Privacy Policy

Seksme takes the privacy of all our site visitors and customers very seriously. We respect the privacy rights of our online visitors and are committed to protecting the information collected about You. To do that, we’ve set up procedures to ensure that Your information is handled responsibly and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.

This policy applies to visitors to our website and customers who create an account with us.

This Privacy Policy sets out what information we collect when You visit our website, how we use that information and what choices we offer to access, update and control it. This policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions of this site.

This version of the policy is effective as of the latest date indicated in the Change Log below.

1. How we obtain Your personal information

You may give us personal information about Yourself by using the online forms provided on our website, setting up an account with us, purchasing a product from our website, using the Seksme Forum in the Members’ Area of our website, entering a competition, promotion or survey on our website, or by contacting us by phone, email or other means. This includes, for example, where You provide Your personal information to us in order to receive products, deliveries, information or services from us.

2. Collection of Your personal information and how we use it

Please go to the section or sections below that best describes our relationship with You to find out the information that we collect about You and how we use this information. We refer to this as "personal information" throughout this policy.

2.1 Visitors to our website

(a) What personal information we collect about You

We may collect and use any of the following information about You:

(i) Your name;

(ii) Your email address;

(iii) Your telephone number;

(iv) information provided when You correspond with us;

(v) the following information created and recorded automatically when You visit our website:

(A) Technical information. This includes: the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect Your computer to the internet address; Your browser type and version; time zone setting; browser plug-in types and versions; operating system and platform; and

(B) Information about Your visit and Your behaviour on our website (for example, the pages that You click on). This may include the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time); products You viewed or searched for; page response times; download errors; length of visits to certain pages; page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs); and methods used to browse away from the page.

(b) How we use Your personal information

We will collect, use and store the personal information listed above for the following reasons:

(i) to allow You to access and use our website (including protected areas of our website);

(ii) for improvement and maintenance of our website and to provide technical support for our website;

(iii) to ensure the security of our website;

(iv) to recognise You when You return to our website, to store information about Your preferences, and to allow us to customise the website according to Your individual interests;

(v) to evaluate Your visit to the website and prepare reports or compile statistics to understand the type of people who use our website, how they use our website and to make our website more intuitive. Such details will be anonymised as far as reasonably possible and You will not be identifiable from the information collected; and

(vi) to deal with any enquiries or issues You have about our website, products and services. If we do not have a contract with You, we may process Your personal information for these purposes where it is in our legitimate interests for customer service purposes.

Please see sections 2.3 and 2.4 for more details about how we use Your personal information.

(c) Cookies

(i) Some pages on our website use cookies, which are a small files of text, often encrypted for privacy, that are stored by Your web browser and used to store information between Your visits to a website. That information includes the products You have added to Your basket, and whether You prefer to view products by 'what's new' or new 'what's best-selling'.

(ii) We use cookies to keep track of Your current shopping session so that You may retrieve Your shopping basket at any time, and to personalise the contents our website as well as to ensure a consistent experience. We also use cookies to track how visitors interact with our website to monitor how we are performing.

(iii) Where we use cookies on our website, You may block these at any time. To do so, You can activate the setting on Your browser that allows You to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if You use Your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), You may not be able to access all or parts of our website or to use all the functionality provided through our website.

(iv) For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

2.2 Customers who create an account with us

(a) What personal information we collect about You

We may collect and use any of the following information about You:

(i) Your name;

(ii) Your postal address;

(iii) Your email address;

(iv) Your telephone number;

(v) Your age;

(vi) Your gender;

(vii) Your date of birth;

(viii) Your anniversary;

(ix) Your sexual preference;

(x) Your relationship status;

(xi) Your credit/debit card details;

(xii) information provided when You correspond with us (such as where You report a problem with Your order or account);

(xiii) any updates to information provided to us;

(xiv) information You post on the Seksme Forum;

(xv) information You provide when You enter a competition, promotion or survey;

(xvi) information about Your account and associated services we provide to You:

(A) information needed to provide our services to You (including information on account opening forms, order details, order history and payment details);

(B) customer services information; and

(C) customer relationship management and marketing information.

(b) How we use Your personal information

We will collect, use and store the personal information listed above for the following reasons:

(i) to provide You with our services as an online retailer;

(ii) to facilitate deliveries of our products to You;

(iii) to deal with any enquiries or issues You have about our website, products, services and Your orders;

(iv) to verify Your identity;

(v) to send You certain communications (including by email, SMS or telephone) about our products and services such as administrative messages (for example, setting out changes to our terms and conditions and this privacy policy); and

(vi) if You have consented, to contact You by email with information about our products and services which we feel will be of interest to You.

