Lootsnap.com and the contests run on our site are designed to be fun and worry free. Whether you use our site as a player or a business partner, we want you to know how we use the information you provide to us.
What information do we collect? First, let us explain what kind of information we obtain from you. When you register with LootSnap though one of your other social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you provide certain information that was native to your identity on those accounts. This information can include your real name, your email address, and the ID # that those other networks assign to your account. We also ask you to voluntarily provide your age, gender and postal code to help us determine general demographic trends about people who are playing LootSnap. It's also possible that we can determine your general location through the IP address of the computer you use to visit our website. Moreover, some of our business partners who run their own LootSnap contests may ask you to voluntarily provide more specific information about yourself such as your age, location, gender or other personal details so that they can tailor their contests to target specific markets. Finally, it may be possible to ascertain personal information about you just from the photos you submit as contest entries. As you can see your participation in LootSnap can result in a great deal of personal information being shared with us.
What do we do with the information we collect? So what do we do with this information that you provide? First and foremost, we use it to make sure that you have a smooth and consistent experience every time you interact with our website or our app. Some of the information you provide, such as your real name if you login with a social media credential that passes that to us, will be publicly displayed next to your photo contest submission and your comments. This is necessary so that your friends can easily find your submission and snap it (vote for it). Along those lines, you should remember that our contests are primarily designed to allow you to participate in the photo contests that LootSnap itself sponsors as well as those contests created by other third party Sponsors. We share all the photos, your username, and any posts you make about the photos with the entire world via our pages at Lootsnap.com. We have sharing technology in place that allows other users to post your entry to their own Facebook wall or Twitter feed. We do this in order to maximize the awareness of your entry and increase the chances of good photos winning the contest. When a photo is shared in this way to a Facebook wall or a Twitter feed, we usually include some type of short text explaining what the photo is and further describing your participation in a LootSnap contest. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from LootSnap, but we generally give you settings to make the information more private if you want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. When you share information or content like photos and posts, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
How often will we contact you? We will never contact you via email unless 1) you initiate the email dialogue or 2) we are trying to get in touch with you to deliver a prize or communicate some other urgent personal message. We will never provide your email address to any third party unless ordered to do so by a court with jurisdiction over us.
What DON'T we do with the information we collect? We want to assure you that we will never share your information with third parties without your express permission. Whenever there is an opportunity for you to receive additional information, marketing material, or related information from third parties, we will make it an "opt in" choice so that it will be a conscious decision on your part.
What are "cookies" and how does LootSnap use them? Cookies are small text files we store on your computer when you visit our website. The purpose of the cookie is to identify you through your computer so that as you navigate through the pages of our website, you have a consistent experience. Cookies are not "spyware" or "malware" or anything malicious like that. They are just a convenience that allows you to have a smooth, uniform experience every time you visit our page. If you don't want us to put a cookie on your computer, you can block us from doing so using your web browser's security settings. You should know that this might result in a less optimal experience with us.