We collect and receive certain information about you as you interact with our Service, explained further in this section.
We collect certain Personal Information / Personal Data (e.g., name, email address, phone number, etc.), and other information, that you provide to us via the Service. For example, we collect information when register for the Service or otherwise communicate with us through the Service.
We and third parties automatically collect certain information about you as you access the Service (e.g., information about the devices you use to access the Service and your usage activities) using Tracking Technologies such as cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, fingerprinting, device recognition technologies, and in-app tracking methods for reasons such as to keep track of your interactions with the Service, to serve you with ads on third party services, and to offer you a more personalized and relevant experience.
We may obtain information about you from third parties and sources outside the Service and combine that with information we collect about you via the Service.
We may engage third parties to send advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics about the use of our Service. Whole Foods does not look for or respond to “do not track” signals.
- to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, subject to rights of CA consumers and U.K. residents;
- to protect the rights and property of third parties or to defend the Terms of Service;
- with our affiliates for internal business purposes;
- in connection with your redemption of digital coupons;
- in connection with corporate transaction (e.g., merger or sale); and
Whole Foods may also share non-personal information as permitted by applicable law.
Whole Foods does not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure.
Promotions entrants may be required to consent to certain information sharing.
Our Service may link to or interact with Third Party Services that have their own data and business practices and you should read their privacy policies and terms of service.
Certain functionality in connection with the Service permits interactions with Third Party Services such as social networks and is subject to such third parties’ data and business practices privacy policies and terms of service.
By using a referral feature, you represent that you and your friend are U.S. residents and that you have permission to provide your friend’s email address.
You have certain choices regarding information collection and communications options explained here:
Your options regarding promotional communications are explained here.
Your options regarding controlling, accessing and changing certain of your Personal Information/Personal Data are available here.
You can learn more about targeted advertising and opting out here.
You consent to your data being transferred to the United States, which has different data protection laws than other countries.
We participate in and comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data from the European Economic Area ("EEA") member countries.
Our Service is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, although some portions may be intended as appropriate for all ages and are governed by our Children’s Privacy Notice. If you believe we have collected children’s personal information in a manner not permitted by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, let us know. California and U.K. residents under the age of eighteen (18) have certain privacy rights detailed here.
California residents have certain privacy rights detailed here.
U.K. residents have certain privacy rights detailed here.
No data security is absolute, but we take reasonable steps to secure data appropriately.