Legal Notices Areas USA

Legal Notices Areas USA

Areas is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizing your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information you share with us (the phrase " personally identifiable information " means any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, etc.). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect from you, how we use such information, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review, correct and opt out of our use of, the information. By using any of our web sites or sharing your contact information with us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy

Collecting Information About You

There may be times (such as when you purchase or order a product, subscribe to a loyalty program, contact us for additional information, submit feedback to a survey or contact our Guest Service department, or to participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions, etc.) when we ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests, and other information. We may also maintain a record of your product purchases, number of visits, and comments made about your experiences at our locations.

Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products, or access certain services, offers and content on our web sites. In addition, we may need to contact you via phone, email or mail to address questions or issues specific to your order, entry, etc., even if you have opted to not receive marketing communications from us.

In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any contact information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit us and analyze this data for preferences, trends, and site usage statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.

Using Information About You

We use your contact information for internal purposes only, such as:

• confirming and tracking your order, subscription, or registration;

• analyzing preferences, trends, and statistics;

• informing you of our new products, services, and offers; and

• providing you with other information from and about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Brands.


We process your contact information only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by you. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that your contact information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

From time to time we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy policies are consistent with ours. These are known as our Select Partners. In such cases we might rent, exchange, share and/or cross-reference information, including contact information about you that will enable such persons or entities to contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.

To serve you better, we may combine information you give us online, in our stores or through our catalogs. We may also combine that information with publicly available information and information we receive from or cross-reference with our Select Partners and others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize the shopping experience of you and others with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.

We may contract with companies or persons to provide certain services including credit card processing, shipping, data management, promotional services, etc. We call them our Service Providers. We provide our Service Providers with the information needed for them to perform these services. We also ask our Service Providers to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web sites. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

In certain instances we may disclose your contact information when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities who may be causing injury to you, to Areas USA or to others. We may also disclose your contact information when we believe the law or legal process requires it.


When you visit our web sites, we send one or more "cookies" to your computer or other device. We may also use cookies in emails that you receive from us. A "cookie" is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a web site. A "session cookie" expires immediately when you end your session (i.e., close your browser). A "persistent cookie" stores information on the hard drive so when you end your session and return to the same web site at a later date the cookie information is still available. Generally, we use cookies to improve the quality of our service when you visit our web site and other web sites of interest to you. We also use cookies to remind us of who you are, tailor our products, services and advertising to suit the personal interests of you and others, estimate our audience size, assist our online merchants to track visits to and sales at our web sites and to process your order, track your status in our promotions, contests and sweepstakes, and/or analyze your visiting patterns.

Certain of our Service Providers may use cookies and collect information on our behalf. They are prohibited by our contract with them from sharing that information with anyone other than us or our other Service Providers. However, we respect your right to choose whether to be included in such services. You may opt out of certain of these services by clicking here. In addition, in connection with the services that they provide to us, certain of our Service Providers may work with third parties who may use cookies to collect anonymous information to tailor advertising for you and others elsewhere on the Internet. These third parties do not have access to any contact information about you. If you would like to opt out of accepting cookies altogether, you can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. However, certain features of our web sites or other services may not work if you delete or disable cookies.


We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. To guard your information delivered to us electronically, our web sites use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL encrypts your credit card number, name and address so only we are able to decode your information. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your contact information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk.

We urge you to keep any password that you establish with us in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also remember to log off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.



Your access to and use of the Website and its materials is conditioned upon your acceptance and compliance with these terms in full.

The copyrights and other rights to the materials on this Website are owned by Areas USA You are authorized to view, download and reproduce the materials at this Website only for your internal information provided that you retain all notices contained in the original materials, only use images with surrounding text relating to the images and include the following copyright notice: Copyright Areas USA All Rights Reserved.

No further publication or commercial use may be made of the materials on this Website without the express written permission of Areas USA.

You may not make any part of this Website available as part of another web site whether by hyperlink framing on the internet or otherwise. Any product, process or technology described in the materials on this Website may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by Areas USA and/or its clients and are not licensed hereunder. Areas USA and all future product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Areas USA. Trademarks of other parties are identified wherever possible and Areas USA acknowledges their rights.


The material on this Website could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and information will be changed, updated and deleted without notice. Areas USA may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this material at any time. Areas USA makes no warranties that this Website will operate uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected. Areas USA does not warrant that this Website is compatible with your computer equipment or that this Website or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms of “Trojan horses” and Areas USA is not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features. Links provided by Areas USA to any other website are provided solely for your convenience and should not be deemed to imply that Areas USA endorses those websites or any content therein.

