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Howdy, Folks! We are the team of Internet, advertising and marketing professionals behind the Addison Deals website and the Addison Deals co-op coupon mailer. “Pleased to meet ya!”
Our mission is two-fold:
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so. For example we may collect information to improve our ability to provide our services, or to communicate with you, or to make our services better.
We collect this information from three sources: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.
It’s probably no surprise that we collect the information you directly provide us. Here are some examples:
We may also get information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log in to your AddisonDeals.net account through another service (like Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media service (like Twitter), we’ll receive information from that service (e.g., your username, basic profile information, friends list) via the authorization procedures for that service.
Third-party services may also give us information such as mailing addresses for individuals who are not yet our users (but we hope will be soon!). We use this information for marketing purposes like postcards and other mailers advertising our services.
We use information about you for the purposes listed below:
As stated more than once all over our website, since our website focuses on users and businesses in the local area here in Addison, Texas, any statements about the privacy of anyone viewing our website from anywhere in Europe are likely irrelevant. However, on the off chance that someone in Europe is viewing our website, such as the remote possibility that someone in Europe owns a business in Addison, we are providing a note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to our users and site visitors under the applicable terms of service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account — for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid plan; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to provide and update our services; to improve our services so that we can offer you an even better user experience; to safeguard our services or our website itself; to communicate with you; to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising; and to understand our user retention and attrition; to monitor and prevent any problems with our services; and to personalize your experience; or
More information about our obligations (if any) to European users of – and visitors to – our website is available in our notice regarding the European GDPR Act.
Here at the Addison Deals Network, we have a long-standing policy about selling our users’ data: we just don’t do it. We aren’t a data broker, we don’t sell your personal information to data brokers, and we don’t sell your information to other companies that want to spam you with marketing emails.
We do show ads on our website, and the revenue they generate helps us offset some of the costs of operating this website as a free community resource for the Addison community who are simply looking for great deals from Addison businesses.
Information that you choose to make public is obviously disclosed publicly. That’s just the way it works. This means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on AddisonDeals.net or anywhere else on the Internet.
Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.
We generally discard information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it (described in the section above on “How and Why We Use Information”). We’re not legally required to keep it.
For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to our website, like the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. We retain the logs for this period of time in order to (among other things) analyze traffic to our website and investigate issues if something goes wrong.
As another example, when you delete a listing, post, page, or comment from our site, it stays in your trash folder for thirty days in case you change your mind and would like to restore that content, because starting from scratch is no fun. After the thirty days are up, the deleted content may remain on our backups and caches until purged.
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We also monitor our website for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
If you are located in certain parts of the world, including California and countries that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, like the right to request access to or deletion of your data.
Since our website is focused on users in the Addison, Texas community, we don’t expect anyone in Europe to be visiting our website. However, on the off chance that anyone in Europe does visit our website, we do have a policy just for you!
If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
To see our official notice to you in compliance with the GDPR, you may view our GDPR notice here.
Since our website is focused on users in the Addison, Texas community, we don’t expect anyone in California to be visiting our website. However, on the off chance that anyone in California does visit our website (such as a business owner of an Addison business now living in California or someone in California who may be planning to come visit Addison), we do have a policy just for you as well!
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide California residents with some additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it.
We do discuss our compliance with the CCPA in the following few paragraphs. However, our complete CCPA notice can be found here.
The CCPA also requires us to provide a list of the “categories” of personal information we collect, as that term is defined in the law, so, here it is. In the last 12 months, on the off chance that anyone from California visited our website, we may have collected the following categories of personal information from California residents, depending on when they visited the site and the services used:
You can find more information about what we collect and sources of that information in the “Information We Collect” section above.
If you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the right to:
The personal information we share includes online identifiers; Internet or other network or device activity (such as cookie information, other device identifiers, and IP address); and geolocation data (approximate location information from your IP address). These disclosures may be considered a “sale” of information under the CCPA. We do not sell (or share) information through our ads program that identifies you personally, such as your name or contact information. We don’t knowingly sell personal information of those under 16.
Learn how you can opt out by going to California: Do Not Sell My Personal Information.
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data yourself using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to or you’d like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to “How to Reach Us,” or simply use the form in the “Contact” information of our website to reach out to us, and we’ll do whatever we can to help.
Keep in mind that should you decide to contact us about one of your rights under this section, we’ll need to verify that you are the right person before we disclose or delete anything. For example, if you are a user, we will need you to contact us from the email address associated with your account. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf by giving us notarized written authorization. Even if you choose to utilize an authorized agent, in full compliance with the law, we may still require you to verify your identity with us.
You can ask us for more information about the steps we take to protect your personal information when transferring it from the EU.
Ads appearing on our website may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our website and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver ads that may be more targeted to your interests.
If you’d like to use third-party services (such as paying for anything on our site via Stripe, a third-party payment processor), please keep in mind that interacting with them may mean providing information about yourself to those third parties.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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