Privacy Policy

AllianceData.com Privacy Policy

Last revised: November 2021

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (“Alliance Data”) and its family of businesses understand that you care how information about you is collected, used, and shared. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect about you directly or indirectly, how and why we may collect, use and share your information, and the choices you have regarding your information that may be collected when you visit www.alliancedata.com (“Site”). As more fully described below, we collect, use and share your information to better serve you and to improve our own business processes.

Alliance Data’s affiliated companies (“affiliates”) may also collect, use, and share information about you as a consumer of their products and services. Such affiliates include Comenity ® and Bread Payments ®. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information about their privacy practices and how they collect, use, and share your information as a consumer.

This Policy applies only to information collected solely from your visit to this Site. The Policy does not apply to any other information we may collect about you, nor to our treatment of information collected off-line, or to information collected on websites or social media pages operated by any of our affiliates. 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 Policy.

  1. Personal Information You Provide Directly To Us

We may collect personal information from you whenever you provide it directly to us. This would include when you send us an email, complete our online contact forms, or submit a resume for potential employment. The types of personal information you provide may include your name, email address, mailing address, or telephone number, and if you are responding to a job posting, information may also include employment history and any other personal information contained in your resume/CV that you submit through our Site. See Section 6 “Applying for a Job” for additional information.  

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may also retain the content of your email messages, together with your email address and the resulting correspondence we have with you.

We may also collect certain information about you if posted on message boards, chats, profile pages and blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to our Site and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding whether to disclose personal information, or any other information, on our Site.

You must be 18 years of age or older to submit information to our Site. Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect, use, or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13.

  1. Device Information We Collect

Information obtained from third-parties:

We may obtain personal information about you from third-party service providers, including analytics companies that automatically collect navigational and/or device information when you visit our Site, such as IP address, browser type, and other Site usage information. We collect this information for internal business purposes, including Site improvements and optimizations, as well as for the ability to deliver more personalized service. 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.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:

Cookies are small pieces of information sent from a website and stored on a user’s device by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. When you visit our Site, 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. While you may delete or block browser cookies (as set forth below), some features of our Site may be unavailable to you if browser cookies are erased or blocked. Using pixel tags in our emails helps us confirm the receipt of and response to our emails, and the time at which our email is viewed. In addition to the above, we may collect “click-through” information, such as where and when you click email links. To learn more about cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Each browser offers different ways to configure your browser’s cookie settings. You can visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ for instructions on how to manage your cookie settings for your browser.

  1. How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use personal information collected on our Site for internal business purposes or any other purpose permitted by law as described below. We may also share your personal information with our third-party service providers from time-to-time to perform any of these tasks on our behalf.

In addition to sharing your information with third-party service providers that provide services for us, we may also share your information throughout our family of companies and with unaffiliated third parties:

  • as required for legal or regulatory compliance;
  • to protect our rights and property or the rights and property of other parties;
  • in connection with the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business assets, provided such information is included in the business assets transferred as part of the transaction;
  • in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding;
  • for internal business purposes;
  • for fraud prevention;
  • for marketing and/or promotion of additional products, services, and special offers, as permitted by law;
  • for any purpose you may request; or
  • for any other purpose that may be required or permitted by law.
  1. Social Media Pages

From time to time, we may create and manage social media pages about our company. With your consent, personal information, including 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 the privacy policies and terms of service on the social media sites if you have any questions about their privacy practices.

  1. International Users

The Site is a United States-based website that is subject to United States law. This Site is controlled, operated and administered by Alliance Data from its offices within the United States. This Policy is provided in accordance with and subject to applicable U.S. law. This Policy governs the information collected by or on behalf of this Site irrespective of where you are located when you access, browse, or interact with the Site. If you decide to continue to access this Site from your location outside the United States, you hereby agree that your use of this Site is subject to this Policy and U.S. law and that you are responsible for complying with applicable laws in all jurisdictions that govern your use and access of this Site.

Any personal information you provide to us on the Site 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 may be 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.

  1. Applying for a Job

We may obtain personal information from you regarding any job postings to which you may apply, including your name, email address, mailing address, social media sign-in information, postal address, phone number, picture, jobs you show interest in, the date you first looked at a job, education level, employment history, and any other personal information contained in your résumé/CV that you submit through our website or otherwise provide to us.

Additionally, if you apply for a job through the Site, we, or a human resources company assisting us, may ask you to provide self-identifying information (e.g., veteran status, gender, and ethnicity) in conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), and similar state and local regulatory agencies. Providing self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide us with that information, we may submit it to the EEOC, the OFCCP, and similar state and local regulatory agencies for business-related purposes, including responding to information requests, fulfilling regulatory reporting requirements, and defending against employment-related complaints.

If Alliance Data considers your job application or extends an offer of employment, we may collect, with your consent, certain additional data either directly from you or from third parties, including background checks, where allowed by local law. Alliance Data relies on your consent when collecting this data.

We may use the information mentioned above to evaluate your application, communicate with you (for instance, to send you a welcome email), verify your information for employee recruitment purposes, analyze staffing needs and practices, respond to your requests for information, or otherwise efficiently manage our hiring process and employee administration. To that end, we may combine your applicant data with research tools and data from other sources.

  1. How Your Information is Protected

We have implemented reasonable security measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, disclosure and destruction. While we strive to protect your data, it may be possible for third parties not under the control of Alliance Data to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Alliance Data cannot ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit to us. The transmission of data over the Internet is not guaranteed to be completely secure. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with us or otherwise sharing your personal information.

  1. Retention of Your Personal Information

We will retain your personal information until such information is no longer necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was provided. We may retain your personal information for longer periods for specific purposes if we are obliged to do so: in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; to protect you, other people, and us from fraud, abuse, and unauthorized access; as necessary to protect our legal rights; or for certain business requirements.

  1. Links to Other Sites

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 read and understand a linked website’s privacy policy before using or visiting such website.

  1. California Consumer Protection Act

The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) defines “Personal Information” as “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” CCPA defines a “sale” to include simply making data available to third parties in some cases. We allow certain advertising and analytics providers to collect IP addresses, cookie IDs and mobile IDs through our Site as described in Section 2 “Device Information We Collect” when you use our online services, but we do not “sell” any other types of Personal Information.

This Site is intended for those seeking additional information about Alliance Data and its affiliates. This Policy does not extend to Personal Information that may be collected by our affiliates as defined by CCPA. Please refer to our affiliates’ sites to review their privacy policies for CCPA-related inquiries for California residents. The policies are available at: https://comenity.com/privacy-policy and https://direct.comenity.com/online-privacy. California residents may exercise their rights available at: https://calprivacy.comenity.com/s/.

  1. Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Policy at any time. If there is a material change to our information collection, use, or disclosure practices, such change will be applied only to personal information collected on a going-forward basis, and we will update this Policy accordingly. We recommend that you review this Policy regularly for changes.

  1. Contact Us

If you have additional questions about this Policy, please contact us at privacy@alliancedata.com.