Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) or an affiliated organization. Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising. You are not required to provide the personal information that we have requested, but, if you chose not to do so, we may not be able to provide you with services or respond to any queries you may have.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) may collect and how we may use it.


What personal information we collect

When you purchase a product, visit a Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) owned/operated site, contact us or participate in an online survey/feedback, fill out an online form, or register for events, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact information, computer information and in some cases, credit card information.

In the U.S., we may ask for a government issued ID when purchasing items at an event using a credit/debit card.


How we use your personal information

The personal information we collect allows us to create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our products, services, content and advertising.

We may use your personal information, including date of birth, to verify identity, assist with identification of users, and to determine appropriate services. For example, we may use date of birth to determine the age of a participant in an event.

From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

Because this information is important to your interaction with Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal), you may not opt out of receiving these communications.


Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, referrer URL, location, and the time zone where a Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) site is being used, and on what device. This information is used to help us provide better and a more pleasant visit on our sites, and shows us which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. This kind of data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

We may collect and store details of how you use our services, including search queries. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by our services. Except in limited instances to ensure quality of our services over the Internet, such information will not be associated with your IP address.

With your explicit consent, we may collect data about how you use our sites and applications in order to help us understand what is most interesting on our sites.


Cookies and Other Technologies

Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal)’s websites, online services, messages, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, and tell us which parts of our websites people have visited and all the web searches.

Knowing your contact information, hardware identifiers, and information about your computer or device helps us personalize your experience and provide you with better service.

If you choose to disable cookies, please note that certain features of the Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal) website may not be available or function properly once cookies are disabled.

As is true of most internet services/sites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve our sites and services, and to gather demographic information about our guests.



It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal)  to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users.


Protection of Personal Information

Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal)  takes the security of your personal information seriously. When your personal data is stored by Teal’s the Deal Foundation (Teal’s the Deal), we use computer systems with limited access.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.