Cold Stone Privacy Policy

Cold Stone Creamery® (also referred to in this Privacy Policy as "we", "us" and "our") is committed to protecting your privacy and security online. We strive to do everything we can to respect the trust customers have in our brand - and our commitment to your privacy is no exception. We are committed to protecting and safeguarding the privacy of visitors to this website.

Please carefully read this Privacy Policy so that you will fully understand how your personal information will be treated as you use the website. This Privacy Policy outlines our personal information handling practices.

By providing Cold Stone Creamery® with your personal information, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted here, which may be amended from time to time as provided below in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide any personal information. However, if you choose not to provide your personal information, you may not be able to, among other things, access particular areas of our website, access and use Rewards programs ("Reward Card"), Email Clubs, order certificates, obtain franchise information, enter contests, request samples, or send us e-mail.


Cold Stone Creamery® only gathers personal information when voluntarily submitted by you. If you request information from Cold Stone Creamery® or wish to share an experience you had at one of our franchise stores, we'll ask for personal information such as your name, address, and email address, as well as store address and any other information you may wish to share, so we can best respond to your comments. This information will help us to better customize the services at Cold Stone Creamery®. Additionally, if you contact Cold Stone Creamery®, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

When you access certain areas of the website, we may ask you for your registration or log-in information. Such information can include your name, e-mail address, residence or billing addresses and/or credit card information (to hold a reservation or for online purchases).

From time to time we and/or our partners will sponsor contests and information regarding specials and events that will require additional information. Cold Stone Creamery® partners or third party sites that have links on our website may collect personal information about you. Please be aware that the information collected by these partners or third party sites is not covered under this Privacy Policy.

As part of customizing and personalizing your service, Cold Stone Creamery® uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of information that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. The cookie stores information and is sent when you register or sign in. Cookies enable you to automatically log into your account when you visit the website. We also use cookies to track your use and the number of entries in our promotions and contests. Cookies also help us to estimate the size of our audience and measure traffic patterns. Additionally, our partners may also use their own cookies. Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Click on the "Help" section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this website.

Cold Stone Creamery® may also collect certain aggregate information about you and your use of our website whenever you visit, such as various forms of "click stream" information including URLs or domains, site traffic statistics and origination information, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser types. In addition, Cold Stone Creamery® servers automatically log your IP address when you request pages on our website. This aggregate information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes. Cold Stone Creamery® may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all of the aggregate information; provided that such information does not personally identify you.


Cold Stone Creamery® collects information in order to provide our users with personalized and customized service. We will often use the information we collect to notify you of important functionality changes to the website, new services, special offers or contests that we think you may be interested in. Cold Stone Creamery® researches our user demographics and interests based upon the information that you provide. We do this to better customize your experience and we may share this research with our partners.

Cold Stone Creamery® may share personal information within the Cold Stone Creamery® organization, including, without limitation, our subsidiaries and affiliates. Use of this information by Cold Stone Creamery® will comply with this Privacy Policy. Occasionally, with your permission, we will send marketing information to you, such as discount coupons or information about new product offerings. Further, with your permission, we will, on occasion send marketing information on behalf of one of our business partners about products or services they provide that may be of interest to you. You may be asked if you wish to receive marketing materials from Cold Stone Creamery® business partners. If you elect to receive such materials, Cold Stone Creamery® will not share your personal information with such partners, but rather will send a mailing or email on behalf of partners. If you do not elect to receive such materials, please contact us at and we will not send them to you.

Contests and promotions may be sponsored by companies other than Cold Stone Creamery® or may be co-sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery® and one of our partners. Our promotions and contests may often request additional information from participants. Some of the data collected may be shared with that partner or sponsor. When you participate in a contest or promotion or request information, you give Cold Stone Creamery® permission to transfer your information to the sponsor so that they may answer your request. If you would rather not receive such information or have such information shared, please contact us at If you have more than one Cold Stone Creamery® account, make sure you change your preferences for each account or e-mail name you have with us.

Companies may be engaged by Cold Stone Creamery® to perform a variety of functions, such as assisting with promotions or providing technical services for our websites. These companies may have access to personal information, if needed, to perform such functions. However, these companies are only authorized to use such personal information for the purpose of performing such functions and improving services.

Further, the information collected through our website is considered a trade secret of Cold Stone Creamery®. As the owner of such information, we may disclose or sell such information as an asset of the company in conjunction with the sale of our company, our assets or a portion of our assets to a third party.

Cold Stone Creamery® reserves the right to use or disclose any information when we have your permission or in special circumstances, such as when we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal requirement, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of our website, to fulfill your requests, to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety, or to respond to claims that any files or data violate the rights of third-parties, or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Cold Stone Creamery®, its users or the public. For example, Cold Stone Creamery® will make such disclosures necessary under the reporting procedures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see the Terms of Use).


