Modified in March 2020
At SYE we are committed to ensuring that your personal information is protected and never misused.
Privacy policies can be complicated. We have tried to make ours as clear and as accessible as possible. To help, we have also summarized how we handle your personal information at SYE in our privacy principles below. These principles demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy and handling your personal information in the right way and as you would expect it to be handled.
At SYE we:
- Will only ask for or collect the personal information we need to provide and improve the service, products and experiences our customers expect.
- Give you control over the personal information we hold about you to ensure it is accurate and reflects your preferences.
- Make sure your personal information is always secure and protected.
- Are fair and transparent about how we use the personal information we hold.
- Only ever use your personal information for the purpose that you trusted us to use it for.
- Respect your choices and will inform you if there are important changes that affect your personal information or how we use it.
- Take responsibility for the personal information that we hold about you.
What personal information do we collect?
We are not interested in collecting every personal detail about you. Our main reason for collecting your personal information is to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you and our customers expect from us.
Personal information is defined slightly differently across the world. To guarantee your privacy and the protection of your information, we define it as any information that could be used to identify you or another individual.
We collect personal information about you in a number of different ways. In this section, we explain the different ways we collect personal information about you and the ways in which that information will be used. For more detail on how we use your personal information, please see the section titled "How do we use your personal information?".
Information you share with us
We collect personal information that you share with us when you contact us or interact with us through our website, email, phone, in person in stores, stands and events, or otherwise.
For example, you will provide information to us when you contact our customer service teams, place an order, register your warranty, complete a survey, competition or questionnaire, update your preferences and account information or rate one of our products on our website.
Through these interactions you may share with us: your name, address, e-mail address, contact number and payment information. In some circumstances, we will need that information to be able to provide you with a product or service that you have asked for; for example, we need your payment information when you buy a product, and your address to deliver it to you.
When updating your account information, you will be asked to provide us with information about you and what appeals to you most about SYE. All of that information is optional, which means that you can choose whether or not to provide it; you can also ask us to delete it at any time by contacting SYE customer service or by e-mailing our global privacy team at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com.
Information from your online interactions
We collect and store limited personal information and some anonymous, aggregate statistics from all visitors to our websites and users of our apps, whether you actively provide us with that information or merely browse our websites or use our apps. The information we collect includes the internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using, the browser software you use, your operating system, the date and time of access, the internet address of the website from which you link through to our website and information on how you use our websites or apps.
We use this information so that we can see how well our website is working, how it is used and what users look at most.
We also collect and handle information about how you engage with our promotional campaigns and advertising online, outside of our own websites (for example, on Google, YouTube and on social media).
As a user of our products or services, we will send you support communications by e-mail. As long as you are happy for us to do so, we would also like to keep you posted on anything that's happening at SYE which we think you might like to know about; whether it's our latest product announcements, owner offers or upcoming events, we want to make sure you are happy with the communications you receive from us. If you wish, you'll be able to modify the subscription by clicking to the relevant link placed in each of our newsletters.
We collect information about how you engage with our e-mails; including whether they are delivered to you, whether you open them, whether you choose to learn more about what's happening at SYE (for example, by clicking on a link in our e-mail) and if you ask us not to contact you anymore (by clicking on the unsubscribe option included in all our e-mail correspondence).
We use that information by itself and in combination with your customer record (the information you share with us) to make sure that we stop sending you support or marketing communications when you ask us to. We also use it to make our e-mails as interesting as possible by providing you with content and experiences that we think you will be interested in based on how you have engaged with our previous e-mails.
We love interacting with you on social media. You may use social media to contact us about your SYE products, or to let people know what you think about your SYE product. We review publicly available social media and online sites to get a better understanding of what people are saying about us, and our products, technology and services and to assist consumers who prefer to contact us through social media.
The information we collect from social media and online sites, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, sometimes includes personal information that has been put online and is publicly available. We make sure any information we use is properly credited to its source or is made anonymous.
These online and social media sites typically have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these sites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.
Information we collect at our stores, stands and events
You may share personal information with us when you visit us in person at our stands and events; such as your name and contact details.
These information will be collected with your consent on electronic or printed questionnaires.
Information we collect from third party data providers
We collect information, including aggregated demographic and lifestyle data that provide insights into the relative affluence of households within your neighborhood, from third party data providers who help us to give you a more relevant owner experience by enabling us to provide offers at the right time, and to give you more relevant services and advice.
How do we use your personal information?
Our main reason for collecting and using your personal information is to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you expect from us.
