The following sets forth the policies for the collection and use of personally identifiable information ("Information") by PenguinPoints.com (in connection with its operation of its Web site located at https://www.PenguinPoints.com (the "Site"), and supersedes any previous statement of such policies. PenguinPoints.com takes its obligations regarding privacy very seriously, and it wants to ensure users are fully informed about the Information they are providing to it.
Collection of Information: In connection with the Site, PenguinPoints.com may collect information in the following ways:
- Through forms filled out by a user on the Site
- Through Information provided by a user in connection with surveys and prize promotion entries
- Through entries made by the user in blogs and other forums on the Site
- Through the maintenance and analysis of Web server logs
- Via e-mail and other communications between a user and PenguinPoints.com
PenguinPoints.com may also connect demographic information provided by users viacookies, single-pixel GIF image files (also called "Web beacons"), Web server log analysis and other similar technological means. Informationcollected by means of such tracking technologies includes site analytics and may be used to track site trends and enhance the user experience, and may beshared with third parties
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To the extent third parties may place advertising on the Site, such thirdparties may utilize cookies or other technological means within the advertising to collect and utilize non-personally identifiable information.PenguinPoints.com is not responsible for information collected by third parties in this manner, nor for the collection or use of Information by other sites towhich the Site is linked
Types of Information Collected by PenguinPoints.com: The following types of Information about a user are among those that may be collected by PenguinPoints.com in connection with the Site:
- Postal address
- E-mail address
- Telephone number
- Cell phone number
- Facsimile number
- Income range
- Personal interests
- Date of birth
- Number of children
- Purchase intent
- Education level
- Marital status
- IP Address
- Referring site
- Establishments visited
- Other technical information collected by the Site's servers
We use third party software to verify information that is provided to us,including but not limited to e-mail address and postal address. This is necessary to ensure that you can be reached in the event that you win, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested.
No Collection of Information from Children: The Site is not intended for users under the age of 18, nor does PenguinPoints.com knowingly collect or retain Information in connection with the Site from children under the age of13.
Use of Information: PenguinPoints.com may use Information collected in connection with the Site in the following ways
- To provide requested information, products and services to users via the Site or through other online or offline channels
- To enable users to enter prize promotions and receive prizes from PenguinPoints.com and/or third parties
- To improve the user experience with the Site
- In connection with the operation of the Site
- For users to obtain information and offers for products and services offered by PenguinPoints.com as well as selected third parties via the Site or through other online or offline channels.
In order to do the foregoing, PenguinPoints.com uses other trusted third parties to provide services including, but not limited to: technical development, operations management, web hosting, e-mail service provision, ad serving, data validation, sweepstakes game administration, advertising on our site. When you sign up for PenguinPoints.com the Site, we may share all of the information you provide as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purposes. We may also share Information with selected third parties that offer products and services about which you may wish to hear, based on your stated preferences. PenguinPoints.com will use commercially reasonable efforts to limit use of the Information by such third parties to the specific uses set forth above. PenguinPoints.com also utilizes electronic and physical security to reduce the risk of improper access to or manipulation of Information during transmission and storage, but cannot guarantee the security or integrity of the Information and shall have no liability for breaches of security or integrity or third party interception in transit.>
PenguinPoints.com follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and e-mail address submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information and e-mail address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
PenguinPoints.com will use framing technology to make it appear that you are still on PenguinPoints.com when in fact you will be interacting with a third party site in the lower frame. Those third parties are currently Prospectiv. These framed sites are securely passed using SSL technology you personal information. You will see your personal information pre-populated on their offer pages. This is to facilitate ease of use for their offers to you. If you do not want these offers there is a skip button or other features on the page which will allow you to bypass their offers and receive your entry to the PenguinPoints.com sweepstake. Per our contract with these companies, your information will only be used in conjunction with these offers at the time you go through them. That information will be deleted when you are done with your sweepstakes path.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information and email address as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site. PenguinPoints.com may also disclose Information to affiliated entities in connection with a merger, acquisition, asset purchase or sale of or by PenguinPoints.com, or to protect the interests or safety of PenguinPoints.com, its customers, or other visitors to the Site.
Opting Out from Receiving Offers: At any time, a user may opt out from receiving future e-mail offers from PenguinPoints.com or third party e-mail marketers through the user.s profile on the Site or by following the instructions contained within each e-mail marketing communication. Third parties's use of the Information is subject to such parties's own privacy policies, for which PenguinPoints.com shall not be responsible.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information, E-mail Address and Other Information: All users who provide their Information to PenguinPoints.com may modify and correct certain of such Information through their personal profile on the Site. If your personally identifiable information or e-mail address changes, you may correct or update it by sending an email to info@PenguinPoints.com
Other Information: If you provide any form of user-generated content on PenguinPoints.com, by answering questions, using a bulletin board, blog, or chat room, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Your California Privacy Rights: Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of PenguinPoints.com who are California residents to request certain information regarding PenguinPoints.com's disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties's direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to: info@PenguinPoints.com.