Privacy Policy

 

Muzungu Sisters our Privacy & Cookie Policy

www.muzungusisters.com  (the “Site”)

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully

 

This website is owned and operated by Muzungu Sisters Ltd. 25 Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, England, W10 5JJ

 Company Registration: 7491600

 VAT Registration GB:  111184265

This Privacy Policy applies when you visit or surf the Site without purchasing any product, when you register on the Site and when you use our services for purchasing products. By using this Site, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.
Since personal data (“Personal Data”) of users and customers (collectively "Users") of this Site may be processed in the European Union, any processing of Personal Data will be conducted in compliance with applicable European laws.


Your personal data are collected and processed by Muzungu Sisters Ltd as well as by our service providers located within and outside of the European Union (collectively "us", "we", "our"). Muzungu Sisters Ltd. has its registered offices in 25 Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, England, W10 5JJ. Company Registration: 7491600

For any issues relating to this Privacy Policy you can contact our Customer Service at info@muzungusisters.com


Your Personal Data will be processed to provide the services you subscribed to or reserved for registered users, to facilitate your navigation of and shopping from the website and to keep you informed of Muzungu Sisters Ltd news and offers.
Muzungu Sisters Ltd is a controller of Personal Data collected and processed for purpose of rendering the e-commerce services and the sale of products (herein the "Commercial Purposes") through the Site.


Muzungu Sisters Ltd is the sole data controller of the Personal Data processed for marketing purposes, notably to send to Users, also through newsletter, information and updates on its products, offers, exclusive sales, promotional campaigns and on events and similar initiatives organised by Muzungu Sisters Ltd (herein the "Marketing Purposes").

1.     Our Policy 
Everyone has the right to protection of his/her Personal Data. We respect Users' right to be informed regarding the collection of and other operations involving their Personal Data. In using data that may directly or indirectly identify you personally, we will apply a principle of strict necessity. For this reason, we have designed the Site in such a way that the use of your Personal Data will be kept to a minimum and will not exceed the purposes for which your Personal Data was collected and/or processed; we do not process your Personal Data when we can provide you with services through the use of anonymous or traffic data (such as marketing research made for improving our services, browsing data processed to provide you with customized contents or offers adapted to your preferred language, your location, etc) or by other means which allow us to identify you, apart from when it is strictly necessary or upon request by competent public authorities or the police (for example, in case of traffic data or your IP address).
This Privacy Policy provides you with all information needed to understand how we collect data which may identify the Site’s Users. For further information on our Privacy Policy, please contact us through our Customer Service at info@muzungusisters.com or at our registered offices indicated above.

2.     Who collects and processes Your Personal Data, how and for which purposes?
Muzungu Sisters Ltd is the controller of your Personal Data as we determine the Commercial Purposes and means of processing Personal Data. For the Commercial Purposes only, Muzungu Sisters Ltd has appointed certain entities that will also process Personal Data relating to the Site’s Users (herein the "Processors").
The above-mentioned service providers and Processors have been chosen because of their experience in processing Personal Data and they provide sufficient guarantees regarding compliance with data protection laws (including the technical security measures governing the processing to be carried out). In processing the Personal Data for Commercial Purposes, the Processors shall act only under the instructions fromMuzungu Sisters Ltd. We regularly check that our Processors comply with our instructions and that they continue to provide sufficient guarantees regarding their full compliance with the provisions on Personal Data processing.
Some of the Processors of your Personal Data appointed byMuzungu Sisters Ltd for Commercial Purposes directly are:

·       Fedex, for purposes related to shipping, delivering and returning products purchased on www.muzungusisters.com

·       GMAIL Ltd UK, for purposes connected to providing Customer Service services to the Site’s Users;

·       Campaign monitor for purposes related to sending out Marketing Newsletters and Surveys;

·       Sagepay, Izettle & Pay Pal for purposes related to payment transactions;

·       Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels for purposes related to sending out Marketing Campaigns and images.

