PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Policy applies to all uses and features available, displayed and offered through our website (“Site”). If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website. We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. Individuals under the age of 18 must consult their parents or legal guardians before providing us with any personal information. Your privacy, and the privacy of all users of Guidance Guide is important to us. Guidance Guide is committed to protecting your privacy online.

 

The terms “We”, “Us”, and “Guidance Guide ” refer to the Guidance Guide, LLC. The terms “You” and “Your” refer to you, as a visitor or user of the Site. By using the Site, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

 

You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Service (“Terms”), which is incorporated by reference, and by accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, and Terms, you may not access or use the Site.

 

What personal information we collect & how we use it:

 

We collect information from you when you register and submit your information on our Site. We receive and store the information you enter to provide you with relevant content, to help us match up brands with brand ambassadors, and for marketing purposes. The types of personal information collected may include your name, email address, URL, phone number, social network usernames, location, use information regarding your use of the Site, browser information, age of your children, your interests, any information you provide, and any other data that is tied to such information (collectively, “Personal Information”). The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Site, improving the content of the Site, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may also use this Personal Information to adapt the Site and our programs to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and services, and to develop new tools for the community.

 

“Public Content” refers to information that you submit or post to the Site for public display, such as photos, comments, reviews, and your public profile information.

 

Information Collected Automatically: When you use the Site, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. This data is treated as non-Personal Information, except as required under applicable law.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS SHARED

Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We provide some of our content and services through affiliates, service providers, partners and other third parties. We may share Public Content with third parties, who may in turn publicly display or publish this information in connection with Public Content on their own website and media platforms. However, at any time you may visit the "Account Settings" page of your Member Account and opt-out of having some or all of your Personal Information made available to such third parties as described herein.

We may disclose aggregated information concerning user behavior to third parties in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.

 

Information shared on our site is shared with the Guidance Guide community. Individuals reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in comments or other content (location or otherwise) that you create on the Site.

 

Law Enforcement and Protection. We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our TOS and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. Please note that we are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.

 

Assignment. If Guidance Guide or substantially all of Guidance Guide assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we cease business operations or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We send cookies to your computer or mobile device through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our Site are visited and by how many people. Most browsers have an option for disabling the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting cookies, as well as (depending on your browser software) allow you to decide on acceptance of cookies in a variety of ways. We use analytics (and related analytics programs) to better understand who is using the Site, and how people are using it. Analytics uses cookies to collect and store anonymous information such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, IP address, and type of operating system used. We use this information to improve our Site and make it appealing to as many users as possible.

 

LOCATION INFORMATION

 

If your location settings are turned on when you use the Site, we may use the location information from your mobile device or browser to tailor your experience. We collect and store your last known location to determine your proximity to our service partners. This location information is not shared with third parties. The Site may also uses your mobile device’s background location which allows us to provide you with location-based services, such as location-specific promotions, mobile-based campaign activity capabilities, and other personalized content tailored to you. If you have background location turned on, the mobile application will, from time to time, tell us about your device’s location even if you are not directly interacting with the application.

SECURITY

Your account is password protected for your privacy and security. You are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password, and limiting access to your computer, phone and browser such as signing off after you have finished accessing your account. We use industry standard measures to protect Personal Information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

Our Site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on our Site.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the Site is located on computer servers in the United States. Therefore, your information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of the Service or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

CHILDREN

The Site and our services and programs are not directed toward children under 18 years of age nor do we knowingly collect information from children under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, you are not permitted to submit any Personal Information to us.

PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES AND THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other sites accessible through our site via links or service partnerships have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Additionally, other companies may place advertising on our site and may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

CONTROL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

To the extent you include Personal Information in your Public Content (such as a photo of yourself or your children), third parties may be able to identify you, associate you with your account, and contact you. Please do not include information in your Public Content that you want to keep private. Third parties can associate you with your account using the user search and browse features of the Site, which displays your Public Content. Upon your request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to close your account, and cease displaying your Public Content on the Site; nevertheless, we may still retain your Personal Information and your Public Content in our systems. Registered users who wish to close their account should contact us.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, all such changes will be posted on this page.