Privacy Policy

mcubes Privacy Notice Summary

Our Notice outlines:

  • How and why we collect your personal information;
  • How your personal information is used and protected;
  • When and with whom we share your personal information; and
  • What choices you can make about how we collect, use, and share your personal information.

What Does This Privacy Notice Include?

This Privacy Notice describes how we handle your personal information, the reasons we do so, the choices you may have regarding our use of the information, and the measures we take to protect the security of the information. It covers our mcubes and Amigo retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and our websites and mobile services where this Privacy Notice is posted.

What is not covered in this Privacy Notice? 

  • Uses and treatment of personal information related to our specialized operations are covered by our notices for specific types of information. Specialized operations may include areas such as health services operations, including mcubes pharmacies, vision centers, and clinics; financial products and services that we offer either directly or in connection with business partners; and mobile device retail instalment sales. 
  • mcubes maintains separate privacy policies for our operations outside of the US.  

What is Our Pledge of Accountability?

We require our associates, business partners, and service providers to manage your personal information properly.

We have designated a team of trained associates who are responsible for helping to ensure compliance with this Notice. We require all those who manage customers’ personal information to do so properly and in accordance with our policies.

What Type of Information Do We Collect and How Do We Collect It?

We collect information to deliver the products and services you request, to help improve your shopping experience, and to support our business functions. We collect information from you in a variety of ways when you interact with our stores, websites, and mobile services.

What Information Do We Collect?
We may collect or receive the following categories of personal information. Not all categories may be collected or received for every individual:

  • Identifiers: Personal identifiers, such as name, telephone number, physical address, email address, government-issued identifiers (e.g., national identification numbers, driver’s license numbers), and signatures
  • Device Information and Online Activity: Device and online identifiers, account login information, keystroke patterns indicative of human or bot website/app usage, mobile and web network activity and related information (such as Mac address, IP address, cookie IDs, browser activity, and other information associated with your browsing history), and social media information
  • Commercial Information: Purchase and transaction history information (such as products or services you have purchased, rented, or returned), health and safety-related information, product testimonials, travel and vacation information, and competition entries
  • Communications: Communication details (such as the content of emails, text messages, or other communications), call logs, and calendar information where mcubes is a party to the exchange
  • Demographic Information: Demographic information, such as age (including information about children under the age of 13 with respect to certain purchases and services (e.g., tobacco purchases), gender, citizenship, ethnicity, date of birth, family or marital status, household income, education, professional and employment information, family health, number of children, number of cars owned, and software or virtual assets owned
  • Financial Information: Financial information, such as credit or debit card numbers, financial account numbers, and claims information
  • Biometric Information: Biometric information, such as voice prints, imagery of the iris or retina, face geometry, and palm prints or fingerprints
  • Geolocation: Location information, such as geolocation information
  • Sensory Information: Audio, visual information, and other sensory information such as photographs and audio and video recordings
  • Background Information: Background and criminal information, such as background checks and criminal convictions
  • Inferences: Individual preferences and characteristics, such as inferences related to shopping patterns and behaviors, intelligence, and aptitudes

How Do We Collect Information? We collect information from you in a variety of ways. It may be:

  • Provided directly by you or a member of your household
  • Collected from a device associated with you or your household
  • Collected through in-store technology
  • Collected from another company within our family of companies
  • Collected from an external third-party source
  • Collected from another solution or asset 
  • Collected from other sources, when it is appropriate, to help us correct or supplement our records, improve the quality or personalization of our services, increase the appeal and relevance of advertising, and to prevent or detect fraud 

Information Provided Directly by You or a Member of Your Household You actively share information with us in various ways in our stores and online. For example, you share information when you:

  • Make an in-store or online purchase, or other transaction, with us;
  • Create an account on one of our websites or mobile services;
  • Use a gift registry or create a mobile shopping list;
  • Participate in our programs, such as eReceipts;
  • Conduct a transaction or request a service where we collect information (including when required by law, such as hunting and fishing licenses);
  • Request customer service or contact us;
  • Post a review or comment on one of our social media pages, or post a rating, review or other user-generated content on one of our websites or mobile services;
  • Participate in a contest, sweepstake, promotion, or survey; or
  • Use features of our websites and mobile services that may ask you to grant us access to the camera, microphone, or contacts on your computer or mobile device (such as voice search or scanning bar codes or importing your mobile contacts). We only collect this information when you grant us access on your device.

