Terms & Conditions
Code of Conduct
• All Students must comply with the following rules and regulations whilst attending a course at Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd (Trading as BF ACADEMY)
• At BF ACADEMY we do our upmost to provide a high and safe standard of training, please assist us in maintaining these professional standards. Please note that these regulations are compulsory for Health & Safety purposes.
• Punctuality – Courses will commence promptly at the published times. The teaching time on short courses is extremely precious. We do understand that incidents occur that cannot be prevented e.g. heavy traffic, poorly children, but we would appreciate a telephone message if you are running late.
• Dress Code – Not only is it important for a therapist to appear professional at all times, it is vital that we comply with the dress code for Health & Safety issues. Plain black closed toe shoes must be worn, with a low heel. Trainers or open sandals will not be accepted. Plain black trousers should be worn with a therapist’s tunic in a similar colour. Student not wearing the correct uniform will not pass that day of assessments, and will have to do them again on another day.
• If a learner has a disability(ies), learning difficulty(ies), and/or health problem(s) please inform Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd upon booking to ensure the correct help and guidance is given.
• Personal Hygiene – Students must at all times maintain their own personal hygiene.
• Hair and Nails – Long or medium length hair must be tied back during the course and nail varnish must not be worn. Nails should be filed/cut to a sensible length to avoid injury to a client.
• Jewellery – No Jewellery (including piercings) should be worn during the course except for a wedding band and small stud earrings. Please leave any valuables at home as Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd cannot take any responsibility for loss or damage to student’s or clients personal belongings.
• Tattoos – Must be covered at all times.
• Training Manuals – Training manuals supplied by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd. All materials are the Copyright of the School.
• Models – Students will be required to bring models during their course. We do realise that this can often be a problem due to work commitment, so please contact Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd at least one week prior to the course if you would prefer us to find the models for you, but no responsibility will be taken by the training academy if a model can not be found.
• For the waxing courses, your models must have sufficient bodily and facial hair; they will need to grow their hair for a couple of weeks prior to the course.
• Mobile Phones - These must be switched off or put on silent during the course.
• Smoking – If you do smoke, please do not do so when wearing your therapist’s uniform.
Also please be aware of the following:
• Beauty & Laser Specialist Ltd will not tolerate physical or verbal abuse to any members of staff at any time.
• Water and refreshments will be provided for at the training sessions. Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd has no control over the ingredients of the refreshments available and takes no responsibility for students/clients suffering any allergic reactions or special dietary specifications.
• As part our service to provide excellent student service Beauty & Laser Specialist Ltd operates an equal opportunities policy. Students will not experience discrimination on any counts.
• Beauty & Laser Specialist Ltd will not tolerate any bullying on their courses between students.
• All student and client information is kept confidential.
• If required, extra tuition on scheduled training dates is available within three months after the commencement of the course free of charge.
• Health and Safety Policy - The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent additional legislation places a duty upon the management of an establishment to secure and maintain a safe working environment for all employees and those affected by the service provided.
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd undertakes to:
• Provide a consistently safe environment at the Academy.
• Provide guidance of a safe working practices for staff and students, whilst incorporating health & safety knowledge into all student activities.
• Provide information and procedures for fire and emergencies.
• Provide information and procedures for accidents.
• Provide training and up to date information on health & safety to all concerned.
• Promote training of a responsible attitude to health & safety throughout the school.
Provide monitoring processes for the above Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd will require its students to:
• Follow the health & safety regulations.
• Co-operate with others in keeping the environment safe.
• Take care to avoid injury to themselves or others.
• Being appropriately dressed and not misusing or damaging equipment, materials or the premises.
• Report any hazards immediately to the staff in charge
Equal Opportunities Policy:
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all candidates on all courses, all the clients of the establishment and to the staff of Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd regardless of their role.
• There is a commitment to encourage each individual to realise his or her potential. Training or access to assessment will not be affected by gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, social circumstance, marital status, age or physical or intellectual ability or other relevant state.
• The requirements of the Sexual Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Employment (Disabled Persons) Acts of 1944 and 1958 will be respected and any amendments or extension thereto.
• Equal opportunities will be integrated into all planning, procedures and our resources. All promotional material, course schemes and display items will not reinforce stereotypes and will reflect the diversity of the society.
• All staff and students will be advised of the policy to be pursued with clients and visitors to the School. There will be positive reinforcement of the requirements of the policy statement and the policy will be monitored and reviewed at regular intervals among staff and students and action taken if required.
