How We Get the Information
We explain the two ways we get information about you and what we do with it.
The Information You Give Us
Feedback and Email Newsletter: You can send feedback (like reviews, tips, or comments) that may be shared with others through our Services. People who use Consumer Search.com may be able to read the feedback you leave through the Services. We may also show your feedback on the Services, share it with businesses, and send it to even more people through the sites and services of third parties. We will only use your name and/or email address to respond to your feedback and send you our email newsletter if you sign up for it.
Communications: If you take part in a survey, poll, promotion, contest, or sweepstakes, send us a customer service request or other question, ask to receive certain communications from us, or contact us about job openings posted on the Services, we may collect your name, address, email address, or phone number.
Information When you use the Services, we get information about your computer or phone.
When you use the Services, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or device and the things you do, such as:
Your computer’s IP address
Unique mobile device identifier
Technical information about your computer or mobile device, such as the type of device, the mobile device ID number, your web browser (like Internet Explorer 8), other browser information (like size, connection speed, and connection type), and your operating system or platform (Mac, Windows XP, etc.)
How you want things to be set up (time zone, language, etc.)
If you’re using a mobile device, its geographic location (specific geographic location if you have enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically). For more information, please read “About Location Information” below.
Internet provider (Verizon, Comcast, etc.) or mobile carrier name (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.)
The address of the website you were on before coming to Supplicart.
Details about what you do on the Services (e.g., your search queries, search results selected, clicks, pages viewed, how long you visited our Services, etc.)
Information about the place
When you use one of our location-enabled services, like 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 need your personal information for the feature to work, and we may link your location data to your device ID and other information we have about you. We only keep this information for as long as we need to in order to provide our services. If you want to use the feature, you will be asked to give permission for your information to be used in this way. You can change your mind at any time by turning off the feature in question. Below, we explain how you can stop Mobile Device Location Information from being collected:
How to stop collecting information about where a mobile device is.
Follow these steps if you don’t want your location information to be tracked when you use the Services from a mobile device:
If you have an Apple device, click “General,” then “Reset,” then “Reset Location and Privacy.” This will stop all of your apps from using your location information. The next time you download or use an app, you’ll be asked again if you want us and other apps to be able to access your location information.
If you have an Android device, go to settings, click “Location,” and then check the boxes next to the apps whose location services you want to turn off.
If your device changes any of the above ways to stop mobile device location information from being collected, please contact your device manufacturer or platform provider to find out how to stop this information from being collected.
Cookies, IDs for mobile devices, and online ads:
Most browsers are set up to allow cookies by default. But if you want to get rid of cookies from your browser, you can use the “help” menu of your browser to delete or turn them off. Please keep in mind that if you refuse or delete cookies, the quality of the services may go down. Also, deleting or turning off cookies on one browser probably won’t get rid of them on other browsers or computers. So, you may have to delete cookies or turn them off in more than one place.
When it comes to cookies, the major browsers give users different options. Users can usually set their browsers to block all third-party cookies, which are set by third-party companies that collect information on websites run by other companies. They can also set their browsers to block all cookies, including first-party cookies like the ones Consumer Search uses to track its users’ search activity, or to block only certain cookies. To change your cookie settings, please visit the following support pages for each browser you use to get to the ConsumerSearch website:
Internet Explorer help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For help with Firefox, go to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Cookies#
Safari help: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Help with Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
A pixel tag, also called a web beacon or clear GIF, is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is hidden on a webpage (or an online ad or email) and is used to count or track things like activity on a webpage or ad impressions or clicks, as well as to access cookies stored on users’ computers. Supplicart Pixel tags are used to find out how well our pages, features, and services are liked. Pixel tags from advertising companies are used to track how many times ads are shown and how well they work on our site, as well as to access the cookies that the advertising company has put on your computer. Pixel tags are used by a data analytics company to collect information about our ads and how you use our site. This information is used for market research, improving our products, tracking our sales, and making our ads more effective.
