Privacy Policy

It is our policy at H2o Salon to respect your privacy with regard to any information we may collect from you or which you might provide to us (also known as ‘personal data’). As such, we have created this privacy policy to inform you of our privacy and data handling practices.

Further, for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (also known as the “GDPR”), H2o Salon is considered a ‘data controller’. If you have any questions about how H2o Salon handles or disseminates your personal data, please contact us using our contact details listed below.

This policy is effective as of May 31, 2018. We review our privacy policy and practices on an ongoing basis, which means we may change our policy from time to time. Please return to this page frequently to familiarize yourself with any updated content.

Who We Are

We are H2o Salon, a boutique salon located in Urbana, IL. 

 

How to Contact Us 

Our address is 109 N. Broadway Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. 

Our phone number is (217) 337-1480.

If you wish to contact us online, please use our contact form at h2osalonurbana.com/contact.

 

Types of Data We Collect

Name

We require the names of our clients in order to conduct our business. You name will be used in conjunction with your appointments (including but not limited to scheduling, phone calls, and mailings) and any marketing material we send you.

Birthdate

We collect birthdates from our clients to send them birthday wishes and for demographic data to help us better target the various demographics of our clients. This data is strictly given on a voluntary basis. You may also ask us to delete this data at any time by contacting us via the contact details above.

Address

We collect the mailing address of our clients to send them physical advertisements, salon updates, and birthday wishes. This information is given on a strictly voluntary basis. You may ask us to delete or change this data at any time by contacting us via the contact details above.

Email Address

We collect email addresses in order to contact our clients about their appointments, send updates and reminders, and to send marketing messages regarding (but not limited to) available appointment times, product discounts, and special events. 

Gender

We may collect or ask for information about your preferred gender when we add you as a client. This is for demographic purposes. It is also optional and you may decline to answer, or change your answer at any time by contacting us via the contact details above.

Phone Number

We collect phone numbers from our clients in order to contact them about their appointments, including appointment reminders, updates, changes and missed appointments. We also send text messages to clients who provide us with their cell phone number. Clients may opt out of text messaging, if they prefer, by telling us they do not wish to receive texts or by contacting us via the contact details above.

 

Other Types of Collected Data

Cookies

Our website, h2osalonurbana.com, utilizes cookies in order to improve the visitor experience. Data collected includes information about what pages users visited and user browsing behavior.  

Google Analytics

We use the service, Google Analytics, to evaluate the traffic that we receive on our website, h2osalonurbana.com. This includes information about how many people visit our site, what pages are visited the most, and what keywords and links lead people to our site. The data collected through Google Analytics is not personally identifiable. 

Technical Data

If you contact us via the contact page on our site, we will be provided with your IP address, your user agent string (information on what browser and operating system you are using), and any other technology you might be utilizing to contact us (mobile, desktop, etc.).  

When you sign up for our mailing list or receive messages from us, we may be provided with your IP address, your user agent information, and information regarding the platform or other technology you are using to open and receive our messages.

Facebook Pixel

We will use the Facebook Pixel and Facebook Custom Audience tools to deliver and target ads on social media (e.g. Facebook) to those who have visited our site. The Facebook Pixel records information about visitors who come to our site, including information about the visitor’s browsing session. This information is provided to Facebook, which is stored per their privacy standards. You can read more about the Facebook Pixel and Facebook Custom Audiences, including how to opt out of Facebook tracking, at https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217. You can also view the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Contact Form

When you use the contact form on our website, we receive any data you input into the form fields, including your email address, your name and your message. We use this data to respond to you. Additionally, we receive your IP address and user agent string (browser and device data, etc.). 

Requests for Appointment

When you contact us via email, phone, or using the Vagaro service in order to request or schedule an appointment, we receive any data you communicate to us, including your name, contact information (phone, email, address), and your requested appointment information. We also receive any additional information input into form fields or through email or phone communication, such as your requested appointment time, your hair type, and any specialized cut, color or service requests. This information is stored using Vagaro, and protected by industry standard practices. You can read the privacy policy for Vagaro at https://sales.vagaro.com/privacy

Applications for Open Employment Positions

When you submit information via our Careers page, via email, or in person at the salon, we retain the information you submit for use in making employment decisions. This information may include—but is not limited to—your name, phone number, address, email address, website, previous employment, education, and contact information of references. This may also include your cover letter and resume, along with any other material or information contained therein which you submit to us in the course of applying for an open position with H2o Salon. If you wish us to no longer retain this information, you need to contact us using the contact details above.

