Privacy Policy

We will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We consider our visitors as one of the most valuable assets of our business. We are in the business of selling products and services. We are not in the business of selling information about our members.

Our company is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its customers and visitors to our web sites. We are also committed to the security of the data we collect. We appreciate your trust in us and we want to continue to earn and maintain that trust.

The following Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information about you, the actions we take to protect your privacy and our commitment to the security of the data. Because your privacy is important, our company pledges not to sell, rent or trade your personal information and only use it in accordance with your instructions to us and to inform you of our products and services we think would be of interest to you.

We have the utmost respect for individual privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy and understand it before you use our web site. This Privacy Policy is designed to comply with the requirements of US law so if you are resident of another country, please obtain your own legal advice before submitting any personal information. If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at the following mail address:

13010 Maxella Avenue, Suite 5
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
You may also e-mail questions, comments or complaints to us at:

This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 15, 2008 but may change from time to time. Please check back for future changes to be sure that you are aware of our most current policy. Your use of this site signifies your acceptance of these policies. Your future use of this site is acceptance of any future policy in force at that time. All updates to our Privacy Policy will be posted on our site.


Personal information is only collected on a voluntary basis from our online visitors and only when:

  • Purchasing products or services
  • Using free services offered by this site
  • Entering contests we sponsor*
  • Registering for specific promotions*
  • Participating in surveys*
  • Registering for newsletters from this site
  • (Possible future activities are denoted with*)
  • See also “Cookies”

Participation in contests, promotions, newsletters and similar activities to the extent requiring individually identifiable information will be collected and maintained and only distributed to reputable third parties when it is necessary to fulfill visitor orders or requests. All third parties have previously agreed not to use your personal data
except for the purposes intended.

Sites collect some information about you using technology so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. Our sites use information collected through technology to make our sites more helpful to you. We normally don't combine this type of information with personally identifiable information.

However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our company rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, visitors, or others.

We collect and store only certain types of information about you. We collect and store the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to any of our sites and the domain name from which you accessed the Internet, for example We also collect and store the date and time you accessed our site.

We use the information to measure the number of visitors to each site and each different section of our sites and the length of time spent at each site. This information helps make our sites more useful to you.

Cookies do not contain information by which we can identify you. They identify your computer to our servers. You may configure your browser so that you are notified before a cookie is downloaded or that your browser does not accept cookies. We may use information contained in cookies to make assumptions about the user of the computer and to provide users of that computer with offers that we believe may be of interest. To disable your cookies, please refer to the help menu on your Internet browser.

A web beacon is a clear, single-pixel image (GIF) placed on a web page. Our company places web beacons on some pages to allow us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics about web site usage.

Please Note: E-mail is not guaranteed to be secure against interception.

It is our policy that all e-mail is kept on a secure e-mail server. Access to our company e-mail server is limited. Most messages are deleted after a reply is sent. In certain instances, hard copies or information or data from certain e-mails may be retained. Should our company be legally required to disclose any information on file, we will attempt to have any personally identifying information removed from the required legal production, where possible and as allowed by law.

We collect personal information from a variety of sources, including members of the public, advertisers, mailing lists, business partners and affiliates. In general, the personal information we collect includes, but is not limited to: name, address, contact details, gender, occupation, membership of professional associations and, where relevant, financial information, including credit card, banking and income information.

We store the personal information you enter on a secure web server. We obtain most personal information through the web sites and through membership sales of the various plans offered by the Discount Detective Agency. You may provide information when you request or acquire a product or service from our company or its related companies or divisions, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition, or when you communicate with us by e-mail, telephone or in writing (for example if you contact customer service or provide feedback).

With the exception of credit checking for the sale of products or services, we do not collect personal information about an individual from third parties.

Our company may retain your personal information for the purpose of informing you of additional our products and services for which we feel you may be interested.

Company may use information it collects from you for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for future marketing purposes, but only for our products or services. Company does not sell, rent or provide this information to third parties for their marketing.

Company generally uses personal information to:
* provide you with products or services you have requested;
* personalize and customize your experiences on the our web site;
* help our company manage and enhance its services;
* communicate with you;
* provide you with ongoing information about our products or
services in which our company believes you may be interested;
* enforce our Terms of Service or site rules;
* protect safety or security of visitors to our sites; and
* send you e-mail and newsletters.

In most cases where our company asks you to provide information about yourself, if you do not provide us with that information, we will not be able to provide you with the requested product or service. We do not allow this information to be used by third party marketing organizations for their own purposes. We will share information for security reasons, but only when necessary.

We may disclose personal information to other companies which may only use it to facilitate a transaction you initiate, for example:

  • Third parties engaged by our company to perform functions on its behalf, such as processing credit card information, processing orders for merchandise or services you requested, mailings, debt collection, marketing, research and advertising
  • Third parties authorized by you to receive information If company sells part of its business, personal information may be part of the assets transferred to the purchaser. If we buy a business, we will honor the requests that customers made of that business regarding e-mail communications. If we sell a business, we will do everything in our power to ensure the privacy requests you made of us are honored.

Our Network contains features where you are invited to send personal information to organizations other than ours. The choice to send such information to these organizations is entirely yours. You should be aware that any such information you choose to send will not be bound by this policy.

“Sensitive Information” means information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion, membership of a trade union or professional or trade association, sexual preferences, criminal record and health. With the exception of membership in trade unions or professional and trade associations, company does not collect such information and therefore cannot transfer it. Company may sell to members of unions and associations but transfer of this information will only be done in connection with order fulfillment for merchandise or information.

On some of our sites, we provide content that is created by a third party partner. In some instances the third party sites will collect information in order to facilitate the transaction or to make the use of their content more productive and efficient. In these circumstances the information collected is shared between us and our third party sponsors.

To further provide privacy protection for our visitors, company does not allow advertising on our sites from other companies. However, on occasion, we offer promotions — like sweepstakes or free subscriptions — in conjunction with a sponsor. We will share your information with the sponsors if they need it to send you a product, such as a magazine subscription. We may share your information with those sponsors so that they can send you other special promotions they offer, but only if you give us your permission to do so, and we will share it only with that specific sponsor. In addition, We may send e-mail promotions to our visitors on behalf of third party sponsors. In this instance, we do not share your name with the third party, we do the mailing for them. We only send these promotions to you if you’ve given us your permission to do so.

The Discount Detective Agency does not permit any Third Party Ad Networks to place banners on any of its sites.

We protect the personal information you provide us. If you purchase products or services, we encrypt your credit card number. Access to your personal information is limited to the people who need it to process your order or request.

Our company has appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee our management of personal information in accordance with this policy. Company protects the personal information company holds from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure by various means including firewalls, password access, secure servers and encryption of credit card transactions.

Our company wants to further demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. Our company agrees in the importance of notifying you of the
1. What information of yours is collected.
2. How your information is used.
3. With whom we may share your information.

Currently, we do not provide links from our site to third party sites but we may change this policy at any time. Since we do not control these third party web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these and all other sites to which you provide information.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from people under the age of 18. If we learn that we have personal information on a person under the age of 18, we will delete that information from our systems.

Only the operator of the site and those third parties necessary to fulfill orders or customer requests for information or for security reasons will have access to the information.

Company tries to ensure that the personal information it collects is accurate, complete and current. You can update your membership information by sending an e-mail to: Where personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed or de-identified. You can access the personally identifiable information you gave us during registration at our Member Services Center. Simply click on this link and then log in with your member name and password. There are instructions on the Help Page to help you recover your password if you’ve forgotten it.