PII and Non-PII may be collected on, through, or in connection with any of the Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services. For example, we may collect PII and/or Non-PII when you create or register for an account with us, fill out surveys, join a mailing list, upload receipts, correspond with us, enter one of our sweepstakes or contests, choose to submit testimonials, stories, photos or the like, or otherwise volunteer or provide information about yourself. You may also choose to install and use optional Internet browser extensions, add-ons, or similar plug-in software and technologies (each an "Extension" and collectively, “Extensions”) which may collect and use your information in a variety of ways. For example, the Swagbucks SwagButton, MyPoints Score!, Tada, Free Digit Products Billy Button, Upromise Extension, ySense Addon, and similar software or technologies we may offer from time to time are Extensions that allow you to shop directly with our merchant partners and qualify for rewards. The Extensions also provide other features and access to Offers (defined below), and allow you to monitor your earnings, customize your account information or experience, and other activities. If you install an Extension, we will automatically track certain websites you visit to allow us to provide the aforementioned features and to correlate your browser history, merchant visits, and Free Digit Products Sites and Features engagements to provide better Services and Offers to you. In addition, Tracking Technologies (defined below) may be placed on your Devices when you install and use Extensions or when you click on an affiliate or Ad Network (defined below) link within a shopping-rewards feature. Your browsing activity on our merchant partners’ websites and other websites you visit may be tracked by cookies, Extensions, or other Free Digit Products Sites and Features having such tracking capabilities. We may also use GPS or similar geo-location technology to determine the geo-coordinates of where you or your Device are located. In addition, our mobile applications may collect, among other things, certain information automatically, including, but not limited to the type of mobile Device you use, your mobile Device’s unique device identifier (“UDID”), the IP address of your mobile Device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the mobile application. If you don’t provide us with or allow us to collect your PII, we generally will be unable to provide you with our Services and you may be unable to use the Free Digit Products Sites and Features.
You may be able to limit data collection by changing the settings on your Device (but our services and features may lose functionality as a result), or as otherwise explained in the sections below.
We may provide you with an opportunity to invite your friends, family, and acquaintances (“Friends”) to use our Services. If you elect to use our referral service for informing a Friend about any of our Services, you may provide us with your Friend’s name and email address. Through our referral service, you may have the ability to direct us to automatically send the Friend one or more emails or other communications, on your behalf, inviting them to visit or register for our Services (which invite may include additional subsequent reminders and communications). You must have your Friend’s consent to provide us with his or her information for this purpose and should not knowingly give us referral information for any person not permitted to use the Free Digit Products Sites and Features, including, without limitation, a child under the age of 13, a person whose account has previously been suspended or deactivated, or a person who resides or is located in a territory where use of the Free Digit Products Sites and Features is not authorized.
Companies that host networks connecting advertisers with delivery platforms for digital advertising (collectively, “Ad Networks”), which are Third Party Services, may provide advertising based on your interests, as reflected in your use of Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services, as well as your use of other websites and services. Some of these Ad Networks may place persistent cookies or other Tracking Technologies (defined below) on your Devices, allowing them to recognize you and/or your Device each time they send you an online advertisement. Ads themselves may also include Tracking Technologies. In this way, Ad Networks may compile information about where you see advertisements online and determine which ads you click on, so, for instance, that we and they may provide you with Offers or advertisements believed to be of most interest to you. We are not the data controller for the cookies or other Tracking Technologies that may be placed by these third parties on your Devices, nor do we have responsibility for these third parties’ privacy policies or information collection practices. You may limit or remove such cookies and Tracking Technologies through your Device settings; for more information, visit section 10(ii) (What Are My Cookie Choices?) below.
