(815 ILCS 505/2JJ)
Shoppers club information.
(a) It is an unlawful practice for any person who is an officer, manager, or
employee of a merchant to knowingly disclose to a person other than the
merchant's officers, managers, employees, vendors, agents, or consultants
either (i) the identity of an applicant to, or member of, the merchant's
shoppers club or (ii) the identity of a shopper club member's actual purchases
of merchandise, unless the applicant or member consents to the disclosure. An
applicant's or member's consent is presumed if the applicant or member is given
the written opportunity to retain the non-disclosure rights provided for in
this Section but fails to so affirmatively direct.
(b) For purposes of this Section:
"Merchandise" means any item of tangible personal property.
"Merchant" means an owner or operator of any retail mercantile establishment
and includes but is not limited to any corporation, including parent,
subsidiaries and sister companies, partnerships, sole proprietorship, or any
other form of business entity.
"Retail mercantile establishment" means any place, including Internet web
sites, where merchandise is sold or offered for sale at retail to persons who
members of a merchant's shoppers club.
"Shoppers club" means a membership in a discount buying program in which the
purchaser is given a reduction in the price of the merchandise by displaying a
card that, when used with an electronic scanning device or sales recording
device at the time of the purchase of the merchandise, displays the discount
price of the merchandise.
(c) Nothing in this Section precludes the use or distribution to any person
of any compilation, in aggregate form, of information obtained by a merchant
from its operation of a shoppers club.
(d) The provisions of Section 10a of this Act do not apply to a violation of
(Source: P.A. 91-348, eff. 1-1-00.)