1. Information about us

Kolumbus Ltd. (“we” or “us”) is registered in United Kingdom under company number 8968940 and domiciled at Suite 5, 95 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1BZ.

For the purpose of data protection laws we will be the data controller responsible for any personal information you may submit on our website. However, in certain circumstances, third parties may become data controllers of that information. Please see section 6. of this Privacy Policy below for more information.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with the KOLUMBUS Terms and Conditions of website use) and any other documents referred to in them govern our use of information gathered about you. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

To ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data that we collect and process, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password. In the course of handling your personal data we take measures reasonably designed to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Please note that if we communicate by email we are not able to ensure data security; please send us a mail instead of an email if the information you would like to provide to us is confidential.

2. Your consent


Please exit our website immediately if you do not accept this Privacy Policy, and if you are not of a legal smoking age in the country or other territory in which you are located, or if you are accessing our website in a country or other territory where the use of our website is not permitted.

3. Data we may collect from you

On our website no personal information (information which allows your identification such as name, address, phone number, email address, birth date etc.) is collected unless you have provided this information voluntarily (i.e. by entering the information into our contact form, by applying for our newsletter etc.) and have consented to such collection or unless it is in accordance with legal requirements.

We collect the personal information provided by you at the time of registering to our newsletter or to our «My Account» section or subscribing to any other service offered on our website including but not limited to email mailing lists, competitions or requesting further services. This personal information will usually include your name and your email address, though from time to time some of the services we provide may mean that we ask you for more information.

If you contact us (i.e. by entering your contact information and request into our contact form) we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We collect the country or other territory in which you are located or are accessing our website and your date of birth, which we both require to ensure that you do not access our website if you are not of a legal age for consuming tobacco in the country or territory in which you are located or are accessing our website.

In most instances, you can visit our website without disclosing any personal information. Apart from the above described cases, we will only gather and use anonymous data which contains no personal information for statistical purposes and for improving your navigation and experience on our website. This usually includes the details of your visit such as but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs or other communication data. Our internet server may further keep track of the number of visitors to our website, the pages they visited, how long they stayed etc. This statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns does not identify you as an individual.

4. Where we store your personal data

In general, your personal data is stored on our server in United Kingdom.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you consent to the transfer of your personal data to the server of our service provider, 1&1 Internet Ltd., which will store your data on our behalf.

5. Our use of your information

The data provided by you is used:

– To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.

– To ensure that you do not access our website if you are not of a legal age for consuming tobacco in the country or territory in which you are located or are accessing our website.

– To analyze the visits of our website on an anonymous basis in order to improve it for all visitors.

– To provide you with information you request from us or which we feel may interest you where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

– To provide you with a customized access to our website («My Account» section).

The data provided by you is only collected, processed and used for the purposes described above except for the case in which the collection, processing and use of the data serves an additional purpose which is in direct connection with the original purpose for which the data was collected.

6. Disclosure of your information

Your personal data will not be sold, shared or otherwise disclosed or transferred to any other third parties except as provided in this section of our Privacy Policy.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you consent to the transfer of your personal data to the server of our service provider, 1&1 Internet Ltd. which will store your data on our behalf.

7. Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s device asks your device for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, the time spent at our website, etc.

By continuing to use our website, you consent to our use of cookies described in this section of the KOLUMBUS Privacy Policy (KOLUMBUS Cookie Policy).

If access to our website requires you to enter your date of birth and country, cookies allow us to remember the data you have entered, so that we do not need to ask you to re-enter them every time you browse to a different page of the website. We further ask you for your language preference, so that we do not need to ask you to re-enter every time you browse to a different page of the website.

If you access the «My Account» section of our website, we will use an authentication cookie to provide you with personalized website navigation.

We also use “analytics” type of cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of our website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website and better serve you. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie. The purpose of analytics cookies is storing information such as the time you visit the website, and whether you have visited it before.

You can block our use of cookies by activating the settings in your browser. The help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

In order to use certain services offered through our website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent or block cookies, some aspects of the website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our website.

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses «cookies».

On our website, the Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Because of the activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of Google Analytics cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy of Google can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html.

9. Omniture

Besides Google Analytics – as described in section 7 above – another tracking tool is used for analysing the fragrance related pages of our website for which our licensee, an affiliate of Coty Inc., is responsible. Omniture is a software of Adobe Systems and is also used by our licensee in a way that your IP address is anonymized (softwaresetting “obfuscation”). It is therefore not possible to identify you on the basis of your IP address.

10. Links

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from third parties. 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. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

11. Newsletter

The personal data you have provided to us by registering to our newsletter will only be used to send you our newsletter in which we will inform you about our brand and our products.

By subscribing to our newsletter you have taken note of the fact that we transfer your personal data to the server of our service provider, 1&1 Internet Ltd., which will store your data on our behalf and consented to such transfer.

We have implemented a double opt-in process for your newsletter subscription. After you have filled in the subscription form you are asked to consent to the transfer mentioned above and to click the subscribe button. You will than see a new tab open in your browser instructing you to check your inbox for a confirmation email. When you check your inbox, you will see an email with a link to confirm your subscription. If you do not click this link, you won’t be added to our newsletter list. After you have clicked the confirmation link from your email, you will see a new page in your web browser letting you know you have been added to our newsletter list successfully and will receive a welcome email.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter anytime. Your personal data will be deleted within a few days after such unsubscription.

12. Your rights

You can obtain information on your personal data collected by us and ask us to correct or delete your personal data.

Please address your corresponding requests to [email protected] noting where and which information you have provided to us as well as the specific information you would like us to correct or delete plus a proper identification of yourself. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.

13. Variations

We may revise this KOLUMBUS Privacy Policy at any time by amending this page. Each time you use our website, the then-current version of the policy will apply.