Privacy

Last updated: April 23rd, 2024

This Privacy Policy describes how Small Biz Builder Inc. (“Small Biz Builder,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares your personal information when you visit and/or use the Small Biz Builder website (our “site”). Our current web address is www.smallbizbuilder.org.

Our Privacy Policy seeks to be compliant with the GDPR, COPPA, CCPA, and the state laws of all US states. This privacy policy covers the following information:

  • Important definitions and information
  • What personal information we collect
  • How we use your personal information
  • How we share your personal information
  • What personal information third-parties collect
  • How we store your personal information and data
  • Your rights concerning your personal information
  • Use of our website by minors
  • Our response to Do Not Track signals
  • How we collect and use cookies
  • How we use behavior advertising
  • How we make changes to our privacy policy
  • The effective date of our privacy policy
  • How you can contact us for more information

Important Definitions and Information

“Personal information” includes “provided information” and “device information”. We collect personal information when you visit and use the Small Biz Builder website.

“Provided information” is used to describe information and data that you provide to us directly.

“Device Information” is a collective term used to reference information that we collect from the device you are using when you visit the Small Biz Builder website.

Device information includes:

  • “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Small Biz Builder. website.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Small Biz Builder website and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the Small Biz Builder website, we automatically collect certain information from your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Small Biz Builder website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Small Biz Builder website, and information about how you interact with the Small Biz Builder website. As stated above, we refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information.”

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information to communicate with you.

Email: When you download a free resource, use our contact form, join one of our programs, become a member, purchase a subscription, or make a purchase on the Small Biz Builder website, you agree and opt in to receive email communications from this site and Small Biz Builder. Emails may include but are not limited to site updates, newsletters, discounts, and promotions. We are not responsible for your receipt of these emails. You should check your spam and junk folders to ensure that Small Biz Builder emails are not blocked from your account. You can opt out or unsubscribe from any and all Small Biz Builder emails by contacting us at hello@smallbizbuilder.org.. If you choose to opt-out or unsubscribe, you acknowledge that you understand you may no longer receive updates or information from the Small Biz Builder website, Small Biz Builder programs, etc.

Address: When you share your address on the Small Biz Builder website, we may send mail to this address. Mail may include information on Small Biz Builder programs, services, discounts, and promotions.​

Phone Number: When you share your phone number on the Small Biz Builder website, we will not share it with third-parties or use it to contact you without receiving your written or verbal permission.

Device Information: We use your device information for advertising and functionality. Your device information helps us advertise to you and others with similar device information. This information is sometimes shared with third-parties for advertising. Your device information helps us recognize you on our website and recognize your previously selected preferences. This includes, but is not limited to, your location and preferred language.

How We Share Your Personal Information

We share your personal information with third-parties to help us use your personal information.

​The types of third parties we may share your personal information with include:

  • Payment processors we utilize to help us securely store and manage payment information,
  • Providers of security and fraud prevention tools and services, and
  • Providers of data aggregation and analytics software that allow us to monitor and optimize the Small Biz Builder website.

​The third-party services we currently use are Shopify, Wix, Google Workspace, Go High Level, and Google Analytics.

We may also share your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

​Personal Information Third-Parties Collect

Third-party services used by the Small Biz Builder website may have additional access to your information. This information is collected anonymously and used to examine trends. We utilize WordPress to host the Small Biz Builder website.

If you are accessing another website or other services through the Small Biz Builder website, we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We highly suggest that you read the privacy policy and terms and conditions when you visit other websites. Other websites that are linked through the Small Biz Builder website may include, but are not limited to Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, Zeffy, and Google Workspace.

How We Store Your Personal Information and Data

We store your personal information and data within the Small Biz Builder online platforms. We currently use Google Workspace and a backed-up external hard drive. We will maintain your personal information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information or in compliance with federal and state laws.

We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information stored on our servers. No computer network or data transmission on the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we do not take responsibility for any type of targeted attack or breach. When you visit or use the Small Biz Builder website, you are doing so at your own risk.

Your Rights Concerning Your Personal Information

You have rights to your personal information. You have a right to know how we use your personal information, require us to correct any of your personal information, delete information as the law requires, receive a record of information we have collected about you, object to your personal information being used for direct marketing, and to object to our continued use of your personal information. To do so, please contact us at hello@smallbizbuilder.org or the contact information listed at the bottom of this privacy policy.

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU), you also have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection regulator.

Use Of Our Website By Minors

The Small Biz Builder website is not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information on the Small Biz Builder website or through any of its features. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 13 without parental consent, we will promptly take steps to delete such information from our records.

If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at hello@smallbizbuilder.org or the contact information listed at the bottom of this privacy policy.

How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals

The Small Biz Builder website does not respond to “do not alter” or “Do Not Track” (DNT) requests or signals (California Do Not Track).

​How We Collect and Use Cookies

We use cookies to collect personal information. You can disable cookies from the Small Biz Builder website through your browser. To learn more about how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

All website functions may not be available if you disable cookies. If you run into issues using the Small Biz Builder website because you do not wish to enable cookies, please contact us at hello@smallbizbuilder.org or the contact information listed at the bottom of this privacy policy.

To disable cookies from Google Ads, you can do so by visiting  https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Behavioral Advertising

As described above, we use your personal information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

You can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

​How We Make Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change, modify, or update this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice. We suggest you revisit this Privacy Policy and check for updates regularly.

The Effective Date of Our Privacy Policy

The Small Biz Builder website Privacy Policy is effective as of April 23, 2024.

How You Can Contact Us For More Information

You can contact us at any time to learn more about how your personal information is being used and/or to exercise your rights concerning your personal information.

Email: hello@smallbizbuilder.org

Call: 219-510-2097

Please note that any further changes or updates to this Privacy Policy will be effective from the date of revision and will replace the previously posted policy. Users should review the Privacy Policy regularly to stay informed about how Small Biz Builder collects, uses, and protects their personal information.

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