Last revised January, 2013
URL http://www.alliancedata.com (“Site”), and is provided by Alliance Data Systems
Corporation ("we”) to help you understand what information is collected from you
online at the Site or through our Social Media Pages, and how we use it.
The Policy does not apply to the treatment of information collected off-line, or
to information collected on websites or Social Media Pages operated by entities
within our family of companies, which include Epsilon, LoyaltyOne, Alliance Data
Retail Services, Comenity Bank, and Comenity Capital Bank. Please refer to their
online and off-line privacy policies for more information about their privacy practices.
Your visit to and use of the Site signifies that you agree with all terms of this
Policy; please do not visit or use the Site if you disagree with any part of this
We collect personal information from you online whenever you provide it directly
to us. This includes when you send an email to us, complete our online “Contact
Us” form, or submit a resume. Such personal information may include your name, email
address, mail address, or telephone number.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or maintain personal information from users or
visitors under 13 years old.
We and/or our service providers, such as analytics companies, will automatically
collect navigational and/or device information like IP address, browser type, and
other Site usage information from your device when you visit our Site. We do this
to improve our Site, and for other internal business purposes.
We may store Browser Cookies on your device or use Pixel Tags on our Site or in
our emails so that we can personalize your visit to our Site and improve our Site
and emails. You may be able to erase or block Browser Cookies. Please be aware that
some features of our Site may be unavailable to you if your Browser Cookies are
erased or blocked. Pixel Tags in emails help us confirm the receipt of and response
to our emails, and the time our email is viewed. In addition, we may collect "click-through"
information such as where and when you click email links.
If any information that we automatically collect about your device is ever connected
to your personal information, we will use it as described in the "How We Use Your
Personal Information” section of this Policy.
We may use personal information collected at our Site for servicing, marketing,
fraud prevention, other internal business purposes, or for any other purpose permitted
by law. We may share personal information with our service providers to perform
any and all of these tasks on our behalf.
In addition to sharing your information with third party service providers that
provide services for us, we will also share your information throughout our family
of companies and with unaffiliated third parties: (i) as required for legal or regulatory
compliance, (ii) to protect our rights and property or the rights and property of
other parties, (iii) in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business
assets, your information may be one of the business assets that are transferred
as part of the transaction, (iv) during a bankruptcy proceeding, (v) for servicing,
(vi) for internal business purposes, (vii) for fraud prevention, (viii) for marketing
and/or to promote additional products, services, and special offers, as permitted
by law, (ix) for any purpose you may request, or (x) for any other purpose that
may be required or permitted by law.
From time to time, we may create and manage social media pages that include, but
are not limited to, a Twitter account or a Facebook page (“Social Media Pages”).
With your consent, personal information like your name, profile picture, gender,
networks, user ID, list of friends, birthday, likes, education history, work history,
current city, hometown, interests, relationship status, and any other information
you have shared on a social media site may be collected by us, and may be used and
shared as described in the “How We Use Your Personal Information” section of this
Policy. This Policy does not cover the privacy practices of the social media sites
on which we may have Social Media Pages. Please review their privacy policies and
terms of service on the social media sites if you have any questions about their
If you are visiting us from a location outside of the United States, please keep
in mind that this is a U.S.-based website. This Policy governs the information collected
by or on behalf of this Site irrespective of where you are located when you access
it, browse it, or interact with it.
With respect to personal information you provide to us on the Social Media Pages,
once received from the social media sites, it is maintained and processed by us
on servers and internal systems located in the United States. This means your personal
information may be stored outside of the province, state, and/or country in which
you reside, and processed by us or a third party as described in this Policy. Moreover,
governmental bodies that have jurisdiction over us in the United States (e.g., courts
and law enforcement agencies) may be entitled to access your personal information.
We take measures to safeguard your personal information.
We provide links to external websites as a convenience to you, but we are not responsible
for the privacy practices of linked websites. Therefore, we encourage you to always
From time to time, we may modify this Policy. Should there be a material change
to our information collection, use, or disclosure practices, it will be applied
only to personal information collected on a going forward basis, and we will update
this Policy accordingly.