The protection of your personal data is very important to HUGO BOSS. Therefore, HUGO BOSS will only collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement and in conformity with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).
A. Responsible Parties
The party responsible for the operation of the HUGO BOSS Website (hereinafter referred to as the "Website") is
(hereinafter referred to as "HUGO BOSS").
The party which operates and is responsible for the HUGO BOSS Online Store (hereinafter referred to as the "Online Store") that is integrated into the Website is
(hereinafter referred to as "HB IM").
In Germany, pursuant to section 1(5) sentence 3 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), the representative of HB IM is
B. Your Personal Data
Personal data means any information concerning an identified or identifiable individual. Such data includes, for example, your name, your telephone number as well as your postal and e-mail addresses.
C. Scope of the Collection, Processing and Use of the Data
It is not necessary to disclose personal data in order to simply visit the Website or the Online Stores.
I. HUGO BOSS
HUGO BOSS will only collect, process and use your personal data in connection with of setting up and operating your customer account and for providing the services offered in connection with this customer account. Furthermore, HUGO BOSS will not collect, process or use your personal data for any other purpose without your prior consent.
II. HB IM
HB IM will collect, process and use the personal data collected in the course of taking your order to process such order and for the performance of the purchase agreements you conclude with it in the Online Store. HB IM will not collect, process or use your personal data for any other purpose without your prior consent.
D. Your HUGO BOSS Customer Account
At the Website, you may set up a personal customer account (my account) for the Online Store (hereinafter referred to as the "Customer Account"). You can save your personal data in your Customer Account and thus make shopping at the Online Store more convenient. Additionally, HUGO BOSS offers you certain convenience features such as the option of viewing your order history and creating a personal wish list in which you can note items to be ordered later.
Your Customer Account will be operated by HUGO BOSS. To create your personal HUGO BOSS Customer Account, you must provide your first name and surname as well as your e-mail address and a password of your choice. The e-mail address you supply will also serve as your Customer Account User ID. Once you have successfully registered, you will automatically receive a confirmation by e-mail.
In the personal area of your Customer Account, you can update your personal data at anytime and may also, if you wish, enter additional information (e.g. your address, telephone number, and your date of birth).
E. Use of the Online Store
The Online Store integrated into the Website is operated by HB IM. HB IM is your sole contractual partner for any purchases that you make in the Online Store.
In order to make shopping in the Online Store as convenient and easy as possible, the Online Store is directly linked into the Website. With your Customer Account, you can access the data that you have saved in the past without registering again and thus shop more conveniently in the Online Store. HUGO BOSS will make the information which is necessary for processing your order available to HB IM automatically in accordance with the following provisions:
I. Orders Placed From a HUGO BOSS Customer Account
The information saved in your Customer Account is stored in the central customer database of HUGO BOSS and will only be supplied to HB IM on a case-by-case basis and only as required for the purpose of processing your order. When placing an order, you will be requested to enter certain information in the relevant order form “1. Address & Shipping”. Where the needed information has been saved in your Customer Account, it will be entered into the order form automatically. The data will not be transferred to HB IM until you have clicked on the button “continue” in the order form “1. Address & Shipping".
HB IM will only use your data for the purpose of processing your orders and in connection with the performance of the purchase agreements you conclude with it in the Online Store. Furthermore, HB IM not collect, process or use your personal data for any other purpose without your prior consent.
II. Direct Orders
Naturally, you can also place an order in the Online Store without using an existing Customer Account. In this case, simply enter the information required to process your order in the order form “1. Address & Shipping” and then click on the button “continue” to send the data to HB IM directly. HB IM will only use your data for the purpose of processing your orders and in connection with the performance of the purchase agreements you conclude with it in the Online Store. Furthermore, HB IM not collect, process or use your personal data for any other purpose without your prior consent.
III. Transfer of Order Information
If you have used an existing Customer Account when placing your order in the Online Store, you have, by clicking on the “continue” button in the order form “1. Address & Shipping”, consented to having HB IM transfer certain information related to your order (the item purchased, its price and the time of your purchase) to HUGO BOSS so that your order history (which can be viewed in your Customer Account) can be kept up to date.
You may at any time revoke your consent with future effect without providing any reasons for your decision.
F. My Account
At the Website, you can also create a personal My Account with which you will be able to use a wide range of services and enjoy numerous advantages such as invitations to store events or live broadcasts of fashion shows. Your personal My Account will be operated by HUGO BOSS.
All you need to supply to create your own personal My Account are your first name, surname, address, country, your e-mail address and a password of your choice. The e-mail address you supply will also serve as your User ID when logging into your My Account. Once you have successfully registered, you will automatically receive a confirmation by e-mail.
In the personal area of your My Account, you can update your personal data at anytime.
G. Use of Logistics Providers and Further Service Providers
HB IM will make the personal data that you supplied when placing your order available to logistic providers, both domestic and abroad. Such providers will take the requisite security measures in processing this data on behalf of HB IM and in compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement.
HB IM or HUGO BOSS may provide your personal data to further service providers, both domestic and abroad. Such providers will take the requisite security measures in processing this data on behalf of HB IM or HUGO BOSS and in compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement.
H. Use of the Contact Forms
You can contact us directly using the contact forms available on the Website and in the Online Store. HUGO BOSS and HB IM will only collect, process and use the information that you provide on a contact form for the purpose of handling the matter you wrote about on this form.
I. Newsletter Subscription/Customer Questionnaire
HUGO BOSS sends newsletters, at regular intervals, to those interested parties who have subscribed to receive them. If you have subscribed to one of the HUGO BOSS newsletters, HUGO BOSS will collect and process your personal data only to the extent necessary in order to send the relevant newsletter to you. If you cancel your subscription to a particular newsletter, your data will be deleted without delay. You can cancel the subscription at any time by clicking on the respective link in each newsletter.
After your purchase in the Online Store, HB IM will offer you the opportunity to take part in a customer satisfaction survey and evaluate your shopping experience. If you agree to take part in the customer satisfaction survey, you will be sent an e-mail link with an anonymous survey form.
J. Mailing of Advertisements/Newsletters
For the purposes of handling the mailing of advertisements/newsletters, HUGO BOSS will avail itself of specialized service providers, both domestic and abroad, to which it will pass the necessary personal data. These service providers will only use your personal data on behalf of HUGO BOSS and only in accordance with its instructions. HUGO BOSS will ensure that they comply with the provisions of this Privacy Statement and take the necessary security measures.
Both HUGO BOSS and HB IM use what are known as cookies at the Website and at the Online Store. Cookies are small text files, which are stored in your browser's intermediate memory (cache/buffer). The information stored in the cookies can be used to manage your virtual shopping cart and to save the language setting that you have selected for viewing the Website. Furthermore, cookies make it possible to analyze, in an anonymized form, the way you surf; the data so recorded includes the date and time that you accessed the Website, the URL (address) of the referring website, the pages that you viewed, the type and version of your browser as well as the type of operating system used by your computer. This data is not sufficient to identify a specific person. This data also does not include any information which would allow the identification of a specific user.
You can also set your browser to disable cookies. We should point out, however, that this could mean that you may not be able to access some areas of our Website or that their features will not function properly.
L. Use of Web Analytics Tools
This Website and the Online Store both use Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. located in the USA ("Google"), as well as the web analytics tools of Webtrekk GmbH located in Germany ("Webtrekk"). Google Analytics and Webtrekk utilize what are known as cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the Website. The information collected on your use of this Website (including your IP address) will be sent to a Google server in the USA or to a Webtrekk server in Germany and stored there. Google and Webtrekk will use this information to analyze your use of the Website, to prepare reports regarding the Website activities for the Website operator and to perform other services related to the use of the Website and the Internet. Furthermore, Google and Webtrekk may pass this information on to third parties if so required by law or if this information is processed by these third parties on behalf of Google or Webtrekk. Google will, under no circumstances, link your IP address with other Google data. You can block the installation of the cookie by changing the relevant setting in your browser software; we must, however, inform you that, if you do so, you will be unable to use some of the functions of this website or of the Online Store.
Please note that HUGO BOSS and HB IM use the Google Analytics extension "_anonymizeIp()" so that your IP address is truncated to exclude any possibility of directly identifying you personally. Webtrekk will also truncate your IP address when saving it.
You may at any time revoke your consent to allow Google to collect and use this information with future effect; if you wish to do so, please install the Opt-out browser Add-on, which is available from Google.
You may at any time revoke your consent to allow Webtrekk to collect and use such information with future effect; to do so, install the Opt-Out available from Webtrekk.
M. Facebook Like Button
HUGO BOSS and HB IM have placed what is known as a social network plug-in on the Website and Online Store. This plug-in has been supplied and is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
If you visit a webpage that has such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. In such case, the content of the plug-in will be sent directly to your browser from Facebook and it will then link this data into the webpage. Consequently, we have no influence over the amount of data that Facebook collects with this plug-in and simply wish to inform you of what we do know:
Facebook receives the information from the plug-in that you have viewed the corresponding page of our Website. This information is sent as soon as you call up a webpage that has this plug-in regardless of whether you use the plug-in. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can match this information with your Facebook account. The same applies if you use a plug-in (e.g. click on the "Like" button). In this case, the corresponding information will be sent to your personal Facebook account and will be saved there.
HUGO BOSS and HB IM have no influence over the content of the plug-in or the information sent to Facebook. More information on the purpose and scope of the data processed as well as your rights and the privacy settings available to protect your private sphere may be found in the Data Use Policy of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
N. Right to Obtain and Correct Information
You have a right to obtain information regarding the personal data stored about you free of charge. In addition, you may revoke your consent to the preparation of an anonymized usage profile for the purposes of advertising, market research or the optimization of our Website. You may at any time revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of data with future effect.
Should you have any further questions regarding data protection or our use of your personal data, please feel free to contact us at any time. You can contact HUGO BOSS by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and HB IM by e-mail at email@example.com. Naturally, you can also use the contact details supplied in the imprint to contact us.
HUGO BOSS and HB IM may from time to time amend this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement is effective from January 1, 2012.