What is your
and personal information we may collect from our customers and investors,
how we may share this information, and how you can limit our sharing
of your information. “Personally identifiable information”
and “personal information” mean any information by which
you can be identified, such as your name, address and telephone
Charming Shoppes, Inc. is a member of the Direct Marketing Association.
As a part of our commitment to your privacy, we support and adhere
to the guidelines and practices adopted by the Direct
Marketing Association Privacy Promise to American consumers. Accordingly,
we have agreed to (1) provide customers with notice of their ability
to opt out of information exchanges with other marketers; (2) honor
customer requests not to have their information transferred to others
for marketing purposes; and (3) accept and honor customer requests not
to receive solicitations from any of our brands.
Our Web sites may contain links to other Web sites that are not under
our control. Those Web sites may have their own policies regarding privacy.
We have no control of or responsibility for linked Web sites and provide
these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
the privacy policies, if any, of those individual Web sites
to see how the operators of those third-party Web sites will utilize
your personal information. In addition, these Web sites may contain
a link to Web sites of our affiliates. The Web sites of our affiliates
individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such Web sites
will utilize your personal information.
do you collect when I visit your Web sites?
Generally, our customers and investors can visit our Web sites without
providing or revealing any personal or personally identifiable information.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever visitors
interact with our Web sites. We may track the Internet domain address
from which our visitors visit our Web sites and analyze this data for
trends and statistics. Unless a visitor to our Web sites voluntarily
provides personal information to us, each individual customer remains
We receive and may store certain personal information that our visitors
enter when visiting our Web sites or provide to us in other ways. For
instance, we collect the information you provide to us when you
place an order, register with us, send an e-mail or call us,
enter a sweepstakes or contest, subscribe to a service, enroll
in a club, request to receive a catalog, or participate in a
promotion. This information may include your name, shipping/billing
address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information,
product purchases, birth date, gender, occupation, personal
interests, and other similar personal or preference data that you
provide to us. It may also include information you submit about other
people such as the name and address of a gift recipient. Whether or
not you provide such information to us is completely your own choice.
What is your
We will not sell, rent, or trade your e-mail address to any
unaffiliated third party. We believe that your e-mail address is personal
and should be kept that way. We use your e-mail address to provide better
customer service, and to be able to inform you of the Internet offers
and promotions on ABC Giftbox.
How do you use my
We use the personal and/or personally identifiable information you provide
for our internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking your
order, subscription or registration, analyzing trends and statistics,
informing you of our new products (including products of our affiliates),
services and offers, and providing you with information from and
about our stores, catalogs and Web sites.
From time to time, we may also work with other organizations that
we believe are trustworthy and offer products or services that may be
of interest to you. In such instances, we might share limited information
(such as your name and postal address) that we have collected from you,
including personally identifiable information, so that such organizations
may contact you with offers that may interest you. Be assured, however,
that we will not share your information with these organizations if
you have requested that we refrain from doing so.
On our Web sites, we may provide links to other Web sites that are
not part of the Charming Shoppes family. While we select these associations
carefully, we are not responsible for the security and privacy policies
or practices of the Web sites accessed through these links. You should
refer to these Web sites for their respective privacy and security policies.
You access such linked Web sites at your own risk.
To serve you better, we may combine the information you give us
online, through our catalogs, and from our retail locations;
publicly available information; and information we receive from others.
We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your experience
with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that
may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.
Also, we may contract with third-party service providers to provide
certain services for our business, such as credit card processing,
computer system services, shipping, data management, or
promotional services. We provide the information needed for these service
providers to perform these services. The information we provide may
include some of our customers’ personal and personally identifiable
information. However, these service providers are not authorized
to use any of the information we share with them for any purposes other
than to provide services to us.
We may share information that we have collected with governmental agencies
and other organizations assisting us in fraud prevention or for investigative
purposes. We may do so when permitted or mandated by law; trying to
protect against or prevent fraud; attempting to prevent unauthorized
or improper transactions; or investigating fraud or improper conduct
that has already taken place. In these instances, the information
is not provided to these agencies or organizations for marketing or
any other unrelated purposes.
Additionally, we may share your e-mail address, name, telephone
number, and postal address within the Charming Shoppes family of
businesses. Also, when you purchase from us through our catalogs
or Web sites we may need to contact you via phone, e-mail, or
mail to address issues specific to your order, even if you have
opted to not receive communications from us.
Finally, if some or all of the business assets of any Charming Shoppes
company are sold or transferred, we generally would transfer the
corresponding information regarding our customers and visitors to the
purchaser. We also may retain a copy of that information.
if my information changes?
You may update your registered personal information at any time. This
includes your name, password, e-mail, and postal address.
If at any time you would like us to update your personal information
or remove you from our e-mail or postal mailing lists, or if you
need assistance with the modification of your information, send
us an E-mail with your request or write to us at ABC Giftbox, 1910
Silver Street, Waconia, MN. 55387
your position on childrens privacy?
Our Web sites are general-audience Web sites and are not directed to
anyone under the age of thirteen (“Children”) (with the
exception of our affiliated Web site fashionbuggirls.com, which
does not solicit information from visitors). We do not seek to solicit
information from Children. If Children submit information to us and
we know that the individuals submitting the information are indeed Children,
we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will
not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose
the information to third parties. We urge parents and guardians to participate
in their Childrens online activities and use parental control
or Web filtering technology to supervise Childrens access to the
your security policy?
Because we all benefit from secure online shopping, we have taken
steps to build and manage a system that you can use with confidence.
We use sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect
the security of the personal information that you share with us. The
personal information you provide to us is preserved behind a firewall,
instead of being directly connected to the Internet. Unfortunately,
however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we have appropriate
security measures in place within our physical facilities to protect
against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the personal information
you have provided to us.
We urge you to keep your password for our Web sites in a safe place
and not divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account
and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to any
of our Web sites. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account,
especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using
a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.
How can I
verify the security of your Web sites?
We use industry-standard efforts such as firewalls, data-encryption
methods and password-protected data sources to safeguard the confidentiality
of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data
accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put
in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures
to reasonably safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If sensitive data is collected through this Web site, we will encrypt
your personal information before it travels over the Internet using
industry standards for secure online transactions.
cookies, and do you use them?
sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computers
tailor our products and services to suit your personal interests; estimate
the number of visitors to our Web sites; track visits to and sales at
the stores referenced on our Web sites; process your order; track your
status in our promotions, contests, and sweepstakes; and/or
analyze our customers’ visiting patterns. You can generally set
your browser to refuse to accept cookies, or to notify you when
you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or
or financial information on your computer.
In addition, we use third-party companies to help us gather data
to assist us in improving your shopping experience and the quality of
to conduct this analysis.
privacy and security policies ever change?
From time to time, our privacy and security practices may change.
these changes, we will indicate when such changes are made by changing
the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Policy.
Those changes will be effective as of the Last Updated date. The new
policy will apply to all current and past users of our Web sites and
will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. We may change
or add to this Policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically.
I contact you with my suggestions or questions?
To help us improve our privacy and security policies and practices,
please send us your questions and feedback. Send
us an email