Our website provides users the opportunity to choose how information you provide to us can be used by Cold Stone Creamery®. If you are getting promotional e-mail from us and would like to be removed from our list, simply click the link at the bottom of any e-mail you receive to unsubscribe. You can opt into or out of emails from us by logging into your account and updating your preferences.


When you submit any files, information, or access your account, Cold Stone Creamery® uses a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all of the information that you provide before it is sent to us. Additionally, we take commercially reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to your data.

Your Cold Stone Creamery® account is password-protected so that only you have access to this personal information. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Cold Stone Creamery® will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail.

Unfortunately, no data transmission can ever be 100% secure. While we try to protect your personal information, we cannot insure or warrant the security of the personal information that you transmit. You transmit such information at your own risk.


Cold Stone Creamery® is committed to protecting the privacy of children who visit our website. For this reason, Cold Stone Creamery® does not collect personal information from children under 13. Children 12 years old and younger may visit the Cold Stone Creamery® website under the supervision of a parent or guardian without disclosing any personally identifiable information. Our subsidiaries and affiliates may need to access and use your child's personal information in order to respond to a service request, prevent fraud, or assist us in the management and improvement of our website. We encourage parents of children under 13 to regularly check and monitor their children's use of e-mail and other activities online.


From time to time, it may be necessary for Cold Stone Creamery® to change this Privacy Policy and the revised Privacy Policy will be posted at the website. You should check here periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website should be deemed your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.


Users of the website may, at any time, review the personally identifiable information they have provided about themselves (and their family members) and make changes to that information. Users can also request that their account be closed. Furthermore, users can request that Cold Stone Creamery® delete all account information from our databases by writing to provided that Cold Stone Creamery® may retain a copy of such information for business archive purposes.

Additional Information for California Residents

This section supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy above and provides, in general, our policies and practices under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This section applies solely to individuals who reside in California (“consumers” or “you”). If you do not reside in California, this section does not apply to you. All terms defined by the CCPA have the same meaning when used here.

This section was last updated: November 1, 2021

Personal Information Collected Within the Past 12 Months

We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with particular California consumers, households, or devices (“Personal Information”). Our collection and handling of personal information varies with our relationship and interactions with You. For example, we may collect different categories of personal information from customers, potential customers, employees, employee applicants, other workforce members, and potential franchisees.

With respect to customers and potential customers, in the past 12 months, we have collected certain personal information within the following categories:
Category Examples
(1) Identifiers

Name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, internet protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.

(2) Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))

Name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and debit card number.

Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.

(3) Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law

Age, sex, and veteran or military status

(4) Commercial information

Products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

(5) Internet or other network activity information

Browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

(6) Geolocation data

Physical location of a website user.

(7) Inferences from other categories of personal information

Profiles reflecting a consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

Sources of Personal Information

We collected the personal information identified in the categories above from the following sources:

  • Directly from you. For example, from information you provide in the course of obtaining products or services from us, from information provided in employment applications, or in from information on franchise applications or forms.
  • Indirectly from you. For example, through our use of cookies and pixels on our websites.
  • Our business vendors.

Use of Personal Information

We may use the personal information that we collect for the following business purposes:

  • To provide or fulfill the reason for which you provided the personal information. For example, we may use such information to add you to our rewards program, to create and secure your account with us, or to process and complete online purchases and transactions.
  • To correspond with you. For example, if you request information or wish to share an experience that you had at one of our stores, we may ask for your name, address, and email address, so that we can best respond to your comments.
  • To improve or customize our services and products
  • For marketing and advertising purposes.
  • To evaluate and process inquiries from interested potential franchisees.
  • To detect fraud and prevent loss.
  • To provide you with information about our products and services through periodic emails or text messages.
  • To respond to requests from law enforcement or court order as required by applicable or governmental regulations.
  • To evaluate your application and eligibility for employment.
  • To manage your compensation and benefits.
  • To manage your development, performance, and conduct.
  • To protect us against illegal activity and other misconduct.
  • To comply with our legal obligations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our [Website users/consumers] is among the assets transferred.
  • Other business purposes allowed by the CCPA.

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes from those listed above without providing you notice.

Our use of your personal information may vary depending on whether you are a customer, potential customer, employee, employee applicant, or potential franchisee.

Personal Information That We Disclose

In certain circumstances, we may share your personal information with third parties for our business purposes. We have contracts with these third parties (our “Service Providers”) that require them to comply with the CCPA and also keep your personal information confidential and not used, shared, or sold for other unrelated purposes.

In the past 12 months, we have shared the following categories of personal information:

  • Category (1): Identifiers
  • Category (2): Personal information categories in the California Customer Records statute
  • Category (3): Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
  • Category (4): Commercial information
  • Category (5): Internet or other network activity information
  • Category (6): Geolocation data
  • Category (7): Inferences from other categories of personal
  • Category (8): Professional or employment-related information

We have shared information from these categories with our data analytics providers and business vendors for marketing and advertising purposes.

At this time, we do not sell the personal information of any California resident, nor do we anticipate doing so in the future. In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold the personal information of any California resident.

