THE LOCAL BEST PRIVACY POLICY

thelocalbest.com respects your privacy, and has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to you. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for this site, http://www.thelocalbest.com, and informs you of the ways in which we collect, use, safeguard and disclose of information.

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This policy was created to inform you of:

Information Collection and Use

Our site collects Personally Identifiable Information ("PII" - like your name, address, email address, etc.) when you submit your ballot. Entering PII is optional and allows you to participate in any incentive program(s) we may be offering (eg, free gift(s), drawing(s), etc.). When a child under age 18 attempts to vote with thelocalbest.com we ask that he/she have someone over age 18 sign-in and vote. We use your PII to send out gift(s) and prize(s). We also use PII to notify you of voting results and updates to our website. If you would rather not receive this information, please see the "Information Management" section below on how to change your preferences.

PII will be made available to our employees, agents, business partners and contractors for our internal business purposes, as well as to our outside auditors, attorneys, accountants and potential and actual purchasers of our business. The frequency of such information disclosure varies in accordance with our business needs. We will not sell or rent PII to any third party except when you have been given the opportunity to "opt-out" of sharing the information and have declined to exercise that right within the time period provided; we must share the information in order to provide a product or service you requested, provided that such third party will not have the right to use the PII for anything other than to fulfill the request; or we are required to respond to a legal process requiring such disclosure.

We also collect Aggregate Information ("AI" - like IP address, bandwidth utilization, web page requests, etc.) about site usage from our customers. We use AI primarily for network management, maintenance, performance evaluation and security. This helps us maximize the quality of service we can offer our customers. To ensure your privacy, we do not link AI to PII.

Information Management

You may alter your PII or opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at any time. We have the following options for changing and modifying your customer information.

  • You may opt-out of all email communications by sending an email to optout@thelocalbest.com from the email address you wish not to receive communications from us or our partners.

Information Retention

We maintain PII in our regular business records as long as necessary for our business purposes. Unless we are required by legal process to disclose this information, we will destroy it once it is no longer necessary for our business purposes.

Security

We have security measures and procedures in place to safeguard your PII and attempt to protect it from loss, misuse or alteration. And although we strive to minimize our exposure to system and network compromise, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.

Cookies

Cookies are small data files that may be stored on your computer's hard drive when you access a website. We use cookies to offer customized services to you. These files do not collect PII about you. Rather, they operate by identifying your browser, saving information regarding your use of a website, and providing you with personalized services.

Third party advertisements displayed on the site may also contain cookies. We do not and cannot control these advertiser cookies; Customers should check the privacy policy of the advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the personalized features offered by our website. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices for dealing with unwanted cookies, please visit the following website: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Policy Changes

If we change our information collection/use practices or other privacy aspects, we will post those changes on this privacy statement at least 30 days prior to their implementation. We will also notify you directly via email.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, our practices, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at one of the following:

Notes

  • This site also contains links to other sites. thelocalbest.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.