OUR PRIVACY & POLICY
This Privacy and Security Statement was last modified on July 21, 2017 and is effective as of this date.
Our Commitment to Privacy
We at IBSG, LLC a Delaware limited liability company doing business as International Business Group LLC (the “Company” or “Us”), have created this Privacy and Security Statement (“Privacy Statement“) for those users (“Users”) that visit the Company site at http://www.internationalbusinessgroup.com (the “Site”) and/or utilize the online business consulting and networking platform (the “Platform”) because we know that you care about how the information you provide us is used and shared.
This Privacy Statement is aimed at being transparent about our security infrastructure and practices and to help reassure you that your data is appropriately protected.
This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected through the Site, Platform, or online and does not apply to information collected offline.
By visiting the Site and/or using the Platform you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement, as well as our Terms and Conditions, other Company policies, and any other agreement you may have with us, such as an Associate Agreement. Please visit our Terms and Conditions which establish the use, disclaimers, notices, and limitations or liability governing the use of the Site and the Platform [Terms and Conditions].
How We Use Information
We use the information we collects from you in any or all of the following ways: (i) to create a growing and efficient online tool designed to facilitate the completion of business consulting projects; (ii) to help users communicate and work together; (iii) to personalize your Site and/or Platform experience and respond to your individual needs and requests; (iv) to improve the Site or Platform and solicit and respond to feedback; (v) to improve customer service; (vi) to facilitate transactions and communication and provide users with the services they request; (vii) to send occasional emails to a user or users; (viii) to notify users about our services, rewards, referral, and promotional programs; (ix) and to make user-specific recommendations.
We will not sell, rent, or give away any of your personal information without your consent. Any personal information you provide to us is just that: personal and private. We do not presume that you are granting us permission to share your personal information with third parties wanting to sell you products or services that you have not requested. In order for us to provide some of its services, and to improve these services, we may disclose certain user information for other purposes as provided for and described in this Privacy Statement. Please read this Privacy Statement in its entirety.
We make it a priority to take users’ security and privacy concerns seriously. We strive to ensure that user data is kept securely, and that we collect only as much personal data as is required to provide services to users in an efficient and effective manner.
Collection of Information Provided Voluntarily by User
By voluntarily providing any information to us on the Site, the Platform, or as otherwise online, the user consents to us collecting that information and using that information for any purpose related to our business or services, as long as that use is allowed by law, this Privacy Statement, and/or our Terms and Conditions [Terms and Conditions].
Personal Information Collected by Us
We collect information from you when you sign up to become an Associate to use the Platform or sign up for notifications. You may be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your photograph, name, social security number, address, phone number, and email address. We do not collect any of this information from you when you use our services, Site, or Platform unless and until you provide us with such information voluntarily, but by not providing any or all such information you may be unable to take full advantage of the opportunities available on the Platform, if use it at all or gain access to it.
Our database for user information includes user name, photograph, name, email address, Project history, phone number, social security number, as well as any business association or other identifying information voluntarily provided by user. This database is kept secure by SSL encryption
In order to process Associate Dues, which are required touse the Platform, you will be required to provide information that may include a debit card number, credit card number, billing address, and similar information that will make transactions possible. We collect this information in order to process payments from users. We do not collect any of this information from you when you use our services, Platform, or Site unless and until you provide us with such information voluntarily.
We use third party services to handle credit card and payment transactions. As such, we do not control or design the security measures these third party services have in place. Furthermore, because we use third party services to handle credit card and payment transactions, we are not directly exposed to user billing information and we do not retain this information for our own records.
Summary of Private Personal Information Collected
In summary, we collect the following personal information through our Site, Platform, and only when the user voluntarily provides such information to us. By providing this information to us, you consent to our collecting such information and using that information for any purpose related to our business or services, so long as that use is allowed by law, this Privacy Statement, and/or our Terms and Conditions [Terms and Conditions].
- Social Security Number
- Phone Numbers
- Email addresses
- Debit or Credit Card Information
Other Personal Information Collected
We may collect additional personal information as well, or information that the user might consider personal. The user may voluntarily provide us with additional information about the user, such as the user’s gender, interests, business skills and interests, licenses and permits, associations, or desired projects, as examples. Wedo not collect any of this information from you when you use our services, Site, or Platform unless you provide us with such information voluntarily. In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and our services, we might analyze the information in collected form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve those services. This collected information does not identify the user personally and it does not include personal information such as names, photographs, billing information, phone numbers, or email addresses. We may share this collected data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. Wedo not collect any of this information from you when you use our services, Site, or Platform unless you provide us with such information voluntarily. By providing us with this information voluntarily, you consent to our collection and use of this information subject to applicable law, this Privacy Statement, and our Terms and Conditions [Terms and Conditions].
