Personal Information Gathered
We don't collect personal information without your knowledge. We don't sell, rent, or give your personal information to unrelated third parties without your prior permission except as described herein or if required to do so by a court of law. We may sell, rent, give or otherwise share your personal information with Toppers successors, assigns, affiliates and other related third parties.
You do not have to provide us with any information to use our Website. You may however choose to provide us with certain personal information so that we can provide certain of the Services to you. We may use the personal and other information you provide in order to provide you with the Services you have requested.
For example, you may send an email or fill out our online request for information form to request more information about franchising. The information you provide in the email or on the form will be used by Toppers to provide you with the information you are requesting. If you provide a phone number, email address, or home address, a Toppers representative may call you, email you or mail you the information you requested. Toppers may also use your name, phone number, email address, or home address to send you marketing materials and other information about Toppers in the future. You may opt-out of receiving any additional information by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in all email communications, or visiting the unsubscribe page on the Website at http://www.toppers.com/Offers/Unsubscribe/. Other personal information you may submit, such as your net worth and available capital, will be used solely to assist the Toppers representative in answering your questions about franchising opportunities.
Traffic Data and Other Non-Personal Information
Toppers automatically collects and stores the following information: the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to The Toppers Website. Toppers uses this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of The Toppers Website, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make The Toppers Website more useful. We also use this information to see where leads are generated from in an attempt to better optimize our ongoing Internet marketing efforts.
At this time, the site does not use persistent "cookies" or other tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information. We use session cookies to anonymously collect the date and time of the visit. Accepting session cookies on our site is voluntary; you may still use the site if you decline cookies.
You may also provide Toppers with other non-personal information. For example, you may provide us with information regarding how you learned about Toppers, or you may provide us with information regarding why you are interested in opening a Toppers franchise. This information may be used by our marketing and franchising personnel to better optimize our ongoing marketing and franchising efforts.
Any and all e-mail addresses sent to Toppers as the result of correspondence with the consumers of Toppers will not be used or collected for the purposes of reselling to an unrelated third party and will not be added to a bulk e-mailing list, except that Toppers may add email addresses to its own bulk e-mailing list. We may share such e-mail addresses with Toppers successors, assigns, affiliates and other related third parties. You may choose to opt-out of any email we send to you by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in all email communications, or visiting the unsubscribe page on the Website at http://www.toppers.com/unsubscribe/index.php.
Contests, Sweepstakes or Special Offers
We may from time to time offer promotions, contests, or sweepstakes that may require that you enter contact information to qualify for entry. If we plan to share this information with the sponsor(s) we will let you know at the time we request such information. Collected data may be used to process entries, send promotional materials, notify entrants, and may be shared with other companies. Please make sure to consult the privacy provisions or the official rules of any contest or sweepstakes you enter on our site, as the specific data collection and usage practices may vary by contest or sweepstakes. Unless the official entry instructions or rules provide otherwise, contest or sweepstakes participants may opt out of receiving future mailings or having their information shared with other companies, as instructed in the entry instructions or rules.
When you submit information via The Toppers Website, we take efforts to protect your information both online and offline. Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online, such information is not always secure in transit. While we strive to protect your privacy and secure your information, we cannot guarantee the security of information sent over the Internet, and you disclose such information at your own risk. Offline, only those employees with a specific need to access your personal information in order to perform their job duties are provided such access.