Official Rules


Last Updated: October 10, 2013

By entering a Tixie promotional contest, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Tixie. 

ALL PRIZES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AWARDED AS OFFERED
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER
ALL WINNERS ARE SELECTED RANDOMLY

Entries

A limit of 10 entries per day are allowed per individual for each separate online contest unless otherwise specified. Entries determined by Tixie to be submitted from the same email address, or from the same individual using multiple email addresses or multiple Tixie accounts in violation of this rule will be declared ineligible. You may write in to enter contests.  Write-in entry eligibility will be based on date the write-in entry is received. Each entry must be mailed separately. We do not accept entries from a third party or entries sent in bulk.  Write-in entries should be mailed to:

Tixie

2001 NW 19th Ave ste 103A

Portland, Oregon 97209

Tixie reserves the right to disqualify any entry determined to be the result of tampering with the tixie.com system or in violation of the letter and spirit of these rules. Any use of programmed, automatic or scripted entry methods will void all associated entries and individuals using such methods may be disqualified for future entry opportunity.

Winner Selection

Winners are selected randomly.  Contests may be ended early for promotional purposes, and if so, all eligible entries will be included and the winner selection method will not change. Taxes are winner's responsibility. Principals and employees of Tixie are not eligible to win. All federal, state and local laws apply.  

Prize Notification

If you are a winner, you will receive online notification and instructions about how to redeem your prize.  If a contest is cancelled for any reason prior, any player for that contest shall be eligible to have their entry tokens refunded.  

 

Terms of Use

Last Updated: October 10, 2013

The terms and conditions applicable to the use of the tixie.com website (the "Website" or this "Site") are set forth herein. Your use of this Site and/or participation in the tixie.com contests (each a “Contest”), or other promotions contained on or available through this Site (collectively the "Promotions") constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions and will give rise to a binding contract between Tixie ("We," "Us," or "Our") and you ("You" or "User"), referred to below as this "Agreement.

The tixie.com services provided on www.tixie.com (collectively, the "Services") are subject in all respects to this Agreement

These terms and conditions may be updated or modified from time-to-time by Us in Our sole discretion.

By accessing and using the Services, You agree as follows: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS OF USE, THE OFFICIAL RULES, CONTESTS, AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, ALL OF WHICH ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN, AND EXPRESSLY AGREE TO AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN AND THEREIN. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL HAVE THE SAME LEGAL FORCE AND EFFECT AS A WRITTEN DOCUMENT SIGNED BY YOU. ANY USE OF THIS SITE BY YOU AFTER ANY AMENDMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE AMENDMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US TO INCORPORATE SUCH AMENDED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

1. Licenses

There is no fee payable by You for the privilege of using the Website and no purchase is necessary to participate in the Contests or any other Promotion contained on or available through this Site. Your access to this Site is pursuant to a free, limited, revocable and non-exclusive license from Us, which may be modified, terminated, restricted or limited by Us at any time. By submitting any content to this Site, You grant to Us a perpetual, unlimited, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, assignable and worldwide license to make, copy, perform, publish, display, distribute, transmit, translate, modify, prepare derivative works from and use such content in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also agree to waive and never assert any moral rights that You may have in or to any content submitted to Us. If You are a prize winner in the Contests, You are also required to grant to Us certain publicity rights as well. Please see Section 9 of this Agreement and the Official Rules for more information.

2. Accessibility.

You understand and agree that this Site may, at times, be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, but not limited to: (a) equipment or communications malfunctions; (b) periodic maintenance, repairs or administrative reviews which We may undertake from time-to-time; or (c) causes beyond Our control or which are not foreseeable by Us. We shall not be responsible or liable in any way to You or anyone else due to or as a result of any such inaccessibility or inoperability.

3. Eligibility.

To use this Site or the Services, You must be a natural person, who is a legal resident of the United States, is assigned the email address submitted with Your registration, and is otherwise eligible under the Official Rules.  In the event of any conflict between these Terms of Use and the Official Rules, the Official Rules will control. See the Official Rules for details and additional information.

