What information is being collected?
If you sign up as a member to Deal Kitty we will store your e-mail address and chosen username so we can get in touch. We also store your IP address. We do this to help prevent abuse of the Kitty Deals community and it’s guidelines. For example, we may use the IP address to detect retailers who sign up for multiple accounts to try and unscrupulously promote their own services.
For the purpose of creating new features and functionality in the future (e.g. cash back and a personalised deals feed) we store information about some purchases made through the Deal Kitty website. This may include products purchased, amount spent and other associated information.
Who is collecting the data and who is it shared with?
We (Deal Kitty) hold your data and do not share it with any third parties other than set out below:
- Our website uses Google Analytics to analyse how users interact with the site. This is fairly standard practice amongst websites and we assure you nothing untoward is going on! It helps us keep track of the number of visitors to Deal Kitty and spot popular deals and trends. You can read more about Google Analytics and the what/how/why at their website, here. We anonymise your IP address before sending it to Google Analytics.
- We use a service called MailChimp to manage our email newsletter subscriptions. We share your email address and, if you provided it to us, your full name with MailChimp. This allows us to send you personalised emails. We also use MailChimp to let us know how people interact with our emails – e.g. if/when they’re opened and what links are clicked. We use this information to try and improve our emails so they’re as useful as possible.
Why is the data collected?
We ask for your email address so that we can get in touch with you. As outlined above, your IP address is stored to help prevent the abuse of Kitty Deals. Any other information is used to help improve Deal Kitty and tailor our content to our visitors.
For full details of why data is collected by the third party services we use, please review their privacy policies from the website links above.
Getting a copy of your personal information
You’re welcome to contact us if you would like a copy of your personal information that we hold.
What if my personal information is incorrect?
If you believe any of the information that we hold (e.g. your email address) is incorrect you can contact us to let us know and we’ll make sure it’s up to date.
How can I delete my account and/or personal information?
If you would like to delete your Deal Kitty account and remove all personal data stored go to the Contact Us page and select the reason ‘Delete My Account’.
Third party websites
Sharing deals & commenting
If you share a deal or comment on our website then you are free – within reason – to say or do what you like. However, to be on the cautious side we would recommend that you avoid sharing any personal information. If you see something on our site that you’re not happy about, drop us a line and we’ll look into it for you.
We may update this policy from time to time. We therefore recommend that you review this page periodically for any changes. Any such changes are effective as soon as they are published to this page.