For the Commercial Purposes, we collect your Personal Data (such as personal details, e-mail address, address, Credit Card numbers, bank code, IP address and telephone number, etc.) on your order form only for the purpose of selling the products ordered by you. Your Personal Data is mostly processed by electronic means and, in some circumstances, by paper-based means, such as when the processing of your Personal Data is required for preventing fraud on the Site. Your Personal Data shall be stored in a way which allows us to identify you for the period necessary for the purposes which the data was collected for and subsequently processed and, in any case, in accordance with applicable laws. Please report any modification of your Personal Data to our Customer Sevice and select ‘Privacy’ as the argument in the appropriate form or through your personal account on the Site in order to ensure that your Personal Data is always accurate and up-to-date, relevant and complete. Your Personal Data shall not be disclosed to third parties other than us for purposes which are not permitted by law or without your consent.
Aside from the Processors appointed for Personal Data processing, your Personal Data will be made available also to third parties, autonomous controllers, for purposes related to supplying services requested by Users (for example, for purchase transactions) or for purposes of third parties. For more information on the matter, see section 4 (To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed). Please contact our Customer Service if you would like to receive a full list of our data Processors involved in processing your Personal Data.
For the Marketing Purposes, we may process your Personal Data as well as browsing data ("Traffic data") resulting from the use of the Site and of our services by any User, in order to provide Users with customized contents and offers on our services or to deliver any newsletter they subscribed to, subject to their discretionary right to withdraw their subscription to such newsletter or to oppose or object to the receiving of any advertising or marketing content which we think is of interest to a specific User. For Marketing Purposes, Personal Data and Traffic data is mostly processed by electronic means and shall be stored for us in any case, in accordance with applicable laws and available to our Processors.
Moreover, your Personal Data may be disclosed to the police or to judicial authorities, according to applicable laws and upon a formal request by such entities, for example in the event we need to prevent fraud on the Site (anti-fraud services).
Data processors will also have access to your Personal Data as stated in section 2 for the specific purposes stated therein. In all the above circumstances, your consent for data processing is not required as Personal Data Processing would be necessary for the performance of Commercial Purposes.
The reasons for collecting Personal Data will be expressly listed in the information of privacy statement that we will present from time to time on the page asking the User to provide his or her Personal Data, be it for Commercial Purposes or for Marketing Purposes. We may have access to third parties' Personal Data which was directly disclosed by its Users, for example when a User bought a product to be sent to a friend, when the User paying for the product is different from the recipient of the product, or when a User wishes to recommend to a friend a service of the Site or the sale of a particular product. In all of the above cases, please make sure you receive the consent of such individuals before disclosing their Personal Data to us and make sure you inform them about this Privacy Policy; you will be the only person liable in connection with the disclosure of information and data regarding such third parties if they have not provided you with their prior explicit consent for it and for any improper and unlawful use of that information. In any event, we shall fulfil any obligation to inform third parties required by law and, when necessary, shall request their explicit consent upon registering in their archives the Personal Data of the User indicated.

All the information we collect via our Website or through correspondence with you is used to operate and improve the service we offer you and to personalise our service. We are committed to using your personal information only for: 
1. Planning and managing muzungusisters.com’s business activities, including analysis of customers' shopping habits, product and style preferences. 
2. Technical administration of our website 
3. Research 
4. Providing you with information about the services we offer 
5. Letting you know about offers and news from muzungusisters.com
6. Managing and fulfilling your order including verifying details of your payment method or credit card account and where necessary carrying out credit checks and to protect against fraud and theft.

We may therefore also share information about the way in which you conduct your account with lenders and credit reference agencies; During your registration process you are given the opportunity to select some of the ways in which we may use your details. See ‘your permission’ and ‘helping us to grow’ below to keep us in touch with anything you specifically don’t want to be informed about.

