Last Updated: 5 June 2021
Our Privacy Principles
Watson’s Personal Care Pte. Ltd. (“Watsons” or “we” or “us” or “our”) is a member of the A.S. Watson group of companies (“ASW Group”), which is part of the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and its affiliated or related companies (“CK Hutchison Group”). We take your privacy seriously. Here are our 5 privacy promises to you:
1. We will ALWAYS ensure that your personal data is used in line with applicable data protection laws.
2. We will ALWAYS be transparent with you about how we use your personal data. This includes informing you about what information we collect, what we do with it, with whom we share it and who you should contact if you have any concerns.
3. We will ALWAYS provide you simple options to say 'STOP' when you are no wish to receive our marketing communications.
4. We will ALWAYS take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data and make sure no unauthorized person accesses it.
5. We will ALWAYS respond to any questions on processing of your personal data without undue delay.
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy rights and ensuring that your personal data is protected.
1. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS WITH YOUR DATA?
We are responsible for processing your personal data on our Sites.
2. HOW DO I MAKE ENQUIRIES ABOUT MY PERSONAL DATA?
If you have a question in relation to how we process your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer (Attn.: See Seow Ying) via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via post at 300 Beach Road #39-01/04 The Concourse Singapore 199555.
3. WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
Personal Data generally refers to information that can directly or indirectly identify you ("Personal Data"). This typically includes information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, but can also include other information such as IP address, shopping habits, information about health and beauty, information about your lifestyle or preferences such as your hobbies and interests. Information about health are called “special categories of Personal Data” that require special protection because of their sensitivity.
4. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PROVIDE US WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA OR WHEN WE OTHERWISE RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We collect your Personal Data directly in a number of ways, for example when you provide us with your information to register as a customer for our Sites or as a member of any of our loyalty programs, register for prize draws, games or competitions, subscribe to our newsletter, receive information or mailings, use our applications, buy a product or service from us, complete a survey, complete a beauty or health diagnostic test, make a comment or enquiry or contact our customer services.
We may also receive your Personal Data from other sources, including information from commercially available sources, such as public databases and data aggregators, and information from third parties. If you do not want us to receive your Personal Data from other sources, please communicate your preferences directly with the relevant sources.
If you become a member of any of our loyalty programmes, we may infer in a transparent manner - and only where permitted by applicable law - that you would like us to process your Personal Data for marketing purposes. You can always opt out of marketing communications without detriment to your loyalty benefits.
5. WHAT HAPPENS IF OUR CUSTOMER IS A CHILD?
Our Sites are intended for adults, but there could be instances where some customers under the age of 18 view or purchase products on our Sites. If we know that a customer is under the age of 18, we will not use such customer’s Personal Data for marketing purposes unless parental consent is provided to us.
To provide parental consent to marketing, please ask your parent or guardian to call or write to Watsons’ contact details as listed in Section 2 (applicable to loyalty card or online account members only).
In some cases, we will infer from your actions that you obtained parental consent. We then reserve the right to decide whether you will receive our marketing until you reach the eligible age.
Note however that access to certain parts of our Sites and/or eligibility to receive prizes, samples or other rewards may be limited to users over a certain age.We may use your Personal Data to carry out age verification checks and enforce any such age restrictions.
6. FOR WHICH PURPOSES DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
6.1 We process the following categories of Personal Data for the following purposes:
What Personal Data may we collect?
What is the purpose of the processing?
How long do we store your Personal Data?
Browsing on our Sites
Information about the type of browser you use when visiting our Sites, your IP and device address, hyperlinks that you have clicked, websites you visited before arriving at our Sites and information collected by Cookies or similar tracking devices. Your user name, profile picture, gender, networks and any other information you choose to share when using Third Party Sites (such as when you use the "Like" functionality on Facebook).
See Section 6.2 below for more information about Cookies.
Please check the Cookie Consent Tool to learn about the storage periods for each Cookie.
Purchasing products / Agreeing to a Service
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone, mobile number, loyalty card number, passwords, order history, payment history, payment information (i.e. bank or credit card details), order history/wishlist, age/date of birth, gender, information on the handling of your request (including information relating to controlled drugs and other medicine or beauty products that you order), and other Personal Data you voluntarily provide to us.
