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.
NOTICE TO MEMBERS
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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