Except as disclosed in these Terms, Madison 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: Madison on the Cheap collects and maintains a list of email addresses, Twitter account names, Facebook “likes,” and similar information. Madison 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 service providers, 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 Madison 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. Madison 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 Madison on the Cheap.
Public Website: Madison 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. Madison 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: Madison on the Cheap does not intentionally gather personal information about users who are under the age of 13.
Anonymous Information: Madison 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/Madisononthecheap. Madison 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: Madison 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 Madison on the Cheap.
Advertising: Madison on the Cheap uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users visit its website, and it participates in Affilate 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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Affiliate Programs: Madison on the Cheap participates in several affiliate programs including, but not limited to, CJ.com (Entertainment, Restaurant.com, Groupon, PlasticJungle, etc), Living Social, Scorebig, & Goldstar, 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, Madison on the Cheap retains full editorial control over the deals posted on the site. It limits the use of affiliate links to the types of deals routinely posted on the site.
Contests. From time to time, Madison on the Cheap will host giveaways and contests on its blog. Neither Cities on the Cheap, LLC, nor Madison on the Cheap is 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 Madison on the Cheap and Cities on the Cheap, LLC, harmless in the event that an organization does not fulfill its obligations.
Links to Other Sites. Madison on the Cheap contains links to Cities on the Cheap, LLC, which owns Madison on the Cheap, as well as other websites, which are neither owned nor controlled by Cities on the Cheap, LLC. When users click on a link to Cities on the Cheap or any other link that takes them to another website, they have left Madison on the Cheap’s website. Madison on the Cheap is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. By providing links to other sites, Madison on the Cheap does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at these sites.
Madison on the Cheap Content: Madison on the Cheap’s writers post the details of the deals as they find them. Madison on the Cheap is not responsible for the accuracy of the details of each freebie, deal or discount or fulfillment. Users of Madison on the Cheap maintain sole responsibility for checking with vendors to verify the validity of each deal. All content on Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison on the Cheap, a representative of the business or organization may email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Madison on the Cheap is owned by Cities on the Cheap, LLC, which also owns Cities on the Cheap & RVA (Richmond) on the Cheap. Cities on the Cheap, LLC 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. Madison on the Cheap will inform subscribers of any change of ownership through its subscription services.
Security. Cities on the Cheap, LLC, 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, LLC, cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the personal information it collects, and a breech may occur.
Jurisdiction: Cities on the Cheap, LLC, is based in Madison, Georgia. As such, any information collected on Madison on the Cheap and/or voluntarily provided by Madison on the Cheap’s users will be subject to the laws and regulations of the United States. Should a dispute arise, Madison 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 Madison, Georgia, or resolved under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (www.adr.org).
Terms Updates. The Madison on the Cheap Terms may be changed at any time and without notice. Should Madison on the Cheap undergo a change of ownership or make a substantial change regarding its use of personal information, Madison on the Cheap will notify individual subscribers using any subscription management services in place. Continued use of Madison 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.