Welcome to Shopkick!
Shopkick, Inc. (together, and with our parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliates, “shopkick,” “we,” or “us”) is on a mission to become your premier shopping companion, anytime and anywhere.
Information Collection and Use Information Collection
- Personal Information
- Non-Personally Identifiable Information
- Device Information – Usage Technologies
- Credit Card Transaction Data
- Purchase Information
- Other Information from Third Parties
When you use the shopkick Program, we may ask that you provide us with personally identifiable information—information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information we may collect includes your name, phone number(s), email address, home address, and if you elect to participate in certain parts of our Services, payment card numbers, and/or third-party account information (e.g. store loyalty program information, PayPal, Venmo, banking information, etc.). We may also collect information about your preferences and interests
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you use the shopkick Program on your mobile phone, computer, or other device(s), our servers may record non-personally identifiable information—information that cannot identify you by itself (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”) such as: (i) information your device sends or transmits, including your device type, your device ID number (for example, your UDID), user settings, and your geographic location (if you consent) (“Device Information”); (ii) information about your use of the shopkick Program, such as offers viewed and/or used, stores visited, information you entered; (iii) search terms you used, or which referring/exit pages brought you to our page, and date/time information, (iv) demographic information you provide, such as your gender or date of birth, (v) information about or from another content delivery platform; and (vi) information derived from such above information and other sources such as entries and offers viewed on either our website or a third-party website, our social media presence, or other information provided by third parties.
In addition, to make the shopkick Program useful in particular locations, we use location technology, such as GPS, our shopkick beacon devices (“shopBeacon” or “beacon”), and other geolocation or presence technologies. These technologies are found in various locations and broadcast signals that your device may receive, assuming you adjust your device settings to receive such signals such as, by enabling location services. When your device transmits location information, the Application or Website alerts you about available offers, rewards, an item previously liked at a store, or other information we deem useful. To make the Application and shopkick Program operate efficiently, shopkick may also collect other information based on signals from a shopBeacon, for example, the strength of the signal between the shopBeacon and the device and/or the duration the device is near the beacon, including when the Application is in the background or not actively running on your device
Cookies, Pixels, and other Usage Technology
Credit Card Transaction Data
If you choose to participate in the Kicks for Purchases program, we will receive information about transactions you make at select merchants including the merchant’s name, location, the date and time of the purchase, the transaction amount, the purchased items and other potentially personal information about you (“Transaction Data”). If you explicitly consent (or ‘opt-in’) to participate in the Kicks for Purchases program, the Transaction Data is received from banks or from credit or debit card networks or issuers (“Transaction Providers”).
Our kicks for receipts program lets you earn kicks by using the Application’s submission function and your phone’s or other device’s camera to submit receipts from purchases of select products and/or select retailers (“Kicks for Receipts” program). From time to time, shopkick will announce via the shopkick Program the actions you need to take, identity of the participating products and/or retailers, and store location(s) from where you must submit your receipt. Each action you wish to take to earn kicks has directions you must follow as well as limits as to when purchases or submissions must be made
Other Information from Third Parties
We may also receive information about you from service providers, our partners, merchants, or other third parties, such as your preferences and interests, device information when you download a mCommerce store application originating from the shopkick Program, make an online purchase originating from the shopkick Program, or your account information for specific third-party providers if they are integrated with the shopkick Program (e.g. store loyalty program information, PayPal, Venmo, etc.), for example when redeem your kicks, or otherwise when such third parties do business with us. Information we receive from such third parties are subject to the limitations of the privacy policies of those third parties. We also receive information about you that is publicly available, such as when you submit information to a blog, chat room, or social network(s). We encourage you to read the privacy policies for those third parties.
- Communicate with you and provide information to you about shopkick’s products and services.
- Update the shopkick Program and improve content and user experience.
- Help you and others discover the shopkick Program.
- Prepare and perform demographic studies.
- If permitted by the applicable Transaction Provider, perform benchmarking, advertising, marketing, performance and promotional studies.
- Administer, improve, and optimize the shopkick Program.
- For example, if you are invited to the shopkick Program by your friend through our invitation program we may at times contact you through such specified methods. You and the invited friend must give consent to receive such autodialed or prerecorded message calls, and/or general communication.
- Similarly, we may occasionally run sweepstakes, contests, surveys, or other special promotions in which we ask you for Personal Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., a zip code, age, or income level) in order to administer contests and other promotions about the shopkick Program or a third-party. We may also use information available and/or provided to contact participants of such contests and promotions
- Personalize your experience with the shopkick Program.
- Provide you with software updates and/or product announcement.
- Better understand your needs and interests, and provide you with further information and offers we believe you may find useful or interesting, such as targeted advertising and promotional campaigns.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including geolocation and location presence information for a variety of purposes, including to analyze trends through aggregated demographic information and other information about users, and administer, improve and optimize the shopkick Program. Specifically, offering rewards based on your location or presence in a store, providing reminders of items previously liked, showing the highest-rated deals, sales or interesting items in a certain area. To present these offers, we use the signal of our shopBeacon devices (or another geolocation or presence technology), which are located in various places, such as above the entrance to a store. Those devices broadcast signals that can be received by a device on which the Application is installed or the shopkick Program is accessed. When the device receives the shopBeacon signal, you may receive a message about the shopkick Program, such as available rewards or a reminder about an item previously liked. To avoid geolocation data from being used or received by shopkick Program, either while the Website or Application are in the background or not currently running on your device, you can switch off notifications near or at stores in the Settings of the Application at any time, or adjust your device settings.
Cookies, Pixels and other Usage Technology
Usage Technology allows us to do the following: (i) make your interactions with the shopkick Program easier and personalized; (ii) save information relating to your Account and/or activity for future interactions with the shopkick Program; (iii) better understand how you interact with the shopkick Program, and monitor aggregate usage by you and other shopkick users; (iv) monitor web traffic routing on the Services; (v) enable certain features of the Services; (vi) count users who visited certain websites and pages within websites, used applications or features; (vii) analyze the behavior of users of our websites and application; and (viii) determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns and improve the overall shopkick Program. Third party advertisers on the shopkick Program may also place or read cookies on your browser. At any time, you may instruct your device to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from websites you visit by changing your device’s settings. Please understand that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of the shopkick Program. We may also use Device Information from Usage Technology together with both demographic or psychographic information we collected, and third-party analysis partners to anonymously analyze usage patterns of users and serve tailored advertisements to you.
Credit Card Transaction Data
By registering your payment card, you authorize your payment card network (e.g. MasterCard/Visa/Amex) to monitor activity on your payment card and to provide information to shopkick regarding your purchase and return transactions (e.g. unique user identification associated with your payment card, transaction amount, date and time and merchant name and location) to enable your card-linked offer(s). For program offers that provide rewards based on a specific item purchase at a participating merchant, shopkick may provide such information to enable that merchant the ability to determine eligibility. We use the Transaction Data from Transaction Providers for the following purposes: (i) to administer the Kicks for Purchases program; (ii) to determine your eligibility in the Kicks for Purchases program; (iii) to match data from your payment card you linked to the Application with transactions under the Kicks for Purchases program; (iv) to provide you with kicks or other rewards; (v) to analyze the usage and effectiveness of the Kicks for Purchases program; and (vi) to improve and optimize the Services. If you unlink your card account number(s) from your Kicks for Purchases profile, shopkick will no longer request your Transaction Data, and your Transaction Provider will no longer share such information.
We use Purchase Information to: (i) administer, improve and optimize the shopkick Program; (ii) determine your eligibility for kicks; (iii) match your Personal Information with transactions; (iv) provide you with kicks or other rewards; (v) analyze the usage and effectiveness of the shopkick Program; and (vi) to the extent permitted by stores or applicable third parties, analyze trends and deliver tailored advertising.
Other Information from Third Parties
We may use information from third parties to administer, update, personalize the shopkick Program, award rewards from your purchases with our partners and select merchants, invite you to the shopkick Program (at the request of your friend(s)), communicate with you, and present relevant offers.
At Your Request
- If you are invited to the shopkick Program by your friend through our invitation program.Your information will be viewable by the friend who invited you to the shopkick Program, and you may be able to view your friend’s information through the shopkick Program.
- If you request or offer services through our partnerships or promotional offerings from a third-party (e.g. completing surveys and quizzes, signing up for new services, etc.).
- When you submit information and communicate with us through a public forum (e.g. social media, features within the shopkick Program, blogs, etc.).
Transaction Providers, Merchants and Store Partners
If you chose to participate in the Kicks for Purchases program, we share the Transaction Data and payment card information you entered with the appropriate Transaction Provider. We may also share Transaction Data with select merchants to facilitate the awarding of kicks (only to those merchants that agree to only use the Transaction Data to facilitate the awarding of kicks). In addition, when you make purchases through the shopkick Program and use similar features (e.g. mCommerce), you agree Purchase Information may be shared with participating stores, merchants and other relevant third parties. Similarly, when you participate in the Kicks for Receipts program, you agree shopkick may use Purchase Information and other information derived from your participation, to award kicks, deduct kicks, validate offer eligibility, enable offer redemption, and/or provide reporting to merchants and other third parties.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may disclose information to third-party service providers we use to perform various tasks, including data storage, consolidation, retrieval, analysis, effective management customer information, and help communicating with you. These third parties are only given access to information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes. These third-party service providers include affiliated and unaffiliated service providers in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions.
Third-Party Business Partners
We may disclose information with our third-party business partners, such as marketing, advertising, and analytics companies for various reasons, including to advertise, display relevant content, products and services that you may find useful. To opt out of this sharing, please visit our Marketing and Advertising page. We may also disclose information to our third-party partners to audit the delivery and performance of advertisements. These third-party partners also collect information about you from their cookies, pixel tags, and other Usage Technology placed within the shopkick Program, or otherwise across different websites and applications. To learn more about this type of disclosure and advertising please visit Advertising and Your Choices page.
How We Use Google, AOL, Yahoo, and Outlook OAuth 2.0
Group Companies and Business Transfers
- Protect the rights, property, safety, confidentiality, or reputation of shopkick or Users.
- Enforce our terms and conditions.
- Prevent fraud or cybercrime.
- Permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.