Collection and Use of Information
SurveyTicker collects a variety of both personal and non-personal information using the methods listed below and for specific purposes described below. In general, we use information collected to:
Information Collected at Registration
To use the Site and Services and participate in Activities you must register as a User of the SurveyTicker. SurveyTicker collects personally identifiable and demographic information when you register, including basic contact information (such as your first name, last name and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as your zip code, age and gender). The information requested during registration may change from time to time at SurveyTicker's sole option. We may request additional information at the time of registration, but only information marked "required" is necessary for registration. However, the lack of information could limit or exclude you from certain opportunities or Activities you may otherwise qualify for if the information necessary to determine such qualification is not provided. Once you register with SurveyTicker, you will be known to Us.
We do not accept registrations from persons under the age of thirteen. The Site will automatically block enrollment of any person once they indicate they are under the age of thirteen. If we discover that a user is under the age of thirteen, we will terminate the account and delete the user's information. It is the responsibility of parents and/or guardians to ensure that their children's privacy is protected and prevent children from accessing the Site. SurveyTicker will not be liable for any content or advertisements viewed by minor children in violation of the terms of this Policy or the TOS.
Automatic Data Collection/Cookies, Flash Objects and Applet Upon registration, We install cookies and, if you elect to use the Ticker feature, an applet on your computer to facilitate the communication between you and Us and to allow the functioning of aspects of the Site and Services. Our web pages also may contain web flash objects. These devices automatically collect non-personal information hardware and browing information as described below. We use such data to analyze trends, administer the site, track a User's movement, and gather broad demographic and behavior information.
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to the hard drive of a visitor's computer to facilitate communication for record-keeping purposes. Cookies contain identifying information and certain codes that assist in the recognition between your computer and our Site and speed the start-up and communication process. Cookies provide visitors a personalized experience on this Website by enabling us to determine unique preferences and trends based on visits to websites. To make full use of the Site and Services, your browser should be set to accept cookies from Us and Affiliates (clients, providers or others authorized by SurveyTicker and by you by your acceptance of their invitations or links with their web sites). Affiliates utilize cookies to identify you as a SurveyTicker User and to report your activities back to SurveyTicker so we are able to credit your account with Points, redeem points or facilitate other activities. You may configure your browser to not accept cookies if you desire, but you may lose some functions.
A flash object (or clear pixel GIF) is an invisible file located on web pages that you visit. They are often used in combination with a cookie to track navigation of a site and communicate with your computer to determine, among other things, whether you have been to that page before or viewed particular information.
The applet is a program that allows and supports the "Ticker" function, which is a real time on-line data stream that provides User with both Activity invitations and links to such Activities and real time information on the User's reward Points balance. This applet will also collect and report to Us data points from the User's hardware, such as serial numbers for hard drives and motherboards, that provide a digital identification of the hardware. This information will be used to ensure the security and integrity of the Activities and the Activity responses and to verify that the User is the person responding to the Survey. Such data will not be disclosed or sold to third parties.
Information Collected From Participation Activity and Use of Information When you sign in to the Site, the Site may automatically recognize you by one or more of the cookies that have been placed in your computer through your registration or prior use of the Site. These cookies will identify you individually and enable us to identify the Activity opportunities and offers meeting your preferences or qualifications, track and record your activity on the Site and enable us to credit to, or deduct Points from, your account. This information may be added to your personal profile information and used for identifying Activity opportunities and offers relevant to your profile and preferences. These cookies also enable you to access your personal information and participate in activities, including redeeming points for merchandise or cash.
The Ticker applet collects information from the hardware to insure that the appropriate person is participating in the Activity and may also track a Users activity to provide certain behavior information. This information may be added to your personal profile information and used for identifying Activity opportunities and offers relevant to your profile and preferences and for market research purposes
Information obtained during your activity on the Site includes, depending on use:
Additionally, for each visitor to our Site, our server may automatically recognize the following:
This information that users generate as they move from page to page and click on items within a website, sometimes called clickstream data and usually stored in log files, is used to monitor site performance, ensure the Site functions properly, and analyze traffic patterns and usage of our Site. This information may be added to your personal profile and used for identifying Activity opportunities and offers relevant to you.
We and our Affiliates use third-party cookies and flash objects and similar technologies to measure page views on both SurveyTicker and Affiliates' web sites and email responses. These commonly used counters collect no personal information, but allow us to identify unique visitors to the Site and User visits to Affiliate's sites, and monitor activity related to each specific offer by SurveyTicker or an Affiliate.
Other Use and Disclosure of Personal Information We do not rent or sell your personal information to anyone without your express consent or as described in this Policy. When we do share data with our Affiliates it is in aggregate form and does not identify the User personally, unless the information is necessary to credit points or complete redemption transactions or unless you have consented to such sharing. In general, the crediting of points can be accomplished by only sharing your user name and not additional information. However, certain redemption transactions may require personal information to be shared.
SurveyTicker engages or may engage in email and direct mail marketing. Because email is an integral part of the Site and Servicess and our communications with Users, you agree to receive email as part of the registration. Some email communication is necessary for us to be able to perform basic functions of the Site and Services, advise you of important Site and administrative information, including changes or alterations to our Terms of Service, and thus cannot be block or stopped other than by terminating your Registration. However, you may opt-out of participation in some of the marketing programs by emailing support@SurveyTicker.com or my selecting the "opt-out of future emails" choice included in each marketing email.
Your Access to Personal Information If your personal information changes or if you want to terminate your Registration, you may correct, update, or delete it by emailing User Services at support@SurveyTicker.com.
User Communications and Email SurveyTicker will send Site and administrative information and information related to Activities that meet your profile or preferences via the streaming Ticker and/or emails. If you receive any emails or Ticker data that you do not believe meet your profile or preference or that you do not otherwise wish to receive, you may prevent future similar emails by clicking on the opt-out links contained within each SurveyTicker marketing email or by sending an email to: support@SurveyTicker.com.
Users may also receive SurveyTicker.com Activity offers via telephone or postal mail. These will be offers we think you are interested in based on your criteria. However, you may opt-out of either or both of these communications by sending a request to support@SurveyTicker.com.
We may contact you in response to your inquiries, to provide services at your request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email, telephone or fax in accordance with your wishes.
Because the choices you make in may not take effect immediately, it is possible you may receive a communication during the period in which your request or change is being processed.
In some instances, SurveyTicker may need to validate your transaction with an Affiliate or obtain information from an Affiliate to ensure that your account is credited with the correct number of Points or to complete a redemption transaction. The information shared is used solely for this purpose and may include your first name, last name, email address, mailing address or date of birth. In such instances, we will require that these third parties comply with the information practices set forth in this Privacy Promise and that the Information is not shared or used for any other purpose.
Security SurveyTicker has established security practices to protect User's information, including firewall security, use of encryption technology, and the use of multiple levels of password security to limit access to data to only those persons who have a need for the data.
We may use contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services at our site. If we disclose personal information for them to provide the services, it is with the requirement that the information is kept confidential and used only for those services.
California Privacy Rights: California privacy law allows California residents to obtain specific disclosures about a business's privacy practices if it shares information with other companies for direct marketing purposes. To make a request to SurveyTicker under California's privacy law, please send an e-mail to: support@SurveyTicker.com.
Attention: Support (Privacy),
23632 Calabasas Road, Suite 203,
Calabasas, CA 91302