OFFERCAROUSEL.COM PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective Date: January 1, 2019

 

This Website is the property of Blue Dolphin Media, Inc. (“Blue Dolphin Media,” “We,” or “Us”).  We understand the importance of the information you entrust to us, and have published this Privacy Policy to describe our practices concerning the information we collect from you when you use the OfferCarousel.com website (the “Site”).  This policy is incorporated into our Terms of Service as if fully set forth therein, and describes: (i) the types of information we collect when you use our Site (ii) how we use and protect that information; and (iii) third parties we may share your information with; (iv) how long we retain it; and (v) your rights and options as they pertain to the information we collect.  By using our Site, you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

1.  WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? We collect two basic types of information:

 

(a) Personal Information (PI):  PI is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, email address, phone number, and any other element of information that helps identify you.  As of the effective date of this Privacy Policy, we request that you provide us with the following elements of PI when you complete a form to request information on this Site: (i) first and last name; (ii) street address; (iii) email address; (iv) phone number; and (v) date of birth.  In addition, when you visit our Site, we will record your computer IP address; under ordinary circumstances, an IP address recorded in isolation is not PI under the standard definition of the term.  However, it may become PI when it is combined with other information.

 

(b) General Information:  General Information consists of information that is anonymous in nature and does not identify you as an individual. We use cookies to collect General Information.  A “cookie” is a type of software used to gather and store visitor information. The General Information we collect includes (but is not limited to) your computer IP address (when not tied to your particular account), unique mobile device identifier, browser type, ISP or carrier name, and the URL of the last webpage you visited before visiting our website.  We also use analytical tracking and usage analysis software to collect General Information about online behaviors, which are further discussed below.

 

2.  HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?  We use the PI you provide when you complete a form to contact you via email, phone, or SMS text message to provide you with the information you requested.  We may also contact you to confirm your interest in the product or service, or in other products or services.   We use the General Information we collect to obtain insights on how people use our Site.  We use this information for various internal business purposes, and to ensure that our Site continues to appeal to our users.

 

3.   HOW DO WE SHARE INFORMATION?  We will share information with third parties in the following ways: 

 

(a)   The products and services described on this Site are offered by various third-party sellers (“Sellers”).  If you submit a form requesting information about a specific product or service described on the Site, we will share your PI with the Seller of that product or service, and may also share it with other Sellers that offer products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.      

 

(b)   We contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such data storage and analysis, hosting the website, and monitoring website activity.  We necessarily have to share your information with such third parties as may be required to perform their functions. Note that we may change or add other service providers at our discretion. We will only share as much of your information with these parties as may be required for them to perform their services.

 

(c)  If requested or required by law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, we may disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose such information to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

 

(d) In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these business transfers, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred.  If all or substantially all of our business assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter into bankruptcy, customer information (including PI), would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.

 

(e) We may reserve and have the right to disclose any information about you or your use of our site without your prior permission, if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to: (i) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company or its affiliates, other users of the site, or the public; or (ii) to enforce our Terms of Service.

 

4.   HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?  We use appropriate technical and organizational measures, including SSL encryption, to protect your personal information against unauthorized or unlawful access, processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.  We also limit access to PI to those employees and/or contractors who reasonably need access to it to do their jobs.  However, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about you. 

 

5.   HOW LONG DO WE KEEP INFORMATION?  We reserve the right to retain PI and General Information we collect from you for as long as we deem necessary to satisfy a business purpose.

 

6.   CAN I CONTROL HOW MY INFORMATION IS USED? We currently offer no options regarding the usage of any information we collect from and about our users.

 

7.  TRACKING TECHNOLOGY USAGE.  We may employ certain technologies such as website analysis tools that enable us to track your activities on our website, and to a certain extent across third-party websites.  We offer no response to browser Do-Not-Track requests, but you can prevent certain online tracking applications (such as Google Analytics) from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by disabling cookies on your browser.

 

8.      CHILDREN UNDER 13.  Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to utilize our Site or participate in our promotions.  We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13.  If we become aware that someone who submitted a form from our Site is under 13, we will attempt to delete the information he or she provided as soon as possible. 

 

9.   FOR CALIFORNIA USERS. In addition to the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, Residents of California ("California Users"), may request information regarding the types of personal information we share with third parties for direct marketing purposes, and the identities of the third parties with whom we have shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. California Users may request further information about our compliance with this law by sending us a message via the email address set forth below. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year concerning this law, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than via email.

 

10. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We reserve the right to amend, alter, or otherwise change this Privacy Policy at our sole and absolute discretion. If we make any changes regarding the disclosure of PI to third parties, we will post notice of the new policy on our Site.  Further use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the amended Privacy Policy.

 

11. QUESTIONS? If you ever have any questions about our online privacy policy, please contact us. We respect your rights and privacy and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.   You may direct any such questions to us via email sent to: stop@blue-dolphin-media.com.