Winmark Business Solutions Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Winmark Business Solutions is a division of Winmark Corporation ("Winmark"). We are committed to providing you with information, products or services to meet your needs. That commitment includes protecting information we obtain about you. We want to earn your trust by providing strict safeguards to protect information about you as we continue to bring you valuable information, products and services. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy for some important information about your rights.

Information We May Collect

When you apply to be a registered member on (the "Site") or request information from Winmark Business Solutions, we may collect information about you, including information you give us on applications, questionnaires or other forms. In addition to information provided by you, the Site may make use of browser "cookies." Cookies are text files written to a user's hard drive and read by the server programs to inform a web site if the user has previously visited that site. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site, and for other purposes. The cookie never contains data that is "executed" as code, so it cannot carry viruses. Cookies are linked to browser programs and do not specifically identify an individual user. While we use cookies in other parts of the Site, cookies received with banner ads are not being collected by us and we do not have access to this information. Cookies can be rejected by you and if so, none of the functions listed above will be performed.

How We Use Personal Information and Your E-mail Address

Once you've become a registered member on the Site, we use this information to deliver products and services you enroll in and to process transactions you conduct on our Site. We also use it, together with information we have about you as a Winmark Business Solutions customer, publicly available information, and preferences you indicate, to customize your online experience and to provide you with more relevant online and offline offers and updates. We may share this information with certain our partners to that they may deliver better offers to you.

Children Under 13

We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Winmark collects personally identifiable information from you only when voluntarily submitted by you. We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. We may send personally identifiable information about you to others only when: 1) we have your consent to share the information; 2) we need to share the information to provide the information, service or product that you requested; 3) we need to send the information to people or companies who work on behalf of Winmark to provide information, products or services to you; 4) we respond to subpoenas court orders or legal process; or 5) we find that your actions on the Site violate the Winmark Business Solutions Site Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services. In addition, user demographic information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis in a manner that will not personally identify the individual submitting the information.

When This Policy Does Not Apply

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Winmark does not own or control, or to people that Winmark does not employ or manage. In addition, this policy does not apply to the web sites of other divisions of Winmark or any linked sites, as each web site has its own privacy policy.


This Site has taken reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, please remember that no computer system should be considered safe from intrusion. E-mail may pass through many computer systems, and should not be considered as a secure means of communication unless encrypted. Even then, information is only as secure as the encryption method. If you visit the Site, Winmark will not communicate with you unless you have given us permission to do so.

Linking to Other Internet Sites

You should be aware that other Internet sites that you link to from the Winmark Business Solutions site or a Winmark e-mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of our Privacy Policy. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of other Internet sites you visit.

Copyright Infringement

We prohibit the submission of any copyrighted material without the user first obtaining the prior written consent of the copyright owner. In particular, if you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Site;

(iii) Identification of the material on the Site that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;

(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Our designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is Catherine P. Heaven who can be reached at (763) 520-8500. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to customer service at (800) 567-6600. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Changes to This Policy

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. We will post changes to this policy here, so be sure to check back periodically.


We appreciate how important privacy is to you. We want you to understand why we collect and sometimes share information about you and how this can benefit you. Simply stated, by knowing more about you, we can provide a greater range of information, products and services that may be of interest to you.