Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement and Terms of Use (collectively the “Agreement”) is provided by General Growth Services, Inc. (“GGSI”) and communicates important details and terms concerning an affinity marketing program, eVIP, marketed by GGSI (the “eVIP Programs”) including eVIP, eVIP Mobile, and eVIP Shopping Mall Guide mobile application.  GGSI provides marketing services to General Growth Properties, Inc. (“GGP”) and its affiliates, through eVIP Programs.  By registering for eVIP Programs you agree to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

Part I – Privacy Statement

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
eVIP Programs provide services to GGP customers that include retailer discounts, prize promotions, shopping guides, and event information (collectively the "Services").  In order to use and participate in these Services you may be required to register and provide personally identifiable information such as your name, address, birth date, email address and/or cell phone number, and possibly volunteer other information (collectively "User Information”).
AGE LIMIT
You must be 13 or older to register for these eVIP Programs.  GGSI encourages parents to be informed about the potential dangers of providing personal information on any digital platform and to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet.
REGISTRATION / OPTING-OUT / CHANGING INFORMATION
During the registration process you may elect to receive email and/or text messages from eVIP.  Your preferences and User Information can be updated by clicking the “Update Profile” link in the footer of any email received from eVIP
● To opt-out of receiving email from eVIP, click “unsubscribe” in any email received from eVIP and follow instructions if applicable, or send an email to EVIPClub@ggp.com  and enter “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line..
● To opt-out of receiving text messages including SMS or MMS from eVIP, text “STOP” to 50304 from the mobile phone number you registered with us or email the word “STOP” along with your mobile phone number to EVIPClub@ggp.com.
Upon receipt of the above-requests, a GGSI representative will make the requested change or contact you to arrange for the appropriate changes to be made.

If you Opt-Out of a eVIP Program you may remain an entrant in certain contests or sweepstakes, please refer to the Official Rules of the promotion you entered for complete details. 
COOKIES
When you visit GGSI’s websites (collectively the “Sites”), our servers may place temporary text files called "cookies" on your computer's processor, device, or in the browser directory of your hard drive. These cookies may contain a unique identifier that enables us to create a better experience for you. You may choose not to accept cookies; however, you may not be able to use all the features available to you if you set your browser to refuse cookies
USER INFORMATION
User Information is utilized by third-party vendors contracted by GGSI for the purpose of assisting us with our Services.  GGSI does not sell or rent User Information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

Non-personally identifiable information, such as your zip code, age, gender, consumer preferences, is used to gain a better understanding of usage trends and interests

THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT MAY CHANGE
This statement may change from time to time and GGSI reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement by updating the policy and posting the current policy on ConnectShopSave.com.  If you believe that GGSI has in some way not complied with the policies outlined in this Privacy Statement, or if you have any other questions relating to privacy, please let us know by sending an email to EVIPClub@ggp.com and providing us with all the necessary information to address your concern.  Additionally, you may contact us at:
General Growth Services, Inc.
Attn: eVIP
110 North Wacker Drive, BSC 3-07
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.960.5000

