- INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
- HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
- YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
- INTERNATIONAL USERS
- CONTACT US
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect "Non-Personal Information" and "Personal Information." Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name and/or your business' name, address, telephone number, email address, payment information and other information which you submit to us at the Site. Sharing Personal Information with us is entirely optional.
1. Information collected via Technology
In an effort to improve the quality of the Site and the Services, we track information provided to us by your browser when you view the Site or use the Services, such as your Internet service provider, the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, your operating system, the device from which you connected to the Services, the time and date of access, the Site pages viewed, time spent at our Site, the sites visited just before and just after our Site, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
- Website visits
- E-mail address
BeRanked may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
If you do not wish to transmit cookie information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the "Help" section of your web browser to correctly do so. If you elect to turn off cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain features of the Site and your use of some portions of the Site may be affected.
Third Party Cookies
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
2. Information you provide us by using the Site or Services
No Use of Our Site by Persons under 13
The Site is not intended for use by anyone under 18, except with the explicit permission and under the supervision of a parent or guardian who accepts full legal responsibility for the minor's use. No person under 13 should disclose information on this Site. BeRanked doesn't knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us at the email address provided below to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities. You may learn more about protecting children's privacy online by visiting www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in connection with the provision of Services to users, in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.
We maintain a BeRanked blog, available at blog.beranked.com, to provide our users and clients with information about our Services and related marking trends. If you post to the blog, you should be aware that any Personal Information submitted can be read, collected or used by any person who visits the blog. We are not responsible for Personal Information or any other information you chose to submit to this forum. To request removal of your personal information from our blog contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you choose to comment on posts in the blog through Twitter and/or Facebook, we do not receive access to your Personal Information from those sites. Comments to our blog may not contain spam or profanity and should be related to topics and posts contained on the blog. We reserve the right to moderate any user-submitted comments and to edit or remove any comments that do not meet these guidelines. We reserve the right to use, reproduce and share user or client submitted comments in any form.
Mergers,Acquisitions and Similar Business Transactions
Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law
We may also use or disclose information collected on the Site to resolve disputes or investigate problems. We may disclose or access such information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it such as to comply with a subpoena, or if we consider it necessary to maintain the Services and improve our products and services.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure or accidental loss or destruction of Non-Personal Information and Personal Information, including credit card information. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, we can't be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access. By using visiting our Site and using our Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Communications you may have with us via email or U.S. Mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prio r to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other non-European countries in which you may access our Site or use the Services may not be as stringent as that under European Union privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.
If you desire not to receive information about products or services we think may be of interest to you or if you wish to access, delete or correct you information, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer wish to receive promotional offers or communications from us, you may follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email communications you receive or you may contact us at email@example.com.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com.