Effective Date: May 25, 2018
WHAT/ WHEN INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
At Qples we respect your right to privacy and we expect that, as a visitor to our website, you prefer to control your own personal information preferences. For this reason, we may ask you to register or provide Personally Identifiable Information ("Personal Information") and preferences when you visit certain areas of our website. Here are some examples of when Qples may ask for / collect personal information – when you:
Note: Using Qples software or applications, including mobile applications, may require the collection of information about the device in order to detect and prevent coupon or other fraud. This fraud detection and prevention may include the installation of a device identifier that may remain in-place, even if Qples software or application(s) are removed. This identifier is used to prevent fraud, and does not include personal information. The above referenced Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, Your name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, gender and telephone number.
In addition to the Personal Information that You provide to Us, We will also collect certain information online and offline arising out of Your participation in the Program and use of the Website including, but not limited to, the number and type of Offers (as defined in this Policy) that You have responded to and completed.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS PRIVACY RIGHTS
California State residents who disclose Personal Information to an entity such as Grocery Coupon Network are entitled to either: (1) a list from such entity detailing the categories of Personal Information shared and the third parties to which such information was provided by such entity; or (2) a mechanism by which such California State residents may opt-out of having their Personal Information shared with third-parties. We have elected the second option. You may opt out from having Your Personal Information shared with third-parties by Clicking Here or sending Your request, including Your full name, email address and postal address to: Grocery Coupon Network, 1227 W. Magnolia Ave. #LL150 Fort Worth, TX 76104. Please be advised that where California State residents opt-out from permitting their Personal Information to be shared with third-parties, such individuals may still receive selected offers directly from Us, in accordance with the law. In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California State residents are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs: by postal mail at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; by telephone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED?
We use Your email address to notify You of Program updates, special offers and promotions. We use Your Personal Information in connection with Your participation in the Program. We also may use this information to notify You via email, postal mail or telephone about new products or services and special promotions that We are offering, as well as to apprise You of Our Partners and Affiliates Offers that We feature on the Website.
Qples may distribute offers for the purchase of subscriptions and merchandise from Our partners, which include national retailers, online merchants, credit card companies and service providers. If You elect to purchase or apply for a subscription or merchandise through Qples from one of Our Partners and Affiliates, the order form may request information from You that may include contact information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) as well as financial information (such as credit card number). Certain Offers that appear on the Website may require that You provide financial information to Us so that We can, in turn, provide it to the applicable Sponsor associated with the Offer that You are interested in.
Qples reserves the right to release current or past user information and Personal Information: (a) in the event that We believe that the Website and/or the Program is/are being or has/have been used in violation of the Terms or to commit unlawful acts; (b) if the information is subpoenaed; or (c) if Qples is sold or acquired. Moreover, You hereby consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third-party where Qples, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing Your e-mail address with other third-parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time ("CAN-SPAM").
Qples may choose to provide aggregate non-personally identifiable demographic information about its users to non-affiliated third-parties for statistical purposes only.
We reserve the right to send You certain transactional messages relating to the Grocery Coupon Network Program, such as service announcements, administrative messages, etc., that are considered part of Your Grocery Coupon Network account, without offering You the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
We may pre-select certain offers for You to view based on the demographic and geographic information that You submitted while visiting the Website. We may also deliver advertisements to You based on other socio-economic, psychographic, purchase behavior and lifestyle information that We may obtain from third-parties. Additionally, We may pre-fill some or all of the Offers' data fields with the information that You submitted while on the Website. We may not show all of the pre-filled data fields to You.
We also use contact information from Your Personal Information to send You information about Qples and to keep You informed of Our other products and services that may be of interest to You. Please keep in mind, though, that Qples does not control, and is not responsible for, the practices of Affiliates, Partners, or third-party advertisers. If You wish to stop receiving future communications from Us, Our Sponsors and/or third party advertisers, or if You wish to prevent the transfer and/or sale of Your Personal Information to third parties (subject to restrictions contained in applicable state and federal law), please see the Opt-Out/Unsubscribe section below.
In addition, You agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR §310 et seq. (the "ATSR"). With respect to the ATSR, and notwithstanding that Your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call List, You agree to receive telemarketing from Us, Our Sponsors, third party advertisers and marketers in accordance with the terms of the ATSR.
In order to provide the products or services that you have requested, We may disclose the information We collect to various service providers, vendors and other third parties that perform services on Our behalf including, but not limited to, email service providers that provide us with technology to deploy email; Sponsors and advertisers that sell the products or services for which You have qualified through the web site; credit reporting agencies from which we obtain Your credit report(s); credit card processors; email communications management firms; call center providers and shipping companies that We may utilize to ship products to You. Our Sponsors and third-party service providers are contractually limited to using the information received from Qples solely for the purposes of providing You with the services that You requested.
WHAT IS THE UNSUBSCRIBE PROCESS?
We use Your email address to notify you of Program updates, special offers and promotions. You may select at any time to opt-out from receiving emailed marketing offers from us, our partners and/or affiliated companies using the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any future email that you receive from us. or by following this link: http://www.grocerycouponnetwork.com/unsubscribe.php You may also unsubscribe from Qples (Grocery Coupon Network) offers using postmaster@GroceryCouponNetwork.com or via postal mail at Qples (Grocery Coupon Network), 1227 W. Magnolia Ave. #LL150 Fort Worth, TX 76104
Non-affiliated 3rd Parties:
If You prefer not to receive email offers from our non-affiliated third-parties, You may click the "Unsubscribe" link available on the bottom of each email that You receive from a non-affiliated third-party, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Please note that suppressed contact information will not be used for any purpose other than to ensure compliance with Your opt-out request, in response to inquiries by law enforcement and to comply with any other applicable state and/or federal laws regarding Your choices for commercial email marketing, such as CAN-SPAM.
