The following policy describes the privacy practices for BuzzShark, LLC. and its affiliates (“BuzzShark” or “we”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 may process personal information from our clients’ employees for, among other things, application access and authentication.
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.
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.
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.