Privacy Policy

Who we are

Purse Saving Deals is run and maintained by Stephen Quigley, I am an individual and not a company as of yet. This site is relatively new and will be set up as a limited company in future depending on success. You as a user can also contribute to Purse Saving Deals to make it better for everyone. We currently find deals and compare prices from major marketplaces.

However, if you the user can find items cheaper I will add them to each items page. This will make the purpose of saving people money better for everyone. Although, 99% of items found on Purse Saving Deals are the lowest prices online. There are occasions when they are not and I am not interested in making people spend more money than they have too. However, I do not set the prices or add to them. Furthermore, a vast majority of retailers also sell via marketplaces at the same prices found on their own official websites. This site is intended as a tool for people to use. By comparing multiple sellers from a number of online shopping platforms, you will avoid paying to much for items. Most products on this site are affiliated to affiliate networks. This allows us to earn a small commission on sales initiated as a result of using this site.

For the purpose of Purse Saving Deals to function correctly, we track and collect browsing data from you via cookies. This is not personal information and used to deliver a better service and is collected and stored while you are browsing Purse Saving Deals and when you click to see a deal we have found. This is to tell our affiliate partners that you were sent from Purse Saving Deals and also enables us to collect our own performance data.

Our website address is: https://www.pursesavingdeals.com.

Contact email: admin@pursesavingdeals.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

a) Email Subscription via the sidebar, pop up and homepage.

We currently manage our email newsletter and subscriptions via MailChimp a third-party service. See their privacy policy here. We use email addresses collected from subscriptions for marketing purposes. We like to send our users great offers we come across from third-party retailers. These emails include articles, trending items, coupon codes and sales from retailers. We do not share your email address with any third parties for marketing purposes and do not abuse your email address by sending large numbers of emails. At present, you will only receive an email periodically from us. This is entirely optional and you can cancel or unsubscribe at any time.

b) Email for price drop notifications.

You have the option to subscribe to price drop notifications, this is separate from contact, email subscription and comments. We use a program that automatically emails you to inform you that an items price has dropped or has reached the price you set when entering your email. You will need to enter your email for each item you would like an alert for and will only be sent an email in relation to the item/items you have placed your email for notification. By adding your email to a price drop alert you confirm we can contact you for this purpose only.

c) Contact forms

Contact forms include your name and email address only and the information collected here is for purposes of responding to you. We do not share this information and will not use it to send marketing. If you would like to receive articles, marketing and email offer’s you must subscribe to our mailing list via pop up, sidebar or home page. Your details from the contact form submission will be held on our database for future contact and reply only and will not be shared with any third party.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our Site to help us analyze the traffic on our site. For more information on Google Analytics’ processing of Personal Data, please see https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk

Website visitors

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information (such as mobile provider, operating system, etc.) automatically and store it in log files. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the website, to track users movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may link some of this automatically-collected data to certain Personally Identifiable Information. You have the option to turn cookies off via your search engine browser, however, cookies are used for some functionality of Purse Saving Deals and may result in a poor experience while visiting our site if disabled.

Who we share your data with

We do not share personal information such as email address or names, however, we do share unidentifiable, trackable information with our affiliate partners, this is so we can keep track of the number of people we send to them and including your IP address for location verification purposes, once you arrive on a partners website you will be under their privacy policy protection and data collection rules. They will confirm your agreement separately when you arrive on their website if you have not already done so.

Current partners

Amazon Associates

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites.

Ebay partner network

We are currently participating in the eBay Partner Network, Inc. (“ePN”), an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to ebay.co.uk and affiliated sites.

Viglink

We are currently participating in the Viglink, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking Viglink.com and affiliated sites.

Awin

We are currently participating in the Awin affiliate network, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking Awin.com and affiliated sites.

Why do we partner with 4 networks

By partnering up with four networks ensures we can earn an income for our efforts from a huge number of online retailers. This helps enable us to be unbiased and unrestricted to who we promote regardless of the commission rate. We do not actively promote items that may be more expensive for the purpose of gaining a higher commission rate. However, we also add links to other retailers not covered by an affiliate network resulting in no commission earned, if and when we are notified that a store is cheaper. This can be done by users. We want to ensure our visitors get the best prices. Therefore, the cheapest store regardless of an association will take precedence and will be included with associated retailers/affiliate network products and will be added to the relevant listings on request.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

For more information or to request deletion from our system, you can email privacy@pursesavingdeals.com

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your email address for marketing subscription may be sent to MailChimp where we manage outgoing emails ourself via MailChimp service secure dashboard. We do not give permission for your email address to be shared by any third parties and email addresses are only used for the purposes described above in section a) above.

contact information

You can request us to delete your data or contact information at  privacy@pursesavingdeals.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

We manage Purse Saving Deals through WordPress content management system. Therefore, security is managed by their own security professionals. We receive automatic updates and notifications to install new security updates. We keep our site current and updated as and when new updates are available.

Even though we do not handle payments or process card payment we also have an SSL certificate on our server and is deployed across the Purse Saving Deals Website.

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms.

Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome also display a padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is in effect.

We also use a third-party web server provided by  123 reg to host and store our website files. In a secure UK data center with measures in place to prevent hackers gaining remote access to the data stored on our servers – one of our their lines of defence is a firewall with multiple layers of protection.

The data centre is also physically secure – that means only authorised personnel have access to the servers, protecting them from hackers and physical harm.

 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Purse Saving Deals reports any personal data breach or security breaches to the data controller without undue delay. We will contact individuals affected to inform them of a breach and immediately start to resolve the issue. If you feel you have had any breach of your personal information in relation to Purse Saving Deals you can contact security@pursesavingdeals.com. We will then employ and contact necessary specialists to resolve the issue when the scope of a breach is outside of our scope of skills. Has Purse Saving Deals is run by me solely, we do not have an in-house security team. However, security breaches are taken seriously and will be reported to WordPress content management system, 123 regs and MailChimp to be resolved. We also carry out best security practices as advised by these services.

All hardware is password protected to prevent access if lost or stolen.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any personal information about our users or public via third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not run automated profiling or third-party advertising services that display advertisements based on our user’s data or personal information.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Purse Saving Deals is an advertisement platform for affiliate networks and retailers, all products featured on our site are related and connected to affiliate programs. Therefore, when a visitor clicks and buys an item we receive a small commission percentage from the affiliate partners product when a sale occurs, or in some cases a click to their linked product page. However, we may use unaffiliated products next to affiliated products when a cheaper price has been found by admin or our visitors. This will help us be sure the items featured are the lowest price available. However, due to the nature of finding prices from potentially hundreds of thousands of independent retailer websites, we rely on user input to notify us of such products.

Future updates to our privacy policy

We may update this document when future developments occur. Once updated you will need to re-consent to any updates and will be notified of updates when they have changed. We are trying to conform to the new EU GDPR laws for your protection. However, has this site is new and in a testing period before the course of action taken when setting up as a business. These documents are likely to change to meet requirements.