Effective Date: January 1, 2015
Last Updated On: January 1, 2015
Please read this privacy notice carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By using a Natuza website or applications or by otherwise giving us your personal information, you agree to this notice. If you do not agree to this notice, you must not use our Websites or applications or give us any of your personal information.


This notice provides important information in the following areas:
1. SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE
2. SOURCES OF INFORMATION
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
4. ONLINE TRACKING AND CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURES
5. USES MADE OF YOUR INFORMATION
6. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
7. STORAGE AND/OR TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION
8. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
9. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
10. CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE
11. CONTACT


This notice may change from time to time (See CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE). Your continued use of the Natuza Websites after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the notice periodically for updates.
Please be informed that Natuza Corp is the data controller of any personal information you submit to Natuza USA.


1. SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE
This privacy notice ("Notice") describes the types of information Natuza Corp ("Natuza," or "we") may collect from you or that you may provide to us and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. It also tells you how you can access and update your information and make certain choices about how your information is used.
This Notice covers both our online and offline data collection activities, including information that we may collect through our various channels such as boutiques, web sites, applications, social media, customer relationship centers, trade corners and events. Please note we may combine information that we collect via one method (e.g., a Natuza website) with information that we collect via another method (e.g., a Natuza offline event).
This Notice applies to consumers only. This Notice applies only to our collection and use of information from consumers, using the methods described under this Notice. It does not apply to our business customers (e.g., retailers, distributors, etc.). It also does not apply to information we might collect and use for employment-related purposes (e.g., resumes, job applications, etc.) or business-to-business related purposes (e.g., media inquiries, investor relations, etc.).


2. SOURCES OF INFORMATION
This Notice applies to information we collect from or about our consumers, through the methods described below, from the following sources:
Natuza Websites. Consumer-directed Websites operated by Natuza, including sites that we operate under our own domains/URLs and mini-sites/apps that we run on third party social networks such as Facebook ("Websites").
Natuza mobile sites/apps. Consumer-directed mobile sites or applications operated by Natuza, such as smartphone apps.
E-mail, text and other electronic messages. This includes electronic communications between you and Natuza.
Offline registration forms. Printed registration and similar forms that we may collect from consumers such as via postal mail, in-store demos, or events.
Call center registrations. Information that we may collect from consumers through our customer relationship centers ("CRC")
Data from other sources. Information we may obtain about you from other sources, including but not limited to third party social media sites, via applications for contests or sweepstakes or similar activities in which you've allowed a third party to share your activities with Natuza.


