Your privacy is critically important to us. At The Local Deal® we have a few fundamental principles:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
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It is The Local Deal’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Local Deal collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Local Deal’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Local Deal’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Local Deal may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Local Deal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Local Deal does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Local Deal’s websites choose to interact with The Local Deal in ways that require The Local Deal to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Local Deal gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at thelocaldeal.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Local Deal – by purchasing certificates, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Local Deal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Local Deal. The Local Deal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Local Deal may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Local Deal may monitor the most popular pages on the site. The Local Deal may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Local Deal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Local Deal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Local Deal’s behalf or to provide services available at The Local Deal’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Local Deal’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Local Deal will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Local Deal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Local Deal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Local Deal, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of thelocaldeal.com and have supplied your email address, The Local Deal may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Local Deal and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Local Deal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.