What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to purchase products or services from our partners, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
• Mailing address
• Email address
• Home and business phone number
• Email Information
In addition to providing the foregoing information to our partners, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial web sites, our Site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the Sites visited just before and just after our Site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
What Are Cookies? Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information. As a customer, you will be given the opportunity, at least once annually, to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Site and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Site to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Site and evaluate our Site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security. We have implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard personal information. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
Do Third Parties Collect My Information?
Please see below for information on how third parties may collect and use information on our Properties for interest-based advertising purposes, and for information on how Deals Barrel may share the information that we collect with third parties.
How Does Deals Barrel Use My Information?
Deals Barrel uses the information collected from users for our business purposes, including the following:
• To customize and personalize the advertising and the content you see.
• To personalize and improve your experience on our Properties and when using our Services.
• To fulfill your requests for our Services.
• To send you information about topics that we think will be of interest to you.
• To alert you to the latest developments and features on our Services.
• To enter you in our sweepstakes when you request that we do so and to award prizes.
• To operate, maintain, and improve our Properties and Services.
• To communicate with you, including responding to your communications with us and other communications regarding your registration or use of our Services.
• For our research, recordkeeping, and reporting purposes.
• To monitor our Properties and Services for compliance with our Terms of Service.
When Will Deals Barrel Disclose My Information to Third Parties?
We may share your personal information with other companies or individuals. For example:
• We may share your personal information with third parties for the third party’s marketing purposes. Please see below for your choices regarding this sharing.
• We may make any information you disclose when you participate in community and social networking features on our Properties available to other users. Deals Barrel is not responsible for the information you disclose in public forums, and we strongly recommend that you disclose your personal information only to users that you know to be trustworthy.
• We may share your personal information with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.
• We may share information with our agents, contractors, service providers, and partners who are providing services on our behalf and on behalf of our merchants and other partners, such as payment processing, data processing, customer service functions, and hosting.
• We may share your information in connection with an actual or potential merger, sale, acquisition, assignment, or transfer of all or part of Deals Barrel’ assets, affiliates, lines of business, or products, including at bankruptcy.
We may share your information in order to:
(i) protect or defend our legal rights or property or the rights/property of our other users, business partners, employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements);
(ii) pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain;
(iii) protect the safety and security of our employees, users, or members of the public;
(iv) protect against fraud or for other risk management purposes; or
(v) comply with the law or respond to law enforcement requests, subpoenas, legal process or inquiries.
We may share information that identifies your browser or device over time (including device identifiers and/or personal information which has been hashed or obfuscated) as well as information about your activities on our Properties, with third-party companies for their own purposes including interest-based advertising across different websites, apps, browsers and devices. Please see below for information about opting out of the collection and use of data for interest-based advertising by companies participating in industry self-regulation.
Your Choices/ Your California Privacy Rights
You may give consent for Deals Barrel to send you one or more text messages, such as a message with a link to download our app. These text messages are automated. You can use and purchase our services without consenting to receive our automated text messages. If you agree to receive text messages, message and data rates will apply. You can opt out of recurring text messages at any time by replying “STOP” to any message or you can email us at [email protected].
Deals Barrel may send you email offers that we believe will interest you. If you do not want to receive such offers, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link included in any message. We will continue to send you servicing emails related to your interactions and relationship with us.
We may share personal information about you with third parties for the third party’s own marketing purposes, including sending direct marketing materials to you. If you would like to opt out of this kind of sharing, please send us an email adm[email protected] to inform us of your decision.
You may visit www.aboutads.info/choices to learn more about interest-based advertising, to opt-out of this form of advertising on your web browser by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program, and to learn about the effect of an opt-out choice. If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising in mobile apps on your device by companies that participate in the DAA’s AppChoices app, you may download that app onto your device and exercise your choice. AppChoices is available at the links below:
You may also limit data collection and use by third parties for interest-based advertising by using your mobile device settings where available.
Please note that electing to opt-out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. Additionally, please note that if you use a different browser or erase cookies from your browser, reset your device’s advertising identifier, or use a different mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choices. Also, any settings available in your web browser to block cookies may not block the use of non-cookie technologies by third parties as described above.
Deals Barrel uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect your personal information.
Links to Third-Party Ads and Properties
Deals Barrel does not currently offer its Services in, or support user accounts from, Switzerland and countries in the European Economic Area. Users from other countries should note that Deals Barrel collects, processes and stores information in the United States. By using our Services from locations outside of the United States, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in the United States. The laws pertaining to the collection, use, disclosure, and processing of personal information in the United States may vary from those in other countries and may be less stringent than the applicable laws in your state or country.
Our Services are not intended to be used by children, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information from children under 13 years old, we will take appropriate actions to delete this information.
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 years old, and you believe that your child has provided personal information to Deals Barrel, you may contact us at [email protected] to request that we delete your child’s personal information from our systems.
Updating Your Personal Information
You may review, update, or change information that you have provided to us, or request that we deactivate your account, by emailing us at [email protected]. If you request that we deactivate your account, we may retain certain personal information in our archives for record-keeping purposes. We are not able to remove personal information from the records or databases of third parties with which we have already shared such information.