Effective Date 05/01/2013
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Telescope offers a variety of services, including voting services for television programs that are collectively referred to as the “Service”. We gather certain personally identifiable information that you provide to us when accessing a Service. When you use a Service, we may require you to provide “contact information”, such as name, address, email address and phone number, and “financial information” such as credit card numbers, bank account information and mobile phone number (collectively “personal information”).
As you use the Services, Telescope may also track and aggregate non-personally identifiable information about you, for example your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address to determine whether you are in a region that is eligible to vote. We may also share this information with third parties which incorporate the Service being used, for example the companies associated with the television program you cast your vote with. We do not link this data with any personal information so you will remain anonymous to us. In the event of corporate business activities such as mergers, acquisitions, divestures or bankruptcy, personal information may be used or disclosed in connection with such activities or as disclosure is required be law.
.These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. For example, we may share your personal information with your mobile phone service provider, phone company, credit card company or PayPal to secure collection of Service fees or operate the Service. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. Telescope will store your personal information only as long as necessary to provide the Service or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
We may disclose your personal information to (1) our employees and contractors only to the extent necessary to provide the Service; (2) comply with laws and regulations, including for example compliance with a court order or subpoena; (3) enforce our Terms and Conditions and Service rules (e.g. for contests, sweepstakes, promotions and games); (4) protect your safety and security and/or the safety and security of Telescope, our employees and property that belongs to Telescope or third parties and (5) those involved in a transfer of all or part of Telescope’s assets or business.
Telescope may offer you an opportunity to “opt-in” to receive marketing information from Telescope and/or its partners. This “opt-in” will require a response by you to signify your consent to receive additional information from Telescope and/or its partners. For example, if you are using the internet to access the Service, you may be asked to check a box to “opt-in” or if accessing via your mobile phone, by texting YES to a designated short code.
REQUEST FOR CHANGES TO PREFERENCES/PERSONAL INFORMATION AND OPT-OUT
We take your privacy and data security very seriously and strive to maintain the security of all personal information voluntarily provided by you. We maintain appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. However no website or transmission of information over the internet or common carrier lines is guaranteed to be completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data losses or other breaches will never occur and accordingly any transmission of information by you is done at your own risk.
The Service provided by Telescope is not directed and/or intended for children without parental or guardian consent. Additionally, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered any personal information from a child under 13 years of age, Telescope is committed to taking the appropriate steps to delete this personal information.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
In accordance with our commitment to protect personal privacy, Telescope adheres to the principles of the Safe Harbor Framework as developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission. The seven principles and fifteen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) referred to in this policy constitute Safe Harbor privacy framework. These principles and FAQs may be found at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor