Our Privacy Policy

 

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to the TheIPBuzz.com website and its content and describes how we use and handle the information you provide including your personal information for our services on this site. By using our site and/or by accepting this Privacy Policy during registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information we collect

We collect information from you when you register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter. You can browse our website without revealing any personal information about yourself or telling us who you are. You are not anonymous to us once you give us your personal information so if you choose to provide us with your personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our third party servers located in the United States.

We may collect and store the following personal information:

·        Email address, name, phone number, physical contact information, date of birth etc.

·        Listing and transactional information based on your use of the site (such as buying, selling, listings, non disclosure agreements, offering agreements and content you generate or that relates to your account); 

·        Community discussions, reviews, messaging, correspondence through our site, and correspondence sent to us;

·        Other information from your interaction and use of our site, content, services and advertising, including computer and connection information, IP address, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data and standard web log information;

·        additional information we ask you to submit to authenticate yourself or if we believe you are violating site policies (for example, we may ask you to give us a phone number so that we can call back and authenticate your identity, send us a government issued ID or bill to verify your address, or to answer additional questions online to help verify your identity or ownership of an intellectual property or idea you list);

 

Marketing

We don't rent or sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply update your preference in My Account or by following the directions provided in the advertisement or communication.

 

Use of information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

 

·        To personalize your experience and to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);

·        To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you);

·        To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs);

·        To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested;

·        Resolve disputes, collect any applicable fees, and troubleshoot problems;

·        Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement;

·        To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your transaction, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

·        Compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties if needed.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed instructions to unsubscribe at the bottom of each email.

 

Our Disclosure of Your Information to outside parties

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, we may share your personal information with:

·        Service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

·        Other third parties about whom you are explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service or to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information.

·        Governmental or other law enforcement officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information that is requested and is relevant to the investigation, like name and other personal information, User ID history, fraud complaints, IP address, and other user activity history.

·        Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or acquire or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such an event occur, we will require that the new entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. You will receive prior notice if your personal information will be used contrary to this policy.)

We may also disclose personal information to enforce our policies, respond to legal requirements, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed only in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Information You Share on The IP Buzz

Your User ID is displayed throughout The IP Buzz (and so available to the public), and is connected to all of your The IP Buzz activity. Other people can see your intellectual property and ideas for sale, pictures, videos, feedback, ratings and reviews and associated comments. You may choose to show your name and location in you listing on the upload page. We may send notices to other users about suspicious activity and policy violations on our site and may refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your User ID with your name, the users/people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your The IP Buzz activities. You are solely responsible for all the confidential information that you share on our website. You are also solely responsible for using share tools like facebook, twitter, like it, etc.

 

Using Information from The IP Buzz

The IP Buzz enables you to share personal information to complete transactions and deals so we want that you disclose your privacy practices and abide by the privacy practices of other users. We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information. Therefore we encourage you to use legal advice where applicable to evaluate and judge the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before choosing to share your information and entering into a transaction which could be legally binding. We allow only limited access to other users' contact to facilitate your transactions and to help protect your privacy. When you are involved in a transaction with other user, they may have access to your name, User ID and other contact information and vice versa. You agree to use user information only for transaction related purposes and that are not unsolicited commercial messages; using services offered through our site, or other purposes if that a user expressly chooses.

 

Use of Cookies

We use "cookies" (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information) on to make your user experience better, to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status, help analyze our content, services and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You may choose to reject all cookies, however, the site may not function properly.

 

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

Please make sure to set your account preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. We and our users do not tolerate spam. You are not licensed or permitted to add other users with whom you communicate and transact to your mailing list (physical mail or email) without their express consent. To report any spam or spoof emails related to us, please forward the email to help@theipbuzz.com. You cannot use our site and our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send inappropriate content that would violate our Terms of Use. We usually scan and may filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content.

 

Account Protection

Like any other web account, your password is key to The IP Buzz account. So you must take appropriate steps to safeguard your password. You are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account so you must not share your password or your personal information with others. If you lose control of your password, you may lose control over your personal information, your listings and other user activity and may be subject to legally binding agreements taken on your behalf. If you think your password has been compromised, you should immediately notify us at help@theipbuzz.com and change your password.

 

Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information

You can review and change most of your personal information by signing on to your account. You must provide with accurate information and must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts. This is done to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

 

Security of data

Your information is stored on our trusted third party servers located in the United States. Data is treated as an asset and is protected by using tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.). Although we work hard to protect your information and privacy, we cannot promise or guarantee that your information will always remain private. Because, as you might know, there are always people with bad intent who may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and may abuse or misuse your personal information.

 

Third party links

We include or offer third party links on our website that maybe of interest to you. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and when you select that link you are subject to their privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Since we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome and encourage any feedback about any questionable sites.

 

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

 

Terms of Use

Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website. By using our site, you also accept all the Terms and Conditions in User Agreement.

 

You Consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make any changes to this Privacy Policy. To determine if there were any changes since you last accessed our Privacy Policy, please check the “Revision Date” date below. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting on this site. If you have any questions, you may contact us at help@theipbuzz.com.

 

 

Revision Date: 02/11/2011