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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

 

Except as disclosed in these Terms, Cities on the Cheap does not sell or disclose any personally identifiable information it collects about its users nor does it make it possible for third parties to contact its users directly.

Personal Information: Cities on the Cheap collects and maintains a list of email addresses, Twitter account names, Facebook “likes,” and similar information. Cities on the Cheap collects this information on a voluntary basis in order to provide its users with automatic updates of its content, and this information is not sold to or shared with other parties other than third-party services, such as Google Feedburner, which it uses to manage its subscription services. To unsubscribe, subscribers can click on the link in the email updates or adjust their subscription services at third-party websites, such as Twitter or Facebook. When posting comments on Cities on the Cheap, the site prompts users to enter a user name, email address, and optional website; the email address is not made public on the website and is used for verification purposes only. Cities on the Cheap reserves the right to disclose any and all personal information it collects both as required by law and when that disclosure is necessary to protect or defend its rights, property or users and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Cities on the Cheap.

Public Website: Cities on the Cheap is a public website. Any information users post in its comments section or any other part of the website can and will be publically available, unless otherwise specified in these Terms. Cities on the Cheap is not responsible for any information, personal or otherwise, users choose to submit on its website and/or any third-party contacts that result thereof.

Children: Cities on the Cheap does not intentionally gather personal information about users who are under the age of 13.

Anonymous Information: Cities on the Cheap collects non-personally identifying, aggregate information about its users, such as search engine keywords, referring/edit pages, pages visited, geographic region, operating system, browser information, date/time stamp, and hyperlinks clicked, as well as non-personally identifying demographic & aggregate information on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/citiesonthecheap. Cities on the Cheap uses this information for a variety of purposes, such as analyzing trends, evaluating its marketing strategies, and modifying its content. The aggregate information may be shared with and/or sold to third parties in a non-identifiable way.

IP Addresses: Cities on the Cheap automatically logs each user’s IP address with each visit and use of the website. The IP address may be linked with personally identifiable information. Unless otherwise noted in these Terms or as required by law, this information is not sold to or shared with third parties. The IP address may be used to block banned users from accessing Cities on the Cheap.

Advertising: Cities on the Cheap uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users visit its website, and it participates in Affiliate Advertising networks. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Affiliate Programs: Cities on the Cheap participates in several affiliate programs including, but not limited to, CJ.com (Entertainment, Restaurant.com, PlasticJungle, Groupon, etc), Goldstar, Living Social, & Scorebig, and it is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and Endless.com. Though the site earns some revenue via affiliate links, Cities on the Cheap retains full editorial control over the deals posted on the site, and it limits the use of affiliate links to the types of deals routinely posted on the site.

Contests. From time to time, Cities on the Cheap will host giveaways and contests on its blog. Cities on the Cheap is not responsible for the accuracy of the details of each freebie or fulfillment. The organization providing the item remains fully responsible for providing its description and handling fulfillment. Contest entrants agree to hold Cities on the Cheap harmless in the event that an organization does not fulfill its obligations.

Cookies. Cities on the Cheap, its subscription management services, and/or its advertisers may use cookies to track users’ use of Cities on the Cheap and improve their navigation experience. If desired, users can adjust their web browser settings to block and/or remove cookies from the computer. Cities on the Cheap does not use cookies to track users browsing other websites. Cities on the Cheap is not responsible for any cookies used by advertisers and/or email subscription services, and it has no knowledge of how the information gathered by the cookies can or will be used.

Double-Click DART cookie: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. 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.

Links to Other Sites. Cities on the Cheap contains links to Atlanta on the Cheap and RVA on the Cheap, both owned by Cities on the Cheap, LLC, as well as other websites, which are neither owned nor controlled by Cities on the Cheap, LLC. When users click on a link to that takes them to another website, they have left Cities on the Cheap’s website. Cities on the Cheap is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. By providing links to other sites, Cities on the Cheap does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at these sites.

Cities on the Cheap Content: Cities on the Cheap’s writers post the details of the deals as they find them. Cities on the Cheap is not responsible for the accuracy of the details of each freebie, deal or discount or fulfillment. Users of Cities on the Cheap maintain sole responsibility for checking with vendors to verify the validity of each deal. All content on Cities on the Cheap is subject to the same standards as content created by Cities on the Cheap, LLC, for use on its websites, and all content is owned by Cities on the Cheap, LLC. When a post on Cities on the Cheap contains a link created via an Affiliate Advertising program, that relationship is disclosed to the site’s users in the same post, in the website’s terms, or in another easily identifiable location.

Corrections/Content Removal: In the event an error occurs regarding the details of a deal or a business/organization no longer wishes to be featured on Cities on the Cheap, a representative of the business or organization may email cities@citiesonthecheap.com and describe the nature of the concern. Any corrective action, such as updating the site with the correct information or removing the content, will be completed in a timely manner.

Affiliates: Cities on the Cheap is owned by Cities on the Cheap, LLC, which also owns Atlanta on the Cheap and RVA (Richmond) on the Cheap. Cities on the Cheap does not currently have any subsidiaries, joint ventures, parent company, or similar affiliates. Should another company acquire Cities on the Cheap, LLC, and/or its assets, it will own any information collected as outlined in these terms, and it will assume all rights and obligations regarding the protection and use of that information. Cities on the Cheap will inform subscribers of any change of ownership through its subscription services.

Security. Cities on the Cheap relies on industry-standard security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. Cities on the Cheap cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the personal information it collects, and a breech may occur.

Jurisdiction: Cities on the Cheap is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and the bulk of its Official Member Sites are located in the United States. As such, any information collected by Cities on the Cheap and/or voluntarily provided by Cities on the Cheap users will be subject to the laws and regulations of the United States. Should a dispute arise, Cities on the Cheap users and its Official Member Sites agree that any civil action or legal proceeding shall be brought in the local, state, and federal courts of record located closest to Atlanta, Georgia, or resolved under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (www.adr.org).

Terms Updates. The Cities on the Cheap Terms may be changed at any time and without notice. Should Cities on the Cheap undergo a change of ownership or make a substantial change regarding its use of personal information, Cities on the Cheap will notify individual subscribers any subscription management services in place. Continued use of Cities on the Cheap’s subscription services and/or accessing its site indicates your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about Cities on the Cheap’s Terms of Use and Privacy Statement, email cities@citiesonthecheap.com.