DealGeeks, Inc. Privacy Statement

Last Updated: December 31, 2016

This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains how DealGeeks, Inc. (“DealGeeks,” “us,” “our,” and “we”) uses your information and applies to all who use our Web site – www.thedealgeeks.com, mobile applications, electronic services, social networking sites, interactive features, online services, or any of our described online activities we own or control (collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Statement is incorporated in our Terms of Use, which also apply when you use our Site.

By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with your personal information or interact with the Site.

We may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. You can determine when this Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the date it was “Last Updated” above. This Privacy Statement is organized as follows:

  1. Types of Information We Collect

  2. Your Choices

  3. How DealGeeks Uses Information

  4. When and Why DealGeeks Discloses Personal Information

  5. How DealGeeks Collects Information

  6. Security of Personal Information

  7. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information

  8. Social Networks

  9. Privacy Practices of Third Parties

  10. Children’s Privacy

  11. Glossary of Terms

1. Types of Information We Collect

We will collect information, including Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information, when you interact with us and the Site, for example when you:

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the collection of information in any way other than as listed above.

2. Your Choices

We think that you benefit from a more personalized experience when we know more about you and what you like. However, you can limit the information you provide to DealGeeks, and you can limit the communications that DealGeeks sends to you.

(a) Commercial E-mails

You may choose not to receive commercial e-mails from us by following the instructions contained in any of the commercial e-mails we send. Please note that even if you unsubscribe from commercial email messages, we may still e-mail you non-commercial e-mails related to your account and your transactions on the Site. You may update your subscription preferences at any time.

(b) Cookies and Tracking

You may manage how your browser handles Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. You can opt-out of being targeted by certain Third-Party Ad-Servers and DealGeeks served ads online using the National Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool or the About Ads Opt-Out Tool. Currently, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to Do Not Track signals.

We use Non-Identifiable Information to directly serve you interest-based ads on third party websites. Interest-based ads served directly by DealGeeks on third party sites will display the AdChoices icon. If you prefer not to receive interest-based ads from DealGeeks on third party sites, you can click on the AdChoices icon in the ad, which will direct you to the Your DealGeeks AdChoices page where you can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads served by DealGeeks.

(c) Device Data

You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share certain Device Data with DealGeeks, as well as how your mobile browser handles Cookies by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.

(d) E-mails from Business Partners

If you wish to opt out of receiving offers directly from our Business Partners, you can follow the opt-out instructions in the emails that they send you.

3. How DealGeeks Uses Information

We (or our Vendors on our behalf), use information collected as described in this Privacy Statement to:

We also may use information collected as described in this Privacy Statement with your consent or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

4. When and Why DealGeeks Discloses Information

We (or our Vendors on our behalf) may share your Personal Information as required or permitted by law;

We may also disclose Non-Identifiable Information:

We do not share Personal Information with Third-Party Ad-Servers; however, Third-Party Ad-Servers may automatically collect Non-Identifying Information about your visit to the Site and other websites, your device address, your Internet Service Provider and the browser you use to visit the Site. They do this by using Cookies, clear gifs and other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visits to the Site and the other websites tracked by these third parties. This Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by Third-Party Ad-Servers, and DealGeeks is not responsible for Cookies or clear gifs in third party ads. We encourage you to review the privacy policies or statements of these third party advertising companies to learn more about their use of Cookies and other technologies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by third party advertisers, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

5. How DealGeeks Collects Information

You provide us with your Personal Information when you register, subscribe, create an account, make a purchase, or otherwise when you provide us with your Personal Information during your interaction with the Site and Other Programs. We also collect Personal Information when you contact us online for customer service and other support using self-help tools, such as email, text, or by posting to an Online Community.

We also receive Personal Information and other online and offline information from Other Sources. DealGeeks will use such information in accordance with applicable laws. Such information, when combined with Personal Information collected as provided in this Privacy Statement, will also be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We also use cookies, tags, web beacons, local shared objects, files, tools and programs to keep records, store your preferences, improve our offer targeting, and collect Non-Identifying Information, including Device Data and your interaction with the Site and our Business Partners' web sites.

