CONNEQUITY’S PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last revised on August 25, 2014
BizIntro, Inc., DBA Connequity recognizes that privacy is important to our Members. The term “Member” as used herein refers to all individuals and/or entities accessing Connequity for any reason. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the Connequity web site and any web sites of Affiliated Companies (sometimes referred to herein “Connequity Sites”). If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, you should not use any of our products and services.
Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. The information we gather on the Connequity Sites may be shared within the Affiliated Companies on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services we offer. “Affiliated Companies” means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with BizIntro, Inc. The information we collect may also be shared with third parties as further described in this Privacy Statement.
The Connequity Sites may contain links to other web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from our sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
Collection and Use of Information
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of Connequity Sites, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses (referred to herein as “Technical Information”). We also collect and aggregate data regarding our registered users (referred to herein as “Aggregated Data”). The Technical Information and Aggregated Data that we collect is not linked to your Personal Information.
We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential, life style and/or other information (“Other Information”) about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Connequity Sites, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Connequity Sites.
Our Use of Your Information
We use all of the information (including Personal Information, Demographic Information, Technical Information and Other Information) we gather on Connequity Sites for the purpose of operating and improving the Connequity Sites, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our Affiliated Companies.
We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Connequity Sites, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages may vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.
We have areas on the Connequity Sites where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing or other purposes or to contact you for further information.
Our Sharing of Your Information
We will disclose the information we collect to third parties so that such third parties can send you e-mails or otherwise communicate with you. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of Connequity and/or third parties.
We will disclose information to companies and individuals who perform functions on our behalf or help us provide services. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your Personal Information as necessary to perform their functions and they may share that information with any other third party to the extent reasonably necessary to carry out their services.
We also allow other users of Connequity Sites, companies that participate in our programs and other authorized parties to search data about you in our searchable Profile database, which information may include all of the information you provide to us.
We will disclose the information we collect if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our Affiliated Companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
We will disclose and transfer the information we collect to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the Connequity Sites.
We also disclose aggregated data about visitors to Connequity Sites (for example, the number of visitors to Connequity Sites) with third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Connequity Sites and how those visitors use the Connequity Sites.
We attempt to limit access to our searchable Profile database (or copies thereof) only to other users of Connequity Sites, companies that participate in our programs and other authorized parties, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of Profiles by third parties who access such Profiles.
The portions of your searchable Profile that are made public in your Connequity Profile are accessible to anyone who uses the Connequity service. You may remove your Profile on Connequity Sites or delete your Profile from Connequity Sites at any time, but those who have been provided with access to the Connequity Profile database or the Connequity services, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access, may have retained a copy of your Profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of Profiles in these instances.
Posting to Public Areas of Connequity
Please remember that if you post any information in public areas of Connequity Sites, such as in online forums or chat rooms, or in the Connequity Sites’ searchable Profile database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Connequity Sites.
We use “cookies” to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Declining cookies may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on Connequity Sites.
Use of Web Beacons
Connequity web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access your Personal Information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your Connequity account or profile at any time by editing your Connequity account Profile. Connequity reserves the right to send you notices about your account.
We may retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of Connequity Sites more efficient, practical, and relevant. Of course, you can delete your Profile from Connequity online database and close your Connequity account, in which event we will remove your Connequity Profile and account information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet.
We will share information about you in accordance with your preferences in effect at the time such information is disclosed or shared by Connequity. If you opt out of sharing your personal information or modify your preferences, such preferences will govern any future disclosure or sharing of information by Connequity, but such preferences will not apply to any previous disclosure or sharing of information in accordance with your previous preferences. When Connequity shares your information with a third party, such third party is contractually obligated to use such information in accordance with the preferences in effect at the time of the disclosure by Connequity, but such third party is not obligated to abide by any subsequent modification of your preferences even if you later opt out of sharing your information.
Security of Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your Personal Information for improper purposes.
The Connequity Sites are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 18.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes through a prominent notice to you on the web site or by some other means, such as email so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our services and Connequity Sites. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use Connequity Sites, you may close your account(s). Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Statement applies to all information that Connequity has about you and your account. Using Connequity Sites after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our web site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.
If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.
Connequity is the name under which BizIntro, Inc., a Delaware C-Corp with its principal place of business at 4653 Carmel Mtn Rd, Ste 308-401, San Diego, CA 92130 does business. BizIntro, Inc. is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the Connequity Sites.
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