Effective March 21, 2023
Bonbon (“we” or “us”) offers consumers a new way to login to sites using a Single Sign On Solution (“Solution”) that allows you to unlock more content, see fewer advertisements, and/or access other benefits offered by sites or apps in our network (“Partner(s)”). We also offer an automated solution to log across Bonbon partner websites to access benefits with even less clicks, but only if you voluntarily opt-in to this feature.
To deliver these benefits, our Solution is integrated with Partner websites or applications that may offer you rewards including digital content, like articles, videos, games, and more. When you sign in with the Bonbon SSO, an account is also automatically created with the Partner website. By creating an account with our Partners, they are able to deliver you more personalized advertisements. Ultimately, you benefit through rewards and a more personalized experience, and our Partners are able to better attract advertisers and more advertising revenue to support their sites.
It is important for you to understand who has access to your Personal Information (defined below) and how your Personal Information is being used. It is just as crucial for you to have control over how your Personal Information is used. We would like to highlight a few commitments that are explained in more detail in this policy:
- We will never log you into a Partner or offer a Partner the ability to deliver personalized advertising to you without your consent.
- We will only share Account Information (defined below) with publishers when you consent.
- We will never share your Browsing Activity (defined below) with Bonbon Partners, only broader categories of inferred interests and only with your consent.
- We will always give you the ability to control how your data is used on an ongoing basis.
Read on to understand more about how the data you provide and we collect is used within our Solution and with our Partners. Our Solution also includes our website (“Site”), www.bonbon.tech, and this policy discusses the Personal Information we collect through our Solution and our site.
This policy only discusses Bonbon’s Solution, not the technology or systems of our Partners. We always require that our Partners abide by our policies and applicable laws when they use our Solution.
1. Personal Information we collect, how we use Personal Information, and how we may disclose Personal Information:
Some of the information we collect may be considered “Personal Information” under certain privacy laws. In the table below, we outline how we may collect, use, and/or disclose to third-parties Personal Information about you when you log-in using our Solution. Immediately following the table below, we provide additional detail about how we may use Personal Information and/or disclose Personal Information to third-parties.
Personal Information we collect
How we use Personal Information
Selected third-parties to whom we may disclose Personal Information
|Account Information: When you use the SSO Solution, you provide your email address and create a password. You may also choose to provide your name and phone number to us.||
|Self-Declared Demographic & Interests Information: We may collect additional demographic information, including your age, gender, or geography, or self-declared interests, such as “interested in the latest cars” or “sports enthusiast”, when shared by you with your consent.||
|Browsing Activity: We may collect the URLs of the website pages you visit while logged into Bonbon. Unless you give us consent for your Browsing Activity to use for personalized advertising (as described below in “Inferred Interests”), we will only use these URLs for internal business purposes, including troubleshooting.||
|Inferred Interests: With your consent, we may infer interests based on your Browsing Activity (described above). If shared with Partners, inferred interests shall always be aggregated and shall never contain your unprocessed Browsing Activity.||
|Advertising Identifiers: We, or our website partners, may use your email address or phone number to generate pseudonymous advertising identifiers. These are obfuscated, alphanumeric versions of your email address or phone number. These identifiers will be used for personalized advertising. Third party cookies placed by us or our website partners may also be used as advertising identifiers, with your consent.||
|Device Information: We may collect device and internet information with your consent, including device type, user agent, IP address browser type, and operating system for internal usage only.||
|Solution Cookies: We may also place cookies to help remember you across sites and ensure you remain logged in to Bonbon.||
We use your Personal information to:
Provide you with the Solution: We will use your Personal Information to allow you to create an account and use our login Solution across websites. The Personal Information we process when doing so includes your Account Information, additional information you provide to us when using the Solution (i.e. demographic or interest group information), information you generate when using the Solution (i.e. cookie IDs), and information regarding your use of the Solution (i.e. URLs you visit). We will also use your Personal Information to allow you to manage your consent preferences across our Partners.
Provide personalized advertising: We will use your Personal Information to provide our Partners with data for personalized online advertising. The Personal Information we process when doing so includes Self-Declared Demographic & Interests Information, Inferred Interests developed from Browsing Activity, and Advertising Identifiers developed from Account Information. Any data sharing for personalized advertising purposes will be done with your consent. Your Browsing Activity (i.e. the URLs of webpages you visit) will not be shared with Partners.
