Privacy Policy

John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc. (“(together with its affiliates “John Varvatos”) recognizes that you care how information about you is used and shared and respects your privacy. Your privacy is a serious matter to us. This Privacy Policy, which is part of our Terms and Conditions of Use, informs you of what information is collected on and through Johnvarvatos.com (the “Web Site”), how that information is collected, how we use this information, and with whom we may share such information. Information collected on or through the Web Site may be collected by John Varvatos or by third-party service providers acting on our behalf. and/or our business partners that assist in fulfilling your order or help the Web Site function. The word “we”, as used in this Privacy Policy, may include such business partners and/or our third-party service providers, particularly with respect to the collection, use and storage of information. By accessing the Web Site you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and our overall Terms and Conditions of Use.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered through the Web Site, and where applicable, through the Customer Service Department in connection with the Web Site or products purchased through the Web Site. This Privacy Policy does not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through other web sites we may operate or through off-line means., such as information collected at our stores. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the John Varvatos Terms and Conditions of Use, which governs your use of the Web Site in general.

This Privacy Policy was last updated November 2013.April 2014. As set forth in more detail herein, we may change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Such change/s will be effective immediately upon posting of the change or modification on this Web Site. Please check back periodically for further updates and changes.


Please note: The servers that make the Web Site available and that store the information that is collected on or through the Web Site are located in the United States of America. This Web Site is intended for users who are located in the United States of America and is hosted and operated in the United States, pursuant to United States law. By providing Personal Information (as defined below) through the use of this Web Site, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories.

What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?

Personal Information:

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" is defined as personally identifiable information about an individual person and includes but is not limited to a person's name, physical address, zip code, e-mail address, and/or telephone, wireless, and/or fax numbers, as more particularly described under applicable U.S. privacy laws.

We collect and store information that you provide on or through the Web Site and that you provide to our Customer Service Department in connection with your access and use of the Web Site. Though you may use portions of the Web Site without providing any Personal Information, in order to take advantage of the full capabilities of the Web Site, you will be required to provide certain Personal Information. For example, you must provide Personal Information in order to place an order or to register for an account on or through the Web Site. The Personal Information we collect in connection with taking your order or registering your account may include: your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; short message service, text message or other wireless device address; instant messaging address; demographic information; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

In addition, you may provide certain Personal Information about third -parties on or through the Web Site. For example, you must provide us with Personal Information about a third -party when you request that we ship an order to a third -party or request that we send your information to a third -party. The information collected regarding a third -party may include that third -party's name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, physical address, and other similar information.

than yourself, you represent and warrant that: (i) you have the authority to provide that Personal Information and to grant us the right to use that Personal Information consistently with this Privacy Policy, (ii) you have provided that Personal Information voluntarily, and (iii) you consent to the use of that Personal Information in the manner indicated by this Privacy Policy. If you provide a third -party’s Personal Information to us, you represent and warrant that such third -party is at least thirteen (13) years of age. If you provide a third -party's e-mail address to us, you represent and warrant that you have the consent of that third -party to provide his/her email address to us.

Aggregate and Automatically Collected Information:

We may collect and store certain other non-personally identifiable information automatically whenever you interact with the Web Site. For example, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser information and reference site domain name when you visit the Web Site.

Use of Cookies/Web Beacons:

Like many other web sites, we may collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage by using cookies, web beacons (also called pixel tags, Internet tags and clear GIFs) and related tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that a web site sends through the browser to a user's hard drive for data storage. The information collected by cookies and related technology may include technical information about your computer (including your computer’s Internet protocol address, your operating system, your browser type and date and time of your visit), and the pages you view, the features you use, the searches you conduct and queries you make, the links you click, the purchases you make and the third-party sites you have visited or visit later. We use the information gathered from cookies, web beacons and related technologies to analyze and understand how the Web Site is used and, to enhance your visits to the Web Site., for web analytics, behavioral tracking and to create and deliver use-tailored advertising to provide you with information on products, services or offers that may be of interest to you. For example, we may use cookies and related technologies to: (i) customize account pages for you, (ii) track user visits and account features, (iii) determine what features and pages are most frequently requested or visited, and (iv) save your password so you do not have to provide it each time you visit the Web Site., and (v) for Internet-Based Advertising (as described below). Most browsers accept cookies automatically, however, can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on our computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. By disabling or otherwise rejecting cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on this Web Site. We recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better shopping experience on this Web Site.

We may use third-party service providers and outside companies to provide Internet data hosting and to help us measure and determine how visitors use our Web Site and the effectiveness of our Web Site and promotion in order to help us improve and optimize our Web Site and the products and services we offer. We may also use third-parties, including but not limited to certain advertising intermediaries, to collect your Personal Information and information regarding your online behavior for the purpose of behavioral tracking and Internet-Based Advertising (as described below) to provide you with use-tailored advertisements. Such advertising intermediaries may include advertising networks, advertising exchanges, analytics providers, data brokers, re-targeters and/or market researchers. Those third-parties may place web beacons or pixel tags on certain pages of our Web Site or use cookies in order to facilitate collection of your Personal Information and information regarding your use of the Web Site each time you visit the Web Site. Third-parties collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different web sites as a result of accessing this Web Site. Any such third-party’s data collection and data handling practices are defined by the third-party and not by John Varvatos. We make no representations or warranties about any third-party web sites.

In addition, some of our e-mail communications to you may include a “click-through URL” linked to a particular page on the Web Site. By clicking on one of the URLs, you will automatically enter our Web Site and we may collect information related to the “click-through”. You may avoid having this information collected by not clicking on URL links in our e-mail communications.

Interest-Based Advertising:

In addition, We and/or our third-party service providers (as described above) may use cookies, web beacons or related technology to collect information about you and your online browsing behavior for the purposes of Interest-Based Advertising. For example, we and/or such third-party service providers may receive information through your browser when you access the Web Site and/or click on a John Varvatos advertisement or banner displayed on a third -party websiteweb site. Such information may include the IPtechnical information about your computer (including your computer’s Internet protocol address, your operating system, your browser type and date and time of your visit), the computerpages you are usingview, the features you use, the searches you conduct and queries you make, the links you click, the purchases you make, the URL of pages you link to from the Web Site, the URL of pages you come from when accessing the Web Site, the third-party web sites you have visited or visit later and the advertisements or banners you click on in order to access the Web Site, and the type of browser you are using. We. We and/or our third-party service providers may store, analyze and utilize such information for the purpose of predicting which John Varvatos products, advertisements and banners may be of most interest to you in the future and providing you with use-tailored advertisements regarding products, services or offers that may be of interest to you.

How is Information Used and Disclosed?

Personal Information:

Personal Information collected on or through this Web Site is used to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations and to provide customer service. If you sign up to our e-mail list or otherwise opt-in to receive promotional communications in connection with this Web Site, we may also use the Personal Information you provide to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features and to send you other promotional communications. You may manage your preferences as described below.

If you request us to ship products to a third -party and we are able to determine the information you provided pertains to a third -party, we will use the Personal Information you provide regarding that third -party only to process and ship the product to that third -party and to confirm shipment. In addition, we may retain that Personal Information as reasonably necessary to appropriately document our business activities and for archival and record retention purposes.

Aggregate and Automatically collected Information:

Automatically collected information is used to analyze and improve this Web Site, gauge the effectiveness of our email communications and your level of interest in particular areas and to provide our customers with a fulfilling shopping experience.

We may on occasion combine information we received through this Web Site with information obtained from other sources and outside records to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.

We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails to third -parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, types of products purchased, pages you access most frequently or search terms you enter. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. For example, the number of people who visit our Web Site who are 25 years of age is aggregate information that does not personally identify a specific user.

Interest-Based Advertising:

Information we collect and store from your browser by use of cookies or related technology may be used for the purpose of predicting which John Varvatos products, advertisements and banners may be of most interest to you in the future and showing you such products, advertisements and banners on this Web Site and/or on third -party sites.

With Whom is Information Shared?

Except with your consent or as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, rent or share with third -parties any Personal Information that you provide to us on or through this Web Site or through the Customer Service Department in connection with this Web Site.

We may share Personal Information you provide to us with certain third -parties that perform services on our behalf. The services provided by those third -parties may include operating this Web Site, hosting this Web Site, providing the products and services you request through this Web Site, authorization and processing of your payments, product fulfillment, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web Site evaluation, data analysis, analysis of information for marketing purposes including Interest-Based Advertising, and, where applicable, data cleansing. Those third -parties are not authorized to use or disclose Personal Information you provide to us or through this Web Site for any purpose other than to perform the services designated by us.

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third -parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law in our good faith belief, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas and as otherwise required in connection with a judicial or government proceeding or legal process. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities or to verify or enforce compliance with the terms of use and policies that govern our Web Site or as otherwise required or permitted by law or where we believe it is necessary to investigate or address unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of a consumer or the general public. John Varvatos cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third -parties to enforce laws, intellectual property rights and other rights. In addition, the Personal Information you provide to use may be transferred as an asset in connection with a merger or sale involving all or part of John Varvatos or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change of control.

Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, JVEJohn Varvatos customers who are California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address: [list a designated JVE mailing address / e-mail address / or toll-free phone or fax number where these types of requests will be received and responded to within 30 days of receiving such request]. John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc., Attn: Webmaster, Inc., 26 West 17th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011.