Marketing

H2o Salon engages in marketing through email, social media, and physical platforms such as (but not limited to) posters, postcards, and other mailings. 

In the case of marketing such as mailings, postcards, and other physical marketing material, you may opt out of these mailings by contacting us via the contact details above. 

In the case of email marketing, you must unsubscribe using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of emails received from us. 

For opting out of social media advertisements, you will need to visit your settings pages on your social media accounts. An example of this would be Facebook ads, where you will need to change your settings on Facebook per the most up-to-date instructions on Facebook’s site. As of the writing of this privacy policy, instructions for controlling advertisements seen on Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217.

 

Wifi Services

When you use the wifi service provided by H2o Salon, we may collect information about your use, including information about the device you are using (mobile phone, tablet, e-reader device, laptop, smart watch, or other wifi enabled device). We may also collect your network information including IP address and user agent, your browser, and any date and time stamps regarding your connection to our wifi services. Data related to downloads or uploads may also be collected. 

While our wifi is password protected, the service is available to all clients and visitors to the salon and thus its security cannot be reasonably assured at all times. By using the wifi service at H2o Salon, you agree and acknowledge that you do so at your own risk and you assume all responsibility for protecting your devices and data, including but not limited to using up-to-date virus protection and firewalls on your devices. H2o Salon, its owner, members, employees, stylists, technicians, trainees, contractors, affiliates, successors and assigns do not claim or hold any liability related to your use or connection with our wifi service, including any liability for what sites you visit, what you do on those sites, nor any damages you, your equipment, devices, software, hardware, or data might sustain through use of our wifi service. 

 

Third Parties and Disclosure of Data

We use Vagaro to maintain our client database, to schedule our appointments, and to handle processing of all transactions. When you become a client of H2o Salon, your information is thus shared with Vagaro. We utilize security measures to maintain the safety of your data, as does Vagaro. For more information on Vagaro’s privacy practices, please see their privacy policy at https://sales.vagaro.com/privacy 

In addition to Vagaro, we also use MailChimp to send some marketing emails as well. Thus, if you have signed up for our mailing list on our website at h2osalonurbana.com/insiderslist, you will receive emails sent to you from us using Mailchimp’s services. Your email address, IP address, name, birthday (if provided by you) and user agent string, will be stored on Mailchimp’s servers. If at any time you wish to be removed from this list, you must unsubscribe using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any emails you receive from us. If you change your mind later, you must resubscribe. We will not and cannot manually add you back onto our list. For more information on Mailchimp and their privacy policy, please see https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

We utilize social media for marketing and communication purposes. This includes use of retargeting via the Facebook Pixel and Facebook Custom Audiences, which is detailed above in the section entitled Facebook Pixel and Facebook Custom Audiences. 

 

Security of Data

All information is stored in password protected accounts, using industry standard practices to safeguard your data. We use appropriate measures to protect against unauthorized disclosure of data but cannot guarantee that your data will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy. You therefore acknowledge and agree that H2o Salon is not responsible for any information intercepted via the internet, phone, or in person, nor for any failure to protect your data on the part of any third party service or provider, and you hereby release H2o Salon, its owner, members, employees, stylists, technicians, trainees, contractors, affiliates, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims arising out of or connected in any way to the use or misuse of intercepted information or data. 

 

Links or Embedded Content

The H2o Salon website, social media accounts, or emails may contain links or embedded content from or connecting to third party services or sites which we deem to be of interest. We do not control these third party sites or services, and we are not responsible for any content linked to or embedded, nor any content which you may encounter through these sites and/or services. We have no liability for any content available through these third party services or sites, nor are we liable in any way for the privacy policies or data handling practices of these sites and/or services. You understand that you use, visit, click upon, or view any content, sites, or services at your own risk.  

 

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We may modify this privacy policy at any time under our sole discretion. Any changes will be posted to our website. Please check back often to be certain you are current on any modifications made.

 

Data Retention

You have the right to request the removal of your data. Please be aware that data, once removed, cannot be added back into our system. This includes purchases, appointments, products either bought or in which you expressed an interest. If you do wish us to remove your information, please contact us using the contact details at the beginning of this document.

 

Children

Our salon provides haircuts and services for children as well as adults. With parent/guardian permission, we may input the names and contact details of children into our database. This is used for appointment and billing purposes only. If at any time, a parent or guardian wishes the child’s information removed from our system, they must contact us using the contact details at the start of this document.