Privacy Policy

SPARKLINGJ understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of SPARKLINGJ and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to websites owned and operated by SPARKLINGJ that are intended for use by consumers (non-professionals) for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes, including sparklingj.com and including the mobile optimized versions of these sites (we refer to these sites collectively as the “SPARKLINGJ”, “SPARKLINGJ Sites”, “us” and “our”). We refer to the SPARKLINGJ Sites, along with the information and services made available to you through the SPARKLINGJ Sites, as the “Services.”

 

If you do not want us to collect, use or disclose information about you and your use of the Services as described in this Privacy Policy, then you should not use the Services. By using the Services, you must agree to the SPARKLINGJ Terms of Use, which is the contract between us and users of the Services. By accepting the SPARKLINGJ Terms of Use, you confirm that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and you acknowledge that we will store, use and otherwise process your information in the United States.

 

SPARKLINGJ may share information among its subsidiaries or websites that it owns or controls, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy. Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, SPARKLINGJ is the data controller responsible for the processing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collected About You

 

Some of our Services (such as certain quizzes) do not retain your personal information, while others store your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Even if you do not register with or provide any personal information to SPARKLINGJ, we collect information about your use of the SPARKLINGJ Sites and the Services. We may also acquire information about our users from external sources.

 

When you use the Services, we collect information as follows:

 

Orders

 

When you order a product on sparklingj.com, you will be prompted to provide us your name, shipping and billing address, phone number and email address. In addition, we may also ask you for your state so that we can comply with applicable laws and regulations, and we might also ask for your gender. These types of personal information are used for billing purposes, to fulfill your orders, to communicate with you about your order and our site, and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your order, we may use the personal information you provide us with to contact you. Additionally, we will not reserve any of your bank account information, such as credit card or bank account number, password, valid date and so on.

 

Email Newsletters

 

At various times as you use the SPARKLINGJ Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from SPARKLINGJ and/or directly from third parties. From time to time SPARKLINGJ may offer users of third-party websites the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletters through those websites. If you elect to subscribe to one of our newsletters on a third party website, the operator of that website will provide us with the personal information you have provided in connection with the subscription request, which we may use in accordance with this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to SPARKLINGJ.

 

Market Research

 

From time to time, SPARKLINGJ may conduct online research surveys on behalf of itself and third parties through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may require you to provide your location, age and if there’s a sweepstake associated with the market research survey, your name and contact information for purposes of sweepstakes administration. The information you submit in a survey may be used by SPARKLINGJ for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. The personal information you provide in connection with a sweepstakes entry will be used for the sole purpose of administering the sweepstakes and as required by applicable law. We will not knowingly invite individuals who are under the age of 13 to participate in market research surveys. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of SPARKLINGJ will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

 

SPARKLINGJ Public Forums

 

SPARKLINGJ features public forums where users with similar interests can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. Our public forums are open to the public and should not be considered private.

 

Any information (including personal information) you share in any online forum is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any personal information in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines.

 

If you mistakenly post personal information in our public forum areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by using the Contact Us E-mail at the bottom of every page of the SPARKLINGJ Sites. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information.

 

Emails You Send to SPARKLINGJ

 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to SPARKLINGJ by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to SPARKLINGJ.

 

Services and Device Information

 

When you access and use the Services, SPARKLINGJ automatically collects and stores in its server logs information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies and information about the content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, ad engagement, clicks and the associated dates and times).

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

 

We and our partners use cookies to collect information about your use of the Services. “Cookies” are small data files assigned to your browser when you visit a SPARKLINGJ Site which enable recognition of your browser and collect and store information about your use of the Services, as described above. In addition to cookies, we and our partners use other tracking technologies that collect information about your use of the Services, including mobile identifiers and "web beacons" which are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) embedded in a web page or email typically used to monitor activity and send relevant information back to a home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party).

 

Our advertising service partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the SPARKLINGJ Sites, including content you have viewed. These third parties may use this information to help SPARKLINGJ deliver advertising on the SPARKLINGJ Sites and on other third-party websites based on your browsing activity on the SPARKLINGJ Sites. SPARKLINGJ may further tailor the advertising on the SPARKLINGJ Sites and these other third-party websites based on additional information to the extent known by SPARKLINGJ or these third parties. In addition to using the information it collects performing services for SPARKLINGJ, the third party may also use such information as described in its privacy policy. While the third party does not provide any personal information to SPARKLINGJ, the third party may use information that it has about you and that it collects performing services for SPARKLINGJ (which may be associated with personal information that the third party has about you) as described in its privacy policy available.

 

We also work with third party ad networks to display advertising on our SPARKLINGJ Sites and on third party websites. Our ad network vendors use technologies to collect information about your activities on the SPARKLINGJ Sites to provide you cookie-based targeted advertising on our SPARKLINGJ Sites and on third party websites based upon your browsing activity and your interests.

 

How Information Collected About You Is Used

 

Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:

  • to provide, improve and create new Services,
  • to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the SPARKLINGJ Sites and Services,
  • to obtain your feedback about the SPARKLINGJ Sites and Services,
  • to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from SPARKLINGJ,
  • to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the SPARKLINGJ Sites are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,
  • to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content including advertising on and off the SPARKLINGJ Sites,
  • to offer lead generation services,
  • to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users,
  • to identify issues with the Services,
  • to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and

In addition, SPARKLINGJ may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.

 

SPARKLINGJ may combine your personal information and other information collected about your use of the Services, and also supplement with information from external sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, information that SPARKLINGJ collects about you may be combined by SPARKLINGJ with other information available to SPARKLINGJ through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the SPARKLINGJ Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners.

 

SPARKLINGJ will not sell your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent.

 

Sharing Your Information

 

SPARKLINGJ Subsidiaries and Corporate Affiliates

 

We may share your information with our subsidiaries, affiliates and companies acquired by or merged with us and our affiliates. In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, SPARKLINGJ reserves the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your personal information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Companies and Contractors that Work with SPARKLINGJ

 

SPARKLINGJ works with third party companies and contractors that help us provide the Services and to otherwise assist in the operation of the SPARKLINGJ Sites, including those that provide services relating to technology, data analysis, research, email management and deployment, sweepstakes and contest administration, advertising and marketing and/or content. SPARKLINGJ contractors sometimes have limited access to your information in the course of providing products or services to SPARKLINGJ. We contractually require that our contractors not use or disclose your information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for SPARKLINGJ.

 

Third Party Advertisers and Third-Party Websites

 

We may share information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help SPARKLINGJ deliver advertising on the SPARKLINGJ Sites as well as on third party websites.

 

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the SPARKLINGJ Sites are served on, or contain links to, websites hosted and operated by a company other than SPARKLINGJ ("Third Party Websites"). SPARKLINGJ does not share your personal information with these third party Websites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to these third party Websites once you access these third party Websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. SPARKLINGJ does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-Party Websites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the third-Party Website to understand how that third-party Website collects and uses your information. SPARKLINGJ makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave a SPARKLINGJ Site and enter a Third Party Website, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the SPARKLINGJ Site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as "Powered by" or "in association with" followed by the name of a company other than SPARKLINGJ, then you are on a website hosted by a company other than SPARKLINGJ.

 

We may also include social widgets on the SPARKLINGJ Sites which enable you to interact with the associated social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing data which may be received by the third party that provided the widget and are controlled by these third parties. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the applicable social network platform.

 

Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests

 

To cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.

 

How Your Information is Secured and Retained

 

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite SPARKLINGJ's efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

 

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter personal information (including personal health information in various Services), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

 

We will retain your personal information as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. At any time you can remove your personal information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to SPARKLINGJ from our servers. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for more information on how you can update or remove your personal information. We will also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Your Choices and Rights

 

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

 

If you do not want your personal information used by SPARKLINGJ as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the SPARKLINGJ Sites and Services. You can correct, update or review personal information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any personal information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below or through the Contact Us Email provided at the bottom of every page of the SPARKLINGJ Sites.

