Effective June 6, 2013
This Web site is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 years of age.
What Type of Information Do We Collect?
We collect personally identifiable information (“PII” - for example, your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number) from you when you voluntarily submit this information to us. We need this information to validate that you are employed by the company you have been enrolled for. Your email address will be used to send your user id and password and to communicate information about the site or about Sears. We may also collect additional PII and non-PII information about you from third party service providers who provide background checks, verify the information you have provided to us and perform other services in connection with your use and registration with the Vendor Portal.
What Information Do We Share and with Whom?
We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to outside marketers. We may share your information (as described above) with members of the Sears family of businesses to provide you with products or services that you have requested or to provide you with promotional offers that we believe will be of interest to you. The Sears family of businesses includes all Sears affiliates, as well as other selected businesses with which Sears or its affiliates have a relationship and which have agreed to adhere to our strict standards for providing quality products and services, responding to your needs, and protecting customer information.
In certain circumstances, we may share your information with service providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services. To ensure the confidentiality and security of your information, service providers must agree to safeguard your information in strict compliance with this policy.
We also may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it. There may be instances when we may access or disclose your information in order to protect or defend the legal rights or property of Sears and its affiliated companies or their employees and agents, to protect the safety and security of users and members, and to protect against fraud.
Sears may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.
Can I Disable Cookies?
Most web browsers allow you to exercise control over cookie files on your computer by erasing them, blocking them, or notifying you when such a file is stored. Please take a look at your particular browser for instructions on this function. If you do elect to disable cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a personalized experience on this web site and on other Sears family of business web sites.
What About Links to Other Web sites?
This web site may contain links to other web sites outside the Sears family of web sites. Sears is not responsible for the privacy practices of other non-affiliated web sites. You should read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Is My Information Secure?
We maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Your information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive PII, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (“SSL”). While we do work very hard to protect your privacy, no method of security is 100% effective and we cannot be responsible for the actions of those who may gain unauthorized access to your personal information. Sears makes no warranties, express, implied or otherwise as to the ultimate effectiveness of these reasonable and appropriate safeguards.
How Can I Access My Information?
You can view or update the information in your user profile at any time. Simply click on My Profile.