Privacy Policy

Updated November 8, 2017

This Website is the property of ViralSweep, LLC (“ViralSweep,” “We” or “Us”). We have published this Privacy Policy to describe our practices concerning the information we collect from you when you use the ViralSweep website (the “Site”) and any mobile or desktop application we may develop.

NOTE: IF YOU WERE DIRECTED TO OUR SITE TO PARTICIPATE IN A SWEEPSTAKES, CONTEST, OR OTHER PROMOTION, BE ADVISED THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US WILL BE SUBJECT TO THIS POLICY, AND NOT THAT OF THE THIRD PARTY THAT DIRECTED YOU TO OUR 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) a description of the third parties we may share your information with; and (iv) 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.

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Using ViralSweep means you agree to everything on this page.

1. What information do we collect?

We collect two basic types of information from visitors to our Site, and we also collect information that you provide us if you use our services to conduct a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion:

(a) Personally identifiable information (PII): PII is information that identifies you as an individual. As a Visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about ViralSweep and the Service we offer without providing us with any PII. We ask you to provide us with PII when you create an account or complete a contact form on our site. You can establish an account by providing us with your name, email address, and company name. We may ask you for additional information, such as more detailed contact information and payment information, depending upon how you use your account.

If you are participating in our ViralSweep Promote program as an Influencer, you will be asked to provide your payment information, including your full name, street address, date of birth, social security number, and your bank account information in order for our payment processor (currently Stripe) to process payments to you.

If you provide us with payment information please note that we do not store your payment source information directly on our servers and use third-party billing providers to process your payment source. We work with such providers to insure your payment source information is encrypted and protected. However, you understand and agree that we do not control nor can we be liable for the acts of third parties. If you see what you believe to be fraudulent transactions regarding our Website, please contact us immediately. We will make reasonable efforts to work with you and authorities to help resolve such issues.

(b) General Information: General Information consists of information that is anonymous in nature and does not identify you as an individual. We use software cookies 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.

(c) Participant PII: The nature of our service requires us to collect data (including PII), from consumers (“Participants”) that are participating in sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions that you conduct using our service. If you are visiting this Site as a Participant, we will collect such elements of PII as may be directed by the customer that is sponsoring the promotion.

(i) Your Obligations to Participants: The fact that you are using our service does not mean you are legally empowered to collect Participant’s PII. You are solely responsible for disclosing to Participants the PII you will be sharing with us in your own Privacy Policy as required by law.

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2. How do we use the information we collect?

(a) How We Use PII: We use your PII to interact with you to provide our service and otherwise interact with you on a personal level. For example, when we communicate with you, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a Member. We may also send you service alerts regarding your use of our Site. Finally, we may also send you emails with promotional information about ViralSweep, unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account. While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot opt-out of receiving service alerts. We may also use PII you provide to customize our Site. If you are a Participant, we will use your PII to enter you into our customer’s sweepstakes or other promotion.

(b) How We Use General Information: 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.

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3. How do we share information?

ViralSweep does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide PII that we collect from visitors, customers, or Participants other than as specified herein. We will share such information with third parties in the following ways:

(a) If you are a Participant, we will share your PII with the company sponsoring the sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion you entered on our Site.

(b) We contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such data storage and analysis, hosting the website, sending email messages, processing payments, etc. We necessarily have to share your PII with such third parties as may be required to perform their functions. 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 your PII 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, including PII, 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 your PII), would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any assets may continue to be used according to your PII as set forth in this policy.

(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.

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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 personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it to provide our Site, or in order 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. In addition, we have no control over the security of other web sites on the Internet that you might visit even when a link may appear to those web sites site from our Site. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to log off and close your browser window when you have finished your session.

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5. How long do we keep information?

We reserve the right to retain PII and General Information we collect from you for as long as we deem necessary to satisfy a business purpose. If you unsubscribe from our email list, we will delete your email address. We will keep all PII collected from Participants as may be necessary for legal record keeping purposes.

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6. Can I control how my information is used?

You may delete or edit elements of your PII via the account and setting tabs on our Site. You may opt-out of receiving non-account related emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link included with every email. We do not currently offer any additional options on the use of PII.

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7. Browser do not track requests

We may employ certain technologies that enable us and third parties to track your online activities on our website over time, 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.

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8. Children Under 13

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use this Site or our services. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that someone attempting to register on our Site is under 13, we will attempt to delete the information he or she provided as soon as possible.

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9. Third-Party Links

Our Site may include links to other websites. If you choose to visit any linked site, the collection and disclosure of your information by the operator of that site will be governed solely by that entity's privacy policy. We make no representations or warranties regarding these sites. In addition, our website may include social media features and widgets, such as the Facebook “Like” button, the “Share This” button and other interactive mini-programs (collectively, the “Social Media Features”). The Social Media Features may collect Information such as your IP address and which page you are visiting on the Site, and may also set a cookie to enable the Social Media Feature to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with the Social Media Features are subject to the privacy policy of the company providing it.

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10. 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.

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11. For persons outside of the United States

If you provide us with PII (either directly when you create an account, or when you enter a customer’s promotion) be advised that your data will be stored in the United States, which may not require an adequate level of protection for your PII compared with that provided in your country

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12. Our Commitment to the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

ViralSweep LLC complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. ViralSweep LLC has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, ViralSweep LLC commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact ViralSweep LLC support at help@viralsweep.com.

ViralSweep LLC has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to VeraSafe, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit https://www.verasafe.com/privacy-services/dispute-%20resolution/submit-dispute/ for more information or to file a complaint. The services of Verasafe are provided at no cost to you.

ViralSweep LLC is responsible for the processing of Personal Information it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. We comply with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over ViralSweep LLC's compliance with this Policy, the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, and the Swiss - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. As a last resort, privacy complaints that remain unresolved after pursuing these and other channels may be subject to binding arbitration.

Dispute Resolution

Within the scope of this privacy notice, if a privacy complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through ViralSweep LLC’s internal processes, ViralSweep LLC has agreed to participate in the VeraSafe Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure. Subject to the terms of the VeraSafe Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure, VeraSafe will provide appropriate recourse free of charge to you. To file a complaint with VeraSafe under the Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure, please submit the required information to VeraSafe here: https://www.verasafe.com/privacy-services/dispute- resolution/submit-dispute/.

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13. 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 Personal Information to third parties, we will inform all registered Site users, and post notice of the new Policy from the privacy link 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.

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14. Do you have any 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 at help@viralsweep.com or the Contact Us page on our website.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Service, please contact us at help@viralsweep.com