Updated: April 21st, 2011
How We Collect Information
Grouption.com gathers information in the following ways:
We encourage our users to be aware of the individual privacy policies of every Web site that the user contacts.
Clear Gif’s (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Grouption.com may also use a software technology called clear gif’s (Web Beacons or Web Bugs), that help us determine what content on our site is most effective. Clear gif’s are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gif’s to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
We also use clear gif’s in our HTML-based emails so that we know which emails have been opened. We use this information to monitor the effectiveness of our email campaigns and to validate our results to our marketing partners.
Log files are also used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site. They are not used to track or monitor personally identifiable information.
Users may forward the email address of another person who may also be interested in this particular offer. The information is used only to forward the information to that person and is not retained for any other purpose.
Users may contact Grouption.com with any feedback, questions or comments. Grouption.com uses contact information only to respond to the feedback.
Subsequent to this promotion, Grouption.com may sponsor sweepstakes, contests or other events for which we need to collect and retain personally identifiable information. Grouption.com may co-sponsor such events with other companies.
Information We Collect And How It Is Used
In order to participate in this promotion, you must first complete the registration information requested. We ask for an email address so that we may contact you if necessary and we ask for a mailing address so we know where to ship the products that you have chosen pertaining to our special offers.
Signing up for our Grouption daily travel deals newsletter automatically subscribes you to the Grouption.com newsletter, a periodic email communicating various offers that we think you might like. Users may unsubscribe from this newsletter an any time by clicking on the automated link provided at the end of the email.
We request a limited amount of personally identifiable information from users who sign up for our newsletter on this site. This information includes, but is not limited to the following:
- first name
- last name
- email address
We use this information to communicate with you about the status of your premium and/or any offers you have selected from our partner or sponsoring companies. We request your address and phone number for shipping purposes.
We use information provided by our users to enhance their experience on this and similar Web sites. We also use the information provided voluntarily to send out electronic mailings for offers that we think will be of interest to you. At all times, Users have the option to unsubscribe from such mailings by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided on each mailing.
We create internal reports on user demographics and traffic patterns to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and promotions, and to report results to our marketing partners. We do not use any personally identifiable information to compile these reports.
Users who opt-in to the offerings from these companies are also electing to receive additional information from these companies. The companies may request additional demographic and/or personally identifiable information for their use in subsequent marketing and promotion activities.
Information We Share
Use of Information
We may take a reasonable period of time (up to seven days) to process support or unsubscribe requests. If you request or modification of your subscription, such information may be retained for a period of time in our backup systems as a precaution against system failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract or auditing requirements.
Users at any time may unsubscribe to our electronic mailings by following the instructions that we include at the end of every mailing. To correct, update or request that we delete information you provided, please contact us via email or use the update my profile link in the footer.
You can unsubscribe at any time by using the footer options from any email you receive from Grouption.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post these policy changes to our Web site to notify you and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of these new uses. if you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
General Security Policy
Grouption.com endeavors at all times to meet and exceed standards of online privacy protection. When you submit information, your information is protected both on-line and off-line in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards. For example, without limitation, Grouption.com uses a full-time Network Administrator, SSL servers, pgp and 128-bit encryption to protect the confidentiality of the information you provide.
For additional information or specific questions, please contact us ([email protected]).