The Winkage Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 14 years of age.
COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON WINKAGE
General. When Winkage collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of Winkage. Winkage may also collect PII from you from other parties or websites if you choose to participate in Winkage Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to Winkage for review and profile creation or registration.
In addition, Winkage collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Winkage Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
Winkage Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively "Profile Information"). The Profile Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.
Winkage Members can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Winkage communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within "All-U" (the personal profile and settings portion of Winkage.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Winkage Services.
NOTICE: WINKAGE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
Some of the advertisements that appear on Winkage Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of Winkage Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the Winkage Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members' profiles or shared with other Users. However, Winkage does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with Winkage. Winkage encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
WINKAGE’S USE OF PII
In order to locate other Winkage Members that you may already know in the physical world, Winkage allows Users to search for Members using Registration PII (i.e., full name or email address). Winkage also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or organizations where Users may have attended or participated in). Winkage may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under "Edit Profile." Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Winkage, Winkage may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Winkage Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Winkage, you can change your profile settings in "All-U” or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Winkage employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. Winkage may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide Winkage Services' information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide Winkage with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Winkage may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. Winkage also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, Winkage may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Winkage Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Winkage prohibits these companies from sharing your non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with Winkage advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Winkage may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Winkage, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Winkage Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Winkage sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Winkage may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: WINKAGE PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII, AND YOUR OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO PRIVACY
Winkage uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Winkage uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
Whenever possible, Winkage Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Settings."
If you ask Winkage to stop using your PII, Winkage will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.