Privacy and Cookies

Privacy and Cookie Policy

General

Giveaways.directory is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This webpage provides information about our protection and privacy practices.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, send us an email, place an order, or subscribe to our newsletter.

If you send an email through our contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us. The information you have provided in your correspondence will be stored on our system in order to allow us to respond to your email. We keep this information private.

If you send a direct text message to the owner of a giveaway promotion through our internal messaging system, the information within your message will be retained in our system to allow the owner of the listing to respond to your inquiries. We keep this information private as well.

Should you make a comment on a blog post, webpage, or giveaway promotion on our site, then your user name (which does not need to be your real name), email address, IP address and message will be retained in our website database. Your user name and comments may be viewable by the general public or other registered users on our website.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To improve customer service and experience. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you information or to respond to inquiries and/or other requests or questions.

To send you newsletters. We offer you the choice to sign up for our periodic newsletters. These newsletters use a double opt in registration process to confirm that you are interested in receiving this correspondence. After you register, your contact information is retained in a newsletter subscriber list. Each newsletter contains an “unsubscribe” link; should you choose to unsubscribe from our newsletters your personal information will be removed from these subscriber lists. You can also unsubscribe from newsletters at any time through your account dashboard on our website.

All users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and editing their profiles and advertisements.

What kinds of cookies do we use?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

The types of cookies we use include the following:

Session Cookie: Temporary, for the duration of your visit. This is a cookie generated by the programming language and is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages. This cookie is strictly necessary.
Content Management System: persistent (1 year). This website uses a content management system that uses a cookie when logging in and out. This is necessary for the proper operation of our website. It is only set if you register as a user on our site, so if you view the contents of our site without registering then this cookie is not set at all.
Cookie Policy Plug in: persistent (1 year). We have installed on our website a message that alerts the user to our privacy and cookie policy. A cookie is used to ensure that once you read and accept this message you will not continue to see it during every following visit. The data collected is anonymous.
Google Analytics: This site uses Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our site and to discover issues or problems with our site. The data that is collected helps us to view anonymous information about our users, such as number of visitors, countries of origin, the various pages they visit, etc. This data is anonymous and does not identify any individual in any way.

Policy on sharing this information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Age of users

Persons under 21 years of age are not eligible to post giveaway listing and should not submit any personal information to Giveaways.directory.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and/or send an email notifying you of any changes.