Sharing With Vendors To Perform Services For You. We share certain of your personal details with our agents, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who help us deliver the products you purchase and services we provide, and to perform certain business-related functions. These companies may include marketing agencies, database service providers, backup and disaster recovery service providers, email service providers, payment processors, and others. When we engage another company to perform such functions, we may provide it with personal information or aggregate information about our customers, potential customers, sales, website traffic patterns, and related website information, in connection with its performance of such functions.
We may engage and work with service providers and other third parties to serve advertisements on the Website or on third-party services. Some of these advertisements may be tailored to your interest based on your use of the Website and elsewhere on the internet, sometimes referred to as "interest-based advertising" and "online behavioral advertising," which may include sending you an ad on a third-party service after you have left the Website (i.e., "retargeting").
We take measures to select service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers, such as those payment processors that comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these third-party companies. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult the privacy practices of these service providers.
Sharing With Website Tracking Organizations. In addition, we work with Oracle Datalogix and other similar companies that obtain and track online and offline data purchasing behavioral patterns of their customers. The participating retailers are active in the clothing, collectibles, household goods, and home interiors categories, among others. The participating retailers share information on what their customers buy. These companies analyze this pooled information to help the retailers understand consumers' wider buying patterns. From this information, retailers can tailor their communications, sending people suitable offers that should be of interest to them, based on what they like to buy.
Sharing Data Through Social Media. We work with social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter and with application developers who specialize in social commerce so you can connect to us, share your interests, express opinions about products and services, purchase our products, and generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks. You may also provide User Generated Content in certain areas of our Site. We encourage you to exercise caution when making decisions about what you disclose in such public areas.
If you use third-party social media features available on our Website, we or the third party may collect or share your data, including your personal information. We consider information collected from or shared through any such social media features, including User Generated Content ("UGC") to be public information, because the third-party social media sites, or you, make it publicly available. If you choose to submit UGC including personal information to any public area of the Website, your content will be accessible by anyone, including us. If you do not want us to be able to access information about you, including personal information, from third-party sites, you must limit data collection and disclosure in the privacy settings on the third-party sites.
Disclosure When Legally Compelled or For Legal of Safety Purposes. We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in our good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with a legal obligation, law enforcement or other legal process, and, where permitted, in response to a government request; (ii) protect or defend our rights, interests, or property, or that of third parties; (iii) prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website, including if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions; (iv) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public; or (v) protect against legal liability.