Disclosure Regarding Collection and Use of Personal Information Thank you for visiting RESIDENCE HALL LINENS, a website of OCM. This notice
explains our online information collection and use practices and the choices
you can make about the way we use and share such information. Please take the
time to read and understand this policy so that you can understand how we use
your personal information. OUR ONLINE INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE PRACTICES
MAY DIFFER FROM OUR PRACTICES REGARDING INFORMATION OBTAINED OFFLINE.
REMEMBER IF YOU REGISTER WITH RESIDENCE HALL LINENS, PARTICIPATE IN A
SURVEY, PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION, PURCHASE SOMETHING FROM US, REQUEST A
CATALOG OR OTHER INFORMATION, ENTER ANY OF OUR CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES OR
PROMOTIONS, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. AS WE UPDATE AND EXPAND OUR SERVICES,
THIS POLICY MIGHT CHANGE, SO CHECK IT OUT FROM TIME TO TIME.
The Information We Collect.
At RESIDENCE HALL LINENS, you may be able to request information, order products, enter
contests, participate in surveys, vote in polls, subscribe to a service or
participate in a chat room. The types of personally identifiable information
(i.e. information that can directly identify you or indicate where you might be
contacted) that may be collected at these pages could include: name, address,
age, date of birth, gender, grade level, e-mail address, telephone number, fax
number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and
use of various products, programs and services. You can view or change your
information at any time by sending an e-mail to
Sometimes you may be able to submit information about other
people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to
send information about our company. The types of personally identifiable
information that may be collected about other people at these pages may
include: recipient's name, address, age, date of birth, grade level, e-mail
address, gender and telephone number.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable
information (i.e. generic information that does not identify you personally)
when you visit any of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using
(e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are
using, (e.g., Windows '98 or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet
service provider (e.g., America Online or Earthlink).
How We Use Your Personal Information.
We will use the personal information you provide online for the
purpose(s) you have submitted. Examples of us using your personal information
for the purpose(s) submitted include if you request information online, we will
send to such information or if you have won a contest, sending to you an email
notification that you have won. In addition, we may send to you an e-mail
offering products or services which we think you may be interested in or to ask
you to participate in a survey. For example, we may send to you an e-mail
regarding special offers and announcements about products or services offered
by us. We may also contact you offline. For example, when you provide your
mailing address, we may send to you in the mail special offers, promotions and
announcements, which we think may be of interest to you. If you want us to stop
using the personal information you provided in these ways, please contact us at
How We Share Your Personal Information.
We will not share the personal information you provide except (a) if it is for
the purpose(s) you provided it; (b) with your consent; (c) as may be required
by law or as we think necessary to protect our company or others from injury
(e.g. in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a law
enforcement agency request or when we believe that someone is causing (or about
to cause) injury to or interference with the rights or property of another);
(d) with other persons or companies with whom we contract to carry out internal
site operations or our business activities (for example, sending out a product
or a promotional item that you have requested on the site); and/or (e)
notifying you when we make changes to one of our subscriber agreements or this
Examples of us sharing your personal information for the
purposes submitted are if you request information regarding financial aid, we
may provide the information provided to a third party lender so that they can
send to you directly the information you requested or if you enter a contest or
sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, we may forward your information to such
We will seek to obtain your consent at the place where the
information is collected either by an "opt-in" or "opt-out" method, or by other
means (such as sending to you an e-mail).
We do not consider any companies that are within our "family" of
companies to be "third parties" for purposes of this policy. Thus, we may also
share personal information provided online with companies owned directly or
indirectly by OCM. Any of these companies may use and further share this
information in the same ways we do. However, if we pass on personal information
to a family company, we require that it protect such information in a manner
that is consistent with this policy. If you want us to stop sharing your
personal information among our companies, please contact us at
Additionally, with your consent, we may share the personal
information you provide online with companies not affiliated with us (i.e.
third party companies) who want to market products or services to you or to ask
you questions, both online and offline. If you want us to stop sharing your
personal information with these companies, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you consent to receiving communications from
non-affiliated companies, you may need to communicate with them directly if you
later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications or if you
wish to change any data you provided online. In this instance, any changes or
amendments to your personal information must be given directly to each company
who communicates with you as these changes, amendments and/or deletions will
not be exchanged between us and non-affiliated companies.