We use Cookies that allow us to connect your Site activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Site.

Device Data may be collected when your device interacts with the Site and DealGeeks, even if you are not logged into the Site using your device. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.

6. Security of Personal Information

DealGeeks has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Information. For example, we use industry-standard 3rd party payment process s/w/websites which ensure security of your Financial Account Information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information

You can access, update and delete your Financial Account Information, and the other information you provided to us by managing this information through your online account. Keeping your Personal Information current helps ensure that we, our Affiliates and Business Partners offer you the offers that are most relevant to you.

If you want to deactivate your DealGeeks account or have other questions or requests, please contact us. While we are ready to assist you in managing your subscriptions, deactivating your account, and removing your active profile, we cannot always delete records of past interactions and transactions. For example, we are required to retain records relating to previous purchases on the Site for financial reporting and compliance reasons.

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. If you wish to deactivate your account or request that we no longer use your Personal Information to provide you services contact us at support@thedealgeeks.com. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

8. Social Networks

Social Community Areas

The Site may be accessible through or contain connections to areas where you may be able to publicly post information, communicate with others such as discussion boards or blogs, review products and merchants, and submit media content. Prior to posting in these areas, please read our Terms of Use carefully. All the information you post may be accessible to anyone with Internet access, and any Personal Information you include in your posting may be read, collected, and used by others. We recommend that you do not post any Personal Information in the social community areas.

9. Privacy Practices of Third Parties

This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by DealGeeks through your interaction with the Site. Other websites that may be accessible through links from the Site and Other Programs may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices. Our Business Partners may also have their own privacy statements. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of a sponsored offer or promotion.

10. Children’s Privacy

DealGeeks does not intend that any portion of the Site will be accessed or used by children under the age of thirteen, and such use is prohibited. The Site is designed and intended for adults. By using DealGeeks, you represent that you are at least eighteen years old and understand that you must be at least eighteen years old in order to create an account and purchase the goods or services advertised through the Site. We will promptly delete information associated with any account be obtain actual knowledge is associated with a registered user who is not at least eighteen years old.

11. Glossary of Terms

Affiliate means an entity owned, directly or indirectly, by DealGeeks, Inc. or that is controlled by or under common control with DealGeeks, Inc., and also includes joint ventures entered into by DealGeeks, Inc. and/or its Affiliates.

Business Partners means, collectively, third parties with whom we conduct business, such as merchants, co-marketers, distributors, and resellers.

Cookie means a unique identifier, usually made up of small bits of text or code. For more information, please read our Cookies Policy.

Device Data means information concerning a device you use to access, use, or interact with the Site, such as operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device, geo-location, unique device identifier or other device identifier, mobile phone carrier identification, and device software platform and firmware information.

Non-Identifying Information means information that alone cannot identify you, including data from CookiesPixel Tags and Web Beacons, and Device Data. Non-Identifying Information may be derived from Personal Information.

Online Communities means, collectively, our social networking pages or accounts, forums, bulletin boards, discussion groups, chat rooms or other methods of communication that may be offered on or linked through the Site.

Other Programs means special programs, features and functionality on our Site or other co-branded websites with Business Partners that we reasonably control and that have special use terms applicable to such special programs, features and functionality.

Other Sources means sources of information that legally provide DealGeeks with your information, and which are outside the scope of this Privacy Statement at the time of collection.

Personal Information means information about you that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. This includes the following types of information:

Pixel Tags and Web Beacons means tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions.

Third-Party Ad-Servers means Vendors and other third parties that provide the technology to place ads on websites and track ad performance.

Vendors means, collectively, third parties that perform business operations on behalf of DealGeeks, such as transaction processing, billing, mailing, communications services (e-mail, direct mail, etc.), marketing, data processing and analytics, servicing, collections, or ad management.