We process Personal Data to provide you with our products or services that you request from us, including sending you products or samples that you have requested.
As long as you keep shopping with us. If you have no activity after three years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period.
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone, mobile number, loyalty card number, passwords, order history, payment history, payment information (i.e. bank or credit card details), order history/wishlist, age/date of birth, gender, information on the handling of your query, posts and other content you submit to our Sites, and further information submitted by you in relation to a purchase or service request or other query (including sensitive personal information).
We process your Personal Data whenever you contact us and when we respond to your enquries, comments and complaints.
For general enquiries and comments relating to service issues, store standards, stock availability etc., we will store such data for three years from the last communication with you. Communications relating to personal injuries, accidents and other health and safety issues may need to be kept for a longer period in case of legal claims or settlements.
Suggesting products & services which may interest you
Name, title, postal address, email address, mobile number, loyalty card number, order history/wishlist (including purchases you make on our Site, mobile app, in-store or pharmacy), payment history, age, date of birth, gender, products you view on our Site, brands you prefer, favourite store, actions you take on our website (including comments made by you in using our Sites) or when viewing our emails, answers you provide in surveys or competitions, your shopping habits and preferences and information about your lifestyle, such as your hobbies and interests.
To suggest tailored products or services (including those of relevant third parties) that we think may be of interest to you based on your shopping history and behaviour, your preferences, and our market segmentation strategies. We may do this by sending you - via post, email, newsletter, SMS, push notifications or phone - details of products, services, special offers, promotions and other information. We may also contact you to offer the opportunity to take part in customer research surveys, promotions, prize draws or competitions. You may also receive in-store promotions (such as special coupons) from us when you have an account with us or are a member of any of our loyalty programs.
As long as you keep shopping with us and/or using our loyalty card. If you are a registered shopper and/or are a loyalty card member and you have no activity after three years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by the law to store it for a longer period. If you purchase online and check-out as a guest, we will retain your data for one year from the date of transaction.
If you have signed up to any of our newsletters, we will retain your data until you unsubscribe.
Competitions, events and games
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone or mobile number, age, date of birth, gender, images collected during any events, user generated content or any other relevant Personal Data that you submit – as required for the competition or game.
To carry out prize draws, games or competitions which you chose to participate in and to determine the winner or to provide the prize if you win.
Three months after the competition or game is completed, unless we are required by law to store them for a longer period.
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone or mobile number, information about products you order, (including health products or drugs if you order from our online pharmacy), order history, details about your purchase, payment information, payment history, age.
To process your online purchase and deliver the product to you as ordered. Your payment and delivery related Personal Data may be transferred to payment and courier service providers to process your payments and deliver your orders, respectively.
As long as you keep shopping with us. If you have no activity after 3 years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period.
If you check out as a guest, we will retain your data for one year from the date of transaction.
In-app features (such as in-app beauty filters, comments and postings, etc.)
Actions you take when you access or use the relevant in-app features in our Sites (including comments, personal images, and other content or information submitted by you).
If you choose to use our in-app beauty filter features, we will process your image to fulfill your request. For some in-app features the images collected will only be stored in your personal device and will not be collected by us.
We will ask for your separate permissions for our app to access your camera. If you change your mind, you will be able to revoke them any time by changing the settings on your device. Please note that rejecting or switching off these permissions will limit the features you can use in our app.
We use face recognition technology already included in your phone (such as TrueDepth API) or other software for depth of facial mapping information to create augmented reality effects within the app. We do not share information with third parties, do not store or process in any other way the data which our app accesses and uses via this technology.
As long as you are a member of any of our loyalty programs or shopping with us. If you have no activity after three years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period in the event that such data is collected and stored by us.
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone or mobile number, information about products you order using the Loyalty Program, transactions relevant for the Loyalty Program, account status and details regarding points collected and redeemed, payment information (i.e. bank details), payment history, age.
To provide you with all services under the Loyalty Program including exclusive offers and points schemes.
[As long as you are a member of any of our loyalty programs. If you have no activity after three years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period.
Fraud prevention and other administrative services, such as registration
Name, title, postal address, email address, home telephone or mobile number, information about health or diagnostic data, payment information (i.e. bank details), payment history, age.
