This Privacy Policy applies to you and your use of Bizzler’s website located at www.bizzler.com and related products, services, and transactions (“Website”). By using the Website (other than to read the Privacy Policy or a revision to the Privacy Policy for the first time), you acknowledge that you have read, fully understand, agree to, and agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions stated herein. If you do not agree with and accept these terms, you are not allowed to use the Website.

Bizzler reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time and will post a new revision date at the top of the Privacy Policy each time a change is made. You should check the revision date each time that you use the Website and review the Privacy Policy if a revision has been made since your last visit. The posted Privacy Policy is binding on you at the time you use the Website and you must not use the Website if  you disagree with the Privacy Policy posted at the time of your visit. The most current version of the Privacy Policy can be reviewed by clicking on Privacy Policy hyperlink located at the bottom of the Website screens

The Internet is an amazing tool but it also has a down side when it’s used for the wrong reasons, especially when a person’s privacy is violated. It’s Bizzler’s policy to protect your privacy and at the same time improve your experience when using the Website.

To protect your privacy, we follow these two primary principles in accordance with worldwide practices for user privacy and data protection.

  • We won’t sell your name, home address, phone number, email address or any other private information to any person or company.
  • We use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.

NOTICE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS

We want to help you guard your children’s privacy and encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet.

We restrict the use of the Website to ages 14 and above and we do not solicit to or intentionally collect information from anyone under the age of 14. In addition, we require written permission from parents or guardians of anyone 14 years old or over but still considered a minor (e.g. 14 to 17 years old in most locations) before they can become a Member.

NOTICE TO GUESTS

If you choose not to register as a Member, you can still use the website as a Guest and have access to reference material, contest information and video entries. However, you will not be able to enter contests, enter comments, vote or set-up a personal account.

While you are using the Website, we may automatically collect information from your browser, including; your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, your actions, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, the referring website address, and subsequent websites that you might visit. This data is generally used as feedback to determine if we are providing adequate service,  identify areas that need improvement, and comply with advertising and affiliate marketing agreements.

If you click on a Bizzler link that takes you to another website, you are now operating under a different Privacy Policy and we have no control of how they collect or use your data. We highly recommend that you review the privacy policy of any website that you visit.

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

Signup Information

When you register to become a Member, we ask you for your email address and password. Then we send you an email (to the specified email address), to which you must reply in order to complete the registration process. In addition, we may check social sites to obtain further confirmation of your identity. These steps are taken in order to maintain the integrity of the voting system by ensuring that a single person does not open multiple accounts and vote under different names.

Additional Information

Once you have completed registration, you can login and add additional information on your profile page at anytime. In order to get started, you must enter either a screen name or an actual name so your submittals and About Me page can be identified with a name. In addition, you can enter more detailed information into your profile page, such as; address, phone number, language, hobbies, photo and collaboration skills & requirements. You have the option of leaving these fields blank or adding the suggested data.

Most of your profile information can be displayed , at your option, on your About Me page in order to give public viewers a better idea of who you are, what you have done, what you can do, and how you can be contacted. You can control what is displayed to the public by using the check boxes located next to the data fields. If the box is checked, the associated data is displayed for the public. If the box is not checked or if there is no box, the associated data is not displayed to the public.

Email correspondence

Email correspondence is available to keep you informed with regard to contest events and status. You can use the check boxes on your profile page to select which emails you would like to receive. The email types are summarized below;

  • New contest announcements
  • You won a contest
  • Newsletters

Security

We have taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. In addition, we take precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

However, no system can be completely secure from cyber attacks and we cannot guarantee that your personal data will be completely secure. Members should always be careful about the data they disclose on our site and any internet website.

Also, if you click on a Bizzler link that takes you to another website, you are now operating under a different Privacy Policy and we have no control of how they collect or use your data. We highly recommend that you review the Privacy Policy of any website that you visit.

Enforcement

If you believe that someone has violated your privacy or that we have not adhered to the principles outlined in this Privacy Policy, please notify us by email at support@bizzler.com and we will promptly investigate and correct the problem. To help ensure quick service, please use the words Privacy Policy in the Subject line of your email.

Cookies

During registration, every Member is assigned a unique account and internal identification number, which helps us to ensure that only you can access the information in your account. After the registration process is completed, we send your personal identification number back to your hard drive in the form of a cookie, which is a small piece of code. This code is uniquely yours and serves as your passport to hassle free use of the Website, eliminating the need for you to re-login if you should temporarily  lose connection to the internet (e.g. Wi-Fi interruptions). The cookies also allow us to automatically collect information about your online activities, including; web pages that you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site.  We may also use cookies, along with other standard internet technologies, to track how you respond to emails and advertisements.  

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually adjust your browser setting to decline cookies if you choose. If you decline cookies, you may not be happy with the way the website operates.

Non-Private Data

While you are using the Website, we may automatically collect information from your browser, including; your IP address, your browser type and language, location, access times, your actions, your comments, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, the referring website address, and subsequent websites that you might visit. This data is generally used as feedback to determine if we are providing adequate service, identify Website functions or areas that need improvement, prediction of trends and patterns, and compliance with advertising and affiliate marketing agreements.

Private Data

We may collect, store and use information about you from your browser, your personal profile, our business partners, and public resources for a variety of reasons, including; verify membership information, validate voting results, perform financial transactions, and provide screen content that suits your profile.

We may collect, store and use personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as; their name, address and email address. For example, if you provide information about others in your  About Me page, contest entries, or comments, we may collect, store, and use that information.

Third Party Companies

We occasionally hire third party companies to provide services on our behalf, including; packaging and delivering prizes, answering questions about products or services, reviewing contest entries and processing registration and voting information. We are very careful about picking the companies that we work with, we will only provide these companies with the information they need to deliver the specified service, and they are contractually obligated to keep all private information safe and confidential.

Information Disclosure

We will not disclose your Private information to any third party without your consent except when required as part of our business process or under exceptional circumstances. The following provides some examples of why your data would be disclosed;

  • To Clients and business partners associated with validation of your registration or delivery of your prizes
  • To comply with the law or legal process served on Bizzler or its website
  • To protect or defend the rights or property of Bizzler and its Website
  • To comply with terms of a major corporate transaction (e.g. acquisition, merger, consolidation)
  • To protect the personal safety of others during an emergency