Software Sauce is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please
read the following policy to understand how your personal information
will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy
may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
What personally identifiable information do we collect
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration,
we will ask for your name, address, postal/zip code, email address, birth
date, gender, occupation, industry and personal interests. The more information
you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to
customise your experience.
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer
you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all
personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to
any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we
may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial
product or service usage are provided in the aggregate only and do not
include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.
Occasionally we ask users to complete surveys that we use for research.
Wherever we collect personal information we make an effort to include
What is Software Sauce policy on allowing me to update
or delete my personally identifiable information?
You may edit your account information at any time by using logging in
and selected change profile.
Your account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result
in not being able to access any members-only area of the Software Sauce
site. If you saved the confirmation email you received when you first
created your account, you can use the URL provided in that message to
delete your account at any time. Please contact.
What are cookies and how does Software Sauce use
As part of offering and providing customisable and personalised services,
cookies are used to store and sometimes track information about you. A
cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web
server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sites where you are
prompted to login or that are customisable require that you accept cookies.
(1) Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored
on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalised
service. This cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and
is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services.
(2) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing Software Sauce
is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of
repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user,
and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behaviour.
(3) Assist merchants in Software Sauce to track visits to and business
at their stores, and to process the items in your shopping basket. The
information collected by cookies is sometimes called "clickstream"
or "click trail" and may also describe which pages you have
seen in each merchant's store.
(4) Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions
to the cookie indicates the player's progress through the promotion, and
may be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
(5) Measure certain traffic patterns and your visiting patterns in the
aggregate. We may use this information to better personalise the content,
banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
Advertising networks that serve ads onto Software Sauce may also use their
Software Sauce also collects IP addresses for system administration and
to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
How does Software Sauce use my information?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you,
the user, with a customised experience on our network of sites. This includes
personalisation services, interactive communications, online shopping
and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to
you. In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements.
By knowing a little about you, Software Sauce is able to deliver more relevant
advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you.
You will only receive special offers via email from Software Sauce if
you have indicated in your account preferences that you would like to
receive them. You can change your account preferences at any time.
Software Sauce does research on our users' demographics, interests, and
behaviour based on the information provided to us upon registration, during
a promotion, or from our server log files. We do this to better understand
and serve our users. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated
Who is collecting information?
When you are on a Software Sauce site and are asked for personal information,
you are sharing that information with us alone, unless it is specifically
stated otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any
company, than you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection
or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose
not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions that run on Software Sauce may be sponsored by companies other
than Software Sauce or may be co-sponsored by another company. Some or
all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor.
You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your
data to be shared.
Please be aware that Software Sauce advertisers or web sites that have
links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about
you. The information practices of those web sites linked to Software Sauce
are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does Software Sauce share my information?
As a general rule, we will not disclose any of your personally identifiable
information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances,
such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under
the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the
ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: We may disclose your personal
information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically
described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the
data. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information
from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give us permission
to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill
your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared.
Stores & Shopping: If you make a purchase from a store hosted
by us, the information obtained during your visit to those stores, and
the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information,
is provided to the merchants. This is to enable transactions to take place.
Merchants stores have separate privacy and data collection practices.
We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials
or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information
from these third parties, we will (with your permission) share your name
and email address with them.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality
agreements, we may match user information with third party data. Also,
we may disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users
are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners,
advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: We may also disclose account information in special cases
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 may be causing injury to or interference
with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property,
other users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We
may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith
that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that
we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and
distribution of my information?
Software Sauce may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products
and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you
are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners,
we may occasionally send you e-mail about products and services that we
feel may be of interest to you. Only Software Sauce (or agents working
on behalf of us and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these
direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these
On some types of promotions, we will ask for your email address in order
to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When
you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive
promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some
promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages
may include targeted advertisements.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser
preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified
when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject
all cookies you will be unable to use those our services that require
registration in order to participate.
What security precautions are in place to protect
the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your Account Information is password-protected so that you and only you
have access to this personal information.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will
never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an
unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your account and close
your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure
that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence
if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal
information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information
you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do
so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best
effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Please note that there are several places where you can transmit credit
card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification
purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit
card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure
socket layer) encryption.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information
online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas
- that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you
post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you
may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of
your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible
whenever you're online.