WhistleDrop™ Privacy Policy

WhistleDrop™ is a trademark of and www.whistledrop.com is a domain name belonging to WhistleDrop, Inc. (referred to herein as “WhistleDrop” or “us” or “we”). This document explains what information we collect about visitors, users, and subscribers (together referred to as “Users” or “You”) to our website and mobile applications and how we use this information.

The privacy of those who visit our websites is important to us. We design and operate our technology and services with our Users’ protection and privacy in mind. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we gather when Users access WhistleDrop’s websites, mobile applications, technology, and services (collectively, the “Services”), as well as some of the precautions we take and methods we use to safeguard information against unauthorized use.

Data Collection

WhistleDrop does not routinely collect personally identifying information from Users merely visiting our websites. We may make use of a standard feature found in browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number. Cookies allow us to track the pages on our sites visited by Users and to collect other statistical information. Using cookies helps us to deliver a more personalized service to our Users and to improve our services.  You may disable cookies via the settings on your web browser, but doing so may prevent you from fully taking advantage of all the offerings or services we provide.

WhistleDrop does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from any Person under the age of 18 (“Minors”).  Generally, Minors may not use our websites without parental consent and participation.  If we learn that any personal information about any Minor has been collected without parental consent, then we will take reasonable steps to delete any such information.  WhistleDrop always seeks parental or legal guardian’s authorization whenever we identify that a minor attempts to purchase a WhistleDrop product or service or provide personally-identifiable information to us.

A note to those under 18: Please get permission from your parents before using our websites or sending any e-mail to us or to anyone on the Internet.  If you wish to subscribe to any of our websites, your parents need to complete the subscription form for you.

From those Users who order services or products from or through us, we collect usage information in connection with User logins and passwords in order to monitor subscription compliance and for other purposes related to the Services and WhistleDrop business.  As part of our subscription and registration process, subscribers are asked voluntarily to submit limited personal information and certain financial information in order to create an account (typically name, age, e-mail address, affiliation, phone number, payment information, and unique user name and password).  

WhistleDrop also maintains information and data relating to User’s browsing interests on the Site and purchase history in connection with the provision of Services and for WhistleDrop business purposes, as well as any User feedback, reviews, ratings, or comments pursuant to the Terms of Service and Terms of Use.

Security Practices

When a User enters sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using encryption techniques common in e-commerce, such as secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and while maintaining this information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee the information’s absolute security.  

WhistleDrop will not share with or sell or lease sensitive credit card information to third parties, unless required to do so in connection with collection proceedings or otherwise as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Newsletters and Service-Related Announcements

If a User wishes to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use his or her name and e-mail address or phone number account (if provided) for text messaging to send the newsletter. Out of respect for privacy, we provide a simple way to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We will send Users service-related announcements on occasion when necessary or advisable to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send an informational email.

Legally Required Disclosure

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. We also maintain the rights to transfer your information in case of a corporate restructuring (such as a merger or acquisition) as long as the receiving entity adopts this or a stricter privacy policy that applies to your information.

Legal Jurisdictions

Our websites are hosted by Cratejoy, and we operate under and pursuant to Cratejoy’s Terms of Use as well as its privacy policy at https://www.cratejoy.com/sell/privacy/. Therefore, by using our Services, you also agree to Cratejoy’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy as well.  Accordingly, we represent and warrant that our policies are at least as protective of your information (and generally even more so) than required.  Please be advised that by accessing our websites, apps, and Services you are transferring your personal information through the Cratejoy system and in all jurisdictions in which Cratejoy maintains servers and that you consent to that transfer and to abide by the applicable laws of those States and applicable U.S. federal law concerning your use of the websites, apps, and Services, as well as your agreements with us. Any Persons accessing Services from any jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing the use of the Internet or mobile technology, including personal data collection, use, and disclosure different from those governing Cratejoy (Texas) or us (California) may only use the websites, apps, or Services in a manner lawful in their jurisdiction. If your use of our Services would be unlawful in your jurisdiction, or if you otherwise do not agree to Cratejoy’s or our representations regarding privacy and use, please do not use our Services.

Changes to This Policy

WhistleDrop constantly strives to provide the best products and services. Because the Internet is a dynamic and ever changing medium and as new or changed products and services are released and threats and technologies evolve, changes to this policy may be required. WhistleDrop reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be cases where changes may be more significant. We urge you to examine this policy for changes when using this site.

Contact Us about Privacy

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our software or website practices, please contact us at info@whistledrop.com.

Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into the WhistleDrop Terms of Use (“TOU”) governing all activity in connection with the Services and us.   (See www.whistledrop.com/terms_and_conditions )  The choice of law, jurisdiction and venue, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration) terms and provisions of the TOU (“Forum Terms”) apply to this Privacy Policy.  By accepting the TOU (whether passively by way of use of the Site or Services or actively by way of affirmatively entering into a User Agreement, Sales Representative Agreement, or as a purchaser or Recipient of a Gift Card), you agree to be bound by the Forum Terms, including but not limited to the arbitration provisions thereof (see  www.whistledrop.com/terms_and_conditions ).

This version of Privacy Policy Implemented July 6, 2017