One core value: Respecting your privacy
The basics: What we collect and why
We gather certain customer data to provide and improve our shopping guides, deals, and other services. This includes:
– Contact info like your email address when you sign up for our newsletter. We use this to send you deals and guide updates.
– Shopping preferences and interests, like categories you view guides for. This helps us recommend relevant content.
– Information like clicks and page views to understand how visitors use our site. We use this to improve our offerings.
– Billing details if you choose to purchase a premium membership. We need this to process payments.
– Publicly available info, like retailer websites, to create shopping tips and locate deals. Our content relies on this info.
– Information you choose to give us, like survey responses. Improving our guides depends on voluntary feedback.
We do not collect sensitive data without your permission. We also do not target our services to children under 16.
How we safeguard and share your data
Protecting your personal data is a top priority. We use encryption, network security, and access controls to keep information safe. But no method is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee total protection.
We only share your personal info with:
– Service providers to operate our website, process payments, and conduct surveys. These are strictly limited uses.
– Law enforcement if compelled by subpoena, warrant or court order. We carefully validate these requests.
– Parties involved in a business transfer, like an acquisition. You’d be notified if this occurs.
We do not sell your personal information to third parties or use it for targeted advertising.
How Long We Retain Information
We keep personal information only as long as needed for business purposes and legal requirements. Even if you close your account, we may retain data for:
- Duration required by law (tax regulations, etc.)
- As long as needed to provide the services you signed up for
- Other essential business needs like fraud prevention
After retention periods expire, we de-identify or aggregate data.
Your privacy rights
You have options when it comes to how we handle your information. You can:
– Access and update your account info by logging in and going to Settings.
– Unsubscribe from marketing emails through the link provided. Transactional emails can’t be opted out of.
– Request we delete your account and associated data by emailing [email protected]. We’ll confirm deletion unless we’re legally required to retain information.
– Get details on what data we have about you by emailing p[email protected]. We’ll need to verify identity first.
– File a complaint about our privacy practices with your state attorney general’s office.
We do not discriminate or deny services if you exercise these rights. If you reside in the EU/EEA, UK, Brazil or other jurisdictions, you may have additional rights under local laws.