What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit the Site, you may provide us with two types of information: information you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and information collected in a way not visible to you on an aggregate, anonymous basis as you and others browse our Site (“Passive Information”).
When we refer to “personally identifiable information”, we mean information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, or email address. Sharing personally identifiable information with us is entirely optional.
No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 13
The Site is not intended for use by anyone under 18, except with the explicit permission and under the supervision of a parent or guardian who accepts full legal responsibility for the minor’s use. No person under 13 should disclose information on this Site. We don’t knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from children under 13.
Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use CostaDeals.com, this will include such general audience communication services as e-mail, instant messaging, and SMS text messaging. Parents can change or revoke the consent choices previously made, and review, edit or request the deletion of their children’s personal information. Thus, if a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us, to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities.
CostaDeals.com encourages all of its parental coupologists to talk with their children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online.
Passive Information We Collect
Our Site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our Site is used. Passive Information gathered may include your Internet service provider, browser type, operating system, the date and time of visits, the Site pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the sites visited just before and just after our Site. Passive Information is collected on an aggregate basis without any association to your personal information so that you remain anonymous. If you do not wish to transmit “cookie” information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the “Help” section of your browser to correctly do so. If you elect to turn off cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain features of the Site and your use of some portions of the Site may be affected.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
We will use the Active Information you provide us to deliver the content, features, advertising, services, or information you request. If you provide your email address, we may send you information or other messages related to your activities on the Site or about our services. We may retain the Active Information you provide and a record of the service or information provided. Any Active Information retained would be used to assist the delivery of the content, features, advertising, services, or information you requested, and to optimize your experience and enhance the quality of the time you spend with us online.
We may use the Active Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our Site, new services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you will find valuable. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, please contact us. When you send us a message, we retain the content of the message, your email address, and any information you may provide to us, including your experience with the Site, and your contact preferences, as well as the response we send back to you. This helps us manage any follow-up questions you may have, measure how effectively we address your concerns, and improve the Site.
We use Passive Information to enhance and design our Site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use, and to optimize your experience and enhance the quality of the time you spend with us online. Additionally, cookies help us know information about how many people visit our Site, when they visit and how they use our service. Passive Information is collected on an aggregate basis and we do not connect any of this information to your email address or other personally identifiable information However, Passive Information may result in your viewing of particular content, features, advertising, services, or information based on your user habits or your viewing on our Site. We may also allow third parties to place cookies on our Site so we can help enhance your online experience after you leave our Site.
Your Information and Links to Other Web Sites
Sharing Information with Advertisers or Other Third Parties
We may share with third parties, such as advertisers on our Site or other website operators, anonymous, aggregated information about user habits, characteristics and user patterns. We may use your IP address and share it with third parties to help diagnose problems with our servers, to manage the Site, and to enhance the Site based on usage pattern data.
Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law
We may also use or disclose information to resolve disputes or investigate problems. We may disclose or access information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or if we consider it necessary to maintain service and improve our products and services.
Protection of your Personally Identifiable Information
In an effort to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information or Passive Information, we use reasonable efforts to secure the information you provide. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, we can’t be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.
Communications you may have with us via email or U.S. Mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
Contacting CostaDeals.com About Your Information or Information You Receive
If you have questions or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information, please contact us.