| ShopandPrice.com ("Shop and Price")
operates online shopping marketplaces designed to deliver the best
possible online shopping experience to you, our users. We are committed
to protecting the privacy and security of the information we may
gather about you, and we appreciate your trust that we will use
and share that information carefully and sensibly.
Shop and Price operates ShopandPrice.com, and other websites,
and all information you provide to Shop and Price via any of our
websites or otherwise will be held by us subject to this privacy
policy. Shop and Price is a company incorporated in the United
States of America. Accordingly, information submitted by you to
Shop and Price will be held and processed in the USA in accordance
with this Privacy Notice.
Shop and Price is 100% opposed to unsolicited commercial email
("spam"). We do not send emails to anyone without permission
and we do not sell or provide email addresses to any unauthorized
third party. If you receive any unsolicited emails from spammers,
please be assured that Shop and Price did not provide your email
address to such parties.
This does not mean that we can prevent spam from happening on
the Internet. Unfortunately, spammers obtain email addresses in
a number of devious ways, including when you respond and ask to
be taken off a spam email list, and in some cases by just generating
emails to millions of random email addresses in the hopes of getting
a few "live" ones. Please be assured that at Shop and
Price we hate spam as much as you do.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES SHOP AND PRICE GATHER?
The information we learn from shoppers helps us personalize and
continually improve your shopping experience at Shop and Price
and our participating merchants. Here are the general types of
information we gather.
Information You Give Us
We receive and store any information you provide to us when you
become a Shop and Price member, communicate by email, telephone
or physical mail with our customer service, or otherwise interact
with us. Such information may include your name, address, email
address, shopping interests and preferences, transaction history,
and other personal data. You can choose not to provide certain
information, but then you might not be able to take advantage
of certain useful Shop and Price features.
Information Gathered Automatically
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you
interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies"
and "clear gifs" to obtain certain types of information
when your Web browser accesses Shop and Price and our participating
Briefly, "cookies" are small files that we transfer
to your computer's hard drive or your Web browser memory to enable
our systems to recognize your browser and to provide convenience
and other features to you, such as recognizing you as a Shop and
Price member. "Clear gifs" are tiny graphics with a
unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and may be
used to track the online movements of Web users or to let us know
if you have opened an email that we sent you.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze in this manner
include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your
computer to the Internet; computer and connection information
such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform;
your behavior on our Web site and related services, including
the products and merchants you view or searched for, as well as
the URL you come from and go to next (whether this URL is on our
site or not); cookie number; and participating merchants you visit.
The cookies and clear gifs that we use do not contain and are
not tied to personally identifiable information about you.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits
although in that case you may not be able to use certain features
on our site.
Third Party Advertising
We work with third parties, including advertising companies and
non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Web
site and other sites. This information may be used to provide
you with better shopping or savings opportunities through advertisements
on this and other Web sites that you visit, or to conduct market
research and website analysis.
Information about users' visits to our site, such as number of
times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address or other
personal information), is used to serve ads to users of our site.
DOES SHOP AND PRICE SHARE THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?
Information about Shop and Price shoppers and other users is an
important part of our business, and we take steps to maintain
the privacy and security of such information against unauthorized
access. We generally use such information for such purposes as
customizing future shopping and savings opportunities for you,
improving our services, and communicating with you if you have
authorized such communication. In an effort to serve you better
and improve your online shopping experiences, we may also share
such information in a responsible manner as described below.
Aggregated Research Data
Our research team produces research reports and other information
and data about online shopping for participating merchants and
other customers, as well as media and other interested parties.
Such information and data is based upon aggregated, anonymous
information about millions of online shoppers and does not include
personally identifiable information about individuals.
Sometimes we may send email newsletters or special offers to selected
groups of Shop and Price shoppers who have chosen to receive email
on behalf of participating merchants or other businesses. When
we do this, we do not give that merchant or business your name
or e-mail address.
If you no longer wish to receive these newsletters or special
offers, you can opt-out by notifying us at info@ShopandPrice.com
or by mail at the address below.
