Privacy policy

L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is a branch of Richemont International SA and has its registered offices at 22 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France.  In this Privacy Policy, we use the term L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels (and "we", "us" and "our") to refer to the head office of L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels at the registered address above. 

Please take a moment to read the following policy which explains how we collect, use, disclose and transfer the personal information that you provide to us on our websites or mobile applications and other digital platforms (together the "Platforms"), when you visit L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels or contact us by telephone, or when you interact with us over social media platforms. It also explains how we collect information through the use of cookies and related technologies when you use our Platforms. 

You can find out more about L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels and the Terms of Use for using our Platform https://www.lecolevancleefarpels.com. 

This Privacy Policy was last updated in May 2018.  We may make changes from time to time so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates.

Information you provide to us and how we use it

To access certain areas of our Platform, you will need to register with us.  During the registration process you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including your name, shipping and billing addresses, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number and payment details). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels to provide you with the services you select.  

In addition, we may also collect personal information from you when you correspond with us (for example, when you send us e-mail communications or send us letters). 

If you choose to interact with L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels via a social media platform or other third party service, we will collect the information you have provided to us through that platform.

We will collect information about your location to the extent that we provide any location services, described in the section headed “Location services” below.

We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Platform, described in the section headed "Cookies and other information that we automatically collect", below

We will use the information we collect from you to:

• manage our accounts and records;

• manage and fulfil purchase orders and to provide after-sales service;

• deal with your enquiries and requests including notifying you of course availability;

• send service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages such as order confirmation and course start dates;

• send you marketing communications (including e-mails and social media audience matching) relating to us and other third party partners and that we think may be of interest to you where we have a legitimate basis to do so (please see the “Your choices” section below for further information about how you can control these updates);

• conduct market research so that we can continuously improve the services we provide to our customers;

• prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities; 

• understand how our Platform is used so that we can continuously improve our Platform and offerings. 

Where you have agreed to a particular use of your information, we process it on the basis of your consent. You may withdraw that consent at any time (for example, for us to send you marketing communications) by contacting us (see the section headed “Contact us” below). We also process your information where this is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or where it is necessary for our legitimate interests of operating, protecting and improving our business.  


Cookies and other information that we automatically collect

Like most Platforms, L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels logs IP addresses and uses cookies and similar technologies that allow us to recognise you and to customise your experience, and provide us with information about the way our Platform visitors access our Platform.  You can find out more about how we use cookies and related technologies below. 


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application and are used to recognise your computer when it returns to a website or mobile application it has visited previously.  Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.  

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your language preferences) and to better understand how our Platform is used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Platform before or whether you are a new visitor.  They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

• First party cookies, served directly by L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels to your computer or mobile device.  They are used only by L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform.  

• Third party cookies, which are served by a service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms.  Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by platform to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.  


What cookies does L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels use?

The Platform serves only the following types of cookies to your computer or mobile device:

Cookies necessary for essential purposes

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Platform and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Platform.  Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors' experience and enjoyment of this Platform.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform.  

The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated.  It includes the number of visitors to our Platform, the platforms that referred them to our Platform and the pages that they visited on our Platform.  

We use this information to help run our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.

Advertising Cookies

When you visit our Platform or click on advertisements or promotional areas on the Platform these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and promotion.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission.  They remember that you have visited a platform and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. 

Social Cookies

These cookies enable users to share pages and content through third party social media and other platforms. The companies that serve these cookies may also use your information to serve targeted advertising on other platforms.

Further detailed information about the specific cookies used on this Platform and the third parties who serve them can be found in our cookie consent tool [ADD HYPERLINK].  You can use this cookie tool to control your cookie preferences.

How to control or delete cookies

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below.  However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Platform.  

You can set your cookie preferences by using our cookie consent tool [ADD HYPERLINK] or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Platform cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.  In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility).  

Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type.  We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes.  We may anonymise and share this information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.

Location services

Some of the services that we provide are able to use information about your location. For these services, which are typically available on mobile devices or applications, you are provided with the opportunity to provide your consent to the use of location services, which, for example, process information deriving from GPS, sensors, beacons or Wi-Fi access points in order to allow you to benefit from a more personalised service. Your device will have settings that allow you to turn off these services should you no longer wish to benefit from them.

Sharing your information

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies outside the Richemont group except under the following circumstances: 

• to third party providers who provide services on our behalf such as online payments, processing credit card transactions and handling credit checks and fraud prevention;

• we may disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party;  and

• we may disclose your personal information to any third party that purchases, or to which we transfer, all or substantially all of our assets and business. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the entity to which we transfer your personal information uses it in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

International Transfers

We have implemented standard contractual clauses to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect your information where it is transferred to our affiliated companies in territories outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.  Where we share your information with a third party service provider outside of the European Economic Area and Switzerland (as detailed in the section entitled “Sharing your information”), we contractually oblige the third party service provider to implement adequate safeguards to protect your information.

Protecting your information

We want you to feel confident about using our Platform, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect.  We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.  We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. . However, where we ask you to choose a password in order to access certain parts of our Platforms, you are responsible for selecting a secure password and keeping that password confidential. You should choose a password which you do not use on any other site, and you should not share it with anyone else.

Your choices

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information. In some circumstances, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal information or a restriction of its use. You can also ask us not to send you direct marketing communications (however please note that we may continue to send you service related (i.e. non-marketing) communications, such as e-mail updates on your order status).   If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or wish to object to our use of your personal information, please write to us at the address listed below. 

You may unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications at any time by e-mailing the address below in the section headed “Contact us” or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels marketing e-mails.

If you have a concern about how we use your information, as a first step please contact us using the details set out below and we will do our best to resolve your concern. After investigating your concern, we will respond to you in writing within a reasonable time setting out our proposed remedial action. If you think we have processed your personal information in a manner which is unlawful or breaches your rights you also have the right to complain to a European Data Protection Authority in your place of residence or work, or the jurisdiction in which the processing took place.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy. When we do we will publish the changes on this Platform. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the Platform. If material changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by e-mail or by placing a prominent notice on the Platform.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us at the address provided below. You can also use this address if you wish to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you or to unsubscribe from further e-mail marketing communications.

contact@lecolevancleefarpels.com 

L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels
22 place Vendôme
75001 Paris, France
+33 1 70 70 36 00