Information from Other Sources For reasons such as improving personalization of our service (for example, providing better product recommendations or special offers that we think will interest you), we might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. We also sometimes receive updated delivery and address information from our shippers or other sources so that we can correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily.
Cookies A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Website. For instance, by setting a cookie on our Website, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Website as well as having the ability to take advantage of all of the features of our Website. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Website. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
Log Files We also collect non-personally identifiable information through our Internet log files, which record data such as IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Website. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to monitor the Website's use, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on the Website and evaluating our Internet systems.
Contests If you enter a contest or register for an event, we will generally ask you to provide certain information (such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and/or photograph). Do not submit information that you do not want School Specialty to access or use. School Specialty may use personally identifiable information submitted in connection with a contest or special event to provide information and services to Website users and to allow School Specialty to: (i) promote and support School Specialty's products and services and our subsidiaries' products and services; (ii) contact you; and/or (iii) announce contest winners on our Website, our subsidiaries' websites, or through our marketing materials.
Choice/Opt-out Our users are given the facility to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Website. For example, e-mail correspondence from us has an 'opt-out' option so users who receive correspondence from us can remove their email address off of our lists.
Minors SSI intends this Website for use only by individuals who are 18 years of age or older (or such other age of majority as may apply in your state or province of residency), or by minors with the consent of their parent or guardian. Please do not use the Website without the consent of your parent or guardian if you are not at least 18 years of age (or such other age of majority as may apply in your state or province of residency). We do not collect personal information from children under the age of 13. You can use the Website and view content without any personal information being collected. If you are required to enter a username, we encourage you to make up your user name, rather than use your real name. If you are under the age of 13, please register anonymously.
Access to Information You may request access to your personal information and particulars as to how your personal information is being used or disclosed. Such requests should be made in writing to the following postal address: School Specialty Attn: Privacy Officer PO Box 1579 Appleton, WI 54912
School Specialty will respond to such requests as required by applicable privacy legislation within the time limits required by applicable privacy legislation. School Specialty reserves the right to apply or seek any extensions available under applicable legislation. School Specialty reserves the right to refuse access to information where applicable legislation permits or requires. You have the right to appeal to any government official with jurisdiction to hear appeals from refusals to provide access to your information.