4. Equipment.

You are solely responsible for providing and maintaining all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements for Your use of this Site, including, but not limited to, telecommunications and internet access connections and links, web browsers or other equipment, compatibility, and all other programs or services required to access and use this Site.

5. Use of Personal Information.

Any information concerning You or Your use of this Site or the Services or Your participation in the Contests may be used by Us in accordance with and as set forth in the Privacy Policy and the Official Rules. See the Privacy Policy and Official Rules for details and additional information.

6. Proprietary Rights.

All or portions of this Site are proprietary to Us and are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret and/or patent laws. You agree to use this Site for Your own personal use only and shall not copy, duplicate, display, transmit, distribute, modify, reverse engineer or prepare derivative works of all or any portion of this Site, or other aspect of the Services or the Contests, for any purpose unless We give You express written permission to do so.

7. Rules for the Contests.

Any Contest entry opportunity made available through this Site may be governed by specific rules that are separate from this Agreement. By participating in any such Contests, You will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the Terms of Use set forth herein. We urge You to review any applicable rules, which appear in connection with the particular Contests, which are incorporated by reference herein. See the Official Rules, Contests, and Privacy Policy for details and additional information.

8. Privacy Policy.

We consider Your personal identifying information to be private, however the operation of this Site requires the submission, use and dissemination of various items of personal identifying information. Your use of this Site or the Services constitutes acceptance of Our policies and practices for the collection and use of personal identifying information. Please see Our Privacy Policy for a summary of Our personal identifying information collection and use policies and practices.

9. Publicity.

Your acceptance of any prize from this Site shall, unless prohibited by law, also constitute a grant to Us of the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter discovered and at any time, Your name, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for promotional purposes without additional compensation and without additional consent.

By using this Site or the Services and participating in the Contests or any other Promotion available on this Site, You hereby give Us the right, without any obligation to compensate You, to publish, disclose, use, reproduce, exhibit, display, print and/or distribute Your first name, first letter of the last name, location (city and state), the amount or nature of any prize and the Contests from which it was won and/or any quotation, statement, image or other content that You are willing to provide about this Site or the Services or Contests that We, in Our sole discretion, wish.

The views expressed by users of Our Site do not necessarily reflect Our views.

10. Online Purchases; Specific Programs; Other Terms and Conditions.

Additional notices, terms, and conditions may apply to the purchase of goods/services, participation in a particular program, and/or to specific portions or features of any of the Site, all of which are made a part of this Agreement by this reference.  You agree to abide by such other notices, terms, and conditions, including where applicable representing that you are of sufficient legal age to acquire a product or service and/or use or participate in a program, service, or feature.  If there is a conflict between this Agreement and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site, including any areas to enable the on-line purchase of items or for any program or service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site.  Our obligations, if any, with respect to services, programs, and/or products are governed solely by the terms, conditions, notices, and agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on the Site should be construed to alter such terms, conditions, notices, and agreements. 

11. Enforcing Security on this Site.

Actual or attempted unauthorized use of this Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. We reserve the right to view, monitor and record activity on this Site without notice or permission from You. Any information obtained through such monitoring, reviewing or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on this Site. We will comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.

12. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. We reserve the right to remove material on the Our Site which allegedly infringes another person’s copyright. If You are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on this Site infringes upon Your copyright, You may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further detail): A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on this Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit Us to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit Us to contact You, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address; A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. You acknowledge that if You fail to comply with all the requirements of this Section 12, Your DMCA notice may not be valid.

13. No Redistribution or Resale.

You agree not to sell, resell, lease, distribute, redistribute or exploit any portion of this Site for commercial purposes.

