INFORMATION WE COLLECT
a) Information about You that You Provide
b) Information Collected Automatically
The Company, it’s Service Providers, and/or Third-Party Services may also automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Service (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include IP address, Internet service provider, device identifier, browser type, operating system, information about your use of the Service, and data regarding network connected hardware (e.g., computer or mobile device). Except to the extent required by applicable law, or to the extent Usage Information is combined by or on behalf of the Company with Company-Collected PI, the Company does not consider Usage Information (including, without limitation, unique device identifiers) to be Personal Information or Company-Collected PI
The methods that may be used on the Service to collect Usage Information include:
Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, and may be stored in log files.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, fingerprinting, device recognition technologies, in-app tracking methods and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about interactions with the Service or e-mails, including information about your browsing and purchasing behavior.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device, which may be session ID cookies or tracking cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Service and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies remain longer and help in understanding how you use the Service, and enhance your user experience. Cookies may remain on your hard drive for an extended period. If you use your browser’s method of blocking or removing cookies, some but not all types of cookies may be deleted and/or blocked and as a result, some features and functionalities of the Service may not work. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file which may be placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies and HTML5 cookies are locally stored on your device other than in the browser and browser settings won’t control them. The Service may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your devices.
Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)
Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be used, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, and to count content views.
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from the Company’s web server, or from a third party with which the Company works, and is active only while you are connected to the Service, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you, or make assumptions about your location, for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting content based on your location. If you have enabled GPS or use other location-based features on the Service, your device location may be tracked. Our store finder feature may access and use information about your device location (such as based on IP address), or your account information, to suggest appropriate storage locations. Our Service content may be personalized based on various information we may have about you to try to provide you with more location-relevant content. Further, we may use your device location information (including proximity to Tracking Technologies existing in the physical world that the app interacts with, for example, iBeacons in a physical location and wi-fi and Bluetooth services) such as to display nearby businesses and offers, or to enable or verify specific actions or Service availability.
Collection and analysis of information from your device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts, and other data, for purposes of identification and/or tracking.
Device Recognition Technologies
Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, as well as linking a universal unique identifier to different device use (e.g., Facebook ID), which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user or household) (“Cross-device Data”).
In-App Tracking Methods
There is a variety of Tracking Technologies that may be included in mobile applications, and these are not browser- based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifier, or other identifiers such as “Ad IDs” to associate app user activity to a particular app and to track user activity across apps and/or devices.
Some information about your use of the Service and specific Third-Party Services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services, and used by the Company and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Service and specific Third-Party Services. See Section 11 regarding certain choices regarding these activities.
The Company is giving you notice of the Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them explained in Section 11 so that your consent to encountering them is meaningfully informed.
c) Information Company Collects From Other Sources
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN.
Allow you to participate in the features we offer on the Service;
Deliver merchandise and services you purchase online;
Process your registration and manage your account.
Transact with you, provide services or information you request, respond to your comments, questions, and requests, serve you content and/or advertising, and send you notices;
Company’s marketing and other purposes;
Enhance and improve customers’ shopping experiences;
Improve the Service and for any other internal business purposes;
Tailor our content, advertisements, and offers;
Fulfill other purposes disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information or otherwise where we are legally permitted or are required to do so;
Completing payment method processing;
Determine your location and send you location-relevant information; and
Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm.
INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES.
The Company may share non-Personal Information and Personal Information that is not deemed Company-Collected PI hereunder (provided that the Company is aware of no restrictions on the Company’s use if any), with third parties for any purpose. The Company’s sharing of Company-Collected PI is, however, subject to the following:
Subject to your communications choices explained in Section 11.D, and the rights of California residents explained here, we may use your Personal Information to send you marketing communications. The company will not share your Company-Collected PI with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, except in connection with Corporate Transactions (defined below) absent your consent (which may be using third party interaction described in the next bullet point).
