Privacy. Plain and Simple
Your privacy is important to you. And it's important to us as well. Sweet Rewards will not sell, distribute, barter or transfer any of your personally identifiable information to companies, organizations or other parties outside of Sweet Rewards without your permission. It's that simple.
Want more detailed information about how we protect your personal information, how you can contact us with questions about privacy or any other privacy-related concerns? Continue reading below.
Protecting Your Privacy
What does this policy cover?
What does 'personally identifying information' mean?
'Personally identifying information' is any information, which can, by its nature, identify who you are. Examples of this type of information are your name, address, phone number and email address.
What kind of personally identifying information does Sweet Rewards Collect?
Sweet Rewards collects some personal information from web site members and from subscribers to its print products. In addition to name, address (postal and email), telephone number and credit card information, we may collect demographics and opinions of subscribers or potential subscribers, to our Sweet Rewards web site and e-newsletters. Some of our sites collect data through on-site tools and applications designed to assist you, for instance, in fundraising planning and other activities. As well some sites feature sections geared to businesses and professionals where business-related data is collected.
How does Sweet Rewards collect the information?
Sweet Rewards Online Coupon Book collects information about readers and online users through product order forms and surveys, contests, over the telephone, through the mail, by email, by fax and through our websites.
How does Sweet Rewards use the information you obtain?
Sweet Rewards uses the personal information we collect for three main purposes:
To deliver the products and services you have requested from us; To customize our advertising and editorial content; To contact you (or have an authorized third party contact you) about specials and new products and services. Sweet Rewards may also use information about subscribers' and online users' interests and preferences as well as feedback we receive from surveys to improve our products and customer service. Sweet Rewards makes all commercially-reasonable efforts to ensure that information is used responsibly and only for its intended purpose.
What about demographic data that you collect?
Sweet Rewards will from time to time conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to the site to obtain demographic information about them. Such information may be compiled and shared in an anonymous aggregate form with advertisers and other third parties but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals.
When do you disclose my personal information to others?
What happens to the information I provide when registering for site membership?
Visitors to Sweet Rewards provide us with a name, password and a working email address. We use this information to set up your account. We do not sell or redistribute the membership list and will not send you email at the address you provide, except if you have subscribed to one of our email products, or for infrequent announcements, or to resolve issues that may arise with your account.
What about the information I post on your public forums?
Depending on the site, the name or email address you register with us will be posted on our message boards and public forums if you post comments there. Remember that the information you post can be publicly viewed. You should exercise caution in deciding what personal information you will share in these public forums. Members are expected to comply with the rules governing the message board but we cannot control third parties' use of information you may choose to provide in this public forum.
What happens to information I provide when I enter one of your contests?
From time to time, Sweet Rewards will run contests and promotions associated with our web sites, email newsletters.. We collect your personal information on contest entries so that we can contact you if you are a prize winner. If you consent at the time of entry, we may also contact you with product information from us or from our sponsors, advertisers or promotional partners. Contests may be co-sponsored by other companies with their own privacy policies. You should always read the entry form and contest rules before entering.
What are cookies and what kind of information do they gather about me?
Cookies are small data files written to your hard drive by some web sites when you view them in your browser. Cookies and web server logs are used to collected information in an aggregate or non-identifiable way, and that information is used to improve your experience as a user on our sites, to improve the content of our web pages, to monitor the activity of our advertisements, to monitor traffic to and from our web sites, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor and for purposes of internal review. The information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, the web sites visited just before and just after our web site, browser information and your computer's IP address. (IP stands for Internet Protocol. This address is a unique string of numbers that identifies a computer on the Internet. All resources on the Internet must have an IP address.) This information is collected on an aggregate basis, meaning that none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It may be shared with other organizations but only in aggregate and/or statistical form. Note that companies placing advertising on our sites have the ability to assign cookies to you in a process that Sweet Rewards does not control.
If I send you an email, will my email become part of your database?
If you choose to correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. Your email address will not become part of any other data base. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of non-electronic information, such as that received by mail and telephone.
What about other sites that are linked to your site?
The sites of advertisers, sponsors and other third-party services may be accessible from Sweet Rewards site. These third parties may collect information for their own promotions and offers and may have their own privacy policies. Sweet Rewards is not responsible for these third-party policies or actions and bear no liability for them.
What other steps should I take to protect my privacy online?
There is always the risk that personal information disclosed online in forum areas or emails may be intercepted, collected and used. Sweet Rewards is not responsible if that information is intercepted. You transmit information to anyone at your own risk. You should safeguard your passwords from others and take steps to keep your personal information safe.
How do I find out what personal information you have about me?
If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by Sweet Rewards or if you want to know whether we have any of your personal information on file you may contact our privacy officer by one of the methods outlined below. Sweet Rewards will respond to your request for access in accordance with applicable privacy legislation. In the event that we refuse access to you we will provide you with the reasons for our refusal upon request. Exceptions may include information that contains references to other individuals, information that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons and information that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege.
The information you have on file is not accurate. How do I let you know the correct information?
Sweet Rewards will try to ensure that information about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We may update the personal information in our records from time to time, where current information is required for the provision of a particular product or service. Please inform us of any change of name, address or other information. Should you have questions about the accuracy of factual information we have collected about you, you will have access to that information in order to verify and update it. If we have disclosed inaccurate information about you to a third party, we will be pleased to contact the third party in order to correct the information.
I no longer want to receive your email newsletter. How do I get my name off your list?
Every email newsletter we send includes an 'unsubscribe' link. Simply click the 'unsubscribe' link and follow the instructions and you will be removed from that newsletter distribution list.
How do I withdraw my permission to use my personal information?
Subject to contractual and other legal obligations, you are entitled to withdraw your consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information. Specifically, if you prefer that we do not use or disclose your personal information for marketing or promotional purposes please send an email to CustomerService@Sweet-Rewards.com. Please note that your request may take three to four weeks to implement. We are legally bound to inform you that withdrawing your consent may preclude us from providing you with certain products and services.
What security precautions do you have in place to protect my information?
Sweet Rewards have organizational, physical and technological measures in place to ensure commercially-reasonable protection against the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information under our control. We review our security practices on a regular basis.
I have other questions or concerns not answered in this document. How do I contact you?
To access your personal information, inform us of changes you believe need to be made to that information, request that we investigate a concern you have about our personal information practices or obtain further information about this policy, please contact: