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Effective Date: July 7, 2014
By visiting our Sites or otherwise interacting with us, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy.
1. Information We Collect
The information we collect may be provided by you or by a third party, or may be collected automatically.
Information You Provide. Our practices are described below. You may choose not to provide certain information; however, choosing to do so may prevent you from being able to take advantage of many of our offered features or from conducting transactions.
Through Your Visits/By Your Request. We collect the information described above when you use our Sites; contact us to request customer support or otherwise; create an online account; sign up to receive our emails, direct mail, or other advertising; respond to our survey requests; participate in a sweepstakes, contest or promotion; or otherwise communicate with us.
Through Transactions. When you make a purchase or otherwise transact with us, whether online or offline, in addition to the information described above, we will retain information regarding those purchases and transactions, such as products purchased, location of purchase, how frequently you buy, features you utilize, offers you redeem, and rewards you earn or redeem.
Through Social Features, Community Forums, and User Content. We may provide through our own services or third party services the opportunity for you to post content publicly, such as product reviews, photographs, questions, comments, suggestions, or other content (collectively, "User Content"), or to initiate interactions between our websites or services and third-party websites or services ("Social Features"). Examples of Social Features include enabling you to "like" or "share" content from our websites or services to other websites or services; to login using your username and password for a third-party site or service; or to post information on a third-party platform that references maurices, such as by use of a hashtag.
In addition to providing the information described in previous sections of this policy, by using Social Features, you may also provide maurices with information contained within your social network account, such as your profile information, friend or contacts information, pictures, and interests. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party platform that references a maurices product (e.g., by using a Twitter hashtag associated with maurices in your tweet), your post may be published on or through our Sites, advertising materials, or other publications.
If you submit User Content or use Social Features, we may publish that information or content online or offline, including in connection with our advertising, marketing, publicity, and promotional activities.
Information Provided by Third Parties. We may obtain information, including contact information and demographic information, about you from third parties, including our joint marketing partners, the bank that operates our private label credit card program, or other unrelated third parties. We may receive information about you if other users of a third-party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your "connections" webpage, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third-party website or interactive service. We may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. In those cases, we will apply this Policy to the combined information.
Information We Collect Automatically. Whenever you browse any of our Sites, maurices and its third-party service providers, including analytics providers and third-party content providers, automatically receive and record certain information, such as your IP address, browser type, type of device you use to access the Sites and domain name from which you arrived at the Site, device identifier, Location-Data (defined below), and specific maurices.com web pages through which you click, among other information ("Usage Information").
To provide location-based services on certain of our Sites, we may need to capture and record certain location-data regarding your use of the Sites and your travels in order to provide location-related functionality ("Location-Data"). We may link that Location-Data to other information that you provide to us or that may be accessed in connection with your use of the Sites.
The methods used to collect Usage Information may include:
Cookies. "Cookies" and "Flash cookies" are small files placed on your device to make your shopping experience more efficient, convenient, and personalized. Through the use of these cookies, we and our third-party service providers may automatically collect Usage Information, enable features, or remember your preferences.
Many web browsers allow you to remove or reject cookies. However, these tools may not affect Flash cookie preferences. For more information about disabling Flash cookies, see www.adobe.com. If you choose to disable cookies or Flash cookies, some features of the Sites may not function properly, including the shopping cart and ordering processes.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") may be included in our Sites and in email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
2. Our Use of Information
Our primary purpose for collecting PII is for maurices to provide you with a safe, efficient and beneficial experience. To serve you better, we may combine information you give us online and offline about your activities and product interests. We may use information collected from or about you, including your PII and Usage Information:
3. Sharing of Information
We may share information, including PII, about you as follows:
4. Information Collected by Third-Parties
Information about you may also be collected and stored by third parties, and it remains subject to the third party's privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third-party website or service.
Analytics Providers and Ad Servers. We work with vendors (including network advertisers, ad agencies, and analytics companies) to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Site, to serve our advertisements elsewhere online, and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Sites and the effectiveness of our advertisements. For example, if you clicked on one of our advertisements that led you to the Site, our service provider(s) may be able to tell us which advertisement you clicked on and where you were viewing the advertisement.
In connection with serving content and providing analytics and advertisement services, third parties may collect certain information about your visits to the Sites or other websites. These third parties may set and access their own tracking technologies such as those identified above and may otherwise collect or have access to your device identifier, Usage Information, and related information about you. We may share device identifier and Usage Information about visitors with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers, and other vendors for similar purposes.
Tracking Technologies. Tracking technologies, including those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. At this time, we do not respond to browser-based "do not track" signals, but some of the variety of service providers we use to perform advertising and analytics services may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") or the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the "opt-out" procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an "opt-out" by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online.
Links to Other Websites and Services. The Sites may link to third-party websites or content over which we have no control and which are governed by the privacy policies and business practices of those third parties, including the bank that operates our private label credit card program. maurices is not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.
5. Promotional Communications
We may send you emails and/or other promotional information if we have collected your information in any of the ways described above. We will send you text messages only if you sign up to receive text communications. If at any time you do not want to continue to receive information, emails, texts, or mailings, you may change your preferences as described in Updating My Information and Choices.
6. How We Protect Personally Identifiable Information
Whenever maurices handles your PII, we take commercially reasonable steps appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, including by maintaining physical, organizational, and technological safeguards, to protect your information in accordance with this Policy, and to help protect PII against loss or theft and against unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Once we receive your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to protect its security on our systems. These safeguards are designed to protect against, but are not a guarantee against, the loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of PII. maurices uses the industry standard encryption protocol known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt your order information to protect against the decoding of that information by anyone other than maurices. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us through the Internet, and you do so at your own risk. We retain personal information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to meet any legal requirements.
Our Sites are intended for a general audience and are not intended for use by or targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally information from children under the age of 13. If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with PII, the parent or guardian of that child should contact our Customer Service Center (contact details below) and ask to have this PII deleted from our files.
8. Consent to Transfer and Storage in the United States
Your information is stored on servers located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Sites, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
9. Updating Information and Choices
10. Contact Us
By mail: maurices Online Customer Service, 105 W Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 1-866-977-1542
11. Your California Privacy Rights
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