Privacy and Security Policy
So... we’re going to try to take a different approach here and write in the most open and honest way we can about what we do and what we believe at Top Deal. Hopefully this will create an open dialogue about how we use your data to help negotiate the best possible deals we can. If you have any questions or comments, we are always listening at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information does the Service obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information
The Service obtains information you directly provide or was provided by third parties when you optionally register as a member of the Service. Registration with us is required in order to be able to use some, but not all, features of the Service. When registration is required to use a feature you will be prompted to log in or to create an account if you have not already done so. When you register with us and use the Service, you are generally asked to provide your name, email address, physical address, username, password and other registration information. As you continue to use the Service, using many features will create additional User Provided Information such as when you comment on a deal. Additionally when you contact us for help or enter other information into our systems it is collected to help provide the Service to you.
From time to time we may contact you to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions. As a general operating principle we will try to build the option to limit any excessive communications that many people could find annoying while continuing to build the best possible service for our members.
Automatically Collected Information
In addition, in order to safely provide the features available in the Service we also collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of devices you use, your device’s unique device IDs where available or set, the IP address of your device, your operating system, your email address, the type of browsers you use, how you engage with websites you visit using the Service, non-personal data extracted from third party websites, and information about the way you use the Service such as when you click on a deal.
Where possible we work to make settings available to you as a member to control which features are available and the information required for us to provide each.
What information does the Service NOT obtain?
Your privacy and security is very important to us. There are many types of information that the Service does NOT collect. For example, we do not collect any information from your email, bank or credit card accounts. We do not record personal information that you have not provided to us directly or explicitly given us permission to record.
As a general principle, when you use the Extension we are careful to only run our software on websites where we can provide value to you as a Top Deal member as a result of our software being enabled.
Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Service?
We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
if Top Deal is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.
In aggregate with other data in such a way that no personally identifying information is disclosed.
Top Deal Exclusive Offers and Advertising
We work with merchants to make exclusive offers (“Exclusive Offers”) available to you as a Top Deal member that are often better than those that are available to the general public. In some cases your eligibility for some of these Exclusive Offers is based in whole or in part upon data we or our merchant partners collect. When Top Deal User Provided or Automatically Collected Information is used for Exclusive Offer qualification no personally identifying information is ever transferred to the merchant partner.
In some cases an action is required by you in order to claim an Exclusive Offer such as by clicking on a deal presented in our software. Claiming an offer does not guarantee it will be available when you check out as there may be additional requirements from our merchant partner to successfully redeem an offer, including tracking your purchase through to delivery. When you claim an offer we will make a commercially reasonable effort to ensure that the offer remains available but do not make any specific guarantees as we and our merchant partners rely on numerous third party systems employing a mix of technologies including cookies to track results. Your use of other software including adblockers or other affiliate or offer programs provided by other third parties can also interfere with this tracking in which case you may no longer be eligible for the Exclusive Offer. If you encounter problems redeeming an offer please contact us at email@example.com and we will try to help resolve your problem.
What are my opt-out rights?
You can stop all collection of information by the Service easily by uninstalling the Service and no longer visiting our website. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your web browser, mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
Additionally, to give you even greater control over your privacy we may give you the option to opt-out of some data collection in the account settings pages. In some cases, opting out of data collection will limit or block our ability to provide certain features of the Service such as certain deals negotiated with our merchant partners based on use of this data to qualify you for an offer.
Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data and Automatically Collected information for as long as you use the Service and for a reasonable time thereafter. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data and Automatically Collected data may be required in order for the Service to function properly.
We do not use the Service to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Service. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Service, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: January 2, 2017