This policy will explain:
When you register or when you purchase postcards we ask for your name, email address, return postage address, credit card account number, name on the card, expiration date and billing address for your account. This information becomes your "permanent" identity. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to CauseACTION.
CauseACTION also provides an address book tool that allows users to save and organize names and addresses (and other data) of potential postcard recipients in some of our products.
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CauseACTION's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide our users with an efficient and customized online experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other services.
Only CauseACTION has access to your account, unless you have been referred to us from an affiliate company, in which case we may be required to share your account information with them. You only receive special offers from us if you have indicated that you would like to receive them.
CauseACTION researches user demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during promotions, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand our business and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. CauseACTION may share this data with advertisers or business partners.
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Promotions that run on CauseACTION may be sponsored by companies other than CauseACTION or may be co-sponsored by CauseACTION and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If you don't want your data to be shared with a company that sponsors a promotion or contest, do not participate in the promotion or contest. Currently, CauseACTION promotions are limited to U.S. and Canadian residents, age 18 and over.
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CauseACTION will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission, or under special circumstances such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: Some CauseACTION services are offered in conjunction with an affiliate company. In some cases, these affiliate companies refer users to CauseACTION or sell products to you at CauseACTION. In other cases, we provide services to or sell products jointly with these affiliate companies. We may share customer information related to those transactions with that business.
Agents: Other companies and individuals are occasionally employed to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include: printing postcards, delivering postcards to the United States Postal Service, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These other companies have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Promotional Offers: When we send offers to groups of CauseACTION customers on behalf of other businesses we do not give them your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, please adjust your Email Preferences. From time to time, you may be given the opportunity to receive special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, CauseACTION will share your name and email address with them.
Sponsors: Many promotions request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information you give CauseACTION permission to transfer your email address and other personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request.
Third Party Data and Data in the Aggregate: CauseACTION may disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, "45% of our users are male") to describe our services to prospective affiliates, advertisers and third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In such transactions, customer information is one of the transferred business assets.
Other: CauseACTION may also disclose user account and personal information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating CauseACTION's User Agreement or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) CauseACTION's rights or property, other CauseACTION users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. CauseACTION may disclose or access account information and your personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
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If you indicated in your Email Preferences that you are interested in receiving offers or information from CauseACTION and our affiliates, we may send you emails about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only CauseACTION (or agents working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. At any time you can easily edit your account information in Email Preferences under My Account to no longer receive offers and mailings. You will need your ID and Password to access your account information.
In certain CauseACTION promotions we use your email address to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages might include targeted advertisements.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those CauseACTION services that require registration to participate. See section 11 for more information.
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You may edit your account information at any time by using your ID and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click here and request CauseACTION to email it to you. For all other problems signing in to CauseACTION, please click here and complete the email form.
Your CauseACTION account information is password-protected so that only you have access. You may edit certain fields in your CauseACTION account information using your User ID and password.
Do not divulge your password to anyone. CauseACTION will never ask for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence.
Any time we ask for credit card information, we transmit that credit card information in an encrypted format using industry-standard, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.
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Registered users may create and store personal address books on the CauseACTION website. Information a registered user enters into his/her address book is considered strictly confidential and will not be accessed by CauseACTION or any of its associates or affiliates. The only exception to this policy is explained in the paragraph entitled "Other" in Section 4 above.
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CauseACTION is not involved in any way in the design, graphics, content, images or text incorporated in a postcard. For legal, privacy and practical reasons CauseACTION does not and cannot routinely review or attempt to control the content of customer-created postcards.
The content of each postcard will be recorded by CauseACTION until the postcard is printed and delivered to the United States Postal Service. After mailing, the data may be maintained on file for the convenience of the member for a period of time before being deleted. Billing and accounting records of transactions will be maintained, but on a confidential basis. Printing quality control will be carried out using test cards and random test systems.
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Credit card information we obtain is transmitted in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, CauseACTION cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.
Real time authorization, capture and execution of credit card purchases are performed over the Internet via AuthorizeNet or PayPal. In addition to checking for a valid credit card number, the system verifies the billing address to help reduce fraud. CauseACTION uses GeoTrust SSL to provide a secure connection with the client. GeoTrust is a leader in SSL providers, and the CauseACTION SSL certificate comes with the GeoTrust NetSure Protection Plan, which provides up to $100,000 of protection against economic loss due to theft, impersonation, corruption or loss of use of an ID. All accounting reports of credit card transactions are managed on a strictly confidential basis.
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CauseACTION also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. In addition, CauseACTION includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.