Privacy Policy

Austin Sweeps ("Austin Sweeps" or "we") understands that your privacy is important to you. Austin Sweeps is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that you may provide as you access and use the materials on Austin Sweeps (the "Site"). We are committed to making sure that your personal information is correct, that we use your information responsibly, and that we have strict standards of confidentiality and security for your information. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

This privacy policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage, and data is gathered, on the Site but does not apply to any other web site or offline point of contact between Austin Sweeps, or any other company, and consumers. By visiting this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree please do not use or access our Site.

A Special Note About Children (People Under 18 Years of Age).
Austin Sweeps understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in their online interactions so we take a firm stance on this. You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Austin Sweeps website. This web site is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from those who are under 13 years old. If we learn that Austin Sweeps has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We also recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their parents' permission before using Austin Sweeps or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Information We Collect and How We Use It.
At Austin Sweeps, your privacy is our utmost concern, which is why we collect as little information about you as possible. We collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our site, we provide the opportunity to register for additional functionality, sign up for our newsletters, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it. Some of our Site's registration, subscription, account setup and other forms may ask users to give us contact information, unique personal identifiers, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information. We may use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our Site. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Austin Sweeps, such as comments, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends who use Austin Sweeps, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. We will collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including personal information, into any comments or forums within the Austin Sweeps Site. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in forums, comments, through email, or through reviews - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessibly, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Any personal information that you provide, such as your name, zip/postal code, email address, phone number, subject areas of interest, etc., allows Austin Sweeps to inform you about future functionality, updates to the service, and to notify you about other products and services offered by Austin Sweeps that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent, or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf in connection with the Site and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. In addition, Austin Sweeps may disclose contact information for you in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to Austin Sweeps. Individuals that subscribe to e-mail newsletters are given the opportunity to opt-out of alerts, promotions, and information at any time. Our Site also provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the points where we request information. You may also feel free to contact us as indicated below.

From time-to-time our Site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (i.e. such as a name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. User's personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice.

We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the user population of our Site, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors.

When you refer or invite a friend, we will ask you for friend's email address. We do not store the email address of your friend.

Use of Cookies and Log File Technologies.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Cookies are a perfectly normal part of Internet operations. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser's help file directions.

Use of cookies may allow Austin Sweeps to provide a higher quality, more relevant, customer experience. Use of cookies may also allow Austin Sweeps to automate entry into password protected portions of the Site so that you will not need to re-enter your password each time you visit our Site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

Like most standard web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Our Disclosure of Your Information.
We do not disclose your full name or email address without consent from you nor do we sell it to any third party other than as outlined in more detail in this Privacy Policy, except in situations where required by law. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.

We may also share your personal information with:

  • There are a number of services offered by external service providers that help you use our Site (i.e. co-branded sites, authentication, send postal or email, administer contests or sweepstakes, messaging agents). If you choose to use these  optional services, and in the course of doing so, disclose information to the external service providers, and/or grant them permission to collect information about you, then their use of your information is governed by their privacy policy.
  • Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, history, IP address, and fraud complaints.
  • We may share your information for our protection and the protection of others. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website; enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, our website terms of tse or other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of the website, its users or others.
  • It is possible that Austin Sweeps, it's subsidiaries, joint ventures, or any combination of such, could join with or be acquired by another business entity. Should such a combination occur, you should expect that Austin Sweeps would share some or all of your information in order to continue to provide our services. You will receive notice of such an event (to the extent it occurs) and we will require that the new combined entity follow the practices disclosed in this Privacy Statement. If your
    personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.)
  • We may remarket your information, based upon your past interactions with the Austin Sweeps website. Third-party marketing vendors may be hired by Groupon to perform remarketing services. As a result, third-party vendors, including Google,may show Groupon ads on sites on the internet. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to Austin Sweeps's website. Users may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google
    advertising opt-out page at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. This information is used only for remarketing purposes and will not be used by them for any other purpose.
  • Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the Austin Sweeps website free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
Marketing.
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

Third-Party Advertising.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gif's or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness or provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. The use of cookies and other similar technologies by advertisers and ad networks are subject to their own privacy policies. Any information that these parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.

Information Other Web Sites Collect From You.
On the Site, we place links to other web sites operated by other parties. When you click on these links and visit these other web sites, regardless of whether or not they contain our brand names, trademarks and other intellectual property, you need to be aware that we do not control these other web sites or these other web sites' business practices, and that this privacy policy does not apply to these other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing.
We and our users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your Austin Sweeps communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. To report Austin Sweeps-related spam or spoof emails to Austin Sweeps, please forward the email to info@Austin Sweeps.com. You may not use our communication tools, comments, or forums to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our Terms of Service. While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor users' private exchanges, we reserve the right to do so if we suspect users using our service for the purpose of solicitation or any other violation of our Terms of Service. Under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure. Austin Sweeps and our users do not tolerate spam in any form. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

Account Protection.
You are accountable for all actions taken with your account password. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your Austin Sweeps password to anyone. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your Austin Sweeps email and password to any third parties. If you share your email or password or any information with third parties to provide you with additional services, you are accountable for all actions taken with your information and therefore should review the third party's privacy policy. If you lose control of your password, you may lose extensive control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

If you use a third-party account such as Facebook, Windows Live, Yahoo, etc. to access your Austin Sweeps account, remember that this account also controls access to your information on the Austin Sweeps Site as well. If you believe your third-party account has been compromised, you can un-link that account with your Austin Sweeps account under your account settings.

Notification of Changes.
If we decide to modify our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.

Security.
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on Austin Sweeps. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

We are serious in maintaining your privacy and creating a valuable resource for you to use. If you have any questions now or during your visit, please contact us.

Contact Information.
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please email us using our contact form.


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