Privacy policy


The Skinologists Privacy Policy

When using the term The Skinologists this will refer to ("us", "we" or "our").

The Skinologists is committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We have tried to make this policy as easy to read as possible while covering all legal requirements.

You can visit our website without disclosing any personally identifiable information about yourself. Although please note that we may use cookies and collect other non-personally identifiable information about your browsing activity. Please see our cookie policy for detailed information.

If you do submit personal information you can be assured that we will use your personal information only to support your relationship with The Skinologists. An example could be completing a web form registration.

We have provided this Privacy Policy Statement to help you understand how we collect, use, and protect your information when you visit our website.

We wish to help you make informed decisions. So please take a few moments to read the sections below and learn how we may use your personal information.

Personal Information Collection

We endeavour to collect and use your personal information only with your knowledge and consent. Typically when you:

  • Order and subsequently use products and services
  • Make customer enquiries, register for information or other services
  • Request product information
  • Submit a job application or when you respond to communications from us

The type of personal information we may collect could include:

  • Your name and postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Other information collected on registration forms

If you choose to provide us with personal information it will be used in support of the intended purposes stated at the time at which it was collected. It will also be subject to any preferences indicated by you.

Non-personal Identifying Information

We may also collect non-personally identifying information about your visit to our website based on your browsing activities. This information examples could be the pages you browse, products and services viewed or ordered. This helps us to better manage and develop our site. To provide you with a more enjoyable, customised service and experience in the future. It also helps us develop and deliver better products and services tailored to your individual interests and needs.

We may also store and use your information to contact you for market research and marketing purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. This will only be from time to time and if you consented accordingly.

How will we use your information?

We may use your information for a number of purposes which includes:

  • Processing your orders and managing and administering your account
  • Delivering any services
  • Products or information requested by you
  • Responding to complaints or account enquiries
  • Administering debt recoveries

We may also undertake market and product analysis based on your use of our services and products. We may contact you with information about:

  • New developments
  • Products,
  • Services and special offers

This could be by post, telephone and automated means such as email and the internet (subject to any preferences expressed by you).

If you have consented to receive details of products, services and events you can contact us at any time to remove your details from lists used by us for any or all of those purposes. You can contact us to update your information. Or to tell us how you would like to receive information about our and/or third party products and services. The choice is yours.

To update your marketing preferences please email [email protected] and quote your email address in the body of the email. Simply tell us what you want us to do (i.e. 'opt-out Email’. Or if you have previously objected to receiving information by post, but change your mind and want to receive information then just say, 'opt-in post' in the subject header of your email).

When will we disclose your information to others?

We may only disclose information about you and contact details:

  1. Within our own organisation for the purposes and subject always to the terms of this Privacy Policy Statement
  2. In the event that we undergo re-organisation or are sold to a third party

In which case you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party. It will only be used for the purposes and subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy Statement.

Please note that The Skinologists does not sell or pass your personal information to third parties. The only expectation being as set out in the paragraph above. Unless you have given us permission. Or unless it is strictly necessary to deliver the products and services ordered or used by you. For example a postal or courier service to post products to you.

The Skinologists may also be obliged to disclose your personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements. For example to comply with a court order, or obligations in accordance with applicable law.

Social media, blogs, reviews

Any social media posts or comments you send to us will be shared under the terms of the relevant social media platform. On The Skinologists Facebook page for example. Posts written on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be made public.

Other people, not us, control these platforms. We are not responsible for this kind of sharing. We recommend you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the social media platforms you use.  So that you will understand how they will use your information. What information relating to you they will place in the public domain. How you can stop them from doing so if you are unhappy about it.

Any blog, review or other posts or comments you make about us, our products and services on any of our blogs, reviews or user community services will be shared with all other members of that service and the public at large. Any comments you make on these services and on social media in general must be not offensive, insulting or defamatory. You are responsible for ensuring that any comments you make comply with any relevant policy on acceptable use of those services.

How long do we keep your information for?

To make sure we meet our legal data protection and privacy obligations, we only hold on to your information for as long as we actually need it. And for the purposes we acquired it for in the first place. In most cases, this means we will keep your information for as long as you continue to use our services. And for a reasonable period of time afterwards if you stop doing so, to see if we can persuade you to come back to us. After that we will delete it other than where we lawfully can keep any data for audit or legal reasons.

We shall keep data on our prospect database for not longer than 3 years from receipt subject to an individual’s right to unsubscribe or be forgotten at any time.

Access to your Information

You can write to us at any time to obtain details of the personal information we may hold about you. Please write or email to: [email protected] or Data Protection Officer, The Skinologists, 21 Southway, Chester, CH1 5NW. Or visit our contact us page.

Please quote your name and address together with your email address (if relevant). We would be grateful if could also provide brief details of what information you want a copy of. As this helps us to more readily locate your data.

We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you any personal information we may hold about you.

Information Security

The Skinologists recognises that its customers are increasingly concerned about how companies protect personal information. From misuse and abuse to privacy in general. The Skinologists is constantly reviewing and enhancing its technical, physical and managerial procedures and rules. This is done to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, accidental loss and/or destruction.

Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as emails and webmail are not secure. Unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered. This is the nature of the World Wide Web better know as the Internet. The Skinologists cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

Privacy Support

The Skinologists reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy Statement at any time, and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy legislation.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy. We will post the changes on our website so you know what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a different way from what we stated at the time it was collected, we will tell you. You will have a choice if we can or cannot use your information in this different manner.

If you have any enquiry about The Skinologists privacy policy or practices, please write or email to US. The address is: The Skinologists, 21 Southway, Chester, CH1 5NW. Or visit our contact us page to send us an email or complete the contact form.

Monitoring and or recording of all your Communication

Monitoring or recording of your calls, emails, text messages and other communications may take place in accordance with UK law. In particular for business purposes, such as:

  • Quality control
  • Training,
  • Prevent unauthorised use of our website and platforms
  • Ensure effective systems operation
  • Prevent or detect crime

Further information

You can read more information on data protection at GOV.UK and the Data Protection Act 2018 here. Please note that The Skinologists cannot be held liable for external links and the page content.