Lootadeal.com provides you with a great shopping experience and delivers value on our assortment of products and services. Information you share with lootadeal.com allows us to optimize your shopping experience and to ensure that we are delivering value to all our customers throughout our assortment of products and services.
We operate lootadeal retail stores, the lootadeal.com websites (each, a “Website,” and collectively, our “Websites”), the lootadeal.com mobile applications on the iOS and Android operating systems (our “Apps”), and various social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram). This Policy applies to information obtained in connection with our operations at or through our retail stores, Websites, Apps, social media accounts, and any other lootadeal-owned or controlled websites, applications, services, platforms, surveys, programs, promotions, and tools that reference or link to this Policy and their corresponding features (each, a “Site,” and collectively, our “Sites”). Visitors to our Sites are sometimes referred to in this Policy as “you” or “your.”
We are committed to treating your personal information with appropriate care and in compliance with applicable law. We limit access to your personal information only to partners who use it for the purposes described in this Policy. Our partners with whom we share your personal information in connection with our business (“Partners”) are required to safeguard it by appropriate means and to use your personal information only as authorized by us in accordance with this Policy.
How lootadeal Collects Personal Information/Categories of Personal Information Collected
We receive information from you in several ways, including when you visit our Sites (including our Sites and any applications or digital interfaces we may provide), when you visit our stores, and information received by our Partners. When you interact with us digitally or visit our stores, we may ask you to provide personal information to us so that we may (a) provide you with the products, services, or information that you have requested, (b) provide you with further communications, or (c) carry out this Policy. For example, we may receive personal information from you when you:
- register for and use an online account with us;
- place an order with us, or request that an item be shipped to you or someone else (for example, information necessary to process and fulfill your order, including your name, shipping and billing addresses, e-mail address, and credit card or other payment-related information);
- request information from us about our products or services;
- express an opinion in an online forum, submit a product review, respond to user polls, or enter any sweepstakes or contests;
- connect with us via social media;
- complete a survey conducted by or on behalf of lootadeal; or
- communicate with us in person, by phone, or with digital tools.
Additional Information Collection/Cookies, and Online Tools
We use generally available technology, such as web server logs, cookies, web beacons, other digital identification tools, and tracking technologies (collectively, “Technology”), to receive information about how users access our Sites or otherwise interact with us digitally. For example, we use Technology to receive information about how users found our website(s) and navigate and use our Sites. All this information enables us to improve your digital experience.
Technology also helps us and our Partners to enhance and personalize your shopping experience and our communications with you. Information received by lootadeal includes your device’s IP address, physical location, browser, domain, or operating system, the address of a referring website, the path you take through our sites and other information about your time interacting with us digitally.
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Advertising, Analytics, and Online Tracking
We may use Partners for advertising and analysis, including interest-based advertising (also known as Online Behavioural Advertising). Interest-based advertising is tailored to your interests and appears on our Sites, in emails or other communications from us and our Partners, and on other Sites (including on social media).
Our Partners may use Technology to receive both personal and non-personal information about your digital experience with lootadeal.
The information received by lootadeal and our Partners based upon your digital activities may be supplemented with information from other sources so that we can improve your shopping experience.
lootadeal and our Partners may also receive personal information about your digital activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Third parties may employ their own Technology in order to similarly receive such information, including when you visit our Sites. This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, tracking technologies used by a non-Partner third party.
Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising
You may opt-out of Interest-Based Advertising from us at any time.
In order to successfully opt-out, you must have cookies enabled in your web browser. If you use multiple computers or multiple web browsers, you must opt out on each one (your opt-out choice will not be automatically applied from one browser to another or from one computer to another). Please note that merely deleting cookies is not an opt-out. If, after opting out, you delete your browser’s saved cookies, your opt out preferences will be deleted and you will need to opt out again.
Mechanisms for opting-out of Interest-Based Advertising from Lootadeal include:
- Some of our Partners may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program. Thus, to opt out of interest-based advertising on our Sites or on other websites that are part of NAI or DAA, please visit the NAI website at this link or the DAA website at this link.
- Third party websites, such as social media sites, offer their own opt out methods. Please refer to the website that you are visiting for additional information.
- Some internet browsers offer their own opt-out mechanisms (including “do-not-track” mechanisms) for interest-based advertising. However, our Digital Platforms and/or our Partners may not recognize these opt-outs.
- Some mobile devices offer their own opt-outs for interest-based advertising. Please see your mobile device settings and/or consult the published product information for additional information.