When you engage in these activities, you may share different types of personal information with us, such as your name, email address, physical or postal address, phone number, date of birth, and payment information.

Information Collected From a Device Associated With You or Your Household
You also passively provide us information in other ways through technology. This information helps our websites and mobile services work correctly and supports customer marketing and analytics efforts – our work to understand our customers’ needs and provide information about our products and services that may be of interest to you. Here are some examples:

  • Device Information: We collect technical information when you visit our websites or use our mobile applications or services. This may include information such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of mobile device you use, your device operating system and browser type, a unique device identifier, the address of referring websites, the path you take through our websites, and other information about your session on our websites.
  • Browsing Information: We use our own and third-party technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and mobile device identifiers to collect information about the use of our websites and mobile services. We use these tools to provide an integrated and more personalised shopping experience for you. For example: cookies allow us to provide you relevant information as you use or return to our sites; web beacons allow us to know if a certain page was visited, an email was opened, or if ad banners on our websites and other sites were effective. Under certain circumstances, we permit third parties to collect information on our websites for their own business purposes using cookies, web beacons, iframes and similar technologies.
  • Precise Device Location Information: We may collect information about your location when your device is set to provide location information. Other examples include allowing us to know when you are about to arrive to pick up your Online Grocery Pickup order after you check in. We may be able to recognise the location of a mobile device in stores where we provide customers free WiFi access or through the use of Bluetooth technology. Through mobile services, Bluetooth technology in our stores allows us to show you nearby products that may interest you, making it easier for you to locate products within and navigate through the store. See “What Are Your Choices?” below for more information.

Information We Collect Through In-Store Technology
We may collect your personal information from technology we use in our stores, such as our facility cameras. We operate cameras in store for security and operational purposes, for example, to help us improve the design of our stores to better serve our customers.

Information We Collect From Another Company Within Our Family of Companies
We may collect your personal information from another organization within our corporate family of companies, such as with Sam’s Club and Moosejaw.com.

Information We Collect From External Third-Party Sources
We receive information about you from other sources to help us correct or supplement our records, improve the quality or personalisation of our services, and prevent or detect fraud. We collect information from consumer reporting agencies in conjunction with products or services that involve financial risk to mcubest, such as transactions in which mcubes extends you financing. We also receive information, such as device information and browsing information, from third parties for marketing purposes, for example to provide you with personalized ads on mcubes and third-party websites and mobile services.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We use your personal information to provide you products and services, such as to fulfill your requests for products or to help us personalize our services and marketing to you. We also use your personal information to support our business functions, such as fraud prevention, marketing, and legal functions.

Some examples include:

  • Performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing financing, providing analytics services, providing storage, or providing similar services
  • Providing advertising and marketing services, including targeted advertising
  • To conduct auditing and monitoring of transactions and engagement, including auditing related to counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance
  • Short-term, transient use, such as non-personalized advertising shown as part of your current interaction with us
  • Helping to ensure security and integrity and prevent fraud
  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of our services or devices and to improve, upgrade, or enhance them
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors
  • To conduct business analysis, such as analytics, projections, identifying areas for operational improvement
  • To conduct research and development, including undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration
  • To fulfill our legal functions or obligations

To do the above, we combine information, collected online and offline, including information from third party sources. We also may transfer or share your personal information within our corporate family of companies, such as with Sam’s Club or Moosejaw.com, for these purposes, as permitted by law.

Uses of personal information relevant to our specialized operations, such as our health services and financial services lines of business, are described in our notices for specific types of information.

How Do We Share Your Personal Information Outside of mcubes?