Please see our Privacy Policy for general information. Areas USA does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Website unless you have another written agreement with Areas USA related to the sharing of this information.


When you visit, or any website or web property branded or controlled by Areas USA, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you specifically provide it to us. Except as required by law or expressly authorized by you, we will not provide any personally identifiable information regarding you to any third parties. Any personally identifiable information that you submit to us will be used solely for the purpose of responding to inquiries or requests made by you.

Your visit to our site is tracked through a standard web traffic statistics program, which keeps records of traffic on the site, as well as numerical counts of visitors by domain, URL, search engine, keywords used, and other standard web measurements.

By using the Areas USA website, you consent to our use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect, we will post it on this site, and the revised Policy will apply onto information collected thereafter.

Links To Third Party Sites

Our web sites may contain links to web sites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. Privacy policies on such linked sites may be different from our privacy policy. You access such linked sites at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a linked site before disclosing any of your information on such site.

Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy in whole or in part, we will inform you by posting a notice on our web sites, as applicable. Those changes will go into effect on the effective date posted in the notice and at the end of the revised Privacy Policy. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of our web sites and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. Your continued use of our web sites or other services constitutes your acceptance of the practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.

Your Feedback

To help us improve our privacy policy and practice, please give us your feedback. You can call us at 1.866.820 1178  or send us an email at

Effective Date: August 2012

AREAS, S.A. (hereinafter, AREAS) is a Spanish company with headquarters at Avenida Diagonal, 579 – 585, 08014 Barcelona, Spain. Its Tax Identification Code (EIN) is A-08225013. AREAS, S. A. is registered in the Mercantile Registry of Barcelona. Page 14,346, Folio 151, Volume 1,639, Book 1,066, at 5-IX-1968. Contact: Phone: 932401515 / Fax: 932401518 / Email: 

Access via the URL to AREAS website (hereinafter, the "Website") and to the information on any of the products or services contained therein implies the express acceptance without reservations by the user (hereinafter, the "User(s)") of the conditions stipulated in this Legal Notice. Therefore, we recommend that you read its contents carefully if you want to access and use the information and services offered on the AREAS’ Website. Las conditions set forth below are the ones in force from the date of their last update. AREAS reserves the right to update or modify at any time the terms of this Legal Notice.

AREAS reserves the right to update, modify, or remove at any time the information contained in its Website, being also able to limit or deny access to such information without notice, especially when technical difficulties arise which in the opinion of AREAS diminish or nullify the levels of security standards adopted for the proper functioning of the Website.

1) Purpose and contents of the Website

The Website contains information relating to AREAS’ products and services and its promotional programs. AREAS makes every effort to avoid any error in the contents that may appear on the Website. The Website User assumes, knows and accepts, by the fact of visiting it, that the data and information about offers, products or services, prices, features and any other data and information contained on the Website appear therein solely and exclusively for information purposes. AREAS neither warrants nor take responsibility for any consequences arising from errors in the contents that may appear on the Website.

AREAS assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies that may exist between the printed documents and the electronic version published on the Website. In case of discrepancy between the printed version and the one published on the Website, the printed version shall prevail, except as set forth with respect to misprints and updates. The information, contents and data of any kind on the pages of this Website is reviewed before publication; however, it is not possible to guarantee that they are absolutely free of misprints, typing errors, composition defects, and equivalent problems, so AREAS recommends the Users to be aware of any possible updates or corrections that the Website may incorporate, to confirm the data that are of key interest to them through the channels of personal communication, by telephone or by fax provided in the Website and in the media, and in no case to adopt decisions based solely or especially on the Website information or on information on promotional programs posted on this Website or on third party websites. In this sense, AREAS is not responsible for the economic or other consequences the User or third parties may suffer for decisions made from data on the Website and that has not been verified previously.

2) Use of the Website

The User agrees to use this Website in accordance with the law, morality, generally accepted good practices, public order and with the provisions of this Legal Notice.

The User agrees not to use the Website for illegal purposes, contrary to the provisions of these rules, that are harmful to the rights and interests of AREAS or of third parties, and/or that in any way may damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or that may prevent its normal use.

Website Users must observe any instruction set forth by AREAS through it or through duly authorized staff.

3) Responsibility

AREAS is not responsible for the information and other content in the spaces or web pages of third parties accessible from AREAS’ Website through connections, hyperlinks or links, nor for the information or other content on the spaces or web pages of third parties from which AREAS’ Website is accessible via connections, hyperlinks or links, or for the information and content of any third party website that appears under the appearance or logos of AREAS, unless expressly authorized by the latter.

