Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use Sandpointbuylocal and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 18 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their parent’s permission before submitting information over the internet. By using Sandpointbuylocal, you are representing that you are at least 13 years old.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through Sandpointbuylocal. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on Sandpointbuylocal. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid email address and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of Sandpointbuylocal, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of Sandpointbuylocal such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Sandpointbuylocal, such as photos, reviews, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends who use Sandpointbuylocal, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through Sandpointbuylocal in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you purchase our services, you will need to submit your credit card or other payment information so that our service providers can process your payment for those services. When you sign up for, or win, any contests, sweepstakes, or other activities that we make available on Sandpointbuylocal, we will collect the information designated along with such activity, which may include your contact information such as your address and phone number. If you choose to sign up to receive information about contests or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the Sandpointbuylocal community.
E-mail and E-mail Addresses
If you send an e-mail to us through sandpointbuylocal.com, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification. We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.
Information Collected Via Technology
An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access Sandpointbuylocal.com to assist with ad targeting.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with Sandpointbuylocal. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through Sandpointbuylocal, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of Sandpointbuylocal may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive our services.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to Sandpointbuylocal.com, to improve Sandpointbuylocal, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of Sandpointbuylocal and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network from which you have connected to Sandpointbuylocal, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.
The Ability of Others to View Your Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to post on Sandpointbuylocal blogs and social media sites. You understand that when you use Sandpointbuylocal, certain information you post or provide through Sandpointbuylocal such as your name, comments, and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of Sandpointbuylocal, including without limitation. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through Sandpointbuylocal, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the Sandpointbuylocal community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of Sandpointbuylocal available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise. We also share the information you publish with other third parties.
Third Party Sites and Advertising
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Contact and Revisions
We love to hear from our community, or anyone else who has something to tell us. Whether you’re a new or loyal member, restaurant owner, marketer, publisher, media member or job seeker, please feel free to contact us!