BizCoCity’s Privacy Statement
BizCoCity Policy - Collected Information:
BizCoCity and our group of websites collects personally identifiable information such as names, postal codes, addresses, emails, and other personal information which is voluntarily submitted by our visitors, users and members. The information which is provided by users and collected by BizCoCity is used to fulfill your specific requests and improve your overall site experience. We also collect user and business information for our individual products and services including Profiles, Listings, Messages, Blog, Q&A posts as well as any questionnaires, surveys or feedback forms submitted to us via our website. BizCoCity also collects user search and user navigation data for statistical, historical, business and analytical purposes. BizCoCity does not collect your financial information such as credit card information, number and expiration date in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, whereas this information is handled by our reputable and accredited third party processor. These details, when submitted through our site, are sent through the processing gateway directly and all transactions are processed via our E-Commerce portal. Our processor stores this Data for a minimum of XXdaysXX to facilitate any future transactions or renewals which may occur for your services on BizCoCity and other sites within our Network. BizCoCity also tracks IP addresses of users and may create and deliver cookies within the browser file on website user’s computer to ensure the best site experience possible.
BizCoCity - Use of Collected Information:
The information collected by BizCoCity helps us create a better environment for our users and lets us understand their needs and identify areas where our user experience can be improved. We rely heavily on our users’ feedback and that of our communities, however, we also collect additional usage data to ensure that all paths on our website, lead to a satisfactory result for our users.
Email addresses are used to send notifications, promotions or messages to our clients and members but never to send spam, unsolicited emails or advertise 3rd party services to our users or members. You can set your notification settings through: *XXMySettingsXX (*available only for registered users) to set frequency, method and limit the type of emails and notifications which are sent to you through our site. If you have opted to receive information through our website, personal information can be used in messages and for tracking responses in the event of such communication for marketing, development or customer service purposes.
Financial information collected by our third party processors is stored for your convenience and is used for subsequent purchases of products and services offered through our site. BizCoCity has no direct access to your financial information and this information is not shared beyond our processors end.
BizCoCity’s Policy on Cookies:
Please be aware that we do not use our cookies to store any personal or sensitive information submitted during your site session. If you have set your browser to block or reject cookies it may have a negative impact on your overall site experience, however, we have programmed our website with these drawbacks in mind as we allow you to save custom settings for search and tracking purposes directly within your account.
Responsible Use of Messaging:
Although we may regularly monitor activity with respect to messaging in cases where abuse is suspected, will not be obligated to track and review any messages or notifications sent via our messaging tools. If you send a message via our system or have shared information we will not use any email or contact details for any purpose other than the delivery of the content. We may although are not required to store this information for internal purposes such as determining success rates of new members joining based on these messages and notifications.
Our Commitment to the Security of Personal Data:
The trust and confidence of our clients and members is BizCoCitys highest priority, therefore we are committed to take every precaution possible to ensure that your personal information is secure within our business environment, both virtually and physically. Only authorized agents of BizCoCity will ever have access to your information and your information will only be accessed by the agents when warranted by our internal policies and procedures.
To further ensure your security of personal and sensitive information, we have decided to use a professional 3rd party company to handle our processing needs. This ensures the safety of your transactions and financial details such as credit card numbers and other online banking information used. Our site and processors use Secure Socket Layer with encryption. We recommend that you visit http://www.verisign.com for full details on security with respect to the use of Secure Socket Layers SSL.
To be addressed based on processor decision:
The use that BizCoCity's partners make of customer information will not exceed BizCoCity's use of the data. Key billing information (such as credit card number, expiration date and dollar amount) gathered from users making online purchases of products or services is shared with Verisign, our credit card processing partner, in order to authorize charges to the credit card. BizCoCity also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of BizCoCity, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.
Shared information on BizCoCity:
BizCoCity does not share information without the consent of our members. When creating a listing or profile on our site without indicating that you would like to hide the information or entering information that shows if entered, a member is consenting that we will share this information publicly through our website as part of said respective listing or profile. We have reviewed our user-experience extensively and feel that the end result is a very comprehensive site experience which will thoroughly inform you thusly of which data will and won’t be displayed. We encourage you to “Preview” your listings, profiles and other content before they are published to ensure the correct data is showing.
Shared information - With Respect to Listing Information:
When creating a Listing on BizCoCity certain information is shared publicly. A member who creates a listing is recommended to add a name and telephone which will be displayed publicly on the listing. Alternatively a user may choose just to fill in an email address so they can receive email inquiries only. Also note, any information entered on a listing will be public unless otherwise specified through our website.
Shared information - With Respect Profile Information:
Shared information - With Respect Broker Profile Information:
Shared information – Contacting members through site:
Additional Provisions respecting Shared Information
BizCoCity may be required to disclose personal information when required to comply by law in such cases where a court order or legal request is sent to our website in order to comply with a judicial proceeding. We are bound to do so in accordance with law. This may occur for a variety of reasons including fraud prevention, legal investigation and can be collected by government agencies as well as legal agencies without formal notice to a user or member. We reserve the full right to your account information if: (A) we are required to do so by law; or (B) there is a pending fraud investigation or (C) in cases where fraud prevention or intervention is taking place.
