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Go this in email today....


I don't care, for myself, because I like Michaels Craft stores, too, and we have one nearby. I don't mind if they have my email and maybe they'll send specials notices.


(Yeah, RIGHT - like I NEED more craft supplies???? :o :o :o )


But if you're affected by this and DO care, here's the info I got...





Case No. 16-10296 (BLS), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Important Notice Regarding the Sale of Your Personal Information and Your Right to Opt-out

Dear Valued Hancock Fabrics Customer:

As you may be aware, Hancock Fabrics declared bankruptcy in February 2016 and has initiated a liquidation process.

We are excited to share with you that the legacy of Hancock Fabrics will continue, as the Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of the on-line business of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and its affiliated entities to Michaels Stores. Today, Michaels operates more than 1,200 stores across the United States and Canada. Michaels also maintains a strong on-line presence and warmly welcomes the customers of HancockFabrics.com to its growing family. With Hancock Fabrics, Michaels now looks to build upon Hancock’s great reputation for providing quality fabric and notions to customers across the country. More information about Michaels can be found at http://www.michaels.com.

As part of the sale, Michaels is purchasing Hancock Fabrics’ customer databases. The Hancock Fabrics Privacy Policy provides that the company “will not share any personally identifiable information with any third party without your consent.†Under this Privacy Policy, you have the right to opt-out of the sale and the transfer of your personal information to Michaels, and of receiving future e-mail or mail communications from Michaels.

You may elect to opt out by any of the following methods:

  1. Clicking here ;
  2. Sending an e-mail to the Hancock Fabrics noticing agent at HancockOptOut@kccllc.com, providing in your email the information necessary for Hancock Fabrics to identify you in its database and process your opt-out election (such as (as applicable) your name, email address, street address and telephone number);
  3. Calling the Hancock Fabrics noticing agent, Kurtzman Carson Consultants, LLC, at (866) 967-0494 (toll-free) or, if calling from outside the United States or Canada, at (310) 751-2694; or
  4. Mailing to Hancock Fabrics, Inc. Opt-Out Processing Center c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, 2335 Alaska Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245, providing in your letter the information necessary for Hancock Fabrics to identify you in its database and process your opt-out election (such as (as applicable) your name, email address, street address and telephone number).

If you opted in to receive promotional emails from Hancock Fabrics, you may also receive promotional emails from Michaels unless you opt out of having your information conveyed to Michaels.

Your request must be received within the next ten (10) calendar days – no later than August 15, 2016.

We thank you for your past patronage and join Michaels in welcoming you into the Michaels family.


Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and its affiliated entities

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Thanks Cat! I hadn't heard that MIchael's was buying Hancock's "assets" I imagine that clicking the link probably wouldn't help anyway. I signed up twice for their mailing list many moons ago and finally gave up. All I wanted was their sale ads but I never got them. Now I'll probably start getting the MIchael's ads..lol!

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Whew! I'm SO glad to hear that [in this case] the assets [ John/Jane Q Public's personal data] is NOT FOR SALE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.



Course....it IS for sale unless each person stops it.....better than no notification.


MtRider ... I guess it's the same a purchasing a "Book of Business" but seems so much more with electronic age.

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Wow Michael's is buying a lot of businesses lately. A couple of months ago they announced they are buying Pat Catan's. I'm not sure if they are regional or not but they are big in northern Ohio where they are based. They also manufacture Darice products which is a huge business. Manufacture isn't the correct term. More like import. Still a huge product for Pat Catan's.

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