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WowCity - Privacy Policy

About WowCity.com

WowCity.com is a web-based platform for local business search, ideas and expression, a resource of opportunities, and a network of inspirational young people and their projects. Users can create an entry level shopper account and manage their own profile. For business owners, once they have created their shopper account, they can submit their business profile and information for the purpose of using our free promotional, local direct marketing and paid advertising services. Our aim is to help shoppers find local businesses in every city, they search in, then be able to learn more and get connected to the businesses that offer what they're looking for. WowCity.com works for consumers just like a local newspaper or discount coupon magazine, however online and interactive, by providing content such as local business listings, classified ads, printable coupons, city news, maps, weather, and so much more.

WowCity.com values the privacy of our Shopper Members and keep the following sensitive information private:

  1. E-mail (required)
  2. Complete Address (optional)
  3. Home Telephone (optional)
  4. Cell/Mobile Phone (optional)

Shopper Member Guidelines for Privacy:

  1. Members should not type or post sensitive information in your public profiles.
  2. Members should not type or post sensitive information in classifieds.
  3. Members should not type or post sensitive information in comments, captions, and sections available to the public.


Use of Collected Member Information

WowCity.com collects user information during the registration process including the user's e-mail, first name, middle name, and last name. The e-mail must be valid since we send an activation link to the e-mail account to validate the registrant.

Once the account has been activated, the Member is taken to their account control panel or dashboard. Here we collect non-identifiable and optional information such as country, city & zip code of residence, interests, favorite places and businesses, and other shopping, social, and culture related information. This non-identifiable optional information can be used by our business members for marketing purposes within any geographic area mainly by cities. Since every shopper has their own inbox linked to their profile, the business members can send advertisements to shoppers that match their criteria. Business members and advertisers will not know or access the actual names, addresses, and/or e-mails of the shoppers they are sending ads to.

Contacts List - Request and Approval

WowCity.com members, both Shoppers and Businesses, can build their network of people via their contacts list. Before anyone becomes a contact, it requires a request (person making the add request) and approval (person receiving the request).

User Notification of DoubleClick Cookies from Google

WowCity.com displays ads from Google via the Adsense program that uses DoubleClick cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to our website. The DoubleClick cookie may be dropped or placed on users' browsers upon visit or either by viewing or clicking on an ad.

You may opt out of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest based advertising by going to the ads preference manager. (Link to: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/)

Also, you can visit aboutads.info to opt out of some third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

For more information about the DoubleClick Cookie: http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1348695

Other Collected Information

WowCity.com also collects non-identifiable information such as IP addresses and conducted search strings using "keywords." We also save cookies for the purpose of taking users back to the city home page they last visited in our website.

For more questions about privacy, send us your inquiries using our online contact form.