Visitors to the Sites
When any visitor links or connects to the Sites, the DS Services web server automatically recognizes the visitor's domain name and email address where possible. When you visit the Sites and access information about DS Services products and services without revealing your identity or you purchase products or services from the Sites, DS Services may ask you to provide certain personal information by completing and submitting an online form. To complete your order DS Services may require that you provide your contact information, which may include your name, mailing address, email address or other personally identifying information.
Information Collection Notice
The primary purpose of DS Services in collecting personal information is to provide you with the products and services you have ordered and with superior customer service. The personal information DS Services collects includes first and last names, street addresses, billing information, credit card information and email addresses, as well as some information that will help us provide visitors with relevant information about events and information they may be interested in. All credit card information submitted to the Sites is done through a secure connection and used by DS Services exclusively in connection with the purchase of DS Services products or services. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use or buy a particular product or service. You agree that DS Services may use personal information about you to improve our products and service to you. You agree that DS Services may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that may be targeted to your interests, such as special product and service offerings. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications as further described below. DS Services does not sell, rent, or knowingly provide the information it receives from Site visitors to any third party without your permission. DS Services does share some of the information collected (demographic information, purchase history) with its affiliated companies and its advertising agencies for marketing research purposes.
Opt In/Opt Out
Visitors to the Sites who previously provided information to DS Services can change or remove the information upon request to DS Services. Visitors who do not want DS Services to disclose personal information about them with affiliates and non-affiliated third parties may opt out of such disclosure. When you opt out of such disclosure, DS Services will not disclose your personal information except to service providers performing services on DS Services's behalf, or as permitted or required by law and set forth below. Disclosures that are permitted by law include, but are not limited to, sharing personal information with DS Services affiliates about transactions or experiences or as may be required to provide you with the products and/or services you have requested. You may exercise your right to opt out when prompted on the Sites, by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link at the botton of the email you receive, or by emailing Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contacting Customer Service at 1-800-492-8377.
Even if you opt out, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DS Services, Site users or the public. Information collected through this Site, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition.
Correction of Information
The Sites give all registered Site visitors the opportunity to update or correct contact and billing information previously provided. You can assist DS Services in maintaining the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your address, telephone number(s), email address(es) or any other information; send a written request to us at DS Services of America, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 4170 Tanners Creek Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 specifying the information to be updated or corrected.
The Security of Your Information
We have instituted physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to store and maintain your Information [collected through the Sites] in a secure environment. For example, when highly confidential information, such as a credit card number, is transmitted through our website, it is encrypted by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software. You may also be required to use a password to access certain pages on the Sites where certain types of Your Information can be changed or deleted. It is therefore important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. You take full responsibility for maintaining the complexity and confidentiality of your password. Furthermore, while we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology rapidly changes. We cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect Your Information from the threats of tomorrow. You should also be aware that despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of personal information. Accordingly, we are not in a position to guarantee that your information will be secure under all circumstances.
A Note About International Users
A Special Note About the Privacy of Minors
Our Sites are designed and intended for use by adults over the age of 18. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and fair information practices, DS Services will not knowingly collect personal information regarding children under the age of 13. DS Services has a mini-site relating to its Nursery products, the Nursery Fun Zone which provides activities which are intended for children under 5 years of age and their parents. No personal information is collected in the Nursery Fun Zone area.
DS Services may update this policy from time to time as our information practices are modified or changed. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will notify you here. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.