Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 29, 2018

OVERVIEW

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose the information we obtain through www.HowardSchultz.com (“Site”). By using this Site, you agree that your use of the Site is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. We encourage you to periodically check this Site for updates. Your continued use of the Site affirms your agreement to changes we make to this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

We may collect different types of information during your interactions with the Site, including:

  • Personal information. You may voluntarily provide personal information to us such as: name, email address, and zip code.
  • Social media information. We may collect social media information (e.g., Twitter handle) that you provide to us. We also may use social media buttons. These buttons allow you to follow us in different forums, express your interests, and share information, among other uses. For more information about the social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
  • Technical information. We may collect information including browser type, IP address, screen resolution, the date and time of a visit or use, the pages visited on this Site, the time spent viewing the Site, and return visits to the Site.
  • We also will collect any information you choose to share through open text fields, where you may include an experience, a story, a comment, or other message to us.

We may combine these types of information together, along with information we receive from other sources and aggregated information, and collectively refer to all of this information in this Privacy Policy as “Information.”

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We use cookies and similar technologies to distinguish you from other users of our Site, understand usage of our Site, and the effectiveness of our communications with you. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site and communications with you. We use Google Analytics as part of these functions. Please click here to learn more about this service and how to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics.

USE OF THE INFORMATION

We may use the Information we collect for purposes such as:

  • to provide you with information you request and related information, including to respond to your emails and to otherwise contact you with information that we believe may interest you;
  • to administer our Site and for internal operations, including to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to ensure network and information security, prevent fraud and violations of our terms of use, and to report criminal acts or threats to public security; and
  • for any other purpose specified in this policy or at the time of collection.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We may share and disclose Information in the following ways:

  • We may disclose Information when you provide us with your consent to do so.
  • We may disclose Information to suppliers, sub-contractors, and any third parties operating on our behalf. For example, we will use third party service providers such as website creation and hosting providers as well as marketing service providers to carry out the purposes of this Site. We also may disclose Information to organizations with which we conduct programs or activities or that share our values.
  • We may disclose Information in response to legal process, for example in response to a court order or a subpoena, or in response to a law enforcement agency's request. We also may disclose such Information to third parties: (i) in connection with fraud prevention activities, (ii) where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, (iii) in situations that may involve violations of our terms of use, (iv) to protect our rights and the rights and safety of others, and (v) as otherwise required by law.
  • If the organization that operates this website is merged with or acquired by a third party, the Information may be one of the transferred assets.

This Site is based in the United States and the Information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing Information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of Information in and to the United States.

DIGITAL ADVERTISING

We may work with third parties that present advertisements, and engage in data collection, reporting, ad delivery and response measurement, and site analytics on our websites and on third party websites across the Internet and applications over time. They also use this information to associate various browsers and devices together for the purpose of interest-based advertising and other purposes like analytics. These third parties use cookies, web beacons, pixels, or similar technologies to perform this activity. They also obtain information about websites you visit, and other information from across your browsers to help serve advertising that may be more relevant to your interests on and off our Site and across your browsers. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

For more information about interest-based advertising on your desktop or mobile browser, and your ability to opt out of this type of advertising by third parties that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), please visit the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. Please note that any opt-out choice you exercise through these programs will apply to interest-based advertising by the third parties you select, but will still allow the collection of data for other purposes, including research, analytics, and internal operations. You may continue to receive advertising, but that advertising may be less relevant to your interests. If you use a different browser or device or clear your cookies you may need to opt-out again.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

SECURITY

We take reasonable measures to help maintain Information we collect through the Site in a secure manner. Please be aware that despite our efforts no security measures are perfect and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy or wish to update your Information, please contact us.