ShopVenture Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to the collection, use and disclosure of an individual’s Personal Data (hereinafter defined) arising from services offered by ShopVenture, Inc. (collectively referred to as “ShopVenture”).

By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (found here: located at www.shopventure.com/terms-and-conditions), you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

1. General

  • 1.1 This Policy statement provides information on the obligations and policies of ShopVenture in respect of an individual’s Personal Data. ShopVenture undertakes to use reasonable efforts in applying, where practicable, those principles and the processes set out herein to its operations.
  • 1.2 ShopVenture’s officers, management, and members of staff will use reasonable endeavours to respect the confidentiality of and keep safe any and all Personal Data collected and/or stored and/or disclosed and/or used for, or on behalf of, ShopVenture. ShopVenture will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that all collection and/or storage and/or disclosure and/or usage of Personal Data by ShopVenture will be done in an appropriate manner and in accordance with all applicable laws and this Policy.
  • 1.3 By interacting with us, submitting information to us, or signing up for any services offered by us, you agree and consent to ShopVenture as well as to its respective representatives and/or agents ("Representatives") (collectively referred to herein as "ShopVenture", "us", "we" or "our") collecting, using, disclosing and sharing amongst themselves your Personal Data, and disclosing such Personal Data to ShopVenture’s authorised service providers and relevant third parties in the manner set forth in this Privacy Statement.
  • 1.4 This Policy supplements but does not supersede nor replace any other consents you may have previously provided to us in respect of your Personal Data, and your consents herein are additional to any rights which we may have at law to collect, use or disclose your Personal Data.
  • 1.5 For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Data” will mean data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified — from that data; or from that data and other information which an organization has or is likely to have access. Such Personal Data will also refer to that which is already in the possession of ShopVenture or that which will be collected by ShopVenture in future.

2. Contacting the Data Protection Officer

  • 2.1 Where you legitimately request access to and/or correction of Personal Data relating to you, such Personal Data which is in the possession and control of ShopVenture, ShopVenture will provide and/or correct that data within 30 days and in a manner in accordance with its standard procedures as stated hereinafter.
  • 2.2 ShopVenture has established a process for receiving and responding to any query or complaint that may arise with respect to the application of this Act. To ensure that ShopVenture receives your complaints and enquiries, please send the same via email to the Data Protection Officer (the “DPO”) of ShopVenture at the following email address: [email protected]
  • 2.3 Please note that if your personal data has been provided to us by a third party (e.g. a member via a referral process), you should contact that individual to make such queries, complaints, and access and correction requests to ShopVenture on your behalf.
  • 2.4 Should you not wish ShopVenture to use your Personal Data for any of the purposes listed in Clauses 3.2 to 3.4, or not to receive promotional materials from ShopVenture, you may opt out by sending a clearly worded email to the DPO via the email address provided in Clause 2.2. Your request will be processed within 30 days. Please note however that this may affect our ability to attend to your needs in the event where there is already an existing business relationship.

3. Statement of Practices

Types of Personal Data Collected:

  • 3.1 As part of its day-to-day activity, ShopVenture may collect from you, through various means, including via our websites, marketing events and any forms used by ShopVenture from time to time, some or all of the following Personal Data:
  • Name (first and surname);
  • Phone number (including mobile);
  • Email address;
  • Gender;
  • Age;
  • IP addresses; and
  • Photographs and images.

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Purpose of Collection of Personal Data

  • 3.2 The above Personal Data mentioned in Clause 3.1 is collected for the purposes of processing your application and registration of your membership and to ascertain if you are eligible for discounts, privileges or benefits or other related purposes; to conduct market research and analysis; for direct marketing through email; to notify you of any changes to our policies or services which may affect you; to respond to queries and feedback; for identification and website access; for maintaining and updating your membership details; and informing you of new developments, services, promotions of ShopVenture and other third parties which we are associated with.

Disclosure of Personal Data

  • 3.3 In order to carry out the functions described above, ShopVenture may, from time to time, disclose your Personal Data between ShopVenture’s companies.
  • 3.4 Without derogating from any of the above, ShopVenture may also disclose your Personal Data to the following third parties:
  • Regulators and law enforcement officials;
  • Lawyers;
  • Auditors;
  • Third party service providers and consultants;
  • Potential buyers or investors of ShopVenture or any of ShopVenture’s companies; and
  • Any agent or subcontractor acting on ShopVenture’s behalf for the provision of ShopVenture’s services.
  • 3.5 ShopVenture may disclose your Personal Data to the abovementioned parties also in the occurrence of any of the following events:
  • To the extent that ShopVenture is required to do so by the law;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • To establish, exercise or defend ShopVenture’s legal rights;
  • To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which ShopVenture is (or is contemplating) selling;
  • To any person and/or entity for the purpose of processing such information on ShopVenture’s behalf;
  • To third parties who provide services to ShopVenture or on its behalf;
  • To any third party that purchases ShopVenture or ShopVenture’s business or any part of ShopVenture or ShopVenture’s business;
  • With your consent; and
  • For the purposes of disaster recovery.