Please note that if you choose to opt-out of interest-based advertising, you may still see or receive Lootadeal advertisements, however, such advertisements will not be based on your preferences or browsing history.
If you set up an account on one of our Sites, we will receive information from you to support your use of the account and to process transactions you make using the account. When you create an account, you are responsible for securing your credentials used to access the account.
What is social login?
Social login is a form of single sign-on that uses existing login information from a social networking service such as Facebook, Google or Twitter to sign in to a third-party website (in this case, lootadeal.com) instead of creating a new login account specifically for that website. It is designed to simplify logins.
Why does lootadeal offer social login?
Social login makes it easier to log in and register. When you choose to use social login, you will link your account on our website with a third-party social-networking site such as Facebook, Google or Twitter.
These social-networking sites verify your identity, allow you to log in (and register) to lootadeal and share personal information you allow us to collect.
Your email address from your social-networking account will be used to verify whether you have an existing account on lootadeal. If there is no matching email address, a new lootadeal account will be created using the email address collected from your social-networking account. If the email address from your social-networking account matches an existing email address on lootadeal, your existing lootadeal account will be connected to that social-networking account.
Once you have linked your social-networking account to your lootadeal account, you will automatically be logged in on our site if you are logged in on the linked social-networking site. However, if you log out of lootadeal, you will remain logged out until you log in again on a subsequent visit.
Kids are valuable community members on our site. We don’t allow social login for kids under 18.
Do you post information about me on my social network?
No. We will not share any information about you or your activities collected by lootadeal with a linked social-networking service without your approval. This means we will not post anything to your Facebook wall, Google account, or Twitter feed unless you give us permission to do so, and we will not contact your friends or followers at any time.
What information does lootadeal collect when I use social login?
When you choose social login, you will be presented with an authorization screen asking your permission for us to collect certain information from your existing social-networking account. If you confirm, we will collect your email address, first name, last name, gender, birth date (month and year), region (city, state, country, ZIP code), and photo.
We do not store or utilize the names of your friends or followers even if they are given to us by a social-login service in the initial registration process.
Can I edit or delete information on my lootadeal account that’s been collected from a social-networking site?
Yes, you can edit or delete any information collected from a social-networking account that appears on your lootadeal profile and account pages. We will not repopulate any deleted data during subsequent logins on the social-networking account. If you connect to an additional social-networking account, we will only populate empty fields, which you can edit or delete, and we will not repopulate those fields during any subsequent logins on that newly connected social-networking account. If you delete any data, we will not use that information for any purposes on our website, nor will it be available to anyone through us; however, that data may remain in our system, such as in backups of our website data.
How does lootadeal use the data it collects when I use social login?
We will use the information we are allowed to collect from your social-networking sites to prepopulate some data fields on your account and profile pages. For example, we will prepopulate your first and last names on your profile page. In addition:
- Your email address will be used to send you newsletters and other communications if you opt in for them. We will never publicly display your email address on our site.
- Your name (first name and the first initial of your last name) and photo will be displayed on your public profile page and next to any reviews or comments you post on our site.
- Your gender, birth date, and location information will not be publicly displayed on our site but may be used for aggregate demographic reporting so we can better understand our users and improve the user experience on our site.
- We may also use your gender, birth date, or location information to send you targeted newsletters and communications and to display certain content based on what other users similar to you like on our site.
Can I delete my lootadeal account?
Yes, you can delete your lootadeal account at any time.
To delete your account, log in to the site, visit your account page, and click the “Close My Account” button toward the bottom of the page but if you don’t see this option on your account page then contact us at support @ lootadeal.com and request that we delete your account for you.
Once you delete your account, all your personal information stored in your account and profile pages will be removed. However, that data may remain in our system, such as in backups of our website data. Any reviews or comments you posted will remain on the site, but the author’s name will switch to “Anonymous,” so your name will no longer be connected with your content.
We encourage you to take steps to help protect the confidentiality and security of your lootadeal.com account and personal information, including the following:
- Reviewing your lootadeal.com account periodically and immediately reporting any unexpected activity or unrecognized information;
- Not sharing your password with others;
- Not saving passwords in your web browser;
- Password protecting your computer and mobile device;
- Installing the latest security updates and anti-virus software on your computer and keeping your anti-virus software updated to help prevent malware and viruses from infecting your computer; and
- Signing out of lootadeal.com sessions, especially when using a public computer.
