(last updated May 9th, 2014)
Your privacy is important to Brand You Business, LLC and this policy represents our commitment to safeguard and protect your personal information. This policy governs use of the brandyoubusiness.com website and affiliated sites, including forums, chat groups and the like (collectively the “Site”), provided by Brand You Business, LLC, an Oregon Limited Liability Company (“Brand You Business,” “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”).
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT. We use the information gathered to better understand your needs, to improve the contents of our web pages and to monitor technical performance of our network. You may also take advantage of the opportunity to provide suggestions for improvement of our products and services. The information we gather falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by users to the Site through optional registration; and (2) other information gathered as users navigate through the Site.
Information You Provide To Us.
We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while using our Site or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on our Site. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information and personal information (such as your name, address, or email address) that you electronically submit to us for purposes such as registration for certain features on our Site, signing up for email newsletters, completing surveys, or posting comments, or suggestions on our Site. We may also ask for information (including a credit card number) from users who make a purchase or conduct other transactions on our Site. The information supplied helps us to provide the product or service requested, offer you more personalized features, and tailor the Site to your interests. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. However, if you choose not to supply information requested, we may be unable to provide you with services offered to users of the Site.
We also may collect and store information from other sources, including information that is generated automatically as you navigate through our Site. For example, we employ a standard feature of browser software called a “cookie” to assign each user a unique, random number that resides on a user’s computer.
The cookie does not personally identify the user; it merely identifies the computer with which the user accesses the Site. Unless a user voluntarily identifies himself or herself (through registration, for example), the Site will not be able to ascertain the identity of the user, even if a cookie is assigned to a user’s computer.
The only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by a user. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you have entered preference information previously.
Of course, you are free to set your web browser to disable cookies or otherwise limit the information we collect; however, doing so may render your computer unable to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users of the Site. We will do our best to respect your settings, including “do not track” or similar settings, but can do so only to the extent your browser settings are configured correctly and the browser communicates the applicable “do not track” setting.
We also may use web beacons and other methods to access cookies and to count users who visit our Site or open our HTML-formatted email messages. Our Site’s servers may automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address. The IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send data such as the web pages users view. An IP address does not personally identify a user. We use this information to deliver the Site’s content to you upon request and to measure traffic within the Site.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.
We use the information we collect in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features of the Site. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, and sponsors, for a variety of purposes including to process your order for products or services.
Our Use of Information.
The information we gather and collect enables us to provide you with our website and to help you partake of our services. You agree that we, and third-parties acting on our behalf, may use your information to:
- contact you for customer service purposes,
- contact you to inform you of important changes or additions to our Site or the services offered over our Site,
- to send you administrative notices, offers and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you,
- operate, improve and maintain our products and services, including analyzing user behavior,
- suggest products and services that may enhance your use of our products and services,
- administer promotions, provide features and display relevant content to you.
You may withdraw your permission and prevent our use of your information by contacting us using the contact information below.
Information We Share.
You consent to our sharing of information for the purposes described below:
1) Service Providers and Contractors:
We reserve the right to disclose to service providers and contractors all of the information that we collect online about you and other visitors to conduct business on our behalf. These activities could include processing payments, maintaining this Site, and providing business services to us or to you.
2) By Law or to Protect Rights:
We may disclose information when we believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to enforce our intellectual property rights, or to protect the rights, property or safety of
Company and our employees, and if necessary to defend against third-party claims. We may also disclose information when requested to comply with a court order, investigation, or governmental request.
3) Business Transfers:
4) With Your Consent:
We may share information when you provide us with your consent to do so. This may occur when you consent affirmatively or it may occur through your use of the Site as provided in this Policy. For instance, when you request information or services from our affiliates, partners, service providers, or other third parties through us, or when you post information to our Site, you provide your consent for us to share that information with others.
5) We Won’t Sell your Information:
Please bear in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example through comments and forums or through email – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides Brand You Business. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.
MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION AND OPTING OUT.
We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosures of your information. If you share information with us, you will have the opportunity to review, update, change or delete the information you have provided to us (and that we continue to store) at any time. You may also opt-out from receiving electronic communications from Us (note, however, that you may not opt out of certain emails, such as DMCA notices, if you wish to continue using the services).
We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out as described above, we will not be able to remove your information from the databases of our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with which we have already shared your personal information (i.e., to which we have already provided your information as of the date that we implement your opt-out request). Please also note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, and you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or delete Personal Information that has been previously provided to us by you, you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information that you have provided to us. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
STORAGE OF INFORMATION.
All information gathered on our Site is stored within databases with controlled access and over which we can assert control. We will use industry standard measures, including encryption where appropriate. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures we implement may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information supplied will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. Although we carefully review and select third-parties for services such as payment processing, we cannot control or administer their databases and cannot guarantee that the security measures provided by those third-parties are adequate.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT BRAND YOU BUSINESS.
We do not publish text, images, or multimedia content that portrays nudity, foul language, violence, or other information not suitable for children. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly maintain personally identifiable information from or about anyone under 13. If you are under 18, or the age of majority if greater than 18 in your jurisdiction, you agree that your parent or guardian has reviewed and agreed to this policy.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
As email communication is not always secure, please do not include sensitive information or credit card information in email communications with us.