Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting www.perfumesociety.org. The following explains how we handle the personal information you provide to use, and what we learn about you from your visit to the site.

By using the site and/or registering with us or becoming a subscriber, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have any queries in relation to this policy, or complaints about our use of your information, please contact us using the form below, and we’ll do our best to deal with your query or complaint as soon as possible.

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Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third party with the following exceptions: in the case of subscribers, Perfume Discovery Ltd. (our ‘sister’ company, who dispatch The Scented Letter and co-ordinate logistics for events etc.), and Latest in Beauty, who require your mailing details only for sending out our Fragrance Education Discovery Boxes. We do not hold or store credit card details nor do we share these with any third party.

In occasional instances where (non-credit card) information may be shared with third parties, an ‘opt-in’ box will on each occasion allow you the opportunity to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. We only ask for your phone number in order to deal with any queries on delivery; phone numbers will never be shared with a third party. We will only use your personal information to tell you about third parties who we think you may find interesting if you opt in for this to happen, on each individual basis.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Perfume Society, 3rd Floor, 30 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DE, or e-mail us using the contact form at the top of this section of the website.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please e-mail us using the simple form above. (Please forgive the fact you have to enter a few letters and numbers; it’s to prevent spamming blocking our in-box, so we can respond as swiftly as we’d like.)

 

Cookies

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of text received from a website and stored on a user’s computer by a web browser. Each time the web browser requests a page from the web server this message is sent back to the web server.

We use cookies to:

  • track your visit to the site; and
  • customise your experience of the site

We may use the information collected from the use of cookies to analyse trends, optimise the site, or for research and marketing purposes.

No personal information about you is contained in the cookie but in certain circumstances we may match the cookie to your personal information that you disclose to us or that we already hold.

We set a cookie when you log into our website:

• we will use a cookie to recognise your visit until you log out or close your browser, except if you select the ‘remember this’ option, in which case the cookie will remain on your computer until you log out or delete the cookie.

In common with almost all websites, we use cookies to track your visit and access to our various pages:

• if you disclose personal information to us (for example, during the registration process) we may be able to match this information to the web pages that you have looked at for marketing or administrative reasons; and If you wish, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and you can also set your browser to refuse to receive or send all cookies.  The web site www.allaboutcookies.org (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau) contains step-by-step guidance on how cookies may be switched off by users.