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Privacy Policy

Welcome to our Privacy Policy


This website is your online destination for products, recommendations, deals, and discounts. Here, you can find quick access to coupons, promo codes and other ways to save from some of the biggest retailers. When you shop or make a purchase through this site, we receive a commission for connecting you with the retailer.

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) describes the information we collect, how we use your information, and who we share it with. This is important, so please take the time to read this Policy. 

This Privacy Policy applies to visitors to the following website: https://coupons.cnn.com (“Website”).  

The Policy does not apply to the other websites connected directly or indirectly with this Website, which may have their own privacy policies. 

Data Privacy Policy Updated: March 5, 2020

Who We Are
Global Savings Group (“GSG”) operates this Website on behalf of CNN in order to provide visitors to the Website (“Website Visitors”) like you access to coupons and promotions for products sold elsewhere online.

The Information We Collect
We receive both information that is directly provided to us, such as personal information you provide when you visit the Website, and information that is automatically collected from you, such as anonymous information collected from your browser or device.

Information You Provide to Us: We collect information you choose to provide to us. For example, you may choose to provide your name, email address, or other information when you contact us through the Website.

Automatically Collected Technical Data: When you visit the Website, we automatically collect data about your use of the Website (“Automatically Collected Technical Data”), including: the pages on the Website you have accessed, the IP address you are using, the referrer-URL, the date and time of your visit, your browsing activity, the time, frequency, and duration of page interactions, search queries made, clicks on banners and links, the type of browser and version used to access the Website, whether you have Java and cookies enabled, the operating system used, the type of device you used, demographic information, language settings, geographic location, and other information about how you interacted with this Website.
To collect this technical data, we use cookies and similar technologies, which contain a unique identifier, consisting of a string, which enables websites to recognize devices used to access a website on each subsequent visit throughout its lifetime. These identifiers do not allow us to draw any conclusions as to your identity.

Information You Provide To Our Vendors: Our vendors help us improve your experience on the Website by providing services described in Section 4 of this Policy. As explained in Section 4, they may collect data in performing their services for us that they then may share with us.
How We Use and Share the Information
We may use and share the information we collect with third party partners and customers who use our services, to operate the Website and run our business as described below:

To provide, customize, measure, and improve this Website;

We use the information we collect to provide, manage and improve the technical and functional aspects of the Website, to redesign the Website to be more user-friendly, and to optimize the selection of Website contents and functionalities. We also use the information we collect for internal business purposes such as troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, and research.

We do not combine Automatically Collected Technical Data with other data sources. The temporary storage of the IP address of Website Visitors is necessary for technical reasons and to ensure the security of our system, in particular relating to the recognition of misuse. We only retain such data for as long as it is necessary for the stated purposes. IP addresses will be deleted or masked after 14 days at the latest.

To process and record your redemption of promotional offers;

This Website is provided to you free of charge. We pay for this Website through commissions we receive based on your interaction with promotional offers. We use information about your visit to our Website, i.e. your decision to accept our promotional offers, for reporting purposes in order to bill and collect our commission from business partners.

To respond to your inquiries;

To protect the safety of Website Visitors;

To fulfill contractual obligations in the event a merger, sale of company assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or into another company, or to provide such information in negotiations to create such contractual obligations;
To enforce our policies and Terms of Service; and
To prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the Website.

Third-Party Services

Visitor Comments
We may offer Website Visitors the opportunity to post online comments on the Website about the coupons we offer. To help operate this commenting function on the Website, we may use third parties to integrate an online comments feature into the Website. These third parties may have access to the comments you submitted and may use the information you submit to ensure that the comment is reviewed or posted properly.

