Information We Collect
We collect personal information from you when you use our Site and the Service, including:
- Your name, address, email address when you register with us through the Site as a Bids for Bargains MO member or elect to receive email deal alerts;
- Your transaction history, such as your purchases or searches on our Site;
- Your comments when they are posted to a public area of the Site;
- Your social media interactions, for example, if you share information about your purchase;
- Information about your device, internet connection or browser when you navigate to this Site or use the Services, and the webpages you visited before and after visiting our Site;
- Other information collected automatically using cookies, beacons and other technology, as you navigate our Site or Service, such as deals that you viewed or pages you visited. We may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across other websites.
Bids for Bargains MO will not have access to any personal information you provide to a third-party payment processor. Other websites and online services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites and online services you visit.
How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information to provide the Service, complete your transactions, and respond to your inquiries. We also use your personal information to contact you with Bids for Bargains MO marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or select “manage your preferences” on the Site. (See “Changing or Deleting Information,” below.)
We use the information that we collect automatically, such as your IP address, browser information and search requests, to monitor and analyze use of the Site and the Service and for the Site’s technical administration, to increase our Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Site again, it will recognize you and serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests.
We use the information collected by cookies, web beacons and other web technology, to provide you with a customized user interaction, such as by saving your passwords or searches and to enable certain features of the Site to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by users. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of the Service.
How We Share Information
Bids for Bargains MO Members. When you post comments or other communications through the Site, other Bids for Bargains MO Users will see your username and the other information you choose to submit to the Service. Providing this information is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you want to have with Bids for Bargains MO Users. We recommend that you guard sensitive information and that you not use your real name as your username, since that would allow others to identify you.
Aggregate Information. We may share aggregated information that may include personal information with third parties, such as an analytics service, for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes.
Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, accounting, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Merchants. We will share your name with the merchants from whom you purchase vouchers through the Service, together with a unique voucher number that associates the voucher with you. For example, when you make a purchase of a voucher through Bids for Bargains MO, we will provide your name to the applicable merchant who issued and sold the voucher for the successful fulfillment of your purchase.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Bids for Bargains MO cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process, to protect the property and rights of Bids for Bargains MO or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Business Transfers. Bids for Bargains MO may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Other. For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information or with your consent.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
All members may review, update, correct or delete the personal information associated with their accounts by contacting us. Be aware that deleting certain information may result in the deactivation of your account. If you would like us to delete your record in our system, please contact us here on our contact form with a request that we delete your personal information from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. If you have made public postings to the Site, copies of these postings may remain viewable in cached or archived pages.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
Links to Other Sites and Services
Our Site contains links to other websites, online services or applications (each a “Third Party Service”), e.g.: You may be brought to the website of our third party payment processor.
If you click on another third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website or online service. The fact that we link to a Third-Party Service is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over Third-Party Services. Such Third-Party Services may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and online services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other Third-Party Services you visit.
Our Policy Toward Children
This Site is not directed to children under 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us here on our contact form. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, contact us here on our contact form.