Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is information that can personally identify you, such as your name, birth date, address, telephone number, or email. This type of information is only collected if you choose to provide it when you participate in contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions or sign-up for our newsletters.
You may also choose to provide PII when you participate in surveys’ forums, discussions, or other interactive services. Please be aware that information posted to these services may be viewed, or captured, by other visitors to BusyBusiness.net. You should avoid posting sensitive information you would not want to be available to the public.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We also collect non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) on BusyBusiness.net. Non-PII is information that cannot be used to contact any individual person or entity.
This information is collected directly by BusyBusiness.net and by using third-party partners and service providers. This information may include: IP addresses, characteristics of operating system, browser and system settings, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (the page-by-page web browsing path), and other information that is, generally, not considered PII.
Tracking Technologies Used
Cookies - these small files store information about users on their own devices. This information is recalled by the website to provide useful features to the user. Additional information about cookies is available by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The section “Privacy Choices Available", will provide you information on how you can limit or disable cookies on your device.
Web Beacons or Pixel Tags - small files or identifiers that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies. They are used for a variety of purposes, including: counting the number of visitors, analyzing how users navigate, assessing how many emails are opened, and what content is viewed by visitors.
Analytics - we use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to provide statistical, and other, information about visitors to BusyBusiness.net. To learn more about Google Analytics and how your may opt-out, click here.
“Do Not Track” Signals - browser settings may allow for the transmission of a “do not track” signal to websites and other online services. Currently, there isn’t a industry consensus as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like a majority of websites, BusyBusiness.net is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. To learn more about “do not track” signals, click here.
Social Network / Platform Integration
BusyBusiness.net has been integrated with various social networks and platforms. Information may be shared between our website and these platforms through the use of a plug-in. Please refer to the specific social network / platform for their opt-out information prior to using these plug-ins.
Information Obtained From Other Sources
Information collected may be supplemented with information from other third-party partners and service providers, including data brokers, customer acquisition vendors and other companies that collect consumer information (demographics, interest data, etc.). This information may be combined with information collected directly from our website in order to better understand our users, to help tailor content and offers, and other lawful business purposes.
How Collected Information May Be Used
BusyBusiness, and our third-party partners and service providers, may use the information collected for various purposes, including:
- To provide information, products and services requested;
- To respond to request, questions, complaints, comments, and other types of user support or customer care;
- To direct users to portions of BusyBusiness.net, or other third-party websites or services, that we believe may be of interest;
- To customize content, features, advertisement or other marketing messages;
- To communicate about and administer participation in, events, programs, contests, sweepstakes, and other offers and promotions;
- To process and reply to applications for employment;
- To carry out, evaluate, and improve our business;
- To perform data analytics regarding usage of BusyBusiness.net;
- To guard against, identify, and prevent, fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities;
- To comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies; and
- For other purposes that are disclosed at the time consented information is collected.
Privacy Choices Available
Unsubscribe From Emails
To unsubscribe from a specific email, or newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link within that communication. You can globally opt-out from all email campaigns by sending an email to optout@BusyBusiness.net with “Unsubscribe” as the subject. We may need to disclose your opt-out choice to third parties in order to honor your preferences, in accordance with applicable laws.
Disable Local Shared Objects
Our site relies on other kinds of local shared objects, or flash cookies, that function similar to browser cookies, but are stored in different locations. Certain browsers allow for these shared objects to be disabled, or delete the information contained in its local storage.
Third-Party Ad Networks
Information about third-party ad networks and services visit: www.aboutads.info. To learn more about your options or opt-out, click here. To opt-out of interest-based advertising, visit: NAI’s site for additional options.
Protecting Personal Information
Reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards are maintained in order to protect the personal information provided. These safeguards protect against: accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. It is not possible to 100% guarantee security of information transmitted online, therefore information provided to us on BusyBusiness.net is done at the users own discretion and risk.
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR requires users in the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland with specific information about the processing of their “Personal Data.” This Personal Data is information that can identify a unique user or device - for instance, names, addresses, cookie identifiers, precise location data, and biometric data.
Some common forms of information collected are: Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Email Address, IP Address, and information about browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device. For more information on the types of data collected, please see the “Understanding the Information Collected” section.
The collected data is used to provide specific information / services requested, improve business performance, customize content, data analytics, and guard against fraud and theft. For additional information on how the data is used, please see the “How Collected Information May Be Used” section.
Operating in the United States, data will need to be transferred from the EEA, the UK, and Switzerland to the United States. Additional information on this is available in the “Outside the United States” and “Protecting Personal Information” sections.
Specific Rights as a Data Subject
The GDPR provides the right to access, rectify, or erase any Personal Data collected through BusyBusiness.net. You have the right to data portability and the right to restrict / object to the processing of Personal Data collected. Furthermore, you have the right to ask to not have your Personal Data processed (by us, or a third-party partner) for marketing purposes or purposes substantially different than it was originally collected. You may withdraw consent at any time.
To enact one, or all, of these rights, contact us (instructions in the “Contact Information” section) and identify which right you intend to enact. A response to your request will happen within 30 days. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity.
We may continue to store necessary information, even after a data subject request, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.
You have the right to file a complaint with a European supervisory authority if you have any concerns with our compliance. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.
Links to 3rd Party Websites
Our website may contain links to other 3rd-party websites, as well as videos, advertisements, and other content provided by third parties. These linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we urge you to review. We cannot be held responsible for the content, terms of services, privacy policies, or any other aspect of any website, application, or service we do not own or control.
Surveys, Quizzes, and Other Interactive Features
Privacy of Children
Our website is produced for a general audience over the age of 13. It is not intended for anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information of anyone under the age of 13. Once made aware, we will remove any personal information collected of anyone under the age of 13. Please see the “Contact Information” section to let us know if you suspect this has happened.
Outside the United States
Notice to California Residents
Under California law, residents of California may request us to provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to 3rd-parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. This is subject to certain limitations. Please see the “Contact Information” section to make this request.
Any questions about this policy or our privacy practices can be emailed directly to privacy@BusyBusiness.net. Please ensure you include the section of your concern in the email subject line.
You may also write to:
55 Wyndham St. N. - Suite 211
Guelph, Ontario, Canada