Administer Rewards: When you login to a Partner website with Bonbon, your Account Information is shared with the Partner for the purposes of creating an account in their systems so that you can claim and access offered rewards where applicable (e.g. fewer advertisements, fewer ads, more free content, a donation to the site, entries into sweepstakes, and/or other rewards). Where available and with your consent, Self-Declared Demographics & Interest Information, and/or Inferred Interests may also be shared with the Partner when you log in with Bonbon. Unless you consent to automatic logins in the Bonbon Portal, we only share Account Information on a Partner-by-Partner basis, meaning that logging into one Bonbon Partner website means that your information will only be shared with that Partner.
Product and Services development: We may collect Personal Information, including the URLs of the sites you visit, to monitor and improve the Solution. We may also collect and use data on usage and device information to inform product innovation, new product offerings and to improve the solution.
Communicate with you and provide you with support: We will use your Personal Information when we provide you with key security notifications and support, and to respond to your requests or complaints, or to facilitate support (e.g. retrieve a forgotten password). These are critical communications and cannot be turned off unless you delete your Bonbon Account through the Bonbon Preferences Portal and cease use of the Solution.
Manage our Website: We also use Google Analytics and other third-party partners to understand how our website is being used and how to improve it. Google Analytics is a website analytics service that tracks and provides insights on website traffic. The data Google Analytics collects may be used by other Google services, including their advertising network. To learn more about Google Analytics, including how to opt out of it, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
In addition to the uses detailed above, we may also use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Protect our Services: We may use Personal Information to prevent fraud, identify activities that violate our policies, terms of service, or the law, or to prevent criminal activity that compromises our ability to protect our rights and property, secure our Solution, your data, or the safety of our customers, employees, or others.
Comply with Law & Industry Standards: We may process Personal Information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, or legally-binding requests from law enforcement or other similar government bodies. We may also process Personal Information to align our Solution to industry standards, or to comply with industry standards.
We may share Personal Information with selected third parties, including:
Our Partners (with Consent): When you login with Bonbon, we share your Account Information with Partners to create accounts in their systems. By consenting to this sharing, you will receive the respective reward (where available). With your consent, we may also share Self Declared Demographic & Interest Information, as well as Inferred Interests (where available). With your consent, we or our Partners may also use pseudonymous Advertising Identifiers generated from your email address or phone number to deliver personalized advertisements to you.
Sharing with service providers & for business purposes: We may share personal information with our contractors and service providers who help us administer our business operations (e.g. AWS for cloud storage). These service providers are contractually obligated to keep your personal information confidential, and only process it in accordance with our instructions.
In addition to the Partners and Service Providers above with whom we regularly share your Personal Information, we may also share your Personal Information in the following cases:
Sharing to comply with law and protect our rights: We may disclose personal information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, or legally-binding requests from law enforcement or other similar government bodies, or when we believe disclosure is needed to fulfill our ethical duties.
Sharing for corporate transactions: In the unlikely event we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization, partnership, asset sale or other transaction, we may disclose your personal information as part of that transaction.
We will take reasonable steps to protect your data and minimize the personal information we process. Please note, however, that no transmission or storage of information can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure, though we do take all reasonable precautions to protect against security incidents.
Our SSO Solution is currently only available in the United States. Your personal information will be processed by our employees and service providers in the United States.
4. How long we store your information
Your data is kept for as long as you are registered and using our SSO Solution.
If you would like to delete your account and associated information, click here. If you choose to delete your Bonbon account, we will forward that deletion request to our Partners and you may lose access to any rewards you claimed from that Partner by signing in with Bonbon.
If necessary to comply with legal obligations (e.g. if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, or enforce our legal agreements and policies, we may retain your Personal Information only to fulfill such obligations.
5. Your Privacy Choices
Our solution is built around transparency and consent, and we believe that you should be in control of how your data is used. In addition to deleting your entire Bonbon account (as described above), you can also change which Partners have access to your Personal Information on a site-specific basis including the ability to opt-out of Partner emails, or delete accounts with Partner(s) that you have previously logged-into using Bonbon. When you request to delete a Partner account, we will pass along the deletion request to that Partner.
If you are a resident of California or Virginia, you also have certain rights as to how your Personal Information is collected, processed, and used. In particular, you have the right to know what Personal Information Bonbon collects about you, request access and receive a copy of that Personal Information, correct any inaccuracies in the Personal Information, and request that Bonbon delete the Personal Information about you. You also have the right to opt-out of the sale and/or sharing of your Personal Information.
