1. Collection of Information.
o 1.1 Survey Informationc
Planet Fulfillment collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a Planet Fulfillment survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a "Survey"). (As used herein, "online" means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and "offline" means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, Planet Fulfillment or a third party (a "Third Party") may ask an individual to provide various information to Planet Fulfillment, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, "Survey Information"). Planet Fulfillment may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to Planet Fulfillment or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from Planet Fulfillment or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to Planet Fulfillment.
1.2 Third Party List Information.
Planet Fulfillment collects information from individuals when an individual provides information to a third party and Planet Fulfillment subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party (the "Seller"). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual's name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, credit card information, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, "Third Party List Information"). When acquiring Third Party List Information, Planet Fulfillment seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to Planet Fulfillment and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller's list.
1.3 Other Information.
Other occasions when Planet Fulfillment obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by Planet Fulfillment or by a third party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through Planet Fulfillment's customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a Planet Fulfillment service or newsletter (together, "Other Information").
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
Planet Fulfillment currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, Planet Fulfillment may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, "Technology Information").
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual's computer that allows Planet Fulfillment to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in Planet Fulfillment's database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Web Beacons.
A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an <img src="x"> programming function -- see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual's unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Planet Fulfillment to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, Planet Fulfillment might place, with the consent of a third party website, a web beacon on the third party's website where fishing products are sold. When Bill, an individual listed in Planet Fulfillment's database, visits the fishing website, Planet Fulfillment receives notice by means of the web beacon that Bill visited the fishing site, and Planet Fulfillment would then update Bill's profile with the information that Bill is interested in fishing. Planet Fulfillment may thereafter present offers of fishing related products and services to Bill. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, Planet Fulfillment also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in Planet Fulfillment's database.
(c) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is Planet Fulfillment's use of new and evolving technology. As a result, Planet Fulfillment strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.5 Outside Information.
Planet Fulfillment may receive information about individuals from third parties or from other sources of information outside of Planet Fulfillment including information located in public databases ("Outside Information").
1.6 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information Planet Fulfillment gathers or receives about individuals.
1.8 Credit Card Information.
Planet Fulfillment may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card ("Credit Card Information") when an individual places an order from Planet Fulfillment. When the Credit Card Information is submitted to Planet Fulfillment, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Planet Fulfillment will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.