If you haven't already done so, please also read thecorner.com's General Terms and Condition of Use, which also contain information on privacy as well as on the security systems used by the web site.
thecorner.com is managed by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A. ("YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP"); its registered office is located in Via Morimondo, 17 – 20143 Milano (MI), Italy.
1. Our Policy
Everyone has the right to protection of his/her personal data.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP respects its users' right to be informed regarding the collection of and other operations involving their personal data. In processing data, that may directly or indirectly identify you personally, we apply a principle of strict necessity.
For this reason, we have designed thecorner.comin such a way that the use of your personal data will be kept to a minimum and will not exceed the purposes for which your personal data was collected and/or processed; we do not process your personal data when we can provide you with services through the use of anonymous data (such as marketing research made for improving our services) or by other means which allow YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP to identify you, apart from when it is strictly necessary or upon request by competent public authorities or the police (as, for example, in case of traffic data or your IP address).
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP determines the purposes and means for processing your personal data, including security measures, as YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP controls thecorner.com users' personal data.
2. Who Processes Your Personal Data
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP controls the use of thecorner.com users' personal data; YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP autonomously determines the purposes and means of processing personal data and the instruments used, including those for security measures.
Due to organizational and operational reasons, we have appointed certain entities that will process personal data belonging to thecorner.com's users for purposes strictly connected to the performance of services on thecorner.com, including the sale of products.
The above mentioned processors have been chosen by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP because of their experience in processing personal data and they provide sufficient guarantees regarding compliance with data processing laws (including the technical security measures governing the processing to be carried out). In processing the personal data of thecorner.com's users, the processors shall act only on instructions from YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. We regularly check that our processors comply with our instructions and that they continue to provide sufficient guarantees regarding their full compliance with the provisions on personal data processing.
The processors of your personal data are:
United Parcel Service, for purposes related to shipping and delivering products purchased on thecorner.com;
BT Italia S.p.A., for purposes related to the housing of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP servers;
Prestige International UK ltd, for purposes connected to providing call center and customer care services to thecorner.com's users;
BSL S.p.A., for purposes related to processing purchase orders for products sold on thecorner.com.
Please contact our Customer Care and select ‘Privacy’ as the argument in the appropriate form in order to receive an up-to-date list of data processors.
3. How We Use Personal Data and for What Purposes
Your personal data is collected and processed by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP for purposes which are strictly connected to the use of the web site, its services and to the purchase of products on the web site. However, your personal data may also be used for other processing operations within the limits of such purposes.
In particular, your personal data shall be processed for the following purposes:
when you register with our website we collect your personal data (for example, your personal details, password, e-mail address, gender, favourite designer) through the registration form (My Corner) and we process the data in order to provide you with services, requested by you, in reserved access areas of thecorner.com and in order to send you our Newsletter, when specifically requested;
when you require Customer Care services, we collect and process your personal data (for example, your user ID and password) for purposes strictly necessary to providing you with customer care services relevant to thecorner.com services and assistance in purchasing products on thecorner.com;
when you execute purchasing procedures for products sold on thecorner.com, we collect and process your personal data (such as, for example, personal details, e-mail address, address, credit card numbers, bank code, tax code and telephone number) on your order form only for the purpose of selling the products ordered by you;
when you require technical assistance, we collect your personal data in order to provide you with information on net-surfing, browser compatibility and viewing or loading thecorner.com web pages;
when creating your Wish List, we process your personal data in order to customize our services for the purchase of products on thecorner.com, and when specifically requested we process your data to render your Wish List searchable for other registered My Corner users within your same country;
Your personal data is mostly processed by electronic means and in some circumstances by paper-based means, such as when the processing of your personal data is required for preventing fraud on thecorner.com. Your personal data shall be stored in a way which allows YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP to identify you for the period necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected and subsequently processed and, in any case, in accordance with applicable law.
Please report any modification of your personal data to our Customer Care in order to ensure that your personal data is always accurate and up-to-date, relevant and complete.
Your personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties for purposes which are not permitted by law or without your explicit consent.
Your personal data may only be disclosed to third parties when it is necessary for processing an order. For example, your personal data is disclosed to EITHER Banca Sella S.p.A. or Globalcollect for the performance of electronic distance payment services when you purchase a product on thecorner.com using a credit/debit card. Moreover, your data may be disclosed to the police or to judicial authorities, according to law and upon a formal request by such entities, for example in the event YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP needs to prevent fraud on thecorner.com (anti-fraud services). Data processors will also have access to your personal data as stated in section 2 for the specific purposes mentioned therein. In all the above circumstances, your consent for data processing is not required.
Your personal data will not be transferred abroad to non-EU countries that do not ensure an adequate level of protection of individuals. Should this be necessary in order to supply services or to execute a contract with YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP for the purchase of products, your personal data to such non-EU countries shall be transferred only after the execution of specific contracts between YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and such entities in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
We wish to inform you that YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP shall process its users' personal data for purposes that are strictly connected to the supply of services on thecorner.com, execution of contracts related to the sale and purchase of products on thecorner.com and, after receiving your consent, in order to send to you information on new commercial initiatives which are strictly connected to the web site's activities and services.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP shall process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including by e-mail, only after receiving your consent.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP may have access to third parties' personal data which was directly disclosed by its users to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, for example when a user bought a product to be sent to a friend, when the user paying for the product is different from the recipient of such product, or when a user wishes to recommend to a friend a service of thecorner.com or the sale of a particular product.
In any event, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP shall fulfil any obligation to inform third parties required by law and, when necessary, shall request their express consent upon registering in its archives the personal information of the user indicated.
4. What Happens if You Do Not Disclose Your Personal Data to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Granting your personal data to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP (in particular, your personal details, your e-mail address, your address, your credit/debit card numbers and bank code, and your telephone number) is necessary for the processing of your order for the purchase of products on thecorner.com, for supplying other services provided on the web site upon your request, or when your personal information is needed to fulfil obligations required by law or regulations.
The refusal to provide YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP with some of your personal data necessary for performing the above purposes may consequently prevent YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP from processing your order for the purchase of products sold on thecorner.com or from supplying other services provided on thecorner.com, such as Customer Care services, sending the Newsletter, using the Wish List, recommending a product to a friend or fulfilling obligations required by law and other regulations. Therefore failing to provide data may constitute, in some cases, a legitimate and justified reason for YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP's refusal to process your order for the purchase of products sold on thecorner.com or to provide thecorner.com's services.
Disclosure of further personal data to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, other than that required for fulfilling legal or contractual obligations or for providing the services required, is, on the contrary, optional and does not have any effect on the use of the web site and of its services or on the purchase of products on thecorner.com (as for example, in the event that we ask you the name of your favourite designer).
In some circumstances and if required, from time to time we will duly inform you if the personal data you are disclosing to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is compulsory or optional. We will point out to you whether the disclosure of your data is compulsory or optional by marking with an appropriate symbol (*) the information that is compulsory or data which is needed for providing the required services on thecorner.com and for the purchase of products on thecorner.com. Failing to provide optional personal data will not imply any obligation or disadvantage to our users.
5. To Whom Your Personal Data Will Be Disclosed
Personal data will be disclosed to third party companies that provide, on behalf of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, specific services as Data Processors or to other recipients of personal data collected by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP that autonomously process your personal data only for the performance of a contract for purchasing products on thecorner.com (such as, for example, Banca Sella S.p.A.) and only when such purpose does not exceed the purposes for which your personal data was collected and subsequently processed and, in any case, according to applicable laws and regulations.
Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties or disseminated or transferred without informing our users of such disclosure/dissemination/transfer and without their consent and, in any case, in accordance with the law.