Please see sections 2.3 and 2.4 for more details about how we use Your personal information.

(c) Special categories of data

Some of the personal information that we collect about You or which You provide to us about You may be special categories of data. Special categories of data include information about Your sex life or sexual orientation. We treat special categories of data with extra care.

(d) Information we need to provide services to You

We need certain types of personal information so that we can provide services to You and perform contractual and other legal obligations that we have to You. If You do not provide us with such personal information, or if You ask us to delete it, You may no longer be able to access our services.

(e) Information You choose to display publicly on our website

Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of our website (e.g. on our Forums). Information like that, which is voluntarily posted in publicly visible parts of our websites (to other registered users only), is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. As such, it is not subject to the protocols listed above and below, because we don't control it; You do. Additionally, voluntarily publicizing such information means that You lose any privacy rights You might normally have with regards to that information.

Please also remember that if You choose to provide personally identifiable information using certain public features of the website, individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without Your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge You to think carefully about including any specific information You may deem private in content that You create or information that You submit through our website.

2.3 Whatever our relationship with You is, we may also collect, use and store our personal information for the following additional reasons:

(a) to deal with any enquiries or issues You have about how we collect, store and use Your personal information, or any requests made by You for a copy of the information we hold about You. If we do not have a contract with You, we may process Your personal information for these purposes where it is in our legitimate interests for customer service purposes;

(b) for internal corporate reporting, business administration, ensuring adequate insurance coverage for our business, ensuring the security of company facilities, research and development, and to identify and implement business efficiencies. We may process Your personal information for these purposes where it is in our legitimate interests to do so;

(c) to comply with any procedures, laws and regulations which apply to us – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others to comply, as well as where we are legally required to do so; and

(d) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights – this may include where we reasonably consider it is in our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, as well as where we are legally required to do so.

2.4 Further processing

We will not use Your personal information in any way that is incompatible with the purposes set out in this Section 2. Please contact us using the details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy if You want further information on the analysis we will undertake to establish if a new use of Your personal information is compatible with these purposes.

3. Legal basis for use of Your personal information

3.1 We consider that the legal basis for using Your personal information as set out in this privacy policy are as follows:

(a) our use of Your personal information is necessary to perform our obligations under any contract with You (for example, to fulfil an order which You place with us); or

(b) our use of Your personal information is necessary for complying with our legal obligations (for example, if we are asked by regulatory bodies or law enforcement agencies to share the information); or

(c) where neither (a) nor (b) apply, use of Your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others (for example, to ensure the security of our website). Our legitimate interests are to:

(i) run, grow and develop our business;

(ii) operate our website;

(iii) carry out marketing, market research and business development;

(iv) provide services to our customers and receive payment and provide customer services; and

(v) for internal group administrative purposes.

If we rely on our (or another person's) legitimate interests for using Your personal information, we will undertake a balancing test to ensure that our (or the other person's) legitimate interests are not outweighed by Your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of the personal information. You can ask us for information on this balancing test by using the contact details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy.

3.2 We may use Your special categories of data (such as sex life or sexual orientation) where You have provided Your consent (which You may withdraw at any time after giving it, as described below).

3.3 We may process Your personal information in some cases for marketing purposes on the basis of Your consent (which You may withdraw at any time after giving it, as described below).

3.4 If we rely on Your consent for us to use Your personal information in a particular way, but You later change Your mind, You may withdraw Your consent by contacting us at customercare@seksme.com and we will stop doing so.

4. How and why we share Your personal information with others

4.1 We may share Your personal information within Seksme where it is in our legitimate interests to do so for internal administrative purposes (for example, for corporate strategy, compliance, auditing and monitoring, research and development and quality assurance).

4.2 We will share Your personal information with the following third parties or categories of third parties:

(a) website services providers who help us host and administer our website;

(b) email services providers;

(c) delivery services providers (such as Amazon Services LLC) for the purposes of delivering Your orders and sending You tracking notifications about Your delivery and returns services providers;

(d) our other service providers and sub-contractors, including payment processors, suppliers of technical and support services, insurers, logistic providers, and cloud service providers; and

(e) analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.

4.3 Any third parties with whom we share Your personal information are limited (by law and by contract) in their ability to use Your personal information for any purpose other than to provide services for us. We will always ensure that any third parties with whom we share Your personal information are subject to privacy and security obligations consistent with this privacy policy and applicable laws.