We are careful to share your personal information in ways that respect your privacy and only as described in this Notice. We view you as a valued customer, not a product, and we do not sell or rent your personal information to others for money. All of the categories of personal information that we collect have been shared with other companies, including those within our corporate family, for a business purpose. We may share your personal information in the following circumstances:

Other Businesses in our Corporate Family
We may share your personal information with other brands and businesses within the mcubes corporate family. When we do, the information will be used in ways that are consistent with this Notice.

Service Providers
We share personal information about you with service providers that help with our business activities, including shipping vendors, billing and refund vendors, payment card processors, marketing and advertising vendors, and companies that help us improve our products and services. We require our service providers to keep your personal information secure. We do not allow our service providers to use or share your personal information for any purpose other than providing services on our behalf. Your personal information may be stored and processed by our service providers in the United States or other locations where the service providers or mcubes maintain facilities.

Products and Services Offered by Other Businesses
We will sometimes enable other businesses to make their products or services available to our customers, such as through mcubes retailers. You may purchase products or services from these other businesses at our stores or through our websites or mobile services. When you purchase these products or services, we identify the other business and share with this business personal information related to your purchase of their products and services. These other businesses may operate their business in the United States or in other countries.

Legal Requirements and Protection of Our Company and Others
We may share your personal information in other special circumstances, which include situations when sharing is required by law, or we believe sharing will help to protect the safety, property, or rights of mcubes, our customers, our associates, or other persons. Examples include:

  • Protecting the health or safety of customers;
  • Addressing crimes committed on mcubes property;
  • Identifying and addressing fraud or financial risk;
  • Providing personal information from cameras to law enforcement at their written request;
  • Responding to a search warrant or other valid legal inquiry; and 
  • Responding to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or violation of law.

Business Transfers
In the event that all or a part of our business is merged, sold or reorganized (including transfers made as a part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings), personal information about you could be shared with the successor business. We will use reasonable measures to help ensure that any successor treats your information in accordance with this Notice.

Pursuant to Our Specific Privacy Notices
We have specific privacy notices related to some of our specialized operations. We may disclose personal information for purposes identified in those notices, which arise in those specialized operational areas. These specific privacy notices describe additional or different information practices relevant to those operations.

Deidentified & Aggregated Personal Information
mcubes continually strives to make customer shopping experiences more relevant and with less friction and may offer related services and insights to its suppliers and others. As a result, mcubes may share with others insights that combine information from many customers in ways that do not directly identify you. For example, mcubes may combine your shopping history with that of other customers to deliver generalised insights to mcubes suppliers. These insights do not identify individual customers. This information helps mcubes suppliers provide products and services relevant to mcubes customers. mcubes may receive payment for these insights.

To deliver information about products and services that may be of interest to you, we may share information with other companies, such as publishers, advertisers and measurement analytics providers. For example, we may share device-related data (such as device identifier, type of device, IP address, cookies and other information associated with your browsing and app usage) and individual preferences and characteristics (such as insights and inferences related to shopping patterns and behaviors). This information does not identify you directly, but is necessary to personalize the advertisements you receive. mcubes does not receive payment for this information.

We also allow companies that show advertisements on our webpages or our apps to collect information from your browsers or devices via the use of cookies or other technologies. Like many companies, we may allow cookie matching with select partners. However, these parties are not authorised to access information from mcubes cookies. For more information about your choices related to advertising activities see “What are Your Choices?”  

With Specific Notice or Your Consent 
In circumstances other than those described above, we will provide specific notice or ask for your affirmative consent, as required by law, before we share your personal information outside of our corporate family of companies, and we also will not sell or rent your personal information for money.

Categories of Personal Information We Disclose to Each Type of Third Party
We may share your personal information with certain categories of third parties, as described below.

