Last updated May 1, 2012
The information collection, use, and dissemination practices of Best Everyday Deals. This policy applies to Best Everyday Deals’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Best Everyday Deals on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the “Websites”), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to Best Everyday Deals’s other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties. Best Everyday Deals is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third web sites or applications.
1. Collection of Information.
1.1 Survey Information.
Best Everyday Deals collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a Best Everyday Deals survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a “Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, Best Everyday Deals or a third party (a “Third Party”) may ask an individual to provide various information to Best Everyday Deals, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). Best Everyday Deals may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to Best Everyday Deals or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from Best Everyday Deals or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to Best Everyday Deals.
1.2 Third Party List Information.
Best Everyday Deals collects information from individuals when an individual provides information to a third party and Best Everyday Deals subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party (the “Seller”). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, “Third Party List Information”). When acquiring Third Party List Information, Best Everyday Deals seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to Best Everyday Deals and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller’s list.
1.3 Other Information.
Other occasions when Best Everyday Deals obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by Best Everyday Deals or by a third party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through Best Everyday Deals’s customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a Best Everyday Deals service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
Best Everyday Deals currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, Best Everyday Deals may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows Best Everyday Deals to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in Best Everyday Deals’s database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Web Beacons.
A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Best Everyday Deals to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, Best Everyday Deals might place, with the consent of a third party website, a web beacon on the third party’s website where fishing products are sold. When Joe, an individual listed in Best Everyday Deals’s database, visits the fishing website, Best Everyday Deals receives notice by means of the web beacon that Joe visited the fishing site, and Best Everyday Deals would then update Joe’s profile with the information that Joe is interested in fishing. Best Everyday Deals may thereafter present offers of fishing related products and services to Joe. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, Best Everyday Deals also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in Best Everyday Deals’s database.
(c) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is Best Everyday Deals’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, Best Everyday Deals strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.5 Outside Information.
Best Everyday Deals may receive information about individuals from third parties or from other sources of information outside of Best Everyday Deals including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.6 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information Best Everyday Deals gathers or receives about individuals.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children.
2.2(b) Solicited Email.
Best Everyday Deals only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from Best Everyday Deals or to individuals who have agreed on third party websites to receive email from third parties such as Best Everyday Deals. Best Everyday Deals does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to Best Everyday Deals’s email messages.
2.3 Targeted Advertising.
Best Everyday Deals uses Individual Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, Best Everyday Deals uses Technology Information (see also Section 2.5 below) to associate an individual with that person’s Individual Information, and Best Everyday Deals attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, and otherwise. Best Everyday Deals may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.4 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
Best Everyday Deals uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.5 Use of Technology Information.
Best Everyday Deals uses Technology Information (1) to match a person’s Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person’s online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of Best Everyday Deals’s web sites are most frequently visited. This information helps Best Everyday Deals to better understand the online habits of individuals so that Best Everyday Deals can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.6 Profiles of Individuals.
Best Everyday Deals uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.7 Storage of Individual Information.
Best Everyday Deals stores the Individual Information in a database on Best Everyday Deals computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Best Everyday Deals’s control. Not withstanding such measures, Best Everyday Deals cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Best Everyday Deals computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered. 3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.
Best Everyday Deals MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN Best Everyday Deals’S SOLE DISCRETION.
3.2 Order Fulfillment.
Best Everyday Deals will transfer Individual Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such third party while using Best Everyday Deals web sites or when responding to offers provided by Best Everyday Deals.
3.3 Legal Process.
Best Everyday Deals may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
Best Everyday Deals may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Best Everyday Deals does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and Best Everyday Deals has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of third parties. Best Everyday Deals is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. Best Everyday Deals does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
4.3 Affiliated Companies.
Best Everyday Deals may disclose, transfer, and sell Individual Information to entities affiliated with Best Everyday Deals in Best Everyday Deals’s discretion
5. Unsubscribe Procedures.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of Besteverydaydeals.com’s email lists.
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at info@Besteverydaydeals.com.