3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
Depending on how you interact with Natuza (online, offline, over the phone, etc.), we may collect from you various types of information, as described below.
Personal Contact Information. This includes any information you provide to us that would allow us to personally contact you, such as your name, home or mailing address, e-mail address or phone number (home, cell, etc.). In some cases, this could include personal information that you give us about someone else (for example, if you provide a friend's email address for a tell-a-friend program).
Account login information. Any information that is required to give you access to your specific account profile. Examples may include your login ID/email address, screen name, password in unrecoverable form, and/or security question and answer.
Demographic information. Any information that describes your demographic or psychographic characteristics. Examples may include your date of birth, age or age range, gender, geographic location (e.g., ZIP code), favorite products, hobbies and interests, and household or lifestyle information.
Technical information about computer/mobile device. Any information about the computer system or other technological device that you may be using to access one of our Websites or applications such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, operating system type, and web browser type and version. If you access a Natuza website or application via a mobile device such as a smartphone, the collected information may also include your phone's unique device ID, geo-location, and other similar mobile device data.
Websites usage information As you navigate through and interact with our Websites, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your actions. This includes information such as which links you click on, which pages or content you view and for how long, and other similar information and statistics about your interactions such as page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages. This information is captured using automated technologies such as cookies (browser cookies, flash cookies) and web beacons, and may also be collected through the use of third party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) that collect data in aggregate (such as number of visits to a particular page, or the amount of time spent on a web site).
Consumer feedback. This includes information that you voluntarily share with us about your experience in using our products and services
Consumer-generated content. This refers to any content that you create and then share with us by uploading it to one of our Websites or applications, including one of our Facebook sites. Examples may include photos, videos, personal stories, or other similar media or content. We may collect and publish consumer-generated content in connection with a variety of activities, including contests and other promotions, website community features, consumer engagement, and third party social networking.
Social network information. This refers to any information that is part of your profile on a third party social network (such as Facebook) and that you allow the third party social network to share with us. Examples include your basic account information (e.g., name, email address, gender, birthday, current city, profile picture, user ID, list of friends, etc.) and any other additional information or activities that you permit the third party social network to share with third party application developers. For example, we may receive your social network profile information (or parts of it) every time you download or interact with a Natuza web application on a social network such as Facebook or every time you use a social networking feature that is integrated within a Natuza site (such as Facebook Connect). To learn more about how your information from a third party social network may be obtained by Natuza (or other third party application developers), please visit the website of the relevant social network.
Payment information. Any information that we need in order to fulfil a sale, or that you use to make a purchase, such as your debit or credit card details (cardholder name, card number, expiration date, etc.) or other forms of payment (if such are made available). In any case, we do not store payment card information longer than needed by the payment transaction and we are compliant with applicable requirements such as PCI DSS.
Do we collect personal information from children? We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children below the age of 13 for any purpose. If we discover or are informed that we have accidentally collected information from a child below the age of 13, we will remove that information from our records as soon as feasibly possible. Anyone who becomes aware that we have collected such information may notify us using the contact information contained in paragraph 11.


4. ONLINE TRACKING AND CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURES
We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Websites for the purpose of improving their use and functionality. This helps us to improve them and provide you with a good browsing experience.
We may collect information through automated technologies (such as cookies, IP addresses, log files and web beacons) that collect and remember certain account login information, technical computer information, and/or previous website usage information, and may also be collected through the use of third party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) that collect data in aggregate (such as number of visits to a particular page, or the amount of time spent on a web site).
If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Websites may then be inaccessible or not function properly. Please note that "flash" cookies are different from "browser" cookies because of the way in which flash cookies capture and store data. Your browser's cookie management tools will not remove flash cookies.
We may also use web beacons, to capture information about how you respond to certain email campaigns (e.g., time the email is opened, where user links to from the email, etc.).
We collect personal information about users over time and across different websites when you use this website or service. We also have third parties that collect personal information this way. We use tracking tools to serve you with interest-based advertising and to better understand your behaviors and browsing activities. We might permit third parties to gather information passively on our websites, including for behavioral advertising purposes. We also partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Websites or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here.
Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
You can control tracking tools. In particular, your browser gives you the ability to delete or reject browser cookies. If you block cookies, certain features on our website may not work. Some browsers have a "Do Not Track" feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or signals from some or all browsers. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking that we have described in this Notice will stop.
Log Files. We may collect information in the form of log files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users' browsing habits. These entries are generated automatically, and help us to troubleshoot errors, improve performance or maintain the security of our Websites.
IP Addresses. We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict access to our websites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how our websites are utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
Cookies. We may use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our Websites and to better understand how visitors use our Websites and the tools and services offered on it. The storage of cookies on your computer provides an easy and convenient way for us to personalize or enhance your experience on our Websites and to make your next visit more enjoyable.
Web Beacons. Web beacons (also known as "web bugs") are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may include technical information such as IP Address, as well as information about how a user responds to an email campaign (e.g., at what time the email was opened, where does the user link to from the email, etc.). We may use web beacons on our Websites or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization.


