Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and declare personal information in connection with your use of our Services.
Shopswiz and its global operations have been acquired by Shopswiz, Inc. and are now part of the Shopswiz family. You can view all Shopswiz entities in Section 16 below. Shopswiz’s websites, apps, advertising services, products, services, and technologies are now owned and managed by Shopswiz and are subject to Shopswiz’s terms of service and policies.

1. Who we are

When we mention “Shopswiz,” “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Privacy Policy, we mean Shopswiz, Inc., Shopswiz, or the relevant Shopswiz company accountable for processing your data, legal entities in the Shopswiz family are listed in section 16.

2. About this privacy notic

This Privacy Statement explains how Shopswiz collects, uses, and declares data about you and processes personal information. Under relevant privacy and data security laws, and here in after “personal data”) when you use our website that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”) or when you otherwise interact with us. We partner with third parties to deliver you promotions from time to time. We will indicate to you the privacy policies belonging to those third parties when they receive information connected with those experiences. Their privacy policy will handle the collection of your data, in addition to this Privacy Policy.

3. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Probably we’re going to update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will adjust the date at the top of the policy when we make changes. In some cases, you will receive a notify through the Services, e.g., on our homepage or by e-mail or other communication. Please do not forget to check for the latest updates on our privacy practices from time to time.

4. How to contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have concerns regarding the information in this Privacy Policy, our handling of your data more generally, your options and rights regarding such use, or expect to exert your rights under the law. Contact us at:
Shopswiz, Inc.
[email protected]

5. What personal data we compile and how

5.1 Personal data you provide to us.
We compile data you deliver straight to us.

Account data. If you sign up for a shopswiz.com account, we will gather data you give us related to your Account, including your name, e-mail address, username, and password.

Additional account data. You can provide additional data as part of your Account. This data will be publicly visible. Do not provide the information if you do not wish to share this information with us or others.

Other data you transmit through the Services. You can provide us with data when you fill out a form, search, respond to surveys, edit or add information to your Account, post on community forums, provide feedback, participate in promotions or use other features of the Services.

5.2 Data that indirectly identifies you and automatically compiles data.

When you access or use the Services, we compile data that indirectly identifies you, and we automatically compile other data about you, including:

Log Data. We automatically receive and record information from your device or web browser when you interact with the Services. We compile your internet protocol (IP) address, mobile device ID, time zone setting, language preference, operating system, platform, internet service provider (ISP), and links you have clicked on or shared with others, including through e-mail and social media. If you sign up for an Account, we create a user ID that indirectly identifies you. We use this information to compile data about your activities through the Services. We associate information that indirectly identifies you with your Account (if you have one) and other information we have compileed about you.

Cookies. When you visit the Services, we will set certain “cookies” and similar tracking technologies on your device, including cookies and web beacons. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please see our “Cookie Policy” section below.

We also may use these technologies to compile data about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services.

The information we compile automatically may include personal data, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal data we compile in other ways or receive from third parties.

5.3 Location data.

We use your IP address to infer your approximate location. We may also compile the language option or country you choose. When we provide certain services, such as providing you with a version of our Services localized to your country, we link location data to other information we have compileed about you.

5.4 Profile data.

If you sign up for an Account, we will compile certain data you give us as part of your Account sign-up as described above, the information you give us in connection with purchases or orders made by you, and your interests, preferences, feedback, and survey responses. Your interests and preferences are inferred from data we compile regarding what types of content you have interacted with, how long you interacted with them, how often you interacted with them, and the nature of your interaction with the content. We do not disclose e-mail addresses to other users except where it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our rights, or to protect the rights of our users.

5.5 Special category data.

When we conduct research or carry out surveys and participate in our research or surveys, we may compile sensitive personal data about you, such as information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs. We will get your explicit consent to compile, use, or share this data as required by law.

6. Aggregated data

6.1 We analyze and aggregate personal data we compile, such as the number and frequency of your visits to the Services, to produce anonymized metrics and statistical information that does not identify you as an individual.

6.2 We combine information about you with information about other users to create audience segments of aggregated data, for example, statistical, demographic, and usage data. If we combine or connect aggregated data with your data, we treat the combined data as personal data and deal with it following this Privacy Policy.

7. How we compile personal data

7.1 You may give us your data directly, for example, when you create an Account, fundus by donation, support us by paying for a subscription, buy products or services, subscribe to our newsletters, opt-in to marketing communications, publish posts or comments, enter a competition, participate in a promotion or survey, ask for user support, or contact us for any reason.

