Privacy Policy

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose & Scope
    B. The Collection Of Personal Information
    C. Your Consent
    D. Accessing, Verifying & Amending Your Personal Information
    E. Security
    F. Retention & Disposal
    G. How We Ensure Compliance With Our Privacy Policy
    H. Resolving Your Concerns
    I. Anti-Spam Policy
    J. Changes To This Privacy Policy


A. Purpose & Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to Holt, Renfrew & Co., Limited and its related companies and affiliates (collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Holt Renfrew” “we” “us” or “our”). Our related companies and affiliates mean Holt Renfrew Holdings Limited and Selfridges Group Limited. Holt Renfrew is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the integrity of any identifiable information we collect about you (“Personal Information”). Keeping our customers’ Personal Information and affairs in strict confidence is a cornerstone of Holt Renfrew’s business practices. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe our policies and procedures and how we put them into practice so that you understand what Personal Information we collect, and how we use, manage and share your Personal Information.

Our policies and procedures, which we practice in order to protect your privacy, are in place across Holt Renfrew retail and online operations, including Holt Renfrew Men and Ogilvy (collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Stores”) and apply to our websites, including, (the “Sites”).

Please also note that when you sign up for, participate in or purchase a specific product, service, program, contest, promotion or event available through Holt Renfrew, additional terms and conditions may be provided regarding the collection, use or sharing of Personal Information in connection with that product, service, program, contest, promotion or event. Those terms and conditions will apply together with this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information” means any information about an identifiable individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, birth date, and includes non-personal information which cannot identify an individual on its own, but which can identify an individual by combining it with other Personal Information previously collected, or to be collected.

Protecting your Privacy Means:

  • we keep your Personal Information and the business you do with us in strict confidence;
  • your Personal Information is not sold;
  • you have control over how we collect, use, and share your Personal Information;
  • you have access to the Personal Information we have about you; and
  • we respect your privacy when we market our products and services.


B.The Collection Of Personal Information

Why Does Holt Renfrew Collect your Personal Information?
Holt Renfrew collects Personal Information and uses it in order to:

  • understand your needs and eligibility for products and services;
  • inform you about products, services, special offers, programs, contests, promotions or events that Holt Renfrew reasonably believes may be of interest to you. We may also automatically enter you in some of our contests and programs. If you are automatically entered in a contest or program, we will let you know.
  • establish and maintain a record of your purchase history;
  • create, administer, and maintain customer accounts, process your transactions and returns;
  • establish a record of the Personal Information you provide or that we receive about you;
  • recommend particular products and services to meet your needs;
  • to better understand our customer demographics;
  • provide ongoing service;
  • improve service delivery;
  • respond to your questions, enquiries or complaints or verify instructions from you;
  • review and evaluate job applications filed online through;
  • provide you with information (e.g. through direct mail, eNewsletters and other communication channels);
  • verify some of the information you give us;
  • avoid spam on our Blog;
  • establish your identification;
  • protect you and us from error and fraud; and
  • where required, co-operate with law enforcement authorities, to comply with a court order or to prevent a breach of any applicable law.


We collect, use and disclose Personal Information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.

We may review and analyze your use of products and services, to help us serve you better, and to bring other products and services to your attention, which we feel, will be of benefit to you. We also collect and analyze information from other sources for the same purposes.

Please note that aggregated information, where the identity of a specific individual cannot be determined, is not Personal Information. Holt Renfrew reserves the right to prepare and use aggregated information in any manner it thinks appropriate. For example, Holt Renfrew may also prepare aggregated user statistics or information summaries to describe our services and their popularity to our suppliers and prospective advertisers and for other lawful purposes. Any aggregated user statistics and information will not contain any Personal Information.

Holt Renfrew collects various types of Personal Information. For example, when you make an online purchase, we will collect your billing information, such as credit card or other payment number, address and contact information. In store, at check out, you may be asked to provide certain contact information (such as your name and e-mail address). You may be asked, depending upon which services you subscribe for or features you make use of, to provide additional contact information and general information about yourself (such as address, postal code, telephone numbers, age group, birth date, personal interests, personal preferences, product preferences and, with respect to the online job application feature specifically, work experience, formal education, training, certifications, skill set, abilities and other work related information.

