California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to either: (1) a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided; or (2) to be notified of a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with third parties. We have elected the second option. To opt-out of having your information shared with third parties, contact us and follow the opt-out instructions. In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by e-mail to email@example.com.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect and combine personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) through various sources, including those discussed below. For your reference, PII is data collected with an intention to specifically identify, contact, or locate a person, including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. On the other hand, Non-PII is data that is not used to specifically identify, contact or locate an individual, including but not limited to gender, age, or IP address.
Website Registration Forms
In order to participate in the website’s promotion, you must first complete the registration form as requested. The registration form may include, but is not limited to:
date of birth
We collect information about you when you complete a Special Offer. This information may include, but is not limited to: your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number(s), date of birth, gender, and payment information; information about your background, interests, health, education, career goals, and shopping preferences; and any other personal information or unique preference information you provide to us or our advertisers in such Special Offers and survey questions
Website operators that license our ad serving technology pass information to us so that we may serve advertisements to you. The information passed may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number(s), date of birth, and gender.
When you complete a registration or offer form that is hosted by one of our website publisher partners on our behalf, the website publisher partner may submit all or a portion of the information that you submitted on the form to us. This information may include, but is not limited to: your IP address, e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number(s), date of birth, gender, and payment information; information about your background, interests, health, education, career goals, and shopping preferences; and any other information you provide to our website publisher partner.
We may receive information about you, including but not limited to your IP address, e-mail address, first name, last name, mailing address, and telephone number(s), from third party marketing partners that provide us with consumer data to manage on their behalf.
Automatic Information/Digital Identifiers
We also collect information through our web server applications. This information includes your Internet Protocol or “IP” address, date/time stamp, browser type, and referring URL. Additionally, we may use pixel tracking technology to track the completion of transactions with us or our advertisers, the source information for those transactions, and your IP address, date/time stamp, browser type, and referring URL.
We may also use clear gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs) that helps us determine what content on our site is most effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. We also use clear gifs in our HTML-based e-mails so that we know which e-mails have been opened. We use this information to monitor the effectiveness of our e-mail campaigns and to validate our results to our marketing partners.
We may also use log files, which are used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site.
USE OF INFORMATION
We may use the collected PII and Non-PII for any legally permissible purpose in our sole discretion, including but not limited to those explained below.
We may serve advertisements to you based, in part, on your IP address, the demographic and geographic information you submitted to the website during the registration, Special Offer process, and other socio-economic information, psychographic information, Internet behavior (i.e., browsing, search, shopping, purchase, and ad response behavior), and lifestyle information about you that we obtain from you, affiliated entities and/or from third parties.
We may use your information in our online (e.g., e-mail marketing) and offline (e.g., telemarketing, cell phone text messaging, skip tracing, and direct mail) marketing programs, some of which are more fully described below.
SMS Text Messages
You have the option to provide your cell phone number. If you decide to provide your cell phone number, you agree that the Company, any third party acting on behalf of Company, or a third party marketing company, may send you promotional offers and any other offer we think may be of interest to you via SMS text messages. For SMS text messages, you may remove your information by replying “STOP”, “END” or “QUIT” to the SMS text message you received and we will remove your personal information within 10 days of receiving such request.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may share the collected PII and Non-PII for any legally permissible purpose in our sole discretion, including but not limited to those explained below.
Within the Company
We may share information we collect with companies affiliated with the website, including our parent company and other subsidiaries of our parent company, for use in their ad serving and marketing programs.
Additionally, by submitting information on the registration form, you are automatically subscribed to a periodic e-mail communicating various offers that we think you might like based on the registration you provided, and any offers that you e-mails at any time by clicking on the link provided at the end of the e-mail.
We may share your information with various third party vendors that are not part of the Company, including but not limited to vendors that provide us with technology to deploy commercial e-mail, vendors that sell the products or services for which you have qualified through the website, and shipping companies that we utilize to ship products to you.
When you participate in an offer by completing a form, we will transfer the information you submitted on the form to the applicable advertiser. When you answer a survey question, some or all of the information that you submitted during the website registration process will be transferred to advertisers that we believe may be of interest to you without providing you with another opportunity to review the information.
Ad Serving Companies
We may use third party ad networks or ad serving companies to serve advertisements on our websites. We pass information about you to these companies so that they can deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of interest to you. The information passed to these companies may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number(s), date of birth, gender, and any other information you provide to us or we obtain about you.
Third Party Marketing Partners
We may share, license or sell your information to third parties for various marketing purposes, including their online (e.g., e-mail marketing) and offline (e.g., telemarketing, cell phone text messaging, skip tracing, pre-recorded messages, automated attendant telemarketing, and direct mail) marketing programs.
We may use third party service providers to enhance our database with additional elements, including but not limited to the information provided by you to us on the website. Further, we may use third party service providers to append telephone numbers to other data points we have in our database. We also may use third party service providers to validate the data we have in our database.
Additionally, we may share, license or sell your information to third parties for use in their data validation, enhancement, information verification services, and, to the extent permitted by law, individual reference or look-up services. We may also provide your information to third parties to append data points they have in their database.
Government Agencies or Other Companies
We may share your information with law enforcement officials or governmental agencies: (1) in response to their request; (2) when permitted or required by law; or (3) to establish our compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, or guidelines. We may store and share your information with third parties for suppression or opt-out purposes. We also may share your information with third parties when: (1) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; (2) investigating fraud that has already taken place; (3) enforcing or applying existing terms and conditions and/or other agreements; (4) protecting the rights, property or safety of our websites, our users or others; or (5) responding to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Right to Transfer
Should the Company choose to sell or transfer business assets, it is possible that the information we possess may be transferred as part of that transaction. The Company may decide to retain a copy of the information post sale or transfer.
By completing and submitting a registration form and/or completing the survey, you are consenting to receive marketing communications from the Company and its third party marketing partners. If you have registered or submitted information under more than one e-mail account, you must submit separate unsubscribe requests for each account.
Request for More Information
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN
Our intention is to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Per COPPA guidelines, we do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian is made aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with PII through any point of contact, contact us and we will the information about the child referenced from our files.
There is no such thing as complete security on the Internet or otherwise. The Company uses various security techniques on our websites to help protect against the loss, misuse or modification of information we’ve collected from you. When you access your personal information or transmit information to us, that information is stored on servers that we have taken steps to protect from unauthorized access or intrusion. While we strive to protect your information, the Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with the Company, its partners and affiliates.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY