Consumer Privacy at iCARD Gift Card LLC, an iCARD Systems Company.
We respect the privacy of our users and the importance of the information
they entrust to us. We summarize below the basic information policies and
practices in place on the iCARD Gift Card website.
Information we may collect Read more
We may collect information that can identify you ("personal information"),
such as your name and email address, (i) when you (or other users) provide it to us
when using our website or in some other manner, or (ii) from other affiliated businesses,
from our business partners, and from other third parties. We may combine the personal
information that we receive from different sources. We also may collect other types of
information in the following ways when you visit our website:
Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address,
your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps
us track users' movements around our site and understand trends.
We may assign your computer one or more
which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize
your online experience.
We may use standard Internet tools, such as
web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our
website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under
the age of 13. Should we ever do so, we will comply with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act.
Information others may collect
Read more We may allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks
to display advertisements on our websites.
- We do not provide any personal information to these companies.
These companies may use tracking tools, such as cookies, to collect
information about computers used to view or interact with their
Some of these companies may be members of the Network
www.networkadvertising.org, which offers consumers the ability to opt out of
ad targeting by all member companies.
If you post information about yourself or others, or communicate with
others using our website, please note that we cannot control who reads
your postings or what they do with the information you provide. We
encourage you to use caution in posting personal information.
How we may use information we collect Read more
We may use information to:
- Fulfill your requests for products and services;
- Offer products and services that may be of interest to you;
- Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website;
- Facilitate use of our website;
- Manage your account and your preferences;
- Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services;
- Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website; and
With whom we may share information we collect Read more
We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated
below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity
to opt out. We may share personal information with:
Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors,
performing services on our behalf;
- Other businesses of iCARD Systems;
Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select
to offer you products, services, and promotions through our website or
Other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying
with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety
of our users.
We may share aggregated, non-personal information in any of the above
situations and also with advertisers and others.
Your choices Read more
You may choose:
Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability
to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website;
To stop receiving promotional emails or newsletters from us by sending an
email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy;
To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although
if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not
To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the
email address below or, if you have an online account on our website,
by logging into that account.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, in addition to the rights set forth above, you have the
right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories
of personal information with third parties and the iCARD Systems companies for their direct
marketing purposes. California law gives you the right to send us a request at a designated
address to receive the following information:
the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year
the names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and
if the nature of the third party's business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.
We may provide this information in a standardized format that is
not specific to you. The designated email address for these
requests is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security Read more
We take appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help
safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure.
practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect,
use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending you
an email to the email address you most recently provided to us and/or by
prominently posting notice of the changes on our website.
How to contact us
or our information practices, please contact us by email or postal mail below:
iCARD Gift Card LLC
Attention: Legal Department
PO Box 634
Chesterfield, MO 63006
Your Privacy Rights
Last Updated: August 31, 2009
iCARD Gift Card LLC, which operates the iCARD Gift Card website, respects the privacy
as an individual who is a user of
www.icardgiftcard.com or our services, the information we collect, how
that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about
such uses and disclosures.
services or transacting business with us. By using our website, you are accepting
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of
Information we collect about you
In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as
your name and email address and other information that does not identify you.
When you provide personal information through our website, the information may
be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal
information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This
includes identifying information, such as your name and e-mail address and/or certain
purchase related information if you purchase an iCARD Gift Card. We also may request
information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, your zip code and
other demographic information.
Information from other sources. We may also periodically obtain
both personal and non-personal information about you from other iCARD Systems
businesses, business partners, contractors and other third parties. Examples of
information that we may receive include: updated delivery and address information,
purchase history, and additional demographic information.
Information about others. We may also collect and store personal
information about other people that you provide to us. If you use our website to send
others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) information that may interest them
through our system, we may store your personal information, and the personal information
of each such recipient.
technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities
on our site.
Information collected automatically. We automatically collect
information from your browser when you visit our website. This information
includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the
content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us
(see "Cookies" below), and the referring website address.
