Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy, which describes how collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website, before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy, including our cookie policy (below).

Commitment to Privacy
Surge International, Inc. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected while you’re here at the Surge International, Inc. website.

Data Collections and Use
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in website threads, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, purchase an ad, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request user support or otherwise communicate with us.

In the course of business, Surge International, Inc. may collect the following personal information from you:

  • Contact Information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Unique Identifiers, such as user name and password
  • Usage activity about how you interact with us, what content you viewed, and which areas of our site you visited.

You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information.

We also, as is true of most websites, automatically gather information about your computer, such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Send you a newsletter or other communications
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests
  • Provide, maintain, improve and promote Surge International, Inc. and its services
  • Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our products and services
  • Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better customer service
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected. is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using our website or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information
We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • When you participate in our social media sites (see Facebook’s Privacy Policy and Twitter’s Privacy Policy) or through our blog, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and/or other information you choose to include.
  • Social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), let you share actions you take on sites with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
  • View the Automattic privacy policy, the company behind (the Surge International, Inc. blog functionality).
  • We use MailChimp to send our newsletter. See their terms of service and privacy policy
  • You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog contact us at
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of or others
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company
  • With your consent, or at your direction.


  • uses to create and process our e-newletter — See their terms of service and privacy policy
  • You may choose to unsubscribe (opt-out, or stop receiving) our newsletter or emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact us at .

Please note that if you unsubscribe or opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications.

If you choose to use Stripe to give monetary donations with Surge International, Inc. or to make to support the site, you will provide your credit card number, directly to’s privacy policy will apply to the information you provide on the website.

Tracking Technologies
We, or a third party contracted by us, may use technologies such as cookies, Web beacons, or scripts to gather information about how you and others interact with our Web site. For example, we will know how many users access specific areas or features within our site and which links or ads they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our site is used, improve our marketing efforts, and provide content and features that are of interest to you.

Cookies — Our website software does use cookies. Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser, and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this. Note that if you do this, your login session will not be retained and you may have to re-log in each time you visit the site.

Google Analytics — we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. View the Google Privacy Policy

Email Addresses
You provide your email address when you register in our website. That email address is used to confirm your registration, and to receive alerts.By default, your email address is hidden from all website members except our moderators. If you wish it to be viewable in the website, you will have to go your website Profile Page and adjust the Hide Email Address setting.

We have never sold or given away the email addresses of our members, and never will.

Log Files
Like most standard websites, this website uses log files. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamp. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

This website contains links to other websites. Some links are provided by us and some are provided by website members in their posts. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each website you visit. This privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.

Advertisers and Analytics
Our advertising partners include, but are not limited to, Google Adsense and Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information about users’ visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites, and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to such users. To protect your privacy, this information is limited to non-personally-identifiable information.

Our analytics services include Google Analytics. These services may also use technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to collect analytics data about web traffic to our site. This information is limited to non-personally-identifiable information.

Surge International, Inc. has no access to or control over third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt out of certain practices. Surge International, Inc.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Comments & Contact Forms

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. When visitors submit contact forms on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We may use the Personal Information we collect through the Service or other sources for a range of reasons, including:

  • To bill and collect money owed to us by you.
  • To send you system alert messages.
  • To communicate with you about your account and provide customer support.
  • To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law, and to protect the rights and safety of our Members and third parties, as well as our own. This may include developing tools and algorithms that help us prevent violations.
  • To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
  • To provide information to representatives and advisers, including attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
  • To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
  • To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • To provide, support and improve the Services.

You and your Contacts may have the following data protection rights:

  • To access, correct, update or request deletion of Personal Information.
  • In addition, individuals who are residents of the EEA can object to processing of their Personal Information, ask to restrict processing of their Personal Information or request portability of their Personal Information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided.
  • If Personal Information is collected or processed on the basis of consent, the data subject can withdraw their consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

Webmaster Contact Information
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Surge International, Inc. privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at

Surge International, Inc. is committed to your privacy. We do not sell your personal information to 3rd parties.  We use your personal information in order to serve you better. This privacy policy explains how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your Personal Information, then please contact us directly.