“Personal information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains.
Collection of Personal Information
TipBusters is a Canadian site hosted by HostGator.com, a website server located in the United States. As a result, any tracking information is transferred across national boundaries and is stored in the United States. When you submit personal information to TipBusters through this Site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in the United States.
You also acknowledge that the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of TipBusters. Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
TipBusters may collect three kinds of information from this Website: (1) log files (non-personal information) (2) cookies and web beacons (3) your voluntarily-provided personal information.
(1) Log Files
Like many other Web sites, TipBusters makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are generally not linked to any information that is personally identifiable; however, it is possible that personal information about a customer may be included in the log files due to the normal functions of IP addresses and Web browsing.
(2) Cookies and Web Beacons
More information about cookies can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to www.tipbusters.com and other sites on the Internet.
ShareASale, Google Adsense, Commission Junction, Linkshare and Amazon
TipBusters has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
(3) Voluntarily-provided personal information
TipBusters does not automatically collect personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address and other personally identifiable information, from its visitors (“Personal Information”). From time to time, TipBusters may collect Personal Information that is voluntarily provided by its visitors in filling out contest entry forms and subscribing to newsletters and other activities carried out on the Website. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. Every email newsletter has an opt-out option, whereby a subscriber can remove themselves from the email list.
TipBusters will only collect and use such Personal Information solely for the purpose(s) disclosed by TipBusters at the time of collection and only after the visitor has voluntarily agreed to such collection and use, by clicking “I agree” on the online form or in writing if entering via faxed or mailed form. TipBusters also sometimes use email addresses that have been voluntarily provided by its visitors to respond to visitors who communicate with us, to inform winners of contests or to subscribe to newsletters. All emails from TipBusters to its visitors include instructions on how to discontinue receipt of emails, newsletters and other communication from TipBusters and visitors can discontinue such communication at any time. Email addresses from visitors who wish to discontinue receipt of TipBusters emails will be removed from the TipBusters distribution list and data bases. All Personal Information that may identify a visitor and has been collected with the visitor’s consent by TipBusters is not disclosed in any identifiable form to any other party outside the company except for the fulfillment of the specific purpose identified to the visitor at the time of collection. However TipBusters may disclose such information in anonymous, aggregated and non-personally identifiable form to other parties for marketing, advertising or other purposes and to better understand visitor’s use of the Website. At any time, a visitor may send an email to email@example.com to request that Personal Information be changed, removed or updated in TipBusters’ databases.
Protection of Visitors’ Personal Information
TipBusters protects the Personal Information it collects with appropriate technological, physical and administrative safeguards to protect it from unauthorized disclosure or use. Access to Personal Information collected by TipBusters is limited to authorized individuals and stored on its databases, which are protected by firewalls and are password-secured. TipBusters retains the Personal Information only for as long as is required for the purposes identified at the time of its collection and consented to by the visitor providing it or as otherwise required by law.
Once Personal Information is no longer necessary for the purposes consented to by the visitor, it is TipBusters’ practice to delete it from its data bases or systems or make it anonymous.
This Website may be linked to other websites. These linked websites are not under the control of TipBusters and are required to have their own privacy policies. Visitors should ensure that they read and understand how their Personal Information may be collected, used, and disclosed by the linked websites as TipBusters is not responsible for and shall not be held liable for any procedures, policies or activities of any websites linked to the Website.
Please refer to the section above on cookies for advertising links.
People who subscribe to email lists via the website will receive periodic updates from TipBusters by email. You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a customer’s personally identifiable information changes, or if a customer no longer desires our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that customer’s personal data in our records. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opt Out & Modifications
Any customer who signs up for the email newsletter may unsubscribe at any time.
As stated earlier, TipBusters is hosted by the U.S.-based HostGator. Both TipBusters and Hostgator.com use technical security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, alternation or unauthorized disclosure of information under their control. Hostgator.com uses security measures including and not limited to: physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about Users upon valid request by government or law officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including without limitation subpoenas), to protect your property and rights, or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or stop activity we consider illegal or unethical.
This agreement is valid as of March 01, 2013.