 
There are only three circumstances where we may share some of your data with others: 

1.    
In the unlikely event that our business assets are ever sold to or purchased by another company (our data records are part of our business). You will receive notice of any such event and we will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the new combined entity will follow the practices disclosed in this Privacy Policy. 
2. To outside research companies whom we may ask to contact you directly for your opinions on our service. 
3. If we are requested by the police or a regulatory or government authority investigating illegal activities to provide information concerning your activities whilst using the network we shall do so.

3.     What Happens if You Do Not Disclose Your Personal Data to us? 
Granting your Personal Data to us (in particular, your personal details, your e-mail address, your address, your Credit/Debit Card numbers and bank code and your telephone number) is necessary for processing your order for the purchase of products on the Site, supplying other services provided on the web site upon your request, or when your Personal Data is needed to fulfil obligations required by law or regulations. The refusal to provide us with some of your Personal Data necessary for performing the above purposes may consequently prevent us from processing your order for the purchase of products sold on the Site or fulfilling obligations required by law and other regulations. Therefore, failing to provide Personal Data may constitute, in some cases, a legitimate and justified reason for not processing your order for the purchase of products sold on the Site or not providing the Site’s services.
Disclosure of further Personal Data to us other than that required for fulfilling legal or contractual obligations and to be properly browsing our services with necessary traffic data is, on the contrary, optional and does not have any effect on the use of the Site and of its services or on the purchase of products on the Site.

4.     To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed?
Personal Data will be disclosed to third party companies that provide, on behalf ofMuzungu Sisters Ltd, specific services as data Processors or to other recipients of Personal Data collected by us that process your Personal Data only for the Commercial Purposes and, in any case, according to applicable laws and regulations.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Personal Data will not be disclosed to any other third parties or disseminated or transferred without informing our Users of such disclosure/dissemination/transfer, and, in any case, in accordance with the applicable laws.

5.     Security Measures
We have adopted security measures to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all other reasons for data processing that do not comply with our Privacy Policy. For the best possible protection of your Personal Data outside the limits of our control and management of the same, it is advisable that your computer be provided with software devices that protect network data transmission/receipt (such as updated antivirus systems) and that your Internet service provider take appropriate measures for the security of network data transmission (such as, for example, firewalls and anti-spam filtering).

6.     Cookies

The Site uses automatic systems of traffic data collection, such as cookies. That means we use cookies when you visit our site. A cookie is a file stored on the hard disk of the terminal of an Internet user; it does not contain intelligible information but it allows linking between a terminal and other information about User's experience on the Site and his/her preferences expressed while choosing services and purchasing products offered by the Site, provided by the Users. For Cookies disseminated by our servers, no one else may gain access to the information contained therein. These information and data are gathered directly and automatically by the Site. The information collected by cookies will be processed in order to optimize the services of the Site. We have provided cookies in connection to functions such as selecting the country or area, the language, the location, browsing the catalogue, purchasing products online and in general in connection with the provision of services reserved to registered customers. Each Internet browser allows the blocking or the deletion of cookies. Your Internet browser contains instructions on these procedures. Please access the information on your Internet browser if you wish to delete cookies.
The acceptance of automatic data collection procedures and the use of cookies are necessary for using the Site and its services, including the purchase of products. If you have started the procedure of blocking or deleting cookies, we cannot ensure that all web pages of the Site will be displayed or that certain services will be supplied such as, for example, storage or display on the web pages of products you chose when you were finalizing the online purchase processes.

Here’s a list of how and why we use cookies.

1.     Site functionality cookies – these cookies allow you to navigate the site and use our features, such as “Add to Basket”.

2.     Site analytics cookies - these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site, to improve both its functionality and your shopping experience.

3.     Customer preference cookies – when you are browsing or shopping on Muzungu Sisters, these cookies will remember your preferences (like your location), so we can make your shopping experience as seamless as possible, and more personal to you.

4.     Targeting or advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Further information about cookies can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/ and www.AboutCookies.org.