Minors Under 16 Years of Age

We do not sell personal information, which includes the personal information of minors under the age of 16.

Your Rights Under the CCPA

In general, if you are a California resident you have the following rights under the CCPA:

  • Right to Know: With respect to personal information we have collected about you in the prior 12 months, subject to certain exceptions and up to twice per twelve (12)-month period, you have the right to require us to tell you (the “Right to Know”):
    • Categories of personal information we collected about you
    • Categories of sources of personal information we collected about you
    • Whether we sold personal information about you
    • Business or commercial purposes for which we collected or sold personal information about you
    • Whether we disclosed personal information about you
    • Categories of personal information about you that we disclosed for a business purpose
    • Categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information about you
    • Specific pieces of personal information collected about you
  • Right to Delete: You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected and retained, subject to certain exceptions (the “Right to Delete”). We may deny your deletion request if retaining the personal information is necessary for us or our Service Provider(s) to:
    • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
    • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
    • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
    • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
    • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
    • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
    • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
    • Comply with a legal obligation.
    • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

    We will delete or deidentify personal information not subject to one of these exceptions from our records and will direct our Service Providers to take similar action.

  • Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. At this time we do not sell, and we do not anticipate selling in the future, any consumer’s personal information.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: You have to right to not be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CCPA. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not, as a result of you exercising your rights under the CCPA:
    • Deny you goods or services.
    • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
    • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
    • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

However, the CCPA allows us to offer certain financial incentives for providing us with your personal information that can result in different prices or rates for our goods or services. Any financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt-in consent, which you may revoke at any time. However, if you choose to opt-out, do not provide certain necessary personal information, or request that we delete this personal information, we will not be able to administer the program and provide you with the financial incentive.

The financial incentives we may provide to consumers are discount coupon codes or other price reductions, periodic promotional discounts and offers, and giveaways. These incentives involve the consumer providing personal information from Categories (A)-(D), (F), and (K) listed above.

The financial incentive, price, or service difference is equal to the value provided to us by the personal information.

Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete

You may submit requests on your own behalf or have your legally authorized agent do so for you. If you would like to submit a Request to Know or a Request to Delete, you or your legally authorized agent may submit a request by:

When you submit your request, you must provide us with enough detail so that we can verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information (or that you are a legally authorized representative), and also understand, evaluate, and respond to your request. At a minimum, we need the following information:

  • What you are requesting: You must describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to understand, evaluate, and respond to it. For example, if you are submitting a request to know, you must let us know whether you are requesting to know categories or specific pieces of personal information.
  • Who you are: You must let us know who you are, and whether you are a California resident submitting the request on your own behalf or whether you are an authorized agent submitting the request for a California resident. Specific requirements for authorized agents are detailed under “How We Verify Requests” below. We will only use personal information provided in the request to verify your identity or your authority to make the request on behalf of a California resident.
  • Information regarding the California resident for whom the request is made: You must provide us enough identifying information so that we can begin processing the request. We may need further information to verify the request, as detailed under “How We Verify Requests” below.

How We Verify Requests

We will confirm receipt of your request within ten (10) business days. If you do not receive confirmation of your request with the 10-day timeframe, please contact us at the email address or toll-free number provided above.

When you submit a request, we will take steps to verify your identity and the request by matching the information you provide with the information we have in our records. We may send an email to the email address that we have in our records asking you to verify that you made the request. We may also require additional information from you that is necessary to verify and respond to your request and you must provide us with all information that we request. You can provide us this information either through our toll-free telephone number or the email address provided above. We work to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of receiving it. If we require more time (up to ninety (90) days in total), we will inform you of the reason and the extension period in writing. If we verify your Request to Know, we will provide you a report detailing the categories or specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you. If we verify your Request to Delete, we will delete, and instruct our Service Providers to delete, any personal information we have collected about you, subject to the exceptions provided for in the CCPA. We will inform you if we cannot verify your request. If we cannot verify your request, the CCPA prohibits us from deleting or providing you any information regarding what personal information we may have collected.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded and as permitted under the CCPA. If we determine that the request warrants a fee that is permitted under the CCPA, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request. We accept requests from authorized agents of California residents. If you are an authorized agent, we may require additional information and documentation, such as a valid power of attorney or written and signed authorization from the consumer. We may also require a valid email address for the consumer so that we can directly confirm the request and your authorization. In addition to submitting a Request to Delete, you may also opt out of most third-party cookies, pixels, or tags that may be on our website by adjusting the settings in your browser (i.e., disabling cookies). However, your settings are browser and device specific, so you may need to check your settings if visiting our website from a different browser or device.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated policy on our website or mobile application and update the policy’s effective date. Your continued use of our website or mobile application following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions or comments about our practices and policies under the CCPA, or if you need to access this policy in an alternative format due to having a disability, please email us at, or contact us at: 866-452-4252.

We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please send e-mail to, or contact us at:

Cold Stone Creamery®
9311 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480-362-4800
Fax: 480-362-4812