Effective September 1, 2011:
- SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION - This section addresses the types of information that SmartSource collects directly from users and the collection of non-personally identifiable information via cookies and related technologies by SmartSource and third parties.
- NOTICE AND CHOICE - This section provides information on users’ options to control how their information is collected and used, how SmartSource notifies users about future Policy changes, where SmartSource stores data, and third-party web sites that may link to the SmartSource Services.
- USE AND DISCLOSURE - This section describes how SmartSource uses your information to provide and manage the SmartSource Services, including when SmartSource may disclose your information to third parties that assist SmartSource in providing those services.
- SECURITY - This section describes SmartSource’s security measures.
- USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELATION - This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by SmartSource, and how to stop receiving emails from SmartSource.
- CONTACT US - This section instructs users how to contact SmartSource.
News America Marketing Interactive L.L.C. and, in Canada, News Marketing Canada Corp. (collectively, “SmartSource” or “we”) operates www.smartsource.com, www.smartsource.ca, the SmartSource branded applications and microsites hosted by SmartSource that are linked from business partner websites (collectively, the “SmartSource Site”). The SmartSource Site allows users to obtain coupons and free product samples from SmartSource and its product partners, to enter contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and to enjoy any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by SmartSource in connection with SmartSource’s business, including when the SmartSource Site is accessed via the Internet, mobile, applications or other methods(collectively, the “SmartSource Services”). SmartSource is based in the United States and the SmartSource Services are hosted in the United States. SmartSource is part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY SMARTSOURCE
User Submitted Information
Users submit information to SmartSource in order to take advantage of the following SmartSource Services:
Targeted Coupons. Users are given the option of submitting their zip/postal code to SmartSource in order to receive coupons and offers that are targeted to the area in which they live.
Direct To Card (D2C) Coupons. Users who want to download coupon offers directly to their frequent shopper cards or other indicia, must provide their frequent shopper card numbers or other unique identifier.
New Coupon Alerts. Users who want to be notified via email about SmartSource Services available on the SmartSource Site must provide SmartSource with their email address, zip/postal code and gender (so that relevant offers may be sent).
Free Samples. Users who want to receive free samples through SmartSource from a Product Partner (the company that supplies the product or service) must provide their names and mailing addresses to SmartSource so that their request can be fulfilled.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. Users who enter contests, sweepstakes or promotions must provide their full name, mailing address and email address to SmartSource.
Third-parties that support the SmartSource Services by, for example, serving advertisements or providing services, such as tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. SmartSource does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies including cookies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through SmartSource Services.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of SmartSource Services, we may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties. If you access SmartSource through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your public user ID associated with that third-party service, and any information you may have made public in connection with that service and that the third party shares with partner services.
3. NOTICE & CHOICE
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the information you provide us for the following purposes:
The information that users submit to the SmartSource Site in order to obtain Free Samples, to enter Sweepstakes, Contests or Promotions or to obtain coupons or products from a Product Partner is transferred to the Product Partner who will fulfill the user’s request or, in the case of Sweepstakes, Contests or Promotions, to our sweepstakes administrator, sweepstakes partner and/or prize sponsor.
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the SmartSource Services. SmartSource may make your personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the SmartSource Services. These outside service providers are required to protect personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to SmartSource.
To contact you. SmartSource may send promotional materials or notifications to the email address you provided to us when you registered for New Coupon Alerts. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from SmartSource, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the SmartSource Services or policies.
To protect the rights of SmartSource and our users and comply with legal obligations. There may be instances when SmartSource may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where SmartSource has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of SmartSource, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the SmartSource Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If SmartSource sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, SmartSource may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
SmartSource uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
6. USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELATION
Upon request, and unless prohibited by law, we shall inform users of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information and provide access to that information. We will take reasonable steps to correct any personal information a user informs us is incorrect or incomplete as appropriate. If you want to change the personal information maintained by SmartSource, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If want to stop receiving emails from SmartSource, please use the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email you receive. Remember that even after SmartSource stops using your personal information, we may also retain backup information on our servers for some time for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. SmartSource cannot control the continued use of your personal information by Product Partners, sweepstakes partners and/or prize sponsors.
7. CONTACT US
Mail: News America Marketing Interactive L.L.C.
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036