Discover Card Privacy Policy

 

Rev. 8/11

Facts

What Does Discover BankDo With Your Personal Information?

Why?

Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.

What?

The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

  • Social Security number and account transactions
  • account balances and payment history
  • transaction history and credit history
How?

All financial companies need to share customers' personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers' personal information; the reasons Discover Bank chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information Does Discover Bank share? Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes— such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus

Yes No

For our marketing purposes— to offer our products and services to you

Yes No

For joint marketing with other financial companies

Yes No

For our affiliates' everyday business purposes— information about your transactions and experiences

Yes No

For our affiliates' everyday business purposes— information about your creditworthiness

Yes Yes

For our affiliates to market to you

Yes Yes

For nonaffiliates to market to you

Yes Yes
To limit our sharing
  • Call 1-800-225-5202 — our menu will prompt you through your choices

Please note:

If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

Questions?

Call 1-800-347-2683

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Who we are

Who is providing this notice?

This privacy policy is being provided by Discover Bank and applies to the family of Discover cards for consumers and the products and services offered in connection with those cards.

What we do

How does Discover Bank protect my personal information?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.

How does Discover Bank collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you

  • open an account or use your credit card or debit card
  • give us your contact information or pay your bills
  • provide employment information

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can't I limit all sharing?

Federal law gives you the right to limit only

  • sharing for affiliates' everyday business purposes —information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.

What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?

Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.

Definitions

Affiliates

Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

  • our affiliates include financial service providers that offer credit protection, card servicing and payment processing services

Nonaffiliates

Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

  • nonaffiliates we share with can include retailers

Joint marketing

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • our joint marketing partners can include institutions such as insurance companies
Other important information

Vermont Residents – Except as permitted by law, we will not share information we collect about you with nonaffiliates or affiliates unless you call us at 1-800-347-2683 and authorize us to do so.

California Residents – Except as permitted by law, we will not share information we collect about you with nonaffiliates or joint marketing partners while you are a resident of California.

Nevada Residents – You may call 1-800-347-2683 to be placed on our Do Not Call List. For more information, mail Discover Card, P.O. Box 30943, Salt Lake City, UT 84130, or visit www.discovercard.com. You may also contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101, call 702-486-3132, or e-mail BCPINFO@ag.state.nv.us. This notice is provided pursuant to state law.

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Privacy Policies

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