Effective on May 20, 2016
All users can view content on our website without submitting any personal information (such as name, address, phone number, etc.) to us. However, in order to provide you with a better user experience, we may collect non-personal information from your computer using cookies. More information on this process is below.
When you download or use our mobile apps, you may give permission to share your device's real-time location (from cell towers or GPS). This information is used to provide services like localized search results. You can disable location-sharing at any time in your device settings. We also use an encrypted version of your device's unique device ID to track app usage, and to send any mobile alerts that you ask you to receive.
When you request information by submitting your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc.) on our registration form, we pass your information only to the businesses that you specify. No other business receives your contact information. Your information, however, is often stored in the receiving company's database, as well as ours. Collected data may be stored in a database outside your home country.
We offer opportunities to register to receive our e-mail newsletter, both in various locations on our website and on our Information Request Form. We only add you to our mailing list if you authorize us to. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing our unsubscribe page, or you can contact us at email@example.com. Moreover, we do not share your e-mail address or other personal information with other companies unless authorized by you.
The Site automatically collects information and may also customize your visit through technical means, including the following:
Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by computers (or servers) to identify your computer.
Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as pixel tags, internet tags, clear GIFs, or single-pixel GIFs) are electronic images embedded into a webpage.
IP Address Logs: FranchiseClique.com also logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses - the location of your computer on the internet.
Cookies allow FranchiseClique.com to recognize you when you visit the Site, to personalize your experience and generally to serve you better. For example, if you enter your name, address, or ZIP code on one of the Site's forms, it may be stored in a cookie so you do not have to enter it again on other forms on the Site. Cookies and web beacons can tell us what advertising you have seen on the Site, which allows FranchiseClique.com to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information and also may be used together to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. Cookies, web beacons, and IP addresses are also used to compile data regarding Site usage (e.g., what website you came from, what pages of the Site you visit, how long you were on the Site, what type of browser you are using, what website you went to). Web beacons may also be included in emails sent by FranchiseClique.com to determine when and if such emails are opened or forwarded. You can disable cookies or otherwise manage them through tools provided with your browser software and with third-party software packages. If you turn off cookies, many of the Site's features will not work as well or at all. Anonymous information regarding use of our Site and services that is collected and/or aggregated by or on behalf of FranchiseClique.com through the use of such technical means or otherwise is referred to in this Statement as "Usage Data."
Personally identifiable information collected by FranchiseClique.com through your use of the Site may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by FranchiseClique.com for any of the following purposes:
Usage Data is used by FranchiseClique.com for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, and other purposes. For example, FranchiseClique.com may use statistical analyses of Usage Data in order to measure interest in the various areas of the Site, for development purposes, and to inform advertisers and partners in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertising or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
With respect to promotional materials and newsletters that FranchiseClique.com may send from time to time, FranchiseClique.com will not continue to send you such communications if you ask us not to, as described below. However, you agree that FranchiseClique.com may send to you, and you cannot opt out of, communications of a transactional or relationship nature, including, but not limited to, communications regarding fraudulent or illegal activity, the status of your SIY Account, changes to this Statement or the FranchiseClique.com Terms of Service, as well as communications to confirm, fulfill and follow up on your SIY Account registration or a request submitted through the Site.
FranchiseClique.com com may share personally identifiable information that you provide with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement and in the following cases:
Please note that the messages that FranchiseClique.com sends to you to confirm, fulfill, or follow up on a request may incidentally include promotional material or other content from FranchiseClique.com or its partners. In the case of these messages, FranchiseClique.com is not sharing your personally identifiable information with those third parties. FranchiseClique.com reserves the right to share Usage Data with any third party for any reason.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here:
To opt-out of interest-based ads on Google and Facebook, go to the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, Digital Advertising Allianace of Canada in Canada, or the European Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe and select "Facebook Inc." and "Google Inc." from the list.
In a limited number of cases, we may choose to share either personal or non-personal information with third-parties. Such examples are subpoenas, court orders, bankruptcy proceedings, or other requests to cooperate with other types of legal enforcement.
Although FranchiseClique.com provides links to other sites that may provide valuable information, we cannot control how they collect or manage personal information from their websites. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and data collection procedures.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. While no data transfer can be completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure your data while being transferred, stored, or processed.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Please contact us if you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you submit a newsletter or membership subscription or opt-in to receive emails from FranchiseClique.com, you will receive our newsletters and member updates from time to time with franchise industry news and/or special promotions. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these e-mails, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the e-mail.
By submitting information to FranchiseClique.com and asking us to disclose your information to advertisers, you agree to receive telephone calls and/or emails about franchise and business opportunities even if you are registered with any state Do Not Call Registry, and/or the National Do Not Call List.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Alternatively, if you used a third party application to post such information, you can remove it, by either logging into the said application and removing the information or by contacting the appropriate third party application.
FranchiseClique.com also may offer message boards, bulletin boards, chat rooms, comment areas, or other forums on the website for use by visitors who are 18 years of age or older. Any information you disclose when posting a message in these forums may become public. You should not include any information in your posting that you do not want other parties to see or use. Moreover, if you post any messages in the forums that include your email address or phone number you may receive unsolicited emails or calls from third parties.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at email@example.com.
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
FranchiseClique.com is intended to be used by individuals over the age of 18. We do not seek or willingly collect information on children under the age of 18. If we discover that we have collected information on a child under the age of 13, then we will delete that information from our system.
We need your assistance in keeping your information up to date. If you would like to review, correct, change, or delete your personal information or need assistance unsubscribing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the address below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.
If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: