Privacy Statement

Effective June 6, 2013

Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by Sears Management Corporation (“Sears”).   At Sears, we want to ensure that you understand what information we gather about you, how we use it, and the safeguards we have in place in order to protect it. If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to write to our Webmaster at  webmaster@customerservice.sears.com.  This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through this web site.

Sears may update this policy from time to time. Please check our policy periodically for changes. Your use of this web site, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law.

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.

Non-PII may also be collected from you by means of Cookies and Pixel Tags. Cookies are small bits of information that this web site places on your computer.   We and our 3rd party service providers use cookies and Pixel Tags to identify your IP address, browser type, domain name, and specific web pages through which you click. This data is collected automatically and utilized to help us look for trends to improve our web site and your interactive experience.  The cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to the Web site and to provide you with a customized experience that we feel will be of value to you.  The cookies that are configured by this web site do not contain any personally identifying information, such as your name, or sensitive information, such as your social security number or credit card number. Additional information regarding browser cookies and how to disable them is described below.

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.

Will I Receive Notice of Changes to the Privacy Policy?

As mentioned above, from time to time we may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, changes in our collection or use practices, or changes in our web site’s features or technology, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting on this web site. Your continued use of this web site after we post a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.