Unsolicited Emails and Telephone Calls
Please do not share/send personal information (and particularly financial/credit card information) in response to any unsolicited e-mail or phone call that appears to come from us or our affiliated companies or brands. We will not contact you and ask for such information; such information is only submitted when completing an order.
Why do we collect your personal information?
What personal information do we collect?
Information about you
We may also receive information about you from other sources in compliance with applicable privacy laws, such as updated address information, financial and credit history information in connection with payment processing, or previous employment related information. This information may help us to improve our ability to service your needs such as ensuring the accurate delivery of mailed materials.
Information about others
The information we collect might also include information you provide us about other people. For example, you may provide us with the name and address of a merchandise gift or gift card recipient. When you provide us with personal information about the intended recipient of a shipment, we use that information for the purposes of processing the shipment and, in some cases, to communicate with the intended recipient to provide information pertaining to the status of the shipment. We rely on you to obtain the intended recipient's consent to our use of the personal information for these limited purposes.
Cookies and other digital markers
When you visit or interact with us, we and our third party service providers may use technologies that automatically collect information about how you access, navigate and leave our Site. For example, we will collect information on what other website you came to before visiting the Site, what browser type and operating system you are using, the Internet protocol (IP) address you are accessing the Site from, the pages you are navigating through and what website you go to after visiting our Site. In general, we do not associate this type of information with personal information about you except in the case of an investigation into our website security.
Our Site may use pixels files and cookies to manage our on-line advertising programs. Pixel files and cookies may keep track of your browser so that you will be recognized when you visit other website. We also use pixel files to determine when you have opened a promotional communication from us. These pixel files are generally valid for a limited number of days and are provided by our ad management providers. Our ad management providers use these pixel files and cookies to populate an advertisement for us when you visit certain other websites.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of most browsers detail how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Your browser’s settings may also allow you to disable or delete similar technologies and data used by browser add-ons (such as Flash cookies), for instance by changing the add-on’s settings or clearing browser storage. Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information:
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides. If you only want to limit third party advertising cookies, you can turn off most of these cookies by visiting the following links (but be aware that not all of the companies listed on these sites drop cookies via our Services):
You can also exercise your website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/
You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) directly on the NAI’s website http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/.
For Google Analytics, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (e.g. the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.
Please note that even if you opt-out and limit cookies or these third party tracking technologies, they may still collect data and you may still see ads, but they will not be targeted based on information collected through these technologies.
How we respond to “DO NOT TRACK”
“Do Not Track” is an initiative to develop a signal for an Internet user to notify websites that he or she does not wish to be tracked by third parties. More information on the initiative is available here: http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/. Do Not Track has not yet been standardized because the initiative has not yet come to a consensus on exactly how websites should respond to these types of signals. Like many other websites, the Websites do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
How we use your personal information
We use the personal information that we collect to provide you with an enjoyable and increasingly personalized shopping experience. We may use the information to:
We will also use the information we collect from you to improve the quality of our services in-store and on-line and to enhance the quality of the experience that you have when visiting us in our stores and on-line.
Newsletter and Promotional Material
If you decide to subscribe to our newsletter or for SMS communications, we will use your personal information to send you certain correspondence, whether electronically or via direct mail, including but not limited to surveys, promotional information and offers, upcoming in-store or online sales, product information and contests.
In addition, we may use your IP address to determine your geographical location, in order to customize the promotional material we may send to you from time to time.
When you provide us with personal information in connection with a contest, we will use that information in connection with the administration of contests and other purposes disclosed in the contest entry rules. We may disclose your personal information to third party contest administrators or other sponsors of those contests, as well as applicable regulators, if required. Each contest has its own separate terms and conditions relating to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information, so please read those terms and conditions carefully when entering any contest that we may run.
Our Service Providers and Government
We may also share your personal information with governmental agencies or other entities, including credit reporting agencies, assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation or where we are required or permitted to do so by law or contract. We may do so when trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or investigating fraud that has already taken place. In addition, we may disclose your personal information to third parties who you have authorized to obtain that information. For example, when you make a purchase by credit card, we will forward certain information to your credit card provider in the course of processing that transaction.
Sharing within our Organization or a Potential Purchaser
If you have consented to receive promotional materials, we may send you information about our related and affiliated brands, and their products and services. We may share your personal information with related and affiliated companies in accordance with the terms of your consent.
Information we collect from you may be shared between all points of contact with us if it is necessary to share that information for the purpose for which we collected it. Those points of contact include employees in our stores, customer service representatives and individuals involved in online and other purchase fulfillment.
