Effective Date: April 04, 2007
Information We Collect
- Personal Information: When you submit or claim your business on our Website, we may collect personal information, including but not limited to your name, email address, phone number, business address, and other details relevant to your business listing.
- Usage Information: We automatically collect certain information about your interactions with our Website, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring/exit pages, and the dates and times of your visits. We may also collect information about your usage patterns, preferences, and interactions with the content on our Website.
Use of Collected Information
- Business Listings: The personal information and user-generated content you provide when submitting or claiming your business are used to create and display your business listing on our Website. This information may be visible to other users of the Website and may be indexed by search engines.
- Communication: We may use your contact information to communicate with you regarding your business listing, respond to your inquiries, provide updates or notifications related to our services, or send promotional materials and newsletters if you have opted in to receive them. You can opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time.
- Website Improvement: We analyze the collected information to understand user behavior, improve our Website’s functionality and user experience, and develop new features and services.
- Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information if required by law, court order, or government regulations, or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, respond to legal requests, or enforce our policies.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. We employ industry-standard security measures to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of your data. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data.
We may share your personal information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Website, conducting business activities, or providing services on our behalf. These third parties are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your information.
User Control and Rights
- Updating and Accessing Personal Information: You can review, update, or modify your personal information associated with your business listing by accessing your account settings on our Website. Please ensure that your information is accurate and up to date.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Our Website is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will take appropriate steps to remove such information from our systems.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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