Privacy Policy

This statement was last updated on August 8, 2006

At Sampletize.com, your privacy is our priority. We are committed to protecting your privacy at all times, in all situations. The information we collect about you when you become a member is used to process your sample orders and to provide a more personalized sampling experience on our site.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

When you become a Sampletize member, we ask you to fill out a form that requests your name, address, mobile phone number and e-mail address as well as some demographic information such as gender and date of birth.

Sampletize may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your information except to provide these services to Sampletize and they are required to maintain confidentiality.

Your name and address information is used solely to process sample orders unless your prior consent is given. Without your consent, this information will NEVER be sold, given, rented or traded to others for purposes other than sample order fulfillment.

Your demographic information (gender, date of birth, etc.) is used for several purposes:

  • Demographic information is provided back to our customers (companies that provide us with product samples for you to select) in an aggregated way. We never release individual demographics to a customer or any other party without your consent, except to the extent necessary for order fulfillment. These parties are contractually obligated with Sampletize to use your information only for the purposes of shipping your samples.
  • Sampletize uses demographic information in aggregated terms to tailor our sales efforts.

Refer-A-Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Sampletize does not store this information and uses it for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Our Use of Log Files

When you visit our site we automatically log your IP address, your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our members find most appealing so that we can maximize your enjoyment of the site. We may also combine log file data with demographic information in aggregate form to analyze trends. We may also combine log files with cookie information to aggregate information. Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information.

Site Security

All Sampletize employees take your personal information very seriously. All employees must learn and obey our security policies. Access to member personal information is limited to key management personnel and our member services department. The information is email address and password protected and our Web security is reviewed on a monthly basis.

Use of Intermediaries

Sampletize utilizes the services of an intermediary - the U.S. Postal Service - to send out the samples our subscribers have selected. To our knowledge, the U.S. Postal Service does not store, retain or use the information in any way. In some cases, we also use the order fulfillment services of third parties to get samples to you. These parties are contractually obligated with Sampletize to use your information only for the purpose of shipping your samples.

Correcting/Updating Your Personal Information

After becoming a Sampletize subscriber you may correct/update your personal information by clicking on the 'MY SAMPLETIZE' link at the bottom of any page. The changes you make will be reflected in our databases instantly. If you wish to deactivate your account, you may contact our member services group through the 'Contacts' section on our website.

Links To Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the Sampletize site and entering another Web site. These sites may independently collect or request information about you and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Communication

From time to time we may send out email messages alerting you that samples are available, to remind you about providing feedback or for promotional offers. In addition, you will receive communication from us 1) if you contact us for a particular reason, 2) to receive your samples, or 3) we need to contact you for administrative purposes such as winning a contest. You may contact our member services group though the 'Contacts' section on our website to opt out of promotional e-mails. Administrative e-mails will not contain promotional materials.

Opt-In/Opt-Out Opportunities

Sampletize provides you with opt-in opportunities in two ways. First, our site will give you the opportunity to provide more information to us in exchange for special promotions (e.g. sweepstakes, instant win games, etc.). These additional forms and surveys are completely optional. The information you provide if you choose to fill out these forms and surveys may be used to tailor offerings to you and may be shared - in aggregate terms only - with our customers. Second, in some cases, there will be opportunities to opt-in to allow manufacturers to contact you directly. If you choose to participate in these instances, your information may be shared with the specified provider. In some cases these events are set up using an opt-out approach. In either case, you will always have the ability to choose whether you want to participate in these opportunities, but in some cases you will only be allowed to receive a sample or participate in an offer if you agree to share your information.

If you have opted in to be contacted by a third party and then want to opt out of being contacted by that party, you will have to follow the opt out process used by that company. If you have opted in to allow Sampletize to allow third parties to contact you, you can opt out of that by contacting our member services group through the 'Contacts' section on our website.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Manufacturer Form

From a link at the bottom of our main page, we encourage representatives from product manufacturers and retailers to tell us how we can reach them if they are interested in finding out more about our sampling services. Use of this form is not intended for individual consumers. Responses are made to legitimate leads, while other information is discarded.

Supplementation

We may correct or supplement your address information with standardized postal representation in order to ensure that your samples get delivered. We do this since we want to make sure that our members receive the samples they order and to lower costs associated with our sample programs.

Sweepstakes, Instant Win Games and Contests

Periodically, sweepstakes, instant win games and contests are run on our site. Sometimes sweepstakes, instant win games and contests are sponsored by our customers. To enter these sweepstakes, instant win games and contests you need only to enter your email address and password. Winner's names are NEVER shared with our customers without their consent.

Sampletize may also offer our members the opportunity to participate in sweepstakes, instant win games and contests from third parties. In these cases you will be linked to the third party web site and you may be asked for personal information, such as name, address, gender etc. This information is collected by the third party and will be used in accordance with their privacy policy. Please read the privacy information posted on the third party site to make sure you are comfortable with it before entering your information.

Our Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer's hard drive which identify you when you enter. The ability to select samples on our site is not cookie-driven. Our site utilizes persistent cookies to identify you. We may use session cookies to provide a seamless experience on the site and to combine with our log files so that we can understand our site traffic and analyze our demographic information in aggregate form.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to the collection and use of the information you provide to us as described above. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also e-mail users, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Your Feedback is Always Welcome

We welcome your comments and questions about our privacy policy - or anything else you might want to talk about. You can contact us through the 'Contacts' section on our website.

Sampletize
7373 North Scottsdale Road
Suite A-182
Scottsdale, AZ 85253