Respond.com is committed to protecting the privacy of our buyers and businesses. Since we collect certain types of information at the time our service is used, we have created this policy to let our users know what information we collect, how the collected information is used to benefit our users, and how we protect the information that is provided to us. Rest assured, the privacy of our buyers and businesses is of utmost importance to us, and Respond.com will make every effort to ensure that our users are effectively informed and protected.
Respond.com is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization, whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Respond.com has elected to disclose our information practices, as well as have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe as a testament to our commitment to your privacy.
Please address all privacy questions to us at email@example.com . In the event your inquiry goes unaddressed within a reasonable time expectation, or hasn’t been addressed to your satisfaction, please contact TRUSTe. TRUSTe shall then work as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
Respond.com also offers buyers the opportunity to request news, special offer information, and/or information about promotions. These opportunities are completely optional, and buyers are not obligated to take advantage of them. Should you change your mind about receiving these secondary messages, you may opt-out at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ function present in every such email we send out. Respond is a CAN-SPAM ACT compliant company. We reserve the right to send users service and notification emails without the opportunity to opt out as these are part and parcel of the services provided.
Publically Displayed Information
Respond.com reserves the right to post on its Web site the text in the "Comments" box and additional product or service information inputted by buyers in the request form. However, we will not post any information included in a buyer request that includes any personally identifiable information. Buyers have the option to cancel requests at any time. When buyers elect to write business reviews on the site, we publish the review but do not publish your email address. Consequently, the above information is publically available to other users of the sites, as well as the general public. We are not responsible for the personal information published within a review or comments box and encourage users to employ discretion when posting information in public forums. Buyers names and location are typically displayed with their reviews and “Comments” box information requests.
To become a registered business with Respond.com, interested parties must provide us with contact information. Contact information submitted for account administration purposes is considered strictly confidential, will not be shared with buyers without consent, and will be used for billing purposes and to provide updates about the Respond.com service. Contact information submitted for the Business Profile is intended for buyer viewing and will be shared with buyers as appropriate. This information includes name, email, company address company name, and phone number. We also collect sensitive financial information such as your credit card number and billing address to establish service. However, sensitive information, such as financial information is stored on a secured server and is not shared with anyone. Upon registration, a business can set up a public company profile to allow buyers to find them within our directory. Any personal information included within the company profile hosted within our directory is available to the public and may be used to send businesses unsolicited messages. Respond.com is not responsible for the personal information hosted in company profiles.
Businesses may update or revise any account and contact information by visiting the "Seller Portfolio" and "Billing Information" sections of our Web site. Businesses may deactivate their account by contacting Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information will be included in the Response emails Respond.com sends on behalf of businesses. This information is necessary for buyers to contact businesses directly. Businesses select how they wish to be contacted and may opt to be contacted in any or all of the following ways: phone, fax, email, pager/text, or the business's Web site.
When a business elects to refer the sites to another business, we request the contact name and email address along with company name and phone number to fulfill the request. This information is used to send the one time email as well as track the success of our referral program.
Information we collect
Certain information is automatically tracked about our users when they use our Web site. This information includes the URL that the user just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), the URL that the user goes to next (whether this URL is on our site or not), the operating system the user is using, the browser the user is using, and the user's IP address. This information is collected to analyze trends, track user movement and use, gather broad demographic information, and administer the site.
Respond.com reserves the right to provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Web site information to reputable third party vendors, but these statistics will not include any personal or identifying information.
We reserve the right to share information with our service providers – including the third party payment processor employed to fulfill payment on the sites. We also reserve the right to share information with government agencies, or law enforcement where a formal request has been made such as in a judicial proceeding, court order, or subpoena served on Respond.com.
Please note that if our services are accessed through one of our partner sites, we may share the information submitted through the partner's site with that specific partner, and we do not have control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies of our partners.
In the event of the sale, merger or acquisition of some, or all of Respond.com’s assets, the personal information on the sites, would likely be a part of the transferred assets. In such an event, we notify users’ of any significant changes to the information practices governing their collected personal information by posting a notice on the home page, or by email.
We do not share, sell, rent or trade Personal Identifying Information (PII) with third parties for their promotional purposes.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Respond.com employs industry accepted standards in protecting personal information such as the use of Secure Socket Layer technology in protecting sensitive financial information. We also require usernames and pass codes to access account information on the sites. While we make every endeavor to protect the information under our control, no method of security is 100% effective, and we make no such guarantees.
By using Respond.com you agree to the above uses of your personal information. If at any time this policy changes, those changes will be posted to this page so that you are aware of our intent to better protect your privacy. You will be notified through email prior to any material changes in how we use your personal information. At that time, we will also notify businesses as to how they may cancel their service (if they wish), and we will notify buyers as to how they may opt-out of receiving marketing communications (if they wish).
We have obtained consent to publish the names from all of the buyers and businesses who have provided us with the testimonials we occasionally post on our Web site. Respond.com is not responsible for the personal information disclosed within testimonials.
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Last Updated: March 29th, 2012