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FindTheBiz.com Privacy Policy

October 9, 2016


Introduction

Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. FindTheBiz.com. ("us," "we," "our," or "FTB") is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting the privacy rights of our members, visitors, and other users of the FTB services (referred to as "Services") provided via the FTB website and FTB App and all the related member profiles on our web pages (collectively referred to as "our Website"). This Privacy Policy describes the ways we collect, store, use and protect your personal information. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to our Website. Please note that our Website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our Website. We may post a new amended version of this policy at anytime. We will make reasonable attempts to notify you of any significant changes to this Privacy Policy by email or posting a notice on our website with a link to the modified section of the policy for your review. Any update will take effect at the time we post it. Your use of our Website is governed by this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use.


Personal Information

 Browsing FindTheBiz.com

You watch our members’ commercial videos and view their business information on FindTheBiz (FTB) by establishing a user account with FTB. Your information given at logon is used solely for statistical purposes to tract number of users and frequency of use. You can contact us via email at customerservice@findthebiz.com without having to register as a user.

Your FTB Account

To become a member of FTB you must establish an account with FTB to perform such activities as entering membership information, uploading videos and any photos (regular or panoramic) and editing of your Bio and testimonials. We do ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access.

Your email Information

When you become a member of FTB you MUST provide us with an accurate and active email address(es) which belong to you the member or signee. If at anytime we find this information to be false, inaccurate or misleading any of the following actions may occur: a) you maybe asked to update and provide an accurate email, b) you may receive or be issued a warning notice for non-compliance or continued non-compliance to our membership policies, c) or with continued non-compliance you maybe asked to remove your business listing(s) and information from our site, d) FTB may remove your listing(s) and information from our site, e) you maybe barred from the FTB website. If "c, d or e" occur your membership fees will NOT be refunded, they are in effect forfeited. By providing your email information, you are giving your express permission (opting-in)  to recieve email correspondences from any of our FTB email addresses and representative personnel concerning or pertaining to any of the following: a) any issues to your business profile listing(s), b) announcements concerning updates or upgrades to the FTB services, c) membership payments or any issues regarding payments, c) the FTB Blog and corresponding interactions, d) general informative FTB newsletters.

You can expect that FTB will not flood you with unnecessary and unwanted emails or sales pitches. FTB will not sell or abuse your email address(es) by providing them to third parties without your opt-in permission.   

 

Usage Information

When you use FTB, we may record information about your usage of the site, such as the services accessed, frequency of use, number of times accessed and whether member links or videos have been sent to others, as well as the length of time you log on. If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your FTB Account. In order to ensure the quality of our service to you, we may place a tag (also called a "web beacon") in HTML-based customer support emails or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery. We may also display or use your content, including video(s), as examples for our members or potential members as a guide to designing their business profile. However, your content belongs to you and just as you may not use copyrighted materials belonging to others on our site it is also strictly forbidden for other FTB members to copy and use your video(s) or other content (content which may be subject to copyright protection) on our site. 

Content Uploaded to Site

Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., testimonials, videos displayed, your profile page) may be collected and used by others. If you download the FTB Uploader, your copy includes a unique application number. This number and information about your installation of the Uploader (version number, language) will be sent to FTB when the Uploader automatically checks for updates and will be used to update your version of the Uploader.


Uses

Personal information you submit to FTB, maybe used that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of FTB, and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us.
We may use your email and personal information to send commercial or marketing messages for FTB sales. We will use your email address, if needed, without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (like notifying you of any major FTB changes or for customer service purposes). Updates happen frequently and you may choose how often you receive email updates in your FTB settings page.

We use cookies, web beacons, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit FTB; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.


Technical and Standard Web Log Data Collected

We automatically record and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Website: (1) IP addresses, (2) domain servers, (3) types of computers accessing our Website; (4) types of web browsers used to access our Website; (5) referring source, or URL, which may have sent you to our Website; and (6) the pages and information you accessed on our Website. This data helps us (1) establish a broad understanding of site traffic patterns, (2) diagnose server problems and perform site administration, and (3) tailor and improve the information we present to you so you can thoroughly benefit and appreciate the service offered by our Website.

