Privacy Policy

The Arizona Business Brokers Association (AZBBA) respects your privacy. Because we gather certain types of information from you, we feel it is important that you fully understand the terms and conditions under which we use the information we receive from you. We will never share personal information unless you elect to disclose it or otherwise as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your information will be treated as you make use of our services and products.

To maintain professional standards of confidentiality, we adhere to the following guidelines:


Guidelines

What personally identifiable information does AZBBA collect from you, and how does AZBBA use the information?


AZBBA collects information (name, address, email address) necessary to permit you to utilize our service offerings. Information is gathered, among other times, when you list a business for sale, express interest in a listing you see or when you buy or use materials on the site. AZBBA also uses certain online order forms for products and services it sells that request certain additional information, in particular financial information (such as a credit card number). All information provided by you will be stored in a secure manner. We also may collect survey information for research purposes.


Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by AZBBA. Please be aware that we, AZBBA, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.


Who is collecting your information and with whom may your information be shared?

AZBBA uses the information collected from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policies of our partners. Information we collect is used to customize your experience on this site. We also show you content that we think is interesting, and display content according to your preferences. In order to provide you with co-branded services, it is often necessary to share your information with our partners. We may also use your information to send you promotional materials on AZBBA and its partners. We may use your information to contact you, if necessary. In addition, we may report aggregate information to our advertisers.


To use our features, collected information is often shared with our partners. Information collected by us and our partners also may be shared with third parties that we select to customize your experience at our site. When you use a credit card at this site, your encrypted credit card information may be sent to our credit card processor.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SecureSocketsLayer


AZBBA also may disclose your information if required to do so by law, court order or as required by other governmental or legal entities.


What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

You may receive information from time to time about AZBBA products and services, and the products and services of our partners. AZBBA believes that these updates are interesting and informative. If, however, you would rather not receive them, just let us know. You may do so by emailing us at info@azbba.org, or by using the opt-out instructions that are included the in emails you receive. AZBBA reserves the right to limit Customers to those who will provide the requested information and will accept our information.


What are cookies and how does AZBBA use them?

Cookies are small bits of code, usually stored on a user's computer hard drive, which enable a web site to "personalize" itself for each user. No other company has access to our cookies. We use "cookies" technology to reduce the time required for you to submit your requests. Cookies are not used by us to retrieve any information about you from your computer that you have not voluntarily given to us. Tracking technologies including cookies, web beacons, or log files may also be in use when you link to our partners' sites or when you click on banner ads provided on our site. You can edit your browser settings to not accept cookies, but the features of our site may not function properly if you do not accept cookies.

 

We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.


How does AZBBA protect your personal information?

For all our transactions, we employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies. We password protect, use encryption techniques and install firewalls and multiple levels of security where appropriate. We strive to protect you. We encourage our participating service providers to adopt and honor their own consumer privacy policies. While we strive to protect your personal information, no system can be guaranteed. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. Once we receive your information, we use our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

 

How can you access, update or delete your information?

At any time you may view, update and/or edit all of the information you have provided to AZBBA by logging in to the "My Account" section and following the appropriate instructions. Even if you delete or change some information, it may continue to be stored, for example, for archival purposes.


Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.


Document Last Updated on 03/13/2012