Date of Last Revision: April 16, 2012
What Information TBWE Collects
The term "Information" is used in this policy to refer to both types of information described below, as well as any information you provide to TBWE directly by phone, text, mail or through any other written or oral communication with us.
a.) Personally Identifiable Information - Information You Actively Choose to Provide
On the TBWE website, personally identifiable information is collected by specifically requesting it from you. In order to become a TBWE user, you must first create an account. To create an account, you are required to provide the following information: username, password, first name, last name, email address, country, state, zip/postal code, gender and year born. Optional information includes a user's education level, income level, and ethnicity. You as a user can choose whether or not to disclose personal information to TBWE LLC and participate in our services.
Under no circumstances will TBWE sell or rent any information that is identifiable to any particular individual site user to any third party. TBWE collects and provides data to advertisers on an "all-together" and "general data" basis, and does not single out any individual users unless they are winners and the personal information is required for prize redemption. TBWE will provide a winning user's personal information (first name, last name, mailing address, email address, phone number) to participating advertisers if it is deemed necessary for prize redemption from that participating advertiser.
*NoteTBWE does not include your first name, last name, email address, mailing address or phone number in the demographic research reports supplied to third parties. This personal information is kept within TBWE to safeguard our users from receiving unnecessary and unsolicited SPAM and marketing messages. TBWE takes this point very seriously as we see it as one of our competitive points of difference on the World Wide Web.
Users will always be notified if and when their name and contact information is required from TBWE or a participating advertiser to fulfill their prize redemption. Users will always have the choice of whether or not to disclose their personal information to the participating advertisers they voted for when they become a TBWE winner and thus users can refuse to receive any prize while continuing to vote on TBWE. TBWE may require users to verify their mailing and shipping addresses for prize redemption. TBWE may require proof of identity such as a copy of your driver's license, passport or other government issued identification depending on the prizes offered.
b.) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
TBWE also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address (a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your internet service provider), time and date of visits, language, referring website addresses, operating system type, browser type, and aggregate user data from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage TBWE, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP address are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
How TBWE Uses and Shares the Information Collected
Users may provide our advertising partners and sponsors with information that, when combined with personally identifiable information, provides us with a better idea of who you are, such as your birthday, marital status, payment information, information about your background, interests, health, education, income, ethnicity, career goals, shopping preferences, purchase history, age ranges present in your household, whether or not you own or rent a home, the length of time you have lived at your residence, whether you are a mail order buyer or responder, and any other personal information or unique preference information you provide to us or our advertising partners (collectively with the personally identifiable information, "personal information"). If you chose to use TBWE's services, we may require you to provide information as indicated on the forms throughout TBWE.
TBWE collects and uses your personal information and other data to operate and improve our site and services. These uses may include providing you with more effective member support service; making TBWE easier to use; performing research and analysis aimed at improving TBWE; and providing you with content and communication that are relevant to your interests and preferences, such as an alert that a new prize is available from one of your favorite brands.
TBWE also uses your personal information to communicate with you. We may contact you via email with important account information critical to your membership with us, with offerings from our advertising and business partners, or with responses to your member support inquiries. We may use the physical address and proof of address that you provide to ship prizes to you and to prevent fraud.
Member Submissions and How They Are Used
TBWE may monitor and review Member Submissions. However, TBWE will not be held responsible or liable in any manner for Member Submissions, and any opinions, advice, statements or other information submitted by users is the sole responsibility of the submitting user. User generated content is provided for entertainment purposes, as well as to provide advertisers with consumer opinions, and you should in no way rely on the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any Member Submissions. Note any user submissions, comments, messages or posts uploaded to TBWE with regards to advertisers or persons (celebrities, athletes, musicians, etc) may be forwarded to those advertisers or persons.
As a TBWE user, you will be solely responsible for the content of your Member Submissions, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TBWE LLC and its affiliates and agents against any claim or damages arising from your Member Submissions. TBWE aims to post and upload to the public positive, non-defamatory, complimentary comments made by users about TBWE's participating advertisers or persons in every category.
Relevant Ad Serving
TBWE may use information in your profile and voting data without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in the TBWE network like a band or movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you the TBWE service. We believe this benefits you. For example, if you continually vote for a favorite band or movie in your profile, TBWE may serve you an advertisement highlighting a concert in your area or the screening of a similar movie in your town. But rest assured we won't tell the band or movie company who you are.
How cookies are used by TBWE
TBWE LLC does not require voters to accept cookies in order to enjoy certain aspects of The Best Website Ever website. You can set your browser to reject cookies, or to notify you when your computer receives a cookie. You should be aware that rejecting cookies of TBWE will modify the interaction with The Best Website Ever website. TBWE includes in its cookies an identifier for the voter, the votes cast, whether or not the voter is authenticated and the email address of the voter.
Third Party Advertising
TBWE uses physical, electronic and administrative safeguards, including advanced firewall and password protection for our databases, designed to protect the security of data. We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees that need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve TBWE's services. All member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. TBWE takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private.
TBWE uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store your personal information on computer systems with limited access, which are stored in a secure environment. All of your information is restricted in our offices too. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desks. When they return, they must re-enter their password to regain access.
A password is used to help protect your account and personal information. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with someone you should always logout before leaving TBWE to protect access to your information from subsequent users. If you feel your password has been compromised, you should change it immediately. After you finish using TBWE, you should log out of your TBWE.com account and close your browser so that no unauthorized persons can use TBWE under your name and account information.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information TBWE Collects
In order for TBWE to provide all its services, we may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as to send email, to perform statistical analysis of our services, to provide member support, or to carry out reward fulfillment. These service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to perform their functions. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Children under Age 13 are Not Permitted on TBWE
TBWE does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for TBWE or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on TBWE. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact TBWE immediately.
Children between the Ages of 13 and 18
TBWE recommends that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents or legal guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. Those TBWE Winning Users between 13 and 18 years of age with valid email address need a legal guardian's permission for prizes to be mailed to that user's given mailing address. For this reason, TBWE and our participating advertisers may require a user's phone # for prize redemption to fully succeed.
Should TBWE choose to sell or transfer business assets, it is possible that the information we possess may be transferred as part of that transaction. TBWE may decide to retain a copy of the information post sale or transfer.
TBWE LLC will notify you via email about upcoming votes, the status of votes you cast, prize giveaways and other news we deem of importance. It is our goal here at The Best Website Ever to only notify people who wish to be informed about such events.
Customer Service and Fulfillment
TBWE may use your information to service your account and to fulfill rewards earned through TBWE and participating advertisers' websites. We may also use your information to verify your identity or claimed account status and, where we consider appropriate, investigate your compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the website promotion of any advertiser offer. We do retain customer service correspondence.
TBWE may be required to create, collect, maintain, and submit certain information required by the government, such as your license, IRS Forms W-9 and 1099. This information, which may include your taxpayer identification number, will not be used, shared, transferred, or sold for marketing purposes.
You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing or email us at the address below:
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