14. No Interference or Circumvention.

You agree that You will not use, implement or employ, or directly or indirectly aid, encourage or solicit anyone else to use, implement or employ, any automated or manual device, process or program (including without limitation any robot, scripting, spider, spyware, adware, etc.) that is designed to or does in fact: (a) monitor, observe, track, gather, collect, copy or transmit any of the content, data or user information contained on this Site; (b) deliver promotional, advertising, marketing, commercial or non-commercial material to Users (e.g. pop-up advertisements) without Our express written permission; or (c) interfere, circumvent or encumber, or attempt to interfere, circumvent or encumber, the operation or administration of this Site. or (d) make the Promotion incapable of running as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond Our control which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, We reserve the right to terminate the online portion of the Promotion.

15. Linking and Framing.

You agree not to bypass or attempt to bypass the home page of this Site and “deep link” to any other page in this Site, or frame Our content within another website, or copy or use Our content in another medium without Our express written permission.

16. Third Party Products/Services.

You acknowledge and agree that this Site may feature materials, products, and services provided by third parties. We make no representations or warranties with respect to, nor do We guarantee or endorse the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or correct sequencing of such third party materials, products and services, or any other materials, products and services which may be accessed or acquire through such third party materials, products and services. We expressly disclaim responsibility and liability for all third party materials, products and services contained on or accessed through this Site.

17. Advertisers on this Site.

In Our sole discretion, We may post advertisements from and by third parties on this Site. Your correspondence or any other dealings with advertisers found on this site are solely between You and such advertiser. You agree that We shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on this Site. Moreover, We shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party on this Site.

18. Links to Other Sites.

We may provide links, in Our sole discretion, to other sites on the World Wide Web for Your convenience in locating related information, products and services. These sites have not necessarily been reviewed by Us and are maintained by third parties over which We exercise no control. Accordingly, We expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content, materials, accuracy of the information and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised or on third party web sites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement with respect to any third party or any website or the products or services provided by any third party.

19. Contests Beyond Our Control.

You expressly absolve and release Us from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond Our control, including, but not limited to, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes, or other labor problems, wars or governmental restrictions. Tixie is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in Tixie promotional contests or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in Tixie promotional contests. Tixie assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Tixie is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contests. If, for any reason, any Tixie promotional contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Tixie which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Tixie promotional contest, Tixie reserves the right to terminate the promotion. Entries become the property of Tixie and will not be returned.

20. Representations and Warranties.

By using this Site, You represent and warrant the following: (a) You have the right, power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement; (b) any information that You provide when registering to use this Site is accurate, truthful, reliable and current; (c) You have the legal right to submit any content provided by You and no such submission or use of any such content by Us does or will violate the rights (including intellectual property rights and the rights of privacy or publicity) of any third party, and (d) You will not use Our Services or this Site or the Services to violate any federal, state and/or local law.

21. Disclaimer of Warranties.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USE OF THIS SITE AND OUR SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (B) THAT THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTESTS US WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (C) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ACCESSIBLE OR ERROR-FREE; AND/OR (D) THAT ANY INFORMATION, DATA OR CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTESTS WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, TIMELY OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF DESTRUCTIVE CODE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US, WHETHER IN ORAL, WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC FORM, RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTESTS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

22. Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTESTS, OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (B) ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE WEBSITE; (C) ANY DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY DATA OR ANY TRANSMISSION OF DATA; (D) ANY CONTENT OR DATA TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED (OR NOT TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED) BY/FROM YOU; AND/OR (E) ANY CONTENT OR DATA FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTESTS; WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THUS THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

23. Reliance upon Limitations.

The parties acknowledge that they have entered into this Agreement in reliance upon the limitations of liability and the disclaimer of warranties and damages as set forth herein, and that the same form an essential basis of the bargain between the parties. The parties agree that the limitation and exclusions of liability and disclaimers specified in this Agreement will survive and apply even if found to have failed of their essential purpose.

24. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Us, Our directors, employees and agents from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorney's fees, asserted by any person or entity, arising out of or relating to: (a) this Agreement and/or any breach or threatened breach by You; (b) Your use of the Website, the Services or the Contests, including any data, content or material transmitted or received by You; (c) any unacceptable or objectionable use of the Website, the Services or the Contests by You; (d) any negligent or willful misconduct by You.

25. Integration and Conflicting Terms.

This Agreement, including the Official Rules, the Contests Facts and the Privacy Policy as referenced herein, constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between You and Us with respect to use of this Site and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements, agreements and understandings, whether in oral, written or electronic form, between You and Us concerning the use of this Site, the Services and the Contests. These Terms of Use, the Official Rules, the Contests Facts and the Privacy Policy shall be construed as consistent with each other whenever possible, but if such construction is unreasonable due to conflicting terms, the terms of the Official Rules shall control over all others. The Privacy Policy and the rest of these Terms of Use shall be construed as consistent with each other whenever possible, but if such construction is unreasonable due to conflicting terms, the terms of the Privacy Policy shall control over the rest of the Terms of Use.

26. Modification and Amendment.

We have the right at any time or from time to time to modify or amend the terms and conditions of this Agreement, in which case this Site will display such changes, which will be Your only notification of any such change. Any use of the Services by You after such notification shall constitute Your acceptance of the modified or amended terms. No modification made by You shall be binding upon Us unless it is made in writing and signed by Us.

27. Force Majeure.

If the performance of any part of this Agreement by Us is prcontested, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor disputes, act of God or any other cause or causes beyond our control, We shall be excused to the extent that We are prcontested, hindered or delayed by such cause or causes. In the contest of such circumstances which hinder or delay Our performance, We will, if possible, attempt to post this information on this Site.

28. Severability.

If any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement or the Official Rules shall for any reason be found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, said finding shall not affect the remaining provisions, which shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law, provided that such severance does not alter the fundamental benefit of the bargain to either party.

29. Waiver.

If any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement or the Official Rules shall for any reason be found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, said finding shall not affect the remaining provisions, which shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

30. Governing Law, Forum, and Arbitration.

This Agreement is made in, and shall be governed by, the laws of the State Oregon, excluding its conflicts-of-law principles. You agree that in the contest of any dispute which arises between the parties relating to this Agreement which the parties are unable to resolve, said dispute shall be submitted solely and exclusively to arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Said dispute shall be submitted individually by You, and shall not be subject to any class action status. You hereby waive any and all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, attorney’s fees and costs and/or the right to have any actual damages multiplied or increased for any reason. You agree that the only damages to which You will be entitled shall be Your actual damages associated with this Agreement. Said arbitration shall occur exclusively in the city Portland, Oregon. All lawsuits, causes-of-action, disputes or other proceedings not subject to arbitration as a matter of law, if any, shall be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the city of Portland, Oregon and You irrevocably submit and consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over You as a result thereof.

31. Remedies.

In order to avoid irreparable injury to Us, in the contest of any breach or threatened breach by You of the provisions of this Agreement, We shall be entitled to seek an injunction and/or other equitable relief restraining such breach. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as prohibiting Us from pursuing any other remedies available to Us for such breach or threatened breach, including the recovery of monetary damages from You.

32. No Third Party Beneficiaries.

No provision of this Agreement is intended to create, or creates, any rights in or benefits to any third party.

33. Notice.

All notice relating to this Site, the Services, the Contests or Your use of any thereof shall be deemed to be delivered when displayed on this Site. Except as may be provided elsewhere in the Terms of Use or in the Official Rules, all notices to Us shall be sent via first class mail or other nationally recognized courier to: 

Tixie

2001 NW 19th Ave ste 103A

Portland, Oregon 97209

34. Survivability.

The respective rights and obligations of the parties, if any, pursuant to Sections 20 through 24, inclusive, Sections 30 and 31, and as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Agreement, shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

35. Neutral document.

No provision of the Terms of Use, the Official Rules, the Contests Facts or the Privacy Policy shall be interpreted or construed against Us because We were the drafter thereof and shall be interpreted in a neutral manner.

36. Headings and Order.

The headings and sequential order of the sections contained in this Agreement are for convenience or reference only and shall have no substantive or procedural effects in construing the provisions of this Agreement.

© Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved

 

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 10, 2013

At Tixie we take your privacy seriously, which is why we developed this privacy policy to explain our online information collection and use practices.

We may occasionally change the features and content found on this site. Consequently, our privacy policy may be modified to reflect any revisions to the site. We suggest you revisit our privacy policy from time to time to be sure that you are familiar with our practices.

ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVACY POLICY

By completing and submitting a registration and entry form at tixie.com, you signify your agreement to the tixie.com privacy policy. If you do not accept this privacy policy, please do not use the tixie.com site. We reserve the right, at our discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of this privacy policy. You should check this page periodically for any changes and to insure you are familiar with our practices. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page. This policy and all of our legal obligations under this policy are subject to the laws of Oregon and the USA regardless of the location of the user.

 

1. Why does tixie.com collect personal information?

We need to collect certain personal information from our visitors primarily to process and fulfill online contests entries and online orders for the products and services we offer. For example, we need your full name, e-mail address and date of birth to verify eligibility and enter you in the contests, notify you if you've won a prize and to send you any product you may purchase. We may also use the personal data we collect for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes, and to report aggregate information to our marketing partners and others. To provide our users with a more personalized and relevant web service, we also collect and use personal data to identify users' specific interests and needs. If given permission, we may notify our users of offers and information we feel may be of interest to them available from tixie.com and our marketing partners. If given permission, we may also share information with select marketing partners who may directly contact our users regarding their own offers of interest. If you do not want to receive such offers you may follow the simple unsubscribe procedure located at the permission notice box appearing on the tixie.com registration and entry page. Our online registration and entry page contains a clearly identified checked box indicating that by submitting the form you wish to receive offers from tixie.com and our marketing partners. Users may unsubscribe from such offers by clicking to remove the check in the permission notice box before submitting the registration and entry form. We may share our unsubscribe list with select marketing partners for the sole purpose of insuring that individuals on this list do not receive electronic commercial mail messages containing Tixie advertisements that may be sent by such partners. We send entrants a confirmation e-mail when they register for our contests. These confirmation e-mails are not promotional in nature and the user may not opt-out of receiving these transactional e-mails. If you are currently receiving commercial e-mail messages from Tixie messages after previously providing permission and no longer wish to receive such offers you may always follow the unsubscribe procedures which will be found within the commercial e-mails received from tixie.com, our affiliates and marketing partners. You may also contact tixie.com by writing directly to support@tixie.com. From time to time, we may post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information such as the customer's name. We do obtain the customer's consent prior to posting these testimonials.

2. How and what information does tixie.com gather or track?

We collect personal data from our users mainly during the initial registration process for contests entry and order processing. Although some of the personal identifying information is necessary to deliver these services (e.g., an address is required to buy goods and services from tixie.com), in some cases some of the information is optional. Users can determine to some extent what information they wish to submit. In addition to the initial registration process, we may, from time to time, ask users to answer optional questions about products and services. We gather this data in order to better understand our users' interests and provide them with relevant offers and information. Through the use of “cookies” and “pixel tags” (both described below) and online survey and registration forms, we may collect personal data on, among other things, the following information: Demographic: age, gender, income level Technical: IP address, domain name, e-mail address, site traffic Reference: name, land address, telephone number, password

3. What are Cookies?

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer's hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. The use of cookies is now an industry standard, and users will find them on most major web sites, tixie.com may place and store Internet cookies on a user's hard drive. Cookies can save any of the types of information noted above. Cookies enable us to recognize you and personalize your viewing experience on the tixie.com site. For example, we use cookies to recognize user access privileges to tixie.com, track site usage and traffic patterns, add advertisements for goods or services that we think may interest you, and estimate our audience size. We also use cookies to store user names and information that are supplied at registration. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, if you prefer, you can decline the placement of a cookie on your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of your web browser software (if available) to delete the cookie. Please note, however, that certain areas on the site will not function properly if your web browser does not accept cookies. DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.tixie.com. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.tixie.com and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

