Last updated on: 2023.08.25*
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WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM THE PEOPLE THAT VISIT OUR BLOG, WEBSITE OR APP?
When registering or processing payment(s) on our Website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
WHEN DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?
We collect information from you when you surf the Website, use site features, register, enter the Competition, place a vote, purchase a vote, make a purchase, respond to a survey or marketing communication, fill out a form, or enter information on our Website.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
You can make the following choices regarding your PII:
Promotional Emails and Texts. You may choose to provide us with your email address and cellular phone number for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you. You can stop receiving promotional emails or texts by following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails and texts that you receive. If you decide not to receive promotional emails or texts, we may still send you transactional communications, such as those about your account, or other service-related communications.
Changes to Your Personal Information. We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. Our website allows you to modify your account profile. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.
Access to Your Personal Information. You may request that we provide you access to personal information that we store about you. If required by law, upon request, we will grant reasonable access to the personal information that we hold about a user. You can request access to your personal information by contacting us.
Deletion of Your Personal Information. You may request that we delete your personal information. If required by law, we will delete your personal information after such a request is made. You can request that your personal information be deleted by contacting us. We may also decide to delete your data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other individuals or third parties. When we delete personal information, it will be removed from our active database, but it may remain in archives where it is not practical or possible to delete it. You should note that there are some situations in which we may decline to delete your personal information. For example, we retain the information that we collect to, among other things, detect security incidents, comply with our legal obligations, enforce any part of our agreement, and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.
HOW DO WE PROTECT VISITOR INFORMATION?
We protect your information the following ways:
DO WE USE 'COOKIES'?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to manage and modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, certain features will be disabled. Disabling cookies will turn off features that make your site experience more efficient, and all our services will not function properly.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on the Website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites or how they choose to share your PII, assuming you provide it to them. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
When you provide us with your mobile phone number, you agree that we may contact you via auto-dialer, prerecorded message, or text message. In the case of a text message, you will receive a confirmation text message, and you will need to reply as instructed. Message and data rates apply. Reply “STOP”, to cancel text messages at any time, or by contacting us here, to revoke consent to be contacted via auto-dialer, prerecorded message, or text message, at any time.
CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (CALOPPA)
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
HOW DOES OUR SITE HANDLE "DO NOT TRACK" SIGNALS?
We honor ‘Do Not Track’ signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
DOES OUR WEBSITE ALLOW THIRD-PARTY BEHAVIORAL TRACKING?
Yes. It is also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under thirteen (13) years of age.
FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICES PRINCIPLES
The Fair Information Practices principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practices principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
To be in line with Fair Information Practices principles, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address to:
To be accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
These additional State-Specific Disclosures, which serve as a “Notice at Collection” under the California Privacy Rights Act, are required by the California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, Connecticut Data Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act:
Your Data Rights. You may have certain data rights under state-specific privacy laws, including to request information about the collection of your personal information, to access your personal information in a portable format, and/or to correct or delete your personal information. If you wish to do any of these things, please contact us here. Additionally, you may have the right to opt out of the processing of your personal data for targeted advertising, as defined by the Colorado Privacy Act, Connecticut Data Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, or the sharing of your personal information/PII for cross-context behavioral advertising, as defined by the California Privacy Rights Act. To do so, please contact us here. If you enact the Global Privacy Control (GPC) opt-out signal on your browser, we will honor your opt-out preference accordingly. Customers under 16 years-old must opt in to receive cross-context behavioral advertising. We do not serve cross-context behavioral ads in customers' child profiles.
You may also have the right to appeal the denial of any of these rights by submitting a form that will be provided to you if we deny a data request. Depending on your data choices, certain services may be limited or unavailable. To ensure the accuracy and validity of your request, we will generally ask you to verify your request using the contact information you have previously provided.
California Privacy Rights Act Sensitive Personal Information Disclosure. The categories of data that we may collect and disclose for a business purpose do not include "sensitive personal information" as defined under the California Privacy Rights Act. We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information for any purpose not expressly permitted by the California Privacy Rights Act.
California Privacy Rights Act Non-discrimination Statement. We will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their rights under the California Privacy Rights Act.
California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, Connecticut Data Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act De-identified Data Disclosure. We may use de-identified data in some instances. We either maintain such data without attempting to re-identify it or treats such data as personal data subject to applicable law.
Colorado Privacy Act Profiling Disclosure. We do not engage in profiling of consumers in furtherance of automated decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects, as those terms are defined under the Colorado Privacy Act.
*Update: State-Specific Disclosures Section updated.