• Privacy Policy

    • Protecting your personal privacy is very important to us at Hartz. Below you will find a statement of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information (information you provide to Hartz which personally identifies you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or other identifying information). This privacy policy statement is applicable to the Hartz.com(SM) web site (the "Site").

      Gathering and Use of Information

      Hartz will never willfully disclose any personally identifiable information about our visitors to any non-affiliated third party without first receiving the user's (or if a child, the parent's or guardian's) permission. We do not collect personally identifiable information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. Visitors may provide personally identifiable information to Hartz during (1) subscription registration, (2) a contest or sweepstakes registration, (3) electronic or written responses to surveys or mailings, or (4) via purchases of products . In addition, personally identifiable information may be voluntarily provided by the user in connection with certain content submissions, community postings (i.e., chats or bulletin boards), comments and suggestions, or voting.

      This Site may make available to its users chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise extreme caution when deciding to disclose such information. Hartz may use such information for its internal purposes, including but not limited to, editorial feedback, auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve the Website and the other goods and services offered or provided, marketing and promotional purposes. Hartz may also use this information to deliver to you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners, and for trend analysis, pattern detection, and site administration. In addition, Hartz may collect Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Hartz does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable so your use of our Site remains anonymous. Hartz may share your personal information with companies that are related to or affiliated with Hartz (collectively, “Affiliates”). Affiliates will use your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

      Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from Hartz and other entities by visiting the About Us page on the Site, clicking on FAQs, and then clicking on “Modify Profile” and following the directions.

      Users may change or modify information previously provided by visiting the About Us page on the Site, clicking on FAQs, and then clicking on “Modify Profile” and following the directions.

      Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Hartz will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. Only persons 13 and older may provide personally identifiable information to Hartz. Persons 13 and younger may visit the Site but may not register or otherwise provide any personally identifiable information.

      California Privacy Rights

      Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with The Hartz Mountain Corporation may choose to opt out of the disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for marketing purposes. You may make a request for the information you are entitled to receive under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code by sending a letter to such effect to: Legal Department, The Hartz Mountain Corporation, 400 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094. You may file grievances and complaints with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210; or by email to dca@dca.ca.gov. For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov.

      Technical Information

      Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your subscription information and personal preferences while you are at our Site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and you will find cookies at most major web sites. Cookies also help Hartz to see which areas are popular and which are not popular and allow Hartz to make improvements and updates to the Site based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.

      Log Files - Hartz may use log files to track how our sites are being accesses and used. Log files track anonymous user information such as IP addresses, browser types, Internet service providers, referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamps, and number of clicks to, from, and within our sites.

      Information from Banner Ads - If you arrive at the Site through a banner ad or other Affiliate referral device, Hartz may track from where you arrived as well as clicks that might have impacted our servers.

      Hartz may use clear GIF Tracking Pixels to track user movement through our web sites for aggregated site traffic measuring. In addition, some Affiliates may set such tracking pixels on our web site pages to track completed forms and requests referred by their web sites.

      Hartz, either directly or via its agents, may employ persistent cookie, web beacon or other technology (collectively “Analytics Technology”) that tracks unique users on the Site. The data collected by the Analytics Technology includes, but is not limited to, User ID, IP Address, User Agent, Date/Timestamp, Referral URL, Request URL, Review Submission ID, Client Name or ID, Product Category ID, Product ID, Website Category, Session ID, Click Events, Conversions, Site Visits, Average Time on Site, and other data passively generated by a user’s interaction with the Site.

      Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can change your browser settings to refuse cookies. However, in so doing, you may not be able to fully utilize the Hartz Site or may experience difficulties accessing parts of the site.

      You may opt-out of the collection of user data via the Analytics Technology by following the directions at http://www.bazaarvoice.com/consumer-privacy-policy.


      Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although there is no “perfect security” on the Internet, Hartz will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.

      Hyperlinked Sites

      No hyperlinking is permitted to the Site without the express written permission of Hartz.

      Wireless Communications

      If the email address you provide to Hartz is a wireless address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Hartz. You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent and warrant that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges associated therewith.

      Intellectual Property

      Your use of the Site does not give you permission to use any of Hartz' names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademark or service marks (“Hartz’s Marks”) in any manner, or to use Hartz’s Marks or any other words or codes in any "metatag" or or to use other information location tools to identify and select sites, without Hartz' express written permission for a particular use.?

      Use of the Site

      You acknowledge that the personal information you provide to Hartz is collected and stored in the United States and therefore consent to the transfer of information to and storage of the information in the United States, regardless of your country of domicile.


      If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severed from the balance of the agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, which will continue in full force and effect.


      By completing forms provided by Hartz and providing personal information through the Site, through any means, and by using the Site and services contained therein, you hereby represent and warrant that:

      • You have read, understand and agree to Hartz's Privacy Policy;
      • You are an actual person of at least 18 years of age, you have the right to provide the information that you submit to Hartz, and the information you submit is accurate, complete and truthful; and
      • If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, then do not provide your information to Hartz through any means. In such case, Hartz is relieved of any of its obligations to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


      Hartz may, at its sole discretion, revise this Privacy Policy at any time in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations. When we revise this policy, including changes to Hartz's use of your personal information, we will incorporate the revisions into this policy and will revise the "last revised" date at the top of this web page. We recommend that you review those changes in order to remain informed about how Hartz uses your personal information

      If you have any comments, questions or requests, please write to legal@hartz.com