Privacy Policies for Users on Spudo
Agreement to Access the Site:
Information Collection, Use, and Dissemination practices:
This policy applies to Spudo’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Spudo on its, (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the “Websites”), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to Spudo’s other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties, or the use of customer lists from third parties. Spudo is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications.
1. Collection of Information.
1.1. User Direct Information:
Each time you provide information to take advantage of a promotional offer, enter to win a contest, enter to win a sweepstake, send us an email, or otherwise transmit information via the site, Spudo may obtain and collect personally identifiable information provided by you, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, social security number, credit card information, and telephone number. You may also provide us with information that, when combined with personally identifiable information, provides us with a better idea of who you are, including but not limited to your gender, birthday, marital status, and education level (collectively referred to as “personal information”). If you choose to access our website, use our services or purchase our products, we may require you to provide personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the site.
1.2. Survey Information:
Spudo collects information from you when you voluntarily complete a Spudo survey, order form, or a registration page either online by using the internet, offline by providing this information through the mail, in person or using a telephone. This information may be collected by surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties. This method of collection is collectively known as a “Survey.” In such Surveys, Spudo or a third party may ask you to provide personal identifiable information including your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time. Spudo may also collect such information concerning you from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this website. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and you are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to Spudo or a third party, but you may receive incentives from Spudo or a third party in exchange for providing such information.
1.3. Third Party List Information:
Spudo may collect information from you when you provide information to a third party and Spudo subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party. Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the third party. When acquiring this information, Spudo seeks assurances from the third party that it has a right to transfer the information to Spudo and that the third party has a right to provide offers from advertisers to you included on the third party list.
1.4. Other Methods of Collecting Personal Information:
Other occasions when Spudo obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by Spudo or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through Spudo’s customer service department, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a Spudo service or newsletter.
1.5. Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology:
1.6. No Information Collected from Children:
Spudo will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 18. If Spudo obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, Spudo has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. Spudo has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
1.7. Credit Card Information:
Spudo may, in certain instances, collect credit card numbers and related information when an individual places an order from Spudo. When the credit card information is submitted to Spudo, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Spudo will use the credit card information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the credit card information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
2. Use of Individual Information.
The following section describes how Spudo uses personal information. The uses described in these sections may change at any time. Spudo may also broaden its use of your personal information. Spudo may also use your personal information to provide commercial promotional offers to individuals or entities through, among other things, email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, banner advertising and package stuffers.
2.1. Discretion to Use Information:
The personal information collected on this site and by third parties will be used to operate the site and to provide the services or products or carry out the transactions you have requested or authorized. Spudo may change or broaden its use of your personal information at any time. Spudo may use your personal information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, and other possible uses. Spudo MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION
Spudo uses your personal information to provide promotional offers by email to you. Spudo may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If you wish to end your email subscription from a particular list, you only need to press the unsubscribe button on the mail message. Such an unsubscribe request will permanently delete your email from all lists used by Spudo. Because Spudo only sends emails when you have agreed to receive emails from Spudo or you have agreed to receive emails from third parties, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to email messages sent by Spudo. Email messages sent by Spudo, will contain an advertiser’s name in the “From:” line but hitting the “Reply” button will cause a reply email to be sent to Spudo. The “Subject:” line of a Spudo email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to Spudo.
2.3. Profiling and Target Advertising:
Spudo uses your information to make and improve profiles of you and to track your online browsing habits and determine which areas of Spudo’s websites are most frequently visited. This information helps Spudo to better understand your interests so that it can target advertising and promotions to you. Spudo may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.4. Storage of Personal Information:
Spudo stores your information in a database on Spudo’s servers. Our servers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Spudo’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, Spudo cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Spudo computers from being illegally accessed, and your information from being stolen or altered.
3. Use of Personal Information.
3.1. Sale or Transfer to Third Parties:
Spudo MAY SELL OR TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN Spudo’S SOLE DISCRETION. Spudo uses your personal information in the following 3 ways: Customer Service; Marketing; and Complying with the law.
3.2. Customer Service:
Spudo will use your personal information to respond to you, to process, validate and verify requests and/or purchase orders, to fulfill any of your requests and to tailor your experience on our websites.
Spudo will use your personal information for any marketing and survey purpose on behalf of Spudo and its affiliates and subsidiaries to send information to you about additional goods or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, Spudo will disclose your personal information to third party agents and independent contractors to help us conduct our marketing and survey efforts and to share with other companies in connection with marketing efforts including but not limited to direct marketing. You may have no relationship with these other companies.
3.4. Complying with Legal Process:
Spudo will use or disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with Spudo. Spudo will use and disclose your personal information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of Spudo, its owners, or those of Spudo’s other customers. Finally, we will use or disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Spudo’s acceptable use policy, or as otherwise required by law when responding to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes.
3.5. Order Fulfillment:
Spudo will transfer your personal information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that you order from such third party while using Spudo’s websites or when responding to offers provided by Spudo.
3.6. Data Summary:
Spudo may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
3.7. Other Access to Personal Information:
You have access to your personal information collected. You may correct, amend, or delete such information. You may do this by contacting ??
Spudo may also give advertising clients and email services providers’ access to your email address to verify the origin of the personal information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1. Advertiser cookies and web beacons:
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the websites and on the internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Spudo does not control the use of such technology and Spudo has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
The websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. Spudo is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. Spudo does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from Spudo, you may:
(a) Unsubscribe from one email list. To unsubscribe from a particular list, follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by Spudo.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of Spudo email lists.