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Your Privacy Rights

LA.B takes your privacy extremely seriously. This privacy policy describes how we treat and use the information we collect when you visit or use our website leonieberkenbosch.com, mobile-optimized versions of the website, or software applications to which this policy is linked, including when you sign-up for our newsletters.
Your use of our Website will indicate your understanding and agreement to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosures and other uses of your information as described in this privacy policy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide. We generally collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide. This information can be provide when you; sign up for our newsletter, create an account/register on our Website, complete a survey, post a comment to an article on our Website, enter a contest, or participate in our social networking features. Further, you may be asked to provide your email address, your name, buying preferences or other demographic or profile information, Twitter or Facebook usernames or other usernames and aliases used for purposes of linking to and/or posting on your social media accounts, and other information you choose to submit. We will collect such information as well as any other content that you provide to us in engaging in any of the above activities or any other activities on the Website.

Other Information We Collect. We and other parties may also collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking), such as pages visited and how often and for how long they are visited.

Do-Not-Track Signals. Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based or other “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) mechanisms, we currently do not respond to web browser DNT signals that provide a method to opt out of the collection of information about online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. We may revisit our policy on responding to these signals, in which case we will post a revised privacy policy on this site. See “Modifications” below.

Cookies. We may place and access cookies and similar technologies on your computer, tablet or mobile device. A cookie is a small amount of data (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies may help you navigate the Website. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from having to reenter your username and password each time you access the Website. We may also use cookies to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns on the sites, to deliver editorial content, to record requests for subscriptions, to personalize information and to collect aggregate Website usage information, as described below. You can delete these cookies by changing your privacy preferences in your Internet browser. You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of the Website that depend on cookies. Some of our third party partners (including advertisers and marketing services companies) may set and access cookies and similar technologies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such cookies and similar technologies or the information derived therefrom.

Web Beacons. We may also use “web beacons” or similar technologies, on the Website and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personally identifiable information.

Location Information. We may, and may enable our advertisers to, collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services or mobile phone services. We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service.

General Usage Information. In addition, we may gather aggregate usage information about Website users on an anonymous basis. This information is not personally identifiable and will be used to determine how our Website is being used.

Use of Information

We typically use your information:

  • to provide you with newsletters and additional information regarding products and services from LA.B or from others that may be of interest to you;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information;
  • to notify you, at our discretion, about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
  • to gain insights that help us to make improvements to the design and performance of the Website;
    in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

We may disclose your information, including content or other data posted, uploaded or provided by you, if, among other things, we are required to do so by law or in the following situations and for the following purposes:

  • to comply with legal process;
  • to enforce the Terms of Use;
  • to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;
  • to respond to your requests for customer service;
  • to protect our rights, property or personal safety, or the rights, property or personal safety of our users or the public;
  • if the entity to which your information is disclosed is a third party who wants to promote goods and services that we believe would be of interest to you;
  • if the entity to which your information is disclosed is our subsidiary, affiliate or parent company;
  • if we choose to sell your information to selected third parties, and such third parties will not be required to comply with this privacy policy;
  • if we partner with a retailer or other third party to offer online shopping opportunities, contest or sweepstakes, services, subscriptions and other applications, then (i) personally identifiable information you provide in connection with the above transactions may be collected directly by, or shared by us with, the third party, and (ii) these third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy policy;
  • when we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or fulfilling subscriptions), these service providers may use your information to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them, but not for any other purposes;
  • otherwise with your consent or in accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner); or
  • in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the Website to which this policy applies, in which case the acquiring company will possess the information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personally identifiable information as described in this privacy policy.


Opt Out

You can unsubscribe from receiving LA.B newsletters or commercial emails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of any LA.B email and following the instructions, or by logging into your account on our Website, selecting “Subscriptions” and clicking “Unsubscribe” button on “My Newsletters” menu.

Third parties

Occasionally, you may receive from us emails that may contain advertising or other content that was sponsored by third party retailers or businesses. These emails are not necessarily reflective of the opinions of our editorial staff. They are content paid for by our sponsors, and allow us to provide you with the free content we believe you will enjoy.

As a curator of information, LA.B often links out to other sites. We are not responsible for any content that appears on these sites, nor do we endorse them. Third parties may display advertisements on the Service and on such web sites. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. These third parties may collect information or insert cookies or similar technologies without our knowledge. LA.B is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.


Refinery29 may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. If and when we do, we will inform you by posting the revised privacy policy on this Website without other notice to you. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes. Continued use of our Website, following our posting of the revised privacy policy, will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by them.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, or about the Website, please contact us.