BigNickel.com is committed to protecting consumer privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. At BigNickel.com, we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.
I. Information That We Collect
We may request that you supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, and home or work telephone number, for purposes such as correspondence or participating in online contests, surveys or games.
We may require you to supply us with personal information (demographic information such as average age, income, education, population data, zip codes) during a "registration" process online prior to using certain features of our site. We use this general information to aggregate information according to demographics, such as gender, geographic location, age, income or a combination of these or other demographics.
II. Use of User Information
We may perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior. This allows us to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our Web sites for product development purposes. Any information we collect is used for its own internal purposes to improve the content of the Web sites, to enhance users' experiences when visiting our sites, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user. We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. There are instances where you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the site or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission and consent.
III. Disclosure to Third Parties
Advertisers and third parties also may collect information about your activity on our sites and applications, on devices associated with you, and on third-party sites and applications using tracking technologies. Tracking data collected by these advertisers and third parties is used to decide which ads you see both on our sites and applications and on third-party sites and applications, but does not identify you personally and is not associated with your registration account. You may choose not to receive targeted advertising from many ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other service providers. You may also choose to control targeted advertising you receive within applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device's advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads). We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.
IV. Security of Information
We use our best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by users. When we collect information from our users, it is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it.
At any time while assessing our sites, any user while online may "opt-out" of further e-mail contact from us (while still allowing access to our sites).
VI. Use of Materials
The right to download and store or output the materials in our sites is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of us is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on these sites may contact us at comments@BigNickel.com.
These privacy policies are effective as of Jan. 1, 2010. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they go into effect.