Collection of Information
FRANCHISEBYTE collects information from its users when they register to gain access to our services or at other specific instances when they are requested to provide us with their personal & business information. During registration, we ask the users for their name, email address, business information and other personal details. Once a user registers, he/she is no longer anonymous to Franchise Byte and it is deemed that the user has given FRANCHISEBYTE the right to publish the desired business & personal details throughout its marketplaces, including but not limited to, business directory, trade leads, franchise leads, catalogs etc. When you are on our network and are asked for personal information, you are sharing the information with FRANCHISEBYTE alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Promotions that run on our network may be sponsored by companies other than FRANCHISEBYTE or may be co-sponsored by FRANCHISEBYTE and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. However, you can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don’t want your data to be shared. We also gather usage statistics such as pages viewed, number of unique visitors, browser software, screen resolution etc. for analysis that helps us provide you improved user experience and services.
Use of Personal & Business Information
Franchise Byte’s primary goal in collecting personal or public information is to provide the user with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalized services, interactive communication and other services, most of which are completely free and remaining are paid. Business information is used to display the user’s business listing or product offerings across our network to fetch maximum business opportunities for the user. In order to provide free services, FRANCHISEBYTE displays advertisements based upon the site usage statistics and visitor trends. FRANCHISEBYTE uses user’s personal & business information to serve targeted advertisements through its websites, newsletters and customized mailers. In addition to it, once the user’s personal and business information is displayed on our network, the user may start receiving business enquiries through email, phone calls or SMS notifications, from various buyers and sellers that might or might not be of their interest. FRANCHISEBYTE does not exercise any control over its users for sending business enquiries to the listed members. We record buying and browsing activities of our users including but not limited to their client’s contact details and profiles and uses the same to provide value-added services to our users.
Sharing of Information
As a general rule, FRANCHISEBYTE will not disclose or share any of the user’s personally identifiable information except when FRANCHISEBYTE has the user’s permission or under special circumstances, such as when FRANCHISEBYTE believes in good faith that the law requires it or as permitted in terms of this policy. FRANCHISEBYTE does not display user email addresses on marketplace to avoid extraction by email extractors. FRANCHISEBYTE may also disclose account information in special cases when FRANCHISEBYTE has reasons to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating FRANCHISEBYTE’s Terms of Services or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) FRANCHISEBYTE’s rights or property, other FRANCHISEBYTE network website users, or if FRANCHISEBYTE deems it necessary to maintain, service, and improve its products and services. Personal information collected may be transferred and shared in the event of a sale.
Distribution of Information
FRANCHISEBYTE may, from time to time, send its users emails regarding its products and services. FRANCHISEBYTE constantly tries and improves the marketplace tools for better efficiency, more relevancy, innovative business matchmaking and better personal preferences. FRANCHISEBYTE has many match making tools on the marketplace to be used by its users for making relevant business contacts with each other. FRANCHISEBYTE may allow direct mails using its own scripts (without disclosing the email address) with respect/pertaining to the products and services of third parties that it feels may be of interest to the user or if the user has shown interest in your company for business requirement by way of our paid buyers-sellers contact services. All users shall be able to control the information sharing through their respective administration panel or dash board. Only FRANCHISEBYTE, its registered members or its agents working under confidentiality agreements will send these direct mailers. Relevancy of the contacts made between users would depend upon the information sought & given by various users.
Updation of Information
A user may edit his/her account information and profile by logging onto our website and/or by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The requested changes may take upto 30 days to appear online because of verification process and server cache policies. A user account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in the user not being able to access any members-only area of the network. Residual information will remain within our archive records.
Protection of information
As with all information, FRANCHISEBYTE do not sell any data in bulk to third party that can be misused for telemarketing or bulk mailing or any other wrong purposes. In addition, FRANCHISEBYTE does not sell any user’s personal information or business information until and unless it is permitted by the user. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding product or service usage on FRANCHISEBYTE network is provided in an aggregate form only and does not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user. Users may log in to FranchiseByte. to check current status of their contact sharing permissions. We request our users to sign out of their FRANCHISEBYTE account and close their browser window when they have finished their work. This is to ensure that others cannot access their personal or business information and correspondence, if the user shares the computer with someone else or is using a computer in a public place. FRANCHISEBYTE takes necessary steps, within its limits of commercial viability and necessity, to ensure that the user’s information is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while FRANCHISEBYTE strives to protect the user’s personal & business information, it cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted to FRANCHISEBYTE and you do so at your own risk. Once FRANCHISEBYTE receives your transmission, it makes best efforts to ensure its security in its systems. Please keep in mind that whenever you post personal & business information online, that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.
Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
The policy may change from time to time so please check periodically.