Privacy Policy

Bargains24 value our users and is 100% committed to protect your privacy. As this is a growing website and technology is constantly evolving, our privacy policy is subject to change. Any changes will be reflected in this page. Bargains24 is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of any of the websites to which it links. 

What personal information do we collect from our users?

When using or registering on our site, as appropriate, we may collect your name, email address, username and ip address. 

Optionally, you may also enter information into your profile which is located in My Account - Edit - Profile. 

Examples of this information include: 
Twitter Id
Signin with Google+ or Facebook 
Facebook: public profile, friend list and email address
Google+: public profile, email address

We do not collect any personal data from unregistered users (guests).

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, surf the site or use other features in the following ways. 

  1. Login name - To publicly identify and differentiate users who post, comment, and vote on Bargains24.
  2. Twitter id - To publicly identify the URL of a selected Twitter page.
  3. Email address - are used in order for Bargains24 to:
    - confirm account is associated with an email address through confirmation email.
    - send optional daily newsletter.
    - send notifications of new comments, subscriptions, and private messages.
  4. IP address:
    - used to cross reference with external SPAM lists and internal block lists (e.g. block SPAMMERS).
    - used to audit votes, comments, and deal posts in order to enable transparent posting (e.g. companies pretending to be customers)
    - used for analysis of your visits to Bargains24.

Who sees the collected information?

Viewable by the public: 
- Login name
- Twitter Id

Viewable by moderators and admins:

- Email address
- IP address
- Signing with Google+ or Facebook. 

How does Bargains24 collect information?

User inputted information (e.g. email address)
Server logged information (e.g. IP address)

Do we use “cookies”?

Yes. Cookies are a small text file that is transferred to your hard drive or the internal memory of your mobile device. Websites use cookies to make the browsing experience more efficient, and to help you use websites to their full potential.

They help you to personalise your experience with our site, allowing you to engage with the Bargains24 community fully. Our cookies enable you to vote, comment, and stay signed in while you browse the site.

They ensure your sign up process is as efficient as possible, we use cookies as a way to authenticate you as a registered user, allowing you to fully personalise your user profile and settings.

How are 3rd party cookies used on Bargains24?

Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on Bargains24.

Google, in particular, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Bargains24. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

How do you protect my information?

We will only use the information you have provided lawfully. Under no circumstances will any of your personal information be passed on or sold to any third party, at any time. All information collected is kept securely on our servers and backups to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at this website.

How can I view or correct my personal information?

Users can view personal information about their account by logging into Bargains24 and navigating to My Account. Users can change their personal details such as their username or email address within the My Account settings. (Username changes are permitted once every 12 months only).

Upon request, we can provide a database dump of all of your personal details as well as collected information such as IP addresses. Please note that this process can take up to 30 days. A user may request this by contacting us directly at admin@bargains24.co.za.

Handling a privacy complaint

Complaints about a privacy issue can be made by contacting us directly at admin@bargains24.co.za. Moderators & staff will discuss the issue and work on a resolution with the user in a reasonable timeframe.

How can I opt out?

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from us, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. 

How do I contact you?

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, you may contact us at admin@bargains24.co.za