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PRIVACY POLICY


Introduction

General
DealSpot Philippines (hence forth to be referred to as DealSpot Philippines, the website, the company, we, us, and/or it) takes the privacy of all its users and the protection of their personally identifying information seriously. This privacy policy describes how we use that information we obtain when users visit our website and avail of the products and services offered and provided through it.

Your Acceptance of Our Privacy Policy
By accessing the website and availing of our services, you are acknowledging and accepting the terms and conditions of our privacy policy. Please take note that we may change or update it anytime we deem necessary and with or without prior notice. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly review it.

Security Precautions

We use secure server software (SSL) certificate to ensure that sensitive personal and financial information we collect from all our users and subscribers are encrypted.

How We Use Your Private Information

We will collect aggregated and non-personally identifying information about our users and subscribers’ which will be used in our operations. The information will only be used to find out how users and subscribers avail of our services. For example, we will track the length of time our users and subscribers spend on our site, other sites they visit and whose services they avail of, which links to external sites they have been using, etc. We may share this data with third parties in an aggregated, non- personally identifying form and manner.

Email Address
When you sign up to any of our services that requires you to register, you will have to provide your valid email address as part of the registration process. When you do, you will be asked to indicate whether or not you want to receive certain types of email communication from us. We will adhere to your preferences, unless we consider particular communication/s to be absolutely necessary. We will only use your valid email address to contact you, to periodically send you email updates which you have subscribed to, or for any purpose that is intended to enhance your user experience. We may also occasionally contact you to obtain feedback on a specific deal in which you have participated. Emails will generally contain a link at the bottom that will redirect you to a page where you can remove yourself from our mailing list, if you want to.

Name
To redeem the product or service you bought in a deal, you will have to purchase an e-voucher through our website. When you do, you will be required to provide the full name of the person who will use it: whether that person will be you or someone else to whom you plan to transfer the e-voucher. The name you provide will only be shared with the merchant listed on it. The name will be used by the merchant for the purpose of verifying that the e-voucher is valid when you present it to him/her during redemption. We will also require you to give us your full name to verify your bank account information during the checkout process. When you avail of our services or promotions that require you to register, you will also be required to give your full name so that we can personalize all communications you'll receive from us.

Financial Information
We have certain services that will require you to give your valid credit card information and/or other payment account information. Once you've given us the information, it will be maintained by our payment processor in encrypted form on secure servers. We will only share the information with companies responsible for processing our bank transactions.

Demographic Information
We will occasionally collect demographic data from our users, such as their zip codes, genders, and occupations. The data will help us determine which deals our users would appreciate most. We do not require our users to provide us with this particular information, but we believe it is necessary so we may keep providing them with the best deals. Take note that we may share this data with third parties, such as merchants featured on our website; however, no third party will be able to trace your personal information back to you, unless you have separately given your permission to do so. DealSpot Philippines will not be held accountable for any negative repercussions that may occur to you by doing so.

Your IP Address
We may occasionally collect and store our users' IP addresses. Doing so helps us diagnose problems with our servers, better administer our site, and enable us to gather non-personally identifying information about our users to improve the quality of our services and to help us detect and prevent fraudulent activity that might be done our website.

Information Sharing

Consent
We will first ask for the consent of our users before we share any personally identifying information about them with third parties, like merchants.

Disclosure of User Information to Third Parties
4.2.1 We will provide personally identifying information about our users only to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and/or or other trusted business partners for the purpose of processing personally identifying information needed for transaction purposes.

4.2.2 In certain limited circumstances, our business partners may have a contractual right to obtain a copy of our users' contact information in order to contact them at any event that we are no longer able to fulfil our contractual obligations to them.

4.1.3 We may share our users' personally identifying information with third parties when we believe that, by doing so, access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect against harm to the rights, property, and/or safety of DealSpot Philippines, its users, or the public, as required or permitted by law.

4.2.4 We reserve the right to transfer or assign personally identifying information we have collected from our users in the event that DealSpot Philippines is acquired by or merged into a third party, or in any other event where in we undergo a form of reorganization.

Information Collected from Third Parties
Take note that we may combine the information you provide on your DealSpot Philippines account with information from third party services you availed of in order to provide you with a better user experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, you will be provided with the option not to combine such information.

Links to Other Websites

DealSpot Philippines 'promotions may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party websites or their content. If you follow these links when using our website, you are responsible for reviewing the privacy policy of any third party website you access to determine that your personally identifying information remains protected.

Website Sharing Function

When you create an account on our website, you will be able to share your personal content which you wish to provide on it to and from other accounts using your account's share feature. We do not view nor store any messages sent using this feature, but take note that we will record the frequency that content is shared on our website.

Cookies, GIF Images, and Unique URLs

Cookies
Like most websites, DealSpot Philippines makes use of browser cookies, or small text files sent to computer hard disks, by our servers. Cookies enable us to quickly check user status as subscribers and facilitate access to their preferences. They don't enable us to retrieve nor track information that is unrelated to our services.

GIF Images
We will attach transparent GIF images to emails we send to our users. We use them to track the viewership of the emails.

Unique URLs
We will create unique links in the emails we send to our users. They will help us track which emails are read and which ones are not.

Under-age Users and Subscribers

We do not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 13. If you are below the age of 18, please ask for your parents' permission before using the website and availing of our services. Certain services may be subject to further age limitations.

Philippine Residents

If you are a resident of the Philippines and a user and/or subscriber of our website who would like to know what information we have collected from you and/or to update or change that information, please contact us in writing at our main office. Please identify your name, address, email address, and your request to update your information on our website or remove it from our website. But we will then exercise our right to keep an actual hard copy of information about you for financial auditing and similar business purposes.

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