5. USES MADE OF YOUR INFORMATION
The following paragraphs describe the various purposes for which we might collect and use your information, and the different types of information that might be collected for each. Please note that not all of the uses below will be relevant to every consumer.
Customer service. We may use your information to provide you customer service, including responses to your inquiries. This typically requires the use of certain personal contact information and information regarding the reason for your inquiry (e.g., order status, technical issue, product question/complaint, general question, etc.).
Contests and other promotions. We may use your information to provide you with marketing campaigns or promotions. Some of our promotions may be run on third party social networks. For more information about our contests and other promotions, please see the official rules or details posted with each promotion.
Marketing communications. We may use your information to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you (marketing communications), such as email, SMS, and postal mailings. Please note that if you choose to receive SMS text messages, your plan fees for messaging will apply. We may also show you marketing communications on other websites, including on social media sites where you are a member, by matching activities or information collected on our websites with those collected on third party sites ("Targeted Advertising"). These marketing communications will keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, special offers, and promotions from Natuza USA. On occasion, these communications may also introduce you to other Nestlé brands and inform you about offers and promotions from other third party companies. Sending you marketing communications mostly requires the collection and use of certain personal contact information and demographic information. In some instances (such as for mobile apps and text messaging programs), this could involve the use of your precise geo-location, which may allow us to send you location-based offers and promotions.
You can always opt-out from receiving marketing-related email communications or text messages by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each such communication. If you have an account with us, you may be given the option to change your communication preferences under the relevant edit-account section of our site (if available) or by contacting Consumer Services. Changing these preferences would also remove you from our lists for future Targeted Advertising. You may also visit social media sites where you are a member to explore opt out options they may provide for Targeted Advertising. Please note that even if you opt out from receiving marketing communications from us, you may still receive administrative communications from us, such as order confirmations, notifications about your account activities (e.g., account confirmations, password changes, etc.), and other important announcements. You will also still see generic ads on other websites, including on social media sites where you are a member.
For detailed information on how to modify your preferences about marketing communication, please see sections 7 and 8 below.
Third party social networking. We may use your information when you interact with third party social networking features such as "Like" functions. You can learn more about how these features work, and the profile data we may obtain about you, by visiting the relevant sections of the third party social networks.
Website improvement and personalization. We may use your information to improve and personalize your experience on our Websites and applications; to ensure that content from our Websites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; and to allow you to participate in interactive features, when you choose to do so. This is typically done through automated technologies (such as cookies) that collect and remember certain account login information, technical information, and/or previous website usage information. For example, we might remember your login ID/email address or screen name so you can quickly login the next time you visit our site or so you can easily retrieve the items you previously placed in your shopping cart. Based on this type of information, we may also show you specific Natuza content or promotions that are tailored to your interests.
Order fulfillment. We may use your information to process and ship your orders, and to inform you about the status of your orders. This could involve the use of certain personal contact information and payment information.
Product improvement and customization. We may collect and use your information so we can constantly improve our products, tailor them to your needs, and come up with new product ideas. This mostly involves the collection and use of demographic information and consumer feedback.
Consumer engagement. We may collect and use your information to get you more actively engaged with our products and services (including our websites and applications), thereby increasing overall brand engagement and awareness. This mostly involves the collection, use, and publication of consumer-generated content.
Website community features. We may collect and use your information to give you access to website community features, including features that may allow you to upload and share recipes, pictures, videos, artwork, or other messages or content. This typically involves the collection, use, and (in some instances) public display of certain personal contact information, account login information, demographic information, and/or consumer-generated content. Because these features are "communal" in nature, information or content that you post in these areas may be visible to others. Please use caution when using these features or uploading content to a Natuza site. For some community features, we may give you the ability to control whether some parts of your profile can be seen by others. To access these settings, log in to the relevant edit account section of our site (if one is available) and access your community profile. For website community features that have social networking integration (such as "Facebook Connect"), see separate paragraph on "Third party social networking."
Website viral features (e.g. tell-a-friend). We may request and use your information so you can use website viral features, such as our tell-a-friend features. These features allow you to easily share certain Natuza news, product information, promotions, wish list items, or other content with family members and friends. These features typically require the collection and use of personal contact information (such as names and email addresses) so that the selected one-time message or content can be delivered to the proper recipients. In most cases, we do not retain the information provided. In some cases (for example, as part of a refer-a-friend program), we may store the information so we can track and reward consumers for their successful referrals. For tell-a-friend or other viral features administered by third party social networks (such as Facebook's "Share" and "Like" features), please refer to the website of the relevant social network for additional information.
Other general purposes (e.g., website security, internal research). We may use your information for other general business purposes, such as to conduct internal marketing and demographic studies; and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.


6. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information with the types of companies or in the situations described below. Third parties are only allowed to access and use your information for the specific tasks they've been requested to do and are required to keep your information confidential and secure.
We do not rent or sell your information to third party companies for their own marketing use.
Companies of our group. Any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
Agents and service providers. These are outside companies that we hire to help us run our business (e.g., order fulfilment, payment processing, Website operation, support services, promotions, Website development, CRC, etc.).
Credit reference agencies. These companies may help us for the purpose of assessing customer's credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with said customer, for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


7. STORAGE AND/OR TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use a variety of standard methods (described below) to keep consumer information confidential and secure. Please note, however, that these protections do not apply to information you choose to share in public areas such as social networks.
Secure operating environments. We store your information in secure operating environments that are protected from the public. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information. The transmission of information via the internet is unfortunately not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data during transmission to our Websites. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access.
We generally store your information for as long as your account is active with us or as needed to provide you the relevant services, and comply with legal requirements. This means that we may retain your personal information for a reasonable period after you stop using our services or stop using our Websites.
Measures we expect you to take. It is important for you to also play a role in keeping your information safe and secure. When signing up for an online account, please be sure to choose an account password that is hard for others to guess and never reveal your password to anyone else, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. If you use a shared or public computer, never choose to have your login ID/email address or password remembered and make sure to log out of your account every time you leave the computer. You should also make use of any privacy settings or controls we may provide you in our website community areas.
Transfer of your information. The storage as well as the processing of your information as described above, such as uses made of your information or disclosure of your information, may require that your information is transferred to, and/or stored at, a destination outside the United States as well as processed by staff operating in said territory. We store your information in secure data centers located in Switzerland and in the United States. By accepting the terms of this Notice, you agree to such transfer, storing and/or processing.


8. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
Access to information. You may request access to your personal information by visiting the appropriate "your account" or "your profile" section(s) on our website or please Contact Us.
Modification of information. You may also have your personal information deleted, corrected or revised by. Please notice that, in certain cases, we may not be able to delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account.
Our Websites have a "your account" feature where you may review and edit the information you have provided and you may be given the option to change your communication preferences, including opting-out (please see Advertising, marketing and promotions). You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Websites and visiting your account profile page. Please notice that we require our registered costumers to verify their identity (e.g., login ID/email address, password) before they can access or make changes to their account information. This helps prevent unauthorized access to your account.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law states that California residents may have the right to request and receive certain information about our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their own marketing use, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. However, because we do not share your personal information with third parties for their own marketing use (as set forth above), we are exempt from having to meet this requirement. If you still wish to learn more about our compliance with this requirement, you may contact Consumer Services.


9. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. The following mechanisms provide you with the following control over your information:
Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Please see Tracking And California Do Not Track Disclosures above.
Advertising, marketing and promotions. If you wish to have your personal contact information used by Natuza to promote our own products or services, you can opt-in by checking the relevant box located on the registration form. You can always opt-out from receiving marketing-related email communications or text messages by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each such communication. At any moment, you can opt-out by logging into the Websites and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile by unchecking the relevant boxes or by calling our CRC. Please note that even if you opt-out from receiving marketing communications, you may still receive administrative communications from us, such as order or other transaction confirmations, notifications about your account activities (e.g., account confirmations, password changes, etc.), and other important announcements.


10. CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE
If we change the way we handle your information, we will update this Notice. We reserve the right to make changes to our practices and this Notice at any time. Any material changes we may make to our Notice in the future will be prominently posted on our web sites or will otherwise be communicated to you prior to the change becoming effective. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Notice.


11. CONTACT
To ask questions or comment about this Notice and our privacy practices, contact us at: //www.natuza.com/us/en/contactus or call our Customer Relationship Center.