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EcoBonus Privacy Statement
EcoBonus® knows that privacy is important to you, our EcoBonus participant ("Participant(s)"). How EcoBonus gathers and shares data collected through EcoBonus and the EcoBonus website is described below.
EcoBonus has created this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) in order to affirm its commitment to the privacy of our Participant(s). The following is intended to disclose the gathering, use and dissemination of the information collected through the EcoBonus website from which you are accessing this Privacy Statement (the “EcoBonus Website”).
Other U.S. sites or, from time to time, certain activities on U.S. sites might be governed by different privacy practices from those set forth below. We encourage you to check the privacy practices of each U.S. site that you visit. This Privacy Statement does not govern our collection of information through any website, or by any other means, other than through the EcoBonus Website; nor does this Privacy Statement govern the collection of information by third parties.
I. ECOBONUS’S COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We gather two basic types of information through the EcoBonus Website: “Personally Identifiable Information” (or “PII”) and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” (or “Non-PII”). Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies you as an individual. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is aggregated information, demographic information, IP Address and any other information that does not reveal specific identifying information about you.
EcoBonus collects PII from you from the information you provide when you enroll with EcoBonus while on the EcoBonus Website, such as: your name, screen name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and account and credit card numbers when you set up an account, redeem an award, contact customer service, or otherwise interact with this EcoBonus Website. Furthermore, EcoBonus may offer sweepstakes, contests and other promotions (separately a "Promotion" or collectively “Promotions”) through the EcoBonus Website to Participants, and may conduct surveys or polls through the EcoBonus Website or ask for your responses to questionnaires that we make available through the EcoBonus Website (these surveys, polls and questionnaires are collectively referred to as “Surveys”). We typically ask you for certain PII when you enter and participate in Surveys, and, if applicable, win a Promotion.
The PII you provide to this EcoBonus Website may be combined with information you provide to EcoBonus on other U.S. sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), with demographic and other information that is publicly available, or with other information about you that EcoBonus may otherwise obtain online or offline.
B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit and interact with the EcoBonus Website, EcoBonus may collect Non-PII (for example, a catalog of the EcoBonus Website pages you visit). Non-PII is generally collected from cookies, referrers, IP addresses, environmental variables, pixel tags and similar technologies and information you voluntarily provide.
c. Referrers; IP Addresses; Environmental Variables. EcoBonus and our service providers may also collect “referrers” information, IP addresses and various environmental variables.
- A “referrer” is information the Web browser passes along to our web servers that references the URL from which you came.
- The “IP address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you.
- Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed this EcoBonus Website, type of Web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the website you left to visit this EcoBonus Website, the names of the pages you visit while at this site, and the Internet address of the website you then visit.
d. Pixel Tags. EcoBonus and our service providers may also use so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with some EcoBonus Website pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about EcoBonus Website usage, response rates and the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to EcoBonus Website visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the EcoBonus Website, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.
e. Information You Voluntarily Provide. We may also collect demographic data, such as your date of birth, gender and ZIP code. When such data is not combined with any PII, such information is considered to be Non-PII, as it does not personally identify you or any other user. Additionally, EcoBonus may aggregate PII in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the EcoBonus Website, for example, by using PII to display content according to your zip code. Such aggregate information is considered Non-PII for purposes of this Privacy Statement.
This EcoBonus Website is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13) and EcoBonus does not solicit from, or knowingly gather information on anyone under the age of 13. For this reason, when requesting PII, we seek to determine a respondent’s age, and any enrollment attempted by an applicant disclosing an age under 13 will be subject to immediate rejection and deletion from the EcoBonus Website. We cannot, however, verify the age of any person who accesses and uses the Website.
A. Personally Identifiable Information
PII is used by us to respond to your requests, to process your transactions, for administrative purposes, and to process rewards and prizes. We may also use PII for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our business, for example, to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, improving our website or our products, to tailor the EcoBonus Website experience and content based on your past activities on the EcoBonus Website, and to gauge customer satisfaction. In addition, we may also use PII to send you information about EcoBonus' programs, to send invitations to our Participants to participate in special programs, to re-contact you if we have not heard from you in a while; and, occasionally, to send you advertising/promotional material from some of our affiliates and, advertising and strategic partners. You may opt-out from receiving certain future direct mail and/or electronic marketing communications (see the 'Opt-Out/Choice' section below).
In addition to the uses listed above, we reserve the right to use PII that we collect in connection with Promotions and Surveys for the purpose for which it is provided (e.g., to permit you to participate in the applicable Promotion) and otherwise in accordance with the rules (if any) applicable to a Promotion or Survey. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion and Survey in which you participate through the EcoBonus Website, as they may contain additional important information about use of PII. To the extent that the rules for a Promotion or Survey concerning the treatment of PII about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of the rules shall control.
B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Because Non-PII does not personally identify you, we may use such information for any purpose. For example, we may use this information for EcoBonus’s internal use such as to enhance website security, to detect broad demographic trends, to assist EcoBonus in providing content tailored to your interests, and to otherwise enhance your experience on this EcoBonus Website. This information may also be shared with third parties on an aggregate and non-personally identifiable basis. Please note we may link Non-PII to PII about you that we have previously collected. Such combined information will be treated as PII as long as it is so combined.
