Information Collected by Aarong
We collect personal information when you:
purchase, order, return or exchange products and services
track your order through aarong.com
sign up for Aarong newsletter
send or purchase a gift card
register on our website
register on My Aarong Reward programme
apply for a position at Aarong through Career page or other third party job portals
participate in a promotion or survey
contact us with a comment, question or complaint
You do not have to provide us with any personal details when you purchase merchandise for cash at any of our stores. If you use a credit or debit card for your purchases, we collect your credit or debit card-related information and your signature for the purposes of processing your payment. In addition, we collect information about your written suggestions, complaints or enquires through email or complaint/suggestion forms.
i. My Aarong Rewards member: We save your details, purchase order and history of rewards points collected over a specific period. However, we do not authenticate your personal details and hence Aarong cannot be held liable for any misinformation received or fraud or identity theft against you that would affect these details.
ii. Registered shoppers: If you sign-up for an account we save basic information about you and purchase history. This enables you to track your order.
iii. Guest shopper: If you sign-up for newsletter, we may collect personal details such as your name, email address and/or mobile number. We use this information to communicate with you and provide you with useful services and special offers.
Phone and Fax Orders
None of the Aarong stores or aarong.com accepts orders placed over phone or fax. We will never ask for credit/debit card or any other sensitive information via email or phone. Please do not provide this information over the phone or via fax.
When you apply for a specific or suitable position through aarong.com, you may provide us with personal information about yourself, such as that contained in a resume or similar employment-related materials. The information provided is saved in Aarong’s internal server and might be saved no more than one year. We use this information for the purpose of processing and responding to your enquiry or job application. We might share your information with BRAC HR in case of special requirement. We will not sell your details to any third party or share unless required by law. We only keep your personal information as long as necessary for the purposes collected , or as otherwise required by law.
We offer those who sign-up for our newsletter advanced notice of sales, new merchandise, store openings and other Aarong news. Email addresses are only used internally for the purpose of sending you these electronic newsletters. We respect your privacy rights and will not sell or rent your email address to other companies without your consent. You can unsubscribe from our email list clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter. When you sign-up for our newsletter, we may also collect optional information such as your name, postal code, and product interests. We may use this personal information to enhance our product and service offerings.
Visit or Register on Aarong.com
You do not have to register to visit aarong.com. To take advantage of certain services, you may choose to create an account by providing us with your email address and a password that you select. Personal information you provide to us while creating or updating an account and at checkout on our website (such as name, address, mobile number, email address, billing address, shippingaddress and credit card information) is maintained in electronic files on our web server and our internal systems located in Bangladesh. Your registration information is used solely to provide and otherwise administer the services you requested, and for other purposes to which you have consented. .
Promotions and Surveys
When you participate in a promotion or respond to one of our surveys, we may collect your name, address, mobile number and email address. We use this information to administer your participation in the promotion and, for surveys, to contact you with follow-up questions.
Customer Service through Contact Us (page)
You may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and telephone number when you contact one of our customer service representatives with a question, feedback or other comment. We collect this information to verify your identity and to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or feedback. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our products, website or services e.g. through training modules etc.
You can visit aarong.com without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. However, we collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all our website visitors and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our website. We use this information to monitor and improve our website.
Third Party URLs and e-Advertisements
Our website may provide links to third party websites. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your prior consent. Aarong provides links to third party websites as part of news & events or convenience to the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply Aarong’s endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, such as brac.net although it is our parent company. Therefore, we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose and otherwise treat your personal details.
We may also use third parties to publish Aarong e-advertisements on other websites such as electronic newspapers, travel related sites etc. In order to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements, these companies may use tracer tags or web beacons to report certain information (but not your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to aarong.com and the websites which advertise and feature links to aarong.com.
We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the website, plug-in or application.
Information We Share
We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to other members of the BRAC family and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. We may use service providers to process data and online payments, deliver our products and services, host our website, send emails, run our promotions and surveys, to help us better understand your use of aarong.com and refine and improve the website.
All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable privacy laws. These companies are not authorized to use your information in any manner, other than in helping us to provide you with products and services or as otherwise required by applicable law. Your personal information may be stored and processed in the Bangladesh by BRAC affiliates and other third party service providers such as courier service providers, mobile marketing etc.
Please note that Aarong must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by Bangladeshi law.
Security of Personal Details
Your privacy is important to us. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against the loss, theft, unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. We have implemented measures in an effort to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy & Security Policy.
To provide you with an increased level of security, online access to certain personal information may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.
Update Your Profile
If you wish to access or update your profile details that we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please contact us. To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. You can also easily update your account information by logging on to aarong.com and clicking Login.