Terms and conditions

We have put together these Terms and conditions to make sure you understand what is involved once you have become a member of The Beauty Council.

Membership conditions

The Beauty Council membership

To become a member of The Beauty Council you must complete and submit the registration survey by clicking on "Sign up".

By registering to join The Beauty Council you confirm that you have read and accept the following Terms and conditions. The Beauty Council is free to modify these Terms and conditions at any time, and the most up to date version can be viewed at any time on the site.


The Beauty Council is run by The Stylist Group Ltd, a leading digital publisher and media platform with pioneering brands ShortList, Stylist, Emerald Street and Mr Hyde. MindMover provide the platform for The Beauty Council. MindMover is an independent market research company based in London.

The Stylist Group Ltd & MindMover ensure that the personal details you provide on the registration survey (such as your first name, last name and email address) are held in a secure database that cannot be accessed by anyone not directly involved in managing The Beauty Council.

Any information you provide, either on the registration survey or in subsequent surveys, is confidential and will not be sent on to any third parties, except in rare cases where you have given your consent to the contrary or where necessary for the analysis of results at an aggregate level.

You will not be sold or marketed to in any way by The Stylist Group Ltd, or any other party as a result of information you provide during the time you participate on The Beauty Council except in cases where you give specific consent to the contrary.


Cookies are used sparingly and only for validation and to prevent bothersome repeat surveying.

You can configure your Browser to notify you when cookies are being placed on your computer. You can also delete cookies by adjusting your browser settings.

The Beauty Council mostly uses session cookies which expire as soon as you close your Internet Browser. We only use persistent cookies to maintain the state of your questionnaire should you browse away from a survey and wish to continue where you left off. This cookie is in no way used for tracking or holding personal information and will be deleted at the end of the questionnaire or 1 day after the start of the questionnaire. We also use a cookie to keep you logged on to The Beauty Council website, to save you having to log in over and over again.

Laws and guidelines

The Stylist Group Ltd & MindMover follows the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (MindMover Registration: Z461462X) & GDPR.

These Terms & conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

These Terms & conditions refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

Our Privacy policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using The Beauty Council community, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate; and our Cookie policy, which sets out information about the cookies on The Beauty Council community.

Contact from The Beauty Council

You will receive regular questionnaires and forum invitations as a member of The Beauty Council, however you will never be contacted more than 5 times a month.

Your participation on all questionnaires is voluntary and as such you may end your participation at any time.

You can unsubscribe from The Beauty Council at any time by visiting the website and following the instructions.

As a member of The Beauty Council you may request help from The Stylist Group Ltd with technical or research related queries. The Stylist Group Ltd will only address such queries where a member has specifically requested help.

Conduct of members

Registered members must agree to take sole responsibility for their conduct when using The Beauty Council website and we will not tolerate:

The communication of material that is sexually explicit, immoral, dishonest, or of an illegal nature.

The transmission in any form of a programme or file which is capable of interrupting, destroying, or limiting the capabilities of the website, server, connected networks or other users' computers.

The transmission of content for commercial reasons, including any advertising or promotional materials.

Attempts to register more than one account per person.