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—What personally identifiable information is collected from you for the purposes of fulfilling the prize for this contest, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
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—Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
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We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.