Information Collection and Use
In certain sections of the Sites and when you provide data to our servers through our lead generation, e-disclosure and FranFit services, we may ask you to complete a registration form and other forms to request information on franchises of interest and invite you to ask us questions or provide us with feedback. Due to the nature of some of these activities, you may opt-in to provide us with personally identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, financial information, credit card information, interests, password, user identification number, and code or screen name that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us. When you register with us with respect to franchises of interest, we may also check basic credit information available about you. In addition, we may transparently collect your Internet protocol (IP) address without your active disclosure. We also may collect personally identifiable information about you from the log-in process; the request and application forms mentioned above; web site usage; cookies, web bugs or clear gifs; product or service usage; and communications initiated by us or our users via e-mail, phone or postal mail. If you opt-in, we will use your personally identifiable information to send you our newsletter and otherwise communicate with you about our services. We may use your personally identifiable information to deliver requested information or services; provide notices regarding the services or information requested by you; provide notices regarding services or information you might have an interest in the future; and to improve the content and general administration of these Sites and our services.
FranchiseUniverse.com recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their childrens online activities and interests. FranchiseUniverse.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and the Sites are not intended for children under the age of 13. FranchiseUniverse.com does not target its services or the Sites to children under 13.
We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall experience of the Sites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.
The Sites may track the total number of visitors to the Sites, the number of visitors to each page of the Sites, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We may provide your personally identifiable information to companies or their designees from whom you have requested information about listing opportunities, loans or property. FranchiseUniverse.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of those companies or their designees and you are responsible for requesting and reviewing their respective privacy policies. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to prevent harm to yourself or others. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any other company or organization except we may transfer or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which FranchiseUniverse.com participates or to a purchaser of the assets related to either of the Sites.
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We may employ procedural, technological and physical measures, consistent with industry practice, to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. FranchiseUniverse.com may use password protection, place internal restrictions on whom in the company may access your data and utilize physical surveillance and security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information
FranchiseUniverse.com provides you with the ability to review and correct certain personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. If you wish to review or correct any information you have provided to us, contact us:
|By mail:||135 Saxony Road, Second Floor|
| ||Encinitas, California 92024|
| ||United States|
|By phone:||(+01) 760 634 5800|
| ||(800) 609-5831 (Toll Free U.S. only)|