Created on May 5, 2013. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for users registering for personal and business accounts. Any previous policy revisions will always be available here.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in connection with your use of our websites, emails, and mobile applications (“Site”). The terms “we”, “us”, and “Building Beautiful Souls (“BBS”)” refer to Building Beautiful Souls, a Florida company. When you use the Site, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information You Submit

We may store the information you submit to or through the Site. We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide Site functionality, improve Site quality, personalize the user experience, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, and comply with legal obligations. Among the information you submit to or through the Site, please note:

  • Account Registration: You must provide a valid email address in order to sign up for an Account on the Site. In addition, you may provide us with your full name. When you sign up for a BBS account, you are automatically opted in to receive emails from other BBS users, business owners and BBS by default. Note: you cannot opt out of receiving required administrative or legal notices. From time to time we will send marketing emails but we promise it will be only every once in a while when we have something really cool to share with you! If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal here.
  • Public Content:
  • Your reviews, tips, photos, check-ins, check-in comments, likes, message board posts, bookmarks, friends, lists, compliments, account profile (including your gender, first name and last initial, but excluding your other account registration information), and other content you post to the Site are meant for public consumption. We may display this content on the Site, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.

  • Credit Card Purchases:

Because business and event listings on BBS are paid for via PayPal, BBS does not have access to, never sees and/or stores credit card information.

For more information on controlling your personal data, please see Sections 4 and 5, below.

COOKIES AND OTHER INFORMATION WE GATHER

  • Cookies:
  • We may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (sometimes called “flash cookies”), and similar technology in connection with your use of the Site (“Cookies”). Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Site, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. You can disable some (but not all) Cookies in your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for local shared objects in particular, click here.

  • Server Logs and Analytics Programs:
  • Our servers and analytics programs log information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view as well as the date and time of your visit. Our servers also log information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs. You may be able to adjust the settings on your computer or mobile device to limit the information it shares with us here.

THIRD PARTIES

We do not rent, share, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. That said, please note the following:

  • Advertising and Third Party Cookies:
  • We allow third parties who provide services relating to advertising to use Cookies, as defined above, in connection with your use of the Site. As a result, they may collect and store the same type of information and use it for the same type of purposes as described for BBS above, and they may be able to associate the information they collect with other information they have about you from other sources. We do not necessarily have access to or control over the Cookies they use. Nevertheless, you may be able to opt-out of some of their practices by visiting the following links: PrivacyChoice. Please note that opting out does not prevent you from receiving advertisements.

  • Service Providers:
  • We outsource our our payment processing through PayPal. Hence, your information will be collected by PayPal. If you wish to use an alternative payment method please contact us.

  • Aggregate Information:
  • We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.

  • Business Transfers:
  • We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires Yelp or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • Investigations:
  • We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users affiliates, or the public.

  • Links:
  • The Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Site are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, we do not have any control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly posts it or its contents.

DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION

When logged into your account, you can remove or edit a review that you have posted to the Site by clicking on the respective links below the review.

You can also terminate your personal account by clicking here. If you terminate your account, we may continue to show some of your content in anonymized form. We may also keep personal information in our active systems for a period of 5 years (or longer if required by law) in order to ensure our ability to satisfy the authorized uses under this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use retained data to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site or to comply with legal obligations.

Please also note that information may exist in backup storage even after it has been removed from our active databases.

If you are terminating a business account, the personal information associated with your account will be removed according to the terms of this Policy. However your business listing will remain visible, including consumer reviews about your business.

CHILDREN

The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If you believe that BBS has not adhered to this Privacy Policy please contact us here.

MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information and will be located here. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will not notify you by email but will post a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy. Please check back regularly to see what changes might have been made.