dcoupon Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 31, 2015

Scanbuy understands that privacy is important to you.  This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information about you is collected, used and may be disclosed by Scanbuy.  This Policy applies to information we collect when you use our websites, the DCoupon application and other online products and services where this Policy is posted (collectively, the "Services"). By accessing the Services, you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as described in this Policy. If you do not consent to the terms of this Policy, you should immediately stop using the Services.

Scanbuy reserves the right to change this Policy from time to time.  Be sure to check this page periodically for updates.  If Scanbuy makes any changes to this Policy, we will notify you by changing the “Effective Date” listed. Your use of the Services, or any portion thereof, following the posting of such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

I. Securing your data

Scanbuy will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Scanbuy will store all the personal information you provide on secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. While Scanbuy uses reasonable efforts to protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, Scanbuy cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal information.

II. Personal Information 
Scanbuy collects personal information that you provide to us.  For example, we collect information when you create an account or a profile, configure your preferences, and when you email, text, call, or otherwise communicate with us. 

The types of personal information we may collect include: your dCoupon Account User ID, mobile phone number, email address, account information, age, gender demographic information, information about your preferences and any other information you affirmatively provide to us (for example, as part of a message you send to us). 

dCoupon can connect basic social media profile information, like that found on Facebook, to your user account if you view and accept the permissions in accordance with that social media’s Privacy Policy.

Scanbuy may be able to collect location based information, such as GPS data, if you have such a phone feature enabled and have provided us with permission to collect such information. dCoupon, upon installation on your mobile device, will provide you with an opportunity to give permission to collect such location based information.

Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal information.

III. Automatically Collected Information
Scanbuy collects certain types of non-personally identifiable information whenever you use dCoupon.  For example, when you access dCoupon, some information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, operating system, the service from which you arrived, the page you requested, the time and date of your visit, and potentially other site usage statistics will be collected automatically as part of the software processes of the web page.  For mobile devices, we collect information regarding the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use when accessing products and services, and anonymous information about the way you use our Services. Scanbuy collects your IP address to identify the country in which you are using dCoupon in order to provide you with the most relevant information in response to your requests.

The foregoing information itself does not personally identify you, but could potentially be linked with personal information that you provide us.  These statistics allow Scanbuy to analyze the effectiveness of its website and software applications and make improvements where needed.

IV. Cookies Persistent Device Identifiers, Advertising Identifiers and Other Technologies

Scanbuy, along with our third party service partners and business partners, use cookies, Web beacons, persistent device identifiers (e.g. Android ID), advertising identifiers (e.g. Google’s “Advertising ID,” Apple’s “IDFA”) and other technologies. These technologies are used for tracking, advertising, analytics and personalization and optimization of the Services.

1.      Cookies. A Cookie is a string of information that a website saves on a visitor’s computer or mobile device and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website operator each time the visitor returns.  Merchant partner will place a cookie or similar technology on visitor's device when an ad is clicked.

·        Persistent cookies remain on the visitor’s computer or mobile device after the browser has been closed.

·        Session cookies exist only during a visitor’s online session and disappear from the visitor’s computer or mobile device when they close the browser software.

1.      Persistent Device Identifiers. Persistent device identifiers are unique strings that are associated with the mobile device that you use to connect to the Services. Persistent device identifiers may be modified or disabled by sophisticated users. Some persistent device identifiers can only be reset by wiping the entire device.

2.      Advertising Identifiers. Advertising identifiers (e.g. Google’s “Advertising ID,” Apple’s “IDFA”) are unique strings associated with your mobile device provided by the operating system. Advertising identifiers may be modified or disabled by users in the operating system settings. See the Do Not Track section for more information about how to configure these settings.

Scanbuy uses the Cookies and similar technologies to assign you an anonymous user ID, retain your preferences and account settings, and learn about your possible interests so that we can personalize and improve our Services.

V. Do Not Track

Apple iOS and Google Android devices provide the ability for users to enable a “do not track” setting that disables your advertising identifier. If the “do not track” setting is disabled, we may record when a user installs the App. We may also run targeted advertising on third party applications via our advertising display partners. For users who have enabled the “do not track” setting in iOS or Android, this data will not be collected.

Please note that the “do not track” setting may not be available on all operating systems or versions of dCoupon. The “do not track” settings require iOS 6 or later, or Android 2.3 or later. In order for the “do not track” settings to function on dCoupon, you must have a version of dCoupon installed which is up to date as of the effective date of this Policy.

To enable the “do not track” setting on iOS, visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4228

To enable the “do not track” setting on Android, visit: http://www.futureofprivacy.org/2013/11/15/android-kitkat-update-new-privacy-features/

Scanbuy may update these instructions periodically as new information becomes available from Apple, Google, and other Operating System manufacturers.

VI. Anonymous & Aggregate Information
Scanbuy collects some information on an anonymous basis. Scanbuy may also anonymize some personal information so that it cannot be readily used to personally identify an individual user. Scanbuy obtains aggregate information by combining anonymous information that meet certain criteria into groups. Scanbuy may share aggregate or anonymous information in various formats with our users and partners, and may work with our partners to do research to improve the products and services we provide where needed.

