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PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the site, and information about how you interact with the site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers) email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: 

  • Communicate with you;
  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

 We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Facebook pixels are also used.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at; http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: 

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
  • Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
  • Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY

Oceanus Swim products do not use any materials in which animals have been slaughtered or harmed. We do not agree with animal cruelty.

SUBSTAINBLE SOURCING 

Oceanus strives to be as sustainable as possible, we source our eco-friendly recycled lycra. Oceanus packaging is also re-useable and made out of recycled paper. We use all the scrap fabrics we have to make our accessories.  

Professional Code of Conduct:

Be patient and courteous. Be inclusive. We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability. Be considerate. We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as a company. Your decisions will affect clients and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Be respectful. We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration to become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one. Choose your words carefully. Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to: - Threats of violence. - Discriminatory jokes and language. - Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means. - Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms. - Unwelcome sexual attention. - Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior. Do not harass others. In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Our differences can be our strengths. We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.

 

Ethical Trading Policy

 All our suppliers shall comply with all laws applicable to their business. All our suppliers are expected to adhere to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, UN Declaration of Human Rights as well as the 1998 International Labour Organisation’s “Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work” in accordance with law and practice.

Oceanus is committed to trading relationships which are both commercially and ethical viable. We support fair trade and the only operate with suppliers, manufacturers who comply with our ethical trading policy. We will appraise these suppliers against the following standards.

This policy sets out the minimum labour standards that we expect our suppliers to comply with:

  • There is no forced labour
  • Child labour is not used
  • No racial or sexual discrimination is practiced
  • Working hours comply with local national standards
  • Wages meet the minimum local standards
  • Human and civil rights are respected
  • Bribery either to customers or from suppliers is not acceptable

 

Forced, bonded or involuntary labour

Any work or service this is extracted from any person under the threat of a penalty or where they have not entered voluntarily into an employment contract. Examples include slave or indentured labour, bonded labour, involuntary labour, involuntary or unpaid prison labour. Workers should not be required to lodge “deposit” or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.

Child labour

A child is defined as any person less than 15 years of age unless local minimum wage law stipulates a higher age for work or mandatory schooling, in which case the higher age applies. If local minimum age law is set at 14 years of age in accordance with developing country exceptions under ILO Convention138, the lower will apply.

Children may only be employed in circumstances which fully safeguard the from potential exploitation, which protect them from moral or physical hazard and long term damage to health and which do not disrupt their education.

Discrimination

Discrimination is treating a worker/prospective worker less favourably than any other worker/prospective worker in relation to hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement on the grounds of their race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership political affiliation or age.

Working Hours

Working hours must comply with the national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. Workers should not be required to work more than 48 hours per week (or less in accordance with local/national laws); should not work more than 12 hours of voluntary overtime; and should get one day off in 7. Overtime should not be demanded on a regular basis and should always be compensated at a premium rate. Where the company is partly to a collective bargaining agreement freely negotiated with worker organizations it may require overtime work in accordance with the agreement to meet short term demand.

Remuneration

Workers should be paid at least the national/local minimum wage for a basic working week and this should be sufficient to cover basic needs and allow some discretionary income. All workers should be provide with written and understandable information about their pay before they start employment and should be given a pay slip or other understandable information about their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid.

Human and Civil Rights

Workers are free to join a trade union of their choice and to bargain collectively on wages, benefits and working conditions without fear of harassment or intimidation. Workers’ representatives are not discriminated against and have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace. Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the employer facilitates, and does not hinder, the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining. Unacceptable disciplinary practices such as those based on corporal punishment, physical or mental coercion, verbal abuse or deducting money from wages due to a worker will not be tolerated in any form. Workers will be free from abuse, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation are not allowed.

Bribery

Bribery is the practice of offering something (money, gifts, hospitality or services) in return for or in expectation of more favourable treatment. Suppliers must conduct their businesses in an ethical manner and must not seek to gain competitive advantage by means of unethical or dishonest practices including without limitation; bribery, corruption, kickbacks, the provision of gifts, favours or services.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at info@oceanusswimwear.com or by post using the details provided below:

Oceanus 
[Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer] 
Oceanus Swim Limited, Unit 60, Cobalt Place, London, SW11 3DD