Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our products and services.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.

1. What data we collect and why?

Our goal at BizCentral USA is to maximize the rewards for all of our members and to provide them with as many benefits as possible. When first registering with BizCentral USA, you will be asked to provide minimal personal information which helps us understand your needs and interests. Based on these demographics, we are able to determine what types of merchants services and specials would benefit our members most. When a member shops or visits one of our merchants, BizCentral USA may track this information to have a summary of our members’ buying interests. This information will be used by BizCentral USA to make relevant and personalized offers to our members. As with any other information that you supply to BizCentral USA, none of the information that we collect will be released in any personally-identifiable way, only in aggregate or anonymous form.

2. How your information is used.

We collect information to provide better, more relevant offers to you. Whether it is targeted advertising, new merchants that we think our members may like, or choosing new partnerships.

3. Who sees your personal information?

Only a very limited number of BizCentral USA employees ever have access to your personal information. Primarily this information is accessed to provide customer service or to send you your discount checks. We may use contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services at our site. If we need to disclose personal information for them to provide the services, it is with the requirement that the information is kept confidential and is used only for those services.

4. How we keep your information secure?

BizCentral USA uses a secure, encrypted connection (called an SSL connection) on all pages where you transmit personal data to us. Whenever you access any of your account pages or change any of your user information, it is done over an SSL connection to BizCentral USA. In spite of the fact that all important data is sent over an SSL connection, you may notice that on merchant pages, the “padlock” icon in the corner of your browser sometimes does not appear. This is a display issue only, and is caused by the fact that the merchant session is running inside a frame.

     – Security of Your Personal Information.

BizCentral USA is committed to earning and keeping your trust. We understand the need for our customers’ personal information to remain secure and private, and we have deployed industry-recognized safeguards that meet federal standards for the protection of your personal information and customer information.

Please remember that you also play a valuable part in data security. You should never share your BizCentral USA password with anyone. If you feel your password has been compromised, you should change it immediately. After you have finished using our site, you should log out of your BizCentral USA account and exit your browser so that no unauthorized persons can access our site using your name and account information.

– Collection of Information from Children.

BizCentral USA’s products and services are not intended for purchase by minors. Accordingly, BizCentral USA does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.

5. Your privacy with BizCentral USA.

BizCentral USA will never ask for your username, password, or any other personal information in an unsolicited phone call, email or letter.

Further, any contact with BizCentral USA customer service in which personal information is exchanged with a customer service representative will be used only for the purpose of satisfying that request. Any personal information you provide will not be recorded or used for any reason beyond that of the stated request without your consent.

6. Your privacy with our merchants and advertisers.

BizCentral USA contains links to various other sites. Each of these sites has a privacy policy that may differ from that of BizCentral USA. The privacy practices of other websites linked to BizCentral USA are not covered by this privacy policy. BizCentral USA will not disclose any of the personal information supplied upon registration to our merchants. The only information that may be shared between BizCentral USA and one of our listed merchants is information that pertains to orders. Order information, including order numbers and amounts, may be available to either BizCentral USA, the merchant, or third party affiliate program management companies for accurate discount tracking purposes. This information will not be released by BizCentral USA to other parties unless required by law or to protect BizCentral USA and its members from losses. BizCentral USA does not record any personal information passed from our members to our merchants, including credit card information or merchant passwords.

7. Our policies on email.

BizCentral USA does not support spamming by our members and we explicitly prohibit it in our member agreement. If you would like to report an incident of spamming, please contact us and we will take suitable action.

Our members may receive three kinds of emails.

  1. Email essential to the maintenance of your account
  2. Email notifying you about credits and debits to your account
  3. Email newsletters and special offers from BizCentral USA

You CAN opt out of these.

Although BizCentral USA will not share your information with any other member, some of your information may become available by your participation in certain activities such as newsgroups. Please understand that, though we may have some small influence over our members, we fundamentally cannot control the online or offline actions of our members or other parties, especially when it comes to their use of email or participation in moderated or unmoderated newsgroups. While we will investigate complaints sent to us, we will take appropriate action with our members. We will typically not provide any information to third parties about our conversations with our members. We encourage people to resolve disputes directly with each other and discourage people from attempting to use BizCentral USA to police their mailbox or newsgroup.

8. Cookies and how are they used.

Cookies are small text files that a website can write to your computer. We may use cookies to identify you and allow you to log in once to BizCentral USA and shop without having to log in again. Cookies are also used by many of our merchants to identify you as a BizCentral USA member. BizCentral USA requires its members to have cookies enabled in order to accumulate discounts.

9. Your choices and responsibilities.

Periodically we may send you emails on new BizCentral USA features or special offers. On every one of these emails you will be given the choice to unsubscribe from BizCentral USA mailings. Choice of membership is yours at all times, and you are free to remove yourself as a member of BizCentral USA at any time. Simply follow the directions in any of our emails.

You may also choose to what degree you would like us to contact you. When we ask for your account info, you may choose that we contact you with special offers, contact you about your orders, or not contact you for either. It is the member’s responsibility to update and maintain accurate contact information in their account. You can make changes by visiting your account page and entering corrections. Email and street addresses that are entered into a member’s personal profile page are the addresses that will be used for all contact including the mailing of discount checks. BizCentral USA is not responsible for checks that are sent to incorrect addresses, if the address in question was the address listed in that member’s account at the time of issuance.

BizCentral USA reserves the right to modify this policy at any time without notification to the members, however, there will be no disclosure of private information except as noted above. We will post all changes to this Privacy Agreement here at our site. Please check for revisions when you visit our site again so that you will always be aware of our policies and any changes that might occur.

Policy updated on May 30, 2008