Effective Date: September 30, 2019
We take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
We collect information from you when you use the Services. The information we collect from you includes: (1) information you provide directly to us; (2) information we may collect automatically, such as through cookies; and (3) other information, such as information about your device, location information, information from social networking services, and information from other sources. The information we collect may include information that personally identifies you or can be used alone or combined with other information to identify you as an individual (personal information). Examples of personal information include, but are not limited to, your name, your physical or email address, and your date of birth. Please note that this policy may still apply if you elect private browsing.
We may collect and store information you provide to us directly, including information you provide to us when you register for the Services, like your name, username, and password; records and copies of your correspondence to us (including email addresses); your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete; your search queries on the Site; SMS or text messages you send as a part of a Campaign; information you post to message boards, in chat areas; and information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we, and our third-party service providers, vendors, and advertisers may use automatic data collection technologies to collect:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
We may aggregate automatically collected information with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. This information helps us to improve our Services and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include, but are not limited to:
Certain features of our Services may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Site and to certain other platforms for our Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
The Services, pages of our Site and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifts, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related Services statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity).
We use third-party service providers for web analytic services, such as Google Analytics, with our Services, to provide us with statistics and other information about the Services and visitors to the Site and to certain other platforms for our Services.
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services. It is temporarily downloaded on your device from our web server or a third-party service provider with whom we work, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
We use GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All non-public information you provide to us that we store is stored on secure servers behind firewalls and encrypted at-rest, as well as encrypted in transit via SSL. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site or through the Services or as part of our Campaigns. Any transmission of personal information, or otherwise, is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site or within the Services.
We enable third parties to buy and collect personal information, user information, de-identified user information, or encrypted, non-human readable user information (such as, but not limited to hashed email addresses, desktop or mobile device identifiers, network cache information, network connection information, network session information, browser-level user agent information, device IP information, and/or other data) collected from devices of end users of the Services, for targeted advertising purposes through a variety of technologies and methods.
Some Services, including advertisements, and some Campaigns, are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or third parties, and we do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. By linking to such websites or using such third parties’ services, we are not endorsing their content or practices. We encourage you to be aware when you access any such third-party links and to read the privacy policies of each website you access. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
We may also collect personal information about you, your online activities, and your interactions with us, our affiliates, or others. We may receive additional information about you, from sources such as advertisers, who advertise on our site, our affiliates and vendors, and other commercial sources and third parties. We may also receive information from third parties that identifies your interactions with our Services across multiple devices.
We work with third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through the Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services to share our content with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, while using our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends about your use of the Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking service, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you.
We may disclose non-personal information about your use of the Services, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. Such information may include aggregate or anonymized website usage data or demographic reports.
We reserve the right, and you hereby expressly authorize us, to disclose your personal information:
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you control over your information:
Million Dollar Tips is governed by property rights in the state of Illinois.
The Services are not intended for children younger than 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children younger than 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child younger than 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child younger than 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*SMS messaging is also commonly referred to as “text messaging” or “texting.”