We use certain third-party analytics and/or other technology providers to help us understand how you use Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services, and these companies may set their own cookies and other Tracking Technologies on your Devices. For example, we may use third-party services to record and review your interactions with the Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services, including mouse movements, clicks, page visits, keystrokes/key touches, and other details, including any PII that you provide. These “session replay” services help us organize and analyze your interaction data for our Data Purposes, including to improve and prevent fraud related to Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services. By using any of the Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services, you expressly consent to the recording and sharing of your PII and other data with third-party “session replay” services and other analytics providers. We may also use Google Analytics and similar third-party analytics providers to track visitors’ activity on our website. Google Analytics and similar third-party analytics providers may also use web browsing data and other data analysis to improve their own products. For more information on how to limit this activity, including to learn about the opt-out mechanism Google offers, visit section 10(ii) (What Are My Cookie Choices?) below. These and other Trusted Third Parties may collect information about you, including but not limited to your online activities over time and across different websites and services, when you use the Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services, or other online websites and services.
We set and access, and third parties (including Trusted Third Parties) may set and access, cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, pixels, tags, software development kits (“SDKs”), session replay tools, and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) on your Devices in connection with your use of Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services. Such third parties (“Cookie Operators”) may collect information across various channels using Tracking Technologies for purposes of delivering more relevant Offers to you or other Business Purposes. We may use a variety of Tracking Technologies in connection with our Data Purposes. Tracking Technologies may automatically capture PII and other information, including, without limitation, your IP Address, UDID, and browser or operating system type and version, and may detect whether your Device or software has certain capabilities such as a microphone or webcam access. We and Third Party Services generally use Tracking Technologies and the information they generate to support the Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services or Third Party Services, including, for instance: (i) by offering you surveys, shopping, and other targeted Offers; (ii) for identity verification; (iii) for analytics; (iv) to ensure compliance with our programs; and (v) to identify and honor your choices (such as opt-outs). Tracking Technologies may also be used as follows: (a) to provide you with convenience when you access the Features or our Services by remembering that you have visited us before and by remembering your username, password and other user information, and your preferences to help you avoid future re-entry of certain information; (b) to allow us and Third Party Services to understand or predict your interests so we and they can personalize your experience on Features or our Services and elsewhere online, across Devices, web browsers, email, mobile and other applications. In doing so, we and Third Party Services may link the information collected from Tracking Technologies, and from other sources, with other of your PII and non-PII, and we and they may track your web-browsing and other activity in order to provide you with Offers and for our or their other Data Purposes); (c) for analytical and statistical purposes, quality control, validation and verification purposes, and to improve the services we and Third Party Services offer; and (d) Third Party Services may link the information we share with them (or that they collect) to cookies stored on your browser or Devices, and they may collect information such as your IP address, UDID, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Third Party Services may use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms, including but not limited to, computers, mobile devices, and Smart TVs, over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. For example, Third Party Services may deliver an advertisement to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you because you visited a particular website. Our mobile applications may include Tracking Technologies that share your Device’s precise geo-location and other details about your Device (like hardware characteristics, a variety of sensor data, and a list and history of installed third-party applications) with Third Party Services who may use this information to generate Offers for you, for advertising, attribution, measurement of campaigns, analytics, and research, and their or our other Data Purposes. See instructions to limit or disable such tracking in section 10(ii) below; but be aware that limiting such tracking will affect some Device or mobile application functionality and may limit your ability to use our Services, complete Offers and earn rewards.
ii. What Are My Cookie Choices?
Cookies may include a small data file which is stored on your systems. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For the session cookies, once you close your browser, the cookie terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed or disabled by following your web browser help-file directions. You can exercise control over browser-based cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser, and mobile Devices may offer ad and data limitation choices. Please note that when you use cookie control tools, you will have to change your settings for each browser and Device you use, and your limitation on cookies can limit the functionality of online services you use, including Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services. Use the help function on your browser or click on the applicable links below to learn more:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
If you block cookies in this manner, Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services (including the ability to complete Offers and earn rewards), may not operate as intended.
We support these self-regulatory programs and expect the Ad Networks we work with to do so as well. If you’d like to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, simply install this add-on to your browser
We are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy or effectiveness of any third-party cookie-choice programs or tools. If you exercise these choice controls they may need to be compiled on each browser and Device you use, and if they use a cookie to signal your opt-out, your choice may no longer be recognizable if you later clear or block cookies. Not accepting cookies (or opting out of cookies), installing ad blocking technologies, and/or disabling analytics providers may make certain features of the Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services unavailable to you and may affect our ability to validate whether or not you qualified for a reward by successfully completing an Offer. Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. At present, we do not believe that there is a consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a user’s browser.
We may offer a service enabling you to enroll a qualifying payment card in order to earn rewards or benefits when you make qualifying transactions with participating merchants (a “CLO Program”). Your participation in a CLO Program is further governed by our Card Linked Offer Service Terms. If you participate in a CLO Program and provide your payment information for that purpose, we and Third Party Services (including, without limitation, Braintree Payments (a division of PayPal, Inc.), Visa, Inc., Rewards Network, and Figg, Inc.) will have the right to use and share the transaction information generated in such CLO Program (“CLO Transaction Data”) for the purposes of operating and improving the CLO Program, including, without limitation: (a) to confirm whether you qualify for an Offer; (b) to confirm whether a specific transaction occurred or rewards were earned (for example, the date and amount of your purchase and the last 4 digits of your card number so the merchant can verify your purchase if there is a missing or disputed transaction); (c) to allow participating merchants and others to assess the results of their campaign and analyze ways to improve or optimize a CLO Program and its Offers; (d) to create a record of the CLO Transaction Data and thereafter maintain and use such CLO Transaction Data in connection with operating the CLO Program; and (e) to provide information in response to a request from a government authority or a payment organization involved in a transaction with you, a merchant, another relevant Trusted Third Party, or others. By participating in a CLO Program, you authorize and direct the sharing, exchange, and use of CLO Transaction Data described above and herein by and among us and Third Party Services, applicable payment card networks, and participating merchants. Please visit the Card Linked Offer Service Terms to learn more about the data collection, use, and sharing practices related to the CLO Program. If you would like to opt out of card linking and CLO Transaction Data collection in connection with a CLO Program, please visit the card linking section of the applicable Service and remove any payment cards that you no longer wish to be associated with the CLO Program.
We may share or sell aggregate or individualized information about you that may include, without limitation: (1) your PII and related information; (2) your use of the Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services; (3) Third Party Services and other websites you visit; and (4) your geo-location and information derived therefrom. We share this information with Trusted Third Parties for the purpose of providing you with Offers and for our Data Purposes.
In the event Free Digit Products or any of its Affiliates is involved with a business transition, such as a financing, merger, consolidation, restructuring, acquisition by another company, sale or assignment of rights or assets (or a portion thereof), or other company change, we may transfer your and other users’ information, including PII and non-PII, and other business data in connection with that business transaction (e.g., to a subsequent owner or operator of Free Digit Products or any of our Services, or any affiliates, agents, service providers, or partners of the foregoing), including during the course of any due diligence process (collectively, “Business Transactions”).
The Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services are for general audiences, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information (as defined by the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)) from children younger than the age of 13. If you are under the age of majority (18 in most states and provinces), you should use the Free Digit Products Sites and Features and our Services only with the permission and guidance of your parent or guardian. If you are under 13, you should not use our Service. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child younger than 13, we will take actions as required by COPPA. If a California resident is known to us to be under 16 years of age, we will obtain any required expressed opt-in consent to any sale of their personal information collected by the Free Digit Products Sites and Features or our Services, in accordance with the CCPA and applicable regulations thereunder. California minors also have certain rights to remove their own public posts on the Free Digit Products Sites and Features. More information is included in section G (Additional Notices for California Residents) of the U.S. State Privacy Notice below.
We maintain security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the PII and other information under our control. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other technologies and communication channels are, by their nature, not entirely secure, and your PII and non-PII may therefore be subject to interception or loss which is beyond our reasonable control. While we strive to protect your PII and non-PII, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any PII or non-PII you transmit to us or that we otherwise collect, and any transmission is done at your own risk. Accordingly, as permitted by applicable law, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of your PII or non-PII due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
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