THE AESTHETIC METHOD, PLLC 
WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY AND STATEMENT

Updated as of April 19, 2022

ARTICLE I

PRIVACY POLICY APPLICATION AND CHANGES 

 

Our Commitment to Your Privacy 

 

The Aesthetic Method, PLLC is committed to maintaining your privacy. Part of our operation of the Aesthetic Method website (the “Website”) involves the collection and use of information provided by you. This privacy policy (the “Policy”)  explains what type of information the Aesthetic Method collects and what we do with that information to allow you to make choices about the way your information is collected and used. 

 

Binding Effect of this Policy

 

By using the Website, you agree to be bound by and subject to the terms of this Policy. 

 

Changes to this Policy

The Aesthetic Method reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to update, modify or otherwise supplement the terms and conditions set forth in this Policy. For those who have subscribed to receive email notifications and/or marketing newsletters, the Aesthetic Method will notify you of any changes to the Policy via the email address registered with the Aesthetic Method. All other users of the Website are encouraged to check back often for updates, modifications or supplements to the terms and conditions set forth in this Policy. 

 

Any continued use by you shall constitute an agreement to the terms and conditions of the Policy. 

 

Security

The Website operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. The Website security and this Policy are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the personally identifiable information provided by users. The Aesthetic Method does not, however, guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur.

 

ARTICLE II

INFORMATION COLLECTED AND USED BY THE AESTHETIC METHOD

 

Automatic Anonymous Information Collected 

 

When you visit the Website, the Aesthetic Method collects certain technical data including, but not limited to, the following: device information and type, browser type, access time, duration and pages visited, links accessed and related information. The Website logs environmental variables such as browser type, operating system and CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your originating Internet Service Provider, to try to bring you the best possible service. 

 

The Website gathers your IP address to track your use of the Website, including which pages are visited and the time spent on each page. This information is collected and used to measure the use of the Website and to improve its content and performance. All of the information that is automatically submitted to the Website by your browser is considered anonymous information. To the extent that this information is shared with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you, unless otherwise authorized by you. 

 

Use of Cookies 

The Website utilizes “cookies” as part of its normal operation and in conjunction with Google Analytics and related features, as set forth below. 

“Cookies” are small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, that assign you a unique identifier. This information enables your computer to have a “dialogue” with our Website and permits us to administer our Website more efficiently and to provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you. 

You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent and are also provided the option to opt out of certain cookies as part of accessing the Website. If you choose to do so, this may limit the functionality that we can provide you when you visit the Website.

Please note that third-party websites that are included as a link on the Website may use cookies or collect other information when you go to their site. The Aesthetic Method does not control the collection or use of your information by these companies. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.

 

Use of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and related Google Marketing Tools 

 

This Website uses Google Analytics and related products, including Tag Manager. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Website analyze and record how users interact with and use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is gathered, transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 

The Aesthetic Method and its service providers, including Google, will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, identifying and researching marketing trends, potential locations of customers or users, compiling reports on Website activity and related purposes. 

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.

 

By using the Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google (including through its vendor, Evolus) in the manner and for the purposes set out above and as more particularly described in the Google Analytics privacy policy, as may be amended, which is set forth below: 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. Learn more about opting out of Google Analytics and how to properly install the browser add-on here: 

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

 

Use of the Information Collected From You

 

The Aesthetic Method, through the Website, collects personally identifiable information that you have provided for purposes of providing the services you request, the purchase of merchandise, products or gift cards through the Website, to the extent offered, conducting marketing research, identifying your preferences or interests, improving the merchandise or products offered through the Website, sending surveys,conducting marketing research, notifying you of new products or sales promotions or changes to the Website.

When you submit personally identifiable information through the Website, you are agreeing that the Aesthetic Method and its service providers may access, store, and use that information for the purposes stated above. You understand and agree that the information provided by you may be shared for purposes of consummating any transaction initiated by you through the Website. For example, the Aesthetic Method may use third-party vendors in order to complete shipping of products, merchandise or gift cards that you have purchased through the Website. 

The Aesthetic Method will not sell or give any personally identifiable information to any third parties, without your consent.

Other Disclosures 

 

The Aesthetic Method may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, the Aesthetic Method will provide this information on receipt of the appropriate documentation. The Aesthetic Method may also release information to law enforcement agencies or other third parties if the Aesthetic Method determines, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the Aesthetic Method personnel, to enforce this Policy or other agreement between you and the Aesthetic Method.

 

ARTICLE III

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, ACCOUNT REGISTRATION, USE AND COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION AND DATA

Certain third-party websites are included as links within the Website for specific purposes including the facilitation of certain transactions including, but not limited to, the purchase of merchandise, products and gift cards from the Aesthetic Method and the booking of appointments within the booking system utilized by the Aesthetic Method.

Booking System Registration and Collection of Information

 

The booking system is a system that is created, operated and maintained by a third-party provider, which allows you to create and register an online account for purposes of booking appointments for services to be provided by the Aesthetic Method (the “Booking System”).

