WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY INFORMATION?
Your credit card purchases are processed through one or more nationally recognized credit card processing companies. Those companies are regulated by the financial services industry and must meet certain security requirements in order to be in business. The processing companies will have access to your credit card information, billing address, name and possibly your telephone number. The processing company will communicate with the issuing bank of your credit card in order to get final approval to charge your credit card for the product or services we are providing for you. The only time someone other than a Deals Magazine employee will ever see or be privy to your personal information is in the case of a judicial request (such as a subpoena) or if Deals Magazine is acquired or sold. In the event the later happens, Deals Magazine will give reasonable notice to all existing users of our service.
Deals Magazine employees that are responsible for handling your account have access to your personal information.
Hired technical consultants conducting routine checks on the integrity of our system and in order to perform necessary maintenance work. While performing these duties, it is possible that your personal information may be accessed in order to properly carry out these functions. Please note these consultants are prescreened for criminal background checks and must sign a confidentiality agreement with regard to the information with which they come into contact.
Vendors who, as part of the offer, request information on our customers who purchase their voucher in order to aid redemption. In those cases when you purchase a voucher, we share some of your personally identifiable information with such vendors. We specifically disclaim any responsibility or liability for the actions of such vendor. While we inform them that they are only permitted to communicate with you for the purposes of the specific promotion with Deals Magazine, we do not have any responsibility for the actions of the vendor as the actions of the vendor are not in our control.
The aggregate data (NOT individual data) that we collect may be shared with outside companies in order help promote the Deals Magazine website or to provide relevant non-personal data to one of our advertising companies.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We employ various methods for collecting information. To begin with, we use "cookies" that are needed to compile aggregate non-personally identifiable information about the visitors to our website and to facilitate website log-in processes. Non-personally identifiable information most often consists of things such as your search preferences, the types of products you have bought, how many times you have visited a particular website, etc. This type of information is usually associated with a particular computer or IP address but not with a particular person. "Cookies" are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in the user's computer, ready for future access. Each time you access our website, our server finds the relevant cookie on your computer. The information contained within that cookie is then used to customize your experience with our website. The following is a list of the information we collect: we automatically record the name of the domain (for example, "123company.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "mycollege.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain), the IP address from which you access our website (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet), the type of browser and operating system used to access our website, the date and time you access our website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website and the pages you visit. Please note that although some companies don't associate an IP address with an actual person, we do. We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track your use of our website and promotions, or we may allow our third party service providers to use these devices on our behalf. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on our website or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our website, as well as give us a way to measure our promotions and performance. We may also utilize pixel tags and web beacons provided by our affiliates and/or marketing partners for the same purposes. When you purchase something from our website you may submit certain information, such as your name, phone number, address, business name, business address, email address, website URL, credit card number (handled by a third party through a secure website and not permanently stored in the Deals Magazine system), FEIN (Vendors W8 or W9) or other tax identification numbers such as a social security number (Vendors W8 or W9) and CVV2 number (handled by a third party through a secure website and not stored in the Deals Magazine system). As a client of Deals Magazine, you hereby acknowledge that certain personally identifiable information concerning you is collected and stored by Deals Magazine and viewed by employees of Deals Magazine when you register for our services. This is needed in order for us to properly perform the services that you are requesting.
WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?
Deals Magazine uses this information in order to serve the needs of our customers. We need to know who you are in order to process your vouchers (if you are a subscriber) and to better serve you as a client (if you are a vendor). Also, there are legal requirements that we are required to follow if you are a vendor. We collect several pieces of personal information from you in order to complete the processes. The non-personal information that we collect from you may be used for both internal and external purposes, in order for us to make your experience with our website more enjoyable. The aggregate data we collect from you is used internally and externally to help us improve our marketing efforts and to provide pertinent data to the members of our family of Internet Services. We may also use your email address to notify you of other products or services in which you may be interested.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION PROTECTED?
We use the latest in encryption technology, including 128 bit SSL encryption to ensure that any sensitive information that is sent by you to us via the Internet is protected from unauthorized interception. All information submitted by a customer via the Internet is stored on a server, which requires proper-authentication for access. The server is housed in a secure environment that employs a variety of techniques to protect your information. We also use anti-virus protection software to guard against outside attacks on our networks. All employees that we hire have to sign a confidentiality agreement that forbids them from disclosing any information, to which the employee has access, to other individuals or entities. We also have back up servers and power supplies to guard against power outages and other natural occurrences that could pose a threat to the integrity of your personal information. Passwords are required in order for you to gain access to your account. This password is encrypted. Do not share your password with anyone. Once an account has been terminated, measures are taken to remove those users from the system who no longer need access to Deals Magazine system. Deals Magazine servers are manned 24-hours a day, in a building that is UL approved for fire protection. When a staff member is terminated or leaves Deals Magazine for any reason, Deals Magazine changes the access codes that the staff member used to access any customer accounts. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Deals Magazine employs commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seeks to partner with companies that do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the website, and we are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
Deals Magazine does not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 13. If we determine that any content has been uploaded to the website by someone under the age of 13, it will be removed. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask your parent's permission before using the website and the service. Some products, services, or deals may be subject to further age limitations.
CAN I CORRECT OR REMOVE INFORMATION FROM YOUR WEBSITE?
You always have the option to view your account to make sure the information we have collected from you is correct. You also have the option of removing any incorrect information from your account. Further, you have the option of removing certain information you wish to keep private. However, please note that removing certain information such as your email address and contact information may greatly hinder our ability to effectively provide the service you have requested. Because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on the website. Before exercising any of these options above you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I OPT OUT OF HAVING CERTAIN INFORMATION COLLECTED
You have the option of disabling your computer's ability to accept or transmit cookies. This will prevent us from gathering certain non-personally identifiable information from your computer. Furthermore, you have the right to opt out of any email list you might have signed up for in the past. You also have the option of requesting not to be notified by email of any new product or service we are offering. Please contact us at email@example.com in order to complete one of the opt-out choices above.
USE OF INFORMATION
As a condition of purchase of our products and services, we will send you Administrative and Promotional Emails. We will send you information regarding your account activity and purchases as well as updates about our products and promotional offers. You cannot opt-out of Administrative Emails. Administrative Emails relate to a user's activity on the website, and include emails regarding a particular user's account, requests or inquiries, and purchases of products and services. In contrast to Administrative Emails, however, you do have a choice with respect to Promotional Emails, which advertise our products and services, including exclusive sales and other offers, and/or the products and services of our vendors. If you do not want to receive Promotional Emails from us, you may elect to opt-out of receiving Promotional Emails at any time after registering by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by hitting the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of any of the emails. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and which Promotional Emails you do not want to receive.
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Last Updated: March 14, 2012