Privacy Policy

At College Depot, we value your trust. We want you to know how we collect, use, share and protect information about you.

What Information is Collected?

We collect information, including when you:

  • Purchase, order, return, exchange or request information about our products and services in our stores, website, or mobile applications

  • Create a www.collegedpt.com account

  • Connect with College Depot regarding guest service via our contact center, guest service desk, or on social media platforms

  • Visit our website or participate in interactive features of the site or mobile applications, such as product reviews or Weekly Ad

  • Use a social media service, for example, College Depot's Facebook page, Pintrest, or Twitter.

  • Create a gift registry or shopping list

  • Sign up for e-mails, mobile messages, or social media notifications from College Depot

  • Enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to one of our surveys, or participate in a focus group

  • Conduct a transaction where we collect information required by law (for example, pseudoephedrine or age-restricted purchases)

  • Are recorded by in-store cameras, primarily for security purposes, and also for operational purposes such as measuring traffic patterns and tracking in-stock levels

  • Provide us with comments, suggestions, or other input

Types of information we collect include:

  • Your name

  • Your mailing address

  • Your e-mail address

  • Your phone (or mobile) number

  • Your drivers' license number

  • Your credit/debit card number

  • Your purchase/return/exchange information

  • Your registry event information

Information Collected Online

College Depot Cookies

We use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our website through your computer or mobile device. This information, which includes the pages you visit on our site, which web address you came from, and the type of browser you are using, helps us customize your website experience and make our marketing messages more relevant. This information also allows us to provide features such as storage of items in your cart between visits. This includes College Depot content presented on another website or mobile application.

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.

Third-Party Cookies

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.

Information from Other Sources

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.

Public Forums

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.

How is this Information Used?

Examples of how we use your information include:

Product and Service Fulfillment

  • Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, returns/exchanges, or requests for information, or to otherwise serve you

  • Provide services such as Gift Registry

  • Administer sweepstakes and contests

Our Marketing Purposes

  • Deliver coupons, mobile coupons, newsletters, in-store receipt messages, e-mails, and mobile messages

  • Send marketing communications and other information regarding products, services and promotions

  • Administer promotions

Internal Operations

  • Improve the effectiveness of our website, stores, mobile experience, and marketing efforts

  • Conduct research and analysis, including focus groups and surveys

  • Perform other business activities as needed, or as described elsewhere in this policy

Fraud Prevention

  • To prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft and otherwise protect our guests and our business

Legal Compliance

  • To assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas

How is this Information Shared?

The College Depot Family

We share information we collect within the College Depot family, which includes all College Depot subsidiaries and affiliates. The College Depot family may use this information to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you.

The College Depot Family includes:

  • College Depot Stores and websites

Service Providers

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.

Legal Requirements

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.

Elsewhere at Your Direction

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.

Sharing with Other Companies (for their marketing purposes)

We may share information with vendors, business partners and other organizations which are not part of the College Depot family. These companies and organizations may use the information we share to provide special offers and opportunities to you.

Business Transfers

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.

What Choices Do You Have?

Postal Mail

If you do not wish to receive catalogs, coupons, and other promotional mail, contact us or call (979) 696-1256 to opt out.

Telephone

If you do not wish to receive promotional telephone calls, contact us or call (979) 696-1256 to opt out.

E-mail

If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from us, contact us or call (979) 696-1256 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.

Sharing with Other Companies (for their marketing purposes)

If you do not wish us to share information with other companies (for their marketing purposes), contact us or call (979) 696-1256 to opt out.

How Do You Access and Update Your Information?

In order to keep your information accurate and complete, you can access or update some of your information in the following ways:

  • If you have created a www.collegedpt.com account, you can log in and update your account information, including contact, billing, and shipping information.

  • Contact us with your current contact information and the information you would like to access. We will provide you the information requested if reasonably available, or will describe the types of information we typically collect.

How is this Information Protected?

Security Methods

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect your information. This includes encrypting your credit and debit card number.

E-mail Security

"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.

Information About Children

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 (979) 696-1256.

 

College Depot's The Club Rewards® Card?

The Club Rewards® is not legal tender and has no implied warranties. No cash back. Customer will receive a $5 The Club Rewards® for the every $100 of purchases. The Club Rewards® is earned on the amount of customer purchases after all applicable discounts are applied and before tax is imposed. Eligible customer purchases include sale-, regular- and  clearance-priced merchandise, but exclude the purchase of Gift Cards. Offer may  be redeemed with any other offer, but cannot be redeemed for cash. The Club Rewards® will be applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts. The The Club Rewards® may be discontinued at any time. Cards must be registered in order to redeem rewards.

 

Please present this card to the cashier prior to checkout in order to take advantage of special offers and card benefits. All information involving the use of this card will be kept confidential and used exclusively to provide you with special values. This card remains property of College Depot and its privileges may be modified or rescinded at any time. For complete program rules, terms and conditions, visit CollegeDpt.com. Use of this card means that you accept and agree to the terms and coniditions. ©2014 College Depot LLC

 

How Do You Contact College Depot?

Mail: College Depot
2410 Texas Ave S
College Station, TX 77840
Phone:

(979) 696-1256

Email: info@collegedpt.com

 

College Depot Privacy Policy Revisions

By interacting with College Depot, you consent to our use of information that is collected or submitted as described in this privacy policy. We may change or add to this privacy policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically. To help you track the changes, we will include a history of material changes below. This history begins as of July 2012 and includes the date of the update and a description of any material changes.X

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