Commercial Services (Sparta) knows that you care how information
about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that
we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our
described in this Privacy Notice.
Personal Information About Customers Does Sparta Gather?
information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually
improve your experience on our website. Here are the types of information
You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter
on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information,
but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our
features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes
as responding to your requests, improving our service and communicating with you.
Information: We receive and store certain types of information
whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites,
we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information
when your Web browser accesses our website.
are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's
hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize
identify the parts of your application as you fill out a multi page
Sparta Share the Information It Receives?
about our customers is an important part of our business, and we
are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer
information only as described below and with subsidiaries Sparta
controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow
practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions
on our behalf. Examples include processing applications, sending
postal mail or email, removing repetitive information from customer
lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing
credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have
access to personal information needed to perform their functions,
but may not use it for other purposes.
Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of Sparta
customers. If you do not want to receive such offers, please follow
the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each message.
Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might
sell or buy companies, subsidiaries, or business units. In such
transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred
business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any
pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents
otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that Sparta or substantially
all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course
be one of the transferred assets.
of Sparta and Others: We release account and other personal
information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with
the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements;
or protect the rights, property, or safety of Sparta, our users,
or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies
and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing,
or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from
customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments
set forth in this Privacy Notice.
Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive
notice when information about you might go to third parties, and
you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
Secure Is Information About Me?
work to protect the security of your information during transmission
by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information
Choices Do I Have?
discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information,
though we may not be able to process your application without it.
can always add or update certain information.
When you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version
for our records.
you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please
follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each message.
(If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal
notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will
still govern your use of Sparta, and it is your responsibility to
review them for changes.)
does not sell or lease products for purchase by children. We sell
products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use
Sparta only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
of Use, Notices, and Revisions
you choose to visit our website, your visit and any dispute over
privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including
limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application
of the law of the state of New York.
business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions
of Use will change also. We may email periodic reminders of our
notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but
you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes.
Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all
information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind
the promises we make, however, and will never materially change
our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer
information collected in the past without the consent of affected
You Give Us
provide most such information when you search, buy, apply, make
a payment, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate
with customer service. For example, you provide information when
you search for a product; submit an application; communicate with
us by phone, email, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a
contest entry form; provide employer information when opening a
corporate account; or participate in Message Boards. As a result
of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your
name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; including
addresses and phone number; and financial information, including
Social Security and driver's license numbers.
of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol
(IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login;
email address; password; computer and connection information such
as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the
full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and
from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; products
you viewed or searched for; and the phone number you used to call
our 800 number.
from Other Sources
of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery
and address information from our carriers or other third parties,
which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase
or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption
information; search term and search result information from some
searches conducted through the Web search features; and credit history
information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and
detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to
You Can Access
of information you can access easily on our website include up to date
information regarding applications or payments; personally identifiable
information (including name, email, password, communications preferences,
address); payment settings (including credit card information);
and email notification settings.