The main function of Clickforadeal is to find new or used merchandise and businesses as close to you as possible. We do this by using the satellites orbiting the Earth and a software function called Geo-Location. If you want to search for items that are closest to your current address, you must answer “Allow” when the pop-up “clickforadeal.com wants to know your location” . Clickforadeal will not function without access to latitude and longitude. Clickforadeal only uses your longitude and latitude to calculate the products and businesses closest to you, and guarantees we do not sell, or use this information in any unscrupulous, illegal or unethical way. If you chosose NOT to allow geo-location then you MUST enter your zipcode or a zipcode close to you. Clickforadeal will then search our zipcode database and assign longitude and latitude of the post office that services the zipcode you entered. All your search distances will then be base off the distance to your post office rather your real location. This is not as acurate, but still works great if you are still concerned about security.
Geo-Location needs to be used responsibly by YOU as well! Most likely location services is already turned on in your computer device or phone. Then when a website requiring Geo-Location is entered, you will get the question to accept or deny.
If you have ever purchase something online from Amazon, Target, Penneys or any online store, you may have been asked the same question.
In this day and age of computer hacks and scammers you need to be aware and take every precaution to protect yourself. Geo-Location is a great tool, but the bad guys will always find a way if you let them.
For example: It seems any app you download theses days pops up with a message that says they need access to location services, microphone ect. Now ask yourself, where was this App made and who made it. Did they design a very appealing game for free just to get you to say ALLOW to location services, then you are an open door and at thier mercy as the following artical explains.
Clickforadeal wants you to be aware of this, just so you know what could happen and how easily it can happen whether you use Clickforadeal or not.
Once again Clickforadeal only captures your longitude and latitude so we can calculate distances only.
Here at Clickforadeal, we take this so seriously and want to earn your trust that we have included a great article about Geo-Location, and things you should be aware of. Please do not let this scare you away from using Clickforadeal. We hope our honesty about this issue will instill trust that Clickforadeal.Com is one of the many trustworthy web sites.
Security Article direct link is https://www.thebalance.com/safety-security-and-gps-geolocation-1947457
Or we have copied and pasted the text from that link below.
Article below written by: Robert Siciliano
If you have smartphone, such an iPhone or Android device, you probably know that they have geolocation features. Though these features can be quite helpful, such as if you lose your phone, they also may cause problems and even become dangerous.
Hazards Associate With Geolocation
Bottom line, geolocation can pose a threat to privacy, and though this technology may be useful and fun, it is anything but safe. Though geolocation can be used on a PC, it is primarily used on mobile phones. When used on a PC, however, it not only tracks your GPS latitude and longitude, it also may track the PC's IP address, which is connected to your physical address. Yes, it is a nifty tool, but you have to use it smartly.
For example, many online dating services have started using geolocation in order to match singles with those who are nearby. These dating services also use photos and descriptions, of course, which when combined with geolocation information, will make it very easy to track down a certain user. This certainly could have negative implications when put into the wrong hands.
Though you share this information without realizing it most of the time, you are actually giving a potentially dangerous person a full profile of your daily actions. This all makes it quite feasible that anyone who has the right software can track your movements at any time.
This danger is fully expressed by looking at how shelters for victims of domestic violence remove the batteries of the victims' phones as soon as they arrive. This prevents their attackers from tracking the victim to the shelter.
Thieves also use geolocation to determine whether or not their victims are at home, which will give them ample opportunity to burglarize a home. Stalkers also use geolocation to track their victims. In this case, they typically switch on the tracking feature of a phone without the knowledge of the phone's owner. If you believe your GPS feature has been turned on without your knowledge, you can either call your carrier or shut it off yourself.
As you can see, geolocation can certainly pose a threat to your security, and the information that is collected through geolocation is quite sensitive as it allows anyone to be targeted at any time.
Here are some tips to protect yourself when using geolocation:
Do Not Use Geolocation At Home - Logging into any account that uses geolocation from home not only shows that you are home, it also shows where the home is. This means, if a person wants to find your home address, there is really nothing stopping them.
Do Not Use Geolocation At The Homes Of Friends Or Family - The same rules apply when you are at the home of a friend or family member.
Use Caution When Following People on Social Media - With social media sites, your followers, friends, and fans are open for anyone to see. Any person who wants to can see your followers list, and due to this list, they can make assumptions about you. For instance, if you blog about politics, you may follow a lot of political candidates. Though you may be doing this simply to get information and to stay in the loop, it could give someone else dangerous ideas.
Avoid Developing a Pattern - If you check in regularly to Starbucks every day at 3 pm, this could be detrimental to your safety. Someone who knows that you are always at Starbucks at this time can start following you, or worse, simply because they know your pattern.
Monitor Your Connected Accounts - Many people connect social media accounts, and Twitter, for example, unless your tweets are protected, is
Educate Your Family - You should take some time to research more about the dangers of using a location-based application on your mobile phone, and you should alfully public. If your Twitter account is connected to a geolocation app, such as Foursquare, your location information could be appearing on your Twitter account, and anyone can see it.
so make sure that your family is aware of these too. Weighing the rewards against the risk is something that your entire family should do.
Learn About Your Apps - Some of the apps that use geolocation may be surprising, so make sure to go through your settings to check which apps are using it and which apps are not. Most of the well known social networking sites use this information, but so do popular gaming or information apps.