Information you share with us
We use the personal information you share with us in the following ways:
◦ To respond to your queries and requests;
◦ To communicate with you;
◦ To provide services and support for our products;
◦ For customer satisfaction surveys to enable us to identify where service and product improvements can be made and to allow us to improve your experience should you need support from one of our experts;
◦ To provide updates to you about any changes to SYE's policies, terms and conditions and any other matters which we may need to tell you;
◦ As long as you are happy for us to do so, to tell you about our other products and services;
◦ To provide you with essential service updates about your SYE products; and
◦ To customize and improve the way that you shop with us in the future; for example, by showing you products and offers that we think you might like, both on our website and on certain third party websites (including on social media platforms).
Information from your online interactions
We use the personal information from your online interactions, by itself and in combination with other personal information that we collect about you to identify any part of our website that aren't working as well as they should be, so that we can fix things and make our websites better for you and other users;
We also want to be able to monitor your use of our website and how you engage with our promotional campaigns and advertising online, so that we can:
◦ Customize and improve the way that you shop with us in future (for example, by showing you products and offers that we think you might like); and
◦ (as long as you are happy for us to do so) send you more relevant and interesting marketing communications.
Other potential uses of your personal information
We use your personal information:
◦ To assist in any disputes, claims or investigations relating to your SYE product or warranty matters;
◦ To detect and prevent fraudulent transactions;
◦ To comply with our legal obligations.; and
◦ For profiling and statistical analysis. As part of this activity we combine different categories of personal information that we collect about you. For example, we combine personal information from your online interactions, information you share with us, or information from SYE products, for the profiling and statistical analysis of product popularity, of your behavior when you use our website or of how our products are used. You have the right to object to the processing of personal information in this way. For more information on how to exercise your right to object, see the section below titled 'Your controls and choices'.
What is our justification for handling your personal information in this way?
Data protection and privacy laws in some countries require us to have what's called a "legal basis" or "lawful ground" for handling personal information. Broadly, that means that we have to have a legal justification for handling your personal information. For the most part, we need to handle your personal information to be able to:
◦ provide you with the products or services that you have asked for; and
◦ for our products, websites and apps to be able to work properly and to do all the things that you expect them to.
Sometimes, our use of your personal information is not strictly necessary for us to be able to provide you with our products and services, or for them to work properly. In those circumstances, we have what's called a "legitimate interest" in handling your personal information; our "legitimate interest" may be to:
◦ detect and prevent fraud;
◦ keep our website, products and IT systems secure;
◦ ensure that our own processes, procedures and systems are as efficient as possible;
◦ analyse and enhance the information that we collect;
◦ determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and advertising; and
◦ customize and improve the way that you shop and engage with us in future.
There will be certain personal information that you share with us which we specify as being optional (for example, when you update your account information). We will explain how we use that information and if you choose to provide it to us, you are agreeing to our use of your information in that way. You can ask us to delete that information at any time by contacting SYE customer service or by e-mailing our global privacy team at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com.
Finally, in some, relatively limited circumstances we will need to handle your personal information in a certain way to be able to comply with our legal obligations; for example, if we are requested to disclose your personal information to regulatory bodies or law enforcement authorities.
Ultimately, the reason we handle your personal information in the way we do is so that we can directly or indirectly, improve our products, services and your overall experience of SYE as a business. Whatever our justification for handling your personal information (whether it is necessary for us to provide you with a certain product, or it is in our "legitimate interests"), we make sure that we take steps to honor our commitment to protect your privacy.
SYE contact promise
We love to keep you posted, whether it's on our latest product announcements, owner offers, opportunities to test new SYE products, or upcoming events.
We do this in various ways, including e-mail, post, SMS, via social media platforms and by phone, but only if you are happy for us to do so. Ultimately, we want to make sure you're happy with the communications you receive from us.
We therefore promise to:
◦ Only send you marketing communications when you have told us it is ok to do so;
◦ Never pass your personal information to anyone outside SYE Company for them to use for their own marketing purposes; and
◦ Give you the option to stop receiving support or marketing communications at any time.
SYE owner support
From time-to-time, we use your personal information to help you with the SYE products you own. We do this in various ways, including e-mail, post, SMS and phone.
As a user of our products or services, we will send you the following support communications:
◦ Helpful information about your SYE product or the SYE service you use;
◦ Reminders about how to carry out maintenance on your SYE product for optimal performance;
◦ Information about how and where to get help from SYE experts should you need support;
◦ Information about your SYE warranty;
◦ Alerts regarding any important product safety or recall announcements; and
◦ Requests for your feedback on how we perform after you have used a SYE product or service.
We will send you support communications unless you change your preferences, or tell us that you want to stop receiving support communications from us. Please see the section below for more information about how to do this.
If your details change, please let us know so that we can continue to stay in touch.
How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?
We will only send you marketing communications when you have told us that you are happy for us to do so.
You can change the way that we contact you in the following ways:
Opt-In/Start Contacting Me
If you hadn't previously asked us to send you marketing communications, you can ask us to start contacting you (sometimes called an "opt-in") by:
◦ Contacting SYE customer service and stating that you would like to receive communications from us, or
◦ Logging onto your account on our website and changing your preferences and information.
Changing your preferences
If you have previously said that you would like us to contact you ("opted-in") but would like to change or update the way that we do so, you can update your preferences by:
◦ Contacting SYE customer service and stating that you would like to change or update the way that we contact you; or
◦ Logging onto your account on our website and changing your preferences and information.
Opt-Out/Stop Contacting Me
If you want to stop receiving marketing or support communications from us (sometimes called "opting out"), you can do so at any time by:
◦ Contacting SYE customer service in your country stating that you no longer wish to receive such communications;
◦ Using the unsubscribe option included in all our e-mail correspondence (on all marketing and support communications), or
◦ Logging into your account on our website and changing your preferences and information.
◦ Emailing our global privacy team at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com
What personal information does SYE share with third parties?
Third party service providers
◦ Certain distributors, who help us to sell our products in certain countries;
◦ Those helping us to deliver products to you;
◦ Third parties that help us with mailing services, product services and repairs, processing product purchases, financial services, audit services, administrative services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage), security services and insurance claims; and
◦ Third parties that help us to provide services and responses to you.
Thirds parties for payment processing
To ensure a perfect payment experience but also a complete security in payment processing on our e-shop we use dedicated third party providers.
These providers / payment platforms are managing your personal and financial data in the respect of the strictest rules.
You’ll find below the links to our payment partners privacy policies :
Third parties that help us with our advertising and marketing
We want to make sure that our advertising and marketing is relevant and interesting to you and our other customers. That means that we work with third parties to help us to understand how well our online advertising works, or to reach people who are more interested in SYE products. They do this by setting cookies on our website
We will also share limited personal information with:
◦ social media platforms (such as Facebook), who serve our advertising on their platforms and
◦ third party data providers and analytics companies, who perform data matching and/or data analysis on our behalf.
Other third parties
We share certain personal information with third parties who help us to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. The information we share with those third parties includes some of the information that you share with us (such as, your contact details and information about the transaction), and some of the information from your online interactions (such as the IP address of your device). That information is used to determine whether a transaction could be fraudulent.
We will also share your personal information if we are required to do so by law, including in response to a legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or to comply with other national, state, provincial or local laws.
If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email our Privacy Team at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com.
Links to third party websites
We provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by SYE. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.
Third party websites usually have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.
How long do we keep your personal information?
Your controls and choices
Where possible, we give you control over the personal information we collect about you, to ensure it is accurate and reflects your preferences. You have the right to access, update and amend personal information that we hold about you; you can do that in relation to some of your personal information in your account.
In certain circumstances, you can also:
◦ Object to our use of your personal information for certain purposes;
◦ Ask us to limit or restrict our use of your personal information;
◦ Ask us to correct, remove or delete personal information about you; or
◦ Ask us to provide your personal information to a third party provider of services.
Please note that those rights do not always apply and there are certain exceptions to them. We will also need to confirm identity before acting on certain requests.
If the law in your country allows us to impose a fee for giving you access to your personal information, or to exercise any of your other rights in relation to your personal information, we will let you know.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please email privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com.
How do we protect your personal information?
We are committed to protecting your personal information. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures, to protect your personal information and privacy, and review those regularly. We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled. We also ensure that our staff are adequately trained in protecting your personal information. Our procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we share your personal information with you.
In the unlikely event that we do suffer a security breach which compromises our protection of your personal information and we need to let you know about it, we will do so.
SYE's website and products are not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
If you are a child, please do not attempt to become a registered user of our websites, apps or products or otherwise provide us with any personal information. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained personal information from a child, we will delete that information as soon as possible.
If you are aware of a child who has provided their personal information to us, please contact us at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com.
This policy was created in August 2019.
This policy was modified in March 2020 with Third party providers for payment processing details
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like to make a complaint about how we use the personal information we hold about you, please email , or write to, our Privacy Team, or contact the relevant Data Protection Officer for your country as set out in the Contacts.
You can also contact the relevant regulator or authority in your country that is responsible for handling complaints about the use of personal information. Information about the relevant regulator or authority in your country, and that organisation's contact details, are set out in the Contacts.
You can contact our Privacy Team at any time by email at privacy (at) syewatches (dot) com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.