Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 18, 2012


SpecialsAgent is a rather simple concept: we dig and search and validate restaurant and bar promotional offers across America. We then make them conveniently available to consumers. For free. Along the way we have become America’s #1 source for food and drink offers.

We pride ourselves on being honest and transparent. So if any of the items below are unclear or you want to discuss them with us, please contact us.

1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 2000
Evanston, Illinois 60201

We do not knowingly add users to our website without permission. A person can be added to our site when they sign up themselves or a friend invites them to a sign up form. If a friend adds your information to our site and you do not want to be a part of our service, just contact us and our staff will delete you from our system.

We do not sell or distribute your contact information or emails to third party vendors, period. We hate spam and figure you do too. We use your email as part of our application, of course, but we take special care with it and never display it publicly on our site.

We promise not to bother you with unwanted emails and we allow you to control what emails you receive. You will, of course, receive emails as part of the SpecialsAgent service including status updates and reminder notifications. In addition, we have an email newsletter that is sent out periodically to members that have created sign ups in order to inform them of new features. Users can unsubscribe from any of these emails in their account settings.

For our online advertisements, we utilize several of the more popular ad network services. These networks are well-known to advertisers and are in use by hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide. The networks do not have access to your personal information from our website, but will do an automated scan of the contents of our pages in order to provide context-sensitive advertising. Some of them also track clicks of their advertisements. We are not able to preview the advertisements beforehand, but have the ability to block advertisements when we see them shown. We do our best to monitor the advertising and we try to immediately block any advertisement that seems in anyway offensive or inappropriate. We are in no way responsible for the content of an advertiser’s website if you choose to click on an advertisement.

Our employees have access to your account data when needed to help provide the services of our site. Our employees may view your personal account data in order to help solve a problem that you or another user is having with any part of our service.

Our site collects anonymous aggregate Data and may choose to make some of this data public. Our site gathers anonymous aggregate data like web statistics and demographics statistics on our users. This data may be used to help us run our business, attract advertisers/investors, and measure the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. We may choose to share or publicize certain anonymous aggregate data about our site. However, because this data is anonymous and in summary form, no advertisers or third parties could ever contact you because of this.

We take precautions, but cannot provide guarantees. We do our best to secure your data through the programming of our application and by using industry-standard technology. However, we cannot completely guarantee that no part of our system will ever fail or be compromised. If you ever suspect that our site has contributed to your personal information being compromised, please contact us immediately so that we can investigate and try to resolve the matter.

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's servers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are required for the SpecialsAgent service. However, we use temporary cookies to track and record user session information. If a user establishes an account with SpecialsAgent a static cookie may be used.

You should also be aware that whilst the above paragraph describes our use of cookies, some advertisers on this site may also collect data using cookies. The use of cookies and/or web beacons to collect data is used in the ad serving process. We do not have access to this data.

Google Analytics
Beyond our own programming, some of our aggregate statistics are provided using the Google Analytics tool. For exact details on the Google Analytics privacy policy, see the Google Privacy Center.