Privacy Policy

Sleek Directory - Privacy Policy

Last Modified - November 1st, 2014

This Privacy Policy discloses our practices and the possible uses of the information that we gather via our web directory (http://sleekdirectory.com) and via other submissions by you to Sleek Directory (together, Directory and Services).  By using our Directory and Services you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, including having your personally identifiable information ("Personal Information" as defined below) used in any of the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you may not be able to use certain parts or features from our Directory and Services, and in some instances, this may necessitate the revocation of your user account and membership. Sleek Directory may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, in our sole discretion.  It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy for any changes each time you use the Directory and Services, and are bound by such changes.  Use of the Directory and its Services by you following our posting of a new Privacy Policy on our Directory constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as modified.

This Privacy Policy applies to the entire Biz-Giant Directory Network and associated services. This Privacy Policy is part of our Directory and Services provided, as well any membership agreement and all the terms of using our Sleek Directory.

* Personal Information

"Personal Information" refers to the information that tells us specifically who you are, such as name, phone number, email address, postal address, and possibly information relating to certain support or any customer service issues. In many cases, we need this information to provide you many of the services that you may request or are provided by our Sleek Directory.

* Information Collected

Sleek Directory collects information on our users in various ways, such as, by your voluntary submissions, participation in services provided via our Sleek Directory, from third parties (with your consent), and through cookie and other tracking technology.  Sleek Directory collects the following information:  Submissions, Reviews, Comments, Ratings, User Accounts and other Information.

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us as part of our Directory Network Service, including messages, posts, comments, reviews, ratings, responses, that you submit by using our Directory and Services which is referred to as "(user generated content").  Sleek Directory may in our sole discretion share your user generated content with others such as for the purpose of business reviews.  If you do not want certain information shared in this manner with others, you should not submit this content that contains personal information or information you Do Not want shared with others. Once you have submitted any user generated content, we reserve the right to publish it in any medium desired by us to others.

* Aggregate Information

We may collect general, non personal, statistical information about the use of our Directory and Services, such as how many visitors visit a given page on our directory, how long they stayed on that page, which hyperlinks or buttons, if any, they decide to click on. This information represents a generic overview of our users behaviors , including their collective viewing habits, and allows us and any other third party to modify information, promotions, offers and or discounts on products and services based on our user traffic patterns and behavior.  We collect this information through the use of technologies such as "cookies" which are discussed in greater details below. We collect this information in order to help enhance the Directory or Services we offer you and make for a better visitor experience in general.

* Third Party Information

We may supplement information you provide to us with information from other sources, such as to validate or update your address, payment information, or other demographic and lifestyle information.  We use this to help us maintain the accuracy of information we collect, to enable us to fulfill or products and services, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services, and offers that may be of interest, and for our internal business analysis and or other business purposes consistent with our directories mission.

* Cookies

Sleek Directory may automatically collect non personally identifiable info and data through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize repeat users, facilitate the users on going access to the directory and facilitate the use of our site.  Cookies also allow a website to track usage behavior and compile site usage info that will allow for the improvement of content and target advertising efforts.  Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.  You may set your browser to notify you if you receive cookies from us, or may choose to block cookies with your browser.  The choice is yours.  However be aware that some features on our site may not function or may be slower if you refuse cookies.  You may also get cookies from advertisers or third parties with links on our directory as described below.  We do not directly control these cookies.  The use of advertising cookies sent by third party ad servers is standard on the internet and in the directory industry as a whole.

* Tracking Technologies

Tracking technologies may record information such as internet domain and host names, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, click stream patterns, and dates and times that our directory site are accessed. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer.  Sleek Directory may also use technology called "Tracer Tags". These may also be referred to as Pixels, Clear GIFs or Web Beacons. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visited on our site and other ways you interact with our Directory and Services provided.  Such as purchases and service made by you.  These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our site for you and other users of our directory site.  We may link the information we record using tracking technologies to personal information we collect.

* Use of Information

Sleek Directory collects information in a variety of ways including:

A)  To improve our internal reviews and directory site in general.
B)  To optimize third party offers of products and services they provide.
C)  Notification of updates to our directory network and sites.
D)  Verify legitimacy of user reviews, comments, ratings on our web directory.
E)  Inform you of products and services, promotions you may be interested in.
F)  To optimize reviews and ratings information for more accurate results.
G)  For marketing purposes and discounts offered by our directory and providers.
H) To provide personalized or enhanced services requested by our users.
I )  For internal business analysis or other purposes related to such collection.
J)  To carry out any other purposes disclosed to you for which you consent.

* Disclosures and Transfers of Information

We DO NOT disclose personal info to third parties EXCEPT when the following conditions are TRUE:

A)  We have your permission to make the disclosure to others.
B)  Disclosure is necessary for purpose which personal info was obtained.
C)  Disclosure to financial service providers to carry out any purchases, goods and services requested by you.
D)  Disclosure is permitted by applicable law in the USA and its Territories.
E)  Personal information disclosed is publicly available in accordance with applicable law.
F)  Disclosure is reasonably related to the sale of All or part of our business or its assets.
G)  Disclosure for marketing purposes (with your authorization) for third parties interest.
H)  Disclosure is necessary for maintenance of legal claims or legal compliance.
I )  Disclosure to satisfy any laws, regulations, subpoenas or government requests, or pending litigation.
J)  Disclosure by our sole discretion about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities.
K)  Disclosure in violation of our members agreement, without subpoena, warrant or court orders.
L)  Disclosure to outside businesses whom perform services such as maintaining our directory, servers, mailing lists, processing orders, delivering services and products, postal mail, claims, data analysis outside the country or jurisdiction in which you reside.

Prior to sharing any of your personal Information with others, agreements will be made between Sleek Directory and such outside parties to whom we are transferring data to provide for allowable use and security of the transferred information in accordance with this privacy policy and applicable law.  If Sleek Directory becomes aware that any such outside party is improperly using or disclosing personal information to others, we will notify that outside party and request that it takes reasonable steps to cease such use or disclosure immediately.

We may provide certain personal information as a service to others for their marketing purposes. We may also disclose your name and address to service providers when you submit user generated content relating to those service providers.  If you properly notify us that you no longer want us to share your personal information, we will cease sharing your info.  However, except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not directly control the actions of third parties to which we share such personal information and you will need to further notify any third parties directly if you would like them to cease use of your personal information.

We may also disclose aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of our directory site and services to our existing or potential business partners or third parties, or in response to a government request. We may also share aggregated demographic and preference data with third parties to enable the provision of targeted information, promotions, offers, and or discounts on our products and services.

* Opt In / Opt Out Requests:

To help you review, edit, and control how much of the information we collect about you, you can visit your user admin panel account. On this admin panel account webpage, you can update your preferences and unsubscribe from receiving specific types of emails messages and possible phone calls. You cannot, however unsubscribe from receiving certain emails, such as account status and billing related emails, unless you close/delete your account and fulfill any existing contractual obligations with us first.

You can also ask us whether we are keeping information about you, to provide you with access to any information we have about you, how your information is being used, update, correct, or delete your information, or opt out of the collection and use of certain info by sending us an email to optout@sleekdirectory.com or by writing us via postal mail specifying the nature and scope of your request.  If you choose to delete your information or opt-out of the collection and use of info, you understand that certain services may no longer be available to you, potentially including revocation of your membership account.  Please state in your correspondence the details of your request.  We may require proof of your identity before we provide you with requested information.  We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and where appropriate, you may have the data erased, rectified, amended, or completed.  Approved requests will be processed with (15) working days of the date we received the request.

* Data Security, Integrity, and Access

The personal information you provide, and we collect, is stored within our databases that we control directly or through our administrative service providers.  As we deem appropriate and as required by applicable law, we use security measures appropriate for the sensitivity of the personal information and consistent with industry standards, including physical, organizational and technical protections, such as firewalls, to protect your personal information.  We also use industry standard encryption technology to protect credit card and password data and information.  However, since no security system is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.

Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, our third party service providers who require such access to provide you with services indicated above, or any other party that you have provided us with authorization to share such information with them.  We retain personal information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise intended to meet any legal requirements.

Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on servers and computers located outside of your state, province, territory, or country where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please be aware that we transfer personal information to the United States and process and store it their.  As a result, this information may be subject to access requests by our government, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities (NSA) in the United States and according to their laws. Subject to applicable laws, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to maintain all your personal information from hackers, and governmental intrusions.  By submitting your personal information, you hereby consent to having your personal data transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States.

Sleek Directory may assign you a user Id and password when you register your participation and access to Sleek Directory and services.  Your user ID and password may only be used by you and any members of your household.  You may not share your user ID and passwords with anyone else, and you are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of your information, ID, and password.  You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user ID and password. You can access and update your login information on your admin panel page.

* Third Party Sites and Links

Please note that you may have cookies placed on your computer by third party sites that refer you to our web directory. Although we do not share your personal information with these third party sites (unless you have authorized us to do so), they may be able to link certain non-personally identifiable information we transfer to them with personal info they previously collected from you on their site.  Please review the Privacy Policies of each site you visit to better understand their Privacy Policy practices.  In addition Sleek Directory would like to inform you that anytime you click on any type links (especially advertising banners), which take you to these third party sites, you will be subject to their Privacy Policies.  While we support the protection of our customers privacy on the internet, Sleek Directory expressly disclaims any and all liability for the actions of these third parties, including but without limitation to actions relating to the use and or disclosure of personal information by these third parties.

Our Directory and Services may (will) contain links to other sites operated by third parties.  Sleek Directory does not control such other sites and is not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of personal information.  Sleek Directory inclusion of such links does not, by itself, imply any endorsement of the content on such sites or of their owners or operators except as disclosed on our Sleek Directory Terms of Service.  Any information submitted by you directly to these third parties is subject to that third parties Privacy Policy and not ours.

* Under Age and Children's Privacy

Sleek Directory does not intend to be used by individuals under the age of 13 (minors) within the jurisdiction within which they reside without supervision of a parent or guardian of legal age.  Sleek Directory relies upon such parents and guardians to determine if the Directory or its services provided are appropriate for viewing, accessing, or participation by such individuals under the age of 13 years (minors).  If an individual under the age uses Sleek Directory or any of its Services, such individual may only use the  web directory under direct supervision of their parent of guardian.

We do not seek or knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we unknowingly collected personal information from a child under that age, we will make every possible and reasonable effort to delete such information from our database.  If you are a parent or guardian of a minor child who has provided us with personal information, you may contact us using the information below to request it be deleted.

* Visitors Outside United States

This Privacy Policy and the Privacy Practices of our Sleek Directory and its Network of Sites will be subject exclusively to the laws in which our Directory Network provides its services.

Contact Us Via Postal Mail

All requests questions, concerns or complaints about your personal information or of this Privacy statement can contact the below address to Privacy concerns at the following:

Sleek Privacy Policy
8340 N 59th Dr.
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Phone:  (623) 221-6790
Email: PrivacyPolicy@SleekDirectory.com

We welcome any and all questions or comments you may have.

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