We strongly believe that people deserve the utmost respect when it comes to the privacy of their personal information. We will never give or sell your email address to any unauthorized party.
LocalBizBlogs collects information you submit as part of the registration process. This information includes username, email, zip code, and telephone number (optional). If you have a question regarding our services prior to registering as a community member, we may collect your name and email address in order to respond to your requests.
Each member has their own BizBlog, where they may post information about themselves and their local business. All content published to your BizBlog, including your Profile, Blog, Tools, and Icon, will be made available to the public. You will be identified only by your username, which you choose and which you can use to remain anonymous. If you provide identifying information, either in your choice of screen name or otherwise, it is your choice, and you do so at your own discretion.
We also collect information relating to your activity on this website that you do not explicitly submit to us, such as your actions on this website, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, time stamp, etc. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, administer the site, and improve the quality of service delivered. We may provide non-identifying aggregate usage and volume statistical information derived from the actions of our visitors and customers to third parties in order to demonstrate the value we deliver to users.
You may choose to provide us with another person's email address to share with that person information about a business or invite them to create an account on this website. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with the law.
As explained in your Terms of Service, We may disclose information about you and your use of this website if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. We are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.
Your LocalBizBlogs account is password protected. We employ firewalls and other security technologies to protect our servers from external attack. When handling billing information, such as your credit card information, we enable our servers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to establish a secure connection between your computer and our servers, creating a private "conversation" that cannot be viewed or accessed by other parties. Your credit card information is stored securely with our credit card processor. We test our systems regularly to insure that our security mechanisms are up to date.
The security of your account also depends on the protection of your password. You should not share this password with anyone. We have developed procedures for recovering your password which will not require you to send us your password via email or give it out over the phone. If you ever receive an email requesting entry of your email address and/or screen name and password, please confirm that you are on a web site with a URL beginning http://www.localbizblogs.com.
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose information about yourself in the content that you submit to this website (e.g., including your actual name or email address), that information can be collected, correlated, and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from others. Such activities are beyond our control. Please do not post any personal information on this website that you expect to keep private.
It is a good practice to select a password for your account that is unique, a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and isn't predictable or easy to guess. For instance, "Buster" may be your pet's name and easy to remember, but "!Buster1" would be difficult for someone to guess. Another good practice is to change your password periodically (every 90 days).
If you use the discussion forums on this web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We do not monitor or mask personally identifiable information that may appear on the forums, so if you choose to put personal information on the forums you do so at your own risk.
For additional information, or if you have any questions regarding this policy or the privacy practices at LocalBizBlogs, please submit your questions or comments directly to email via email. Any personal information you submit will be used solely to respond to your requests.
You can also send questions or comments to:
P.O. Box 1122
Valparaiso, IN 46383