A THIRD PARTY HAS PROVIDED US WITH YOUR DATA ?

We offer functionalities or services that require us to process the personal data of a third party that you as a user or as a customer, must provideus with, such as in the case of activation and sending of the Gift Voucher or the management of the application for the Gift Receipt (where these features are available), or when you authorise a third party to collect an order in our stores or partner establishments. If you provide us with personal data of third parties, you confirm that you informed them of the purposes and of the manner in which we need to process their personal data.

If a third party has provided us with your data or you have provided them yourselfas a result of a feature or service requested by one of our users, we will use them to manage the feature or service in question in each case, within the limits of the purposes listed in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, a link to which is always included in our communications.

8. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

We may amend the information contained in this Privacy and Cookies Policy when we consider this appropriate. Should we do so, we will notify you by various procedures through the Platform (for example, through abanner, a pop-upor a push notification), or we may even send you a notice to your e-mail address when the change in question is relevant to your privacy, for you to be able to review the changes, assess them and, as the case may be, object or unsubscribe from ay service or functionality. In any case, we suggest you to review this Privacy and Cookies Policy from time to time in case minor changes are made or we make any interactive improvement, taking the opportunity that you will always find it as a permanent point of information on our Website and our App.

9. INFORMATION ON COOKIES

We use cookies and similar devices to facilitate your browsing in the Platform, understand how you interact with us and, in certain cases, to be able to show you advertisements in accordance with your browsing habits. Please read our Cookies Policy to understand with greater detail the cookies and similar devices that we use, their purpose and other information of interest.