Last Updated: July 15, 2020
We firmly believe that both our Members and our clients benefit because we market only to people who have given us express permission to do so.
While the word "privacy" may mean different things to different people, we believe that once you understand how we use your information, the steps we take to protect it, and the resulting benefit to you, you will not only feel confident when sharing information with us, but will also find your participation in the Program a most rewarding experience. Please note, if you are a resident of, or reside in, a European Union Member State, you are not permitted to use the Site, the Program and/or the other PickMyPrize offerings featured by and through the Site.
Your California Privacy Rights
Shine the Light. If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to learn how your “personal information” (as defined in the Shine the Light Law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83) is shared with third parties, what categories of personal information that we have shared with third parties in the preceding year, as well as the names and addresses of those third parties, please contact us by emailing us at email@example.com; or sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC. Attn: PickMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.
Further, if you are a resident of the State of California and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes, please contact us by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC. Attn: PickMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801. Please be advised that where California State residents opt-out from permitting their personal information to be shared, such individuals may still receive selected offers directly from us, in accordance with applicable law.
California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). In addition to the foregoing, if you are a resident of the State of California certain other privacy-related rights may apply to you in accordance with the CCPA, including the right to opt-out of our sale of your personal information, as well as the right to know what personal information about you we have collected, whether your personal information was shared with third-parties in the preceding year and, if so, what categories of personal information were shared, as well as the categories of third parties with whom we shared that personal information. Please see our Provisions for California Residents for a more complete description of your rights under the CCPA as a California resident.
If You are a resident of the State of Nevada, while we feel that it is important to note that we do not sell or rent your data to third parties, please note that if you would still like to notify us of your intent to opt-out from the sale of Your personal information to any third party data broker, please e-mail us at: email@example.com or send U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC. Attn: PickMyPrize, 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.
[Please see our Provisions for California Residents below for additional details regarding the categories of personal information collected.] PickMyPrize collects both personal and non-personal information using the methods listed below. Our primary purpose in collecting such information is to provide you with a personalized experience by displaying content and delivering offers that are likely to be of interest to you according to your preferences.
[Please see our Provisions for California Residents below for more details regarding the categories and types of non-personal information collected.] When you sign-in to the Site (or access the Site via e-mail, push or text), the server automatically recognizes you by your “cookies,” which are small text files that are placed on your computer by the Site upon arrival. The cookies that we use are “analytical” in nature, in that they act as unique identifiers and are linked to your personal information, allowing us to access your personal information and personalize the Site and Program to your specified interests. The cookies also allow us to keep track of your activity on the Site, properly credit entries to your account and help ensure that only you can access your account. The information collected by the cookies may be added to your personal profile and used to deliver offers and advertisements that are relevant to your interests.
The Program makes active use of third-party companies to display advertisements on the Site or in PickMyPrize email. Many of PickMyPrize’s third-party advertisers, shopping affiliates and merchants utilize “analytical” cookies, similar to PickMyPrize’s described above, to identify you as a Member of PickMyPrize. This enables the cookies to report transactions back to us so that we are able to properly credit activity generated on the Site. Third-party cookies are also used to record unique page views, email responses and future transaction activity corresponding to specific offers.
PickMyPrize and its third-party ad networks may also place “persistent” cookies on your computer, which recognize your computer each time you receive an online advertisement. In this way, information is compiled about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw the advertisement and to determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows targeted advertisements to be sent that will be of interest to you. PickMyPrize does not have access to or control over the cookies that may be placed by third-parties on your computer, and has no control over these parties' privacy policies or information collection practices. For more information regarding targeted advertisements, please see the Behavioral Marketing/Do-Not-Track section below, and for more information regarding our practices related to third-party ad servers, please see Section 8, herein.
PickMyPrize retrieves the following information from your browser:
This information, sometimes called log-file or clickstream data, is used to monitor Site performance and analyze traffic patterns and usage to ensure the Program functions properly. It may also be appended to your personal profile so that we may further tailor the Program to your interests.
