Information Collection – We collect personal information about you from a variety of sources, including:
Collection and Use of Personal Information (PII): We collect and store Personal Information when you register to become a Make Shopping Count user, ask a question, complete a form, or send us an email. We use your personal information to provide you with a customized web profile, validate your identity, improve our products, notify you of important updates, respond to your requests, and to fulfill legal and regulatory obligations. The products and preferences you have set up in your Make Shopping Count account will be used for internal market research activities as deemed necessary by Make Shopping Count. Your PII information will not be supplemented from any other source. None of your personal information is ever shared with any third party without your permission. We collect PII in the following ways: Contact Us Form: When you use the Contact Us form on learn.makeshoppingcount.com, we collect your email and browser information in order to answer your question appropriately. We do not store this information and only use it to respond to your question or provide you with technical support.
Registration: During the registration process, you have the option to register with Facebook, Apple, and Google or to create your own profile. Registration is essential so the user can track their contributions. It also ensures the revenue generated by each user is distributed to the charities they support.
Age Restrictions on Make Shopping Count User: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not allow the use of our products or collect PII from any persons under the age of 18. Additionally, we take measures to remove our content from individuals under the age of 18 and remove any stored information about the person from our database.
Updating Your Personal Information: A user may access their personally identifiable information through a secure login on our website. If your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct or make updates in the “My Profile” section of our website. If you should no longer desire our services, you may delete or deactivate your personally identifiable information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us through the mail at: MSC Associates LLC, 1712 Pioneer Ave. Suite 864, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Collection and Use of Information by Make Shopping Count Websites (non-PII): Some of the information Make Shopping Count receives about your visit to makeshoppingcount.com, and any white-label branded Make Shopping Count website may be used for our internal research and to help us improve the site and the services Make Shopping Count offers to its customers. In general, the Internet addresses of computers, also known as IP addresses, are logged to track user sessions on an anonymous basis. Make Shopping Count analyzes this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting, how long they spend there, browser type, and server load. The IP address tracking is done in the aggregate form and we do not link this information to personally identifiable information. This information is collected automatically by almost all major web servers.
We may use the non-PII information listed above for the following purposes:
We reserve the right to share your PII as required by law and when we believe that it is necessary to protect the rights of our company and/or comply with a legal guideline, court mandates, or legal process served on our website.
We also allow users to register for our product using Facebook Connect, Apple, and Google. We treat information obtained from such sources as we would information obtained from a registration form. We will not use the information submitted by the user for any purpose outside of those previously stated in the privacy agreement.
Cookies: When you register on the Make Shopping Count website, we send a small file to your computer that uniquely identifies your preferences. This file is called a cookie. We use this cookie to identify you as a Make Shopping Count user and it facilitates the display of the preferences, settings, and customization options that you have selected for your Make Shopping Count product(s). Your browser is probably set up by default to accept cookies, including Make Shopping Count cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent to your computer. You should be aware, however, that some of Make Shopping Count’s features may not function properly if you disable cookies on your computer.
Information Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, Make Shopping Count has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure all personal information that Make Shopping Count collects online. These security measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store your personal data. In addition, we restrict access to personal information only to Make Shopping Count employees and contractors who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our services. These parties are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution if they fail to meet these obligations. Unfortunately, no security system can be 100% secure. With that said, Make Shopping Count cannot guarantee the security of any information provided to us in connection with the information that we collect through our website.
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