AREAS assumes no responsibility regarding the information, content of all kinds, products and services offered or provided through AREAS’ Website by third parties or entities, although they belong to its same financial group, and especially for damages of any kind that, linked to the above, may arise from: (i) absence of or deficiencies in the information provided to Users or in their veracity, accuracy and sufficiency; (ii) non-compliance or defective or untimely compliance with the contracts or pre-contractual relationships; (iii) breach of the obligations of providers of services of the information society; (iv) infringement of the rights of consumers and Users; (v) infringement of intellectual and industrial property rights; realization of unfair competition or illicit advertising; (vi) infringement of data protection, of professional secrecy and of the rights to honor, to personal and family privacy and image of people; and (vii) in general, breach of any laws, customs or codes of conduct that may apply.

AREAS assumes no responsibility whatsoever for damages, losses, claims or expenses arising from: (i) interference, interruptions, errors, omissions, telephone faults, delays, blockages or disconnections in the operation of the electronic system, caused by deficiencies, overloading and errors in the lines and telecommunications networks, or any other cause beyond the control of AREAS; (ii) illegal intermissions using malign programs of any kind and through any media such as computer viruses or any other; (iii) improper or inadequate use of AREAS’ Web Site, (iv) security or navigation errors caused by improper operation of the browser or by the use of non-actualized versions thereof.

Users are liable for damages of any kind that AREAS may incur directly or indirectly, as a result of a breach by User of the obligations under this Legal Notice. Similarly, the User will keep AREAS harmless against any penalty, claim or complaint that may be filed by a third party, including any public entities, against AREAS, its employees or agents as a result of the violation of any rights of third parties by such User through the use of the Website in a manner contrary to the provisions of this Legal Notice.

4) Personal data protection policy

As a general rule, the use of AREAS’ Website does not require as a condition precedent that Users disclose their personal data.

Notwithstanding the above,, in those assumptions where the User requires certain services and communicates its personal data to AREAS, this company guarantees the confidentiality of such data and compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, on the protection of personal data and its development rules by adopting the necessary technical measures to maintain the level of security required.

Consequently, when through the AREAS Website personal data is collected by filling out a form, the user will be required to read and accept the Data Protection Policy through which it will be informed of the recipient of the information, of the purpose for which data are collected, of the identity and address of the party responsible for the file which incorporates its data and of the ability of the User to exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to the processing of its data.

AREAS ensures that personal data gathered in the forms shall be sent encrypting the information to prevent it from being viewed by third parties.

The User guarantees that the data it provides in the forms of the Website will be truthful, accurate, sufficient and updated. In order that the information contained in our files is always up to date, we ask Users to inform us, as soon as possible, of the changes and corrections to their personal data.

5) Cookies

Access to this Website may involve the use of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in the browser used by each User for the server to remember certain information that will be read only by the server that implemented it. Cookies generally have a limited duration. No cookies on this Website allow contact with the User's phone number, the User’s email address or any other means of contact. No cookies on this Website can extract information from the User's hard disk or store personal data. The only way, in this Website, that the private information of a User is part of the cookie file is that the User personally gives this information to the server. Such Users who do not wish to receive cookies or want to be informed of their use may configure their browser accordingly. In the event that cookies are deleted, the quality and speed of service may decline.

6) Industrial and Intellectual Property

All contents of AREAS’ Website, merely by way of information, the texts, documents, photographs, drawings, images, icons, graphics, audio or audiovisual content, as well as its graphic design and source code, trademarks, trade names or other logos are the exclusive property of AREAS or of third parties and are protected by the laws of Intellectual Property, unless otherwise specified.

Consequently, the User must always respect all rights of intellectual and industrial property on AREAS’ Website that are owned exclusively by AREAS or third parties.

It is strictly prohibited any form of exploitation, reproduction, distribution, modification, publication, availability, transformation or any other dissemination of the information or elements contained in AREAS’ Website mentioned in this section, by any medium and means, not expressly authorized in writing and in advance by their respective owners. It is strictly prohibited to establish links to AREAS’ Website from third party websites without the prior express written authorization of AREAS.

Violation of any of the above prohibitions shall constitute a breach of this Legal Notice and of the related regulations on Industrial and Intellectual Property.

7) Law and Applicable Jurisdiction

The resolution of any dispute which may arise from the application of the conditions of this Legal Notice or access to the Website shall be governed by Spanish law and shall be vested in the courts of the city of Barcelona.