Last Updated: May 24, 2016
Note about Children: Our services are general-audience in nature and are not intended for, marketed to or available to individuals younger than the age of 13, and individuals younger than the age of 13 should not submit personal information to us without the consent of a legal guardian.
We primarily use the information we collect when you use the Services in connection with your relationship with Skout Deals and the merchants, your use of the Services, and for sending you information from us or on behalf of certain third parties. It also includes providing offers to you based on information you provide or we collect or your use of the Services. Note that we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent; however, we may share your Personal Information under certain limited circumstances.
Registration and Other Information You Provide
Skout Deals may collect “Personal Information” (which is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual), such as your name, birthdate, gender (optional), profile image, Skout Deals Activity (buying behavior, redemptions, saving of offers, deal views, deal shares, store visits through beacon and other geolocation tracking technology and email address), account information (such as a password or other information that helps us confirm that it is you accessing your account) and demographic or other information (such as gender, age or birthdate and zip code. Our App provides various features to help users find, sort, filter, sort, and save deals.
Merchants will be able to view your profile image, first name, age, gender, and activity interaction with their business, which includes viewing deals, saving deals, sharing deals, redeeming deals and physically visiting the merchant’s location
Your Profile and User Content
You need to create a profile, which consists of information about you, which may include Personal Information (such as your birthdate, gender (optional), and geographic location, etc), photographs, and private customer feedback to merchants. Some of the information in your Profile may be visible to third parties, depending on the nature of the information and the privacy settings you choose when you sign in and go to your Account on the App or other Services where you created your Profile. Skout Deals may also make the information contained in your Profile accessible through means other than the Skout Deals website (such as through an app or an application programming interface (API).
Third Party Services, Social Media Platforms, and Information Third Parties Provide About You
Third parties may provide us with information about you. For example, if you are on a third party web site, and you opt-in to receive information from us, that third party will forward information about you
You may also choose to participate in a third party application or sharing feature or other feature through our Services (such as logging in through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or otherwise linking the Services with another web site or interactive service) or on a third party web site or service (such as one of our Facebook applications or a similar application or feature on a third party web site or service) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal information. Information about you, including your name, email, gender, birthdate and profile photo, may be shown to merchants using the Services if you are logged in through the Services or through a third party web site or service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. When you choose to participate, you may be opting to link your activity on our Services with that third party web site or service, which may then collect information about your visits to our Services and may publish that activity as you request to your profile or similar feature with that third party (such as if you choose to share a purchase you made on Skout Deals with your connections on the third party website). In some instances, we may require that you participate in the Services through a third party application or feature and, if you choose not to authorize or use the required third party application or feature, you will not be able to use the applicable Service.
Information Skout Deals Collects Automatically When You Access the Services
Like other websites and online services, we and our analytics providers and other third party service providers may automatically collect certain “Usage Information” whenever you access and use the Services, including, without limitation, by viewing information about a campaign, leaving merchant feedback, sending a message, searching for a business or a merchant, or by clicking on an advertisement.
Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Services (if applicable), all of the areas within our Services that you visit (including information about any ads you may view), and the time of day you used the Services, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to tell you about potential merchants or events nearby, to provide special offers, to serve advertisements, to select appropriate content to display to you, and to enhance or otherwise improve the Services and our products.
In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device (any, a “Device”) you may use to access the Services. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access a Service, and our servers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access a Service. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.
Usage Information is collected via tracking technologies, including:
We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our third parties use session ID and persistent cookies [to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, etc.] We do not share registration information with any Merchants with whom you have not engaged in activity with or purchased Deals through. Nor to we ever share your email information without your consent.
One type of cookie we use, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your account on the Services. If you do not log out of your account, then the next time you visit, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the Services. Of course, if you are using a public computer or sharing your private computer, tablet, and other mobile devices with others, you should log out of your account after each visit. If you log out of a Service, you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. We also use a cookie which functions as a “session” cookie, meaning that it is used to identify a particular visit. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
An Embedded Script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device from our server or a third party service provider and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Services.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When You Request That We Share Your Information
We will share your Personal Information with third parties to provide services to us or you in connection with the Services, but subject to confidentiality obligations which limit their use and disclosure of such information. If you purchase any products or services, our billing partner will receive billing and financial information (e.g., credit card numbers) necessary to process your charges, including your name, address, and e-mail addresses, depending on your payment method.
Administrative, Legal Reasons & Integrity Investigations
THIRD PARTY AD NETWORKS AND ANALYTICS PROVIDERS
Skout Deals works with network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers and other vendors to serve third party advertisements on and through the Services; to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Services, including the pages viewed and the actions users take when visiting the Services; to serve our advertisements on other web sites, within mobile apps, and elsewhere online; and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Services and the effectiveness of our advertisements. For example, if you click on a Skout Deals advertisement, our service provider(s) may be able to tell us the advertisement you clicked on and where you were viewing the advertisement; likewise, if you click on an ad you see on our Services, our service provider(s) may be able to tell which page you were visiting on our Services and pass that information to the advertiser. The advertisements you see may be served by one or more third parties, who may use information collected over time about your activities on the Services, and other web sites and services, to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.
We may share Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors. Our ad network providers, the advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers and other vendors may set and access their own tracking devices (including cookies and web beacons) and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you and your online browsing activities. Some of these third parties may collect Personal Information over time when you visit the Services or other websites and services.
When you use the Services through a mobile device or one of our mobile applications, your mobile Device Identifier, your mobile carrier, and your physical (GPS) location may be transmitted to Skout Deals. You agree that Skout Deals may store and use that information for security purposes (for example, for user verification and to ensure that Skout Deals’s APIs are being used appropriately) and, if available, for purposes of assisting you in locating nearby deals and merchants. If you no longer wish to allow Skout Deals to track your physical locations you may turn this off within your device settings. You may be able to opt-in to receive text messages from Skout Deals. You may always opt-out by replying “STOP” to one of the text messages received. You also acknowledge and agree that use of the Services through a mobile device may cause data to be displayed on and through your mobile device which may be viewed by your mobile carrier or other access provider.
UPDATING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND CONTROL OVER SKOUT DEALS EMAILS
You may be able to review the information you provided to us on a Service and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your account on that Service, by logging in to your account and editing or deleting information (other than the birthdate). All changes to your email settings and preferences must be made in your account preferences page or by using the unsubscribe button at the end of the Skout Deals email. However, we reserve the right to send you information on our behalf and on behalf of third parties in connection with providing the Services. If you no longer want to receive information from us, you will need to close your account for that Service.
CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT
If you wish to close your account with one of our Services, you can simply remove and uninstall the app from your mobile phone.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT, LINKS TO OTHER SITES, AND SKOUT DEALS CONTENT FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE SERVICES
Certain content provided through the Services may be hosted and served by third parties, which may include third party widgets (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that allow you to “like” or “share” content with third party web sites and online services). In addition, the Services may link to third party web sites or content over which Skout Deals has no control and which are governed by the privacy policies and business practices of those third parties. In addition, third-party partners of Skout Deals from whom your order through the Services may have different privacy policies which apply to such partner’s use of your information.
Please also note that Skout Deals content and widgets may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These third parties may independently collect data. Skout Deals is not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers of Skout Deals on our Site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skout Deals takes commercially reasonable security measures to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, as in any real-life scenario, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Services, you can email us at email@example.com
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
The Services are operated in Ontario, Canada and are for use in the United States and Canada. If you are located outside of the United States or Canada, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Services, accessing the Site, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Skout Deals, Inc.,
2028 E Ben White Blvd #240-1369
Austin Texas 78741