Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes
- We will never share your contact information with another user, without your consent.
- Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology
- What personally identifiable information of yours does Talkbiznow collect.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your Account information.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by Talkbiznow.
How to contact us.
In order to become a Talkbiznow user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, a brief summary of your professional background (current occupation & networking objectives), and choose a password.
Once a user, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and networking objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the Talkbiznow system.
Information about your Contacts
In order to invite others to connect with you directly in Talkbiznow, you will enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by Talkbiznow to send your invitation including a message that you write. The names and email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send your invitation and reminders.
may also choose to manually enter or upload data about your contacts into the private “My Contacts” section of our website.
All information entered there will only be viewable by you and will not be searchable by others in the Talkbiznow
network without your permission.
Cookies & Log Files
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your Talkbiznow account. The next time you visit the Talkbiznow web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognise you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, if you log out of the Talkbiznow site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Talkbiznow site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Talkbiznow web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Talkbiznow. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyse overall trends to help us improve the Talkbiznow service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
Talkbiznow is an online service dedicated to helping all types of professionals more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users.
Talkbiznow will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Talkbiznow related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user in your network sends you an opportunity. Talkbiznow may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customise your experience on the web site. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new users who have recently joined your network.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
Talkbiznow takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. product managers, managing directors), industry, and geographic location, company. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our users’ activities on the site, please email customer service.
Partnering with Other Organisations to Offer Combined Services
Talkbiznow partners with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice to make use of the combined services or not. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from Talkbiznow to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.
Communications Between Users
Many emails you initiate through Talkbiznow, an invitation sent to a non-user for instance, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will never list the people to whom you’re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the Talkbiznow website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another user if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Talkbiznow is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
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