TEST YOUR BIC® Programme Terms & Conditions

BIC's TEST YOUR BIC® programme offers invited customers ("TEST YOUR BIC® Members") access to certain products listed on a dedicated website ("testyourbic.bicworld.co.uk") at no cost in order to encourage independent customer reviews on online sales partner sites (TBC) , to provide customer feedback to product suppliers, and to further publicize certain products ("TEST YOUR BIC® Products"). Your participation in BIC's TEST YOUR BIC® programme is subject to these terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") and constitutes your acceptance to the Terms and Conditions. The TEST YOUR BIC® programme is operated by BIC. Employees of BIC or its affiliates are not eligible to participate in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme. online sales partner sites

These Terms and Conditions incorporate BIC's Privacy Policy and the Customer Ratings and Review Service ("CRR Service") Terms and Conditions, and may be updated from time to time. All terms and conditions governing your use of online sales partner sites (the "BIC Terms of Use") and the CRR Service also apply to all TEST YOUR BIC® -related communications and to your participation in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme, unless otherwise stated. To the extent of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions, the BIC Terms of Use, the CRR Service Terms and Conditions, and BIC's Privacy Policy, these Terms and Conditions shall take precedence with respect to your participation in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme.

Products provided to participants in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme ("TEST YOUR BIC® Products") may be provided by a third-party ("Supplier Products") or manufactured specifically by or on behalf of BIC or its affiliates ("BIC Products").

You acknowledge and agree that all TEST YOUR BIC® Products are:

  • Promotional offers to you and are not sold to you, and
  • Provided to you on an "as is" basis. Except legal warranty, BIC makes no product warranties to you, and accepts no responsibility for return, repair, refund or replacement. BIC will only deliver TEST YOUR BIC® Products selected by you to the delivery address associated with your TEST YOUR BIC® Member Account provided by you when signing up for the TEST YOUR BIC® programme. Your ongoing right to participate in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme and your eligibility to receive TEST YOUR BIC® Products is at BIC's sole discretion.

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme, you agree that you will:

  • Take all necessary steps to ensure that any non-public information made available to you in relation to any TEST YOUR BIC® Products or the TEST YOUR BIC® programme is kept confidential and use such information only for the purposes of your participation in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme;
  • Personally write and submit independent and unbiased reviews of TEST YOUR BIC® Products for future display on online sales partner sites and not review any product where you have a conflict of interest due to any relationship you have with the product manufacturer or otherwise;
  • Not sell, exchange, return for money or give possession of any TEST YOUR BIC® Product to any other person, or delegate to anyone else the opportunity to write or submit a TEST YOUR BIC® product review;
  • Not submit any reviews of a TEST YOUR BIC® Product to any other online or offline channel that advertises or offers the TEST YOUR BIC® Product for sale except in the form of a link to a website operated by BIC or its affiliates.

BIC's Privacy Policy also applies to your participation in the TEST YOUR BIC® programme and describes our practices regarding collection and use of personal information, including potentially sharing your name and mailing address with suppliers for the purposes of shipping TEST YOUR BIC® Products to you.

Revisions and Continued Use

BIC reserves the right to amend any of these Terms and Conditions, including the policies, guidelines, or other information on testyourbic.bicworld.co.uk at any time and at BIC's sole discretion. Any changes are effective upon posting a change notice or new terms and conditions on testyourbic.bicworld.co.uk or on your TEST YOUR BIC® Member Account page. You are responsible for reviewing the new terms and conditions and any applicable changes or notices. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN BIC'S TEST YOUR BIC® PROGRAMME AFTER THE POSTING OF ANY CHANGES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATING IN BIC'S TEST YOUR BIC® PROGRAMME AND IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY BIC OF THIS AT samplingsupport@bazaarvoice.com.


1. Privacy Statement

BIC Group (meaning Société BIC and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries and referred to herein as "BIC" or "We" or "us") is committed to protecting your privacy when visiting the website, testyourbic.co.uk (the "Site"). The purpose of this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit the Site, how we use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of your information. If you would prefer your personal data was not used in the manner described in this Policy you should not use our Site..

With the exception of information relating to your use of the Site, (see Section 4 of this Privacy Policy for more information), no personal information is automatically collected from you when you visit the Site. Any other personal information we collect will have been provided by you for a particular purpose, for example, where you have entered your name and address so we can manage your subscription for "Test your BIC®" programme and deliver products you have ordered via the Site.

In some cases, if you do not provide personal information we may not be able to provide you a service offered via the Site. We will indicate where the information must be provided in order for us to provide a service to you.

If we collect personal information from you, you may have the right to (i) access your personal information, (ii) ask that your personal information be corrected, completed, updated, locked, deleted, and (iii) ask us to send you a copy of your personal information in a commonly used and machine-readable format. We will consider such requests in accordance with applicable law and may also require verification of your identity in order to process such requests.

Any such request should be directed to: samplingsupport@bazaarvoice.com

2. What personal information do we collect and how do we use it?

We may collect personal information you provide directly to us, such as when you sign up for the "Test your BIC®" programme, when you contact us via the "Contact Us" section of our Site, or otherwise communicate with us. This personal information may include: title, name, surname, email, postal address, telephone number and any other information you choose to provide.

  • The information you provide when you sign up for "Test your BIC®" programme will be used by BIC and/or an agency working on BIC's behalf to take your participation into account, deliver BIC products, inform you on the status of the delivery and/or send you information about your participation to the programme.
  • The information you provide to us via the "Contact Us" page will be used by BIC and/or an agency working on BIC's behalf to respond to your comments, questions or requests for information. Aside from replying to an e-mail sent by you, it is not our intention to contact you unless you request particular information. Although we will retain your contact information in our database, we will use it only to respond to your requests.

