Last Updated: 08-February-2013

Franchise Resales' Privacy Statement

Franchise Resales’ Privacy Statement

This privacy statement covers the website www.franchiseresales.com. By accessing, using or registering with Franchise Resales' web site, you accept and agree to Franchise Resales’ Privacy Policy. Franchise Resales offers a full range of services to franchisees and franchisors all focused on the resale. Franchise Resales values your privacy, feedback and candor very highly. Any user information we collect is considered private and we do not use it or share it except as permitted herein, without the user's permission. We use this personal information at Franchise Resales to provide the best quality service possible. The following privacy statement summarizes Franchise Resales’ protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the Franchise Resales site.

This policy does not apply to any public area of Franchise Resales’ web site or services. In the event you submit personally identifiable information to contact us, ask a question to an expert or register for news, such information becomes publicly available and Franchise Resales is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit to these services, , listings, or persons.

Information Collected by Franchise Resales:
Franchise Resales collects user information from several areas of the Franchise Resales site including Buying a franchise resale, selling a franchise resale, Franchise finance, Franchise legal, Business brokers, the adding and editing of business and franchise listings; and email forms. Franchise Resales collects individual user search activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. Franchise Resales may track the IP address of a user's computer or place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. This is required by Franchise Resales services to provide automated features.

Use of Information Collected:
Collected information helps Franchise Resales better understand its users' needs in order to improve its product and service offerings. Email addresses are used to communicate with members through email news summaries, Promotional emails, Partner emails and for site administration purposes. Users may be deleted from email lists at their request. Personal information may be used to contact users for the purpose of research, product development, marketing, or customer service, if the user has opted to receive such communication. User search activity is collected and analyzed and may be utilized by Franchise Resales in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. IP address and cookie log data is analyzed to better understand traffic flows and user preferences.

Use of Email Tools:
You may NOT use the email services that we offer to send spam (i.e. unsolicited commercial email) or otherwise send content that would violate Franchise Resales’ Terms and Conditions. We may monitor, track or save the use of this feature, but will be under no obligation to monitor, track or save these email messages sent from these tools.

Shared information:
Though Franchise Resales makes every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Franchise Resales shares information with its partners for the purpose of providing related services in which we deem our users have interest. The use that Franchise Resales’ partners make of customer information will not exceed Franchise Resales’ use of the data. Franchise Resales also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of Franchise Resales, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.

Franchise Resales does not rent or lease user information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, Franchise Resales may obtain information (such as electronic mail addresses) from third party providers. It is our goal to only contact individuals who we believe may have a legitimate business interest in Franchise Resales based on their membership or participation in other organizations or web sites, and who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for this purpose. While Franchise Resales endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, Franchise Resales cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

Please be aware that in the event Franchise Resales merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of Franchise Resales’ assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including personally identifiable information, will be shared and/or transferred to such third party. The information may only be used or shared by such third parties for the primary purpose for which the information was originally collected. If such third parties, or if Franchise Resales for its own business needs, desire to use the personally identifiable information for another purpose, you will be notified prior to the information being used for a new purpose, and you will have the opportunity to opt out of such new use of your personally identifiable information.

Security of personal information:
Franchise Resales’ clients and their personal information are considered to be Franchise Resales’ greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. Franchise Resales takes every reasonable precaution to secure personal information within both its computers and its physical premises.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, please contact us.

Cookies:
Cookies are used on this site. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to use our site and to enable certain specialized functionality that requires maintaining information about your session. A session cookie is not stored on your hard disk and expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard disk for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions in your Internet browser's "help" files.

We do not store in persistent cookies any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

Due to the functionality provided by our site, the use of cookies is required. If you reject cookies, our site will not perform properly.

Opting-out, editing, updating or deleting personal information:
Franchise Resales utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with registered users and customers. As a registered user/customer, you hereby acknowledge and grant Franchise Resales the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purposes Franchise Resales determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. Franchise Resales will use best efforts to honor customers request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will Franchise Resales have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers.

Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails are requested to contact Franchise Resales, or select the opt-out option that is available on all email correspondence. We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service notices and responsibilities. Franchise Resales occasionally communicates with its users via email and phone to provide information about requested services and regarding issues related to their account. It is important to note that this communication is not used for marketing or promotional purposes. Requesting the deletion of certain types of user information may prevent users from accessing some web site features.

You may correct or update your personally identifiable information by going to the area of the site where you submitted the information, and following the instructions to view, change or delete the information.

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 here. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Changes to this Privacy Statement:
If Franchise Resales decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Franchise Resales reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Franchise Resales makes material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.