The SPOKEies is committed to protecting your privacy. We understand that the information we collect about you is your information and we intend to keep it that way.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?
We collect information from you in the following places on our Web site for several different services and site functions outlined below:
Call For Entries When you submit an entry(ies), we need to know your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, company, title, client (if applicable) and credit card information (if applicable). This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you if you are honored for an award.

Technical Information
We also collect the following technical information about you when you visit our Website: connection speed, login id, password, the prior Web site you visited, the following Website you visit, the time you spend browsing the site, the number of banner advertisements you click, keyword searches you conduct, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, your browser type, your operating system, your computer type, your Internet service provider and time stamps. We may use this personal information to improve our services to you and to customize your browsing experience. Because merely links to — and does not publish — content supplied by third parties or generally available on the Internet, is not responsible for information collected by these third parties, or for any information gathered by third party advertising companies through the use of banner ads. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of other sites you may link to from our site.

How can you edit your personal information?
You may change your personal information at any time by logging into your account.

How does The SPOKEies protect customer information?
When you place orders or access account information, we provide a secure server with secure server software (SSL) that encrypts all information before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

What about “cookies”?
A cookie – a small text file placed on a user’s hard drive – is generated by a software application on a site’s server. We use temporary session cookies to assign and store a SessionID for you on  all secure pages. These cookies allow you to move uninterrupted between areas of our secure site. This SessionID is not personally identifiable to you and this type of cookie does not leave any retrievable information on your hard drive. We also use a third party service provider to collect non-personally identifiable IP addresses and entry-point and search form information to monitor the number of visitors to the site and the usage of our site. This is done through the use of both permanent and session cookies. We use a session cookie on our site to determine whether or not you are accepting cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser to prevent that. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features on our site.

Will The SPOKEies disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
The SPOKEies does not sell or share your personal information to others. If you submit an entry in our Call for Entries, we do allow our partners to provide you with news and special offers.
However, we do not share your personal information with our partners and maintain control of your information at all times. The SPOKEies may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Your consent
By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by The SPOKEies as stated herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.