Collection of Personal Information and Website Usage Information
We collect Personal Information provided to us (such as name, address, telephone number, or email address) voluntarily through one or more of the Websites. For example, if you sign up to receive special offers, coupons and promotions, we will collect your email address. And if you participate in one of our contests or sweepstakes, we will collect Personal Information from you to contact you about an award and/or to verify your identity. If you purchase one of our products through the Websites, we will collect credit card information you provide as well as your name and address.
Website Usage Information Automatically Collected
When you use any of our Websites, we automatically collect certain information relating to that use. This information is stored on your computer’s hard drive. For example, we may use “cookies” or similar technologies to retain information about you and your use of the Websites. These technologies collect information such as which Internet browser you are using and the domain name of the website which linked you to our Website. We use that information to learn how many people are visiting our Websites and to help us understand what products, services and promotions might interest Website visitors. By using the any of the Websites, you consent to the use of these technologies as described above.
With most Internet Browsers you can set your computer to refuse, receive a warning about, or erase all “cookies” from your hard drive. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Use of Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with information and customer service, to send you notices (for example, in the form of email messages or mailings), and otherwise to respond to your requests. We may store and process your Personal Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services, such as by analyzing individual user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Websites, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
Sharing of Personal Information
We share the Personal Information we collect among our divisions and subsidiaries, as well as with certain non-affiliated entities (“third parties”) as described below. We do not give or sell the Personal Information we collect through the Websites to third parties for them to use in marketing their own products or services or soliciting their own website users, customers or clients.
Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information with certain third-party service providers in order for them to assist us in providing you with information or to facilitate servicing you with respect to our products, Websites, contests, sweepstakes or other aspects of our operations. For example, the Personal Information collected from winners of our contests or sweepstakes may be passed on to third parties for the purpose of awarding prizes. We will require that any such service providers agree to keep your Personal Information confidential and use it only for purposes of assisting us with such activities.
Legal Obligations. We may disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement and other government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by such government authorities or as otherwise required or permitted by law, including in response to court orders and subpoenas. We may also disclose your Personal Information in the event that we have reason to believe someone is causing or threatening to cause injury to or interference with our rights or property, the operation of any of the Websites, Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; as well as to protect against fraud.
Business Transfers. In the event that any of our affiliated companies or divisions undergoes an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation, liquidation, or sale of assets that results in a third party’s acquisition of such company or division or its assets, your Personal Information may be among the transferred assets.
Privacy of Children
Our Websites are not directed at minors and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from, or maintain any Personal Information regarding, persons under the age of 13.
We strive to use the most sophisticated technology to protect the security of your Personal Information. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information will be secure during its transmission to or from us using the Internet. Although we make all reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of Personal Information once we obtain it, we cannot guarantee that, even using our best efforts, we can keep your Personal Information that is stored on our systems absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. You should be mindful of these security limitations when you submit Personal Information to us.
Other Websites or Applications
Where you have requested to receive email updates from us, we may periodically send you emails that promote or otherwise contain information relating to our products or services. When you receive emails from us, you may indicate a preference to “opt out” of, and thus to stop receiving further emails from us by following the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the email(s) you received.
Contacting Us About Your Personal Information or Questions You May Have
Last Updated: October 1, 2014