Information YouRulz Collects
In administering the Services, YouRulz may collect from you, Personal Information and non-Personal Information. Personal Information is information, that by its very nature, can be tracked back to you (“Personal Information”). Some example of this type of information includes your name, address, phone number, email address, social security number, and driver license number. Non-Personal Information, on the other hand, is information that is considered insufficient to be able linked back to the original User.
Personal Information Provided to YouRulz by Users
You may provide Personal Information including, but not limited to, your name, email address, social media accounts, username, social security number, and current location when you register on and use the Service. You may also provide photos, notes, events, location data (when you want to search for nearby providers), and similar information during regular use of the Service.
When you login to the Site or App, you will provide your location data by turning on your GPS and send your location to YouRulz. We may store and use that information to verify for eligibility enter certain Contests and for fraud prevention purposes. Your location information will not be made public. You may withdraw this consent at any time by turning off the location settings or by notifying us in writing that you would like to withdraw such consent. If you turn off your location settings, this may prevent you from being able to access certain Contests.
Information Automatically Collected by YouRulz
Like other websites or apps, we also may collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate through our Services. We may collect information about your visit from the browser on your computer or mobile device including but not limited to the time and date you access the Services, your geographic location, IP address, device information, cookies and the pages you request — to analyze trends, administer the Services, track navigation of the site, deliver relevant advertisements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use (note that IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information). We use this information to improve understanding of customer needs and provide relevant services. To automatically collect information, we use various technologies including:
Pixel Tags. We use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons or Web bugs). Pixel tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive or web browser, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send email messages in a format that users can read, and tell us whether emails have been opened to, in part, ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may also use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user.
Log File Information. When you use YouRulz, our servers may automatically record certain information that your device sends whenever you visit any website and use certain apps. These server logs may include information such as your web or app request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Location Data Information. YouRulz uses third party service providers to assist in collecting location data. If you use enter Contests that require verification of location data, you consent to us transmitting, collecting, maintaining, processing and using your location data in order to provide and improve location-based services. You may withdraw this consent at any time by turning off the location settings or by notifying us in writing that you would like to withdraw such consent.
Threat Detection. We use certain third party service providers to provide threat detection, user authentication and fraud prevention services. These service providers may automatically collect certain information about your visits to the Site or App and the device you use to connect to our Services, in order to monitor for potential threats or bad actors. This information may include, among other things, your IP address and your device’s unique device identifier.
Information Collected from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we have about you with information received from other sources including from our pages on social networking sites, the social networking sites themselves, and from commercially available sources (e.g., data brokers and public databases). The information we receive may include demographic data such as age, gender and income level, your interests and purchase data and other information that is necessary or useful to assist our marketing efforts or for user verification, authentication, fraud detection or to comply with regulatory requirements.
How We Use Your Data
We will use the information you provide to us for a variety of purposes, including to:
- • create your YouRulz account,
- • provide communication between Users who may be in the same contests or leagues,
- • facilitate direct messaging between Users,
- • share User profiles with other Users,
- • share your profile information, name, or phone number when you invite friends to use the Services or when you search for friends within the Services,
- • share your profile or Contest information with your social media services when you connect your social media account to YouRulz,
- • contact you when you win a prize,
- • to publicly share your name and profile info when you a prize,
- • contact you for customer service requests,
- • contact you regarding payment issues,
- • contact you to inform you of important changes or additions to our Services,
- • send you administrative notices, oﬀers and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you,
- • operate, improve and maintain our products and services, including analyzing user behavior,
- • administer promotions, provide features and display relevant content to you,
- • track and monitor web traﬃc,
- • track your response and behavior on the Services,
- • interact with support and feedback platforms,
- • manage support and contact requests,
- • tailor and optimize advertising, and
- • to implement SPAM protection.
Information Collected About Friends
The Services may enable you to invite your friends to join in the fun. Users can invite friends in two ways:
Email: You may invite a friend to register on our Services by providing us with their email address. We will collect the email address(es) you provide in order to facilitate that invitation. We rely upon you to obtain whatever consents from the third party that may be required by law to allow us to access and upload the third party’s names and e-mail addresses as required above. If you are using the App to invite a friend, the App may also collect your phone number which we may use, among other purposes, fraud prevention and user authentication purposes. You or the third party may contact us at support@YouRulz.com to request the removal of this information from our database.
