Last updated: November 15, 2010
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How we collect information about you
When a user visits the GratitudePoint website or use the GratitudePoint Services, we collect the user's IP address and standard web log information, such as browser type and the pages accessed on our website.
If you register with us for a member account or use the GratitudePoint Services, we may collect the following types of information:
Financial information - Currently all financial information is handled by third parties such as Paypal, and we DO NOT have access to or store any of your financial information such as the bank account numbers and/or credit card numbers that you use for financial transactions with your GratitudePoint account.
Before permitting you to use the GratitudePoint Services, we may require you to provide additional information
we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of birth or other information.
When you are using the GratitudePoint Services, we collect information about your transactions and your other activities on our website or using the GratitudePoint Services and we may collect information about your computer or other access device for fraud prevention purposes.
Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways such as contacts with our customer support team or results when you respond to a survey from interactions with members of the Gratitude Point, Inc. corporate family, and from other companies.
When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our website is used, may place small data files
Services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
We send a "session cookie" to your computer when you log in to your member account or otherwise use the GratitudePoint Services. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we don’t need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or after a certain amount of time without any activity, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect.
We MAY also use longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your e-mail address on our sign-in form, so that you don't need to retype the e-mail address each time you log in to your account.
We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website. We may also collect information about your computer or other access device to mitigate risk and for fraud prevention purposes.
You may encounter cookies from third parties when using the GratitudePoint Services on websites that we do not control (for example, if you view a web page created by a third party or use an application developed by a third party, there may be a cookie placed by that web page or application.)
Affiliate and third party links
Our website contains links to other Internet sites owned by third parties. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, that each of those sites have posted. We have no control over sites owned by others, and we are not responsible for any changes to or for any content on them. Our inclusion of any third-party content or a link to a third-party site on our website is not an endorsement of that content or that third-party site.
Several of the links on our website to third party merchants such as Amazon.com are affiliate links. If you visit a merchant website by clicking on an affiliate link on our site, a cookie may be placed on your computer to track the fact that you came via one of our links. If you then complete a purchase at that merchants site within a set period of time (this is variable, but generally less than 3 months), we may receive a commission payment from that merchant.
We do not sell, resell, distribute, or license any of the products or the services that we review, list, link, or advertise on our website. We disclaim any responsibility for or liability related to these products and services. Your correspondence and related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.Back to top
How we protect and store personal information
Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a
specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information
that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.
We store and process your personal information on computers and servers provided by hosting and storage services Amazon S3 and Dreamhost in the US and elsewhere in the world where their facilities are located, as well as computers under our control. We, and third parties that we use, specifically Amazon S3 and Dreamhost protect your personal information by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
How we use the personal information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize the GratitudePoint Services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, please follow the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.Back to top
How we share personal information with other GratitudePoint users and ThankYouHub.Com website users
Information accessible to all visitors to the ThankYouHub.Com website
All personal information marked as public is accessible to visitors to the ThankYouHub.Com website. This includes:
It is your responsibility to not share any information that you'd like to keep private in the public areas of the site, such as public Requests, or your interests section in the public profile.
Additional Information accessible to logged in users on the ThankYouHub.Com website
Logging in establishes the identity of a member, and all additional Requests and transactions that are marked viewable to a member are accessible to that logged in member. This includes:
All other information that is not marked public, is only accessible to you and us. This includes all information accessible to the ThankYouHub.Com admin user, which is essentially us. Thus, all individual buy and redeem transactions are only accessible to you and us. Your contact information is never accessible to other users unless you write it out in public areas of the site such as public Requests or you Public profile.Back to top
How we share personal information with other parties
We may share your personal information with:
GratitudePoint will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing
purposes and only shares your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.
How you can restrict GratitudePoint from sharing your personal information
Federal and state laws allow you to restrict the sharing of your personal information in certain instances. However, these laws also state that you cannot restrict other types of sharing. Because we have already chosen to refrain from certain types of data sharing, the only type of sharing of your personal information that you can specifically additionally restrict is as follows:
How you can access or change your personal information
You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and clicking the Profile subtab under the My GP tab.Back to top
How you can contact us about privacy questions
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by using this contact form or writing to us at Gratitude Point Inc, Attn: Privacy Department, 4411 McKinney Avenue, #32, Dallas, TX 75205, USA. GratitudePoint maintains offices at this location too.Back to top