Privacy Policy for Bettencourt-Creative Jewellery

1) Data usage when signing up for e-mail newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose or separately from you to send you regularly our e-mail newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending a message to the contact form described below or via a link provided in the newsletter.

2) Data usage.

We use the data you have provided to fulfil and process your order.
To complete the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping companies commissioned with the delivery, as far as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. To settle payments, we provide the payment data required for this purpose to the bank account holder responsible for the payment.

3) Website Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies does Bettencourt Creative Jewellery (BCJ) use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance”,“Functionality” and “Targeting Cookies” . BCJ routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
  2. Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on our backend infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow us to know that you have logged in so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in. We also use cookies to track aggregate Service usage and experiment with new features and changes on the Service. The information collected is used to improve how the Service works.
  3. Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you have a wishlist or items in your bag, when you logged in or out. These cookies also allow us to tailor the shop to provide enhanced features and content for you. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
  4. Targeting Cookies. BETTENCOURT - CREATIVE JEWELLERY (BCJ), our advertising partners or other third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than BCJ. This information may be shared with organizations outside BCJ, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our shop and other parts of our shop may not work properly.

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4) Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for Web analysis

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ( Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that provide an analysis of the utilisation of the website by you, such as so-called "cookies", text files, on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and there stored. By activating the IP anonymisation on this site, the IP address will be displayed before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in others states parties to the agreement in the European economic area. Only in exceptions will transfer the full IP address to a Google server in the US and there abridged. The anonymized information submitted by Google Analytics from your browser IP address is not merged with other data from Google. You can capture the generated by the cookie and on your use of the website related data (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of such data Google prevent by using the browser plugin available under the following link download and install: 

5) Use of Piwik Analytics for Web analysis

This web site uses Piwik, an open-source software for statistical analyses of user accesses.

The data Piwik collects is never sent to other servers or to third parties; it is used in anonymised form to improve our services. IP addresses are stored in Piwik without the final tuple.  We know the network the query came from, not the specific computer.

If your browser supports “do-not-track” technology and you have turned it on, your visit will be automatically ignored.

By using this web site, you agree that the data Piwik collects about you may be processed in the manner previously described and for the purpose previously stated.

In case you have any questions regarding the use of your data, enquiries, corrections, or deletion of data, please consult us using our contact data on the imprint page.