Your privacy is protected when you use the Socialshopping.com Site. We're here to help you make great decisions and save money, not to take your personal data and sell or rent it to outside parties.
Like a knowledgeable expert who gets to know you better over time, Socialshopping.com provides increasingly accurate decision results to you the more you answer questions and provide feedback about results. It's up to you how your answers to these questions are shared and stored:
How Your Personal Information Is Used:
The Socialshopping.com basics: You can use basic features of Socialshopping.com without being logged in and without providing any personal information at all. In order to improve the quality of your results as you use Socialshopping.com repeatedly, Socialshopping.com may use a temporary session cookie. This temporary answer history is not stored on your computer and is not tied to personally identifiable information.
The cooler Socialshopping.com stuff: Certain other functions of Socialshopping.com are only available if you create and are logged in to a Socialshopping.com account:
We ask for your email address and a password when you create your account in order to control access to it. Your username is used to identify you to other Socialshopping.com users when you elect to share information or contribute reviews to Socialshopping.com.
You may choose to jazz up your user profile be adding a photo or descriptive text. This content may be shown to other Socialshopping.com users anywhere your username would otherwise appear (for example, adjacent to an offer you submitted.)
Your submissions will be publicly credited to your username, and they're subject to Socialshopping.com's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
We also welcome your suggested contributions for stores, topics, questions/answers and decision results. These contributions are also subject to Socialshopping.com's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines and may be credited to your username.
Socialshopping.com may collect and display on the Site statistics about your usage of the Socialshopping.com service (such as the number of topics you've tried or the number of contributions you've made) and associate this data with your username.
Sharing of Personal Information by Socialshopping.com
Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose on public areas of the Socialshopping.com Site (reviews, message boards, profile descriptions, support forums, blog feedback, etc.) becomes publicly available and could be collected and used by other people, including bad people. We strongly discourage you from providing any sensitive or personally identifiable information (say, an email address or phone number) when submitting or contributing to such public content.
Spam sucks. So we do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for infrequent critical non-marketing or administrative purposes.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information such as the number of users who engaged in a particular discussion and preferences, and how many users choose to buy a recommended item. Such information does not identify you individually.
We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and sometimes need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service.
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Socialshopping.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
Additionally, we may disclose your personal information after notifying you and obtaining your consent.
Automatically Collected Information
When you use Socialshopping.com, our servers automatically record standard information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as the page you visited, your Internet Protocol address, Socialshopping.com cookie information, browser type, browser language, and the date and time of your request. Socialshopping.com uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its server, analyze trends and administer the Site.
Generally, Socialshopping.com automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components. This data is only used in the aggregate. This type of collective data enables us to determine how users interact with the Socialshopping.com service, so we can identify areas for improvement.
Reviewing, Updating or Deleting Your Personal Information
You can visit your account profile page at any time to:
• Update or correct your personal profile information, photo, or email preferences
• Delete some or all of your remembered answers to past questions
• Block other users from seeing your previously answered questions by setting your remembered answers to 'private' mode
• Delete your account completely
Confidentiality and Security
Your Socialshopping.com account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer.
Only employees or agents who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees and agents are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of
Socialshopping.com, our employees, our users, or others.
The Socialshopping.com Site is not directed at individuals under eighteen years of age, and we do not intend to collect any personally-identifiable information from such individuals.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
We may update this policy at any time by simply posting such addition or modification on the Site. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email or via a prominent notice on our Site.