Collection of Information
Use of Information
Circle K may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: to register and administer your account; to administer and improve the Site and related services; to notify you of our products, services, promotional events or special offers that may be of interest to you; to conduct sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions; to conduct surveys and solicit feedback regarding the Site and Circle K products and services; to respond to your comments, questions or suggestions; to provide Internet security; and to meet legal requirements. We may work with our business partners who may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending communications related to Circle K products and services; responding to your inquiries; managing sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions; managing data; or providing customer service. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose.
Circle K may provide chat rooms, discussion boards, online forums and other interactive technologies (collectively, "Forums") to users of the Site. Any information that is disclosed in the Forums is public information and users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personal Information. If you voluntarily disclose Personal Information in a public area of the Site, such as a Forum, that information may be collected and used by a third party to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes. Circle K does not control the actions of third parties in Forums and other public areas of the Site. If you disclose Personal Information in a public area, you do so at your own risk. Further, any communications within the Site and Forums travel through Circle K's servers and any such communications that you send or receive may be monitored by Circle K.
When you visit the Site, Circle K or a third party advertiser may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file that can help us in many ways. A cookie is a bit of information that is stored on a visitor's hard drive that allows the Site to track how a visitor navigates through the Site and areas in which a visitor shows interest. Cookies track trends and behaviors, but do not extract Personal Information. Cookies help us understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future.
Currently, we use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to maintain tracking of a user through an application and expire at the end of a web page visit. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive and read by your browser each time you visit the Site. Such cookies contain only a numeric session identifier. We use such information in the aggregate to understand which services and resources our visitors prefer and how those services and resources are used. We may share aggregate demographic/statistical information with third parties.
With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of certain of the Site's features.
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Your Opportunity to Opt-out of Email Advertising
In the event you do not wish to receive promotional email from Circle K, follow the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any email message you receive.
Circle K has policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information that it collects and maintains. We have industry standard security programs intended to keep Personal Information stored in our systems and server shielded from unauthorized access. We store all Personal Information in secure data centers located within the United States. These systems are configured with data encryption or other scrambling technologies and firewalls constructed to high industry standards. Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Circle K will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information; nonetheless transmissions on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Circle K assumes no responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your Personal Information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Privacy of Children
Circle K encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children's online activities. While the Site and certain of its promotions may be of interest to children, only information from parents or guardians of children under the age of eighteen (18) is requested or collected on the Site. We strictly adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law.
Your California Privacy Rights
Beginning January 1, 2005, California law permits individuals who are California residents to request once in any calendar year certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at: Mac's Convenience Stores LLC, 4080 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, P. O. Box 347, Columbus, Indiana 47201.
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at this Site or wish to access or modify your Personal Information collected at this Site, please email us at email@example.com. Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.