We are Benostan International Ltd., (“Task Essential”), a company registered under the laws of the State of New York, USA. We operate the website www.taskessential.com ("Website"). Our principal place of business is at 5047 Broadway, New York, NY 10034, USA.

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explains how we use the personal data that we gather through or related to your use of our Website (whether as a registered user or as a guest). [By accessing, browsing or otherwise using our Website, you accept this Privacy Policy, without limitation or qualification. If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, you are not entitled to access or use the Website and you should leave the Website immediately.]

  1. What personal data do we collect?

1.1 We may collect the following information about you:

Information that you provide to us (e.g. by completing a form on the Website or contacting us).

  • Your name and contact details (including telephone number, home address and email address);
  • Billing information (including delivery address and payment details). We reserve the right to request additional evidence or proof of billing information where we think this is necessary;
  • Website registration credentials (including username and password). By creating an account, you can store your debit and credit card information for easier and faster checkout, store and edit your delivery addresses and billing information and review your previous purchases and order history;
  • Expressed personal preferences (e.g. communications and language settings);
  • Interactions with us (e.g. transaction history); and
  • Correspondence and communications between us and you.

Information we collect from your use of the Website

We may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including your computer's IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
  • information about your visit, including the URL clickstream to, through, and from our Website (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

1.2 Where permitted by applicable law, we may also collect ancillary information either directly or from third party sources (e.g. business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers and credit reference agencies) and may combine it with your personal data for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

1.3 You do not have to provide personal data to access the Website but certain functionality (such as being able to buy our products via the Website) will not otherwise be available to you.

1.4 You confirm that all information you provide to us at any time is true, accurate and complete.

1.5 You must not provide information about anyone else unless you have their permission to do so.

1.6 This website is not directed to children and we do not intentionally collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 years old. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please reach us at the contact information provided below under section 6.

  1. Why do we need your personal data?

2.1 We may use your personal data for the following reasons:

  • Order management and fulfillment and to complete any contractual arrangements between us and you;
  • Transaction processing (including the processing of your payment details, credit checks and fraud prevention activities). These checks may be required, amongst other things, to verify your identity, to validate your credit or debit card, to obtain an initial credit or debit card authorization and/or to authorize individual purchases;
  • Website and business analysis, administration and management;
  • Allowing you to participate in the interactive features of the Website (e.g. accessing social network platforms);
  • Sending you communications about our products, services and promotions (including service updates) and making product or service recommendations to you;
  • Customizing the Website to suit your preferences; and
  • Keeping our Website secure.

2.2 We may share your information with other companies in the Benostan International Ltd., group (including Sponge Skincare) and with our suppliers and service providers for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

2.3 We may also disclose personal data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • Banks and the providers of credit reports for the purposes of transaction processing, which may keep a record of that information;
  • Third parties (such as social networks), where you direct us to do so. Your personal data will become subject to the privacy policies of those third parties when it is shared with them;
  • If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets that may be disclosed to the prospective and eventual buyers; or
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or any other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Task Essential, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

2.4 In carrying out the above activities, we may transfer your personal data overseas, including to the United States and Switzerland. Wherever we transfer your personal data, we will take steps to safeguard it. For transfers from Europe, we use European Commission-approved standard contractual clauses.

2.5 By submitting your personal data, you agree to us transferring, storing or processing your personal data as outlined above.

2.6 We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Cookies

3.1 Our Website uses cookies, which are small text files that are placed within your computer with your permission. Cookies allow us to understand how our Website is used and to improve it. They also allow us to recognize you when you use the Website and to provide you with a positive browsing experience. By using the Website, you agree that we may use cookies for these purposes.

3.2 The cookies that we use can be categorized as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential for your use of the Website and its features, such as making a product purchase. We have to use these cookies to make the Website work as it should, whether or not you agree to cookies being used.
  • Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, so that we can understand how our Website is used. We may use Google Analytics for this purpose: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.
  • Functionality cookies allow the Website to remember you in order to provide enhanced customized features (e.g. language preferences).
  • Social media cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on the Website or engage with us on or through social networking websites such as Facebook, which may link your use of our Website to targeting/advertising activities. We do not control how these social networks use cookies.

3.3 To find out more about cookies, visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Your browser settings may allow you to choose not to receive any cookies: you should consult the 'Help' section of your browser for more information. By rejecting or disabling cookies, certain Website content or functionality may not be available to you.

  1. Keeping your personal data secure

4.1 We take steps to ensure that your personal data is protected against unauthorized loss or disclosure. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk.

4.2 Our Website may contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or how those third parties may use your personal data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

4.3 We do not knowingly collect information about anyone under 18 years of age.

4.4 If you register with us, you will be asked to provide an account user name and password as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party.

  1. Your rights

5.1 In accordance with applicable law, users of our Website may have the right to:

  • Access to the personal data that we hold about you;
  • Request that we correct, amend or update your personal data; and
  • Request that we stop using your information for marketing purposes and, in certain circumstances, that we stop using your personal data altogether.

5.2 You may have additional rights under your local law.

5.3 If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us at info@taskessential.com

  1. Contacting us

If you have any questions about the Website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing info@taskessential.com, our customer services team will be happy to assist you. Should you wish to obtain a list of Personal Information that we may have disclosed to affiliates for their marketing purposes or to unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes, you may contact us and request the general list of Personal Information shared and the companies among which it is shared. This request may be sent electronically by email to info@taskessential.com as well. We will respond to these requests for the list within 30 days. Written requests may also be sent to Benostan International Ltd., 5047 Broadway, New York, NY 10034, Attn: Task Essential. Requests for this information that come to us through other channels may result in a delayed response.

Thank you for visiting our Website.

Privacy Policy last updated 15 December 2016.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page.