In the event that our business is sold to or merges with another company, we may disclose your personal information to the purchaser or the new company.
Cross-Border Transfers of Your Information
Your personal information will be stored and processed on computers located in Canada and the United States of America maintained by our third-party service providers, though some of our vendors who process data may also store data as they see fit. By using our Site to purchase our products or services, you consent to any transfers of your personal information that we believe are integral in our sole and absolute direction to the delivery of our services and/or to delivery our products. To the extent your personal information is transferred from Canada to the United States (or to any country without an adequate decision by the EU Supervisory Authority) from us to another organization, you will be provided advance notice about the type of disclosure to be made. Additionally, we will only transfer your personal information across borders where we are satisfied that (i) the applicable foreign service provider has policies and processes in place to ensure that your personal information in its care will be properly safeguarded at all times, (ii) the foreign service provider has agreed to provide your personal information with a comparable level of protection, and (iii) we maintain the right to audit and inspect how the foreign service provider handles and stores your personal information.
How we protect and store your personal information
Your personal information will be kept confidential. It is stored and processed on computers located in Canada and the United States of America maintained by our third-party service providers, though some of our vendors who process data may also store data as they see fit. Your personal information will be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions, including laws that allow for law enforcement access. These laws may be different from the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside. We use administrative, procedural and technical safeguards to protect your information against loss or theft as well as against unauthorized access or disclosure in order to protect your privacy. These protections include firewalls and encryption.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard for secure online commerce transactions. It prevents your personal information from being read by someone else as it travels across the Internet. All of your personal information is encrypted, including your credit card number, name and address.
While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit using the Internet, third party digital networks, websites, mobile devices, the Site or any social media platform.
We cannot be responsible for Internet fraud or theft. Please keep this in mind when providing information through the Site.
In the event of a breach of our security safeguards, we undertake to comply with all applicable laws regarding record-keeping, reporting breaches to applicable governmental authorities and notifying you.
EU USERS ONLY: Access to Your Information and Exercising Data Subject Rights
For purposes of EU users, you have the right to request access your Personal Information. Upon request, and within 30 calendar days, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your information; the categories of information concerned; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom information has been or will be disclosed (in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations); and where possible, the envisaged period for which the information will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to permit customers/users to correct, amend, or delete their personal information. To request this access, please contact as using the information set out below.
We may retain your information for as long as needed to provide you with our services, to comply with our contractual or other legal obligations, pursuant to applicable data retention and destruction laws, to resolve disputes, and/or to enforce our agreements.
If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us so we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified in the Information relevant “What personal information do we collect” provision above, will be deleted. If any point you wish for us to delete information about you, you can simply contact us.
You also have the right to request rectification or erasure of your information or restrictions on processing of information concerning you or you may object to such processing.
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate information. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal information completed, including by means of providing supplementary information by way of statement or otherwise.
To exercise any of your data subject rights, including, but not necessarily limited to your right of access, rectification, transfer, portability, restrict processing, erasure or right to object to processing, contact us using the information set-out below.
How long do we retain your Personal Information?
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. Your consent to such purposes(s) remains valid after any termination of our relationship with you, subject to the following sentence. You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal information (or any part thereof) at any time by contacting us and providing us with reasonable notice of your request, unless withdrawal is restricted by applicable laws or by some other contractual arrangement. If you choose to do so, we will explain the consequences, if any, of withdrawing your consent, including how such withdrawal may impact your interaction with our Site and any other services we provide.
When you make a purchase online through our Site, we will not retain your credit card information after the purchase has been authorized by the appropriate financial institution. We retain the authorization number provided at the time of authorization in order to deal with credit which might be requested in the event that the purchased item is returned.
We have implemented reasonably and appropriate security measures designed to secure your information and protect it from accidental loss, misuse, unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
Children and this Site
We will not knowingly collect or retain any personal information of visitors to our Site who are under the age of 16, unless we obtain parental or legal guardian consent. We do not use an application or other mechanism to determine the age of users of the Site. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features. All information provided to us will be treated as if it was provided by an adult. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from an individual under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information associated with a minor as soon as practicable. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at the contact information below.
Exercising your options about receiving promotional communications
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you do not want to receive communication or promotional information you can:
E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use the unsubscribe link found in every electronic message you receive.
Our links to other websites
In addition, our Site may include content (including through social media platforms or applications) that is streamed by our Site but hosted or made available by third parties. We are not responsible for any damages arising from and expressly disclaim any liability associated with how such third parties collect, store, use or disclose your personal information. If you choose to view such streamed content, you should review the privacy policies that govern such content.