 

If you desire to delete any of your personal information you have provided to us from our systems, please contact us through the Contact Us Email provided at the bottom of every page of the SPARKLINGJ Sites. Upon your request, we will delete your personal information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the SPARKLINGJ Sites from our servers.

 

All promotional emails that SPARKLINGJ sends with opportunities from SPARKLINGJ or with offers or informational materials from SPARKLINGJ on behalf of our sponsors will contain an opportunity to unsubscribe from getting additional emails of that type in the future from SPARKLINGJ unless you re-subscribe.

 

Cookies

 

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" or “Settings” or “Preferences” section of your browser’s toolbar. Refer to our Cookie Policy for additional information about opting out of Cookies.

 

California Residents

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA ONLY. Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code requires select businesses to disclose policies relating to the sharing of certain categories of your personal information with third parties. If you reside in California and have provided your personal information to us, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. You can submit such request by sending an email by using the Contact Us Email at the bottom of every page of the SPARKLINGJ Sites.

 

Children

 

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The SPARKLINGJ Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The SPARKLINGJ Sites do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor's use of SPARKLINGJ Sites. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the personal information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through SPARKLINGJ Sites for the minor.

 

Note to Users Outside of the United States

 

SPARKLINGJ’s Web Server is located in the United States. The personal information that you provide to us is stored on servers located in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that in order to provide the Services to you, we must transfer your personal information to the United States where it will be stored and processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may transfer your information outside the United States to service providers with operations in other countries. By using the Services, you consent to such collection, storage and processing in the United States and elsewhere, though the United States and other jurisdictions may not afford the same level of data protection as considered adequate in your own country. We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information. Note that your personal information may be available to the United States government or its agencies under legal process made in the United States.

 

Additional Information for SPARKLINGJ’s Visitors from the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

 

When you use the Services, we collect, store, use and otherwise process your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We rely on a number of legal bases to process your information, including where: (i) necessary for our legitimate interests in providing and improving the Services including offering you content and advertising that may be of interest to you; (ii) necessary for our legitimate interest in keeping the Services, Sites and Apps safe and secure; (iii) necessary for the legitimate interests of our service providers and partners; (iv) necessary to perform our contractual obligations in the SPARKLINGJ Terms of Use; (v) you have consented to the processing, which you can revoke at any time (however a revocation does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of revocation); (vi) you have expressly made the information public, e.g., in a SPARKLINGJ message board or other public forums; (vii) necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order or to exercise or defend legal claims; and (viii) necessary to protect your vital interests, or those of others.

 

If you are a SPARKLINGJ user in the EEA, you can: (i) access personal information we have about you (we will try to provide information within 30 days of your request); (ii) have your personal information corrected or deleted (in most cases you can correct personal information you have submitted to us by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change); (iii) in certain circumstances, you can object to our processing of your personal information and we will discontinue such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue; (iv) withdraw consent previously provided (however a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of withdrawal); or (v) if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you wish to inquire as to whether we maintain any of your personal information and if so, whether you wish to exercise any of those rights that are available to you with respect to such personal information, you may contact us as described in the Contacting SPARKLINGJ About Your Personal Information. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

 

Where we process your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can opt-out through the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send to you, by changing your subscription preferences in your account settings or as otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

 

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Services to you and fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This is also the case for third parties within whom we share your information to perform services on our behalf. When we no longer need to use your personal information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we will either remove it from our systems or anonymize it.

 

Contacting SPARKLINGJ About Your Personal Information or Privacy

 

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us Email at the bottom of every page of the SPARKLINGJ Sites if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the personal information, we maintain about you.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy and any of our Services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by means of a notice on the SPARKLINGJ Sites prior to the change becoming effective. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you agree to such changes. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not use the SPARKLINGJ Sites. Please exit the SPARKLINGJ Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.