Rock The Deadline’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policy of “Rock The Deadline” regarding the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information by Rock The Deadline. As we update and expand our offerings and/or services, this policy may change, so refer back to it frequently. By accessing our website or otherwise using our service, you consent to our information practices:

Collection and Use of Information

Personal information means information that uniquely identifies you as an individual. This can include specifically your name, postal delivery address, e-mail address, payment method (e.g., credit card, debit card, or other payment method accepted by Rock The Deadline). Non-personal information means any information that is not personal information.

When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you or your company or organization as well as information from other sources, as permitted by law. We may use this personal information, for example, to process your registration, your orders and/or payments, and communicate with you on these and other topics.

We may also use your e-mail address to send you newsletters, as well as messages about new Rock The Deadline features, Rock The Deadline special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys and other correspondence concerning our service. Occasionally, we may send these materials to you via postal mail. If you no longer want to receive the newsletters, other announcements, simply unsubscribe. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions.

We may track of your interactions with us and collect information related to your use of our service, including but not limited to your online activity, which pitches you view, payment history and correspondence as well as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, device types, unique device data, such as device identifiers, operating systems, and related items.  We may use this information for such purposes as determining which country you are located within in order to provide localized content, enforcing our terms (such as using device identifiers to determine your eligibility for the basic membership), providing recommendations on pitches we think may be applicable to your interests, personalizing the service to better reflect particular interests, helping us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise enhancing or administering our service offering. We may also provide aggregated analysis of our users to prospective customers, partners, advertisers, and other third parties. We may also disclose and otherwise use, on an anonymous basis, consumption habits around pitches, commentary, and other non-personal information.

While using the Rock The Deadline service, you may have opportunities to post comments or other personal information in public forums.  Please understand that when you post such information, it is made public and is not subject to this policy. We are not responsible for any third party’s use of personal information you publicly disclose through our service.

Rock The Deadline is a marketplace that coordinates activities between parties. As such, we may collaborate with companies or individuals whose products or services we believe will enable our customers’ success in fulfilling marketplace pitches. This may entail sharing a customer’s name or company information in order coordinate the fulfillment of that request. In conjunction with these or other partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or serve web-based advertisements on their behalf, as permitted by law.

Disclosure of Information

In addition to sharing among the Rock The Deadline we may use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may partner with other companies or individuals, to author pitches appropriate to content you have shown interest in, provide infrastructure and IT services for Rock The Deadline, personalize and optimize our web pages, process credit card transactions, provide customer service, collect debts, analyze and enhance data, including users’ interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your personal information. We do not authorize these companies to use or disclose your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.

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Links to Other Sites

The Rock The Deadline website may contain links to sites operated by third parties whose policies regarding the handling of personal information may differ from ours. While we endeavor to associate with reputable websites, Rock The Deadline cannot be responsible for the information handling practices of these other websites. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully.

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Internet Tracking Technologies (Cookies and others)

In order to enhance our service as you interact with our website, we and our service providers may place cookies on your system. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your system for record keeping purposes. In general, cookies can make the Internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular system enabling a consistent user-experience across the website. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you may not be able to use the Rock The Deadline service or website.

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Transfer of Information

If you use or submit personal information to Rock The Deadline, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside your country of residence to any country where we have facilities or engage third parties, including the United States. You understand that the countries to which we may transfer information may have different level of data protection than your country.

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Changes to This Policy

As we update and expand our services, we may make changes to this policy. You should check back for updates to this policy from time to time. You acknowledge that your assent to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy subsequent to any changes made following your initial consent as well as, your use of the Rock The Deadline website or continued use of our service after our posting of changes to this policy, means that you agree to be bound by such changes. The most current version of this Privacy Policy can be reviewed by visiting our website and clicking on “Privacy Policy” located at the bottom of the pages of the Rock The Deadline website. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will supersede all previous versions.

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Contacting Us

If you have questions concerning your account, please contact Customer Service. If you have questions concerning this Privacy Policy, including the treatment of the personal information associated with your account, please contact: privacy@RockTheDeadline.com.  Our address is 12 Sharmock Cir, Latham, NY  12110.   Attention: Privacy Administrator.

Effective Date: January 10, 2012
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