Privacy and Cookie Policy


This privacy and cookies policy (“Privacy Policy“) details data used on (the “Websites“), the Nubian Essentials Customer mobile application software and the Nubian Essentials Connect (salon diary and management tool) application software and website at (“Connect”), both of which are available for download from iTunes and Google Play (the “Apps“), customisable websites powered by Connect hosted at unique subdomain addresses on (the “Partner Sites”), and the web interfaces, also powered by Connect, embedded on Partner Sites and on our salon partners (“Partners”)’ own websites and social media pages, through which customers can make bookings directly with Partners at (the “Widgets”) (together, the “Platform”).

The data controller for your information is Nubian Essentials (registered address: Fairfax House, 15 Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HU) (“Nubian Essentials”, “we”, “our” or “us”). You can write to us at: Nubian Essentials Limited, Fairfax House, 15 Fulwood Place, London WC1V 6HU or email us on [email protected].

Nubian Essentials shares your personal information with other entities in its corporate group (“Group Companies“) for the purposes described in this notice. The Group Companies also process your personal data as data controllers as necessary for the purposes described in this notice. The Group Companies are listed in the section of this Privacy Policy called “Sharing personal information with third parties”, along with their contact details.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and customers. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and use information that could identify you, such as your name, email address, address, other contact details or online identifiers, other information that you provide to us when using the Platform (“Personal Information“) and also what Cookies we use. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

What information do we collect?

When you visit and/or use our Platform or contact us, we may collect the following information:

  • Personal Information that you choose to share with us when you register for an account, subscribe to emails, newsletters and alerts and which you provide to us when using our services, including information entered into our booking platform and included in your comments, reviews or survey responses. In the course of making a booking or submitting reviews, you might voluntarily provide us with sensitive personal data if relevant to the service that you are requesting or reviewing (relating to your health or ethnicity, for example).
  • Personal Information that you share with us as part of an application for a job at Nubian Essentials, submitted either directly on the Websites or indirectly, including but not limited to, via a recruitment agency, unsolicited application or third-party recruitment platform. In the course of making an application you may choose to voluntarily provide us with sensitive personal data relating to whether reasonable adjustments ought to be made for you in the application process or subsequently if an employment relationship is established. However, you must not share any sensitive personal data with us that would not be necessary for us to make reasonable adjustments for you, e.g. political opinions, religious beliefs or specific information on your state of health.
  • Where you are utilising our online payment facility, we may store (via ourselves or our appointed payment processor) your credit and debit card details on a secure encrypted basis.
  • If you choose to communicate with us (for example, through the Platform, live chat, email, telephone, SMS, or social media) we will record the fact that you have contacted us, the content of your and our communication, your contact details, and other unique identifiers including IP address and display name.
  • Information about your visits to and use of the Platform, such as information about the device and browser you are using, your IP address and location, your identifier for advertisers (IDFA), the date and time that you visited, the duration of your visit, the referral source and website navigation paths of your visit and your interactions on the Platform including the salons and treatments you are interested in. Please note that we may associate this information with your Nubian Essentials account. Please see the cookies section of this Privacy Policy for further information on the purposes for which we collect and use this information.

It is important that all the Personal Information you give us when you register as a user or otherwise when you use the Platform is correct and accurate. This includes, by way of example only, ensuring that we have your correct contact (including email) details at all times.

If you plan to submit someone else’s Personal Information to us, for instance when making a booking on their behalf, you should only provide us with that third party’s details with their consent and after they have been given access to information about how we will use their details, including the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Protecting your personal information

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Platform. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your Personal Information we will use strict procedures and security features in relation to that data.

How do we use your personal information?

In general terms, we use Personal Information to provide you with the services and products you request, process payment, provide customer services, deliver our content and ads which we think may be of interest to you, for customer research, to send you marketing and promotional emails and to notify you about important changes to our Platform.