• Encouragement will be given to discuss any concerns over these issues if/when they occur.
• You will be given the opportunity to allow these concerns to be fully and confidentially discussed. Support and advice is available to help those concerned to understand the problems and take steps to resolve them.
• On the first instance any problems should be brought immediately to the attention of, the tutor.
• There will be an ongoing action plan to reinforce the stated policy and this will be monitored by the Academy’s Principal.
Modern slavery statement:
Our statement on modern slavery this statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd is a single academy school located in West London, which is self-funded by its Director and direct funds from student’s fees.
In line with our values, we are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within any part of its business or supply chain.
Slavery & human trafficking policy
During our start-up phase, we have produced an Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy in consultation within our business. The policy is approved by the Board in August 2018 and will be ready to be published on our website alongside a copy of this statement for October.
All colleagues were briefed on the launch of the policy during August, and a request has been made that this is included in the induction process for all new staff. Our sponsor is active in this field, and CAT shared a short video about one victim of modern slavery who has been helped by the Co-op which was shown at their 2017 AGM, for academies to use in their communication cascade with staff and students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-5GVA5Ig-Y Acknowledging the importance of senior leadership “buy in”, modern slavery was an agenda item at the Trust Forum meeting in June 2017.
Due diligence in relation to slavery & human trafficking in its business
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd employs people solely within England. Our recruitment processes are set out in our Recruitment Policy and ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK.
Due diligence in relation to slavery & human trafficking in its supply chain
Financial Regulations have been updated to include reference to the Modern Slavery Act, and key finance department have been briefed on its implications for procurement.
Focus in our academy on slavery & human trafficking
Our academy work towards educating others on slavery & human trafficking through:
Educating pupils and students, for example through the History (slavery, and child labour) & Geography (human trafficking) departments in the secondary academies.
Child protection / family support, where human trafficking has been highlighted as a high risk in some academies.
By way of example, one Principal explained:
We will deliver units on Child Sexual Exploitation to our pupils which included links to elements of anti-slavery.
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd is committed to ensuring that the assessment procedure meets the requirements of the Awarding Bodies and fulfils National Standards. Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd operates a system for reviewing the quality and fairness of the assessment procedure. As part of this process the candidate has the right of appeal against any assessment decision, written or practical, which the student deems to be unfair.
• The student should notify the Assessor of dissatisfaction with the outcome of the assessment within seven days, stating why there is a disagreement with the decision.
• The assessor must explain the decision in writing within fourteen days. If the student is not satisfied, the Principal may order the student to be re-assessed by another tutor/assessor. The matter should be resolved within fourteen days.
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd strive to provide training of a standard and quality suited to professional practice and discipline. Tutors and students are expected to adhere to the code of practice and ethics.
• We encourage students to voice any areas of concern or dissatisfaction with any aspect of the course, venue or tutoring as soon as they arise, so that matters may be addressed and resolved quickly and amicably.
We recommend that should a complaint or concern arise it should be made in one or more of the following ways:
• Speak to the course tutor, at break time or arrange an appointment to request a tutorial.
• Request a course evaluation sheet.
• Write, email or telephone the Principal, Anisah Mirza.
Assessment of Candidates with Special needs:
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd operate a policy of equal access to all its courses and qualifications and the procedure regarding students with special needs is as follows:
• Inform Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd at the earliest possible opportunity if extra help will be needed throughout the course. This may either be written on the application form or addressed verbally to a staff member at the Academy. The situation will then be reviewed on an individual basis and a decision will be made by the course tutor as to whether special circumstances need to be taken into account throughout the course.
• If special circumstances do need to be taken into account then every effort will be made to tailor the teaching to suit individual needs.
• An action plan will be agreed based on the information given. Supplementary evidence such as GP letter or certificate of special needs may be required.
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd will provide some waxing, massage and facial products needed during the course. Student will need to provide their own make up, manicure / pedicure, and tinting kits. However, some students will need to practice treatments during/after their course and Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd would recommend students buying starter kits for all the treatments that will be taught, as it will allow you to practice treatments at home to a professional and satisfactory standard for your assessment.
• You will be required to bring in certain items from their kits and use them. These item will be discussed during the previous lessons.
• Please contact the Academy for further information.
VTCT Course Information - General information:
• You will study all practical treatments at the Academy.
• You will be required to complete theory work at home, within eight weeks after the last class date.
• You will be required to practice your treatments at home.
• You will required to return to the Academy for practical assessments.
• You may need to bring models for assessments.
• You will need to take written exams.
