ALDI: U.S. Online Privacy Notice
We at ALDI Inc. (“ALDI”) respect your concerns about privacy. This U.S. Online Privacy Notice applies to personal information we collect on the websites, web pages and mobile applications listed here (collectively, the “Sites”). As described below, this U.S. Online Privacy Notice does not apply to the ALDI Photo Service (at www.aldiphotos.us). This U.S. Online Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on the Sites, how we may use the information, with whom we may share it and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to safeguard the information and tell you how to contact us about our privacy practices.
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Information We Collect
We may obtain certain personal information through our Sites. The types of personal information we may collect include:
- Your name, nickname, postal address, email address and telephone number;
- gift card number and security code;
- your geolocation data if you use our ALDI USA mobile application to search for a store;
- contact information of others to whom you ask us to send information;
- in connection with our careers pages, personal information contained in your resume, cover letter or other documents submitted online, including your name and education history; and
- content and other data posted to our Sites, blog and social media pages, and information we obtain through ALDI-related social media apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins.
Information We Collect By Automated Means
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Sites, such as those of Piwik. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address, time of request, address of the web page that referred you to one of our Sites, browser characteristics, operating system characteristics and other information collected by automated means) may be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn about opting out of Piwik, please click on the appropriate button below.
In addition, when you use our ALDI USA mobile application, we may collect certain information by automated means, including the application name, device type, version of the application and version of the operating system.
How We Use The Information We Obtain
We may use the information we obtain through the Sites to:
- Offer and provide products, services and information to you;
- communicate about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, surveys, contests, sweepstakes, and other offers or promotions;
- send information to others if you ask us to do so;
- respond to and communicate with you about your requests, questions and comments;
- process claims we receive in connection with our products and services;
- enable you to post to our blog and interact with ALDI through social media;
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of our sales, marketing and advertising; and analyzing and enhancing our products, services and Sites, including our mobile applications);
- perform data analyses and other processing (including market and consumer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, anonymization, encryption and tokenization of personal information);
- process employment applications, including by assessing qualifications, verifying information, conducting reference or other employment-related checks;
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud or other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
We may use the information collected through automated means to provide a more tailored shopping experience and for market research, data analytics and system administration purposes, such as to determine whether you’ve visited us before or are new to the Sites, and for compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures. We also may use this information to target custom content and ads to you on the Sites and other websites, including as described in the Interest-Based Advertising section below.
The providers of third-party plug-ins on our Sites, such as social sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the Sites and your interactions with the plug-ins. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the plug-in providers and is not subject to this U.S. Online Privacy Notice. We are not responsible for these providers’ information practices.
Data about your activities online is being collected on our Sites for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests. You may choose whether or not to have your information collected for that purpose. This section of the U.S. Online Privacy Notice provides details and explains how to exercise that choice.
You may see certain ads on other websites because we participate in advertising networks administered by third parties. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of the technologies described in the “Information We Collect By Automated Means” section above, and they use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests. The information they collect includes information about your visits to our Sites, such as the pages you have viewed. This collection and ad targeting takes place both on our Sites and on third-party websites that participate in the ad networks, such as sites that feature advertisements delivered by the ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. To learn more about ad networks, including how to opt out, visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise share personal information about you, except as described in this U.S. Online Privacy Notice. We share personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. We also may share the personal information we obtain with our affiliates. When you enter a nickname after completing a game on our Sites, we may post the nickname and your score on a publicly available score list.
We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena), (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).
We offer you certain choices about how we communicate with you and what information we collect from you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section of this U.S. Online Privacy Notice.
Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.
Links To Other Websites
Our Sites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with ALDI, such as our Weekly Ads pages and the ALDI Photo Service. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with ALDI, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Our Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on our Sites. If you become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on our Sites, please contact us with a request to delete the information from our records.
Updates To Our U.S. Online Privacy Notice
This U.S. Online Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a prominent notice on our Sites to notify you of any significant changes to our U.S. Online Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.
How To Contact Us
If you have any questions about this U.S. Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please use the Contact Us form available on the Sites or write to us at:
Attention: Customer Service
1200 N. Kirk Rd.
Batavia, IL 60510