Privacy Policy

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This privacy policy has been compiled to help those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information by using our website. This PII may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences, transactional data, such as purchase information, and technical data, such as information about cookies.

When you enter this website, the information below is automatically collected and possibly recorded, such as:

Your IP address and domain name.
The type of browser and operating system you use.
The time and length of your visit.
The pages of this site that you visit.
Data on searches you perform.

This information is used for items such as, but not limited to, tracking the number of visitors to the site, individual pages viewed on the website, determining where referrals to the site generated from, assessing the technology used to access the site, and assisting with site maintenance.

Personally Identifiable Information Collection

Whenever you send me an email, enter a giveaway, respond to a survey, or subscribe to the WNY Deals & To-Dos daily newsletter, you will provide certain personally identifiable information, including your email address, to help you with your experience using this website. To make comments on the site, you will be asked to supply your name or nickname, email address,  and website (not required).


When visitors leave comments on this website, we collect the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We have no control over who reads your comments or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the site.

Contact Forms

When you submit a question or comment through our contact form, we will collect data shown in the contact form.  This PII includes your first and last name, email address, and the comment or message. We will keep the contact form submissions for a period of up to one year, for customer service purposes.  We never use the information submitted through our contact form for marketing purposes.

Use of cookies

We use cookies to:

Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
Keep track of advertisements.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie preferences. If users disable cookies in their browser, it will turn off some of the features on this website.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics is a web analytics service that gathers, collects, and analyzes data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which site a user has come from, which pages of the website were accessed or how often and the amount of time a page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

This site uses Google Analytics to gain insight into user interaction with our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to remember a user’s behavior, to generate reports as to who visits our site and what they do once they are on it.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners an idea of which country, state or city their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected.

You may opt-out of the use of personalized ads by visiting Ad Settings at Google. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, enter a giveaway, make a comment, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
To improve our website to serve you better.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
To send periodic emails regarding information or services provided on the website.

How we protect your information

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have exclusive access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Also, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We do not use vulnerability scanning or scanning to PCI standards as we only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning to ensure the integrity and safety of the content shared on this website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal information we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) unless we provide users with advance notice.  For example, if you win a sponsored giveaway, your personal information may need to be shared with the sponsor to fulfill the prize. This will always be disclosed before such a giveaway is operated on this site.

Third-Party Disclosure

We may share your PII data with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-Party Links and Advertising

This website may include or offer third-party products, services, or advertising with links to third-party websites that are not controlled by WNY Deals and To-Dos. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, and WNY Deals and To-Dos is not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites.

This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are actively in a session with If you should use a third-party link on this site, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that website’s privacy policy.

Third-Party Services

From time to time, we may engage third parties to assist in providing marketing, back-end, programming, and support services. These third-parties will only have access to information to the extent necessary to provide such services.


We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google’s advertising requirements are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. See more at:

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our website and other sites on the Internet.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to them using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you may opt-out of advertising from any or all Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) members at or through the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) at


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


On our website, we use the service of Pinterest. The operator of the Pinterest component is Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you use the embedded “Pin it” button on a page, Pinterest receives information that you have accessed the respective page from this site. If you are logged in to Pinterest, they can match your visit on our page to your Pinterest account. Pinterest saves the transmitted data when you click the “Pin it” button. For further information on Pinterest’s privacy policy, go to

You must log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site if you wish to prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our website.


We use the service of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

When you use the embedded Twitter button on a page, Twitter is informed about which specific page of our website is currently being shared. If you are logged in to Twitter, they can match your visit on our page to your Twitter account.

We have no control over the information that Twitter collects here. For further information on Twitter’s privacy policy, go to

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.  This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.  

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.  All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

We value your privacy; therefore, we have taken the necessary precautions to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (OPPA). We will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

This website has chosen to restrict data processing for eligible California residents. Google will only show non-personalized ads to those particular visitors using individual unique identifiers and other data. 

Akismet Anti-Spam Service

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We comply with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Fair Information Practices

To be in line with Fair Information Practices, if a data breach were to occur, we would notify users on this website and via email within seven business days.


We collect your email address to send you pertinent information, respond to inquiries, and other requests or questions. Per the CAN-SPAM Act, users can unsubscribe or opt-out of ALL future email marketing by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to any information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy and terms and conditions. Please do not use this website if you do not agree with any of our legal terms.

Changes in This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing advance notice. The revised Privacy Policy is effective immediately and will be posted on this page. It is the responsibility of each user to review the website and the Privacy Policy periodically to learn of any revisions to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the site after the effectiveness of such changes will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us here.

This policy was lasted updated on June 20, 2021.

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