Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Bargain Troll website.  At Bargain Troll, we respect our customers and understand that you may have concerns about privacy. We appreciate the importance of your trust and have set forth this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy” or the “Policy”) to explain how Bargain Troll LLC ( “we”, “us”, or “our”) collect, protect, share and use your information as part of our technology platforms, including, without limitation, our company websites, web pages, sponsored social media platforms, mobile sites and mobile apps (the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy applies to all users of Bargain Troll’s website published at www.bargaintroll.com (and any other websites with “Bargain Troll” branding that link to this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, m.bargaintroll.com) and any mobile-device applications we offer that are branded “Bargain Troll” and link or reference this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”).

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 Last Update). If you do not agree to our practices, please do not register, subscribe, create an account, or otherwise interact with the Site. This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use constitute a single Agreement that governs your use of the Site.

Your use of the Bargain Troll website constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and consent to the practices described.

CONTENTS

1.INFORMATION COLLECTED

2.INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES

3.USE OF INFORMATION

4.YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS, CHOICE AND ACCESS

5.ADVERTISING/TARGETED ADVERTISING; HOW TO OPT-OUT

6.CHILDREN

7.SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

8.OTHER SITES

9.CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF INFORMATION

10.CHANGES AND POLICY UPDATES

11.CONTACT US

1. INFORMATION COLLECTED

Bargain Troll encourage you to refer to this Policy periodically so that you understand our current practices regarding information collected about you through your use (as defined in the Terms of Use) of the Site.

Your access and use of the Site means that you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

You may visit and browse the Sites without providing personally identifiable information about yourself.  However, this may limit your ability to receive certain features or services from us.  We think that you benefit from a more personalized experience when we know more about you and the kinds of coupons, deals and promotions you like. However, you can limit the information you provide to us, and you can limit the communications that Bargain Troll sends to you.

Information You Provide

Bargain Troll may collect Personal Information (information that can be used to identify you as an individual) such as your name, email, social media website user account names, telephone number, mobile telephone numbers, home address, demographic information (such as zip code, age) when you use the Site.  The types of Personal Information we collect may vary depending on your use of the features of the Sites.  If you register at the Sites, post reviews, compile a “My Favorites” coupon list or other product list, enter a promotion, respond to a survey, opt-in to receive emails or other offers or communications, we collect and store the information provided.  We may also collect information such as what types of stores, products, and advertisements you might like that help us to understand who you are. This includes lifestyle, preference, and interest information; geographic information such as your state/province, city, or neighborhood; the types of coupons that interest you; information collected from social media interactions (such as Facebook); and demographic information. As well as, information about how you interact with the Site, such as the coupons you view and redeem and the stores you prefer; other information about how you use our Site, email, other communications, and applications; and how you interact with Bargain Troll’s affiliates and service providers.

You may also be able to register and log in to the Site using a social media account, including your Facebook account.  When you use a social media account to log into the Site, you may also be able to use certain social features on the Site.  For Facebook log in, Facebook will ask your permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with the Site.  This may include your first name, last name, gender, profile picture, list of friends, a link to your Facebook profile, likes, and other data that is part of your or your friends’ Facebook profile(s).  This information is collected by Facebook and may be provided to us under the terms of Facebook’s privacy policy. You can control the information that we receive from Facebook using the privacy settings in your Facebook account.

Information We Collect Automatically

Cookies. We, and certain service providers and other third-parties, on our behalf, use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, web server logs, Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects), and other technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to receive and store certain types of information whenever you use or interact with the Site. This information may include the pages you visit on our Site, the web address from which you came, the type of browser/device/hardware you are using, purchase information and checkout process information, search terms, and mobile geographic location, and it helps us recognize you, customize your website experience and make our marketing messages more relevant. Cookies may be used in connection with our content appearing on other websites or mobile applications. Cookies enable us to recognize you when you return, and track and target your interests in order to enhance the user experience on the Site as well as help us provide a customized experience and help us to detect certain kinds of fraud. We also use Cookies for reporting and analysis purposes.

In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Information. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; or set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies. However, please be aware that some features and services on our Sites may not work properly. In addition, the offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests. 

Mobile Devices. When you use the Site on a mobile device or when you download or use any apps created by us, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device itself, including your device’s unique identifier. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services and other services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Please note that if you choose not to provide us with your location information through the mobile version of the Site, you may not be able to use all of the Site’s features.

2. INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES

Bargain Troll also obtain Personal Information from third parties. For example, portions of the Site may include features or widgets from various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube (each, a “Social Media Platform”), and we may enable you to register or log-in to the Site through a Social Media Platform. These features use Cookies to collect information about your IP address, and the pages on our Site that you have visited. Your interactions with those features are governed by the terms of use and privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

We may also receive information about you from outside records from third parties, such as marketing related or demographic information to enhance our ability to tailor our content that we believe may be of interest to you.  We may supplement the information we collect about you through the Sites with such information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you and to tailor our content to you. If we combine such data with information we collect through the Sites, such information is subject to this Privacy Policy unless we have disclosed otherwise.

3. USE OF INFORMATION

We may use the information we collect for a variety of reasons related to our operation and your use of the Site. We may combine information about you that we collect on-line, via mobile applications, and from third-party sources. In addition, we may share information about you with third parties in certain circumstances.

Bargain Troll may use your Personal Information, include, but are not limited to, the following:

•responding to your questions and requests (including, for example, enter a sweepstakes; post a testimonial, photograph, comment or question, or to enroll in our e-mail program); 

•providing you with access to certain areas and features of the Sites; 

•verifying your identity; 

•Sending email or printed materials, offers and other announcements or newsletters to your email or postal addresses and allowing our affiliates and other reputable third-party affiliate to do the same; 

•Providing any necessary notices to our visitors and notifying them about Site updates

•sending notice of changes to any Bargain Troll policy; 

•tailoring content, advertisements, and offers we provide you; 

•improving the content, appearance and utility of the Site and for internal research purposes;

• Contacting you on a residential or mobile telephone number that you have given us (either by a traditional voice call or through an SMS or text message) to provide you with information about special offers, or promotions;

•Enabling users to register an account on the Site and to log-in using their credentials from a Social Media Platform

•Inviting you to participate in market research or administering promotions, surveys, and focus groups.  

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide any of your Personal Information to any third parties without your specific consent. We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and Usage Information with third parties.  We may also share your information as disclosed at the time you provide your information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances: 

Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf.  We may contract with other companies to provide certain services to us, including e-mail distribution, changing mailing addresses, market research and promotions management. We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (whether displayed on the Site or elsewhere on the Internet) such as service providers that host or operate our Sites, analyze data, advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions, contests, sweepstakes, surveys or provide coupons or marketing or promotional assistance.  Your Personal Information may also be used by us or shared with our subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors, partners, advertisers or other third parties to provide you with promotional and other offers to help maintain and operate the Sites or for other reasons related to the operation of our business, including but not limited to promotional coupon offers, and administering contests. These third party service providers may not use this information for other purposes. These companies are prohibited from using your Personal Information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with others, but we cannot guarantee security of Personal Information and are not liable for misuse of it by others. These advertising service providers may use Cookies to collect non-identifiable information about your visits to the Site. Such non-identifiable information does not include your name, address, e-mail address or other Personal Information. In addition to the information about your visits to the Site, our service providers may also use the information about your visits to other websites to target advertisements for products and services available from us.

Co-Sponsored Events. We sometimes work with an unaffiliated co-sponsor to provide certain contests, sweepstakes, promotions and other offerings to our customers. We will let you know if an event or promotion is co-sponsored (for example, by prominently displaying the co-sponsor’s name and/or logo on applicable pages on the Site). As part of a co-sponsored event, we may provide the co-sponsor with information (including Personal Information) that is necessary to facilitate the event. In these circumstances, our co-sponsor will have the right to use any Personal Information received from us for its own purposes, and such uses would then be subject to the co-sponsor’s own terms of use and privacy policy. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your Personal Information that we share in connection with a co-sponsored event.

Your Agreement To Have Your Personal Information Shared.  While on the Bargain Troll site, you may have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information and/or marketing offers from someone else, or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with a third party, including social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.  If you agree to have your Personal Information shared with a third party, your Personal Information will be disclosed to the third party will be subject to the privacy policy and business practices of that third party. 

If you connect your Facebook account to your Bargain Troll account, we will make available and/or share your Facebook user name and your Facebook profile picture to other users of Bargain Troll.  Users may be able to view your profile, coupon preferences and shopping activity on the Bargain Troll Site and your activities may be automatically shared to both your friends on Facebook and with your Facebook friends on the Sites.  We will disclose your personal information when you have elected to share your activity to Facebook. Information shared to Facebook will be connected with the Facebook account you log in with.  Facebook’s use of such information and any information it collects from your use of or on its service is governed by Facebook’s privacy policy and our use of information is governed by this Privacy Policy. You understand and agree that you need to consult both privacy policies to amend or delete personal information which has been provided to Facebook. If you do not wish for such use of data to take place, you should not agree to share your shopping activity to Facebook and/or adjust your settings to deactivate such sharing. You understand information no longer shared on Facebook may continue to be publicly available to other uses of this Site.

