1 The Information We Collect
We explain the two ways that we collect and process information about you.
1 Information You Provide to Us
2 Feedback and Email Newsletter: You may choose to submit feedback (such as reviews, tips, or comments) that may be shared with others through our Services. The feedback that you submit through the Services may be made available for other users of Consumer Search.com to read. We may also display your feedback on the Services, share it with businesses, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.
3. Communications: If you submit your email address; submit a customer service or other inquiry to us; request to receive certain communications from us; or contact us about employment opportunities posted to the Services, We may collect contact information such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number.
4 Information We Collect about your computer or mobile device when you Use the Services
When you use the Services, We automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or device and your activities, including:
1 IP address of your computer
2 Unique mobile device identifier
3 Technical information about your computer or mobile device such as type of device, mobile device ID number, Web browser (Internet Explorer 8, etc.), other browser information (e.g. size, connection speed and connection type), and operating system or platform (Mac, Windows XP, etc.)
4 Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.)
5 If you are using a mobile device, your mobile device’s geographic location
6 Internet provider or mobile carrier name
7 The URL of the last Webpage you visited before visiting Comparison Computer
8 Information about your activity on the Services (e.g., your search queries, search results selected, clicks, pages viewed, how long you visited our Services, etc.)
About Location Information
When you use one of our location-enabled services (for example, when you access Services from a mobile device), We may need to collect and process information about your actual GPS location (including the latitude, longitude or altitude of your mobile device) and the time the location information was recorded. Some of these services require your personal data for the feature to work. If you wish to use the particular feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by disabling the relevant feature. We explain how you can disable the collection of Mobile Device Location Information below:
How to Disable the Collection of Mobile Device Location Information.
• If you do not want your location information collected when you use the Services from a mobile device, do the following:
If you are using an Android device, visit device settings, click “Location,” and then click the boxes for the particular applications for which you would like to disable location services.
• If you are using an Apple device, click on “General,” then “Reset,” then “Reset Location and Privacy.” This will turn off location functionality for all of your apps so that the next time you download or use an app, you will be asked again to provide your consent for us and others to access your location information.
Cookies, Mobile Device IDs and Online Advertising:
Online and Mobile Advertising: Advertisers and advertising networks place ads on our Website. These companies may collect information, such as your computer’s IP address, browser information, mobile device ID, and search queries, as you use our Services.
These companies also may use Web technologies such as cookies and pixel tags to collect data about you when you visit our site. Cookies from advertising companies enable them to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities, so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you. You may opt-out of receiving targeted online advertising from advertising networks that is delivered on Comparison Computer and other Websites. If you are using a mobile device, We use your unique mobile device ID number to recognize you when you access our site, to store your preferences and settings and to track your use of our Services. Advertising companies may also use and store your mobile device ID to track your use of the Services, track the number of ads displayed, measure ad performance and show ads that they consider relevant to you in various mobile services that you use. We do not control how different platform operators allow you to control receiving tailored in-application ads. You should contact the platform provider if the above options are no longer available.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information We collect from and about you for a variety of purposes, including to:
• Respond to your queries.
• Understand our users
• Administer our Services and diagnose technical problems.
• Send you communications that you have requested or that may be of interest to you.
• Enable us to show you ads on our Website that may be more relevant to your interests.
How We Share the Information We Collect
We will not share the personal information We collect about you with any third party for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We will share your information in the following ways:
We use outside vendors for a variety of purposes, such as to help us analyze use of our Services. Some of our products, services and databases are hosted by third party hosting services providers. We also may use vendors for other projects, such as conducting surveys or organizing sWeepstakes for us, that involve collection of information from our users. We may share information about you with these vendors to enable them to perform their services.
We may disclose data we collect about you when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may disclose any information we have about our users.
We may transfer your information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates are involved in a corporate restructuring (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of some or all of our assets).
We may use and disclose non-personal information (e.g., de-identified or aggregate data) to third parties.
Reviewing, changing or deleting information
If you would like to review, change or delete personal information please contact us at the contact page.
We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures that are designed to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access to and misuse of the information.
How Long We Keep Data About You
We retain the information we collect about and from you for as long as necessary to fulfill a business purpose or comply with a legal request.
Children Under 17
The Services are not intended for users under the age of 17. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 17 or market to or solicit information from anyone under the age of 17. If We become aware that a person submitting personal information is under 17, We will attempt to delete any related information as soon as possible. You hereby represent that you are at least 17.
Consent to Transfer of Information
If you have any question about our privacy methods, you can contact us by writing to our Privacy Officer at our Contact Page.