1. Information Collected On Our Sites
Personal Information You Provide to Us
By using the Services, you provide information that can be used to contact you, or to identify you personally, or that otherwise relates to your person (such as your name, mailing or billing address, telephone number, e-mail address, e-mail preferences, password for your account and password hint question, your likeness or offer details, and information about your third party providers and your accounts with payment services providers that enables us to release payments to you (collectively, "Personal Information"). For example, b2zone may collect Personal Information when you register on the Sites, use our Services, request information, submit contents or comments or otherwise communicate or interact with us. The Sites may also ask you to provide other information about yourself, such as demographic information (gender, zip code, age, etc.) or certain information about your preferences and interests. If we combine demographic or other information we collect about you with Personal Information about you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Information Collected by Automated Means
Whenever you use the Services, b2zone, as well as any of our third-party advertisers and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the Sites are accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, how many users visited the Sites, and the preceding page views. This statistical data provides us with information about the use of the Sites, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Sites, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they "click" on. This information helps us to keep the Sites fresh and interesting to our visitors and to tailor content to a visitor's interests. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if b2zone associates it with you as a specific and identifiable person, b2zone treats it as Personal Information.
In the course of collecting Usage Information, b2zone also automatically collects your IP address, MAC Address or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the computer, mobile device, Wi-Fi card, technology or other device you use to access the Sites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your device by its Device Identifier. When you visit the Sites, we may view your Device Identifier. We use this information to determine the general physical location of your device and understand from what regions of the world the visitors to the Sites come. We also may use this information to enhance the Sites and we may associate your Device Identifier with your Personal Information. The technologies used on the Sites to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, may include, without limitation, Cookies and Web Beacons.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. However, please be aware that if you disable or reject cookies, some features and services on our Sites may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize and associate you with your b2zone account.
Web Beacons We may also include web beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags, tracking beacons and clear GIFs) with the content and ads that we deliver to you, which we will use to collect information regarding your interaction with such content and ads. A web beacon is a transparent graphic image placed on a web page or in an e-mail, which indicates that a page or e-mail has been viewed or that an e-mail has been forwarded. In addition, a web beacon allows third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. A web beacon may also tell your browser to get content from another server.
2. How We Use the Information Collected
We use information we collect about and from you to provide the Services to you, respond to requests that you make, improve the Services, and better tailor content advertisements, offers, the features, performance, and support of the Services; and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information or otherwise with your consent. If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information.
You expressly agree that we may use your Personal Information to send you electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails, unless you have requested not to receive such promotional communications from us. You can opt out of receiving further promotional messages from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may also use your Personal Information to send you Service-related communications unless or until such time as you terminate your account with us.
3. Information We Share
We may share your Personal Information in the following circumstances:
Third Parties Providing Services to you related to Us or on our Behalf In order to provide the Services, carry out your requests, make various features, services and materials available to you through the Sites, and respond to your inquiries, we may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf, such as (a) companies or individuals that host or operate our Sites; analyze data; provide customer service; (b) advertisers; and (c) sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions or provide marketing or promotional assistance.
Third Parties Providing Services to You on Your Behalf In order to provide the Services, carry out your requests, make various features, services and materials available to you through the Sites, and respond to inquiries, we may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on Your behalf, such as delivery or payment services providers or other third parties that participate in Your transactions.
Law Enforcement Compliance We may be required by law, or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of law, to record some or all of your communications on or through the Services. We may, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose your Personal Information (including your account information) and your communications through the Services, if required by law or by law enforcement officers, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests or warrants served on us; or (b) protect or defend the rights, property, or safety of b2zone, you, other users, or third parties (especially in emergency situations).
4. Information We Receive from Third Parties
b2zone may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from b2zone, that website will forward to us your e-mail address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook or Twitter applications or a similar application or feature on a third party web site) through which you allow us to collect and share (or the third party to collect and share) information about you, including Personal Information. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party web site give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your "connections' web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party web site or interactive service.
5. Consent to Processing and Transfer of Information
The information we collect is transferred to and processed in Switzerland and in accordance with Swiss Data Protection Law. By using the Services, or providing us with any information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to Switzerland and other territories in which the privacy laws are equivalent to those in Switzerland.
6. Your Access and Choices
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 at email@example.com.
In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Services. 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). You should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data remaining in our archives because of backups and other reasons.
If you wish to withdraw or modify your consent to our collection, use or disclosure of the Personal Information provided to us, we reserve the right to terminate your account or your continued use of the Services if the withdrawal or modification of your consent would or could adversely affect our operations or the Services.
7. Advertising; How to Opt-out
b2zone licenses technology to serve advertisements on its own Sites and within its content as that content is served across the Internet. In addition, b2zone may use third party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Services and viewing of our content. Ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors, and/or analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including Usage Information. We and our network advertisers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your use of the Services, visits to the Sites and other websites. We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements.
If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of some network advertising programs that use your information. To do so please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Opt-Out Page: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. European users can also go to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt out), you will still see advertisements while you're browsing online. However the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive.
8. Links to Other Sites
9. How We Protect Personal Information
We protect your Personal Information using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centres, and information access authorisation controls.
The Services are not open to minors and we do not knowingly gather Personal Information about Users who are minor. If it is brought to our attention that a subscriber is underage, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.
11. How to Contact Us
Last updated: September 6, 2013