Optional Provision of Personal Data

  • 3.6 In some instances, you may also be requested to provide certain Personal Data that may be used to further improve ShopVenture’s services and/or better tailor the type of information presented to you. In most cases, this type of data is optional although, where the requested service is a personalized service, or dependent on your providing all requested data, failure to provide the requested data may prevent ShopVenture from providing the service to you. This type of data includes, but is not limited to:
  • Gender;
  • Salary range and employment details;
  • Education and Profession;
  • Hobbies and leisure activities;
  • Other related products and services subscribed to; and
  • Family and household demographics.
  • 3.7 Under certain circumstances, telephone calls made to any of ShopVenture’s companies to order and/or service hotlines and/or inquiry telephone numbers are recorded for the purposes of quality control, appraisal, as well as staff management and development. In such an event, by agreeing to this Policy, you hereby give your consent for the collection, use and disclosure of such Personal Data for the purposes of our records, following up with your enquiry and/or transaction, and for quality control and training purposes.
  • 3.8 ShopVenture.com also uses 3rd party vendor re-marketing tracking cookies, including the Google Adwords tracking cookie. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Content Network (GCN). As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other 3rd party remarketing system.

The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. – Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our service. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

4. Transfer of Personal Data Overseas

  • Your Personal Data may be processed by ShopVenture, its affiliates, agents and third parties providing services to ShopVenture, in jurisdictions outside of the United States.  In this event ShopVenture will comply with all applicable laws with respect to such a transfer.

5. Accuracy of Personal Data

  • Where possible, ShopVenture will validate data provided using generally accepted practices and guidelines. This includes the use of check sum verification on some numeric fields such as account numbers or credit card numbers. In some instances, ShopVenture is able to validate the data provided against pre-existing data held by ShopVenture. In some cases, ShopVenture is required to see original documentation before we may use the Personal Data such as with Personal Identifiers and/or proof of address. To assist in ensuring the accuracy of your Personal Data in the possession of ShopVenture, please inform us of any updates of any parts of your Personal Data by sending a clearly worded email to the DPO at the email address provided at Section 2.2.

6. Protection of Personal Data

  • ShopVenture uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Data and will not knowingly allow access to this data to anyone outside ShopVenture, other than to you or as described in this Policy. However, ShopVenture cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ShopVenture and you do so entirely at your own risk. In particular, ShopVenture does not warrant that such information may not be accessed, altered, collected, copied, destroyed, disposed of, disclosed or modified by breach of any of ShopVenture’s physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

7. Access and Correction of Personal Data

  • 7.1 In accordance with Clause 2.1 of this Policy, you have the right to:
  • a) check whether ShopVenture holds any Personal Data relating to you and, if so, obtain copies of such data; and
  • b) require ShopVenture to correct any Personal Data relating to you which is inaccurate for the purpose for which it is being used.
  • 7.2 ShopVenture reserves the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee in order to meet your requests under Clause 7.1(a). Upon payment of the requisite fee under Clause 7.1(a) and/or receipt of your request under Clause 7.1(b), your request will be processed within 30 days.
  • 7.3 If you wish to verify the details you have submitted to ShopVenture or if you wish to check on the manner in which ShopVenture uses and processes your personal data, ShopVenture’s security procedures mean that ShopVenture may request proof of identity before we reveal information. This proof of identity will take the form of full details of name, membership number and NRIC or Passport or Fin number. You must therefore keep this information safe as you will be responsible for any action which ShopVenture takes in response to a request from someone using your membership details. We would strongly recommend when you login to your online account in our websites that you do not use the browser's password memory function as that would permit other people using your terminal to access your personal information.

8. Storage and Retention of Personal Data

  • ShopVenture will delete, as reasonably possible, or otherwise anonymise any Personal Data in the event that the Personal Data is not required for any reasonable business or legal purposes of ShopVenture and where the Personal Data is deleted from ShopVenture’s electronic, manual, and other filing systems in accordance with ShopVenture’s internal procedures and/or other agreements.

9. Contacting you

  • To the extent that any of the communication means which you have provided ShopVenture with (which may include, your telephone number and fax number) is/will be listed on the Do Not Call Registry (the “DNC”), by indicating that you would like to receive marketing messages via voice calls and/or text messages, or by any other means of indication, you hereby grant ShopVenture your clear and unambiguous consent to contact you using all of your communication means you have provided to ShopVenture including using via voice calls, SMS, Whatsapp, MMS, fax or other similar communications applications or methods, for the purposes as stated above in Paragraph 3.2. This will ensure your continued enjoyment of ShopVenture’s promotional services.

10. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

  • We do not intentionally gather Personal Information from visitors who are under the age of 13.

11. Change Policy

  • ShopVenture reserves the right to alter any of the clauses contained herein in compliance with local legislation, and for any other purpose deemed reasonably necessary by ShopVenture. You should look at these terms regularly. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you should inform us as soon as possible of the terms to which you do not consent. Pending such notice, if there is any inconsistency between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

12. Governing Law

  • This Policy is governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New York. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New York courts.

13. Miscellaneous

  • 12.1 This Policy only applies to the collection and use of Personal Data by ShopVenture. It does not cover third party sites to which we provide links, even if such sites are co-branded with our logo. ShopVenture does not share your Personal Data with third party websites. ShopVenture is not responsible for the privacy and conduct practices of these third party websites, so you should read their own privacy policies before disclosure of any Personal Data to these websites.
  • 12.2 ShopVenture will not sell your personal information to any third party without your permission, but we cannot be responsible or held liable for the actions of third party sites which you may have linked or been directed to ShopVenture’s website.
  • 12.3 ShopVenture’s websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 18 years old. ShopVenture does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 18 years old or send them requests for personal data.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of the Site, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

Last Updated:

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 30, 2016.