Updated 17 April, 2010
It's important that you carefully read this policy. Any use of the Site by you shall be construed to mean that you have read, understand, and agree to this policy. You also agree to our Terms of Service. If you don't agree with these two documents, you cannot use the Site or its subsites. Close your browser, or go find something else that's cool on the internet.
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT, AND WHAT WE DO WITH IT
Basically, we collect two kinds of information: personally identifiable information, and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information: This is information which identifies you, the End User. We gather this when you do things such as create an account, order a deal or some other product or service from us or one of our partners, post some sort of content to the Site, submit a review or survey, contact us or one of our partners, request information, apply for a job, or sign up for a mailing list or some sort of special offer. This list may not be inclusive.
From time to time, we may ask you to provide certain information, such as that which would be necessary to sign up for a special offer from us or one of our partners. We call these Identification Activities.
When you order a deal or make some purchase from us, we will ask you for more specific information, such as your credit card number, expiration date, authentication codes, and other related info. We may ask your date of birth, telephone number, or zip code. Generally, this information is mandatory to process your transaction.
How do we use this information? Much of it is necessary to provide services to you, such as processing a deal transaction or some other purchase from us or one of our partners. We also use personally identifiable information to customize your experience on the Site, to determine our site's performance, make marketing decisions, and improve our offerings to you. Depending on the nature of the information you provide, we may share this information with third parties. We may post comments made by you regarding the Site or our partners. If you share information with others through this site, we may store that, also. We may contact the other person to deliver whatever information or offers you intended to send.
We also use personally identifiable information to troubleshoot the site, manage your account, resolve disputes, carry out administrative tasks, contact you, enforce our various agreements with you, comply with the law, or cooperate with law enforcement.
Non-personally identifiable information: This is information that does not specifically identify a given End User. This information may include the URL (Uniform Resource Locator, or web address) of the website you visited before and after your visit to our site, the type of browser you use, your operating system, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, your screen resolution, and your geographic location, and your time zone. We (and authorized third parties and advertisers) may automatically collect this information through the use of common internet tools, such as Cookies, web beacons, and pixel tags.
We use non-personally identifiable information to measure the performance of our site, to troubleshoot, analyze trends, gather demographic estimates and information, administrate the Site, comply with the law, and to cooperate with law enforcement. We may also share this information with advertisers and third party service providers to measure the effectiveness of our marketing, advertising, content, programming, and services.
HOW WE RELEASE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We will only share your personally identifiable information as specified below:
We may share your information with Wedeal advertisers and merchants. Now and then, we provide offers from Wedeal merchants who request information on customers (you) who purchased some sort of offer or service. To make this possible, we share some of your personally identifiable information. This allows a Wedeal merchant to directly contact or market to you if they choose to do so. We only share information with a Merchant if you have engaged in an Identification Activity, and then only with the appropriate Merchant. This is an opt-in activity on your part. We disclaim and responsibility or liability for the subsequent actions of the Merchant. When we supply your information to a Merchant, it is for the specific purposes of our agreement with them. This being said, the activities of the Merchant are their responsibility, and are beyond our control.
We may share your information with Authorized Third-Party Providers. We contract with third parties to provide services to us and to you. These third-party providers may do things such as manage a mailing list on our behalf, assist in our marketing, send postal or email, fulfill orders or make deliveries, manage customer lists, analyze data, conduct surveys, provide search results, enhance site features, process credit card payments, operate or troubleshoot our website, and provide customer services. This list is an example of third-party services, and may not be inclusive. We may also collect personal information from you and from companies or affiliates with whom we have business relationships. We may share this information with service providers to accomplish specific administrative tasks. Here's an example: Suppose you give us your credit card information to buy something. We might release this information to the issuing bank or card vendor to confirm and process payment, then turn around and provide the associated address to a company for delivery services. We might provide an affiliate's information to a bank to send out a payment. Again, these are simply examples, and are not inclusive. We encourage our Merchants and Third-Party Providers to adopt and publicize their privacy policies. The use of your personally identifiable information by those entities, however, is their responsibility, and not subject to our control.