Types of Third Parties to Which the Personal Information Was Disclosed for a Business PurposeCategories of Personal Information Disclosed for a Business Purpose
Financial service vendorsDemographic information
(See example above Co-Branded Products and Services)Device and online identifiers
Financial information
Individual preferences and characteristics
Location
Personal identifiers
Purchase history information
Those we are legally required to share withAudio, visual and other sensory information
(See example above Legal Requirements and Protection of Our Company and Others)Background and criminal information
Biometric information
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
Demographic information
Device and online identifiers
Education information
Employment information
Financial information
Government identifiers
Health and health insurance information
Individual preferences and characteristics
Internet, application, and network activity
Location information
Personal identifiers
Purchase history information
Service providers that receive data in order to provide services to us (e.g. technology providers, cloud storage providers, etc.)Audio, visual and other sensory information
(See example above Service Providers)Background and criminal information
Biometric information
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
Demographic information
Device and online identifiers
Education information
Employment information
Financial information
Government identifiers
Health and health insurance information
Individual preferences and characteristics
Internet, application, and network activity
Location information
Personal identifiers
Purchase history information
Third parties with whom individuals direct us to share their personal informationAudio, visual and other sensory information
(See example above Co-Branded Products and Services and With Your Consent)Demographic information
Device and online identifiers
Employment information
Financial information
Health and health insurance information
Individual preferences and characteristics
Location information
Personal identifiers
Purchase history information
Our suppliers or marketplace vendorsAudio, visual and other sensory information
(See example above Products and Services Offered by Other Businesses)Device and online identifiers
Employment information
Government identifiers
Individual preferences and characteristics
Personal identifiers
Purchase history information

What are Your Choices?

You have choices about the various ways we collect, use, and share your personal information.

  • We may send you marketing communications. You can tell us your marketing preferences with mcubes by following the instructions on the mcubes Communication Preferences & Alerts page. Or you may contact the Privacy Office as described in the “Who Can I Contact at mcubes About the Privacy Notice” section below.
  • We also personalize your experience on our sites and mobile services by showing you advertisements from mcubes or our advertising partners that are tailored to your interests. 

Some of our mobile services use your device’s location information. You can adjust the settings of your mobile device at any time to control whether your device communicates this location information. We may also offer additional controls on our use of your mobile location information.

We want to offer you choices about the different ways we collect, use, or share your personal information. These choices are described below.

Marketing Preferences
When we are sending marketing communications to you, we use the following standards:

  • We use an opt-in standard for automated phone and text messages, and for sharing personal information with companies outside our corporate family of companies for their use in direct marketing of their products, such as sending you promotions for their products. Opt-in means we will only conduct the activity with your affirmative consent.
  • We use an opt-out standard for email, app notifications, and postal mail. Opt-out means we may contact you, but will stop upon your request (as described below).

If you contact us by email or mail, please be sure to include your full name, the types of communications you would like to receive or not receive, and your related contact information. For instance, if you would like to opt-out of mail, include your mailing address. Please allow sufficient time for your marketing preferences to be processed. It may take up to ten days to process your requests related to email and up to 30 days to process your requests related to telephone calls, text messages, app notification and sharing information with your consent. Please note that postal mailings are often prepared many weeks in advance, and you may continue to receive mail for six to ten weeks.

Since we do not accept opt-out requests from third parties (except as described in the “What are Your California Privacy Rights?” section),such as catalog opt-out services, please communicate your request directly to us through one of the mechanisms mentioned above.

Please know that, even if you opted out of receiving marketing communications from us, we may still contact you for transactional or informational purposes. Some examples are contacts for customer service, product information, service or reminder notices, or recalls. We may also need to contact you with questions or information regarding your order.

Interest-Based Advertising Preferences
We personalize your experience on our sites and mobile services by showing you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. For example, if you browse or shop for electronics with us or on other sites, we may show you ads for electronics as you continue to browse the Internet. For more information about browsing information see â€śInformation We Receive from You.”

We show you advertisements related to mcubes or our advertising partners. We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing history across participating websites and mobile services to show you interest-based advertisements. You may also see ads for mcubes on participating websites and mobile services based on how you browse. Learn more about interest-based advertising.

Mobile Location Settings
Some of our mobile services use your device’s location information. You can adjust the location settings of your mobile device at any time to control whether your device communicates this information. You will also need to adjust your device’s Bluetooth settings to completely disable the collection of Bluetooth location-related data. See your device instructions to learn more about these settings. In addition, we may offer you controls on our use of your mobile location information. See “What Types of Information Do We Collect?” above for more information on the types of location information we collect.

