All new or existing users of IndyLinks.com who enter
information for links and/or advertising and/or proirity
links will be treated in accordance with this policy.
Please read this policy to understand how we will treat
the personal information that you give to us. Our privacy
procedures include the following:We disclose our privacy policies and procedures in this document.We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone without your permission.We allow all users to opt out at any time from receiving e-mail messages and other electronic communications from IndyLinks.com and selected IndyLinks.com partners or from having personal information shared with selected IndyLinks.com sponsors or business partners.
We allow users to access their users profiles and
change information as they deem necessary.
We disclose our privacy policies and procedures
in this document. We do not sell or rent your personally
identifiable information to third parties for marketing
purposes without providing you with a choice to opt
out from such disclosure, which you can exercise at
the page where your information is submitted. We allow
all users to opt out at any time from receiving e-mail
messages and other electronic communications from IndyLinks.com
and third parties including selected IndyLinks.com
partners or from having information shared for marketing
purposes with third parties including selected IndyLinks.com
sponsors or business partners. We allow users to access
their users profiles and change information as they
Since this policy may change over time as we
modify or expand our service, we suggest that you check
back from time to time in order to understand how we
treat your information. Your use of IndyLinks.com constitutes
we will prominently post those changes on this page
30 days prior to the change and provide you an opportunity
to opt-out, so that you are always aware of what personal
information we collect, how we use it and under what
circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of
IndyLinks.com constitutes your agreement to any such changes.
During registration, IndyLinks.com may collects personal
information including your name, address, e-mail address,
birth date, gender, zip code and phone number. After
providing IndyLinks.com with this information, you
are no longer anonymous. You do not have to provide
any personal information to use the IndyLinks.com service.
However, if you choose to withhold registration information,
you will not be registered and you will not earn entries
into the IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes when using IndyLinks.com.
In addition, we may not be able to provide you with
some of the other services dependent upon the collection
of such information, such as a personalized home page.
Other data collected
From time to time, IndyLinks.com may collect additional
personal and non-personal information about you. This
IndyLinks.com will make an effort to include a link
personal information or offer you an IndyLinks.com
- Credit card information to process your request
for products, programs, or services.
- Information you provide when registering to receive
goods or services from one or more of our partners.
- Information you provide when entering into a contest,
sweepstakes or promotion sponsored by IndyLinks.com
and/or one of our partners.
- Information you provide when filling out a user
- Information you provide if you contact our customer
- Data related to the areas of IndyLinks.com that
you visit and how often you visit those areas. This
includes co-branded sections of IndyLinks.com that
are part of our overall service.
- Publicly available information that we obtain
from third parties.
- Information about your online activities, such
as the websites you visit and your activities at
such sites, if you have installed an IndyLinks.com
How does IndyLinks.com use personal information?
We use the personal information you supply us, including
your registration data, to enhance the IndyLinks.com
service, fulfill your requests for products, programs,
or services, personalize your experience and provide
you or permit others to provide you with special offers
we think you will find valuable. We also use other
information obtained from user site traffic patterns
to better provide you with a personalized experience
and special advertising offers and promotions. We view
personalized advertising as beneficial to our users.
We also use your registration data information in connection
with the IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes and other promotions
in order to track your progress, to notify you if you
are a winner and to ensure that we comply with the
IndyLinks.com may use the information described above
to do, among other things, the following:
- Personalize and enhance the IndyLinks.com site
and service such as providing you with your personalized
weather, horoscope, and advertisements we believe
will be of interest to you.
- Send personalized information about IndyLinks.com
and its site features, prizes and special offers,
unless you have opted out of receiving these types
- Send you advertising from third parties including
selected and trusted IndyLinks.com partners, unless
you have opted out of receiving these types of communications.
- Provide your personal information to selected
3rd parties unless you have opted not to permit such
- Provide you with advertising and other promotional
offers that we believe will be of interest to you.
- Contact users for feedback regarding IndyLinks.com
and IndyLinks.com's partners via e-mail surveys.
We may also use the information we collect to develop
summary reports for our advertisers. An example of
a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on
this link and of those people, 35% were registered
users above the age of 25." We provide this information
to assist our advertisers in determining how to promote
their products. We do not tell our advertisers who
it was that saw or clicked on their advertisements
unless you have specifically told us this is acceptable.
Unless you have opted out of receiving special offers,
e-mails or other communications from selected third
parties, we also may provide a report to our advertiser
which tells them who responded to a particular offer.
For example, we might send you an e-mail, launch a new
window within your internet browser, or send you other
advertisements in electronic form which offer you a
discount on a particular good or service. If you click
on that e-mail or advertisement or accept an offer
or discount contained therein, we may provide the advertiser
with the information necessary to provide you with
that discount or offer.
We have collected personal information on users who
registered prior to the 2002-2002 IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes.
Once you choose to proceed, this information will be
relied upon by IndyLinks.com for the new Sweepstakes.
IndyLinks.com may now use this information to contact
you, present you with special offers, and may share
it with third parties, unless you tell us at any time
that you have a different preference.
What choices are available to you regarding the
collection, disclosure and distribution of personal
information and how can you opt-out?
You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally
identifiable information and that choice will not prevent
you from using IndyLinks.com. Please note, however,
that you must provide the personally identifiable information
requested at registration in order to become a registered
IndyLinks.com user and to participate in the IndyLinks.com
You can choose at anytime after registration, to opt
out of receiving e-mails from IndyLinks.com or from
having your personally identifiable information shared
with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you
can do so by sending an e-mail to opt_out
indicating your preferences with respect to e-mail or
the sharing of information. If you elect to "opt out"
we will not, as applicable,share your personal information
with third parties or send you e-mails. However, IndyLinks.com
may continue to use your personal information for internal
purposes, to conduct sweepstakes and promotions, to
enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer
the site or comply with applicable law.
What are cookies are and how may they be used by
As a standard practice, IndyLinks.com assigns a random
number to each user for anonymously tracking content
preferences and traffic patterns. This random number
is kept in a file on your computer called a "cookie."
the IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes, as well as other contests
and promotions. Without cookies, we could not track
entries. Cookies also allow IndyLinks.com to keep track
of how often users are using specific areas of our
site - like checking the weather on IndyLinks.com or
simply visiting our site each month.
IndyLinks.com does not require users to accept cookies
in order to enter or view the site. However, if you
reject cookies, you will not be able to participate
in the IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes when using IndyLinks.com.com.
You can set your browser to reject cookies, or to notify
you when IndyLinks.com or another company sends you
a cookie. If you have questions about how to change
your browser's "cookie" settings, please contact the
software manufacturer. You should be aware, however,
that some areas of IndyLinks.com will be significantly
slower, or may not function at all, if cookies are
What happens when you leave IndyLinks.com.com to
go to other sites?
When you are on IndyLinks.com, you may be directed
to other sites that are beyond our control. For example,
if you "click" on a banner advertisement or an IndyLinks.com
search result, the "click" may take you off the IndyLinks.com
site. These other sites may independently collect data,
solicit personal information, or send their own cookies
to you. IndyLinks.com is not responsible for any use
of the information including click-stream data that
you may create when using such 3rd party sites.
IndyLinks.com also offers its users access to "co-branded"
services that are jointly provided by IndyLinks.com
and selected companies. In many cases, these co-branded
services will contain IndyLinks.com branding, but may
not be hosted by IndyLinks.com. You may notice that
you are on a co-branded site if the pages say "provided
by", if the entry counter is not displayed on the top
of the page, or if you are asked to subscribe for any
service or provide additional information. In such
cases, if you use the co-branded service, IndyLinks.com
may be entitled to receive information about what you
do when using that service. If you elect to provide
additional personal information using a co-branded
service, the information you provide may be shared
or jointly retained by the provider of that service
in accordance with that provider's privacy policies
and terms of service. Again, we encourage you to read
the privacy polices of these other companies and to
contact these companies directly if you have any questions
about their use of this information. When you are using
a co-branded service, we will attempt to make sure
that there is a link to the service provider's applicable
privacy policies and terms of service.
Who has access to your personally identifiable information?
Your registration data is password-protected so that
only you and IndyLinks.com have access to this personal
information. You may edit your registration data by
using your password.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password
to anyone. IndyLinks.com will never ask you for your
password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited
e-mail. Also, if you share your computer or use a computer
that is accessed by the general public (a University,
library, etc...), remember to "sign out" of your IndyLinks.com
account and close your browser window when you have
finished your session. This will help to ensure that
others cannot access your personal information.
IndyLinks.com takes steps to ensure that your information
is treated securely and in accordance with our Terms
no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your
personal information, we cannot guarantee the security
of any information you transmit to us or from our online
products or services, and you use these services at
your own risk.
How and when is information disclosed to 3rd parties?
In general, IndyLinks.com does not disclose your personally
identifiable information to any third party without
first providing you with an opportunity to opt out
except in special situations described below, such
as to comply with the law or administer the site. Unless
you have opted out after registration, IndyLinks.com
may make your personally identifiable information available
to selected companies.
In the event that all or substantially all of IndyLinks.com's
stock and/or assets are transferred or sold to another
entity, IndyLinks.com may transfer personally identifiable
information to the acquiring entity."
Sweepstakes, Promotions and sponsorships: IndyLinks.com
may disclose your personal information to business
partners or sponsors of promotions or sweepstakes available
through IndyLinks.com. Special sponsor promotions may
often involve a request for information or a grant
of permission to share personally identifiable information.
By submitting this information or participating in
the promotion, you give IndyLinks.com permission to
transfer this information to the sponsor or as otherwise
stipulated in connection with the rules or privacy
policy applicable to the promotion.. You should review
any applicable sweepstakes and promotions rules or
user agreement to see what is being shared. If personally
identifying data about you will be shared, we will
disclose this to you before we collect or transfer
Administering the Site and Compliance with Law:
IndyLinks.com may disclose your personally identifiable
information if we believe in good faith that we are
required to do so in order to comply with applicable
law, a subpoena, or other legal process. IndyLinks.com
may also disclose personally identifiable information
when we have reason to believe that disclosing this
information is necessary to identify, contact or bring
legal action against someone who may be violating our
Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users
and the public.
In addition, we may share your personal information
under confidentiality agreements with certain third
parties which assist us in developing, operating and
maintaining IndyLinks.com or for determining whether
or not to provide you with new services or special
offers. For example, we use an independent sweepstakes
agency, SCA, to help us conduct sweepstakes drawings.
Your registration data may be disclosed to SCA under
a confidentiality agreement. IndyLinks.com also may
disclose or access personally identifiable information
for administrative and other purposes that we believe
are necessary to develop, maintain and improve our
products and services. This may include delivery services,
fulfillment houses, and other similar entities.
How you can correct inaccuracies in your personal
You may update your personal information as necessary
by sending an e-mail to modify_userinfo.
What is IndyLinks.com's policy regarding children's
IndyLinks.com is committed to the safety of our children.
Children under 13 may not register or participate in
the IndyLinks.com Sweepstakes. IndyLinks.com does not
knowingly collect any personal information from such
children at this site.