Last modified: January 1, 2017
There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Bizooza Account we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
· What information we collect and why we collect it.
· How we use that information.
· The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then learn about these terms first. Your privacy matters to Bizooza so whether you are new to Bizooza or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices.
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like personal interests, to more complex things like which bizness tools you’ll find most useful or the people who matter most to you online.
We collect information in two ways:
· Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a Bizooza Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Bizooza Profile which may include your name and photo.
· Information we get from your use of our services. We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifier and mobile network information including phone number). Bizooza may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Bizooza Account.
When you use our services or view content provided by Bizooza, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs This may include:
When you use a location-enabled Bizooza service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Bizooza when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
How we may use information we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Bizooza and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
We may use the name you provide for your Bizooza Profile across all of the services we offer that require a Bizooza Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Bizooza Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Bizooza Profile information, such as your name and photo.
When you contact Bizooza, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. When showing you tailored bizness solutions, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal and bizness information, from other Bizooza services – for example to make it easier to share things with people and biznesses you know.
Bizooza processes personal and bizness information on our servers and we may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.
Information you share
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be index-able by search engines, including Bizooza. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Bizooza unless one of the following circumstances applies:
· With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Bizooza when we have your consent to do so.
· With domain administrators
If your Bizooza Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for Bizooza Biz Apps users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization may have access to your Bizooza Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
· For external processing
· For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Bizooza if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
o Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
o Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
o Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
o Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Bizooza, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect Bizooza and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
· We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
· We may offer you two step verification when you access your Bizooza Account, and we support Safe Browsing feature in most browsers.
· We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
· We restrict access to personal information to Bizooza employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.