Updated: April 21st, 2011

Grouption.com understands the importance of online privacy. The following Policy outlines how we do business, what information we collect and how, under what circumstances the information is shared with third parties, and your options to control what communications you receive from us and from our marketing partners. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

How We Collect Information

Grouption.com gathers information in the following ways:

A cookie is a small text file stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Grouption.com uses cookies only to enable users to be routed properly through our site. We also provide links to external advertisers and marketing Partner companies; these sites may choose to use cookies to better promote their products and services. These advertisers and marketing partner companies have their own privacy procedures and policies that are not controlled by Grouption.com.

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
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.

User Feedback/Inquiries
Users may contact Grouption.com with any feedback, questions or comments. Grouption.com uses contact information only to respond to the feedback.

Other Circumstances
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:

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
This Privacy Policy applies to consumers that have signed up on the Grouption.com website. We may promote 3rd party businesses so they can bring selected retail opportunities via direct e-mail.   These businesses may include providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation and email marketing. Grouption.com collects minimal demographic and personally identifiable information from many users. This information is aggregated and analyzed to help us tailor future offers and to help our marketing partners and advertising agencies understand the demographics of our customers in order to evaluate the potential effectiveness and profitability of doing business with us. Part of our business model involves sharing personally identifiable information, such as name and address, with third-party marketing concerns. While Grouption.com cannot control the practices of our advertisers and third-party marketers, we endeavor at all times to do business with reputable partners who also follow a best practices model regarding your privacy.

Use of Information

This Privacy Policy applies to consumers that have signed up on the Grouption.com website, and or have submitted their email address through our social media program and other co-marketing partnerships to promote our site. We may use the personal information that you supply to us and work with other third party businesses to bring selected retail opportunities to our members via email. These businesses may include providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation and email marketing.

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.

Delete/Deactivate Policy
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.

Notification Of Changes To Privacy Policy
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]).