Your privacy is important to us. Please read this policy carefully before using this website.
This policy was last updated June 1, 2016
At CardSwap, the protection of your personal information is a top priority. We comply with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
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When you visit or use any of the CardSwap Sites and Features, you may be required to share information that identifies you personally. "Personal Information" refers to any information that can reasonably be used to identify, contact or locate you. Examples of Personal Information include, without limitation, your name, your credit card number, your mailing address and/or email address, and your phone number.
Generally, we collect Personal Information when you provide it to us by visiting and using the CardSwap Sites and Features. Examples of activities include, but are not limited to: registering for an account; purchasing or selling Gift Cards; creating a wish list; choosing to submit testimonials, stories, photos or the like; or otherwise volunteering or providing information about yourself.
If you don't provide us with your Personal Information, we will generally be unable to provide you with our goods or services.
We may collect certain other information each time you visit or use CardSwap Sites and Features so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. This kind of information is not ordinarily considered personally identifying information. For example, we collect or may collect your IP address, referrer data, and browser and platform type. We may assign an ID number to your registration and link additional data to that ID number, such as the date and time you visited, the information you provide, and the links you choose to click. Like most standard website servers, we use log files to collect and store this user information. We may analyze and use this information for a variety of purposes, including operating and improving the CardSwap Sites and Features, collecting further information about and learning from user behavior and trends, and gathering demographic information. Furthermore, we may combine or link information we collect from you offline with information we collect from or about you online through the CardSwap Sites and Features.
We may also use GPS or similar geo-location technology to determine the city and/or geo-coordinates of where you are located when you are using a mobile device. As noted below in the Sharing section, we may use and share your location information with our partners to display relevant advertisements, offers and/or other product offerings to you based on your location.
In addition, our mobile applications may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device's unique device identifier, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the mobile application.
We may also receive and supplement the information we directly collect from or about you with information from third parties. Specifically, we develop and manage programs Gift Card related platforms for third-party partners ("Third-Party Platforms"). These Third-Party Platformsneed to provide us with information required to authenticate and link your account, deliver Gift Cards, or deliver other reward incentives based on your activity. Examples of such information may include, but is not limited to: your name, email address, mailing address, account number, and account activity. Information received for a specific Third-Party Platform is limited exclusively for such purpose, with the exception of aggregated anonymized data used for general business development purposes and to enhance to overall user experience.
If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about any of the CardSwap Sites and Features, you may provide us with your friend's name and email address. Where permitted by law, we will automatically send the friend an email or other communication, on your behalf, inviting them to visit or register for the CardSwap Sites and Features. You warrant and represent that you have your friend's consent to provide us with his or her information for this purpose, and that you will not give us referral information for a child under the age of 18.
The CardSwap Sites and Features may provide you the opportunity to participate in and post text (including questions, comments, and suggestions), images, audio, videos, or other content (collectively, "User Content") publicly through our blogs, chat rooms, forums, interactive features, or other communication functionality ("Community Features"). Please note that certain information, such as your username and profile picture, may be publicly displayed on the CardSwap Sites and Features along with your User Content. Your User Content may also contain metadata, which may contain information about or relating to you, that we may also collect and use.
We may allow other companies, commonly called third party ad servers or advertising networks (collectively, “ad networks”), to display advertisements on the CardSwap Sites and Features. These advertisements may be based on your interests as reflected in your use of the CardSwap Sites and Features as well as other websites and services. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie or other similar technology on your computer, allowing them to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you see their advertisements online and determine which ads you click on, so that they may deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. We do not have access to or control over the cookies or other similar technologies that may be placed by these parties on your computer, nor do we have responsibility for these parties' privacy policies or information collection practices.
Certain functionality on the CardSwap Sites and Features may permit interactions that you initiate between the CardSwap Sites and Features and a third party website or service, such as Facebook and Twitter ("Social Features"). Examples of Social Features include enabling you to “like” or “share” content from the CardSwap Sites and Features with other websites or services; to log-in to the CardSwap Sites and Features using your username and password for a third party website or service; to transmit content to the CardSwap Sites and Features from your account on a third party website or service; and to otherwise connect the CardSwap Sites and Features to a third party website or service.
If you choose to use Social Features, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on the CardSwap Sites and Features or by the provider of the Social Feature that you use. Similarly, if you post information on a third party platform that references any of the CardSwap Sites and Features (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with any of the CardSwap Sites and Features in a tweet or status update), your post may be published on the CardSwap Sites and Features in accordance with the terms of the third party website or service. Also, both we and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the CardSwap Sites and Features and the third party website or service. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections,” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your connections' web pages, profile pages, or similar pages on a social networking or other third party website or service.
We may also share your Personal Information with our affiliates for business and operational purposes, and with third party service providers in connection with the service providers' performance of services to, or on behalf of, the CardSwap Sites and Features. Such services include, for example, customer support, collecting and analyzing information about usage of the CardSwap Sites and Features, delivering advertising, content, offers, and rewards to you on the CardSwap Sites and Features or elsewhere online, processing payments, and performing other administrative, marketing and other commercial services. When we disclose Personal Information to third party service providers, we use reasonable efforts to ensure that those third parties comply with their obligations under confidentiality agreements and/or applicable privacy laws and are authorized only to use Personal Information in order to provide their services to us.
We may share aggregate or individualized information that may include your use of the CardSwap Sites and Features and our merchant partners' websites, with our advertisers, merchant partners, and others for the purpose of delivering content, offers, and rewards to you, and we may receive from ad networks information about third party websites that you have visited.
The information about you that we share with or receive from third parties may generally be used for marketing, administrative and other commercial purposes.
In the event CardSwap goes through a business transition, such as a merger, consolidation, restructuring, acquisition by another company, sale or assignment of rights or assets or a portion thereof, or other company change, we may transfer users' information, including Personal Information, and other business data in connection with that business transition (e.g., to a subsequent owner, co-owner, or operator of any of the CardSwap Sites and Features, or any affiliates and trusted agents, service providers, or partners of the foregoing), including during the course of any due diligence process.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of any information you submit to us, such as your contact information.
If you do not want us to use your location information for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings (if available) or in your mobile phone settings.
If you do not want our mobile applications to collect any information from you, you should uninstall the application using the standard uninstall procedures that may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network where you obtained the mobile application.
The CardSwap Sites and Features are general audience websites and services and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from people younger than the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from an individual under the age of 18, we will remove that information as quickly as possible.
We maintain security measures in place in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the Personal Information under our control. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other various networking communication media are not entirely secure, and your information may therefore be subject to interception or loss which is beyond our reasonable control. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information you transmit to us, and any transmission is done at your own risk. Accordingly, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of your Personal Information or other information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.