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
If you have subscribed as an Associate with us, you may access, review, and make changes to your Personal Information and/or your Billing Information by (i) e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (ii) following any instructions found on the Site or Platform.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process user requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.
Automatic Collection of User Information
Personal Information Automatically Collected
The following types of personal information are automatically collected through use of our services, the Site, and/or the Platform. Information that we automatically collects when you use ourSite or Platform includes: the type of Platform you’re using, your IP address(es), browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Site or Platform you visit, and similar information concerning your preferences and use of our Site and Platform.
When our Site is made available to you through third-party sites, please be aware that these other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of information. You are solely responsible for reviewing these policies.
If you do not want the Site or Platform to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or Mobile Device. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Site or Platform may not function properly and/or our services might not be available to you.
Information Collected from Third Parties
Protection Your Information
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect user information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, an email sent to or from the Site or through the Platform may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send through the Site or Platform.
You must be age 18 or older to become an Associate and use the Platform. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not send or provide us any personal information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce the Privacy Statement by instructing their children to never provide personal information without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
User information is segregated and kept separate from other users by account-based access rules. User accounts have unique sign-in names and passwords that must be entered each time a user logs on. The unique nature and complexity of passwords are created and defined by the user. We are not responsible for the password created and used by the user, the protection provided by the user-generated password, or any security concerns or liabilities associated with the way the user maintains that password. We keep a record of user passwords but all passwords are maintained securely and altered from plain-text format for added protection.
Weutilize third party services to handle credit card and payment transactions. As such, we do not control or design the security measures these third party services have in place. Furthermore, because we use third party services to handle credit card and payment transactions, we are not directly exposed to user billing information and we do not retain this information for its own records.
Disclosures of User Information to Third Parties
Necessary Disclosure of Some Personal Information to Third Parties
We may share personal information and/or other information with other Associates. We may provide Associates with other Associates’ information so that Associates can communicate and pursue and complete projects. The Associate’s use of such information is restricted or otherwise limited by Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation, Non-Compete, and Non-Circumvent Provisions on the Associate’s Associate Agreement.
Disclosure Required by Law
To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose personal information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, or whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, the Platform, or others.
Disclosure for Billing and Customer Service
We may contract with and employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include providing billing services and customer service. These other companies or individuals will have access to user information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law. We may also limit the scopes of the types of information used and how it is used through our contract with the third party.
Disclosure through Sale of Our Company
If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that user information would be transferred along with the other business assets to the acquiring party. However, what information is transferred as well as how that information is used will not be determined until the time all or substantially all assets are transferred. If such a transfer occurs, and subject to that transfer, users may be notified, and users may be given the option to delete their account information only by providing a written request to delete their account.
Keeping your data secure also depends on you ensuring that you maintain the security of your account by using sufficiently complicated passwords and storing them safely. You should also ensure that you have sufficient security on your own systems and that you control access to these systems.
Recommendations for Users: How to Protect Private Information
Con artists have devised clever ways to trick people into revealing personal information online. The following recommendations are made for the user’s convenience and not for any other purposes. For our users’ convenience, we offer users the following tips in order to protect private information from their end:
Log off and close your browser. We recommend that after accessing your account information online that you Log Off of the Site and/or Platform. Some of your account information may stay in your browser’s memory until the browser is closed. You may wish to clear your browser’s history and delete cookies and other website data.
Open all of our communications in a timely manner. If you have any question about a communication, contact us immediately.
Public Computers. Be cautious when using public computers, or using shared ones, such as home computers. You don’t know what may be installed on these computers. Public computers are traditionally on open networks and can be susceptible to monitoring without your knowledge.
Use wireless technology safely. If you have a wireless network at home, make sure to follow manufacturer’s guidelines to secure your network. If possible, don’t check your accounts over a public wireless Internet connection.
Update your software. Keep your computer software up to date, including any anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and similar software.
Review your credit card or bank statements. Review your credit card and/or bank statements for transactions made with us. If you do not recognize or question any transaction, please contact us immediately.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Statement. We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time, and will post any changes on the Site as soon as they go into effect. All prior versions of the Privacy Statement shall be superseded by the most recent, posted Privacy Statement. By accessing the Site or using the Platform or our services after we makes any changes to this Privacy Statement, you are deemed to have read and accepted those changes. Please refer back to this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.
Handling of Security Breaches
Despite best efforts, no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage are perfectly secure. We cannot guarantee absolute security. However, if we learns of a security breach, we will notify known affected users so that they can take appropriate protective steps. Notices regarding security breaches will be provided to users as quickly as reasonably possible.
We welcome your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Statement or anything else you wish to ask about. Please contact us at email@example.com.
A hardcopy of this Privacy Statement is available in the document Library accessible from the Platform.