Holt Renfrew collects Personal Information in a variety of ways, such as during the course of your purchase of products and services or your participation in one or more of our programs, contests, promotions or events. Holt Renfrew will only collect Personal Information that you have voluntarily provided to us. Holt Renfrew will not collect any Personal Information about you without telling you ahead of time (either through this Privacy Policy or at the time we are requesting Personal Information from you) why and how Personal Information is being collected and how such Personal Information will be used or disclosed (if applicable).

Holt Renfrew may collect your Personal Information through a variety of means (e.g. you provide it verbally or in writing, including via electronic media). The following are examples of how we may do so:

  • the completion of manual or electronic forms;
  • in person, by mail, over the telephone, through our websites or in any other direct manner;
  • participation in our promotions and contests;
  • through video surveillance used in and around our Stores for the protection of our customers, colleagues and assets and to protect against theft, damage to property and fraud
  • participation in our personal shopping service; and
  • using our website to search online for available positions at Holt Renfrew and submit job applications online with respect to such openings. Users who use such service will be asked to provide a cover letter, a resume and provide particulars as to their work experience, proficiencies and employment opportunity preferences.


We may receive Personal Information from other sources. For instance, with respect to our Leased Partners’ products, services or programs who also may collect and share with us, your Personal Information;

Automatic Collection of Information

Holt Renfrew or its authorized service providers may automatically collect information about your use of the Sites. Data and metadata collected in this manner may be collected through the use of these technologies:

  • Cookies: When you visit any of our websites, advertisements appearing thereon or receive emails from Holt Renfrew, we may use technology commonly referred to as a “cookie” which stores small bits of data on your computer. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, but not limited to, remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages, monitoring content that you are accessing, and for displaying offers related to your prior activity on our site. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built into or downloaded by you onto your device. Flash cookies may be used for various purposes, including, but not limited to, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences. You acknowledge and understand that erasing cookies may limit or restrict your ability to use any or all the features and functions of our websites and services.
  • Click streaming/Click tracking: These technologies enable us to count visitors to our Sites, monitor how users navigate our Sites, count how many of our emails were actually opened, or count how many particular links contained within an email were actually viewed.
  • Web Beacons: Web beacons are small, graphic images that allow a website operator to collect certain information and monitor user activity on its website. A web beacon is a very small pixel which is invisible to the user. Holt Renfrew uses web beacons in our e-newsletters and blogs to collect non-personal information.
  • Web site traffic information, which is monitored and analyzed in order to determine which features and services are popular and useful to visitors, so that we can improve our services. Other technologies which use your IP address in order to collect physical or geographic location data.


Your Online Privacy Choices and Controls

You have certain choices about how your Personal Information is collected and used online.

You may be able to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings by visiting Adobe’s website privacy settings page at If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of our Sites may not function properly.

We may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze your use of the Sites, to create reports about visitor activities for us and to provide further services associated with the use of the Sites and the Internet. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. You may opt out of Google’s interest-based advertising at or through the Google opt-out browser add-on  located at

You may also be able to opt out of certain targeted advertising by visiting the TRUSTe advertising choices page at and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s consumer opt-out page for behavioural advertising at

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. However, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, the Sites currently do not alter their practices when they receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit

Holt Renfrew may also prepare aggregated user statistics or information summaries to describe our services and their popularity to our suppliers and prospective advertisers and for other lawful purposes. Any aggregated user statistics and information will not contain any Personal Information.

How Holt Renfrew May Share Personal Information:
Holt Renfrew does not sell to third parties any Personal Information we collect. Holt Renfrew may share some Personal Information we collect with our affiliates and related companies, selected service providers, vendors, Leased Partners and other organizations outside of Holt Renfrew that help Holt Renfrew provide personalized products, services, programs, promotions, contests or events and advertising to you or help us with our business operations. When Holt Renfrew shares Personal Information with any such party, we limit the use of such Personal Information to those purposes requested by us and we require that the party has adequate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information.

We may share your Personal Information where necessary to protect our interests or in the event of a sale or transfer of all or part of Holt Renfrew. For example, disclosure may be necessary:

  • in order to detect or prevent fraud;
  • in connection with a merger with another entity;
  • to insure or securitize our assets;
  • to engage in another form of corporate or financing transaction; or
  • where required, co-operate with law enforcement authorities, to comply with a court order or to prevent a breach of any applicable law.