Device Camera and Microphone
Some of the features on our websites and mobile services may require access to the camera or microphone of your computer or mobile device. You must give your permission before we access your device’s camera or microphone, and you can adjust the settings of your device at any time to control access to your camera or microphone. See “What Types of Information Do We Collect?” above for more information.

How Do You Access and Update Your Personal Information?

We provide you with various ways to access or update your personal information, including contact and account information. We also take reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and complete.

You can access or update your personal information, including contact or account information, in the following ways:

  • If you have created an account on one of our websites or mobile services, log into your account. Once you do, you will be able to enter and update your own contact information and payment information, as well as contact information for recipients you have designated.
  • Contact us through one of the ways listed in the “Who Can I Contact at mcubes About the Privacy Notice” section at the bottom of this Notice. Please include your current contact information, the information you are interested in accessing, and your requested changes. We will provide you the personal information requested if it is reasonably available, unless it infringes on the privacy of other individuals, and subject to reasonable limitations provided by law and internal procedures. Otherwise we will describe the types of information we typically collect. We will provide access and make the changes you request, or will provide an explanation of what actions we will be able to take with regard to the request.
  • If you need to access your personal information related to a specified service provided to you by a mcubes service provider or business partner, we will refer you to the service provider or business partner. Please contact us via the “Who Can I Contact at mcubes About the Privacy Notice” section below.
  • You can delete your user account within our mobile apps at any time. Please visit the “Account” section of the app and select “Request to Delete Account.”

Our specialized lines of business, such as health services and financial services, offer specific methods to exercise privacy rights. For example, our health services operations, such as mcubes Pharmacies, Vision Centers, and Clinics, provide opportunities to access or amend protected health information collected, created, or received by those operations (for example, information collected at a mcubes pharmacy to fill a prescription) as described by the Notice of Privacy Practices. If you need assistance accessing records related to your personal information collected, created, or received by our health services operations or financial services operations, please visit the “What Privacy Protections Apply to Specific Types of Personal Information?” section.

Additional information on privacy rights for residents of certain states is available in the “What Are Your State Privacy Rights?” section below.

How Do We Secure Your Personal Information?

Whether you are using our websites or mobile services or visiting our stores, we use reasonable information security measures, including physical, administrative, and technical safeguards. Learn more about measures you can take to help to protect the security of your personal information.

How Long Do We Retain Your Personal Information?

We will keep the personal information we collect about you for as long as necessary to carry out the purposes set forth in this Privacy Notice or any other notice provided at the time of data collection, but no longer than as required or permitted under applicable law or internal mcubes policy. We dispose of the information we collect in accordance with mcubes retention policies and procedures.

How Does mcubes Protect the Privacy of Children Online?

As a general rule, our websites and mobile services are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Any website or mobile service directed to children under the age of 13 will explicitly state that it collects information from children. In those instances, a separate privacy notice will be posted detailing the practices specific to those websites or mobile services.

Please contact us if you have concerns regarding the potential collection of your child’s information.

What Are Your State Privacy Rights?

California Privacy Rights
California residents should refer to our California Privacy Notice for more information about our privacy practices and their California privacy rights.

Virginia Privacy Rights
Virginia residents can exercise the following rights by going to the footer of our website or settings section of our app and selecting the “Request My Personal Information” link:

  1. Request to Access My Personal Information
  2. Delete My Personal Information
  3. Correct My Personal Information

Virginia residents can exercise the following rights by going to the footer of our website or the settings section of our app and selecting the “My Privacy Choices” link:

  1. Opt Out of the Processing of My Personal Information for Purposes of Targeted Advertising

If we decline to take action on one of your rights as a Virginia resident, you can submit an appeal by going to our contacting us.

How Will I Know if This Notice Changes?

Please check our Privacy Notice periodically for changes. We will provide additional notice of significant updates. We will post the date our Notice was last updated at the top of the Privacy Notice.

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