VII. Use and Disclosure
You acknowledge and agree that Scanbuy may access, preserve, and disclose your information in connection with your use of the Application or if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce a Terms & Conditions of Use agreement, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (including, without limitation, the filtering of spam), (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property or safety of Scanbuy, its users, and the public.

Scanbuy uses the personal information we collect to process your requests, provide online services, provide marketing communications, maintain service quality and understand your needs so that we can provide you with the highest quality of service. Scanbuy may use your email to provide you with information on products, services, and special deals that interest you; however, Scanbuy respects your privacy and in any marketing communication you will be presented with the option to not receive these types of communications in the future. You may choose to stop receiving such marketing communications outside of dCoupon by following the unsubscribe instructions included in such communications or you may contact us and we will respond within a reasonable time. You may also receive administrative emails from Scanbuy related to the primary usage of dCoupon; you may not opt-out of administrative emails. We may also share personal information with third parties who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf.  These third parties will be required to treat your information in accordance with our privacy policies.

Scanbuy may also share aggregate level and/or anonymous information with our customers and/or partners.  Scanbuy does not share personally identifiable information with our partners, restricting the disclosure to location information, sex, age and other anonymous and/or aggregate level data.

Scanbuy may use third party service providers and business partners to perform functions in connection with the Services. Scanbuy may share information about you that they need to perform their functions, but they may not use it for other purposes. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FROM YOU AND ABOUT YOU AS DESCRIBED ABOVE AND HEREIN.

Scanbuy may share your aggregate level and/or anonymous information with third parties for their promotional purposes. Please see Data Retention Policy; Managing Your Information; Opt-out Rights below to review your choices regarding your information.

If Scanbuy becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, we may share or transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.

Scanbuy may also share your information with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Policy. Our affiliates will be required to maintain that information in accordance with this Policy.

Scanbuy may combine all of the information collected from or about you and use it in the manner described in this Policy. 

Scanbuy may share aggregated and anonymized information relating to users of the Services with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

VIII. Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information, Opt-out Rights
Scanbuy retains automatically collected information as well user provided data.  If you’d like us to delete user provided data that you have provided to us, please contact us and we will respond in a reasonable time; however, Scanbuy may be legally required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).  Please note that some of the user provided data may be required in order for the Services to function properly.

Information collected by Scanbuy in connection with your use of our products and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Scanbuy maintains facilities.  Accordingly, your use of dCoupon, or any other products or services provided, grants Scanbuy permission to transfer such information to other Scanbuy facilities which may be outside of your country.  “Processed,” means using Cookies, or similar technology, on a computer or mobile device or using information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

You can stop the collection of information by dCoupon by uninstalling the application.  You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. Information collected by Scanbuy in connection with your use of our products or services may be held onto after you are no longer a customer.

Scanbuy may also share aggregate level and/or anonymous information with our customers and/or partners.  Scanbuy does not share personally identifiable information with our partners, restricting the disclosure to location information, sex, age and other anonymous and/or aggregate level data. Some of these partners provide opt-out tools which are cookie-based. If you’d like to opt-out of the services of our customers and/or partners who provide such an opt-out mechanism, but would like to continue using the dCoupon application, please visit the links below and follow the relevant instructions:

To opt-out of Oracle’s use of aggregate level and/or anonymous information, visit http://www.bluekai.com/privacypolicy.phpor http://www.bluekai.com/consumers.php#optout

You may also opt-out of the collection of aggregate level and/or anonymous information using mechanisms provided by industry groups such as the Network Advertising Initiative (the “NAI”), the Digital Advertising Alliance (the “DAA”) and the European Digital Advertising Alliance (the “eDAA”).

To opt-out of the collection of aggregate level and/or anonymous information by NAI members, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

To opt-out of the collection of aggregate level and/or anonymous information by DAA members, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

To opt-out of the collection of aggregate level and/or anonymous information by eDAA members, visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

Please note that the opt-out tools discussed above are cookie-based, and only prevent the collection of information pertaining to you on the browser on which they are installed, will only function as described if you browser is set to accept third-party cookies, and may not be as reliable if your cookies are automatically disabled or removed (e.g., some mobile devices and operating systems). If the opt-out cookie is deleted from a browser, the collection of information by participating members will resume until an opt-out cookie is reinstalled on that browser.

Additionally, you may contact us to delete user provided data that you have provided to us, and we will respond in a reasonable time; however, Scanbuy may be legally required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).

IX. External Links 
Scanbuy is not liable for any personal information that you submit to third parties or to any website linked to the Site.

X. Third Parties
Scanbuy is not liable for any information collected, used or disclosed by the user’s mobile device manufacturer or service provider.  Your internet service provider or mobile carrier network may have access to the communications, such as text messages, phone calls or emails, sent using the mobile device.  For information regarding your service provider’s or carrier’s treatment of your information, please consult their Privacy Policies, which we encourage you to do.  If you decide to use third party applications on your device, any information those applications collect may be sent to third parties and this Policy does not apply.  However, third party applications may have their own Privacy Policies that you should review. 

XI. Security
Scanbuy is concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our products and services. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

XII. Children
Scanbuy’s products and services are intended for adult use only and we do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. Scanbuy’s products and services are not intended for children, and we ask that minors not submit any personal information to us. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.