Information We Collect and How We Use it
Through the SOS Local Business Site:
SOS Local Business does not collect Personal Information about you through the Site unless you provide it to us voluntarily. For instance, if you are a customer and want to sign up for the use of the Services (“Merchant”), we may collect your [name, company name, email address and telephone number] and other Personal Information that you decide to submit to us.
Similarly, if you (whether you are a Merchant or just a user browsing the Site) desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the SOS Local Business Site, you may be required to become a registered user and to submit certain Personal Information to us to allow you to register with our site.
Through the Services:
We typically collect information about Merchants' customers (“Consumers”) in connection with the provision of our Services. In particular, Merchants may provide us with Consumers' names and email addresses in connection with the provision of our Services.
We use the information that we collect about Consumers mainly to provide the Services to our Merchants. In addition, we may combine such information with data purchased from third parties or publicly available information, all for the purpose of enabling Merchants to provide more tailored rewards and other offerings.
Information Collected Using Cookies.
Information Related to Use of the Services.
Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”). Log Data may include information such as a User's Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, transaction-related information, a User's consumer preferences, the links on our Services that a user clicked on and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance the Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users' needs and preferences. We may use a person's IP address to fight spam, malware and identity theft. We also use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geo location. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share any Personal Information that we have collected from you except as described below:
Information Shared with Our Services Providers.
We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.
Information Shared with Third Parties.
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions.
Information that we collect from our users, including Personal Information, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others.
It is our policy to protect you from having your privacy violated through abuse of the legal systems, whether by individuals, entities or government, and to contest claims that we believe to be invalid under applicable law. However, it is also our policy to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary: (i) to satisfy or comply with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or to respond to lawful requests, including subpoenas, warrants or court orders; (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the rights, property and safety of third parties or the public in general; and (iv) to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
If you are a Consumer and do not wish to receive rewards or other offerings provided in connection with our services, you may opt-out of receiving such offerings upon receipt by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the instructions provided to you in the relevant email.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your Personal Information) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Links to Other Sites
Modifying Your Information
If you are a Merchant, you can access and modify the Consumer List Information associated with your account by contacting us at email@example.com. If you want us to delete your Personal Information and/or your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We'll take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information (such as your email address) may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
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