Last updated: March 22, 2011
APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
This Site is connected by "hyperlinks" to other websites. We are not responsible in any way for the privacy practices on other websites and suggest that you review the privacy policies on those linked websites before using them.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use the Specialdeals Web site and we do not intentionally collect or maintain personal information from those who are under 13 years old. If we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13, we will take steps to remove that users personal information permanently from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their parent's permission before submitting information over the internet. By using Specialdeals, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 13 years old and have a parent's or guardian's permission to use Specialdeals.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Personally identifiable information or personal information is defined as information that identifies you, as an individual, and includes your name, home address, home telephone number, and e-mail address.
We only collect personally identifiable information about you after you have specifically and knowingly provided such information to us. By voluntarily providing this information to us at various points when using our Site, including, sending us a comment or suggestion, entering a chatroom or bulletin board, buying a voucher or deal, or entering a contest that is posted on our Site, you will be consenting to the collection and use of your personal information by us for that online activity. You are under no obligation to provide us with this information and can access many aspects of the Site without providing us any personal information.
THE PURPOSE OF OUR COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM YOU
If you participate in an online activity, your personal information will only be used for the purposes of that online activity, unless you otherwise provide us with your consent. For example, we will collect and use personal information for the following purposes:
- To provide the services we offer through our Site, including the vouchers and deals.
- To respond to your questions, or comments you forward to us.
- To run chatrooms, bulletin boards or other areas of interaction with other members.
- To run contests, select entrants, and choose prize winners.
- To keep aggregate information on Site use.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not sell or rent your personal information to any other party without your consent. However, we may disclose your personal information in the circumstances set out below.
We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. For example, some of our partners operate stores or provide services on our site, while others power offerings developed by us for your use.
We use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities.
If you have entered into and won one of our contests, your name and city of residence may be published by us or one of the sponsors. Please check the specific contest rules for details.
We may also be required by law to disclose personal information without your consent in the event of emergency situations or when required by government or other legal authority.
We may also disclose personal information to third parties in connection with a corporate re-organization, merger or amalgamation, or the sale of all or substantially all of our assets.
Please be advised that when you voluntarily disclose information on the bulletin boards or in the forum or chat areas of our Site, your personal and other information disclosed in your communication shall become public information and can be collected and used by other parties. We cannot control what third parties in the bulletin board or chatroom do with your personal information.
In addition, we collect non-personally identifiable information, which is information that does not identify you personally, but becomes available to us as a result of your visit to our Site. This information includes; your IP address, a number automatically assigned your computer when you visit the Site; your Internet Service Provider; and your Web Browser.
We collect personal and non-personal information in a non-identifying, anonymous and aggregate form to enhance our Site design, to share with advertisers and for statistical purposes. These statistics and reports will contain only aggregated and no personally identifiable information.
SAFEGUARDS WE HAVE IN PLACE
We employ reasonable managerial and technical measures to ensure that your information is secure. For example, all personally identifiable information is maintained behind a firewall.
COMPROMISE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our users via e-mail notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web site page, as determined by us in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our web site users.
INVITE A FRIEND
If a user elects to use our invite features to invite a friend to our site, we ask them for the friend's email address. Specialdeals will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site. Specialdeals stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondent to the friends list of the user sending the invitation, and also to send reminders of the invitation. Specialdeals does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. The friend may contact Specialdeals to request the removal of this information from our database.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.