LocalBuzz! recognises the importance of your privacy, and that you have a right to control how your personal information is collected and used. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. Unless you directly give us consent to do otherwise, LocalBuzz! will only collect and use your personal information as set out below.
The terms "we", "us", and "LocalBuzz!" refer to the LocalBuzz! Sites and LocalBuzz Media Ltd. The terms "you" and "your" refer to you, as a user of any of the LocalBuzz Sites. The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us which personally identifies you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.
1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the collection of personal information is limited to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified below. If we use your information in a manner different than the purpose for which it is collected, then we will ask you for your consent prior to such use.
Collection of information. The four main ways we collect personal information about you are:
The type of information that we collect from you may include the following: your name, phone number, address, email address, company position/title, IP address, cookies, personal information that you include in your business listing or personal information that you email/send using email functionality on the LocalBuzz! website.
Our purpose in collecting information about you is to:
Account information. If you create an account to take advantage of the full range of services offered on the LocalBuzz Sites, we ask for and record personal information such as your name and email address. We use your email address to send you updates and news, and contact you on behalf of other users (such as other users who send you compliments, personal messages, or favorite reviews).
Submissions. We store and may publicly display your submissions in order to provide the services that we offer. When we display your submissions, we do so together with your account name. The term "submissions" refers to the information that you submit or post to the LocalBuzz Sites for public display, such as business listings, business ratings, reviews, photos, compliments, and the information that you display as part of your account profile.
Feedback. If you contact us to provide feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication.
Personal messaging. In order to allow you to send and receive personal messages to other registered users of the LocalBuzz Sites, we record the messages that you send and receive using the LocalBuzz Sites' personal messaging feature.
Activity. We record information relating to your use of the LocalBuzz Sites, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the LocalBuzz Sites and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the LocalBuzz Sites. You cannot be identified from this aggregate information.
2. Transfer of Information
Disclosing your personal information. LocalBuzz! will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent, unless:
If you do not provide requested information, LocalBuzz! may not be able to provide you with access to or full use of sections of the LocalBuzz! website.
We may share your personal information with third parties to provide you with services that we offer through the LocalBuzz Sites, conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation of accounts, provide technical and customer support, or provide specific services, such as synchronization of your contacts with other software applications, in accordance with your hermes outlet instructions. These third parties are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
Aggregate Information Disclosure. We may disclose information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those 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, advertising banners.
Marketing. In seeking to give you the most worthwhile experience of our websites possible, LocalBuzz! may use your personal information to send you information and product updates about LocalBuzz! websites and services, or other products and services, or to permit other parties to send other information about products or services which may be of interest to you.
We may contact you at any email or other address or contact point which we have collected or obtained in order to:
If you are receiving promotional information from LocalBuzz! and do not wish to receive this information any longer, you may remove your name from our list by contacting the LocalBuzz! Privacy Officer by using the Contact Us section on the relevant LocalBuzz! website and asking to be removed from our mailing list. Please allow 30 working days for this request to be processed.
3. Others' Information
You may choose to provide us with another person's e-mail address so that person may be invited to create an account on this website. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. By providing us with another person's e-mail address, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of the person concerned as regards such disclosure to us of their personal information. 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 legal process, as described above.
4. Storage of Information
Changing the information we have about you. If at any time you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us by using the Contact Us section on the relevant LocalBuzz! website.
Deleting the information we have about you. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above. We will take all reasonable steps to change or delete information in response to such a request. If there is a reason that we cannot make that change or deletion, we will inform you of that reason.
Storage and security of your personal information. LocalBuzz! will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. You should note that the internet is not a secure method of transmitting information and, as such, we are not responsible for the security of any information sent or received over the internet.
Facilities. Please note that LocalBuzz! may use overseas facilities including but not limited to in Ireland, the US, Canada, India, and Australia, to store, process or back up its information. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to our overseas facilities. However, this does not change our commitment to keep your information secure.
The LocalBuzz Sites may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
5. Future changes