Privacy Policy

The following policy describes the privacy practices for BuzzShark, LLC. and its affiliates (“BuzzShark” or “we”).

BuzzShark respects the privacy of our clients, partners, employees, web site visitors, and job applicants. We believe it is important for you to understand the type of information we collect about you and how that information is used. We recognize the need for appropriate safeguards and management of personal information you provide to us or that we gather from your visit (“Personal Information”). This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy principles BuzzShark follows with respect to your Personal Information.

This privacy statement applies to all Personal Information collected via this website: https://www.BuzzShark.net, (the “Site”).

Any questions, comments or complaints about the data practices (including compliance with data privacy principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, access, security, data integrity or enforcement) of our BuzzShark clients or partners for which BuzzShark processes data should be addressed to that client or partner.

THE SITE

How Personal Information is Collected

Web Visitors
On our Site, we may collect the following Personal Information from prospective clients, prospective business partners, job applicants and other visitors, such as: name, email, phone number, company information and address. We only obtain personally identifying information if it is supplied voluntarily. We collect this information only for the purpose of contacting individuals who have identified themselves as prospects or applicants for our activities, services and job openings. We may transfer this information to or receive this information in the United States. We may share this information with third party service providers for email processing and related services. These third parties are prohibited from using the Personal Information for any other purpose.

IP Address and Other Standard Information

As is true of many websites, we or our third party web analytics partners may gather certain information automatically and store it in log files or systems used by us. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, device type, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, geo location, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you as well as our marketing, analytics and site functionality and to analyze trends and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may also receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our web analytics partners on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We collect your location based (geo-location) information for the purpose of optimizing your web site experience. We will share this information with our mapping provider for the purpose of providing and optimizing this service for our visitors. You may opt-out of location based services at any time by editing the setting on your device.

Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as cookies and other similar technologies are used by BuzzShark and our marketing partners, affiliates, and email and analytics service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering, securing and optimizing the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and gathering demographic information about our user and visitor base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies for our websites to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference) and for authentication and personalization. Users can control and as the case may be consent to the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Our Site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Tweet button, and other widgets which are interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the social media company.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to provide you with information about BuzzShark and its products and services, including but not limited to webinars, newsletters, and job openings. You have the option at any time to opt-out of any secondary communications such as promotional communications by clicking on “unsubscribe” on the bottom of any promotional emails.

We do not share, sell, rent or trade your Personal Information to third parties for promotional purposes. However, we may disclose your Personal Information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process including court orders, subpoenas or bankruptcy proceedings; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

We may also disclose your Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets. We will notify you via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

Other than as stated in this Privacy Policy, we will endeavor not to release your Personal Information to unknown or unaffiliated third parties.

DO NOT TRACK
California law requires us to state how we respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there is currently no industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT, we do not currently respond to DNT signals. We await the result of work by the privacy community and industry to determine when such a response is appropriate and what form it should take.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

The Site may contain links to third-party sites for your convenience and/or information. If you access those links, you will leave the Site and be re-directed to a third-party site. BuzzShark does not control those sites or the privacy practices of those third-party sites, which may differ from BuzzShark’s privacy practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party web sites, and the personal data you choose to provide to third-party web sites is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any web site or company before submitting your personal information to them.

Access

BuzzShark will take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and relevant to its intended use. We provide individuals with reasonable access to the Personal Information that they provide to us, as well as the ability to review and correct such information. To protect your privacy and security, we also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your Personal Information. In addition, we may limit or deny access to Personal Information when providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances or as otherwise permitted by applicable law or regulation. We will respond to your request for access to your Personal Information within 30 days after the original email request.

Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information including your geolocation information as we in good faith believe it necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process including court orders or subpoenas; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web sites; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

Security

We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US and elsewhere in the world where our facilities are located. We protect your information using reasonable technical and administrative security measures in an effort 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 centers, and information access authorization controls. You acknowledge and agree that our security measures are not a guarantee of security and that we are not responsible for loss or misuse of your personal information.

Testimonials

We may post testimonials on our Site for the benefit of our prospective clients, partners and employees. We receive express consent from the individuals whose Personal Information is posted along with the testimonial before it is posted to our Site.

NewsBuzz

We provide the BuzzShark NewsBuzz as a means for our clients and other users of our Site to communicate. If you use a bulletin board, blog, forum or chat room on this Web site, you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the information that you choose to submit in these forums.

Data Integrity

BuzzShark will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, and current to its intended use. BuzzShark will only use Personal Information in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you.

Enforcement and Verification

BuzzShark regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. At any time you may contact BuzzShark with questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy at:

otto@buzzshark.net

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The practices described in this Privacy Policy are the current Personal Information protection policies as of the date specified above. BuzzShark reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy that we believe to be material regarding our collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, we will endeavor to post a prominent notice on our Site at least thirty (30) days prior to our implementation of such material changes.

Employees

BuzzShark may process personal information from our clients’ employees for, among other things, application access and authentication.

Onward Transfer

Sharing of Visitors’ Personal Information
We may contract with third-party providers to perform certain functions on behalf of our clients to enhance our existing product and service offerings, such as product and service support.

These third parties may have access to Visitors’ personal information as necessary to permit them to perform their functions. They are bound by confidentiality agreements or similar contractual restrictions with respect to any information that is provided to them and they are prohibited from using the information for other purposes.

Web Site / Cookies

In order to improve the content and format of our platform and applications, our Site uses web site tracking software which allows our clients to automatically capture technical information that is then stored in our servers’ log files. This information may include, but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, user domain, the device type, the browser type, which of our clients’ Web pages are visited, which products are viewed and added to a shopping cart, what products are purchased and the amount of time spent on our clients’ sites. Our clients may combine this automatically collected log information with other information they collect about you as may be disclosed to you in our clients’ privacy policies. We may use this information to improve the BuzzShark Services we offer our clients as well as our marketing, analytics and site functionality and to analyze trends and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Our clients’ website pages may contain “cookies.” A cookie is a small amount of data which a Web site stores on a Visitor’s computer, and which we or our clients can later retrieve. The cookie cannot be read by an entity other than us, our customer or one of our or our clients’ service providers. We and our clients use cookies for a number of administrative purposes, such as to store Visitors’ preferences for certain kinds of information. Any use of cookies by our clients will be governed by our clients’ privacy policies.

Security

To protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Visitors’ personal information that is processed by our services, BuzzShark utilizes a variety of industry standard physical and logical access controls, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, network and database monitoring, and backup systems.

We limit access to Visitors’ personal information and data to those persons and entities who have a specific business purpose for maintaining and processing such information. BuzzShark employees who have been granted physical access to a Visitor’s personal information have been made aware of their responsibilities to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information and have been provided training and instruction on how to do so.

Access

Our clients are responsible to ensure that Visitor’s Personal Information is accurate, complete, and current to its intended use. Our clients have reasonable access to the personal information that they provide to us, as well as the ability to review, correct or request the deletion of such information.

Data Retention
We retain your information for as long as instructed by our clients. We and our clients may retain and use your information as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our rights and as otherwise set forth in our respective customer’s privacy policy.