When you use any Contest System product or service, you should understand when and how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and protected.

We will not sell or disclose personal information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent except as otherwise provided in this Policy.

Contest System will revise and update this Policy if our practices change or if changes in the law so require.

Information Collected About You

We collect a variety of personal information about users of our products or services. Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, or information about activities directly linked to that person.

Our definition of personal information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or customers from which individual customer identities have been removed. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and customer needs so that we can better consider new services or tailor existing services to customer desires. The aggregate data also might be purchased by or shared with a third party.

Here are the types of personal and other information we collect. You should refer to the rest of this Policy to see how we use, disclose, and protect that information:

  • Information You Give Us
    We collect information you give us when you purchase a Contest System product or use our services. For example, you may provide us an email address when requesting information.
  • Automatically Collected Information
    We automatically receive certain types of information when your device(s) link to Contest System servers. Additionally, when you visit the Contest System website, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. When you browse the web, our systems log the Web sites you visit.

We also may purchase email lists from third parties for advertising purposes. We only purchase lists of individuals who have allowed third-party use of their email address for marketing purposes. If you have previously requested to participate in an email advertising program, the information we receive may include your name, information on previous transactions, or any other personal information you have provided.

In a Business Agreement, our customer is a business or other entity purchasing service. In the course of that relationship you may provide us certain personal information.

Use of Personal Information

  • Internal Use.
    In general, we use personal information to serve our customers, to enhance and extend our customer relationship, and to customize and personalize your experience.
  • Third-Party Use.
    You should review the following section to understand when Contest System discloses personal information to third parties.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Information about our customers is one of our most important business assets, and therefore we strive to protect it and keep it confidential. We do not sell personal information to third parties without your consent. When and what types of information Contest System discloses depends on the service and in some cases the choices you have made.

Contest System will not disclose personal information other than in accordance with this Policy. In general, that means that you must consent to the disclosure in advance. Depending on the service, we may obtain your consent in a number of ways, including:

  • In writing;
  • Verbally;
  • Online by clicking a button;
  • At the time of initiation of a particular service offering, when your consent is part of the required terms and conditions to use that service.

We share personal information with third parties as necessary to complete a transaction, perform a service on your behalf (such as enhancing our ability to serve you better), or perform a service that you have requested. When the third party acts solely on our behalf, Contest System does not allow them to use your information for other purposes.

From time to time you may be able to participate in contests, giveaways, or other similar promotions we sponsor. Except as explained otherwise in the rules for a particular contest, giveaway, or promotion, any personal information you provide will be used in accordance with this Policy.

Business Transfers

Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.

Protection of Contest System and Others:

We release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or in good faith reliance on legal process (e.g., court orders, subpoenas, E911 information, etc.); enforce or apply our customer agreements; initiate, render, bill, and collect for services; protect our rights or property, facilitate or verify the appropriate calculation of taxes, fees, or other obligations due to a local, state, or federal government.

Contest System Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive by a website when you visit. These files identify your computer and record your preferences and other data about your visit so that when you return to the site, the site knows who you are and can personalize your visit. For example, cookies enable a Web site shopping cart to function so that you only have to check out once. Consequently, cookies are often tied to the use of personally identifiable information while using our site, and some functionality may be lost if you choose not to accept the use of cookies.

In general, we use cookies to collect information so that we can determine how to improve our site by seeing which areas and features are most popular; to personalize the site; and to complete transactions you have requested.

We also use a session-based cookie that maintains a user’s session for continuity of navigation while viewing the site. After closing the browser the session cookie simply terminates.

Depending on the phone or device being used, cookies may be stored locally on the phone or device, or on servers operated by Contest System. This Internet cookie-like functionality is in place for the same reasons and designed for the same purposes as cookies placed on your computer when interacting with Internet Web sites.

Contest System Use of Web Beacons

A Web beacon, also known as a Web bug, is a small, graphic image on a Web page, Web-based document or in an email message that is designed to allow the site owner or a third party to monitor the address and other information of the computer viewing the item. Web beacons are often invisible to the user because they are typically very small (only 1-by-1 pixel) and the same color as the background of the Web page, document, or email message. Web beacons are represented as HTML IMG tags in the Web page; users can click on “view profiles” of the Web page to see whether the page is using a Web beacon. Web beacons collect the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to, the URL of the page the Web beacon comes from, and the time it was viewed. Web beacons can also be linked to personal information.

Contest System does not place Web beacons that link to personal information on other sites, nor does it permit third parties, other than those working on our behalf, to place them on our site. Contest System does use Web beacons itself and may link a particular beacon to personal information. For example, we may use a beacon to ensure a user can flip between technical assistance, customer service and our online store and still be recognized as our customer.

Contest System Placement of Advertising on Other Web Sites

Contest System may use third-party ad serving companies to place advertisements about our products and services on other Web sites. These companies may use cookies and other technology such as Web beacons or tagging to measure the effectiveness of our ads. To measure advertising effectiveness and offer selective ad content, the ad serving companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our and other Web sites. But the ad serving companies use an anonymous number to identify you, NOT your name, address, phone number, email address, or anything that personally identifies you. The use of such cookies is subject to the ad serving company’s privacy policy, not the Policy of Contest System.

Network and Information Security

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. For example, we use accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Also, we grant access to personal information about you to employees and contractors who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. In addition, we work to protect the security of your personal information when you are ordering new service via the Contest System website by using well-known Internet encryption technologies like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). We also use encryption technologies to protect your account information. You should be aware that Contest System has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.

What Can I Do to Protect My Personal Information?

In addition, use passwords to prevent unauthorized access to your service account. If you write down your passwords or user names, keep the information in a secure location. Do not give your password to someone else unless you intend them to have the same full access and ability to make changes to your account as you have. Change your password periodically.

California customers: Contest System does not disclose customers’ personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, as governed by California Civil Code 1798.83.

Updating this Policy

Contest System will revise or update this Policy as it deems appropriate, including for example, if our practices change, as we change existing or add new services, or if the law so requires. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes.

If, however, users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via posting on this page for 30 days before the material change is made. Users will have a choice as to whether or not their information will be used in this materially different manner.

Contact Us

Contest System is committed to the policies set forth in this Policy.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy please email Contest System customer support at info@thecontestsystem.com.