We value the trust you place in Michaels. For that reason, we want to tell you a little more about the information we gather about you, how we use it, and the safeguards we have in place to protect it.
What Steps Does Michaels Take To Protect Your Information?
We have policies and procedures in place that are designed to protect the confidentiality of and limit access to our customer information only to those employees who need to carry out their business function. We also educate our employees about safeguarding customer information.
What Type Of Information Does Michaels Collect?
Michaels collects non-public personal information from you on credit applications and other forms. Among other things, Michaels gathers customer information needed to evaluate your credit such as information regarding your other credit accounts with others, your income, social security number and other credit information from consumer reporting agencies. We also gather information about your transactions with us.
What Information Do We Share And With Whom?
We only share non-public personal information about you, as described above, as permitted by law. For example, we may share this information with trusted employees, accountants, Michaels’ agents or service providers. Service providers must agree to safeguard your information. We may also share some of your information as described above.
Otherwise, we do not disclose any non-public personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as provided by law. We may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials or when you have a credit account, we will share information about your account with credit bureaus, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it in accordance with applicable law. In the event of a sale of all or part of our business, we may share customer information related to the business sold as part of the transaction.
This policy notice applies to you if you currently have a customer relationship with Michaels (for example, through a credit account.) If you pay off your credit account or otherwise become an inactive customer, except as provided below, we will continue to adhere to the policies and practices described in this notice.
We hope that this privacy notice provides you with a better understanding of our concerns for your privacy. Please understand that this notice is merely a summary of select aspects of our policies and procedures and does not constitute a contract. We reserve the right to revise the policies and procedures referred to in this notice and, to the extent permitted by law, these revisions may affect non-public personal information of our current customers and former customers.
Questions About Your Privacy?
If you have any questions regarding this notice, our protection of your privacy in general, or any other questions whatsoever on the subject of your privacy at Michaels, please call or write to: Wm. Mark. Michaels, Privacy Officer, Michaels Inc., P.O. Box 7388, Waterbury, CT 06712-0388, Telephone (203) 597-4904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org