Last Updated: September 15, 2023
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
We may collect the following categories of personal information about you directly from you, automatically through your use of the Service, and from third parties.
Information You Provide to Us
Contact Information. Such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, or email address.
Payment Information. Such as your credit or debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, billing and shipping addresses or other payment information when necessary to make a purchase through the Service.
Contest, Sweepstakes, and Survey Information. Such as when you enter a contest or sweepstakes, information included in any responses submitted through surveys or questionnaires, or the content of any testimonials.
Information Automatically Collected
We and our third-party partners may automatically collect the following information from or in connection with your device when visiting or interacting with the Service.
Device Data. Such as your internet protocol (IP) address, operating system, device type and version, browser type and version, browser id, the URL entered and the referring page/campaign, date/time of visit, other user agent string data, the time spent on our Service, and any errors that may occur during the visit to our Service. Device data may overlap with the other categories of data listed below.
Analytics Data. Such as the path taken to our Service, through our Service, and when exiting our Service, usage and activity on or in connection with our Service, metrics on how many emails we send are actually opened and which attachments or links are opened, clicked, or viewed (such as via pixels, as described further below).
Note that we and our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects automatically with other information about you, including information you choose to provide.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
“Do Not Track” Signals. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “Do Not Track” in this context. Like many other websites, our Sites are not configured to respond to “Do Not Track” signals from browsers.
HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the categories of personal information described above for the following business and commercial purposes:
- To Provide the Service and Fulfill Your Requests. We use your information to provide and maintain the Service, to process and fulfill your requests or orders, to communicate with you about your use of our Service, to respond to your inquiries, and for other customer service and business administration purposes.
- To Improve the Service. We use your information to understand and analyze our user base and how you use the Service, to improve and enhance the Service, and to develop new content, services, features and functionality.
- Marketing and Promotional Purposes. We may use your information to send you news and newsletters, event updates, and to communicate with you about new features, events, or products offered by us or our third party business partners, including our advertising, marketing, and sponsorship partners. We may also use your information to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, or to seek compatible advertisers, sponsors, and customers. We may also use your personal information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your prior consent before using your personal information for marketing and promotional purposes.
- Combining Information. We (and our third party business partners) may merge, co-mingle, or otherwise combine information, including your personal information, in furtherance of the purposes described above.
- To Comply With Legal Obligations. We may use your information where we believe necessary to comply with our legal obligations or to exercise or defend our rights or the rights of a third party, including complying with law enforcement or government authority requests and participating in compliance audits.
In addition to the uses described above, we may also use your personal information where we have obtained your consent to do so, or as otherwise permitted by law.
HOW WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION
Service Providers. Partners In Kind uses service providers, contractors and agents to provide a variety of business services on our behalf, for the purposes described above. For example, we use service providers to help us with marketing, advertising, data processing, website analytics, security and promotions management, legal services, and financial services. In some instances, Partners In Kind may need to provide personal and/or non-personal information about you to such service providers. However, all third party service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than that for which they were selected to work with Partners In Kind.
Promotional Partners. We may share information with third parties with whom we partner to provide contests, surveys, and sweepstakes, or other joint promotional activities.
Advertising Partners. We may provide your information to advertisers, affiliate partners, and marketing partners to develop, manage, and conduct advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions, and offers, including about our content, products, and services or third parties’ products and services.
We may also disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
Business Transfers. If Partners In Kind is acquired by, merged with, or invested in by another company, or if any of our assets are or may be transferred to another company, whether as part of a bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, insolvency proceeding or similar financial circumstances, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. As part of the business transfer process, we may disclose certain of your information to lenders, auditors, and third party advisors, including attorneys and consultants.
In Response to Legal Process. We may disclose your personal information where we believe necessary to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
The Service uses automatic data collection technology and other services such as “cookies”, “web beacons”, “tags” and other similar technologies. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer so that your computer will “remember” information when you visit a website. Web beacons and tags are small strings of code that are used in conjunction with a cookie and that allow us to record activity on the Service. A web beacon allows us to capture certain additional types of information about a visitor’s actions on a website, such as a visitor’s cookie number, device and browser information, the time, date, duration and number of page views, a description of the page where the web beacon is placed, and details about any items that were purchased.
When you use the Service, these technologies may record and collect personal information, such as information that identifies your computer, tracks your use of our website and collects certain information about you and your surfing habits. This information may include information that identifies your device, IP address, browser type and language preferences, and information about referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, what sections of a website you visit, and other similar information concerning your use. This information is used for the purposes mentioned above and to help us serve you better by improving our website design, as well as our products, services, and promotions. We also use the technologies mentioned above to improve functionality of the Service and user experience.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Please be aware that Partners In Kind, its advertisers, business partners, sponsors, service providers, and other third parties accessible through the Service (such as via links from our websites and/or framed on our websites) may collect information about you pursuant to their own privacy practices. In addition, we maintain a presence on social media sites, which may collect information directly from you. Partners In Kind has no control over these parties and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of the third parties when providing information to them.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY
Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of our databases or sites, nor can we guarantee that information will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
This Service is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under the age 16 may provide any personal information to or on the Service. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16 you should not provide any personal information to us and you should use the Service only with the participation of a parent or guardian.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND “OPT OUT” PROCEDURES
You have various options to “opt out” of receiving information from us and our marketing partners. For example, you can opt-out from our newsletters by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message. If you no longer want to receive third-party email offers that you requested through the Service, simply follow the advertiser’s unsubscribe link or opt-out instructions that should be included in every commercial message you receive.
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND RIGHTS
You may have certain rights regarding our processing of your personal information under applicable local law. If our processing of your personal information is governed by such laws, this section provides you with additional information regarding your rights and our processing of your personal information under applicable local law.
California Shine the Light Act
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents have the right to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed certain types of personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. At our option, we may respond to such requests by providing instructions about how our users can exercise their options to prevent our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You can read these instructions above in the section titled “Access to your Personal Information and “Opt Out” Procedures.” Or, if you are a California resident and prefer that we send you a separate response, please email your request to email@example.com.
Note that any systems or devices that collect or maintain personal information should always be protected (physically and electronically). Let us know if you would like additional information about data security best practices.