BUSINESSNAP PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy explains what information is collected when you use the Web sites, applications, content and services of businessNap.info, why this information is collected, and how we use it to improve your experience.
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Your BusinessNap Information

Your Profile

When you register with us, sign up for an application or service, become a member of a company profile or make recommendations on the service, we use certain information we collect from you (your name, business, and location of your business) to set up a profile on your behalf to share with others, and which information will be available by search to help you promote your business or profession.

After you register with BusinessNap, you may provide additional member information about yourself (member profile, company profile) and add company profile information about your business in the My Profile area on BusinessNap. Such member and company profiles could include, at your option, a description of your skills or products, experience, education and membership in organizations. Also, in the My Profile area, you can control what information you want to share with others.

Generally

BusinessNap information consists of personally identifiable information collected or received about you when you make purchases from us, when you register with us when you set up profiles to share with others, when you interact with other users on BusinessNap, or when you log in to BusinessNap as a registered user and interact with BusinessNap products and services.

Your BusinessNap information may include (a) registration-related information (such as name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address); (b) member profile about yourself that you can share with others; (c) a profile on your business or your profession that you desire to share with others, (d) transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, or a history of products purchased through us); (e) information about your visits to BusinessNap or our other web sites, pages and services; (f) your responses to our offerings and advertisements; (g) information about the features or offerings you use from us; (h) your billing and shipping information; (i) customer service information; and (j) other information specifically related to your use of a particular BusinessNap feature or offering.

Your information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies such as publicly available information and other information that we may append or match to your information.

Contact Information

We may offer you services to send invitations via BusinessNap or email addresses if they are not BusinessNap users in order to connect with others on BusinessNap. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders as well as to allow us to help expand your network.

You understand and agree that when you send an invitation to connect to another user, that user will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation. Your connections will also have access to your email address. You may not invite anyone you do not know and trust to connect with you.

You Consent to our Collection of Information

By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your BusinessNap account, interacting with BusinessNap’s services and features, or adding any additional details to your profile, you understand and agree that we may process information about you and make information about you available to others.

In addition, if you post any information about yourself on areas of BusinessNap that are publicly accessible, such as message boards or forums, you understand and agree that such information will be available to others.

How BusinessNap Information Is Used

Your BusinessNap information is used to operate and improve the features, offerings, and content presented to you by us; to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you; to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; to conduct research about your use of our products; to share information about you and your business; to communicate with other users and business contacts; and, to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest or relevance to you.

We may share Your BusinessNap information with our service providers, affiliates, partners, agents or other parties whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you or to fulfill a transaction requested by you. Since BusinessNap is designed to help companies and business professionals network with others, BusinessNap is designed so that certain information about you and your business is available to others on BusinessNap and via search engines, including, your name, and location of your business, and to help you communicate with companies and business professionals. As we explain below, you can add, enhance, modify or delete what information is made available to others in the My Profile area of BusinessNap.

Your Information Choices

In the My Profile area on BusinessNap, you have the following choices:

  • You may review, enhance, add, change or delete such information in the My Profile area.
  • You may choose to make your member profile available to search engines through the My Profile area.
  • You may control how other users may send you messages.
  • You may change your settings to control visibility on BusinessNap.
  • You may remove all information about you and your business by canceling your account by sending a request to sales@BusinessNap.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to block access to your information upon termination of your account; however, you understand and agree that certain information may be retained by us as part of our standard back up and archiving process.

Cookies, Advertising Networks

We and certain third-party partners may place “cookies” on your Web browser when you visit our properties (including our websites and emails). Cookies are small pieces of information or text files that a website sends to your computer for record-keeping purposes, which information is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make Web-surfing and browsing easier for you by saving your preferences so that we can use the saved information to facilitate and improve your use of BusinessNap. Please note that you will not be able to access and use all of BusinessNap’s features if you delete or refuse to accept cookies.

For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set certain personalized preferences, and/or you may have difficulty completing transactions on BusinessNap. Also, we, and certain third party companies under agreement with us, may deploy and read cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or similar technologies to collect and assemble non-personal, demographic, behavioral and technical information about the use of BusinessNap from our users in order to group such users that share a common interest into general interest categories (collectively, “Audience Segment Cookies”). Such Audience Segment Cookies, which do not identify you personally, may be placed when you access BusinessNap, share content from BusinessNap, when advertisements are presented on BusinessNap, and/or when you respond to advertisements or other offerings on BusinessNap.

We and these third-party companies may use such non-personally identifiable information in combination with your visits to BusinessNap and other sites in order to present advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you, to measure the effectiveness of BusinessNap and advertisements, and to help predict the characteristics and preferences of our audiences and the audiences of our third party companies. We may share certain information about you as a user that is not personally identified to you (such as user industry and position) with certain advertising network providers in order to help them deliver more relevant advertisements through their ad networks. The use of cookies by ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies.