3- Your rights :
You have rights about your personal data:
1. You have the right to be informed of any personal data which we may hold or process about you
2. You have the right to request access to the personal data which we may hold or process about you
3. You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge
4. You have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes
5. You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data or restrict the processing of your personal data
6. You have the right to request us to transfer any personal data which we may hold to you or any other service provider of your choice.
7. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
If you have any concerns about your data, you can contact us via phone on +971 800 626744 (Toll-free in the UAE) and +966118297568 KSA (Local) or get quick answers to your questions by visiting our Help Centre or to contact us by creating a ticket.
4- Data Privacy Notice
Namshi, its staff, and all third parties with permitted access to my data, are specifically bound to observe Namshi’s confidentiality obligations. I understand that I may refuse or withdraw my consent at any time. However, if I do so, Namshi will be unable to comply with its legal or regulatory obligations, and may be unable to offer its products and services to me.
5- Security :
We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access to or accidental loss of or destruction or damage to your information. When we collect data through the Site, we collect your personal details on a secure server. We use firewalls on our servers. When we collect payment card details electronically, we use encryption by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) coding. Whilst we are unable to guarantee 100% security, this makes it hard for a hacker to decrypt your details. You are strongly recommended not to send full credit or debit card details in unencrypted electronic communications with us. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you. You are responsible for protecting against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.
6- Log Information :
Every time you visit any of Namshi’s Platforms, information is sent from your browser to our server log files, where it will be saved. The information transferred includes the time and date of visit to our site, which pages were viewed, IP address, URL of the site that referred you to Namshi, how much information has been stored and which browser you have been using.
Once we have all this information, all IP addresses are deleted or anonymized. Anonymization means that your IP address is changed in such a way that it either cannot be linked with the original user or can only be linked through extensive research.
The anonymous information stored in this log file is then used to improve the shopping experience on the Namshi Platforms by making our navigation more user-friendly, finding errors quickly and directing our server’s capacity to where it is needed most. For example, this information allows us to work out our busiest times and plan enough server power for those times to keep our site running as quickly as possible.
By and in relation to my continuous use of Namshi's site, I hereby give my permission for Namshi to analyze and use protocol data to develop and optimize their online shop.
7- Cookies :
It is not necessary to accept cookies to visit our Platforms. However, if you would like to place an order or add an item to your shopping basket, you will need to set your browser to accept cookies so you can use the shopping basket and checkout functions.
What are Cookies?
Cookies and flash cookies are small files that are saved on your data carrier which store specific information about your preferred settings and any other data that our system needs when interacting with your browser. Cookies help us to tailor our Platforms to suit you and to reflect your tastes and your browsing habits. They also allow us to save any information you have entered so you don’t have to enter it all again the next time you visit.
Cookies enable our system to recognize that you’ve visited our Platforms before and to remember which settings (like language preference) and products you preferred. Temporary/permanent cookies have a lifespan, after which they will be automatically deleted. Cookies allow us to collect and analyze data to come up with strategies to improve our Platforms. This makes our Platforms easier for our customers to use and helps us to provide you with personal recommendations of products you may like. Our aim is to offer you a fun, easy shopping experience on our Platforms that is tailored to your tastes.
What kind of cookies does Namshi use?
We may use any of the following types of cookies on our Platforms:
1. Session cookies - These cookies are deleted at the end of your browser session and are used to enable you to use our site and its features e.g. “Wishlist” and “Shopping bag"
2. Analytics cookies- These cookies enable us to analyze how you are using our site and come up with strategies to make your shopping experience even better
3. Customer preference cookies- we use these cookies to remember your product and account preferences to offer you an even more personalized shopping experience. To be able to do this, though, these cookies may remain on your computer even after you have quit the browser.
4. Customer targeting and advertising cookies- we use these cookies to show you ads that are relevant to you based on your preferences. These cookies also enable us to control the number of times you view an ad and gauge the efficacy of our marketing campaigns.
What kind of information is stored in cookies?
The cookies we use are never used to store any personal information. Therefore our cookies cannot be traced back to an individual user. Once a cookie is activated, it is given an ID number, which is solely used for internal reference and cannot be used to identify the user or access any personal information, such as your name or IP address. The anonymized information we receive from the cookies allows us to assess which pages of our site are visited the most and see which products were most popular etc.
What is on-site targeting?
We gather the information that could be useful in tailoring our adverts and online offer to our customers. This information is not used to identify you as a user; it is solely used for the optimization of our website. Information collected by our cookies is not stored with our customer’s personal information or order information, it is only used to provide our users with adverts and/or notifications of offers and services that are suited to their individual tastes, using click stream analysis (e.g. adverts for reduced trainers if a customer has been browsing our sports shoe selection). Our goal is to provide you with a shopping experience suited to your tastes and shopping preferences.
Does Namshi use third-party cookies?
Cookies from specific business partners are allowed by us for the purpose of tailoring their adverts to your tastes and browsing habits, so cookies from some of our partners may be stored on your computer when you visit our site. These cookies are temporary/permanent cookies, which will be automatically deleted from your computer at the end of their lifespan (14 days to 2 years). As with our cookies, these third-party cookies do not collect any personal information. The data stored is collected at certain times, allowing these companies to see which products have been viewed most frequently but this is done completely anonymously under randomly designated user ID numbers. Therefore, this data will never be pooled with any personal information you have given to us. Third-party cookies have the sole purpose of allowing our partners to advertise products that may interest you.
Our website uses retargeting, which allows us to make our online offer more interesting for you. Retargeting technology means we can advertise recently viewed and related products on our partners’ websites, meaning our adverts, even on other companies sites, are relevant to what you would like to see. We do this by analyzing user behavior from data collected by our cookies. Even this kind of information is anonymous, with no personal information being stored and no user profiles.
How can I prevent cookies from being stored on my computer?
You can change the settings in your browser to ask for your permission every time a cookie tries to access your computer. If you would like to accept our cookies but block our partners’ cookies, you can set your browser to block third-party cookies.
Usually, your browser’s help section will provide information on how to change your cookie settings.
We recommend only changing the browser setting for your profile on shared computers.
The Platforms use technology from third-party service providers such as Google, Facebook etc. through which data is collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes and data use profiles are prepared under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this. The cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected is not used, without separate authorization by the person concerned, to personally identify the visitors to this website and is not collated with personal data on the pseudonym holder. The permission for data recording and storage may at any time be canceled with on-going effect.
By using our Platforms, you consent to the processing of data about you by our third-party services providers in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
8- Data that we collect from you :
We may collect various information if you seek to place an order for a product to us on any of our Platforms.
We collect, process your data for processing your purchase on our Platforms and any possible later claims, and to provide you with our services. We may collect your title, name, gender, email address, postal address, delivery address (if different), telephone number, mobile number, fax number, payment details, payment card details, or bank account details.
We also collect your device information including device IDs and any other personally identifiable information used to access Namshi to enhance your user experience by making improvements to our Platforms to customize it to your preferences. This information is also used for fraud detection and prevention.
We will use the information you provide to enable us to process your orders and to provide you with the services and information offered through our Platforms that you request. Further, we will use the information you provide to administer your account with us; handle returns and size change requests; verify and carry out financial transactions in relation to payments you make online, refunds and fraud detection and prevention; audit the downloading of data from our platforms; improve the layout and/or content of the pages of our platforms and customize them for users; identify visitors on our apps and website; carry out research on our users’ demographics; send you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us, including information about our products and services, provided you have indicated that you have not objected to being contacted for these purposes.
Subject to obtaining your consent we may contact you by email with details of other products and services. If you prefer not to receive any marketing communications from us, you can opt-out at any time.
We may pass your name, phone number, and address on to a third party in order to make delivery of the product to you (for example to our courier or supplier).
Your phone number and email address may be used for notifications regarding order status and announcements of the latest deals and campaigns.
We may use the information we collect to conduct customer service-related analyses, train our Customer Service agents, and to provide you with the right customer support so that you receive the best customer experience from Namshi.
Payments that you make through our platforms will be processed by our agent. You must only submit to us or our Agent or the Site information, which is accurate and not misleading, and you must keep it up to date and inform us of changes.
Your actual order details may be stored with us but for security reasons cannot be retrieved directly by us. However, you may access this information by logging into your account on any of our Platforms. Here you can view the details of your orders that have been completed, those which are open, and those which are short to be dispatched and administer your address details, bank details, and any newsletter to which you may have subscribed. You undertake to treat the personal access data confidentially and not make it available to unauthorized third parties. We cannot assume any liability for the misuse of passwords unless this misuse is our fault.
We may keep your information even after you have closed your account and are no longer availing our services to detect and prevent fraud, meet our legal/compliance/regulatory requirements, resolve any disputes and enforce our privacy policies and terms and conditions.
Credit Check and Fraud Prevention
We may use fraud prevention agencies (FPA) to help us make decisions as to whether to accept an order for products on our Platforms. A condensed guide as to how we, FPAs will use your information is detailed below. If you would like to see more information about this, or the agencies we use, please contact us.
We will use your data in the following ways:
We will search at FPAs for information on those placing orders for products on our platforms.
We will use the information provided to us by FPAs to help make decisions about all those placing orders for products on our Platforms.
If you give us false or inaccurate information and we identify fraud, details may be passed to FPAs. (and we have the right to not process the orders).
Other uses of your personal information
We may use your personal information for opinion and market research. Your details are anonymous and will only be used for statistical analysis. You can choose to opt-out of this at any time. Any answers to surveys or opinion polls we may ask you to complete will not be forwarded on to third parties. Disclosing your email address is only necessary if you would like to take part in competitions. We save the answers to our surveys separately from your email address.
We may also send you other information about us, our Platforms, our other websites, our products, sales promotions, our newsletters, and anything relating to other companies in our group or our business partners.
If you would prefer not to receive any of this additional information as detailed in this paragraph (or any part of it) please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in an email that we send to you or send a communication to us via the Contact Us form available on each article within the Help Center, asking us to unsubscribe you from that particular email. Within 7 working days (days which are neither a Friday or Saturday or (ii) a public holiday anywhere in The United Arab Emirates) of receipt of your instruction, we will cease to send you information as requested. If your instruction is unclear, we will contact you for clarification.
Please note that we will continue to share service-level communication with you, even if you opt-out of receiving additional information from us. Our service level communication enables us to fulfill our promise to you by communicating your order confirmation, shipment messages, etc.
We may further anonymize data about users on our platforms generally and use it for various purposes, including ascertaining the general location of the users and usage of certain aspects of the apps or Sites or a link contained in an email to those registered to receive them and supplying that anonymized data to third parties such as publishers. This data is also used for research purposes, systems improvements, site, and app improvements, and offering you the best products. However, anonymized data will not be capable of identifying you personally.
For any competition, we use the data to notify the winners and advertise our offers. You can find more details where applicable in our participation terms for the respective competition.
Third Parties and Links
We also target our ads and other marketing content to you while you are on our Platforms based on the information we have on you, your browsing history on Namshi, and your previous transactions with Namshi.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
Our Platforms use social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our platforms that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser, which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of the relevant platform. For this purpose, the internet address of the visited site (your IP address included) is transferred to a USA-based Facebook server where the data are stored. This occurs even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time.
If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. The information can also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our platforms with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our Platforms. You can also block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.
9- To Whom We May Disclose Your Information
- Other Businesses. To offer you our Services, we may engage with businesses who are affiliates of us and/or non-affiliated service providers (e.g. logistics businesses used to deliver products to you, marketing companies, payments processers to process online transactions, etc.). We may involve other businesses in your transactions, who may store your Information in a digital wallet to make your use of our Services more efficient.
You understand that it is important that such businesses have access to the relevant Information to perform their functions. We will ensure that these businesses do not use your Information for other purposes. We may also receive Information from these business (e.g. updated delivery and address information), which we may use (e.g. to correct our records and deliver your next purchase). By using our Platform, you hereby freely and specifically consent to the transfer, storage, use, and disclosure of your Information among businesses who are affiliates of us and/or non-affiliated service providers, wherever located. These businesses shall be contractually bound to respect the confidentiality of your Information.
- Marketing and Promotional Offers. We may also use your Information to provide you with information about goods, services and campaigns which may be of interest to you and enhance your Platform experience, service messages, new features, enhancements, special offers and events of interest. We may contact you via various channels, including without limitation emails, push notifications, web notifications, post, telephone, in-app messages, WhatsApp messages and news feed cards.
We may permit third parties to use your Information. For example, we may provide advertisers Information to help them reach the kind of audience they want to target and to enable us to comply with our commitments to our advertisers (e.g. by displaying their advertisements to a target audience).
Additionally, you may be asked to provide additional Information to participate in some of our market research activities, including competitions and promotions. For example, if you win a competition, you may be asked to provide further personal data to establish your eligibility and provide you with the prize. This Information may be collected by us or our co-sponsors or vendors for the promotion. Note that you should review such third parties’ privacy policies to see how they may use any information that they collect.
Business Transfers. In the event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the transferred assets.
- Protection of Our Platform and Others. We release account and other Information when we believe such a release is appropriate to comply with the law and law enforcement investigations and to protect the rights, property or safety of our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for various reasons, such as fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
I voluntarily and expressly consent to Namshi's collection, use, sharing, processing, and retention of my data in the manner set out hereinabove.