Why we collect information.
MDM is a company that primarily assists our clients, sponsors and other businesses (“sponsor(s)”) operate contests, sweepstakes and promotions ("Contests"), which includes among other areas, the administration of contests executed through websites. Such Contests gather personally identifiable information from those individuals who choose to enter or participate in a particular Contest, through MDM’s proprietary online technology and other offline methods of entry, and anonymous data regarding the Contest itself. MDM collects such personally identifiable information solely for the use of the sponsor(s) and the operation of the Contest.
How we use the information collected.
If you enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion on any website managed or administered by MDM, we will ask you to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, phone number, date of birth, and valid email address, along with any other optional information as requested from the contest sponsor(s)). Among other things, we will need this information to verify your eligibility, ensure compliance with the Official Rules of the contest, notify potential winners, coordinate shipping or delivery of any prize awards, responding to your inquiries, customizing your experience, improving our contests, and/or communicating with you. This information will also be used for marketing purposes by any and all related sponsor(s) or other participating parties, including to alert you of future promotions held by any participating sponsor(s), promote special offers, products, features, sales or services of sponsor(s), and other marketing analysis.
We will share this information with any and all sponsor(s) of the contest; and such sponsor(s) will be identified in the official rules of the contest. We may also share this information with other third-party service providers that are involved with or provide assistance in the administration of the contest, such as by conducting drawings, contacting participants, and/or delivering prizes. If you do not want to provide the requested information or have the information provided to sponsor(s) or other third-party service providers, please do not enter the contest. MDM does not sell your information to any unrelated third parties, who have not sponsored or are not involved in the administration or execution of the Contest.
What information we collect.
The information we collect helps us personalize and continually improve our contest websites, as well as offers, information, content, and communication regarding products and services from related sponsor(s). Here are the types of information we gather.
Our servers automatically collect certain non-personally identifying information, such as your computer’s IP address, the type of browser in use, and pages viewed when you visit our Sites. We use this information to understand how visitors navigate through our Sites, participate in the Contest, use sponsors’ products, to enhance your experience while using our Sites, and to make the materials we post as valuable to visitors as possible. Such information may be linked to personally identifiable information.
Information You Give Us:
We receive and store any information you enter during contest registration, account creation or any information you voluntarily provide us in any other way, including opt-in question responses.
Million Dollar Media’s Online Promotion Technology.
MDM’s proprietary Promotion technology has the ability to collect data other than personally identifiable information for any of the Promotions it operates online. MDM may collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, or ISP domain name. MDM may collect information about the site you last visited prior to the Contest or about your activity during your visit to the Contest site. This information may be used by MDM to administer the technical and operational aspects of this site, and may include using your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. MDM may use a cookie, a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user, to assist in performing some or all of these activities and also to limit your ability to play a Contest more times than allowed. You can set your browser to accept all, some, or no cookies. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, you may be limited in your ability to access some, or all aspects of a particular Contest. MDM may also use other technologies to help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, how much time they spend there, assist in the return visit and log-in process for entrants, and other uses.
Our clients, sponsors or other 3rd party partners will often employ the use of a “click-through URL” linked to content on their website. When a participant clicks one of these URLs, they may pass through a web server before arriving at the destination web page. We may track this click-through data to help determine general interest and measure the effectiveness of communications and the website content.
Security of personal information.
MDM takes its privacy obligations both to its clients, sponsors and to individuals who enter its Contests very seriously. The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to try to protect collected information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.
Unless otherwise specifically indicated, contests, sweepstakes and promotions and/or other websites administered by MDM are not available to anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Although persons of all ages may be allowed to visit our websites or participate in activities that do not require the collection of personal information, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Except for the limited circumstances listed above and below, we will automatically reject and delete the registration or entry of any person we believe in good faith to be underage. Any false or fraudulent registration or entry from a minor will be deemed to be ineligible and will disqualify the minor from the receipt of a prize, benefit, or other participation. Except to meet Federal regulations, as required by applicable laws, or other regulatory and legal purposes, we will not knowingly use, store, or disclose any child's personal information to a third party without prior parental consent.
Special Note about Children.
Whenever MDM does operate a Promotion on behalf of its clients which collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13), MDM and its clients comply fully with all aspects of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") in the operation of the Promotion, in the collection of the information itself and in the subsequent use of the data collected. Personally identifiable information will not be collected from children under the age of thirteen (13) without parental consent in compliance with the COPPA guidelines.
Links to other websites.
MDM websites will often contain links to other client or sponsor websites and products. MDM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites or products. Please visit the privacy policies of these third party sites in order to understand their privacy policies and data collection practices. MDM has no liability for these third party sites, their policies or actions.
California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights (As provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83).
Changes to this policy.
Contact Million Dollar Media.
If you wish to contact MDM about privacy related issues, California Resident inquiries or for any reason at all, you may do so in by mail:
Million Dollar Media, LLC
P.O. Box 278
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(Last updated April 2012)