b2zone Privacy Policy

b2zone Ltd. ("b2zone", "us" or "we") respects your concerns about privacy and values its relationship with you. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to inform you of the types of information we collect, as well as our policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of that information through the web page b2zone.com and other webpages (collectively, the "Sites"), and through Shoplets and the b2zone services (collectively with the Sites, the "Services"), whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, because by using the Services, you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and consent to the manner in which we may collect, use and disclose the foregoing information. In addition, please review our General Terms and Conditions, which govern your use of the Services and any content you submit to the Sites.


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.

Device Identifiers

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.

Cookies are data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Sites or access the Services. We may use Cookies to collect and store certain information about your account with us. 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). You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies.

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.

Cookie Directives for the European Union (EU) b2zone follows the “EU Cookies directives” and only uses cookies which are strictly necessary. We use session and analytic cookies to recognize you as a user, customize our Services, measure promotional effectiveness, help ensure that your b2zone account security is not compromised, alleviate risk and prevent fraud. By using your b2zone account and our Services, you agree that we can place these cookies on your devices.

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 support@b2zone.com. 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:

Affiliates To render our Services, to improve them and to facilitate our marketing and communications efforts, we may share some or all of your Personal Information with our Affiliates ("Affiliates" are parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

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.

Your Agreement To Have Your Personal Information Shared While using the Services, you may have the opportunity, if you opt to do so, to receive information and/or marketing offers from someone else or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with a third party, including companies who advertise their services via the Service. If you agree to have your Personal Information shared, your Personal Information will be disclosed to the third party and the Personal Information you disclose will be subject to the privacy policy and business practices of that third party.

Business Transfers If our company or our assets related to this Privacy Policy are acquired by another company, your Personal Information, and any other information that we have collected about the users of the Services, may be disclosed to that company as part of the due diligence process and will be transferred to that company as one of the transferred assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through the Sites in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.

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).

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not trade, rent, or share your Personal Information with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.


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.

We may also supplement the information we collect about you through the Sites with other information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may combine the information we receive from these third parties with information we collect through the Sites. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any Personal Information received, unless we have disclosed otherwise.


5. Consent to Processing and Transfer of Information

By using the Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy.

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

If you wish to verify, correct, update or delete any of the Personal Information provided to us, you may do so by editing it in your account area, or by contacting us at the above e-mail address. Please note that unless you state otherwise, we may send any corrected or updated Personal Information to every organization to which your Personal Information has been disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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 support@b2zone.com.

Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you administrative e-mails regarding the Services, including, for example, order confirmations, account creation confirmation, and notices of updates to our General Terms and Conditions (GTC) or Privacy Policy.

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

Our provision of links to other websites or locations is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other websites or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outside websites or their content. These other websites may send their own cookies to your device, they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own Privacy Policy or policies. Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites. You should also independently assess the authenticity of any website which appears to be or claims that it is one of our Sites (including those linked to through an e-mail or social networking page).


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.


10. Children

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

Should you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@b2zone.com.


12. Updates to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy and other information on the Sites may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you, and any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites.

In addition, if we propose to change this Privacy Policy in a significant manner for example (but not limited to) in the way your Personal Information is collected or used, we will inform you by e-mail.

If you disagree with the revised terms of this Privacy Policy you should not use the Services anymore. Continuing use of the Services shall constitute your acceptance of our revised terms.

 

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Last updated: September 6, 2013