Privacy Policy


Effective from March 25, 2016.

Introduction


This Privacy Policy explains how Auris Business Ventures FZCO (together with our subsidiaries, "us", "we" or "our"), collects, uses, and shares information. This Privacy Policy applies to the websites, services, and mobile and software applications we own or control (the "Sites"), including emails and designated portions of third party websites and applications, such as iOS and android application, that are branded “Clip the Deal” and link to or reference this Privacy Policy. We do not share the information related to wallet.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy replaces and supersedes the last version of this Privacy Policy for all users (including for those users that registered prior to the Effective Date). If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you should not register or use any of the Sites or provide to us any of your personal information. By using any of the Sites, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at support@aurisventures.com, or in writing at the following address: 

Auris Business Ventures FZCO
P.O. Box 341136 
Dubai, UAE 
Attn: Privacy Policy

Our Sites may include links to third-party websites, products and services, and embedded third-party tools and widgets. Any linked websites, products and services of third parties, and third party collection and use of your information, on their own websites or through embedded tools and widgets, are governed by the privacy policies of the respective third parties. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

Updates


We may update this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes to our information practices. 
Our Privacy Policy is organized as follows: 
  • What information do we collect and use?
  • How we use your information?
  • When we share information?
  • Your Choices
  • Registration via third party accounts and social media sharing
  • Community forums/blogs; user-generated content
  • Our commitment to data security
  • Our commitment to children’s privacy
  • Privacy Settings
  • International Visitors
  • Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy.
  • Our Contact Information


1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND USE?


(A) INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE


If you create any type of account or participate in certain promotional activities on the Sites such as surveys etc., we may ask you to provide us with information that specifically identifies you ("Personal Information"), such as but not limited to: your name, email address, postal mailing address, telephone number, or demographic information. It will always be your decision whether to provide us with Personal Information. In some cases, if you decline to share Personal Information with us, then we may not be able to provide you with certain services, and you may not be eligible for certain promotions.

In addition to Personal Information, in using the Sites, you may have the option of providing us with other information about yourself or your household that does not specifically identify you, such as age, gender, household income, interests, and product or content preferences (including saved offers and content favourites). We may associate this type of information with your Personal Information. For information about how we handle user-submitted content, please see Section 6 of Privacy Policy.

(B) INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED AS YOU ACCESS AND USE THE SITES


When you use or interact with the Sites in any way, we may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, local storage, and other similar mechanisms to automatically collect information, including: 

  • Your activity on the Sites (such as pages viewed, searches performed and features accessed);
  • Operating system, web browser type, and device attributes;
  • Inbound-referral and outbound websites;
  • Your internet protocol ("IP") address;
  • How you interact with coupons, advertisements and other content the Sites, such as whether you clip / unclip a coupon or redeemed a coupon;
  • The dates and times that you visited or used the Sites, or requested certain services or transactions;
  • Location information; and
  • Advertising identifier associated with your mobile device.

An anonymous identifier or Personal Information may be associated with the information collected using cookies and similar technologies. If you are accessing the Sites from a mobile device, see Section 3.e for additional automatically collected information. 

Device Information and Identifier. When you visit our Sites or install on your computer or other device, mobile applications, or one of our toolbars, we may collect and store information about that device that helps us manage our products and services, deliver a more customized experience for you, and detect and prevent coupon fraud.

Cookies and Web Beacons. A cookie is a small text file or identifier. When you visit a Site, we may store one or more cookies or other similar information on your device. We use cookies for the purposes described in Section 4, including for advertising. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Sites. These persistent cookies can be removed, but each web browser is different. Please review your browser’s settings to learn how to manage your cookies. Our Sites may also use web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixel tags), which are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that are placed in the code of a webpage.

Third Party Cookies. We allow third-party companies to use cookies, pixels or other similar technologies on our Sites to collect and use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over). These third parties include service providers, affiliate-marketing networks and other companies with whom we partner to provide certain offers, promotions or features on our Sites or to display advertising ("Ad Partners"). Ad Partners may use cookies to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you, to track off-Site transactions and to assist us in providing, evaluating, and improving the Sites and our other products and services. Ad Partners may use information they directly collect from you in combination with information we provide (as described in Section 5)..

Log Files and Local Storage (HTML5/Flash Cookies). As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider ("ISP"), referring/exit pages, operating system, date and time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to manage and operate our products and services, to offer you more personalized content and advertising, and for the other purposes described in Section 4 below. 

Certain Sites may use local shared objects, such as Flash cookies, and local storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Ad Partners may also use Flash cookies or HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. /span>

Analytics. We may use our own and third party tracking and analytics tools to better understand who is using our Sites and how they are using them. These tools may use cookies and page tags to collect information such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, IP address, and type of operating system used. One of the analytics tools we may use is Google Analytics. You can learn how to opt-out of the Google Analytics tracking software here

(C) INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES


We may receive information from third parties about you, including Personal Information, cookies and other identifiers that do not personally identify you, and information about in-store and online transactions. We may use this information to administer the applicable program or service, to offer you more personalized content and advertising, and for the other purposes described in Section 4 below. 

(D) INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY


If you choose to use any of our referral services to tell someone else about our Sites, or to email a promotion, we will ask you for that person’s name and email address. We will use the information you provide to automatically send to that person the referral, such as an email inviting him or her to the Sites you recommended. We do not share this email with any third party, other than those third party service providers used to transmit the referral. 

(E) INFORMATION FROM USE OF OUR MOBILE WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS


In addition to other information described above, when you download or use one of our mobile applications, or access the Sites through a mobile device, we may automatically collect information about your location and your mobile device, including your operating system, device type, and device identifier. We may also request access to the device storage and camera, and permission to send you push notifications. You may decline to provide location information, storage and camera access, and push notification permission at any time using your mobile device’s system settings. Please consult your mobile device’s instruction manual for additional information about controlling system and application settings.

Mobile Analytics. We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the usage and performance of our mobile software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We may link the information collected by the analytics software to either an account identifier, or a device advertising identifier.

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION


We may use information that we collect for the following purposes: 
  • Operate, maintain, and improve the Sites and our other products and services;
  • Communicate with you about the coupons, advertisements, promotional offerings, and other content found on and off our Sites;
  • Process and facilitate coupon clipping, loading, and redemption activity;
  • Manage and store shopping basket & lists;
  • Monitor and improve marketing and promotional campaigns and efforts;
  • Provide you with a personalized experience on and off the Sites, including targeted advertisements and promotions;
  • Anonymize and aggregate information for different purposes, such as website traffic flow analysis, usage analysis, product development, market analysis, case studies, and marketing;
  • For administrative purposes, such as customer service and feedback surveys, promotions etc.
  • To comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements; and
  • Share information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may combine information about you collected across different Sites, and we may combine information we obtain with information obtained from third parties. We may make inferences based on this combined information, such as product preferences and interests. We retain all information we collect about you for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

3. WHEN WE SHARE INFORMATION


We may work with other companies to operate, maintain and deliver the Sites and the content, services and features available on and off the Sites, including to provide personalized coupons and advertisements, for contests and promotions, and to communicate with you by email or SMS text message. In such circumstances, those companies will have access to the information needed to provide the applicable service, content or feature on our behalf, but they will not be permitted to use the information for any other purpose. 

In addition, we may share information as described below.

(A) PERSONAL INFORMATION


We may share Personal Information with other companies with your consent or as part of a specific program or feature provided in partnership with a third party. If you choose to participate in such program or feature, we authorize those third parties to use your Personal Information. For example, we offer coupons on our Sites that require you to fill out an advertiser survey in order to receive the coupon. If you choose to participate in the survey, then we will share the information you provide with the advertiser who provided the survey. You may also be given the option to sign up for promotional emails from a third party. In order to fulfil your request, we will provide your email address to the applicable third party. In addition, we may share your Personal Information with third parties to obtain associated Personal Information or non-Personal Information, including cookies and other identifiers that do not personally identify you, and for marketing on our behalf. In such cases, the third party would be restricted from using your Personal Information for other purposes not associated with our services. 

(B)NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION


We may share non-Personal Information (such as anonymous identifiers, certain cookies, age, gender, household income, interests, zip code, state, coupon activation and redemption data, purchase data, and other automatically collected information) with third parties for marketing and promotional use. A third party may match the non-Personal Information we provide with information you have previously provided to that party, or other information that party has obtained. For instance, if you have signed up for an account from one of the retailers we work with, such as a grocery retailer, and request that our coupon be saved to that account, we will provide the retailer with the coupon and other information necessary to fulfil your request. The retailer may then match the information with your account, which may contain your Personal Information. 

In addition, we may aggregate non-Personal Information and share such anonymous aggregated information with third parties; we may also share such aggregated information publicly to provide information about general use of our services. We also may share non-Personal Information with Ad Partners so that they can tailor advertisements to your apparent interests and deliver those advertisements to you while you are either on our Sites or on third-party websites. For example, if you clip pet food coupons, then we or an Ad Partner may conclude that you have a pet and show you a pet care supply advertisement instead of a random advertisement. 

(C)WALLET INFORMATION


We do not share information about the wallet of the customer.

This privacy policy sets out how Clip the Deal Wallet uses and protects any information that you give Clip the Deal Wallet when you use this website.

Clip the Deal Wallet is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this application, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We will not sell, distribute or lease your wallet information to third parties.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at the address provided on our contact page. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

(D)EXCEPTIONS


We may share information about you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with local, state, or federal laws or to respond to a court order, judicial or other governmental subpoena or warrant, or in the event of bankruptcy proceedings. For example, where required by law, we will publicly disclose information about the winners of any contests. We also reserve the right to share information when we believe, in good faith, it is appropriate or necessary to protect us or the third parties we work with from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, protect the security or integrity of the Sites, and to protect our rights, property, or safety and those of the third parties we work with. 