4.4 We will also disclose Your personal information to third parties:

(a) where it is in our legitimate interests to do so to run, grow and develop our business:

(i) if we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose Your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

(ii) if substantially all of our or any of our affiliates' assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets;

(b) if we are under a duty to disclose or share Your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, any lawful request from government or law enforcement officials and as may be required to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or prevent illegal activity;

(c) in order to enforce or apply our terms of use, our terms and conditions for customers or any other agreement or to respond to any claims, to protect our rights or the rights of a third party, to protect the safety of any person or to prevent any illegal activity; or

(d) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Seksme, our staff, our customers or other persons. This may include exchanging personal information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.

4.5 We may also disclose and use anonymised, aggregated reporting and statistics about users of our website or our goods and services for the purpose of internal reporting or reporting to third parties, and for our marketing and promotion purposes. None of these anonymised, aggregated reports or statistics will enable our users to be personally identified.

4.6 Save as expressly detailed above, we will never share, sell or rent any of Your personal information to any third party without notifying You and, where necessary, obtaining Your consent. If You have given Your consent for us to use Your personal information in a particular way, but later change Your mind, You should contact us, and we will stop doing so.

5. How long we store Your personal information

We keep Your personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal information is processed. The length of time for which we retain personal information depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

6. Your rights

6.1 You have certain rights in relation to Your personal information. If You would like further information in relation to these or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us via email at customercare@seksme.com at any time. You have the following rights:

(a) Right of access. You have a right of access to any personal information we hold about You. You can ask us for a copy of Your personal information; confirmation as to whether Your personal information is being used by us; and details about how and why it is being used.

(b) Right to update Your information. You have a right to request an update to any of Your personal information which is out of date or incorrect.

(c) Right delete Your information. You have a right to ask us to delete any personal information which we are holding about You in certain specific circumstances. You can ask us for further information on these specific circumstances by contacting us using the details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy.

We will pass Your request onto other recipients of Your personal information unless that is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You can ask us who the recipients are, using the contact details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy.

(d) Right to restrict use of Your information: You have a right to ask us to restrict the way that we process Your personal information in certain specific circumstances. You can ask us for further information on these specific circumstances by contacting us using the details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy.

We will pass Your request onto other recipients of Your personal information unless that is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You can ask us who the recipients are using the contact details in the ‘How to contact us’ section of this policy.

(e) Right to stop marketing: You have a right to ask us to stop using Your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If You exercise this right, we will stop using Your personal information for this purpose.

(f) Right to data portability: You have a right to ask us to provide Your personal information to a third-party provider of services.

This right only applies where we use Your personal information on the basis of Your consent or performance of a contract; and where our use of Your information is carried out by automated means.

(g) Right to object: You have a right to ask us to consider any valid objections which You have to our use of Your personal information where we process Your personal information on the basis of our or another person's legitimate interest.

6.2 We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within one month of Your request unless we tell You we are entitled to a longer period under applicable law). Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances, for example if we need to keep using the information to comply with our own legal obligations or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

6.3 If an exception applies, we will tell You this when responding to Your request. We may request You provide us with information necessary to confirm Your identity before responding to any request You make.

7. Risks and how we keep Your personal information secure

7.1 The main risk of our processing of Your personal information is if it is lost, stolen or misused. This could lead to Your personal information being in the hands of someone else who may use it fraudulently or make public, information that You would prefer to keep private.

7.2 For this reason, Seksme is committed to protecting Your personal information from loss, theft and misuse. We take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of Your personal information, including through use of appropriate organisational and technical measures. For example, all information You provide to us is stored on secure servers and any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.

7.3 In the course of provision of Your personal information to us, Your personal information may be transferred over the internet. Although we make every effort to protect the personal information which You provide to us, the transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. As such, You acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of Your personal information transmitted to our website and that any such transmission is at Your own risk. Once we have received Your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to it.

7.4 Where we have given You (or where You have chosen) a password which enables You to access Your online account, You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask You not to share a password with anyone.

8. Links to other websites

Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for Your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of such third-party websites or any association with their operators. This privacy policy only applies to the personal information that we collect or which we receive from third party sources, and we cannot be responsible for personal information about You that is collected and stored by third parties. Third-party websites have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies, and You should read these carefully before You submit any personal information to these websites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept any responsibility or liability for the content of such third-party websites or third-party terms and conditions or policies.

9. How to contact us

If You have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please go to the Contact Us section of the website or send an email to customercare@seksme.com.

By using this website, You signify Your consent to the Seksme Online Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Please check back from time to time to ensure You are aware of any changes to Seksme Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our website will signify Your acceptance of these changes.

Change log

15 Jul 2018: started logging changes to Privacy Policy for greater transparency

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