Privacy Policy

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This Privacy Policy was last updated on 06/21/2018

This privacy policy applies to www.BeFrugal.com owned and operated by Capital Intellect, Inc. (collectively, "We", "Our", "Us"). This privacy policy describes how Capital Intellect, Inc. collects and uses the personally identifiable information you provide on our Web site: www.BeFrugal.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personally identifiable information and how you can access and update this information.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based Third Party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

1. Information Collection and Sharing

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

BeFrugal is committed to protecting users' privacy. Users are not required to provide any Personally Identifiable Information in order to use this site.

However, visitors wishing to take advantage of our special offers may be asked to provide their email address and as much of the following information as they are willing to provide: name, gender, age, and personal interests. Contest winners will be required to provide the information necessary to deliver their prizes to them.

However, visitors wishing to take advantage of our special offers may be asked to provide their email address and as much of the following information as they are willing to provide: name, gender, age, and personal interests. Contest winners will be required to provide the information necessary to deliver their prizes to them.

We will share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as our Live Chat powered by Olark or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Promotional Mailings

During the registration process, postal address information is collected and saved in your BeFrugal account. This may be used to send periodic promotions, such as postcards or other mailings from BeFrugal. Your address will not be given or sold to any third parties nor will BeFrugal send any Third Party promotional mailings.

Personally Identifiable Information (Applies only to Cash Back Participants)

Cash Back members will be required to provide their full names and mailing address for all payment methods in order for BeFrugal to provide them with their payment.

The payment methods are:

  • Check
  • Direct Deposit
  • PayPal
  • eGift Card

Direct Deposit account numbers will be immediately encrypted using 256 bit encryption.

In the event that a user opens a cash back inquiry, BeFrugal will send any relevant inquiry details to the retailers and the affiliate network on the user's behalf.

Cash Back members receiving bonus payments in excess of $600 will be required to provide a social security number or Tax ID (TIN) as required by the Federal Government for tax purposes.

Feedback form

We have an optional feedback/contact us form available that requires responders to provide their name and email address. People who do not want to provide their name and email address should avoid the feedback form.

Customer Testimonials

We post customer testimonials on our website which may contain Personally Identifiable Information such as the customer name. Reviews are solicited via a Third Party website from an unbiased sampling of our customers. When a review or testimonial is submitted to BeFrugal directly, we obtain the customer's consent prior to posting their name and testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at customercare@befrugal.com.

Blogs

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your Personally Identifiable Information from our blog or community forum, contact us.

Chat

We use a chat feature to assist you with any questions you may have while using the site. If our chat feature is offline we might collect your name and email address so that we may reply to your request.

Refer a friend-Third Party Personally Identifiable Information

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the site. Capital Intellect, Inc. stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this email. We may send more than one email. Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database. Also referees may see the referrer's e-mail address, and referrers will know whether referees' account balances have reached the payout threshold. Further, referrers may also be shown a partial copy of the referee's email address.

Log files

As is true of most websites, we automatically gather certain information that is stored in our servers log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

As needed, BeFrugal may aggregate data collected from log files to demonstrate usage information from our website for prospective merchants.

Legal Disclaimer

In certain situations, Capital Intellect, Inc. may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose users' Personally Identifiable Information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety to others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request, and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

If Capital Intellect, Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personally Identifiable Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personally Identifiable Information.

We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to any other Third Party with your prior consent.

2. Links to Third Party Websites

This website publishes links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Capital Intellect, Inc. Please be aware that Capital Intellect, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

We encourage users to be aware that clicking special offers or coupons will redirect them to various merchant websites. It is important to read individual merchant's privacy policies before making purchases or entering any Personally Identifiable Information.

These links may contain tracking parameters that tie the user's shopping activity back to the user's personal BeFrugal account. Retailers or affiliate networks will report this activity to BeFrugal, which BeFrugal will then use to pay cashback. This tracking can be disabled by opting out.

Rakuten Marketing Privacy Statement

The policy below is from Rakuten Marketing and applies to Rakuten Marketing links and content on BeFrugal.

Third-party advertisements may be shown on this website. This content is provided through Rakuten Marketing ("provider"). Rakuten Marketing is located at 215 Park Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY, USA. For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collected and its further processing and use by the provider as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to our Services Privacy Policy: https://rakutenmarketing.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-policy.

3. Cookies Policy

We BeFrugal and its partners use cookies or similar technologies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and provide us with the ability to track, store, and collect information.

What do our cookies do for you?

  • Track your shopping transactions. When you make a purchase at a retailer's site, cookies provide the details for tracking your cash back activity. We learn when you have visited the site, if you have made a purchase, the validation of the purchase, or cancellation.
  • Recognize that you have signed in so that you do not have to log into your account for a period of time
  • Tell us how you came to our site and whether any referral bonuses apply
  • Offer you deals based on your site behavior
  • Help identify fraudulent activity
  • Provide analytics and reporting
  • Remember options you have selected for your account settings

What do Third Party cookies do for you?

  • Third Party advertisers may display advertising on our site or manage our advertising on other sites
  • Gather information about your activities on this site and other sites to provide you with advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. Retailers who you visit from BeFrugal may place cookies on your device. Retailers you visit will be have their own Cookies and Privacy Policies.
  • Serve ads on our site based on past visits to our site
  • We also use Third Party cookies to gather information for analytics/reporting

How do I control the use of cookies?

  • You can control cookies at the browser level.
  • If you disable cookies you will not earn Cash Back from BeFrugal.

How do I Opt Out of Cookies

  • If you choose to opt-out of our cookie policy, the site won't be working as intended. Without the cookies we cannot track your shopping activity, and thus cannot pay you Cash Back. If you still choose to opt-out, click here. Users can also opt back in by clicking this same link above and then selecting "Accept Cookies" at the top of the page
  • If you choose to opt-out of Third Party Cookies placed by Google and its advertisers click here
  • If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising click here
  • If you wish to opt-out of other Third Party advertisers click here

Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a Third Party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

4. Editing Your Personal Data/Choice to Opt Out

  • You can make changes below to your Personal Data by accessing the Profile Page of your BeFrugal account
  • You can delete your personal data. Contact us if you wish to delete your account from our system. We will respond to you within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Upon request BeFrugal will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information.
  • You can access your personal account history/data on your account page. If you have any questions about accessing this data, cannot find data that you are interested in, or need assistance accessing this data in another format, please contact support.

5. Managing your Email Subscriptions

  • You can manage your email subscriptions on the Email Subscription page of your BeFrugal Account. This allows you to opt-in or opt-out from different email categories or unsubscribe from all communications in one click.
  • You can also unsubscribe from all communications by clicking the unsubscribe link on the bottom of each email or click here.

6. Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personally Identifiable Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact support. However, we reserve the right to retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

8. Transferring of Personal Data From Other Countries

BeFrugal is located in the United States. If you are using our site from another country, you are consenting to the transfer, storing, and processing of your Personally Identifiable Information by secure servers in the U.S. This site is subject to US laws. Please note that US laws regarding Personally Identifiable Information protection can differ from other countries.

BeFrugal takes protecting your Personally Identifiable Information very seriously. We will strive to resolve any issues or concerns you have regarding the use of your Personally Identifiable Information in a prompt and committed manner. Should you have any questions about our Privacy Policy please contact support.

9. Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post and date those changes to this privacy policy, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: https://www.befrugal.com/contactus/.

You may also mail us your questions or suggestions to us at the following address:

BeFrugal
Capital Intellect Inc.
P.O. Box 51607
Boston, MA 02205
USA

Befrugal's Pledge to our members:

At BeFrugal we are committed to helping you save.

We promise the best selection of working coupons, the best Cash Back rates and uparalleled service to our members. Membership is free; and we hope that you do all your shopping through BeFrugal.

- Jon Lal, founder of BeFrugal