Financial Processing Services

We finance ourselves through commissions when Website Visitors use coupons offered on the Website to make online purchases. In order to be paid our commissions, we may receive information from our business partners (e.g., merchants) about online purchases made after visiting this Website, including purchases on websites of third parties (e.g., online-shops). Information about online purchases is transmitted to us automatically with the help of tracking cookies. We only receive commission-related information such as the value of your purchase and date and time of the transaction. We also work with several so-called affiliate networks (“Affiliate Networks”), which connect us with merchants and take over the technical and billing process. In these cases, we receive the respective information from such Affiliate Networks. We solely use this information for billing purposes.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Tags and Scripts

We may use various tracking technologies to collect and process Automatically Collected Technical Data described in Section 2 of the Policy. The tracking tools we use may include cookies, Web beacons (also known as Pixel-Tags, tracking pixels, or clear GIFs), tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. When we collect information this way, we use it to better understand how Website Visitors are using the site.
When you click on a promotional offer, we may assign a unique identifier to the click (“Clickout-ID”). We provide this Clickout-ID to the respective business partner, on whose behalf the promotional offer is displayed. If you subsequently register or purchase something from that business partner (e.g., in an online-shop), the business partner can use the Clickout-ID to attribute the purchase to our Website. That is how we will earn our commission. We also work with several Affiliate Networks, which connect us with merchants and handle the technical and billing process. In these cases, we pass on the Clickout-ID to such Affiliate Networks. These Affiliate Networks may set their own tracking cookies when you visit our Website and click on an offer.
Below are a list of tracking technologies we employ, and the privacy policies of the websites that use these technologies on our Website:

Tracking Tools

Purpose of Tracking Tool
Privacy Policy

Google Analytics
Analytics & Performance
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Convert
Analytics & Performance
https://www.convert.com/privacy-notice/

Hotjar
Analytics & Performance
https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy

Google Double Click
Functionality / preference
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google Tag Manager
Functionality / preference
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google AdWords
Functionality / preference
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google Dynamic Re-marketing
Functionality / preference
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Disqus
Functionality / preference
https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy

YouTube
Social plug-in tracking
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=en&visit_id=636834345760109772-1944843636&rd=1

Facebook Plug-In
Social plug-in tracking
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google Plus Plug-in
Social plug-in tracking
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Twitter Plug-in
Social plug-in tracking
https://twitter.com/en/privacy

GSG Tracking System
Clickout-ID
https://global-savings-group.com/privacy-policy/

We work with third parties that use tracking technologies on our website and on other websites in order to provide tailored advertisements and track their effectiveness. These third parties may place or recognize a unique cookie on your hard drive or use other tracking technologies. The use of third-party cookies is not covered by this Privacy Policy, as these third parties are subject to their own privacy policies. In addition, most major web browsers provide users with the option to accept or reject third party cookies.  

The specific types of cookies served through this Website, their purposes, and your options to manage them, are described in further detail in our Cookie Policy

If you have any questions about the use of cookies and similar technologies through this Website, please email us at: dataprivacy.us@global-savings-group.com

Except as otherwise described above, we do not associate cookies, web beacons, or other tracking mechanisms with Website Visitors for the purposes of tracking, targeting, creating or supplementing profiles about Website Visitors.

Social Network Integration
We may implement so-called plug-ins (“Plugins”) from social networks (“Social Networks”) and other platforms (“Platforms”) on this Website such as “Share” or “Like” buttons, video players, or interactive maps. We use such Plugins in order to give you the ability to share or recommend interesting offers in Social Networks, to use interactive maps on our Website or to watch videos and to promote our services.

The integration of Plugins enables the respective Social Network or Platform to collect data about you as you access a website that contains the respective Plugin. Your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of the respective Social Network or Platform. We have no influence on the extent of the data collected by these Social Networks or Platforms via the Plugins. If you visit a website that contains a Plugin while you are logged in with the corresponding Social Network/Platform, the provider of such Social Network/Platform will be able to correlate your account data with information about your visit to the respective website (including your IP address). This information is transmitted directly to the servers of the respective providers. In addition, information you intended to share with Social Networks will be published and shown to your contacts on these Social Networks.

