Stater Bros. Markets

Website/Digital Services Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Stater Bros. Markets Website/Digital Services Privacy Policy

Updated September 18, 2017

General Policy

Stater Bros. Markets (“Stater Bros.,” “we,” “us” or “our”) adopted the following Website/Digital Services Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform users of www.staterbros.com or https://coupons.staterbros.com (“you,” “your” or “User”), as to how our website(s), services, products and software applications (collectively, the “Sites”) collect, store, and use personal information submitted via the Sites. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to webpages available on the Sites and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Sites, including, without limitation, the websites of InstaCart, Upromise and SavingStar, which such other websites may have data collection and use practices and policies that materially differ from this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

Information Gathered by Technology

When you access the Sites or open an email we send you, Stater Bros. may use technology to better understand who is using the Sites and how they are using them. This technology (including web beacons, cookies, IP addresses, unique device IDs, user IDs and log files) automatically collects non-personally identifiable information, makes a record of your visit to the Sites and logs your visit for statistical and business purposes. This non-personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, your server address, domain name, IP address, the date and time of your visit, pages accessed, documents or coupons downloaded, previous sites visited, the type of browser used and other “traffic data” (“Traffic Data”). 

Registration

In order for you to access certain services or pages that we offer via the Sites, we may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). For example, Stater Bros. may collect certain Personal Information regarding users through the Sites’ registration processes. Personal Information includes, without limitation, the following categories of information: (1) contact data, such as your name, address, email address and phone number; (2) demographic data, such as your zip code, age, gender, interests, business and organization affiliation; (3) data collected to verify your identity, such as security question information; and (4) other categories of information. Registration is always optional. However, failure to provide certain Personal Information may prevent you from accessing certain services offered on the Sites. 

We may link Traffic Data to the Personal Information you submit while on the Sites, when you are logged into the Sites, or in connection with a service you have requested. For example, if you sign-up for Digital Deals, we will store your Digital ID together with your email address so that you can manage your account.

Cookies and Web Beacons

From time to time we may also use the “cookies” feature of major browser applications.  This feature allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Sites. Cookies are small files of information that save and retrieve information about your visit to the Sites. We may use cookies to make your visit to the Sites easier. For example, cookies allow us to recognize you when you re-enter the Sites and allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors who use the Sites. Promotions or offers displayed on our Sites may also contain cookies. We do not have access to or control over information collected by outside promoters on our Sites. Most browsers are initially set-up to accept cookies. If you do not wish information to be gathered on a cookie, it may be possible to disable the acceptance of cookies by changing the settings on your web browser. However, disabling cookies may impair your access to and ability to utilize certain features on the Sites. Your experience at the Sites may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended if you disable cookies. If you are not sure whether your browser has the capability to opt out of receiving cookies, you should check with the software manufacturer or your internet service provider. The Sites also use web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixel tags), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are placed in the code of a webpage.

Email and Other Communications

If you communicate with us by email or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or promotional entries, we may retain those communications and collect all information contained therein, including, without limitation, your email address, as Personal Information. 

Location Information

Use of the Sites may include location-based services. If location-based services, we may receive information about your location and use that information to send you geographically relevant promotions or advertisements.

Links

Stater Bros. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to the Sites. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those websites to determine how they treat your personal information.

Use of Information

General Policy

We may use Traffic Data or Personal Information to send you information about Stater Bros., our services or promotional material (some of which are in connection with our partners), or to otherwise contact you. We may also use your Traffic Data or Personal Information to customize and tailor your experience on the Sites, for example, to display content that we think may be of interest to you. We may also use your Personal Information to inform you of any changes to the Sites or to verify your identity, check your qualifications, follow up with transactions initiated on the Sites, to add you to our mailing lists, or otherwise contact you with promotions or offers.

Traffic Data and Personal Information may be shared with third-party service providers and affiliates utilized by Stater Bros. to perform services for the Sites, including, without limitation, website hosting, maintenance of the Sites, providing key functions of the Sites, information processing, completing audits, responding to inquiries, sending email, fulfilling requests and customizing or delivering coupons, marketing material or advertisements. Service providers and affiliates may be provided with your Personal Information to perform core services related to the operation of the Sites (such as hosting or data storage and security) or perform services on your behalf that you initiate through the Sites. The service providers utilized by Stater Bros. and its affiliates are obligated to protect your Personal Information.

Exceptions to General Policy

Notwithstanding the above policies, we may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • conform with the law or comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
  • enforce or investigate potential violations of our policies, procedures, disclaimers, and conditions of use for the Sites;
  • protect and defend our rights or property;
  • investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations;
  • investigate reports of users sending material using a false email address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages;
  • protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Sites; or
  • during emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk or to protect the safety of the public or users of the Sites.

In the event that all or a portion of our business is acquired by or merged with a third-party, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you, including, without limitation, Traffic Data and Personal Information, to the third-party as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Communications

We reserve the right to send communications to you which alert you to important information regarding the Sites, including, but not limited to, communications regarding administrative, policy or legal matters which may affect your use of the Sites.

Your Options

Unfortunately, we do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that we collect, except that if you are registered with us, you may modify, correct or delete some Personal Information and preferences by accessing coupons.staterbros.com (“Coupon Center”), signing into your account and accessing the “My Account” webpage. You may also choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use portions of the Sites; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Sites or the services provided therein that require your Personal Information.

To protect your privacy and security, we require you to enter your email address and password before allowing access to “My Account” in the Coupon Center.

If you no longer wish to receive weekly coupon email alerts and other special offers from us, you can opt-out by changing your preferences in the “My Account” portion of the Coupon Center, or by contacting us.

Please note, we do not control communications between you and our affiliates or other third parties. Please contact such affiliates or third parties to determine their opt-out procedures.

Data Security

Our Sites have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information that we obtain from you.  However, we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss or misuse to you or to any third-party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

Minors

We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under thirteen (13) years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under the age of thirteen (13), we will promptly delete any Personal Information obtained from that user.

Third-Party Websites

At times, you may be prompted to leave the Sites under the control of Stater Bros. and enter an outside website, including, without limitation, the websites of InstaCart, Upromise and SavingStar. Stater Bros.  does not make any representations or warranties about any affiliated or non-affiliated advertisers that may advertise on our Sites or any website you may access through our Sites. Any such advertiser or website is independent from Stater Bros., and Stater Bros. has limited or no control over or responsibility with respect to the information provided or activities undertaken by any such advertiser or website. Further, a link between our Sites and another website does not mean that Stater Bros. endorses that website. You need to make your own independent decisions regarding your interactions or communications with any other website. Please refer to the web address in your browser’s address bar to determine if you have left our Sites (i.e., coupsons.staterbros.com or staterbros.com).  Except as otherwise provided under applicable law, neither Stater Bros. or its corporate affiliates, nor the directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, successors or assigns of each, shall be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of the Sites or any other website linked to or from the Sites. This limitation of liability applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for lost profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information, even if Stater Bros.  is notified in advance of the potential for any such damages.

Changes to Policy

Stater Bros. will occasionally update this Privacy Policy in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. Stater Bros. reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at its discretion with or without notice and at any time. Unless otherwise noted, any changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Stater Bros. encourages you to check back often and review this Privacy Policy to remain informed and to ensure that you continue to agree with all of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy shall be incorporated by reference within the Terms of Use set forth at staterbros.com. By using the Sites in any manner, you agree and consent to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, exit and cease use of the Sites.

Contact Information

Users of the Sites may contact Stater Bros. with questions and concerns regarding this Privacy Policy at:

Stater Bros. Corporate Office, 301 South Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408, Attention: Information Technology.