ABOUT THE COMPANY
We are committed to treating data privacy seriously. It is important that you know exactly what we do with your Personal Data.
Throughout this document, “we”, “us”, “our”, “ours” refer to COSSOUQ E-SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED. Wherever we have said ‘you’ or ‘your’, this means YOU
WHO WE ARE
COSSOUQ E-SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED, a company is registered under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 having its registered office at A-303 EMPIRE BUSINESS HUB OPP SHAKTI FARM, SCIENCE CITY ROAD, SOLA AHMEDABAD 380060 INDIA. Cossouq is a sensibly curated online marketplace for unique skincare, personal care, and beauty products from the farthest corners of the world which are not easily available for our Indian tribe within the comfort of their homes. Witnessing the void in Indian’s cosmetic marketplace for superior quality international products and brands, Cossouq was unboxed. MS.Pooja Patel, one of the esteemed founders is a shopaholic at heart. Just like any other individual, she too had spent her vacations roaming around foreign locations getting hold of elite products with ease. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and the beholder noticed the gaps in the Indian marketplace. She understood how the heart of a curious shopaholic breaks when they watch their favorite products being on the tracks of inaccessibility.Our aim is to ensure that no more hearts break due to the absence of international products. Securing the hearts of our curious shopaholics we bring exotic global products delivered to their doorstep with utmost care and authenticity.
We play the role of a Data Controller when we collect and process Personal Data about you. We play the role of a Data Processor when we collect and process Personal Data on behalf of another Data Controller. We are committed to protecting your Personal Data in our custody. We take reasonable steps to ensure appropriate physical, technical and managerial safeguards are in place to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, alteration, transmission and deletion. We work to protect the security of your personal information during transmission by using encryption protocols. We use multi-layered controls to help protect our infrastructure, constantly monitoring and improving our applications, systems, and processes to meet the growing demands and challenges of security.We ensure that the third parties who provide services to us under appropriate contracts, take appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Data in line with our
We commit to protecting your privacy and hence our Personal Data handling practices are continually reviewed to ensure compliance with the applicable Privacy laws and regulations.
We collect your personal information relating to your identity, demographics and when you use our Platform, services orotherwise interact with us during the course of our relationship and related information provided from time to time. Some of the information that we may collect includes but is not limited to Information provided to us during sign-up/registering or using our Platform such as name, date of birth, address, telephone/mobile number, email ID, occupation and any such information shared as proof of identity or address. Some of the sensitive personal information such as your bank account or credit or debit card or other payment instrument information or biometric information such as your facial features or physiological information (in order to enable use of certain features available on the Platform to assist you with your shopping experience) or password etc. Some of the information such as your shopping behaviour, preferences, call data records, device location, voice, your browsing history, and other information that you may provide to us from time to time. Our primary goal in doing so is to provide you a safe, efficient, smooth, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our Platform to make your experience safer and easier. In general, you can browse the Platform without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information, by choosing not to use a particular service or feature on the Platform. We may track your buying behavior, preferences, and other information that you choose to provide on our Platform. We use this information to do research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Platform or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Platform or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. When any third-party business partner collects your personal information directly from you, you will be governed by their privacy policies. We shall not be responsible for the third-party business partner’s privacy practices or the content of their privacy policies, and we request you to read their privacy policies prior to disclosing any information. If you set up an account or transact with us, we may seek some additional information, such as billing address, credit/debit card number and a credit/debit card expiration date and/ or other payment instrument details and tracking information from cheques to refund for cancelled transactions. If you choose to post messages on our message boards, personalized messages, images, photos, gift card message box, chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback/product review or if you use voice commands to shop on the Platform, we will collect that information you provide to us. Please note such messages posted by you will be in public domain and can be read by others as well, please exercise caution while posting such messages, personal details, photos and reviews. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support, internal research and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Platform, we may collect such information into a file specific to you. While you can browse some sections of our Platform without being a registered member, certain activities (such as placing an order or consuming our online content or services or participating in any event) requires registration. We may use your contact information to send you offers based on your previous orders or preferences and your interests. If you receive an e-mail, a call from a person/association claiming to be from COSSOUQ seeking sensitive personal information like debit/credit card PIN, net-banking, UPI or mobile banking password, we request you to never provide such information. We at COSSOUQ or our affiliate logistics partner do not at any time connect with you requesting for such information. If you have already revealed such information, report it immediately to an appropriate law enforcement agency
We use the information that you provide for such purposes as opening your account, processing your transactions, responding to your requests, and communicating with you. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our Services. We may also receive/store information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information for internal analysis and to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content.
PURPOSES OF GATHERING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We use personal information to provide the services you request. To the extent we use your personal information to market to you, we will provide you the ability to opt-out of such uses. We use your personal information to assist sellers and business partners in handling and fulfilling orders; enhancing customer experience; to resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote a safe service; collect money; measure consumer interest in our products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our terms and conditions; conduct marketing research, analysis and surveys; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of information. We will ask for your permission to allow us access to your text messages (SMS), instant messages, contacts in your directory, camera, photo gallery, location and device information: (i) to send commercial communication regarding your orders or other products and services (ii) enhance your experience on the platform and provide you access to the products and services offered on the Platform by sellers, affiliates, partners or lending partners. You understand that your access to these products/services may be affected in the event permission is not provided to us. In our efforts to continually improve our product and service offerings, we collect and analyze demographic and profile data about users' activity on our Platform. We identify and use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Platform. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. We will occasionally ask you to complete surveys conducted either by us or through a third- party market research agency. These surveys may ask you for personal information, contact information, gender, date of birth, demographic information (like pin code, age or income level) attributes such as your interests, household or lifestyle information, your purchasing behavior or history preference and other such information that you may choose to provide. The survey may involve collection of voice data or video recordings. Participation in these surveys are purely voluntary in nature. We use this data to tailor your experience at our Platform, providing you with content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences. We use your personal information to operate, provide, develop, and improve the products and services. We use your personal information to take and handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, and communicate with you about orders, products and services, and promotional offers. We might receive information about you from other sources, such as updated delivery and address information from our carriers, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase more easily.
LAWFUL BASES OF PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We are permitted to process your Personal Data in compliance with applicable laws and regulations by relying on one or more of the following lawful bases:
- You have explicitly agreed to us processing your Personal Data for a specific reason
- The processing is necessary to perform the agreement we have with you or to take steps to enter into an agreement with you
- The processing is necessary to be in compliance with our Legal Obligations
- The processing is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest (“Legitimate Interest”) pursued by us, such as
- to provide services to you,
- to evaluate, develop or improve our products and services
Where the processing is based on your consent, you have a right to withdraw your consent at any time. You may withdraw consent by contacting us. Upon receipt of your written request to withdraw your consent, consequences of withdrawal will be communicated to you and, upon your agreement, your request for withdrawal will be processed.
Reasons for disclosing your Personal Data to other parties:
We may disclose your Personal Data to others where it is lawful to do so including where we or they:
- need to provide you with products or services
- where you have initiated a payment
- have a legal obligation to do so, e.g. to assist with detecting and preventing fraud,
- have requirement in connection with regulatory reporting, litigation or asserting or defending legal rights and interests
- have a legitimate business reason for doing so
- want to send you information and promotional material regarding our products and services,
- have asked you for your consent to share it, and you’ve agreed
- Improve your online experience for using our product.
To whom your Personal Data may be disclosed:
We may disclose your Personal Data for the above purposes to other parties including:
- Other group companies and any subcontractors, agents or service providers who work for us or provide services to us or group companies (including their employees, sub-contractors, service providers, directors and officers)
- Law Enforcement Authorities, Government Authorities, courts, dispute resolution bodies, our regulators, auditors and any party appointed or requested by our regulators to carry out investigations or audits of our activities
- Statutory and regulatory bodies and authorities (including the government) investigating agencies and entities or persons, to whom or before whom it is mandatory to disclose the Personal Data as per the applicable law, courts, judicial and quasi-judicial authorities and tribunals, arbitrators and arbitration tribunals
Retention and Disposals of Data
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKERS USED BY OUR DIGITAL PROPERTIES
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Similarly, there are other types of trackers used. These are used to make Websites & Apps work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website/ App.
We might also disclose your Personal Data to appropriate authorities if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security, or technical issues, or to protect our rights or the rights of those who use our products & services.
Links to Other Websites
YOUR RIGHTS AS A CUSTOMER
We understand that when you interact with COSSOUQ, you have rights over your Personal Data. These rights involve providing reasonable steps to allow you to access your personal data, correct any errors among others. In the event that you are not satisfied with our response or have unresolved concerns, you can get in touch with us to resolve the issue by means of COSSOUQ website /email.
Whenever you access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The transmission of information is not completely secure for reasons beyond our control. We adopt industry standard security measures and keep updating our systems from time to time to protect your personal information against any hacking or virus dissemination. However, by using the Platform, the users accept the security implications of data transmission over the internet and the World Wide Web which cannot always be guaranteed as completely secure, and therefore, there would always remain certain inherent risks regarding use of the Platform. Users are responsible for ensuring the protection of login and password records for their account.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF GRIEVANCE OFFICER
In accordance with information technology act 2000 and rules made there under, the name and contact details of the grievance officer are provided below:
Name: COSSOUQ E-SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
You can reach our customer support team to address any of your queries or complaints related to product and services by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9586471996 Time: Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm.