We may collect the following categories of information:
There are certain categories of information we will automatically collect or store when you visit the Sites and browse through pages or download information. For example, we may collect the following types of information:
We may collect any information that you choose to provide through the Sites (including, without limitation, content in emails you send and information that you submit through forms or otherwise through the Site, when you subscribe to or register for newsletters or other services, or when you participate in polls and surveys). This may include personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, year of birth, gender, zip code, country, and mailing address.
We may collect additional information that you submit to us or direct us to collect. When you link a financial account with an EARN program, the information that we might collect may include such data as your account username, access number(s), password(s), security question(s) and answer(s), account number(s), login information, and any other security or access information, as well as additional data relating to your account(s), such as account balances, credit card charges, debits, and deposits.
We also may receive additional information about you from third-party sources, and we may combine that information with the information we have collected or received about you in other ways.
We use the information we collect for the following purposes:
EARN may share personally identifiable information we collect about you under the following circumstances:
Please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Sites may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country in accordance with applicable law. By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information in the United States.
Any personally identifiable information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in comments becomes publicly available and can be collected, used, or shared by others. Your user name and other identifying information also may be displayed to other users when you post comments. Accordingly, when posting comments, you should exercise caution not to provide any personally identifying information or other information that you would not want seen by others. Use of the community functions on the Sites is at your own risk.
Accordingly, if you choose to access any of these third-party sites or services, you should read the privacy notices and user disclosures on these other websites and evaluate their practices before deciding to disclose any information or use any of these services.
A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser, and it may store user preferences and other information.
When you visit the Sites, a cookie may be sent to your computer by a third party analytics company—for example, Google Analytics, in order to track the categories of automatically collected, non-personal information described above. We track this information in order to improve our Sites and maximize your user experience. We also may use other types of standard Internet tracking technologies, such as web beacons and flash cookies.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. Should we learn that a child under the age of thirteen has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database as may be required by applicable law.
EARN strives to use the best available means to protect your personally identifiable information, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, can be 100% secure at all times. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personally identifiable information.
We provide you the ability to opt-out of certain email and mail communications, such as our newsletters. For more information or to opt-out of receiving certain such communications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the unsubscribe instructions that may be included in the email you receive.
California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites and other online services with which a user communicates. There is no industry standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. EARN currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a standard is established and accepted, EARN may revisit its policy on responding to these signals.