Interactive and Installed Tools

We collect information you provide voluntarily in free-form text boxes on our Website and through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like. You may elect to use certain Services available through our Website that require you to download and install software on your computer ("Installed Tools"). The Installed Tools may collect and transmit information from your computer system solely relating to use of the Installed Tools and for the purpose of providing you the relevant Services, for example, by informing FTB when a user is logged on and available to receive update or alert notices.

Cookies

When you access our website, we may place small data files called "cookies" on the hard drive of your computer that contain information such as user preferences, and lists of pages visited and activities conducted while browsing our Website. We do not link the information stored in cookies directly to any of your Personal Information you submit while on the Website. We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored on them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may require you to re-enter certain information more frequently during a visit to our Website.

Web Beacons

In limited circumstances we also may use "Web Beacons" to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our Website and the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters we send to you. "Web Beacons" are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the user’s browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the Website and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes.

Storage

We store all Technical and Standard Web Log Data and review postings indefinitely, even after "deletion," and may archive such information elsewhere. We store all Personal Information until you request that we modify or delete it, in which case we may still wind up retaining some of that information for the reasons described below under “Updates and Changes to our Privacy Policy”.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

COPPA severely restricts what information can be collected from children under the age of 13. For this reason, children under the age of 13 in the United States are prohibited from using our Website. Our Website is not directed at children, and FTB does not knowingly collect any information from individuals under the age of 13. If we learn that we have received any information from an individual under the age of 13, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or a parent or legal guardian) to inform him/her that he/she cannot use the Services and subsequently we will delete that information from our own servers.


Information That is Publicly Available

When you create your FTB Account, the information you want displayed about FTB Account will be provided to FTB users. This includes the video you choose, your Bio, photographs, panoramic views of your facility(s) , business address(s), phone number(s), email address and website information.

Any videos that you submit to FTB may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other FTB members and users or the general public.


Member Choices

FTB members can update or correct their personal/business profile information any time by visiting your account profile page or dashboard. Members can control the information displayed to users by editing their FTB Account.

Users can access and change their logon and password information at anytime.


Closing Your Account

Should you choose to close your account with FTB and you wish to remove please any personal information, please contact customercare@findthebiz.com. Upon your request, FTB will make reasonable efforts to delete your account and the Personal Information in your profile; however, it may be impossible to remove your account without some residual information being retained by FTB


Advertising on FindTheBiz.com

The FTB.com website will utilize the Double-click cookie for users to access members’ displayed profiles as well as other third party ad serving systems for relevant advertising to users. Double Click cookie, as well as other third party ad serving systems, to do so. A range of other information including cookies, web beacons, IP addresses, usage data and other non-personal information about the user computer or device (such as browser type and operating system) may be used to provide relevant advertising.

The Double-click cookie used by FTB helps advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads on our site. The advertisers, on FTB, may serve ads based on interests associated with non-personally identifiable online activity, such as services or member profiles viewed, frequency of use or activity on other Advertising sites. Users maybe served ads, from advertisers, based on previous activity on that advertiser's website. Non-personally identifiable information is held separately from member and user FTB Accounts data, or other personally identifying information in our possession.

You can view, edit and add to the categories used to provide you with interest-based advertising in the Ads Preferences Manager for the Double-click cookie. Ads preferences will be respected by FTB and any advertising sites on FTB using the Double-click cookie to serve such ads. More information about interest-based advertising and the Ads Preference Manager can be found on our FAQ page(s).

You can opt out of the Double-click cookie any time. Just select the Double-click opt-out cookie and any ads delivered to your browser by our ad-serving technology will not be served based on the Double-click cookie.

Other third-party ad serving companies may display ads on FTB, if they comply with our ad serving requirements. FTB will not and does not provide any personal information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. For other concerns or questions about third–party advertising please consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. FTB’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. All data obtained through third-party ad servers and shared with FTB is maintained and dealt with by FTB in accordance with this privacy policy.


More Information

FTB adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce’s web site.