Terms and Privacy Statement
Welcome to the official Web site of " Yankee Candle® Fundraising ". This web site is operated by Yankee Candle®, Inc. located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Web site. We will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
Yankee Candle® Fundraising uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. Yankee Candle® Fundraising only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information is collected in order to process online transactions. This information is used solely by Yankee Candle® Fundraising or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. Yankee Candle® Fundraising has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. COPPA and the regulations promulgated under the law also cover other types of information - for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms - when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.
Yankee Candle® Fundraising is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act , we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. We will never disclose any information we collect to third parties.
Parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at 1-800-351-1533 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
Yankee Candle® Fundraising believes it is good policy not to collect more personally identifiable information from children under 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.
When you visit this Web site or view one of our e-mails, we may use pixel tags (also called clear gifs), tracking links and/or similar technology to note some of the pages you visit on our Web site and personalize your experience. We may also use pixel tags to determine what types of e-mail your browser supports.
We use information we collect for the following purposes. We use information to analyze, manage and improve our Web site so that we may continually strive to provide you with the best shopping experience that we possibly can. Information on traffic patterns and the number of page visits and the like helps us to further develop and improve our Web site layout to better meet your needs We use collected information to help us diagnose problems with our server or other technical issues relating to the performance of the Web site.
Links to Other Websites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained Yankee Candle® Fundraising. These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Web sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
Our Security Safeguard
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
Credit Card Safety
Yankee Candle® Fundraising takes reasonable precautions to protect the security of your personal information. Our Web site is hosted on servers that use SSL server software. Any credit card information that you provide is encrypted while it is being transmitted over the Internet in order to reduce the possibility that such information can be read by an unauthorized person. Any credit card information collected by us is stored in files held behind a firewall designed to protect your information and to deny unauthorized access by outside users. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from 'http' to 'https.'
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.
How to Contact Us
Yankee Candle® Fundraising
P.O. Box 110
16 Yankee Candle® Way
South Deerfield, MA 01373-0110
Thank you for visiting our site.