Bonbon also offers these rights to all data subjects, regardless of the jurisdiction where they are a resident. In addition to the links above, to exercise these or other privacy rights, you may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details on which of the above requests you would like to exercise.
6. Additional Information for California Residents
If you are a resident of California, please review these additional privacy disclosures, which may apply where we collect information as a “business” under California law.
California law requires us to disclose the categories of personal information we collect and how we use them, the categories recipients with whom we disclose personal information, and the purposes of the disclosures.
Within the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: Account Information, Self-Declared Demographic & Interest Information, Browsing Activity, Inferred Interests, Advertising Identifiers, Device Information, Necessary Cookies, and Website Cookies. For details about the precise data points we collect and the categories of sources of such collection, please see the “Personal Information we collect, how we use Personal Information, and how we may disclose Personal Information” section above. We may use and disclose the Personal Information we collect for the purposes described in the same section of this Policy, including to: Provide you with the Solution, Administer Rewards, Product and Services development, Communicate with you and provide you with support, Manage our Website and Online Advertising, Protect our Services, and Comply with Law & Industry Standards. In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for business purposes to the following categories of recipients:
|Categories of Personal Information||Categories of Recipients||Purpose of Sale/Sharing/Disclosure|
|Account Information||Partners who Leverage Bonbon’s SSOService Providers||To provide you with the SolutionTo administer rewardsFor Partners to engage in personalized advertisingFor Bonbon’s marketing and communications|
|Self-Declared Demographic & Interest Information||Partners who Leverage Bonbon’s SSOService Providers||To provide you with the SolutionFor Partners to engage in personalized advertising|
|Browsing Activity||Service Providers||To provide you with the Solution|
|Inferred Interests||Partners who Leverage Bonbon’s SSOService Providers||To provide you with the SolutionFor Partners to engage in personalized advertising|
|Advertising Identifiers||Partners who Leverage Bonbon’s SSOService Providers||To provide you with the SolutionFor Partners to engage in personalized advertising|
|Device Information||Service ProvidersThird-Party Analytics and Marketing Partners||To provide you with the SolutionFor Bonbon’s marketing|
|Necessary Cookies||Service Providers||To provide you with the Solution|
|Website Cookies||Service Providers and Third-Party Analytics and Marketing Partners||To provide you with the SolutionFor Bonbon’s marketing|
We are also required to communicate information about rights you have under California law—for information about these rights, please see “Your Privacy Choices” above. You may exercise these rights by using the same request links or other communication methods detailed in Section 5 above.
If an authorized agent submits a request on your behalf, we may require that the authorized agent provides written proof of their authority and we may separately verify your identity and confirm your request with you.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information:
Bonbon’s disclosure of Personal Information may sometimes constitute a “sale” or “sharing” under California law which requires offering consumers the ability to limit our use of such Information, and our Partners may buy or sell personal information as defined by California law. You may opt out of the sale and sharing of your Personal Information, as well as the use of your Personal Information for personalized advertising purposes by clicking here.
Notice of Financial Incentive:
Bonbon offers consumers a Solution that rewards them for signing into Partner websites and, with their consent, allowing Partners to use their Personal Information for personalized advertising. When you sign up for a Bonbon Account, we ask you to provide Account Information. Because Account Information includes and administering rewards involves the collection of Personal Information, the rewards offered by Partners may be interpreted as a “financial incentive” program under California law. The value of your Personal Information to Bonbon and our Partners is related to the value of the rewards you are offered.
You may delete your Bonbon account at any time using the instructions provided above, and we will forward your deletion request to all Bonbon Partners you have previously signed-in with. If you delete your Bonbon account, or toggle off permissions for a Partner you previously logged-into using Bonbon, you may lose access to any rewards you claimed from that Partner by signing in with Bonbon.
Right to Non-Discrimination:
7. Children’s privacy
Our SSO Solution is not available on websites targeted at children, our Solution is not targeted at children, and we do not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you will not pass our age verification requirements and are not permitted to use our Solution. If you learn that your child has provided us with information in violation of this Policy, please contact us at email@example.com.
8. Contact & complaints
We welcome questions, comments, and requests regarding this Policy. If you wish to offer comments or to make a complaint about how we process your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Changes to this Policy
If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will post the updated Policy and notify our users via email. Please check this page to see any updates or changes to this Policy.