Your Disclosure or Consent
As more fully described in Section 5 (Information You Disclose Publicly or to Others) and Section 6 (Third-Party Content, Third-Party Services, Social Features, Advertising and Analytics), your activities on the Service may, by their nature, result in the sharing of your Company-Collected Personal Information (as well as your other Personal Information and your non-Personal Information) with third parties and by engaging in these activities you consent to that and further sharing and disclosure to third parties. Such third party data receipt and collection is subject to the privacy and business practices of that third party, not the Company.
The Company’s agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers (collectively “Service Providers”) may receive, or be given access to your information, including, without limitation, Personal Information, Demographic Information, and Usage Information, in connection with their work on the Company’s behalf, provided however, the Company does not authorize its Service Providers to use Company-Collected PI provided by the Company to the Service Providers to send you direct marketing messages other than related to the Company absent your consent.
To comply with the law, law enforcement or other legal processes, and in response to a government request; and
The Company may share your Company-Collected Personal Information (as well as your other Personal Information and your non-Personal Information), in connection with or during negotiations of any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale, joint venture, or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of the Company assets, or transfer of all or a portion of the Company’s business to another company (“Corporate Transactions”).
In addition, in conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) and similar state and local regulatory agencies, we may ask you to provide us with self-identifying information (such as veteran status, gender and ethnicity). Providing such self- identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide us with such information, we may submit that information, to the EEOC, the OFCCP and similar state and local regulatory agencies or otherwise use or disclose it for business-related purposes, including, without limitation, responding to information requests, fulfilling regulatory reporting requirements and defending against employment related complaints.
SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS, AND PROMOTIONS.
INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE PUBLICLY OR TO OTHERS.
The Company encourages you to exercise caution when making decisions about what you disclose in such public areas.
Additionally, the Service may offer you the option to send a communication to a friend or other contact. If so, the Company relies on you to only send to people that have previously permitted you to do so. The recipient’s Personal Information you provide (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be used to facilitate the communication, but not used by the Company for any other marketing purpose unless the Company obtains consent from that person. Your contact information and the message may be included in the communication.
THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SERVICES, SOCIAL FEATURES, ADVERTISING, AND ANALYTICS.
The Service may include hyperlinks to, or include on or in connection with, the Service (e.g., apps and plug-ins), websites, locations, platforms, applications or services operated by third parties (“Third-Party Service(s)”). These Third-Party Services may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other Tracking Technology to independently collect information about you and may solicit Personal Information from you.
Certain functionalities on the Service permit interactions that you initiate between the Service and certain Third-Party Services, such as third party social networks (“Social Features”). Examples of Social Features include: enabling you to send content such as contacts and photos between the Service and a Third-Party Service; “liking” or “sharing” the Company’s content; logging in to the Service using your Third Party Service account (e.g., using Facebook Connect to sign- in to the Service); and to otherwise connect the Service to a Third-Party Service (e.g., to pull or push information to or from the Service).
If you use Social Features, and potentially other Third-Party Services, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on the Service (see Section 5) or by the Third-Party Service that you use. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party service that references the Service (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with the Company in a tweet or status update), your post may be used on or in connection with the Service or otherwise by the Company. Also, both the Company and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Service and any Third-Party Service.
The Company may engage and work with Service Providers and other third parties to serve advertisements on the Service and/or on third-party services. Some of these ads may be tailored to your interest based on your browsing of the Service and elsewhere on the internet, sometimes referred to as “interest-based advertising” and “online behavioral advertising” (“Interest-based Advertising”), which may include sending you an ad on a third party service after you have left the Service (i.e., “retargeting”).
DATA SECURITY AND MONITORING.
The Company takes reasonable measures to protect Company-Collected PI from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet and online digital storage are not completely secure and the Company cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the Service.
The Service is intended for a general adult audience and not directed to children less than thirteen (13) years of age. The Company does not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) (“Children’s Personal Information”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If we obtain knowledge that we have collected Children’s Personal Information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Service, and who posted content or information on the Service, can request removal by contacting the Company here, detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting that you posted it. The Company will then make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third-parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that the Company does not control.
ACCESSING AND CHANGING INFORMATION.