In addition, some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ....
Google Adsense
Amazon
These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on tixie.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. Tixie.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Tixie.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. “Pixel tracking“, a common process which may be used in connection with advertisements on other sites, involves the use of pixel tags that are not visible to the user of the site and consist of a few lines of computer coding. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of these advertisements and compiles aggregate and specific usage statistics. A "pixel tag" is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of websites you may visit and is used to track an individual user's activity. We may access these pixel tags to identify activity and interests that may allow us to better match our offers with your interests. For example, if you visit our Web site from an advertisement on another site, the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that their advertisement brought you to the Tixie site. If you visit our website and we link you to another site we may also be able to determine that you were sent to and/or transacted with a third party web site. This data is collected for use in our marketing and research. Personally identifiable information about you is not collected by the third party advertising company, nor is any tracking information generated from the pixel tag allowed to be used by them for any other purpose other than to report web site activity to us. As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. Some of our business partners (e.g., tracking utility company) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

4. Does tixie.com disclose user information to third parties?

Except as otherwise noted in this policy, tixie.com only discloses user information in aggregate form to marketing partners. For example, we might tell a marketing partner how many users visited tixie.com over a period of time, but we will never tell them who it was that saw or clicked on their offer, unless that user has given us permission to do so. Tixie.com believes that consumers should be able to control the use of their data. We will not share personally identifiable information with marketing partners if you follow the simple unsubscribe procedure of removing the check mark located at the permission notice box appearing on the tixie.com registration and entry page. If an opt-out is not submitted, we will notify users of exciting offers of interest from tixie.com and our marketing partners. We may also share your name, land address and e-mail address with marketing partners so that they can send you offers directly for products and services that may be of interest to you. The personal information our users provide to us may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information and past purchase information) available from our records and other sources. We use a third party to verify your address, in order to process your order prior to s hipping. This allows us and our marketing partners , with permission, to present our users with offers and information geared towards their interests. We require each permission based e-mail our partners send to include a description of a simple opt-out process that will enable you to stop receiving promotional e-mail from them in the future. We will only deal with marketing partners who offer products or services that we believe may be of interest to our users. Nevertheless, tixie.com is not and cannot be responsible for the activities or privacy policies of these third parties. We may share our unsubscribe list with select marketing partners for the sole purpose of insuring that individuals on this list do not receive electronic commercial mail messages containing Tixie advertisements that may be sent by such partners. We do not rent, license, or sell personal data to third parties unless permission is granted through user submission of the checked permission notice box appearing at the registration and entry page of tixie.com. In the contest of a merger, acquisition, or change of control of tixie.com, customer data would be considered a business asset and would be transferred. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information as required by law or to protect the safety and security of our users. We use other third parties such as credit card processors and e-mail service providers to provide order fulfillment and e-mail delivery services on our site. When you register on our site, we will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for these third parties to provide these services. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose including their own marketing purposes. When you register with tixie.com we may share your name and information with third parties who may contact you by mail with relevant offers. If you wish to opt out of such exchanges you may click here. Targeted or Behavioral Advertising: Targeted advertising (also known as Behavioral Advertising) uses information collected on an individual’s web browsing behavior such as the pages they have visited or the searches they have made. This information is then used to select which tixie.com advertisement should be displayed to a particular individual on websites other than tixie.com. For example, if you have shown a preference for cooking while visiting tixie.com, you may be served an advertisement from tixie.com for cooking related products when you visit a site other than tixie.com. The information collected is only linked to an anonymous cookie ID (alphanumeric number); it does not include any information that could be linked back to a particular person, such as their name, address or credit card number. The information used for targeted advertising either comes from tixie.com or through third party website publishers. If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising from tixie.com that occurs when visiting our third party advertising publishers, please click here: Please note that this will opt you out of targeted ads from tixie.com and any other participating advertisers. If you opt out, you will continue to receive online advertising from Tixie; however, these ads may not be as relevant to you.

