Privacy and Security

Smartervegas.com is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from our users. Please read the following to understand our views and practices regarding personal information, and how they pertain to you as you use our various features and services. This statement discloses the current privacy practices for our Web sites. There are no legal disclaimer statements (i.e., terms and conditions, etc.) on Smartervegas that contradict the promises made in our privacy notice.

Regardless of later updates or changes to our privacy notice, we will never use the information you submit under our current privacy notice in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.


What Information Does Smartervegas.com Gather About You?
Smartervegas.com collects a limited amount of information about our visitors in order to send emails and provide access to parts of our website. We also collect the domain name and host from which a user accessed the internet (e.g., aol.com), the IP address of the user's computer, the user's browser software and operating system, the date and time the user accessed the site and the internet address of any web site from which the user linked directly to our site or to which the user links after visiting our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to sections of our sites, to determine from where our visitors linked and to where our visitors link from the sites and to help us make our sites more useful. We may ask for your name and email address in order to register you to use some features on our website, personalized deal listing, and/or newsletter subscription. We also may ask for your name and address if you win sweepstakes or other promotions sponsored by Smartervegas.com in order to mail you your prize. If you win a contest we will not save that information after your prize is sent, nor will we share it with anyone. We will never use your information for any other purposes. We also use pixel tags to gather information about the e-mails we send to our users and to recipients of messages. Pixel tags are tiny graphic files, not visible to the human eye, that are included in our HTML-encoded e-mail messages. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable e-mail program, the recipient's computer will access our server to retrieve the pixel tag file, allowing us to record and store, along with your e-mail address, the date and time the recipient viewed the email, that the recipient's e-mail program is capable of receiving HTML-encoded e-mail, and other standard logging information. The pixel tag also may see or read cookies.

We use the information we collect from you to build features that we hope will make the services we provide more attractive and easier for you to use.

Use of "Cookies"
If your browser is set up to accept them, our website uses a feature known as a "cookie". Cookies are used to automatically access your previously stored account preferences when you visit our website. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you've added one. If you reject cookies, though, you will not be able to use certain areas of our site. Even if you accept our cookies, unless you tell us, we cannot find out who you are.

How Does Smartervegas.com Use Your Personal Information?
Smartervegas.com collects personal information to provide you, the user, with the best and most personalized web experience possible. We use that information to send you email newsletters and deal alerts. All emails, newsletters etc. will include special instructions in them how to unsubscribe.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

All users may at any time opt-out of our marketing by the following methods:
Our emails include an unsubscribe link at the bottom and top of each email you receive from us.

Will We Disclose Any of Your Personal Information?
Smartervegas.com will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. We do not provide individual information to our advertisers. We will occassionally provide general demographic information of our site to perspective advertisers. For example, we might tell our advertiser that out of our 100,000 subscribers, 20,000 of which are female living in San Francisco. The advertiser will never know that Mary is one of them and she is a female lives in San Francisco.
We will only disclose your personal information when:

  • We have your consent to share the information;
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
  • We explicitly specify that we will be sharing your information, such in the case of joint promotion, sweepstakes, or giveaways.

What if I Link to a Third-Party Web Site?
This site contains links to other sites. Smartervegas.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, although we do try to only place links to sites that have privacy notices.
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Smartervegas.com cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access to review all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging to your account. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Who has access to your information?
No one has access to your information given to Smartervegas except you and Smartervegas.com. No outside contractors or agent of Smartervegas will ever have access to your information. All your information is password protected and cannot be accessed by anyone but you or Smartervegas.com.

Merger, Assets, Sales, etc.
If Smartervegas.com or any of its lines of business is sold, pledged or disposed of as a going concern whether by merger, sale of assets, bankruptcy or otherwise, then the user database of Smartervegas.com could be sold as part of that transaction and all user information accessed by such successor or purchaser.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at contact@smartervegas.com

Miscellaneous
Smartervegas.com may from time to time change this privacy policy with or without notice, so please check it regularly for any changes or updates. For future reference, Smartervegas.com will make a link to the current privacy policy available to you on your screen when you are on our Web site. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and your assent to any modification thereto.

Revised and effective as of July 1, 2007