I. User Submissions
Biz Spot values your ideas and welcomes your feedback. Please note, however, that Biz Spot does not solicit and will not pay for your creative ideas. If you choose to send Biz Spot feedback, you acknowledge and agree that you do so voluntarily and that no contract or confidential relationship is thereby created. You agree that you did not get the material from another person and are free to provide it to Biz Spot. You also agree that Biz Spot's review of your material does not mean that it is unique or original and that Biz Spot may independently have created or create it in the future something substantially similar or identical to your submission, with no liability or obligation to you. The content of your submission will become and remain the sole property of Biz Spot, and Biz Spot shall be entitled to unrestricted use of your material for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you.
II. WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND WHY
a. Information submitted by you
At times, we may ask you to provide information about yourself in order to better serve you. For example, some of the information collected may include name, title, address, phone number, email address, and personal information concerning your interests, occupation, gender and other demographic information. If information is collected we will create a user account on your behalf that is identifiable by a unique login e.g. an email address and/or password to ensure that any disclosed information collected is kept private. In addition, we will ask you to submit payment information such as a credit card number and related information (i.e. billing and shipping addresses) in connection with being a registered user of the Site. If you wish to correct or remove your account information please follow the procedures set forth below in the section titled "Can I Update or Remove My Account Information?"
b. Information submitted by advertisers
Biz Spot collects information when you register your company to be advertised with Biz Spot or through one of our third party resellers of Biz Spot advertising products or when you use a credit card. Biz Spot may combine information about you that we have obtained from publicly available records or business partners. When advertisers register their company we collect information about your company. For example, some of the information collected may include name, title, address, phone number, email address, and company information concerning your business products/services offered and sold. This information may be made available to the public as a listing in our directory pages, or on third party business directories and the search engines that include Yahoo, Google and others.
c. Information collected by Cookies
We also make use of website "cookies" to help you use our services more easily and to help us continuously improve our Site and our service to you. A "cookie" is a small data file that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer to help our Site "remember" information about you to make it easier and more efficient to use our Site. Our Site employs session cookies. A session cookie does not remain on your computer after you close your web browser window. Our session cookies contain none of your personal information and cannot be used to track you around the internet. Our session cookies can only be used by this Site and they only exist for the duration of your visit. Depending on the settings in your browser, you may have the option to deny the session cookie; however, doing so may negatively impact upon the performance of the Site or restrict us in better serving your needs and interests. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
III. HOW IS MY INFORMATION USED?
a. User Identification
All user registration information is retained on a secure server. We may use this information in an aggregated form to measure number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, and other relevant statistics. We collect this information to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content of our Site.
b. Contacting You Concerning Promotions and New Services
We may request you to "opt-in" to receive certain communications from the Site. We will not send unsolicited messages to you concerning promotions or new services or other marketing material unless you have opted-in. If, after you have opted-in, you no longer wish to receive such communications from us please follow the procedures set forth below in the section titled How Can I “Opt-out” of Receiving E-mail Communications. Please note that your request to stop receiving these communications may not prevent us from sending such messages that were generated prior to the time we were able to process your request.
c. Use of Your Information
At times, we may request you to provide personally identifiable information to identify you as a user of the Site. We may also use information collected about your preferences and activities at the Site, such as the particular pages you request at the Site. We may vary the content you receive in future visits to the Site based on your preferences and activities.
d. Disclosure of Your Information
We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any persons or entities outside of our company, nor lease, license, sublicense, rent, transfer, disclose, disseminate or otherwise grant access to such information unless:
(i) You have been given an opportunity to "opt-in" and have agreed to opt-in to such disclosure of your information;
(ii) We must share your information in order to provide a product or service that you have ordered or requested, in which case we will require that any third person or entity we use to fulfill your order agrees that it does not have the right to use your information other than to fulfill your order or request; or
(iii) We are required to respond to subpoena, court orders or other requirement of law which requires disclosure of your information.
e. Disclosure of Aggregate Information
We may combine your personally identifying information and information about your preferences, activities, and purchasing trends with those of all or a particular group of our users to prepare collective profiles of our users and their activities for our internal use. For example, we may track the number of our users who view certain pages or use certain features or to track user trends. Such information, and other information we derive from individual users' information, allows us to continue to grow and provide you with quality information through more accurate marketing and advertising of the Site. We may share aggregated information concerning our users, without attribution of personal information, to other companies with whom we conduct business.
f. How Can I "Opt-out" of Receiving E-mail Communications?
If you do not wish to receive email messages from us, please send an email to
IV. WHAT WE DO TO KEEP THIS SITE SECURE
We employ procedural and technical safeguards to secure your personal information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Any information you enter on our accounts setup page is encrypted before transmission to our server by using 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption software. You can safely enter your credit card and personal registration information and it cannot be read in transit to our server. We also employ many security procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. Regardless of the precautions taken by us we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Information?
(i) Use only secure websites when disclosing your information. Secure pages begin with "https".
(ii) Avoid using easy to figure out access and personal ID (PIN) codes.
(iii) Never respond to unsolicited requests for your social security number or financial information.
(iv) Do not disclose your passwords to the Site or your account information to any other person.
(v) Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
b. Hypertext Links
Our Site may contain "links" to other websites, and we cannot and are not responsible for maintaining your privacy once you leave our Site. If you provide any information to parties who operate websites that are linked to or from this Site, different rules may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review other websites' policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information. Under no circumstances shall we have any liability whatsoever for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through the Site.
a. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL LOCAL BIZ SPOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO, OR THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT LOCAL BIZ-SPOT IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OR LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF LOCAL BIZ SPOT TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU FOR THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO DAMAGES.