Data Retention
We retain personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:
The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Website’s services to you;
Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or
Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (for example, in light of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Contacting Us
As stated above, we collect your personal information that you voluntarily disclose to us when you contact us via email or through a contact form provided on the Website for general or specific queries. Our contact form asks for you to provide us your name, email, message, and asks you to categorize the type of message from options provided from a drop-down menu. We track the IP addresses and date and time of contact for anyone who sends us a message through our online contact form.
If you have any questions or concerns about the online Privacy Policy for this Website or its implementation, or if you would like to opt out from our sharing of your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, you may contact our Privacy Policy Coordinator at the following address and request that we opt you out of such sharing: dataprivacy.us@global-savings-group.com

You may send an email or letter to the above email or street address listed below requesting access to or correction of your personal information. Please provide your full name and email address when making such requests. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes.

GSG North America LLC
PO Box 550354
Atlanta, GA 30355

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
At this time, this Website does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may change this Policy at any time with effect for the future. The then-current version of this Policy will be made available on the Website. The most recent version date is located at the bottom of this Policy.

Privacy Policy Addendum for California Residents
 
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), California residents have certain rights regarding their personal information. A California resident may request access to:
 
California residents may also request that we delete their personal information. 
 
We do not sell personal information. You have choices about the use of cookies and other technologies. See our Cookie Policy for more information.  
 
We will not unlawfully discriminate against you for making requests to access or delete personal information. If you are a California resident and want to make an access or deletion request, please email us at dataprivacy.us@global-savings-group.com. 
 
Please see the list below which outlines the categories of personal information we collect, the sources of that information, and how we handle and share your information.
 
In addition, please note that GSG will disclose information as required by law or if any of the following applies:
 
Categories of Information / Sources of Information / Uses of Information / Sharing of Information

  1. Identifiers, including your name, email address, and IP address, and Clickout-ID. / We collect your name and email address when you provide it to us directly. We collect your IP address automatically when you visit the site, and we generate a Clickout-ID when you click on a promotional offer. / We use your name and email information to correspond with you. We use your IP address to operate this Website and associated website functions. We use the clickout-ID to process commissions associated with the promotional offers you click on. / We will share identifiers with our service providers to assist with our uses of the information, including corresponding with you, operating and improving the website, and understanding how visitors interact with the website.
  2. Personal information as defined by Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80, including your name and email address. / We collect your name directly from you. / We use your name and email address to correspond with you. / We will share your name with our service providers to improve the user experience, to better understand how users interact with the Website, and to help provide our users content and advertising that reflects their interests.
  3. Characteristics of protected classifications, including aggregated demographic information. / We collect aggregated demographic information through Google Analytics. / We use the aggregated demographic information to improve the website. / We do not share this category of information.
  4. Commercial information, such as information we receive to collect commissions on purchases you make. / We collect commercial information through tracking cookies and from business partners, such as merchants and Affiliate Networks. / We use commercial information in order to process the commissions associated with the online purchases you made through our promotions. We also use this information for billing purposes. / We do not share this category of information.
  5. Biometric information / We do not collect this category of information. / Not applicable. / Not applicable.
  6. Internet or other electronic network activity information, including clickstream information about your engagement with the website. We will also collect information about whether you have Java and cookies enabled, the operating system used, the type of device you used, language settings, and other information about how you interacted with this Website. / We collect this information automatically from your device by making use of cookies, Web beacons, and similar tracking technologies. / We use this information to provide, customize, measure, and improve the website and to help provide targeted online advertising. We also use this information to support this Website. / We share this information with our third party service providers to provide, customize, measure, and improve this Website.
  7. Geolocation data (location associated with your device). / We derive this information from your IP address, which we automatically collect from your device. / We use this information to provide, customize, measure, and improve this Website. / We work with various vendors to provide services through the Website to improve the user experience, to better understand how users interact with the Website, and to help provide our users content and advertising that reflects their interests. 
  8. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information / We do not collect this category of information. / Not applicable. / Not applicable.
  9. Professional and employment related information / We do not collect this category of information. / Not applicable. / Not applicable.
  10. Educational information / We do not collect this category of information. / Not applicable. / Not applicable.
  11. Inferences derived from personal information / We do not collect this category of information. / Not applicable. / Not applicable.

March 5, 2020