Last Modified: January 1, 2020
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CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.
The Savings.com Applications are intended for a general audience and are not directed or intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register or provide Personal Information on the Savings.com Applications. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our systems.
REGARDING CALIFORNIA AND ITS RESIDENTS.
California residents and certain others who have contact with California may have additional rights regarding the sale and collection of their personal information pursuant to the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA") effective January 1, 2020.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Connecting with the Savings.com Applications and Information Provided by You
User Information We may collect several types of information from and about Website users, including information:
- By which you may be personally identified, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number (“Personal Information"). Personal Information may be collected through your own Website inputs or through third parties.
- That is about you holistically, but does not identify you personally, such as date of birth, place of birth, business phone number, business mailing address or email address, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or non-specific age, geographic indicators. Such holistic information may be collected through your inputs into the Website, or through third parties; and/or
- About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and the pages of our Website you visit, and other usage details. Such information may be collected through cookies, web beacons, and other similar types of automated data collection technology.
Further, we collect information directly from users when provided to us; may collect from third parties, such as our business partners; and will collect information automatically as you navigate through the Website. Note that some information such as usage details, IP addresses, and information collected via cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technology may be collected automatically. We retain personal information only for as long as necessary or useful and will retain and use information to the extent necessary or desirable for business purposes, to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce legal policies and agreements.
Contacting Us. When you provide us with information in connection with a particular activity or otherwise sign up for our Services or provide your contact information, including an email address or telephone number in connection with that activity, product or service, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase or inquiry establishing a business relationship with us. You expressly consent to our communicating with you about BestDealsBlackFriday.com using the information you provided to us. You also attest that you have the legal authority over any telephone number you provide to us and can provide us with the authorization to contact you. This means we may contact you, in person or by recorded message, by e-mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message, or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving.
Registration Information. We will collect personal information from you if you register on our Website or voluntarily provide Personal Information about yourself in your profile. You do not have to register to use our Services, download our Browser Extensions or access coupons on our Website. Upon initial registration you will be asked to provide a user name and zip code so we can identity your locality by city and state (“Regional Location"), or more specific location for certain applications available on Savings.com Applications, as more clearly spelled out in this policy (“Geolocation"), to serve you offers that are suited to you and where you live or are currently located. Your user name will be disclosed on all our public forums as well as your Regional Location which will be reflected by the zip code that you provide. You will have an opportunity to confirm or change your General Location without use of a zip code during the registration process. You will also have the opportunity to indicate your interests by answering questions about the types of goods and services you are interested in and your favorite brands and stores so that we can better serve you savings and offers for exactly what interests you (“Interests"). Savings.com reserves the right to deny, in its sole discretion, any user access to the Savings.com Applications or Services without notice for any or no reason.
Surveys and Promotions. From time-to-time we may request information from you and other users via surveys or contests or sweepstakes. Participation in these surveys, contests or sweepstakes is completely voluntary so you and other users have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information and other information as required by the official rules may be used to notify the winners and award prizes and file winners information as required by law. Survey information will be used for the purpose(s) of the survey, including the monitoring or improvement of the use and satisfaction of Savings.com Applications.
Facebook. You may be given the option to link your Facebook account so that you can comment on the Savings.com Applications or take advantage of other features of the Savings.com Applications. When you comment on the Savings.com Applications using your Facebook username and password and clicking “allow" on the Facebook permission authorization screen, you give us permission to capture, store, use and display your Facebook user ID, your basic Facebook profile information and any other information from your Facebook profile that you specifically allow us to access. The authentication of your Facebook login credentials are conducted solely through Facebook.
Social Media Platforms. If you use Facebook or other social media platforms or applications to interact with Savings.com Applications, the social media platform(s) may have a specific privacy statement that governs the use of Personal Information related to that platform or application. In addition, we use Akamai to support our social network platforms and if you provide permission on any particular Website, information from your social networking accounts may be forwarded to us. If you wish more information about how your information can be transferred to us from Akamai visit https://www.akamai.com/us/en/privacy-policies/.
BestDealsBlackFriday.com and any Savings.com social media platforms or online tools, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+, (collectively, “social media channels") are social media locations for users to connect to and learn about Savings.com entities through information, pictures, and videos. Our goal is to provide quality and up-to-date material about our company which we believe is useful and interesting and to our users.
