Knowledgebase: Running a Contest
Is Contest Burner Storing or Using my Contestant's Info
Posted by on 19 April 2013 05:38 PM

Yes, the email addresses and account usernames are collected but never used. They aren't added to a mailing list or anything like that, but are stored in a database for use by the plugin.

Our servers hook into the API's of many sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Etc. (API is programming geek speak for a way for our servers to communicate to other servers). In order to track the actions taken on 3rd party sites it is necessary to use their APIs. For instance, if you want to award points for tweeting, it is necessary to use twitter's API in order to find out what happened in a user's account. Setting up API access is incredibly technical and it is not feasible to have every customer set up their own API account and then tie it in to their plugin. Plus, without correct and controlled access to the API services, we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the plugin. To do this properly means we have to be the central control point for everything going in and out of those services.

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