Privacy Policy

Copyright 
This website Copyright © 2009 The North Face, A Division of VF Outdoor, Inc. (the “North Face”). All rights reserved. Individual documents may contain different copyright notices and/or additional proprietary notices.

Trademarks
All registered product names and technology trademarks indicated on this site are registered trademarks of The North Face or are the sole property of their respective companies. Except as expressly granted in this section (or to you specifically in writing), neither The North Face, nor any its suppliers grant any express or implied right to anyone for any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information.

Confidentiality
Certain areas on this website may contain The North Face confidential information. [A valid user name and password are required to access those areas.] Access by unauthorized persons, and unauthorized use or disclosure of The North Face confidential information, may be a violation of The North Face’s rights and are strictly prohibited. By accessing The North Face confidential information, you agree to keep this information confidential, or, if you have a contractual right to use The North Face confidential information for your customers, your customers’ networks. You also agree to treat this confidential information with a standard of care which is of at least as high a standard as that which you apply to your most confidential information and to only disclose it within your company to employees with a “need to know” who are instructed and agree not to disclose the information and not to use the information for any purpose not permitted. [You will not alter, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or modify any of this confidential information that you receive.]

Ownership
Any questions, comments, suggestions, or other information submitted to The North Face in response to this website shall be deemed non-confidential and The North Face shall be free to use, reproduce, disclose and distribute such information and any ideas contained therein in any manner without limitation.
The North Face discourages you from sending us any information that you consider to be confidential or proprietary through this web site. Please note that if you do send us any such information or material, The North Face will assume it is NOT confidential.

The information on this website, along with any materials incorporated herein (including, for example, white papers, press releases, data sheets, product descriptions and FAQs) is the copyrighted work of The North Face and/or its suppliers and is protected under US and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. The North Face grants you permission to copy such materials so long as each copy (i) is solely for your own informational, non-commercial use and is not modified or revised in any manner, (ii) plainly displays all copyright and other proprietary notices, in the same form and manner as on the original AND (iii) displays a statement that the materials are used solely with permission of The North Face. No other use of the information is authorized.

Any product obtained from this website is governed exclusively by the license terms accompanying the file or product or the terms of the license agreement which accompanied the original product licensed by you which you are updating, and by downloading such software or obtaining such product, you agree to abide by the terms of the license. Any reproduction or redistribution of such software or such product not in accordance with the license is expressly prohibited by law.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of The North Face or any third party.

Disclaimers
We work hard to make this website interesting and user-friendly, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using our website:

You agree that your use of this service is at your sole risk because of the number of possible sources of information available, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions, inaccuracies, or other problems with such information.  If you rely on this service or any material available through this service, you do so at your own risk.  You understand that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from any material and/or data downloaded from or otherwise provided through thenorthface.com, northface.com, The North Face or any of its affiliates.

This service is provided to you as is, with all faults, and as available thenorthface.com, northface.com, The North Face, any of the contributors to this website and their affiliates, agents, and licensors cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through this site, nor do they guarantee that this site will be error-free, or continuously available, or that the service will be free of viruses or other harmful components.  With respect to documents available from this server, neither thenorthface.com, northface.com, The North Face, nor any of the contributors to this website or their affiliates, agents and licensors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.  W do our best to provide useful information, however, we make absolutely no guarantees as to the currency, accuracy, or quality of information we publish under no circumstances shall thenorthface.com, northface.com, The North Face any of the contributors to this website and their affiliates, agents and licensors, or their affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of the information contained on or the products sold through northface.com, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special incidental, indirect, or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages.  (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories or damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.  In such states, the liability of northface.com, The North Face, any of the contributors to this website and their affiliates, agents and licensors, and their affiliates, agents and licensors is limited to the fullest extend permitted by such state law.)  You agree that the liability of thenorthface.com, northface.com, The North Face, any of the contributors to this website and their affiliates, agents and licensors, and their affiliates, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid to the service for the use of the service.  Thenorthface.com may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review statements made by third parties on this website.  User or other third parties may post statements of information on some portions of this website from time to time neither northface.com nor The North Face makes any representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness, legality, ownership or other aspects of such statements or information.  Thenorthface.com and The North Face expressly disclaim any liability for such third party statements under criminal or civil laws relating to defamation, intellectual property infringement, privacy, obscenity, or other areas of law.  Also, at times this website may contain links to websites maintained by other companies, individuals or agencies which are provided as a convenience to thenorthface.com or northface.com users.  These linked websites are not under the control of either northface.com or The North Face and are provided merely as a convenience.  The inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement, and neither northface.com nor The North Face are responsible for the accuracy of information on such websites.  Neither thenorthface.com nor The North Face Inc. monitors or review the content of such third party website and therefore advices you that your access by link to third party websites is at your own risk.