7.2 We automatically compile personal data when you interact with our Services. We compile information about your devices, browsing actions, and interests by using cookies and similar technologies. Our “Cookie Policy” section provides more details on how this works.

7.3 Third parties who provide advertising and related services (such as analytics providers and ad networks) may give us your data so that we can compare it to personal data we hold to determine if you are the same individual (this is sometimes called “cookie-matching”). We may compile data from unaffiliated third parties so we can better understand you and provide you with information and offers that may be of interest to you. For example, we may receive information about your interests or preferences as well as contact information, such as e-mail addresses.

7.4 We may receive your data from third parties when you buy things through our Services or buy items from a third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content. This information may include your contact details and financial and transaction data (such as items purchased and purchase price) from technical, payment, and delivery services providers.

7.5 If you access our Services using your Facebook or Google credentials, we will automatically compile certain information, such as your Facebook or Google user ID. We will use any information compileed from Facebook or Google, including the user ID Facebook or Google attribute to you, only under Facebook’s or Google’s policies and your preferences selected through Facebook or Google.

7.6 What we use your data for:

We use the data we compile to provide, maintain, and improve our Services. We also use the data we compile to:

Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and to respond to your comments, questions, and customer service requests;

Communicate with you about products, services, offers, and events offered by Shopswiz and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;

Make inferences about your interests and preferences (including at a household level). Your interests and preferences are inferred from data we compile regarding what types of content you have interacted with, how long you interacted with them, how often you interacted with them, and the nature of your interaction with the content;

Customize content that our third-party advertising partners deliver on the Services (such as personalized third-party advertising);

Creating and updating profiles and audience segments that can be used for analytics, interested-based advertising, and marketing on the Services and on websites, mobile apps, and other platforms controller by our advertisers and other third-party advertising partners (“Third Party Sites”)

Personalize and improve the Services and provide you with advertisements, content, or features that match your profile, activities, or interests;

We may use information about you, such as your e-mail address, to identify you across the devices you use to access the Services, as well as offline. This helps us learn more about your interests and preferences, which we use for advertising on the Services and Third-Party Sites.

Facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and deliver entries and rewards;

Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services and personalize and improve the Services;

Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Shopswiz and others; and
Carry out any other purpose described to you when the data was compileed.

8. Marketing choices

When you sign up for a promotion like sweepstakes or subscribe to or create an Account to use our Services, we use your data to help us decide which products, services, and offers may be of interest to you. We will send marketing messages to you if you had asked us to send you information, bought goods or services from us, or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion. If you opt-out of receiving marketing messages, we may still send you non-promotional e-mails, such as those about your Account or our ongoing business relations. We will ask for your consent before sharing your data with any third party for direct marketing purposes.

You may unsubscribe from marketing messages through a link we include in messages we send you. You can also ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at: [email protected]

9. Sharing your personal data

In general, your data will remain with Shopswiz, but we may share personal data about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

Shopswiz – We share your data within Shopswiz’s legal entities where necessary to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures, or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so or a legal obligation to do so. Shopswiz’s legal entities are listed in our “Shopswiz Legal Entities” section;

With vendors, consultants, and other service providers who process your data on our behalf when they provide services to us, for example, data analytics, ad networks, research, marketing and financial services;

With advertising partners (“Advertising Partners”) to customize your experience and better tailor the services, products, marketing and advertising on our Services and on their Third-Party Sites. Our advertising partners provide services that help us deliver advertising to you. These companies may use their own tracking technologies to compile or request information about you, and please see our “Cookie Policy” section.

In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company;

We may be legally required to disclose or share your data without your consent in some circumstances, such as complying with a court order or law enforcement. In such cases, we will only disclose your data if we have a good-faith belief that such sharing is required under applicable legal obligations.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may share aggregated or de-identified information with our ad partners and service providers so that we can understand how people use our Services; this helps us grow our business and improve and develop our products and services. We may also share a hashed version of your e-mail address to facilitate customized ad campaigns on other platforms.

10. Users: international transfer of your personal data

10.1 When we process your data within Shopswiz, we will do so in countries in which we have offices. We have put into place intra-group controls to ensure that your rights continue to be protected.
10.2 Our agreements with those third parties include Commission-approved standard contractual clauses and otherwise make clear the standards we expect of them to safeguard your information and your legal rights.

11. Retaining your data

11.1 We keep your data for as long as we need it for the purposes for which it was compileed.

11.2 When we decide how long we will keep your information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, why we need it, and any relevant legal requirements (such as legal retention and destruction periods).

