For each visitor to the Site, the GIF Web server automatically recognizes only the consumer’s domain name and IP address, but not the e-mail address. GIF collects the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with GIF via e-mail, subscribe to the newsletter, register on the site, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other Services we make available on our Site. GIF aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously.
GIF also collects “non-personal” information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your IP Address. This information (“Non-Personal Information”) cannot be easily used to personally identify you.
How we use collected information
GIF uses Personal Information and Non-Personal Information primarily to improve the content of the Site, to improve customer service, to personalize user experience, to administer content and Services of the Site and to send periodic emails. In case user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instruction at the bottom of each email.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Analytic and reporting technologies
Like the operators of most web sites, GIF uses analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the Web Site and the Slickdeals Services are accessed.
Effective Date: February 29, 2012