Effective September 14th, 2009:
- What Type of Information Does Sears Collect?
- What Information Do We Share and with Whom?
- Can I Disable Cookies?
- How Do We Handle Personally Identifiable Information Collected on Children?
- What About Links to Other Websites?
- What About Online Advertisements?
- Is My Information Secure?
- How Can I Access My Information?
- Can I "Opt-Out" of Receiving Promotional E-mails?
This Web site is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 years of age.Back to top
What Type of Information Does Sears Collect?
We may collect personally identifiable information ("PII" - for example, your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or credit card number) from you when you voluntarily submit the information to us when you purchase items from us. We need this information in order to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status, in order to register you as a user of this site or to provide you with services. We may also collect PII from you if you choose to subscribe to our email program, or participate in sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, or in connection with content or suggestions you post on this site.
We also collect non-personally identifiable information ("Non-PII" - for example, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom you are affiliated) from you when you choose to provide or post non-PII information on this web site.
We may also collect additional information about you from third parties including demographic information (such as number of household members, age, and gender) and purchase preference information. We use this information to customize your experience on our web site and on other Sears Holdings family of business web sites and to provide you with the most relevant products, services and offers.Back to top
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 Holdings family of business web sites.Back to top
How Do We Handle Personally Identifiable Information Collected on Children?
- Collection of children's personal information
- Use of children's personal information
- The method of obtaining parental consent
- The method of obtaining access to the child's information
What About Links to Other Web sites?
This web site may contain links to other web sites outside the Sears Holdings family of web sites. Sears Holdings 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.Back to top
What About Online Advertisements?
We partner with third-party service providers known as Ad Networks to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. Using Cookies and Pixel Tags (also known as Web Beacons), Ad Networks collect anonymous information about your visits to our web site and other web sites in order to deliver advertisements that may be of particular interest to you. This process does not involve the collection of any personally identifiable information (PII). The Ad Networks do not know your name, phone number, address, email address or any personally identifying information. If you do not wish to receive relevant ads based on this technology, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative's (NAI) opt-out page here.
We do not share any personally identifiable information about you with the advertising networks. To find out more about how the networks manage the privacy of information in conjunction with delivering ads online, please go to: http://www.doubleclick.com/us/corporate/privacy or http://www.atlassolutions.com/privacy2.aspx#atlas_website. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies; also known as ad networks, including information about how to opt-out of their information collections. See http://www.networkadvertising.org/participating for the list of NAI members and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page.Back to top
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 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 Holdings makes no warranties, express, implied or otherwise as to the ultimate effectiveness of these reasonable and appropriate safeguards.Back to top
How Can I Access My Information?
You can personalize your experience on the Sears Holdings family of web sites by becoming a registered Member. By registering, you will be able to tell us what products and services interest you, and whether you wish to receive e-mail about special sales, promotions and other events. Once registered, you can review and maintain your account information at anytime by clicking on the 'My Profile' link at the top of each web site page. Your account information is secure and is accessible by using a password that you select. To become registered user, or to modify your current preferences, go to www.searshomeservices.com.Back to top
Can I "Opt-Out" of Receiving Promotional E-mails?
From time to time, we may send you e-mails with promotional offers if you opt-in to receiving such emails. If you would no longer like to receive e-mailed special event information, sales notifications or other promotional messages from this web site, you can unsubscribe from this site's e-mail marketing list by following the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each promotional e-mail. Your e-mail address will be removed from this site's email marketing list within 10 days.Back to top