What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To personalise your experience; your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
To improve our website; we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To improve customer service; your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To process transactions; your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
To send periodic emails; the email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorised with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
How can you manage Email Communications?
As part of the registration process for joining as a Business Sparks member you have the opportunity to opt in or out of various email communications. If you do not wish to receive them you may opt-out and/or deactivate your account by following the instructions included in each communication or by contacting Business Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Our advertising services providers may send you cookies for the purpose of enabling the service of advertisements based on your previous visits to our website.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
Do we collect IP Addresses?
Yes, an IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web. Web servers, the computers that “serve” web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to third parties and to track the use of the Site. When visitors request pages from the site or click on a link in a mailing sent through the service our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor or list member when it will enhance the users experience or if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site’s policies or to protect Company, the Site, its visitors, the Service, our Internet Service Provider partners, the list members or others.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Registration for the Service is not required to simply view the Site. If you elect to register for the service, Business Sparks Ltd asks you for information that enables us to provide the Service. You will be registering with Business Sparks Ltd on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide contact information such as your name and email address.
The information we collect for member’s profiles comes from two sources. Firstly, it is the information which you give when you join as a Member, or the information you subsequently update via the “My Profile” section in “My Account”. Secondly, we store details of contributions you have made to the site (for example, forum posts, blog comments) and link to these, where relevant, from your member profile, except where you have chosen to contribute anonymously.
Protecting Your Password
Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your Business Sparks password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password by visiting the “My Profile” section in “My Account”.
You may, however, disclose your password to certain third parties with whom Business Sparks has entered into specific contractual and technical arrangements designed to safeguard your password, in order to enjoy the benefits of those third parties’ services in relation to Business Sparks services.
If you wish to change your password you can do so at any time through the “My Profile” section within the “My Account” section of the site.
Personally Identifiable Information
You can at any time review and change the information you submitted during registration by visiting the “My Profile” section within the “My Account” section of the site.
You must promptly update your information if it changes. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our forums or other message areas or the feedback area.
You can at any time ask to see and have removed any information that we have stored on you, though we reserve the right to charge for this service. Please contact Business Sparks if you would like your personal information removed. We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, for example to resolve disputes and to enforce our Terms and Conditions.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 on the Site or through the Service. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information to us. If we become aware that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.businesssparks.com/terms
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