These policies are valid from June 24, 2008 and were updated December 5, 2015. Last updated on December 5, 2015.
Commitment to Online Security
Personal information submitted to Sweeties Sweeps is only accessible only the owner of this site.
Referral, Affiliate and Tracking Links Policies
Sweeties Sweeps never uses our own referral links in our posts, on Twitter, on Facebook, or Google Plus to compete in sweepstakes with our visitors and readers. We do not allow our readers to submit giveaways, contests or sweepstakes and use their own referral links to get extra entries. We do use affiliate links and tracking links in some of our posts and ads. Affiliate links help us generate income to keep Sweeties Sweeps running. Tracking links may be provided by companies who run sweepstakes to let them know how many people are entering their sweepstakes that they find on Sweeties Sweeps.
About Sweepstakes Referral Links
From a Reader: Out of curiosity, when a contest says share to get extra entries; with you posting the contests, do you get extra entries for everyone who enters through your links?
Sweeties Sweeps never uses personal referral links in the sweepstakes we post and we do not get extra entries into the sweepstakes we post. We do, however, sometimes put tracking links in the sweeps we post so the companies who run the sweepstakes can see the traffic coming from Sweeties Sweeps. Tracking links never help us win a contest or sweepstakes.
You can read about our Ad and Affiliate Policies here
Personal Information Collected at Sweeties Sweeps
Sweeties Sweeps may ask you to provide the following types of personal information: name, postal address, email addresses, and phone numbers. This information is given freely by you and is not required to view, read, or use this site. Sweeties Sweeps may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information such as the date of your visit to the site, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Comcast, etc.), and the IP Address of your computer.
Sweeties Sweeps does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 18 without the expressed permission from a parent or legal guardian, and the site is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 18.
How Sweeties Sweeps Uses Personal Information Collected Online
Sweeties Sweeps will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal information to reply to inquiries and comments, provide operational notices, publish a newsletter, and program or sweepstakes participation. By completing an entry or registration form you are allowing us store your information in a database for retrieval at a future time for purposes of picking a winner for a giveaway or contacting you with site updates.
Sweeties Sweeps will never sell, rent or share your personal information with third-parties.
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In general, you are responsible for the information you submit in the form of a comment on a post on this blog. Your comments can be read by anyone and your profile can be viewed by anyone. You are allowed to post as an Anonymous reader as a way to help protect your privacy.
Read about our Ad and Affiliate Policies here
Materials Submitted to Sweeties Sweeps
All photos, written correspondence and any other materials submitted to Sweeties Sweeps become the sole and exclusive property of Sweeties Sweeps and cannot be returned at any time. By submitting Materials, you agree that Sweeties Sweeps may, but is not obligated to, use the Materials in connection with the site, in any way, in any medium, worldwide, in perpetuity. Further, you warrant all Materials are 100% original and do not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a defamation against, any person or entity; that the Materials will not infringe upon or violate the copyright or common law rights or any other rights of any person or entity; that there are and will be no encumbrances, liens, conditions or restrictions whatsoever upon or affecting such Materials; and that you and the person depicted in the Materials are at least 18 years of age or you are a parent or guardian granting permission for use. You agree to indemnify Sweeties Sweeps for all damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any breach or failure of the warranties made herein.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes please submit the changes to Sweeties Sweeps by email at [email protected]. Please be sure to note that you are “updating” your information.
Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. Our website also recognizes the online site where a visitor clicked one of our banners or buttons to follow through and visit our site, but we cannot identify the visitor or the visitor’s address. Site information is used to confirm promotion of Sweeties Sweeps giveaways, newsletter, or other projects, and may be used to advise participants of the numbers of visitors who come to our site from their sites. No personal information is collected. The only cookies our site uses will be to store login information through WordPress.
Third Party Ads
Sweeties Sweeps use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, here or here
Sweeties Sweeps cannot be responsible for content provided in these ads and what you, as the visitors of Sweeties Sweeps, does once you leave SweetiesSweeps.com. Please protect yourself by being an informed consumer and read the information presented to you carefully.
Sweeties Sweeps may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, affiliate advertising, or other forms of compensation from time to time. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
As the owner of this blog I may be compensated from time to time to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we may receive compensations for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question directly.
Your feedback and assistance is welcome in updating the information on this site if you find updates or errors.
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