Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
Collection of Personal Information
You can browse some of the Website without telling us who you are or otherwise transmitting personal information. In order to use certain features of the Website, you are required to register and provide certain personal information. If you choose to give us personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information: name, email address, correspondence sent to us; and standard web log information, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site, ad data, and IP address.
Use of Personal Information
You agree that we may use your personal information to:
provide the services and customer support you request;
resolve disputes, respond to emails or other inquiries, and troubleshoot problems;
prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our website policies;
customize, measure and improve our services and content;
to provide you with news and information about our or third party offers, promotions, products, and services we think will be of interest to you;
compare your information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; and
for any other purpose for which the information was collected
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf
In order to carry out your requests, to make various features, services and materials available to you through the Website, and to respond to your inquiries, we may share your personal information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners), such as companies or individuals that: host or operate our Website; analyze data; provide customer service; mail products or manage payments; advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions or provide marketing or promotional assistance (such as in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list).
Your Agreement To Have Your Personal Information Shared
We may disclose personal information if we are legally required to do so, to enforce our policies, to respond to claims that content you submitted violates the rights of others, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of third parties. We may also share your personal information with: entities or individuals that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotional, internet, and technical service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”) who help us with our business operations (such as website hosting, email compliance, data analysis, and fraud investigations); third parties to whom you expressly agree to share your information with; and law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, public alias history, IP address, fraud complaints, as well as project and entry history) or otherwise in response to the judicial process.
Transactions while logging in, registering, and in a logged in session are conducted in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session, which encrypts all transaction data for transmittal in a format designed to prevent theft of the information. While on a secure page, a lock will appear on the web browser and this lets you know that you are in a secured session. Our databases are protected from general employee access both physically and logically. We encrypt your account password so that your password cannot be recovered, even by us.
The Website is a general audience website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Website.
In the event that we or any of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal information acquired by us may be one of the assets transferred in such acquisition.
We are not responsible for the policies, content, and practices of third party websites to which the Website may link. Please refer to those websites’ own privacy policies to learn how they collect and use personal information.