11.3 We may anonymize your data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes.

12. Third-Party Sites

12.1 Our sites and apps may include links to third-party sites, apps, and social media platforms (“Third-Party Sites”). Clicking on those links may allow third parties to compile or share data about you. We do not endorse or control Third-Party Sites, each of which may be governed by its terms of service and privacy policy. We encourage you to read their privacy policies and terms to understand how they process information about you. You are solely responsible for all liability for any damages or other harm, whether to you or third parties, resulting from your use of Third-Party Sites. Please take all protections necessary to protect yourself when accessing Third-Party Sites, particularly when downloading or purchasing anything from there.

12.2 The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables sharing information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. We also use the analytics tools provided by the social media platforms to help us understand how people interact with our social media presence, identify trends, and carry out joint promotional activities with those platforms. For example, sometimes, we agree with a social media platform to jointly promote specific content.

We also use the analytics tools provided by the social media platforms to help us understand how people interact with our social media presence, identify trends, and carry out joint promotional activities with those platforms. For example, sometimes, we agree with a social media platform to jointly promote specific content.

We receive aggregated statistical information from social media platforms about the performance of our posts and promoted content, such as the numbers of views and kinds of viewers. This data is aggregated and anonymized by the social media platform before being made available to us.

We also use the paid advertising and paid content tools provided by the social media platforms to help us carry out advertising campaigns for our ad partners and promote our content on the social media platforms. For example, we use the “Promoted Pins” tool on Pinterest to promote editorial or paid content to visitors to Pinterest. Again, we receive only aggregated statistical information from the social media platforms about interactions with our ads and spent content, such as the number of views, the number of times shared, etc.

We process information provided to us by the social media platforms based on our legitimate interest in interacting with our audience and using social media to promote our content.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data compileion and processing in connection with social sharing features or your use of the social media platforms, please visit the privacy policies of the respective entities.

13.1 Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server during a browsing session. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used by websites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. Cookies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with a site. A “web beacon,” also known as a tag, pixel tag, or clear GIF, is used to transmit information back to a web server. When we talk about “cookies” in this Privacy Policy, we mean not just cookies but web beacons and similar technologies.

Cookies and similar technologies allow us to compile the following types of personal data: a unique ID assigned to your device; IP address; device and browser type; operating system; referring URLs; content viewed or other actions taken through our Services; time and date of those actions; country and language selected.

Browsers and gadgets have tools that permit you to disable cookies on sites and apps. If you disable cookies, you may not be capable of accessing all our services’ features. We recommend that you keep our essential cookies (described below) active for a more pleasing user experience and to help us keep improving and developing our products and services.

13.2 Our Services use our cookies to recognize you and remember you as a unique user.

Session cookies recognize you during your session on our Services. When you log out of the Services, they will delete and close your web browser. Session cookies are used to guarantee you are served content correctly, balance and monitor the load on our servers, and other technical matters essential to the process of our Services. You can configure your gadget to reject these cookies, but our Services will probably not work correctly, or at all if you do.
Our consent managing platform uses permission cookies to register your preferences about third-party cookies described below and store and share your choice with those third parties. These cookies are essential for observation with the legal obligations imposed on us and third parties with whom we have a business connection to ensure we request your permission, record your approval preferences, and act on such authorization preferences.
13.3 Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies are utilized by us and by third parties who process data for us for data analytics intentions (for example, Google Analytics) to manage and upgrade the performance and design of our Services and for auditing, monitoring, research, and reporting.

13.4 Third party cookies: advertising and affiliate links

Our ad associates and affiliate links partners compile personal data from you for the pursuits they disclose through our cookie consent managing platform.

Ad associates include ad networks such as third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors, and research firms.

Affiliate links associates pay us when you purchase something from them after clicking on an affiliate link in our content.
Our ad partners use third-party cookies to administer ads to you and target you with customized ads when you use the Services and visit Third-Party Sites. They also use cookies to count the traffic on the Services (for example, to track ad views).
Ad associates and affiliate links partners may view, edit or set their cookies on web browser or your mobile device when interacting with our Services. They use cookies to follow your use of our Services and your activities elsewhere online. We are not accountable for these third parties privacy practices. We stimulate you to read their privacy policies to understand how they process information about you. We deliver links to their privacy policies in our permission management platform, which you can access here.
You can decide who you will allow setting these third-party cookies on your browser or device by going to our support preferences center. You can change your mind and reevaluate your support choices at any time by returning there.

14. Privacy information for users

14.1 Information for Users (including legal bases)

We will use your data only for the purposes we collect it unless we reasonably consider using it for another reason that is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for another purpose, we will explain the legal basis we rely upon.