In such an event, we will ensure that the parties have entered into an agreement under which the disclosure of the information (including any Personal Information) is restricted to those purposes that relate to the investigation or transaction. 


C. Your Consent

Your Consent Can Be Express Or Implied.
Your express consent may be obtained verbally, online or in writing.

Your implied consent may be obtained through your purchase of a product or use of a service, or when you make an inquiry about our products or services. By choosing to provide us with your Personal Information, you are consenting to its use in accordance with the principles outlined in this Privacy Policy and as may be further outlined at the time of collection. For example, if we give you an opportunity to tell us you don’t want direct marketing material and you don’t tell us that you don’t want us to send it, we can conclude that you have no objection. We will rely on your implied consent to use and disclose identifying information about you, such as your name and address.

You May Withdraw your Consent at Any Time.
The protection of your Personal Information is of the utmost importance to us. If you don’t want Holt Renfrew to use Personal Information collected about you for marketing or publicity purposes, please tell us at the time the information is collected.

You can withdraw your consent any time after you have given it to us, provided there are no legal or regulatory requirements to prevent this. For information on how to proceed, you can call or email our Chief Privacy Officer at 416-960-2860 or You can also complete the PRIVACY INQUIRY AND INFORMATION CHANGE FORM and present it for processing to any sales associate or concierge (where available) at any Holt Renfrew Store, mail or using a secure email address, scan and email a completed signed copy to the Chief Privacy Officer. Please note that you will be required to provide valid photo ID to verify your identity.

Please note if you don’t consent to certain uses of information, or if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with a particular product or service. If so, we will explain the situation to you to help you with your decision. It is also important to note that it may take some time for all of our records to reflect changes in your contact and consent preferences. For example, if you request that you do not want to receive personalized marketing communications from Holt Renfrew your preference may not be captured for a promotion that is already in progress.

You may unsubscribe at any time from receiving our Holt Renfrew eNewsletters by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in the email. Please allow up to 10 business days for the change to take effect. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or your transactions or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, and these transactional account messages and other non-commercial messages may not be affected by your choice to unsubscribe from commercial communications.


D.Accessing, Verifying & Amending Your Personal Information

You Can Access and Verify the Accuracy of your Personal Information.
Holt Renfrew provides a right of access and review of Personal Information in accordance with applicable laws, and will endeavour to provide you with the Personal Information requested within a reasonable time.

You can request to verify, update and correct Personal Information, and have any obsolete information removed. We will ask you to put your request in writing by completing a PRIVACY INQUIRY AND INFORMATION CHANGE FORM. You can print the form by clicking here or request one from any sales associate or concierge (where available) the next time you are in a Holt Renfrew Store. Once the form has been completed, it can be given to any sales associate or concierge (where available) for processing. Please note that you will be asked for valid photo ID to verify your identity.

There is no charge for verifying or correcting your information. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a charge if you want a copy of records, which we have already given you. We will let you know in advance if there is a charge.

If you have a sensory disability, we will work with you to provide you access to your Personal Information in an alternative format.

We will respond to access requests as required by applicable laws. We may be unable to provide you with access to certain Personal Information, including for example where the Personal Information requested would reveal confidential information or Personal Information about another customer, or if legal or regulatory requirements prohibit providing access to such information. Where information will not or cannot be disclosed, we will provide you with the reasons for non-disclosure.



Holt Renfrew endeavours to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. This also applies to our disposal or destruction of Personal Information. Holt Renfrew keeps the Personal Information we collect about you strictly confidential. Only authorized personnel have access to this Personal Information.

If any employee of Holt Renfrew or personnel of our Leased Partners misuses Personal Information, this will be considered a serious offence for which disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including termination of employment. If any individual or organization misuses Personal Information – provided for the purpose of providing services to or for Holt Renfrew – this will be considered a serious issue for which action may be taken, up to and including termination of any agreement between Holt Renfrew and that individual or organization.

Our computer security specialists build security into all our computer systems. This protects your information at all times, when it is stored in data files or handled by our employees. Our systems also protect your information when it is transmitted, for example, between our data processing centers, our Stores and corporate offices.

