Information we collect and how we use it
We may collect, transmit, and store information about you in connection with your use of the Service, including any information you send to or through the Service. We use that information to provide the Service’s functionality, fulfill your requests, improve the Service’s quality, engage in research and analysis relating to the Service, personalize your experience, track usage of the Service, provide feedback to third party businesses that are listed on the Service, display relevant advertising, market the Service, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Service, and comply with legal obligations. Even when we do not retain such information, it still must be transmitted to our servers initially and stored long enough to process.
Please also note:
When you create a Bizioner account, we store and use the information you provide during that process, such as the first and last name you enter, email address, zip code, and any other information you may provide during the account creation process, such as a gender, phone number, or birth date. We may publicly display the first name and last Name that you provide, as well as any photo or other content you submit through the account creation process, as part of your account profile. We also store and use any preferences you provide to personalize your user experience, including dining and activity preferences. You can later modify some of the account information you provide through your account settings. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account using your personal information, you can request its removal by contacting us.
Your contributions to the Service are intended for public consumption and are therefore viewable by the public, including your photos, ratings, reviews, Comments. Your account profile (e.g., first name, last initial, city, the month and year you created your Bizioner account, profile photo and list of friends on Bizioner) is also intended for public consumption, as is some of your other activity through the Service, like how you vote on other people’s contributions, which contributions you like, where you check-in, which contributions or users you follow, and which businesses you follow or bookmark. You can limit the public nature of some of these activities through your account settings.
When you sign up for an account or use certain features, you are opting to receive messages from other users, businesses, and Bizioner. You can manage some of your messaging preferences through your account settings, but note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative, or legal messages from Bizioner. We may also track your actions in response to the messages you receive from us or through the Service, such as whether you deleted, opened, or forwarded such messages, and share that information with other parties to your messages (for example, to let them know if you have viewed their message). If you exchange messages with others through the Service, we may store them in order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and we may review and disclose them in connection with investigations related to use of the Service, as well as our efforts to improve the Service. We may not deliver messages that we believe are objectionable, such as spam messages, fraudulent solicitations, or requests to exchange reviews for compensation. If you send or receive messages through the Service via SMS text message, we may log phone numbers, phone carriers, and the date and time that the messages were processed.
We store information about your use of the Service, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visits or businesses you call using our mobile applications. We also store information that your computer or mobile device may provide to us in connection with your use of the Service, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, WiFi information such as SSID, unique device identifier, location (including geolocation, and GPS location), and requested and referring URLs and mobile applications. We may also receive and store your location whenever our mobile applications are running, including when running in the background, if you enable our mobile apps to access such information in the course of using the Service. You may be able to limit or disallow our use of certain location data through your device or browser settings, for example by adjusting the settings for our applications in iOS or Android privacy settings.
You may access the Service through different devices (e.g., your mobile phone or personal computer) and different platforms (e.g., the Bizioner website or Bizioner mobile apps). The information that we collect and store through those different uses may be cross-referenced and combined, and your contributions through one Bizioner platform will typically be similarly visible and accessible through all other Bizioner platforms.
Controlling your personal data
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Service pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Service.
The Service is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 15. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 15. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
Data retention and account termination
We use various safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.