The Company may provide web pages or other mechanisms allowing you to delete, correct, or update some of the Company- Collected PI, and potentially certain other information about you (e.g., profile and account information). You can edit your name, contact information, and preferences by logging into the My Account section of the site and then clicking on “Update Your Contact Information.” The Company will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in its then-active databases as soon as practicable, but it is not always possible to completely change, remove or delete all of your information or public postings from the Company’s databases (California minors see Section 9) and residual and/or cached data may remain archived thereafter. Further, we reserve the right to retain data (a) as required by applicable law; and (b) for so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data is retained except to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
CHOICES: TRACKING AND COMMUNICATIONS OPTIONS.
A. Tracking Technologies Generally.
Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies, or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, go to Adobe’s website http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-third-party-local- shared.html. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of the Service may not work and that when you revisit the Service your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Some App-related Tracking Technologies in connection with non-browser usage (e.g., most functionality of a mobile app) can only be disabled by uninstalling the app. To uninstall an app, follow the instructions from your operating system or handset manufacturer.
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many online services, the Company currently does not alter the Company’s practices when the Company receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com, but the Company is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this third party information. Some third parties, however, may offer you choices regarding their Tracking Technologies. One way to potentially identify cookies on our Site is to add the free Ghostery plug-in to your browser (www.ghostery.com), which according to Ghostery will display for you traditional, browser-based cookies associated with the web sites (but not mobile apps) you visit and privacy and opt-out policies and options of the parties operating those cookies. The Company is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this tool or third party choice notices or mechanisms. For specific information on some of the choice options offered by third party analytics and advertising providers, see the next section.
B. Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies.
In addition, we may serve ads on third-party services that are targeted to reach people on those services that are also identified on one of more of our data bases (“Matched List Ads”). This is done by matching common factors between our data bases and the data bases of the third-party services. For instance, we may use such ad services offered by Facebook or Twitter and other Third-Party Services. We are not responsible for these Third-Party Services, including without limitation their security of the data. If we use Facebook to serve Matched List Ads on Facebook services, you should be able to hover over the box in the right corner of such a Facebook ad and find out how to opt-out with us from such list. If you opt-out from our Facebook Matched List Ads, we will remove the matching Personal Information from that list, however, this will not take effect immediately and if you have multiple e-mails or other accounts you may have to opt-out separately for each one. If we use Twitter Matched Use Ads, you should be able to opt-out through your account settings on Twitter. If you opt-out from our Twitter Matched Use Ads, you will be removed from that list, however, this will not take effect immediately and if you have multiple e-mails or other accounts you may have to opt-out separately for each one. We are not responsible for such third parties’ failure to comply with your or our opt-out instructions or to provide us notice of your opt-out elections, and they may change their options without notice to us or you.
C. Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies.
With respect to the Company’s mobile apps (“apps”), you can stop all collection of data generated by use of the app by uninstalling the app. Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain features (e.g., location-based services, push notifications, accessing calendar/contacts/photos, etc.), by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device and/or the app’s settings. Beware that if GPS precise location services are disabled, other means of establishing or estimating location (e.g., connecting to or proximity to wi-fi, Bluetooth, beacons, or our networks) may persist. See also the prior section regarding the DAA’s mobile Interest-based Advertising choices.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine The Light law”) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes absent your consent. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law by contacting us here or by sending a letter to 234 Probasco Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520 (Attention: Legal Department). Any such request must include "California Privacy Rights Request" in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address or mail address.
California minors should see “Children’s Privacy” at Section 9 regarding removal of certain content they have posted.
YOUR CONNECTICUT PRIVACY RIGHTS.
Connecticut law requires any person or entity that collects Social Security numbers from Connecticut residents in the course of business to create a privacy protection policy and to publish or display it publicly. It is our policy to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers in our possession from misuse and improper disclosure by maintaining and enforcing policies and physical and electronic safeguards against misuse and improper disclosure. Unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers is prohibited, and access to them is limited to personnel who need access to such information in order to perform their job functions.