Bizyhood Privacy Policy

Last Updated on June 24, 2013. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for users registering for personal and/or business accounts after that date and will become effective on June 30, 2013.

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This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in connection with your use of our websites, emails, and mobile applications ("Site"). The terms "we", "us", and "Bizyhood" refer to Bizyhood Inc., a New Jersey corporation. When you use the Site, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Information You Submit

  2. Cookies and Other Information We Collect

  3. Third Parties

  4. Controlling Your Personal Data

  5. Data Retention and Account Termination

  6. Children

  7. Security

  8. Dispute Resolution

  9. Modifications To This Privacy Policy

  1. Information You Submit

We may store the information you submit to or through the Site. We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide Site functionality, improve Site quality, personalize the user experience, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, and comply with legal obligations. Bizyhood has two types of users: End users of the service ("End Users") and business owners that are claiming their business on the site ("Business Users"). Some features will apply to both End Users and Business Users, and will be referred to as "Users". Among the information you submit to or through the Site, please note:

    1. Account Registration: Users must provide a valid email address and zip code in order to sign up for an Account on the Site. In addition, you may provide us with your full name and address. When you sign up for a Bizyhood account, we opt you in to receive emails from other End Users, Business Users and Bizyhood by default. You can manage your email preferences and modify some of the information associated with your account at https://business.bizyhood.com/accounts/social/connections/. Note that you cannot opt out of receiving required administrative or legal notices. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal https://business.bizyhood.com/contact/ .

    2. Public Content: Your reviews, tips, photos, check-ins, check-in comments, likes, message board posts, bookmarks, friends, lists, compliments, account profile (including your first name and last initial, but excluding your other account registration information and zip code), and other content you post to the Site are meant for public consumption. We may display this content on the Site, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.

    3. Contacts: You can invite your friends to join the Site by providing their contact information, or by allowing us to use your address book from your computer, mobile device, or other sites. If you invite a friend to join and connect with you on the Site, we may use and store your friends' contact information long enough to process your requests.

    4. Messaging: If you exchange messages with others through the Site, we may store these messages in order to deliver them and allow you to manage them. If you send information from the Site to your phone via SMS text message, we may log your phone number, phone carrier, and the date and time that the message was processed. Carriers may charge recipients for texts that they receive.

    5. Credit Card Purchases: If you purchase Bizyhood products or services, we may collect and store billing and credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction (such as fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments). When you submit credit card numbers, we encrypt that information using industry standard technology.

For more information on controlling your personal data, please see Sections 4 and 5, below.

  1. Cookies and Other Information We Collect

In addition to the information you submit to or through the Site, we also collect and store information from and about you in the course of your use of the Site. We use this information to analyze and track user behavior, personalize your experience, associate it with other information about you, provide the functionality and improve the quality of the Site, help comply with legal obligations, and may use it to display relevant advertising. We collect this information in different ways:

    1. Cookies: We may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (sometimes called "flash cookies"), and similar technology in connection with your use of the Site ("Cookies"). Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Site, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. You can disable some (but not all) Cookies in your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site.

    2. Server Logs: Our servers log information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view and the date and time of your visit. Our servers also log information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.

  1. Third Parties

We do not rent, share, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. That said, please note the following:

    1. Advertising and Third Party Cookies: We allow third parties who provide services relating to advertising to use Cookies, as defined above, in connection with your use of the Site. As a result, they may collect and store the same type of information and use it for the same type of purposes as described for Bizyhood above, and they may be able to associate the information they collect with other information they have about you from other sources. We do not necessarily have access to or control over the Cookies they use.

    2. Service Providers: Some of the services that are offered through the Site may be offered by third party providers. We also may outsource some of our own functions to third party providers, such as technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, payment processing functions, and other services. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests.

    3. Aggregate Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.

    4. Business Transfers: We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires Bizyhood or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

    5. Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users affiliates, or the public.

    6. Links: The Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.

    7. Facebook and Google+: When you create a login to our Site, we offer you the option to link your Facebook and/or Google+ credentials to your account. If you choose this option, we will receive information from these services to make it easier for you to create an account on the Site and show you relevant content from your social networks. This information personalizes your experience and helps you create and get the most value out of a Bizyhood account. This feature is not required, if you do not want to share your social network information, simply login to the Site directly. You can also connect your Bizyhood account to your accounts on third party services like Facebook or Google+, in which case we may collect and store information identifying your account with the third party service. We use the information to help you connect and share public content with your friends and followers. You can manage these settings https://business.bizyhood.com/accounts/social/connections/ .

  1. Controlling Your Personal Data

Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your user account if you include personal information in your Public Content. The only personal attribute we require other than your email address is your Zip Code. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Site pseudonymously via your Zip Code, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Site and your ability to get personalized reviews based on what your friends and neighbors contribute to the Site.

Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Site are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, we do not have any control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly posts it or its contents.

  1. Data Retention and Account Termination

When logged into your account, you can remove or edit a review that you have posted to the Site by clicking on the respective links below the review. You can also terminate your personal account. If you terminate your account, we may continue to show some of your content in anonymized form. We may also keep personal information in our active systems for a period of 5 years (or longer if required by law) in order to ensure our ability to satisfy the authorized uses under this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use retained data to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site or to comply with legal obligations. Please also note that information may exist in backup storage even after it has been removed from our active databases. If you are terminating a business account, the personal information associated with your account will be removed according to the terms of this Policy. However your business listing will remain visible, including consumer reviews about your business.

  1. Children

The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us https://business.bizyhood.com/contact/. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

  1. Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  1. Dispute Resolution

If you believe that Bizyhood has not adhered to this Privacy Policy you may write to the Bizyhood Privacy Officer at the following address:

Bizyhood Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
23 Halifax Dr.

Morganville, NJ 07746
United States of America
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  1. Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information and will be located https://business.bizyhood.com/privacy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.