Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Last Revised: July 8, 2015
Thank you for visiting our website at Lidl US, LLC (“Lidl”) is not only committed to providing you with a comprehensive online service but also to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains what information we obtain and process and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used. This policy applies to information we collect on this Website and in e-mail, text or other electronic messages between you and this Website. It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, or by any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Information collected and how it is used
Lidl collects information we learn about you from visiting our website and using the provided services. Our website gathers statistical and other analytical information of all visitors to our website. Every data file contains the following information:
The website from which you came when visiting us
The IP address
Time and date of website access
User agent
HTTP code
Bytes served

Information on which browser and operating system you are using
Any personal or business information (e.g. email address or name), which you voluntarily provide in the context of our online services (newsletter, property offer, etc.) will only be processed for the purpose or purposes they were collected for. Some of the processing can be done by service providers who only receive the information necessary to carry out an assigned contract. Furthermore, all external service providers are bound to applicable Data Protection legislation by contract.

We also collect information from job applicants who apply via our online application form. This information is uploaded on to our applicant database, which is maintained by an external provider. The provider is liable to applicable Data Protection legislation and is bound to it via contract by Lidl.


Data Security
Technical security measures, which are reviewed on a regular basis, are taken to ensure the security of your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.

Access rights
Under the statutory law of California and certain other jurisdictions you have the right to find out what information is held about you and how it is used for direct marketing purposes. To obtain this information, please write to us at the following address:
Data Controller

Furthermore, you may also contact us to request that your personal data be rectified or erased., as long as Lidl isnot obliged to maintain your information to comply with any other legal requirements.

Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to Lidl‘swebsites. If you access other websites using the provided links, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy policy. Lidl is not liable for the collection and processing of information on these websites.

Children Under the Age of 13
Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of its features, register on the website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information to the best of our ability. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the address listed in this Privacy Policy.

Cross-Border Transfers of Data
You acknowledge and agree that we may copy, backup and store data (including personal information and sensitive data that you may upload or otherwise provide in connection with using our services) in the United States, Europe, or other countries or jurisdictions that may have less protective data protection laws than the region in which you are situated (including the European Union), but in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You consent to such collection, transfers and the processing of such data in such countries. You are solely responsible for determining whether any transfer of any personal information complies with applicable data protection or privacy laws before disclosing any such personal information or using our services.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google analytics uses text files which are stored on your computer (“cookies”) to enable analysis of users website use.
Google uses the information gathered on this website on behalf of the website’s operator to analyze users’ usage of the website, to generate reports regarding users’ website activity, to create anonymous user profiles and web statistics and to provide further services on behalf of the websites operator associated with the website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by a user’s browser will not be combined with any other data.
Users can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting their browser settings accordingly. However, please note that some functions of this website may not be available to their full extent in this case. Users can also prevent gathering of data generated by the cookie and related the use of this website being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin available via the following link:
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

What are cookies and how are they used?
To make your visit on our website as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, Lidl uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a particular web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. It enables your computer’s server to access information on our website faster and more efficient.

The image below provides an overview of all cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them. Some of these cookies are strictly designed to make this website available to you and are installed directly on your PC without the need for your consent. Other cookies will only be stored once you have given your consent.

You can of course set your browser not to store any cookies and to delete all existing cookies. If you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox please follow the instructions below:
1. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
2. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies, then click OK.
1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select Options .
2. Select the Privacy panel.
3. Set "Firefox will:" to "Use custom settings for history".
4. Uncheck mark Accept cookies from sites to disable Cookies.
5. Click OK to close the Options window.
Should you be using another internet browser, please check the instruction on your help function on how to disable and delete cookies.
Hint: Blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly.
Cookie Info
Type    Name    Description    Validity
system cookies    TS<ID>    session cookie of the web application firewall, used for protection against cross site request forgery    end of the browser session
system cookies    ASPSESSIONID<ID>    saves necessary ASP session data for the functioning and performance of the website    end of the browser session
system cookies    JSESSIONID    saves necessary Java session data for the functioning and performance of the website    end of the browser session
system cookies    ist    checks if cookies can be saved    end of the browser session
system cookies    dsSession    saves necessary CMS session data for the functioning and performance of the website    end of the browser session
homepage layer    layerHasBeenShown    saved after the homepage layer (popup) has been shown, so that it is displayed only once per day    1 day
web tracking    etcnt_<ID>    used by the web tracking service etracker to recognize returning visitors (3rd party)    28 days
web tracking    etrp_<ID>    flagging of redirects by the web tracking service etracker (3rd party)    end of the browser session
web tracking    etcamp
etcampi    campaign matching (external or internal), saved after contact with the campaign by the web tracking service etracker (3rd party)    30-180 days
web tracking    test_cookie    checks if cookies can be saved, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)    15 minutes
web tracking    id    used to distinguish visitors, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)    2 years
cookie banner    cookieNotificationAccepted    saved when the cookie banner has been displayed    1 month
store selector    ar    used to save the selected store    1 year
multilinguialism    language    saves language settings    1 month
videos    PHPSESSID
lang    saves necessary PHP session data and language settings for the functioning of the video gallery and videos (3rd party)    end of the browser session
Android smart app banner    sb-installed
sb-closed    sb-installed is saved when the open button of the banner is clicked, sb-closed is saved when the close button is clicked    90 days
30 days

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.