As we continue to develop our business, we may participate in
corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and it
is possible that another company may acquire Shop and Price or
its business assets in the future. In such cases, user information
may be shared with the acquirer and/or other reputable parties
involved in those transactions. Users will be notified via email
or a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change
of ownership or control of their personal information in such
a transaction. We provide you with 30 days notice to allow you
the opportunity to notify Shop and Price if you do not wish such
information to be shared by notifying us at info@ShopandPrice.com.
Protection of Shop and Price and Others
We release account and other personal information when we believe
release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our
User Agreement and other agreements; assist in fraud protection
or investigation; or protect the rights, property, or security
of Shop and Price, our users, or others.
With Your Consent
Other than as described above, with your consent at the time you
submit information to us, we may also share your information with
participating merchants where you have shopped from time to time
or their agents or other specified parties. Once we share information
with your consent with a merchant or other party, the use and
protection of that information by the merchant or other party
will be subject to the privacy policies of that party. You may
opt-out of such sharing of your information by declining to provide
it or by sending a subsequent opt-out request to info@ShopandPrice.com
or by mail at the address below; however, opting-out may limit
our ability to provide you with a specific service.
PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Online merchants and others who participate in Shop and Price
services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives
and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However,
since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices
of participating merchants and other third parties, we cannot
be responsible for their actions. We recommend that you always
review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties
before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction
with such parties.
In certain areas or features on our site, we may work with a reputable
third-party source of specialized information or other content
and services to provide you with some information or service ("joint
services?). You authorize us to share with such party any information
you provide in connection with your use of those joint services,
and such party's handling and use of any shared information shall
be governed by their own privacy policies. You may opt-out of
such sharing of your information by declining to provide it or
by sending a subsequent opt-out request to info@ShopandPrice.com
or by mail at the address below; however, opting-out may limit
our ability to provide you with a specific service. We recommend
you complete any transaction with the provider of any service.
HOW SECURE IS INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission
by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information
you input. We also use a secure server hosting location, firewall
protection, controlled access and encryption technology to protect
your data. While no system is completely foolproof, we take the
security of your personal information very seriously, and our
security measures are designed to protect that information in
a responsible manner.
WHAT INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS?
If you register as a Shop and Price member, Shop and Price gives
you access to your registration information for the purpose of
viewing and updating that information. You are also entitled to
request a copy of any other personal information we hold about
you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request. If you
become aware that the personal information we hold about you is
inaccurate, you may request that we amend it.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information,
although that might prevent us from personalizing our service
for you or prevent you from taking advantage of certain useful
Shop and Price features.
If you have registered as a member, you can add or update your
registration information (for instance, if your name, email address
or zip code changes), or delete your membership account entirely,
at any time by visiting the Your Account area.
We will retain in our files information you have requested to
delete in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot
problems and enforce our User Agreement. Furthermore, such prior
information is never completely removed from our databases due
to technical and legal constraints, including stored "back
From time to time, Shop and Price may send newsletters and other
email to members and others who have agreed to be contacted by
Shop and Price. You can always choose not to receive email from
Shop and Price. Each of our email messages contains a link at
the bottom of the email for the purpose of adjusting your email
subscription preferences or to be removed from our mailing list.
(If you do not want to receive notice of changes to our User Agreement
and other legal notices from us, such as updates to this Privacy
Notice, those notices will still govern your use of Shop and Price,
and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)
If you have any questions or concerns about privacy at Shop and
Price, please contact us at info@ShopandPrice.com, and we will
try to answer your questions or otherwise resolve the matter to
Your contacts with Shop and Price and use of Shop and Price services
are subject to this Privacy Notice. Since our business changes
constantly, this Privacy Notice will also change from time to
time. Users will be notified via email or a prominent notice on
our Web site for 30 days prior to the effective date of any material
changes to this Privacy Notice. We provide you with 30 days notice
to allow you the opportunity to notify Shop and Price if you do
not wish your information to be subject to the proposed changes
to this Privacy Notice. You should also check for recent changes
on our Web site or other services whenever you visit.