Information we collect about you
When you visit our Web 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 Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
- Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Credit Card Information
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:
Credit card number*
Home and business phone number*
Other personal information (i.e. mother’s maiden name)*
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.
*The information you provide when making a purchase is never seen or handled by our company. Any issues, complaints, or inquiries about payments must be directed to the third-party merchant who sold you the product or service.
- Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web 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 Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Information is collected
We collect several types of information from and about users of the themarkdown.com Services, including information:
by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law (“personal information”);
that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your merchant, brand and coupon preferences, and your interactions with themarkdownmarket.com Services and our merchants; and/or
about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Site and themarkdownmarket.com Services and usage details.
We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us.
Automatically as you interact with or otherwise use themarkdownmarket.com Services (including usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies), such as when you:
Search for merchants, brands or coupons;
Interact with advertisements contained in themarkdownmarket.com Services.
From third parties, for example, (i) merchants and third party affiliate network operators with respect to the submission or redemption of coupons, (ii) referral sources to our Site, (iii) our service providers that furnish us with analytical information on users of themarkdownmarket.com Services and (iii) social networking sites or services (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and other social media providers) through which you may interact with themarkdownmarket.com Services.
How we use your information
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 Web 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.
Browser Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web 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 Web 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.
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web 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 Web 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 Web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site and evaluate our Web 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.
Third-Party Use of Your Information
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Section “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information”.
Disclosure of your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To our contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by applicable law and/or contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
To merchants and third party affiliate-networks, but only to the extent that you have submitted or redeemed a coupon offered by the merchant, or participated in an offer, contest or other activity sponsored or offered through themarkdownmarket.com on behalf of the merchant, and only to the extent necessary to process and record the submission or redemption of the coupon or to facilitate your participation in the activity.
To referral sources, but only to the extent necessary to process and record the referral.
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about users of themarkdownmarket.com Services is among the assets transferred.
To third parties to market their products, services or other offerings to you if you have consented to these disclosures.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We also may disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices about how we use and disclose your information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Promotional Offers from the Company. If you do not wish to have your e-mail address used by the Company to promote our own or third parties’ products, services or other offerings, you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to email@example.com. In addition, if we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may unsubscribe or opt-out of future email distributions by following the procedures described in that email. We will respond to your request within 30 days from the date you contact us.
Social Networks. If you register with us via a third party social networking platform (e.g., Facebook, Google+, etc.), you may be able to manage the information you share with us and the interactivity between themarkdownmarket.com Services and your social networking account by using privacy settings and other tools that may be provided by the social networking platform that you are using. By registering with us through a social networking platform, you grant to us the right to collect and use the information that you have made available to be shared with us.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can learn more about how to opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website located at www.networkadvertising.org.
Our Website is not directed toward or otherwise intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or through the Offers.com Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take prompt action to delete that information.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information provided to or stored by us, and are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures with respect to themarkdownmarket.com Services or our systems.
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