Behavioral Marketing/Do-Not-Track: Without limiting the foregoing, we allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit the Site. These companies may utilize cookies, pixels or other technologies to collect and use both personally identifiable information (e.g., your name, phone number, physical or electronic address, etc.) and non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.) during your visits to the Site, as well as when you visit other websites, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To the greatest extent permissible under applicable law, we are not responsible for the tracking practices of third parties in connection with the Site.
Users may be able to disable some, but not all, of this tracking activity by utilizing the “Do Not Track” setting or similar options within most major Internet browsers. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, as well as to learn about other options for opting-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info and/or Networking Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
In order to take advantage of the offers available on the Site, you must register for our Program and become a Member. We collect personal information when you register with us and when you use the PickMyPrize Program and other products and/or services. We may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or companies. During registration, we require members to give us basic contact information which will include at a minimum your email-address but may also include additional information such as your first name, last name, or mobile telephone number and demographic information such as your zip code, age and gender. The registration form information requests may change from time to time. Although additional demographic information may be requested at the time of registration, only information marked "required" is necessary for registration and utilization of our services.
We provide you with the opportunity to participate in contests or sweepstakes. If you choose to participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice as to whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as e-mail address, name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as gender and zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes. We may also use the information gathered to better personalize your Program experience.
We reserve the right to release current or past personal information (including sensitive information): (i) in the event that we believe that the Site and/or Program are being or have been used in violation of the PickMyPrize Terms of Service or to commit unlawful acts; (ii) if the information is subpoenaed; provided, however, that, where permitted by applicable law, we shall provide you with e-mail notice, and opportunity to challenge the subpoena, prior to disclosure of any personal information pursuant to a subpoena; or (iii) if we are sold, merge with a third-party, are acquired or are the subject of bankruptcy proceedings; provided, however, that if PickMyPrize is involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via e-mail and/or a prominent notice on the Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices that you may have regarding your personal information..
Please see our Provisions for California Residents below for instructions on how California Residents can opt-out of the sale of their personal information to third parties] PickMyPrize employs a strict policy against sending unsolicited email. Because email is an integral part of the Program, you automatically sign up to receive email from PickMyPrize, including PickMyPrize offers, as well as third party offers, that PickMyPrize thinks may be of interest to you. If you later decide that you wish to cease participation in this portion of the Program, you may do so at any time by clicking on the opt-out links contained within each PickMyPrize email or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, PickMyPrize employs a strict policy against sending unsolicited SMS text messages. Because SMS text messages can be an integral part of the Program, subject to obtaining your “prior express consent” as set forth in Section 6 above, PickMyPrize may contact you with periodic SMS text messages related to the Program and other PickMyPrize products and/or services. If you decide you wish to cease participation in this portion of the Program, you may do so at any time by replying with the word “STOP” in response to one of the SMS text messages that you receive from PickMyPrize, or sending an email to: email@example.com with the telephone number you used to subscribe to the this service.
Our Member Services Department may contact you in response to your inquiries, to provide services at your request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or other form in accordance with your wishes (collectively, “PickMyPrize Administrative Contact”).
To opt-out of receiving PickMyPrize Related Email and PickMyPrize Administrative Contact from PickMyPrize, you must cease membership, use of the Program and submitting inquiries to PickMyPrize, as applicable.
We may pass personally identifiable information (other than sensitive financial information) via a secure interface to certain of our advertisers for the purpose of making it easier for you to sign up for their offers. However, this information is only to be used by the advertiser if you agree to submit the information to the advertiser for the purposes of completing an offer.
We occasionally use third parties to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide these third parties the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Our users may submit testimonials about PickMyPrize on our Site. In such cases, it is the user's choice as to whether their personally identifiable information is posted along with the testimonial. In addition, PickMyPrize has forums available to its users that allow them to post opinions or testimonials about third-party products and services. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information that you submit through these forums can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums, which they could then use to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information that you choose to submit in these forums.
If you elect to use any of our referral services for informing friends about our Site, you will be asked to provide your friends' names and e-mail addresses. You may enter this information manually, or you can also choose to import your contacts from your email address book, in which case you will be asked to provide us with your email address and password, which will be used solely for the purpose of importing your contacts to our referral service. We will then automatically send your friends a one-time e-mail, plus a reminder email (both of which may include your name and email address) inviting them to visit our Site. We ask for this information for the sole purpose of sending these emails and tracking the success of our referral program.
