The SweepWidget widget collects a variety of non-personally identifiable information like browser type and time zone for the purpose of traffic & demographics analytics. The SweepWidget widget collects personally identifiable information on entry types when relevant verification features are enabled by that widget's administrator(s), this/those administrator(s) will have access to this information to verify giveaway entries. SweepWidget LLC will NEVER sell personally identifiable information. The sole intended purpose of the collection of personally identifiable information is to confirm user action.
In terms of information collection the SweepWidget widget has two stages. All widgets start in stage 1, the dormant stage. In the dormant stage the widget collects non personally identifiable information through the third-party services Google Analytics® and Quantcast®, through the non-exclusive use of tracking cookies.
In this stage all widgets record the following information:
Once the user clicks the begin link the widget enters stage 2, the active stage. Depending on the widget's entry & verification settings the widget can also record:
By using the SweepWidget service ("widget") you consent to the transfer of this information to SweepWidget LLC and the administrator(s) of the widget you are using.
When a Facebook, Twitter or Etsy entry type has verification enabled you will need to allow an "application" on each service access to your data. These applications do the required actions or post the relevant data to your account according to the entry type to be sure that the action was performed. When a winner is selected these applications also check your account to make sure you have not undone these actions. These social media applications are not made to post any data to your account without you expressly clicking a link to intiate them to do so. They do not record any data from your account, and only search your account for your entry if you are selected as a winner.