Savings.com grants users a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited access to the social media channels for your personal use and non-commercial purposes. Unless prior written consent is given by an authorized Savings.com officer, director, employee or agent, you may not use, copy, reproduce, modify, publicly perform or display, create derivative works of, sell, auction, lease, transfer, distribute, rent, or disclose all or any part/content of the social media channels (including, without limitation, any screenshots, videos, documentation or manuals relating to the social media channels). All other rights are reserved with Savings.com.
Savings.com reserves all rights relating to our social media channels, including but not limited to: (i) adding, removing, or modifying any content, (ii) blocking disruptive and inappropriate users within Savings.com’s sole discretion; and (iii) discontinuing any of its social media channels at any time.
Savings.com may collect, store, use, and disclose all disclosed personal and sensitive information shared by you on Savings.com’s social media channels for the purpose of response, enquiry, analysis, and archival. This information may also be shared with third parties within or outside the country for similar purposes. By using Savings.com’s social media channels, you consent to Savings.com collecting, storing, processing, using, transferring and disclosing including to third parties (within or outside the country) of personal information relating to you for the previously mentioned purposes and release Savings.com of any claims in this regard. The above section is subject to any and all applicable laws regarding sharing, selling, storing, and using personally identifiable information.
All Terms and Conditions of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Akamai, YouTube, Google+, and any other social media channel apply, respectively.
Geolocation Services. It is possible that we may ask you if you wish us to collect your Geolocation in order to offer you real-time deals nearby and will maintain information about your geolocation to facilitate your serving such real time deals to you. In addition, when you have the geolocation software running on your mobile phone, computer or other device, we may collect that information as controlled by your privacy settings on those Devices. We will not share your exact Geolocation or use your exact Geolocation for any other purpose.
User Generated Content. The Services may contain review or chat areas and/or other message, communication or other mechanisms designed to enable you to communicate with others or to post content on the Website (the “Interactive Services"). Please remember that any information you disclose while participating with the Interactive Services becomes public information, and is subject to redistribution by, Savings.com and all others viewing the information. You should exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose your personal information in a submission or posting. There is no expectation of privacy when posting, or otherwise participating on the Interactive Services. If you post content, such as messages, reviews or photos, please be aware that any personally identifiable information contained in such content is accessible to registered users or visitors to that Savings.com Application or Communication Service and we have no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Interactive Services. We reserve the right to take action in connection with any content we deem to be inappropriate. Please review our Terms of Service for more information regarding your appropriate use of these Interactive Services.
All Interactive Services and user contributions therein must comply with the Content Standards stated herein. Any user contributions on the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any contributions on the Website or related social media channels, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.
Content Standards. These content standards apply to any and all Interactive Services and user contributions made on the Website or through our related social media channels. User contributions must, in their entirety, comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
- Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, or advertising.
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
Information Collected Through Technology. In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Savings.com Applications, including without limitation, the URL that referred you to the Savings.com Applications (“Affiliate Referral Urls") or other marketing or distribution sources, all of the areas within the Savings.com Applications that you visit, when you view, purchase, or redeem coupons or accept offers accessed through our Services, the comments you make through our Interactive Services, and how you otherwise use our Services and which offers are of interest to you (“Usage Information"). We may use the Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Savings.com Applications. In addition, we collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier") for your computer or other device used to access the Savings.com Applications (any, a “Device"). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to the Device used to access the Savings.com Applications, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. When you download and use our Browser Extensions we will also collect information from our affiliates and our merchants based upon the Websites you visit, the coupons you redeem, and other web Websites you may have visited or Affiliate Referral Urls and we will store those Affiliate Referral Urls and a list of our merchants who provide savings through our Services on your Device to assist us in providing you with coupons and savings that are of interest to you. We will also collect Location information or Geolocation information to ensure we serve you offers and coupons for products and services available to you in your location. Whenever we associate Usage Information, Location information, Geolocation information or a Device Identifier with personally identifiable information, we will treat it as Personal Information.
AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY.
We want user to enjoy their experience while navigating our Website, and to ensure the best user experience each time you visit our Website, we may use automatic data collection technology to collect certain information about your device(s) and browsing activities and patterns. Specifically, we may collect details of your visit to our Website such as location data, traffic data, and other information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
Please note that the information we may automatically collect will include personal information or we may maintain or associate the automatic data with personal information we have collect in other ways or received from third parties. By collecting this information, we can improve our Website and such information enables us to estimate our audience size, user usage patterns, store information about your preferences, recognize you when you visit the Website, and deliver a product tailored to your needs.
