Personal Information We Collect
We collect personal information to enhance our users’ experience on the Site. We may use personal information to:
- Offer announcements, newsletters, products and services that may be of interest to you;
- Customize the content that you see on the Site;
- Facilitate use of the Site;
- Manage your account and your preferences;
- Analyze use of and improve the Site, products and services;
- Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of the Site; and
Personal Information Shared With Third Parties
E-mail Announcements and Newsletters
We may use e-mail to send announcements regarding new products, services, and/or promotions, and informational newsletters. Announcements via email are on an opt-in basis only. By posting material on any of our messaging services, chat services, bulletin boards, message boards, blogs, or other forums available on or through the Site, you are opting in to receiving these e-mail announcements. You can choose to unsubscribe to our e-mail at any time by sending an email to [email protected].
Challenges and Marathons
By entering a challenge or marathon, if selected as a winner you understand your name will be made public via announcements and your contact information will be shared with a third party sponsor (if applicable) in connection with a prize distribution.
Although we carefully select our third party service providers, advertisers and other affiliates, we are sensitive to the privacy and security of your personal information, and intend to safeguard such information. However we and our third party service providers, advertisers and other affiliates cannot guarantee absolute security against unauthorized access to your personal information. Such information may be transmitted through or using the Internet, other public telecommunications networks, servers, hardware and software (“Systems”) that are not owned, operated, or controlled by us, and we make no assurances that such information will remain private when transmitted by us through such Systems. Although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications are inaccessible to so-called “hackers.”
Materials Posted on the Site
We are not liable to you or any third parties for information posted on our messaging services, chat services, bulletin boards, message boards, blogs, or other forums available on or through the Site. We provide such tools for interaction to enhance the user experience and build a healthy forum for the exchange of ideas. You acknowledge that should you use such tools to interact with others on the Site, the information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be accessed, collected and used by third parties other than us. THEREFORE WE STRONGLY URGE YOU NOT TO POST TO THE SITE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SUCH AS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Although we use security technology, it cannot guarantee complete security in either the public or password-protected areas of the Site, and we will not be liable to you for any user or other visitor’s disclosure of your personal information on the Site.
The services we provide on the Site are not directed to minors. Therefore we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors. If you are under 18 years of age or the applicable age of majority in the state, province or territory in which you live, you should not submit personally identifiable information to the Site. Children under the age of 13 should not use the Site.
Third Party Links
The Site is owned by General Electric and operated and provided by Seed Media Group LLC. For further information about us or the Site, please visit the “Contact Us” section of the Site.
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents have a right to request certain information from each business they patronize regarding that business’ disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Generally, if a business has disclosed personal information regarding its California customers to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, the business is required to provide, upon request and free of charge, a list of the names and addresses of all such third parties, together with a list of the categories of personal information that was disclosed. Should you require such information from us, please direct all such requests by email to our customer service at [email protected]. If you do not want your name and contact information to be shared with any company or organization, you may notify us at the above email address.