Privacy Policy


Our privacy policy is very simple. We do not intentionally collect any sort of personal information or PII from whre.com’s users. For each visitor to our website, our Web server automatically recognizes only the visitor's IP address. We use your IP address to administer our website. Upon visiting our website, we assign each visitor a unique ID that is used to track visitor traffic patterns within our website. We also collect aggregate and user-specific information on the pages that visitors access or visit. We reserve the right to retain all website traffic reporting data as long as may be reasonably necessary for accounting and auditing purposes. As part of our on-going efforts to ensure the best possible experience for all users of the Site, we may use log files, web beacons and cookies to collect Non-PII from the Site, browsers, advertisers and third-party sites. “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site and collect data including: your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, click data and types of advertisements viewed. Image requests or (“web beacons”) can transmit information used to track your data, which may include the navigation of a website or collection of sites, the completion of transactions, submittal of applications and browsing behaviour. This information is written to cookies. “Cookies” are files (e.g. flash browser objects) that are stored on your Internet enabled device (which includes your computer, BlackBerry or other PDA). Cookies are used to improve the experience web users have when they see web advertisements and ensure that when a web user clicks on an advertisement, they are sent to the correct click-through destination. We may use Cookies for purposes which may include, without limitation, to estimate the total reach of any of our advertisers, how frequently you return to the Site, as well as to streamline experiences of users of our Site. Cookies are also an anonymous way to survey how we are doing and to look for ways to improve our services. All information collected by Cookies, Web beacons and Log files are Non-PII.

There are two classes of Cookies based on how long they remain on your system: (i) “Session Cookies” may be used only during your visit to the Site and are erased once you close your browser, and (ii) “Persistent Cookies” (if applicable) remain on your browser for one (1) year from your last visit to the Site and enable us to remember you on subsequent visits to the Site and provide more relevant content to you on such Site.

There are many misconceptions about Cookies, some of which we will try to address in this policy. Cookies cannot erase your hard drive or otherwise damage your computer and do not tell us an e-mail address or any other PII. We do not and cannot use Cookies or web beacons to retrieve PII from your computer.

A useful resource on understanding Cookies may be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Whre.com does not automatically collect any personal information about you. We do collect PII, including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, geographical location, age and gender, through membership registration, newsletter sign-up requests or promotional contests. We have access to your PII after such PII has been submitted to us where for example (i) you provide us with personal and corporate information, such as name, address, email address and other account information, in order to be able to access and use our services (ii) as part of our sales efforts, we may collect and store data through online forms for contact purposes (iii) you provide information when you send us inquiries relating to our services or in relation to this Privacy Policy (iv) you become a registered user of our Site, (v) you subscribe to any of our newsletters (vi) you contact us by submitting a comment, problem, or request for information ,for example if you report a problem with our site (vii) you submit a review of one of our merchants we will use your email to give you feedback and/or enquire about the delivery process of your product (viii) you submit PII in connection with special offers or contests which can then be used for contact purposes by whre.com and/or merchant/supplier,or by (ix) signing up as one of our advertisers, merchants or business partners.

PII provided in connection with problems, comments or requests is used only to respond to those problems, comments or requests. This information is not stored or used in connection with Clickstream Data and is provided to a third party only as necessary to respond to the comment, problem or request of as required by law or court order.

Please note that it is not necessary for you to become a member in order to use many of the features on whre.com.com, a non-member can easily see products and prices, perform searches, read reviews and take advantage of many other useful features on the site.

whre.com also operates a free e-newsletter service - the whre.com Update - to help you keep up-to-date with the best deals, contests and whre.com news. This is an opt-in service so, as a member, you will receive the newsletter. To unsubscribe simply send an e-mail to info@whre.com.com and include your e-mail address.

The reason that we ask for this PII is to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience on the Site, and to contact you when necessary in connection with any promotions you participate in.

We also use this information for internal business purposes, such as aggregating the data to help us to create a profile of whre.com visitors, as a whole, so that we can; a) build a better understanding of our users and enhance the services we offer, and b) attract advertisers to spend money on whre.com, thus enabling our free price comparison service to operate.

Finally, from time to time, but only with your permission, we may provide your PII to selected third parties who wish to participate in special promotions offered in conjunction with us.