• You will receive one-on-one tutorials.
• Equipment and products are provided for your use during practical training, and you will need to build a portfolio of evidence, of all assessments carried out.
• You will need to wear a professional uniform with hair up, no jewellery or tattoos showing.
• Be prepared to give and receive treatments.
• You will be required to be available for any visits by the Internal and External Verifier, if called. You will be informed of the date and time.
• Full payment is required in order to secure your place on the course. To reserve your place, a minimum deposit of £50.00 can be paid via Paypal or over the phone with the training academy.
• Please note that payments are non-refundable.
• Once payment has been received by Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd and cleared you will receive a confirmation letter via email or via phone.
• Payment may be made by credit or debit card/ bank transfer or at our Academy.
Booking Terms - Cancellation Policy:
• Cancellation of any course is required by telephone at least seven days prior to the course commencing.
• No refund will be issued by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd, however your course fee can be transferred onto another course.
• In the event of a student failing to attend or complete a course or assessment, for any reason, no refunds will be made by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd although a later course date may be arranged if the next course is not already booked, if the academy is contacted within 24 hours of missing the first day. There will also be an administration fee of £50.
• It may be necessary for the student to pay an additional fee of £30.00 per hour, if they have not completed all their assessments within the timescale given, or their model fails to turn up.
General Booking Terms:
• The minimum age for entry is 16 years (there is no upper age limit)
• In order to apply for a place on one of our courses, please telephone 0203 302 8584 or email Once you have paid, you will be sent a confirmation letter, via email, detailing the course dates and any course requirements.
• Please note that payments, including deposits are non-refundable but may be re-applied to another commencement date, if notice of at least seven working days is given to the Academy.
• No previous experience is required on most courses but please check the prerequisites for each course.
• It is essential for you to be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently, as there will be test and assignments that will need to be completed to pass these courses.
• Please contact Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd regarding course dates.
• It may be necessary for the Academy to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances; if this occasion should arise, an alternative date will be given. If the date offered is unsuitable, and a suitable date cannot be agreed, the Academy will refund any fees paid.
• Course fees include tuition, training materials and resources for each course. Refreshments will also be provided during the course for all students and visitors.
• Course fees do not include additional items where required, such as student work attire and practical items such as beauty/holistic kits for home practice or text books. These items are an additional expense to be met by the student. Kits may be purchased from a recommended wholesalers.
• Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd reserves the right to decline applications.
• It is acknowledged that all intellectual property rights, including copyright, patents, design rights and any materials relating to the course remain the sole property of Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
• All students are required to observe and abide by all policies regarding health and safety, security, student conduct and any other regulations as set out by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
• It is the course applicant’s responsibility, having referred to relevant sources of course information, to ensure that the course in all of its aspects is suitable for her/his requirements, and that they are able to commit to all course dates prior to the course commencing. Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd are happy to provide advice but accepts no liability in the event that the content of the course, any changes to course timetables, structure or cancellation where necessary does not meet individual requirements. Once an application has been received and processed by Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd and a course place allocated, the applicant will be subject to and in agreement with all conditions as set out herein by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
• The terms and conditions set out here in are a complete statement of the agreement between the course applicant and Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd and supersede all discussions, correspondence and representations made prior to the date of booking. In order to avoid disappointment, we recommend early reservation as the courses are in demand and places are limited.
For Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd
We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd. The use of the Internet pages of the Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.
The data protection declaration of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.
In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd
176 Horn Lane
W3 6PJ London
3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:
Miss Anisah Mirza
Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd
176 Horn Lane
W3 6PJ London
Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
5. Collection of general data and information
The website of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
6. Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.
By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.
The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.
7. Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorised to receive the newsletter.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.
The newsletter of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Beauty & Detox Spa Ltd may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
9. Contact possibility via the website
The website of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
10. Comments function in the blog on the website
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal, through which one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented by third parties.
If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the data subject are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the user's (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he can exculpate in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of the data controller.
11. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website
The comments made in the blog of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comments on a particular blog post.
If a data subject decides to subscribe to the option, the controller will send an automatic confirmation e-mail to check the double opt-in procedure as to whether the owner of the specified e-mail address decided in favor of this option. The option to subscribe to comments may be terminated at any time.
12. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
13. Rights of the data subject
a) Right of confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right of access
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of the processing;
the categories of personal data concerned;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
c) Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
e) Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Beauty Franchise Academy Ltd will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
f the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Beauty & Laser Specialists Ltd.
14. Data protection for applications and the application procedures
The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).