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COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
The information Franchise Times gathers from users of the Site allows Franchise Times to: personalize and continually improve your experience with the Site; process orders and other requests; analyze user usage, trends and other patterns; communicate offers or other information believed to be of interest to you; comply with governmental or law enforcement requests; and to protect the rights, property and safety of Franchise Times and/or certain third parties.
User Supplied Information. Franchise Times receives and stores any information you enter on the Site, such as: search criteria, personal/contact information, and searching and navigation patterns. This list is not exclusive, and Franchise Times may alter it without notice.
Some examples of the general types of information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from the Site, including date and time; cookie number; and pages viewed or searched. Franchise Times may use analytics or other software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling and clicks), and methods used to browse on the Site.
Information from Other Sources. From time to time, Franchise Times may receive, store and use information about you from other sources and add it to your Franchise Times user account information.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
Agents. Franchise Times may sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. For example, such agents are often used by website owners to assist with sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links) and providing customer service. These agents have access to only the personal information needed to perform their functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
With Your Consent. Except for the activities disclosed above, you will receive notice from Franchise Times when your personal or contact information might be shared with third parties, and you will have a [five] day time period in which to advise Franchise Times that you object to the sharing of the information.
USER CHOICES WITH REGARD TO ACCESS OF INFORMATION
General. You always have the right to decline to provide any information to Franchise Times on the Site; however, this decision may limit or prevent your use of the Site and the ability to take advantage of certain unique features of the Site. [Optional-You can also opt out of receiving additional marketing emails at any time and by sending an email with “OPT OUT” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org].
Prior Information. When you update information on the Site, Franchise Times may keep a copy of the prior version for historical records.
California Residents. California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to Franchise Times at the address below.
Franchise Times does not direct its Site to children under the age of 18 and does not offer subscriptions for purchase by children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may use the Site only with the involvement and supervision of a parent or guardian.
CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES, AND REVISIONS
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Last updated: March 18, 2016.
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