SONIC Corp. or its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "SONIC") are the sole owners of the information collected on the www.sonicdrivein.com and www.sonicdriveinstore.com web sites (Collectively, the "Web Sites") and will not sell, share, or lease such information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
Registration information is used for billing, shipping, and contacting users about services on the Web Sites, such as the SONIC Cruisers ClubSM program, My SONIC® card program, sweepstakes, and other special offers.
We use Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses to analyze trends, administer the Web Sites, track a user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses may or may not be linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our business associates and some advertisers. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may use an outside fulfillment company, but it does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We may use or require the assistance of another party to provide specific services. When a user signs up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the other party to provide these services. These other parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
The www.sonicdrivein.com and www.sonicdriveinstore.com web sites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that SONIC is neither responsible nor liable for the privacy practices or lack of such practices by such other sites. We want our users to be aware of this when they leave our sites to visit linked sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the www.sonicdrivein.com and www.sonicdriveinstore.com web sites.
From time to time, we may request information from users using surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions. Participation in these surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions is completely voluntary. The user has a choice whether to disclose any information by answering the surveys, entering the contests or sweepstakes, or participating in the promotions. Information requested may include contact information (such as the user's name, Internet e-mail address, and mailing address) and demographic information (such as ZIP code and age level). Contact information will be used to notify winners, award prizes, or may be used as stated at the time when the information is collected. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use, products, and services offered by the Web Sites.
We take reasonably appropriate precautions on the Web Sites to protect our users' information. Our users' information collected by us on our Web Sites, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is maintained and secured in or by our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a marketing professional or a database specialist) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Periodically, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are reminded about the importance we place on privacy and are instructed regarding our policies and procedures for proper use and safeguarding of our users' information. Finally, the servers that we use to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We send all newly-registered users a welcome e-mail to verify registration. Registered users may occasionally receive information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to registered users to avoid receiving these types of communications. Please refer to our Choice and Opt-out section below.
We send registered users site and service announcement updates, such as the launch of new products, promotions, or new sections or features added to the Web Sites. We communicate with the registered users to provide requested services and to respond to various inquiries and issues using e-mail or direct mail. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to registered users to avoid receiving these types of communications. Please refer to our Choice and Opt-out section below.
Registered users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials or updates from us or our business associates may opt-out to avoid receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions contained within each communication. Registered users have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving special promotions and offers, or from involvement in focus groups, or may request that their personal information be removed completely from the SONIC Cruisers ClubSM web site section and list.
SONIC is very sensitive to children's privacy issues and does not associate cookie data with personal information about children. SONIC encourages parents and guardians to supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers. These tools can prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information online without parental consent. It is SONIC's policy that visitors under 13 years of age should not submit any information on www.sonicdrivein.com or www.sonicdriveinstore.com without parental consent and supervision.
The Wacky Pack Kids' Birthday Club collects the child's e-mail address, birth date (including year), nickname, and a password upon enrollment. The Kids' Birthday Club uses the nickname and password created by the child to create and maintain the child's user account. The child's e-mail address is only used to send a newsletter on behalf of SONIC that may contain special promotional offers. The child's birthday information is used to personalize the child's experience on the site. A child's participation in an activity on the site will not be conditioned on requiring more personal information than is necessary to participate in that activity.
The Wacky Pack Kids' Birthday Club also requires and collects the parent's or guardian's e-mail address. Upon user registration, the parent or guardian receives an e-mail alerting them to their child's registration. At that time or any time thereafter, the parent or guardian may revoke their consent, refuse to allow us to further pursue and collect the child's personal information, and direct the Kids' Birthday Club to delete the child's information. The parent or guardian first must log on using the child's sign-in information and then de-select the opt-in check box within the child's account to unsubscribe from receiving e-mails. The parent or guardian may also e-mail email@example.com to request their child be unsubscribed from the birthday club. The parent or guardian has the right to request and review the personal information collected from their child by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, however, that if the child's parent or guardian does not revoke consent, then the Kids' Birthday Club will use the child's information for the purposes described above. Information collected upon registration by users under 13 years of age will be deleted when the parent or guardian advises email@example.com to unsubscribe their child. We do not transfer any personal information to any third party. Any user registration received with a parent's or guardian's non-deliverable e-mail address will be eliminated from the web site's database. For more questions on this please contact: SONIC Wacky Pack Kids' Birthday Club c/o C3, 10955 Granada Lane, Overland Park KS 66211, telephone: 913-491-6444, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SONIC is a supporter of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Kid's Privacy Safe Harbor Program. CARU is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the Kids' Birthday Club. Because this web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by CARU. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact SONIC by e-mail at email@example.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or if your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, then you should contact CARU at http://www.caru.org/caru.aspx?id=265700628.