IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS INTERNET WEBSITE (THE “WEBSITE”). SPROUTS MAY MODIFY THE POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME AND POST THOSE MODIFICATIONS HERE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE AFTER ANY SUCH MODIFICATION CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT.
1. INFORMATION. Sprouts obtains information from and about you in a number of different ways, including:
A. General Information. Some information (“General Information”) is gathered automatically when you access the Website. This General Information (which includes Website pages visited, type of web browser used, type of operating system, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and similar information) does not identify you personally.
B. Personal Information. Some information (“Personal Information”) is not gathered automatically when you access the Website and instead is provided by you voluntarily. Personal Information is information that is identifiable as yours, and may include without limitation your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other personal information to verify your identity, as well as financial information such as your credit card number. You must provide Personal Information to Sprouts if you wish to purchase gift cards or other items, or if you wish to receive coupons, newsletters or other information.
The following are some of the kinds of Personal Information you may choose to provide:
(i) Third Party Information. When you register at a third party website, and provide Personal Information to such third parties, Sprouts may (pursuant to agreements between Sprouts and those third parties) obtain such information to populate Sprouts registration forms for use when you hyperlink to the Website; and
(ii) Email Information. When you send Sprouts email messages or call Sprouts by telephone, Sprouts may retain the content of your email or telephone messages, together with your email address and Sprouts’ response to you.
C. Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the hard drive of a user’s computer. Cookies can “remember” what information (“Cookie Information”) a user accesses on a website to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user, or can use that Cookie Information to streamline the user’s transactions on related websites. The Cookies Sprouts uses on the Website may be “session” Cookies that are erased when you leave the Website, or may be “persistent” Cookies that remain on your computer’s hard drive after you leave the Website.
D. Hyperlinks. The Website contains hyperlinks to third party websites, including those to one (1) or more third party referral websites. This Policy applies only to General Information, Personal Information and Cookie Information, and does not apply to information collected at such other websites. Sprouts is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites, and you understand and agree that those privacy practices may be significantly different than those stated in this Policy.
2. GENERAL USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. Sprouts uses and discloses your information as follows:
A. General Information. Sprouts uses and discloses General Information to understand Website demographics and content preferences, and shall do so without notice to, or permission from, you or any third party. In particular, Sprouts may provide aggregate information about Sprouts’ customers, sales, Website traffic patterns and related information to Sprouts’ affiliates or third parties;
B. Personal Information. As further provided in SECTION 3 (“OTHER USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION”), Sprouts uses Personal Information solely for purposes of administering Sprouts business activities, providing customer service and making available coupons and other products and services to you and other Sprouts customers and prospective customers, and does not sell or rent this information to any third parties other than those who are administering the website and mailing list as an agent of Sprouts. This may include focused advertising, online banner advertisements, new services, promotions and other responses to you. Sprouts discloses your Personal Information only as described in Section 3 of this Policy. Sprouts may also use Personal Information to notify you about important changes to the Website or Sprouts’ business, new Sprouts services and special offers you may find valuable.
C. Cookie Information. Sprouts uses Cookie Information to improve the Website and better serve you and Sprouts’ other customers, and may do so without notice to, or permission from, you or any third party.
3. OTHER USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. Sprouts may use and disclose your information when legally compelled to do so, or when Sprouts, in good faith, believes that the law requires it or for the protection of Sprouts’ legal rights or those of a third party. Sprouts does not otherwise use or disclose your Personal Information except as follows:
(i) Sprouts may use your Personal Information and disclose your Personal Information: (a) in the course of providing services to you; (b) to law enforcement; (c) to a representative of a payment verification service, financial institution or credit card company only when you have authorized such disclosure; or (d) to third party service providers, such as administrators of Sprouts’ mailing list;
(ii) Sprouts may use and disclose your Personal Information: (a) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger or reorganization of Sprouts; or (b) when Sprouts believes it is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Sprouts or other persons, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Sprouts;
(iii) Sprouts may use and disclose your Personal Information to notify you about changes to the Website or Sprouts’ business, or new Sprouts services and special offers you may find valuable; and
(iv) Any Personal Information you provide may also be collected by Sprouts’ merchandise and service suppliers in order to process, bill and fulfill your orders.
REST ASSURED THAT SPROUTS DOES NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES, OR USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OTHER THAN AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY.
4. SECURITY STANDARDS. The security of your Personal Information is important to Sprouts. Sprouts encrypts certain Personal Information using secure socket layer (“SSL”) or other technology. If you have any questions about security of your Personal Information or the security on the Website, you can send Sprouts an email at email@example.com. Sprouts expressly disclaims any promise or representation, express or implied, as to the company’s security measures regarding Personal Information.
5. OPT OUT. If you have so agreed on the Website, you may receive marketing messages and materials from Sprouts, including without limitation a “welcome” email and subsequent newsletters and other emails. If you do not wish to receive such messages or materials, you may notify Sprouts of your preference by following the instructions included in each communication, by emailing Sprouts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting Sprouts at 1-888-577-7688, or by regular mail at: Sprouts Customer Service, 11811 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 2400, Phoenix, AZ 85268.
6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY. The Website is not intended for the use by anyone under the age of eighteen (18). Sprouts does not knowingly solicit and does not wish to receive any information from children.
7. ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION. If you would like to review your Personal Information, contact Sprouts at email@example.com or call 1-888-577-7688. If you need to make changes to, but not purge, your Personal Information, you may do so by calling Sprouts Customer Service at 1-888-7688, or by mail sent to Sprouts Customer Service, 11811 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 2400, Phoenix, AZ 85268. You hereby agree that Sprouts may use and disclose any suggestions, ideas, concepts or information (other than your Personal Information) that you provide to Sprouts regarding this Policy, Sprouts’ business or any other matter, without obligation to you or any third party.
8. MERCHANT SERVICES. You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Website, or via hyperlinks, banner ads, or “click-throughs” from the Website, regarding the goods or services of third parties (collectively, “Merchant Services”). You understand and agree that your access to or use of Merchant Services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and Sprouts shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.
9. Assignment. Sprouts may assign this Policy, in whole or in part, to any third party without notice to or permission from you or any third party.
SPROUTS and the Sprouts logo are trademarks of Sprouts Farmers Markets, Inc., and may not be used without prior written permission.
If you have any questions or comments about Sprouts or this Policy, you may contact Sprouts at:
Sprouts Farmers Markets, Inc.
5455 E. High Street, Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85054