Effective Date: September 1, 2010


Estée Lauder Inc. (“Estée Lauder”) respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy tells you what personal information we collect about you and what we do with that information. This Privacy Policy governs personal information you provide to us in connection with the my Estée Lauder website (the “Site”).


1. Information You Provide

As an Estée Lauder Beauty Advisor (“Beauty Advisor”), you may access the site using your user identification number and password that you were provided for your Gratis account. You are free to discontinue participation at any time. Your profile page will be kept confidential and will not be shared with or viewable by others without your express permission.

The Site is designed for Beauty Advisors and is not intended for children. The Site does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.


2. Communications

The information you provide may be used by Estée Lauder to create and deliver to you emails about our surveys or other email messages containing product information (“Emails”). If you decide that you would no longer like to receive such Emails, see the “Opt–Out” Section below.


3. Special Events, Questionnaires and Surveys

On occasion, Estée Lauder may sponsor special events (such as contests, sweepstakes or other offerings), questionnaires, surveys and polls on the Site. There may be specific rules applicable to these promotions that explain how any personal information you provide will be processed. We strongly suggest you review any applicable rules before participating. To the extent any special event, questionnaire or survey is not subject to specific rules, the processing of personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy for the purposes set forth herein. Your individual responses to any questionnaires, surveys and/or polls will be kept confidential and never linked to your personal information without your express permission.


4. Technologies That Allow Us To Customize Your Experience On Our Site

We use various technologies to collect information about your visit to our Site and to enhance and customize your experience on our Site. For example, we may collect the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address identifying your computer or device which may indicate your geographic location. In some instances, we may use these technologies in combination with the personal information you provide on the Site. These technologies may provide a variety of information such as whether you have visited our Site before. They also may enable you to save your preferences. Each technology is explained below.

a. Web Beacons and Tracking Links

Web beacons (also called clear gifs and pixel tags), tracking links and/or similar technology consist of a few lines of code and are embedded on the pages of our Site. They are often used in combination with cookies and are often not visible to the user of the Site. Web beacons may relay information to third parties such as our service providers and may be used to enhance your experience and usability of the Site. If you reject our cookies (see Cookie section below), you will prevent Web beacons from relaying this information about you and may limit your use of some of our Site features.

b. Cookies

Browser cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our Site. Flash cookies are similar to browser cookies except that they can store data more complex than simple text and are stored in your browser rather than on your hard drive.

You can have your browser and/or plugs to your browser, such as flash, notify you of, or automatically reject, cookies. If you reject our cookies, you may still use this Site, but you may be limited in the use of some of its features.


5. Information We Share and With Whom We Share It

We will not provide your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing their products or services to you without your consent. In addition, we do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our Site visitors except as described here.

a. Estée Lauder Companies

We may share your personal information with our affiliates that distribute and market Estée Lauder products (the "Estée Lauder Companies"). Estée Lauder Companies may use this in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you prefer that we not share your personal information with Estée Lauder Companies, please do not provide it to us. We are unable to offer the benefits of the Site to anyone who does not consent to the sharing of their personal information with Estée Lauder Companies.

b. Third Parties

We may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf consistent with this Privacy Policy. Examples include data analysis firms, customer support specialists, email vendors, webhosting companies and fulfillment companies (e.g., companies that coordinate mailings). Such third parties may be provided with access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use such information other than on our behalf and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
In addition, in some instances, you may be offered the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with a third party such as an event or promotion co-sponsor. If you consent, we will share your information with such third party and the information you provide may be used by such third party for their own purposes and in accordance with their own policies.

c. Compliance With Law and Fraud Protection

We may disclose any information we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. In addition, we may disclose any information when we believe, in our sole discretion, disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with suspected or actual illegal activity.


6. Data Transfers

The Estée Lauder Companies and third parties who may receive your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the databases in which your personal information is stored shall be located in the United States and other countries which may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal information as the one in which you reside. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy.


7. How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain reasonable safeguards for this Site to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you may provide on the Site. If you have any questions about security at our Site, you can send an email to ELeducation@esteelauder.com.


8. Updates to Our Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. We suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. Please find the effective date of the Privacy Policy at the top of this page.


9. Opt-Out

You may choose whether or not you would like to receive Email from us. You may opt-out of receiving Emails from Estée Lauder at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each Email you receive from us or by e-mailing us at ELeducation@esteelauder.com.



We have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to our Site is an excellent one and that your privacy is constantly respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by e-mail at ELeducation@esteelauder.com.

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