Last Review/Update: November 16, 2016
This Privacy Statement applies to this website or application and to related websites, applications, services and mobile applications on or in which this Privacy Statement appears or is linked or referenced (collectively, the "Valassis Properties"). The Valassis Properties are owned and/or operated by Valassis Communications, Inc. or any of its affiliates ("Valassis","we" or "us"). We are dedicated to ensuring that this Privacy Statement helps clarify how we collect and process your information.
This Privacy Statement describes:
It does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control.
It is important to note that we may provide third party content or links to third-party websites or applications, or include features that allow you to connect your account with third parties, such as financial institutions or social media platforms like Facebook.
Anytime you leave our properties or interact with third-party features, you should also read the applicable third party's privacy policies and terms of service to make sure you understand how they might collect and share information about you (approaches and philosophies can be different).
The types of information we may collect from you fit in two general categories:
When we combine information that isn't Personal Information (like Non-Personal Information or Usage Information, which we explain below) with Personal Information, we treat it like Personal Information for as long as it is combined.
For clarification, Personal Information does not include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it can no longer be used to identify a specific person.
We collect information that you provide to us and from your use of the Valassis Properties. The type of information that we collect and how we process it depends on how you use and access the Valassis Properties.
a. Information that You Provide to Valassis: You may provide us with your Personal Information when you create an account to use one of the Valassis Properties, register for a sweepstakes or other promotion, request a free sample, contact us for help or information, sign up for newsletters, provide feedback or otherwise voluntarily supply your Personal Information to us (e.g., direct messaging). We may collect location information from your mobile device that is relevant to the services that you access through your mobile device.
Some of the emails that we send to you may include a click-through link. Before you arrive at the linked website, you pass through our servers. We track these 'click-throughs' to help us determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications.
a. How We Use Information
We use the information that you provide to us to operate the Valassis Properties, including:
We and our business partners also may combine different types of information collected from or about you through various sources, including Personal Information, and use the combined information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
b. How We Share and Disclose Information
Unless you have consented, we will not share or disclose your Personal Information other than as described in this Privacy Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may share and disclose your information, without your prior consent as follows:
i. Affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates and strategic business partners;
ii. Fulfillment of Services: Valassis may retain third-parties to perform functions on our behalf, such as customer service, web hosting, fulfillment and data analyses companies. These third parties may have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions but we require that they not use it for any other purpose;
iv. Sale or Merger: If all or part of Valassis (or any of its assets) is sold, merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we will continue to process information consistent with this Privacy Statement.
a. What Are Cookies? Cookies are small text files placed in your computer browser directories to store your information about your use of the Valassis Properties and your activities online (collectively, "Cookies"). A Cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the Cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the Cookie (i.e., when it expires), and a randomly generated unique number or other identifier.
b: Your Control of Cookies: If you wish to reject Cookies or manage the Cookies you accept, you may adjust your browser settings to reject Cookies or alert you when a Cookie is placed on your computer. The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies, how your browser will notify you when you receive a new Cookie or how to disable Cookies. Although you are not required to accept our Cookies, if you set your browser to reject Cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Valassis Properties.
c. Online Advertising: In addition to Cookies, we may also use data collection technologies such as pixel tags, web beacons and clear GIF files (collectively with Cookies, the "Data Collection Technologies") that are used in connection with online advertising. These Data Collection Technologies are provided by ad management partners and other third parties.
We and our ad management partners also may use Data Collection Technologies to record the actions of users of the Valassis Properties, to measure statistics of our marketing efforts, to deliver advertisements on the Valassis Properties that may be more relevant to individual consumers and to improve the consumer experience on the Valassis Properties.
We support the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of the Digital Advertising Alliance ("Principles"). This means that we allow you to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites for online interest based advertising purposes. More information about these Principles can be found here.
d. Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertisements: If you want to "opt out" of receiving online interest-based advertisements, please follow the instructions at www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. An "opt-out" Cookie will be placed on your device indicating that you do not want to receive interest-based advertisements. If you delete Cookies on your device generally, you will need to opt-out again.
Please note that opting out of interest-based advertising does not mean you will no longer see advertisements from us or on the Valassis Properties; rather, opting out means that the online ads that you do see will not be based on your particular interests.
In addition, when you opt-out of receiving interest-based advertisements through the links above, Data Collection Technologies on the Valassis Properties may still collect information about your use of the Valassis Properties, including for analytics, fraud prevention and any other purpose permitted under the Principles.
f. Data Collection by Third Parties: Please note that certain third parties that we do not control may use Data Collection Technologies on the Valassis Properties. This privacy statement does not apply to those third parties or their Data Collection Technologies.