7.     Compulsory processing
We wish to inform you that we may process your Personal Data also without your consent in certain circumstances provided by laws.

8.     Your Right to Access Personal Data and Further Rights
You are entitled to obtain, at any time, confirmation from us as to whether or not data relating to you is being processed, whether the data is not yet registered, and the communication in intelligible form of the data undergoing processing. You are entitled to obtain, at any time, confirmation from us as to whether or not data relating to you is being processed, whether the data is not yet registered, and the communication in intelligible form of the data undergoing processing. Moreover, you are entitled to receive from us information on the source of your Personal Data; the purposes and way of processing your Personal Data; the logic involved in any electronic data processing; details of the data controller and of the data processors; the names of the entities and categories of entities to whom your Personal Data may be disclosed or who may access your Personal Data, for example, as a data controller or a party so appointed. You can easily find part of the above information in our Privacy Policy. For further information, contact our Customer Service.
You are entitled to obtain at any time from us:
a. the updating, adjustment or, when you have an interest in such, the integration of your personal data;
b. the deletion, the transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of your personal data (unlawfully processed), including data which does not need to be stored for the purposes for which it was collected and subsequently processed;
c. the confirmation that the operations under letters a) and b) have been reported (together with the contents of the same) to whom the data was disclosed or disseminated, except when it becomes impossible or if the means used are clearly disproportionate to the right's protection.
You are entitled to object, in whole or in part:
a. for legitimate reasons, to the processing of your personal data, even if it is related to the purposes for which it was collected;
b. to the processing of your personal data for advertising or direct marketing purposes or in order to carry out marketing research or commercial communications.
You may freely exercise your rights at any time, provided that you do so in compliance with applicable laws, by sending your request to us through our Customer Service at info@muzungusisters.com or by writing to us at our address mentioned in introduction to this Privacy Policy. We will reply to you as necessary.

9.     Opt-in/Opt out 
Each time your consent is required,Muzungu Sisters Ltd will inform you in advance and will give you the option to either provide or refuse your consent for the use of your Personal Data, including your e-mail address, for the above purposes, by ticking the appropriate boxes.
We wish to inform you that we may process your Personal Data also without your consent in certain circumstances, such as when such processing is necessary for performing a legal obligation to which we are subject or when such processing is necessary for performing obligations undertaken in contracts with the users.
To the extent of applicable laws and subject to your rights, Your personal data may be processed by us for sending you advertising or offers for Marketing Purposes about products and services unless you object to it at any time, either when Your personal data has been collected or at any time, notably when receiving any offer from Us.
In any case, we wish to inform you that we guarantee that our users may exercise, at any time and without having to state their reasoning, their right not to receive future communications connected to particular services upon request.

10.  Links to Other Web Sites 

We do not control or monitor such web sites or their web content. We shall not be held liable for the web content of such sites and for the rules adopted by them in terms of your privacy and the processing of your Personal Data while you are visiting those web sites. Please, pay attention when you connect to these web sites through the links provided on our web site and read their terms and conditions of use and their privacy policy carefully. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to third party web sites and we are by no means liable for the privacy policy adopted by those web sites. The Site provides links to other web sites exclusively to help its Users in their searches and net-surfing activities and to allow links to other web sites on the Internet. When we provide links to other web sites, we do not recommend the use of these web sites and do not provide any guarantees regarding their web content or the services and products supplied and sold by these web sites to Internet Users.

11.  If you have any queries about our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

12.  Governing Law
To the extent that we are established in the UK, your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

13.  Amendments and Updating of this Privacy Policy
We may amend or simply update all or part of this Privacy Policy, including when amendments are made to legal provisions or regulations which govern data protection and protect your rights. The amendments and the updating of the Privacy Policy shall be binding as soon as they are published on the Site in this section. Therefore, you are requested to regularly access this section in order to check the publication of the most recent and updated Privacy Policy.