How lootadeal Uses Your Personal Information
We use and disclose your individually identifiable information to fulfill your requests, to conduct transactions with you, and for any other purpose for which you provided information to us (in any format and at any time).
We also use that information to,
- perform our everyday business;
- identify fraud;
- perform legal compliance operations;
- provide you with notices;
- analyze the quality of our products and services;
- analyze the usage and effectiveness of our marketing efforts; provide you with advertising, content, and marketing that we believe may be of interest to you (including advertisements that may be served to you elsewhere on the Internet); and analyzing survey responses.
lootadeal may combine your information with the information of other individuals and information from other sources.
How lootadeal Shares Information
In order to operate our Digital Platforms, and provide you with the products and services you request, as well as ads and information that we believe may be of interest to you, we occasionally need to share information with Partners. For example, we may transmit your personal information to Partners who assist us in processing orders and payments, shipping products, sending catalogues, performing surveys, conducting sweepstakes, processing job applications, or sending e-mails and newsletters. We may also share information provided to us within our family of companies, including with subsidiaries and affiliates to allow uses of that information that are described in this Policy. lootadeal may provide your information in aggregated form (not identifying specific customers) to Partners for marketing, advertising, and other everyday business purposes. In addition, we may provide information (for example, postal addresses, e-mail address, and telephone numbers) to Partners for them to communicate with you about products or services.
Additionally, we transmit personal information to third-party credit card issuers to facilitate their decision on whether to extend credit. We have agreements with these credit card issuers requiring them to protect your privacy by implementing appropriate security measures and using your information only as authorized by us.
How lootadeal Secures and Protects Your Information
We take information security seriously, and protecting your personal information is an important priority to us. When you place an order through one of our Digital Platforms, we use appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help secure your information. You are responsible for any security measures on the device or application you use to access our Sites. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure regardless of the security measures employed by lootadeal or you.
We satisfy the Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) security standards and requirements, which protect your payment card information by ensuring that it is processed, stored, and transmitted in a secure manner. We use a third-party processor for credit card and gift card transactions. Your credit card and gift card information is sent directly to that processor without being stored on our systems.
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information of children under the age of thirteen (13) . If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you may not use our Sites or provide any information to us. If we become aware that information has been received about a person under the age of thirteen (13), we will work to remove and permanently delete that information to the extent reasonably and commercially possible. If you are a parent or guardian who believes that your child under the age of thirteen (13) has submitted information to us, please contact Customer Care. If we verify that you are the parent or legal guardian, we will coordinate with you to discuss any personal information actually received from your child and how that personal information may have been shared or used.
We may receive your personal information when you connect to a social media feed, post content in social media, or otherwise interact with us using social media. When you “like,” “subscribe,” or send or post a message to us through social media, we may receive your username, alias, handle, location, and any other personal information available from social media. Actions you take in connection with any social media associated with lootadeal may be visible to others.
Any information received from social media may be used by us in a manner similar to comparable information we obtain through our Sites. We may use Technology to display interest-based content or ads to you while you are using social media and may send or tailor messages that we believe may be of interest to you based on the information received by us from social media.
Legally Required Disclosures
We may disclose your personal information (sometimes without providing notice to you) in special circumstances, such as when the disclosure is required by a competent legal authority or when we believe sharing information will assist in protecting the safety, property, or rights of lootadeal or our customers, team members, and other persons who may be affected.
Our Sites may contain links to other websites that are not maintained or controlled by lootadeal. Sites not controlled or maintained by us may contain links to our Sites and have their own privacy policies. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding those privacy policies and any other applicable terms and conditions. We encourage you to review the applicable policies while visiting each website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or content of other websites even when they are linked on our Sites or when our Sites are linked on those websites. We provide these links solely for the convenience of our customers and Website users and makes no warranties associated with them.
lootadeal’s mission is to sell and recommend what really matters. We independently review products to help you find just what you need. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones.
When you buy something using the retail product links, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for gear reviews. Read More about our Affiliate Disclosure and Disclaimers
We may change, supplement, or update this Policy at any time without providing you notice. The date that this Policy was last updated is indicated at the beginning of the Policy. You are responsible for checking for updates of this Policy each time you use our Sites. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you understand how we collect, use, share, and secure your personal information. Any changes to this Policy will apply from the indicated effective date and will not affect any dispute arising prior to the indicated effective date. Your use or reuse of our Sites and patronage of lootadeal’s retail stores constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of the Policy and any changes to it.