You can also opt out of cookies using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at this page: http://www.grocerycouponnetwork.com/unsubscribe.php
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?
Once a user enters our websites, a cookie follows them through their clickstream path collecting information including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use only. IP addresses, etc. are not currently linked to personally identifiable information.
When you use a Qples site or application, certain technologies may be used to collect non-personal information. Technologies used may include but are not limited to web beacons and cookies, IP addresses, unique device IDs, user IDs, and log files. These activities can include:
Qples works with third-parties to serve ads on the Website. These ads may contain cookies and/or action tags (also known as single pixel gifs) to measure advertising effectiveness and gather completely anonymous information. We have no access to or control over these cookies or action tags. You are always free to decline these cookies if Your browser permits, however You may not be able to use certain features on the Website and You may be asked to re-enter Your user ID and password more frequently during Your sessions on the Website.
Use of the Sites, including mobile applications, may include location-based services. If you use those services, Qples may receive information about your location which Qples may use to send you geographically relevant promotions or advertisements.
HOW DO WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We have security measures in place designed to protect the security of Your information. All collected information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. In addition when You submit Your credit card information or other sensitive information, the 128-bit encrypted Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") connection scrambles or encrypts Your information before it is sent to Us over the Internet. This protects Your credit card information from being read while it is transferred. SSL is supported by Netscape 2.0+, Microsoft IE 3.0+ and most frame-enabled browsers. Depending on which browser You use, You will know that You are in a secure area by "https" or a small key or padlock in the bottom right hand corner of Your browser indicating that Your transaction is secure. Unfortunately, no security measures can ever be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect Your Personal Information and sensitive information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that You transmit to us, and You do so at Your own risk. Once we receive Your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Access to Personal Information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public. All Personal Information is restricted in our offices. Only employees that need the Personal Information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to Personal Information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all Personal Information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify You and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to Your Personal Information. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website, or as required by law.
DO THESE SAME PRIVACY POLICIES APPLY TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES THAT YOU ACCESS THROUGH THE GROCERY COUPON NETWORK WEBSITE?
A SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18)
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Sites is structured to attract anyone under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Sites at any time or in any manner. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Sites without verified parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Our intention is to fully comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). Qples encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children. If a parent or guardian has knowledge or is made aware of the fact that a child under the age of eighteen (18) has provided Us with Personal Information through the Website or otherwise, Contact Us and We will delete the information about the child from Our database.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If You have any questions about the practices of Qples, You can contact Us by visiting the Contact Us section of the Website, or via postal mail at Qples, 1227 W. Magnolia Ave. #LL150 Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Qples does not under any circumstances send or support in any way the generation of unsolicited messages to any person's computer, fax machine or email address.
Qples is a service that publishes and distributes coupons. Companies retain Qples to assist them with the distribution of their available coupon inventory.
We do not send spam and we do not distribute unwanted messages to the general public. Our Website allows for visitors to register and receive online notification when coupons are available, but this service is entirely voluntary and you would only be receiving these emails if you proactively subscribed to the service. Further, all emails sent to registrants include "unsubscribe" instructions at the bottom of the each email. If you received an unsolicited email that includes a coupon that we distributed (as evident by the word "(Grocery Coupon Network)" within the dateline of the release), you are not being spammed by Grocery Coupon Network but rather by someone else. Grocery Coupon Network delivers its subscribers coupons to websites and portals where the information is easily accessed by the public, including spammers who violate our copyrights by illegally copying these coupons and including it in their spam to you.
What you can do
Grocery Coupon Network does not send unsolicited faxes. If you received an unsolicited fax that includes the word "(Grocery Coupon Network)" within the document, it is because the spammer is illegally copying & pasting a legitimate coupon that we distributed for a client and included it in their fax to you.
Grocery Coupon Network does not send email spam. If you received an unsolicited email that includes the word "(Grocery Coupon Network)" within the documents, it is because the spammer is illegally copying & pasting a legitimate coupon that we distributed and included it in their email to you.
Report it to the Federal Trade Commission
Send a copy of unwanted or deceptive messages to email@example.com. The FTC uses the unsolicited emails stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive spam email. Let the FTC know if a "remove me" request is not honored. If you want to complain about a removal link that doesn't work or not being able to unsubscribe from a list, you can fill out the FTC's online complaint form. Your complaint will be added to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel database and made available to hundreds of law enforcement and consumer protection agencies. Whenever you complain about spam, it's important to include the full email header. The information in the header makes it possible for consumer protection agencies to follow up on your complaint.
Send a copy of the spam to your ISP's abuse desk
Often the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. By doing this, you can let the ISP know about the spam problem on their system and help them to stop it in the future. Make sure to include a copy of the spam, along with the full email header. At the top of the message, state that you're complaining about being spammed.
Complain to the sender's ISP
Most ISPs want to cut off spammers who abuse their system. Again, make sure to include a copy of the message and header information and state that you're complaining about spam.