We also use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract. This is relevant where you request a service via Nubian Essentials. This includes:
    • Sending you information about your requested services (such as appointment reminders) by email, SMS and push notification
    • Facilitating your bookings and taking payments
    • Responding to your questions and concerns
    • Administering your account
  • As required by Nubian Essentials to conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in particular:
    • To keep our Platform and systems secure and to prevent fraud, security incidents and other crime
    • To verify compliance with our terms and conditions and for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
    • To notify you about new Nubian Essentials services and special offers we think you will find valuable, for example via email and displaying advertising on third party websites such as Facebook (where consent is not required)
    • To tailor and personalise marketing notifications and advertising for you and others based on information you provide and your use of our Platform, products and services and other sites (please see the Cookies section of this Privacy Policy for further information)
    • To help us monitor, improve and protect our Platform, products and services, and to personalise our Platform, products, services (and those of our partners) for you, based on information you provide and your use of our Platform, products and services and other sites (please see the Cookies section of this Privacy Policy for further information)
    • To investigate and respond to any questions or complaints received from you or from others, about our Platform or our products or services
    • To conduct internal research and analysis so that we can see how our Platform, products and services are being used and how our business is performing
    • To conduct market research and consumer surveys
    • To collate and publish reviews of products or services offered by our Partners, and use these for advertising campaigns
    • To process applications for a position at Nubian Essentials, whether submitted directly or indirectly, including to examine your suitability for the role, curriculum vitae, and professional skills, to schedule interviews and assessments, to contact referees and, if successful, to offer you a job and establish an employment relationship with you. Information which you provide will be held for a period of 12 months and may be referred to in the event you make future applications to work at Nubian Essentials, unless you opt to delete this data which you may do so by following the link in the confirmation of application email that we sent you.
  • Where you give us consent:
    • To notify you about new Nubian Essentials services and special offers we think you will find valuable, for example via email and displaying advertising on third party websites such as Facebook (where consent is required)
    • To send you information about competitions and surveys and details of promotional offers of our Partners and about other selected third parties’ goods or services, for example those of health, beauty, leisure and lifestyle brands, by email and as push notifications via the App
    • To pass your personal information to our Partners and other selected third parties, for example health, beauty, leisure and lifestyle brands, to enable them to send you information about their goods and services on their own behalf
    • To place cookies and use similar technologies in accordance with the Cookies section of this Privacy Policy and the information provided to you when those technologies are used
    • To use customer communications for training, record-keeping and quality control purposes. If you telephone our customer experience team, and consent by not opting out, your call may be recorded. You will be told if such a recording is being made and given the opportunity to opt-out of being recorded if you wish to do so and the means for doing so.
    • On other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the purpose which we explain at that time
  • For purposes which are required by law:
    • To respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation
    • To meet legal, regulatory and compliance requirements

Legitimate Interests Balancing Tests

We have carried out balancing tests for all the data processing we carry out on the basis of our legitimate interests, which we have described above. You can obtain information on any of our balancing tests by contacting us at [email protected].

Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing

Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below.

  • If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving communications which Nubian Essentials sends you, you can do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of email communications which we send you or alternatively by contacting us at [email protected]. In the case of email marketing please allow 48 business hours for your email address to be removed from our system.
  • If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving communications which are sent by Partners and other third parties, please contact the Partner or third party directly. In the case of our Partners, if you need our assistance with this, we will be happy to do what we can to help you.
  • If you would like to no longer receive push notifications via the App, you can do so by revoking push notification permission for the Apps in your phone’s operating system settings.

Please note that where you have opted out of receiving our email marketing communications via the methods described above, you may still see our non-targeted adverts whilst you are online, if your interests settings on Facebook are aligned to an audience segment (pre-defined by Facebook) which our business is also associated with. We do not control whether these ads are displayed to you.

Sharing personal information with third parties

We treat the security and method of processing your Personal Information very seriously, and we will never sell your Personal Information under any circumstances.