To carry out administrative services, including processing any application you submit to us for providing the services, preventing or detecting fraud or other crimes, verifying your identity and credit/payment status, or processing payment instructions. Your payment related Personal Data may be transferred to payment service providers to process your payments or the police for fraud prevention purposes.
As long as you keep shopping with us. If you have no activity after three years, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by the law to store them for a longer period.
6.2 Cookies and Similar Technologies
We may also tailor our Sites and our products to your interests and needs, by collecting information about your device and linking this to your Personal Data so as to ensure that our Sites present the best experience on our Sites for you. The types of data we may collect from you when you visit the Sites include:
• information about the mobile device used and the characteristics of such mobile device;
• information about the type of browser you use;
• details of the web pages you have viewed;
• your IP address;
• the hyperlinks you have clicked; and
• the websites you visited before arriving at our Site.
Our websites are initially set up to accept Cookies. You can opt-out of or delete historical cookies by changing the settings on your web browsers; however, if you do so, you may find that certain features on our website and/or our app do not work properly
6.3 About using our Sites
When you choose to use access or download our Sites or allow connectivity via Wi-Fi connections to your device, we receive information about your location and mobile device, including a unique identifier for your personalised device, your GPS data or wireless networks data (WLAN). Location data is neither stored nor transmitted to third parties. If you agree with the localisation function and/or enable the notifications function on your device mobile, we can provide you with location-based services including advertising, search results and personalised content. When you are near one of our Stores, then we can use push email communications or notifications (such as recommended promotion and recommended products) to you based on your geo-location data services and/or immediately previous on-line activities if you have provided your consent to receive such communications and advertising.
Most mobile devices allow you to turn off location services and push notifications on your device. Should you wish to do so, please access your own device and vary the settings for notification on your device to reflect your own preference to be notified (or not) following the relevant instructions under your device.
7. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?
Your Personal Data may be shared with our trustered business partners (“Partners”) to facilitate the processing of loyalty points issuance and redemption and related transactions, as well as for data analytics purposes in order to improve their operations, services or products.
7.2 ASW Group and CK Hutchison Group
Your Personal Data may be transferred to any members of A.S. Watson Group and/or CK Hutchison Group for any of the purposes we have set out in Section 6 above. However, we will not provide your Personal Data to any member of A.S. Watson Group and/or CK Hutchison Group in order for them to send you marketing materials regarding their own products and services, unless we obtain your prior consent.
7.3 Our service providers
Your Personal Data may be shared with our service providers (including agents and contractors) which process Personal Data on our behalf to help us administer and operate our business and our Sites to conduct data analytics, to help aggregate and anonymise the personal data, or to carry out any of the purposes set out in Section 6 above. These may include IT vendors, back-office and front-end or ancillary service providers, logistic and delivery service providers, call centre operators, marketing agencies, data management and analytics service providers, and customer contact services. Our service providers may contact you on our behalf or on our behalf for any of the purposes set out in Section 6 above.
7.4 Professional advisors and assignees
When necessary, we may share your Personal Data with our professional advisors, including lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and insurers. Your Personal Data may also be shared with third parties in connection with any merger, acquisition, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets, financing or any other similar scenarios involving the transfer of some or all of our business assets.
7.5 Government and regulatory authorities
We will disclose your Personal Data to courts, law enforcement, regulatory or other governmental agencies if we are required to do so by law, or by a warrant, subpoena or court order.
7.6 Other recipients
We will transfer your Personal Data in the following scenarios:
a) To data analytical firms, such as Google Analytics Inc. (to the extent that such Personal Data is not aggregated or anonymised);
b) in an emergency, such as life, health or property of an individual; and/or
c) with your consent to proceed to share your Personal Data with third parties where required by law.
8. TO WHICH COUNTRIES DO WE TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Many of our trusted third parties and Group companies are based in countries that provide an adequate level of data protection, such as the European Economic Area ("EEA"), Singapore and Hong Kong to ensure your Personal Data are safeguarded with sufficient protection at a level as required by our own standards.
When we need to transfer your Personal Data to a trusted third party or Group company based in a country where data protection laws are considered not to offer the same level of protection, we ensure adequate data protection safeguards by relying on other legitimate means, such as the Privacy Shield certification and/or Standard Contractual Clauses.
More details on the transfer mechanism can be obtained from our Privacy Office (see contact details in Section 2).
9. HOW LONG DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We will store your Personal Data only until the aforementioned purposes for which we have collected or received your Personal Data are fulfilled and once our statutory obligations to preserve records have expired as further described in Section 5.
10. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
If certain requirements are fulfilled, you have the right to:
• obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not we process Personal Data from you and, where that is the case, access to your Personal Data;
• rectification of inaccurate Personal Data;
• withdraw you consent for marketing communications (by logging into your account under “Marketing Preferences” or using the unsubscribe link in any of our marketing communications); and
1.1 www.watsons.com.sg and this Watsons Singapore mobile app (the Site) is operated by Watson’s Personal Care Pte. Ltd. and/or its affiliates (we / us).
1.4 By opening a Watsons membership account, or by using services or other benefits connected with that account, you also agree to our Membership Terms and Conditions.
2. Accessing the Site
2.1 We cannot guarantee that the Site will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error-free. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt the Site or any computer system, server, router or any other internet-connected device.
2.2 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the Site and is compatible with the Site. You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any content of the Site will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the safety and reliability of data input and output.
2.4 The purchase of certain products and services on the Site may be subject to age or other requirements specified by law. We are not permitted by law to supply these products or services to individuals who do not satisfy the relevant requirements and, if you are underage or do not satisfy such requirements, you must not attempt to order these products or services through the Site.
3. Accuracy of Information
3.2 The views expressed in our user generated content are the opinions of those users and do not represent our opinions.
3.3 If you find any inaccurate information on the Site please let us know and we will endeavour to correct it, where we agree, as soon as reasonably practicable.
4. Use of Content
4.1 The copyright, database rights, trade marks, domain names and other intellectual property rights in all material and information on the Site (IPR Content) belongs to or is licensed to us.
4.2 You may download or print off copies of the IPR Content on the Site for your personal, non-commercial use and information only. If you do download or print off copies of the IPR Content you must retain any copyright or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material.
4.3 You are not permitted to copy or adapt the IPR Content, layout or code of the Site, or create an archive or database containing all or parts of the IPR Content for any business purpose or other commercial exploitation, without our specific consent.
4.4 Our name may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity amounting to distribution of materials on the Site, without our prior written consent.
4.5 We reserve all rights in and to the IPR Content, including the right to revoke at any time any authorization or consent granted by us.
5. User Generated Content
5.2 You confirm that content you upload to the Site (including any photos, videos, reviews, comments, or other communication, information or content) does not contain anything that: (i) is distasteful, offensive, threatening, defamatory, misleading, defrauding or controversial, of bullying, harassing or otherwise objectionable behaviour, (ii) infringes any intellectual property rights, privacy or other rights of any person, (iii) otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and (iv) consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, spam, unsolicited commercial electronic messages or other material which may interfere with or disrupt the Site or our services.
5.3 We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor, edit and/or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
6. Links to this & other websites
6.2 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to prohibit any link from another internet site to materials or information on this Site. Without prejudice to that right, if you wish to link to the Site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Site, and subject to the following conditions:
• You do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo;
• You do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Site;
• You do not in any way imply that we endorse any products or services other than our own;
• You do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false or misleading information about us;
• You do not otherwise use any of the trade marks displayed on the Site without our express written consent;
• You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
6.3 Any website from which you link to the Site does not contain any content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
7. Our Liability
7.2 WE ONLY PROVIDE THE SITE FOR DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE USE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, OUR SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM US ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY SITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH ANY OF OUR SITES OR STORES (WHETHER PHYSICAL OR ONLINE), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS IS LIMITED TO THE LOWER OF: (I) US$10; OR (II) THE AMOUNT OF FEES, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID TO USE THE RELEVANT SERVICES IN THE THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FIRST EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
7.3 This does not include or limit in any way our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or our responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation and any other liability that cannot, under law, be excluded.
8.1 Watson’s Personal Care Pte. Ltd. is a company registered in Singapore.
8.2 Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at our Customer Services address set out in the Contact Us section.
9. Contact Us
9.1 If you experience problems with the Site or would like to comment on it, please feel free to Contact Us.