Last Updated June 2016
Information We May Collect
We may collect personal information about you, including information you give us on applications, questionnaires or other forms, when you join our mailing list, or if you request or submit information about becoming a franchisee. This information is voluntarily provided by you and may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, email address, personal preferences, or other personal identifiers. This information may also be collected for participation in a sweepstakes or other give-away, to locate a store or otherwise participate in activities or services generated on our System. Based on the information you provide us, we may also collect information from consumer reporting agencies, such as credit bureaus, in order to evaluate your eligibility to become a franchisee.
All of our locations are independently owned and operated franchises, and Winmark Corporation does not own or operate these locations. Comments, questions or complaints submitted to us about a specific location will be forwarded to the franchised location, along with any contact information you provide with your comment. If you have comments regarding a specific location, we recommend you contact that location directly so that they may personally and immediately assist you.
We may also use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to advertise to our users online. These third-party vendors may display Company product or service advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytic cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the website or another site affiliated with Company products or services. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information (name, address, email address, or phone number) we collect or you provide on the System. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ads Settings.
Children Under 13
We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. We may send personally identifiable information about you to others only when: 1) we have your consent to share the information; 2) we need to share the information to provide the information, service or product that you requested; 3) we need to send the information to people or companies who work on behalf of the Company to provide information, products or services to you; 4) we respond to subpoenas court orders or legal process; or 5) we find that your actions on the System violate the Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services. In addition, user demographic information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis in a manner that will not personally identify the individual submitting the information.
Linking to Other Websites
Information Collected By and From Social Media Services and Other Third Party Platforms
We may also disclose your information to a third party as part of a merger, sale, or other corporate reorganization. Any third party to which we transfer or sell the Site or related assets will have the right to continue to use personal information and other information that you provide to us.
We have taken reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, please remember that no computer system should be considered safe from intrusion. Email may pass through many computer systems, and should not be considered as a secure means of communication unless encrypted. Even then, information is only as secure as the encryption method. If you visit our System, we will not communicate with you unless you have given us permission to do so.
How Users Can Limit Information Collected
While we work hard to use and disclose our users’ personal information only for the purposes identified above, you can choose not to provide personal information or limit the personal information obtained by us as follows:
- You may have your contact information removed from our marketing lists to inform users of new or relevant products, services and special offers by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any communication received from us or by emailing us at email@example.com.
- You may limit the collection of “cookies” through your browser settings. However, this may disable our ability to provide you with the most relevant products or information regarding the System; and
- You may limit the ability of Google Analytics to track your online activity, as outlined in the “Behavioral Advertising” section.
We may also use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to advertise to our users online. These third-party vendors may display Winmark product advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytic cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Site or another site affiliated with Winmark products or services. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information (name, address, email address, or phone number) we collect or you provide on the website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ads Settings.
We are committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of the site for all people with disabilities. The Company is continuously taking steps to improve the site and stay in compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). Our website will be tested periodically by third-party accessibility consultants in order to provide feedback regarding conformance with WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
Please be aware that given the constant changes in technology, our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular page on the site, contact us at the contact information below.
Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to modify this policy from time to time and will mark new versions with a corresponding effective date. We recommend that you visit the Site regularly to review any changes in our practices.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the System.
We appreciate how important privacy is to you. We want you to understand why we collect and sometimes share information about you and how this can benefit you. Simply stated, by knowing more about you, we can provide a greater range of information, products and services that may be of interest to you.
Attn: Legal Department
605 Highway 169 N, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55441
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