6. How We Collect Your Data on thecorner.com
When you are using thecorner.com, some personal data might be collected automatically (through "cookies"), for example, when we automatically collect users' IP addresses and other information regarding the users' data traffic or the users' preferences in the choice of services provided on this web site and of the products purchased through the provided services.
This information and data are collected directly and automatically by the web site as part of its operational functions. This information and data are then processed in a collective and anonymous way for commercial purposes in order to optimize the services provided on thecorner.com for the needs and preferences of the web site's users.
In other circumstances, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP directly collects personal data and information from its users when they register online with thecorner.com or when they send purchase orders of products sold on the web site in order to finalize e-commerce transactions.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP reserves the right to eliminate all My Corner accounts and their relevant information in the case of content that is illicit or damaging to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP's image and/or of their products or third parties; data that promotes illegal or defamatory activities; pornographic content; content that induces violence or promotes racial, sexual, or religious discrimination.
7. Security Measures
Nevertheless, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP cannot guarantee that the security measures adopted for the protection of the web site and for data and information transmission on thecorner.com will prevent or exclude any risk of unauthorised access or of loss of data. It is advisable that your computer be provided with software devices for the protection of network data transmission/receipt (such as updated antivirus systems), and that your Internet service provider take appropriate measures for the security of network data transmission (such as, for example, firewalls and anti-spam filtering).
8. Opt-in/Opt out
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP processes your personal data only after receiving your consent, freely expressed, in order to send you advertising material and direct marketing or other commercial communications, including via e-mail, which do not fall within the services that thecorner.com provides upon user request (such as, for example, the transmission of the Newsletter).
Each time your consent is required, we will inform you in advance and we will give you the option to either provide or refuse your consent for the use of your personal data, including your e-mail address, for the above purposes, by ticking the appropriate boxes.
We wish to inform you that YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP may process your personal data also without your consent in certain circumstances provided by law, such as when such processing is necessary for performing a legal obligation to which YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is subject or when such processing is necessary for performing obligations undertaken in contracts with the users (such as, for example, if you purchased products on thecorner.com or if you asked to use specific services through our web site).
In any case, we wish to inform you that YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP guarantees that its users may exercise, at any time and without having to state their reasoning, their right not to receive future communications connected to particular services upon request, such as the Newsletter.
9. Your Right to Access Personal Data and Further Rights
You are entitled to obtain, at any time, confirmation from YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP as to whether or not data relating to you is being processed, whether the data is not yet registered, and the communication in intelligible form of the data undergoing processing.
You are entitled to obtain at any time from YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP:
the updating, adjustment or, when you have an interest in such, the integration of your personal data;
the deletion, the transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of your personal data (unlawfully processed), including data which does not need to be stored for the purposes for which it has been collected and subsequently processed;
the confirmation that the operations under letters a) and b) have been reported (together with the contents of the same) to whom the data was disclosed or disseminated, except when it becomes impossible or if the means used are clearly disproportionate to the right's protection.
You are entitled to object, in whole or in part:
for legitimate reasons, to the processing of your personal data, even if it is related to the purposes for which it was collected;
to the processing of your personal data for advertising or direct marketing purposes or in order to carry out marketing research or commercial communications.
You may freely and at any time exercise your rights, provided that you do so in compliance with applicable laws, by sending your request to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP through the Customer Care and selecting ‘Privacy’ as the subject in the appropriate form. We will reply to you as necessary.
10. Links to Other Web Sites
thecorner.com contains links to other web sites which may have no connection with thecorner.com or with YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP.
If you wish to receive further information on how YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP processes your personal data, please contact our Customer Care by selecting ‘Privacy’ as the subject in the appropriate form.
12. Governing Law
The Italian Personal Data Protection Code guarantees that processing of personal data will be carried out in compliance with fundamental rights and freedom of individuals as well as of their dignity, with particular reference to confidentiality, identity and to the right to personal data protection.
13. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Group Companies
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP operates on the Internet through thecorner.com and in non-EU Countries through foreign companies that are part of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Group. Your personal data will not be disclosed to the above companies without your consent.