Information Collection and Use
425Business.com collects certain personal information submitted by the user so that they may operate various features of the 425Business.com website. Any user may access our website’s home page and browse our website without disclosing personal information. For website activities that request personal information, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself. We may retain personal information for an indefinite amount of time to preserve our database and to comply with various federal and state laws.
To participate as a member of the 425Business.com website or in online activities, you may be required to provide personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address and a confidential password. We collect personal information for several important purposes, including providing subscriber services, operating our membership base, protecting the security of our users and the website, improving or adding features to our service and website, or distributing our e-newsletters. A user’s e-mail address or zip code is not shared with or displayed to other users.
The only personal information the 425Business.com website obtains is information voluntarily provided by you through our website. This website does not collect additional personal information about individual users from other sources. To manage our website and improve our website services, we may collect non-personal information about our users, such as Internet server and browser identification, Internet service provider, clickstream information, the web page from which a person enters our site, web pages visited, duration of visit, domain type, IP address, member lists, and aggregate user data. This information does not reveal a user’s personal identity. This information, which is not personally identifiable, may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
425Business.com will only share or disclose users’ personal information with companies other than 425Business.com when it is required by law; when disclosure is necessary to operate the website or certain website services; to protect the safety of our users, employees, or property; and/or when disclosure is consistent with 425Business.com’s practices for services that are similarly provided offline. The 425Business.com website may offer members the opportunity to discuss business and business-related topics such as guiding principles, restaurants, events, or other items, or to participate in interactive areas. If chosen to link your login name with a form of social network, your member name may appear next to your comments, other postings, or participation in interactive areas on the website. In addition, if you chose to create an account and not link with a social network, your name may appear in these places as well. We may also use and disclose your member name and reviews and ratings in any other manner.
When users send e-mail correspondence to us, we will protect your e-mail address and other personal contact information. We may share your personal information with our operational providers or those persons, companies, or agents who provide support for the internal operations of the website, such as maintenance and technical services.
425Business.com may collect and provide aggregate information about our users to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners, and affiliates, such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, or the likes and dislikes of our users, but this information does not include personal information about any individual user. We may obtain geographic information such as zip-code clustering from other sources, but this aggregate information will not reveal any personal information about a specific user.
Information Collection and Use by Advertisers
For the convenience of our users, 425Business.com may offer a list of helpful website links provided by other entities and/or persons. 425Business.com does not endorse or recommend, nor is it liable for, the products or services of any websites not owned or operated by Premier Media Group. When you visit other websites you will also be subject to the privacy policies and terms of usage or service agreements, if any, of that website operator.