Cookies. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer
one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your
online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect
information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit,
the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to
decline cookies. If you choose to
decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some
of the interactive features offered on our website.
Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology,
such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site.
We also may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or
newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services
we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure
the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or
Information collected by third-parties. We may allow third-parties,
including our authorized service providers, iCARD Systems companies, advertising
companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies
may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users
who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any
personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver
targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party
advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network
Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad
targeting from member companies (
How we use the information we collect
In general. We may use information that we collect about you to:
- deliver the products and services that you have requested;
- manage your account and provide you with customer support;
perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in,
our products, services, or content, or products, services or content
offered by others;
communicate with you about products or services that may be of interest
to you either from us, our sister companies or other third parties;
- develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
- verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
- enforce our terms and conditions;
- manage our business and
- perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Please review "Your choices about collection and use of your information" below.
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information
we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our services.
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except
as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of
having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Authorized service providers: We may share your personal
information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services
on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer
service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting
our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other
features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to
personal information needed to perform their functions but will not be permitted
to share or use such information for any other purposes.
Business partners: When you make purchases, reservations or
engage in promotions offered through our website or our services, we may share
personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those
products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage
in a particular merchant's offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email
address and other information to that merchant. We will always provide you with the
opportunity not to share information with these businesses (see the
Your choices about collection and use of information).
Other iCARD Systems businesses. We are part of the iCARD
Systems family of businesses (go to www.icardsystems.com for a listing of
these businesses). We may share information we collect, including personal
information, with the iCARD Systems companies. Sharing information with our
sister companies enables us to provide you with information about a variety
of products and services that might interest you. All iCARD Systems companies
comply with the iCARD Consumer Privacy. Our sister companies also will comply with
applicable privacy and security laws and, at a minimum, in any commercial e-mail
they send to you, will give you the opportunity to choose not to receive such
e-mail messages in the future.
- Other Situations. We also may disclose your information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order,
or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency;
to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or
as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal
objection or right available to us.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to
investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity,
suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property
or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with
applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website
terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale
of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in
the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy
policies which describe how they use and disclose personal information. Those policies will
govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with
privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties. These entities
or their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States.
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share aggregated and non-personal
information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties
and our iCARD Systems sister companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites
and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional
non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with
third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general
business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website
and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal
information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other
users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a link to access
on an advertisement or a search result on our website, you may be taken to a website that
we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect
information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us
with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult
the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy"
link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your
personal information online by logging into your account. You can also review and update
your personal information by contacting us. More information about how to contact us is
You also may choose to remove your account at any time by contacting us at the number below.
After you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of
your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. If you delete your
account, we may still retain certain information associated with your account for analytical
purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed,
enforce our terms and conditions, take action we deem necessary to protect the integrity of
our web site or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if
certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy
Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies.
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but
that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our
website because such information may be required in order for you to
register as a member; purchase products or services; participate in
a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; post a
comment to a blog; or initiate other transactions on our website.
If you register on our website, you will be given the choice as to
whether you want to receive email messages about special offers. You
may modify your choice at any time on the My Account page, available
through a link on the home page of our website. You also will be given
the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt
out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10 days
for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of
transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service
announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you
the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic
and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information
from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized
employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do
so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption
in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your
system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons
from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business.
However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take
steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect,
that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always
remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose
their personal information and should avoid sending personal information
through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how
to protect yourself against identity theft.
We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself
and others and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our Terms of
Service. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches
are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose
personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be
publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you
post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control
who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you
voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with
respect to your personal information.
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect
personal information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting our websites from outside the United States
residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United
States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed
in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.
The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be
as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable
steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that
your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we
we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal
information, we will notify you by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you most
recently provided us in your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have
such an email address), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our
website. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself
How to contact us
or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to
third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail or postal
mail as follows:
iCARD Gift Card LLC
Attention: Legal Department
PO Box 634
Chesterfield, MO 63006
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close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent
cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.
Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online
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e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
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