Currently, the Booking System utilized by the Aesthetic Method is Aesthetic Record, an unaffiliated third-party vendor that provides booking management software and systems. In order to register an account, you are required to submit certain personal information including, without limitation, your full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and payment information.  

By creating an account and using the Booking System for the purposes identified, you understand and agree that you are providing the requested information, including personally identifiable information, to the third-party vendor, Aesthetic Record and are agreeing to Aesthetic Record’s separate terms and conditions and privacy policy, as may be altered according to same, which can be found here: 

https://aestheticrecord.com/terms-of-service

https://www.aestheticrecord.com/policies

If you do not wish to create an account or do not agree to the terms and conditions or the privacy policy, you may book any services directly by contacting the Aesthetic Method via telephone.

 

Third-Party Payment Processors

 

The Aesthetic Method utilizes different third-party payment processing vendors for the purchase of items available for sale by the Aesthetic Method including, without limitation, gift cards. 

Currently, and depending on the transaction at issue, the Aesthetic Method may use the following third-party payment processing vendors: Block Inc., also known as “Square” or “Square Financial Services, Inc.” (altogether, “Square”); Paypal Holding, Inc. (“Paypal”) or Stripe, Inc. (“Stripe”), collectively referred to herein as the “Payment Processor(s)”.  

In order to complete a transaction through the Website, you will be directed to one of the Payment Processor’s websites for payment processing.  As part of the process, you will be required to provide certain personal information including, without limitation, your name, telephone number, address, and financial information. You may also be required to register for and create an account with the Payment Processor. 

You agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for reviewing the terms and conditions and privacy policies for the applicable Payment Processor and to ensure that you have read any updates to the terms and conditions and privacy policy prior to completing a transaction.  

By using the Payment Processor’s website to complete the transaction, you are agreeing to the collection, maintenance and use of your personal information and data by the Payment Processor and their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies. 

Below are links for each of the Payment Processor’s terms and conditions, as well as their privacy policies. These links are provided as a courtesy only and you are encouraged to check said terms and conditions and policies frequently to ensure you have read any updates to the same. 

Square Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy 

https://squareup.com/us/en/legal/general/square-pay-tos

https://squareup.com/us/en/legal/general/privacy-no-account

Paypal Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy 

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full

Stripe Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy 

https://stripe.com/legal/checkout

https://stripe.com/privacy

If you do not agree to the Payment Processor’s terms and conditions or privacy policy, or do not wish to register and create an account, you may purchase items directly at the Aesthetic Method location.

 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY VENDOR WEBSITES

 

You understand and agree that the Aesthetic Method is not responsible for the security or performance of the purposes set forth above and to be provided by the third-party vendors, Aesthetic Record and Square. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you hereby waive any claims, suits, demands or causes of action against the Aesthetic Method arising out of or in connection with your use of the Booking System or the Payment Processor’s websites.

ARTICLE IV 

MAILCHIMP OPT-IN FOR THE AESTHETIC METHOD EMAIL NEWSLETTERS AND MARKETING 

 

Email Newsletters and Marketing Opt-In

You may enter your information in order to subscribe to the Aesthetic Method newsletters and marketing emails with, or without, booking any services or purchasing products that are available for sale on the Website.

 

Information Collected and Use of Same

 

By opting into subscription to Aesthetic Method email newsletters and marketing emails, you agree to your personal information, such as name, email address, telephone number and other data, as set forth below, being collected, maintained and stored by the Aesthetic Method’s email provider, Mailchimp. 

In order to manage email newsletters and marketing subscriptions, the Aesthetic Method, together with Mailchimp, retains the names, email addresses, and other information (including telephone numbers, etc.) that you may provide to the Aesthetic Method through the Website. The Aesthetic Method also retains logs of emails that have been sent, automatically generated email data that is used by the Aesthetic Method to improve its email communications. This automatically generated email data (generated through simple tools such as “pixel tags” and link redirects) may include the following information: the recipient’s name and email address; whether the email was opened; if a link in the message was clicked; whether an email was delivered; and if the email was forwarded. While we may use your email address to help target our digital advertising and send you information, we will never sell your information to any third parties. 

By opting into the Aesthetic Method email newsletters and marketing, you agree to the Mailchimp privacy policy, as may be amended pursuant to the terms set forth therein, which you may find here: 

https://mailchimp.com/privacy-rights/

 

Right to Unsubscribe

 

If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving email newsletters and marketing materials, simply click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email message. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, those individual users who are booking treatments and services or purchasing products will continue to receive confirmation emails.

 

ARTICLE V

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS 

 

California Residents and Privacy Rights

 

For residents based in the state of California, you may request the identity of any third parties to whom the Aesthetic Method has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Please note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, e-mail us at info@theaestheticmethod.com.

 

ARTICLE VI

COMMUNICATING WITH THE AESTHETIC METHOD

 

Any form of communication sent to or through the Website, be it ideas, suggestions or any other email, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary in nature. The Aesthetic Method may collect any information you provide through your communications with the Aesthetic Method customer-support team.

 

If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of or your dealings with the Website, please contact the Aesthetic Method at the following email address: info@theaestheticmethod.com