“Cookies” means small files sent to your browser from a web server and stored in your computer.
“Information of a Non-Personal Nature” means any non-confidential, non-proprietary information derived from your connection to the Website, such as your Internet browser, domain name and referrer link.
“Personal Information” means personally-identifiable information including, without limitation, your name, street address, telephone number and e-mail address.
INFORMATION OF A NON-PERSONAL NATURE
As a general policy, with the exception of IP addresses, no Personal Information is automatically collected from visitors to the Website. Mary Brown’s may gather and analyze IP addresses and certain Information of a Non- Personal Nature regarding website usage by visitors to the Website. Such data is used in an aggregate form to assist Mary Brown’s in determining general usage patterns and to administer, diagnose problems with, and fine tune the layout of the Website. We may share non-personal, summary, or aggregate customer data (all of which is not Personal Information) with partners and other third parties at our discretion.
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In certain portions of the Website, certain Personal Information may be voluntarily and knowingly provided to us by visitors to the Website. When entering a contest or requesting franchise information, for example, we will ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, as well as certain other information that may be Personal Information.
We collect Personal Information for the purpose of understanding our visitor base, collecting feedback, carrying out contests, replying to inquiries by e-mail, and _. Mary Brown’s may use Personal Information for the above-noted purpose to the extent such use by Mary Brown’s is explained to visitors when the information is voluntarily and knowingly provided to Mary Brown’s. We may also match your Personal Information that you provide to us on the Website to information contained in our database. Your Personal Information may also be used by Mary Brown’s to contact you regarding other products or services which may be of interest to you (including those that we may offer jointly with other companies), provided we have obtained your consent in advance.
We will not give, sell, rent, or loan any of your Personal Information to any third party (with the exception of third parties performing functions on our behalf who have an obligation to keep your information completely confidential, or a third party who buys our business) unless you have authorized us to do so.
Mary Brown’s reserves the right to access and/or disclose Personal Information where required to comply with applicable laws or lawful government requests or, in Mary Brown’s reasonable opinion, to operate the Website properly and securely, or to protect Mary Brown’s or visitors to the Website. Mary Brown’s, acting reasonably, shall attempt to obtain the prior consent of the individual to whom such Personal Information relates prior to disclosure to third parties.
A NOTE TO PARENTS
Mary Brown’s is very sensitive to privacy issues and is committed to protecting the online privacy of children and making the Internet safe for our users. As a result, no Personal Information should be submitted to or posted on the Website by children under the age of 13 without their parent or guardian’s permission. In addition, if a user younger than 13 wishes to send us Personal Information, he or she must first give us his or her parent’s or guardian’s e-mail address so that we can obtain their permission, or have the child’s parent or guardian consent on his or her behalf. No Personal Information will knowingly be accepted from a child under 13 before this permission is obtained. Be assured that Mary Brown’s will not condition a child’s participation in any Website activity on the child’s disclosure of more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity.
If your child has already provided us with Personal Information, you may ask to see this information for the purpose of correcting it, or ask us to delete this information from our records entirely (see “Who to Contact” below.)
WHO TO CONTACT
- See Personal Information that you have already sent us so that you can correct, update or delete your Personal Information from our files;
- Once your minor child has sent us Personal Information, see that Personal Information so that you can correct, update or delete it;
- Ask that we not contact you going forward; or
Please contact our Mary Brown’s Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at:
Mary Brown’s Home Office
100 Renfrew Drive