We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information with SSL certificates, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is an encryption technology used to secure the connection between websites and web servers, so all data passing through will be private and protected. SSL protects all sensitive data such as username, passwords, phone numbers, and payment information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Services and provide us with your information at your risk.
1 .INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT VIA TECHNOLOGY
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of now and later developed methods or technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Services ("Usage Information"). This Usage Information may include the browser you are using, the URL that referred you to our Services, all of the areas within our Services that you visit, and the time of day, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Services and your interaction with them. In addition, we collect your IP address or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for your computer or other devices used to access the Services (any, a "Device"). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Services, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.
A few of the methods and technologies that may be used to collect Usage Information include the following:
3. INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES
You may also choose to participate in a third party application (such as one of our Facebook applications or a similar application on a third party web site) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information. The third party may allow you to remove the application, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party web site give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "friends" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your friend's web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party web site or interactive service.
4. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY
If you send someone else a communication from or through the Services, such as sending an article to a friend or information about Products, we use the information you provide (typically, names and email addresses) to facilitate the communication and we do not use it for any other marketing purpose, unless we obtain consent from that person.
5. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY MOBILE APPLICATIONS
Certain aspects of the Services may be provided through an application on your mobile, tablet computer or similar device ("Mobile Application"). You agree that we may collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to, technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to any such Mobile Applications.
If we implement one or more Mobile Applications, the Mobile Application may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information from your mobile device ("Mobile Device Information"), including without limitation:
We may use information automatically collected by the Mobile Application (including the Mobile Device Information) in the following ways:
We may associate your unique Device Identifier or Mobile Application usage information with any Personal Information you provide.
For purposes of your use of any of our Mobile Applications and the services offered through any Mobile Application, the Mobile Application may also collect certain information about you (including Personal Information) that you knowingly supply to the Mobile Application such as the following:
Please note that when you submit information to the Services via a "contact us" or other similar function, you may not always receive a response. We will not use the information provided to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.
1. FOR THIRD-PARTY MARKETING PURPOSES.
CHOCOLATE does not disclose your Personal Information to advertisers, marketers, sponsors, business partners and other third parties for their use (including for them to directly market to you).
2. THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING SERVICES ON OUR BEHALF
We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Services, such as hosting the Services, designing and/or operating the Services' features, tracking Service analytics, enabling you to purchase products and enabling CHOCOLATE to send you email newsletters or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for CHOCOLATE. We do not authorize these vendors to user or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
3. CO-BRANDED AREAS
Certain areas of the Services may be provided to you in association with third parties ("Co-Branded Areas") and may require you to disclose Personal Information in order to register for and access products. Such Co-Branded Areas will identify the third party associates. If you elect to register for products and/or services at Co-Branded Areas you may be providing your information to both CHOCOLATE and the third party associates. Further, if you sign-in to a Co-Branded Area with a username and password obtained on the Services, your Personal Information may be disclosed to the identified third party associates for that Co-Branded Area and will be subject to the posted privacy policies of the relevant third party associates.
4. SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS AND PROMOTIONS
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") through the Services that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions and official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules, such as on a winners list.
5. ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL REASONS
6. BUSINESS TRANSFER
CHOCOLATE may share Personal Information with its parent and its and their subsidiaries and affiliates. CHOCOLATE also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Services, including, without limitation, your Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Services or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, change of control, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of CHOCOLATE's assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
When you receive promotional emails from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving such communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the instructions in the applicable email.
1. FOR THIRD-PARTY MARKETING PURPOSES.
Our Services are not intended for children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, do not provide Personal Information to CHOCOLATE. If we discover that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with Personal Information and we do not have parental consent, we promptly delete that child's information from the Services. If you believe that CHOCOLATE has been provided with the Personal Information of a child under the age of 18 without parental consent, please notify us immediately using the contact information in section 14 below.