Legal Disclosure.  Bargain Troll may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier, (including IP address), to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our Sites or the public.  If some or all of our business assets are sold or transferred, we may transfer the corresponding information regarding our customers. We also may retain a copy of such transferred customer information.

4. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS, CHOICE AND ACCESS

You may direct us not to share your Personal Information with third parties, not to use your Personal Information to provide you with information or offers, or not to send you newsletters, e-mails or other communications by: (i) modifying your registered user information on the Sites; (ii) sending us an e-mail; or (iii) following the removal instructions in the communication that you receive. 

If you wish to modify, verify, correct, delete, or update any of your Personal Information collected through the Site, you may edit your profile preferences or contact us at the above e-mail.  In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Site.  We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information.  In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.  

We will retain your information (including geo-location data) for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us via e-mail. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We do not control certain privacy settings and preferences maintained by our social media partners like Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to make changes to those settings and preferences, you may do so by visiting the settings page of the appropriate social media site.

California Privacy Rights. Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of Personal Information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. That notice will identify the categories of Personal Information shared with third parties and used for direct marketing purposes and the name and address of the third parties that received such Personal Information. If you are a California resident and want a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Bargain Troll LLC, 5680 Highway 6, suite 182, Missouri City, TX 77459, c/o Privacy Administrator.

In your request, please specify that you want a “Your California Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response. When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, address, and/or telephone number(s) so that we may handle your request correctly.

5. ADVERTISING/TARGETED ADVERTISING; HOW TO OPT-OUT

Bargain Troll licenses technology to serve advertisements on its own Sites and within its content as that content is served across the Internet.  In addition, we may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements and third party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Sites and viewing of our content.  We do not share Personal Information with these third parties, but ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including usage information.  We and our network advertisers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your visits to both the Sites and other web sites.  We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements.

If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of certain network advertising programs through the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Opt-Out Page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt out), you will still see advertisements while you’re browsing online. However the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The NAI Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.

6. CHILDREN

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act imposes requirements on websites that collect personal information about children under 18 (for example, name, address, and e-mail address). Bargain Troll does not intend that any portion of the Site will be accessed or used by children under the age of 18, and such use is prohibited. The Site is designed and intended for adults. We recognize the particular importance of protecting the privacy of personal information where children are involved, and we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under 18 years of age. If we determine upon collection that a user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian’s consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 18, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.  

7. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Bargain Troll maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss, unauthorized use, disclosure or destruction and when transferring information for processing. However, no website, system, electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure or “hacker proof”.  Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information to you transmit to us.  Therfore, you are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse. Bargain Troll restricts authorized access to your personal information to those persons who have a legitimate purpose to know that information to provide services to you and those persons you have authorized to have access to such information.  We also require that third parties providing services on our behalf protect Personal Information and not use it for purposes other than providing assistance to Bargain Troll.

Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers’ personal identity data and financial account credentials. “Phishers” use “spoofed” e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging sensitive Personal Information such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords, and Social Security Numbers. WE DO NOT SEND E-MAILS ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE OR CONFIRM SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD! If you receive such e-mail communication, please forward it immediately to the Site’s Privacy Administrator at customercare@bargaintroll.com, and then immediately delete the fraudulent e-mail from your computer.

8. OTHER SITES

The Site may contain links to third party sites that are not owned or operated by Bargain Troll.  This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and/or partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding or co-marketing agreement.  We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices.  These other sites may send their own cookies or other tracking devices to your device, they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. You should also independently assess the authenticity of any site which appears or claims that it is one of our Sites (including those linked to through an email or social networking page).  The Sites may make available chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and is not subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

9. CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF INFORMATION

The Sites are governed by and operated in, and in accordance with the laws of, the United States, and are intended for the enjoyment of residents of the United States. Bargain Troll makes no representation that the Sites are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation.  By using the Sites, or providing us with any information, you (a) acknowledge that the Sites are subject to the laws of the United States, (b) consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen, and (c) waive any claims that may arise under those laws.

10. CHANGES AND POLICY UPDATES

Bargain Troll reserve the right to change this Policy at any time without prior notice to you, and any changes to our Policy will become effective immediately upon our posting of the revised Policy on the Site. We may update this Privacy Policy to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different privacy practices, such as when we add new features to our Site. Your continued access or use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect. We will use your Personal Information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted the information, unless you consent to the new or revised policy.  We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

11. CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Attn:  Bargain Troll – Customer Care 
          5680 Hwy 6, ste 182
          Missouri City, TX 77459

Or send us an e-mail with your request to: customercare@bargaintroll.com

When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, address, and/or telephone number(s) so that we may handle your request correctly. Please allow 30 days for a response.

Last Updated: June 6, 2015