Effective date May 17, 2003.
At Simon.com, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your
personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.
As part of the normal operation of our services, Simon.com collects and, in
information we collect about you and what may happen to that information.
Please read on.
What Information Do We Collect?In order to use certain services provided on the site, you will need to
register with Simon.com. When you register, we will gather such information as
your name, mailing address and email address, and demographic information, such
as zip code, age, or income level. If you make a purchase, we may also ask you
for your credit card information to process your order. This information will
not be used for any other purpose than order processing and/or referencing of
your order and will not be shared with anyone outside of Simon Property Group.
We may also track certain information about how you use our website.
Simon.com uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online
advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner,
DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie on
your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring
users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who
works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the
information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally
identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or
email address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information
about how to opt out of these technologies, go to
How Do We Use It?Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you
with an efficient and customized experience while using our services. This
allows us to enhance your online shopping experience, by providing products and
services that meet your particular needs, and making your use of our website
We use your information in a number of ways. For example, we conduct internal
research on our user's demographics, interests, and site usage, to better
understand and service you.
We may share user information with businesses affiliated with Simon.com and
Simon Property Group. They may use this information as we would, and you may
occasionally receive product and service information from them.
We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some
cases, is targeted to your interests. If you do not wish to receive email from
us, please let us know by sending an email to GiftCardsCS@Simon.com or writing
to us at the above address. In the future, we may make our email address list
available to carefully screened companies whose products may be of interest to
you. If you prefer not to receive email from other companies, please let us
know this as well.
In addition, we may share user information with third parties that we believe
are reputable in order to offer products and services that may be of interest
Finally, we may share user information with outside vendors and organizations
that provide support services to us or that help us with our marketing
At no time will we share credit card or social security numbers in any fashion
other than aggregate demographic information, or as required by law.
How Do We Protect Your Information?Simon.com uses industry standard technology and efforts to safeguard the
confidentiality of your personal identifiable information. These include secure
servers and firewalls. All of the user data we collect is protected against
unauthorized access. Only authorized employees who need the information to
perform a specific job are granted access to this information.
What About "Cookies?"A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive,
them contain any personally identifiable information. Some of our business
advertising. We have no control over these cookies, and we may not have access
to the information these advertisers collect. You may choose not to accept
cookies by setting your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each
able to use all features of our site.
What About Links to Third-Party Websites?Our site sometimes provides links to websites that are operated solely
by third parties that are not under our control. This Privacy Statement applies
to our site only, and is not intended to describe the privacy policies of any
third party sites.
Your ConsentBy using the Simon.com website, you consent to the collection and use of
the information described in this policy.
Can Users Update or Change the Information We Collect?You can always update or change the information you submitted by
accessing the registration section of the site and making the appropriate
shopping experience. As a result, our policies will continue to evolve. As we F
implement new technology and provide new services, we will update our Privacy
Policy. We encourage you to refer to this page on an ongoing basis for our most
current policy and practices.
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