However, we may disclose your Personal Information to selected third parties, including in the following situations:

  • To any of our Group Companies for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy. A list of local Group Company entities and their locations is as follows:
  • If you place an order or otherwise engage with Nubian Essentials through a website or app powered on behalf of a third party, then your contact details and details of your order will be passed on to the relevant third party, for example when you make a booking via If you give a third party (such as the relevant consents (which Nubian Essentials collects on behalf of third parties), they may also send you marketing communications.
  • To third party service providers that perform functions on our behalf in relation to the Platform or otherwise in connection with the running of our business, recruiting candidates and for the provision of Nubian Essentials’s services (for example, processing credit card payments, website hosting, conducting surveys and market research, providing social media analysis, providing marketing email services, data analysis tools and to manage customer services communications including telephone calls and live chat).
  • To our Partners with whom you book services whether via our Website or Apps, where we act as commercial booking agent, or directly with the Partner via our Partner Platform or Widgets, where we act solely as a technology provider. Your information is shared with Partners in order that:
    • bookings can be facilitated and, if necessary, contact made in advance of your appointment;
    • if you have opted in to receiving marketing emails from Partners with which you book, these emails can be sent to you containing news and special offers; and
    • they can improve the services they offer to their customers and business operations by providing statistical data regarding customers, both on an aggregated basis and on an individual level.
  • To third party brands with which we collaborate on products, services, competitions and campaigns
  • To third party salon software providers used by our Partners to ensure that those third party software solutions and Connect each display real-time availability to customers
  • To Media agencies and advertising partners in order to run targeted marketing campaigns (please see the Cookies section of this Privacy Policy for further information on online advertising practices)
  • To other third parties, for the purpose of facilitating our business and improving our products, content, services or advertising including, by way of example only, sending email communications or publishing reviews of our or our Partners’ products and services
  • If we buy, sell or transfer any business or assets or if go into insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership. If this should happen, we may need to disclose your Personal Information to the seller or buyer of such business or assets, as appropriate
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction
  • To government authorities, and to other third parties as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of our Platform, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Please note: by posting any Personal Information in any publicly accessible area of our Platform (such as review sections), such information may be collected by third parties over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the use of such information by such third parties.

Please therefore exercise all due care and consideration before disclosing any Personal Information that will be disclosed on public areas. You should also avoid disclosing on public areas any Personal Information that may be used to identify you (such as your name, age, home or work address or name of your employer).


We use a third party payment processor, Stripe, to process all payments made by you on our Website & App. Nubian Essentials does not store credit card details and instead relies on Stripe for this. We obtain limited information from Stripe such as the last four digits, the country of issuance and the expiration date. The processing of such data by Stripe is covered by their privacy policy which may be viewed here:

Stripe’s services in Europe are provided by a Stripe affiliate, Stripe Payments Europe Limited, an entity located in Ireland. In providing its payment processing services, Stripe Payments Europe Limited transfers personal data to Stripe, Inc. in the US. For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of Stripe’s privacy policy entitled “International Data Transfers.

PayPal Transactions

Please note that all PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy which can be found here: Please ensure that you are happy with the terms of the PayPal Privacy Policy if you wish to use PayPal to complete any transactions through the Platform

The page is powered by Nubian Essentials. Nubian Essentials performs certain functions as a data controller in partnership with, also a data controller, and as a result Nubian Essentials is required to process your personal information and share some of that information with when you browse and/or book on The purposes for which Nubian Essentials collects, processes & shares your personal data with are: (i) to fulfil a contract with you, by: (a) processing & managing your bookings; and (b) communicating with you about your booking; and (ii) to fulfil our, or third parties’, legitimate interests, by: (a) providing search results; (b) communicating with you, including via Nubian Essentials’s branded customer service function via telephone and email; and (c) on behalf of the relevant venue, collecting your consent (if you choose to provide it) at the checkout page to receive marketing emails from the particular venue with whom you are booking. As well as collecting personal information directly from you during the booking process, Nubian Essentials also uses Cookies (defined below) on in order to ensure works correctly, to enhance and simplify your user experience, to enable us to understand how many users visit our, to establish the source of your booking (channel, location, etc.) and consequently to enable verification of the booking as a booking and to send branded transactional communications to customers. Please see the cookies section of this Privacy Policy for further information on the purposes for which we collect and use this information. For information on retention of your personal data, transfers of your personal data (to third parties and outside the European Economic Area), and your rights in respect of your personal data, please refer to the relevant sections of this Privacy Policy. If you have any queries or wish to exercise any of your rights in respect of the personal data processing described in this paragraph, please contact Nubian Essentials using the details set out in this Privacy Policy.

Nubian Essentials will also, on behalf of and under the instructions of, collect your consent (if you choose to provide it) at the checkout page to receive marketing emails from and pass this to daily via a secure data feed. For the avoidance of doubt, Nubian Essentials does not collect any marketing opt-in for itself on also use cookies and similar tracking measures on to collect information about your behaviour and for other purposes including personalisation, analytical and advertising and re-marketing. Please see‘s privacy policy here and cookie policy here for more information on how collects and processes your personal data. If you have any queries or wish to exercise any of your rights in respect of the personal data processing described in this paragraph, please using the details set out in their privacy policy.

Your rights in relation to your personal information

In relation to the personal information we hold about you, you may be entitled to ask us:

  • For a copy of your personal information
  • To correct, erase or restrict the processing of your personal information
  • To obtain personal data which you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format and to ask us to transfer this information to another organisation
  • To object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).

In the first instance you may be able to view or change the information you have provided us with by logging in to your online account.

Your rights in relation to your personal information are limited in some situations. For example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person or if we have a legal requirement or a compelling legitimate ground we may continue to process Personal Information which you have asked us to delete. You also may have the right to make a complaint if you feel your personal information has been mishandled. We encourage you to come to us in the first instance but, to the extent that this right applies to you, you are entitled to complain directly to the relevant supervisory authority.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note, however, that no financial information will be provided without verification.

What about other websites linked to our Platform?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Platform nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Platform.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Platform to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our Platform, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Always read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Social Media and User Generated Content

Some of our Platforms allow users to submit their own content. Please remember that any content submitted to one of our Platforms can be viewed by the public, and you should be cautious about providing certain personal information e.g. financial information or address details via these Platforms. We are not responsible for any actions taken by other individuals if you post personal information on one of our social media platforms, e.g. Facebook or Instagram. Please also refer to the respective privacy & cookie policies of the social media platforms you are using.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Platform to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the UK and European Economic Area (EEA), including in the US and Israel, including for the purposes of processing that data by selected third parties, in order to facilitate Nubian Essentials’s business. Countries outside the EEA may not have laws which provide the same level of protection to your personal data as laws within the EEA. Where this is the case personal data is adequately protected by EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses, an appropriate Privacy Shield certification, a vendor’s Processor Binding Corporate Rules, or another adequacy mechanism established under applicable data protection law. A copy of the relevant mechanism can be provided for your review on request to [email protected].


We retain your Personal Information for as long as is required to fulfil the activities set out in this Privacy Policy, otherwise communicated to you or for as long as is permitted by applicable law. For example:

  • where you apply for a position at Nubian Essentials, whether directly or indirectly, information which you provide will be held for a period of 12 months and may be referred to should you make future applications to work at Nubian Essentials, unless you opt to delete this data which you may do so by following the link in the confirmation of application email that we sent you;
  • where you contact us via live chat on the Platform, we usually retain customer live chat data for up to 60 days after the end of the session; and
  • where you contact us via telephone and do not opt-out, we shall retain call recordings for up 90 days from the date of the call.

Our policy on Cookies

In common with other commercial websites and apps, our Platform use standard technologies including cookies and similar tools including web server logs, web beacons, tokens, pixel tags, local storage, device identifiers and tracking IDs (together referred to as “Cookies” in this Privacy Policy) to enhance your user experience, improve our site and provide tailored offers on Nubian Essentials and other sites.

Please see the table below for a live breakdown of the Cookies that are used on our Platform:

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.    All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.    If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.    They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

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The third party companies that we use for targeting and advertising purposes have their own privacy policies which you should read in detail.