At Target, we value your trust. We want you to know how we collect, use, share and protect information about you.
We collect information from the following:
We use guest information for multiple purposes:
We may share information:
We provide you with choices about receiving marketing from the Target Family, sharing of information with other companies for their marketing purposes, and receiving cookies.
You can access and update some of your information by contacting us. If you have a Target.com account, you can log in to your account to review and update information in your account.
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your information.
We collect information, including when you:
Types of information we collect include:
In order to provide the best guest experience possible, we also use this information for reporting and analysis purposes, such as how you are shopping our website, performance of our marketing efforts, and your response to those marketing efforts.
We partner with third-party vendors to deliver advertisements about our products and services when you visit other websites across the Internet. These vendors place third party cookies which help us provide you with advertisements that are customized to your particular product preferences and improve the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
We may also obtain information from companies that can enhance our existing guest information to improve the accuracy and add to the information we have about our guests (for example, adding address information). This may improve our ability to contact you and improve the relevancy of our marketing by providing better product recommendations or special offers that we think will interest you.
Any information you submit in a public forum (e.g. a blog, chat room, or social network) can be read, collected, or used by us and others, and could be used to personalize your experience. You are responsible for the information you choose to submit in these instances.
Examples of how we use your information include:
We share information we collect within the Target family, which includes all Target subsidiaries and affiliates. The Target family may use this information to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you.
The Target Family includes:
We may share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as a printer, e-mail, mobile marketing, or data enhancement provider) or that help us market our products and services. These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions.
These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
We may disclose information you provide to us when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply applicable terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our guests or others.
At your direction or request, we may share your information. For example, if you create a gift registry or shopping list and elect to make it available to the public, your information will be accessible on our website, mobile or social applications, and on kiosks in our stores.
We may share information with vendors, business partners and other organizations which are not part of the Target family. These companies and organizations may use the information we share to provide special offers and opportunities to you.
If some or all of our business assets are sold or transferred, we generally would transfer the corresponding information regarding our guests. We also may retain a copy of that guest information.
If you do not wish to receive catalogs, coupons, and other promotional mail, contact us or call 800-440-0680 to opt out.
If you do not wish to receive promotional telephone calls, contact us or call 800-440-0680 to opt out. This opt out does not apply to operational phone calls, for example, confirmation of delivery address and prescription refills.
If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from us, contact us or call 800-440-0680 to opt out. You may still receive select e-mails from us if you have requested them through one of our services such as Weekly Ad Reminders, Gift Reminders, or E-mail me when Available notifications. You can discontinue these e-mails by canceling your subscription to these services.
You also have the ability to unsubscribe to promotional e-mails via the opt out link included in each e-mail.
If you do not wish us to share information with other companies (for their marketing purposes), contact us or call 800-440-0680 to opt out.
We distribute mobile coupons and text messages to mobile devices of guests who have requested this information via an opt in request. To opt out of a specific mobile messaging campaign, reply "stop" to text messages sent from 827438 (TARGET). To opt out of Target mobile marketing, text "stop all" to 827438 (TARGET). Note: the Target mobile marketing opt out does not apply to marketing you receive in connection with your use of the Target Wireless Service.
Target offers free wireless service in select Target Stores. Please see our Target Wireless Service Privacy Notice for details about how we collect, use, share and protect information about you in connection with your use of the Wireless Service. To opt out of receiving enhanced marketing and analytics in connection with your use of the WiFi service please refer to the Target Wireless Service Privacy Notice.
The help function of your browser should contain instructions to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time. If you set your computer to not receive cookies at any time, certain personalized services cannot be provided to you, and accordingly, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the Target.com features. You may also make your cookie anonymous for analysis and reporting purposes.
To opt out of third-party vendor's cookies on other websites, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website.
Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with Target may opt out of Target disclosing personal information about them to third parties for their marketing purposes. Under California law, third parties include members of the Target Family. If you do not want Target to disclose information to other companies for their marketing purposes and you do not want to receive marketing from Target, please call 800-440-0689 to opt out.
In order to keep your information accurate and complete, you can access or update some of your information in the following ways:
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect your information. This includes encrypting your credit and debit card number.
"Phishing" is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an e-mail that looks like it is from us asking you for your personal information, do not respond. We will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through e-mail.
Our security measures are designed to prevent anyone from stealing and using your credit card number. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, if your credit card is used without your authorization, your liability for those fraudulent charges cannot exceed $50. If your credit card provider does hold you liable for any part of this $50, we will cover this liability for you, provided the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own from purchases made in our stores or at our website while using the secure server.
We recognize the particular importance of protecting privacy where children are involved. We are committed to protecting children's privacy and we comply fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us or call 800-440-0680.