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLUB MOBILE
● Message and data rates may apply so please review your agreement with your carrier.
● Customer Service Support is available at EVIPClub@ggp.com or by texting “HELP” to 50304.
● GGSI’s eVIP Program will send a maximum of 4 messages per month using Short Code 50304.
● Carriers that support this program are
T-Mobile, MetroPCS, CellSouth (Cspire), Cellcom, nTelos, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, US Cellular, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Virgin, Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Alltel, ACS/Alaska, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular one of East Central Illinois (ECIT), Element Mobile, GCI, Golden State Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix/Keystone Wireless, Inland Cellular, iWireless, Nex-Tech Wireless, Plateau Wireless, South Canaan, Centennial Wireless, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, Revol, and WCC (West Central Wireless).
INFORMATION ABOUT WI-FI ACCESSIBILITY AT SELECT GGP MALLS
Electing to join eVIP and access Wi-Fi at a GGP mall requires a user to agree to this Agreement as well as our Wi-Fi Access Policy which is available when you attempt connection to GGSI’s Wi-Fi.
Part II - Terms of Use
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
All eVIP Programs are subject to these Terms of Use.  By using the Services or registering for eVIP Programs you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, U.S. laws and regulations. You further agree to comply with all local laws, regulations and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Sites or engage in eVIP Programs.
INTENDED AUDIENCE/USE
All the information, communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other materials and services (collectively the "Content") on the Sites or presented through the eVIP Programs is intended for the lawful use of eVIP members and the general public, age 13 or older. Such Content may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from GGSI or the rightful owner.  GGSI controls and operates its Sites and eVIP Programs from the United States of America and GGSI does not represent that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT
You are advised that Content is protected in the U.S. and internationally by a variety of laws, including but not limited to, copyright laws and treaty provisions, trademark and patent laws, and other proprietary regulations.  You are granted permission to access the Content, in whole or in part, solely for your personal, non-commercial use.    All other use of Content including, but not limited to, uploading, downloading, modification, publication, transmission, participation in the transfer or sale of, copying, reproduction, republishing, creation of derivative works, distribution, display, incorporation into another web site, or in any other way exploiting any of the Content, in whole or in part, other than as expressly or previously permitted, may not be made without GGSI's prior express written consent.  By making proprietary logos, trade and service marks, slogans, and product designations (collectively “IP”) available, GGSI is not conferring or granting any IP license. Any commercial use or reproduction of any IP is prohibited without the express authorization of the owner.

SUBMISSIONS/SECURITY
We make efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your User Information, these include secure servers and firewalls, however GGSI does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted.  We request that you do not forward additional information to GGSI that is not requested by GGSI, such information will be considered non-confidential and may be used by GGSI or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you.  You are prohibited from using eVIP Programs to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
Links provided on various platforms may not be under the control of GGSI, accordingly, GGSI makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that GGSI has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement by GGSI. GGSI is providing these links only as a convenience to you and has not tested any information, software, services, or products found on these sites and therefore cannot make any representations whatsoever with respect thereto. Please familiarize yourself with the policies and terms provided on any third-party website.

PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
If you choose to participate in a promotion, survey, or other GGSI-sponsored activity ("Activity"), you agree to comply with any rules and regulations governing such Activity. As a condition of your continued participation in the Activity, you agree not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that: 1) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive; 2) you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationship; contains software viruses, files, codes, or eVIP Programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any device; 3) contains unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes".   Additionally, you many not: 1) interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to our Services;  2) collect or store personal User Information; 3) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Activity. You agree that GGSI may disqualify you from participating in an Activity if we suspect foul-play and we may work with local, state, or federal officials or agencies if we or suspect illegal activity.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

GGSI DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, USE, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, THE USE OF CONTENT PRESENTED VIA OUR SERVICES OR CLUB PROGRAMS.  ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED, IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, SYSTEM, OR DIGITAL DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.  ALL CONTENT PROVIDED IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GGSI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GGSI SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALTER THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, OR TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
GGSI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ITS SERVICES OR CLUB PROGRAMS, ITS CONTENT, OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, VIRUSES, LINE FAILURE, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF GGSI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, GGSI'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED $10.00 OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS A SERVICE OR SITE, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
TERMINATION
You agree that GGSI, in its sole discretion, may terminate or restrict your use or access to certain Services or eVIP Programs for any reason, including, without limitation, that GGSI believes you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, or the terms of a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion.

GENERAL INFORMATION
You agree that the statutes and laws of the United States apply when you access our Services and partake in eVIP Programs. This Agreement is governed by the internal laws of the State of Illinois without regard to principles of conflict of laws. You agree that any litigation shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Chicago, Illinois, USA. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of our Services or GGSI eVIP Programs must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect; if any provision herein is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of other provisions. The failure of GGSI to exercise or enforce any right or provision in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

VIOLATIONS & NOTICES
Please report any violations of this Agreement by sending us a notice at EVIPClub@ggp.com or via regular mail.
General Growth Services, Inc.
Attn: eVIP
110 North Wacker Drive, BSC 3-07
Chicago, IL 60606
U.S.A.
312.960.5000