Last updated on March 8, 2017
1.Information we collect and how we use it
We may collect, store, and use the information when you use our platforms. We use this information to optimize, enhance, and better our service and your use of our platforms. We also use the information to personalize your experience and display relevant advertising, search results, relevant business information, and engaging content.
Among the information we collect are:
- Account Information
The account information you may provide include name, username, email address, password, gender, phone number and profile picture. You reserve the right to either provide or not provide us with such information with signing in through third party websites such as Instagram and Facebook. We store the information you make available to us by signing up.
- Public Content
Your reviews, photos, bookmarks, profile picture, username and other information you provide through our platforms are public to us and other users. We may use this information and share it with businesses and others to third-party websites.
- Activity and browsing information
The categories you browse, the features you use, the duration of time you spend on our platforms, the information you click on a business page, the businesses you browse through, the home page headers you engage with, the ads you click on, and the locations you choose are all to be stored. We may also store any information that your computer or mobile device is providing to us when accessing or using our platforms including but not limited to the type of mobile device, IP address, carrier, location, and browser type.
- Your preferences
Your location and language are the preferences you provide to us.
- Your searches and other activities
The search terms you enter and the results you enter. We collect and store your search terms to optimize your results.
- Your communications
The reviews you post on a business page and the replies you receive from such business. The information, comments, queries, or other you communicate to us may be stored.
2.How we share the information we collect
- Information Shared with Businesses and Third Parties
We may share your information that you provide us such as your username, gender, email, reviews, likes, photos, and phone; however, not your personal name, with business members. The information we may share with you with business members will be confidential. Business members will be responsible for translating the information we provide them into advertisements, notifications, feed, or other directly or indirectly to you. We also may share your information with third parties for the sole purpose of marketing. We only require third parties under contractual agreements to use your information for the purposes we disclose to them and to keep your personal information confidential.
- Legal Purposes
- Social Networks
Below are the methods or means of the third parties’ collection of your information:
We may share information with advertisers about you or from you to display targeted advertising directly or indirectly. We ensure, through our contractual agreement with the advertisers, that they be responsible for protecting the identity and confidentiality of your information. We are not responsible for the information you enter, provide directly to on the advertisers’ links, websites, or other modes of communication.
- Service Providers
We may rely on third-party service providers to provide services to you through our platforms. We may also rely on third-party service providers for support, maintenance, security, quality assurance testing, payment processing, technical support, and other functions. We may provide information about you or from you to these third party service providers shall they need it to perform their functions. Third party service providers may provide information from you or about you to their subsidiaries or other companies. Your personal information will use by third party service providers will not be used for any other purpose except for the purpose we contract the service provider.
- Aggregate Information
We may share your information collectively with that of the users on our platforms to advertisers, business members, or other. For instance, we may share the total number of reviews you posted, the number of clicks you made on an advertisement, your total engagements with notifications.
- Businesses on Aybiz
We may share your information fro you or about you to businesses on Aybiz such as your public information when you post public content. Your private information may be shared with businesses on Aybiz shall a business wants to connect with you when you post public content on the respective business’ page.
- Business Members
We may share your information with you or about you to business members such as your public information and private information. Your private information is protected by the contractual agreement between the business members and us, and that they only use it for the specified purpose. In addition, business members may receive information about your activity on their page and our platforms.
Our platforms may contain links to third parties that are unaffiliated with us. We do not share your information with them. We are not responsible for your activity and information you share on their websites. We suggest you read their privacy policies, as we are not affiliated with them.
4.Controlling your personal data
Other users are unable to view or collect your personal information except when you post any relevant personal information about you publicly on our platforms. You are responsible for the public content you post, which includes your personal information. You are also responsible for the personal information you post about and of others in your public content. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by being careful with the public content you post.
You may remove your reviews, photos, and other public content; however, we will retain the information for our use only. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business listings, reviews, and ratings by terminating their accounts.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us during both access and use of our platforms. We do our best to secure and protect your personal information; however, we cannot guarantee total security.