BIZ4GOOD PRIVACY POLICY

Effective date: 26 October 2018

INTRODUCTION

Biz4Good program values the privacy of users of our websites, applications, and other online services (collectively, the “Website”). This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you through the Website and does not cover any information collected offline by Biz4Good, including information collected at our events. To better protect your privacy, this policy describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and when we share it with third parties. Our policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use certain information. If our information practices change, we will post an updated policy on our Website. We shall not apply changes in our policy retroactively to information collected from you under a prior policy if, in the reasonable exercise of our discretion, we determine that the changes substantively affect your rights, unless we have given you notice of the changes of the policy and an opportunity to opt out.  We will provide this notice to you by email if we have a current email address for you and otherwise by posting notice of the change prominently on the home page of our Website.
Information We Collect and How We Use It

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US:

We sometimes ask you to provide certain kinds of personal information while you are on our Website, including information that we collect from online surveys, merchandise transactions, applications, contact inquiry forms, or service access registration forms. This information could include certain personal information (collectively, “Personal Information”) as follows:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • E-Mail address
  • Other related application information
  • USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    We use the Personal Information we collect from our users for various general purposes, including to:

  • permit you to access our services and participate in the Biz4Good community and provide resources including advice, tools and inspiration
  • improve our Website, user experience and quality of service
  • send communications about our products and services
  • prevent and detect fraud and abuse
  • process information or claims in connection with the services
  • respond to your questions and assist with any problems with our services
  • process transactions upon their request
  • enable our service providers to perform certain activities on our behalf
  • comply with our legal obligations, policies and procedures and for internal administrative and analytics purposes
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    We also may use your Personal Information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information, or otherwise with your consent, including without limitation to facility loan programs.

    OTHERS WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

    We are not in the business of selling your information. We do not share, sell, lease or rent information about you to unaffiliated third parties. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your information with certain unaffiliated third parties, as set forth below:

  • Service Providers: We also may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may work with outside companies to: (a) manage a database of user information; (b) assist us in distributing e-mails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide us data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; (f) provide customer service, and (g) provide other services designed to assist us in maximizing our potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in the agreements.
  • Business Partners. We also may share your information with our business partners and other third parties, particularly in connection with their publication or other distribution or use of any of your content in accordance with the rights you have granted to us.
  • Readers of your content. You may choose to submit stories or other content via our Website or otherwise to us.   For example, in posting a testimonial online, you may choose to reveal your name, age, location, or other biographical information. In that case, we only share whatever Personal Information or other information you chose to include within that content.
  • Compliance with Law: We may provide third parties access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors of this Website or the public..
  • With Your Permission: We may share your information with a third party to the extent you give us permission to disclose your information to such third parties.

    EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

    We publish an e-newsletter that is sent periodically to individuals on a subscribe listserv. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to our listserv at any time. Occasionally, we may send announcements about Biz4Good events, campaigns and products to the mail listserv.

    SECURITY

    Biz4Good uses commercially reasonable measures to keep your Personal Information private and safe. We take appropriate physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of the Personal Information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. Please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting Personal Information.
    Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we will use commercially reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties. We may, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

    Our Website is not meant for children.  We do not intentionally collect any Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen, and will dispose of any such information if we become aware that it has been provided to us. Our online contests or sweepstakes are generally restricted to entrants who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in the jurisdiction where they are located, whichever is greater.

    YOUR CONSENT

    Acknowledging this Privacy Policy you agree: (1) that using our Website signifies your assent to Biz4Good‘s Privacy Policy and related terms and conditions provided above; (2) that such policy is subject to all applicable laws; and (3) your use is undertaken at your own risk. Biz4Good reserves the right to change its Privacy Policy at any time, without advance notice. As described above, if we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

    HOW TO CONTACT US

    If you have any questions about your privacy or security on our Website, please contact us at [email protected]

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND USE

    Please be aware that as you visit and navigate this Website your use of our site is subject to applicable laws governing ownership and use of intellectual property, including our trademarks and copyrights. You represent and warrant that you have the right to submit any content that you upload to Website or otherwise provide to us and that such content shall not infringe or violate the publicity, proprietary, and/or other intellectual property rights of any third party, or contain, reference, or depict any unlawful, offensive, or violent material or content.

    NON-CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

    Except for information necessary to process your donations and/or orders or use our services, we do not want you to send to us any confidential or proprietary information through this Website. Any information, photos, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to us will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting it, you are giving us the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute it for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to you. However, we will not use your name unless we are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless we first obtain your permission.

    ERRORS AND INACCURACIES

    We always try to provide complete, accurate, up-to-date information on our Website. Unfortunately, despite those efforts human or technological errors may occur. This site may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, and some information may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, including after a donation and/or order has been submitted, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

    DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

    We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to this Website, its content, advice, tools and inspiration provided, or any of the information available on or through it nor do we assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided or linked from this Website; all information is provided “as is,” with all faults. Except as otherwise provided under applicable laws, we will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this Website or any other site linked to it. This limitation of liability applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for lost profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information, even if we are notified in advance of the potential for any such damages.