If we do share personal information to a non-affiliated company,
to the extent practical, we require that they protect such information in a
manner that is consistent with this policy. We cannot, however, guarantee how
these non-affiliated companies will use your personal information.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to
improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your
Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to
analyze how our site is used, as well as to offer you products, programs or
services. Sometimes we share aggregate information with others, including
affiliated companies and non-affiliated companies.
Collection of Information by Others.
Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be
different than ours. You should check the other sites' privacy notices since we
have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.
We may offer e-mail services, contests, sweepstakes, or
promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with non-affiliated companies.
Based on our agreement with them, these third parties may obtain personally
identifiable information that site visitors voluntarily submit to participate
in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. We have no control over the use of
this information by these companies.
Cookies are bits of electronic information that a web site can transfer to your
computer's hard drive to help make shopping online easier and to tailor and
your shopping experience, but we do not store personally identifiable
many major web sites use them. When you visit Residence Hall Linens, your cookie allows
us to recognize you as a repeat customer. This allows us to retrieve certain
information you provided previously so that you do need to re-enter this
information every time you shop with us. Cookies also enable us to store items
in your shopping cart between visits and provide you with access to your
account information. If you request to receive e-mail updates from us your
cookie helps us deliver messages that we think might be of interest to you.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your
understand how our site is used, and to improve the content and offerings on
offer you products, programs or services. You can opt to have your browser
reject cookies. If you do that, you may need to re-register with us every time
you visit our site in order to participate in certain promotions and other
stuff. You should also know that companies that advertise on our web site (and
their agents) might use their own cookies. This policy does not cover how these
companies use their cookies.
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at
each web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as
"clickstream data," can be collected and stored by a web site's server.
Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use
and the address of the web site from which you linked to RESIDENCE HALL LINENS. We may
use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to
anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of
RESIDENCE HALL LINENS.COM, how visitors navigate throughout the site and how we may tailor
our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. This information will only
be used to improve our site. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be
anonymous and aggregate.
From time to time we may supplement information you give us with
information from other sources, such as information validating your address.
Thus, information we obtain through RESIDENCE HALL LINENS may be intermingled with and
used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than
RESIDENCE HALL LINENS, including both offline and online sources.
Our Commitment to Security.
We believe we have in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and
managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access,
maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online as
well as offline. When your personal information is passed onto non-affiliated
companies, to the extent practical, we require that they also have in place the
appropriate safeguards. We cannot, however, guarantee that they do so.
If you are visiting RESIDENCE HALL LINENS from a location outside of the United States,
your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States,
any orders placed through RESIDENCE HALL LINENS will be fully processed in and shipped
from the United States and all information you provide will be processed and
securely maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the
United States. By using RESIDENCE HALL LINENS, you authorize the export of personal
information to the USA and its storage and use as specified above when you
provide such information to us. This policy and our legal obligations are
subject to the laws of the State of New York and the USA, regardless of the
location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the
State of New York.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Personal Information.
For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable
information that we have collected about you online, or how to correct any
errors in such information, please send an e-mail to
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable
steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making
Special Note for Parents.
If you have concerns about this site or its services, wish to find out if your
child is a member or has registered for one our services, or wish to cancel
your child's membership, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our site will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 13
years old in violation of applicable laws. If you believe that your child under
13 has gained access to our site without your permission, you may contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We have taken commercially reasonable steps to
restrict use of this site to those who are at least 13 years old. We do not
sell products for purchase by children and all children's products we sell are
for purchase by adults only, or with adult permission.
Transfer of Business Assets.
The personal information you provide is considered a company asset and may be
included among transferred assets if OCM, any or all of its subsidiaries or
affiliates or any of their assets is ever acquired by a third party.
Changes to this Policy.
Because our business needs may change over time, we reserve the right,
at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy
at any time. If at any time in the future we plan to use your personally
identifiable information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post
such changes here. Your continued use RESIDENCE HALL LINENS following the posting of any
changes to this policy means you accept such changes.
How to Contact Us.
email@example.com or write to the following address:
4630 Montgomery Ave Suite 600
Bethesda MD 20814