Submitting Testimonials to BizCoCity:
We love to hear your feedback, especially when we hear how great the experience has been for you! We welcome customer feedback and if we feel that your feedback sends our message loud and clear, we may ask you if we can use your name and info for promotional purposes. Not only is a great way for us to show new-comers first-hand how well our service works, but it also gives you the ability to solidify your brand or self as being an active member of our web community. We will never publish these details without your consent, however, if you would like you can actually send us your complimentary email with your consent included! You can submit a testimonial or any other comments or feedback by clicking here. If you have consented to have your name published by error or if you have changed your mind, simply let us know and we will correct it for you as quickly as possible.
BizCoCity Q&A, Forum and Blog
Users of the BizCoCity Blog and BizCoCity Q & A forum are subject to site Terms and Conditions. Upon creating your profile, you are asked to specify which details can be shown, unless your profile is hidden. Profiles are publicly accessible and in order to contribute to the BizCoCity Blog and Q & A forum, we request that you create a basic personal profile so can identify yourself within the community. We would like to make you aware that any publicly displayed information as well as posts and answers can be accessed and potentially used by anyone accessing the site. It’s a great way to get information out, but if someone likes it enough, it may be copied. You can click here to access the privacy settings for your account or contact us should you have any questions about your privacy settings.
Social Media Icons and Widgets – (Indemnity)
BizCoCity uses various social media outlets to share content and information in order to promote the site and our members’ activities. We have no control over the practices of these third party networks, their terms or privacy policies. Therefore it is recommended that you be aware of the terms and policies of these sites as well if you have privacy concerns. Any social media content such as logos, widgets, icons, and any other 3rd party social network related content is therefore proprietary of the company or organization which owns it.
Other Third Party Sites and Content
Editing or Deleting Personal details and Opt-out
BizCoCity is authorized to contact its members by any means it feels to be accommodating when it is deemed necessary to communicate with our members. By registering or submitting your contact information through our website you are acknowledging and consenting this and grant us the right to communicate with you via any method deemed appropriate. Reasons for contact may include but is not limited to member support, marketing or legally related matters, as well as for other appropriate purposes. By accessing our site and providing these details to us you are consenting this and are agreeing that we are not liable for sending email to our members and users unless they have otherwise fully opted-out and terminated their account.
BizCoCity members may prefer not to receive notifications for various site activities or may prefer to set a limit to how and when these notifications occur. Registered users and members may click here in order to access the “My Settings” section of their user profile in order to toggle this on and off. This feature is intended only to deactivate or set notification settings for automatic notifications; however, BizCoCity may send emails to our members directly as expressed in the previous paragraph. Users who would like to opt-out or unsubscribe completely for communications may do so by clicking here or my emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that we will maintain the right to contact you regarding support related inquiries or for any other business related purpose which we deem to be necessary which are not promotionally related.
You may update your personal information at anytime through your account management pages, either by editing a listing, editing a profile or editing your account details. <-(hyperlinks?). Simply select Edit, update the information, click to Preview your listing or profile and hit Save to update this information.
Most BizCoCity products are subscription based. Therefore, for your convenience and to ensure your continued visibility on our website, our products will be auto-renewed at the end of every cycle(typically the “Date” of purchase, carried month to month). Franchisor subscriptions must be cancelled XX45XX days in advance, as we bill a month in advance and Broker and other basic listing packages need only to be cancelled XX15XX days before the renewal date, unless a package was taken for a minimum duration. These changes can be made directly through XXMy PurchasesXX or by contacting us at email@example.com from the email address registered on your account. We reserve the right to change our pricing and billing terms at any time however will provide due notice to our members in the event that this occurs.
BizCoCity does not save your financial information however our processorXX will store this information for XX Days in order to facilitate any automatic month to month billing for your convenience. Your Credit Card information is therefore purged from the system after XX Days for security purposes, if no new transactions have occurred via our website within that time-frame. If you have additional questions on how your financial information is handled you can contact us at anytime.
BizCoCity reserves the right to email or message its members through our website to provide notifications and important communications with respect to the website, even if a member has requested to not receive any automated messages through our site. These emails may be member support, marketing or legally related, as well as for other purposes when deemed necessary. When and how such communications are sent is at the discretion of BizCoCity and you have the ability to fully opt-out of this service by clicking here. To ensure that you are able to receive our important emails and messages, it is recommended that you add “firstname.lastname@example.org to your “safe senders” list or “contact book”, as we cannot be held responsible for the function of your email service providers filters.
BizCoCity is forever growing and changing to better suit our members needs. We may from time to time need to update our Privacy Policies or Terms and Conditions to accommodate these updates with respect to our members’ privacy.
We may provide member and site notifications at such a time to notify our users of these changes, and we also reserve the right to make these changes at any time without any given notice, so be sure to review the “Last Updated” date at the top of page to ensure that you are up to date with our policies.
Sincerely – BizCoCity Staff