Transmission of Personal Data/User Communications
Except as required by law, The North Face will maintain the confidentiality of all personal contact information (name, address, phone number, email address) transmitted to The North Face by the user.

Any feedback you provide at this website or to the website managers shall be deemed to be non-confidential and The North Face will have no obligation to protect such information and may use such information in any way it chooses.

Cookies
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of this site use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of the information on this site to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. The North Face does not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor does it share this information or sell it to any third party.

If you prefer not to receive cookies on this website , you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. [You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any area of this website].

U.S. Government Rights
Certain items on this website may constitute “commercial computer software” or “commercial computer software documentation” as those terms are used in 48 CFR 12.212. Unless otherwise agreed, use, duplication, or disclosure of such software and documentation by U.S. Government civilian agencies is subject to restrictions as set forth in 48 CFR 52.227-14 (ALT III) and 48 CFR 52.227-19, and use, duplication, or disclosure by DoD is subject to restrictions as set forth in 48 CFR 227.7202-1(a) and 48 CFR 227.7202-3(a) or, if applicable, 48 CFR 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (OCT 1988). The North Face, Inc. [insert address] is unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

Compliance with Applicable Laws; Export Control Laws
User access to this website is governed by all applicable federal, state and local laws. All information available on the website is subject to U.S. export control laws and may also be subject to the laws of the country where you reside. All The North Face products and publications are commercial in nature. Neither TheNorthFace.com nor The North Face makes any representations regarding the legality of access to or use of this website or the information contained therein from other countries. Any export or use of the information contained herein or the products sold through this website by a user must be in compliance with all U.S. export laws and regulations in effect at the time of such export or use, and use is limited as described herein. Access in countries where the information contained herein or the products sold through this website are illegal is prohibited. Users who access this website from outside of the United States do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable US export and local country laws.

Disclosure – Forward-looking Statements
Some of the information on this website may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of The North Face. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We refer you to the documents The North Face files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically, The North Face’s most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 10-Q/A. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development; rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, manufacturing risks, risks associated with Internet infrastructure, volatility of stock price, financial risk management, and future growth subject to risks.

Disclosure – Forward-looking Statements
Some of the information on this website may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of The North Face. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We refer you to the documents The North Face files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically, The North Face’s most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 10-Q/A. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development; rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, manufacturing risks, risks associated with Internet infrastructure, volatility of stock price, financial risk management, and future growth subject to risks.

The North Face Online Privacy Statement
The North Face respects your privacy. We want to make use of individual identifying information that you provide to us for purposes of serving you better. “Individual identifying information” is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title and address. The North Face uses the individual identifying information in order to personalize your experience on our website and also to be able to selectively send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The North Face’s policy regarding use of your individual identifying information supplied to us or collected via your experience at our online website covers these areas:

  1. Notice and Disclosure
    This Online Privacy Statement is made available to you in order to make you aware of how The North Face collects and uses individual identifying information of visitors to The North Face’s website. The North Face collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: [domain name, name, information regarding what pages are accessed, information volunteered by you, such as survey information, email address, or site registrations, and your preferred means of communication.] The North Face uses such information to contact people for marketing purposes. The North Face does not make individual identifying information available to third parties, including business partners, for marketing purposes.
  2. Choice/Consent
    [New registrants to this website have the choice to opt out of having individual identifying information provided in the registration process used for any purpose unrelated to the purpose for which the information was provided to us. When you sign up for an email list, you will be given instructions at that time on how to remove yourself from that list.] [Access to certain of The North Face's web pages require a login and password]. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those sites, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and The North Face. Your individual identifying information may be retained by The North Face to verify compliance with the agreement, [log software licenses granted, to track software downloaded from those pages,] or track usage of other applications available on the website.
  3. Data Security
    The North Face is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.