PRIVACY POLICY

1.INTRODUCTION
BUY TAO INVESTMENTS (HONG KONG) LIMITED. (collectively, "baroquepearls," "we," "us," or "our") ("we," "us") recognize the importance of privacy and confidentiality of personal information.
This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, share and process your information and the rights and choices you have associated with that information. This Privacy Policy applies to all personal data collected during any written, electronic, and oral communications or collected online or offline, which include: our Site, located at Baroquepearls.com ("the Site") through our mobile application as well as any other written, electronic, and oral communications with baroquepearls and its representative parties (collectively, the "Services").
Please read our Terms and Conditions and this Policy before accessing or using our Services. By using or accessing the Website or the Services, you accept the terms in this Privacy Policy. You consent to our processing of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. If you cannot agree with this Policy or the Terms and Conditions, please do not use our Services.
We may modify this Policy at any time without prior notice, and changes may apply to any Personal Information we already hold about you, as well as any new Personal Information collected after the Policy is modified.
In addition, we may provide you with real-time disclosures or additional information about the Personal Information handling practices of specific parts of our Services. Such notices may supplement this Policy or provide you with different choices about how we process your Personal Information.

2.COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Depending on the products and services you use, we collect different kinds of personal information from or about you when you use our Services, create an account with us or submit personal information when requested with the Site. Personal information generally means any information relating to you, anything that identifies you personally or could be used to identify you, including your name, email address, phone number, address, and payment account number. The definition of personal information varies by jurisdiction.
Personal information does not include data that has been irreversibly anonymized or aggregated so that it can no longer enable us, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify you.
The types of personal information that we may collect about you are as follows:
Information you provide to us.
(a) Registration. You will be asked to provide certain contact information that is necessary for registering for a user account, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, and email address, etc.
(b) Ordering process. If you visit our Site and place an order, we collect the information you provide to us during the ordering process. This information will include your first and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number, payment account, or credit card information (this might include bank account numbers, billing and delivery information, credit/debit card numbers). In some regions, passport information and tax number are also needed for customs clearance.
(c) Communication. We may also collect personal information when you communicate with any of us or our customer service. To facilitate your use of the services available on our Site, we may request for access to, and you may provide us with, contents stored in your devices, including but not limited to contacts in an address book, photos, videos, or other files.
(d) Details of preferences. We will ask you to provide details or preferences about the products you may be interested in buying via our Sites and any details or preferences relevant to your purchases. You may also voluntarily provide your height, age, and weight and measurements, and your preference. This information is used by us to recommend accessories sizes and to provide better services for you.
(e) If you post information on public areas of the Site and therefore accessible by any internet user, for example, a customer review, that information may be collected and used by baroquepearls, users of the Site, and the public generally. We strongly recommend that you should exercise caution when deciding what information you submit to us for publication on our Site.
(f) Promotions. We may ask you to complete a survey or offer you an opportunity to participate in promotions, programs, or sweepstakes (collectively, "Promotions") via the Site or through a third-party platform from time to time. Suppose you choose to participate in a Promotion. In that case, we will collect and store the personal information you provide in connection with your participation in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, date of birth, or phone number. Such information shall be subject to this Privacy Policy unless otherwise stated in the official rules or guidelines of the Promotion or another privacy policy governing the Promotion.
Information we collect in connection with a Promotion will be used to administer the Promotion, such as by notifying winners and distributing prizes. As permitted by applicable law, baroquepearls or the Promotion sponsor may also use your information for marketing purposes.

Information that we collect automatically

If you visit our Site, we will automatically collect certain information from your device. Specifically, this information may include a unique identifier, IP addresses, device type, browser type, geographic location, usage information, and details of how you have interacted with our Site and services available on it. You may choose not to share your location details with us by adjusting your mobile device's location services settings. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve our service's quality and relevance. This information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the section "COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES" below.

We will collect details of user activities, transactions, and interactions on the Platform, including information relating to the types and specifications of the products and services purchased, pricing and delivery information, dispute and complaint records, communications between users, and any information disclosed in any discussion forum.

Information that we receive from third parties

We may receive personal information about you from social media platforms if you choose to register for a user account via a social media account (such as Your user's name or nickname, profile picture, and contact details).

We may receive personal information about you from third parties that we engage to assist with providing verification services, KYC (know-your-customer) checks on users, and improving our marketing efforts. This may include your name, email address, company details, and contact information for company representatives.

3.USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

Verifying your identity and conducting security, KYC (know-your-customer), and background checks to set up and login user accounts following our TERMS AND CONDITIONS;
Allowing us to handle your order, deliver products and process your payments and refunds and updating you on your order and delivery status, and personalizing your shopping experience on our sites;
Providing users with customer service support; responding to queries, feedback, and managing claims or disputes;
Using your personal information to further our business, including improving our Site's content and functionality by analyzing where, on which types of devices and how our Site is used, how many visitors we receive, and where they click through to the Site from.
Keeping you safe requires us to process your personal information, such as your device information, activity information, and other relevant information. We use such information to improve and enforce our security measures, monitor and verify your identity so that unauthorized users do not gain access to your information, monitor fraud, and investigate suspicious or potentially illegal activity or violations of our terms or policies.
In certain circumstances, and subject to the applicable law, we may share your personal information with third-party partners who may send you marketing communications about their products and services. We may use personal information to personalize your experience with our products and services and on third-party websites and applications and determine our promotional campaigns' effectiveness.

4.DISCLOSURE OR SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not share personal information about you with non-affiliated third parties except for sharing your personal information so that you can use our Services or as required or permitted by law. We may disclose (or provide access to) personal information to the following categories:

Third party related to Service

Third-party business partners include service providers or our affiliates of baroquepearls engaged by us or working with us to assist us in providing services to you or otherwise process personal information for purposes described in this Privacy Policy or notified to you when we collect your personal information. Categories of this service include credit card processing, website hosting, email, postal delivery, analytics services, conducting surveys and research, and performing network maintenance.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

To our professional advisers, law enforcement agencies, insurers, government and regulatory and other organizations where we believe it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights or protect your vital interests or those of any other person, we may also disclose and transfer your personal information or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable laws. If there is a takeover, sale, or purchase of our business, we may disclose your personal information to the business's new (or prospective) owner.

Third Party Advertisers

We may share your personal information with third parties to market their products or services to you in certain circumstances. These parties include marketing and advertising platforms, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Consent

We may disclose your personal information for any purpose with your consent.

 5.YOUR RIGHTS

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up to date. You have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal information that we collect, subject to certain exceptions. You are also entitled to restrict or object, at any time, to the further processing of your personal information. You have the right to receive your personal information in a structured and standard format. You may complain to the competent data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal information.

To protect the privacy and security of your personal information, we may request data from you to confirm your identity and right to access such data and search for and provide you with the personal information we maintain. There are instances where applicable laws or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide or delete some or all of the personal information that we maintain. You may Contact us at service@baroquepearls.com to exercise your rights.

 6.RETENTION

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws, such as tax and accounting laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

 7.COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We may use cookies, tags, and similar technologies to collect information on our Services automatically. These tracking technologies allow our technology partners to collect information, including your computer's IP address, your mobile device identifier, the type of internet browser you are using, operating system, referral URLs, date/time stamps, pages viewed, and simple keyword tags. Cookies or tags are bits of code that allow our technology partners to collect information, including your computer's IP address, your mobile device identifier, the type of internet browser you are using, operating system, referral URLs, date/time stamps, pages viewed, and simple keyword tags. We also use web pixels to analyze usage patterns on our Site.

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your browser and stored on your computer's or mobile device's hard drive. If you do not deactivate or erase the cookie, each time you use the same browser or mobile device to access the Site, our web servers will be notified of your visit to the Site, and in turn, we may know the pattern of your usage when you visit.

Generally, we use first-party and third-party cookies for the following purposes: to make our Services function properly; to provide a secure browsing experience during your use of our Services; to collect passive information about your use of our Services; to measure how you interact with our marketing campaigns; to help us improve our Services, and to remember your preferences for your convenience.

We describe below the various types of cookies we use and the purposes they perform. Please note that the specific cookies we may use vary depending on the specific websites and services you use.

Essential cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with our Sites and services and enable essential features, such as providing shopping cart or live chart functionality. This category of cookies is essential for our Services to work, and they cannot be disabled.

Functional Cookies. We use functional cookies to remember your choices so we can tailor our Services to provide you with enhanced features and personalized content. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your name or preferences on our Services. The information these cookies collect allows us to optimize our websites and make them easier for you to use, and it does not personally identify you. If you disable or opt-out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.

Performance or Analytic Cookies.These cookies collect passive information about how you use our Services, including web pages you visit and links you click. We use the information collected by such cookies to improve and optimize our Services.

Advertising or Targeting Cookies. These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. Our third-party advertising partners may use these cookies to build a profile of your interests and deliver relevant advertising on other Sites.

Other Tracking Technologies. These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content on our sites and services through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls and exercise your cookie preferences, visit your browser or device's help material.

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. If you choose to set your web browser controls to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to certain functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.

Certain features of the Platform depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences dependent on cookies may be lost.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

This Cookie Statement does not apply to the cookies, applications, technologies, or websites owned by or operated by third parties, or such third parties' practices, even if they use or access our technology to store or collect information. To understand how third-parties use cookies, please review their privacy policies.