A. Program Reward Partners
From time to time, we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by or affiliated with EcoBonus. We may share your name, address and ZIP code with such third-party program reward partners; however, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt out of such sharing. Because these third parties will use your PII in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check their websites for information regarding their privacy practices.
B. Service Providers
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and this EcoBonus Website or administer activities on our behalf, such as financial institutions or credit card companies to authorize and process credit card transactions, and other companies for email delivery, order fulfillment and delivery, customer service, Promotions, Surveys, and sweepstakes administration, among other services. We may share your PII with these third parties for those limited purposes. For instance, if you participate in a sweepstakes, game, or loyalty program resulting in a prize or reward, we will share your PII with our games management and merchandise fulfillment agencies.
C. Promotions and Surveys
We reserve the right to share PII that we collect in connection with Promotions and Surveys with third-party reward partners or facilitators of these Promotions and Surveys (irrespective of whether the Promotions and Surveys are hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to a Promotion or Survey. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion and Survey in which you participate through the EcoBonus Website, as they may contain additional important information about our, a reward partner’s or other third parties’ use of PII about you. To the extent that the terms and conditions of the rules concerning the treatment of PII about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of the rules shall control.
We may make available through the EcoBonus Website services (for example, message boards, forums, comment functionality and chat functionality, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you disclose through these services becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the EcoBonus Website and to the general public. In addition, when you choose to make a posting on these services, certain information (for example, your screen name and your location); will be available for other users to view. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose PII, or any other information, on the EcoBonus Website. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PII YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SITE.
E. Other Disclosures
We may also share your PII: (i) as permitted by law, (ii) in the event of a transfer of ownership, assets or a bankruptcy of EcoBonus, (iii) where we determine that disclosure of specific information is necessary to comply with the request of a law enforcement, regulatory agency, or court of competent jurisdiction, or (iv) to protect the interests or safety of EcoBonus or other visitors to this EcoBonus Website.
IV. LINKS AND THIRD PARTIES’ PRIVACY PRACTICES
This EcoBonus Website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the PII under its control. EcoBonus employs security measures consistent with standard industry practices to help protect against public access to personal and account activity information collected on and used by EcoBonus at this EcoBonus Website. For instance, all access to our databases that contain PII is logged for security purposes and access is limited to individuals with a business need to have access. The Website is hosted on a PCI compliant platform. Certain specific activities (e.g., during registration, while editing your demographic profile, and when requesting password help) are protected using a secure communications encryption technology called SSL. SSL (stands for Secure Sockets Layer) is a method for hiding information to prevent others from intercepting and reading the data sent between the client (your computer) and the server (this EcoBonus Website). All PII and account activity are also protected through the use of user names and passwords, and all transactions are further secured using PCI security standards. In order to help maintain the security of your information, you should protect the confidentiality of your user name and password. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your PII, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with this EcoBonus Website or that is stored by us. You acknowledge and agree that any information you transmit through the EcoBonus Website is so transmitted at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with Contacting EcoBonus, below (note that physical mail notification will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem).
VI. ADVERTISING-RELATED VENDORS
VII. OTHER INFORMATION
EcoBonus does not represent or warrant that this EcoBonus Website or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. Those who choose to access this EcoBonus Website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You are also subject to United States export controls in connection with your use of this EcoBonus Website and/or EcoBonus Website related services, and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including without limitation any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. EcoBonus may limit this EcoBonus Website’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
A. Email Communications
By enrolling on the EcoBonus Website, you will be included as a recipient of email communications from EcoBonus and the EcoBonus Website Reward Partners containing useful information, including without limitation, information about product and program offers that may be of interest to you. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications to your email address. You will be given this option by way of a link within each email you receive from EcoBonus. If you opt-out, EcoBonus will not send to you future electronic marketing communications related to the EcoBonus Program, except that EcoBonus will still at times need to send emails for administrative reasons related to the EcoBonus Program (e.g., notices of program changes and the like).
Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
B. Direct Mail Communications
You will be able to opt-out of receiving direct mail from our reward partners following enrollment by updating your profile with that preference. If you opt-out, EcoBonus will not mail you future marketing communications from our reward partners, but you may still at times receive direct mail from EcoBonus for marketing or administrative reasons related to the EcoBonus Program (e.g., notices of program changes and the like).
IX. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
EcoBonus reserves the right to make changes in this Privacy Statement. You can determine when this Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the bottom of this page. Any changes to our Privacy Statement will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Statement on this EcoBonus Website. We encourage you to check this page regularly since your continued use of this EcoBonus Website following any changes to this Privacy Statement will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such change.
X. REVIEWING/CORRECTING/UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You have several options for reviewing, correcting, updating or otherwise modifying information you have previously provided:
- You may make changes and updates on the Account profile page by logging into your account and making such changes. Any changes you make on your Account profile page will be reflected on this EcoBonus Website.
- You may send mail to the following postal address: P.O. Box 500, Eden Valley, MN 55329.
Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. Further, please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records. We also reserve the right, from time to time, to contact former users of the EcoBonus Website. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from or updating information in the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared your PII.
XI. CONTACTING ECOBONUS
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the practices of this EcoBonus Website, you may contact:
P.O. Box 500, Eden Valley, MN 55329
LAST UPDATED: November 12th, 2013