This privacy statement describes how CostcoAddict collects and uses the personal information you provide on our Web site: www.CostcoAddict.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Personally Identifiable Information
CostcoAddict.com is committed to protecting users’ privacy. Users are not required to provide any personally identifiable information in order to use this site.
CostcoAddict.com does not share any of the personal information it collects with any third parties.
We have an optional feedback/contact us form available that requires responders to provide their name and email address. People who do not want to provide their name and email address should avoid the feedback form.
We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for users to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when a user close their internet browser; while a persistent cookie remains on their hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies also enable websites to track and target visitor behavior and interests in order to enhance the user experience.
Users can remove or disable persistent cookies by following directions in their Internet browser’s “help” file. Also, please find information about cookies on Microsoft.com.
Users who have disabled cookies may still use our website; however the ability to benefit from certain promotions, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
Third Party Cookies
Our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Links to Other Sites
This website publishes links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CostcoAddict.com. Please be aware that CostcoAddict.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.
We encourage users to be aware that clicking special offers, ads or circulars will redirect them to various merchant websites. It is important to read individual merchant’s privacy policies before making purchases or entering any personally identifiable information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We reserve the right to disclose users’ personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
As is true of most websites, we automatically gather certain information that is stored in our servers log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information. As needed, CostcoAddict.com may aggregate data collected from log files to demonstrate usage information from our website for prospective merchants.
We provide users the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. For example, if they do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, they can indicate this preference upon first receiving any promotional communications.
If users no longer wish to receive our promotional communications, they may opt-out by following the instructions included at the bottom of all communications, or by contacting us directly.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.