1. Types of Information We Collect.
1.1 Information You Provide Us Directly. We may collect information from you, including but not limited to your username, password, businesses name, address information, email, and other such personal or business information, when you create an account with us or otherwise choose to submit information to us. We also require payment information (such as a bank account number) in connection with the purchases of goods on our platform, but note that payment is handled by a third-party service provider and we take no custody of or responsibility for such information in those cases. Occasionally we may need to access your payment information from the third-party service provider in order to address questions you may have about your account or a transaction, in which case we may do so but only for this purpose and no other. We also retain information that you post or store through your account and/or on our website or related services, such as your product and service solicitations, comments, notes and photos. If you exchange any messages through our website or through our related services, we may store those as well. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply, and any information that you submit to us, such as a resume. When you post your name, data, messages, questions, comments, articles or photos on our website or to our related services, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and other users may be able to see it. We may also collect information that you give us or authorize us to access about your colleagues or friends, such as their names and email, so that we may send them correspondence, invite them to use the website or related services, and facilitate interactive features of the website and related services.
1.2 Information We May Receive From Third Parties. We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our website or related services through a third-party connection or log-in, such as Facebook Connect, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account, an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends' user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our website or related services as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends join the website or services. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our website or related service. We may also receive information about you from your friends, such as your name and email, so that we may send you correspondence, invite them to use the website and related service, and facilitate interactive features of the website and related service.
2.1 Do Not Track. We do not respond to browser-based "do not track" signals. However, some third party sites who push content to our site do keep track of your browsing activities over time and across different websites when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.
3. Use of Your Data
3.1 General Use. In general, information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make or to aid us in serving you better. For example, we use your information for research and marketing purposes; to facilitate the creation and security of your account on our network; identify you as a user in our system; improve the quality of experience when you interact with our website and the related services; send you administrative e-mail notifications; respond to your inquiries related to purchase of products on the site or other requests; send promotional offers; make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback. The limited exceptions to this general practice are set forth below.
3.2 Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create anonymous data records from information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data in many ways, including to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our website and the related services and improve site navigation. We reserves the right, and you hereby grant us an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, to use, sell, sublicense through multiple levels, and disclose your anonymous data to third-party companies for any lawful purpose.
4. Disclosure of Your information
4.2 Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your information (as described below), We may disclose information if we believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) protect or defend our rights or property or users of the website or related services.
4.4 Disclosure to Third-Party Companies. We may enter into agreements with third-party companies that directly or indirectly relate to your information. A third-party company may want access to information that we collect from you and we may share such information with a third-party on an anonymized basis. For example, if you are interested in financial service providers in a certain locality, we may send and receive information about you with such financial service providers. We may also work with third parties to collect and analyze your data on an anonymous basis. If you link your DBT account to any third-party website (e.g. Facebook) we may share information about you with those third parties. Given that we do not control the privacy practices of our third-party companies, you should read and understand their privacy policies. You may opt-out of sharing some or all of this type of information by emailing [email protected].
6. Your Choices Regarding Your information
6.2 Changes to Information. You may change any of your information in your account by editing your profile on the site. You may request deletion of your information by us, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. Our website and related services offer publicly accessible community services. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.
7. Security of Your Information. We are committed to protecting the security of your information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with information and mistakes may happen.
8. A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather information about visitors who are under the age of 21. If you are under the age of 21 you should not use, and are not permitted to use, our website or related services.