Y’all, do not ever use Groupon+. They monitor every transaction you make with the card you used to sign up, even if it’s not a transaction using a Groupon.
I know because I’m sitting at a restaurant and just got an email from Groupon saying I’d missed out on a deal. They figured out I was at that restaurant by tracking my credit card. I disabled it as soon as I got the email but they must have tracked me for months.
Regular Groupon is fine as far as I know. It’s Groupon+ that tracked me.
I’m kind of surprised they were so blatant about it. They could have gone on monitoring my purchases indefinitely, and I would have had no idea. But instead they sent me an email that said, in essence, “hey, we were monitoring your purchases and noticed you missed a chance to save some money”. Like they were doing me a favor.
Ok, in their defense, they do say in the fine print that they’re doing that. But of course I didn’t notice, and of course most people won’t.
@kafkaesqueNomad I have their app set to use my location data only while I'm using the app, which I wasn't at the time. They tracked me via my credit card.
If you click through the thread, you can see that I screenshotted the fine print where they gave themselves the ability to do that.
'Someone' should make a database of the connections between companies and organisations that are allowed when various agreement are in place between a given data subject and a company/organisation.