8.THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our Site may contain links to third-party Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party Sites. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of any other Sites that you visit as we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those Sites.

9.CHILDREN

Our Services are not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from, children under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not attempt to fill out our forms or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files. Please immediately Contact us at service@baroquepearls.com if you become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information.

10.SECURITY MEASURES

We take commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized access to the Sites, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of the information we hold.

Our security measures include industry-standard physical, technical, and administrative measures to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of your information, maintain data accuracy, ensure the appropriate use of information, and otherwise safeguard your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorized personnel will not gain access to your personal information despite our efforts. You should note that your information will travel through third-party infrastructures that are not under our control in using the Sites and services.

Please recognize that protecting your personal information is also your responsibility. We ask you to be responsible for safeguarding your password, secret questions and answers, and other authentication information you use to access our Services.

11.INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Due to the mandatory laws of the European Economic Area or the country in which the user lives, certain legal acts exist or have occurred and certain legal obligations need to be fulfilled. Treatment of personal information of EEA residents. As described below, if you reside within the European Economic Area (EEA), our processing of your personal information will be legitimized: Whenever we require your consent for the processing of your personal information such processing will be justified pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) ("GDPR").
In connection with our provision of the Sites and its connected services, we may transfer your personal information to countries outside of the EEA, including to countries that may not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by countries in the EEA. We take appropriate steps to ensure that recipients of your personal information are bound to duties of confidentiality and we implement appropriate measures to ensure your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If the visitor is a California Resident.

Due  to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (“CCPA”), the personal information categories are as follows,  identified and defined by the CCPA (see California Civil Code section 1798.140 (o)), that we may collect, the purpose we collect the personal information, how we obtain the personal information, and how we may share the personal information.

The types of personal information that we may collect about you are as follows:

Identifiers such as a name, address, unique personal identifier, email, phone number, your device’s IP address, and identification numbers associated with your devices;
Commercial information and financial information such as records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered by you;
Internet or other electronic information regarding your browsing history, search history, the web page visited before you came to our Site, length of visit and number of page views, click-stream data, locale preferences, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, and system configuration information;
Your geographic location, within the scope of your configuration of your device to allow us to collect such information;
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, record your voice to the extent you call us;
Your preferences, characteristics, behavior and attitudes.

For more information about the personal information we collect, and categories of sources used in collection, please refer to Article 2 (COLLECTION OF INFORMATION)and Article 7 (COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES)  above.

We collect your personal information for the business purposes described in Article 3(USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION).

The types of third parties with whom we may share your personal information are listed above in section 4(DISCLOSURE OR SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION)above.

If you are a California resident, you have the right to your personal information; however, your rights are subject to certain exceptions. For example, we cannot disclose specific pieces of personal information if the disclosure would create a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of the personal information, your account with us or the security of our network systems.

To assert your right to know or your right to delete your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under Article 12 (CONTACT US) below.

In order to confirm your identity, we may ask you to verify personal information we already have on file for you. If we cannot verify your identity based on the information we have on file, we may request additional information from you, which we will only use to verify your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes.

After verification, you have the right to request in writing: (i) the types of personal information we have collected about you, (ii) the types of sources from which personal information is collected, (iii) the business or commercial purpose for the information collection, (iv) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared personal information, and (v) the specific pieces of personal information we hold about users. You also have the right to request (i) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, address, email address, that a business has disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing/business purposes,and the names and addresses of all such third parties, (ii) and types of personal information that has been sold and the types of third parties to whom each category of personal information was sold (if any). You have the right to request a copy of the specific personal information we collected about you during the 12 months before your request.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request us to delete any personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you, subject to certain exceptions. Please refer to Article 5 (YOUR RIGHTS)

Right to Opt-Out of Selling. We do not sell your personal information. You have the right to opt out of having your personal information sold. The CCPA broadly defines “personal information” and “selling” such that sharing identifiers linked to you for a benefit may be considered a sale. We may share identifiers and inferences about you with our partners, third parties and affiliates in such a way that, under the CCPA, may be defined as selling. You have the right to know the types of personal information that has been sold and the types of third parties to whom each category of personal information was sold. In addition, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. To opt out of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact details provided under Article 13 Contact us below.

Right Against Discrimination. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights described in this section. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your right to know, delete, or opt-out of sales.

12.CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may periodically change this Privacy Statement to keep pace with new technologies, industry practices, and regulatory requirements, among other reasons.  Once posted on the Platform, the new Privacy Policy will be effective immediately. Your continued use of our products and services after the effective date of the Privacy Statement means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the revised Privacy Statement, please refrain from using our products or services and Contact us to close any account you may have created.

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13.CONTACT US

If you have questions or concerns regarding any information in this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at service@baroquepearls.com.