The personal information described above, as well as any other personal information you provide to us will be processed only for the apparent purpose for which it was collected (your participation) and/or as communicated to you upon the collection of your personal information.

We may also use your personal information for other purposes which are disclosed to you and to which you consent, or for such other purposes as permitted or required by applicable law.

3. What is our legal basis for processing your personal information?

We will only process your personal information where we have a legal basis to do so. Depending on the purposes for which we are processing your personal information (as explained in section 2 above), the legal basis will be one of the followings:

  • Performance of a contract: for example, where it is necessary for us to process your personal information to validate your participation to the "Test your BIC®" programme.
  • Your consent: for example, if you have given us your consent to provide your personal information to us or third parties for marketing purposes.
  • For our or our third parties' legitimate business interests: for example, where it is necessary for BIC to process personal information for the purposes of preventing fraud.
  • Compliance with law: for example, where BIC is subject to a legal or regulatory obligation and needs to use your personal information to comply.

4. Retention period of the personal information we collect

We take steps to ensure that the personal information that you provide is retained for only as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Personal information collected to valite your participation to the "Test your BIC®" programme will typically be retained for the duration of the contract and for proposing you to participate to new programmes, (namely 2 years) plus an additional period, will be in line with the statutory limitation period for the jurisdiction in question.

Where we have collected your personal information based on your consent and we have no other lawful basis to continue with the processing, you may at any time withdraw or change your consent to our use or disclosure of your personal information subject to legal restrictions. The revocation of your consent will be valid for the future and will not affect the legality of the processing that was done based on your initial consent.

5. Use of cookies and similar technologies

Like many other web sites, our Site may use a standard technology called a "cookie", to collect and record information about your usage of the Site. Cookies are designed notably to help us recognize you as a previous user of the Site and thus offer you a service tailored and personalised to your profile and improve your user experience when you visit our Site again.

Cookies that we may issue cannot retrieve any other information from your hard drive allowing you to be identified in any other way than in the form of cookies.

    We may issue cookies that allow us to:

  • customize the presentation of our Site to the display settings of your data terminal (language, screen resolution, operating system, etc.) during your visit on our Site, based on your data terminal's hardware, viewing software and video software;
  • customize the advertising content displayed in our advertising space on your data terminal based on previous information that you have provided;
  • implement security measures, such as when you are asked to log in again to contents or a service after a certain period of time;
  • identify which parts of our Site you have been visited or keep track of your preferences, track a path through our web pages.
  • store information contained in any form that you fill out on our Site to allow you access to restricted and personalized areas of our site (your account) or to products services or information you chose on the Site.

We only use cookies to gather the information indicated in this policy and do not use cookies to gather personal identifying information about you without your consent.

In any case, you can decide to allow or block cookies. There are several ways to manage cookies, as described below. However, some difficulties to navigate on our Site might occur.

You can configure your browser to allow cookies to be stored on your data terminal, to reject them automatically or to reject them from certain issuers. You can also configure your browser so that you are promptly asked to accept or reject cookies before a cookie is saved to your data terminal. Each browser has a different way of managing cookies and cookie settings. The configuration of your browser is described in its help menu which will inform you of how to change your cookie settings.

Your navigation on our Site can lead to the installation of cookies issued by third parties partners (for example communication agencies, web and audience analytics agencies, social media, YouTube, ...) for statistical purposes or to be able to propose you offers on their platforms which may interest you. The issue and use of cookies by third parties are subject to the protection of privacy policies of those third parties.

Finally, you can also connect to www.youronlinechoices.com, a website proposed by digital advertising professionals, in order to help you control, accept or reject some cookies placed in your browser.

6. Links to or from Other Websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. BIC has no control over and assumes no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these websites. You should review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

7. Disclosure to Third Parties

We may disclose your personal data to trusted third parties (Bazaarvoice) who assist us in operating the Site conducting our business. Third party providers maintain the information they need to perform their designated functions and we do not authorize such parties to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

If we become involved in a transaction to sell all, or any parts, of our business or assets or merge with another business we may use or disclose personal information to other parties involved in the transaction, for example, the prospective seller or buyer and our professional advisers.

We may also disclose your personal data where we are required to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation or to enforce our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of BIC, our customers or others.

8. Security of your Personal Information

We have policies and procedures in place to protect your personal information from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. In addition, we have implemented technological safeguards including security software, passwords and firewalls intended to prevent unauthorized computer access. No claim is made as to the impenetrability of the system under unusual circumstance or its resilience to future attacks.

9. Transfer and Storage of Information

Your personal information on the Site is stored at secure locations and on servers located in the European Union. You may obtain information and address questions about the privacy policies and practices relating to the handling of your personal information by contacting us with the method set out below.

10. Children's Online Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from or market to children under 13 or as defined by local legal requirements.

Should we decide otherwise, we will obtain consent from a legal representative before we collect personal information of children where it is required by applicable laws and regulations (the age at which consent from a legal representative is necessary varies from country to country).

11. Contacting Us Regarding this Privacy Policy or Your Personal Information

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the collection or the accuracy of your personal information, the use or disclosing of the information, or requests to correct, amend and request deletion of your personal information may be directed to: samplingsupport@bazaarvoice.com

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at our discretion. You should periodically check this Site for changes to this Privacy Policy. All changes will be posted as soon as they go into effect.

You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority however we recommend you contact us before doing so as we may be able to resolve any issues with you directly in a more efficient manner.