Last Updated: 09/01/13
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of the CouponSecretary.com services. We have designed this policy to help you understand how we collect and use the information you decide to share, so that you make informed decisions when using the CouponSecretary.com services.
Information We Collect
As with most websites, we collect the following two types of information: (1) Personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by users (i.e., information that a user provides that allows us to identify and contact that user, such as their name, address or email), and (2) Non-personally identifiable information (e.g., information that is automatically collected such as the type of web browser, IP address, etc., that does not by itself identify a specific individual).
We only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. If you do not want this information to be collected by us, please do not submit it.
In order to become a registered member of CouponSecretary.com, you must register and create an account on CouponSecretary.com’s website. In creating an account, you are required to create a password, and provide an e-mail address.
When you use CouponSecretary.com, you may perform and store searches and queries and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your contacts list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
Additionally, should a user contact CouponSecretary.com on their own initiative or respond to a communication from CouponSecretary.com, we may collect the information submitted.
Cookies, Log Files and Web Beacons
The cookies we use do not store any personally identifiable information about you. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Please be aware, though, that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our websites.
Like most websites as part of the communication standards on the Internet, we use log files on our servers. These log files store various non-personally identifiable data regarding your visit with us, such as the internet protocol (IP) addresses, information regarding your browser, internet service provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, platform type, and number and identification of clicks. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the CouponSecretary.com services. Additionally, this information may also be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the CouponSecretary.com services, or to display the content according to your preferences. This and other anonymous information collected may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
We also use standard Internet technology such as web beacons to track site usage. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that function similar to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in e-mail) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons are used to track user navigation and usage patterns on our website, and to inform us as to the effectiveness of our content and/or communications. CouponSecretary.com does not and cannot use web beacons to obtain personally identifiable information from your computer. If a user follows a link on CouponSecretary.com (or in an email or newsletter from CouponSecretary.com) to a third-party website, we may use a cookie or web beacon to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the user’s browser to track the user’s non-personally identifiable activities on that site, including whether the user clicks on a link, or makes a purchase. If the user re-visits the third-party site directly, we are able to continue to track the user’s non-personally identifiable activities on that site.
These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. CouponSecretary.com NEVER provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser nor any third-party without your express permission.
Coupon Codes and Links to Merchants
When clicking on coupon codes or other links to merchants on the CouponSecretary.com site, you will be sent, via a new Web browser window, directly to the merchant’s site to complete your transaction.
Contests and Survey
From time to time, we may offer our members and other visitors the option to participate in contests or surveys. If you would like to participate, we may ask you for contact information, preferences, or other information. Such information is used for purposes such as to conduct research, improve our offerings and services, or award prizes. Our contests may have separate contest rules and we identify how the information that you may supply will be used in each case.
No one under age 18 is eligible to use our services, and we do not direct any of our content specifically at children who are under 18 years of age. CouponSecretary.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on CouponSecretary.com. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at contact@CouponSecretary.com.
Information that does not personally identify you as an individual that is collected by CouponSecretary.com from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) is exclusively owned by CouponSecretary.com. This information can be utilized by CouponSecretary.com in such manner as CouponSecretary.com, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Communications with CouponSecretary.com
CouponSecretary.com will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the CouponSecretary.com website. These include a series of up to 3 welcome emails that help inform new members about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from CouponSecretary.com related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices alerting you when your registration is confirmed. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
CouponSecretary.com may also send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails, please send a request to contact@CouponSecretary.com.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process served on CouponSecretary.com, its parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates.
We may also share non-personally identifiable information with advertisers, business affiliates, publishers and other third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by attributes such as geographic location, industry or trade, etc. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or services based upon aggregated data about our users’ activities on the site, please email customer service at contact@CouponSecretary.com.
Please be aware that CouponSecretary.com is not responsible for any information you choose to share with others. While we take care not to share your personal information with third-parties, you must take responsibility for the content of material you make available to others online and through the CouponSecretary.com site.
Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services
CouponSecretary.com may from time to time partner with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice to make use of the combined services or not. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from CouponSecretary.com to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.
Links/Information Collected by Third-Party Sites
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
If you should make use of any communication features of the CouponSecretary.com service to share information with other individuals on CouponSecretary.com, however, (e.g., posting on bulletin boards, chat rooms, etc.) you generally cannot remove such communications.
The security of your personal information is important to us. CouponSecretary.com takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CouponSecretary.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, CouponSecretary.com makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a website or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
If CouponSecretary.com learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. CouponSecretary.com may post a notice on the CouponSecretary.com website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via e-mail at contact@CouponSecretary.com.
If you have any questions about the security of the CouponSecretary.com website, please see our Security Response page.
Special Note to International Users
Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that CouponSecretary.com is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users and members as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
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