Effective Date: May 25, 2018

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (“CFDA” “we” “our” or “us”) respects the privacy rights of its online visitors (“you” “your”, “yours”) and recognizes the importance of protecting the information collected about them. This Privacy Policy addresses the use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you, including how such information is collected and securely stored, when it is shared with others, and how you can request its correction or deletion.

By accessing this Web Site, or providing your information to us online or in our stores, you signify your consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy (which is incorporated herein).  For more detailed information on our use of “cookies”, including instructions for disabling cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy.

Please exit this Web Site immediately if you do not accept this Privacy Policy or our Cookie Policy, or if you are accessing the Web Site in a country or other territory where use of the Web Site is not permitted.

What information do we collect and how is it used?

CFDA collects and stores information from visitors to this Web Site and/or our affiliated social media accounts, including those who register their information on this Web Site, engage with us through social media, or who use the online store. This information may include your name, postal address, zip or postal code, email address, telephone number, date of birth, payment information for purchases (including billing addresses, credit card numbers and expiration dates), demographic information and/or your purchase history. By providing this personal information to us, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This information is used to process and provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to validate paid subscriptions and program submissions, to send order confirmations, and to populate the fashion calendar and other information provided on this Web Site. This information also may be used for our own marketing and internal business purposes, and to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications in connection with this Web Site. To serve you better, we may combine information you give us with other information that we have previously collected from you.

We may collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this Web Site. This information may include your device type, browser type, IP address, location details, browsing activities, time spent on the site, traffic patterns, applications to programs, fashion calendar actions, program submissions and/or your search history. Also, like many Web Sites, we use “cookies”, which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. This may include “persistent” or “session” cookies, as well as “first party” cookies and “third party” cookies.  By continuing to interact with this Web Site, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy. This information is used to manage user accounts, to analyze and improve this Web Site and to enable certain functionalities for users while using our Web Site. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. While you are free to decline cookies, we recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better experience on this Web Site. For more detailed information on our use of “cookies”, including how to disable them, please visit our Cookie Policy.

How long is your information stored?

We will not retain your data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. If you request deletion of your personal information by contacting us at +1 212-302-1821 or via email at, all of your personal information collected through our platform will be deleted, as required by applicable law.

When do we share your information with others?

We do not share with others, or sell or rent to others, any personal information that you provide to us through this Web Site except with your consent or as described in this Privacy Policy.


We may share your personal information with our partners in connection with marketing and promotional material distribution related to CFDA products and/or services, but note that we never share your payment information with third-party marketers.


At this time, third party partners include:



amazon sqs

elastic search


campaign monitor




google analytics

google tag manager


For more information on these third parties usage of data, please refer to their respective privacy policies provided below:

Amazon AWS



Google Analytics

Google Tag Manager



The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination inside or outside the US. Data we collect may also be processed by staff operating inside or outside the US who work for us, our partners or for one of our service providers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfillment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of services. At all times, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.


We may engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of our business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web Site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. We provide personal information to these third parties, but we authorize them to use this information only in connection with the services they perform.


You should also be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if required to do so by law, governmental request, process or court order or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with such law, request or court order or to protect the users of our Web Sites or the public.


If you would prefer that we not share your personal information with third party marketers, please contact us at with your request, including your name, email and applicable postal addresses. Please understand that if you request that we stop sharing your personal information with third party marketers for their direct marketing purposes, your request will only apply as of the date of your request, and we are not responsible for any communications that you may receive from third parties that received your personal information prior to your request. In these cases, please opt out from or contact that third party marketer directly.


The security of your information is very important to us and we will only collect personally identifiable information to the extent we deem necessary to serve you in view of our legitimate business purposes as set out above. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect the security of your online order information.

Any information stored on our platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. We implement and maintain appropriate technical, security and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure. In the unlikely event of a security breach compromising your personally identifiable information, we will notify you within 72 hours of our becoming aware of its occurrence.

While we implement these and other security measures on our sites, please note that 100% security is not always possible. You play a role in protecting your information as well. Because your password permits access to your personal information, please keep your password secret and do not disclose it to others.


Is Information Collected From Children?

This Web Site is not intended or directed to anyone under the age of 13. We do not sell any items ordered through this Web Site directly to anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should use this Web Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us.


If you are registered with CFDA, have accessed our Web Site and/or have interacted with our social media accounts and you would like to correct or delete your personal information, please contact us at +1 212-302-1821 or reach us via email at

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Whenever we make a change, we will post the updated policy at this Web Site and we encourage you to check our policy periodically. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy that would lessen your privacy rights, we will either continue to honor our prior policy for information that we collected when it was in force, or we will ask for your consent to the change.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at or write to us at the following address:

Council of Fashion Designers of America 65 Bleecker Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10012

+1 212-302-1821