Privacy Policy

Starbucks Corporation ("Starbucks") owns and operates the Internet sites located at, located on servers in the United States. This Privacy Policy is designed to notify you about how we collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process personally identifiable information that we collect on this Site only ("Personal Information"). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other online or offline collection, use, disclosure or other processing of personally identifiable information by Starbucks, other than the information directly captured through the Site. Starbucks reserves the right to fully use, disclose, and process any information collected via the Site that is not in personally identifiable form.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Each time you visit the Site, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, and processing of Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In particular, if you are located in a jurisdiction outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to our servers and computer systems in the United States, a country that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home jurisdiction. If you provide any Personal Information that relates to another person, you hereby state and agree that you have obtained proper consent from such person for the use, disclosure, and processing of such Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. You may withdraw consent by contacting us at the address at the end of this Privacy Policy and requesting such withdrawal.

Active Information Collection and Use

This Site actively collects Personal Information from you only when you submit content in the form of photographs, graphics, videos and remarks, and to post any idea, comment or other material (collectively, "Submissions") on the Site. The kinds of Personal Information you may provide, either independently or as part of your Submission, may include your name, phone number, e-mail address, photos, and other information. We use this Personal Information to post or otherwise disseminate your Submission. We may use or disclose Personal Information and Submission, including content contained therein, for limited marketing purposes other than and including to the presentation and use of the Site to transmit to post or otherwise disseminate your Submission.

You agree that Starbucks has the right to review and filter the content of any Submission to confirm that no obscene or inappropriate language or depiction is used. You further agree that Starbucks has the right to review your Submission in connection with the technical processing of your Submission, or in connection with the maintenance of our Site and compliance with its Terms and Conditions, located at

Passive Information Collection and Use

The Site may passively collect certain kinds of information that reveal the frequency with which you visit the Site, the times and dates of your visits, the pages you reviewed, and other information. Information is passively collected through various means. We use Internet protocol (IP) addresses to identify server problems, and administer the Site. We use navigational data, including log files and click-stream data, to identify information about your web browser and operating system, and the time period in which you visit the Site or a portion of the Site. This information is used to administer the Site, and otherwise improve Site content.

Like many Internet sites, the Site uses small text files called "cookies" that are sent to the hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use of the Site. Cookies can store a variety of information, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the Site. The "Help" section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to configure your browser to reject cookies altogether. However, if you disable cookies, you might not be able to access important functions or features of this Site and your use of the Site may be limited. The Site does not combine passively collected information (as described above) with actively collected Personal Information and passively collected information will not be recorded as part of the userís profile.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal Information included in any Submission may be publicly posted on the Site and otherwise broadly disseminated to Site visitors via accessing the Site.

We also may disclose Personal Information as necessary or appropriate:

  • for limited marketing purposes;
  • to protect the security of the Site;
  • to protect ourselves and our affiliated companies against liability;
  • to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or legitimate requests by law enforcement officials;
  • if we believe in good faith that the law requires it;
  • to the purchaser in connection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or a part of our business or company; or
  • where we believe in good faith that it is in the interest of the health, safety or protection of any third party.

In any of these situations, the recipient of the Personal Information may be located in the United States or another jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home jurisdiction.

Except where other notices or consent is required by law, by accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree to use of the Personal Information and Submission.


If you wish to update any Personal Information you have previously provided, or to exercise any right of access, rectification, deletion, or opposition to the processing of your Personal Information that you may have under applicable law, please contact us at CUSTOMER CARE or as indicated under "Contact Us" in this Privacy Policy. We normally will be glad to fulfill your request as appropriate, but we reserve the right to use Personal Information obtained previously to verify your identity and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. All information submitted to the Site, including information submitted as part of a Submission, will be deleted within six months from the date you made the submission unless used for marketing and other purposes in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions located at The location of your Personal Information is in the United States in Texas, Oregon and New York, where we have storage facilities.

Data Security

Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. As a result, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of Personal Information. However, we do maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure or access.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time and in our sole discretion, except where prior notice or consent is required by law. If the Privacy Policy for this Site changes, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted at the "Privacy Policy" link on the Siteís home page. In the event that the change is significant or material, we will notify you of such a change by revising the link on the home page to read "NEWLY REVISED PRIVACY POLICY." Please check the Privacy Policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional information via the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes acceptance of such changes in the Privacy Policy, except where further steps are required by applicable law. This Privacy Policy was last revised on April 13, 2010.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, or suggestions you might have regarding the information practices described in this Privacy Policy.

You may contact us at:
Customer Care
2401 Utah Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 1-206-447-1575

Fax: 1-206-318-3432

This Site is owned and operated by:
Starbucks Corporation
2401 Utah Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98134