Feb 8th, 2012
At Hanesbrands Inc. ("Hanesbrands"), we respect our customers and understand that you may have concerns about privacy, so we have instituted privacy policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled safely and responsibly.
Unless otherwise provided herein, any reference to "Hanesbrands," "we," "us" and "our" shall mean and include Hanesbrands, it subsidiaries, affiliates, operating divisions and brands (collectively, “affiliates”).
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS: Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed their personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and request information about the disclosure of your Personal Information, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). Send an email to the Privacy Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact us via postal mail at: Leggs Consumer Services, Hanesbrands Inc., P.O. Box 3013, Winston-Salem, NC 27102.
· The kinds of Personal Information we collect from users of the Site and how that information is collected;
· How we use your Personal Information;
· The circumstances under which we disclose Personal Information to third parties;
· How you can access, update or delete Personal Information collected about you by us on the Site;
· The mechanisms we have implemented to protect your Personal Information; and
· That we may choose to disclose nonpublic personal information about you to a third party for compensation.
Behavioral Advertising: Advertisements displayed to you on this Web Site and elsewhere may be customized to your interests and preferences, based on your Personal Information and Site usage information, including (but not limited to) non-personally identifying information, which may be obtained from you or from other sources. To opt-out of this, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices. However, if you opt out we may still suggest products to you based on other products you have viewed on our sites.
Information Hanesbrands Collects
Hanesbrands collects Personal Information about you on the Site only when you submit it to us, such as when registering on our site, subscribing to our e-mail program, submitting a review or question, participating in special functions of the Site, such as e-cards, public forums, shopping lists, wish lists or games, responding to a survey, submitting applications, entering a sweepstakes or contest, or making testimonials, suggestions or comments.
In addition, when you access the Site our web servers may automatically recognize and collect information regarding your IP address, referring domain, your type of internet browser, operating system software, screen resolution, cookie preferences and similar technical data. None of this information is personally identifiable.
Technology: When you access the Site, our web servers may automatically recognize and collect non-personally identifiable information. We use technology (e.g., small data files that may be stored on your computer that are referred to as ‘cookies,’ electronic image requests known as "web beacons" or "single-pixel gifs", and files stored on your computer called “local shared objects”). Some of this technology can recognize you as you browse or when you return to our Site. Technology may also collect the type of operating system and browser you are using and accumulate and report anonymous, statistical information on Site usage. Technology shows us how our customers use our Site and allow us to give you a more personalized experience when you use our Site. These types of technology generally do not collect, gather, monitor or share any Personal Information; they are used to compile anonymous information about Site usage. We do not use technology to detect or collect Personal Information, but we may combine the data collected by this technology with Personal Information you do give us in order to send you information that may be of interest. Some Internet browsers allow you to change the settings and stop it from automatically accepting certain technology such as cookies. Some media players, such as Flash, allow you to manage local shared objects. If you do change these settings, it may affect your ability to use certain features and functions on our Site and you may need to re-enter information when you browse or when you return to our Site. You should consult with the publisher or licensor of your browser and media players if you want to change the settings or are experiencing trouble browsing our Site.
By using our Site, you consent to our use of tracking technologies as described above.
Minors: We recognize the particular importance of protecting the privacy of Personal Information where children are involved. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided our website with personally identifiable information, we ask that such child’s parent or guardian call 800-225-4872 or contact us at email@example.com and we will delete the information about the child from our files.
How Hanesbrands Uses the Information
We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
· to respond to your requests (including, for example, to enter a sweepstakes; post a testimonial, photograph, comment or question, or to receive product information, or catalogs or to enroll in our email program)
· to improve the content, appearance and utility of the Site
· to trace our visitors' use of the Site for internal research purposes
· to invite you to participate in market research
· to provide any necessary notices to our visitors and to notify our visitors of updates to the Site
· to send catalogs, printed materials, offers and other announcements to postal addresses and to allow our affiliates and other reputable third party marketers to do the same
· to send e-mail offers, announcements, or newsletters to your e-mail address (these emails may come from any of us at Hanesbrands, including any Hanesbrands affiliate)
If we publish Postings that you submit to us or our social media pages for potential publication, we may identify you as the source of such information by first name, last initial and city of residence or as otherwise indicated on the applicable submission pages. Any information about yourself submitted in a "public" area or feature of our Site or our social media pages, may allow members of the general public to view such submitted information and content on the Internet, may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet, and you have no expectation of or right to privacy with regard to any such Posting. The security of any information you disclose in public areas or features of the Site is not guaranteed; you make such Postings and disclosures at your own risk.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We will not rent your email address. In addition, we do not sell your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities, except in the limited circumstances described below. Remember, we are referring to information obtained online through our Site and the use of it for email or other online purposes. We may disclose Personal Information to affiliates for marketing and/or administrative purposes, and you may opt-out of such disclosure for marketing purposes. With your consent, or if you provide your contact information to one of our e-commerce web sites, we may rent lists of our customers’ postal mailing addresses to third parties. You can elect for us not to rent these lists to unaffiliated third parties by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Some of our contests, sweepstakes and other offerings may be co-sponsored by another company. In those situations, the information we obtain from you in connection with them may be shared with our co-sponsor. In those situations, our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your information.
Updating Your Personal Information; E-mail Unsubscribe Options
If you registered on our Site, and in the event the Site does not have a “My Account” link to pages containing the Personal Information you wish to access, you may request that: (i) we correct or update any such Personal Information; or (ii) such Personal Information be unsubscribed from the email marketing database for the Site. To make such a request, you may click here or write to Leggs Consumer Services, Hanesbrands Inc., P.O. Box 3013, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, postal address, and/or telephone number(s) in order to be sure we handle your request correctly.
In addition each time we send you an e-mail marketing message, we give you the option to unsubscribe from the applicable brand’s promotional e-mail list by simply clicking the unsubscribe link. We may, however, continue to contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your account, any services, features or functions you have enrolled in or registered to use, any promotions or contests you have participated in or have entered, goods and/or services you have ordered, or other transactions you have undertaken with the Site.
We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission or stored on our systems. We conduct financial transactions via secured transmissions but may not always secure other parts of the Site. We also limit access to the Site by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. We request that our operational service providers follow the same policy.
Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers’ personal identity data and financial account credentials. “Phishers” use “spoofed” e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging sensitive Personal Information such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords, and Social Security Numbers. WE DO NOT SEND EMAILS ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE OR CONFIRM SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD! If you receive such e-mail communication, please forward it immediately to the Site’s Privacy Administrator at email@example.com and then immediately delete the fraudulent e-mail from your computer.