As an online marketplace for businesses, Bizbuying.net respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your Personal Information. This Privacy Notice describes the types of Personal Information we collect and our practices for using, maintaining, sharing, and protecting it. It also describes your rights and choices concerning your Personal Information and how you may contact us about our privacy practices. Our privacy practices may vary as they tend to reflect local and legal requirements, and specific privacy practices may apply to some of our products and services.
When using our websites, you may choose to interact with features from third parties that operate independently from Bizbuying.net, such as social media widgets and links to third-party websites. Bizbuying.net has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. This Privacy Notice does not apply to the extent Bizbuying.net does not own or control any linked websites or features you visit or use. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy practices of these third parties.
“Personal Information” is any information about an identified or identifiable individual. Examples of Personal Information Bizbuying.net may collect include:
California ResidentsWe collect Personal Information as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act, which is Information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could well be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
Personal Information does not include de-identified or aggregate Information, publicly-available Information lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records, or Information covered by specific sector-specific privacy laws.
Bizbuying has collected the following categories of Personal Information about consumers in the 12 months preceding the date this Global Privacy Notice was last modified:
Bizbuying may collect Personal Information using the following methods:
United States Listing Services
When you dial a phone number we publish for a listing a service provider operating on our behalf, or we may record the date, time, and length of your call and the phone number from which the call originated, along with the call itself and any other information that may be captured. The types of Personal Information collected will depend on the nature of the submission or the features of the website used but could include your name, address, phone number, and/or email address.
The Bizbuying website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this website or through any of its features, register, or make any purchases. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete it. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please get in touch with us.
To make informed choices about targeted advertising, see Manage Your Personal Information.
We may use an automated process to identify properties that may be of particular interest to you and to bring these to your attention. We may do this by profiling your activity when using the Services. This profiling takes place based on properties you browse, searches you conduct, and your location. It helps us to understand what sort of properties you are interested in and to categorize your activity to help us determine the Services you require. For Information about how users based in the European Union can object to our automated decision-making, see Manage Your Personal Information.
European Economic Area (EEA)
We rely on the following lawful bases to process your Personal Information for these non-exhaustive purposes:
We may obtain your consent to process your Personal Information in certain circumstances, which may include when we send you relevant marketing, you elect to receive Information from us, or you contact us to register an interest in our Services or company. We may also rely upon our legitimate interest in developing our business as a basis for sending you marketing information and Information about our Services (see below).
Performance of a Contract
We rely on this lawful processing ground when we process your Personal Information to perform a contract which we have with you, or when we take steps in anticipation of entering into a contract with you, for example in connection with in the provision of our Services to you and the management of our relationships with third parties.
Compliance with a Legal Obligation
We rely on this lawful processing ground when we process your Personal Information to meet legal and regulatory obligations which apply to us.
We rely on this lawful processing ground when we process your Personal Information to provide our Services, to respond to specific requests, to manage our business operations, to manage our relationships with you and with third parties in connection with our business, and when we provide you with marketing information or other Information in relation to our Services which we believe may interest you.
If you wish to have more Information regarding the legitimate interests assessments we have conducted in order to reach these conclusions, please contact us.
We may disclose Personal Information:
We may also disclose de-identified Information without restriction. Note that if you make any Personal Information publicly available on the Services, anyone may see and use such Information.
United States Listing Services
Bizbuying may share member information in the following areas on the Services: Marketing Center, Email Alerts, and Professional Directory. When a Bizbuying customer enters a sale or lease listing in the Marketing Center, listing contact information is also entered. During this process, the listing submitter is able to view other Bizbuying customers’ contact information when he or she adds another contact to the listing. In addition, Bizbuying customers can view contact information (name, email, and phone number) when viewing a property listing profile.
The Services may also allow users to share contact information with one another via email alerts. With email alerts, users can save their property search criteria to have Information about properties that match the specified criteria emailed to them. When selecting this service, users are given the option of releasing their contact information to other users who have property listings that match their criteria. This contact information is then shared with the users who have property listings that match the buying or leasing criteria.
BizBuySell allows users to opt into a Prospect List. Users who opt-in agree to have their name, role and phone number shared with sellers who have matching businesses.
Bizbuying retains third-party service providers to assist us in our business. For example, we use service providers to assist with analytics, email marketing, payment processing, customer relationship management, and IT infrastructure and support. Bizbuying may permit these affiliates and service providers to access your Personal Information in order to assist us in providing services; however, we contractually require these third parties to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
Bizbuying shares Personal Information with the following categories of third parties and has disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a business or commercial purpose in the 12 months preceding the date this Global Privacy notice was last modified:
|Service providers, including data analytics and advertising providers, operating systems and platforms, social networks, other Bizbuying customers, consumer reporting agencies
|Categories of personal Information described in California Civil Code §1798.80(e)
|Service providers, other Bizbuying customers, consumer reporting agencies
|Affiliates, distribution partners, other Bizbuying customers
|Internet or other electronic network activity information
|Service providers, including data analytics and advertising providers
|Professional or employment-related Information
|Service providers, other Bizbuying customers
|Service providers, including data analytics and advertising providers
|Categories of personal Information required for 1099 tax reporting
|Service providers, government agencies
Bizbuying may also sell certain Personal Information. In the 12 months preceding the date this Global Privacy Notice was last modified, Bizbuying sold:
Bizbuying implements security safeguards to protect your Personal Information.
We take steps to secure Personal Information through administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against the risk of accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. For example, we encrypt payment card information in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and store sensitive Information such as biometric and geolocation data on Bizbuying servers located in the United States with access limited to authorized Bizbuying employees.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the security of Information transmitted through the Internet, and where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
Bizbuying generally retains records only as long as necessary and as required for our business operations, for archival purposes, and/or to satisfy legal requirements.
When determining the appropriate retention period for Personal Information, we take into account various criteria, such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information; the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure; purposes for which we process your Personal Information; whether we can achieve those purposes through other means; and business operations and legal requirements.
Because we maintain our applications and websites to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your Personal Information may be retained in our backup and archival systems for a limited period of time, after which the Information will be automatically deleted or put beyond use where deletion is not possible.