We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your
By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy
What Personal Information About Customers Does This Site Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your
shopping experience at this site. Here are the types of information we gather.
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store
any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not
to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many
of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding
to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and
communicating with you.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store
certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web
sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your
Web browser accesses this site. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you
visit Web sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a
personalized experience at this site if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware
that these tools exist.
- Information from Other Sources: We might
receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
What About Cookies?
- Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your
computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your
browser and to provide features in the purchasing process, personalized greetings, and
storage of items in your shopping cart between visits.
- The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you
how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you
when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies
allow you to take full advantage of some of This site's coolest features, and we recommend
that you leave them turned on.
Does This Site Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in
the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described
below controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least
as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
- Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We
work closely with our affiliated businesses. You can tell when a third party is involved
in your transactions, and we share customer information related to those transactions with
that third party.
- Agents: We employ other companies and
individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders,
delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from
customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results
and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and
providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform
their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
- Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers
to selected groups of customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not
give that business your name and address.
- Business Transfers: As we continue to develop
our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such
transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but
remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of
course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that we are acquired
or assigned, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
- Protection of our store and Others: We
release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to
comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other
agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of this company, our users, or
others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for
fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include
selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information
from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this
- With Your Consent: Other than as set out
above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and
you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
- We work to protect the security of your information during
transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you
- We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card
numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to
the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
- It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access
to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared
Which Information Can I Access?
This site gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your
interactions with this site for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases,
updating that information.
This site does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for
purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use this site only with the involvement
of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit this site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to
this Notice and our Terms and Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages,
arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Washington. If you
have any concern about privacy at this site, please contact us with a thorough
description, and we will try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms and Conditions of
Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions,
unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see
recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all
information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make,
however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less
protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, bid, post, participate in a
contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide
information when you search for a product; place an order through this site or one of our
third-party sellers; make an auction bid or purchase; provide information in your account
(and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when
shopping with us) or about you; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise;
complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; provide employer information when
opening a corporate account. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such
information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; people to
whom purchases have been shipped, including addresses and phone number; people (with
addresses and phone numbers); e-mail addresses of other people; content of reviews and
e-mails to us; and financial information, including Social Security and driver's license
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP)
address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password;
computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system,
and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from
other customers; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from
our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for.
session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to
certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs),
and methods used to browse away from the page.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address
information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records
and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase
or redemption information, and page-view information from some merchants with which we
operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising,
or other services; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored
Links from Google); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to
help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at this site include up-to-date information
regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail,
password, communications preferences, and address book); payment settings (including
credit card information and gift certificate, gift card, and check balances); e-mail
notification settings; guides, and personal profile.