5. Can I opt-out of tixie.com's data collection and/or distribution?

Receiving email messages from tixie.com, our affiliates and partners is optional. As noted earlier, the collection, use, and distribution of personal data helps us create a more personalized, relevant, and intelligent web service for our users. While some basic data is necessary to provide certain services, such as entry into the contests and fulfillment of products and services ordered through tixie.com, there are some cases where the submission of information is optional. We will not contact you with e-mail offers or share personally identifiable information with marketing partners if you follow the simple opt-out procedure of removing the check mark located at the permission notice box appearing on the tixie.com registration and entry page. If you are already receiving tixie.com emails and no longer wish to receive such communications, simply follow the “unsubscribe” instructions that appear in every tixie.com e-mail, or contact us by writing directly to support@tixie.com. If you have provided personal information directly to our third party marketing partners and are receiving email communications directly from these third parties tixie.com cannot, in most instances, unsubscribe users from these third parties. If you wish to unsubscribe from one of our marketing partner's e-mail programs, please follow their unsubscribe procedures which will be found within their e-mails or in their privacy policy.

6. What about external web sites?

To the extent hyperlinks or banner advertisements incorporating hyperlinks are utilized on this Site to access third party sites, users should be aware that these third party web sites are not controlled by tixie.com and, therefore, are not subject to this privacy policy. We recommend that users check the privacy policies of these individual sites to see how their personal information will be utilized. Please note that our Web sites utilize framing techniques to make it appear that the user is still on the site when the user is actually on a third party Web site. For example, if you are on a page that has the look and feel of www.tixie.com , but the url listed in your browser is a different url than www.tixie.com, then know that the information is being collected by this third party and their privacy policy governs the collection and use of this information.

7. Does tixie.com allow users access to their information for review and updating?

Users can access the personal information they have provided to tixie.com for the purposes of reviewing and updating such information by following instructions in the "Your Account" section of the Site.

8. What does tixie.com do to keep their site secure?

We have implemented a number of security features throughout the tixie.com site that are intended to prcontest the unauthorized release of or access to the user information we collect online. For example, database information is firewall protected. Also, only authorized tixie.com personnel have access to any stored personal information we collect from our users. Moreover, password and credit card information you submit to tixie.com is always encrypted during transmission. Users should be aware that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers. While we strive to create a secure and reliable site for our users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted over the Internet cannot be 100% guaranteed. Users should keep in mind that any information submitted through an Internet transaction is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without their consent. tixie.com is not responsible or liable for illegal interception of personal data via any Internet transaction. When we collect and transmit sensitive data such as your credit card number, we encrypt it using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at support@tixie.com.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

9. Does tixie.com collect information from users outside of the United States?

The tixie.com site is not directed to visitors residing outside of the United States and such users are not eligible to submit online contests entries. However, as indicated in the Official Rules on the site, some contests promoted on the tixie.com Site are open to residents of the U.K. and Canada. Residents from these countries can participate in these contests by sending a write-in entry to the address provided in the Official Rules. We regret that as a result of system limitations at this time non-U.S. residents may not order products through tixie.com. If tixie.com becomes aware that a user who does not reside in the United States has registered with the tixie.com site, tixie.com will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from its files.

10. Does tixie.com collect personal information from children?

The tixie.com site is not targeted nor directed to children under the age of thirteen. Tixie.com does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from individuals in this age group. If tixie.com receives actual notice that a child under the age of thirteen has provided personal information to tixie.com, tixie.com will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from its files.

11. Your California Privacy Rights:

The following information for California residents covers on-line (internet) and off-line (direct mail) information sharing activities. Please review the complete Tixie Privacy Policy for full details on our information sharing and privacy practices. As detailed in our policy, from time to time we may share or exchange marketing information about the consumers who respond to our offers with other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you do not want your name passed on to other companies for the purpose of receiving marketing offers, just tell us by contacting us at support@tixie.com and we will be pleased to respect your wishes. Please make sure to provide both your email address and full name, mailing address, city, state and zip code information if you wish your request to apply to both on-line and off-line marketing information sharing.

 

 

Contact: support@tixie.com