HOW WE RELEASE NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We may share or otherwise disclose non-personally identifiable information with our various partners, merchants, affiliates, and advertisers. This includes third parties. How we do this is outlined below:
We may use third parties to serve ads to you when you visit the Site or its subsites. These thord parties may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to the Site and other sites to serve ads believed to be of interest to you. Some of the third parties may be members of various advertising networks, such as Doubleclick.
We also use third party services and providers to track and analyze non-personally identifiable data necessary for website statistical analysis, administration, and quality control. We may publish or otherwise advertise or market this information for promotional or other purposes. Again, this in non-personally identifiable information, usually presented in aggregate or summary form. Though this data may be collected by third parties, it is owned by us, and may be used in the described fashion.
HOW TO UPDATE OR CORRECT INFORMATION
You are always free to access and edit your personally identifiable information. Much of this may you can do yourself, simply by editing your user profile. If there's anything else you'd like to change or edit -- or if you simply require our assistance -- use the Contact link located at the top right corner of the Site to get in touch with us. Tell us what you'd like updated, and how we can get in touch with you.
It's always a good idea to keep your personally identifiable information updated. We are also happy to delete your account information. However, we must maintain sufficient records of past transactions. These cannot be deleted. We keep backups of our website and customer operations. If your personally identifiable information appears in one of these backups, it cannot be deleted.
YOU CAN CHOOSE
You can always choose not to provide information to us (as outlined above), though this may disqualify you from engaging in certain activities on the Site.
As a condition of purchasing our products or utilizing the sire in a personally identifiable manner, we may send you certain promotional or administrative emails. You must receive administrative emails, since they are necessary for the proper operation of the site and your account with us. You may, however, opt-out of promotional emails. These will contain an opt-out link at the bottom. Simply follow the prompts, and allow the specified amount of time for your unsubscription to be processed. You may also contact us directly, and we'll happily comply with your wishes.
We take security seriously, and we hope you do, too. We suggest you choose strong passwords when you create your account, and you shouldn't share this password with others or save it on a shared computer. We will never share your password with anyone. We encrypt certain personally identifiable information using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology for your protection.
That being said, the Internet can be a wild and wooly place. No data transmitted over the internet or your local networks can be viewed as unequivocally secure. We employ all reasonable methods to ensure your data's security, and expect our partners to do likewise. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our through our website, and are explicitly not responsible for the action of any third parties which might receive or intercept such information.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. They're stored for some given period. Some browsers allow you to accept cookies individually, or not at all. There are also browser add-ons which block cookies entirely, or which purge them on a set basis. If you opt not to automatically accept our cookies, parts of the site may not work properly for you.
THIRD PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES
Wedeal.com and its subsites is designed for adults. Minors under the age of 18 may not to use the Site or its subsites. We do not maintain information from those we know to be under the age of 18. Our site is not designed to attract users under the age of 18. We do not sell products or services for purchase by monors, though we may sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may not use Wedeal.com or its subsites.
We may provide areas of the Site where you can post personally identifiable information, such as a review or public profile. You are entirely responsible for the consequences of posting such information. We have no control over who might read or act upon that information, and explicitly disclaim responsibility for what third parties might do with your publicly posted information. We urge you to be cautious about what you share online, or with whom you communicate, through this Site or others.
California law requires that we provide you with a summary of your privacy rights under the California Online Privacy Protection Act and the California Business and Professions Code. If this act applies to you, we will provide you will all the categories of information we collect and the other information required by the act. Use the Contact link at the top of this page to request your information. Please use the subject header "California Online Privacy Act Request" if contacting us by email, are mark postal mail accordingly. There is no charge for this service. Please allow 30 days for processing.
Wedeal LLC (Wedeal.com)
500 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015