Please see our Provisions for California Residents below for instructions on how California Residents can access and/or delete personal information that we have collected.] At your request, we will inform you of what personal information we have on file for you. In addition, at your request, we will remove, update and/or modify the personal information that you have provided to us, or that we have collected. You may do so by contacting us by https://offers.pickmyprize.com/i/pages/privacy-rights-request; provided, however, that we ask individuals to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Data verification involves the use of third-party data processing services to standardize and clean your provided enrollment information so that it is easily identified and accessed in our database.
In order to provide you with the most rewarding experience, we might send your information to data processors so that they can clean your address and standardize to ensure it is most accurate and up-to-date. All such third-party data processors are contractually bound to observe the strict policy stated herein, so you can rest assured that the confidentiality of your personal information will be maintained.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users’ personal information. When users make personal information available to us, their personal information is protected both online and offline (to the extent that we maintain any personal information offline). Although we do not anticipate collecting such information, if our registration/application process prompts users to enter sensitive information (such as medical information, driver’s license/ID card number, health insurance information, data collected from an automated license plate recognition system, Social Security Number and credit card information), and if we were to store and transmit such sensitive information, that information would be encrypted and protected with advanced TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption software
Access to your personal information is strictly limited, and we take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is not accessible to the public. All of our users’ personal information is restricted in our offices. Only employees or third party agents who need the personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to personal information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all user personal information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. The servers that we store personal information on are kept in a secure physical environment. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control.
Please be advised, however, that while we take every reasonable precaution available to protect your data, no storage facility, technology, software, security protocols or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Computer hackers that circumvent our security measures may gain access to certain portions of your personal information, and technological bugs, errors and glitches may cause inadvertent disclosures of your personal information; provided, however, that any attempt to breach the security of the network, our servers, databases or other hardware or software may constitute a crime punishable by law. For the reasons mentioned above, we cannot warrant that your personal information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through the Site or otherwise via the Internet or wireless network is at your own risk.
In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to your personal information. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
[Please see our Provisions for California Residents below for more details regarding the personal information of minors.] Visitors under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information at the Site. PickMyPrize does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under eighteen (18) years of age.
Categories of Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular CA User or device (“personal information”). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from CA Users within the last twelve (12) months:
Category Examples Collected
A. Identifiers. Email address, first/last name, mailing address, date of birth and mobile telephone number. YES
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). First/last name, mailing address and mobile telephone number. YES
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a CA User's interaction with the Site, application or advertisement. YES
Personal information does not include:
• Publicly available information from government records.
• De-identified or aggregated CA User information.
• Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, such as:
o health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; and
o personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
We obtain the categories of personal information for which we indicated “YES” above from the following categories of sources:
• Directly from our CA Users. For example, from online registration forms that our CA Users submit to us in connection with our membership services, our sweepstakes and promotions and the other products and/or services that we offer by and through the Site. (Category A and B)
• Indirectly from our CA Users. For example, through information we collect from our CA Users in the course of providing our products and/or services to them. (Category A, B and F)
• Directly and indirectly from activity on the Site, as well as via certain tracking technology after you leave the Site. This includes the type of browser that you use (e.g., Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer), your IP address, the type of operating system that you use (e.g., Windows or iOS) and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider. In addition, we obtain certain Site usage details and analytics as same are collected automatically by us and our third party partners. This includes the advertisements that you click on and interact with, the pages of the Site (and other websites) visited and items purchased/added to your cart. (Category F)
• From third-parties that interact with us in connection with the products and/or services that we offer to our CA Users. For example, third party entities that assist us in sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from CA User lists, analyzing data and providing marketing analysis. (Category A and B)
Use of Personal Information
We may use or disclose the personal information that we collect (including email address, first/last name, mailing address, date of birth and mobile telephone number) for one or more of the following business purposes:
• To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided. For example, if you provide us with personal information in connection with your registration for our membership services, our sweepstakes and promotions and/or our other products and/or services, we will use that information to process your registration. (Category A, B and F)
• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us. (Category A, B and F)
• To create, maintain, customize and secure your account with us. (Category A, B and F)
• To provide you with e-mail, direct mail and telemarketing messages concerning certain PickMyPrize products and/or services, as well as third-party products and/or services, that we believe may be of interest to you. (Category A and B)
• To deliver relevant Site content to you. (Category A, B and F)
• To serve you relevant advertisements on the Site, and on third-party websites when you exit the Site, and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising that we serve. (Category A, B and F)
• To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including the Site’s Terms and Conditions. (Category A, B and F)
• To improve the Site and better present its contents to you. (Category A, B and F)
• For customer service purposes and to respond to inquiries from you. (Category A and B)
• For testing, research, analysis and product development. (Category A, B and F)
• As necessary or appropriate to protect our rights, property or safety, and that of our clients or others. (Category A, B and F)
• To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations. (Category A, B and F)
• As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA. (Category A, B and F)
• To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred. (Category A, B and F)
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated or incompatible purposes without providing you with notice.