A few of the tracking technologies that may be used to collect Usage Information include, without limitation, the following:
- Session ID Cookies: These cookies are used to store information while a user is logged into the Website and expire when the user closes his/her browser.
- Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are used to make tasks like logging into the Website easier for returning users by remembering a user’s login information. Persistent cookies stay on a user’s hard drive from one session to the next.
Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to our web pages, merchant Websites and redemption of coupons. When you click on a coupon or an offer on the “Savings.com Applications an affiliate cookie will be set on your hard drive to track your use and redemption of the coupon or offer. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a persistent or session cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off such cookies through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of the Savings.com Applications may not function properly.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs" or “clear GIFs") may be included in our web pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Savings.com Applications, to monitor how users navigate the Savings.com Applications, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Web Logs. Like most standard Website servers, we log Device Identifiers and the operating system of your computer and may track your movement and redemption within the Savings.com Applications, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer the Savings.com Applications. We use this information in the aggregate to gauge the effectiveness, usage, and popularity of our Savings.com Applications, track information for statistical purposes, help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information and track traffic and sales to our partner merchants. We may also use individual information we collect through web logs to send you targeted offers and other communications.
Information You Provide About a Third Party. If you send someone else a communication from the Savings.com Applications, such as sending an invitation to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. If that person becomes a customer or registers with us, his/her information will be treated in the same manner as all other customers or registered users. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on the Savings.com Applications, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Information We Collect From Third Parties. We acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information you provided or we collected automatically, such as information to validate or update your address or other demographic and lifestyle information. We use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.
If you would like more information regarding which third party companies we use to provide these services who may be serving cookies or other tracking tools on our Savings.com Applications or want to know more about your choices about not having this anonymous collected or used by these companies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.
In the case of a merger, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or sale or transfer of all or some of Savings.com’s assets apart of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceedings we may disclose user’s personal information if personal information stemming from Website usage is among the assets transferred.
User information may also be disclosed to third-parties to market their products and services. Contractually, we require third-parties to protect user’s personal information and to only use user information for the purposes outlined in our agreement.
Finally, information may be released to comply with any court order, legal process, or to respond to a governmental or regulatory request. For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information to fulfill the obligations of our business.
Transactional Communications. We may send you notices from time to time relating to your account or your orders. These may include order confirmations, invoices or customer service notifications. We may also send you service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so; for instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or the delivery of a coupon is delayed or there is some service issue with something you may have ordered. You may not opt-out of receiving these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
Strategic Partners. We have entered into agreements with merchant partners to enable us to provide our Services in connection with sales of goods and services from our merchant partners, such as the redemption of coupons we provide on Savings.com Applications. In certain situations, we may provide your information to those companies informing them of your registration or to investigate a claim or inquiry regarding any benefit you may make pertaining to our Services and your interactions with those companies. Since these third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check their Websites for information regarding their respective privacy policies.
Service Providers. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Savings.com Applications or administer activities on our behalf. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.
Electronic Promotional Offers. We may send you promotional emails regarding special offers about our Services or on behalf of third party marketing partners who we think can offer services and products of interest to you but we will not share your email address with any third parties. If you do not want to receive emails regarding special promotions or products or services, you may (i) Update your email preference Settings by visiting savings.com, click on “My Account", then click on “Manage preferences" and then select “Never (Unsubscribed)" under “How often would you like to hear from us?" or (ii) Click the unsubscribe link in the body of any email or (iii) Click the "Manage my notifications" link in the body of any email, then select “Never (Unsubscribed)" under “How often would you like to hear from us?".
Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails, we may continue to send you electronic service notifications that are related to your registration, your profile or other services you have requested.
Direct Mail Promotional Offers. We may sell, share or rent your name and mailing address and certain other information, such as what you ordered, with reputable companies that provide marketing offers through direct mail. If you do not want us to sell, rent or share your Personal Information with other companies so that they can send you direct mail offers about their products and services, please write to us at:
Attn: Customer Care
2500 Broadway, Suite F-125
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you prefer not to have your name and mailing address shared with third parties, send an email to email@example.com with “No Rent" in the subject line. If you choose to opt-out via e-mail, please include “Direct Mail Opt-Out" in the subject line. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional direct mail offers, we may continue to send you service notifications that are related to your account(s) and other products and services you have requested or in which you are currently enrolled by direct mail.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion") through the Savings.com Applications that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules.
