Privacy & Security
The privacy of customer information is a matter that is taken very seriously at Peruvian Connection® LLC which is a registered data user under the European Data Protection Act 1998. Accordingly, all the information we collect from you, through our website and all our other channels, is used to provide and enhance the service we offer you.
Controller of information
Any personal information provided to or gathered by this website, telephone or face to face is controlled primarily by:
How we collect personal information
Order Information: When placing an order at www.peruvianconnection.com, or any of the Peruvian Connection® web properties, we will collect your name, billing address, delivery address, phone number, email address and credit/debit card information for use in processing your order. This helps us to process your order, to contact you if we have any problems with your request or to send you an electronic confirmation of any orders made.
Online Account: When you place an order, we will give you the opportunity to create an online account. If you accept we will store the personal details you provide in our customer database. This will enable you to make future orders more rapidly. Deletion of your online account will not delete the personal data that we hold on file.
Your rights as a Customer: You are able to view/access and correct the personal data we hold about you at any time, see the 'Accessing and Updating' information section on how to do so.
Our communications are designed to tell you about the benefits we can offer, so that you have exclusive access to our best deals. We use the information we have about you to tailor the content and try to ensure that the offers are as relevant to you as possible. Please see the Accessing and Updating information section on how to change your preferences with regard to your rights.
IP address and other personal information that we may obtain includes: We collect your IP address when you visit our site. This only identifies your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and does not contain any information about you as an individual. We use this information to help us understand more about where our site traffic originates. We may also collect details of dates and times of visits to our website, page views, landing pages, exit pages and website navigation patterns, search terms that you use to reach our site and internal search terms used on our site.
Cookies: Our website uses "cookie" technology. "Cookies" are encrypted strings of text that a website stores on a user's computer. Cookies enable us to customize our website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience. In addition, cookies are used to measure usage of various pages on our website to help us make our information more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access. The types of cookies that we use are referred to as "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies.
Clicking links on our website may result in you being transferred away from the Peruvian Connection® website to third party websites or other Peruvian Connection websites. Peruvian Connection® is not responsible for the content of any external website.
We may process, transfer and/or share personal information:
You may change your name and physical address renting preferences or account information at any time by logging into the Account section of this site. Every marketing e-mail you receive from Peruvian Connection® will have an Unsubscribe link at the bottom that will remove you from future Peruvian Connection® marketing e-mail messages.
Legal basis for processing your personal data
We will process your data if you have given us your consent or to process an order placed with us, and/or to comply with legal obligations and/or for existing customers, we have a legitimate interest as the data controller for any of the uses of data explained in the above section ‘How does Peruvian Connection® use your data?’
Peruvian Connection® is legally obliged to assist with crime and fraud prevention and other such legal and regulatory or business requirements.
Peruvian Connection® will share your personal details with partners, suppliers, agents and subcontractors who help us deliver the products you’ve chosen. Where you have provided your consent, we will share your information for marketing purposes (see Epsilon Abacus below). Peruvian Connection® will not share your personal information with anyone else except for legal obligations (see above), or where you have entered a competition and the fulfilment of the prize is by a relevant third party (see Peruvian Connection Online competitions, sweepstakes and drawings below).
If you enter any competitions, sweepstakes and/or drawings we offer on our site, we will ask you to enter certain personal information so that we can notify you if necessary. Exact terms and conditions and rules of each competition, sweepstake or drawing will be posted at the time and may vary. If a prize is offered through a third party we may need to disclose information to the relevant third party in order to facilitate the distribution of any prizes.
Peruvian Connection® online surveys
When you participate in any online surveys you may be asked to supply certain personal information, for example age or income. Provision of all or any of the requested information is voluntary. Survey results will only be used to improve the Peruvian Connection® purchasing experience for our customers and not for any other purpose.
How does Peruvian Connection® protect your data?
We take the responsibility of protecting your personal data very seriously and are committed to making every effort to keep your personal data safe and secure. We use industry standard best practice technical controls such as firewalls and data encryption to keep your data safe, we train our staff in privacy and security awareness to ensure that everyone knows that data is valuable and must be protected and we regularly review our processes to see if anything can or needs to be improved.
You are welcome to see the information held about you at any time and to make the necessary amendments to keep the information up to date. This is called a Subject Access Request.
We will retain your personal data for internal marketing purposes. Account holder’s data will be retained until the customer requests cessation, after which it will be deleted.
Subscribing to our emails
Our email newsletter provides subscribers with the latest information on prices, offers, products, services, competitions, sweepstakes or drawings. We will only send our newsletter to users who have agreed to receive it.
Changes to this policy
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this Policy.
Transfers of data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
We reserve the right to transfer data outside of the EEA to Peruvian Connection USA and selected other third parties such as partners, suppliers, agents and subcontractors who help us deliver the products you’ve chosen. Please note that Epsilon Abacus may transfer data outside of the EEA. The transfer will take place in the presence of appropriate safeguards including standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.
To Residents of the EU & Switzerland, Regarding: EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Peruvian Connection® commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union & Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Peruvian Connection® at:
Peruvian Connection® has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to The DMA Privacy Shield Program, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit https://thedma.org/resources/consumer-resources/privacyshield-consumers/dma-eu-privacyshield-complaint-form/ for more information or to file a complaint. You may also contact the DMA or file a complaint by these alternative methods:
The services of The DMA Privacy Shield Program are provided at no cost to you. You can visit the DMA site to find more information at https://thedma.org/resources/consumer-resources/privacyshield-consumers/.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Peruvian Connection® is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Peruvian Connection® may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted. Please see Annex 1 of the Privacy Shield site for additional information at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction.
Last Updated: September 21, 2018