Holt Renfrew has taken steps to protect the confidentiality of your online viewing. When you visit or  or our Sites are able to recognize your Internet service provider, but does not identify you as an individual. Holt Renfrew has also taken steps to ensure that any service providers and suppliers with whom we share any information are committed to maintaining the privacy of your Personal Information, as outlined in this Privacy Policy, and refraining from making any independent or unauthorized use of such Personal Information.

We note that, in some of our Stores, customers can connect to or through our Internet service provider. While we take great care in maintaining the security of your Personal Information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures, we cannot guarantee that any information that you may choose to disclose via the Internet will not be intercepted by third parties or that unauthorized disclosure will not occur. We assume no responsibility for Personal Information disclosed through the Internet, which is intercepted, diverted or otherwise accessed.


F.Transfer, Retention & Disposal

Holt Renfrew may keep records of previous purchases made by a customer, information provided to or collected from a customer, or details of any enquiries, complaints or compliments made by a customer and the response, if any.

We store, access and use Personal Information in Canada. Unless there is a legal or regulatory requirement to keep such information in Canada, Personal Information may also be stored, accessed, or used outside of Canada. For example, for our business purposes, we have engaged service providers located in the U.S., U.K., India and Israel and Personal Information may be stored, accessed or used in these jurisdictions or other countries. Any such transfers are subject to contractual requirements to protect such information. Please be aware that, where Personal Information is located outside of Canada, it is subject to the laws of that jurisdiction and such laws may not be as comprehensive as the laws of Canada.

We keep your Personal Information only so long as we need it for the products and services you are using, to offer you products and services when you are a customer and for a reasonable time thereafter, or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards which meet these requirements. We destroy your Personal Information when it is no longer needed, or we remove your name from the information.


G.How We Ensure Compliance With Our Privacy Policy

We are Committed to Upholding the Holt Renfrew Privacy Policies.
Our Privacy Policy can be found on the Sites at and or by visiting any Store. If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy or how we treat your Personal Information, please let us know right away by contacting the Chief Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below under “Resolving Your Concerns”.

We Monitor our Compliance with the Holt Renfrew Privacy Policies.
We have procedures in place to assist our employees and Leased Partners personnel in the practice of the Holt Renfrew privacy policies and procedures. Our practices will be reviewed on a regular basis and their findings will be reported to the Chief Privacy Officer.

Notice Regarding Children Under 13.
Holt Renfrew will not knowingly collect Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian. Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to participate in our contests or other promotions. In addition, Holt Renfrew will not knowingly send marketing or other promotional materials to children under the age of 13.


H.Resolving Your Concerns

Resolving your Concerns is Important to us.
Holt Renfrew is committed to treating you with the greatest respect and consideration, and providing the highest level of service. Please let us know about your questions or concerns and we will do our best to help you. Whatever the circumstances, resolving the problem for you is our primary concern.

How to Resolve Concerns and Complaints at Holt Renfrew:
Talk to Us. In most cases completing a PRIVACY INQUIRY AND INFORMATION CHANGE FORM will lead to the resolution of your concern. This form can be printed by clicking here or one can be obtained through any sales associate or concierge (where available) at your nearest Holt Renfrew Store.

The Holt Renfrew Chief Privacy Officer Acts on your Behalf. If your concerns have not been resolved to your satisfaction, feel free to contact the Chief Privacy Officer for Holt Renfrew as follows:

Holt Renfrew Chief Privacy Officer
60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M4W 3B8
Facsimile: 416-922-3826


If you are Not Satisfied with the resolution offered by Holt Renfrew’s Privacy Office, you can ask how your complaint can be further escalated.

If the above steps fail to resolve your concern you may also contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

30 Victoria Street
Gatineau Qc
K1A 1H3
Toll Free: 1-800-282-1376


I.Anti-Spam Policy

Holt Renfrew maintains a strict no-spam policy


J.Changes To This Privacy Policy

As Holt Renfrew regularly reviews all policies and procedures, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. These changes will be posted on our websites as soon as is practical. This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 10, 2018. It replaces the Privacy Policy that was dated January 3, 2018.


Date of Last Update: Oct 10, 2018