Legal Matters; Safety. We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you (including, without limitation, the contents of any chat, messaging, or other communication posted in the Interactive Services), and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information and/or communications in situations that we believe to be: (i) emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat; or (ii) your conduct on the Savings.com Applications or when using the Interactive Services that we believe is inappropriate and inconsistent with generally accepted norms of behavior.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
CHOICE AND OPT OUT.
You may remove your information from our database so as not to receive future communications or to close your account or opt out of our sharing information with third parties for marketing purposes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending postal mail (certified mail, return receipt requested is recommended) to the following postal address:
Attn: Customer Care
2500 Broadway, Suite F-125
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you prefer not to receive electronic promotional communications, you can also opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication.
Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed or clearly indicate that you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. Note that despite any request for removal of or change to personally identifiable information, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed or changed. Finally, we are not responsible for informing third parties (including without limitation our third party service providers or strategic partners) with whom we have already shared your personally identifiable information of any changes requested pursuant to this section, or for removing information from or causing information to be removed from the databases or records of such entities.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION.
Data Security. To protect our users, we have implemented preventative measures designed to aid in securing your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorized use, alteration, access, and/or disclosure. All the personal information you provide to us is store on secure servers behind firewalls.
The safety and security of your personal information is also contingent on you. You must take reasonable measures to keep all passwords, whether given or chosen, confidential. You should be mindful of using public computers and internet networks to access the Website as we are not liable for any information that may be tampered with. Information viewed in public areas may be viewed by anyone.
Although we take measures to protect your personal information, we cannot promise the security of your personal information transmitted to and from our Website. The transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of or tampering with any privacy setting or security measure contained on the Website.
Attn: Customer Care
2500 Broadway, Suite F-125
Santa Monica, CA 90404
THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective on January 1, 2020. The Act allows any California residents and certain others with connections to California (the “consumer") five new rights with respect to their personal information regardless of whether there is a customer relationship or any other relationship with the covered business. Broadly, the CCPA enacts three main criteria to protect consumer data: transparency, control, and accountability. Within the control criteria, the CCPA grants consumers: The Right to Disclose, The Right to Delete, The Right to Access, The Right to Opt-Out, and the Right to Nondiscrimination. This section provides detail regarding the CCPA if you qualify as a consumer and we qualify as a covered business thereunder.
The Right to Access: Pursuant to the CCPA, consumers have the right to access personal information that has been collected, stored, or sold by a business within the preceding twelve (12) month period. The covered business must release the information to the consumer if requested. You may make personal information requests twice in a 12-month period. A covered business will need to collect information from you to verify your identity, and the covered business will respond within forty-five (45) days of receiving a personal information request.
The Right to Disclose: A covered business must disclose the personal information they collect or sell, and how the entity uses the information in response to consumer requests. This includes disclosing: the types of personal information collected, the source of the information, if the information was disclosed or sold to a third-party, the business purpose of sharing the information, the categories of personal information disclosed or sold to a third party, and the categories of third parties the information was sold or disclosed to.
Covered businesses intending to sell personal information must provide notice to any customer over the age of sixteen (16) and provide them with an opportunity to opt-out.
The Right to Delete: Generally, if a covered business is contacted by a consumer requesting their personal information be deleted, they must comply. Some exceptions apply to this right.
The Right to Opt-Out: A consumer may choose to opt-out of having their personal information sold or shared. Covered businesses intending to sell personal information are required to offer consumers an option to “opt-out." Most covered businesses will provide a link stating, “Do Not Sell My Personal Information."
There is a special rule for minors as noted above.
Right to Nondiscrimination: Under the CCPA, a covered business may not take retaliatory or discriminatory actions against any consumer who chooses to exercise any of these rights. Thus, covered businesses cannot deny the consumer goods or service, or subject them to different prices than other consumers. The law prohibits any practices that are usurious, coercive, or unjust.
However, the CCPA does not prohibit entities from offering incentives, even financial, to customers who chose to “opt-in" to sharing their personal information.
If you are a consumer and we are a covered business, you may exercise any of the foregoing rights by contacting email@example.com. Please specify which CCPA right(s) you are requesting to exercise. Savings.com will need to verify your identify, and Savings.com will respond to you within forty-five (45) days of receiving a personal information request.
You may exercise the Right to Opt-Out of the sale of your personal information by visiting the following link.
If you have an existing Savings.com account, you may exercise the Right to Delete your personal information by visiting www.savings.com, click on “Log In", click on “My Account", then click on “Manage preferences" and then select the option to “delete your account and data".
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