Valassis is committed to protecting your information. We have implemented industry acceptable security safeguards designed to protect your information from unauthorized access and use.
We strive to ensure that Valassis' agents, contractors or business partners that have access to information in connection with providing services for the Valassis Properties keep the information confidential and do not use the information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Valassis.
Although we work hard to protect your information, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and, consequently, we cannot guarantee the security of your information. Disclosure of information to Valassis is at your own risk. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your information when you use the Internet or store information on your computer or mobile device.
We do not knowingly collect information from minors. To use the Valassis Properties, you must be the age of legal majority in your place of residence. We do not use an "age gate" or other mechanism to determine the age of users of the Valassis Properties. By using the Valassis Properties, you hereby represent that you are at least the age of legal majority in your place of residence. All information provided to Valassis is treated as if provided by an adult.
If we learn that a minor has submitted information about himself/herself to us, we delete it as soon as possible. If you believe that we have collected Personal Information from a minor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A business subject to California Civil Code section 1798.83 is required to disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom the business has disclosed Personal Information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of Personal Information disclosed, for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: 19975 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152, or by email to: email@example.com. Please note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, we are required to provide California residents with the following specific consumer rights information:
i. The Valassis Properties are owned and/or operated by Valassis Communications, Inc. and/or its affiliates, 19975 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152
ii. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the Valassis Properties are provided without charge.
iii. To file a complaint regarding any of the Valassis Properties or to receive further information regarding use of the Valassis Properties, please send a letter to the above address or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (with "California Resident Request" as the Subject Line). You also may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of California's Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814 or by telephone at 916.445.1254 or 800.952.5210.
a. Links To Other Websites: Certain of the Valassis Properties may include links to third-party websites or services that Valassis does not own or control. We are not responsible for the information collection practices of any website or service that we do not own or control. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy practices of third-party websites or services before providing any information to or through them.
b. Changes To Privacy Statement: The Effective Date of this Privacy Statement is set forth at the top of this webpage. We may make changes to this Statement and will notify you of any material change by posting notice on this webpage. We will not make retroactive changes that reduce your privacy rights unless we are legally required to do so. Your continued use of the Valassis Properties after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Statement. The amended Privacy Statement supersedes all previous versions.
You may contact us at email@example.com to request corrections, amendments or deletions to any Personal Information that you have provided through the Valassis Properties. Valassis will use reasonable efforts to supply you with requested Personal Information and correct any factual inaccuracy or delete your Personal Information from our marketing databases. To honor your request, we will need the exact information you wish to correct, amend or delete.
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Review/Update: November 30, 2016
All registered trademarks ®, trademarks ™ and service marks that may be used on any coupons featured on this Valassis Property to identify the products and services of other companies are the property of their respective owners. Valassis makes no claims to these trademarks ®, trademarks ™ and service marks. Valassis reserves the right to add additional trademarks ®, trademarks ™ and service marks that identify products and services displayed on coupons featured on this Valassis Property.
Valassis makes an effort to keep the information on this Valassis Property reliable and accurate, but does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of any of the information on either this Valassis Property or on sites that are linked to this Valassis Property. Valassis cannot and does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of information provided by third-parties through the Valassis Properties, including credit report or credit score information provided by credit reporting agencies or other business partners.
Valassis also does not guarantee that the files or information available for downloading are free of infection from viruses or other harmful components. Valassis shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. All coupons, offers and promotions on this site are subject to change without notice. Valassis provides you, our visitors, a venue for obtaining the information contained in this Valassis Property and has no control over the legality of any coupons or other offers made by Valassis, the ability of any of the other companies to complete the sales or services in accordance with the offers, or the quality of the goods and/or services offered by the other companies. Valassis has no control over whether the other companies will honor the offers and coupons shown on this Valassis Property and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the materials or information contained on this Valassis Property. In the event you have a dispute with another company in any way relating to this Valassis Property or the use of materials or information from this Valassis Property, you agree to waive and release Valassis from any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, losses, costs or expenses of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed and undisclosed relating to that dispute.
WE PROVIDE THE VALASSIS PROPERTIES, OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT, AND ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VALASSIS PROPERTIES OR OUR SERVICES “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE VALASSIS PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE VALASSIS PROPERTIES OR OUR SERVICES OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OF THE FOREGOING EVEN IF VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR ANY INABILITY TO USE ANY PORTION OF THE VALASSIS PROPERTIES OR OUR SERVICES WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED YOUR ACTUAL, OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES OR DAMAGES.