(E)ASSIGNMENT


In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. You will be notified by email or a prominent notice on our Sites of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

4. YOUR CHOICES


Site Accounts. If you registered an account with us, you may modify or correct your Personal Information and preferences at any time by logging into this account. We think that you benefit from a more personalized experience when we know more about you and the kinds of offers you like. However, you can limit the information you provide to Clip the Deal, and you can limit the communications that Clip the Deal sends to you. We will respond to you within 30 days from the date you contact us. If there is Personal Information that we cannot fully delete upon your request, we will provide you with any available options. 

Emails.You can opt-out of marketing coupon email alerts and other emails such as newsletters by following the instructions included in our emails to you. In addition, you can change your preferences for certain emails by logging into your clipthedeal.com account and going to “Email Settings” or “Alerts.” Please note that if you opt out from all promotional emails, we may still send you transactional or administrative messages.

Interest-Based Advertising. Our Ad Partners, vendors and other third parties may track your online activities and collect information for use in providing content and advertising tailored to your interests. 

Cookies. You may manage how your browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some customized features of our Services. You can opt-out of being targeted by certain third party advertising if you so desire.

Mobile. Some of the features of the Service may enable Clip the Deal to access and collect information about your current or past location in order to personalize the Service for you and provide other features of the Services ("Location-based Features"). In order to use Location-based Features, you must give Clip the Deal permission to use your geo-location through your device. Clip the Deal may access your geo-location using a variety of means, including GPS, IP address, or cell tower location. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of using Location-Based Features by going to Settings and turning off the "Store Notifications" feature. If you choose not to allow Clip the Deal to use your location information or disable Clip the Deal's Location-based Features on your device under settings, you will not be able to utilize certain features of the Service. 
Alternatively, you may adjust the settings on your mobile device to prevent the sharing of Location Information. You may also manage how your mobile device or mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your mobile device and mobile browser settings. Please note that if you disable the sharing of Location Information, you may be unable to access some features of our Services that are designed for mobile devices.
The information collected by our Services via a mobile device may also include the following: (i) periodic collection of your location and time of day; (ii) the names of the other applications on your mobile device and, if you use an Android-based mobile device, how you use them (e.g., frequency and duration of use); (iii) information about your mobile device (e.g., make, model, operating system, identifier, and other similar information, but not phone number); and (iv) information about your use of features, functions, or clicks on notifications or content. In addition to the other uses of your Personal Information described in this Privacy Policy, Clip the Deal may use and process Personal Information we collect via a mobile device to: (a) send notifications when you arrive at or leave places; and (b) infer the location of the places you visit most often, determine your frequency or the amount of time spent at these locations, and send notifications when you arrive at or leave those places. You may opt-out of remarketing and third-party advertising campaigns by enabling an Clip the Deal preference called "Limit Ad Tracking". Connecting through Social Networks
You may manage the sharing of certain Personal Information when you register with us through a social media platform or application, such as through Facebook Connect. Please refer to the privacy settings of the social media platform or application to determine how you may adjust our permissions and manage the interactivity between Clip the Deal and your social media account. By registering with Clip the Deal through a social media platform, you grant Clip the Deal permission to access all of the elements of your social network profile information that you have made available to be shared and to use it in accordance with the social network's terms of use and this Privacy Policy.

5. REGISTRATION VIA THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING


You may be given the opportunity to register with us via third party accounts such as Facebook, Google etc. These services will authenticate your identity and may provide you the option to share certain information (such as your name and email address) with us. We may store the information you provide us through such accounts and combine it with other information, including Personal Information. Disabling your Facebook or other such account may not terminate your account with us.

Our Sites may also include social media features, such as but not limited to, sharing widgets provided by Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Sites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them. 

6. COMMUNITY FORUMS/BLOGS; USER-GENERATED CONTENT


We may offer features that allow users to post comments, recipes, photos, video and other user-generated content to public areas within the Sites (“Community Forums”). By default, when you post content to a Community Forum, it is public. In addition, your account name and photo may be associated with the content, and if so, may be displayed publicly. Your profile may also link to your public profile from a third party account if you registered with us through Facebook or other such service. Please take special note that your Clip the Deal profile and any user-generated content that you post, including any Personal Information, are intended for public consumption, will be publicly accessible and will not be considered confidential. We may display user-generated content on our Sites, including comments and recipes, and we or our users may share such content with third party sites and services.

8. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY


Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain information from persons under 12 years of age, and no part of our Sites is structured to attract anyone under 12. If you are under 12 years of age, then please do not use or access the Sites at any time or in any manner. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 12 has obtained an account on the Service, then you may alert us at support@clipthedeal.com and we will delete the information collected from or about that child from our systems.

9. Privacy Settings


Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on the Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of information that you have posted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information.

10. International Visitors


The Service is hosted in the UAE and is intended for visitors located within the UAE. If you choose to use the Service from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from UAE law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the UAE for storage and processing, and by providing your personally identifiable information on the Service you consent to that transfer, storage, and processing.

11. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy


Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy, which may be revised periodically at our sole discretion, as provided in Section 3 of the Clip the Deal Terms of Use. If we modify the Privacy Policy, we will make it available through the Service, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change.

12.OUR CONTACT INFORMATION


If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us at support@aurisventures.com.

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