Sharing Personal Information
When we disclose personal information to a third party service provider or other entity, we enter into a contractual relationship that describes the purpose for which such third party may use the personal information and requires that third party to both keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose other than the performance of its services under the applicable contract. Please note, we do not collect information from CA Users that we actually know are less than eighteen (18) years of age and we do not share or sell the personal information of CA Users that we actually know are less than eighteen (18) years of age. Without limiting the foregoing, we have not shared or sold the personal information of CA Users that we actually know are less than sixteen (16) years of age in the preceding twelve (12) months.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold personal information to third parties.
We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
• Our affiliates. (Category A, B and F)
• Service providers. (Category A, B and F)
• Third parties who provide payment processing services in connection with the prizes that you may win in connection with the promotions featured on the Site. (Category A and B)
• Third parties to whom you authorize us to disclose your personal information to in connection with the products and/or services that we provide to you. (Category A and B)
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have shared personal information ((including email address, first/last name, mailing address, date of birth and mobile telephone number)) for the business purposes set forth above.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides CA Users (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Opt-Out from the Sale of Your Personal Information
You have the right to opt-out of our sale of your personal information to third parties. To exercise your right to opt-out of our sale of your personal information to third parties, please submit a verifiable CA User request to us by either:
• Clicking here: https://www.pickmyprize.com/i/pages/ccpa-opt-out;
• Emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
• Sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC., Attn: PickMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.
We endeavor to act on all opt-out requests as soon as practicable, but in all cases within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of your request.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable CA User request, we will disclose to you:
• The categories of personal information we collected about you.
• The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
• Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
• The categories of third parties with whom we have shared that personal information.
• The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
• If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
o sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
o disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable CA User request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our (their) records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our obligations in connection with our contract with you.
2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
4. Exercise free speech rights, ensure the right of another CA User to exercise their free speech rights or exercise another right provided for by law.
5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with CA User expectations based on your relationship with us.
8. Comply with a legal obligation.
9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Access, Data Portability and Deletion Rights
To exercise your access, data portability and/or deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable CA User request to us by either:
• Clicking here: https://www.pickmyprize.com/i/pages/privacy-rights-request;
• Emailing us at: email@example.com; or
• Sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC., Attn: PIckMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable CA User request related to your personal information.
You may only make a verifiable CA User request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable CA User request must:
• Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
• Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable CA User request related to your personal information. Where you make a data deletion request, data portability request and/or information access request through an authorized agent, we will require that you or the authorized agent provide us with a valid written authorization executed by both parties, with the validity of such document determined by us in our reasonable, good faith discretion. Please submit such documentation to us by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC., Attn: PickMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable CA User request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable CA User request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to all verifiable CA User requests within forty-five (45) days of the receipt thereof. If we require more time (up to ninety (90) days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the receipt of your verifiable request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable CA User request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
• Deny you goods or services;
• Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties;
• Provide you with a different level or quality of goods or services; and/or
• Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
Changes to these Privacy Provisions
We reserve the right to amend these Privacy Provisions in our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to these Privacy Provisions, we will notify you by email or through a notice on the Site’s homepage.
• Emailing us at: email@example.com; or
• Sending us U.S. mail to: Sharestakes, LLC., Attn: PickMyPrize Member Services (Privacy), 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 510, Hicksville, NY 11801.