Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

Bizjelly (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the Bizjelly website (the “Website”) and Bizjelly services (the “Service” or “Services”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your information, personally-identifying or otherwise, when you use our Website or Service. We use this information for providing and improving our Website and Service. By using our Website or Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at https://www.bizjelly.com/.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Bizjelly is a marketing and web design agency based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Our website address is https://www.bizjelly.com, and we’re owned and operated by Kal Erikson.

Collection and Usage of Information

Non-personally-identifying information

Like most website operators, Bizjelly collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Bizjelly’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bizjelly’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Bizjelly may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We retain non-personally-identifying information indefinitely, as it provides introspective value for the lifetime of the website and beyond.

Personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to Bizjelly’s website choose to interact with Bizjelly in ways that require Bizjelly to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bizjelly gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. As well, information such as IP addresses, which may be deemed personally-identifying information, may be automatically gathered of visitors from countries where such acts are lawful.

Information you provide to us directly

When users submit or upload items such as comments, messages or files, we collect any data shown in the relevant form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and protect against abuse.

When posting a comment, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images, or other media, to the website, please note your files may contain embedded information, such as geolocation data.

Those who engage in financial transactions with Bizjelly are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Bizjelly collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bizjelly.

Analytics and server logs

We gather certain information automatically through your use of the Website. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, the files viewed on the Site, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site. We use analytical software to help us understand this information. This software sends information to its licensor. Other sites and companies may also use this software. As a result, the licensor may collect information that, when aggregated by them, allows them to identify you individually. We have no responsibility for this collection and use.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Bizjelly and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to help us identify and track users’ movements around the Website, their usage of the Website, their website access preferences; analyze trends, administer the Webite, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

If you leave a comment on our Website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Bizjelly visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Bizjelly’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Bizjelly’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. More information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

Usage of personally-identifying information

Bizjelly will only use the personal data we collect as reasonably necessary for the following purposes:

  1. to allow you to use and interact with the Website;
  2. to provide the Services to you as our client;
  3. to inform our development of the Website and the Services;
  4. to communicate with you from time to time in response to your requests for information or as may be relevant to your account with us;
  5. to send marketing communications related to the services we provide;
  6. as required by applicable law or legal requirements pertaining to records retention or for internal administrative purposes;
  7. as specifically authorized by you in writing.

Bizjelly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

Bizjelly will only disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Bizjelly’s behalf or to provide services available at Bizjelly’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Bizjelly will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Bizjelly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Bizjelly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bizjelly, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Bizjelly website and have supplied your email address, Bizjelly may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Bizjelly and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Bizjelly takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. We have put in place reasonable measures and appropriate procedures for implementing these policies and for safeguarding the personal data we collect. However, we cannot guarantee that personal data we collect will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

We retain non-personally-identifying information indefinitely, as it provides introspective value for the lifetime of the website and beyond.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Comment deletion requests can be made and are processed on a case-by-case basis.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile, indefinitely. Users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time except they cannot change their username. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Upon request, we will provide you with details regarding your personal data that has been collected by us or which is under our control. If you would like to change information that we maintain about you, you may log into your account and change it or submit a support request for any information to which you don’t have access or the ability to change yourself. Information covered by this Privacy Policy may be deleted upon your request, provided that such deletion may impact our ability to provide you with the Services.

You may opt-out of receiving most e-mails from us by following the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the e-mails.

We may keep your personal data for as long as reasonably required to meet the purposes described herein. Additionally, we will retain this information as required by law, as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Third parties

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties except as follows:

  1. when we believe disclosure is reasonably required to comply with any law or legal request;
  2. to enforce our legal and contractual rights, or to protect the rights and safety of others;
  3. to third parties who help us provide any part of the Site or the Services, to the limited extent required for such help, and on condition that they may not further disclose your data or use it for any other purpose; or
  4. as part of a sale of our assets or a merger of our company.

We remain responsible for compliance with this Privacy Policy by third parties to whom we disclose your personal data.

Email

Google Apps
We use Google/Google Apps to process email communication, manage online documents. Google’s privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our websites. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. We’ve turned on the IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. You can learn more about this here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bizjelly may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Bizjelly’s sole discretion. Bizjelly encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Should Bizjelly decide to change its Privacy Policy, we will post such changes on this page so that our Clients are always aware of how we use their personal information and in what circumstances it discloses it. Client’s continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute Client’s acceptance of such change.