Online and mobile ads: Advertisers and ad networks put ads on our website, such as sponsored links in search results. As you use our Services, these companies and the data analytics companies that serve them may collect information, like the IP address of your computer, information about your browser, the ID of your mobile device, and the searches you make.
When you visit our site, these companies may also use web technologies like cookies and pixel tags to find out more about you. Cookies from advertising companies let them keep track of what you do on the different sites where their ads are shown. This lets them show you ads that they think are relevant to you. You can choose not to receive targeted online ads from advertising networks on Supplicart and other sites. Visit the following websites for more information about your right to stop receiving targeted online ads:
If you’re using a mobile device, we use the unique mobile device ID number to recognise you when you visit our site, store your preferences and settings, and keep track of how you use our Services. Advertising companies may also use and store your mobile device ID to keep track of how you use the Services, how many ads you see, how well the ads perform, and to show you ads that they think are relevant to you when you use different mobile services. If you have an iOS device and don’t want to get ads that are tailored to your interests inside of apps, you can opt out by going to the following link on your device: http://oo.apple.com. If you have an iOS6 device, you can also turn off personalised ads by going to Settings, tapping “General,” then tapping “About.” Scroll to the bottom of About and tap “Advertising,” then turn on “Limit Ad Tracking.” If you have an Android device and don’t want to see personalised ads inside apps, you can go to Google’s Ads Preferences page from a browser on your device and change your settings. We don’t have control over how the platform operator lets you choose whether or not to get personalised ads within an app. If none of the above options work for you, you should contact the platform provider.
What we do with the data we gather
We use the information we get from you and about you for many different things, such as:
Respond to your queries.
Understand our users (their demographics, what they do on our Services, what features they like, how they use them, etc.), improve our Services (by, for example, tailoring content to your interests), process and complete your transactions, and make special offers.
Manage our Services and figure out why technical problems are happening.
Send you information that you have asked for or that you might be interested in.
Let us know what you’re interested in so we can show you ads on our website that may be more relevant to you.
What we do with the information we gather
We won’t give your personal information to a third party for them to use in their own marketing without your permission. We will tell other people the following things about you:
We use outside vendors for many things, like helping us figure out how our Services are being used. Some of our products, services, and databases are hosted by companies that are not part of our company. We may also use third-party companies to help us with other projects that require information from our users, such as surveys or contests. We might give these vendors information about you so that they can do their jobs.
We may share your information with our affiliates, which are companies that are owned by or controlled by IAC/InterActiveCorp, our ultimate parent company.
We may share the information we collect about you if we think it’s necessary to look into, stop, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
If government agencies like law enforcement, courts, or regulators ask for or require it, or if we need to do so to follow the law, we may share any information we have about our users. We may also give out information about you if we need to use or protect legal rights or defend ourselves against legal claims.
If we or any of our affiliates go through a corporate restructuring, we may give your information to a third party (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of some or all of our assets).
We may use and share with third parties information that does not identify a specific person, such as de-identified or aggregated data.
Information review, change, or removal
If you want to see the personal information we’ve collected about you, change it, or get rid of it, please contact the Supplicart Privacy Officer:
We’ve put in place technological, physical, and procedural security measures that are as good as can be done in the business world. These are meant to stop unauthorised or illegal access to and use of the information we collect. But because no security system can be 100% effective, we can’t promise that any information we may have gathered from you or about you is safe.
How long we keep your information.
We keep the information we get from you and about you for as long as we need it to run our business or to follow the law. We may also choose to make some of the information you give us anonymous so that it can’t be linked back to you if we want to keep it for longer.
Children Under 13
The Services are not for people under 13 years old. We do not market to or ask for information from anyone under the age of 13, nor do we collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we find out that a person who gives us personal information is younger than 13, we will try to get rid of all of that information as soon as we can. You are saying here that you are at least 13 years old.
Agree to the Sharing of Information
Talk to us!
If you have questions about how we handle your personal information, you can write to our Privacy Officer at: