Privacy and Security Statements


This privacy policy is intended to assist you in understanding what information we gather about you when you visit this Web site at, how we use that information, and the safeguards we have in place for the information. This privacy policy only applies to information we collect online at, but does not cover information collected, if any, in the B2B portions of this website (Links specified as Vendors and Real Estate).

What type of information does collect online and how is it used?

When you visit this Web site, may collect information in two ways - through information automatically gathered from your computer or through information you voluntarily provide at this Web site. As to automatically gathered information, collects navigational information about where visitors go on our Web site, how many visits are made to the site, when the site is visited and other non-personally identifiable information (for example, this can include domain type, browser version, service provider, IP address).

Voluntarily provided information is collected online at if you elect to make an "Information Request" or sign up for "Email Alert" in our Investment Relations section. To make a request for information about DSW, Inc. you will be providing your name, mailing address, phone, facsimile number, email address, investor type and the question or comment. If you want to sign up for Email Alerts, we will ask you to provide your email address and the type of alert you would like to receive. We also offer a general "contact us" feature on this Web site, in which you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. With respect to Information Requests and Email Alerts, our third party service provider uses the collected information to respond to your requests. If you contact us, the information provided will be used to respond to your question or comment.

In addition, you may voluntarily provide information online at if you are interested in a career with DSW, Inc. If you are interested in a position at one of the DSW stores, you will be providing your information to and the privacy policy at controls the use of that information. Once DSW Inc. receives your information from, we will use the information to assist in your goal of becoming an associate with DSW, Inc. and, if hired, we will use the information submitted for employment and business-related purposes. For some positions, you may submit a resume online, which we will use to assist in your goal of becoming an associate with DSW, Inc. For other positions at DSW, Inc., the information you submit will be maintained in the database of our service provider,, but use by of information you submit through is limited to providing services to DSW Inc. Once DSW Inc. receives the information from the database, we will use the information to assist in your goal of becoming an associate with DSW, Inc. and, if hired, we will use the information submitted for employment and business-related purposes. It will also be possible for you to refer a friend for a posted job or email a friend about a posted job.

To ensure compliance with federal law, DSWINC.COM does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13.

You should be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if necessary to do so by law or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of our Web site, the site or the public.

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, information we collect at this website could be one of the transferred business assets but the company acquiring this information in such a transaction would need to continue to honor any preexisting Privacy Statement(s) (unless, of course, you consent otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that DSW, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, personal information collected at will be one of the transferred assets.

Third Party Service Providers:  We may use third parties to help us provide services to you, such as gathering and posting information about jobs at DSW Inc., collecting and responding to investor requests and other requests about the company, monitoring site activity, maintaining a database for us and administering and monitoring e-mails and postal mailings. If personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) is provided to any of these third parties, we will require that such information only be used to provide the services we have requested and that the information is otherwise maintained by these third parties in confidence.

Use of Cookies and other technology: uses a browser feature known as a cookie, which is placed on your computer. Cookies are typically stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by to help track clicks and pass information as you go through the pages within our Web site. We may also use cookies to tell us whether has been previously visited by you or someone using your computer and to assist in the administration of your use of our site.


International Visitors:

If you are visiting DSWINC.COM from a location outside of the U.S., your connection will be through and to servers located in the U.S. All information you provide to DSWINC.COM will be maintained in our Web servers and/or internal systems located within the U.S.


For your convenience, our Web site may contain links to other Web sites. may not be responsible for the privacy practices, advertising, products or the content of such Web sites. Links that appear on DSWINCcom should not be deemed to imply that endorses or has any affiliation with the linked Web sites.

Updating the Privacy Policy:

Please click here to view material changes, if any, made within the last thirty days with respect to categories of information collected at or material changes in how we use information collected at (whether a deletion or addition). If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our site often for this and other important announcements about

Security Statement: takes the following types of security measures: use of technologies and policies such as limited access data-centers, firewall technology and limitations of administrative access to our systems.

While we implement the above security measures on this site, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

The Effective Date of this privacy policy is April 5, 2008.