What Information is Collected
BlingGuard may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and aggregated non-personally identifiable information. Personally Identifiable Information will include information such as your name, user name, password, address, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, age, preferences and opinions. BlingGuard does not collect personally identifiable information about an individual except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. Aggregated information will include information that is anonymous such as the type of browser you are using or other such non-personally identifiable information.
BlingGuard does not store or in any way retain credit card account data including, among other information, credit card account number and/or expiration dates.
Why is the Information Collected?
BlingGuard may collect your personal information in order to enable BlingGuard to make improvements to the Site, ensure that content standards of the Site are rigorously upheld, enable us to contact contest prizewinners (where applicable) and better serve your specific interests. We may also request you to voluntarily provide personal information that is not required to access features of our Site.
What We Will and Will Not Do With the Information You Provide
BlingGuard uses information generally to compile statistical data, keep in contact with users and provide them with a better interactive experience. BlingGuard may use your information specifically for the following purposes: (i) to improve the content of our Site; (ii) to personalize and/or customize the content and/or layout of our Site for each individual visitor; (iii) to notify visitors about updates to our Site; (iv) to identify our visitors' preferences; (v) to keep you informed about product and services (both ours and third parties') in which you have expressed an interest; (vi) to establish your eligibility for special offers and discounts; (vii) to complete business transactions; (viii) to contact you as part of a promotion; (ix) to allow you to make a posting on the Site; (x) to administer individual accounts; (xi) to provide customer support; (xii) to meet legal requirements; (xiii) to provide Internet security; and/or (xiv) to analyze the collected information. If you have entered and won one of BlingGuard’s contests or promotions, BlingGuard and/or its sponsors may publish your first name and city of residence.
In the event that we sell a substantial portion of our business assets, our customer information may be among the transferred assets. In such event, the purchaser will inherit the confidentiality obligations posted herein.
BlingGuard works closely with a number of parties who may perform functions on our behalf, including fulfilling orders, providing promotional materials to our users, sending e-mail, managing, compiling and processing data, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. We do not disclose your personally identifiable information to these parties except to the extent necessary to enable them to provide the specific services to you.
Privacy and Children
Use of the Site is limited to persons of the age of 18 years or older. By using the Site, you represent that you are at least 18 years old. .
When you visit the Site, we may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. "Cookies" are small text files that identify an individual computer's browser entering the Site. The cookies we store have been designed so as to not pose a security threat to you. No personal information is stored within the cookies. For example, cookies allow us to track a browser's movement through the Site over several sessions. Through cookies, the Site can recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's access to and use of the Site and allows the Site to track usage behavior that will allow content improvement and enable us to tailor our Site to better match your interests and preferences. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Most Internet browsers or other software will allow you to do this. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be severely limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's best features.
How Secure is Your Information
Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information that we collect and maintain, including contracts with third parties that may manage the information provided by you. All personal information is stored on secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled. Only individuals specifically involved in the analysis and other functions set out herein may have access to your personally identifiable information. These individuals have been provided the requisite training on our privacy policies and practices.
Updating / Deleting your Information
BlingGuard enables our users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. To update or delete your information, please contact us online at [email protected] or to contact us in writing mail to BlingGuard LLC, 445 Park Avenue, Floor 10, New York, NY 10022. Please note that it may be impossible to delete a user's entry totally without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.