Text Message: We may enable you to send your friends an invite to register on our Services via text message. We employ various techniques in order to enable you to invite your friends via text message, including offering contact importer tools to facilitate adding to your contacts (including contacts in your address book) so that you can more readily ask your contacts to join the Services in and communicate with you through the Services. With your permission, we will access your address book, and import your contacts’ names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, image, geographic location and any other information associated with your contacts to determine which of your friends have not registered for an Account. The text message that is sent to your friends will come from your phone number so that your friends know that you want to invite them to visit the Site. We also collect your phone number during this process to send you a text message for account verification purposes, along with some settings that help us to interpret your data, such as the language and keyboard settings that you have established, and the phone’s carrier, mobile network code and mobile country code.
Our Services may also enable you to invite your friends who have an Account to join a Contest. In order to invite friends with Accounts to join a Contest, you may either enter (1) your friend’s username associated with their account to find and locate them or (2) in the event you are using our App, use our contact importer tool to import and search through your contacts (including contacts in your address book) to match those of your friends who are also registered users of the Services. With your permission, we will access your address book, and import your contacts’ names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, image, geographic location and any other information associated with your contact to facilitate automatic connection with your friends.
How We May Share Your Information
We don’t give your Personal Information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide services (like when we partner with payment processors or other data services). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Services, we require that they protect your Personal Information to the same standards we do. We do reserve the right to disclose Personal Information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect our legal rights.
Please see below for how we may share your Personal and non-Personal Information.
Sharing of Personal Information
2) Service Providers and Contractors: We reserve the right to disclose to service providers, contractors, or other third parties any or all of the information that we collect online about you and other visitors to conduct business on our behalf. These activities could include processing payments, maintaining the Site, or facilitating email delivery to you. We require that our service providers protect your Personal Information with the same standards we do but we are not responsible for their policies or practices.
3) By Law or to Protect Rights: We may disclose information when we believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to enforce our intellectual property rights, to enforce our Terms of Service, or to protect the rights, property or safety of YouRulz and our employees, and if necessary to defend against third-party claims. We may also disclose information when requested to comply with a court order, investigation, or governmental request.
5) Tax Filings. If your earnings from Contests exceeds a certain threshold, in accordance with our interpretation of applicable law, we will disclose the amount of your earnings and other related information to the United States Internal Revenue Service and other appropriate taxing authorities.
Please bear in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your Personal Information available for viewing by third parties online – for example through comments and participation in forums or through email – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.
Sharing of Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data
YouRulz may share with third parties your non-Personal Information and related aggregated data for any legitimate business purposes, including for reporting, research, or advertising. Because this form of data does not identify particular users, these third parties will not be able to contact you based solely on this data. For example, we may share aggregated usage data from our Users or may share IP addresses or general demographic information of our users to provide anonymous aggregated data to business partners about the volume of use on the Services and the opportunities in which Users are most interested.
How We Protect All of Our Data
All information submitted to YouRulz will be stored on our servers. We will use industry standard measures, including encryption where appropriate. However, as eﬀective as the reasonable security measures we implement may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information supplied will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. Therefore, any information you transmit to us is sent at your own risk.
By using the Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please contact us at the address below.
How You Can Control the Information We Collect, Use and Share
If you share information with us, you will have the opportunity to review, update, change or delete the information you have provided to us (and that we continue to store) at any time through your profile settings. You can also stop receiving emails from us or disable your account to prevent any future purchases through that account. Please contact us directly at support@YouRulz.com to eﬀect changes or click on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of marketing emails you may receive from us.
We may occasionally send you push notifications to your mobile device. You can turn off certain push notifications in the account settings of the App. You can also turn off push notifications specific to YouRulz through your iOS or Android device.
On request, we will give you a copy of all the Personal Information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.
We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons. We are under no obligation to destroy anonymized aggregate data.
Regardless of your choices regarding promotional communications and updates regarding content, we may send you administrative messages, service announcements, terms and conditions of your account, or other similar communications, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
The Services may contain links to other sites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or other practices employed by websites linked to, or from, our website nor the information or content contained therein. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our Services.
Our Policy Toward Children
The Services are is not directed to children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly maintain personally identiﬁable information from or about anyone under 13. If we become aware that we have collected personally identiﬁable information from a user of the Services that is under the age of 13, then we will remove that child’s Personal Information from our ﬁles. If a parent or guardian learns his or her child has provided us with Personal Information, he or she should contact us at support@YouRulz.com (please include the child’s name, address, username, and e-mail address).
Consent to Transfer
YouRulz reserves the right to store this information in and outside of the United States and in locations not under our direct control (for example, colocated server facilities).
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