Sweeps4aCause.com knows that you care about how information about you is handled. We value your trust and are committed to using private data respectfully and transparently.
Registration and Personally Identifiable Information
Sweeps4aCause.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to provide it to us, either by registering at our Site (which is completely optional) or by voluntarily contacting us and providing us with your email address or other personally identifiable information.
You do not have to register in order to view the content of our Site. However, registering at our Site allows you to take advantage of certain enhanced features. For example, registered users may: (i) view their account and a record of their donations at any time they log into the Site to determine how much they have donated, (ii) set preferences, and (iii) receive emails that announce changes to our Services, new services we are offering, or special deals and programs.
If you do decide to register, you may change the information we have on file for you at any time simply by logging into the Site and clicking on the "My Account" link at the top of the page. You may also decline to receive emails from us at the time of registration, or opt out of receiving them later by changing your preferences accessible via the "My Account Link" or by following the opt-out instructions included with each email. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days to process your request.
From time to time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in surveys. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable and/or demographic information from you. Participation in such surveys is completely optional. You may also elect, at your discretion, to provide demographic information during the registration process (such as your age, income, geographic location, or gender).
Sweeps4aCause.com uses your personally identifiable information to provide you with the Services and for the purposes described above, such as managing your account and preferences, tracking your entries and donations, sending you email communications and responding to your questions or inquiries. If we haven't identified a particular purpose, you can generally assume that we will use your personally identifiable information for the purpose for which it was provided.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Server logs capture information that is typically not personally identifiable, such as the time and date of a Site visit, the browser and operating system being used, the IP address or domain name of the user's ISP, and the web URL a user linked from. This information is generally used to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content which is compatible with our users web browsing systems and in certain cases when your behavior has lead to a donation, in order to attribute the value of your donation-generating behavior to your selected Cause account. Because Sweeps4aCause.com does keep a log of your IP address as well as certain purchase, search or advertising behaviors for the purposes of generating or allocating donation revenue to your chosen cause there is a possibility that some combination of search, social media or site visitation behavior could alone or in combination reveal personally identifiable information about you. Sweeps4aCause.com does not engage in the mining of log data with the express intent of determining your identity or generating personally identifiable information. When you have provided us with registration information, server logs may be used to provide you with reporting information as to your current and past donation behaviors and activities.
Cookies, Local Shared Objects on Our Site and Digital Finger printing Cookies
A cookie, or Local Shared Object (Flash Cookie) is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information, but do contain a unique user ID and may contain IDs for the Causes you have selected to support through the Site. If you choose to register, the user ID is linked to your account, allowing you to track your donations.
We also employ a technology called clear web beacons (also known as clear pixels and clear gifs) placed in the pages of our Site to help us gather additional information about which parts of the Site receive the most visits and other user traffic patterns. Web beacons do not typically contain or collect personally identifiable information, but do contain a unique user ID that tracks online movements. We use web beacons to help us learn how users are using the Services, which in turn helps us operate and improve those Services. We also use web beacons so that we can understand your browsing behavior and provide third parties with information regarding user interactions with them, such as when and how often their offers are displayed.
If you have registered at the Site, cookies or Web beacons may contain your user ID information which we can then match with other information collected from you in order to provide you with the additional functionality available only to registered users.
You can set your browser to reject most cookies by following the browser help file directions. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you delete cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Site or other websites. You can also delete cookies already set on your computer by following the browser help file directions.
In addition, third-party cookies may be set by partners based on your search or commerce behavior for the purpose of serving you more relevant messages and advertising. Resulting Online Behavioral Advertising may appear on the Sweeps4aCause.com Site and on other sites.
In order to remove OBA (Online Behavioral Advertising) third party cookes from your browser, visit the NAI website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/ or the Digital Advertising Alliance website at: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
In addition to the uses identified above, Sweeps4aCause.com uses non personally identifiable information collected from users by the Sweeps4aCause.com Services in the following ways:
- To maintain, operate and provide the Services,
- To help us ensure that applicable Causes receive the donations that they are entitled to,
- To help us target advertisements and provide you with enhancements to your web browsing experience that may be of interest to you,
- To help us create and determine the effectiveness of certain marketing campaigns and strategies, including email campaigns,
- To determine how many of our users select a particular Cause for donations or follow a particular Cause on a social media web site,
- To perform market research and prepare reports and analysis which may be shared in aggregate form with third parties.
How Do We Share the Information We Collect
Lastly, if Sweeps4aCause.com is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to disclose, transfer and/or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
With respect to non personally identifiable information collected about you in connection with your use of the Services, Sweeps4aCause.com may sell, rent, disclose or otherwise share with third parties all such information. Please note that any time we share such information, it is not associated with your name, email or other personally identifiable information. Typically, it is disclosed in the form of aggregate statistics.
Some of our business associates (e.g., advertisers, affiliate networks, and analytics services) also serve cookies, web beacons and similar technologies through our Services. All data collected by such business associates using these tracking technologies is anonymous and is not linked to your personally identifiable information. This data may be used to determine site usage, target advertisements, analyze whether advertising resulted in sales, clicks, or other activity and for other purposes. These business partners include but are not limited to Google, Linkshare, Commission Junction, PepperJam, Appnexus, TheTradeDesk, CPX, Yahoo, Gigya, Impact Radius, and Didit. To learn more about how these companies use such data, please visit and check their respective privacy policies.
The Services also contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Of course, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such websites.
The Site and any related Software is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Site has collected the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us at the number or address listed below and we will use our best efforts to remove the information from our records.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or be responsible for any damage that results from a breach in security. If you have any questions about security on the Site, please contact us at the number or address listed below.
Attn: Privacy Department
276 5th Ave, Suite 205
New York, NY 10001