Lasted updated June 3, 2014
SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS:
We take the privacy of children seriously. The Website, Kiosk or App are not directed at children, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through the Website, Kiosk or App and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information through the Website, Kiosk or App. Notwithstanding the foregoing, parents and guardians are solely responsible for use of the Website, Kiosk or App by children under the age of eighteen (or the age of majority in the state in which such children reside). Minors should not use the Website, Kiosk or App without actual parental supervision.
WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you (such as your name, address, mobile phone number or email address) unless you provide it.
All information that you provide when you register and/or use the Website, Kiosk or App is subject to collection and storage by Simon and its “Program Administrator,” Compco Amercias, LLC. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, birth date, email and physical address, mobile phone number, credit card information, and preferences. Some features of the Website, Kiosk or App may not be available unless you register.
Some optional features within the Website, Kiosk or App require you to securely log into third party social networking platforms such as Facebook®, Twitter® and Foursquare® and we may retrieve and access personal data from you such as your Facebook® friends’ activities and Foursquare® friends’ check-ins.
We may also automatically collect information regarding your interaction with, and use of, the Website, Kiosk or App such as the type of mobile device you use; that mobile device’s unique device ID; the IP address of your mobile device; your mobile operating system (OS) (including the version number); the version number of the Website, Kiosk or App; your cellular carrier’s name; the type and version of the mobile Internet browsers you use; and information about the way you use the Website, Kiosk or App. We may use a variety of methods to collect this information, including, but not limited to, cookies, pixel tags, Web beacons, embedded Web links and other commonly used information gathering tools (“Automatic Data Collection Tools”).
You must provide personally identifiable information in order to use, or participate in, certain optional features, including, but not limited to, Simon Giftcard® purchases, retailer gift card purchases, gift card registrations, gift card balance checks, finding a nearby mall with the use of your latitude/longitude geo-coordinates that your mobile device or browser provides, using the free in-mall Wi-Fi network, e-mail alerts (aka the Mall Insider® program), mobile SMS alerts (aka the Mobile Shopper Club®), coupons, instant wins and sweepstakes. The manner in which we will use this information, if any, will be disclosed on the page through which you sign up for, or otherwise provide information to use, or participate in, the applicable feature. For the avoidance of doubt, we will not share or use your mobile number for any other purpose than to send you mobile SMS alerts, in accordance with carrier and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) guidelines.
When you complete forms online or otherwise provide us information in connection with a program, you agree to provide accurate, complete and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If we, in our sole discretion, believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we may prohibit you from further participation in the applicable program and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.
Geolocation Information. The Website, Kiosk or App may collect precise information about the location of your mobile device if you allow the Website, Kiosk or App to use your location.
Keeping Your Account Information Private
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account and password and for all activities that occur on or through your account, and you agree to immediately notify us of any security breach of your account.
You may, in your sole discretion, share your preferences and purchases with others through third party platforms such as Facebook® and Twitter®. Your activity published on those platforms is at your sole discretion and risk and will be governed by the terms and privacy policies in effect for such third party platforms.
HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Simon and Program Administrator may collect and use Personal Information collected through the Website, Kiosk or App, to do the following:
Assist with your Account
- Activate your account
- Respond to your questions and instructions
- Contact you in the event you win a contest or sweepstakes
- Investigate or take action regarding violations or suspected violations of law or these Terms
- Maintain the integrity of our network and address security issues
Enhance, Operate, Improve and Analyze
- Enhance, customize, and personalize your experiences and communications
- Operate, provide, improve and maintain the Website, Kiosk or App, including analyzing user behavior and trends
- Send you administrative messages and other information about us and our offerings
- Communicate with you about our product(s), account information or customer service
Marketing and Promotion
- Communicate with you about products, services and events, and for other promotional purposes
- Administer contests, promotions, events, surveys or other features
- Display relevant marketing to you
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share Personal Information only as described herein.
Simon and the Program Administrator employ other companies (including our affiliates) and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. We work with support companies who assist with the administration of the Website, Kiosk or App, including, but not limited to, hosting the Website, Kiosk or App on their servers, and assisting with your questions and technical issues. Our service companies are contractually required to use any data they can access only for the above purposes and to not disclose such data to third parties.
We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Website, Kiosk or App is being used. We also may work with advertisers and third party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided in the Website, Kiosk or App. In order to help analyze and serve anonymous targeted advertising on the Website, Kiosk or App and elsewhere, advertisers and advertising networks use some of the information collected by the Website, Kiosk or App, including the unique identification ID of your mobile device, and may obtain anonymous information about other applications you’ve downloaded to your mobile device, the mobile websites you visit and non-precise location information (e.g., your zip code).
International and California Users
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In some cases, when you visit the Website, Kiosk or App, we and/or specific third parties authorized by Simon may collect and store non-personally identifiable (anonymous or “non-PII”) information about you which is generated automatically through your use of the Website, such as, but not limited to your IP address (a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web), your MAC address (a unique number that is assigned to your network card by the manufacture), your browser type or your operating system and a randomly assigned, unique user identification number (UID). This information, by itself, cannot be used to identify you.
We use this information to create “aggregate data” reports that we may disclose to third parties, including entities with whom we have entered into an agreement to provide such information. We may also study aggregate data in order to enhance our existing services or develop new services and use non-personally identifiable information to enable Simon or a third party to provide you with information about products and services while you are using the Website, Kiosk or App.
Additionally, we may occasionally use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit the Website, Kiosk or App. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to a Website, Kiosk or App and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and how to opt-out of receiving communications from these third-party advertising companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Use of Browser Based Cookies and Web Beacons
Simon uses browser-based cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive, as well as web beacons (also known as pixel tags), which are electronic images embedded into a web page, on the Website, Kiosk or App.
Links to Other Sites
Retention of Information
Any information we collect may be retained for an indeterminate period of time.
Confidentiality and Security
Simon is committed to protecting the security of the information collected from users of the Website, Kiosk or App and has implemented generally accepted standards of technology security in order to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. In addition, Simon may use a third party service provider or providers to process credit card transactions and fulfill online orders, which service provider(s) may share information and credit card number with a ticket agent, a credit card processing company, an issuing bank, the card network issuer and/or a shipping/fulfillment company in order to complete an order.
We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personally identifiable information when you are on the Internet. If a password is used to help protect that information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, we suggest you log out before leaving a site or service in order to protect subsequent users from gaining access to your information and decline to have your Internet browser remember your password.
Because no physical or electronic security is impenetrable, by using the Website, Kiosk or App or emailing information to Simon, you agree to assume all risk in connection with that information.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This section explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
- The Website, Kiosk or App is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Website, nor do we knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
- We screen users who wish to provide personally identifiable information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will take the appropriate steps to delete such information from our records.
- We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information through the Website, Kiosk or App.
- Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, Kiosk or App, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Website, Kiosk or App’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
Disclosure Required By Law
Laura Hale, Online Privacy Coordinator
Simon Property Group, Digital Marketing Group – 10th Floor
225 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA