philosophy Hong Kong Privacy Notice

This privacy notice (“Notice”) describes how philosophy (which is operated by Coty Inc. and its affiliates under license) (“Coty”, “us”, “our”) collect and use your personal data. This Notice also describes your rights and who you should contact if you have any queries or requests. Please read this carefully before submitting any further personal data and we strongly advise you to also read our website privacy policy which contains more detailed information about our data processing and can be accessed at
Coty is made up of different legal entities. The relevant Coty entity that is responsible for your personal information will be the Coty entity that you provided your personal information to; however, as we may share your personal information within our group, other Coty entities may also use your information in accordance with this Notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our data protection practices, please contact our Data Protection Team by sending an email to


    We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you as follows:

    • Identity Data, such as your name

    • Contact Data, such as your email address, telephone number(s) and postal address


    We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which we collected it, which include the following:

    • To provide you with marketing communications that you might be interested in, for example, if you choose to receive marketing communications from us, we may use your information to keep you up to date with our latest products, services, surveys, announcements, upcoming events, sweepstakes, contests and other promotions and competitions via our newsletters, emails, or other communications. If you no longer wish to receive these marketing communications, details of how to opt out are described in the section “How do I stop receiving marketing communications?" within our global privacy policy.

    • For analytical purposes and site optimization and management, for example, we may analyze your information including your location and products purchased against our wider customer base for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans, to improve our services and products. We may also aggregate and de-identify your information to create customer segments, tools, analyses, data and insights to share with our licensees and partners.


    We collect and process the above information:

    • Pursuant to our legitimate business interests to run an efficient business, where such processing is not overridden by your rights.

    • In some limited circumstances, with your consent. If we rely on consent, this will be made clear to you at the time we request your information. You can withdraw your consent at any point by using the mechanism provided at the time, or by contacting us using the contact details provided at the top of this Notice. If you would prefer that we not collect certain personal information from you, please do not provide us with any such information, or opt out of providing this information where applicable. More detail can be found at


    We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

    • Within the Coty Group: We may make your personal information available to other entities within the Coty Group, including those entities listed on the Coty website (, to allow us to provide our services to you, for the purposes described in this Notice, or as notified to you when we collect your personal information.

    • With our service providers: Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely in accordance with our instructions. This includes advertising providers – including companies that provide: (i) advertising space for Coty; (ii) the provision of advertising related services, including agencies instructed to make advertising purchases on behalf of Coty, providers of ad-exchanges (a digital marketplace to buy and sell advertising space) and providers of a demand-side platform (software used to purchase advertising in an automated fashion), such as DoubleClick from Google.

    • As part of a business transfer: Coty may disclose your personal information to an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in relation to any actual or proposed divestiture, merger, acquisition, joint venture, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or any other similar transaction or proceeding.

    • To comply with laws: Coty may disclose your personal information to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.

    • To any other person with your consent to the disclosure. More detail can be found at


    Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data including the right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and the right to make a complaint at any time to your local data protection authority. To exercise these rights, or for any question regarding this Notice or our privacy practices, please write to, clearly indicating your request in the subject matter as well as proof of your identity in case you request access to personal data. More detail on your rights can be found at


    If you are looking for more information on how we process your personal data including on data security, data retention and lawful processing bases, please access our global privacy policy at


By providing your personal data you confirm that you are over the age of 18 and have read and understood the philosophy Privacy Notice.