IF ANY OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE FOUND TO BE INVALID, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF VALASSIS (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES) FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
We provide certain online credit information through the Valassis Properties including (i) a free credit score from a major credit bureau (plus free credit monitoring), along with factors impacting your credit score and (ii) access to certain financial offers from our marketing partners.
In order to receive the online credit information you will need to register for an account. By registering, you certify that:
You must not sell, transfer, or assign your account to anyone else.
When you register, you authorize us to create and maintain an account in your name using your account registration information and other information that may be collected about you in accordance with our Privacy Statement as part of providing credit information (collectively, such information is your “Profile.”). By registering, you also specifically consent to let us request and receive your consumer report data and other data about you from third parties to include in your Profile as follows:
As described in our Privacy Statement, you expressly consent and request that Valassis and its affiliated companies obtain your credit report, credit score, and other relevant information in order to analyze, sort, and present certain information or features to you. With respect to offers from our marketing partners, Valassis does not guarantee that you will be presented with offers for any particular types of products or services or that you will meet the approval criteria for any particular offer. It is always your choice whether to apply for a product or service offered by our marketing partners and we will never submit an application for a product or service to a marketing partner on your behalf without your consent. All credit information is presented through the Valassis Properties for educational purposes only. We do not guarantee that the information we present through the Valassis Properties, including credit report or credit score information, is the same information that may be used or reviewed by a third party to assess your creditworthiness or eligibility for any particular product or service or for employment. Valassis is not a credit repair organization, credit counselor, or financial or legal advisor as defined under federal or state law, and Valassis does not offer credit. Use of the Valassis Properties is not a replacement for personal, professional advice or assistance regarding your finances, credit history or fixing your credit rating. You must comply with all applicable laws when using the Valassis Properties. You are not permitted to use the Valassis Properties to obtain any consumer credit report, score or other consumer credit information under false pretenses or in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act or applicable state or federal law.
If you decide you want to deactivate your account you can opt-out of these solutions by simply sending us an internet message with the request to email@example.com.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT VALASSIS IS SOLELY AN INTERMEDIARY (I) BETWEEN YOU AND ANY CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDERS ACTUALLY SUPPLYING YOUR CREDIT REPORTS, CREDIT SCORES AND OTHER INFORMATION; AND (II) BETWEEN YOU AND OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS WHOSE OFFERS WE PRESENT. VALASSIS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OUR CONTENT OR OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INACCURACY OR INCOMPLETENESS OF ANY SUCH CREDIT REPORTS, CREDIT SCORES, OFFERS OR OTHER INFORMATION, TOOLS OR ANALYSES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES OR OUR CONTENT.
Our services or communications to you may contain third party content or links to third party sites, applications or services (collectively, “Third Party Content”). The Valassis Properties or our services may also include features that allow you to connect your account with accounts or services provided by third parties (collectively, “Third Party Services”). We do not control, maintain, or endorse the Third Party Content or Third Party Services, and we are not responsible or liable for any Third Party Content or Third Party Services, including any damages, losses, failures, or problems caused by, related to, or arising from Third Party Content or Third Party Services. Your interactions and business dealings with the providers of the Third Party Content or Third Party Services, including products or services offered by such third parties, are solely between you and the third party. You should review all of the relevant terms and conditions associated with Third Party Content or Third Party Services, including any privacy policies and terms of service. We are not responsible for any information that you agree to share with third parties in connection with Third Party Content or Third Party Services.
Valassis may, in its sole discretion, terminate your account or your use of the Valassis Property at any time. Valassis reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any aspects of the Valassis Property at any time without prior notice.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other by certified mail ("Notice"). Valassis’ address for Notice is: Valassis Communications, Inc., 19975 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152, Attention: Legal Department. The Notice must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). You and Valassis agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if you and Valassis do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or we may commence an arbitration proceeding. The arbitration proceedings, including any exchanged materials, shall be confidential and you and Valassis agree to use reasonable efforts to streamline the proceedings, including discovery, consistent with the objectives of efficient dispute resolution.
YOU AND VALASSIS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR A CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Further, unless both you and Valassis agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If Valassis makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to its address for Notice), you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Valassis’ address for Notice, in which case your account with Valassis will be immediately terminated but this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the amendments you reject, will survive. If any provision of this Section 13 is unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
We control and operate the Valassis Properties from the United States and we make no representations or warranties that the information, products, or services provided through our services or our content are appropriate for access or use in other jurisdictions. You are not permitted to access or use our services in any jurisdiction or country if it would be contrary to the law or regulation of that jurisdiction or if it would subject us to the laws of, or any registration requirement with, such jurisdiction. We reserve the right to limit the availability of our services or the provision of any of our content to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole and absolute discretion.